"Waku Waku Sasete"is another creation by the partnership of Takashi Matsumoto and Kyohei Tsutsumi（松本隆・筒美京平）, and hearing its Eurobeat arrangement, I think this 8th single by Miho Nakayama（中山美穂）is representative of what some of the late 80s aidoru were sounding like (Yoko Oginome, BaBe, Wink, etc.). Again, this was a song I'd heard more at the karaoke bar than by the actual singer herself, and it was indeed a popular choice by the women.
The title can be translated in any number of ways....it can be "Excite Me" or "Get My Motor Runnin'" or "Make My Heart Beat". Whatever the title was meant to be, it did get a lot of fans' hearts running after its November 1986 release....it was the Oricon No. 1 song for December of that year, and eventually ended up as the 17th-ranked song for 1987. It was also a track on Miporin's 4th album, "EXOTIQUE" released in December. It reached its peak at No. 6 on the album charts, and was the 45th-ranked album overall for 1987.
The long tradition of music and TV tie-ups also applied to "Waku Waku Sasete", as it was also the theme song for a Miho Nakayama trendy drama, "Na/Ma/I/Ki Zakari"(な・ま・い・き 盛....Cheeky Peak) on Fuji-TV.
Hey, it is Saturday night, so here is the extended remix for all of you Miporin fans out there. I hadn't been aware that Nakayama had been born in Saku City, Nagano Prefecture. I actually have a couple of friends raising a family there. I just remember a lot of ash covering the Shinkansen station when I arrived to visit them due to an active volcano nearby.