Cause and Effect presents:

シティポップとは?

Today on Cause & Effect, Straw from Panoramic (fka Pandemic) is taking you on a journey through Japanese City Pop.

City Pop emerged in the late 1970s and peaked in the 1980s. It was originally termed as an offshoot of Japan’s Western-influenced “New Music,” using styles that range from boogie, disco, soul, AOR. City Pop is Western music adapted by the Japanese at a time when the country’s economy was skyrocketing, resulting in a form of pop that thrives on optimism, futurism, and luxury.

Now in the past decade and onward it has boomeranged back to Western audiences as a retrospective source of fascination while also reviving some of the best pop music to ever be committed to wax.

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This is a rerun. This episode originally aired in December and is being put back out in the world to bring some sunshine and good times for the world right now.

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Playlist:

    Time: June 25 - 9:00:55 am
  • Mariya Takeuchi, “Plastic Love”

    from Variety

    WM Japan - 1984

  • Time: June 25 - 9:08:21 am
  • Gentle Breeze

    Piper, “Highway of the Sun”

    from Gentle Breeze

    Light In The Attic - 1983

  • Time: June 25 - 9:12:33 am
  • Buzz, “TOKYOサンバ”

    from Requiem the City

    London Records - 1974

  • Time: June 25 - 9:15:18 am
  • Lost In Translation (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

    Happy End, “Kaze Wo Atsumete”

    from Lost In Translation (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

    Ryko/WEA - 2003

  • Time: June 25 - 9:19:42 am
  • Songs

    Sugar Babe, “DOWN TOWN (Live)”

    from Songs

    Sony Music Labels Inc. - 2011

  • Time: June 25 - 9:23:45 am
  • Tin Pan Alley, “She is Gone”

    from キャラメル・ママ

    Panam - 1975

  • Time: June 25 - 9:28:00 am
  • Funky Stuff

    Jiro Inagaki and His Soul Media, “Breeze”

    from Funky Stuff

    Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd./NIPPONOPHONE - 1975

  • Time: June 25 - 9:32:30 am
  • Can't Buy a Thrill

    Steely Dan, “Dirty Work”

    from Can't Buy a Thrill

    Geffen* - 1972

  • Time: June 25 - 9:35:27 am
  • Bluestreak

    Tom Scott & The L.A. Express, “Sneakin' in the Back”

    from Bluestreak

    GRP - 1996

  • Time: June 25 - 9:38:48 am
  • Kimiko Kasai, “Use Me”

    from This Is My Love

    CBS - 1976

  • Time: June 25 - 9:45:15 am
  • Tatsuro Yamashita, “Silent Screamer”

    from Ride on Time

    Air Records - 1982

  • Time: June 25 - 9:52:26 am
  • Taeko Ohnuki, “4:00A.M.”

    from Mignonne

    Sony Music Direct (Japan) Inc. - 1978

  • Time: June 25 - 10:00:35 am
  • SEXY ROBOT

    Hitomi Tohyama, “TUXEDO CONNECTION”

    from SEXY ROBOT

    COLUMBIA - 1983

  • Time: June 25 - 10:03:52 am
  • Junko Ohashi, “Dancin'”

    from Magical

    Universal Music LLC - 1984

  • Time: June 25 - 10:08:08 am
  • Toshiki Kadomatsu, “AIRPORT LADY”

    from After 5 Clash

    Air Records - 1984

  • Time: June 25 - 10:12:12 am
  • Sahara

    Rie Murakami, “T.N.T”

    from Sahara

    Light In The Attic Records - 2020

  • Time: June 25 - 10:16:21 am
  • Tomoko Aran, “E☆SPY (エ・ス・パ・イ)”

    from More Relax

    Warner Bros. Records - 1984

  • Time: June 25 - 10:20:00 am
  • Miho Nakayama, “Strange Parade”

    from Mind Game

    KING RECORDS - 1988

  • Time: June 25 - 10:23:15 am
  • 82 Love Trip

    Takako Mamiya, “Midnight Joke”

    from 82 Love Trip

    Kitty Records / MVGE - 1982

  • Time: June 25 - 10:27:52 am
  • Gravy

    Yasuko Agawa, “L.A. Night”

    from Gravy

    Victor - 2017

  • Time: June 25 - 10:33:06 am
  • Bae 5

    Yung Bae, “You've Got Me”

    from Bae 5

    Future of Funk Records, LLC - 2019

  • Time: June 25 - 10:39:12 am
  • City Slicker - EP

    Ginger Root, “Loretta”

    from City Slicker - EP

    Acrophase Records - 2021

  • Time: June 25 - 10:42:18 am
  • City Dive

    hitomitoi, “Dive”

    from City Dive

    Billboard JAPAN Records - 2012

  • Time: June 25 - 10:46:54 am
  • Awakening

    Hiroshi Sato, “SAY GOODBYE”

    from Awakening

    Sony Music Direct (Japan) Inc. - 1982

  • Time: June 25 - 10:50:00 am
  • Miki Matsubara, “Stay With Me / Mayonaka no Door”

    from Pocket Park

    Pony Canyon - 1980

  • Time: June 25 - 10:54:19 am
  • Tatsuro Yamashita, “Magic Ways”

    from Big Wave

    Moon Records - 1984

    Cause and Effect    June 25th, 2022

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