Yes, that may be a rather vague question but should be simple enough to answer. You can of course have more than one answer and should post links to help expand the discussion. The song can be from an OST, ED, OP or moreover, anything that has to do with an anime. It should be songs that strictly comes from an anime and one that should be important enough that you can label it your personal favorite. The conversation should be about specific songs and not anime soundtracks as a whole and include your reasons for liking the song(s).
Two of my very favorites are Sokushin Butsu Hakushin Shounin by Kaoru Wada from Inuyasha OST 3 and Instant Music by The Pillows from the first OST of FLCL. The first song just gives me this very melancholy and contemplative feeling that no other song has before and makes me extremely grateful that I like anime or I would have never discovered music like this. While Instant Music is something I can literally listen to over and over and in my opinion is a perfectly constructed pop song. So post your favorites and rock on!
Instant Music by The Pillows - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GY7IYGzzkUQ
Umm.... Chain from Air Gear tops. Everytime i listen to it, i get ofcuz-itz-my-fav-song vibes.
the rest -
1. Shiki no Uta, battlecry - samuraichamploo
2. Broken Wings, dress - trinityblood
3. Calling - baccano ed
4. Disillusion, anata ga ita mori - fatestay night
5. Lonely in Gorgeous - Prakiss op
6. Broken Rose, Wish - Nana
7. Arigatou - Kyokaramaoh 2 ed
8. Uso - FMA Brotherhood ed
9. No, thank you - K-On!! ed
10. Cyclone, Inori - RXJ
11. Season's call - Blood + op
12. 19-sai - Holic
13 Hero without a name, dreams, tsukiakari - DTB
14. Overnight - LeChevalierD'Eon
15. Chasse - Hayate Combat Butler ed
16. Daia no Hana, Kutsuzure, Namidaboshi - Black Cat
17. Oblivious - Kara no Kyoukai
18. Lacrimosa - Black Butler
19. Free and Dream - Tears to Tiara
20. Heat Island - Ayakashi
21. Merry-goround - Yakitate Japan
Well, there are more, but i'm bored writing. Umm... i don't think i can include the reasons or whatnots for the songs. Just that none of these songs end badly, and some of them are just plain vibing, so, i guess, i like them. The handful.
what's a girl gotta do to watch some yaoi in peace!
- Historys strongest disciple kenichi 2ND OP
- Busou renkin OP
- Code geass R2 ED 1
- Dragonball GT OP
There are so many more but i won't bother writing them. I also like many many Game Soundtracks e.g Final fantasy, Kingdom hearts etc...
All the Naruto soundtracks, openings, and endings are my favorite
I AM DELETING THIS ACCOUNT. NEW ACCOUNT: -Dattebayo
I have too many favorites but just to name of few:
"High School of the Dead" by KISIDA KYODAN & THE AKEBOSI ROCKETS (High School of the Dead)
"Taste of Paradise" Eri Kitamura (Onii-chan no koto nanka zenzen suki janain dakara ne!!)
"Second Flight" by Kotoko and Hiromi Satou (Onegai Tsuinzu-Please Twins)
"future gazer" by fripside (To Aru Kagaku no Railgun OVA)
"Re-sublimity" by Kotoko (Kannazuki no Miko- Destiny of the Shrine Maiden)
"Lion" by Megumi Nakajima and May'n (Macross Frontier)
"Yamato Nadeshiko Education" by Hikasa Yoko, Satou Satomi, and Yahagi Sayuri (Seitokai Yakuindomo)
"Jun" by Takuro Yoshida (Cromartie High School)
"Uso" by SID (Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
"Tatta Hitotsu No Omoi" by KOKIA (Gunslinger Girl: IL Teatrino)
"The Light Before We Land" by The Delgados (Gunslinger Girl)
"Utauyo!! MIRACLE" by Aki Toyosaki, Yoko Hikasa, Satomi Sato and Minako Kotobuki (K-on!!)
