Song of the Week for Oct. 7th, 2012

For now, we’re continuing with Japanese bands and songs.

歩み by GREEEEN

I first heard this song on a plane ride from the US to Incheon (on my way to Japan). With a 12-hour-ish flight, this song was able to be repeated many times. I don’t know how many times I played the song, but it was in the tens. That’s pretty good for not having heard the song before getting on the plane. I was instantly hooked. I think this is one of their best songs. Japan thinks that キセキ is their best song, at least based on the amount of times it has been legally downloaded and purchased.

Ayumi is a little song with a catchy beat that is encouraging. One of my co-workers actually has this song as a ringtone for his cell phone. The song is supposed to be aimed at kids, but I don’t mind a little bit of encouragement every once in a while. This song does a good job of it.

I don’t think there is any official music video for this song, so you’ll just have to search for it online and see what you come up with.