🎵冬の唄 Song Advent Calendar 2023 and Countdown to 紅白 🎵

Welcome to the Song Advent Calendar 2023 Edition!

I had a lot of fun putting a winter-themed song calendar and playlist last December, so I wanted to do it again this year.

This will only start on Dec 1st (which I realize it already is in some locations).

I wrote the title as “Advent Calendar,” but it’s actually 31 songs, 1 each day until 12/31, and then it’s time for 紅白歌合戦, Japan’s annual New Year’s music competition show on NHK (see these links if you’re not familiar with Kōhaku: Kōhaku Uta Gassen - Wikipedia, 第74回NHK紅白歌合戦).

Link: 冬の唄2023

How it works:

  • Every day from December 1st to December 31st 2023, you open the 冬の唄2023 link and click on the current date.
  • That day will have a youtube video with a (most of the time) winter-themed song, as well as a link to the lyrics for that song (if you click on a date too early, nothing happens) :smiley:
  • Listen to the song of the day
  • Read the linked lyrics (if you want to)
  • Share any impressions/thoughts! :wink:

You’re also welcome to share any of your own winter song suggestions or thoughts on possible/announced Kōhaku artists in this thread! I love talking about music.

I did try to make the full list so that each song flows (relatively) well into the next and makes for a good playlist, so if you want to go ahead and listen to ALL the songs, I will include the full song list in spoiler tags below. :musical_note: I just ask that you please, if you are commenting on a song not yet unlocked for most people (i.e. multiple days ahead), be courteous and also use spoiler tags for your comment. :musical_note:

Finally, if you have time, also head over to Origami Advent Calendar 2023 and fold some origami as well!

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Full Song List (for those who don’t want to wait)

01 [白雪 - Eve] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auGCwJ_tqa0 白雪 歌詞 Eve 映画「ブラックナイトパレード」主題歌 ふりがな付 - うたてん (alt link (beautiful AMV, but long intro and outro): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kvceyq9o0rY)
02 [星の消えた夜に - Aimer] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngrBbLTvjN4 「星の消えた夜に」 歌詞 Aimer ふりがな付 - うたてん
03 [Can’t Wait 'Til Christmas - 宇多田ヒカル] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIsrCPX8ma4 Can't Wait 'Til Christmas 歌詞 宇多田ヒカル サントリー ペプシネックス CMソング ふりがな付 - うたてん (alt link (music vid with lyrics) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OXlAJfcTwg)
04 [Let it Snow! - Dean Fujioka] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcY8r32gBpw Let it snow! 歌詞 DEAN FUJIOKA ドラマ 今からあなたを脅迫します 主題歌 ふりがな付 - うたてん
05 [Memories - MAN WITH A MISSION] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2YPr-2Qx9g Memories 歌詞 MAN WITH A MISSION JR東日本 JR SKISKI キャンペーンCMソング ふりがな付 - うたてん (alt link official, long intro and outro: https://youtu.be/6-mdBSN3BSI)
06 [越冬つばめ - 森昌子] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqI7nlroZuU 越冬つばめ 歌詞 森昌子 ふりがな付 - うたてん
07 [灯り - ストレイテナー×秦 基博] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNKM5ArMbk4 灯り 歌詞 ストレイテナー×秦 基博 ふりがな付 - うたてん
08 [ハピネス - AI] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKgmu8g-kXE ハピネス 歌詞 AI ふりがな付 - うたてん
09 [季節は次々死んでいく - amazarashi] - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtJcLWeY114 季節は次々死んでいく 歌詞 amazarashi TVアニメ「東京喰種√A」エンディングテーマ ふりがな付 - うたてん (alt link (live): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUNAYS9srIk)
10 [BLIZZARD - BURNOUT SYNDROMES] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wP-MnPA3JCU BLIZZARD 歌詞 BURNOUT SYNDROMES TVアニメ「ましろのおと」 オープニングテーマ ふりがな付 - うたてん
