Ladies and gentlemen, I know you were probably hoping for a dark Christmas classic this week, but sadly, finals have destroyed my life, so this will have to do instead!
You know, when a song blows up huge and I mean manages to top the Oricon charts (Japan’s incredibly highly competitive music ranking charts) means good things. When the same act gets that honor twice in a row, it’s a signal to milk the popularity for all it’s worth. And man, with Paparazzi and Oh! reaching the top slots as quickly as they did, SMTown would be crazy not to take this fad for all its worth. But does that necessarily mean that this new single is a song of that seem breed, or it is the beginning of the end for this string of Japanese-only tracks? Let’s take a listen to Flower Power by Girls Generation.