>Tuesday Jukebox is in the House

>It shouldn’t be that much of a surprise, but the Japanese music scene is having a bit of a good run of great house/pop songs recently (relatively speaking).

First off, Seira Kagami & Ryohei [Yamamoto]’s First Sight, which is a pretty good song, but the video is a bit odd: Seira looks happy and cheerful, while Ryohei is clearly going for the early Michael Jackson “I must look like I’m in pain every second” style of performing.

http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/ar3siCeYB60&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0&color1=0x006699&color2=0x54abd6

Seira’s debut album Celebration goes on sale April 22 (most likely available via Amazon at a decent import price).

Doing relatively on the charts (considering there was little promotion) was LADY BIRD (strange name for two male producers/DJs) and Soni’s (model Wei Son) Sweet Song, which was released late February. Nothing currently announced in the pipeline, but I reckon it won’t be long before another single or mini album is announced. Particularly since this has to be one of the catchiest songs I’ve heard in a long time.

http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/KnczhgXERtU&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0&color1=0x006699&color2=0x54abd6

Bonus: Perhaps my dancing (in)ability is due to the fact that I’m just stuck in the 1980s. Evidence: Take a look at EPO’s energetic (but very dated by 2009 eyes) routine from 1983. I have danced like that as recently as February.

http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/9UPqjp2FAyw&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0&color1=0x006699&color2=0x54abd6

I think U,fu,fu,fu (wow, that looks silly written in latin script) would’ve walked Eurovision that year…if Japan was in Europe.

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One comment

  1. Anonymous · April 14, 2009

    >i’m not going to rush out to buy or download these songs, but i won’t change the radio station when they come on, either.

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