Best X Japan Songs

10 Best X Japan Songs (list with chords & lyrics)

If you’re searching for the greatest X Japan tracks ever released, you’re on the right page. This is our picks for the greatest X Japan tracks for you to listen to immediately.

We have included our top songs with their words and guitar chords – so you can play and sing along with these legendary tracks as well.

Forever Love

Forever Love Guitar Chords & Lyrics
[INTRO]: C G Am F G C G Am G C G
 
C     G      Am     Am7
mou hitori de arukenai -
F         Em          G
toki no kaze ga tsuyosugite
C         G          Am
Ah kizutsuku koto nante
F             G
nareta hazu dakedo ima wa
C         G          Am
Ah kono mama dakishimete
F         Em          G
nureta mama no kokoro o
C         G          Am
kawaritsuzukeru kono toki ni
F             G              F
kawaranai ai ga aru nara
 
Em
Will you hold my heart
G             Am
namida uketomete
F             Em              G
mou kowaresou na All my heart
 
C                      Am
Forever Love Forever Dream
Em         F              G
afureru omoi dake ga
C         Am          Em          F          G
hageshiku setsunaku jikan o umetsukusu
C     F     G     Am
Oh Tell my why - - -
 
 
F             G              F
All I see is blue in my heart
 
Em
Will you stay with me
G             Am
kaze ga sugisaru made
F         Em          G
mata afuredasu All my tears
 
C                      Am
Forever Love Forever Dream
Em         F          G
kono mama soba ni ite
C         Am          Em          F          G
yoake ni furueru kokoro dakishimete
 
Oh Stay with me
 
[SOLO]
G# C# D# F
 
       F D Dm G F C
 
       F C Dm G F D#
 
       F G..
 
 
C     G     Am     Am7
Ah subete ga owareba ii -
F         Em          G
owari no nai kono yoru ni
C     G     Am     Am7
Ah ushinau mono nante -
F         F          G
nanimo nai anata da-ke
 
C                      Am
Forever Love Forever Dream
Em         F          G
kono mama soba ni ite
C         Am          Em          F          G
yoake ni furueru kokoro dakishimete
 
F                  Em
Ah Will you stay with me
G                  Am
kaze ga sugiaru made
F         Em           G
mou dare yori mo soba ni
 
C                 Am
Forever Love Forever Dream
Em       F         G
kore ijyou arukenai
C                  Am
Oh Tell me why Oh Tell me true
Em     F     G
oshiete ikiru imi o
C                  Am
Forever Love Forever Dream
Em         F          G
afureru namida no naka
C         Am          Em          F          G
kagayaku kisetsu ga eien ni kawaru made
C
Forever Love
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Endless Rain

Endless Rain Guitar Chords & Lyrics
Tuning Half step down
 
Intro: C - G - F - G
       C - G - F - G
       F   -   G
       Csus - C - Csus - C
 
 
Verse 1:
    C
I'm walking in the rain
     G/B            Am
Yuku ate mo naku 
                F    G
Kizutsuita karada nurashi
C                 G/B            Am
Karamitsuku koori no zawameki
    F          G
Koroshi tsuzukete 
      F   G       C
Samayou itsu made mo
  E     F      G        Csus - C - Csus - C
Until i can forget your love
 
 
Verse 2:
C                  G/B               Am
Nemuri wa mayaku tohou ni kureta
                 F    G
Kokoro o shizuka ni tokasu
C              G/B           Am
Mai agaru ai o odorasete
    F          G
Furueru karada o 
      F     G          C
Kioku no bara ni tsutsumu
  E       F        G         Csus - C
I keep my love for you to myself
 
 
Chorus:
C - C/B - Am - Am/G           F - C        Dm   G
Endless   rain ,   fall on my heart kokoro no kizu ni
C - C/B - Am - Am/G      F - C            Dm - G
Let me forget all of the hate, all of the sadness
 
 
(Spoken lyrics)
 
C - G/B - Am - F - G
C - G/B - Am - F - G
 
(Days of joy, days of sadness slowly pass me by
As I try to hold you, you are vanishing before me
You're just an illusion...
When I'm awaken, my tears have dried in the sand of sleep
I'm a rose blooming in the desert)
 
