So whose 11 is missing out on Top40? 41 Guess Who Is Back Average: 7,89 Highest scorers: 11x2 (@Sprockrooster, @Weslicious), 10x1 (@RUNAWAY), 9,5x1 (@Music Is Life) Lowest scorers: 5x2 (@V3RYP05H, @lalaclairi_), 6x1 (@Cutlery) My score: 8 Did anyone expect this, I wonder? This is the only track in the rate that got multiple 11s. Produced by BACK-ON a.k.a. Hi-yunk's band, and written by them and Kumi, the track appeared on "DNA". It was also used as an opening theme for the anime "Black Clover", which made some people into new Kuu fans I'd imagine, since the feature turned the track into a digital hit. Currently it sits comfortably at the top of Kumi's most listened to songs on Spotify with whooping 9 million listens. Just imagine! It's 2 millions ahead of "Ai-fucking-no-Uta" of all songs. THE POWER! I do enjoy this quite a bit, especially since it's kinda different in comparison to all of her rock songs. It actually reminds me of "No Man's Land" a lot with those more talkative verses and more sing-along-y chorus, but other than that not much else. I'm pretty sure I dug the verses right from the first listen, but the chorus had to get to the "lalala" part for me to click. I also love how it starts just like a typical anime song and then it just says "fuck it" and does its own thing. I don't know what the anime is about, hence why I don't know what this song is about. The harmony I played with you is still left behind in the past Your confident scent still pulls on my heart "We'll be together for all eternity" There's a trap hidden in those words This world wanting a meaning isn't enough I'll add some color to it (c) @otenkiame The lyrics in the verses are pretty though. @Cutlery (6) decides to sharpen the suspense by making very... long... pauses... between... words, "I… kinda… like this… but I… kinda… can't stand this..." Looks like @Yeziirl (7,5) has something against the anime openings, "oh yeah I’ve guessed right, rock anime openings are back and I’m not really happy. Though it’s probably her most popular song off DNA album and doesn’t sound bad overall." Yeah, actually, when I think about this songs popularity I always go: @otenkiame (8) spurs me up, "Rock Kuu comes back with this aggressive and in-your-face number. Gotta say, for an anime track, it does well to not fall into your atypical anime rock sound. Kuu herself gives a great performance with a super catchy hook that I can attest was fun to hear live!" And I didn't! Shush! @RUNAWAY (10) asks me how much I know him, "such A MOMENT. You know how much I love Rock-Kuu, and this song is another fantastic addition to that part of her discography. Boom Boom Boys, Ningyo Hime, Can We Go Back, ahhhhhhh I love just thinking about it <3" Do I know though? Always thought you more of a ballad lover, but then again, having seen your ballots for all for Parts of the rate you just love... Kumi. And I really appreciate it! As for our precious 11s, first up is @Sprockrooster (11), "WHEW! I was not ready. The absolute power this track has in it's roaring guitar and fantastic vocals. Sprocky-bait." I've said it several times over the course of the rate, still it deserves a repeat when I say I love how the chameleonic nature of Kumi's artistry lets everybody find something to their liking in her vast discography. Lastly @Weslicious (11) lauds the track, "Queen of coming back six months after her last album! I love this. Like LOVE. The attitude, the production, the call and response chorus... It all just works together to make her best rock song and arguably the best song in this batch. And it’s also always in her top songs on Spotify so Japan agrees with me. And if the country that gave us Ms. Koda Kumiko Kenji03 herself agrees with me, then I know I’m right." Let's not get overboard, when "Selfish" is right there, okay? Having this large of a tie-in this was bound to be performed live.