wowow.......2 years since my last entry! I know, I know......waywayway too long! Also, 5th last.fm anniversary in a few days. wow, such a long time! and to be honest, I would
have joined earlier, but back in those days Audioscrobbler
was invite only.......and I had to invite! xD anyway, I'm going to do one of those silly little top 50 artist surveys, so let's begin! (get ready for a TON of J-Pop plus some bad American pop, ahaha) Also, one note before I start: a ton of these artists are part of H!P so some of the questions really don't apply xD oops. oh well!
oh wait, just lying.......I'm gonna put track names in Japanese I think. I was gonna put them in English......but decided against it, *sigh*
1. How did you get into 29? (Biyuuden
well, I'm a huge Hello! Project
fan, so when Rika Ishikawa
came out with her new group, I obviously listened to the first single at once! But to be honest, I didn't really like their music until their 2nd single, カッチョイイゼ! JAPAN
2. What was the first song you ever heard by 22? (Hitomi Shimatani
oh God. I don't even know! it was probably a song she did for an anime......but I don't know O___o it would've been over 5 years ago at this point. hmmmmmmm. and you know, I thought I might be able to guess, but I just looked at the songs, and I don't know xD oh dear, ahaha
3. What’s your favorite lyric by 33? (Aya Ueto
meh. I don't know (okay......this survey is going very well, isn't it? xD ) even if I have listened to her nearly 1000 times, I don't really consider her a top favorite of anything (sorry Aya! ;o; )
4. What is your favorite album by 49? (AKB48
oh gosh......that sorta surprises me a little that they're in my top 50 actually. but I think it's just 'cause they released about a million albums & I listened to each song at least once or twice and that's a few hundred songs after previewing the albums xD I guess I like their SET LIST album best because it's a collection of their singles, which are pretty much their only good songs (sorry, but it's true o: )
5. How many albums by 13 do you own? (Sweets
oh perfect! I actually have an album by them! xD (& that reminds me........awwwwww, I love SweetS *crycrycry* crazy that they've been broken up for over 3 years now) I have 5 elementS
: ) it's actually a really awesome CD. it has two CDs plus a DVD. very nice <3
6. What is your favorite song by 50? (Hikaru Utada
yikes. I bet if you're a casual J-Pop fan, you might wonder that Hikki is only 50, especially considering about 90% of my list is J-Pop xD um, gosh. I think FINAL DISTANCE
is my favorite. it's such a pretty song. Distance is nice too (they're almost the same song, but not quite)
7. Is there a song by 39 that makes you sad? (Uehara Nami
uhhhhh......her songs are pretty bouncy really. I guess 15 Carat
makes me a little sad because it was her last true single xD does that count? lol
8. What is your favorite album by 15? (YUI
oooooh, good question. hmmmm. I'm definitely gonna say that CAN'T BUY MY LOVE
is my favorite.
9. What is your favorite song by 5? (Matsuura Aya
aw, Ayaya. let's see......there are so many really. but I think LOVE涙色
is my fave. in fact, in the past I have been known to say that this was my NUMBER ONE FAVORITE SONG OF ALL TIME. not sure I'd go that far anymore, but it definitely is one of my favorites! xD
10. Is there a song by 6 that makes you happy? (Boa
for sure! any of her 2001-2003 dance songs make me extraordinarily happy! seriously, early to mid-2000s J-Pop was my favorite. too much RnB influence now, ahaha. I love ridiculously cheesy pop. annnnnyway, back to the question, I'd say Amazing Kiss
makes me super happy! : )
11. What is your favorite album by 40? (ayumi hamasaki
oh wow! that's actually a very excellent question & one that I have actually thought about before! I actually think I am...
is my favorite. it's the CD from the era when I started listening to Ayu so a lot of the tracks on the album were the first Ayu songs I had really heard. not to mention, the song evolution really is one of my favorite Ayu songs & one of her most impressive, imo (also, apparently it still is a fan favorite, because when I go on Youtube it's one of the top searched Ayu song!)