 
Prechorus:
       F          G            C
It's a dream, I'm in love with you
  E   F    G      Csus - C
Madoromi dakishimete
 
 
Chorus:
C - C/B - Am - Am/G           F - C        Dm   G
Endless   rain ,   fall on my heart kokoro no kizu ni
C - C/B - Am - Am/G      F - C            Dm - G
Let me forget all of the hate, all of the sadness
 
 
Bridge:
G#              Bb
I awake from my dream
G#              Bb          Eb
I can't find my way without you
 
 
Solo: Eb - Eb/D - Cm - Bb - G# - Eb - Fm - Bb
      Eb - Eb/D - Cm - Bb - G# - Eb - Fm - Bb
      G# - Bb - Eb - G - G# - Bb - Eb - G
      G# - Bb - Eb - G - G# - Bb - Gsus - - G
 
 
Verse 3:
C
The dream is over
    G/B             Am
Koe ni naranai 
              F    G
kotoba o kurikaeshite mo
C               G/B          Am
Takasugiru hai iro no kabe 
       F        G
wasugi satta hi no
     F      G      C
Omoi o yume ni utsusu
  E     F      G        Csus - C - Csus - C
Until i can forget your love
 
 
Chorus/Outro:
C - C/B - Am - Am/G           F - C        Dm   G
Endless   rain ,   fall on my heart kokoro no kizu ni
C - C/B - Am - Am/G           F - C        Dm   G
Let me forget all of the hate, all of the sadness
 
C - C/B - Am - Am/G           F - C        Dm   G
Endless rain, let me stay forever more in your heart
C - C/B - Am - Am/G           F - C        Dm   G
Let my heart take in your tears, take in your memories
 
 
C - C/B - Am - Am/G           F - C        Dm   G
Endless   rain ,   fall on my heart kokoro no kizu ni
C - C/B - Am - Am/G      F - C            Dm - G
Let me forget all of the hate, all of the sadness
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Rusty Nail

Rusty Nail Guitar Chords & Lyrics
[Intro]
F G Am Am (x4)
 
 
[Verse 1]
F                                      C
   Kioku no kakera ni egaita bara wo mitsumete
      F                                   G
Togireta omoide kasaneru kawaranai yume ni
 
Oh Rusty Nail
 
 
[Chorus 1]
E      F         G          C  E
Dore dake namida wo nagaseba
      F         G          Am
Anata wo wasure rareru daro
          G    F
Just tell me my life
       G        C     E
Doko made aruite mite mo
       F         G
Namida de ashita ga mienai
 
 
[Verse 2]
F                                     C
   Josho ni owatta shumatsu no kizu wasurete
      F                                         G
Nagareru toki ni dakarete mo mune ni tsukisasaru
 
Oh Rusty Nail
 
 
[Chorus 2]
E      F         G          C  E
Dore dake namida wo nagaseba
      F         G          Am
Anata wo wasure rareru daro
    G    F       G          C     E
Utsukushiku iro asete nemuru bara wo
      F         G
Anata no kokoro ni sakasete
 
 
[Instrumental]
Dm C Bb Am
 
 
[Bridge]
Dm                C
    Sugao no mama de ikite
Eb             Dm
   Yukereba kitto
Eb               Bb          F
   Hitomi ni utsuru yoru wa
                     Gm      Eb
Kagayaku yume dake nokoshite
              F                  Gm
Asa wo mukaeru kodoku wo wasurete
              Eb                F
Akai tekubi wo dakishimete naita
 
Yoru wo owarasete
 
 
[Pre-solo]
Bb C Dm Dm (x2)
Bb C
 
 
[Solo]
Ab Bb Cm Cm
Ab Bb Cm Cm
Ab Bb Eb G
Ab Bb
C C D E
 
 
[Verse 3]
F                                         C
   Kioku no tobira wo tozashita mama de furuete
      F                                   G
Togireta omoi wo kasaneru aoi kuchibiru ni
 
Oh Rusty Nail
 
 
[Chorus 3]
E      F         G          C  E
Dore dake namida wo nagaseba
      F         G           Am
Anata wo wasure rareru darou
          G    F
Just tell me my life
       G        C    E
Doko made aruite mitemo
       F         G        Am
Namida de ashita ga mienai
 
