The J-R&B Divas Rate! - #53 | The Popjustice Forum

The J-R&B Divas Rate! - #53

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by RUNAWAY, Apr 12, 2022.

  1. RUNAWAY

    RUNAWAY Staff Member


    It's been a long time coming......



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    After nearly 2 years, I’d finally like to welcome everyone to the J-R&B Divas rate! Japanese R&B has been a constant presence in my life for close to two decades now, and I’m so glad the time is here for these 5 multi-talented ladies (and the extra girls too!!) to show what they’re made of. Myself and @evilsin are more than happy to present this rate, and the list of songs we'll be rating which we spent over a year deciding on, so we really hope you all like our final selections. With this list of songs we wanted to showcase different sides to Japanese R&B, including singles, album tracks, and even some b-sides to give a larger variety of sounds and vocal colors, so without further ado, let's unveil the divas and their songs competing in this rate!


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    01. Give all 50 main songs a score between 0 and 10, with ONE song getting an 11. Simple decimals points (.25, .5, .75) are allowed. The 30 extras are fully optional.

    02. Commentary is not mandatory but is greatly appreciated.

    03. This rate is meant to celebrate J-R&B Divas, so do not troll. If their music isn't for you, it's better to abstain from participating!

    04. Once you’ve finished rating and writing your commentary, send your PM to both @evilsin and I. Please, use the PM-friendly songlist provided.

    Voting closes May 11th, 2022 at 11:59pm, but if necessary, an extension will be provided.
     
  2. RUNAWAY

    RUNAWAY Staff Member

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    もう二度と・・・ (Mou Nido to…)
    STAY
    Kiss Kiss Kiss
    恋焦がれて (Koi Kogarete)
    ずっと二人 (Zutto Futari de)
    サイン (Sign)
    bye bye

    MOVE
    See U Again
    First Time


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    Ex-Boyfriend feat. VERBAL (m-flo), MV
    think of U, MV
    hard to say, MV
    Boyfriend -part II-, MV
    Candy, MV
    恋におちたら (Koi ni Ochitara), MV

    Kirakuni
    I Know
    きっと永遠に (Kitto Eien ni), MV
    こんなに近くで... (Konna ni Chikaku de...), MV



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    BED, MV
    Shake, MV
    handle feat. F.O.H., MV
    Angel, MV
    You Got To
    Who’s That Girl, MV
    Souljah
    Call Me, MV
    SPRING LOVE, MV
    残り火 -eternal BED- (Nokoribi), MV



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    sad to say
    THIS IS NOT A GAME
    Jealous
    dear my friend
    恋 (Koi)
    ONE
    ONLY YOU
    Best Partner
    Realize
    Last Word


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    夜空 (Yozora), MV
    ディア・ロンリーガール (Dear Lonely Girl), MV
    Love me, I love you
    My life
    Last Summer, MV
    このままずっと朝まで (Kono Mama Zutto Asa Made), MV
    LALALA feat Wakadanna, MV
    19 Memories
    最後の I LOVE YOU
    恋シテル (Koishiteru), MV



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    AI
    E.O., MV
    365 feat. DELI, MV
    I Wanna Know, MV

    Aoyama Thelma
    そばにいるね feat. SoulJa (Soba ni Iru ne), MV
    忘れないよ (Wasurenai yo)
    Lonely Angel

    ARIA
    FALLIN’, MV
    NOT OVER feat. HOKT & BIG RON, MV
    NEXT DOOR feat. CHOZEN LEE from FIRE BALL, MV

    BRIGHT
    言葉にできなくて (Kotoba ni Dekinakute), MV
    1年2ヶ月20日 (Ichinen Nikagetsu Hatsuka), MV
    BAD GIRL feat. SKY-HI (AAA), MV

    Eternity
    LOVE~ある愛のカタチ~ (Aru Ai no Katachi), MV

    JAMOSA
    DREAM, MV
    MISSIN' U, MV
    BREATHE AGAIN feat.Sphere

    LISA
    I'm all you, MV
    So Beautiful, MV
    GET REAL
    It's On, MV

    melody.
    Simple As That, MV
    Believe Me, MV
    see you…, MV

    with you
    Lovin' U, MV

    YU-A
    逢いたい・・・ (Aitai...), MV
    Belief
    そばにいて、すぐ消えて。(Soba ni Ite, Sugu Kiete.), MV
    優しい顔で近づかないで (Yasashii Kao de Chikazukanaide), MV


