Amairo no Kami no Otome

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"Amairo no Kami no Otome" (亜麻色の髪の乙女, The Girl with the Flaxen Hair) is a 1968 single by the Japanese Group Sounds band Village Singers. The song was composed by Koichi Sugiyama with lyrics by Jun Hashimoto. Before Village Singers, though, the melody was first given to Michi Aoyama and released as "On the Windy Hills" (風吹く丘で) in 1966. The song has been covered several times, including by the J-Pop group Mi-Ke, the singer Hitomi Shimatani, and a Mandarin version by Cyndi Wang.

Cover by Hitomi Shimatani[edit]

"Amairo no kami no otome"
Single by Hitomi Shimatani
Released May 9, 2002
Recorded 2002
Genre Dance/J-Pop
Length 15:38
Label avex trax
Hitomi Shimatani singles chronology
Shanti
(2002)
Amairo no kami no otome
(2003)
Amairo Maxi
(2002)

The cover version by Hitomi Shimatani was released as her 7th single under Avex Trax on May 9, 2002. The single hit #4 on the Oricon charts and sold 375,000 copies. The A-side is Amairo no kami no otome, a cheerful and upbeat dance track. The B-side, Ashita to Kyou no Aida is a soft ballad.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Amairo no kami no otome (4:07)
  2. Ashita to Kyou no Aida (3:45)
  3. Amairo no kami no otome (instrumental) (4:06)
  4. Ashita to Kyou no Aida (instrumental) (3:40)