Top 10 Japanese Christmas Songs
Christmas Eve is closing up on us and the Christmas music is playing in the background everywhere you go. I’m a big fan of Christmas music myself, it makes me all warm and fuzzy… So today, as an early Christmas gift to you all, I present to you, my personal top 10 Japanese Christmas songs!
Yamashita Tatsuro – Christmas Eve
My all time favorite Christmas song. I listen to it every day in December, occasionally I even find myself listening to it as early as September… haha. Yamashita Tatsuro’s voice is really something special, I can’t get enough of it!
Hamada Masatoshi & Noriyuki Makihara – Chikin Raisu
This is the song that gets stuck in my head all the time. I know the lyrics so when I’m not actually singing it out loud, I’m humming it or have it looping in my head. Don’t be afraid if a weird gaijin suddenly shouts “CHICKEN RICE” on the train.
Be The Voice – Window Christmas
This song by Be The Voice was released last Christmas. I’ve listened to Be The Voice for a few years now and I love their music, so their “Window Christmas” is naturally one of my favorites. I could only find this preview for the song, so you’ll have to look it up elsewhere, on iTunes for example.
Chara – X’Mas Spirit
Chara tends to be in the top 10 of any list I make, so it’s pretty obvious that she’s also on this one, especially when she’s got such a lovely Christmas song^^
Hiromi – Our Christmas Song
I don’t generally listen to Hiromi, but Our Christmas Song is simply beautiful.
Ryuichi Sakamoto – Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
Perhaps the most well-known track on this whole list, it’s a genius composition that every Japanese is familiar with.
Mihimaru GT – So Merry Christmas
A little Mihimaru GT never fails, this is the closest I get to rap in Christmas time.
Juliet – X’mas Bell -men’s Side-
This is what I’d like to call “on the go Christmas music”. It’s not too Christmas-y, just enough to make you think about other things than what to buy for Christmas presents, but it still puts you in a nice Christmas-y mood.
Dreams Come True – Yuki no Christmas
This is not a song I find myself listening to very often, it’s great as background music though^^
AKB48 – Yoyaku Shita Kurisumasu
Finally I gotta put AKB48 on the list, of course. A little moe on Christmas is always good.
And there you have it, my personal top 10 Japanese Christmas songs! Merry Christmas everyone!