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This Week’s One-Hit Wonder (OHW) is ‘Sukiyaki’ by Kyu Sakamoto (#2 1963). Kyu Sakamoto (1941-1985) was a Japanese singer and actor. ‘Sukiyaki’ was an international hit selling over 13 million copies. It reached number one in the United States Billboard Hot 100 in June 1963, making Kyu the first Asian recording artist to have a number one song on the chart. Kyu died in a plane crash at the tender age of 43.

 

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