Do you know a Japanese legendary idol? Her name is Momoe Yamaguchi. She became Japan’s top idol for seven years from 1973 to 1980. Her beauty, singing ability, and how to end her idol life are truly legendary. Many people still love her song.
Now, I would like to introduce Momoe Yamaguchi, a legendary idol of the Showa era.
Currently, there are many idols in Japan. Female idols in Japan were born in the Showa period around 1970. The most famous idols of the Showa period are Akina Nakamori, Seiko Matsuda and Momoe Yamaguchi. There are two differences between Showa female idols like them and Japanese female idols today. The first is that Showa female idols were solo active. Now, large idol groups such as AKB and Nogizaka are popular. However, many of the idols in the Showa period were active alone. And the second is the high singing ability. Showa idols have overwhelmingly high singing ability. Among them, Momoe Yamaguchi was so good at singing that she was said to be a “legendary diva.”
Momoe Yamaguchi was born in 1953. Around 1970, an audition program named “Star Tanjo!”, Which produced many idols, was popular. She appeared on an audition show and got good results. After that, she made her debut in 1973. After that, she made her debut in 1973 with her first single, “Toshigoro,” but her sales didn’t grow much. However, the second single “Blue Fruit” became a big topic and became her popular. At that time she was only 14 years old. But for her 14 years old she was calm and she was beautiful. She was not only a singer but also an actor and became a big star.
She has an overwhelming singing ability and is still loved by many as a legendary diva. So, I would like to introduce Momoe Yamaguchi’s famous song.
The first is the song “sayonaranomukougawa” released in 1980. This song is her last single and is said to be a message song from Momoe Yamaguchi to her fans. Many people still know this song because it was covered and used in commercials.
The second is a song called “iihi tabidati” released in 1978. This song is also loved by many as a Japanese masterpiece.
The third is a song called “Playback part 2” released in 1978. There is a line in the song that says “bakanisinaideyo” . That lyric is an impressive, and everyone knows in japan.
Momoe Yamaguchi made her debut at the age of 14 and retired at the age of 21. In just seven years she became a big Japanese star. One of the reasons why Momoe Yamaguchi is said to be a legendary idol is that her ending was beautiful. At the height of her popularity, she surprised her world by announcing her marriage and retirement from her entertainment world. After she finished singing “sayonaranomukougawa” at the final concert, she put the microphone on the stage and left . This concert is famous as a “legendary concert”. Momoe Yamaguchi’s special beauty and her singing ability still fascinate many people even after about 40 years.
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