Some fun videos to watch:
✹ 1970's Japanese top idols got pranked one by one:
✹ 1970's Japanese top idols singing together:
✹ 1970's idols in their TV commercials (CM) :
✹ 1980's biggest idols: Matsuda Seiko, Nakamori Akina, Koizumi Kyoko (and two most popular male idols at that time, one of them is Akina's ex boyfriend) singing together on the same stage; singing Pink Lady's song :
✹ Example of the idols race in Oricon Chart from 1981 - 1989:
*It can be seen that while the likes of Hayami Yuu and Matsumoto Iyo could kept their place somewhere around rank #10 - #20 consistently for almost a decade, but Nakamori Akina was simply on another level. Everytime she released a new song, it touched the ceiling (reached the #1 rank) and everybody else fell down from Oricon Chart. Unfortunately the video uploader didn't include Matsuda Seiko in that video, so we can't watch the two "queens": Seiko & Akina battle for the Oricon #1 rank.
✹ Nakamori Akina impersonating Matsuda Seiko in a variety show:
✹ Kohaku Uta Gassen performances :
I have watched a lot of Japanese idol videos from 1970s-1980s on YouTube, so I'll translate some of their songs here.
The concept is that I will translate songs of various Japanese idols / singers, with 3-4 songs translations for each singer. My target is to translate (at least) 100 songs which mean it will be 25 idols in total; half of them from the '70s and half from the '80s (the composition could be 13 + 12 or 12 + 13 or 12 + 12 + 1 extra singer from '90s or '2000s, we will see later).
Most of the idols I'll add are the most popular ones from their era but popularity is not a necessity; which means I could skip some of the popular ones or include some less popular singers based on personal preference.
For people who want to know who these singers are; in every first translation I made for each artist listed below, I always add their short introduction and videos of how do they look like then and now.
- Asaoka Megumi (a very popular Japanese idol from early to mid 1970s) song translations can be found here: https://lyricstranslate.com/en/translator/greypanda
- Wink (an extremely popular idol duo from late '80s to mid '90s) song translations can be found here: https://lyricstranslate.com/en/translator/lucent
So, let's take a glimpse to the past and watch these retro idols in their heyday. They are too precious to get forgotten by time.