渡辺美奈代 – アマリリス

渡辺美奈代 (Minayo Watanabe) was a J-pop idol during the 1980s. She debuted in 1986 as part of some way too large idol group Onyanko Club (which I have yet to properly check out). She released 17 singles and a handful of albums during her ten year run, Wikipedia says still active but “Best Of” albums are hardly active. The single アマリリス even topped the charts so it must’ve been a big deal. There’s only handful of her songs on Youtube so I have yet to hear the B-side of this. アマリリス released in 1987 on the no longer existent label CBS/Sony.

アマリリス is a slower song but not a boring song. The song sounds very dated but that’s something I like about it. Just hearing a few seconds of it and you’ll know it definitely came from the 80s. The song sounds as if has some enka elements in the rhythms and structure. It’s really hard for me to describe this so listen for yourself here~

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