Now, I'm not a fan of Karaoke, but I found this entertaining not because of the song, which is not a favorite of mine (more on that in a minute) but because it's written three different ways--Romajii, Kana and English translation. I wish I could find more (perhaps of the songs I like more), but the irc seems to be dead. I did find this:
which is kind of fun, because you can sing with the artist, and then try it alone, but it doesn't tell you WHEN to sing, like a real karaoke version.
Now, what I was saying about it not being my favorite got me thinking. L'Arc has 118 song by rough count--counting "My Heart Draws a Dream" due out next week, but not any of the remixes, Ectomorphed songs, D'Arc, P'Unk, live versions, Hydeless versions or the new songs they are doing on tour. I know I LOVE at least 25, maybe 30, that just take my breath away for beauty (Forbidden Lover) or strangeness (Shinshoku) or just great melody (Peeping Tom). There's then probably 25-30 that I like; just great pop songs or rock--this falls somewhere in the middle to low end of that group. Edit: I realized that this song: Ready, Steady, Go, is probably the best known L'Arc song in the world because it's the theme to Full Metal Alchemist. Which means nothing to those who aren't Anime Otaku, but a lot within it. I know many people who found L'Arc through the show.
Sorry, B, but I really don't listen to Dune much (except for one song), so that's probably 9 at the bottom, and I don't like much of Real, so maybe 7 there plus some others--what I consider cheesy ballads that sound like other people (What is Love), or songs where I just don't like what Hyde's doing with his voice (Anemone). So probably 20 to 25 at the bottom. That leaves 23 songs unaccounted for.
Nan dai yo, ne?
Probably what's happened is I'm just misjudging the size of each group, but it struck me as very odd, and may prompt the OCD in me to categorize the songs, just to get it out of my head.
Edit: Oh, parsnips--I just realized it cuts off the English translation. Well, you ain't missin that much--the translation was a little funky.