12. What is your favorite song by 10? (Namie Amuro)
omigosh, hard question. because with Namie I sort of consider her to have 3 periods. You know what I mean.......90's Namie, early 2000's Namie, and then present day RnB Namie.......and there are songs I like from all those times, but honestly, it's almost like listening to different artists (she sounds the same, but the song styles are sooooo different) I'm going to sound dumb, but [track artist=Namie Amuro]Body Feels Exit
may still be my favorite, ahaha. another one of my loves is Chase the chance
. seriously, is not mid-90s Japanese dance pop amaaaaazing? xD
13. What is a good memory you have involving 30? (Nakanomori BAND
huh. ummmm.........not sure I have one. but their songs make me pretty happy.....I guess that's good, right? xD
14. What is your favorite song by 38? (aiko kayo
awwww, Aiko <3 she hasn't released a song in forever, *sigh* I guess my favorite is Hold on to love
, it's really adorable!
15. Is there a song by 19 that makes you happy? (day after tomorrow
hmmmmm, let's see. I guess Hello, everybody!
makes me happy! : ) it's really one of the happiest songs ever xD that chorus is just too cute <3
16. How many times have you seen 25 live? (Tommy february6
oh god, I wish! but sadly, no : ( can you imagine how fun that would be? xD <3
17. What is the first song you ever heard by 23? (Horie Yui
oh wow......must've been an anime song for sure. hmmmmm, let's think. this also would've been over 6 years ago, so let's see if I can think about this xD (yikes, at first I was like, oh I know! it must've been the Love Hina theme! but no, that was sung by Megumi Hayashibara
D: blahhhh) but thinking hard, I'm gonna guess 桜
. even if it wasn't the *first* song I heard by her (and I don't know, it may have been, *shrugs*) I distinctly remember it being the song that made me super interested in Ho-chan so that I went & bought her albums. even relistening to it now, I really love it : ) (more than I can say for the Love Hina theme......I used to think it was very cute xD but now when I listen to it, it just sounds dated D: )
18. What is your favorite album by 11? (Hayami Kishimoto
awwwww, Hayamin <3 um, let's see......it's a competition between just two. I like them both, but I'll go with JUICY
just because I like its name & also because some of the album photos were my desktop wallpaper for YEARS! xD
19. Who is a favorite member of 1? (morning musume
omg. this quiz knows me or something O___o Mr. Quizzy, just so you know, that is the PERFECT question to ask in regards to #1 (are you reading my mind? o: ) anyway, the answer is that my favorite member of all time is Maki Goto
, but my favorite current member is Reina Tanaka
20. Have you ever seen 14 live? (Tamaki Nami
unfortunately no *sigh* and you know, she's actually performed in the US o: so I *could* have seen her, but that would've meant getting to a con somehow xD
21. What is a good memory involving 27? (Sonim
omg, how interesting. I was looking at this same quiz from about 3 years ago (yeah, when I started I had no idea I'd done it before, but whatever) and I actually answered this same question about this same artist. but back then she was like, number 10 & not number 27, ahaha. and good thing I read my old quiz because now I totally know how to answer it! well, after my junior year I decided to take Econ in summer school. I had to wait FOREVER for the bus D: anyway, I'd listen to Sonim on repeat while waiting xD <3333 that actually is a good memory : )
22. What is your favorite song by 16? (Sayuri Iwata
aw, Sayuri <3 um, definitely Thank You For Everything
. I love that song!
23. What is the first song you ever heard by 47? (時東ぁみ
oh gosh.....good question. after a little searching, I figured out the right track! this would be 発明美人とパインナッポー!!
. now, this is from her 1st mini-album, which actually came out before she ever released any singles. I know, weird right? even weirder because her 2nd mini-album followed almost immediately afterword & still no singles xD but then she had her School Rumble single, so whatever. Anyway, this song made me addicted to Ami because it was just way too cute & absurdist. I remember thinking at the time that Tsunku was having way more fun with TNX than with H!P (I think Upfront had basically taken over H!P at that point)
24. What is your favorite album by 18? (上木彩矢
oooh <3 probably her first, Secret Code
25. What is your favorite song by 21? (Koda Kumi
oh wow, she ranks sorta high actually......guess it's because she has released about a million bajillion katrillion singles & albums xD I don't even know. I'm just gonna go with my top tracks & say Birthday Eve
which is actually a VERY random song to be my favorite xD it's one of her "12" singles (you know?)
