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Tomoko Kawase’s “Lollipop Candy BAD girl” is the perfect Jrock Tune For Halloween

🎃 Happy Halloween!!🎃

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Yes, the most magical, spooky time of the year has finally come upon us! Some of us will celebrate Halloween by trick-or-tricking. Maybe watching a couple of scary movies like Friday the 13th or IT? Or perhaps, going to a party in a costume. Yet, any Halloween-related activity cannot be complete without music! Especially a spooktacular tune by Jrock musician Tomoko Kawase or Tommy heavenly6 .

I mentioned  “On Our Own” by Bobby Brown two years ago as my Halloween tune of 2015. The song was featured in the 1989 featured film Ghostbusters II. It is one of my favorite new jack swing songs. In fact, I could play it over and over on Halloween and never get sick and tired of it. Yet, I decided for this Halloween to feature a tune that is different and from another country that isn’t the United States. For this post, I picked a tune from Japan and by Tomoko Kawase.

I wonder what song it is?

A Perfect Halloween Jrock Tune

This year’s pick is Tommy heavenly6‘s 2006 song “Lollipop Candy BAD girl”. Tommy heavenly6 is actually an alias for Japanese rock singer Tomoko Kawase, who has another nickname: Tommy february6. Tommy heavenly6 is the rockish bad-girl side of Kawase. While the february6 side brings out the innocent, pop-ish side.

“Lollipop Candy BAD girl” is mainly a Tommy heavenly6 song. Yet, some bits and pieces feature of the tune features the sweet, innocent february6 side.  The song starts out with a long, creepy introduction that is followed by a pop-ish verse. This sound is something that one might hear from The Beatles or a Broadway musical production. Even the verse at the 1:44 mark has more of a cute pop sound than a heavy rock one, which is the staple of Tommy heavenly6 . The heavy rock side of “Lollipop Candy BAD girl” doesn’t appear until the 3:12 mark. That is when the heavy electric guitars kick off the rock side. 

Tomoko Kawase's "Lollipop Candy BAD girl" promo image

My favorite part of the song is during the heavy rock section at the 8:42 mark. This is when the guitar slows down so the melody can “break apart” in order to end the song. I also like Kawase’s vocals during this part, they are what I would envision to be a female rock vocalist with a powerful melody line and vocal presence.

You can listen to the song by clicking on the video below. Let me know what you think about the song below? Is Halloween and heavy rock a good combination or a bad one?

What is your favorite Halloween tune?

Tell me in the comments below!

About the Artist: Tomoko Kawase

Tomoko Kawase is a Japanese rock singer that hails from the ancient capital city of Kyoto. Working part-time jobs during her high school and early adult life, she got her break in the music industry. She was scouted in a club to be the vocalist for a then-upcoming band called the brilliant green. The band released their first single in 1997, entitled “Bye Bye Mr. Mug“. Between 1997 and 2001, the band released many successful singles and albums, including their hit single “There will be love there -Ai no Aru Basho-“.

The band decided to take a break in 2001. This left Kawase to pursue a solo career. She released her first single “EVERYDAY AT THE BUS STOP” under the pop moniker Tommy february6 . Two years later, she started her next solo project: Tommy heavenly6 .

Kawase is still going strong in recent yea. She has released more material under her solo project monikers. the brilliant green also came back together over the years. The band released new material. They even celebrated milestones like their 15th anniversary in 2013.

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  1. anouck

    I don’t really celebrate Halloween so I’ll just pick an autumn song which is going to be Picture Frames by Rei Brown 🙂

    1. aisasami

      I love your recommendation. It’s slow and mellow! The vocals are really rich.

  2. Lori

    Well…I was born in 1979, so my go-to Halloween song has always been Michael Jackson’s Thriller! Definitely a very entertaining music video!

    1. aisasami

      That is a great song! That album is great too!

  3. incalexandra

    What a fun post!! I agree with Lori – Thriller is my choice! I love trying to do the dance moves (although I am not that great!!)

    1. aisasami

      We should have a dance post about Thriller next year I am not good either. But, I love dancing nevertheless

  4. Bindu Thomas

    I love celebrating halloween. Thriller is my choice! I love trying to do the dance moves

  5. itscarlidarlin

    Haha I have never really thought of having a Halloween song. I have not really “celebrated” Halloween in a long time. Last night, I did take my 2 year old trick-or-treating. I guess that counts as celebrating, but there were no songs involved.

    1. aisasami

      That seems fun! I bet your kid loved it!

  6. daytimevegan

    I’ve never celebrated Halloween, but I do agree with the other commenters that Thriller seems like a great song for the holiday!

  7. Cara Cozy

    I don’t have a go-to Halloween song but I love all the inspo I’m getting!

    1. aisasami

      That is awesome that you getting a lot of inspirations!

  8. Princess Quinn

    Halloween songs to me are the ones that has a creepy background. More likely a theme song of a scary movie I’ve watched. That is a pretty nice song tho.

    1. aisasami

      Ahh, like the Twilight Zone’s theme or Halloween?

  9. Miss Mental

    Never heard of this song before but it makes for a good halloween song for sure!

  10. scrapbookadventures365

    I dont think I have a go to Halloween song but guess it might have to be the ghostbusters or something catchy like that!

    1. aisasami

      I love Ghostbusters! I also love the sequel’s theme song, “On Our Own” by Bobby Brown.

  11. So cute! I don’t have a “go to” Halloween song but I do have a “go to” halloween movie….Hocus Pocus! I love every holiday and try to celebrate them all!

    1. aisasami

      I love Hocus Pocus! I was listening to “I’ll Put a Spell On You” a lot this year. Partially because it was the film’s 25th anniversary.

  12. Sundeep

    This is amazing song. And I am feeling bad this year I missed the Halloween Party.

    1. aisasami

      It’s ok! You can celebrate Halloween everyday!

  13. briebrieblooms

    With two little girls at home we like all the kid songs for Halloween. This brings me back to the fun pre kid days where we very much looked forward to Halloween parties with friends!

  14. Ruth I

    I do not have one but I always hear Thriller and some songs from the Halloween movies.

  15. Waren Jean

    Nice halloween song of choice. Mine is the classic Ghost Buster. I love the beat, it doesn’t sound so creepy.

    1. aisasami

      I love that song too! I mentioned above that I love the Ghosrbuster II song — “On Our Own”.

  16. Peachy A.

    When it’s Halloween, my go-to song is Thriller by Michael jackson!

  17. Iris

    Thriller is my to-go halloween song! But lollipo candy bad girl is pretty interesting song. I can add this to my halloween playlist.

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