~If you only had a minute to turn someone on~*….

….to music lol, hmmm what were you thinking of??? (。ーωー。)。。。。。、

So anyway if you had just a minute to think about it (no cheating XD!) what five songs would you choose if you were trying to turn a friend onto J~Pop music for the very first time? "The first time"…..can leave such an everlasting impression~*……the mood…..the gentle caresses…………sorry let's get back to the task @ hand, music え~へ(*≧▽≦)♪!

So after no more than 60 seconds (I hear it only takes some guys "a minute…" (・д・`*)???!), sorry I got sidetracked there XD I mean just 60 seconds of thinking here are the five songs I've chosen to turn you onto J~Pop if you've had never heard any before from a short list of favorites♥ thought up on a spur~of~the moment~*………………

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Was it good for you too? 😛

Happy~* Sunday everyone o(*´∀`)o゛♥~!!

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If you've got a minute please share~* your 5 J~Pop songs which you'd play to turn a friend onto some of your favorite music♪♪。

And with your choices~* you'll be entered to win one of three giveaway prizes which include either a newly sealed copy of Arashi's newest single "Monster" (LE w/ DVD edition), a newly sealed copy of Oshima Yuko's newest photo book "Yuko no arienai nichijou" or a newly sealed copy of AKB48's latest best of album "Kamikyoku Tachi" (first press edition which includes a randomly inserted AKB member's photo also w/ Erepyon bonus). The entry which turns me on the most will be declared the winner and will have their choice of any one of the three prizes listed above. Deadline to turn me on (enter XD) is June 1st 11:59 pm HST~* ^ ^。You may also include two lists…one following the original criteria for turning on a friend who's not familiar with J~Pop and a separate 5 song list for the giveaway if you'd like =).

(If possible please include a link to your five songs, thank you~*!)

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About MorningBerryz

Lover and free spirit who's interests in Japanese culture and the like are insatiable. I am of pure Japanese/Okinawan descent, love my cats, sleep and am a bit naughty at times :).
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26 Responses to ~If you only had a minute to turn someone on~*….

  1. HarimaKenji says:

    =o fortunately I know Hanabi, I was getting worried I wouldn't get any of them… As for the 5 I would choose… It'd have one from:- JUDY AND MARY, probably Motto- Morning Musume, I guess The Peace – Yellow Magic Orchestra, probably Rydeen.- a traditional anime song… Hum, maybe go with Kitarie's favorite.- Jero's Umiyuki would probably start a conversation. Or maybe go with Kiyoshi no Zundoko Bushi, that should leave an impression.This should cover all the genres I know ~

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  2. Hi HarimaKenji~,I've done a bit of editing since you've read here earlier to include a giveaway with this post (._.;)! If you'd like to enter the giveaway you needn't change anything but with the new approach if you'd like to and I'm not suggesting in any way that you need to but you can re~post any of your 5 song choices if you'd like here ^ ^。I'm so sorry as I thought up this a bit late after I had already originally posted it here (*>ω<)

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  3. Mint says:

    I love HANABI! That reminds me, I need to watch Code Blue season 2…Anyway, my five picks for turning a friend onto JPop are:- AKB48's "RIVER". Really cool song, not idol-like at all. XD- Morning Musume Otomegumi's "Yuujou ~Kokoro ni Busu ni wa Naranee!~" Actually, a couple of my non-Jpop friends really like this song already.- Perfume's "Electro World". I have a few friends who are into electronic music, and one already liked their song "Secret Secret". All of their songs are good, Electro World is just my personal favorite. XD- Of course I really like NICE GIRL Project! and the song I'd recommend is from my favorite group, THE Possible's "Family ~Tabidachi no Asa~" Again, personal preference. XD- I'm really into music games like DDR and beatmania IIDX and my favorite singer from these games is Hoshino Kanako, and my favorite song from her is "Regret" :)I'm into idol music mostly, but I think most idol-style songs wouldn't interest my friends, so these are songs that aren't too idol-like, I guess. XD

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  4. J-pyon says:

    Mine would be a mixture of old and new here are my Five…Hope you like lol (^_^)V (was bored so i added video links enjoy…Hope they work lol)1. Sharan Q – Jokyo Monogatari – Jokyo Monogatari2. Zone – Shiroi Hana – Shiroi Hana3. Berryz Koubou – Tsukiatteru no ni Katamoi – Tsukiatteru no ni Kataamoi4. Zard – Goodbye my Lonliness – Goodbye my Lonliness5. Tokyo Girls Style – Kirari – Kirari

