UE O MUITE ARUKO

Latest update on 09/05/2017

Artist: Kyu Sakamoto
Author: Ei Rohsuke/Hachidai Nakamura
Label: Toshiba
Year: 1961

Japanese for I Look Forward When I Walk. (see footnote)

Covers:

1963:

Kenny Ball [as Sukiyaki; instrumental]

1963:

Clyde Beavers [idem; translated in English]

1963:

Blue Diamonds [idem]

1963:

Tony Vos [as In Yokohama]

1963:

Wanda [idem]

1963:

Lucille Starr [half in French, half in English]

1981:

A Taste Of Honey [top 30 US]

1993:

Asia [promo girls for Dutch commercial radio & tv station Veronica]

1994:

4PM [top 10 US]

1995:

Rage At Dawn [as Su.ki.ja.ki]

A British music publisher brought this from Japan to England to give it to jazzman Kenny Ball. His instrumental version came out under the more familiar title Sukiyaki, making the British top 10. An American DJ from Washington, probably with a similar radio concept as The Originals, laid hands on the Japanese version and started pushing it. The result: it was released in America under its adopted title in Britain and became a n°1 US (and top 20 R&B). Sakamoto died in a plane crash in August 1985.

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