June 28th, 2012


dwango reveals half-year ranking for music downloads

dwango Mobile, a music download service primarily for Android smartphones, has just revealed its ringtone download ranking for the first half of 2012!

The results include songs downloaded between January 1st and June 15th onto both cell phones and smartphones, and are divided into multiple categories: “Full Ringtones”, “Overall”, “K-Pop”, and “Nico Nico Music”.

Check out the ranking under and see where your favorite songs of 2012 have ranked so far!

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Yuki Koyanagi returns with her first single in 4 years!

J-POP singer Yuki Koyanagi announced today in her twitter account that she will return with a new single. "MacArthur Park / All At Once" will be released on July 25th. Her last single was released on 2008.

"MacArthur Park" is a song by Jimmy Webb. Donna Summer released a version of this song in 1978 and was number one on the American pop music sales charts for three weeks during that year.

"All At Once" was originally released by Whitney Houston. It's a ballad about an unforgettable finished love.


Source: Official Website, Official Twitter

I love her voice, I'm glad she is back! ^^

EXILE's new single Bow & Arrows full radio rip + Live USTREAM

EXILE will release ANOTHER single on July 25th
Bow & Arrows.

☆EXILE~BOW&ARROWS~フル☆ por kiraexatsushi3

also, check the special site for PV, lyrics, message and more

On Sunday, the last show of EXILE TRIBE Tower of Wish 2012 will be broadcasted via USTREAM, Niconico and Ameblo!
You need a ticket to watch, soooooo~~~you can get it here~ and for more information: http://www.ustream.tv/jp/special/exile-tribe/

oh yeah ù___u

Sources: Exile Ti Amo @LJ and EXILE official site
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upcoming JROCK Legends reveal jacket cover and track list for their new single

RADWIMPS has revealed the jacket cover and track list for their upcoming single, “Sprechchor“!

Aside the title track, the single will contain a new song titled “Dokuhaku” and an instrumental track called “22:20:12:5:14:2012“. It will be available in both limited and regular editions on August 1st.

The cover and RADWIMPS’ new artist photo leave vivid impressions with its colorful, mosaic pattern.

This summer, RADWIMPS is scheduled to appear in ‘RISING SUN ROCK FESTIVAL 2012 in EZO‘ and ‘SETSTOCK’12‘. Fans can expect to get a first listen to their new songs live at these music festivals.

Check out the jacket cover and track list below!

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omgomgomgomg can't wait for another masterpiece!!!!


Akimoto Yasushi Endorses First Official AKB48 Cover Song

In February 2012, an English cover version of AKB48's "Flying Get" was uploaded on Youtube and instantly became a hit, drawing a total of 2.3 million views from 163 countries. The artist went by the name of GILLE, but GILLE's face was not shown in the video, so it was not possible to tell whether it was a foreigner covering the song. GILLE also covered other popular Japanese songs in English. The translated lyrics retained the original meaning of the song very well, and the English did not sound awkward when sung with the original tempo of the song.

On June 27th, 2012, it was announced that this cover version of the song is endorsed by the Akimoto Yasushi, executive producer of AKB48, and it is now available on iTunes as a digital download.

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