Ranking Every B’z Song’s Chances for Pleasure 2018

Posted on May 30, 2018
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B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2018 -HINOTORI- will serve to commemorate the band’s thirtieth anniversary on the music scene and will culminate with a pair of performances to mark the exact date, on September 21 and 22. This is their tenth Pleasure outing in all—a moniker given to non-album tours that essentially serve the purpose of playing their best output without regard for a single era or recent release.

As part of a series of articles discussing the band’s catalogue to date, we are looking at which signature tracks we expect to hear on the live stage this year as well as those we think are probably not going to make an appearance. Additionally, we’ve taken guesses as to which lesser-heard songs may or may not make their way onto the setlist as well. Several different factors were weighed in judging each song’s chances, including how recently they’ve been performed, how recently they’ve made their way to home video, and the general unlikelihood certain songs would appear.

Naturally, this list is ultimately all conjecture. B’z always pack surprises into their setlists and we expect this year will be no different. Be sure to read beyond the break to see our Pleasure 2018 rankings for every song in the B’z catalogue!

Almost A Lock

100%HINOTORI New Song
99%Pleasure 2018 ~Jinsei no Kairaku~
99%Ai no Bakudan
99%BAD COMMUNICATION
99%girigiri chop
99%Ichibu to Zenbu
99%juice
99%Koi-Gokoro (KOI-GOKORO)
99%LOVE PHANTOM
99%RUN
99%ultra soul
99%ZERO

Looking Good

90% RED
90%BLOWIN’
85%Ai no Mama ni Wagamama ni Boku wa Kimi…
85%Easy Come, Easy Go!
85%OH! GIRL
80%Brotherhood
80%Hadashi no Megami
80%Konya Tsuki no Mieru Oka ni
80%Mou Ichido Kiss Shitakatta
80%NATIVE DANCE
80%Negai
80%OCEAN
80%Taiyou no Komachi Angel
80%TIME

In Contention

70%HEAT
70%Koubou
70%Mienai Chikara ~INVISIBLE ONE~
65%ARIGATO
65%HOME
65%Koi Jyanakunaru Hi
65%STARDUST TRAIN
60%Crazy Rendezvous
60%Eien no Tsubasa
60%Wonderful Opportunity
55%CHAMP
55%Dakara Sono Te wo Hanashite
55%Shoushin
55%Still Alive

Plausible Inclusions

50%Don’t Wanna Lie
45%Calling
45%Seimei
45%Uchouten
45%Yasei no ENERGY
40%ALONE
40%love me, I love you
40%New Message
40%SPLASH!
40%VAMPIRE WOMAN
40%YOU & I

Full Rankings

A

99%Ai no Bakudan
85%Ai no Mama ni Wagamama ni Boku wa Kimi…
00%Ai no prisoner
00%Ai to Nikushimi no Hajimari
05%Aikawarazu na Bokura
00%Akai Kagerou
00%Akai Kawa
10%ALL-OUT ATTACK
40%ALONE
00%Amadare Blues
00%Amaku Yasashii Binetsu
00%Amari ni mo
00%Anata Nara Kamawanai
01%Aqua Blue
15%Arakure
65%ARIGATO
00%Aru Hisokana Koi
05%Ashita Mata Hi ga Noboru Nara
10%Atsuki Kodou no Hate

B

00%B.U.M
00%Baby, you’re my home
00%BABY MOON
99%BAD COMMUNICATION
01%Bad Communication E.Style
25%BANZAI
15%BE THERE
10%BIG
00%BIG MACHINE
00%Biribiri
00%BLACK AND WHITE
00%Black Coffee
90%BLOWIN’
00%Blue Sunshine
00%Bluesy na Asa
00%Boku ni wa Kimi ga Iru
15%Boku no Tsumi
00%Boss
00%BOYS IN TOWN
00%BREAK THROUGH
00%Brighter Day
80%Brotherhood
01%Brotherhood (English Version)
00%BUDDY
05%BURN -Fumetsu no Face-

C

20%C’mon
45%Calling
00%CAT
55%CHAMP
00%CHANGE THE FUTURE
00%Classmate
60%Crazy Rendezvous

D

55%Dakara Sono Te wo Hanashite
00%DA.KA.RA.SO.NO.TE.O.HA.NA.SHI.TE -OFF THE LOCK…
00%DAREKA
00%Dare ni mo Ienee
01%Dattara Agechaeyo
00%Dawn Runner
00%Dead End
00%Dear my lovely pain
15%DEEP KISS
00%DEVIL
00%Dinosaur
30%DIVE
00%Do me
05%Don’t Leave Me
50%Don’t Wanna Lie
20%Doushite mo Kimi wo Ushinaitakunai
10%drive to MY WORLD

E

85%Easy Come, Easy Go!
00%EPIC DAY
60%Eien no Tsubasa
15%Everlasting
00%Exit To The Sun

