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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Tatsuro Yamashita -- Let's Kiss The Sun

Another one of Tatsuro Yamashita's(山下達郎) wonderfully sunny pop songs, "Let's Kiss The Sun" practically screamed, "PUT ME ON AM RADIO!"Released in April 1979 as his 4th single, it was also included as the final track on his 4th album, "Moonglow", which came out half a year later. Yamashita took care of the melody and arrangements while his buddy, Minako Yoshida(吉田美奈子), handled the lyrics. She even helps out on backup duties.

The story behind this song is that Yamashita had been going through some major writer's block and he was just about to give his deep regrets to the powers-that-be at his studio, when while being driven there, the car passed through a Harajuku intersection, and suddenly inspiration struck with the melody hook. He probably wanted to kiss more than the sun at that point.

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