2. Akina Nakamori Tango Noir
3. Ikuzo Yoshi Yukiguni
4. Hikaru Genji Starlight
5. Seiko Matsuda Strawberry Time
6. Akina Nakamori Nanpasen
7. Akina Nakamori Blonde
8. Daisaku Ogata Mushaku Ryojou
9. Hiroshi Itsuki Tsuioku
10. Shonentai Kimi Dake ni
Pretty interesting writing this list up in a year that I thought was the one of transition between the early 80s aidoru (Seiko, Akina) and late 80s aidoru (Miho, Shizuka). For one thing, I don't see any of those late 80s girls up there, and for another 40% of the list consists of enka, including the No. 1 song of the year....pretty nostalgic. Akina Nakamori had another banner year to complement her successful 1986 of 2 songs in the Top Ten; this time it's 3, including "Tango Noir" which for me has the sexiest cover I've seen for her (when my friend Anthony showed me the single back at U of T, I took a long look at it...and that was all). However, Seiko-chan still has that one memorable single in there.
Johnny's Entertainment is also well represented by Hikaru Genji and Shonentai. The latter group also got into the Top 10 of 1986, but Hikaru Genji was about to hit the jackpot. The following year, Moroboshi-kun and company had a stranglehold on the Top 10 by capturing the top 3 spots.
And on a personal note, my go-to karaoke song (juu-hachi-ban), "Yukiguni" is at No. 3.
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