1/6/09

The Best of 2008 H!P poll

The lovely Amy over at Merry go round has put together a questionnaire for us fans of H!P to fill in, she'll be counting all the answers and producing a poll of some sorts near the end of January (hopefully).
Below are my answers and maybe a little bit of reasoning behind my responses.
If you have yet to answer this on your own blog then maybe you should? its kinda straight forward and Amy has also given us a list of possible answers ... so its not particullary tricky to answer...

Best Group Single
Oh god ... this is kind of tricky, well there were so many singles that I loved from 2008, namely from Berryz kobo and C-ute.
After much serious thought I'm gonna have to choose 'Forever Love' by C-ute, this single not only contained awesome choreography and Maimi in shorts its also got an amazing rhythm and great club beats, if this played in a club I would be first on the dance floor regardless of my alcohol consumption.



Best Soloist Single
Although there hasn't been a massive amount of solo releases this year I think Mano Erina wins hands down, all 3 of her songs are utterly adorable ... so its simply a question of which one ... hmmm ... how about 'Lucky Aura' that song wins hard and fast.


Best Group Album

Simple question, simple answer ... Berryz Kobo 5(FIVE).
This is one of those albums I can stick on from start to finish and enjoy every single track, tracks that I'm totally in love with are 'Happy stand up!' 'Clap!' 'Ah Merry-go-round' the awe inspiring 'BE' and one of most delicious 'REAL LOVE' by Risako Sugaya.



Best Soloist Album

Although there were only a few solo albums out last year its quite clear that Kusumi Koharu's 3rd album 'Kirarin to Fuyu' wins, many fun addicting songs, one of the most stand out tracks on the album is 'Happy Love' hearing her growl and bark like a dog is brilliant, I would love to see her in the recording studio ...

つんく: ok good, now I need you to bark
Koharu: lol whut?
つんく: Bark like a dog! HOWL FOR ME!
Koharu: RAFF RAFF RAFFFF!!
つんく: NOW GROWL BITCH!!!

Best PV
With this question there is alot of choice ... so looking through them all my mind rests upon Berryz Kobo 'Yuke Yuke Monkey Dance'.
Not only am I a huge fan of the song the video is quite amazing also ... although its not exactly a stylish or expensive video it contains so much charm and genki spirit, who can resist cute happy girls jumping around in monkey outfits?



Group With Best Overall Releases
Although my loyalty is with Berryz Kobo I cannot deny that C-ute have had a brilliant year for releases...

LALALA Shiawase no Uta: WIN
Namida no Iro: WIN
Edo no Temari Uta II: WIN
FOREVER LOVE: WIN

Case clsoed.

Best New Group (debuted in 2008)
I'm totally torn between either Milkyway or Shugo Chara Egg ... I guess Milkyway should get my vote though because only Koharu could get me to enjoy bagpipes and shake my magic tamborine at the monitor.




Best New Soloist (debuted in 2008)

Simple! Mano Erina, she's had some great singles this year, lets hope she gets a PV soon eh?

Best Established Group (did not debut in 2008)
Berryz Kobo.

Best Established Soloist (did not debut in 2008)
Kusumi Koharu.

Best Photobook

Yajima Maimi - Sou Sola

Why you might ask? well ...



Hottest Idol of 2008
Yajima Maimi



Worst Group Single
Ongaku Gatas - Come together

Worst Soloist Single
Nothing was really bad so I cant answer this question.

Worst PV
Hangry & Angry - Kill Me Kiss Me ... GOD IT SUCKED.

Worst Vocalist of 2008
I enjoyed all the vocalists so I cant answer.

Least Attractive Girl of 2008
Erm ... this is a real unfair question as all the girls have some level of attractiveness ... but what I'm trying to say is that I'm a pussy and I wont answer.

3 comments:

TIMMII said...

I really like "Yuke Yuke Monkey Dance" Monkey Dance Version. Without script, I saw the girls at their natural and of cause, they got me as always.

and The best group's Single, I rather give to "Dschinghis Khan". The number of sold is already prooved.

Rishadan said...

Best Group Single
hmm...like you said, there were so many good singles, it so hard to choose best one. My options are Renai Rider, Gachinko de Ikou, Kiss!Kiss!Kiss! and Rottara! Rottara! They all were really good and loved them all but I think Rottara! Rottara! is the winner this time.

Best Soloist Single
Papancake! 'nuff said

Best Group Album
Tbh, I havent been listening to any albums lately. Only browsed Cover You quickly through, which was really bad. Also totally forgot about FIVE...so I have to leave this one blank.

Best Soloist Album
Same, Kirarin to Fuyu

Best PV
Although Yuke Yuke Monkey Dance PV was basic H!P video with combined dance and close-up shots, those monkey outfits really make me smile every time i see the video. I really like the song so gonna choose it the best pv.

Group With Best Overall Releases
C-ute and Berryz Koubou both had really good releases this year. Momusu was a big disappointment. But the group with best overall releases is without a doubt BUONO! Every single they release is just pure gold.

Best New Group (debuted in 2008)
Wasnt really keen on Milky Way at first but been listening to them a lot recently. So best new group is Milky Way.

Best New Soloist (debuted in 2008)
Was there any other new soloist than Mano?

Best Established Group (did not debut in 2008)
Been MM fan quite a long now but unfortunately I have to say that best established group is Buono!

oh god Airi's hotpants! *faints*

Best Established Soloist (did not debut in 2008)
Kusumi Koharu. I really hated Koharu at first. Somehow, she came and stole my heart. Still she isnt my favourite (noone will ever go over Eririn!!1) but I've grown to like her in anyway (actually I've had a dream about Koharu in which we were married and we had a kid) wink wink^^.

Best Photobook
There were many good photobooks. Sayus Love Letter and Koharus Nikki caused some serious nosebleeding but I think I lost conciousness so many times while "reading" 20Hatachi that it'll definately get the first place.

Worst Group Single
Worst? hmm...I actually liked Come Together. What else there? umm.. I think i gotta choose Hangry & Angry (though it sounds quite ok if you listen to it like 1 or 2 times but after that, it really becomes boring and it starts sounding amateurish)

Worst Soloist Single
"Nothing was really bad so I cant answer this question."

same

Worst PV
"Hangry & Angry - Kill Me Kiss Me ... GOD IT SUCKED."

same

Worst Vocalist of 2008
"I enjoyed all the vocalists so I cant answer."

same :S

Least Attractive Girl of 2008

Umeda Erika. I used to like her but for some reason she has lost her attractiveness. She looked horrible on H!P dvd magazine vol.16

Shurastriker said...

I like come together so for me worst groupsingle must be the monkey dance... gosh i hate that song plus is like 5 minutes which can be reduced to 3 easily.

For best single, Cinderella Complex cuz the unit and moslty coz Ai and Maimi in same song, outstanding.

too lazy to fill the rest so i just say that Maimi is the hottest, very relevant.