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Friday, May 26, 2006

Kyo Sakamoto

Kyu Sakamoto (born November 10, 1941) has the distinction of being the only Japanese artist to ever to score a #1 hit internationally. His song “Ue o Muite Aruko”, known outside Japan as “Sukiyaki”, went to #1 in the US Billboard charts, in 1963, and no Japanese act has managed to crack the top 40 since.
In 1985, Sakamoto was killed in the crash of Japan Airlines Flight 123. Before the aircraft impacted the ground, he was able to write a farewell note to his wife Yukiko Kasiwagi.

A sad yet romantic song about love and soup!

Kyu Sakamoto - Sukiyaki


At 9:15 AM, Blogger Bruno said...

Love and soup,that's a perfect combination!Charming...

At 10:15 PM, Anonymous spikedcandy said...

In case anyone wanted a few dozen or so covers... http://www.maddmansrealm.com/sukiyaki/mp3.htm

At 5:27 AM, Blogger Bruno said...

Wow,what a list!Thanks Christine!! :)

At 8:32 AM, Anonymous mostly said...

Aw, such a sad little story - and great track, thanks for posting it. And thanks Christine - that covers page is fab!

At 3:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

GREAT song! Thanks a lot!

At 4:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

PLEASE repost the Kyu Sakamoto album...can't find it anywhere!


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