>We love Akiko Wada here at this corner of the internet. So let’s take one of her big hits, Ano kane wo narasu no wa anata (or as this site puts it “you’re the one that rings that bell”) and see the various versions of it through the years.
First up, Miss Wada winning the Japan Record Award in 1972 for the song, performing–I think–it through tears.
A shaky (in my view) acapella version by BAM B CREW
Next, a unique version by some group called Dynamite Pops. Whether they meant it to be camp or not is up for debate.
And finally–bringing it full circle–Miss Wada sings it in 1994 complete with swaying and clapping choir (note what they sing before Akiko makes her entrance)*.
I like Miss Wada, but yet, I suspect this is the most OTT of the lot, even more than Seikima II.
As for my own personal favourite Akiko Wada song, sadly, I haven’t been able to find a clip it yet.