F

20%F.E.A.R
00%Fake Lips
01%farewell song
00%Fever
00%FIREBALL
00%Fly The Flag
05%FOREVER MINE
00%Freedom Train
05%FRICTION
25%FRIDAY MIDNIGHT BLUE
00%Fukiarenasai
00%FUSHIDARA 100%

G

35%Gekkou
20%GIMME YOUR LOVE -Fukutsu no LOVE DRIVER-
10%Gin no Tsubasa de Tobe
99%girigiri chop
45%Glory Days
00%GO! NUDE! GO!
00%GO-GO-GIRLS
00%GO FOR IT, BABY -Kioku no Sanmyaku-
10%GOLD
00%Good-bye Holy Days
15%GO★FIGHT★WIN
00%guilty
10%GUITAR KIDS RHAPSODY
00%GUITAR wa Naiteiru

H

80%Hadashi no Megami
00%Hakanai Diamond
00%Half Tone Lady
10%Happiness
00%Happy Birthday
10%Haru
00%Haruka
00%Heart mo Nureru Number ~stay tonight~
70%HEAT
00%HEY BROTHER
05%Hi
00%Himitsu na Futari
00%Hito Shizuku no Anata
05%hole in my heart
00%HOLY NIGHT ni Kuchizuke wo
65%HOME
05%Home (English Version)
00%Homebound
00%HOMETOWN BOYS’ MARCH
00%Honoka Naru Hi
05%Hoshi Furu Yoru ni Sawagou
20%HOT FASHION -Ryuukoukata-
00%HURRY UP!

I

00%I’m in love?
00%Icarus
99%Ichibu to Zenbu
00%Idome yo Hakanai Kono Toki ni
01%Ikasete Okure!
00%Ima de wa… Ima Nara… Ima mo…
00%Into Free -Dangan-
00%Isshinfuran
00%It’s not a dream
00%It’s Raining…
20%IT’S SHOWTIME!!
01%“Itoshii Hito yo” Good night…
00%Itoshiki Yuurei
35%Itsuka Mata Koko de
00%Itsuka no Merry Christmas
00%I Wanna Dance Wicked Beat Style

J

35%JAP THE RIPPER
05%JOY
99%juice
00%Juice (English Version)
05%Junjou ACTION

K

00%Kagayaku Unmei wa Sono Te no Naka ni
15%“Kairaku no Heya”
00%Kakushin
00%Kanashiki dreamer
20%KARA・KARA
00%Kemuri no Sekai
25%Kesshou
00%Kibou no Uta
35%Kienai Niji
25%Kimi no Naka de Odoritai
00%Kimi wo Ima Dakitai
00%Kimi wo Ki ni Shinai Hi Nado
00%Kimi wo Tsurete
00%King Of The Street
00%Kirameku Hito
05%Kirei na Ai Jyanakutemo
00%Kirei na Namida
00%Kobushi wo Nigire
00%Kodoku ni Dance in vain
00%Kodoku no Runaway
99%Koi-Gokoro (KOI-GOKORO)
65%Koi Jyanakunaru Hi
00%Koi no Summer Session
00%Koko Kara
00%Komachi-Angel Red Hot Style
80%Konya Tsuki no Mieru Oka ni
70%Koubou
00%Kuroi Seishun

L

10%LADY-GO-ROUND
00%Lady-Go-Round “W-40” Style
00%LADY NAVIGATION
00%LADY NAVIGATION (English Version)
10%Las Vegas
35%Liar! Liar!
00%Logic
01%Lonely Stars
00%long time no see
01%LOVE & CHAIN
00%Love & Chain ~Godzilla Style~
00%Love Bomb
15%LOVE IS DEAD
40%love me, I love you
99%LOVE PHANTOM
00%LOVING ALL NIGHT
00%Loving All Night ~Octopus Style~

M

10%Mabushii Sign
10%MAGIC
20%Magnolia
00%Makka na Silk
00%Man Of The Match
00%Mangetsu yo Terase
05%Mannequin Village
00%Mars
10%May
00%Mayday!
00%Meimei
70%Mienai Chikara ~INVISIBLE ONE~
01%Miseinen
10%MONSTER
00%MOTEL
00%Mou Hanasanai
80%Mou Ichido Kiss Shitakatta
00%Mou Karimakka
05%MOVE
00%MR. ROLLING THUNDER
00%Mugon no Promise
05%MVP
05%MY LONELY TOWN
15%MY SAD LOVE

N

25%Nagai Ai
00%Nagare Yuku Hibi
10%Naite Naite Nakiyandara
00%Nanto Iu Shiawase
00%Narifuri Kamawazu Dakishimete
00%National Holiday
80%NATIVE DANCE
80%Negai
00%Netemo Sametemo
15%NEVER LET YOU GO
40%New Message
00%Nightbird
00%NO EXCUSE
00%Nothing To Change

