I would like to give credit where credit is due. Videos are from YouTube and other sources such as NicoNico while Oricon rankings and other information are translated from the Japanese Wikipedia unless noted.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

The Chanels/Puffy -- Hurricane (ハリケーン)

With hurricane season now here, I thought it was as good a time as any to bring up this old Chanels classic which was released in May 1981. "Hurricane"was another doo-wop, Sha-Na-Na hit for the vocal group, their fourth straight Top 3 hit since they debuted in early 1980 with "Runaway". It got as high as No. 2 and later became the 29th-ranked song of the year.

Then, in February 2002, Puffy came out with their own version of the song, and with a short-but-sweet video to boot (although I could've done without the gag wind tunnel-in-the-mouth effects). The Puffy cover went up as far as No. 36 on the Oricon weeklies. The song, by the way, was written by Reiko Yukawa(湯川れい子)and composed by Daisuke Inoue(井上大輔).

I am hoping that everyone will be keeping safe here and down in the States.

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