Tetsurō Oda

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Tetsurō Oda
Birth name Tetsurō Hamada (濱田 哲郎?)
Also known as Eddy Blues, Tetsu
Born (1958-03-11) March 11, 1958 (age 56)
Tokyo, Japan
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Composer, record producer, singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocal, guitar, keyboard
Years active 1978–present
Labels Universal Music Japan, CBS Sony, BMG Victor
Associated acts Tetsuro Oda and the 9th Image, Spinach Power, Don't Look Back, MS Machine, Tough Banana, Nagisa no All Stars, Why
Website www.t-oda.jp

Tetsurō Oda (織田 哲郎 Oda Tetsurō?, born March 11, 1958) is a Japanese composer, record producer, and singer-songwriter.

In the late 1980s, Oda gained prominence as a songwriter. He composed over 50 top-ten hit singles on the Japanese Oricon chart during the 1990s, including 12 of which have sold over 1 million copies.[1] At the commercial peak of successful career, Oda produced a string of popular hit songs with artists like Zard, Wands, Deen, and Field of View.[2] He also discovered and collaborated with Nanase Aikawa, one of the best-selling Japanese female pop icons from the latter half of the 1990s.

Oda embarked on his own solo career since the 1980s, and achieved mainstream success thanks to the contributions to other artists. As a recording artist, he is best known for the chart-topping single "Itsumademo Kawaranu Ai o", which was released in 1992.[3]

In 1990, Oda won the 32nd Japan Record Award for the song "Odoru Pompokorin", co-written by Momoko Sakura and performed by B.B. Queens.[4] In the history of the Japanese singles chart which started in 1968, Oda has been the third best-selling composer behind Kyohei Tsutsumi and Tetsuya Komuro. Accumulated sales of his compositions released as singles have been estimated at over 40 million units as of 2008.[5]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • Voices (1983)
  • New Morning (1984)
  • Night Waves (1985)
  • Life (1986)
  • Wildlife (1987, EP)
  • Ships (1987)
  • Season (1988)
  • Candle in the Rain (1989)
  • Itsuka Subete no Tozasareta Tobira ga Hirakareru Hi Made (いつかすべての閉ざされた扉が開かれる日まで?) (1990)
  • Endless Dream (1992)
  • Songs (1993)
  • T (1993)
  • Melodies (2006)
  • One Night (2007)
  • W FACE (2013)

Compilation albums[edit]

  • Complete of Tetsuro Oda at the Being Studio (2002)
  • Best of Best 1000: Tetsuro Oda (2007)
  • Growing Up 1983–1989 (2008)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Okamoto, Satoshi (2011). Single Chart Book: Complete Edition 1968-2010 (in Japanese). Roppongi, Tokyo: Oricon Entertainment. ISBN 4871310884. 
  2. ^ Saida, Sai (January 17, 2008). "J-POPの歴史を作った、織田哲郎とビーイングでの二人三脚". Barks News (in Japanese). Retrieved January 24, 2011. 
  3. ^ 織田哲郎、「いつまでも変わらぬ愛を」配信開始. Oricon Style (in Japanese). Oricon. July 14, 2010. Retrieved January 24, 2011. 
  4. ^ 第21回日本レコード大賞 [The 32nd Japan Record Awards Winners]. jacompa.jp (in Japanese). Japanese Composers Association. Archived from the original on 2008-06-15. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  5. ^ Kawabata, Hiroshi (producer) (2008-11-30). "みゅーじん/音遊人:テレビ東京 > 第111回:織田哲郎 (Myujin > TV Tokyo > Episode 111: Tetsuro Oda)" (in Japanese). TV Tokyo. http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/m-jin/onair/081130.html.

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