50 Favorite Songs of 2021 (So Far)

Listing the best Japanese songs of the year

This is part of June’s Monthly Listening. The main newsletter lists my favorite albums of 2021 so far. You can return to it here.

Here are my 50 favorite Japanese songs, listed in alphabetical order. Idol music has their own separate list of 50 favorites here. You can check out a Spotify playlist of these songs here.

  1. adieu - “Tenshi

  2. Ado - “Odo

  3. Ai Furihata - “Ushirogami Hikarete

  4. Aimyon - “Till I Know What Love Is (I’m Never Gonna Die)

  5. Denonbu - “Blank Paper

  6. ako - “bye

  7. Ayano Kaneko - “Houyou

  8. DIALOGUE+ - “Ayafuwa Asterisk

  9. Dizzy Sunfist - “Andy

  10. Dr.Anon - “Blast

  11. Erika Nishi ft. PARKGOLF - “PINK

  12. For Tracy Hyde - “Interdependence Day (Part I)

  13. Fujii Kaze - “Tabiji

  14. Gen Hoshino - “FUSHIGI

  15. Hallkarimaako - “Terminal

  16. Hikaru Utada - “One Last Kiss

  17. hirihiri & Yaca - “power!

  18. Homecomings - “Here

  19. iri - “Uzu

  20. JYOCHO - “Gather the Lights

  21. Kabanagu - “Iidake

  22. Kayoko Yoshizawa - “Shishu

  23. Kudaranai 1nichi - “I Guess So

  24. kZm - “Aquarius Heaven

  25. Laura day romance - “Tokyo No Yoru

  26. Layla - “Faraway!

  27. LiSA - “Another Great Day!!

  28. Leo Ieiri - “Sora To Ao

  29. Mamana - “mid seventeen

  30. Mele - “Hanarerarenaidato Shitta

  31. mitsume - “Fiction

  32. Ms.Machine - “Girls don’t cry,too

  33. My Lucky Day - “Sunny day Highway

  34. Ohzora Kimishima - “Mukougami

  35. Paraiso - “Biriyani

  36. PEARL CENTER - “Alright

  37. phritz, hirihiri, Amane Uyama & Kabanagu - “all night

  38. Regal Lily - “Tokyo

  39. samayuzame - “Ruirui

  40. She Her Her Hers - “silver rain

  41. Shin Sakiura ft. MATTON - “Flame

  42. SonoSheet - “Epilogue

  43. STARKIDS ft. EDWARD(Me), rirugiliyangugili, Yokai Jaki - “KUJYO CYPHER

  44. STARRY PLANET - “Kirari Party Time

  45. STUTS & Takako Matsu with 3exes ft. KID FRESINO - “Presence I”

  46. Subway Daydream - “Teddy Bear

  47. sunsetinfall - “Out of Sight, Out of Mind

  48. Tempalay - “Shingo

  49. U-Pistol ft. Kanako - “White Noise

  50. YUKI - “My lovely ghost

  51. Yukichikasaku/men - “Move


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