After answering that inquiry on what aspiring singer-turned-teen aidoru Yukiko Okada（岡田有希子）sang in the audition phase of her career, I felt that I couldn't really let things go until I added another official Okada article onto the blog.
"Little Princess" was Okada's 2nd single from July 1984, and like her debut single "First Date"（ファースト・デイト）from a few months earlier, it too was written and composed by Mariya Takeuchi（竹内まりや）. As would be the case for a Mariya-penned song, the melody is gently swinging away as if Okada were riding it like a playground swing with that hint of old-style American pop. Watching the video above and listening to "Little Princess", I can understand why Okada had been referred to as the "post-Seiko Matsuda"; there was something about the way she looked and sang that reminded me of the Seiko-chan of 1980, and as I've probably mentioned before, she seemed to have that It quality which may have resulted in a number of the big songwriters such as Takeuchi being attracted to her.
The song managed to peak at No. 14 on Oricon. The song earned her a couple of awards as well in the Best New Artist category at the 10th Annual Nippon Television Music Festival and the 3rd Metropolis Kayo Festival. For all those Yukko fans, considering the importance of April 8th, perhaps you can also take a gander at my own BEST article for her as well as JTM's "Premium Best" article.