Toppin’ The Charts – January (Week Three)

Posted on Jan 24 2012

For all you anime fans out there week three is just for you. Toppin’ The Charts is back for another week and I’m pretty positive a Katamari rolled through the charts just to mix things up! Don’t know what I mean? Hit the jump to find out.

Japan definitely had a major change this week! There’s only one artist that was able to stay against the onslaught of the new singles that came out. I wonder if this has anything to do with the new anime season to be quite honest. Usually single CDs for openings and endings don’t come out at least until a month after their premiere on an anime. I have yet to figure out why this model is used so frequently since it seems detrimental to me. I mean if I hear a song that I adore on a show I like, I would want to buy it immediately, not find out I have to wait anywhere from one to two months. Then again, in an age where you can purchase something instantly by sitting in front of your computer perhaps I’ve become impatient.

Either way, it’s nice to see Nana Mizuki on the charts again. She is consistently popular and taking her singing into consideration it’s easy to see why. While Nana was expected Fear, And Loathing In Las Vegas was certainly not! While it’s nice to see the group there, it came out of left field.

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu makes Toppin’ The Charts again ironically enough. It wasn’t my intention to predict she’d be on this week, in fact I added it as the credits for last week with good fun in mind. If anything I have to say making a song about fake eyelashes has to be an achievement somewhere… not that you’d know that from the dancing lions.

As stated last week T-ara’s Lovey Dovey made the list at the very uppity-top of the Korean charts. I’m not the biggest fan of this song in comparison to some of their others, but glad to see this song finally got out into the wild.

Make sure to comment below on what you loved, what you hated, and why! See ya next week~

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  • Cerulaine January 25, 2012 at 12:30 AM

    10 – I like it 😀
    9 – What…is happening in that video? LOL
    8 – Oh snap i like seeing Anime on there this song is amazing I love it!
    7 – PON PON PON I mean what?
    6 – Ok I really love this song, it’s far too catchy.
    5 – This song is still…not growing on…I mean it’s good but like it makes me want to punch things randomly…
    4- aww yeah love seeing new stuff on the charts.
    3 – YES We can always do with more 2AM on our charts~
    2 – Yes yes yes yes yes omg so much yes oh god freaking out so happy. Nana my goddess. x3
    1 – wat…sorry but going from Nana to this…>> lol wat.

    10 – Oh noes T-ara don’t leaveeeeeee you’re too low on the list!
    9 – nothing much to say, it’s a gorgeous song.
    8 – Oh, that’s why you showed it to me 😛 Heehee
    7 – o.o I like it but it’s not what I was expecting lol.
    6 – omg this is adorable I adore it. What is this perfection? x3
    5 – IU, hun, y u lower on the charts? We need to have a talk.
    4 – Ok Troublemaker, are you and IU misbehaving together? This is not ok!
    3 – I like Cry, cry more but this one is good too.
    2 – aww yeah rap I like seeing this on the charts.
    1 – T-ara you are everywhere! Oh wow…uhm….roly poly mash up anyone? >>

    • Kanashimi January 25, 2012 at 2:05 AM

      You are the only one who comments on all twenty, and because of that you are awesome.

      I showed you the Teen Top one beforehand cause we were making fun of them during a live show since they were singing a slow song. Derp.

  • Cerulaine January 25, 2012 at 3:02 AM

    omg that was them? Totally forgot about that lol.

  • Zero Gravity January 25, 2012 at 12:50 PM

    None of these artists are my favorites, but after listening to the samples, I’m going to have to explore their music a bit more

  • nerdwerld January 25, 2012 at 3:24 PM

    I agree with Ceru… Japan’s number 1 is kinda weird, and I don’t think anyone expected that. Hunter X Hunter 😀 Not a big fan of Fear, but at least we get some metal in the Japanese charts.

    One of my problems with Korea is lack of heavy music, but T-ara (although not heavy, they are catchy) Long Live T-Ara!

  • Bobby Henshin January 25, 2012 at 9:22 PM

    oh japan and ur crazy hair

  • christmas4477 January 25, 2012 at 9:25 PM

    Dat Nana Mizuki. Synchrogazer is pretty good. Not as good as Scarlet Knight, but nice nonetheless

    • Kanashimi January 25, 2012 at 9:31 PM

      I actually prefer Synchrogazer honestly. Granted, I like a lot of her stuff regardless.

  • Leviathan Mist January 25, 2012 at 10:52 PM

    Oh mai gah…go Nana! That’s probably my favorite song to ever be featured on TTC. It sounds so much like a Minorin song. Her voice is nothing like Minorin’s, but the bgm is like exactly what a Minorin song would sound like.

    I hope when Minorin’s new album comes out, one of her singles cracks the top 10. It has happened once or twice before.

    • Kanashimi January 25, 2012 at 10:54 PM

      It really just depends who she’s up against. Not to say her popularity is a joke or anything, but if she’s got Arashi or AKB48 to face, it’s not gonna be an easy way to the top. 😛

      • Leviathan Mist January 26, 2012 at 3:57 PM

        yeah, like I said, it’s happened a few times before. Precious One made it all the way up to number 5

  • Elk January 27, 2012 at 2:08 PM

    I am disappointed in Fear and Loathing because their sound does not match their title…

    I am also disappointed with Korea, how dare they lower IU from 1st place!

    On the bright side, I am very pleased to see Kyary on the list!

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