Love So Sweet
You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
VERY Honorable Mentions:
With its smooth vocals and relaxing melody, ai otsuka's "HEART" captured me right away. There's something utterly enchanting about this song. Though at first listen the song itself sounds somewhat wistful and young ("I want to see you; I want to see you right now"), there's a deeper story to this island-sounding song; lines such as "In between the fireworks, as I closed my eyes, I could quietly see it in the dark...it's tickling my heart [...]" convey a more mature love. It definitely outshines "PEACH" on the "PEACH/HEART" single.
Flavor Of Life -Ballad Version-
Even though I first I thought it was a little overrated due to its tie-in with HYD, it proves to be quite a worthy song on its own. The background melody (the strings, the soft beat…