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Plastic Love
is a song by Japanese city pop singer Mariya Takeuchi, featured on her 1984 album ''Variety (Mariya Takeuchi album), Variety''. Upon its release as a single a year later, it was moderately successful, selling around 10,000 copies. In 2017, "Plastic Love" saw a resurgence internationally when an eight-minute remix of the song was uploaded to YouTube. It quickly garnered more than 24 million views, before a copyright claim over the album art unintentionally led to its removal. It was subsequently restored in 2019 and has garnered over 63 million views. Production and release "Plastic Love" was written and performed by Takeuchi and produced by her husband, Tatsuro Yamashita. In an interview with ''The Japan Times'', Takeuchi remarked: "I wanted to write something danceable, something with a city pop sound... [the lyrics] tell the story of a woman who lost the man she truly loves." Yamashita also played guitar for the song, while Yasuharu Nakanishi played electric piano, Kōki It ...
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Mariya Takeuchi
is a Japanese singer and songwriter. Regarded as an influential figure in the city pop genre, she is one of the List of best-selling music artists in Japan, best-selling music artists in Japan, having sold over 16 million records, and has received several accolades. Takeuchi was born in Taisha, Shimane, Taisha, Hikawa District, Shimane, Hikawa district, now the city of Izumo, Shimane, and attended Keio University. She made her singing debut after signing with the Bertelsmann Music Group, RCA record label in 1978, with whom she released her debut album , which peaked at No. 17 on Oricon Charts. She then released four albums between 1979 and 1981, all of which obtained commercial success, including the 1980 album , which became her first work to peak at No. 1 on Oricon Charts. Takeuchi then announced she would go on a temporary hiatus in 1981, terminating her contract with RCA records. Three years later, Takeuchi and her husband Tatsuro Yamashita signed with Moon Records, and she ...
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