Kyu Sakamoto

The Most Successful Japanese Song of All Time

There is an old song English speakers know as Sukiyaki, and it has a remarkable story. After leaving a band to seek a solo career under Toshiba Records, Kyu Sakamoto recorded the song, known in Japan as Ue o Muite Arukō (Look Up As I Walk), and it became the number #1 hit in the…

3 Japanese Classics that Have Popular English Remakes

English songs are usually popular and covered by artists around the world, including Japanese artists. It is rare for the opposite to happen. However, these are some of the Japanese songs which have been covered in English! Ue wo Muite Arukou by Kyu Sakamato   Ue wo Muite Arukou by Kyu Sakamato is one of…