J-Pop Picks: “Weeeek” by NEWS

Fair warning: I have very little experience with the Japanese music world. Any knowledge I have comes from watching dramas, listening to a K-pop groups’ Japanese releases, or getting a recommendation from a friend. That being said, I have come across some songs that I really love. One of them is “Weeeek” by NEWS, who I know about because of their label Johnny’s Entertainment and the two drama actors within its ranks (Yamashita Tomohisa and Nishikido Ryo-who have since left the group). A friend of mine had me listen to it during lunch one day and I was immediately hooked. It’s one of those songs that is so damn catchy and happy that you can’t help but like it and sing it (loudly and with terrible pronunciation) whenever it comes on. The music video is colorful, crazy, and fun. Play this and it’ll be sure to brighten up your day!