  G      F         G         C     E
Kurushikute kokoro wo kazatta, ima mo
      F         G
Anata wo wasure rare nakute
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Tears

Tears Guitar Chords & Lyrics
Aadd9 - 002100
A/G#  - 477xxx or 402220
 
 
Intro: Bm  - C#m - D - D
       Bm  - C#m - D - E
       A   -  A  - E - E
       F#m -  A  - D/F# - D/F#
       A   -  A  - E - E
 
 
Verse:
     A  A/G#     F#m  E   D    E        A-Asus-Aadd9
Doko ni    yukebaii      anata to hanarete
    A  A/G#    F#m  E   D       E     A  A-A/G#-F#m
Ima wa    sugisatta   toki ni toikakete
F#m             C#m   D                   E   E-Fm-F#m
Nagasugita yoru ni    tabidachi wo yume mita
F#m              C#m           D           E-Esus-E
Ikoku no sora mitsumete kodoku wo dakishimeta
 
A     A/G#      F#m  E  D       Bm        E   Esus
Nagareru namida wo      toki no kaze ni kasanete
A      A/G#    F#m  E  D        Bm    E
Owaranai anata no      toiki wo kanjite
         D    E     F#m
Dry your tears with love
F#m - E - D   E     Bm   C#m   D
Dry your tears with love
 
Bm - C#m - D
 
      A     -     E
e |-----------------------|
b |--------10~----9-7-9~--|
g |-----------------------|
d |-----------------------|
a |--\12------------------|
E |-----------------------|
 
 
Verse:
      A  A/G#          F#m     E
Loneliness your silent whisper
        D             E
Fills a river of your tears
            A-Asus-Aadd9
Through the night
    A  A/G#      F#m    E
Memory you never let me cry
    D        E              A   A-A/G#-F#m
And you, you never said goodbye
 
F#m                            C#m     D
Sometimes our tears blinded the love
                             E    E-Fm-F#m
We lost our dreams along the way
    F#m                              C#m
But i never thought you'd trade your soul to the fates
      D                       E    E-G/F#-G   (Bass C-D-E) 
Never thought you'd leave me alone
 
 
C                C/B             Am     G
Time through the rain has set me free
F        Dm                  G    Gsus  G
Sands of time will keep your memory
C        C/B            Am    G
Love everlasting fades away
 F      Dm                 G
Alive within your beatless heart
         F    G     Am
Dry your tears with love
Am - G - F    G     C
Dry your tears with love
 
 
Solo: C - - G  - - Am - - F-G-C
      C - - E  - - F  - - G-A/G#-Am
     Am - - Em - - F  - - G-A/G#-Am
     Am - - Em - - F  - - G - Bb - - C
 
 
C     C/B       Am  G   F       Dm        G   Gsus
Nagareru namida wo      toki no kaze ni kasanete
C      C/B         Am  G  F     Dm       G
Owaranai kanashimi wo     aoi bara ni kaete
         F    G     Am
Dry your tears with love
Am - G - F    G     C
Dry your tears with love
 
C     C/B       Am  G   F       Dm        G   Gsus
Nagareru namida wo      toki no kaze ni kasanete
C      C/B     Am  G  F     Dm      G
Owaranai anata wo     toiki wo kanjite
         F    G     Am
Dry your tears with love
Am - G - F    G     Am
Dry your tears with love
Am - G - F    G     Am
Dry your tears with love
Am - G - F    G     F
Dry your tears with love
 
 
Outro:
F - C - G - Am - Am-G-F
F - C - G - G - F - C - G - Am - Am-G-F - G
C - C/B - Am - Em - F - ...
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La Venus

La Venus Guitar Chords & Lyrics
[Verse]
G            D        Em
See, see the roses of life
                C    Am             D
Standing in the rain, blooming with flowers
G             D           Em
Breathe, keep breathing my love
             C                       D
No reason to let the world bring you down
 
[Chorus]
G                     D          Em
'Till we die, I'll be loving you dear
          C Am              D
'Till we fly from here to heaven
          G               D         Em
'Till we die, I'll be the roses you tear
               C Am
So don't you cry
                    D
It's the end of the world
 