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  5. MonicaaMamoo says:

    Hii MorningBerryz (*´ー`*)ノ OMG AKB48 album! I want to enter~ hehe 😀 Is that okay?? I've never participated in any of your contests before so I'm not really sure what to do XD but I will list my 5 jpop songs (^▽^)♪1. Automatic by Utada Hikaru (link) 2. Dont Wanna Cry by Amuro Namie (link)3. Fragile by Every Little Thing (link)4. LA LA LA LOVE SONG by Kubota Toshinobu (link)5. もっと強く君を抱きしめたなら by Wands (link)HAHA my jpop songs are so 90's XD I always recommend Utada Hikaru to anyone starting out with Jpop just because her songs especially her much older ones are just so amazing ♥ I've been listening to Automatic since I was very young and even now I still listen to it quite often~~♪ It just never seems to get old (^w^)and Amuro-chan♥ she always leave an impact and especially to girls~ with her amazing voice and style ^ ^ Dont wanna cry is my favorite Amuro song ever ♪ I chose Fragile by ELT because I think thats my most played ELT song on my playlist (>////<) LOL and LA LA LA LOVE SONG♥ this song reminds me of Kimutaku every time I hear it and recently Kubota has released a new song for Kimutaku's 月9 dorama again but I still say LA LA LA LOVE SONG is his best work ^^ new one isnt bad though, I actually really like it too~ and lastly, Wands♥ I'm actually not very familiar with their other songs but they remind me so much of B'z.. and this song totally captured my heart. It was literally like love at first sight~ hahaha I heard about 10 seconds of this song on a Music Station ranking and I instantly searched it on youtube right after and fell in love with it (♥´ー`♥) Gomen-ne for my long boring explanations of why I love each of these songs.. hahaha j-pop is so amazing~ I can just go on forever XD and funny, I'm like an Arashi otaku and I didnt choose any of their songs for my recommendations HAHAHAHA I feel like introducing someone to Arashi and introducing someone to Jpop are two totally different things~ (well, for me at least XDDD)

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  6. HarimaKenji says:

    I don't know if I've got this right, it's like a contest to guess what are your favorite songs? Or is it supposed to be groups/songs you don't know? (are there any? =o) Well, here's my idea, I'll make this a Top-4-Bands-MorningBerryz-Never-Talks-About-And-That-Bothers-Me + 1-She-Talks-About-All-The-Time-But-I-Think-Haven't-Heard-And-That-Will-Guarantee-My-Victory! Let's go then ~ The songs are:- Ikimono Gakari – Hana wa Sakura Kimi wa Utsukushi – I think you talked about then when they appeared on Kouhaku? I don't know, but they're great.- JUDY AND MARY – Blue Tears – The video is missing a second or two in the beginning but it's okay ~ and it's old =o I'd never seen young YUKI ~ I mean, this young YUKI, because she's still young. Her voice sounds more out of control than usual ~ just skip the talk part in the end if you want to, I wanted to choose this video anyway ~ YUKI is so cool <3- ZONE – Egao Biyori – why does everybody ignore ZONE? =/ Please tell me if you know them, so I'll know I'm not the only one.- The Blue Hearts – Chain Gang – I was thinking maybe punk rock would be stretching a bit in a supposedly J-Pop rank but then I saw Nacchi sung this once, so it should be okay ~ and I really like this one ~- And the last one, you'll see when you watch it ~

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  7. denadel says:

    Good choices, MorningBerryz!

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  8. denadel says:

    hm.. half my post disappeared. here is the full thing I wrote:

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  9. Rebear says:

    Aah, this is difficult, isn't it~? In only a minute? Ah, I feel the pressure!! My knowledge of JPop is limited to begin with. How could I possibly choose five songs to represent an entire country's pop music? Okay, I'm going to push aside all of my useless worrying and just pick five songs. They might not be the most varied choices (since I know next to nothing about JPop songs sung by males -_-), but they're what I know and love!

