from my "interviews" with the Japanese 大学生 that I meet in school…about 5 of them…, I asked them the following qns:
1. Do you know who is 中森明菜?
2. If yes, name me 2 songs that you know of hers.
and the result is that all 5 of them know who is 中森明菜…some said idol..some said she won the Record Taisho before..others said that she sings beautifully!
and interestingly, all 5 of them could only name the following 2 songs of hers:
This clearly shows (together with last year’s 好き唄 that these 2 songs remains to be the best-known songs of Akina by any japanese..even @ the age of 20-26…all 5 of them could hum the tunes and lyrics for me…which I think is not bad!
They often sing these songs in カラオケ.
Reported by 乱火 from 大阪