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Select my favorite Japanese pop music in 80’s.
MARIONETTE By BOØWY.
BOØWY was one of Japan’s most influential rock bands of the 1980s. The single “Marionette” was released in 1987, took the 1st position and sold 230,000 copies, making it the 20th best-selling single of the year.
ANGEL by Kyosuke Himuro.
Kyosuke Himuro is best known for as vocalist for Boowy. After the group disbanded, he started a successful solo career, becoming one of Japan’s best-selling artists.
GLORIA by ZIGGY .
It appears on the album Hot Lips (1988).
Wine-red no kokoro by Anzenchitai.
Anzenchitai is a rock band succeeded in the 80s. Koji Tamaki, vocalist, is much talked of the genius singer in Japan. “Wine-red no kokoro” is their 4th single.
Aoi Hitomino Eris by Anzenchitai
DIAMONDS by Princess Princess.
Princess Princess was a five-piece Japanese rock/pop girl band active from 1983 to 1996. In 1989 their seventh single “Diamonds” was released and quickly reached to No. 1 on the Oricon chart, which brought the band to the peak of their popular success.
世界でいちばん熱い夏 (’92 mix)
Sekaide Ichiban Atsui Natsu by Princess Princess
M by Princess Princess
Hoshikuzuno Stage by The Checkers.
The Checkers was a Japanese band famous in the 1980s. They made a debut in 1983 and disbanded in 1992. All of their single releases entered top 10 in Japanese charts, many of them making it to No 1.
Minnnano Uta by Southern All Stars
Southern all stars are first formed in 1974, are perhaps the most successful of all Japan’s pop/rock acts. They are also known by the abbreviations Sazan.
ミス・ブランニュー・デイ(MISS BRAND-NEW DAY)
MISS BRAND-NEW DAY by Southern All Stars