Hashire! Idol Manic



Top 10 Songs – 2016

2016 has been a good year for idol songs and just music I like in general. Here is my ‘best of’ encompassing the year of 2016. I’m mainly going to be covering idol related releases, but there are a few non idol related songs and artists that are included here since they have made an impact on my interests in music as a fan.

Here are my top 10 songs of 2016 (with some honorable mentions).

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Aimer – Akanesasu / everlasting snow

Presenting her 12th single, singer and lyricist Aimer delivers warmth and sentimentality in the beautifully rich Akanesasu / everlasting snow, which is sure to please your finely tuned ears.

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Iwanaga Tsugumi – Ima Shikanai ~now or never~ / Itsumademo

Featuringan upbeat A-side and a melancholic coupling song, Iwanaga Tsugumi presents her debut single, Ima Shikana ~now or never~ / Itsumademo. Though no stranger to the industry, this is the Idols first step into what will hopefully become a fruitful career.

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Kosaka Riyu – true…

Kosaka Riyu released her first single true… to the world in 2001. It’s been about sixteen years since the release, but the single has aged well, and stands out as one of the more different sounding releases by her.


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Houkago Princess – Seishun Mermaid

Seishun Mermaid (青春マーメイド) is the 3rd major single of idol group Houkago Princess. The single follows suit of their newly implemented theme, being the 4th major release targeted towards a historical or fairy tale being.

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Ohara Sakurako – Daisuki

Ohara Sakurako brings along her 5th solo release mixed with her own brand of fun that would fit even the rainiest of days. Great vocals, upbeat music and an enjoyable track list all come together to create June’s perfect Summer sound.

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℃-ute – Naze Hito wa Arasoun Darou? / Summer Wind / Jinsei wa STEP!

℃-ute bring their 29th single release in the form of yet another triple A-side. With nostalgic flare and decent vocals, you can expect some fun with this single for the on-coming summer season.

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