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When I tell people that I love listening to Japanese music, they look at me like there’s something wrong with me. However, there are some things about Japanese music that I just find a lot better than American music. Here are the top three reasons why I like Japanese music over American:

  • They Give Importance to Melody

Now this certainly doesn’t mean that American music doesn’t focus on the actual melody on the song, but the Japanese just give it more importance than the lyrics or the story sometimes. This makes their music very pleasing to listen to right off the bat.

  • Songwriters Write Songs

Lately, in America, the concept of singers writing their own songs has been gaining a little too much importance. This is fine, but I personally think that music written by someone who is inherently a songwriter is better and has more depth to it than any singer who sings about the troubles of their own life.

  • The Songs are ‘Happier’

If you look at some of the songs that are topping American charts, you’ll realize that most of them are just about sad or generally negative stories. Japanese music, on the other hand, gives a positive and happier message most of the time. You will, of course, find sad songs from Japan too, but their music focuses on a wide array of emotions and messages more so than American music.


So before any of you think I’m crazy for listening to Japanese music over American, I suggest you give it a try and see for yourself the stark differences that exist between them.