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The 2022 Music Videos Page

      

Here are my recommended MVs for 2022.


Check out songs with my star for the best choices!
Performer:
Song:
Country:
Comments:
Video Link:
King Gnu
Sakayume
I wasn’t sure how this one was going to play out on the 1st watch, but it was surprisingly great!
Ryokuōshoku Shakai
Character
Some of the lyrics in this seem a bit repetitive, like the “datte need you” bit, which sounds more like “niju,” but it’s quite perky and fun sounding.
Airi Suzuki
High Beat Kibun
This is really fun and cheery. Kibun means mood in English, and it says that anyway on the poster in the video.
9-tie
Glorious Days
This is a great, happy kind of song. You’ll get a smile on your face, I reckon.
Surii + Kagami Oto Ren
Bunny
This is another one of those videos based around a still picture & just the lyrics, but the song’s rather speedy sounding & to my tastes, so that’s why I have to recommend this one!
Kira
Marionette
This is a little unusual, & it’s in English as well. I kinda like the lyrics too. The audio’s been a bit attacked with the hedge trimmers, but it’s not too extreme. Like a lot of Japanese MVs, I wouldn’t be surprised if this was related to some show, but I have no idea. I don’t really watch any Japanese shows, ’cos I’m just in it for the tunes.
Mrs. Green Apple
New My Normal
This starts off a bit slow, but picks up at around 27 seconds. It’s got a good, positive feeling, and a slight “moving forward” / running feeling in parts.
Perfume
Flow
I dunno what to make of the squeaky bits in this, but I still kind of like it anyway.
Heesey
Rock ’N’ Roll Survivor
“S - U - R, V - I - V - O - R!” It goes. It makes me think of Daytona USA. “G - A - M, E - O - V - E - R!” Anyway, the song has a bit of an old school vibe about it, and it makes me think of Steve Tyler, or Mick Jagger or somebody. I love the ending with “that’s all!”
Rhodanthe
Jumping!!
The chicks’ make-up and styling in this look a bit more like Japanese MVs from about 11 odd years ago, in some respects. It’s a pretty good tune, and the MV has a good frame rate too, so that’s a plus.
Asterline
StarlightAsterism!!!
This is great, but it’s too short! It would’ve been nicer at around 3½ minutes.
VALIS
Ichiyou Legacy
Expect mostly static drawings in a 3D environment for this one, as far as the video part’s concerned. You get the lyrics too. The song’s really good, and I like the bit around 2 minutes & 22 seconds.
Karen Tsuchiya
Hummingbird
The harmonica sounds really good in this, and it makes me think more of American music, rather than Japanese.
ReoNa
Life Is Beautiful
We could all use more days where things go as right as they end up doing in this video.
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra
(Featuring Midories & Neru Nagahama + Tokyo Metropolitan Katakura High School Brass Band Club)
Swallow
I presume the Midories are the reason for the green, since midori is Japanese for green. This is a big performance with the high school band making up a large portion of the numbers, and the song itself goes for almost 4½ minutes. The brass instruments sound really good, so that was a nice touch.
Hi Cheers!
Hello
The video for this is just a bunch of irrelevant, random backgrounds with the lyrics, but the song’s pretty good, and worth at least 1 look, I reckon. At least you can say they spent the money on the song, and not on the presentation.
WARPs UP
Hero
This is the Japanese rendition of this song, but I think this group does Chinese versions as well. It starts a little strangely with a bit of a break after an initial build up, and ends okay, but I think it could’ve had another verse or 2. A little short, especially compared with some Japanese songs which go for over 4 minutes. But definitely one of the best songs in recent months.
Little Glee Monster
Magic!
This isn’t too bad. A little bit mild for my tastes though. I dunno the girls’ names, but the tall one is a real show-stealer, if you ask me. I kept wanting to look at her more than the other 2.
Troglauer (Buam)
Makita
If you don’t mind some advertising for Makita, and some obvious hints at various movies, this is a fun song to check out. The Titanic bit should definitely at least make you crack a smile! Good grief!
And holey mackerel! Imagine really doing your teeth and having a shave with those power tools! Yikes.
Super Junior
Don’t Wait
It looks like I finally had some luck with a great song from Super Junior after quite some time! This has quite the retro vibe. The background decoration stuff at the dance contest place looks like something out of the 1960s.
Audio wise, it’s a bit of a typical Korean over-amplified jobbie, with the wave form looking like the peaks were sliced off with a sword, but it isn’t overly noticeable when you hear it.
Rosario + Cross
Saisho Wa Good!!
This is another one of those “lost in translation” kind of songs, that took me a while to find. (It’s from April.) Converting bits of Romanised stuff into Japanese and so on to get there. I think it’s growing on me a bit. It’s definitely vibrant looking. The song itself isn’t super cheery, but it’s pretty good. Also, no over-amplification to speak of. The wave form appears to have no clipping, and it actually could’ve been “normalised” to bring the highest peak up to full volume.
Ooh, and what’s this?! A PAL frame rate too? What’s going on? That doesn’t usually happen on Japanese MVs.
Tomo Primc
Carovnija V Mesecini
If you like a bit of instrumental accordion playing, this is worth a peek. Those things sure look tricky to get to grips with! It looks like it was from the set of some TV show, but I wouldn’t have a clue. The song title translates to something like Magic In The Month.
TrySail
Hanarenai Kyori
I thought I added this one before. Maybe I was in 2 minds about it. It’s pretty cute & catchy.
Momo Asakura
Eclatante
Momo’s from TrySail, above. This is a solo effort, with a classy, slightly old school feel about it. Hee hee — I like her cute sounding voice. She’d be good doing teddy bear speech. The song name seems to be Italian for striking. This one has a better ending than Hanarenai Kyori too.
ReoNa
Shall We Dance?
This is some song for season 2 of Shadows House. And it’s really good, so do have a listen.
The Bosshoss
Dance The Boogie
The lyrics for this are in English, but the group are from Germany. It’s a pretty catchy song, this one.
Mrs. Green Apple
Dancehall
This is a pretty cheery tune to check out! It’s quite perky, and the main dude’s high pitched notes stand out in a good way.
Oresama
Memento
 
