Top 10 H!P songs of 2011

I’m joining in the New Year’s fun with my rankings, and I’m starting off with H!P

Let’s go!

Number 10: Yamete Yo Sindbad

This song is SO SILLY!  That’s why I like it so much! ^–^  The song shows the girls’ fun side really well, and shows that even though Only You is a mature song, they can still let loose and have fun (with the help of the 9th Gen).  It’s also fabulous when performed live!  I hope this one becomes a standard at concerts.

Number 9:  OK YEAH!

Now I KNOW this song will be a concert standard!  It’s so full of energy and life!!  I’m also a big fan of the Eurobeat sound, and this song has plenty of that!  It’s also a song that makes me want to get up and dance, and it’s been a while since Momusu has released that type of song.  I hope for similar songs to this in the future!

Number 8:  Uchouten Love

The last single for 4nin S/mileage was a great one!  This also has a Eurobeat feel, and the girls’ high pitched and energetic voices fit in well with the instrumentation.  One thing I really liked about this song was that even when it slowed down after the dance break, there was a bunch of energy that was bottled up and then exploded in the next chorus!!  This song is so fun, and it’s pretty much a mandatory favorite for any S/mileage fan.

Number 7:  Kiss Me Aishiteru

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE sexy C-ute!!!  They pull it off so well!  When they first revealed the concept for this single, I was a bit skeptical, but as soon as the song came out it quickly shot up on my list of favorites.  What I like about the song is that it isn’t overly sexy, it’s more of a tease, and I can hear that in their voices, as well as an almost pleading, which fits in well with the lyrics of the song.  Sure, the outfits were a little weird, and the PV didn’t make much sense, but the song was executed very well.

Number 6:  Zassou no Uta

Another positive song on my list!  I love Buono!’s pop and rock feel, and this song exemplifies that.  The guitar riffs add just the right amount of toughness to match the assertive lyrics of the song.  I like that this song is assertive with believing in yourself, not giving up and doing whatever it takes.  I thought the content of the songs might change after Buono left Pony Canyon, but I’m glad to see that it didn’t.  Keep up the great work Buono!

Number 5:  Aa Yo ga Akeru

This song was INSTANT LOVE for me.  My mom even bought me the shirt for this single! XD  I think it’s the high notes in this song that really do it for me.  I’m a sucker for well done high notes and Risako and Miyabi pull them off flawlessly!  I also like the octave differences when Momoko and Yurina sing together.

Number 4:  Heroine ni Narou Ka

This is such a strong song!  I think this is probably the best release vocally for all of the Berryz members, not just the main ones.  Speaking of which, the line distribution in this song is AWESOME!  Everyone gets a chance to shine!  Yurina’s high notes were great, Miyabi’s “woah” after the break is so strong and passionate, Risako’s chorus solos were full of FIRE, and Maasa’s “MIRAI!” just topped the whole thing off!  Berryz really does have strong vocals, SO TSUNKU NEEDS TO WRITE MORE SONGS LIKE THIS TO SHOW THEM OFF.  Well done ladies, well done.

Number 3:  Only You

This song is my SHIT.  Seriously!  This is some GOOD SHIT.  Please excuse my language but that’s all I can think of when I listen to this song.  Pure BAD ASSERY from the ladies of Morning Musume.  I can’t help but sing along whenever I hear the “Itoshii no Kiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii he!”  Don’t tell me you don’t either.  This is the song I imagine myself performing onstage.  Cheesy, I know, but dammit it would be pretty cool!

Number 2:  Please Miniskirt Postwoman

This was another INSTANT LOVE for me.  I already loved the 2nd gen S/mileage girls, and this solidified my love.  This song has the full spirit of S/mileage and dare I say it, the full spirit of what idoldom is all about!! Songs to make you happy and joyful, and the idols working hard to do their best for the fans.  That’s what this song represents for me.  It may not be what the lyrics are about, but this group has gone through so much in a short amount of time, and this song is the fruit of their labor.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT.  Not to mention that the PV is so charming and the girls are so sweet.

NUMBAH 1:  Kono Chikyuu no Heiwa wo Honki de Negatterun da yo!

This song makes me feel like I can do ANYTHING.  It’s been on repeat on my iPod for the longest time because it makes me feel SO GOOD.  It motivates me, makes me feel like I’m on top of the world…that’s what idol music is supposed to do.  In my opinion at least.  I think the fact that it was my favorite Momusu member’s last single also had an impact on my decision, but the main reason that this song is number one on my list is because it brings me the greatest joy.

Hello!Project had some wonderful releases this year, and my love for the project has only grown this year.  Keep making amazing songs H!P, I’ll always be here to listen.  ^–^


2 Responses to “Top 10 H!P songs of 2011”

  1. Recommended Reading – December 28th, 2011 | International Wota Says:

    […] Top 10 H!P songs of 2011 – Genki Almost Idol Martha shares her favorites, and of course there’s an emphasis on being positive and energetic. […]

  2. Raelyan Says:

    Uchiouten Love is bloody amazing! Nice to hear something vaguely Eurobeat in the idol world. Great picks!

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