My list has fifty songs.
And no, I did not include Perfume songs in that list. Otherwise half the spots would be filled with Perfume songs. I'm just using a concert pic of them for this post's thumbnail. A fan's list of personal favorites is something that can be very intimate. What I've noticed from favorites lists if that they reflect the kinds of music a person leans toward to, what they look for in an idol group. While I've always had my own list of favorites, I've never really thought to share it with anyone. One, because it's fifty songs, and two, because I just never really thought anyone would be interested. But a reader sweetly asked if I would do just that, so perhaps I was wrong! And besides, I've been writing on the Wonderland for over two and half years now. It's probably about time I listed my favorite idol songs! Of course, first I have to figure out what those songs are. I didn't have a list written down; I mean, the songs are all in my iTunes library, so I guess that helped. Even with that, making a list this big is still a challenge. I think the highest number I've ever done for a list is twenty? Fifty is over double that. But I just have a lot of idol songs that I've grown to love, that I never get tired of listening to. But compiling all those songs into one post is one hell of a task.
I also hesitate to make a list of my favorite idol songs, because I feel like that list changes as each year goes by. Newer songs come out that I end up liking just as much as some the older songs. And then the matter of ranking all those songs? There are a very minute handful of songs I know where to rank, but everything else depends on what kind of mood I'm in. If I'm more biased toward serious songs, I'm gonna end up ranking them higher and vice-versa with more lighthearted songs. So I've thought long and hard about my long list of favorite idol songs. I've revised this list several times, switching songs around, and adding and deleting other songs. Honestly, it's difficult for me to rank most of these songs because they're all amazing. The songs on this list are the ones I'd give five apples, the ones I find to be the most enjoyable. They're my favorite songs from a variety of idol groups, all with different concepts and images. Comparing songs that can be different from each other but still good isn't an easy task. Nonetheless, I think I've done it. But I ask you to keep in mind that this is a very malleable ranking of songs; the only ones I've solidly ranked are my top 5.
Before we get to my 50 favorite idol songs, I have a few that came close to making that list. Even if they're not on the list, these songs are all very good, and I highly recommend listening to them.
- Eat it by BiS
- Go! Go! Heaven by Speed
- Kizuitara Kataomoi by Nogizaka46
- Make New World by Curumi Chronicle
- Mushi no Onna by Togawa Jun
- Namida no Regret by Scandal
- Oogoe Diamond by AKB48
- Otome Pasta ni Kandou by Tanpopo
- Shabondama by Morning Musume
- Uchouten Love by S/mileage
- UFO by Pink Lady
And now the big fifty. Because there are fifty songs on this list, I'm just going to briefly go over why I like each one. Otherwise I'd drive myself crazy trying to write so much. So bear with me, because even with the shortened blurbs, this is still a very long list. I'd say there's a prize if you make it all the way to the end, but there's nothing I can give away. Well, grab a glowstick and pop in some earbuds, and let's get started!
Anyone make it to the bottom of the list? If so, congratulations! You got through Nia's 50 idol songs in one piece! Your prize is... freedom of speech on the Wonderland! Would anybody else care to share their favorite 50 idol songs? Or 20? Or even 10? 50 is a big number, but I always love reading what other people's personal favorites are!