Thursday, September 29, 2011


Artist: Aneka
LP: 7" single
Song: "Japanese Boy"
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I've been going through my collection of 7" singles over the past few months to clean out a bunch of the riff-raff, and have found some neat things I'd forgotten about along the way. The deliriously danceable "Japanese Boy" by Scottish singer Aneka (aka. Mary Sandeman) went all the way to #1 in the UK in the summer of 1981, but her five subsequent singles didn't catch on, branding her a "one-hit wonder." Unfortunately, she was a no-hit wonder in the USA, yet she did make quite a splash in Austria, where her first three singles all became top ten hits. Click here to read more about Aneka and to find out in which other countries "Japanese Boy" went to the top of the charts. 

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