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100 Most Romantic JRock Songs

Post by Liantasse » May 8th, '07, 02:11

I'm on a quest: to find the 100 Most Romantic JRock Songs! :wub:

And of course I need help! XD
I've only started listening to JRock a mere half-year ago, so I am absolutely sure there are lots and lots of romantic things-of-beauty out there that I have no inkling about... 8)

If you'd join me on this quest, I'd be very grateful! Maybe I should first of all define what I mean by "Romantic", but that is virtually impossible, as any student of literature knows only too well... :roll
Probably what I have in mind is "songs that sweep you off to another world, a world of beauty, imagination, love, melancholy, wistfulness", things of that sort. :roll

So, I'm looking not necessarily for love-songs, or sad songs, but more like songs with:
- an unforgettable melody
- sound- or word-images that take the listener to a world of "romance"
- a romantic atmosphere, in general
and which are, as the topic title says, JRock :-)

(Maybe an equivalent JPop thread would also be worth a try! I'm aware that these things would have been more appropriate on some Jmusic forums, but d-addicts is the friendliest internet community I have met so far, and that's why I chose to post this here.)

If at all possible, please also share the songs that you are suggesting. After we gather enough material, maybe we could then have a vote to see which are the 100 Most Romantic JRock Songs!

Without further ado then, these are 25 songs I have chosen so far:
If you are a romantic person, I'm sure you are also courteous :-) so, if you take any of the songs posted in this thread, please leave a comment to say you did, and preferably also how you liked them, even if you do not contribute a song as well.

Please feel free to ask me any questions about the songs above: I'll try to answer to the best of my knowledge (which actually isn't too much at all, yet :unsure:).

Thank you in advance for your help! :wub:


Edit: Yaay, this is my 300th post! :cheers:

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My list

Post by XeciRei » May 8th, '07, 03:09

My very first post~~ ^^;

Ahh gotta love the Jrock! I too love all the Gackt songs you listed (I added some from his first album too) Most of my favorite/romantic Jrock songs are from quite a few years back (i.e. Luna Sea, X Japan) but they are still awesome as ever.


Anywho, here's my list:

Dir en Grey- Namamekashiki ansoku tamerai ni hohoemi
Dir en Grey- Ain't afraid to die
D-Shade- Alone
D-Shade- Believe
Gackt- Sayonara
Gackt- Seki-ray
Gackt- Secret Garden
Glay- However
Luna Sea- Desire
Luna Sea- I for You
Luna Sea- Luv U
Luna Sea- True Blue
Raphael- Lost Graduation
Siam Shade- 1/4 no Junjou na Kanjou
Siam Shade- Life
Siam Shade- Sadness
X Japan - Forever Love
X Japan- Crucify My Love
X Japan- Tears

Best of luck with your list! Looking forward to it when you put it all together =)

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Post by belleza » May 8th, '07, 08:31

Probably what I have in mind is "songs that sweep you off to another world, a world of beauty, imagination, love, melancholy, wistfulness", things of that sort.
Envy. Definitely Envy. Oh sure, there's a lot of white noise, a lot of screaming, and a lot of well screaming. But there is a reason why people openly weep at their concerts. Emotional hardcore.

Not sure if this is all-time stuff but I think it's good music . . .

FAKE? -- Snow <-- This is Belleza's favorite romantic J-rock song ever.
FAKE? -- Belleza
FAKE? -- Butterfly
Oblivion Dust -- Lullaby
Yutaka Ozaki - Boku ga boku de aru tameni
Yutaka Ozaki -- The Night
Yutaka Ozaki -- I Love You
Southern All Stars -- Tsunami
Southern All Stars -- Manatsu No Kajitsu.
Remioromen -- Konayuki
Remioromen -- Stand By Me
Olivia -- Into the Stars

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Post by LanBreak » May 8th, '07, 11:52

I would definitely add Bump of Chicken to the list:, Tentai-kansoku, K, Sharin no uta, Snow smile are all great love songs IMO.

