I've not really posted about why I chose which singles I did vs the others, but I suppose now is a good time as any!
I wish I could be as in-depth as Juan always is, but I'm a bit of a shallower person...
Round 1: Special Genera~tion, by far! I really like Ai no Dangan, but I didn't care for the b-side all that much, and while the MV is nice and all, and the outfits were smoking, I just... in the end, it's not enough for me. Special Genera~tion is a fun song with a fun MV and dumb (in a good way? lol) lyrics, and I LOVE Koishiteru Toki wa Itsumo, so it was a shoo-in.
Round 2: Munasawagi Scarlet. I like Anata Nashi, but I think Munasawagi is a lot more fun, and once more... I LOVE Aitai Kedo! BERRY FIELDS was just meh/OK for me.
Round 3: Seishun Bus Guide/Rival. I like Heroine, but Seishun+Rival is just too good a combo.
Round 4: Jiriri Kiteru, easy. I didn't care for either b-sides, and Nanchuu is decent, but Jiriri is just... so good, to me.
Round 5: Asian Celebration. This one was harder.... since I don't really care for either single. But I like Asian Celebration as a song more than either Ai wa Itsumo or Futsuu, though not by all that much. HOWEVER, Asian wins only because Chinami got her little special feature song in Sekai de Ichiban Taisetsu na Hito and that was really damn cute, even if I think the arrangement could've been much... much better. Plus Captain sounds higher like she actually is live and not that weird deep nasal man voice.
Round 6: Maji Bomber!! Aaaargh, this is like 5 again. They're both kind of meh-ish singles for me, but I chose Maji solely for MOON POWER. I love that song, even if I really don't like Maji at all.
Round 7: Dakishimete Dakishimete. No contest, I never cared for Berryz's rendition of Koi no Jubaku since the ultra-young voices just were a bit shrill at that point, plus I really like Sono Subete no Ai ni, it's really pretty and calming, a perfect complement to Dakishimete Dakishimete.
Round 8: Cha cha SING. Oh BOY this was hard, I like both singles pretty much equally, but I really love Loving you Too much, and it's when I really began to like Risako, so it's kind of special, lol. But Furare Pattern is great, as well MADAYADE itself, so it's a very close victory for SING.