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Friday, January 14, 2005

Sukiyaki

"Sakamoto, Kyu "Kyu-chan" - b. November 10, 1941. d. August 12, 1985. Internationally acclaimed singer. Sakamoto made his show business debut in 1960. His biggest hit, Ue o Muite Aruko (I Look Up When I Walk; "Sukiyaki" in the West), was released in Japan in 1961. After its release in the U.S. in 1963, the song's earnestness and melodic beauty proved irresistible despite its incomprehensible lyrics. Against all odds, on June 15, 1963, the song ousted Leslie Gore's "It's My Party" to become the No. 1 popular song in the U.S. "Sukiyaki" remains the biggest international hit by a Japanese popular singer ..."
Here's a bunch of "Sukiyaki's"! (via Katya)