Wow! Here we are with one of the most well-known H!P members in Aya Matsuura! She actually came from the same auditions as Ami Kitagami and Ibuki Oki won (Sheki-Dol). Though she got the solo career but debuted later than they did surprisingly enough. She’s done a lot for H!P in the means of sub-group and shuffles which were some of her biggest points besides her amazing solo career. She lasted all the way up to the Elder Club graduation and still managed to release things for a while and now she’s on break. It’s so amazing to see lol.
Style of Music: She was your pop idol basically. I mean the previous solo artists were kind of in fields where it wasn’t too popular with the young crowd (minus Michiyo perhaps…Miyoshi was gone by this time). Ayaya really was everywhere on the map for her music. HOWEVER, by the time her 4th album, “Naked Songs” was released she suddenly switched from happy energetic songs to more of a mature and lighter feel which did turn some people away but she has an upbeat song here and there, just not at the level her first three albums were.
- Dokki Doki! LOVE Mail
- Tropica~l Koishite~ru
- LOVE Namida Iro
- 100kai no KISS
- ♡Momoiro Kataomoi♡
- Yeah! Meccha Holiday
- The Bigaku
- Sougen no Hito
- GOOD BYE Natsuo
- THE LAST NIGHT
- Kiseki no Kaori Dance.
- YOUR SONG ~Seishun Sensei~
- Tensai! LET’S GO Ayayamu (Collaboration with Ecohamuzu)
- Zutto Suki de Ii Desu ka
- Ki ga Tsukeba Anata
- Suna wo Kamu You ni…NAMIDA
- Chocolate Damashii
- First Kiss
- Matsuura Aya Best 1 (best album)
- Naked Songs
- Double Rainbow
- Omoi Afurete
- Click You Link Me
- Matsuura Aya 10TH ANNIVERSARY BEST (best album)
I had to include this because Ayaya is known for wacky PVs and fun stuff and GOOD BYE Natsuo is one of those unforgetable songs. Though she has many from her first three albums.
This song here is Ayaya’s last single before she graduated and that’s Chocolate Damashii. It’s prolly her most upbeat song since “Kiseki no Kaori Dance. LOL
Top 10 Favorite Songs
GOOD BYE Natsuo
Kiseki no Kaori Dance.
Sougen no Hito
Egao ni Namida ~THANK YOU! MY DEAR FRIENDS~ (album song from “First Kiss”)
SHINE MORE (album song from “T.W.O)
I know (B-side from “The Bigaku”)
Enkyori no Ren’ai (B-side from “♡Momoiro Kataomoi♡”)
Dokki Doki! LOVE Mail
Yeah! Meccha Holiday
Other Things to Mention?:
Besides Rika-chan, she has done the most under H!P…butt tons of sub-groups and one-single units alongside the shuffles…she was busy.
I personally think she was the most popular of the soloists (might be next to Nacchi but I think Ayaya did better.
Overall: Getting into H!P’s most well-known soloist was daunting but I can see easily why she was popular. Her music was great and gave Ayaya such a fun career. Now I don’t know what happened after “Kiseki no Kaori Dance.” but she all of a sudden ditched her upbeat and bubbly/quirky side with this HEAVILY mature side and every single after it was just ballad central minus “Ki ga Tsukeba Anata” and “Chocolate Damashii”…it’s like she hit a brick wall and got forgetful..It was like that spark in her was gone for some reason and I wanted something super random and fun like the old Ayaya but that didn’t happen. She still is an amazing singer and I hope she comes back strong!