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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

EPO -- U, Fu, Fu, Fu, (う、ふ、ふ、ふ)

Arguably the most representative of EPO's songs, "U, Fu, Fu, Fu" (Heh, Heh, Heh), refers to some girlish mischief. Strangely enough, there is very little written about the song in J-Wiki except that it was released in February 1983 and was the jingle for a number of companies. As with other EPO songs, this one is also very catchy. Going through some of the other charts, I found out that it peaked at No. 7 in April of that year and ended up becoming the 42nd-ranked song of 1983. EPO was backing up so many of Taeko Ohnuki's(大貫妙子)songs that Ohnuki decided to return the favour here, along with City Pop crooner, Yasuhiro Abe(安部恭弘).

I first came across the song when I borrowed a compilation tape from a friend here in Toronto which contained it. "U, Fu, Fu, Fu" just seemed perfect for summer radio playing because of the guitar and the strings. I could be in a hang glider flying over the wave crests listening to this one.

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