Yesterday, I had a rare Monday off so I took the opportunity to catch "Spiderman ~ Far From Home" which was a refreshingly breezy continental superhero romp after the epic "Avengers: Endgame". I did like it much better than "Homecoming". If I were to use a meme to describe Marvel's final movie for this year though, it would be ILLUSION: 100!.
As was the case with "Homecoming", the ending credits for "Far From Home" engaged plenty of artistic imagination with a style that once again reminded me of the 1980s. Not surprisingly, the ending theme was also of that decade, The Go-Gos' catchy "Vacation". And for me, The Go-Gos including Belinda Carlisle and Jane Wiedlin was the first all-woman band that I'd ever seen on TV in my life, and they had a lot of great hits such as "Our Lips Are Sealed" and "We Got The Beat". I was almost tempted to get their album "Beauty and the Beat" at the neighbourhood Hudson's Bay when it actually sold LPs, but never got around to it. Hopefully, I may find it at an old record store someday.
But of course, with "Kayo Kyoku Plus" being a Japanese pop music blog, I will do here again that I did with my article on Captain & Tennille back in January this year, and provide the appropriate singers and songs. "Vacation" came out in June 1982 so allow me to feature the Top 3 songs for that same month on Oricon. Actually found the information here.
1. Hiromi Iwasaki -- Madonna Tachi no Lullaby
2. Seiko Matsuda -- Nagisa no Balcony
3. Kumiko Yamashita -- Sekido Komachi Doki