Japan (Jpop) Hot Top 50 Chart

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Japan (Jpop) Top 50 Song


Jpop also known as Japanese pop music, “pops” in the natives, is a genre in music that started in Japan in the 1990s. Modern Jpop originally came from the Japanese traditional music. And in the 1960s, rock and pop music was significant in the country’s music background because it was the reason why Japanese rock bands like Happy End fused rock music with Japanese music (in the early 1970s). In the late 1970s, Jpop was further expanded by new-generation groups, specifically Southern All Stars, which is a pop rock band, and Yellow Magic Orchestra, which is an electronic synthpop band.

Jpop eventually replaced kayokyoku “lyric-singing music”, a Japanese term for pop music in the 1920s-1980s. The said term was tagged by the Japanese media people to differentiate Japanese music from foreign ones that is now referred to most of the Japanese popular music. Jpop has been an immense influence in many genres or music preference as well as in the neighboring countries, which has been imitated by other countries in Asia.

Its Origin

Originally, modern Jpop is known to be the Japanese-language rock music that is inspired by the famous band The Beatles. Jpop is using a different and special type of pronunciation, which is closer to the English language, in their lyrics, totally different from kayokyoku. One remarkable singer to sing this kind of style is Keisuke Kuwata. The major second, sol and la, is not used in Japanese music, before rock music was popular in the country, which is different from Western music. When the genre Group Sounds inspired by Western rock became famous, Jpop acquired the major second, which was present in the songs of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, that is, I Want to Hold Your Hand and (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction, respectively. Even though Jpop changed during the years from music based on Japanese pentatonic scale and traditional tetrachord to occidental music, music still influenced by the traditional Japanese style is still famous in the country.

Jpop at first was only termed by the Japanese musicians influenced by Western style like Flipper’s Guitar and Pizzicato Five, right after the radio station J-Wave was put up. Mitsuhiro Hidaka of AAA on the other hand stated that Jpop got its origin from Eurobeat genre of music. But the said term became a “blanket term” that covers other genres like the majority of rock music in Japan in the 1990s.

Japan (Jpop) Hot Top 50 Songs

1iKON - Dumb & Dumber
2Radwimps - Zenzenzense
3Kenshi Yonezu - Loser
4Radwimps - Nandemo Naiya
5Hikaru Utada - Michi
6JY - Suki Na Hito Ga Iru Koto
7Country Girls - Dodatteiino
8Radwimps - Sparkle
9Gen Hoshino - Koi
10Shota Shimizu - My Boo
11Kiyoshi Hikawa - Miren Gokoro
12UNDEAD - Destruction Road
13Seiko Matsuda - Bara No Youni Saite Sakura No Youni Chitte
14AAA - Namida No Nai Sekai
15Mone Kamishiraishi - Nandemo Naiya
16Happiness - Ordinary Girls
17Namie Amuro - Hero
18Aiko - Koi Wo Shita No Ha
19PSY - Gangnam Style
202Wink - Heart Prism Symmetry
21SMAP - Sekai Ni Hitotsu Dake No Hana
22Arashi - Power Of The Paradise
23Hikaru Utada Featuring Sheena Ringo - 2jikan Dake No Vacances
24Yasutaka Nakata Feat. Kenshi Yonezu - Nanimono
25Radwimps - Yume Tourou
27Nogizaka 46 - Hadashi De Summer
28Dreaming Monster - Japanese Four Season!
29Kenshi Yonezu - Number Nine
30The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey - Closer
31Soutarou Itagaki - Mugen Ranbu Shou
32Ayaka Sasaki - Ahrin Ha Ahrin
33Moso-Calibration - Unbalance Umbrella
34ONE OK ROCK - Wherever You Are
35Hikaru Utada - Hanataba Wo Kimi Ni
36Keyakizaka46 - Silent Majority
37ShuuKaRen - Universe
38LinQ - Furusato Japon
39ONE OK ROCK - Taking Off
40Ikimono-gakari - Last Scene
41Flower - Hoka No Dareka Yori Kanashii Koi Wo Shita Dake
42Motohiro Hata - Himawari No Yakusoku
43Aimer - Chouchou Musubi
44Aqua Timez - 12 Gatsu No Himawari
45AKB48 - Love Trip
46EXILE THE SECOND - Wild Wild Wild
47Kana Nishino - Kimi Ga Suki
48Keyakizaka46 - Sekai Niha Ai Shikanai
49Gen Hoshino - Sun
50Izzy Bizu - White Tiger