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    01 Mou Nido to...
    02 STAY
    03 Kiss Kiss Kiss
    04 Koi Kogarete
    05 Zutto Futari de
    06 Sign
    07 bye bye
    08 MOVE
    09 See U Again
    10 First Time
    11 Ex-Boyfriend feat. VERBAL (m-flo)
    12 think of U
    13 hard to say
    14 Boyfriend -part II-
    15 Candy
    16 Koi ni Ochitara
    17 Kirakuni
    18 I Know
    19 Kitto Eien ni
    20 Konna ni Chikaku de...
    21 BED
    22 Shake
    23 handle feat. F.O.H.
    24 Angel
    25 You Got To
    26 Who's That Girl
    27 Souljah
    28 Call Me
    29 SPRING LOVE
    30 Nokoribi -eternal BED-
    31 sad to say
    32 THIS IS NOT A GAME
    33 Jealous
    34 dear my friend
    35 Koi
    36 ONE
    37 ONLY YOU
    38 Best Partner
    39 Realize
    40 Last Word
    41 Yozora
    42 Dear Lonely Girl
    43 Love me, I love you
    44 My life
    45 Last Summer
    46 Kono Mama Zutto Asa Made
    47 LALALA feat Wakadanna
    48 19 Memories
    49 Saigo no I LOVE YOU
    50 Koishiteru
    51 E.O.
    52 365 feat. DELI
    53 I Wanna Know
    54 Soba ni Iru ne feat. SoulJa
    55 Wasurenai yo
    56 Lonely Angel
    57 FALLIN'
    58 NOT OVER feat. HOKT & BIG RON
    59 NEXT DOOR feat. CHOZEN LEE from FIRE BALL
    60 Kotoba ni Dekinakute
    61 Ichinen Nikagetsu Hatsuka
    62 BAD GIRL feat. SKY-HI (AAA)
    63 Eternity
    64 LOVE~Aru Ai no Katachi~
    65 DREAM
    66 MISSIN' U
    67 BREATHE AGAIN feat.Sphere
    68 I'm all you
    69 So Beautiful
    70 GET REAL
    71 It's On
    72 Simple As That
    73 Believe Me
    74 see you...
    75 with you
    76 Lovin' U
    77 Aitai...
    78 Belief
    79 Soba ni Ite, Sugu Kiete.
    80 Yasashii Kao de Chikazukanaide

    Host's note: None of the playlists are complete, or contain all 80 songs due to music rights and all that fun stuff, so I've included handy links to all of the songs that are geo-blocked on one platform or another. Also a lot of the music videos to these songs are only available in 240 quality on YouTube, so please don't rate the songs based on the bad quality of the videos. The songs are available in high quality on streaming, and through the links I have provided <3
     
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  3. RUNAWAY

    RUNAWAY Staff Member

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    RUNAWAY Staff Member

    Last edited: Jun 26, 2022 at 3:45 AM
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  5. RUNAWAY

    RUNAWAY Staff Member

    **RESERVED FOR FINAL STATS AND ALL THAT FUN STUFF**
     
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  6. RUNAWAY

    RUNAWAY Staff Member

  7. Here's a list of music I don't know I all I WILL FOR SURE PARTICIPATE AND DISCOVER!! <333
     
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  8. I'm here for this!
     
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  9. This is very uncanny timing since I just discovered Crystal Kay a few days ago and have been obsessed since. I’ll do my best to participate!
     
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  10. BENI is getting most of my 10’s
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  11. These are some of my favorite Jpop songs ever; Crystal Kay was on another level back then.
     
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  12. How can I give my 11 to multiple Crystal Kay songs????
     
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  13. Well, this is exciting, isn't it?
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  14. Count me in! In that list of artists, I'm only familiar with Crystal Kay, so this is going to be a deep dive for me. I'm also learning there's a different Japanese act whose stage name is LISA fff. I'm excited to come back from this rate with many new faves!

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  15. She is the OG! Even if less popular...
     
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  16. Exciting! I don't know if I can commit to rating the extras, because there's quite a lot of material in the main body of songs here that I'm unfamiliar with and want to get properly into, so I want to give everything as much time and thought as I can.

    I wonder if there's anything in here that can rival my premeditated 11 going into this...

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    Last edited: Apr 12, 2022
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  17. Nawt Miliyah being in and reminding me of listen to her recent stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Count me in!
     
  18. I know you guys didn’t include those because you knew they would have devoured the competition:



    I’ll try to participate, the song list is pretty incredible and is bringing back so many memories oof
     
  19. This would be a list of complete newbies for me, but I'm very curious to participate! Consider me interested.
     
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  20. I am so glad I stumbled upon this rate and will try my best to get my scores in on time! Of these artists, Crystal Kay and Beni's discographies are imprinted onto my upbringing. Double and AI have always been favorites too!

    (This isn't a complaint) but some of my top favorite Crystal, Beni, and AI r&b songs aren't on this list. For example Crystal's I Wanna Be, Itoshiihito, and Girlfriend feat. BoA are r&b bliss that's hard to top. This is all to say that I will actually have to do some more intentional listening to really nail down my ranking.
     
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