[Instrumental]
Em C G D
Em C G A
 
[Prechorus]
                     Bm
You say everything's fake
           G
Everything breaks
             D                      A
The color of the night veiling your fate
                  Bm
I'll swallow your pain
                       Em
It bleeds through your veins
                   Em
'Cuz we'll see the day break
                  C         D G
Stay true to your heart, La Venus
 
[Chorus]
        D          Em
I'll be loving you dear
D           C Am                D
'Till we fly   from here to heaven
         G                D         Em
'Till we die, I'll be the roses you tear
               C Am
So don't you cry
                    D
It's the end of the world
 
[Instrumental]
Bm G D A
 
[Prechorus]
             Bm
Everything's fake
           G
Everything breaks
                Em
And we won't be the same
                  A    C  D
But I want you to know my love
 
[Chorus]
                G        D          Em
'Till we die...  I'll be loving you dear
D         C Am               D
'Till we fly from here to heaven
            G             D         Em
'Till we die, I'll be the roses you tear
               C Am
So don't you cry
                    D
It's the end of the world
 
[Verse]
G            D        Em
See, see the roses of life
D               C    Am              D
Standing in the rain,  blooming with flowers
G             D         Em
Breathe, keep breathing my love
             C  Am                    D
No reason to let  the world take your life tonight
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Art Of Life

Art Of Life Guitar Chords & Lyrics
Intro:
 
(0:00 - 1:16)
 
C7M  B7  (Strum up and down starting at the A string)
 
(1:17-2:58)
Em
Desert Rose
           B
Why do you live alone?
D
 If you are sad
              C            B7
I'll make you leave this life
Em                       D
  Are you white, blue or bloody red?
C      Am                     D    B7   Em
 All I can see is drowning in cold grey sand
 
The winds of time
             B
You knock me to the ground
D
 I'm dying of thirst
        A
I wanna run away
C                           G      C  Bm
 I don't know how to set me free to live
D        B7                Em   D
 My mind cries out feeling pain
     G               B7
I've been roaming to find myself
    C                        D
How long have I been feeling endless hurt?
        G                  B7
Falling down, rain flows into my heart
       C        A           D
In the pain I'm waiting for you
B7       Em
Can't go back
            D
No place to go back to
        A             C
Life is lost, Flowers fall
B7          Em
If it's all dreams
            B7
Now wake me up
            D
If it's all real
B7         Em
 Just kill me
 
(2:59-3:44)
(4 Beats each)
Em  D  C  B (x2)
 
(2 Beats each)
C   D  Em <--(4 Beats) (x2)
 
*DOUBLE TIME*
 
Em D  Em  Em
 
(3:45-3:55)Mini-Solo
D Em D C D
 
(3:56-4:09)
G5 G5 A5 (x3) D Dsus4 D  G5 G5 A5 (x3) D Dsus4 D C D G5 G5 A5 Em
 
Verse 1
(4:10-4:51)
               Em             G
I'm making the wall inside my heart
              D               Em
I don't wanna let my emotions get out
          Em                C
It scares me to look at the world
      D      B          Em           Em  D
Don't want to find myself lost in your eyes
C           D                G    B
 I tried to drown my past in grey
C          A             D    B
 I never wanna feel more pain
C           D               G         B
 Ran away from you without saying any words
C             D             Em
 What I don't wanna lose is love
 
(Verse 2) (5:16-5:56)
           C
Through my eyes
     G            Am
Time goes by like tears
   Em           F                G
My emotion's losing the color of life
        C
Kill my heart
  G            Am
Release all my pain
    Em           F
I'm shouting out louder
               G    E
Insanity takes hold over me
 
Am
  Turning away from the wall
F
  Nothing I can see
G
The scream deep inside
            C                   Em
reflecting another person in my heart
          Am
He calls me from within
               F
"All existence you see before you
 
must be wiped out :
G       E         Am
  Dream, Reality, Memories,
and Yourself"
 
(Solo) (5:58-6:42)
D F D G
 
E Am C F7
 
Am B C D
 
B Em C A
 
Am B C D
 
B Em C D B
 
(Verse 3) (6:52-7:31)
           G                 C
I begin to lose control of myself
              D                  G   B
My lust is so blind, destroys my mind
           Em                 C
Nobody can stop my turning to madness
   D              B            Em          Em  D
No matter how you try to hold me in your heart
C           D                 B    B
 Why do you wanna raise these walls?
C                 A       D      B
 I don't know the meaning of hatred
C              D                  G        B
 My brain gets blown away hearing words of lies
C       D                 Em
 I only want to hold your love
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Crucify My Love

