Memory Lane got opened up again as soon as I heard "Say Yes!" again. I used to hear this on some of my old compilation tapes and on old videos of "The Best Ten" as shown above. I guess what got the old engrams in my brain sparking again was just the quintessential aidoru stylings behind Kikuchi's 9th single with her lispy vocals, synths and happy-happy melody. The above video is definitely not the one but I do remember Kikuchi on one of those videos performing while being mobbed by a whole bunch of sweaty young guys.
Written by Masao Urino（売野雅勇）and composed by Tetsuji Hayashi（林哲司）, "Say Yes!" came out in September 1986. As seen in the video above, the song was apparently Kikuchi's first No. 1 according to the charts on "The Best Ten", but it also rocketed up to No. 1 on Oricon, and finished at No. 42 on the annual charts. It was a pretty good year for her as she also had two other songs which placed even higher for 1986, although neither of them broke into the Top 10.