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The Seekers                I’ll Never Find Another You  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZf41UudAbI

Simply Red                 Holding Back the Years         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yG07WSu7Q9w

Steely Dan                  Kid Charlemagne        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJ9Xk-VoGqo

Sting                            Fields of Gold             https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLVq0IAzh1A

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21 hours ago, Yamanashi said:

The Seekers                I’ll Never Find Another You  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZf41UudAbI

 

Simply Red                 Holding Back the Years         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yG07WSu7Q9w

 

Steely Dan                  Kid Charlemagne        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJ9Xk-VoGqo

 

Sting                            Fields of Gold             https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLVq0IAzh1A

 

Always loved the Seekers. Here's another one of theirs : We'll build a world of our own 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSxwqBJLU8A

 

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1 minute ago, Getayukata said:

Always loved the Seekers. Here's another one of theirs : We'll build a world of our own 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSxwqBJLU8A

 

Alas!  They only had about ten wonderful songs in their songbook.  You can find their 50th anniversary concert on Youtube -- Judith Durham still has a magnificent voice.

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I remember lending my copy of the freshly released album 'Vision Thing' to a workmate of mine, who promptly returned it and inquired me since when I've been contemplating suicide.

 

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Sisters of Mercy: More -- This was good.  I see it reached #1 in 1990 on the US Alternative list.  Since I wasn't alternative at that time, I don't remember hearing it, but it's a well-made song.

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Tears for Fears            Woman In Chains       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BF4ZnVXJ1ek

The Temptations         Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jzly6jrepRU

Tracy Chapman          Fast Car                       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIOAlaACuv4

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Last batch of my alphabetized list:

Unit 4+2                      Concrete and Clay      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsCcijENWWo

The Yardbirds             For Your Love                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HU5zqidlxMQ

The Youngbloods    Get Together    

This has been fun.  Thanks for your contributions.  This will give me months of viewing.

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I made a list of my Japanese favorites - first the ones up to 1980 (without what's already posted here)

赤い鳥 Akai Tori (The Red Birds) - Takeda no Komoriuta (Takeda Lullaby) 竹田の子守唄
ちあきなおみ Naomi Chiaki - Kassai 喝采
ゴダイゴ Godaigo (GODIEGO) - Gandhara ガンダーラ
Judy Ongg - Miserarete 魅せられて
海援隊 Kaientai - Okuru Kotoba 贈る言葉
北島三郎 Saburo Kitajima - Yosaku 与作
太田裕美 Hiromi Ota - Momen no Hankerchief 木綿のハンカチーフ
チューリップ Tulip - Kokoro no Tabi 心の旅
和田アキ子 Akiko Wada - Ano Kane wo Narasu no ha Anata あの鐘を鳴らすのはあなた (spot Wajima & others in the 1st second)
山口百恵 Momoe Yamaguchi - Ii Hi Tabidachi いい日旅だち
由紀さおり Saori Yuki - Yoake no Scat 夜明けのスキャット

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80s (I arrived in Japan the last months of Showa, the split between early 80s and up to 80 may be mixed up)
あみん Aming - Matsu wa 待つわ
爆風スランプ Bakufu Slump - Runner
米米CLUB KOME KOME CLUB - Sure Dance, Kimi ga Iru dake de 君がいるだけで, Ai no Magic 愛 Know マジック
PRINCESS PRINCESS - DIAMONDS ダイアモンド
渡辺美里 Misato Watanabe - My Revolution
Wink - Samishii Nettaigyo 淋しい熱帯魚

