LiSA’s Demon Slayer TV Anime OP Song Tops Japan’s Karaoke Annual Ranking of 2020



Nagoya-based company XING announced the annual rankings for the most popular karaoke songs of the year 2020 today, which were counted by its online karaoke service JOYSOUND (including its sub-brand UGA) between January 1 and November 30, 2020. JOYSOUND started its service in 1992 and has become one of the major karaoke brands in Japan, offering the karaoke industry’s largest lineup of more than 320,000 songs. 


According to the data, the most popular song in Japanese karaoke this year is LiSA‘s 15th single song released in July 2019, “Gurenge,” which was used as the OP theme for the TV anime Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. The song has not only topped the overall ranking, but also the anime/tokusatsu/game song ranking, beating “Zankoku na Tenshi no Thesis / A Cruel Angel’s Thesis,” the OP theme for the 1995-1996 TV anime Neon Genesis Evangelion


“I’m glad this song is loved and sung by so many people, along with the anime,” LiSA says, “May you continue to enjoy it in various forms.”



Overall ranking top 10:


 1. “Gurenge” LiSA

 2. “Pretender” Official HIGE DANdism

 3. “Mary Gold” Aimyon

 4. “Lemon” Kenshi Yonezu

 5. “Hakujitsu” King Gnu

 6. “Yoru ni Kakeru” YOASOBI

 7. “Kousui” Eito

 8. “Sayonara Elegy” Masaki Suda

 9. “Machigai Sagashi” Masaki Suda

 10. “Ito” Miyuki Nakajima 



Anime/Tokusatsu/Game Song Ranking Top 20


1 (-). “Gurenge” (LiSA / Demon Slayer Kimietsu no Yaiba



2 (1). “Zankoku na Tenshi no Thesis/A Cruel Angel’s Thesis” (Yoko Takahashi / Neon Genesis Evangelion



3 (2). “Himawari no Yakusoku” (Motohiro Hata / Stand By Me Doraemon)



4 (-). “Yesterday”  (Official HIGE DANdism / HELLO WORLD)



5 (-) “Inferno” (Mrs. GREEN APPLE / Fire Force)



6 (4). “Sugar Song to Bitter Step” (UNISON SQUARE GARDEN / Blood Blockade Battlefront)

7 (3). “Peace Sign” (Kenshi Yonezu / My Hero Academia)

8 (7). “Single Bed” (Sharam Q / D・N・A2)

9 (14). “Harunohi” (Aimyon / Crayon Shin-chan Honeymoon Hurricane -The Lost Hiroshi-)

10 (10). “God Knows…” (Aya Hirano as Haruhi Suzumiya / The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)

11 (11). “Kimi no Shiranai Monogatari” (Supercell / Bakemonogatari

12 (9). “Touch” (Yoshimi Iwasaki / Touch)

13 (16). “Sekai ga Owaru Madewa…” (WANDS / Slum Dunk)

14 (13). “unravel” (TK from Ling tosite Sigure / Tokyo Ghoul)

15 (18). “Butter-fly” (Koji Wada / Digimon Adventure)

16 (6). “Let It Go – Ari no Mama de” (Takako Matsu / Frozen Japanese dub edition)

17 (5). “Uchiage Hanabi” (DAOKOxKenshi Yonezu / Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom?)

18 (-). “Sousei no Aquarion” (AKINO / Sousei no Aquarion)

19 (12). “A Whole New World” (Tomoya Nakamura and Haruka Kinoshita / Aladdin Japanese dub edition)

20 (20). “Kokoroe” (ROAD OF MAJOR / MAJOR)



Source: XING press release




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