Sukiyaki (song)

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"Ue o Muite Arukō (Sukiyaki)"
Single by Kyu Sakamoto
from the album Sukiyaki and Other Japanese Hits (US)
B-side "Anoko No Namaewa Nantenkana"
Released 1961 (Japan)
1963 (US, UK)
Genre Pop
Length 3:05
Label Toshiba-EMI (Japan)
Capitol/EMI Records (US)
HMV/EMI (UK)
Writer(s) Rokusuke Ei (lyrics)
Hachidai Nakamura (music)
Kyu Sakamoto singles chronology
"Sukiyaki"
(1961)
Music video
"Ue o Muite Arukō" at YouTube

"Ue o Muite Arukō" (English: "I Shall Walk Looking Up") is a song by Japanese singer Kyu Sakamoto. It was dubbed "Sukiyaki" in popular culture. The song peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 charts in the United States in 1963, and was the only Japanese-language song to do so. The song sold over 13 million copies internationally.[1][2]

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