Getting married in Japan? I got the song for ya! Probably one of the most memorable hits by good-time Osakan band Ulfuls（ウルフルズ）, "Banzai ~ Suki de Yokatta" (So Lucky to Love You) is just one big exhortation of matrimonial joy right from that first "YEAAAAAAAAH!" I wouldn't be surprised if this is the song that's been played at every wedding reception since its release in February 1996 as the band's 10th single.
Written and composed by leader Tortoise Matsumoto（トータス松本）, it wasn't long after the release of "Banzai" that the man himself got hitched so the fans thought that he had created the song as a present for his blushing bride, but according to J-Wiki, Matsumoto put down those rumours by stating that those lyrics came after the proposal. However, its reputation as one of the Japanese wedding party songs to be sung was pretty much sealed.
|So lucky to love tonkotsu ramen!|