11 [細川たかし - 望郷じょんから] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBWc8A55VnE 望郷じょんから 歌詞 細川たかし ふりがな付 - うたてん
12 [Powder Snow - 浜崎あゆみ] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tltNyNmrRBg Powder Snow 歌詞 浜崎あゆみ ふりがな付 - うたてん
13 [いつかのメリークリスマス Bz’s] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlNxvYFLhpE いつかのメリークリスマス 歌詞 B'z ふりがな付 - うたてん
14 [ソラニン - ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZD1B1TskXs ソラニン 歌詞 ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION ふりがな付 - うたてん (alt link (First Take version): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mtHh0k6sVg)
15 [Wonderful Day - TWICE] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otoxc_H8qkE Wonderful Day 歌詞 TWICE ふりがな付 - うたてん
16 [スノースマイル - Bump of Chicken] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JA7o4ZZNnks スノースマイル 歌詞 BUMP OF CHICKEN ふりがな付 - うたてん
17 [白雪姫 - flower] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Zy22tutYOY 白雪姫 歌詞 Flower NOTTVドラマ 僕らはみんな死んでいる♪ 主題歌 ふりがな付 - うたてん (alt link (official, long intro): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_P-_X_b2CmE)
18 [イルミネーション - SEKAI NO OWARI] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsQNfkaG5z4 イルミネーション 歌詞 SEKAI NO OWARI テレビ朝日系木曜ドラマ リーガルV ~元弁護士・小鳥遊翔子~ 主題歌 ふりがな付 - うたてん
19 [月明かりイルミネイト - MEZZO”] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1nyGiKk99I 月明かりイルミネイト 歌詞 MEZZO” ふりがな付 - うたてん
20 [恋い雪 - SILENT SIREN] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nI5OgkOYPRY 恋い雪 歌詞 SILENT SIREN ふりがな付 - うたてん (alt link (official): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gz0nBKnb-ao)
21 [My Gift to You - CHEMISTRY] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgBOYDriGGc My Gift to You 歌詞 CHEMISTRY ふりがな付 - うたてん (alt links (with orchestra): https://youtu.be/LoIyFY_q-ns, (official): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMISDWsEelQ)
22 [奇跡を望むなら…Xmas story - JUJU] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQ4W54l766k https://utaten.com/lyric/jb10712042/ (alt links (lyrics): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfOEgH9QAkg, (live, talk intro): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8i-fKRdB17w)
23 [テレパス - ヨルシカ] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTeROfwwtnA https://utaten.com/lyric/mi23010736/
24 [サイレント・イヴ - 辛島美登里] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cknuQVvF05o https://utaten.com/lyric/ja00001477/
25 [クリスマス・イブ - 山下達郎] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-z074oJscQ https://utaten.com/lyric/ja00006049/ (alt link (lyrics): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lV14-SJdmNo)
26 [Silent Night - 氷川きよし] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPfrKiIdTVw https://utaten.com/lyric/mi18111928/
27 [東京ウインターセッション - HoneyWorks] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jePk5vWvyFk https://utaten.com/lyric/sa17103008/
28 [深愛 - 水樹奈々] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVY5p-pY1ZQ https://utaten.com/lyric/jb50907036/ (alt link (gorgeous, but long intro): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePVJdev77Gw)
29 [朝靄に溶ける - 神はサイコロを振らない x asmi] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRHxae6oAH0 https://utaten.com/lyric/hw22121456/
30 [はじまりの唄 - まるりとりゅうが] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tX54TNldyo https://utaten.com/lyric/ya19090449/
31 [365日の紙飛行機 - AKB48] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UO6FY4kJ4Y4 https://utaten.com/lyric/sa15100244/

