Karaoke Song Album

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Introduction

This section introduces popular Japanese songs at Karaoke places.

Singing Karaoke together is a very good way to make friends. It is helpful for your Japanese study too.

You don't have to be a good singer. Just enjoy the music while learning the language spontaneously!

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Songs

千の風になって Dream Fighter Headlight
千の風になって (a thousand winds)
秋川雅史

The biggest hit song of 2007 performed by a classical music tenor singer Masafumi Akiyama.

Simple lyrics and easy to sing slow melody. Suitable for the first Japanese karaoke song.

Dream Fighter
Perfume

One of the most popular songs of Perfume - techno-pop girls group.

Perfume songs are popular among young Japanese girls. Many of them can dance while singing.

Headlight
MONKEY MAJIK

Theme song of Tōhoku Smile Project for assisting victims of the Tōhoku Earthquake and Tsunami occured in 2011.

The vocalist of the band is Canadian and many of the lyrics are in English.

逢いたくていま コネクト
逢いたくていま (aitakute ima)
MISIA

Theme song for TV drama series JIN -仁- performed by one of the most talented Japanese singers MISIA.

Suitable for advanced singers. You are a karaoke queen if you can sing like MISIA!

コネクト (connect)
ClariS

Opening theme of TV animation 魔法少女まどか☆マギカ (Puella Magi Madoka Magica) performed by highschool girls duo ClariS.

This content is only for those who already have watched the program (TV or Movie 1 & 2).

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How to Study

Singing Japanese songs can be very helpful for your Japanese study. The following benefits can be expected;

Expansion of vocabulary

Natural pronunciation

Improved reading ability - you can get familiar with a lot of Kanji

Here are some tips for effective study;

Memorise the whole song first with little understanding of the lyrics.

Then study the meaning of each word and try to recall them while you are singing.

Don't care so much about the grammar - song lyrics are full of grammatical errors.

This is a very effortless and enjoyable way to expand your vocabulary. In general, your memory will stay for many years.

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How to Use

We recommend to do the following;

  1. Play the video on the left side (original song) to get familiar with the song.
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  3. Read the lyrics on the left side while listening to the song. Refer the right side only when you need a help. You can learn how to read Hiragana at Hiragana Master Drill.
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  5. Check the meaning to roughly understand what is sung. Each word is linked to the online dictionary page.
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  7. When you are ready, play video of the instrumental version (if available) and sing along or just whisper. Repeat the practice till you can sing by heart.
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