For all those city lovers out there, I give you Junko Yagami's（八神純子）"Wonderful City", a track from her 3rd original album "Mr. Metropolis"（Mr.メトロポリス）in April 1980. Written and composed by Yagami, I really love the keyboards especially in the intro which starts things off dramatically but the song turns into an ode to the metropolis...whether it be New York, Los Angeles or Tokyo...right from drawing open the curtains on a sunny morning.
It's listening to this song that has me hankering for another visit to my old stomping grounds. If I could pull off another 2-week vacation in Japan's capital, I will endeavour to check out all of my old areas such as Ginza, Shinjuku, Shibuya and Omotesando among other neighbourhoods. However, the megalopolis is so big that even after 17 years of life in the area, I think there are still districts that I have yet to enter. It's one thing to be a resident and teacher but it's another thing to be the free and happy tourist in one of the world's biggest cities.
Anyways, "Mr. Metropolis" peaked at No. 2 on Oricon and the album finished the year as the 27th-ranked release for 1980.