Watashi no Aoi Tori

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"Watashi No Aoi Tori"
Junko Sakurada, cover Watashi No Aoi Tori.jpg
Single by Junko Sakurada
from the album Watashi No Aoi Tori
B-side Koibito Ni Natte!
Released August 25, 1973
Genre Kayōkyoku, J-Pop
Length 3:05
Label JVC
Writer(s) Yū Aku and Yasunori Nakamura
Junko Sakurada singles chronology
Tenshi No Hatsukoi (1973) "Watashi No Aoi Tori"
"Hana Monogatari"

"Watashi No Aoi Tori" (わたしの青い鳥?, lit. My Bluebird) is a popular song written by lyricist Yū Aku and composer Yasunori Nakamura, and originally recorded and released by idol Junko Sakurada.

The single was released on August 25, 1973 and became one of Junko's signature songs, as well as a standard in the Japanese songbook. The single sold over 150,000 copies[1] and earned Junko the Best Newcomer award at the 15th edition of the Japan Record Award.[2]

The song was originally released on Junko's "Watashi No Aoi Tori" album released in September 1973, but has subsequently been released on several best of and greatest hits compilations, as well as Shōwa and Kayōkyoku compilations.

Track listing (7" Vinyl)[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Watashi No Aoi Tori" (わたしの青い鳥, "My Bluebird") 3:05
2. "Koibito Ni Natte!" (恋人になって!, "Become My Lover!") 2:46

Chart positions[edit]

Charts (1973) Peak
Japanese Oricon Singles Chart 18


  • Akiko Isozaki covered the song in 1989 for the album "Cuties In Variation".
  • D&D covered the song for the 1997 Yu Aku tribute album "VELFARRE J-POP NIGHT presents DANCE with YOU".
  • Morning Musume covered the album for their 2008 Yu Aku tribute album Cover You.
  • °C-ute member Airi Suzuki covered the song for her performance as Junko Sakurada in the movie "Yu Aku Monogatari".

External links[edit]

  • "Lyrics Romanised and translation of the lyrics.


  1. ^ "Junko Sakurada Single Sales" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2012-05-31. 
  2. ^ "Official TBS website with list of Best Newcomer Awards" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2012-05-31.