Sunday J-POP (Japanese Pops) – Sukiyaki (Ue o Muite Aruko) by Kyu Sakamoto

Monroe Walk

The Sunday J-pop time again! It has been hot in UK and so far no rainfall. Today’s song that I introduce is called Sukiyaki, a Japanese title is ue o mukite aruko in 1961. Ue o muite aruko means let’s walk looking up.

I have chosen this song today because 37 years ago on 12th August 1985 Japan Airline crashed into a mountain in Gunma prefecture. The lives of 520 passengers were taken on that day. One of the passengers was this singer, Kyu Sakamoto. He was very sweet and had a lovely smile. I was a teenager but this song was very popular around nation and later on it became so popular around the world.

The English Jazz band “Kenny Paul Orchestra” could not memorize the title of the song “Ue o muite arukoh so they decided to call the song as Sukiyaki. That was how started calling “Sukiyaki”.

Sukiyaki

Song by Kyu Sakamoto

Lyrics

Let us walk towards the top
上を向いて歩こう

so as not to spill tears
涙がこぼれないように

spring day to remember
思い出す 春の日

lonely night
一人ぽっちの夜

Let us walk towards the top
上を向いて歩こう

Counting the blurred stars
にじんだ星をかぞえて

summer days to remember
思い出す 夏の日

lonely night
一人ぽっちの夜

happiness is above the clouds
幸せは 雲の上に

happiness is in the sky
幸せは 空の上に

Let us walk towards the top
上を向いて歩こう

so as not to spill tears
涙がこぼれないように

walking while crying
泣きながら 歩く

lonely night
一人ぽっちの夜

Autumn days to remember
思い出す 秋の日

lonely night
一人ぽっちの夜

sorrow is behind the stars
悲しみは星のかげに

sorrow is behind the moon
悲しみは月のかげに

Let us walk towards the top
上を向いて歩こう

so as not to spill tears
涙がこぼれないように

walking while crying
泣きながら 歩く

lonely night
一人ぽっちの夜

lonely night
一人ぽっちの夜

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Hachidai Nakamura / Rokusuke Ei

Sukiyaki lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Photo by Marcus Wu00f6ckel on Pexels.com

About mkchatinjapanese

I am a native Japanese who teaches Japanese to non-Japanese speaker as a private tutor. Teach from a beginner to Intermediate level. location in London.
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