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Friday, July 6, 2012

EPO -- Doyou no Yoru wa Paradise (土曜の夜はパラダイス)

Another happy-go-lucky tune by Eiko Sato (aka EPO). "Doyou no Yoru wa Paradise"(Saturday Night's a Paradise) kinda comes off as a poppier cousin to her first hit, "Downtown", so perhaps it's no surprise that it was the next theme song to follow "Downtown" for the Beat Takeshi Saturday night variety show "Oretachi Hyoukin Zoku"オレたちひょうきん族....We're The Funny Guys) in the early 80s.

EPO's 4th single didn't rank after its release in October 1982, but I still like it even for the fact that it was one of the first times for me to hear a Japanese singer actually scatting in a pop song.


  1. Just bought Vitamin EPO. I'm googling the track names and romanizing them. Your blog came up. Glad you like 80s music too.

    1. Glad you could come by, manuel. I'm hoping to get a copy of the album before Vitamin EPO, "Uwasa ni Naritai". If you have time, let me know how your album goes.


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