UFO (Pink Lady song)

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"UFO"
Single by Pink Lady
B-side "Lady X"
Released December 5, 1977
Genre J-pop, kayōkyoku, Disco
Length 3:15
Label JVC
Pink Lady singles chronology
" Wanted"
(1977)
"UFO"
(1977)
"Southpaw"
(1978)

"UFO" is Pink Lady's sixth single release, released on December 5, 1977. With a total of 1,950,000 sales, this single was their highest grossing ever, [1] and spent ten weeks at the top of the Japanese singles chart. Although it was released in December of 1977, It was voted best song from 1978 in the Japanese music program The Best Ten.

They won the 20th edition of the Japan Record Award with this song.

According to Oricon this was the best selling single from 1978. [2]


Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Shunichi Tokura, lyrics written by Yū Aku.

  1. "UFO" 3:15
  2. "Lady X" 2:45

Chart positions[edit]

Charts (1977) Peak
position
Japanese Oricon Singles Chart 1

Cover versions[edit]

  • Japanese girl group Morning Musume recorded a cover of UFO for their cover album Cover You.
  • Female music group MAX recorded a cover version of this song in 1997.
  • Mari Natsuki and Anna Tsuchiya recorded UFO for a Pink Lady/Yū Aku tribute album called Bad Friends in 2009.
  • Melon Kinenbi covered this song in the TV series "Uta Doki!"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of the number-one hit singles on the Japanese Oricon Chart". Retrieved 2008-10-13. 
  2. ^ "Annual Oricon Charts 1977-1980" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2011-10-25. 
Preceded by
"Wakare Uta" by Miyuki Nakajima
Japanese Oricon Chart number one single
February 20, 1978
Succeeded by
"Canada Kara No Tegami" by Masaako Hirao & Yoko Hatanaka