Friday, October 17, 2008

Friday Jukebox

I've got something special for your listening pleasure today kids.
An actual,by god, #1 smash hit!

Okay,..it was number one in 1963,and it's sung entirely in Japanese..
You didn't think I was gonna let you off that easy did ya?

'I look up when I walk,so my tears won't fall'..
That shit's poetry right there!



'Sukiyaki'

13 Comments:

At 12:44 PM , Blogger Middle Child said...

Sling! Where on God's green earth did you fing this one...for a teary deary song with crap words, the sound track id a bit upbeat isn't it...

was this really a hit? If so Could that have been in Japan only, Sling perchance?

 
At 12:50 PM , Blogger Middle Child said...

Oh No now I feel really bad. My broadband is slow, so it took a while for the whole song to come down...it really was a hit in the US (F...)

then to see what a nice guy he was and what happened, I'll now go and whip me with a pepper switch! See what happens with a slow connection... and it is before 7am by our time...

 
At 3:43 PM , Blogger LostInColor said...

sadness reflected in the stars, sorrow in the moonlight. Now if I wasn't feeling sad before... tonight I'm all alone.

 
At 3:58 PM , Blogger Sling said...

Middle Child- Believe it or not,I actually went searching for this tune.
I found it on YouTube,and converted it to 'avi' so I could save it,and keep YouTube from blocking me from imbedding it.
It truly was a HUGE hit right here in the U.S.of A.
In fact,when I was playing it for the first time,Mom o' LK came running into my room,'I LOVE that song'!!..
..That makes two of us. :)

Lost- Until I downloaded this video a couple of days ago,I had no idea what the lyrics were.I'm certain very few people did back in '63 either,but it's heartfelt quality had us all hooked.
Michael Jackson did a passable version of it,but his lyrics were totally different.

 
At 6:39 PM , Blogger citizen of the world said...

I remeber this song, although I don't know why I would since I was less than a year old when it was a hit.

 
At 7:31 PM , Blogger booda baby said...

That was so funnnnnn!

It's a nice tune, too. I like youtube karaoke.

 
At 8:16 PM , Blogger sageweb said...

Wow what a find...I wish I was in the mind OF Sling when your brain said..I need to find this song...I look up when I walk...which is a great idea By the way.

 
At 7:33 AM , Blogger billy pilgrim said...

excellent, if he could sing it in farsi, arabic and russian maybe peace would break out.

 
At 11:56 AM , Blogger Random Thinker said...

This song is a big hit at the holiday party karaoke machine. I work for a Japanese company. Very touching end to the video.

 
At 2:44 PM , Blogger yellowdog granny said...

I knew which song you were talking about before i saw it...only one..I love that song...remember the first time i heard it i thought "what the fuck"..

 
At 4:45 PM , Blogger Mom said...

somehow i missed this song in 63. i like it ,but don't remember hearing it before

 
At 5:30 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love this song.. one of them that puts a smile on your face. And if you were old enough you do a little bit of time traveling...Nice thanx Sling for the smile on my face when ever i listen..

 
At 5:51 PM , Blogger Sling said...

Citizen- No doubt,your mom and pops played it for you when you were just a little baby citizen of the world!

booda babe- What say we all pound down some hot sake,and kareoke together. :)

Sage- I'd like to say that there was some profound reason I went searching for this tune,but mostly I was just hammered.

Billy P.- If The Pogues cranked out a version,there just might be that chance!

Thinker- Those Japanese kids know how to throw a party. :)

Yellerdawg- I wonder if this guy was ever on American Bandstand??

mom- Really?..You must have been one of those beatnicks that only listened to FM.. ;)

AnonyJenn- We were both about ten years old at the time weren't we..
Even now,in my cranky years,it makes me smile too! :)

 

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