Friday, March 25, 2011

Which songs have earthquake victims requested the most on FM Sendai?

It’s been 12 days since the occurrence of the Great Tohoku Kanto Earthquake and as the days goes by, the song requests have sharply increased on FM Sendai. 40 % of the requests are for songs from Johnny & Associates‘ artists, and the most wanted artist is Arashi. According to FM Sendai, Arashi’s “Kitto Daijoubu” and “Believe” receive the most amount of the requests.

When the earthquake occurred, FM Sendai only aired information about the disaster without any music, however, beginning this week, their music segments began to occupy 50 % of their broadcasts. The director of FM Sendai stated, “We received mainly requests for ballad songs at first, but the victims’ needs started to change healing songs to positive songs. Arashi is the favorite for elementary kids to people in their 50s.”

Source: Nikkan Sports

Image: Arashi’s “Kitto Daijoubu” cover jacket