Ever fancy listening to Japanese pop songs?

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Singapore
March 1, 2007 12:41pm CST
I am no Japanese but I've always found Japanese pop songs very nice. A slight, soothing exotic twist to things. If you have not tried it, here's a free online station you can have a go. Check out http://www.smartradio.sg and on the right side (scroll down a little when you are there), click on the "JK-Pop" link. I have taken a screenshot to guide you and you can see it at http://athena.divshare.com/files/2007/03/01/177373/this.jpg . When you click on the link, another browser window will pop up so you might need to enable it if they ask. You will get a window that looks like this http://athena.divshare.com/files/2007/03/01/177367/playing.jpg . After that, just sit back, relax and enjoy. See if you like this, do share your thoughts on Japanese pop songs. Hope you like them, like me. ;-)
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• Philippines
1 Mar 07
not really into japanes but more in to korean. LOL. i am here in philippines and i could say a lot of korean tv series too are a big hit that's why people here are airing songs from the respective soundtracks of the tv series. the only time i was able to listen japanese songs are the soundtracks of animes such as samurai x, ghost fighter, prince of tennis and other animes. i could say japanese artist are also passionate about their music. are teriyaki boyz japanese?
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@msqtech (15226)
• United States
1 Mar 07
I think you just love music and there is no problem with that. farther away from the camera is better
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@marlyse (1056)
• Switzerland
12 Apr 07
woohoo thank you lots lord ;-) i hope i find something from koto there, i like his music lots. i go and have a try now. its always good to listen to other countries music and see what they have. it amazes me to see how the music did change allover the world. what i like is, the japanese do mix the folklore with classic and new music styles
• Singapore
12 Apr 07
I am amazed... I probably started this discussion during my first week here and you both dug it up lol. :P This is a radio link so you can't choose. If you want to choose, go to www.pandora.com (no jap though) that I mentioned in another discussion before.
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@marlyse (1056)
• Switzerland
12 Apr 07
hehehehehe see how nice we are lol. thank you lots for this link. i always search for new options
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• Singapore
12 Apr 07
:p
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@mayenskie (1308)
• Philippines
13 Apr 07
I dig korean, chinese and japanes songs! Even if i do not understand most of the lyrics. How weird is that?! I started liking korean songs after the Korean drama invasion in our local tv channels. It did not take long for me to buy Korean movies, and the soundtrack are just too good. I think the soundtrack of their movies really made a big difference in the show. I like chinese instrumental songs, i bought a cd already, i listen to it before sleeping. Its soothing. For the japanese songs, i first listened to it in manga or anime series. There is one japanese song i love so much it is First Love by Utada Hikaru. A japanese song with an english title.ΓΌ
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• Singapore
13 Apr 07
Try the link I gave... on a good day, all the music is overwhelming nice. ^^
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• Philippines
12 Apr 07
Yeah I have listen to some of it before and I really find it soothing and some are really hyper even though I don't really understand the lyrics but the melody and beat can tell so much about the music. I also love all those anime soundtrack, you can really feel the story in there music. Well I think I will visit this site to explore more on there music genre... as they are now consider.
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• Singapore
12 Apr 07
I don't know Japanese too.. but I like the music. ^^
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• United States
1 Mar 07
Yeah Japanese songs are nice songs, I have heard 9-10 times only, I heard one of the song in a movie 'Fast and the Furious - Tokyo Drift', it is a nice song by Teriyaki Boyz. And others i have listened in a Japanese game I play ie Tekken.
• Australia
12 Apr 07
I was going to bring up Tokyo Drift as well, not necessarily for the pop music but the Japanese dance/techno music has a GREAT sound. I found myself tapping to is & wanting to watch it over & over just for the music! Definitely a movie that has a soundtrack worth buying!
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@msqtech (15226)
• United States
1 Mar 07
I think it is fun to experience. Just beware of the confusion
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• Janesville, Wisconsin
18 Jun 07
Awesome, Thanks for sharing I always enjoy listening to different types of music from different cultures, and countries, and small local groups from places that are not heard of often. Take care, - DNatureofDTrain
• Singapore
18 Jun 07
Yea, I think you will like it. ;-)
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• Janesville, Wisconsin
15 Oct 07
Yep but my favorite Japan song is the Alogrithm March :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDSGmx8c2AM - DNatureofDTrain
• India
14 Apr 07
I dont know japanese. But my friend has great interest in japanese songs. I too have the thought that for music language is not important. But i dont listen to japanese songs!
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• Singapore
14 Apr 07
I don't know Japanese too. I just listen for the music.
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@devilangelo (4525)
• India
15 Oct 07
:D lol .. no i dont listen to japanese songs. i think they are loadsss n loadss of english songs that i can listen to .. so . y bother listening to japanese songs .. whose lyrics u even dont understand :D lol
@youless (93745)
• Guangzhou, China
15 Oct 07
I don't know Japanese at all and I am not interested in Japanese songs because of it.