Flashback Friday | "Sukiyaki" - Kyu Sakamoto


"Sukiyaki" is the English title of the song, "Ue o Muite Arukō" (上を向いて歩こう?, "I Look Up As I Walk") by Japanese singer and actor, Kyu Sakamoto. It has sold more than 13 million copies to date and remains the only Japanese language song to reach the Billboard Hot 100 charts, which it did in 1963. Kyu Sakamoto perished on August 12, 1985, in the crash of Japan Airlines Flight 123, the deadliest single-aircraft accident in history.

Sukiyaki by Kyu Sakamoto
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