Hatsune Miku Song Ranks Top Choice for High School Graduation Theme
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
In America there are plenty of go-to tracks used ad nauseum every year for high school graduation. Baz Luhrman's "Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)" and Green Day's "Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)" are almost as traditional as "Pomp and Circumstance."
The Japanese music app Nana asked teens which song the want most for their own high school graduation. Surprisingly, many students didn't choose a tried-and-true favorite. 26.3% of the 320 total respondents chose "Sakura no Ame" (Cherry Blossom Rain) by halyosy and Hatsune Miku. The title's imagery alone conjures up feelings of graduation. The school year in Japan ends in March, the beginning of sakura season.
"Sakura no Ame" first debuted on Nico Nico Douga in 2008 and quickly garnered popularity on the site. The single inspired a novel in 2012 with characters based on Vocaloids. The story is being adapted into a live-action film set to open on March 5 starring Maika Yamamoto.
The second place song, "Tabidachi no Hi ni," is more along the traditional lines. The song was created specifically by the choir faculty of a junior high in Saitama prefecture and is considered a classic graduation song.
The entire results are:
- "Sakura no Ame" by halyosy feat. Hatsune Miku 26.3%
- "Tabidachi no Hi ni" by Choir Music 17.8%
- "March 9th" by Remioromen 15.3%
- "YELL" by Ikimono-gakari 3.4%
- "Sayonara Memories" by supercell 3.1%
- "Akashi" by flumpool 2.8%
- "Michi" by EXILE 2.5%
- "Sakura" (Solo) by Naotarō Moriyama 2.2%
- "Tegami ~Haikei Jū Go no Kimi e~" by Angela Aki 1.6%
- "Eikō no Kakehashi" by YUZU 1.6%