Even though I don't have anything really profound to say about most of these songs, these are my tips of the hat and wags of the finger to the 48 family for 2011. Noob style! (Also known as the don't be a hater, OH PREEZE! style <3 )
TOP ---48 SONGS OF 2011
#10: Kaze wa Fuiteiru: AKB48
#9: Candle no Shin: Kashiwagi Yuki and Kuramochi Asuka
#8: Sakura ki ni Narou: AKB48
This sakura ballad was just gorgeous, and the PV was incredible. This was the first (and to date, um, only--I'm poor, dammit!) AKB48 single I've bought brand new, and I guess that's partly what gives it a special place in mah hearts.
#7: Shuumatsu Not yet: Not yet
Oh, and Kitarie's lusciousness.
#6: Sakkaku: no3b
#5: Hetappi Wink: Watarirouka Hashritai 7
outfits are to die for. I never thought I would love love love such a cutesy song, or Mayuyu, but it all won me over from the second I heard it.
Still cracks me up that they did a song for Shin-chan. Good god, that show made ME blush.
#4: Zetsumetsu Kurokami Shoujo: NMB48
#3: Kore Kara Wonderland: AKB48
#2: Rinjin wa Kizutsukanai: Team A AKB48
#1: Okie Dokie: SKE48
5 WORST ---48 SONGS:
#5: Valentine Kiss: Watarirouka Hashritai 7
#4: Ue Kara Mariko: AKB48
#3: Oh My God!: NMB48
#2: Flying Get: AKB48
#1: Pareo wa Emerald: SKE48
Top sub-unit: Not Yet
Not Yet is the greatest thing to happen to the idol world since Passpo. They are so much fun to watch in their making of videos, particularly their most recent one where Sasshi was all surprised that the little white kid spoke fluent Japanese. The girls all have great chemistry, and their sales are fantastic for a new sub-unit. Out of all the sub-units, they seem to be the most "out-and-doing-it" bunch.