Crucify My Love Guitar Chords & Lyrics
             G                  A
        Crucify my love
               Bm
        If my love is blind
             G                  A
        Crucify my love
               Bm
        If it sets me free
               G          A
        Never know Never trust
               D       Bm
        That love should see a color
          G                     A
        Crucify my love
                    Bm
        If it should be that way
 
 
             G                  A
        Swing the heartache
               Bm
        Feel it inside out
             G                  A
        When the wind cries
               Bm
        I'll say goodbye
               G          A
        Tried to learn Tried to find
               D       Bm
        To reach out for eternity
          G                     A
        Where's the answers
                    Bm                  F#
        Is this forever?
 
                   Bm                           E
        Like a river flowing to the sea
                         A
        You'll be miles away
          A    F#
        And I will know
                     Bm                 G7
        I know I can deal with the pain
           G    A                               F#
        No reason to cry
 
 
             G                  A
        Crucify my love
               Bm
        If my love is blind
             G                  A
        Crucify my love
               Bm
        If it sets me free
               G          A
        Never know Never trust
               D       Bm
        That love should see a color
          G                     A
        Crucify my love
                    Bm
        If it should be that way
 
        INSTRUMENTAL BREAK (G A Bm G A Bm G A D Bm F# pattern)
 
                   Bm                           E
        Till the loneliness shadows the sky
                         A
        I'll be sailing down
          A    F#
        And I will know
                     Bm                 G7
        I know I can clear clouds away
           G    A                               F#
        Oh is it a crime to love
 
         G              A
        Swing the heartache
               Bm
        Feel it inside out
             G                  A
        When the wind cries
               Bm
        I'll say goodbye
               G          A
        Tried to learn Tried to find
               D       Bm
        To reach out for eternity
          G                     A
        Where's the answers
                    Bm
        Is this forever?
 
               Bm
        If my love is blind
             G                  A
        Crucify my love
               Bm
        If it sets me free
               G          A
        Never know Never trust
               D       Bm
        That love should see a color
          G                     A
        Crucify my love
                    Bm
        If it should be that way
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Blue Blood Acoustic Live

Blue Blood Acoustic Live Guitar Chords & Lyrics
Verse:
Am               G       Am
namida ni tokeru aoi chi wo
              G
yokubou ni kaete
Am        G         Am
umarekawatta sugata wo
                G
yosoutte mite mo
 
 
Chorus:
Bb   C        F A Bb   C         Dm
 kodoku ni obie ru kokoro wa ima mo
Bb   C       F  A Bb   C         Dm   C G
 sugisatta yume wo motome-samayou
 
 
[Pause]
 
 
Verse:
Am            G         Am
wasurerarenai kanashimi wo
              G
maboroshi ni kaete
Am        G         A
umarekawatta sugata wo
               D
yosotte mite mo
 
 
Verse:
  Em       G         C        D      Em
aoi namida wa higeki ni odoru kodoku no
       G        C          D
kokoro wo ima demo nurashi-tsuzukeru
 
 
Instrumental:
Em G C D
Em D C D
E
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Born To Be Free

Born To Be Free Guitar Chords & Lyrics
Verse:

Em
 Touch the stream an ember ray
Em
 Seize the light and don't let the falcon find you
C
 Close your eyes and see the sight
D
 Where the sun will be free to shine
 
 
Chorus:

               Em
Born to be free (free forever)
               C
Born to be free (now and forever)
           G
Nobody can steal (steal the freedom)
             D
Our life away(they will not sever)
               Em
Born to be free (free forever)
               C
Born to be free (we won't surrender)
            D    Em
We'll be forever free to love
 
 
Verse:
Em
 Cut the leash fulfilling death
Em
 Try to hide and try not to die!
C
 Into the shadow the butterfly
D
 Where your heart will be free to cry
 
 
Chorus

               Em
Born to be free (free forever)
               C
Born to be free (now and forever)
           G
Nobody can steal (steal the freedom)
             D
Our life away(they will not sever)
               Em
Born to be free (free forever)
               C
Born to be free (we won't surrender)
            D    Em
We'll be forever free to love
 

