Do you like J-Pop? Before I watched the You Tube video, I never think that J-Pop is so much popular all over the world. Do you know that right now there are lots of J-Pop fans who cannot understand the meaning of lyrics here and there in the world?
To tell you the truth, I do not like J-Pop. Since I was young, I have been a huge fan of western music. So, when I watched the video clip, it surprised me a lot.
Since the video clip is in Japanese, and it is difficult for us to listen to the English part, I would love to write about the content of it in English. However, in this case I do not translate it into Japanese. While including my opinion, I try to write about J-Pop.
I know it is one of effective tools for Japanese learners to learn Japanese while listening to J-Pop. I know some friends who have been learning Japanese with J-Pop. I think that it is a good idea for them if they can enjoy learning Japanese. When I listened to the storied that they really love listening to J-Pop from my friends who have been learning Japanese, I could not understand why they love J-Pop so much because I do not like it.
If you were a J-Pop fan, can you tell me the reason why you like it? According to the video clip, Japanese music melody lines are different from western melody lines. Ours sound more happier. In other words, our music makes people encouraged, happy, positive and cheer them up. They would like to sing songs at karaoke or in a group. As you know, in Japan Karaoke is very popular among Japanese people. I think that most of people love to go there to release their stress. So, most of J-Pop is easy for us to sing at Karaoke. It means that compared to western music, it is much easier for people to memorize melody line and lyrics in J-Pop; it is easy for them to sing them.
On the other hand, our cell phone’s technology is the most advanced in the world. Many people download J-Pop into their cell phone as their ring tone. Which kind of music do you want to choose as your ring tone? I guess that you would love to choose the music that sounds up-beat, energetic, happy and bubbly for you. That’s why there are lots of such music in J-Pop. A J-Pop annalist tell us in the video clip there are lots of music that start from the chorus in J-Pop. That’s because many people would love to use such music as their ring tone.
In addition to that, the annalist says that our songs sounds like too sweet. Do you know what I mean? I know the world “sweet” is not appropriate words in this case. So, I would love to describe what I mean in other ways. The word means that it sounds like much more romantic, slow, sometimes mellow and soft. I would love to pic up an example. The song sounds me very “sweet”. That’s why I love the song.
I think that our music company relate to Karaoke company and cell phone company strongly in advertisement. I think that it is really a good business for each other. After people listen to the music, they will go to Karaoke to sing the song. If they love the music, they download it as their music tone. After other people listen to the song from their fiends’ music tone, they also would love to download it and sing it at Karaoke. And then, it repeats between people.
Meanwhile, the video clip also explains us that world famous musician started to cover our songs. In the future our songs will give some influences to western music. I think it is very interesting. It is getting global further even in the music world.
In addition,the video clip picked up as one of the examples it starts from the chorus.
In the video clip, the song is one of the examples; for people it sounds very “sweet” in Japanese pop.