TATSURO YAMASHITA – SPARKLE (1982)

lyrics by MINAKO YOSHIDA | music by TATSURO YAMASHITA

How much more summer can you get then Yamashita? This entire album, For You, just screams ‘the beach at sunset with a glass bottle of coke.’

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TATSURO YAMASHITA – CHRISTMAS EVE (1983)

lyrics and music by TATSURO YAMASHITA

Yamashita is famous for his light, airy 80s pop-rock, forming much of the canon from which genres like future funk and vaporwave draw upon. I’d generally recommend many of his albums from the 80s, as he was generally very commercially successful and well-received critically throughout the period. This is his Christmas tune, which has become one of the, if not the, most well-known Japanese Christmas song. It’s about heartbreak, I think?

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