Monday, February 28, 2011

by Mayumi Itsuwa!

Do you know this song or this singer?



Apparently, she was a very famous Japanese singer and songwriter. After "Koibito yo (meaning my dear lover)" became a hit, Itsuwa gained popularity also in non-Japanese Asian countries during the 1980s.

Ralph was so shocked he nearly fell off his chair when I told him I've never heard of this song or this singer before, ever, in my life!

This song was a departure from her signature folk style. Recorded in Paris France, it has lush string arrangements and an air of melancholy drama. It's a beautifully written tragic love song about a break-up story where the woman is freezing on a park bench, waiting for her lover to come back...





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51 comments

Bill said... @ 28/2/11 8:50 PM

Hila Monica

Monica said... @ 28/2/11 9:01 PM

Hola Bill! :-D :-D

Ane said... @ 28/2/11 9:48 PM

Happy MM Mon! :)

Ane said... @ 28/2/11 9:49 PM

I think I have heard of this song before, my Dad used to live in Japan for 8 years and I heard him singing and playing this song in his car before.. :)

Ane said... @ 28/2/11 9:55 PM

Sad but very awesome song.. :-D My dad loves this song because he can relate, wow, I feel sad for him.. :( But despite his zero love life, my dad is still awesome and he will always have a lady who'll love him unconditionally, me.. :) Happy MM again Mon! :) great pick! :)

Mariuca said... @ 28/2/11 10:24 PM

=-O =-O =-O

Mariuca said... @ 28/2/11 10:24 PM

Just got home!!!

Mariuca said... @ 28/2/11 10:24 PM

From buying iphone 4 for my mom hahahahaha! :-$ :-$ :-$

Mariuca said... @ 28/2/11 10:28 PM

LOL Tell R I oso have never heard of this singer or any of her songs, don't fall off the chair again kay? :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

Mariuca said... @ 28/2/11 10:29 PM

Happy MM Mon, thanks for sharing this 'new' song...he he... :D:D

LadyJava said... @ 28/2/11 10:42 PM

:)

tekkaus said... @ 28/2/11 10:48 PM

Sad song....not suitable for people who have just broken up. :p

tekkaus said... @ 28/2/11 10:49 PM

Is this her own life story? The way she related everything sounds so good. :D

Bella Enveeus said... @ 28/2/11 11:15 PM

Honestly I haven't heard this song before either. :-P Hmm actually I'm not much of an Japanese song fan..

Bill said... @ 1/3/11 1:18 AM

Nice song Monica i have not heard it before Happy MM my friend. :*

Bill said... @ 1/3/11 1:19 AM

=-O =-O O NO Marzie buying I Phone for momma. She needs a BB instead hahahahhaa just kidding :-P

LadyJava said... @ 1/3/11 1:34 AM

lol.. i never heard of this one also Mon.. opps i think i hear R fell again.. lol!!

LadyJava said... @ 1/3/11 1:34 AM

but it's nice lah.. i like it!

Monica said... @ 1/3/11 4:00 AM

hehe happy listening...Happy MM Bill! :*

Monica said... @ 1/3/11 4:00 AM

=-O =-O =-O Mariuca!

Monica said... @ 1/3/11 4:01 AM

wahh ur mom must be very happy la hahaha!! 8-) 8-)

MaxiVelasco said... @ 1/3/11 4:07 AM

:'( :'( :'(

MaxiVelasco said... @ 1/3/11 4:08 AM

Such a sad song... Haven't heard about this song until today. Gotta say.. the words are really strong well written. =-O =-O =-O

MaxiVelasco said... @ 1/3/11 4:08 AM

Hope all is well Mon'! Stay pretty!

Monica said... @ 1/3/11 4:18 AM

hahahahha Mariuca! I thought I was the only one who had never heard this song :-D :-D :-D :-D

Monica said... @ 1/3/11 4:19 AM

Happy MM sweetie, no prob and happy listening! :-D :-D

Monica said... @ 1/3/11 4:19 AM

Happy MM Ane! :)

Monica said... @ 1/3/11 4:34 AM

ohhh I didn't know ur Dad used to live in Japan! 8-) 8-) 8-) hehe I think u're the only one here that knows this song.. :)

Monica said... @ 1/3/11 5:14 AM

Awww Ane... all i can say is ur dad is very lucky and truly blessed to have u as a daughter! :) ;)

Monica said... @ 1/3/11 5:14 AM

:) :) LJ!

Monica said... @ 1/3/11 5:15 AM

hahaha... lol @ i hear R fell again..! :-D :-D :-D :-D

Monica said... @ 1/3/11 5:15 AM

happy listening LJ! :-D

Monica said... @ 1/3/11 5:16 AM

u know this song Tekkaus? =-O =-O

Monica said... @ 1/3/11 5:17 AM

hmmm I'm not so sure about that *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

gagay said... @ 1/3/11 5:22 AM

=-O =-O =-O =-O =-O

Monica said... @ 1/3/11 5:23 AM

hahaha Bella same here la! oh btw, I just found out Siti Nurhaliza oso sang this song before! *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

Monica said... @ 1/3/11 5:25 AM

:'( :'( :'( Maxi!

Monica said... @ 1/3/11 5:26 AM

yeah I so agree with you! :)

Monica said... @ 1/3/11 5:27 AM

Thanks sweetie.. I hope all is well with you too! ;)

gagay said... @ 1/3/11 5:37 AM

happy MM ate mon! :-D :-D :-D :-D

gagay said... @ 1/3/11 5:39 AM

:* :* :* :* :*

Monica said... @ 1/3/11 6:02 AM

=-O =-O =-O GG!

Monica said... @ 1/3/11 6:02 AM

happy MM GG! :-D :-D

Monica said... @ 1/3/11 6:02 AM

:* :* :*

* Michael * said... @ 1/3/11 8:54 AM

Hi Dear! :* :* :* :*

* Michael * said... @ 1/3/11 8:57 AM

Nice Jap song and luckily have English subtitle for us to understand what is the meaning of the song. =-X 8-)

Namz said... @ 1/3/11 8:46 PM

Mayumi Itsuwa was among my late mother's favorite Japanese singer. She would play Mayumi's tunes while doing her chores or hobbies. She spoke Japanese, so go figure.

Another of Mayumi's epic ballads was "Revival", ckeck it out I'm sure many of you have heard it. I called it the rain song because the intro has the sound of rain drops.

OK, I'm mellow now. So before I get any mellower here's wishing you happy mm and have a great week Mon:)

Namz recent post Beer Anyone?

Monica said... @ 2/3/11 10:51 AM

Hi Michael!! :* :* :*

Monica said... @ 2/3/11 10:55 AM

hahaha yeah happy listening 8-) 8-)

Monica said... @ 2/3/11 11:28 AM

Hi Namz, indeed Mayumi Itsuwa was among the few best singers in Japan back in the 80's. Her songs are loved by many and that includes Ralph. He said, the song 'Revival', that u mentioned is also called 'Ribaibaru' in Japanese. The song melody is so catchy and he just loves it. Anyway, he overheard Koibito Yo played somewhere in Low Yat plaza the other day and that was when he recalled that song. He said these songs reminded him of his childhood years...ahahhahahah!! :-D :-D :-D

Thanks Namz...happy MM! :)

Bill said... @ 2/3/11 11:54 PM

Woot Woot love having my hollywood badge here . Rock on Monica :*

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