"Let It Go" Dominates Top 3 of Billboard Japan's "Hot Animation" Ranking

"Love Live!" songs takes top 4 places in the independent ranking

Billboard Japan has announced its rankings for the first half of 2014 (November 25, 2013 to June 1, 2014) for 11 categories. As expected, the three versions of "Let It Go" sung by Takako Matsu, May J., and Idina Menzel take the top 3 places in the "Top Animation" category. Matsu voices Elsa the Snow Queen of Arendelle singing the song in the Japanese dub version of Frozen. Multilingual singer May J performs the song as the ending theme song for the Japanese version. And needles to say, Idina Menzel is the original English voice actress for Elsa. The soundtrack album of Frozen also takes the top spot in the "Top Albums" and "Top Overseas Soundtrack Albums" categories.


The top ranked song for a Japanese film is Kis-My-Ft2's 10th single "Hikari no Signal" in 4th place. The song was featured as the theme song for Doraemon: New Nobita's Great Demon—Peko and the Exploration Party of Five.



"Top Animation" Top 10


1. "Let It Go" Takako Matsu (Frozen)

2. "Let It Go ~Ari no Mamade~" May J. (Frozen)

3. "Let It Go" Idina Menzel (Frozen)

4. "Hikari no Signal"

     Kis-My-Ft2 (Doraemon: New Nobita's Great Demon—Peko and the Exploration Party of Five)

5. "RPG" SEKAI NO OWARI (Crayon Shin-chan: Very Tasty! B-class Gourmet Survival!!)

6. "Hyouri Ittai" Yuzu (Hunter × Hunter: The Last Mission)

7. "Imagination" SPYAIR (Haikyu!! OP)

8. "Umarete Hajimete" (Japanese version of "For the First Time in Forever")

     Takako Mastu&Sayaka Kanda (Frozen)

9. "Sore wa Bokutachi no Kiseki" μ's (Love Live! 2nd season OP)

10. "Rising Hope" LiSA (The Irregular at Magic High School OP)



"Let It Go" by Takako Matsu



"Let It Go" by May J.




"Top Independent Albums & Singles" Top 10


1. "Takaramozozu" μ's (social game Love Live! School Idol Festival theme song)

2. "Sore wa Bokutachi no Kiseki" μ's (Love Live! 2nd season OP)

3. "Donna Tokimo Zutto" μ's (Love Live! 2nd season ED)

4. "Music S.T.A.R.T!!" μ's (6th single/Love Live!)

5. "THE BEST 2008-2014 MONUMENT" flumpool (including Captain Earth OP)

6. "Yume no Tobira" μ's (Love Live! 2nd season insert song)

7. "Mousou Nikki" Alice Juban x Steam Girls

8. "Hikari no Nakani Tatte Itene" Ginnan Boyz

9. "A Silent, within The Roar" OLDCODEX (including Free! OP, Kuroko's Basketball ED)




"Takaramonozu/Paradise Live" trial listening video



"Sore wa Bokutachi no Kiseki" CM


Source: Billboard Japan


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