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Post by jkholic » May 8th, '07, 15:33

im a JRock fan too..listening to JRock a few years back..thx for uploading the ALICE NINE-Fantasy.thank you so much...!! i had been searching for this song quite some time...heard this song from YouTube previously.there's a song i personally really like, it's kinda Romantic which is by HYDE.title of da song is SHALLOW SLEEP. :roll

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Post by Natsu-chan » May 8th, '07, 17:29

Cool. Rock doesn't sound romantic but there are some songs that are so :wub:

Kenshin's 2 ending themes

Heart of Sword
1/3rd feelings
L'arc en Ciel- 4th Avenue Cafe
Gackt- Vanilla

gomen I don't know who sings them.

Liantesse- you're very creative girl ^_^ I like your ideas :D

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Re: 100 Most Romantic JRock Songs

Post by satoshi_kun » Jun 1st, '07, 22:39

Liantasse wrote: Probably what I have in mind is "songs that sweep you off to another world, a world of beauty, imagination, love, melancholy, wistfulness", things of that sort. :roll

So, I'm looking not necessarily for love-songs, or sad songs, but more like songs with:
- an unforgettable melody
- sound- or word-images that take the listener to a world of "romance"
- a romantic atmosphere, in general
and which are, as the topic title says, JRock :-)
I love JRock! Well here are a few songs that i have that i find romantic in a way...hope you guys enjoy :-)

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Post by ruisu » Jun 2nd, '07, 03:05

I guess I'll go with the chicks in my sig...you can stream/download on the other side these links:



Tommy Heavenly6 - ABOUT U
The Brilliant Green - Maybe We Could Go Back to Then - can't put this in tags:

Code: Select all

http://shhtlist.com/dl.aspx?p=0&uid=68512447_05_Maybe_We_Could_Go_Back_To_Then_(7.mp3
The Brilliant Green - Brownie the Cat (Okay, well it's romantic until you realize it's about a little neko.

edit: wait you said rock...scratch two of them =p

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Post by mikidiano » Jun 5th, '07, 19:53

gackt-last song

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Post by rico2001 » Jun 6th, '07, 04:28

A few:
X-Japan - Forever love
X-Japan - Tears
The Brilliant Green - Day after day
The Brilliant Green - I'M JUS' LOVIN' YOU
The Brilliant Green - You & I
High and Mighty Color - With you
B'z - ALONE
B'z - Konya Tsuki no Mieru Oka ni
B'z - Mou Ichido Kiss Shitakatta


Btw, every Wednesday on our radio station J-Rock day. See link below and take a listen.

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Post by Saburo » Jun 10th, '07, 04:58

Not hard "rock" per se but my one and only nominee for ANY kind of J-love song is:

"Dakishimetai" -- Mr.Children


That is all.

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Post by NgocLan » Jun 10th, '07, 22:49

belleza wrote: Remioromen -- Konayuki
this one, hands down.

it's utterly gorgeous.

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Post by marienella_m » Jun 10th, '07, 22:58

Luna Sea- I for You
Mr. Children- Shirushi
Mr.Children- Sign
B'z - Konya Tsuki no Mieru Oka ni

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Post by Dreamfall » Jun 11th, '07, 08:06

Malice Mizer - Regret (instrumental...but who cares...it is pretty anyway..)
Hyde-Horizon
Larc en Ciel-Flower

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Post by Remee-chan » Jun 16th, '07, 07:16

this is a really good idea :lol
I lov JROCK but I cant say that I know a lot -_-

X Japan- Tears > I'm the third member who suggest it! it have to be among the 100
Remioromen -- Konayuki > also third member, a must -_- made me half cry
Yorokobi no Uta by KAT-TUN .... [they keep saying I love u :wub: ]
11 A.M by HY
Kimi ga oikaketa yume by Gackt

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Post by rico2001 » Jun 16th, '07, 15:20

That is b/c Tear by X-japan is an awesome love song. You may want to check out their 1997 album "Ballad Collection", all good to great J-rock love songs.