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90s (I spent half of that in Japan, so this list is the longest)
The Boom - Shima Uta 島唄
Chage & Aska - The Time, Sons and Daughters
Class - Natsu no hi no 1993 夏の日の1993
DREAMS COME TRUE - Go for it!
藤井フミヤ Fumiya Fujii - TRUE LOVE
Lindberg - Ima Sugu 今すぐKiss Me
My Little Lover - Shiroi kite 白いカイト, Man & Woman
中島みゆき Miyuki Nakajima - Sora to kimi no aida ni 空と君のあいだに https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1kf4y1y7S6, Fight ファイト https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1mA411W7Z2
夏川りみ Rimi Natsukawa - Hana 花, Warabigami 童神
大黒摩季 Maki Ohguro - Eien no Yume ni Mukatte 永遠の夢に向かって
森高千里 Chisato Moritaka - Hae Otoko ハエ男
PUFFY - アジアの純真
高橋洋子 Yoko Takahashi - Zankoku na Tenshi no These 残酷な天使のテーゼ
TRF - EZ DO DANCE
德永英明 Hideaki Tokunaga - Kowarekake no 壊れかけのRadio
山崎まさよし Masayoshi Yamazaki - One more time, one more chance

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99 - 2000s
Def Tech - My Way
モーニング娘 Morning Musume - LOVE Machine
Perfume - Polyrythm ポリリズム
SMAP - Triangle
Superfly - Ai wo Komete Hanataba wo 愛を込めて花束を
田村直美  Naomi Tamura - Yuzurenai Negai ゆずれない願い
TOKIO - Sorafune 宙船
ゆず Yuzu - Ame nochi Hareluya 雨のち晴レルヤ

recent
嵐 Arashi - Kaito (kite) カイト
DAOKO × 米津玄師 Kenshi Yonezu - Uchiage hanabi 打上花火
福山雅治 Masaharu Fukuyama - 零-ZERO https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV16z411z7U3
LiSA - Gurenge 紅蓮華, Homura 炎
Official髭男dism Higedan - Pretender

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8 hours ago, Akinomaki said:

90s (I spent half of that in Japan, so this list is the longest)
The Boom - Shima Uta 島唄
Chage & Aska - The Time, Sons and Daughters
Class - Natsu no hi no 1993 夏の日の1993
DREAMS COME TRUE - Go for it!
藤井フミヤ Fumiya Fujii - TRUE LOVE
Lindberg - Ima Sugu 今すぐKiss Me
My Little Lover - Shiroi kite 白いカイト, Man & Woman
中島みゆき Miyuki Nakajima - Sora to kimi no aida ni 空と君のあいだに https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1kf4y1y7S6, Fight ファイト https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1mA411W7Z2
夏川りみ Rimi Natsukawa - Hana 花, Warabigami 童神
大黒摩季 Maki Ohguro - Eien no Yume ni Mukatte 永遠の夢に向かって
森高千里 Chisato Moritaka - Hae Otoko ハエ男
PUFFY - アジアの純真
高橋洋子 Yoko Takahashi - Zankoku na Tenshi no These 残酷な天使のテーゼ
TRF - EZ DO DANCE
德永英明 Hideaki Tokunaga - Kowarekake no 壊れかけのRadio
山崎まさよし Masayoshi Yamazaki - One more time, one more chance

I listened to the Chage & Aska song with the brothers in background: smooth and melodic, very R&B.  Have heard several DCT songs, including this one; a very long-lived band/duo.   I will try to sample some of the others.

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One of the pleasures of the Japanese series Shinya Shokudo was its music.  The Intro for all three seasons was the haunting Omoide.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4nT5-ouBEA

 

The outro songs for each season were also great:

1) MAGIC PARTY Believe in Paradise     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRgBLfphsdY

2) 嘘のつき方 (Uso no Tsuki Kata), by LOVE LOVE LOVE     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsnLGKtSfG4

3) Yu Takahashi Yakimochi   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKQYM-ZgZrs

 

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Powerful lyrics, very moving song. Impossible not to shed a tear as far as I'm concerned.
Edited on February 24th. I realized that I posted a remix in the first place. This is the original version, better to my opinion. Few interesting differences, including some growling which gives it even more power.

 

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WinterSun -- Loneliness:  A little slow in the beginning, but I stuck with it and the second half was very powerful.

I guess if I want a song about grinding bleak cold, I'm going to hire a Finn for sure.

