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NHK’s 64th “Kohaku Uta Gassen” Red and White Song Battle

NHK's 64th Red and White Song Battle

NHK’s 64th Red and White Song Battle

 

Its that time of the year again.  Im talking about NHK’s 64th annual “Kohaku Uta Gassen”. Strictly by invitation only, these performers are considered to be the most popular and successful singers in the Japanese Entertainment Industry.  These two teams will battle it out. The White Team or the Shirogumi is composed of all male artist (or with male vocals) and the Red Team or Akagumi is composed of all female artists (or with female vocals).  This annual music show will be on December 31, 2013 starting at 7:15 pm (Japan time).  In Hawaii, it will be shown on Kiku Station, Wednesday January 1, 2014 at 5:00 pm. So far the White team has won 34 times and the the Red Team 29 times.  What team will it be this year? This years artist and song lists are:

Red Team

Aiko – Loveletter

AKB48 – Kohaku 2013 SP AKB48 Festival

AAA – Koi Oto to Amazora

DREAMS COME TRUE – Saa Kane wo Narase

E-girls – E-girls Kohaku Special Medley 2013

Fuji Ayako – Akai Ito

Godai Natsuko – Kinmokusei

Hamasaki Ayumi  – INSPIRE

Ikimonogakari – Egao

Ishikawa Sayuri – Tsugaru Kaikyou Fuyugeshiki

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu – Kohaku 2013 Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Medley

Koizai Kaori – Sake no Yado

Matsuda Seiko – New Year’s Eve Special Love Song Medley 2013

Mizuki Nana – Kakumei 2013: Kohaku Special Collaboration

Mizumori Kaori – Ise Meguri

Miwa – Hikari e

Momoiro Clover Z – Momoiro Kohaku 2013 Da Z

NMB48 – Kamonegikkusu

Nishino Kana – Sayonara

Perfume – Magic of Love

SKE48 – Sansei Kawaii

Sakamoto Fuyumi  – Otoko no Himatsuri

Takahashi Mariko – for you

Tendo Yoshimi – Furusato Ginga

Wada Akiko – Ima Demo Anata

White Team

Arashi – New Year’s Eve Medley 2013

Chris Hart – New Year’s Eve Special Love Song Medley 2013 (see his “Home” video below)

EXILE – EXILE PRIDE Konna Sekai wo Aisuru Tame

Fukuda Kohei – Nanbu Semi Shigure

Fukuyama Masaharu – 2013 Special Medley

Go Hiromi – Bang Bang

Golden Bomber – Memeshikute

Hikawa Kiyoshi – Manten no Hitomi

Hosokawa Takashi – Naniwa-bushi Dayo Jinsei wa

Izumiya Shigeru – Shunkashuutou 2014

Itsuki Hiroshi – Hakata A・la・mode

Kanjani8 – Kohaku 2-do-me! Yobarete Tobidashite Je Je Je Je

Kitajima Saburo – Matsuri

Kobukuro – Ima, Saki Hokoru Hanatachi yo

Linked Horizon – “Guren no Yumiya (Kohaku Special Ver.)

Miwa Akihiro – Furusato no Sora no Shita ni

Mori Shinichi – Erimomisaki

Porno Graffitti – Seishun Hanamichi

Sakanaction – Music

Sandaime J Soul Brothers- Fuyumonogatari

SMAP – Joymap

Sexy Zone – Sexy Heiwa Zone Kumikyoku

T.M.Revolution – Kakumei 2013 -Kohaku Special Collaboration

TOKIO – AMBITIOUS JAPAN

Tokunaga Hideaki – Yume wo Shinjite

Yuzu – Ame Nochi Hallelujah

*Chris Hart and Matsuda Seiko

T.M.Revolution and Mizuki Nana will collaborate.

Source Official website

2 responses to “NHK’s 64th “Kohaku Uta Gassen” Red and White Song Battle

  1. How did you like this kohaku uta gassen? I watched the whole show but found it not as entertaining as it used to be. Maybe that has also something to do with age… Just thought I’m not old enough for “Nippon no uta” on TV-Tokyo….

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    • @toomasu LOL… I enjoyed the show. I use to watch it as a child with my mom. I think times has changed. I still enjoyed most of the show. Im not old enough for “Nippon no Uta” as well….(thank god)

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