Sukiyaki and Other Japanese Hits

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Sukiyaki and Other Japanese Hits
Sukiyaki front.jpg
Studio album by Kyu Sakamoto
Released 1963
Recorded Tokyo
Genre J-pop, vocal
Label Capitol
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Sukiyaki and Other Japanese Hits is an album by Kyu Sakamoto released in 1963 in the U.S. by Capitol Records. All of the songs on the album are sung in Japanese and feature the title track, a #1 hit in the U.S. for three weeks in 1963, and peaking at #6 in the UK when issued by EMI on its HMV label. The 'b'-side, "Anoko No Namaewa Nantenkana", and a cover of "Good Timin'", a hit in 1960 for R&B singer Jimmy Jones, in both the US and the UK.

The Japanese text on the box translates as "gunpowder".

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. Ue o muite arukō (Sukiyaki)
  2. Tsun Tsun Bushi (The Tsun Tsun Song)
  3. Hitoribocchi No Futari (The Lonesome Two)
  4. Kyu-chan Ondo (The Kyu-Chan Folk March Song)
  5. Mo Hitori No Boku (It's Just Not the Real Me)
  6. Good Timing
Side two
  1. Boku No Hoshi (My Star)
  2. Kiminanka Kiminanka (I Couldn't Care for You, Not You, Not You!)
  3. Kyu-chan No Zuntatatta (The Zuntatatta Song)
  4. Hige No Uta (My First Whisker)
  5. Goodbye, Joe (Der schwarze Joe aus Idaho)
  6. Anoko No Namaewa Nantenkana (I Wonder What Her Name Is)