Tetsurō Oda

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Tetsurō Oda
Birth name Tetsurō Hamada (濱田 哲郎)
Also known as Eddy Blues, Tetsu
Born (1958-03-11) March 11, 1958 (age 60)
Tokyo, Japan
Genres Pop
Years active 1978–present
Associated acts
  • Tetsuro Oda and the 9th Image
  • Spinach Power
  • Don't Look Back
  • MS Machine
  • Tough Banana
  • Nagisa no All Stars
  • Why



Tetsurō Oda (織田 哲郎, Oda Tetsurō, born March 11, 1958) is a Japanese composer, record producer, and singer-songwriter.

In the late 1980s, Oda gained prominence as a songwriter. He composed over 50 top-ten hit singles on the Japanese Oricon chart during the 1990s, including 12 of which have sold over 1 million copies.[1] At the commercial peak of successful career, Oda produced a string of popular hit songs with artists like Zard, Wands, Deen, and Field of View.[2] He also discovered and collaborated with Nanase Aikawa, one of the best-selling Japanese female pop icons from the latter half of the 1990s.

Oda embarked on his own solo career since the 1980s, and achieved mainstream success thanks to the contributions to other artists. As a recording artist, he is best known for the chart-topping single "Itsumademo Kawaranu Ai o", which was released in 1992.[3]

In 1990, Oda won the 32nd Japan Record Award for the song "Odoru Pompokorin", co-written by Momoko Sakura and performed by B.B. Queens.[4] In the history of the Japanese singles chart which started in 1968, Oda has been the third best-selling composer behind Kyohei Tsutsumi and Tetsuya Komuro. Accumulated sales of his compositions released as singles have been estimated at over 40 million units as of 2008.

[5]< Summary of his career/achivements >

One of the most influential and acclaimed melody makers in Japan.

He may not be a household name outside of Japan,

but if you are an Anime or J-Pop fan, you know his music.

T.ODA served as the main composer for the following popular Anime Songs, such as: "Dragon Ball GT", "Chibi Maruko-chan",, "SLAM DUNK", "BUSOU SHINKI", "Crayon Shin-chan", "Detective Conan“ , "NINJA KIDS", others.

Not only has he worked in Anime, but he has also composed and produced numerous popular and established J-Pop Artists, such as; ZARD, Nanase Aikawa, AKB48, Kinki-Kids, Noriko Sakai, DEEN, Maki Oguro, WANDS, T-BOLAN, Tube, Hideki Saijo, Sonar Pocket, many other artists.

Throughout his music career, T.ODA has sold over 40 million CDs, which is why he is ranked as the 3rd highest selling composers in Japanese music history.

"Odoru Pompokolin -Dancing Pompokolin-” is the theme song of Chibi Maruko-chan, was composed by T.ODA and performed by B.B. Queens.

It won the Japan record award for Best Composition in 1990.

In addition to being a hugely successful composer/producer,

T.ODA has enjoyed a successful recording artist career since 1983, releasing a total of 16 albums.

One of his most popular songs, "Itsumademo Kawaranu Aio", recorded 1millon sales.

In 2015, he formed new band called "ROLL-B DINOSAU“, with Diamond ☆ Yukai, and other well-known artists.

His brilliant accomplishments, authentic music talent and skill has inspired and influenced the Japanese music industry,

as well as gain profound respect from countless artists and industry executives.

This March, T.ODA just turned 60, But his enthusiastic motivation towards music has never dimed.

Rather, he is now heading to the international stage where he wants to connect with J-pop fans around the world as "The Music Ambassador".

His first overseas live concert has been fixed in China on 21st, Sept, 2018 at The Han Show. *Details: https://www.showstart.com/event/61523


Studio albums[edit]

  • Voices (1983)
  • New Morning (1984)
  • Night Waves (1985)
  • Life (1986)
  • Wildlife (1987, EP)
  • Ships (1987)
  • Season (1988)
  • Candle in the Rain (1989)
  • Itsuka Subete no Tozasareta Tobira ga Hirakareru Hi Made (いつかすべての閉ざされた扉が開かれる日まで) (1990)
  • Endless Dream (1992)
  • Songs (1993)
  • T (1993)
  • Melodies (2006)
  • One Night (2007)
  • W FACE (2013)

Compilation albums[edit]

  • Complete of Tetsuro Oda at the Being Studio (2002)
  • Best of Best 1000: Tetsuro Oda (2007)
  • Growing Up 1983–1989 (2008)

List of provided works[edit]


  • Zard
    • Good-bye my Loneliness
    • Makenaide
    • My Friend
    • Yureru Omoi
    • Fushigi ne
    • Mou Sagasanai
    • Nemurenai Yoru wo Daite
    • Kitto Wasurenai
    • Kono Ai ni Oyogi Tsukaretemo
    • Anata wo Kanjiteitai
    • Kokoro wo Hiraite


  • Deen
    • Kono Mama Kimi dake wo Ubaisaritai
    • Tsubasa wo Hirogete
    • Memories
    • Hitomi Sorasanaide
    • Hitori ja Nai
    • Sugao de Waratteitai
    • Twelve
    • Starting Over
  • T-Bolan
    • Just Illusion
    • Sayonara kara Hajimeyou
    • Sure Chigai no Junjou
  • Manish
    • Koe ni Naranai hodo ni Itoshii
    • Nemurenai Machi ni Nagasarete
    • Kimi ga Hoshii Subete ga Hoshii
  • Aikawa Nanase
    • Yume Miru Shoujo ja Irarenai
    • Bye Bye
    • Like a hard rain
    • Break out!
    • Tenshi no You ni Odorasete
    • Koigokoro
    • Trouble Maker
    • Tori ni Naretara



  1. ^ Okamoto, Satoshi (2011). Single Chart Book: Complete Edition 1968-2010 (in Japanese). Roppongi, Tokyo: Oricon Entertainment. ISBN 4871310884. 
  2. ^ Saida, Sai (January 17, 2008). "J-POPの歴史を作った、織田哲郎とビーイングでの二人三脚". Barks News (in Japanese). Retrieved January 24, 2011. 
  3. ^ 織田哲郎、「いつまでも変わらぬ愛を」配信開始. Oricon Style (in Japanese). Oricon. July 14, 2010. Retrieved January 24, 2011. 
  4. ^ 第21回日本レコード大賞 [The 32nd Japan Record Awards Winners]. jacompa.jp (in Japanese). Japanese Composers Association. Archived from the original on 2008-06-15. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  5. ^ Kawabata, Hiroshi (producer) (2008-11-30). "みゅーじん/音遊人:テレビ東京 > 第111回:織田哲郎 (Myujin > TV Tokyo > Episode 111: Tetsuro Oda)". (in Japanese). TV Tokyo.  Missing or empty |series= (help)

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