2. Tetsuya Ryu Okuhida Bojou
3. Masahiko Kondo Sneaker Blues
4. Imo Kin Trio High School Lullaby
5. Chiharu Matsuyama Nagai Yoru
6. Harumi Miyako Osaka Shigure
7. Chanels Machikado Twilight
8. Mayumi Itsuwa Koibito yo
9. Seiko Matsuda Cherry Blossom
10. Yumi Matsutoya Mamotte Agetai
Of the above list, I've only profiled the No. 1 single of the year, "Ruby no Yubiwa"...one of my all-time favourites. "High School Lullaby" is one song that will also be in my memory forever since I saw it over and over again on the ranking shows like "The Best 10"...just a weird techno ditty performed...weirdly...by a trio of young comics from a popular variety show. I will have to profile that one as soon as I can.
Harumi Miyako is the lone enka entry in this list....she's also quite the legend in kayo kyoku history and I'll have to cover her as well sometime soon. To be honest, I can't quite remember "Cherry Blossom"from Seiko-chan despite its ranking at No. 9...time to check out YouTube. And No. 10's "Mamotte Agetai" is a classic from Yuming....probably one of my two very favourites from her; the other one is "Sazanami" from her 1976 album "The 14th Moon"(covered already).