Frozen's 'Let it Go' Ranks in Top Karaoke AniSongs for 1st Half of 2014
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Karaoke giant JOYSOUND announced the top 20 anime songs sung by fans for the first half of 2014. Both "Cruel Angel's Thesis" and "Guren no Yamiya" have held their position as #1 and #2 since last year, while other songs moved up in the ranks or are appearing for the first time.
Breaking in at #5 is Frozen's "Let it Go." The theme for the Oscar-winning picture has sold like hotcakes in Japan.
Here's what people are singing their hearts out to in the karaoke bars:
Top 20 Anisongs of 2014—1st Half
|1.||A Cruel Angel's Thesis||Yoko Takahashi||Neon Genesis Evangelion|
|2.||Guren no Yumiya||Linked Horizon||Attack on Titan|
|3.||RPG||SEKAI NO OWARI||Eiga Crayon Shin-chan: Bakauma—! B-Kyū Gourmet Survival!!|
|4.||Kimi no Shiranai Monogatari||supercell||Bakemonogatari|
|5.||Let it Go||Takako Matsu||Frozen|
|6.||Lion||May'n and Megumi Nakajima||Macross Frontier|
|7.||Uso||SID||Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood|
|8.||God knows...||Aya Hirano||The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya|
|9.||Sousei no Aquarion||AKINO||Aquarion|
|10.||Butter-Fly||Kouji Wada||Digimon Adventure|
|11.||only my railgun||fripSide||A Certain Scientific Railgun|
|12.||Connect||ClariS||Puella Magi Madoka Magica|
|13.||Single Bed||Sharan Q||DNA²|
|14.||Maji Love 1000%||STARISH||Uta no Prince-sama - Maji Love 1000%|
|15.||Sekai ga Owaru Made wa||WANDS||Slam Dunk|
|17.||Kokoro e||Road of Major||Major|
|18.||Melissa||Porno Graffiti||Fullmetal Alchemist|
|19.||Gekkouka||Janne Da Arc||Black Jack|
|20.||Sobakasu||JUDY AND MARY||Rurouni Kenshin|
JOYSOUND also ranked top Vocaloid and J-Pop choices. The overall most karaoked song is AKB48's "Koi Suru Fortune Cookie" track which inspired promotional prefecture videos across Japan. Anisongs "Cruel Angel's Thesis" and "Guren no Yumiya" were #4 and #5 in overall rankings, respectively, while "Let it Go" was #21.
Lastly, the most chosen international (not Japanese) track was Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together."
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