Synonyms for hiroshi_itsuki or Related words with hiroshi_itsuki
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In music, the 31st Kōhaku Uta Gassen was won by the Red Team (women).
won the FNS Music Festival.
Veteran enka singer
, at 58, released the single "Takasebune" on April 19, 2006 becoming his first Top 10 single in 22 years since 1984's "Nagaragawa Enka." It debuted at the number-nine position on the Oricon charts.
In music, the 35th Kōhaku Uta Gassen was won by the Red Team (women).
won the 26th Japan Record Awards, held on December 31, and the FNS Music Festival.
The song supposedly tells the (rumored) story of the Great Fire of Meireki, also known as the "Furisode Fire". It was originally written for
, but when Tsunku heard it and enjoyed it he asked for permission for Cute to sing it instead, to which Hiroshi obliged.
Yashiro was the first female enka singer to have seven top 10 singles on the main Oricon chart, as well as being listed as the fourth enka singer behind male singers Kiyoshi Hikawa,
and Shinichi Mori. She also achieved top 10 on the Oricon album charts for three consecutive years (1974–1976).
In 1965, he debuted under the stage name "Masaru Matsuyama", but did not achieve commercial success. Although he changed his stage name to "Eiichi Ichijō" in 1967 and then "Ken Mitani" in 1969, there was no change. In 1971, he changed his stage name to "
" and was given the song by Masaaki Hirao. Written by lyricist Yoko Yamaguchi, "Yokohama Tasogare" reached the top of the Oricon weekly single chart.
Although "Otomi-san" was popular, Kasuga himself was not completely satisfied with it and recorded the song by Toru Funamura. The song was released in 1955 and was later regarded as a true enka song. The song, ironically, was also influenced by tango music's rhythm because Funamura felt that tango seemed similar to enka in its local color. "Wakare no Ippon-sugi" was later covered by singers as diverse as Michiya Mihashi, Hideo Murata, Keiko Fuji, Hibari Misora, Saburō Kitajima, Takashi Hosokawa, and
. Kasuga was later called the first enka singer.
Young enka singer Yukio Hashi appeared in 1960, Saburō Kitajima in 1962 and Harumi Miyako in 1964. Sachiko Kobayashi debuted with the 1964 single at the age of only 10. The most well-known and beloved performer of enka is Hibari Misora (1937–1989), known as the "Queen of Enka" and "Queen of Shōwa" for the period in which she lived and was celebrated. Misora's song "Yawara," composed by Masao Koga, won the grand prix award at the 1965 Japan Record Award. Masaru Matsuyama also made his debut in 1965, but was not able to achieve commercial success and changed his stage name to
Yamaguchi was a native of Nagoya. She began her career by opening an upscale bar in the Ginza district of Tokyo. Yamaguchi wrote song lyrics during the slow times while managing her bar, leading to a series of successful songs during the 1970s. In 1971, Yamaguchi's song "Yokohama Tasogare" ("Yokohama Twilight Time"), performed by
, became a major hit within the enka genre. Yamaguchi penned another hit with "Brandy Glass," performed by actor and singer, Yujiro Ishihara. She began writing novels during the 1980s.
At the end of 2008, Cute was nominated for the main Japan Record Award, the Grand Prix, for the song "Edo no Temari Uta II", which was chosen as one of the best works of the year. Losing to the boyband Exile, that year they had to be content with a Gold Award, which is given to all main prize nominees. The prizewinning song was originally written for veteran enka singer
, who was planning to release it on his end-of-2008 album. Tsunku, however, heard the song, and said, "I want the girls to sing it as a modern fairytale." So Itsuki let him use the song. For Cute, it was rearranged from enka into boogie and the lyrics were slightly modified. In what was called a collaboration by Tsunku and a rivalry between two performers by Sankei Sports, they both released the song as CD singles, Cute on July 30 and Itsuki as his 132nd single later in the year.
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