Spoken Bridge:

Em                 C
"Just breathe in love
 
Breathe in life
G                                    D
You'll seize the world of difference
                                      Em
You'll cross the line... It's endless
                               C
As if destiny has its own mind
                                  D
Its love covers me with blindness
           C                               D
Its hatred cuts through the skin of shallowness
 
But I won't run
 
I will rule"
 
 
Bridge Chorus:

               Dm
Born to be free
               Bb
Born to be free
           F
Nobody can steal
             C
Our life away
               Dm
Born to be free
               Bb
Born to be free
            C
We'll be forever
   Ab        Bb
Be free to love
 
 
Chorus:

               Em
Born to be free (free forever)
               C
Born to be free (now and forever)
           G
Nobody can steal (steal the freedom)
             D
Our life away(they will not sever)
               Em
Born to be free (free forever)
               C
Born to be free (we won't surrender)
            D    Em
We'll be forever free to love
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Kurenai

Kurenai Guitar Chords & Lyrics
Abm       B
I could not look back,
Gb                     Emaj7 Eb7
you'd gone away from me
Abm     B
I felt my heart ache
     Gb     Emaj7 Eb7  Abm
I was afraid of following you
            B
When I had looked at
      Gb             Emaj7 Eb7
the shadows on the wall
Abm              B
I started running into the night
    Gb     Emaj7 Eb7 Abm
to find the truth in me
 
Abm              E          Gb      Abm
arashi fuku kono machi ga omae wo daku
Abm          E         Gb   Abm
fukinukeru kaze ni sae me wo tojiru
 
  E       Gb    Abm     B     Db       Eb7
omae wa hashiridasu nanika ni owareru you
      E     Gb         Abm
ore ga mienai no ka
   E          Gb        Abm
sugu soba ni iru no ni
 
Abm            E        Gb        Abm
hitonami ni kiete yuku kioku no toiki
Abm           E          Gb     Abm
ai no nai hitori butai mou taekirenai
 
  E                Gb    Abm
All of you in my memory
    B        Db         Eb7
is still shining in my heart
     E     Gb          Abm
sure chigau kokoro wa
     E       Gb     Abm
afureru namida nure
 
 
Abm        Gb      Emaj7     Eb7
kurenai ni somatta kono ore wo
Abm         Gb            Emaj7 Gb Abm
nagusameru yatsu wa mou inai
Abm                 Gb          Emaj7 Eb7
mou nido to todokanai kono omoi
Abm        Gb
tozasareta ai ni mukai
Emaj7   Gb   Abm
sakebi tsuzukeru
 
  E            Gb    Abm     B     Db       Eb7
omae wa hashiridasu nanika ni owareru you
      E       Gb        Abm
ore ga mienai no ka
   E          Gb        Abm
sugu soba ni iru no ni
 
Abm      Gb     Emaj7       Eb7
kurenai ni somatta kono ore wo
Abm      Gb            Emaj7 Gb Abm
nagusameru yatsu wa mou inai
Abm             Gb          Emaj7 Eb7
mou nido to todokanai kono omoi
Abm     Gb
tozasareta ai ni mukai
Emaj7   Gb   Abm
sakebi tsuzukeru
 
 
Abm       Gb     Emaj7       Eb7
kurenai ni somatta kono ore wo
Abm         Gb            Emaj7 Gb Abm
nagusameru yatsu wa mou inai
Emaj7 Gb Abm
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Listen To X Japan Songs

For a limited-time only, you can get unlimited access to X Japan songs, ad-free for 3 months when you sign up to Amazon Music Unlimited through this page.

Unlike other music streaming sites, Amazon Music Unlimited allows you to listen to X Japan both online and offline (so you could be listening to your favorite X Japan tracks from anywhere in the world, without worrying about data usage or having the songs cut out midway)

This offer is currently available when we last checked (September 1st 2022), but we can’t say for sure if they’ll still be offering it when you are reading this. The quickest way to find out is to click here.

What's Your Best X Japan Song?

So that's our best tracks from X Japan, which was your favourite? Did we forget any that should be on the list? Leave a comment in the comments below!

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