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Sukiyaki song title page

In 1961, Kyu Sakamoto recorded Ue O Muite Aruko (I Look Up When I Walk). For Americans, it was released with the title Sukiyaki and became a 1963 number one song, the biggest Japanese language hit ever. At about the same time, Kenny Ball And His Jazzmen received some notice for its instrumental version. In 1981, A Taste Of Honey reworked the song and brought it to number one again. Finally, in 1994, 4 P.M. (for positive music) made a dance version, and the song hit number one a third time. For both Kyu Sakamoto and 4 P.M. (for positive music), this was a top 20 one hit wonder.

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  1. Sukiyaki

     
    Feb 1963
     
       
     
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  2. Sukiyaki

     
    Jun 1963
     
       
     
    Sukiyaki by Kyu Sakamoto listen
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  3. Sukiyaki

     
    Jun 1981
     
       
     
    Sukiyaki by A Taste Of Honey listen
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  4. Sukiyaki

     
    Dec 1994
     
       
     
    Sukiyaki by 4 P.M. (for positive music) listen
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