Thought this is worth mentioning:
すごい事 – 「飾りじゃないのよ涙は」 is actually a present for 明菜ちゃん!
「飾りじゃないのよ涙は」released 14Nov84, sales =62.5万枚 (最高位=1)
Accordinｇ to 夕刊フジ BLOG: 井上陽水さん doesn’t write song upon request. He only writes for artistes that he likes. 井上陽水さんwrote 「飾りじゃないのよ涙は」 as a certain image formed after he listened to 中森明菜‘s singing. Upon completion, he actually gave the work to 中森明菜 as a present!
Other tibits in the entry include:
(1) 「少女A」(中森明菜‘s 2nd single) was initially meant to be her debut single. However, some staffs were worried that 「少女A」 ツッパリimage is too strong. Hence, in the end, they decided on 「スローモーション」.
「スローモーション」debuted 1May82, sales =17.4万枚 (最高位=30)
「少女A」released 28Jul82, sales =39.6万枚 (最高位=5)
(2) The intial title for 「1/2の神話」(中森明菜‘s 4th single) is 「半分少女」. The staff decided to change the title during 中森明菜‘s recording as they felt the title has no impact.
「1/2の神話」released 23Feb83, sales =57.3万枚 (最高位=1)
中森明菜‘s first duo jacket single.
(3) The marketing tactic for アイドル・中森明菜 was one ballad followed by one fast tempo number.