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The Best Japanese Music Artists

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Japanese music can encompasses a wide number of genres and artists. For some, music of Japan could signify the traditional music that's associated with Japanese history. For others, it can allude to Japanese bands and Japanese pop singers. While traditional Japanese music is obviously different than the Western influenced Japanese bands that emerged during the last century, Japanese music artists' sound varies and thus, generations of Japanese people are attracted to the sounds that come from their native land. No matter what your definition is - either old or new - Japanese bands and singers are some of the most popular in the world. 

So, what are the best Japanese bands? On such a widely defined list of Japanese music artists has to include the likes of the GazettE, YUI, Nightmare, Alice Nine, NEWS, SMAP and Stereopony. While some of these Japanese bands are from the new generation, they're still considered to be some of the best that Japan has to offer. These Japanese bands have catchy songs and have charted multiple times. This includes all good Japanese music and the best Japanese music.

That said, it's up to you to determine what are the best Japanese bands. The music of Japan varies widely, so pick who you think should be considered the best. This list answers the questions "who are the best music of Japan bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest music of Japan musician ever?" If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular music of japan bands that you might've heard of. (158 items)



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    Hotel Holidays in the Sun, From Me to You, CAN’T BUY MY LOVE

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    Encore Show, BABY ACTION, TEMPTATION BOX

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    Hankou Seimeibun, Nil, Cockayne Soup

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    Kimi Tsunagi Five M, Fanclub, Sol-fa

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    Golden Coast, FLOW THE MAX !!!, Game

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    Sakura Saku Machi Monogatari, My Song Your Song, Barādon

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    Perfume ~Complete Best~, GAME, Fan Service [sweet]

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    Arashic, Here We Go!, Arashi Number One: The Storm Calls The Storm

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    Tokyo Rock City, Timeless, BUGRIGHT

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    Set List: Greatest Songs 2006–2007, Koko ni Ita Koto, Kamikyokutachi Labrador RetrieverBillboard Japan Music AwardsHot 100 Single Sales of the Year

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    Sweet?, paint pops, Sentimental Macchiato

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    stand by me, A Hydrangea Blooms, Hitohira no Hanabira

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    Kaze wo Atsumete, Utai Sarishi Hana, Sora Ippai ni Kanaderu Inori

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    Play, Genius 2000, Style

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    Kumo o mo Tsukamu Tami, ∠ Trigger, Romantist Egoist

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    The Living Dead, Jupiter, Flame Vein

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    LOVE, TRUE, Yes

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    Tokyo Rock City, Natural, musiQ

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    Guitarissimo, Faith, Faraway / Kiss you

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    Thank you, Love, to LOVE

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    Hikaru Monotachi, Rappa Renshūchū, Otona Jelly Beans

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    True Song, NEW WORLD, Need Your Love

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    SAMPLE BANG!, GIFT of SMAP, BIRDMAN〜SMAP 013

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    Killer Show, Anima, the WORLD Ruler

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    Kimi Yuki, Ikuze! Kaitō Shōjo, Battle and Romance

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    Alice in Wonderland, Alpha, WHITE PRAYER

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    ART OF LIFE, Art of Life 1993.12.31 Tokyo Dome, Complete Singles

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    Seifuku no Me, Gomen ne, Summer

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    Seifuku no Mannequin, Guruguru Curtain, Kimi no Na wa Kibō

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    Nice, Solosolo, FEVER*FEVER

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    Sing to the Sky, First Message, Ayaka’s History 2006–2009

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    Flower, Kimi wa Boku da, Time Machine Nante Iranai

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    Naminori Kakigōri, already, Perapera Perao

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    Melon Juice, Suki! Suki! Skip!, Sakura

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    Gou On Progressive, Tokyo Rock City, G∞VER

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    Blowing, Graffiti, Sugar

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    Sosv1, Rie fu, Urban Romantic

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    Babymetal, Babymetal × Kiba of Akiba, Live: Legend I

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    JUST A HERO, PSYCHOPATH, Moral

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    Everybody Go, Kis-My-1st, Good Ikuze!

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    DON'T TRUST ANYONE BUT US, BRING YOUR BOARD!!, RIOT ON THE GRILL

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    Nagiichi, Teppen Tottande!, Oh My God!

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    La Collection des Singles, Beast of Blood, Merveilles

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    Mō Sagasanai, Yureru Omoi, Eien

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    Spitz, Fake Fur, SazanamiCD

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    Live, Touch, TEPPEN

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    SEED, Savia, Mami Kawada Best Birth

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    A Song for ××, appears, Connected

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    The Ballad House ~Just Old Fashioned Love Songs~, 安全地帯 IX, 安全地帯Ⅹ ~雨のち晴れ~ ...

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