Entertainment,  Jpop

Perfume – MY TOP 10

So I heard from Twitter that Perfume is going on tour in the US, AGAIN! In fall of 2014 I had the chance to go see them in SF but I decided not to because work….. work. 🙁

So I’m wondering if I am going to regret not going again. Perfume is at their prime (they’ve been at their prime for a long while) and they just keep going up. They have been one of my favorite artists for years. My hairstyle is semi-inspired by Kashiyuka of Perfume and you know how much I care about my hair (thats almost just as much as I care about Perfume LOL). I don’t want to miss the chance but I also don’t really have the money to go. Maybe sometimes it’s okay to miss out on things.. Ahh the FOMO life.

Either way, in tribute to my love for Perfume, I guess I’ll do my top 10 favorite Perfume songs of all time because I LOVE LISTINGS.

Nocchi, Kashiyuka, A~chan.. aren’t they adorable!?!

10th: Computer City

One of Perfume’s older songs, I think Computer City was my first favorite Perfume song. It starts out strong and eases into a nice electro pop beat. I also love, love, love, love the music video for this song. I think the Dream Fighter music video, also by Perfume, is literally a remake of Computer City’s music video.

9th: Chocolate Disco

Ah, Chocolate Disco, whose first Perfume song was NOT Chocolate Disco. This song is so loved by many people, although to me it came off pretty annoying because the constant “cho-ko-re-i-to dis-ko” in the song but hey, the song is catchy, cute, and the anthem of Perfume and Valentines in Japan.

8th: Macaroni

Macaroni! My first slow-type song for Perfume. It’s a nice rainy daysong. I got really into this song while listening to it, holding my umbrella and walking in the rain. I think this song really showcased the girls singing while still keeping that electronic Perfume image for them.

7th: 575

575 is so clever. You pretty much can write any haiku and sing it to 575’s tune. Honestly, it took me awhile to get why the song was even named 575, until one day in Japanese linguistics class we talked about haiku, go-shichi-go… then I’m like OH…… Anyways, another thing about this song that I got so hyped about is that it was for the IIDA Lightpool phone commercial. Those phones were so cute!! I’ve always wanted one. This song is another /kinda/ mellow late-night feel song with a nice beat.

575 used to IIDA lightpool commercial

6th: One Room Disco

I think One Room Disco is about a young adult moving into their new studio apartment. To me, at fist, was about me dancing and the bathroom while I get ready lol. This song’s pretty empowering for me because it makes me feel like everything is going to be okay. You may be alone, starting a life alone, away from your comfort zone but just by changing your perspective on it, it can totally change a bad feeling to something exciting.

5th: Spending All My Time

Spending All My Time is the most complete, balanced, and solid Perfume song I know. A lot of Perfume songs are either too electronic-y for people, or too pop-idol for fans. I think Spending All My Time is the perfect balance for both audience. It was a catchy line, and at the same time it’s not overly pop. Great beat, choreography, tune. Ah!! I think this one ties up with 2nd place but because it’s such a Mario-type (balance) song of Perfume, I have to put other songs I feel more extreme about higher on the list.

4th: Ceramic Girl

Say Love Me Girl-AKA- Ceramic Girl has the most amazing beat out of all Perfume’s poptune. I love the Pentatonic melody with glitch hop mix into the pop. It’s just so AHHH I dance to this song a lot when I get ready after the shower.

3rd: Fushizen na Girl 

Fushizen na Girl.. releast on Perfume’s Pop over electronic spree. I honestly am not too sure why I like Fushizen na Girl so much. The beat? The Melody? I think this song is my most listen. I never get bored of this song!

2nd: Perfect Star Perfect Style

Fell in love with Perfect Star Perfect Style from watching a live performance recording. I also fell in love with the straight bangs super long hair look that Kashiyuka had in that performance. The choreography for this song is one of my favorites. I think I would cry if I get to see Perfume perform this song live.

Kashiyuka Style <3 : I couldn’t find a good picture of that particular live performance 🙁 but this illustrates it well.

1st: love the world

“love the world” has a special place in my heart. I loved this song so much and it’s my definition of Perfume. This song used to be in all of my playlists because of how much I love it. Although I don’t listen to love the world as much anymore, that doesn’t change the fact that I remember how much I used to really really really love this song.

Honorable Mentions

Dream Fighter, Polyrhythm: although I love these two songs as they’re songs from the Breakout era of perfume, I didn’t really have a special personal moment of awe, omg, wowza, like I did with the ranked ones
Daijyobanai, 1mm; these two songs are from their newer album, LEVEL 3. Although I loved these two songs at first sight, it’s still a little bit too new to make it to the list… for now >:)

Well, this sums up my top 10 favorite Perfume songs. I love all of their songs, and I really hope they continue to keep making great music. I just love how they have evolved so much as a group but they still manage to produce that same feel-good sound I love from them no matter how much they have evolved over time. Maybe one day I’ll get to see them live. That one day is just not this year that’s all.

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