Oricon: Tohoshinki Special Issue – Best 5 Songs! [170210]

February 18, 2010

Tohoshinki released their first best album, [BEST SELECTION 2010] on 17 February 2010. From this album, ORICON STYLE did a survey on the BEST 5 favourite songs. Also, photos that are full of memories will be revealed!

[Survey method] Survey was held from 19-25 January 2010 and respondents consist of male and female members of Oricon’s Monitor site who are in their 10s and 20s. 800 respondents participated in this internet survery. (t/n: below, “10+” refers to those who are between 10 -19 years of age and “20+” refers to those who are between 20-29 years old)

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BEST 5 Favourite Songs From Best Album

Songs you’ll fall in love with after listening to it once!

In the 『2009 Artist Total Sales Ranking』, Tohoshinki ranked as third and spent the whole of last year continuously flying forward. One of the recent hot topics is that they also became the first male models to grace to cover of female fashion magazine 『JJ』 and the momentum of their popularity is unstoppable. From this, ORICON STYLE did a survey of the BEST 5 favourite songs from their first best album, which was released on 17 February 2010.

In first place is the ballad song 「どうして君を好きになってしまったんだろう?」 which portrays a heartbreaking love story. “It’s the first Tohoshinki song I heard and even until today, I can still remember the feeling I got when I heard their wonderful harmony.” (Osaka/20+/Female) “I like them because of the lovely harmony created by all 5 of them. This is the song that made me like Tohoshinki.” (Saga Prefecture/20+/Female) This song introduced Tohoshinki to many people and many felt that Tohoshinki’s best charm can be felt during their “chorus”. Furthermore, responses like “I was so moved after hearing it the first time that I cried” (Hyogo Prefecture/20+/Male) and “Because I could relate to the lyrics” (Ishikawa Prefecture/20+/Male) showed that it is a song that can even draw tears from men and it is very popular amongst men and women.

In second place is 「Share The World」, with comments like “I knew it through 『ONE PIECE』 and fell in love after one glance” (Kyoto/10+/Female) and “When I first heard it on 『ONE PIECE』 I thought it was very suitable” (Aichi Prefecture/10+/Female), showing that many knew of the song when it became the opening theme song for the anime 『ONE PIECE』. “They matched will with the anime’s image.” (Tokyo/10+/Female) Their song established a link to the anime world and received a lot of love from 『ONE PIECE』 fans.

In third place is 「Stand by U」, where fans expressed that their voices allow you to withdraw from your outlook on the world and captures the hearts of the listeners. “The sad lyrics and Tohoshinki’s voices matched perfectly and makes in impression to the heart” (Osaka/20+/Female) “I think it’s a song where you can feel that all 5 of their singing have become better” (Kanagawa Prefecture/20+/Male)

In fourth and fifth place are 「Purple Line」 and 「呪文-MIROTIC-」 respectively and both songs received high praise for their dance performances. “I was overwhelmed by how good their dance was” (Kanagawa Prefecture/20+/Female/「Purple Line」) “I think this is a song that best shows off Tohoshinki’s charm through the gelling of their visuals and image” (Nagasaki Prefecture/20+/Female/「呪文-MIROTIC-」)

Also, the first place song 「どうして君を好きになってしまったんだろう?」 and third place 「Stand by U」 both received awards at the 『Shine! Japan Record Award』 in the lyrics category (both lyrics written by Shinjiro Inoue) and both songs received high praise. Of course, this best album also contains Tohoshinki’s chorus work, dance performance and characters, and it showcases all their various charms. This album will be widely enjoyed from new fans to hardcore fans.

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Translation credits: mandasoh@tohosomnia.net
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