01_-_forever_love
02_-_longing
03_-_endless_rain
04_-_crucify_my_love
05_-_alive
06_-_say_anything
07_-_unfinished
08_-_tears
09_-_forever_love_(remix)
10_-_the_last_song

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Post by Lifo » Jun 16th, '07, 15:33

L`Arc~en~ciel - My Dear
L`Arc~en~ciel - JoJoushi

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Post by fto_osakadreams » Jun 17th, '07, 05:26

The best J-Rock love songs I've heard are:

Konayuki- Remiomoren
Chiisana Koi no Uta- Mongol 800 (it is the insert song in Proposal Daisakusen)
Tentai Kansoku- Bump of Chicken
Sharin no Uta- Bump of Chicken
Supernova- Bump of Chicken
Namida no Furusato- Bump of Chicken

Also the song stereo by Nishikido Ryo. Although he's really J-Pop this song has a definte J-Rock feel to it (at least in my opinion).

And that's all I have~

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Post by drama-holic girl » Jun 17th, '07, 11:44

fto_osakadreams wrote: Chiisana Koi no Uta- Mongol 800 (it is the insert song in Proposal Daisakusen)
OMG thanks a lot!!i was looking for that one!Since the first time i heard it i liked it and i was looking for the mane of the artist....
About the jrock love song i'm sorry but i can't help too much cuz most of the song i have are the same that all you mentioned in this thread!!! Gomen :-(

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Post by CJH » Jun 18th, '07, 02:38

just leaving a comment to say thanks for the songs and i'll try to contribute once i find any :thumright: should have a few :P i've about... 40 gigs of music on my hdd :lol all from anime/dramas though and admittedly i haven't cleaned it up in a while so... it might take a while... ANYWAY i'll try to contribute when i can :P :cheers:

oh as for how much i like em well methink i'm a hopeless romantic at heart so excuse me for bias but i think i'll like most/all of em :P i'll post more concrete comments once i actually listen to em XD

well i've listened to both by Alice Nine so far gotta say his voice is pretty good though i have no clue what he's saying :P i don't know a shred of Japanese beyond what i pick up in dramas/anime. at any rate,it's got a nice fast pace that makes you want to lose yourself in them...

and the one by Alvino is nice and smooth... it's rocky but not overly so. it's got nice balance and rhythm to it...

oh just as a note i've found a few that i think might work. They're from the anime Witch Hunter Robin and that's all i know :-( never bothered to find out more XD just downloaded the ost for fun

http://www.mediafire.com/?8pdzaj2wgk9 is shell
http://www.mediafire.com/?1kemfnc21dj is half pain

:P and sorry for not knowing how to use the http codes XD never learned how to :goggle:
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Post by hamanokumko1212 » Jun 18th, '07, 03:09

Larc en Ciel-Flower

I second that, whoever said it...

I haven't listened to a lot of J-rock/pop in a while, so I don't know, but I recommend stuffs from Unicorn Table (they sing the opening theme for Jinkiextend or something, I think)

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Post by ly_ygtq » Jun 18th, '07, 06:17

hamanokumko1212 wrote:Larc en Ciel-Flower

I second that, whoever said it...
I 3rd that :wub:

and as ppl previously mentioned, you gotta throw the X-Japan ballads in there somewhere

other than that, a few personal favourites:

L'Arc en ciel - I Wish
L'Arc en ciel - I'm So Happy
hide - say goodbye


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Post by Moondy » Jun 18th, '07, 23:01

Why men only? :P

For me

Yuna Ito ----> precious
Yuna Ito-----> Truth
Rikki ----> Suteki da ne
Ai Otsuka ----> Planetarium
Utada Hikaru ----> Flavor of life

and the men

Remiorem ----> Konayuki
Koichi Domoto ----> ai no katamari (koishi's voice only :P; i don"t like Tsuyoshi's singing)
X japan ---->crucify my love
X japan--->the last song
Raphael ---> eternal wish

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Post by BlueMidnightBaroque » Jun 19th, '07, 04:55

I don't listen to J-pop bleh Jap Girl singers,
All I Listen to is Jrock...lols Im A girl...~.~
Except for sum ai otsuka songs & utada hikaru
HanaYoriDango &Kingdom Hearts lol
:wub: I luv Raphael...! :heart:

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Post by staubfinger » Oct 14th, '07, 19:19

some of my fav ones:

miyavi:
itoshii hito
ashita genki ni nare
and especially: kimi ni negai wo

hyde:
i pretty much like all of his/ l'arc's songs, especially hyde's songs from roentgen:
evergreen
white song
shallow sleep
angel's tale
cape of storms
secret letters

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Post by o_happyday_872 » Oct 23rd, '07, 09:24

I really like Hana, by Orange Range.... erm, is that Jrock?

