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ayaka performing her song “Tsuyoku Omou” (I Strongly Believe) with Kazumasa Oda.

I love ayaka’s voice -studio and live versions, she sounds amazing. “Tsuyoku Omou” is one of my favorite songs from ayaka’s recent works.  This live version, where she performed with Kazumasa Oda, made the song more soulful and melodramatic with Oda’s solemn repertoire. 

Original version with english translation here

はじまりのとき (Hajimari no Toki)

Artist:

絢香 (ayaka)

Album:

The beginning

Playcount:

3,319 plays

はじまりのとき (Hajimari no Toki) by ayaka. Lyrics translation.

This week’s Last Song Syndrome is this song by ayaka “ はじまりのとき” (Hajimari no Toki/Time to start). Her album, “The beginning”, is a great comeback album and it could run for the best Jpop album of the year.

And I found an awesome piano version with the music sheet for this song too, here.

In line with ayaka’s comeback album, just wanted to share her live performance on Music Fair 2007 -singing to Yutaka Ozaki’s song “I LOVE YOU”.

There were many renditions/cover songs made for this one, but ayaka’s version is one of the best in my opinion. Utada Hikaru and Nakashima Mika had their renditions, but I still like ayaka’s better (even if I’m a huge Hikki fan).

Video performance here.