Sukiyaki (song)

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"Ue o Muite Arukō"
Song by Kyu Sakamoto
from the album Sukiyaki and Other Japanese Hits (US)
B-side"Anoko No Namaewa Nantenkana"
Released1961 (Japan)
1963 (US, UK)
LabelToshiba-EMI (Japan)
Capitol/EMI Records (US)
Songwriter(s)Rokusuke Ei (lyrics)
Hachidai Nakamura (music)
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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  1. "坂本九さん 〜心のふるさと・笠間〜". Kasama Tourist Association (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 2006-07-10. Retrieved 2008-02-20. (Translation)
  2. "【85年8月12日】日航ジャンボ機墜落事故…坂本九さん死去" (in Japanese). Sports Nippon. Retrieved 2009-12-27.[permanent dead link]