Zipangu (song)

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

"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
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.


  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.