Nagisa no Sindbad

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"Nagisa no Sindbad"
Nagisa No Sindbad.jpg
Single by Pink Lady
from the album Pink Lady no Katsudou Ooutsushin
B-side "Papaya Gundam"
Released June 10, 1977 (Japan)
Genre J-pop, Disco
Length 2:35
Label JVC
Songwriter(s) Shunichi Tokura, Yū Aku
Pink Lady singles chronology
"Carmen '77"
(1977)
"Nagisa no Sindbad"
(1977)
"Wanted (Shimei Tehai)"
(1977)

"Carmen '77"
(1977)
"Nagisa no Sindbad"
(1977)
"Wanted (Shimei Tehai)"
(1977)

"Nagisa no Sindbad" (渚のシンドバッド, Nagisa no Shindobaddo, lit. "Sindbad of the Beach") is Pink Lady's fourth single release, released on June 10, 1977, with a total of 1,450,000 sales, This single stayed at the number-one spot for eight weeks.[1]

According to Oricon this was the best selling single of 1977.[2]

A re-recorded version of the song was included on the 2-disc greatest hits release, Innovation, released in December 2010.

Track listing (7" vinyl)[edit]

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

  1. "Nagisa no Sindbad" 2:35
  2. "Papaya Gundam" 2:45

Track listing (1993 CD single release)[edit]

Released on September 22, 1993.

  1. "Nagisa no Sindbad" 2:35
  2. "S.O.S." 2:45
  3. "Nagisa no Sindbad" (Original Karaoke)
  4. "S.O.S." (Original Karaoke)

Track listing (1996 Remix CD single release)[edit]

Released on August 21, 1996.

  1. "Nagisa no Sindbad" (Original Version)
  2. "Nagisa no Sindbad" (Remix)
  3. "Nagisa no Sindbad" (Original Karaoke)

Chart positions[edit]

Charts (1977) Peak
position
Japanese Oricon Singles Chart 1

Cover versions[edit]

  • The song has been covered by former idol group W (Double You) for their first album Duo U&U, and by their fellow Hello!Project group Morning Musume for their first cover album Cover You.
  • It was covered on Maximum The Hormone's second maxi single NIKU CUP.
  • Japanese rock band GO!GO!7188 also covered it for their album Tora no Ana 2.
  • Megumi Yuki covered this song in 1990.
  • Ayano Tsuji released a cover of this song on her album Cover Girl 2, released in 2008.
  • Twin sisters ManaKana released a cover of this song on their cover album Futari Uta from 2009.
  • Powerviolence band Romantic Gorilla recorded a short and fast cover of this song which includes only the first phrase and the first chorus. It appeared on the 1993 demo tape and rerecorded for the 1996 Split album with Spazz.

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.