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Friday, November 22, 2013

Masayuki Suzuki -- Chigau, Sou Janai (違う、そうじゃない)

What is that saying?: "Hell hath no fury than a woman scorned"

Looks like the video for Masayuki Suzuki's(鈴木雅之) "Chigau, Sou Janai" (No, That's Not It) illustrated that in the first several seconds (and unfortunately, the video has been removed but the above is a performance version). I think a whole lot of men have been in that situation where roses and chocolate and a dinner out in Akasaka won't be able to solve (or salve) matters.

Martin's 17th single was released in January 1994 and has got a whole lot of oomph to it with those amazing horns, his plaintive pleas for mercy and even a police siren (Red Alert, folks). Written by Kanata Asamizu(朝水彼方) who has also written for another cool R&B singer, Keizo Nakanishi(中西圭三), and composed by Hideya Nakazaki(中崎英也), "Chigau, Sou Janai" is another funky four minutes of fun that has Suzuki trying to make amends for some romantic malfeasance. According to the video, he may have a sliver of hope.

(empty karaoke version)

"Chigau, Sou Janai" peaked at No. 9 on Oricon and is also a track on his 1994 album, "She See Sea". The single itself has the more peaceful "Shibuya de Go-ji"(渋谷で5時) duet with Momoko Kikuchi(菊池桃子) as the coupling song. The two songs make for an interesting 2 sides of a coin.

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