Southpaw (Pink Lady song)

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"Southpaw"
Sausupo.jpg
Single by Pink Lady
from the album Pink Lady no Katsudou Ooutsushin
B-side "Accessary"
Released March 25, 1978
Genre J-pop, kayōkyoku, Disco
Length 3:40
Label JVC
Writer(s) Shunichi Tokura, Yū Aku
Pink Lady singles chronology
"UFO"
(1977)
"Southpaw"
(1978)
"Monster"
(1978)

"Southpaw" (サウスポー, Sausupo) is Pink Lady's seventh single release, released on March 25, 1978. This became their sixth number-one hit on the Oricon Chart in Japan.[1] The single sold 1,800,000 copies, and spent nine weeks at number one on the chart.

They won the 9th edition of the Japan Music Awards with this song.

According to Oricon this was the 2nd best selling single from 1978.[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. "Southpaw" 3:40
  2. "Accessary" 2:40

Chart positions[edit]

Charts (1978) 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.
  • Girl group Speed recorded a cover of this song in 1997.
  • Checkicco released a cover of this on the Pink Lady/Yū Aku tribute album Bad Friends.

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
"Hohoemi Gaeshi" by Candies
Japanese Oricon Chart number one single
May 29, 1978
Succeeded by
"Darling" by Kenji Sawada