- Shonichi (初日) (2008)
A song originally from Team B’s 3rd stage, Pajama Drive, it has long evolved from a Team B song to be a staple song of 48Group, being performed by all groups ad nauseum and even covered as A-sides Internationally. Watch a slower version of the song sang by now graduated Takeuchi Miyu, SKE48’s Oba Mina, Yamauchi Suzuran, and AKB48’s Miyazaki Miho:
Watch AKB48 Team SH’s 2019 Chinese version below:
And BNK48’s 2018 Thai version:
And just as a bonus, we see some original Team B members come back to celebrate Watanabe Mayu’s graduation in 2017.
2. Team B Oshi (チームB推し) (2010)
My personal favorite Team B Song, from Team B’s 5th Stage Theater no Megami, Team B Oshi embodies the AKB48 spirit, in that you find a girl you “oshi” and follow her story. Each girl of Team B gets a line she can craft herself, and it’s always worth watching every version of this song possible. Watch a 2019 live version below:
The song has been adapted many times. Watch SKE Oshi performed in 2012:
And NGT Oshi as well!
3. B Garden (Bガーデン) (2014)
A spriritual successer to Team B Oshi, B Garden, centered by Mayu, is too catchy. B Garden is a B-side of AKB48’s 36th single. Music Video details, the girl that is late to the party is Ikoma Rina, a Kennin member of Team B and Nogizaka46. Watch a live performance below!
Once Watanabe Mayu graduated in 2017, it was hard to see AKB48 perform B Garden again. Maybe we’ll see it again one day.
4. Yobisute Fantasy (呼び捨てファンタジー) (2011)
Originally Centered by the iconic Mayu Watanabe and Yuki Kashiwagi duo, Yobisute Fantasy was released as a B-side to AKB48’s 24th single. Just like Shonichi, Yobisute fantasy has since transcended Team B to become a staple song of 48 Group. Watch Team B perform Yobisute Fantasy below!
And lets watch all of 48 Group perform the song.
It’s hard not to associate a Team B song with Kashiwagi Yuki. She’s served in Team B for her entire 15 year run with AKB48. Here’s her performing Yobisute Fantasy solo at one her her concerts:
If you are liking the vibe that Team B is bringing, please check out this Youtube Playlist of their music on our Youtube channel below and share your favorite Team B songs in the comments!