WINK – LONELY TROPICAL FISH (1989) [SAMISHII NETTAIGYO]

lyrics by NEKO OIKAWA | music by OZEKI MASAYA

Not Wink’s first #1 Oricon single, but one of their more enduring songs, if only by virtue of the fact that it was their first original #1. Their other #1 singles before this were both covers of foreign songs – Kylie Minogue’s “Turn It Into Love” and Moulin Rouge’s “Boys Don’t Cry.” It helped to launch the duo to superstardom, where they comfortably occupied for a few years before being mercilessly executed by eurobeat. It also holds the distinction of probably being the only #1 hit to make a metaphor out of tropical fish.

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