Wanted (Shimei Tehai)

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"Wanted"
Wanted Pink Lady.jpg
Single by Pink Lady
B-side Nigero Ojousan
Released September 5, 1977
Recorded 1977
Genre J-pop, Disco
Length 3:25
Label JVC
Writer(s) Shunichi Tokura, Yū Aku
Pink Lady singles chronology
"Nagisa no Sindbad
(1977)
"Wanted (Shimei Tehai)"
(1977)
"UFO"
(1977)

"Wanted (Shimei Tehai)" (ウォンテッド (指名手配), Uonteddo (Shimei Tehai)) is the fifth single released by Pink Lady, on September 5, 1977. The single topped the Japan charts at number one, having sold 1,650,000 copies,[1] and spent twelve weeks at the top.

With "Wanted" they made their first appearance on Kōhaku Uta Gassen, in 1977.

According to Oricon this was the 3d best selling single from 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. "Wanted" 3:25
  2. "Nigero Ojousan" 2:40

Chart positions[edit]

Charts (1977) Peak
position
Japanese Oricon Singles Chart 1

Cover versions[edit]

  • Yellow Magic Orchestra's live cover version of this song, was featured on their 1993 album Live at the Kinokuniya Hall '78.
  • Female vocal/dance group Speed released a cover of this song in 1997.

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
"Nagisa no Sindbad" by Pink Lady
Japanese Oricon Chart number one single
December 5, 1977
Succeeded by
"Wakareuta" by Miyuki Nakajima