I love this challenge! Thanks so much @MattK95 it really brought me on a trip down memory lane, revisiting the Asian music I obsessed over in high school (minus the K-Pop of course). I'd forgotten what a profound effect it had on my life!
This was such a beautiful hopeful song for my little teen self to listen to.
Ping Pung- On Your Mark
And then something a little grungier... for all my high school angst haha.
Tank! -Yoko Kanno (Cowboy Bebop)
I remember discovering this show and feeling like the world was a better place. And then I saw the series finale. T_T
Lost My Music- Aya Hirano
For the time in my life when I really wanted to play guitar.
Ayu's Euro Mega Mix- Ayumi Hamasaki
This always sounded so epic to me. Like, if I ever transformed into a magical anime girl, this is what that day would sound like.
Miyavi- Selfish Love
I don't feel like this song encapsulates any one moment of my life (I hope not!) but I felt like I had to include it because it's so much fun to listen to.
Legend of Ashitaka (Princess Mononoke)
Obligatory Miyazaki moment- gotta pay tribute to one of my favorite films of all time. This overture is stunning.
Run Devil Run- Nylon Pink
Kick-butt girl anthems are my jam, and this is one of my faves.
The Pillows- Bran New Love Song (Runners' High)
I love how spacey and quirky this song sounds.
I kind of resent my younger self for listening to this song so much, but at least I'm probably not the only one?