26. What is the first song you ever heard by 26? (Rie fu
oh wow. good question......with some artists I definitely know the answer, but with Rie I have to think. She's one of those artists who I had heard about a lot before I actually listened to her, you know? (with other artists it's totally easy because my first song of theirs was their first single, ahaha) I don't even know, so I'll just say decay
, just because it's from her first single & apparently it's my most listened song by her xD that's cheating, but oh well.
27. What is your favorite album by 3? (Maki Goto
aw man, this question sucks for Maki! her albums are known for being notoriously bad :/ (ok, maybe not KNOWN for it, but still xD ) she's one of those artists where it's like "great singles, terrible albums" and it's one thing I've always hated. maybe her avex albums are better? (is it bad that I haven't actually listened to it yet? xD & supposedly she's my favorite singer EVER.....*coughcough* ) anyway, back to the question, I'll just say ②ペイント イット ゴールド
because there were a couple of album tracks I liked, plus the singles on it were good (same goes for her 1st album as well though) & OHHHHHH. I win because her new album actually hasn't come out yet. so phew, I still have time to be a good fan (ummmm........sure Holly >____> )
28. What is your favorite song by 2? (Miley Cyrus
oh snap! & here we come to the first artist here who isn't Asian xD rofl~ anyway, I'm actually gonna cheat 'cause the song I'm picking is technically a Hannah Montana
song. but I actually tag all Hannah songs as Miley, so oh well (I KNOW, I'm a bad tagger.........shut up D: ) anyway, Rock Star
is am AMAZING song!
29. What was the first song you ever heard by 32? (Melon Kinen-bi
uhhhhh. probably some '04 single of theirs......let's see now. I'm gonna have to say it was シャンパンの恋
. that sounds about right. oh, by the way, is it NOT amazing that they're still the same group after 9 years? close to 10 years! like, that's impressive for ANY group, let alone a HELLO! PROJECT group. I mean, with H!P, that's like madness. well, technically they're not H!P anymore, but whatever. seriously, props to Melon Kinenbi. Like, if they get to 10 years, I won't even complain if they break up after. I have to admit, it's a little bit of a shame that Ayumi has been stuck in the group though o: I feel like she could've gotten a lot more fame in some other H!P groups or maybe even by going solo. at the same time, there's something to say for stability, right?
30. What is your favorite song by 8? (w-inds.
is it bad that I'm super surprised that they're my #8? xD it's even on my profile, so I should know this! I was
gonna name a super old song of theirs, but I think I'll name just a pretty
old song (lol). I don't think I'll ever get over how much I like 四季
: ) such a nice song. & listening to it again, I still remember the lyrics even if I haven't heard it in awhile xD (for anyone wondering......and still reading this, all my music is on a computer in storage so I'm pretty much J-Pop-less atm.
31. How many times have you seen 17 live? (Dream
yeah, never. keep in mind that this is the JAPANESE dream (aka Drm
not the crappy American group (sorry to all their fans out there, lol) also, is it not weird that they went from dream -> DRM -> Dream. like, what? lol~ but honestly, there's no real reason to listen to them without Hasebe Yu
32. Is there a song by 44 that makes you happy? (Sayaka
aw, SAYAKA! wasn't she gonna make a comeback or something? I guess she did, but not to singing. I soooo don't care about doramas D: at one point I thought I could get into them, but after awhile I got real xD the fact is that I usually like to multi-task while watching tv shows (especially on the comp) but if you're reading subs, that's next to impossible to do. so I just gave it up. oh well~ but OH, back to the question at hand xD I guess Believe again
: ) I mean, ever since
is my favorite, but it's not exactly happy, is it? Believe Again is very nice though : )
33. What is your favorite album by 12? (AAA
oh huh. see, I definitely do not think of them as "album" artists. they're more about the singles, right? I guess my favorite would actually be a mini-album of theirs. ALL/2
is my fave. It has some of my fave singles of theirs : ) it's some of their earlier stuff, but I like that sound of them.
