Sexy Music

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"Sexy Music"
Single by The Nolans
from the album Making Waves
B-side"Don't Make Waves"
ReleasedMarch 21, 1981
GenreDisco
LabelEpic
Songwriter(s)Ben Findon, Mike Myers, Bob Puzey
The Nolans singles chronology
"Who's Gonna Rock You"
(1980)
"Sexy Music"
(1981)
"Attention to Me"
(1981)
"Sexy Music"
Single by Wink
ReleasedMarch 28, 1990
FormatCD Single, audio cassette
GenreJ-pop
LabelPolystar
Songwriter(s)Ben Findon, Mike Myers, Bob Puzey, Neko Oikawa
Wink singles chronology
"One Night in Heaven (Mayonaka no Angel)"
(1989)
"Sexy Music"
(1990)
"Yoru ni Hagurete (Where Were You Last Night)"
(1990)

"Sexy Music" is a 1981 single taken from Irish female vocal group The Nolans' 1980 album Making Waves, and later translated into Japanese by Japanese idol duo Wink.

The Nolans' version was released as a single in Japan in April 1981 after winning the Tokyo Music Festival a few days prior to this. It was cut from the album exclusively in Japan to be released as a 7-inch single and a LP containing rearrangements of tracks from Making Waves and Nolan Sisters, gaining commercial success with about 270,000 copies sold.

In 1981, the song was covered by Taiwanese singer Frankie Kao (高凌风) as 冬天里的一把火, which was later covered, with much more success, by Fei Xiang. Having had some success prior, he reached superstar status almost overnight when in 1987, he performed this song in CCTV's new year gala. The song became an instant hit in China.

In 1990, Wink recorded the cover version sung in the Japanese lyrics written by Neko Oikawa. Their interpretation was released as a single in March 1990 and provided the duo with their fifth and last number-one spot on the Japanese hit parade.[1]

In 1991, The Nolans would in turn cover Wink's biggest selling single, 淋しい熱帯魚 Samishii Nettaigyo, with English lyrics, under the name Tidal Wave.

Track listing (Wink version)[edit]

  1. "Sexy Music" (Findon/Myers/Puzey/Neko Oikawa)
  2. "Ichiban Kanashii Bara (いちばん哀しい薔薇)"(Kisaburo Suzuki/Neko Oikawa)

Chart positions and certifications[edit]

The Nolans version[edit]

Year Chart Position Weeks Sales
1981 Japanese Oricon Singles Chart (top 100) 7 19 270,000+[2]

Wink version[edit]

Year Chart Position Weeks Certification Sales
1990 Japanese Oricon Singles Chart (top 100) 1 (x2) 14 Platinum 330,000[1]

Release history (Wink version)[edit]

Country Date Label Format Catalog number
Japan March 28, 1990 Polystar CD PSDR-1002
CT PSSR-1002

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Yamachan Land (Japanese chart archives) - Singles Chart Daijiten - Wink" (in Japanese). Original Confidence. Retrieved 2008-08-01.
  2. ^ "Yamachan Land (Japanese chart archives) - Singles Chart Daijiten - The Nolans" (in Japanese). Original Confidence. Retrieved 2008-08-01.