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These Are The 7 Greatest Taka Moriuchi Features

Brii Jamieson
Brii Jamieson 24 July 2018 at 14.50

What. A. Voice.

As well as being the charasmatic frontman of ONE OK ROCK, Taka Moriuchi has also lent his vocals to a whole lot of stellar tracks. We count down seven of the best, starting with...

07. SIMPLE PLAN - 'SUMMER PARADISE'
Recorded as a part of Simple Plan's Japanese Tour release of 'Get Your Heart On', we're coming out of the gate STRONG with this one. It may be the oldest song on this list, but it's absolutely brilliant.

06. SUM 41 - 'WAR'
Taka takes on vocal duties for the second verse of this Sum 41 banger, released as a special bonus track on the Japanese edition of the album '13 Voices'

05. Pay Money To Your Pain - 'VOICE'
This is a tribute to the vocalist of Pay Money To Your Pain Kei Goto who passed away months earlier due to heart failure.

04. GOLDFINGER - 'DON'T LET ME GO' 
John Feldmann produced ONE OK ROCK's album 'Ambitions', so it's only right that Taka return the favour by lending his vocals to a Goldfinger banger.

03. YOJIRO NODA - 'BY MY SIDE'
This one gets bonus points for being a charity single. Taka lent his voice to 'By My Side' with Yojiro Noda, the frontman of Japanese rock band RADWIMPS. 

02. ISSUES - 'YUNG & DUM'
On the standard version, featured vocal duties were taken over by country singer Jon Langston, but on the Japanese edition our main man Taka stepped up to the plate. And in a bold declaration, we're calling his version the better one.

01. AGAINST THE CURRENT - 'DREAMING ALONE'
When Taka jumped on label mates Against The Current's track, magic happened. It's brilliant. We love it. It's the best Taka vocal feature- don't @ us.

BONUS: LINKIN PARK - 'SOMEWHERE I BELONG' 
While no studio version exists of this one, Taka's appearance at the memorial concert honouring the life of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington absolutely needs and deserves a mention. Skip to 29:00 if you want to skip right to 'Somewhere I Belong' (or just watch the whole thing, because it's absolutely brilliant).
 

 

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