I would like to give credit where credit is due. Videos are from YouTube and other sources such as NicoNico while Oricon rankings and other information are translated from the Japanese Wikipedia unless noted.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Dreams Come True -- Egao no Yukue (笑顔の行方)

The very first video that I'd ever seen on MTV Japan back in the early 90s was the one for Dream Come True's 5th single, "Egao no Yukue"(The Smiling Way...erk, not sure about that translation). It's a cute little production with the then-three members of Miwa Yoshida(吉田美和), Masato Nakamura(中村正人) and Takahiro Nishikawa(西川隆宏) bopping around and making merry.

This was still early DCT, so the arrangement still reminds me of Swingout Sister, minus the brass and plus the synths. The single was released in February 1990 and became the band's first single to break the Top 10 on the Oricon weeklies, peaking at No. 2, becoming the 14th-ranking single of that year. A slightly longer version of the song was released on their 3rd album, "Wonder 3"in November 1990 which hit the top spot on the album charts, and quickly became the 22nd-ranking album of the year.

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