Memorable Songs

My Favourite Songs in other Languages

Name Of Song - Performer

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Reason Why It Is Special

"Suki-sa" (Love You) by Anzen
Chitai




Used as the opening theme song from Maison Ikkoku. To
Linda Hansen where ever she is..

"Glass" by Ryuichi Kawamura


One of the songs that got me back into popular Japanese
music. This is a very intense love ballad. Not the usual
thing I go for but this one really caught my attention.

"Virginity" by Rebecca


Has an edge to the song which I haven't heard in female
vocals for a long time. I saw this on a Japanese music show
and I found it catchy.

"Love Phantom" by B'z


This was used as the image song for the third season of
X-Files, and I was really following that show at that time.



This also has a big English monologue at the beginning of
it which Kevin Lee did a great job of it at Karaoke.
Unfortunately, it was a session I didn't record.

"Ai Oboete Imasu Ka" (Do You
Remember Love?) by Mari Iijima



Since Macross was one of the first anime's I've seen,
Minmei's song got stuck in my head.

Cho Ai Aniki Chant &
Aniki Train from the Masyna
games "Cho Ai Aniki"


This sort of became the unofficial song of some of the
guys that hung around my anime store. We used it at a laser
tag outing one time. They must thought we were weird.

Player 1 Level 1 &, both
Ending themes from the Masyna game Langrisser I PCE Version
(as known as Warsong on the Sega Genesis)



This is my favourite video game BGM. They made two
versions of the ending theme music, and I like both
versions. There is a Namu and
Chris version of the ending
theme song, both sung by Mayumi Sudou,

Player 1 and
Level 2 themes for Der
Langrisser.



I also played a lot of Der Langrisser, on the PC-Fx, Sega
and Playstation.

"Mugo" by Shizuka Kudo


She is one of my favourite female singers. I picked this
song because it was the first one of her songs I heard. It
was a from a tape of Best 10 Music Show I borrowed from Asa
Louis. This particular show, she was performing this song
and her mic level was set wrong so as soon as she started
singing, the mic fedback on her.

"Little Kiss" by ASAP


I saw a "making of.." video on a $0.99 video tape from
Iwase. Shizuka Kudo was one of my favourite female singers
and Ishibashi Takaaki is from Tunnels. I find he resembles
my friend Ron Cheung.

"Nurse Angel" by Yuki Kajiura



Opening theme song to Nurse Angel Ririka SOS. It is also
on the Avex Trax Live '95 concert CD which I copied from
Daryl Yang. It was one of my first songs which combined
Eurobeat and anime.

"Don't Look Back" by ZNX


This is the opening theme song to Wild Knights Gulkeeva.
It has a great guitar riff in it that really caught my
attention. It is also one the last fansubbing projects that
Arctic Animation worked on.

"Ai Iro Otome" (Indigo
Maiden) by Yoko Asada


This is the first anime hentai ending song I liked. It
was a great manga story too, one of the few I really enjoyed
reading even with my limited Japanese skill.

"Over The Time" by Misa



I heard this song as the opening theme for a live action
Power Ranger sentai show called Changerion. I found this
tape in the $0.99 clearance bin at Iwase Bookstore. I am not
obsessed with Sentai shows like my friend Alan Liu (aka Inju
Master) but this one was just as stupid as any of those hero
guys in motorcycle suits marketting toys to kill big
monsters.

"Son Namon Darou" by Sharon Q


I found this song kinda catchy, then I found out it was
done by the guy who does the ending theme song for an anime
named DNA2. I later found that the keyboardist dressed up as
an aniki for the live performance of this song. I also found
that my Japanese friend Masunobu had the CD single for this
song.

"Bandira" by Susumu Hirasawa


I heard this almost Celtic keyboard song as the ending
theme of Detonator Orgun when it was played at one of the
VJAS Showcases. It took me a long time to find who the hell
sang the song but once I had that, it just cost me $30 US to
buy a copy of it.

Chi Wong Chi Wong (用愛將心偷) by 汪明荃 (Liza Wang)


One of the first songs from a Chinese soap opera about
gambling that really stuck in my head.






(" 心愛 II Go Crazy)") by 黎明 (Leon Lai)


I heard this song from one of my mother's tapes. I later
found the corresponding song in English which is done by
Paul Davis.

"无人愿爱我 (Careless Whispers) by 梅艳芳 (Anita Mui) "


When Wham went on tour in China, their music really had a
big influence on the Chinese music market. Of all the
people, who made covers of their songs, this one stuck me as
one of the better ones.

"溫柔的你 (Gentle You) by 王傑 (Dave Wong) & 林憶蓮 (Sandy Lam) "


I really like the harmony round at the end of the song. I also prefer this version in Cantonese over the version in Manderin. I feel it is smoother sounding even it is wordier.