Top 100 Songs of 2020

The Top 100 Songs of 2020

CLICK HERE FOR APPLE MUSIC Nothing like waiting until the very last moment in time, right? (Well, very last moment of 2020, anyway.) The year was bad. The music was good. And now, with just mere minutes to go until we cautiously make our way into 2021, I present the top 100 songs of 2020. These…


Utada Hikaru Evangelion Movie Song

Hikaru Utada Announces a New Song for the 'Evangelion' 2021 Movie

It's the 22nd anniversary of Hikaru Utada's debut on Wednesday (December 9), and she and her staff are celebrating in a major way. The 37-year-old First Love legend, who has a Netflix series on the way based on her songs, is keeping with tradition by announcing a brand new single for the latest…


Utada Hikaru Netflix First Love

Netflix Announces 'First Love,' a Series Inspired By Hikaru Utada Songs

Hikaru Utada is no stranger to supplying key musical moments in television, movie and video game soundtracks, from the Kingdom Hearts franchise (stop asking her if she plays, she doesn't!) to Hana Yori Dango to Evangelion. And, of course, Rush Hour 2. Blow my whistle, baby! This time around,…


HIKARU UTADA Live TOP FAN PICKS

Hikaru Utada Drops a Fan Demanded Live Compilation

Where would we be as a society had Hilary Duff not released the "Fan Demanded Version" of can't-believe-the-gays-let-this-one-flop anthem "Sparks"? Certainly not getting our demands heard, that's for damn sure. And while Hikaru Utada's own team isn't exactly notorious for giving the fans much say…


Utada Hikaru Time

Hikaru Utada Takes Her Trippy 'Time' at Home

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ksh8x9bIPI It's been a minute, an hour - well, much longer really - but the music video for Hikaru Utada's "Time" is finally here. It just, you know, took some...time. Following her song's release back in May, Hikki unveiled the accompanying visual for "Time,"…


Utada Hikaru Time

'Time': Hikaru Utada Wonders 'Bout Turning Back Time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_DPvZWhXJ8 The State of Things? I've gotta be honest here: not great! But Hikaru Utada has graciously decided to stage a comeback amid a global health crisis, anyway. And for that, we are eternally (REFERENCE) grateful. In fact, she's got two songs for the Hikki…


Utada Hikaru Shiina Ringo

Hikaru Utada & Shiina Ringo Reunite With 'Roman to Soroban'

The last time Hikaru Utada and Shiina Ringo got together, they were taking a trip into outer space for a brief, but necessary two hour vacation on Fantôme's "Nijikan Dake No Vacance" in 2016. Having returned back down to Earth - or, more likely, arrived at some far-off planet accessible only to…


Utada Hikaru Laughter in the Dark Tour

Hikaru Utada's 'Laughter In The Dark' Tour Hits Netflix

And she wrote the English subtitles herself. It's such a surreal feeling to even write this, but it's real: Hikaru Utada's Laughter In The Dark 2018 Tour special is now available on Netflix, globally, as of Wednesday (June 26). This marks her first-ever Japanese concert special to be made available…


Hikaru Utada Face My Fears

'Face My Fears': Hikaru Utada & Skrillex Lead Us Into the Future (Bass)

It's been 84 years (actually, though - way longer than the #10YearChallenge, at least), but Hikaru Utada - the artist formerly known as Utada Hikaru, and briefly just Utada - is finally fulfilling her fate. Or, well...her contractual obligation to provide a theme song for the third installment of…


The Top 10 Albums of 2018

Merry Listmas, Merry Britmas and a Happy Hanukkah to you and yours. The year is (mostly) over. Pop music is (mostly) dead. And now, I present to you: the MuuMuse Top 10 of 2018. As a reminder, these are the records that stuck with me throughout the year - for various reasons. I don't care who…


Utada Hikaru, Skrillex & Poo Bear Are Doing the Opening Theme of 'Kingdom Hearts 3'

I...I'm crying? Yeah I'm EMO who fucking cares. Hold on. Let me compose myself. Okay, so. Utada Hikaru, Queen of First Love(s), provided one of the most beloved video game theme songs of all time with "Simple & Clean" / "Hikari" for Kingdom Hearts. She did it again with "Sanctuary" / "Passion" for…


'Hatsukoi': Utada Hikaru Reflects on Her First Love, Twenty Years Later

Utada Hikaru's seventh studio album, Hatsukoi, is out in a matter of weeks. (June 27, to be exact.) Of course, we've already heard, like, the entire thing at this point over the past two years - from "Oozora de Dakishimete" to "Forevermore" to "Anata" to "Play A Love Song," as well as various…