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  10. J-pyon says:

    No you are not the only Zone fan here im a big Zone fan and really love their music, I even put one of their songs on my list of 5..Zone rules lol. (^_^)V

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  11. Hi HarimaKenji~*, I like your approach and I'm thinking that either will great! I would love to be turned onto J~Pop which I'm not familiar with but at the same time I know it would be difficult to know for sure if I'm familiar with an artist/ group or not by many visitors so I'm thinking I'll keep everything in mind when making a choice for the winner =). I'm also planning to have a friend who doesn't listen to J~Pop assist me by giving her feedback♥ so that should be most insightful and fun I think…..for now though I'll refrain from giving any hints on anyone's song choices as I wouldn't want to create an unfair advantage to anyone who potentially hasn't entered yet ^ ^。

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  12. Hi Mint~*, you don't know how much it made me smile hearing you say you love Hanabi♥!!!! I so so love this song and Mr.Children! I think it's wonderful how your song choices have a real personal attachment to them and for now I'll need to refrain from any further thoughts as I wouldn't want to leave any unfair advantage to anyone who maybe hasn't entered just yet and is reading. After the deadline passes I'll be getting a bit of help from a friend who doesn't listen to J~Pop as it'll help me to see how the song choices are able to "turn her" on and together we'll have the winning entry decided….thank you for taking the time to enter with your songs and thoughts~* ^ ^。

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  13. Hi J-pyon~*, surely great J~Pop never goes out of style so it's a wonderful approach to have a well balanced approach when turning someone onto music I think. Thank you for taking the time to enter and share your song choices….I'll refrain from further comment as I wouldn't want to leave any unfair advantages to anyone maybe yet to enter here =). I'm also having a friend who doesn't listen to J~Pop assist me in deciding the winner as I think her fresh reaction and insight will be most eye opening and fun to collaborate with. After the deadline passes we'll begin listening/watching to all entries and announce the winner soon after ^ ^。

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  14. Hi MonicaaMamoo~*, thank you for taking so much time in sharing your song choices and even giving me a background on why their dear to you and how they can potentially turn someone onto J~Pop. Oh never never boring and the 90's were awesome! and I love hearing thoughts from fellow fans on music always and we can all always learn so much from each other I think too =). I'll refrain from further comment here as I wouldn't want to leave any unfair advantage to anyone who may enter a bit later here. I'll also be getting a bit of assistance in deciding the winner as friend who doesn't listen to J~Pop will be listening/watching all of the entered songs with me as soon as the entry deadline passes ^ ^。

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  15. Hi denadel~*, hmm surely it can depend on the person you're trying to turn on with your song choices and their musical tastes so much….but I'll be taking a much more open approach when listening/watching all entry songs and also a friend who doesn't listen to J~Pop will be assisting me in deciding on the winner =). That way it'll be a collaboration of experiencing music for the first time as well as how songs in general can turn a person on differently in so many ways. Thank you for taking the time to choose and share your song choices but I'll refrain from further comment as I wouldn't want to leave any hints here which may be an unfair advantage to anyone maybe yet to enter. After the deadline passes we'll be listening/watching all entries in hopefully a single day so they can be compared side~by~side and have the winner announced soon after ^ ^。

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  16. Hi Rebear~*, aaa~h!! that made me smile just thinking about the pv♥ for "Hyokkori Hyoutanjima!!!"….so wacky indeed!! I haven't watched it in ages and at the time it was surely such an odd song perhaps for a single~* but I so agree with your thinking and how it can serve so much of the surprise aspect when someone first discovers J~Pop =). Thank you for taking so much time to choose and share so many of your thoughts and reasoning for your song choices!! I'll need to refrain from saying too much here as I wouldn't want to leave any comments which may possibly make for an unfair advantage to anyone maybe yet to enter but your individual song comments are so awesome and I just love learning of how songs endear themselves to fans…music makes up so much of our tapestry of life ne~* =). Wonderful music is also so timeless and I so agree with you, it never goes out of style for sure. I'll be listening/watching each song entry along with a friend who doesn't listen to J~Pop so there'll also be the discovery of new music aspect for her and together we'll be deciding on the winner. I'll be waiting until after the entry deadline passes before beginning as I think it would be best to hear everyone's entry songs as close together as possible therefore keeping all impressions fresh when a final winner is chosen. Again thank you so much for writing such an engaging commentary for each of your song choices…I really appreciate your thoughts and efforts ^ ^。

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  17. denadel says:

    this is kinda exciting. Looking forward to hearing what your friend will think about, and who`ll be the winner 🙂

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  18. J-pyon says:

    Thank you.. the one thing about lists is once you make your list other songs pop up in your mind or you come across something you wished you included onto your list. That happened with me i got the S/Mileage debut and i really really really love it and now i wish i could of put it onto my list lol funny how that happens. (^_^)V

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  19. I'm already anticipating it to be a really close decision although she doesn't have musical tastes like mine so we may argue a bit lol….:P!

