LiSA controls both the music market inside and outside of Japan!
Spotify released their top lists for the last year today, letting listeners discover just how many times they had the Persona 5 soundtrack on repeat in 2020 (personally, I was in the top 14%). Among those stats was the top Japanese artist and the top Japanese song listened to people outside of the country, and surprise surprise, LiSA topped both those charts with her hit opening theme song from Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba "Gurenge". Is there no music chart the songstress can conquer?
〓 Spotifyで2O2O年を振り返る 〓— Spotify Japan (@SpotifyJP) December 4, 2020
アーティスト1位は #LiSA (@LiSA_OLiVE)、
そして楽曲1位は "#紅蓮華" ????#Spotifyまとめ #2020Wrapped @RADWIMPS @ONEOKROCK_japan @sigure_official @_kanaboon @IKIMONOofficial @hachi_08 pic.twitter.com/C2eIz6ksoF
Anisong ranked well in charts, with a majority of singers and songs being from an anime film or TV series (and for some reason The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift). Here are the full translated lists:
Top 10 most streamed Japanese artist from outside Japan:
- ONE OK ROCK
- Kenshi Yonezu
- Joe Hishaishi
- Yuki Hayashi
- TK from Ling tosite sigure
Top 10 most streamed Japanese singles from outside Japan:
- "Gurenge" by LiSA (from Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba)
- "unravel" by TK from Ling tosite sigure (from Tokyo Ghoul)
- "Sihouette" by KANA-BOON (from Naruto Shippuden)
- "Blue Bird" by Ikimonogakari (from Naruto Shippuden)
- "Tokyo Drift (Fast & Furious)" - From "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift" Soundtrack" by Teriyaki Boyz
- "Peace Sign" by Kenshi Yonezu (from My Hero Academia)
- "summertime" by cinnamons, evening cinema
- "crossing field" by LiSA (from Sword Art Online)
- "Kyoran Hey Kids!!" by THE ORAL CIGARETTES (from Noragami)
- "Black Catcher" by Vickeblanka (from Black Clover)
Some great songs and artists there, especially RADWIMPS, which features multiple times with singles from Your Name on the top 50(though none from Weather with You surprisingly), and most of the theme songs from My Hero Academia. Give the full top 50 a listen over on Spotify and let us know down below what your most listened to anime (or video game) song from 2020 was!
Mine was "Don't Say Lazy" from the K-ON! TV anime.
Source: Spotify Japan on Twitter
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.