Ansambel Upanje
Moja Slovenija
This is actually quite good, and if you’re after something a bit more traditional sounding, this song’s an ideal pick. Those Rutar accordions are supposed to be some of the best available, and apparently have a sound which is typical to Slovenia. They sound pretty good to me!
Sumika
Glitter
This one took a few watches to grow on me, but I like it now.
QU4RTZ
Enjoy It!
This is a fan made video with the lyrics, because I don’t think there is an official MV. But I liked the song anyway. It seems to be popular, as there are loads of videos about it.
Airi Suzuki
Heart Ha Oteage
This video’s more pink than a communist sympathiser! Actually, I like the colour of pink, but this is a bit sickening. Anyway, I guess it goes with the heart part of the song name. According to my Japanese dictionary, oteage means helplessness in English. The song grew on me a bit after a few listens, so I’ll mention it here & let you decide if you fancy it or not.
Troglauer
Walkampf
Whale Struggle, I presume the title would translate to. I think this is a cover of an older song, but I’m not sure. It’s fairly good. A little repetitive sounding in some parts. The video’s a bit jerky looking.
Flow
Around The World
I thought I’d check this out, and it turned out to be rather good! It’s a good rock sounding tune, and the only thing I would say that could be a bit better is the sudden ending. Maybe a fade out would’ve been more satisfying. The video frame rate is a nice smooth NTSC speed. I don’t think there’s a jerk in sight. Really nice.
B.O.L.T.
By My Side
This song’s grown on me a bit since the 11th of September, when I 1st saw it. Hmm… Who’s the best looking in the group? Aya Shirahama I reckon. You get to see all their names during the MV, which is a bonus.
Sumika
Porter
This is a collaboration with some camping supply company, but it isn’t all that obvious what the brand is from the video. It’s probably not the best thing Sumika have done, but after a few watches, you’ll probably like it.
Nathan Evans
Drunken Sailor
Ah, this old thing! It’s interesting how he says early more like “earligh.” Was the original song like that, or what? Anyway, it’s definitely worth checking out, and you get the lyrics too, so you can sing along.

