Amy’s Top50 Songs of 2017
2. La Vida Bohème – Você
1. Doughnuts Hole – The Adult Code (おとなの掟)
Here it is~ MY favorite song all year long, even before I got to watch Quartet or got to read the lyrics of the song. Written by Shiina Ringo, the song (just like the series does) talks about the all the gray decisions we make, all the gray areas in life and all the gray positions we take in a life that are neither black nor white as we swim in our own mediocrity for something better.
It’s pessimistic, in a sense, but so freeing, to understand that we’re not all great and that we should strive to make ourselves happy within those ranges. xD The fact that the Doughnuts Hole version; done by the Hikari Mitsushima, Takako Matsu, Ryuhei Matsuda and Issei Takahashi in their respective roles; is done by people more known for their acting abilities than their singing/musicianship just adds another layer to the song, than the version Shiina Ringo (who just exudes extra talent in whatever type of music she decides to take on) does.
The whole concept of Doughnuts Hole, as explained in the show, is that the group is the leftover dough from the donuts, that which you take out to make the hole in the donuts.
Here’s the full track, just in case.
So that was it!
What were your favorite songs this year?
Did you like any on this list?