Junko Yagami - "Boxer"
After last week's Japanese folk song about boxing we're in deep again this week with a Japanese pop song from 1986. This is "Boxer" by Junko Yagami, who released to track on her album Yagamania, and it placed at #33 on the Oricon charts in Japan.
Although never released as a single Yagami herself appears to have made this available to all on her youtube channel and it's a rather catchy track, with somewhat dark lyrics. Nothing too original, but it does feel very much a product of it's time, with an almost disco like feel to the track musically.
Relatively painless to listen too, but maybe not the sort of thing many of us would actively be listening too now, almost 4 decades on.
Fujiko - "Boxer"
We return to Japanese music this week for a track by Fujiko entitled "Boxer". We're not really sure what to make of this track, though it sounds like Fujiko may want to give the cigarettes a break given the sound of their voice. This isn't an awful song, from a musical point of view, but we've no idea what the lyrics are or what the story behind the song is.
Although we're not sure about the song we did manage to stumble over things that suggested the track was a karaoke favourite for some, and maybe if you end up in a Karaoke bar in Japan it may be worth having this one in mind...maybe.
Nitroday - "Boxer"
For a second week running we've not got a video with an actual boxer in it, but this is a song called "Boxer" by Japanese rock band Nitroday.
The song sort of gives us vibes of English rock band Placebo, in terms of vocals at least.
Whilst not the best video, in fact the acting in the fight scene is nothing short of hammy and the sort of thing you'd see in a 1980's B movie, there song it's self is pretty decent.
Despite being called "Boxer" we only actually see a replica wrestling title, with a WWE title being flashed on screen.
If nothing else we suggest a few will get a laugh out of how poorly choreographed the fight at the end of this is.
Some things don't fit in elsewhere on the site so have been put here as a result.