Su Su Su Super Ki Re i

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"Su Su Su Super キ・レ・イ"
Single by Scatman John
Released 23 March 1996
Format Maxi CD Single
Recorded ???
Genre Dance, Pop
Length 22 min 43 sec
Label RCA Records
Producer(s) Tsugutoshi Goto
Scatman John singles chronology
"Only You"
(1996)
"Su Su Su Super
キ・レ・イ"
(1996)
"Pripri Scat"
(1996)

"Su Su Su Super キ・レ・イ" (Rōmaji: "Kirei" meaning "beautiful") is a Scatman John single, recorded in Japan with Japanese backing musicians and released there as a tie-in to a cosmetics commercial. The song was his highest-charting single in Japan, reaching no. 16. The song is based around a series of catchy loops of party lyrics. The B-side is a solo piano cover of the Elvis Presley song "Love Me Tender", dubbed the "L.A. Unplugged Mix".

The commercials feature a slightly different mix of the track and feature Scatman speaking Japanese and promoting the product in a variety of situations, interacting with the Japanese performers. There were 4 different commercials in total, the 2nd and 4th being slight variations on the 1st and 3rd.

There was also a music video for this track. It begins with Scatman producing a bunch of flowers like a magic trick, it goes on to show Scatman riding around in a circle on a miniature trike. Later shots show Scatman dancing in a CGI kitchen and in what looks like a cellar.

Single track listing[edit]

  1. "Su Su Su Super キ・レ・イ" [Radio Edit] (3:59)
  2. "Su Su Su Super キ・レ・イ" [All Night Long Mix] (5:32)
  3. "Su Su Su Super キ・レ・イ" [Karaoke] (3:57)
  4. "Scatman (Ski Ba Dop Ba Dop Bop)" [Extended Radio] (5:11)
  5. "Love Me Tender" [L.A. Unplugged Mix] (4:04)

Personnel[edit]

  • Keyboard: Tsugutoshi Goto
  • Synthesizer: Mituji Horikawa
  • Electric guitar: Masaki Suzukawa
  • Keyboard: Haruo Togasi
  • Chorus: Mai Yamane
  • Produced by Tsugutoshi Goto
  • Recorded by Masahiko Kokubo
  • Mixed by Yosinori Kaji
  • Cover design by Akihiro Ijima