Synonyms for hideaki_tokunaga or Related words with hideaki_tokunaga
Examples of "hideaki_tokunaga"
covered Awaya's song "Farewell Blues" at a concert.
covered the song "Endless Story" on his 2007 album "Vocalist 3".
"The Parting Song" has been covered by recording artists including Naoko Ken, Yoshie Kashiwabara, Natsuko Godai,
, and Ken Hirai with Masamune Kusano.
The track "Kailanman" is a cover of a song by Maso in the early 1990s, which itself is a Tagalog cover of the 1989 song "Saigo No Iiwake" by Japanese singer
"Time Goes By" is a song by the Japanese J-pop group Every Little Thing, released as their eighth single on February 11, 1998. It was used as the theme song for the drama "Amai Kekkon".
covered the song on his 2007 album "Vocalist 3". Juju also covered the song on her 2010 album "Request".
"Yuki no Hana" was one of the most popular karaoke songs in Japan in 2004. It has also been officially covered by numerous artists including Joi Chua, Park Hyo Shin, Seo Young Eun, Han Xue, Vincy Chan, Eric Martin (Mr. Big's vocalist), Hayley Westenra,
and Gackt. Park Hyo Shin's version was an insert song for the popular Korean drama "I'm Sorry, I Love You".
A part of Ryoichi Hattori's Western-style music during that period remained in Western-style classical music of Japan and was transvalued in 2000s. His tribute album was released on October 17, 2007. Various musicians such as
(for "Wakare no Blues"), Kazumasa Oda (for "Suzhou Nocturne"), Masaharu Fukuyama (for "Tokyo Boogie-woogie") and Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra (for "Aoi Sanmyaku") took part in the album. The tribute album debuted at the number-ten position on the Japanese Oricon weekly album charts.
covered many female songs on his cover album series, "Vocalist". He released "Vocalist", "Vocalist 2", "Vocalist 3", "Vocalist 4" and "Vocalist Vintage (Vocalist 5)" in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, and 2012 respectively. In August 2007, "Vocalist 3" became Oricon weekly number-one cover album with 2 weeks (tied the record in Japan), and in May 2010, "Vocalist 4" became the Japan first Oricon monthly number-one cover album.
Best: Bounce & Lovers (stylized as BEST ~BOUNCE & LOVERS~) is the third compilation album by Japanese singer-songwriter Koda Kumi. The CD contains only ballads and features a track penned by
, while the DVD features certain music videos re-edited to show only the dancing scenes. It ranked #2 on both the Oricon daily and weekly charts, and remained on the charts for twenty-four weeks, despite being a limited release.
In Japan, the album debuted at number one on physical data provider "Oricon"s daily album charts, selling 93,000 copies—85,000 more than her closest competitor,
with "Vocalist & Ballade Best". In its first week, the album debuted at number one, selling a total of 253,000 copies. The album charted at number one for two consecutive weeks. "Checkmate!" debuted at number one on "Oricon" monthly charts, despite only one week of charting counting to the April monthly chart. The album sold more than double the second place holder for the month, Kazumasa Oda's "Dōmo". Halfway through the 2011 Oricon year, the album was the third most sold.
His cover of 'First Love' by Hikaru Utada caught the attention of TV staff in Japan and he was invited to take part in an international singing competition called Nodojiman THE World! (のどじまんTHEワールド!) broadcast from Japan, by the TV Channel Nippon TV in March 2015. Despite not being a native Japanese speaker, he performed two Japanese songs on the show in front of live audience and judges. The first of the two songs was the "Rainy Blue" by
and the second song was the aforementioned "First Love" which he performed in the final round of top 6.
American pop group Backstreet Boys' "Unbreakable" became the first album of a foreign male group to top the Oricon for two consecutive weeks since O-Zone's "DiscO-Zone" in 2005. Other artists who had an extended run on the charts include Kaela Kimura, Mr. Children, Yui, Mariya Takeuchi, Namie Amuro, Sukima Switch,
, and Ketsumeishi. Folk rock singer Kazumasa Oda's "Jiko Best 2" makes him the oldest artist, at 60 years old, to have a number-one album on the chart. Canadian pop punk singer Avril Lavigne's "The Best Damn Thing" made her the first foreign artist to sell a million copies since her debut album.
