If you shopped regularly at Tower Records back in the day before the idea of the record store for the most part went the way of the dinosaur, then surely you’ll remember their free monthly publication Pulse! magazine which was always available for you to pick up while on your way into or out of the store. They used to have this fun long running feature which I think was in the back of the magazine and it was titled ‘Desert Island Discs’ and it simply proposed the idea of having to choose precisely which albums you’d choose to have with you in the hypothetical world of you being stranded on a deserted island for the rest of your life with only precisely those albums/songs you have chosen. I can’t remember if they did them by entire albums or by single songs but in any case you could easily play along in either hypothetical sense choosing either all albums or all singular songs =). The allowed number of albums/songs I think was set at 10 although don’t quote me on that as I’m no where near being sure of that. On second thought I’m pretty sure it was done by entire albums so you’d get 10 albums to choose.
As an added bonus* I’ll also be taking the liberty of adding to this game the choice of one celebrity whom you’d want to spend the rest of your days with upon this hypothetical deserted island. For me the choice is simple…okay not really but after much inner struggle to produce a single celebrity’s name it all came down to either Kaneshiro Takeshi, Takenouchi Yutaka or Oshima Yuko and in the end I chose Yuko (*´∀｀) ー♥♥♥！、okay I know what you’re thinking!!!!….how will we ever be able to reproduce?..you know to grow a family upon this deserted island?? Well, Yuko and I could give it a go although two you~who’s will never replace a wee~wee I’m afraid (;゜□゜)。Still, it’d be Yuko…now if only there were actually such comforts upon a deserted island beach (sadly Mayuyu not included in my daydream~*~~*)…
~Desert Island Discs All AKB48 edition~
So for this very first edition I’m doing an AKB48 exclusive desert island discs and I’ll be going with 10 individual songs instead of entire albums. I just thought that since it’ll be just AKB48 (and family 48) music that if I went with albums I’d most likely just end up choosing a lot of stage albums so I wanted to make it a bit more challenging as usually this game is played with the entirety of the music universe in play an available to choose from which would be most difficult to do no doubt!
~AKB48 “Anata ga ite kureta kara” (live at Tokyo Dome
~AKB48 Team Dragon “Kokoro no hane”~
~AKB48 “Heavy Rotation” (live at Tokyo Dome 1830m no
~AKB48 “Oogoe Diamond” (live at Tokyo Dome 1830m no
~AKB48 Chocolove “Ashita wa ashita no kimi ga
umareru” (live at Shibuya-AX)~
~AKB48 “Shonichi” (live at Tokyo Dome City Hall)~
~AKB48 Team 4 “Boku no taiyou” (live at Tokyo Dome
1830m no yume)~
~SKE48 “Wimbledon e tsurete itte” (live at Shibuya-AX)~
~SKE48 “Te wo tsuginagara” (live at Shibuya-AX)~
~AKB48 “Gingham Check” (live at Tokyo Dome 1830m no
So what would be your 10 AKB48 (and 48 family) picks if you were to be stranded on a deserted island? And whom would be your 1 celebrity choice to spend the time with you there?
In the future I’ll try posting other categories/genres/albums with this same theme of desert island discs in mind as it’s quite fun to ponder the this hypothetical thought ＾ ＾。
(The following releases were used to create the videos for this list…)
AKB48 Request Hour Setlist Best 100 2010 special box set
AKB48 in Tokyo Dome 1830m no yume Bluray
AKB48 Request Hour Setlist Best 100 2012 special box set