Japanese pop rock band Southern All Stars archives - Music videos and news of SAS

Southern All Stars – Heaven On The Beach

Music video for Heaven On The Beach by long running Japanese pop rock band Southern All Stars. The MV features cameo appearances of a host of Japanese celebrities, including Natsumi Abe, Kaori Iida, Yuko Nakazawa, members of AKB48, Tamio Okuda, Guts Ishimatsu, Kaela Kimura, Kazuyoshi Saito, Dreams Come True, Ken Hirai, Gen Hoshino, Keiko Masuda and Kazuya Yoshii.

SMBC Japan – Lady, Fight Commercial

Japanese commercial for Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) which shows their appreciation for women in the workforce.

The word “fight” is often used as word of encouragement in Asia, a short form for “keep on fighting”. Music by pop rock band Southern All Stars.

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation lady fight commercial

Oricon top singles/albums in Japan 2008

Japan’s Oricon Chart [Jp] has released the Top 100 Japanese albums/singles ranking for 2008. Pop band EXILE dominates the album chart while the singles are ruled by Johnny’s boybands, i.e. Arashi and KAT-TUN etc.

Top 10 best selling Japanese albums of 2008

1. EXILE Love (EXILE)
2. Best Fiction (Namie Amuro)
3. 5296 (Kobukuro)
4. EXILE Catchy Best (EXILE)
5. Heart Station (Hikaru Utada)
6. EXILE Ballad Best (EXILE)
7. B’z The Best “Ultra Pleasure” (B’z)
8. A Complete: All Singles (Ayumi Hamasaki)
9. And I Love You (Dreams Come True)
10. A, Domo. Ohisashiburi Desu (GReeeeN)

Top 10 best selling Japanese singles of 2008

1. Truth (Arashi)
2. One Love (Arashi)
3. I Am Your Singer (Southern All Star)
4. Kiseki (GReeeeN)
5. Shuchishin (Shuchishin)
6. Hanabi (Mr. Children)
7. Soba ni Iru ne (Thelma Aoyama ft Soulja)
8. Don’t U Ever Stop (KAT-TUN)
9. Lips (KAT-TUN)
10. Beautiful Days (Arashi)

Oricon Favourite Japanese Artists 2008

Utada Hikaru tops Japanese magazine Oricon Style’s annual favourite artist chart [Jp] for the second year in a row. A total of 20758 votes were cast by the magazine subscribers for the poll. The top 20 Oricon favourite artists in 2008 are…

1. Utada Hikaru 2. Kobukuro 3. aiko 4. Mr Children 5. Dreams Come True 6. Southern All Stars 7. Namie Amuro 8. B’z 9. Spitz 10. Arashi 11. Masaharu Fukuyama 12. Kou Shibasaki 13. EXILE 14. Porno Graffiti 15. Ayaka 16. YUI 17.Ken Hirai 18. YUKI 19. Kuwata Keisuke 20. Yuzu

Kindly note that artists in Japanese terms often refers to musicians but not actors, so many of your favourite stars may not appear in the list.