Zipangu (song)

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"Zipangu"
Zipangu Pink Lady.jpg
Single by Pink Lady
B-side"Jiken Ga Okitara Bell Ga Naru"
ReleasedMarch 1979
GenreJ-Pop, kayōkyoku, Disco
Length3:30
LabelJVC
Songwriter(s)Shunichi Tokura, Yū Aku
Pink Lady singles chronology
"Chameleon Army"
(1978)
"Zipangu"
(1979)
"Pink Typhoon"
(1979)

"Zipangu" (ジパング, Zipangu) is Pink Lady's 11th single, and the first, after nine consecutive number 1 hits, to only reach the highest position of number 4 on the Oricon charts,[1] and number 2 on the Japanese Music Labo charts.[2] The single sold over a million copies.[3][4]

The title, Zipangu, refers to the accounts of Marco Polo on Japan.

The song was also featured on the Japanese music show The Best Ten, where it peaked at #7.[5]

A re-recorded version of the song was included on the 2-disc greatest hits release, Innovation, released in December 2010.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Shunichi Tokura, lyrics written by Yū Aku.

  1. "Zipangu" 3:30
  2. "Jiken Ga Okitara Bell Ga Naru" 4:00

Chart positions[edit]

Charts (1979) Peak
position
Japanese Oricon Singles Chart 4
Japanese Music Labo Chart[2] 2

Cover versions[edit]

  • Kome Kome Club covered this song for the Pink Lady tribute album Bad Friends.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pink Lady singles". Retrieved 2009-08-08.
  2. ^ a b "Billboard Magazine, April 28, 1979". Billboard.
  3. ^ "Billboard Magazine, March 1979". Billboard.
  4. ^ "Billboard Magazine, May 26 1979". Billboard.
  5. ^ Yamada, Osamuji (2008). The Best Ten. ソニー・マガジンズ. ISBN 4789733726.