This is a new segment to A.I. named The Vocalist. It stands for “vocaloid list”, VOCA-LIST, get it? Each week I will try to post 3 or more new songs for fans to check out on YT or NND.

Anyone can search the word “vocaloid” and find thousands of videos on YT, some getting millions of hits a day. But what about the ones that get thousands of hits that DONT make it to the front page? Hopefully this weeks list will help in finding your new favorite song.

Name of song:
リモコン

(Rimokon or Remote Controller)

Vocaloid(s):
Kagamine Rin
Kagamine Len

What is it about?:
From what I can tell it’s about gaming! Remotes? Game controllers? Feedback? Yeah.

Thoughts:
I personally love this song! Not because of the topic of gaming but because it sounds catchy and the video is simple yet colorful. It is also NOT an append song which is cool because with the hype of append, I didn’t think any more decent vocaloid songs would be created. This song is pretty popular right now too in drawings and also dances!

Name of song:
隠れオタクでごめんなさい
(Kakure Otaku de Gomennasai or Sorry For Being A Closet Otaku)

Vocaloid(s):
Megpoid Gumi

What is it about?:
Gumi is ashamed of being an otaku and wants to hide it from her friends and parents because otaku-ism isnt as accepted as it should be in Japan. When she logs onto NND, her mom is dancing in Gumi’s school uniform to anime music making her realize that maybe being an otaku isn’t all that bad.

Thoughts:
I have never had this experience with hiding cosplay or my anime obsession but i guess it’s scary to some people when you try to dress and act like a character from tv or comic books. I know quite a few parents and people who don’t understand actually..

Name of song:
秘密警察
(Himitsu Keisatsu or Secret Police)

Vocaloid(s):
Hatsune Miku

What is it about?:
Miku is part of a secret police organization (or the yakuza, whichever you like..) along with Rin, Len, Kaito and Meiko. They are undercover spies who can see everything. EVERYTHING. Miku claims that she can be your lover, co-worker and even your daughter so you better watch out.

Thoughts:
This is my first time hearing this song and i have to say that it was interesting to hear Miku sing like this. Her voice has an “I can kick your ass” vibe to it and I would love to hear a version where the rest of the group has a verse as well.

Name of song:
嘘とダイヤモンド
(Uso to Diamonds or Lies and Diamonds)

Vocaloid(s):
Megpoid Gumi

What is it about?:
Well written lyrics so it’s hard to explain. Gumi has done some bad things in her past and has hurt those who used to love her. She did it to protect herself from being hurt but now that she is alone she sees that she really needs someone, anyone to help her be the way she used to be. Seeing that no one wants to help her, she sings about destroying herself or starting a new life where no one will remember her.

Thoughts:
This song is really hard to explain, even with the English lyrics. I have to say that Gumi’s voice is seamless in this song and her outfit is beautiful. The best part is the end chorus where she says “Lie to me, lie to me” making me think that she doesn’t care if she is lied to, as long as someone will love her again.

Name of song:
イレヴンレイヴガール
(Irebun Ravu Gyaru or Eleven Rave Girl)

Vocaloid(s):
Megurine Luka

What is it about?:
Luka is telling off someone who is using cheap lines at her, trying to get in her pants. All she wants to do is dance and the person keeps persisting to take her home.

Thoughts:
This song reminds me of Cheap Time Disco so much! It’s almost the same senario and she is dishing out the insults in both songs. Only difference is that the songs are made by 2 different people. This artist/song writer is also the same person who made Happy Synthesizer with Luka and Miku. Wow what a change in song ._.

Name of song:
Mr. Music

Vocaloid(s):
Hatsune Miku
Megurine Luka
Kagamine Rin
Hatsune Miku (Sweet Append)
Megpoid Gumi
Kagamine Len
Kaai Yuki

What is it about?:
Mr. Music is a metaphor for the music that the DJ is playing. They want to keep rocking and grooving all night long as long as Mr. Music keeps embracing them with sound.

Thoughts:
Very cute song and I like how the video was put together, another seamless video. I have heard the Chorus version of this song and it reminds of the other popular vocaloid song named Smiling, ever heard of it? :)

Name of song:
Vocaloid Medley

Vocaloid(s):
None

What is it about?:
Vocaloid fan Marchepain sings a medley of her favorite vocaloid songs while playing the piano.

Thoughts:
Holy shit! She only performs 3 songs but they were amazing! Songs were: The Disappearance (or Vanishment) of Hatsune Miku, Meltdown (by Kagamine Rin) and Melt (by Hatsune Miku). Her pitch is very high and I have never seen anyone do the fast part of Disappearance live before. Lots of props to you girl and I hope you make more videos.

I hope you enjoyed my 7 vocaloid picks for this week. If you have any songs you want up here then let me know and I’ll be sure to use them!

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