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Post by cynosure » Oct 23rd, '07, 16:59

:thumleft: Miyavi Señor, Señora, Señorita :thumright:
I just love the beat...a sense of magic to the heart!

Miyavi Itoshii hito
It has been nominated by Liantasse already. :P I strongly recommend it as well.
It's so moving...more than just a heartrending love story.
After learning Japanese I wish I could know the exact meaning of the lyrics better.
I've listened to this song for about 100 times. :wub:

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Post by aatm » Oct 26th, '07, 07:18

UVERworld - モノクロム・気付けなかった devotion
UVERword - Monochrome - Kizukenakatta devotion

それは僕の一番好きな歌だよ。
It's my favorite song.

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Post by MitsukaiKuroi » Oct 26th, '07, 20:49

I am odd when it comes to what I find "romantic"

My top faves are both by BUCK-TICK.

BUCK-TICK - Dress
BUCK-TICK - Misshitsu

But I will say that Malice Mizer - Au Revoir is fabulous as well.

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Post by Hanakurosu » Nov 4th, '07, 02:30

Buck Tick's great...

I agree, Au Revoir and Brise of Malice Mizer...

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Post by AngelicLayer » Nov 8th, '07, 15:47

REILA OF THE GAZETTE IS THE BEST LOVE SONG EVA

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Post by exiledstar » Nov 3rd, '08, 06:10

ONE WAY LOVE - Antic Cafe
Smile Ichiban Ii Onna - Antic Cafe
Reila - The GazettE

not really JRock but Kiseki by GreeeeN is really great. :D

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Post by noobee » Nov 11th, '08, 09:41

wow thanks for the list! :D

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Post by xCLEA » Nov 21st, '08, 06:57

exiledstar wrote:ONE WAY LOVE - Antic Cafe
Smile Ichiban Ii Onna - Antic Cafe
Reila - The GazettE

not really JRock but Kiseki by GreeeeN is really great. :D
I agree, I think Reila is really romantic .. :-)

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Post by Yoshiko » Nov 21st, '08, 07:31

I don't know many Jrock song but I know song like:
Manabu Oshio & LIV - Flower, Rose, Thinking of You, Fly
Mika Nakashima - Resistance
GReeeeeN - Kiseki (Oh yeah! ^^)
TOKIO - Hummimberg (something like that)

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Post by ^MaYurA^ » Nov 21st, '08, 15:09

er....romantic....love song?
I'll recommend UVERworld's song,
"kimi no suki na uta"君の好きなうた
my all time favorite song...

>>>>kimi no suki na uta<<<<

hope u like it too~

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Post by kurotenshi » Nov 22nd, '08, 01:14

Conceived sorrow-Dir en grey

I am deeply mooved each time i ear it. I was at their show last saturday in Montreal(Canada) and it was even better live. Almost cried. OK... i DID cry!

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Post by Lifo » Nov 24th, '08, 20:32

Definitely L'Arc~en~ciel's Anata. :wub:

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Post by PocketKiriyama » Nov 24th, '08, 20:50

^MaYurA^ wrote:er....romantic....love song?
I'll recommend UVERworld's song,
"kimi no suki na uta"君の好きなうた
my all time favorite song...

>>>>kimi no suki na uta<<<<

hope u like it too~
I liked Uverworld's "Melody" more....and to the person that says rock songs aren't romantic...well most good romance songs i've heard are rock songs....they are either in the form of acoustics usually or rock ballads with piano acompaniment.

Siam Shade and Do As Infinity is my favorite band but i've pretty listen to everything else from X-Japan, Luna Sea, to stuff like Dir en grey and gazette. I'm very broad in music...also liked Joe Hisaishi's symphonic work and the brilliant green.

I would also nominate Siam Shade's song "Life"....its the first song I downloaded by Siam Shade and the one song that introduce me to them so to me its that good. It got great emotional appeal.

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