34. What is the worst song by 45? (W
dude! we get to W and you ask what's the worst one? *cries* well, anywayyyyyy xD I guess if I were being truthful I'd say it was one of the covers I didn't like from their 1st CD xD but if I'm being a good fan I'd say 愛の意味を教えて! because it's apparently their worst song ever. lol, I don't know. I loved W :( I thought Aibon & Nono were the cutest EVER (funny, 'cause I'm actually a little younger than them both xD but only by a year or so, ahaha) question: did anyone ever find their unreleased single or 3rd album? anyyyyyone? I would SO love to hear it, but last I heard no one had got their hands on it D: darn you Ai Kago! *cries* seriously, when she was younger Ai Kago was just about my favorite person ever. who knew she was actually such a big slut? xD (oh wow, that sounds bad..........but you know it's true D: & to think she's just a few months older than me........I'm such an innocent, *sigh*) H!P should sign me 'cause there's no reason for me to be in Elder Club xD I'm such an angel, omg lol. oh wow.......thinking about Aibon makes me sad :( and it really shouldn't 'cause she's back now *sighsighsigh*
35. What was the first song you ever heard by 34? (Chieco Kawabe)
uhhhhhh........hmmmmm. for some reason I feel like this should be easy to think of. lemme check out her discography quick xD ahaha~ but honestly, Chieco is ANOTHER one of those artists where it's been years & I want more singles! ;o; psssshhh.....for some reason celebrities think acting is more important than singing. I say BS! (ahaha, lol~) I honestly am not sure........but I'm gonna lie & say that it was [track artist=Chieco Kawabe]be your girl
because that sounds, reasonable, right?
36. What is your favorite album by 48? (ハレンチ☆パンチ
aw man, I haven't listened to Harenchi Punch in forever! they changed their name, yeah? did they disband too? (oh, yes & yes) but I did NOT know they went from 80★PAN!
. that's actually sorta weird xD and you know, I'm glad I just guessed they disbanded, because it happened quite recently actually. hmmmm. anyway, for SURE my fave album of theirs was Doki Doki! ファースト☆パンチ!
. their first single & its b-sides were by far their best songs. sure, their stuff after the first single was cute, but their first single had an awesome quality to it. a lot of people said it was reminiscent of ORANGE RANGE
and that's definitely not a bad thing (btw, I did not realize they debuted in 2005..........wow, that's actually a long time ago xD ) and wow.....listening to 80_pan, I'm like "WHO is this group?" O___o makes sense they had a name change though, right? xD
37. How many times have you seen 42 live? (Ruppina
lol, how many times do we have to go over this? I barely see anything live, and certainly not J-Pop artists xD because, you know, they're all the way in JAPAN D: *sigh* but besides, I feel fairly confident in saying that Ruppina never had a concert tour. but correct me if I'm wrong ;p
38. What is your favorite song by 36? (絢香
hmmmm.....that's a good question. I'll just cheat & say I believe
. that's the one I've listened to most anyway, and it's a good pick, right? xD but wow, speaking of ayaka, her pics don't look so good o: EDIT: oh wow, I guess I was spot on >__< apparently she has something called Graves' disease. that's sad :( but sounds like it's manageable. & good for ayaka that she got married : ) but omg........she's less than a year older than me.........no way am I getting married any time soon.
