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Monday, December 28, 2015

C-C-B -- Lucky Chance wo Mou Ichido (Lucky Chanceをもう一度)

Wow! It's been 30 years and I completely forgot about this one. CCB's "Lucky Chance wo Mou Ichido" (One More Lucky Chance) is somewhere in one of my Wah Yueh-bought compilation tapes, and I believe I've seen the band perform it on one of the music shows.

And dang, listening to it again, I just realized how funkily catchy it is. Written by Takashi Matsumoto (松本隆)and composed by Kyohei Tsutsumi(筒美京平)as CCB's 5th single in August 1985, the famed songwriting duo had also been responsible for the band's first big hit, "Romantic ga Tomaranai"(Romanticが止まらない), earlier in the year. "Lucky Chance" has a bit more of the funky synth giving it a melody that had me reminiscing about The Dazz Band, and another part of the appeal lays in the syncopated delivery of the lyrics. It's nowhere near rap but it certainly sounds interesting.

Although "Romantic ga Tomaranai" was the more successful single, CCB got onto the Kohaku Utagassen for 1985 for their first and only time with "Lucky Chance" as you can see above. It peaked at No. 3 and later became the 50th-ranked song for the year.

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