AKB48

It’s about time this group takes a spot in an entry here since it broke a million sales for its single Beginner. And while they are cast as sexual objects for the massive Otaku population here, I honestly find some of their songs really catchy and uplifting. They are also the first group ever to have influenced the sales of their singles after performing at the annual NHK 紅白歌合戦. They sang a medley of three songs, namely Beginner, ヘビーローテーション and ポニーテールとシュシュ, all of which saw sales go up after the year-end program some 2 months ago.

I don’t understand why people cringe at the fact that I enjoy their songs. A good song is a good song is a good song. It doesn’t matter to me what their image is.

My favourite song of all is ポニーテールとシュシュ and here is their official PV. You can probably skip the first 2 minutes since it’s practically drama and minus the irrational negative perception that “mainstream people” hold, I think you’d find this a pretty enjoyable song too. Let me know what you think.

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