Persona 5 Original Soundtrack Tops ‘PlayStation Game Music Grand Prize’ Spotify Rankings


The “PlayStation Game Music Grand Prize” was  held on June 15, 2018 in Japan, featuring popular video game soundtracks on the Spotify music streaming service.

Ranking was determined from March 23 to May 6, 2018, with results informed by the number of plays on Spotify and user voting through comments.

There were three categories for the rankings:

  • Album awards based on number of plays
  • Song awards based on number of plays
  • Special awards based on user comments

Presented by Sony Interactive Entertainment, the results were shown through a Niconico live stream on June 15, 2018.

A Spotify playlist for the top 82 songs from these awards is available here, however a number of tracks, including Persona ones, are region locked to Japan.

Album Ranking

  1. Persona 5 Original Soundtrack
  2. Monster Hunter World Original Soundtrack
  3. Ico ~Melody in the Mist~
  4. Persona 4 Original Soundtrack
  5. Persona 3 Original Soundtrack
  6. Bloodborne Original Soundtrack
  7. Monster Hunter Hunting Music Collection III – Monster Hunter Portable, Monster Hunter 3rd and Rare Track Compositions
  8. Monster Hunter Hunting Music Collection II – Roar Chapter
  9. Arc The Lad Soundtrack Complete
  10. Monster Hunter Hunting Music Collection – 3rd Anniversary Best Tracks
  11. Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey Original Soundtrack
  12. Gravity Rush 2 Original Soundtrack
  13. Osu! Banchou Soundtrack
  14. Gravity Rush Original Soundtrack
  15. Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings Original Soundtrack
  16. Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book Original Soundtrack
  17. Osu! Misao Soundtrack Original Soundtrack 
  18. Ar Tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel Original Soundtrack
  19. Ar Tonelico: Melody of Elemia Original Soundtrack
  20. Sonic Adventure 2 Original Soundtrack

Song Ranking

  1. Wake Up, Get Up, Get Out There (Persona 5)
  2. Proof of a Hero (Monster Hunter World)
  3. Life Will Change (Persona 5)
  4. Driven By the Stars (Monster Hunter World)
  5. Pride of a Nameless Hunter (Monster Hunter World)
  6. Murmurs from the Land Forbidden (Monster Hunter World)
  7. Pursuing My True Self (Persona 4)
  8. Distance (Osu! Banchou)
  9. It May Be There… (Yoshimune)
  10. Sparkling Blue Light / Zinogre (Monster Hunter Hunting Music Collection III)
  11. Ico – You Were There (Ico)
  12. Even Elder Dragons Tremble – Nergigante (Monster Hunter World)
  13. Proof of a Hero (Monster Hunter Hunting Music Collection)
  14. The Invading Tyrant – Bazelgeuse (Monster Hunter World)
  15. Burn My Dread (Persona 3)
  16. Reach Out To The Truth – First Battle (Persona 4)
  17. Relaxing Dream (Osu! Banchou)
  18. Rivers In the Desert (Persona 5)
  19. Arc The Lad’s Theme (Arc The Lad)
  20. Heal (Ico)

Special Ranking

  • Cool Music Award: “Sonic” Series
  • Creative Music Award: “Atelier” Series
  • Dramatic Music Award: “Gravity Rush” Series

The game awards video, revealing the top 20 albums in addition to comment nominated tracks, can be viewed on Niconico.

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