Ue wo muite arukou / sukiyaki – Kyu Sakamoto (1961)

Sakamoto Kyu - Sukiyaki - Ue wo muite arukou




Original Title : 上を向いて歩こう | Genre : Kayokyoku

Performer : | Compositor : Hachidai Nakamura

Lyrics (Rokusuke Ei)
Ue wo muite arukou.
Namidaga koborenai youni
Omoidasu, haru no hi
Hitoribocchino yoru.

Ue wo muite arukou.
Nijinda hoshi wo kazoete
Omoidasu, natsu no hi,
hitoribocchino yoru.

Shiawase wa kumo no ue ni,
Shiawase wa sora no ue ni.

Ue wo muite arukou.
Namidaga koborenai youni
naki nagara,
aruku, hitoribocchino yoru.

Omoidasu, aki no hi,
hitoribocchino yoru.
Kanashimi wa hoshi no kageni,
Kanashima wa tsuki no kageni.

Ue wo muite arukou.
Namidaka kobore naiyouni,
Naki nagara, aruku,
hitoribocchino yoru
Hitoribocchino yoru
I look up while I walk
So the tears won't fall
Remembering those spring days
But tonight I'm all alone

I look up while I walk
Counting the stars with teary eyes
Remembering those summer days
But tonight I'm all alone

Happiness lies beyond the clouds
Happiness lies above the sky

I look up while I walk
So the tears won't fall
I cry while I walk
For I am alone tonight

Remembering those autumn days
But tonight I'm all alone
Sadness hides in the shadow of the stars
Sadness hides in the shadow of the moon

I look up while I walk
So the tears won't fall
My heart is filled with sorrow
For tonight I am alone
For tonight I am alone
Trivia :
Best known under the alternative title "Sukiyaki" in English-speaking parts of the world. Sukiyaki is a japanese food which has nothing to do with the song but marketers thought it would sell more.  Actually the song reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 charts in the United States in 1963, and was the only Japanese-language song to do so. In total it sold over 13 million copies internationally. There is also an English language version with altogether different lyrics by Jewel Akens under the title "My First Lonely Night" recorded much earlier in 1966.

From the same artist :
Miagetegoran yoru no hoshi wo - Kyu Sakamoto (1963)