Also, Spotify Playlist link (again, avoid if you don’t want to be spoiled):

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Thank you for setting this up this year! I had a lot of fun listening to the music last year, so I was hoping for something like this again this year!

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So excited for this! Thank you so much for making it and sharing! And I think I might be listening back to back with your playlist from last year too! :smiling_face:
Happy December, let’s enjoy the holidays!
:snowman_with_snow::candle::sparkles::christmas_tree::mrs_claus:t2::sled::snowflake::gift::carousel_horse::sparkles::christmas_tree::snowman_with_snow::carousel_horse::star2::scarf::candle::snowboarder::sled::cloud_with_snow::gift:

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It’s funny how even though both playlists are “winter-themed” they have a really different overall feel to them. I’m not sure if that speaks to anything other than what mood I was in while I was making them. :sweat_smile:

BTW, last year’s list for anyone curious (note: no duplicate songs on this year’s list, but a few duplicate artists, so putting in spoiler tags just in case):

[orion - 米津玄師] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkwFCYpP-7c orion 歌詞 米津玄師 TVアニメ「3月のライオン」第2クールエンディングテーマ ふりがな付 - うたてん
[memory of snow - fripside] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLHYIQM18wM memory of snow 歌詞 fripSide ふりがな付 - うたてん
[雪國 - 吉幾三] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqEJ2O4nigQ 雪國 歌詞 吉幾三 ふりがな付 - うたてん
[Snow halation - μ’s] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dix-lB_muio Snow halation 歌詞 μ's ラブライブ!キャラクターソング ふりがな付 - うたてん
[シルシ - LiSA] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6FCQWlKeJQ シルシ 歌詞 LiSA TVアニメ「ソードアート・オンラインⅡ」 エンディングテーマ ふりがな付 - うたてん
[クリスマスキャロルの頃には-NORTH FLOW - MONKEY MAJIK × 稲垣潤一 × GAGLE] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDMTHgH_dck クリスマスキャロルの頃には -NORTH FLOW- 歌詞 MONKEY MAJIK ふりがな付 - うたてん
[雪のクリスマス - DREAMS COME TRUE] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hBm4-L4kQg 雪のクリスマス 歌詞 DREAMS COME TRUE ふりがな付 - うたてん
[SNOW SOUND - [Alexandros]] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7GvXNOxhng SNOW SOUND 歌詞 [Alexandros] JR東日本/JR SKISKI ふりがな付 - うたてん
[Let It Go - 松たか子] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DErKwi9HqM Let It Go~ありのままで~ 歌詞 松たか子 ふりがな付 - うたてん
[Winter,again - GLAY] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYBEQ8oAGDE Winter,again 歌詞 GLAY ふりがな付 - うたてん
[冬景色 - 石川さゆり] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Leiebo4V2cE 津軽海峡・冬景色 歌詞 石川さゆり ふりがな付 - うたてん
[Burnin’ X’mas - T.M.Revolution] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-jb-C0WP2s Burnin' X'mas 歌詞 T.M.Revolution ふりがな付 - うたてん
[涙雪 - Sonar Pocket] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_upx0S_5ye4 涙雪 歌詞 Sonar Pocket ふりがな付 - うたてん
[melt - SennaRin] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohFxsyrQQ68 melt 歌詞 SennaRin ふりがな付 - うたてん
[恋する雪 愛する空 - CHEMISTRY] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOhbTBX07Qk 恋する雪 愛する空 歌詞 CHEMISTRY ふりがな付 - うたてん
[この夢が醒めるまで feat.吉田兄弟 - 加藤ミリヤ] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0Pg48Uf_cI この夢が醒めるまで feat.吉田兄弟 歌詞 加藤ミリヤ TVアニメ「ましろのおと」 エンディングテーマ ふりがな付 - うたてん
[海雪 - ジェロ] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLr4JXCejik 海雪 歌詞 ジェロ ふりがな付 - うたてん
[愛しさにリボンをかけて - Little Glee Monster] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTjNon42NUA 愛しさにリボンをかけて 歌詞 Little Glee Monster 「コカ・コーラ」ウィンターキャンペーン CMソング ふりがな付 - うたてん
[冬空 - 三代目 J Soul Brothers from EXILE TRIBE] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKypLJPW7yE 冬空 歌詞 三代目 J Soul Brothers from EXILE TRIBE ふりがな付 - うたてん
[柊 - Do As Infinity] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g87zI1OJdt8 https://utaten.com/lyric/ja00011128/
[Wish - 嵐] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTlKLBCVSjA WISH 歌詞 嵐 TBS系ドラマ 花より男子 主題歌 ふりがな付 - うたてん
[クリスマスソング - back number] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfgOjtq440o クリスマスソング 歌詞 back number ふりがな付 - うたてん
[冬が終わる前に - 清水翔太] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ipl8UdpQf4 冬が終わる前に 歌詞 清水翔太 ふりがな付 - うたてん
[メリクリ - BoA] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3AyP5xW11U メリクリ 歌詞 BoA ドラマ 黒蜥蜴 EDテーマ ふりがな付 - うたてん
[White wishes - 9nine] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERS-_F7rZhg White Wishes 歌詞 9nine となりの怪物くん ED ふりがな付 - うたてん
[Kissin’ Christmas(クリスマスだからじゃない) - 桑田佳祐] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USobcLNaQjA https://utaten.com/lyric/jb51208066/
[スノーマジックファンタジー - SEKAI NO OWARI] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwH4UyJMlwM https://utaten.com/lyric/jb71401060/
[雪風 - スピッツ] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqJBpisB7lE https://utaten.com/lyric/yc15041526/
[細雪 - 和楽器バンド] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UH-99ICQIKA https://utaten.com/lyric/mi18041203/
[雪の華 - 中島美嘉] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIoaIlPpIcA https://utaten.com/lyric/ja00011060/
[365日 - Mr.Children] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnElbcCPVqE https://utaten.com/lyric/jb71012086/

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Yay, so glad you liked it! I hope you like this year, too.

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Day 1 almost done

Vocab I looked up for this song:

かじかむ - to grow numb with cold
ちぐはぐ - incoherent, confused (also mismatched, irregular)
街路樹 - roadside trees (樹 being apparently a level 41 kanji for “wood” / tree / timber)
焦燥 - impatience (WK level 51 vocab)
ツンと - standoffishly
解ける as ほどける instead of とける - to loosen up (e.g. tension) … also it’s used in the next verse with the とける pronunciation, and I’m not even sure the lyrics have the correct furigana because 口が解ける isn’t a phrase that means anything as far I can find, and listening it sounds like 「くちがどける」 to me, so not sure if it’s actually ほどける or とける
快音 - pleasant sound
彷徨う - to loiter; to putter; to prowl; to wander about; to roam about; to knock around

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This is such a good idea! thanks for putting this together!

Since we’re 冬の匂いがした, i think this is probably the second definition: pungent or sharp (of a smell). That kinda cold crisp feeling of winter air

Lots of good words in this song, but the vocals are slow enough to follow pretty nicely :snowflake:

Not quite sure on this one either, they both sound like どける to me as well. it might be kinda playing with 口溶け (くちどけ)but including a particle to fit syllables better, or as a way to make it into a relative clause so that it can describe the 夢.

I have found three different translations of this song and all of them treat this line differently!

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Oh, you’re right, good call!

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