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Thursday, April 24, 2008

More YouTube Loving

Found some more old songs courtesy of Youtube.

First up is Subaru...its a song that actually sounds a lot older than it is. Its really only about 28 years old (1980), but could easily pass for something a lot older.

What is interesting about this song is that its covered by quite a few Chinese versions....some versions here (Michael Kwan version), and here (Teresa Teng version). Incidentally, Michael Kwan's probably most famous for this song.

The singer/composer apparently also considered Leslie Cheung to be a good friend and wrote quite a few of his this one.

Another oldie but goodie...its a song that's quite famous all over the globe, but just recently discovered for myself.

Unbelievably, I found this song while just trolling through YouTube...the story behind it is fairly amazing, the only Japanese song to hit #1 in all of America's Billboard history (did it in 1963). It might be the only foreign language song to hit #1 in all of the US's billboard history, but I'm not 100% sure of that.

There's enough covers of this that I won't bother going through it all, but suffice to say that those who think the tune is familiar, might just check out the English covers.

I've espoused before how much I love YouTube..well, here's another ode. =)

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