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Japanese Fans Rank Their Favorite Studio Ghibli Songs

Ghibli songs

If there’s one thing Studio Ghibli films are known for (okay, aside from incredible animation and storytelling), it’s their unforgettable tunes. Whether scored by longtime Hayao Miyazaki collaborator Joe Hisaishi or one of the many other talented composers the studio has worked with, Ghibli soundtracks are always something special.

Ranking site Goo has asked its readers to list their favorite Ghibli songs, and here are their top 10:

10. “Hikoukigumo”
The Wind Rises

9. “Ryuuju no Dengon”
Kiki’s Delivery Service

8. “Itsumo Nando Demo”
Spirited Away

7. “Mononoke Hime”
Princess Mononoke

6. “Yasashisa ni Tsutsumareta nara”
Kiki’s Delivery Service

5. “Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea”

4. “Kimi wo Nosete”
Castle in the Sky

3. “Country Roads”
Whisper of the Heart

2. “Sanpo” (“Stroll”)
My Neighbor Totoro

1. “Tonari no Totoro” (“My Neighbor Totoro”)
My Neighbor Totoro

Source: Goo

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.