Ranking The Best Songs From The Yuri on Ice OST

Viktor Nikiforov winking
Credits: Yuri!!! on Ice episode 3

If you're like me and love music and Yuri!!! on Ice, you'll love what's about to come, no pun intended. This show isn't just eye candy with all those gorgeous skaters - it's a feast for the ears, too!

Now, I know what you're thinking. "Liz, how can you possibly rank these songs? They're all so good!" And trust me, I feel your pain. I've been repeatedly listening to this soundtrack for days, trying to figure out my top picks. It's been tougher than choosing my favorite flavor of Pocky (spoiler alert: they're all my favorite).

But fear not, fellow otaku! I've put on my Judge Claude Frollo hat (wait, wrong show) and made some tough choices. So grab your favorite anime snacks, put on your comfiest Yuri on Ice merchandise, and let's count down the best songs from this iconic series.

8. "Partizan Hope" - J.J.'s Theme

Jean-Jacques Leroy doing his skate dance routine
Yuri!!! on Ice episode 8

J.J. might not be everyone's cup of green tea, but you can't deny his music is on point. "Partizan Hope" has this epic, sweeping quality that makes you feel like you're about to conquer the world - or at least nail a quadruple jump.

The best part? It perfectly captures J.J.'s over-the-top personality. You can practically hear him shouting, "It's J.J. style!" as the music swells. It's the kind of song that makes you want to strike a dramatic pose in the middle of the supermarket. Not that I've done that. Okay, maybe once.

7. "Still Alive" - Leo's Short Program

Leo lying down and holding his cell phone
Yuri!!! on Ice episode 6

Leo doesn't get enough love if you ask me. But his short program music? Total fire! "Still Alive" is like a shot of musical espresso - short, punchy, and leaves you wanting more.

The only bummer is that it's criminally short. Just when you're really getting into it, bam! It's over. But maybe that's the genius of it. It leaves you craving more, just like Leo's skating. Sneaky, Leo. Very sneaky.

6. "Agape" - Yuri's Short Program

Yuri Plisetsky transitions from practicing his routine to performing it live
Credits: Yuri!!! on Ice

Okay, real talk. Who would have thought our angry little Russian Punk could skate to something so... angelic? "Agape" is like the auditory version of those Renaissance paintings with chubby little cherubs.

But that contrast is what makes it so perfect for Yurio. It's like watching a grumpy cat try to be cute. The ethereal vocals mixed with Yuri's intensity on the ice is enough to make even Viktor cry. Again.

5. Theme of King J.J.

J.J. kissing his reflection on the ice floor
Yuri!!! on Ice episode 8

J.J. is back, baby! And this time, he's brought the ultimate hype song. "Theme of King J.J." is so catchy it should come with a warning label. Side effects may include spontaneous air guitar and the irresistible urge to shout "It's J.J. style!" at inappropriate moments.

Let's be real - we all pretended to hate this song at first. But by the end of the series, we were all secret members of J.J.'s Girl's (and Boy's) Club. It's the guilty pleasure anthem of Yuri on Ice, and I'm not even slightly sorry about it.

4. "Yuri on ICE" - Yuri's Free Skate

Yuuri Katsuki free skating
Yuri!!! on Ice episode 7

If this song doesn't give you all the feels, you might want to check if you're actually a robot. "Yuri on ICE" is like the musical equivalent of watching a shy caterpillar turn into a beautiful, confident butterfly.

It's Yuri's whole character arc in musical form. By the time those drums kick in, you're either ugly crying or planning your own ice skating career. Or both. Definitely both.

3. "Shall We Skate?" - Phichit's Short Program

Phichit Chulanont holding his hand up his face and crying
Yuri!!! on Ice episode 11

Phichit brings the party with "Shall We Skate?" and honestly? We should all be thanking him. This song is bubblier than a bottle of ramune soda that's been shaken up.

It's impossible to listen to this without smiling. Go ahead, try it. I'll wait. See? You can't! It's pure, distilled joy in musical form. Plus, it makes me want to rewatch "The King and the Skater" for the millionth time. Phichit, you sneaky marketing genius.

2. "History Maker" - Opening Theme

Viktor, Yuuri, and Yuri dancing at the show's opening sequence
Yuri!!! on Ice opening

I know, I know. It's not technically a skating song. But come on, can we really talk about Yuri on Ice music without mentioning "History Maker"? This song is more iconic than Sailor Moon's transformation sequence.

From the moment you hear those first notes, you know you're in for something special. It's like the musical equivalent of a warm hug from Viktor. And those English lyrics? Pure poetry." Can you hear my heartbeat?" Yes, Dean Fujikawa. Yes, we can.

1. "Stammi Vicino" - Viktor & Yuri's Pair Skate

Yuuri and Viktor skating together
Yuri!!! on Ice episode 12

Was there ever any doubt? "Stammi Vicino" isn't just a song; it's a love story wrapped in a beautiful musical package. It's the Romeo and Juliet of figure skating songs, minus all the tragedy and with 100% more beautiful boys on the ice.

This song takes you on a journey from Viktor's loneliness to the power of Yuuri and Viktor's love. And when they skate to it together? Excuse me while I go cry into my Makkachin plushie for the thousandth time. It's beautiful, it's moving, it's everything.

Agree With My Picks? Let Me Know Yours

So there you have it, fellow anime music lovers! These are my top picks from the Yuri on Ice soundtrack. But hey, this is just one otaku's opinion. What do you think? Did I nail it or commit an anime music sin with my choices?

Don't keep your thoughts to yourself! Head over to our anime forums and let me know your rankings. Are you Team Agape or Team Eros? Did I rank J.J.'s songs too high (impossible) or too low? I want to hear all your hot takes!

Remember, in the world of anime music, there are no wrong answers. Unless you say, you don't like any Yuri on Ice songs. Then we might have to have words. Until next time, keep those anime tunes blasting.

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