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Feb 8 14 7:15 AM
Sukiyaki (song)From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia"Ue o Muite Arukō (Sukiyaki)"Single by Kyu Sakamotofrom the album Sukiyaki and Other Japanese Hits (US)B-side "Anoko No Namaewa Nantenkana"Released 1961 (Japan)1963 (US, UK)Format 7" vinylGenre Pop, Kayōkyoku, Japanese popLength 3:05Label Toshiba-EMI (Japan)Capitol (US and Canada)HMV/EMI (UK)Writer(s) Rokusuke Ei (lyrics)Hachidai Nakamura (music)"Ue o Muite Arukō" (上を向いて歩こう?, "I Look Up As I Walk") is a Japanese-language song that was performed by Japanese crooner Kyu Sakamoto, and written by lyricist Rokusuke Ei and composer Hachidai Nakamura.In Anglophone countries it is best known under the alternative title "Sukiyaki" (a term with no relevance to the song's lyrics).The song reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 charts in the United States in 1963, and remains to date the only Japanese-language song ever to have done so. In addition, it was and still is one of the few non-Indo-European languages' songs to have reached the top of the US charts.It is one of the best-selling singles of all time, having sold over 13 million copies worldwide. The original Kyu Sakamoto recording also went to number eighteen on the R&B chart. In addition, the single spent five weeks at number one on the Middle of the Road charts. The recording was originally released in Japan by Toshiba in 1961. It topped the Popular Music Selling Record chart in the Japanese magazine Music Life for three months, and was ranked as the number one song of 1961 in Japan.Well-known English-language cover versions with altogether different lyrics include "My First Lonely Night" by Jewel Akens in 1966 and "Sukiyaki" by A Taste of Honey in 1980. There are many other language versions of the song as well....Soundtrack appearances The song was prominently featured in the Studio Ghibli feature animation From Up On Poppy Hill. On the 12th episode of the Hyouka anime, the song was sung by the A cappella club during their school's Cultural Festival. The song is played at the sushi bar during the main character's first date in the 1999 film Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo. The song was also featured on a 2000 episode of Malcolm in the Middle, on Stock Car Races, when Hal is seen reversing off his drive in his car. The song appears in the television series Mad Men in the 2008 second-season episode "Flight 1" (an anachronistic inclusion, since the episode is set in March 1962, a year before the song was released in the US). Wii Music included the song in the handbell harmony section.
Feb 8 14 7:17 AM
12. Peashooters - not illegal but certainly banned from most schools
Feb 8 14 1:40 PM
Custodian of Castle Anthrax
Macaroo wrote:12. Peashooters - not illegal but certainly banned from most schoolsIf I recall correctly (and I do) they were banned in the Dark Ages, too, but that didn't stop us.
Molly say:So keep fightin' for freedom and justice, beloveds, but don't you forget
to have fun doin' it. Lord, let your laughter ring forth. Be
outrageous, ridicule the fraidy-cats, rejoice in all the oddities that
freedom can produce. And when you get through kickin' ass and
celebratin' the sheer joy of a good fight, be sure to tell those who
come after how much fun it was.
Feb 8 14 2:47 PM
"Your gonna shoot your eye Kid"
Feb 8 14 3:50 PM
*wonders how you can shoot your [own] eye with a peashooter*
Feb 8 14 4:18 PM
Feb 8 14 7:54 PM
JohnSA wrote:"Your gonna shoot your eye Kid"*wonders how you can shoot your [own] eye with a peashooter*
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