Sachiko Suzuki（鈴木早智子）of Saitama Prefecture and Shoko Aida（相田翔子）of Tokyo first joined up after they had both entered a magazine beauty contest back in 1987. Suzuki won the contest while Aida was one of the runners-up. Some months later in 1988, Wink was officially on the J-Pop map with their first single, "Sugar Baby Love", a cover version of a 1974 pop song by British group The Rubettes (the same song was covered by another legendary 1970s female aidoru group, The Candies). Wink would follow a pattern of covering songs by foreign singers while also performing original material.
Another Wink characteristic which stood them apart from other aidoru groups of the time or even female aidoru duos from other eras was their delivery style. A decade before Wink's arrival, the legendary duo Pink Lady was well-known for their bright smiles, frenetic choreography and roller disco fashion. On that level, you might call Wink the anti-Pink Lady: emotion-drained faces, robotic moves utilizing mostly their upper bodies, and Lolitaesque dresses. They looked just like porcelain dolls given life. Whoever came up with the idea of this counter-intuitive approach at the girls' talent agency probably earned a hefty bonus at the end of the year. My thought on seeing Wink several times on TV was that time really had passed by between Pink Lady and them.
Wink would become forever connected with "Samishii Nettaigyo", and for good reason. The song hit No. 1 and ended up as the 7th-ranked song of the year. It also earned the Grand Prize at the Japan Record Awards, and earned the ladies their first appearance on the Kohaku Utagassen. And I could imagine that a lot of the year-end parties in 1989 involved drink-filled women (and maybe some men) performing the song....with stiff choreography intact.