11 Perfume MVs in Celebration of Their Major Label Debut 11th Anniversary!
September 21, 2016 marks the 11th anniversary since the legendary J-pop trio Perfume made their major label debut. Whether you knew about them from their indies era in the early 2000’s with songs like “Super Jet Shoes” and “Sweet Donuts”, after their big break following “Polyrhythm” in 2007, their continued evolution into global J-pop superstars, or even the recent attention following Pentatonix doing a medley of their songs on YouTube, here are some songs of theirs we feel are obvious when it comes to Perfume. Of course with 22 singles and 5 albums released during their major label era, it would be impossible to go through them all.
Since it’s their 11th anniversary, here are 11. We’re sure your choices will not all be the same.
“Linear Motor Girl” (release date: September 21, 2005)
Perfume’s major label period began on Tokuma Japan Communications with “Linear Motor Girl”. While the visuals look a little dated at times, this was the first chapter in their “Near Future Trilogy” (kinmirai sanpusaku, 近未来三部作) as their concept shifted to the futuristic technopop that they are known for.
“Electro World” (release date: June 28, 2006)
The concluding chapter of their “Near Future Trilogy”, this might be the most cheerful and upbeat song about the end of the world.
“Chocolate Disco” (release date: February 14, 2007)
Released on their 4th major label single “Fan Service [sweet]” on Valentine’s Day 2007, the song gained popularity after being noticed by popular model/singer Kaela Kimura who played it on her radio show.
“Polyrhythm” (release date: September 12, 2007
Perfume’s biggest break came as “Polyrhythm” was used as the song for NHK’s recycling campaign, giving them exposure on a national level. They were invited to their first Summer Sonic music festival and when the single was released months later, it propelled them into the top 10 of the Oricon charts. It was featured in the Pixar film “Cars 2” in 2011, giving Perfume access to even more listers worldwide.
“Dream Fighter” (release date: November 19, 2008)
In addition to winning Best Choreography for SPACE SHOWER Music Video Awards in 2009 and having an encouraging message in the lyrics, “Dream Fighter” was shortly after Perfume stood on the stage of Nippon Budokan, the holy ground for performers, for the first time. They also received their first invite to the NHK Kouhaku Uta Gassen, one of the most-watched year-end special programs in Japan, solidifying their arrival in the spotlight.
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