Wednesday, November 7, 2012

30 highest royalty-earning songs of the past three decades

On November 5th, the Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers (JASRAC) celebrated the 30th anniversary of its JASRAC Awards. This annually Awards presented “to the copyright holders whose musical works represent a large share of the royalty distribution,” generally through sales and use in television, radio, karaoke, games, ringtones, and other media. In honor of the 30th anniversary, the organization published a ranking of the highest royalty-earning songs of the past three decades (1982-2011).

The complete list, according to the JASRAC website, is as follows:
  1. “Sekai ni Hitotsu Dake no Hana” – written/composed by Makihara Noriyuki, performed by SMAP
  2.  “Izakaya” – written by Aku Yu, composed by Ono Katsuo, performed by Itsuki Hiroshi & Kinomi Nana 
  3. “Futari no Osaka” – written by Yoshioka Osamu, composed by Ichikawa Shosuke, performed by Miyako Harumi & Miyazaki Tadashi 
  4. “Neon Genesis Evangelion” BGM – composed by Sagisu Shiro 
  5. “Nada Sousou” – written by Moriyama Ryoko, composed by BEGIN, performed by Natsukawa Rimi 
  6. “TSUNAMI” – written/composed by Kuwata Keisuke, performed by Southern All Stars 
  7.   “Kawa no Nagare no You ni” – written by Akimoto Yasushi, composed by Mitake Akira, performed by Misora Hibari 
  8.  “Kita Kuukou” – written by Yashiro Yo, composed by Hama Keisuke, performed by Hama Keisuke & Kei Unsuku 
  9. “I Love You” – written/composed/performed by Ozaki Yutaka 
  10. “Sake Yo” – written/composed/performed by Yoshi Ikuzo 
  11.  “Kanpai” – written/composed/performed by Nagabuchi Tsuyoshi 
  12. “Kita no Tabibito” – written by Yamaguchi Yoko, composed by Gen Tetsuya, performed by Ishihara Yujiro 
  13. “Ginza no Koi no Monogatari” – written by Otaka Hisao, composed by Kaburagi Hajime, performed by Ishihara Yujiro & Makimura Junko 
  14. “Zankoku na Tenshi no Thesis” – written by Oikawa Neko, composed by Sato Hidetoshi, performed by Takahashi Yoko 
  15. “Hanamizuki” – written/performed by Hitoto Yo, composed by Mashiko Tatsuro 
  16. “Everything” – written/performed by MISIA, composed by Matsumoto Toshiaki 
  17. “Can You Celebrate?” – written/composed by Komuro Tetsuya, performed by Amuro Namie 
  18. “Pokemon” BGM – composed by Miyazaki Shinji 
  19. “Kiseki” – written/composed/performed by GReeeeN 
  20. “Geba Geba 90 Pun!” Theme – composed by Miyagawa Hiroshi 
  21. “Nirinsou” – written by Mizuki Kaoru, composed by Gen Tetsuya, performed by Kawanaka Miyuki 
  22. “Amagigoe” – written by Yoshioka Osamu, composed by Gen Tetsuya, performed by Ishikawa Sayuri 
  23. “Sekaijuu no Dare Yori Kitto” – written by Show Wesugi & Nakayama Miho, composed by Oda Tetsuro, performed by Nakayama Miho & WANDS 
  24. “Dragon Ball Z” TV BGM – composed by Kikuchi Shunsuke 
  25. “Choo Choo Train” – written by Sato Arisu, composed by Nakanishi Keizo, performed by ZOO, performed by EXILE 
  26. “Yozora no Mukou” – written by Suga Shikao, composed by Kawamura Yuka, performed by SMAP 
  27.  “Seasons” – written/performed by Hamasaki Ayumi, composed by D・A・I 
  28.  “Automatic” – written/composed/performed by Utada Hikaru 
  29. “Sakuranbo” – written/composed/performed by Otsuka Ai 
  30. “Mobile Suit Z Gundam” BGM – composed by Saegusa Shigeaki 
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