A Johnny’s post?!

April 29, 2008 at 5:20 pm 4 comments

So, I’m not much of a Johnny’s fan, as if that weren’t obvious by the lack of Johnny’s music coverage. But that doesn’t mean I don’t know about them or that I’ve never listened to them.

On a slightly different note, some of you might know that a certain someone was recently at USC for a movie premiere… (ok fine, it was Matsujun of Arashi, but you already knew that, didn’t you?) And I’m lucky that it was easy enough access to get to his event and see Matsujun in person! And take pictures! And so I’m not supposed to take pictures, but I took ’em anyway and still got to keep them. And let me tell you, it was lucky, because I saw people coming and put my camera away and they didn’t notice me, but they did make other people delete their pictures! (delete!)

Ok, so the last one is photoshopped because matsujun has some seriously scary red-eye. But I took them all and surprisingly, aren’t they actually really good?

And the movie? Who cares about the movie? I was one foot away from Matsujun! I’ve never been that close to a celebrity, ever! (much less seen one.) Actually, the movie was pretty good and I don’t think I should spoil anything, because it’s not even out yet. But I really enjoyed it, although some of my friends got kind of freaked out by the blood.

But, anyway, back to Johnny’s. So I don’t really like any particular group, but they have some really good songs. So, here are some of my favorite johnny’s music.

Seishun Amigo — Shuuji to Akira
I suppose there’s a reason this single sold over 1.5 million copies. And even though I didn’t like Nobuta wo Produce too much, I have to admit that this song is ridiculously awesome (though didn’t watch the drama until much later). The chorus is so catchy and it’s just an all around fun song. Actually, I really enjoyed the entire single. So much that I’m going to post the other ones too.

Colorful – Yamashita Tomohisa
A mid-tempo, almost ballad-like song, I enjoy the semi-bittersweet feeling it gives off (though Yamapi’s voice is not the best here). The chorus is pretty good, but the verses are a lot better.

Kizuna – Kamenashi Kazuya
Kame’s solo was definitely the better one off the single. His ballad is really beautiful, especially the arrangement. The melodies are simple, but very pretty and quite charming.

Sakura Sake – Arashi
A fun pop-rock song, Sakura Sake was one of my first Arashi songs, a list which is still rather short. The arrangement is really happy and hyper, but even more than that the chorus is really great.

Weeeek – NEWS
This is very seriously the only NEWS songs I actually really like. Another pop-rock track, the entire thing is very high-energy. The verses are good, the chorus is good, even the bridge is good. And I guess it also helps me to learn the days of the wee(ee)k.

Cry for you – Arashi
I really like the intro and the chorus in this song. A little different from most of their songs, because it seems (at least to casual listener like me) that most of Arashi’s songs are very happy, feel-good types songs, but Cry for you goes a different direction. And I really like it!

A fast-paced rock song, the arrangement is really well done. Even though the chorus is as good as my other johnny’s favorites, I really like the verse melodies. And the intro is well done, too.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. renaye  |  April 30, 2008 at 2:38 am

    wow. u r so lucky to be that near to jun during that event. i’m sure many fans of jun would want to snap a photo with him if given the chance.

    that’s so cool by the way!

  • 2. Vivi  |  May 1, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    Weeeek is the only song I like of NEWS too hehe……..

  • 3. down_da_hall  |  May 2, 2008 at 12:21 am

    you must have been super ninja with that camera. and pro photoshoping skillz. some other good johnny songs that you can karaoke to:
    Arashi: Sirius, Once Again
    NEWS: Ai Nante, Koi Yake

  • 4. moonchild  |  May 21, 2008 at 9:34 am

    i’m a bit partial to johnny’s artists and i’m a huge matsujun fan so i’m insanely jealous right now. XD appreciate the pics though, it’s way too awesome that you actually got to take them. thanks much!

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