"Errand" by Faylan (Seikon no Qwaser)
"Balance Kiss" by Taketatsu Ayana and Tatsumi Yuiko (Kiss x Sis)
and many others
Edit: [Recent Favorites]
"I love You" by French Kiss (Sket Dance OP)
"orion wo nazoru" by Unison Square Garden (Tiger and Bunny OP 1)
'Core Pride" by Uverworld (Blue Exorcist OP 1)
"Sweet Drops" by Puffy (Usagi Drop OP)
"Stone Cold" by FictionJunction (Sacred Seven OP)
"Omokage Warp" by nano.Ripe(Hanasaku Iroha OP 2)
"Fukanzen Nunshō" by Chiaki Ishikawa (Kamisama Dolls OP)
"HIRAMEKI! Peace (≧▽≦)v" by R-15 (R-15 ED)
SCHOOL DAYS HQ ENGLISH (SUB) VERSION - 77% of the Game Completed
Naruto's whole soundtrack
Most Yu-Gi-Oh! opening and ending songs
Dragon Ball GT's whole soundtrack(best soundtrack in an anime I've ever heard :tears:, too bad GT kinda sucked, especially the ones sang by Field of View and Zard)
Inuyasha's whole soundtrack(Inuyasha's only saving grace, along with good art and animation)
Musashi Gundou OP 2 - Glitter
Dragon Ball Z: Gohan's SSJ2 insert song -Unmei no Hi by Hironobu Kageyama
Bruce Faulconer's soundtrack for DBZ
Everyone may know who they are, but not everyone knows who they really are.
i say yes - zero no tsukaima s2
forever we can make it - to love ru
snow kiss - d gray man
pride of tomorrow - d gray man
hyperdive - yugioh 5ds
howling - darker than black
hero without a name - darker than black
tsukiakari no michishirube - darker than black s2
movin - bleach
tonight tonight tonight - bleach
rolling star - bleach
alones - bleach
after dark - bleach
chu bura - bleach
velonica - bleach
life is like a boat - bleach
the rose colored world - get backers
unshaken love - get backers
hurricane of tears - get backers
aka no kakera - 07 ghost
papermoon - soul eater
i wanna be - soul eater
strength - soul eater
my fave is blue bird from naruto, its the third OP I believe
as far as soundtracks go most of my favorites are the OSTs of fairy tail
How are you doing this day?
fate stay night
battle girls time paradox
arjuna earth girl
lain serial experimental
the book of bantorra
As cliché as it sounds, there are "far" too many to name them all. Since it asks for "songs" I'll stick to those with lyrics.
To start with there's "Half Pain" by Bana from Witch Hunter Robin. It has such a mournful sound, even without knowing the meaning behind the words it puts me in a mood to grab someone, hold them tight and reassure them all is not lost.
"Sweet Lies" by Itou Kanako from BLASSREITER for much the same reason. While it's an English language song, where it's set in the story (epilogue and end credits of the final episode) it feels more sorrowful than the words imply.
"Grace Omega" by Gabriella Robin/Yoko Kanno from Jin Roh may well be my favorite of all time. Once again there is a mournful sorrow in the sound of the vocals, the music, and of course as the end credits it relates to the somber mood of the story's ending on a very deep level.
"Last Regrets" (especially the long version from the Recollections and Anemoscope CDs) by 彩菜 (Ayana) from Kanon makes my heart beat fast. As the OP in the second series (2006) it was perfect to set the mood for each new episode. However, in the first series from 2001 (which I didn't watch until almost a year after seeing the second series) it's even more poignant when the only time it's played is when Nayuki catches Yuuichi at the train station near the end of the final episode. With the first piano note she leans forward, kiss him and it's enough to make your heart melt. On top of everything else, in the long version, at the four-minute mark there's a purely instrumental segment that only last sixty seconds but is like having your soul held and comforted.
Last (but not least) there's "I Hear You Everywhere" by Rie Tanaka from Chobits. Who would have thought such a wonderful song could come out of such a light story.
There is a certain sadness I feel for all the people who have never experienced the songs of Anime because they refuse to acknowledge it as a meaningful form of entertainment. I've lost count of the people who refuse to listen to the music because it's not in English and make sarcastic remarks like "it just sounds like gibberish".
Beauty is beauty and it doesn't matter in what culture or language it's found. No where else is this better illustrated than in Anime music and songs.
Battlecry (Samurai Champloo Theme) - Nujabes
My favourite anime songs are:
1. I Say Yes (Zero no Tsukaima Season 2)
2. My Secret (Kaichou wa Maid-sama)
3. God Knows (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)
4. Toki wo Kizamu Uta (Clannad Afterstory)
5. Blue Bird (Naruto)
I can play all of them on the piano except for God Knows (crazy, crazy song that I will never be able to play). I congratulate anyone who had the patience and determination to learn God Knows Rock version on piano.
I spend hours playing the same anime songs on my piano.
One I can think of right now is:
My Soul, Your Beats! (Angel Beats OP)
I think you and the moon and Neptune got it right.