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On 08/02/2021 at 23:46, Akinomaki said:

I made a list of my Japanese favorites - first the ones up to 1980 (without what's already posted here)

赤い鳥 Akai Tori (The Red Birds) - Takeda no Komoriuta (Takeda Lullaby) 竹田の子守唄
ちあきなおみ Naomi Chiaki - Kassai 喝采
ゴダイゴ Godaigo (GODIEGO) - Gandhara ガンダーラ
Judy Ongg - Miserarete 魅せられて
海援隊 Kaientai - Okuru Kotoba 贈る言葉
北島三郎 Saburo Kitajima - Yosaku 与作
太田裕美 Hiromi Ota - Momen no Hankerchief 木綿のハンカチーフ
チューリップ Tulip - Kokoro no Tabi 心の旅
和田アキ子 Akiko Wada - Ano Kane wo Narasu no ha Anata あの鐘を鳴らすのはあなた (spot Wajima & others in the 1st second)
山口百恵 Momoe Yamaguchi - Ii Hi Tabidachi いい日旅だち
由紀さおり Saori Yuki - Yoake no Scat 夜明けのスキャット

I've listened to Naomi Chiaki (great voice), GODIEGO (OK; I think this band inspired MONKEY MAJIK), and Kaientai (very good); I will press on!

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On 09/02/2021 at 02:42, Akinomaki said:

夏川りみ Rimi Natsukawa - Hana 花, Warabigami 童神

This is chilling, wonderful!  I have heard Hiroko Shimabukuro's version on her Okinawa-based album, but this is even better.

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On 09/02/2021 at 16:22, Akinomaki said:

99 - 2000s
Def Tech - My Way
モーニング娘 Morning Musume - LOVE Machine
Perfume - Polyrythm ポリリズム
SMAP - Triangle
Superfly - Ai wo Komete Hanataba wo 愛を込めて花束を
田村直美  Naomi Tamura - Yuzurenai Negai ゆずれない願い
TOKIO - Sorafune 宙船
ゆず Yuzu - Ame nochi Hareluya 雨のち晴レルヤ

recent
嵐 Arashi - Kaito (kite) カイト
DAOKO × 米津玄師 Kenshi Yonezu - Uchiage hanabi 打上花火
福山雅治 Masaharu Fukuyama - 零-ZERO https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV16z411z7U3
LiSA - Gurenge 紅蓮華, Homura 炎
Official髭男dism Higedan - Pretender

Have you sampled King Gnu, Bump of Chicken, Sekai no Owari, Skapara?

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20 minutes ago, Athenayama said:

Some good old Bruce Horsnby.

Unfortunately. video blocked in my country (USA).

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7 hours ago, Athenayama said:

Really? For both songs? Strange, he's American and video is from his yt channel! Try link below maybe?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHbAJAD_l4U

 

Oh, I can find plenty of his songs on Youtube.  "The End of the Innocence is an old favorite of mine (though I always think it's a Don Henley song), and I love "Mandolin Rain".  His most well-known song is "That's the Way it Is", which is the one you may have posted, but I can't see the video.

The second video, of course, was a link, which I could open.

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7 hours ago, Yamanashi said:

Oh, I can find plenty of his songs on Youtube.  "The End of the Innocence is an old favorite of mine (though I always think it's a Don Henley song), and I love "Mandolin Rain".  His most well-known song is "That's the Way it Is", which is the one you may have posted, but I can't see the video.

The second video, of course, was a link, which I could open.

The first link was to "The way it is" indeed. Yes, "The end of inoocence" was composed by both Don Henley and Bruce Hornsby. I wanted to share the link I posted cause I like this version by Bruce Hornsby.

I agree, he has many good songs, I like him as an artist.

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Fou n'importe où - Daniel Bélanger     youtube.com/watch?v=4IHnFvyr0P4

Paysage - Les Colocs     youtube.com/watch?v=BlZTGmxgJYA

J'ai douze ans - Diane Dufresne     youtube.com/watch?v=R2CkNXnJs3c

(I've picked 3 I really like, but I may have other preferred songs)

 

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