Arashi, one of the most well-known groups in Japanese show and music business, popular not only with the younger generation but also among people of all ages. The group posted a video message on its official fan club website on January 27, Sunday that they will suspend its activities at the end of 2020. People in Japan were shocked by the news on Sunday evening. Today, before the year 2020 rolls around, let’s take a look back at some of Arashi’s classics, and you might be interested in one or two of their songs even if you’ve never heard of their name before.
Arashi debuted in Hawaii on September 15th, 1999 with their first single, A-RA-SHI, November 3rd in the same year, it has become the theme song of the Volleyball World Cup held in Japan. Since then, they have performed it in nearly every single live or concert tour. You cannot be an Arashi fan without knowing this song. It’s a song with full of happiness and always comes with a lot of fun when these 5 boys perform it in live or concerts.
Natsu no Namae
“One” is their 5th studio album that released on August 3, 2005, in Japan. This is also their first album that contains solo songs of every single member. The album contains the single “Natsu no Namae”, this song grabs people into the sad atmosphere from the start and hardly get out from it, it depicts summer as a season of farewells, a season of lost moments that can never be replaced, simply because none of the summers is the same as another. It’s a truly sad song but fans still immersed in it because it puts everyone’s heart in a calm and settled place.
”Dream ‘A’ live” is their 8th studio album. It was released on April 23, 2008, in Japan. ”ream ‘A’ live” is the 30th best-selling album of 2008 in Japan. The original title was “Alive”, but was then divided into “A live” to highlight the group’s initial letter A and the LIVE performance. This album contains the single ”Koe”, which is a song about the loss in our life. Sometimes, maybe once in our life, we tried hard to reach out to someone, but it becomes completely impossible when that person is keeping the distance from you. Koe talks about the loss and loneliness from that distance.
“Sakura Sake” is the album that released on 22 March 2005 in Japan along with the single “Te Tsunagoo”. This song could be one of the most lovely songs of Arashi. The main and only thing that this song wants to tells us is that ” love started by the moment we holding hands”, every big love started from the joy of holding hands. It does also explaining the happiness of being together. This song might remind you of the very first time when you holding hand with your beloved one, and this simple gesture is way beyond any word.
5×10 All the BEST!
This two-disc DVD was released on October 28, 2009, and was written by these 5 boys for their 10th anniversary, it contains all the music videos made by this group since their debut in 1999 until 10th anniversary in 2009. They tried to include in this album with 10 years worth of love and gratitude they felt, to thank the fans for supporting them along the way. This album is definitely a must-have for their big fans and collectors, and even casual fans alike.
The Arashi were together as a band for 20 years already, with last one years left, “We will show our best until the last,” said by these 5 boys with a warm smile. Pick our favorite Arashi album or single song of Arashi, or something that we haven’t listened to in a while. Think positive thoughts about them and celebrate their future and always remember what they gave us. It is something so ingrained in us and lasts forever. Thank you, that you’ve truly made an impact in our lives through your music and smile. Just like the name of your song, let’s be ‘Together, Forever. ‘