ピンク レディー & I

I was browsing through the produce section at my neighborhood Trader Joe’s and saw a sign for Pink Lady apples.

pink ladies


With fondness, I recalled the Pink Lady from my childhood. Not this Pink Lady, but this Pink Lady. And even though they broke up the year before I was born, they made the circuits of the Japanese variety shows that my parents and grandparents loved to watch every week.

This is the only song I really can remember them singing:



Imagine my surprise when I saw that there’s a 30th anniversary version of this song, sung by the same two ladies.



I had to add the song title to the duo’s name before I found it on YouTube, because I’m guessing that wasn’t the biggest hit they had during their short lived career. If you ask my dad nicely, he’d probably be able to belt out a collection of their greatest hits between 1979 and 1980. I’m sure if I dig through the record collection, I might find a “Best Of Japan” somewhere.

The best part about this flashback experienced with you guys? Seeing how they’ve improved the way “Wanted” gets pronounced.

    • guy that fixed your computer
    • March 1st, 2010 9:18pm

    They had a US special that aired on one of the networks.
    Can’t remember exactly, but if was before DR.Who and a repeat of Logans Run.

    I think it might have been called “Pink Lady in Japan”
    I can only remember the possible name and dancing around in my underoos.

    I was trying to get over sesamme street and prime time TV was doing it for me.

    My parents made me go to bed before the end of Lavern And shirley…

    That’s all I remember, If you ask more I’ll plead the fith.

    • guy that fixed your computer
    • March 1st, 2010 9:24pm

    The special was called “Pink Lady and Jeff” it aired on NBC.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink_Lady_(band)#Pink_Lady_in_the_USA

    This might be a reason I am facinated with Sailor Moon?

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