I was impressed with most of Heesey’s album, 33 (Double 3), and that kind of old-school vibe about a lot of the tracks, so if you fancy some rock ’n’ roll style action, check out these legitimate links to YouTube, of my fave tracks on the album. (I didn’t take to track 1 or 12.) If you have the money and like the tunes, please do purchase the CD as well. (Only track 2 leads to a music video. The rest are just the audio with the album cover.)
Some of the track names have been translated from Japanese, so I hope they’re pretty close.

2. Rock ’N’ Roll Survivor
Read my comments above for this one.
3. Double 3
This has a more serious sound, rather than a cheery feeling, but it’s really great all the same, and also the album title, so this is that prime track. I dunno about the “oui oui” bit in the lyrics — it makes me think of something else, and takes a bit of seriousness off it. But perhaps that’s more of a personal problem. A great ending though, and it runs out for over ½ a minute. I love a big finish that really concludes things, and this does it. Some songs have terribly abrupt endings which feel like they mirror somebody’s dissatisfaction in bed, if you catch my drift. Heesey knows things should be satisfying, and most of the tracks follow suit on this album.
4. Rally Roulette Roll
I don’t want to say anything remotely racist, but dang, that’s a lot of Rs and Ls for a Japanese song. And they do sound a bit mixed up. It’s more like Larry Loorette Lor. Seriously though, I have nothing against the Japanese people, as my listing of songs for this year proves. I wonder if Heesey did this deliberately. Another superb track — it ends quicker, but it isn’t disappointing in any way.
5. Rain Sound Of LaraBai
A more subtle tune, which would be a nice song to have on while you’re enjoying a nice big fat steak in some fancy restaurant, watching the rain coming down outside. You might skip this one if you want a fast kind of bop, but it’s certainly enjoyable for the right kind of mood. There’s a good tinkly piano bit at the end as well.
6. Only One Love Song
This is really old school! When you hear that “bup shoo wuddy” backing, you’ll think: “Struth! This came out of the 1960s or something.” This is rare to find a song that sounds along these lines these days. It’s the kind of thing your mum would enjoy as well.
7. Hippie Rose
This has a bit of a distorted sounding intro, which I’d say is deliberate. The rest sounds clearer though. Probably a less happy sounding track on the whole, like Double 3, but really great anyway.
8. Thunder Gate Shuffle
Ah now things get up and going here. This has a bit of an old school feeling too. Like some old British thing from the 1970s maybe. One of my favourites for sure on the album. Probably the most abrupt ending here too, out of any of the tracks.
9. Samba No. 9
That Samba feeling comes right through here & no mistake. It’s got that good, cheery, traditional Spanish kind of vibe. Crack out your maracas and sweet, fruity drinks! It ends at about 4:01-ish and then has another fade out piece as well, like the party keeps on going.
10. Super Hyper Ultra Extra
A real stand out track, this one! It’s superbly cheery and upbeat. Expect a huge finish, which you can predict about a whole minute before it happens.
11. Infinity Of My Groove
This one feels a bit hippie & spaced out, like you’re going to see spinning rainbows at around 2:30. But it’s not quite that intense for the rest of it. (I’ve heard some other songs in recent times that really sounded like the composers were on some kind of mind expanding drugs.) This one goes for about 6 minutes, and you may expect a fade out ending, but nope! It does finish properly.