Weekly UTAU Ranking #112 – People Just Didn’t Believe Me

It may not be Christmas anymore, but it's still winter!
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After reading comments from various sources on Aster’s article on VCV, it turns out that people have just been ignoring me when I’ve been telling them how great UTAU can sound for the past year or better. “Yeah, yeah, okay, whatever dez. All I know about UTAU is that one song that came out in 2008, and based on that, I’m not liking UTAU ever.” Fantastic. I love it when people are close-minded. Well, at least now they’re catching on.

But enough negativity. Ranking time! I have a feeling I know what’s going to be number one, and I am definitely looking forward to it. Onward!

Sorry for the wait. It’s time for the Weekly UTAU Ranking.

Happy New Year everyone! We’ve begun the first part of 2011 ♪ Last year, we got lots of support and assistance. We’re going to work hard this year too, so thanks for all the support!

On another subject, at the end of last year, the person responsible for the Monthly UTAU Original Song Ranking, Ceriph-san, uploaded the “UTAU Ranking 2010 Year SP” for us.

For the people who haven’t yet seen all the songs from last year, be sure to check it out ♪ Video ID: sm13176495

Well then, let’s begin the ranking.

-Editors: deztora, chibikarla, Aster Selene, Holocauxt, Bunnychan, Pokénatic
-Song Stats: Up (↑), Down (↓), Unmoved (→), Unranked (–), New (!!)





☆THIS WEEK IN HISTORY (Weekly UTAU Ranking #60)


Number one this week was Kino-san’s original song with Kasane Teto, “Waremono”. Congratulations!

The PV was done by Inukimei-san, and this combination has achieved number one once again. The spotlight is back on this pair, ne ♪

Now then, it’s time for the ending consisting of the rest of the top 100 ranked songs and the rest of the 25 extra ranking songs. Until next time!

deztora: For those who don’t visit the forums, akayaka has his songs available for whatever price you want to pay, and he makes great use of Momo’s whisper voice. That having been said, my pick this week is a very ambient one– it’s akayaka’s Door featuring Momone Momo (whisper). This is one of the songs in the collection, so if you like it and think you might like his other stuff, click on the link above and check it out for yourself. Maybe even buy it. Support the artist!!
Bunnychan: Well, this song is so good it was listed in my recommendations file twice. This time I want to suggest “AM” by akamimi feat. Awanu Upa. This is more of an “experimental” piece of musice that mostly features some repeating words over a bare musical base. But I love it A LOT. I highly suggest it for anyone who likes something a little different.

Enjoyed many of the songs this week while I was helping out. I must say, I have had to really rethink my personal feelings about UTAU between this and the VCV article earlier this week. Waremono really stood out. Its a great Teto song, and the stylistic art is just amazing, very deserving of #1. Enjoyed the Red Leaf cover coming in at #5 as well. Epic Matryoshka MMD cover/dance routine is epic. And given some much weaker songs (in my opinion) that made it fairly high, I am surprised Breathing only came in at #22, hoping it gets recognized more. Have a great week everyone!

“Waremono” stood out because it’s stellar work– definitely Kino at his best. The way he tunes Teto is Godly. Aaand that’s enough fangirling for now… No, forget it, I can’t believe “Chameleon” only came in 29! I know it’s because of the delay in when the points are tallied and when the video is put up, but it’s got so many views and mylists now that I thought for sure it would be in the top. Well, next week, next week.

A great week, I think! I am completely blown away by how great number one is. But on the topic on UTAU recognition…. Sadly, a lot of people hear one bad song and call UTAU quits, before giving it any real chance (the same can be said for Vocaloid, I’ve had to force people to listen to GOOD songs after they’ve run across some terrible ones). I always say give everything at least one chance, and go back for seconds if you’re not 110% sure. While UTAU may not get the same coverage as Vocaloid (being a free software and completly user-driven) there are still people out there that love it just as much as dez and I. We salute you and wish to add to your ranks! So, come on people, give UTAU a try? *puppy dog eyes*

That’s it for this week. Tune in next time, where we get more great original songs that only a handful of people will notice or care about. [/sad]

About: deztora

5 thoughts on “Weekly UTAU Ranking #112 – People Just Didn’t Believe Me”

  1. Kinda surprised at how low Chameleon was. But yeah, I dare bet that it'll take the top spot next week.

    Also, MimiroboP~ I always like it when he uses Sinsy.

    1. I certainly wouldn't mind (even considered the idea myself the other day), but that'd be one big article… I guess I could split it up… Hmm, I'll get back to you. 8D

  2. Since the "Strong Voice Material" revolution, I think that UTAU is becoming more and more awesome everyday. When handled properly, UTAU can rival or even surpass mediocre Vocaloid vocal. And it's free software…

  3. I always knew about UTAU but wasn't really interested in it, because I've been telling myself that I'd have to wade through a lot of mediocre songs to find the real gems. I got kinda interested after reading the VCV article and listening to 13km. But what really got me was the song Relics. I listened to both the original and the cover and I must say, the song sounds better with Tei. Dammit…now I have to follow the UTAU scene too :/

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