O

80%OCEAN
05%Odekake Shimasho
00%OFF THE LOCK
85%OH! GIRL
30%ONE
00%ONE ON ONE
00%Ore to Omae no Atarashii Kisetsu
25%Out Of Control
00%OUT OF THE RAIN -OFF THE LOCK…

P

05%Perfect Life
00%Pierrot
00%Pilgrim
99%Pleasure 2018 ~Jinsei no Kairaku~
00%PRAY
00%Pulse
00%Purple Pink Orange

Q

15%Q&A
05%Queen of Madrid
00%Queen Of The Night

R

05%Raging River
00%Raging River (English Version)
90%RED
35%Real Thing Shakes
15%RING
00%RISKY
10%ROCK man
00%Rooftop
15%ROOTS
00%ROSY
99%RUN
00%Ryuusei Mask

S

00%SAFETY LOVE
35%Samayoeru Aoi Dangan
00%Sanctuary
00%SAVE ME!?
00%Sayonara Kizu Darake no Hibi yo
30%Sayonara Nanka wa Iwasenai
45%Seimei
01%Sekai wa Anata no Iro ni Naru
00%Seventh Heaven
00%SHINE
00%Shinjiru Kurai Ii Darou
05%Shiroi Hibana
25%Shoudou
55%Shoushin
01%Shower
00%SIGNAL
01%SKIN
00%SKYROCKET
00%SLAVE TO THE NIGHT
00%SNOW
00%Sono Te de Furete Goran
00%Sore Demo Kimi ni wa Modorenai
00%Sore Demo Yappari
40%SPLASH!
00%Splash (English Version)
65%STARDUST TRAIN
00%STAY GREEN ~Mijuku na Tabi wa…
55%Still Alive
00% Suiren
00%Suna no Hanabira
15%SUPER LOVE SONG
00%SURFIN’ 3000 GTR
00%Survive
00%Sweet Lil’ Devil
20%Swimmer yo!!

T

01%Tabi☆EVERYDAY
80%Taiyou no Komachi Angel
00%Tashika na Mono wa Yami no Naka
00%Teki ga Inakerya
00%THE BORDER
00%THE CIRCLE
10%THE GAMBLER
15%The Loose
00%The Meister
00%The Spiral
00%The Wild Wind
00%Thinking of you
80%TIME
00%Time Flies
00%TINY DROPS
00%Tobira
01%Tokyo
00%TOKYO DEVIL
00%Tonari de Nemurasete
01%TONIGHT(Is The Night)
00%Too Young
00%Traveling Men no Theme

U

05%UBU
45%Uchouten
99%ultra soul
00%Ultra Soul (English Version)
05%Urei no GYPSY
00%Utopia
00%Utsukushiki Sekai

V

40%VAMPIRE WOMAN

W

05%WAKE UP, RIGHT NOW
35%Warp
00%Warui Yume
10%WILD LIFE
10%WILD ROAD
60%Wonderful Opportunity

X

00%X

Y

00%Yaburenu Yume wo Hikizutte
10%Yami no Ame
45%Yasei no ENERGY
00%yokohama
00%Yoru ni Furaretemo
00%Yoru yo Akenaide
40%YOU & I
00%You pray, I stay
00%Yowai Otoko
00%Yumemi ga Oka
00%Yume no Naka de Aimashou
10%Yume no Youna Hibi
35%Yuruginai Mono Hitotsu
00%Yuube no Crying ~This is my truth~

Z

99%ZERO

3 responses to “Ranking Every B’z Song’s Chances for Pleasure 2018”

  1. Ramon says:

    I like to see they presented more than 30 songs on the stadium shows, shame it’s unlikely.

  2. sfmixgal says:

    I went to Pleasure 1997, 2008, 2013, and will attend 2018 twice at Nissan Stadium.

    In 2008 went to both Action and Pleasure, thus observed this pattern:
    B’z made sure not to repeat any songs for both Action and Pleasure,
    since both tours took place in the same calendar year.
    Please take a look at Action and Pleasure 2008 set lists.

    In B’z live Dinosaur (which I also went), the following non-Dinosaur-album songs were played:

    孤独のRunaway
    Fireball
    Don’t Leave Me
    Motel
    赤い河
    イチブトゼンブ
    DIVE
    ultra soul
    BANZAI

    If B’z elect the same logic of not repeating any songs in two same-year tours,
    then we know the above 9 songs won’t be played at Hinotori.

    Will you be attending Hinotori?

    1. Tobias says:

      Thanks for your continued support and your valuable comments!

      We will join the HINOTORI tour for the 9/21 show at Ajinomoto Stadium. Some of my friends will also be attending other shows on the tour.

      Cheers,
      Tobias

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