He scored two smash hit singles "Coffee Rumba" and "Hana no Kubikazari". Both songs were the 1960s kayokyoku (The former was remake of Venezuelan song "Moliendo Café" originally composed in 1958). Likewise, a follow-up studio album "United Cover" is mainly composed of cover versions of the songs that were popular in Japan during the postwar Showa period. "United Cover" debuted at #2 on the Japanese Oricon chart and sold more than 500,000 copies up to 2002, and has been certified triple platinum by RIAJ for shipments of over 800,000 copies to date. It has been one of the most commercially successful cover albums by Japanese artists in the 2000s, along with "Fukuyama Engineering" by Masaharu Fukuyama and "Vocalist" series by
The song has since been translated and covered a number of times by many artists in several different languages. The song was covered by South Korean male singer Park Hyo Shin and this covered song was inserted in the popular Korean drama "I'm Sorry, I Love You". Another Korean version was sung by female singer Seo Young Eun. It was also one of the most popular karaoke songs in Japan in 2004. The song was first covered by Singapore singer Joi Chua in 2005 by the same title "Sorry I Love You". It was also covered by Mainland Chinese singer Han Xue on August 2004 in Mandarin; and by Hong Kong singer Vincy Chan in 2006, in Cantonese. An English version of Yuki no Hana was covered by Eric Martin (Mr. Big's vocalist) and featured in his solo album Mr.Vocalist 2008 which was produced and released in Japan. The German singer Tabea covered the English version snowflower in her album Memories. New Zealand soprano Hayley Westenra also covered the song in English as part of her 2008 album Hayley sings Japanese Songs which debuted at number 12 on the Japanese Albums Chart but broke into the Top 10 in its second week of release. Another covered version was released on June 2006, sung by Japanese male singer
. An instrumental rock cover was made by Megadeth's former guitarist Marty Friedman, and featured on his 2009 solo album Tokyo Jukebox.
In addition to "Isso Serenade" which became Inoue's third top-ten hit single as a singer, "9.5 Carats" also includes his own rendition of four of his successful compositions around the early 1980s. One of them, "Wine Red no Kokoro" was originally recorded by Inoue's former backing band Anzen Chitai and co-written by the group's frontman Koji Tamaki. A song that Inoue contributed the lyrics was released as a single in 1983, and topped the Japanese Oricon chart in the following year. The band rose to fame owing to the hit of "Wine Red no Kokoro", and the song itself won the 26th Japan Record Award for "Gold Prize". It has been one of the signature songs for both Inoue and Anzen Chitai, and recorded by the multiple artists including Mariko Takahashi, Junko Ohashi, Naoko Ken, Kiyotaka Sugiyama, Mucc, Megumi Ogata, Park Yong-ha, and the song's composer himself (on his 1999 same-titled album). Inoue also wrote the lyrics for some of the group's successful follow-ups to "Wine Red no Kokoro", including "Koi no Yokan" which reached the #2 on the chart in autumn 1984. Also in the same year, he composed the song "Kazari ja Nai no yo Namida wa" for a pop icon Akina Nakamori who was at the pinnacle of popularity at the time. Nakamori's version was issued as a single in November 1984 and topped the chart, becoming one of her biggest hit singles with sales of over 620,000 copies. Nakamori remade the song for several times in later years, and also covered two of other Inoue's compositions on "9.5 Carats" album ("Koi no Yokan" and "Dance wa Umaku Odorenai"). Before Inoue married to a singer Seri Ishikawa in 1978, he contributed some songs for her 1977 album "Amagumo". One of them "Dance wa Umaku Odorenai" was not successful at the time, but the song was widely recognized because of cover version by an actress Mio Takaki. It was featured on the TV drama "Kako no Nai On-na Tachi" and became a hit, peaking at #3 on the chart in 1982. Like "Winered no Kokoro", "Dance wa Umaku Odorenai" has been covered by several other singers, including Naoko Ken and
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