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Amagi Goe
It Tells the Cursed Enka Song Will Be So Greeted
Date:27, Mar, 2013
Investigated and Written by Misaka Youhei
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Amagi-goe is an enka song Ishikawa Sayuri published in 1986, which has been a big hit and still been her representative song. It can be said that the song consists of thoughts from many persons, like some curse.


First, mentioned about is the singer, Ishikawa Sayuri. She made her debut as an idol singer in March of 1973. A few years later, Ishikawa Sayuri became so famous and popular because of a big hit of Tsugaru Kaikyo Fuyugeshiki sung by Sayuri.

She got married with her ex-manager Baba Kenji in 1981 and gave birth to her daughter in February of 1984. Both publicly and privately, she was just in great happiness no one can deny.

Happiness makes artists crocked up. Yoshioka Osamu thought so. He is a Japanese popular lyricist and a poet who wrote Inochi Kurenai for Segawa Eiko. Yoshioka Osamu wanted Ishikawa Sayuri to feel being at the nadir of adversity and wished her to be a great artist of truth. He wrote the words of Amagi-goe for the wish. The song was released in 1986 and became a big hit.

In the song, a woman feels so sad in love. A part of the lyrics sings may I kill you, sweetheart? Yoshikawa wrote a hopeless woman in the song and would like to let Ishikawa Sayuri sing it. Originally Amagi-goe means walking across Amagi Touge in Shizuoka. She sings a sorrowful woman in the sights around Amagi Touge.

His curse might have worked sure. Ishikawa Sayuri divorced in 1989.

Amagi-goe was a great hit and yet it is very similar to Japanese as Ichiro; a Japanese baseball player used the song for his AT-BAT MUSIC in 2008. Yoshioka's curse might still have been working. Making many thoughts for the song, Amagi-goe has still been growing.


about Amagi Goe

・Written by Yoshioka Osamu
・Composed by Gen Tetsuya
・Performed by Ishikawa Sayuri
・Published by Nippon Columbia
・Released on July 21, 1986






 

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