Asia no Junshin
|"Asia no Junshin"|
|Single by Puffy|
|from the album AmiYumi|
|Released||May 13, 1996|
|Writer(s)||Tamio Okuda, Yōsui Inoue|
|Puffy singles chronology|
"Asia no Junshin(Japanese:アジアの純真, Lit."Asia's Innocence")" is a song recorded by the Japanese pop rock duo Puffy, released in May 1996 as their debut single. It was produced and composed by Tamio Okuda, with lyrics written by Yōsui Inoue.
- Yōsui Inoue and Tamio Okuda, composers of "Asia no Junshin" recorded the song on their collaborative album Shopping released in 1997.
- German band Gigantor covered the song on their 1999 album Back to the Rockets.
- Junko Ohashi recorded the song on her 2007 cover album Terra 2.
- The Ventures covered the song on their 2005 album "J-Rock Summer Wind (Melodies in Memories)"
They have also sung an English version of it on their album An Illustrated History.
- Bahashishi covered the song on their 2011 album "Luminescence".
Track listing (3-inch CD single)
|1.||"Asia no Junshin (アジアの純真 Ajia no Junshin?)"||Tamio Okuda, Yōsui Inoue|
|2.||"Puffy na Ohirune (Puffyなお昼寝 Pafī na Ohirune?)"||Okuda, Takemi Shima|
|3.||"Asia no Junshin (アジアの純真 Ajia no Junshin?)" (Karaoke)||Okuda|
|Japanese Oricon Weekly Singles Chart (top 100)||3||46||1,189,000+|
|The 38th Japan Record Awards|
|1996||Best New Artist|
- Sanneh, Kelefa (2002-07-23). "ROCK REVIEW; New Import From Japan That's Loaded With Sugar". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2008-06-16.
- PUFFY-リリース-ORICON STYLE-ミュージック "Highest position and charting weeks of "Asia no Junshin" by Puffy". oricon.co.jp (in Japanese). Oricon Style. Retrieved June 21, 2010.
- s-Puffy "- Yamachan Land (Archives of the Japanese record charts) - Singles Chart Daijiten - Puffy" (in Japanese). December 30, 2007. Retrieved June 21, 2010.
- 一般社団法人 日本レコード協会 > 各種統計 > その他のデータ > 年度別ミリオンセラー一覧 > 1996年 "(RIAJ - Statistics - Other Data - List of million-certified compact discs by year - 1996)". riaj.or.jp (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Retrieved June 21, 2010.
- Japan Composer's Association "History of the Japan Record Awards - List of the 38th Award Winners" (in Japanese). Retrieved June 21, 2010.
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