I would like to give credit where credit is due. Videos are from YouTube and other sources such as NicoNico while Oricon rankings and other information are translated from the Japanese Wikipedia unless noted.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

B'z -- Taiyo no Komachi Angel (太陽のKomachi Angel)

This particular song isn't quite in my own personal B'z league of "Be There" or "Love Phantom" but I cannot doubt the familiarity of the melody.

"Taiyo no Komachi Angel" (Komachi Angel of the Sun) has that percolating and contagious music by Tak Matsumoto(松本孝弘)which has been a B'z characteristic all these years. According to the J-Wiki article, he used a bit of Latin to spice things up. Vocalist Koshi Inaba(稲葉浩志)came up with the lyrics and the title but even he himself was a bit stymied about how he came up with it. Perhaps a little too much tequila that night...

The song came out as the duo's 5th single from June 1990, just 3 weeks after the release of the aforementioned "Be There", and finally did something that hadn't been done before by B'z. "Taiyo no Komachi Angel" became the guys' very first No. 1 song, thus launching that incredible record of basically every subsequent single hitting/debuting at No. 1. Going Platinum was a done deal and it became the 27th-ranked single of the year. It was later included on its first album, the BEST compilation of "B'z The Best "Pleasure", released in May 1998.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Feel free to provide any comments (pro or con). Just be civil about it.