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Friday, September 21, 2012

TUBE -- Ah--Natsu Yasumi (あ~夏休み)

Wanted to get this under the wire before Summer completely leaves us, although the recent weather here in Toronto has shown that it probably already has.

It just wouldn't be a Summer without a TUBE song. And so, this was the band's big contribution for 1990 when it was released in May. Just to differentiate it a bit from past hits like "Season in the Sun" and "Summer Dream", the creators of "Ah--Natsu Yasumi"(Summer Vacation), lead vocal Nobuteru Maeda(前田亘輝)and guitarist Michiya Haruhata(春畑道哉), added a bit of Latin spice to the melody.

The song reached No. 10 on Oricon and became the 48th-ranked song of the year. And it's also a track on the band's 10th album, "N-A-T-S-U"(June 1990) which peaked at the No. 2 spot.

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