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Top 30 J-Pop Hits Of All Time

by Dubsnatch Team January 11, 2022

Top j-pop hits of all time

Japanese pop music, or J-pop as it is more commonly known, has been around for decades and has seen its fair share of hits.

But what are the absolute best, most classic J-pop songs of all time?

This question was challenging, so we enlisted the help of a true expert: our intern.

Who claims to know everything there is to know about Japanese pop music (and he's only been listening to it for a few weeks).

After "hours" of careful deliberation and some very heated debates, we finally managed to narrow it down to the top 30 J-pop hits of all time.

So without further ado, here are the best J-pop songs of all time, according to our intern (in no particular order).

Top 30 J-Pop Hits Of All Time

Here are our top Japanese songs of all time, including top hits from the most famous Japanese boy bands and Japanese girl groups!

"Kaikai Kitan" by Eve

"Kaikai Kitan" by Eve is famous as OP for the anime Jujustsu Kaisen, a theme full of energy!

"orion" by Kenshi Yonezu

"orion" by Kenshi Yonezu is the second ending song played in the anime March comes in like a lion.

"Kyouran Hey Kids!!"" by THE ORAL CIGARETTES

"Kyouran Hey Kids!!"" by THE ORAL CIGARETTES is the opening theme in the anime Noragami Aragoto.

"Monster" by YOASOBI

"Monster" by YOASOBI is a theme you can listen to in the anime Beastars.

"unravel" by TK from Ling tosite sigure

"unravel" by TK from Ling tosite sigure is the opening theme from the popular anime Tokyo Ghoul.

"CANDY CANDY" by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

"PONPONPON" by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

"PONPONPON" by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is a popular song with a dance choregraphy in Just Dance Unlimited

"Yoru ni Kakeru" by YOASOBI

"Yoru ni Kakeru" by YOASOBI is a Japanese song that won MTV Video Music Awards Japan in 2020, then, the Space Shower Music Awards in 2021.

"Mayonaka no Door / Stay With Me" by Miki Matsubara

"Renegades" by ONE OK ROCK

"Renegades" by ONE OK ROCK is the main theme of the live action film Rurouni Kenshin: The Final.

Ed Sheeran is one of the song writers alongside Takahiro Moriuchi and Masato Hayakawa of Coldrain.

"I see…" by Nogizaka46

"Gurenge" by LiSA

"Gurenge" by LiSA is the OP theme from the popular anime Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba.


"Inferno" by Mrs. GREEN APPLE

"Inferno" by Mrs. GREEN APPLE is the first season opening theme for the anime Fire Force.

"Koi Suru Fortune Cookie" by AKB48

"missing you" by Kana Nishino


"On A Cherry Blossom Night" by Aimyon

"Tank!" by SEATBELTS


"SAKURA" by Ikimonogakari

"One More Time, One More Chance" by Masayoshi Yamazaki

"Hikarunara" by Goose House

"Sparkle" by RADWIMPS

"I Love…" by Official HIGE Dandism

"Silhouette" by KANA-BOON

"Uchiagehanabi" by Daoko

"Heavy Rotation" by AKB48

"Usseewa" by Ado

"homura" by LiSA

A man listening to some jpop songs
A man listening to some jpop songs

Best J-Pop Music Playlists

Playlist On Youtube

Playlist On Spotify

Idols Fangirl making a heart with hands
Idols Fangirl making a heart with hands

So there you have it, our list of the top 30 J-pop hits of all time.

We hope you enjoyed it (or at least found it mildly amusing).

Be sure to let us know what your favorite J-pop song on Instagram!

Dubsnatch Team
Dubsnatch Team

We are a really small team of passionate people loving and supporting the independent video game industry. We are also addicts to most new technologies, animes, shows, pop culture, and movies!

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