39. What was the first song you ever heard by 28? (Uehara Nami
all right! finally, this is an artist where I can be 100% sure what my first heard song was! xD IAM
, her first single, was the first song I heard by her : )
40. What is your favorite album by 7? (ai otsuka
awwwww, I love Ai Otsuka! probably my favorite is still her first album, LOVE PUNCH
41. Is there a song by 31 that makes you happy? (Abe Asami
hmmmm.......my fave songs by her are actually sorta dark xD like, in a dark gothic lolita way, you know? anyway, probably one that makes me happy is 卒業
. it's like, her only single that's happy xD it's about graduation & everything. actually, grad songs are sometimes sad...........but um, this song is so cute that it's not really sad, but happy? (ok, so I'm stretching it, but oh well xD )
42. What is your favorite album by 41? (Changin' My Life
aw man, I LOVE CML! I'm gonna have to say that Caravan
is my fave <3
43. What is your favorite song by 24? (Sparkling☆Point
aw, hey, Sparkling☆Point! they were just too cute : ) (aw man, I'm going down memory lane with all these disbanded girl groups xD if I'm gonna get back into more J-Pop I'm gonna have to check out all the new girl groups. though I hear that these days they're all in Korea xD ) anyway, I guess my favorite song of theirs is So stay together
. this is one of those songs where I like the chorus best by far (I'm actually one of those people who like the verses most usually) anyway, GIZA is just the best, right?
44. What is a good memory you have involving 46? (Suzuki Ami
uh. honestly? I don't think I have one............I guess listening to her OOOOOLD 90s stuff made me happy xD
45. What is your favorite song by 35? (久嶋美さち
oh wow, does Misachi still release stuff? anyway, my fave by her is definitely リタの場合
. not gonna lie, it was very disappointing to hear her first few singles, and then to hear some of her stuff later. it got.......how can I say.........booooring D: but this song? faaabulous <3 AND OH WAIT. just looked it up, the reason I haven't heard from her in awhile is because at this point she is on her SECOND stage name xD that's weird. and apparently she went from her sorta low-key sound to techno. LOL. but apparently now she's back to more, um, lyrical music. sounds a little more classic than her early stuff though. well, that's lame. I loved her Kelly Clarkson
-ish sound, tbh.
46. Is there a song by 9 that makes you happy? (berryz koubou
omg, Berryz <33333333 well, basically any song by them makes me happy. but um.....let's go with Berry Fields
47. What is your favorite album by 4? (Mai Kuraki
omg, Mai <33333 ok, tbh, her BEGINNING stuff is by far my fave. You know what I mean, Love, Day After Tomorrow
or Secret Of My Heart
. so even though I ADORE her best album, I'm gonna have to go with Delicious Way
. and actually, in some ways Mai Kuraki is my favorite singer ever : ) I own more CDs by her than of any other singer/group : ) it's true. I have around 15 or her singles and around 5 of her CDs o3o <3333 only other artists that come close (and not even that close, ahaha) are Miley Cyrus
(in terms of how many CDs I own, that is)
48. Who is a favorite member of 37? (HINOIチーム
ok, while it's good that this question was asked about a group that actually has members, it's a little bit of a dumb question, because duhhhh, I like 樋井明日香
best. what's she been up to anyway?
49. What is the first song you ever heard by 43? (いきものがかり
oh gosh, I just love them! ok, well.......huh. that's hard, 'cause this is another group where I'd heard about them for awhile, but didn't actually listen to them til they'd been out for awhile. which messes me all up, 'cause I probably listened to ALL their stuff for the first time close together xD well, let's see if I can figure it out. I'm gonna take a stab at it & guess that my first Ikimono Gakari song was コイスルオトメ
. aw, that is a nice song, isn't it? : ) I love them.
50. How many albums do you own by 20? (Taylor Swift
oh wow! saving my 2nd English-speaking artist for last! xD ummmmm.........ok, here's the truth. I'm PLANNING on buying Taylor Swift's albums (plus her EP) but I haven't gotten around to it yet. ho hum~
ANYWAY, I took way too much time to answer this, but I hope to become active in writing in this journal again xD after looking through my old posts from years past, I was quite impressed by how much I had written in this thing! I had truly forgotten. anyway, cheers~ and props to you if you actually read this whole thing! actually, if you DID read this, I have one question for you: "why?????????" lmao~ thanks anyway though, ilu all! xD <333