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  20. I so know that feeling~*!!! Every time in the past that I've updated a favorite song list…. (in the second and third posts down I have one from 2002 and 2005 both which would be certainly different today~*, I posted a few others in between but I can't remember how I tagged them (._.;).) ..I so need to include a sort of disclaimer (*≧▽≦)♪。。!just saying this can certainly change at any second! I'm still waiting to hear their major debut as my copy hasn't arrived yet ( ┰_┰)

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  21. Henkka says:

    MB, I swear your entries are getting more perverted by the day.But I don't believe anyone is complaining. :)Recently I've been really into J-pop from "the good old days." As many people into J-pop from the 70's, 80's and early 90's will attest, there was definitely something special going on in that music scene in those days. I'm not saying the J-pop of today is any worse or any better, just saying I think it's a different sort of flavor is all. And what's more, though this might just be crazy talk on my part, I feel music from that era is perfect for introducing someone to J-pop with. Especially my first choice, I don't think you can get much more feel-good than that with ANY genre of music really! In any case, I think I'll make all my choices exclusively oldies.1. Hiromi Ohta – Momen no Handkerchief (This to me is what J-pop is all about basically.)2. Kazumasa Oda – Love Story wa Totsuzen ni (It's no accident this is among the Japan's top 10 most sold singles of all time!)3. KAN – Iezu no I LOVE YOU (KAN is a lovely man and I want his babies. I'm not exactly sure how that'd work out, but since it's KAN-san, we would find a way.)4. Princess Princess – DIAMONDS (The best performance of this that I've seen! Does it get more 80's than this? On a sidenote, sexy girl guitarist is sexy.)5. Momoe Yamaguchi – Playback Part 2 (Is this a fierce performance or what? Anyway, this list wouldn't be complete without (arguably) the biggest Japanese idol there ever was. Personally, I love Momoe but it's completely unfair that even at 14 years old when she first debuted, she's always sounded manlier than me. Dammit.)

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  22. lol~! you know one of my girl friends keeps calling me a prude because…well, you know my marriage thingy (人∀`*)。。。!so anyway she keeps saying that I should write like I'm and I quote.."really thinking" (*´艸`)!Men are interesting creatures, I'm learning so much about you (。ーωー。)笑I soooooooo agree~*!!! Especially I love the 80's and 90's music and for non J~pop the 50's and 60's were amazing times!!!! The Beatles, Elvis, The Doors, Bread, Rolling Stones, Big bands, jazz, The Byrds, Bon Jovi (he's still sexy*!), Fleetwood Mac…hmm I could go on for awhile so I'll stop XD! I've been meaning for awhile to continue to write about golden age J~Pop like CoCo and Ribbon from the 80's~90's, Nishida Hikaru and so much more……just need to find the time as I tend to sometimes go overboard when typing up such beloved groups/artists and what was supposed to be a simple post turns into a few days project :P. This is a wonderful approach I think to turn someone onto J~Pop going back to its past…..I'm thinking that my friend who doesn't listen to any J~Pop will really help to decide which entry wins as her opinions will be totally unbiased…..lol I need that help~* for sure. Thank you so much for commenting too on each chosen song and your reasoning for including them and for taking so much time to present these songs =). Hmmm…..wait, I always imagined Henkka as having a rather feminine voice…..I'm kidding!!!!!! (。ーωー。)笑

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  23. maiZe says:

    Hey MB! I'm just about to head off to bed, but… as always, here's my super last minute submission. XD

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  24. Oh I can't wait to hear your thoughts~* on " Yasashii jikan!!" Although Nino wasn't the central character his role was so well played and with so much emotion~*….I cried so much while watching (人∀`*)。I guess it's safe now to see the post where I tried to keep from revealing spoilers all the while sharing how I found this drama to be so heartwarming and unique…..it was so special seeing how the daily happenings at the inn created such a human side to the drama♥. A~h! I'm happy you posted your song choices~* (*´∀`*) ♪。。。I was hoping to listen to/watch everyone's entries today with a friend who's going to help so much with the new to J~Pop aspect as she doesn't listen to any but it'll be maybe a bit later that we can get together to hear them all. It's going to be so much fun seeing her reactions to all of the songs submitted and I can't wait to have our results posted soon after. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on each song and why you chose them ^ ^。

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  25. OpsMonkey says:

    Hey MB, I too am very late to the party here but I figured I'd throw in a response anyway. =)

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  26. Hi Ops~*! thank you so much for sharing♥!!! Even if you've submitted late I'm still going to ask my friend to give each of your song choices a listen just to see/hear her reaction so should be fun! A lot of unique approaches here as how to turn someone on who's new to the J~Pop genre =)!

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