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Fukuyama Masaharu♥ has long been one of Japan’s most beloved~* icons and constant figures as both a most accomplished musician and actor~…..his talents reach even further though as he writes, produces and has also charmed~* in the likes of radio and stage~. His seemingly timeless stature in entertainment is largely a product of his appeal over the years~ which attunes him seamlessly to both the older generation as well as generations which are yet discovering his music and his countless works in the entertainment landscape~.
Fukuyama’s deep involvement in composing his own lyrics & music♪ places him firmly as a “musician’s musician~” and now reaching his 20th anniversary in music he has compiled a most impressive catalog and legacy~ which includes 25 singles and 10 albums. Furthermore a true testament to his adoration and love amongst his loyal fans can be clearly seen in his sales which despite today’s suffering economy still reaches above the 400,000 plateau~! (*´∀｀*) For me this meant lots and lots of backtracking to find his earlier releases~♥…many of which were already out of print~ (・д・`*)！！And for anyone who was an avid viewer of Hello! Morning~♥, there’s a moment~* where Fukuyamania♥ strikes even Momusu during a game causing quite a stir amongst the girls～ Σ(￣◇￣*)！
Fukuyama Masaharu “Sakurazaka” mp3
“Sakurazaka” released in 2000 remains as one of Fukuyama Masaharu’s most successful singles~* reaching in excess of 2.2 million in sales~*…this most beautiful composition♪ also appears on his 2001 album titled “f” which also garnered impressive numbers and was also released in a special first press album sized format~.
While “Sakurazaka” displays just a tiny hint~* of his profound writing abilities, much of his background and inspirations can be traced back to classic music eras~ including…those of the 50’s, 60’s as folk, blues, rock, R&B and jazz are infused with a enlightened pop♪ edge~. While to fully experience Fukuyamania♥ one would need to delve deep into his catalog~, I’ve tried to include such beloved classics as “Sweet Darling” for its 50’s touch~, “Gang” for its strong jazz influences as well as signature songs such as “Melody”, “It’s only love”, “Hello” and “Heart” for their undeniable melodic allure~♥ which has captured fans hearts both young and old~ ＾ ＾。Fukuyama Masaharu’s voice remains as one of Japan’s most readily recognizable…amazingly~* deep with an allure of *sexy*..and simply stated, his vocals are most unique~ and *beautifully~* moving ヽ(。´▽`。)ノ。。！I hope you enjoy each song that I’ve chosen to include here as surely many others could have been considered with the hope of *sharing~* his music much more…..please enjoy~o(*´∀｀)o゛♥♥♥。
First a few live and pv clips~♥ and then some other favorites~* in mp3…
Fukuyama Masaharu “Melody” (live clip)
Fukuyama Masaharu “Ai wa kaze no youni” (live clip)
Fukuyama Masaharu “It’s only love” (pv)
artistically done though of course as it’s very little~)
Fukuyama Masaharu “Hello” (music video)
Fukuyama Masaharu “Peach!!” (music video)
I wish this clip~ were a live recording…but still such a catchy~♥ song, love it!!! ………(゜∀゜)………。
Fukuyama Masaharu “Iidesenakute…” mp3
Often you can find such gems~* on older works…
..here to finish~, “Iidesenakute…” from Fukuyama Masaharu’s album
“Calling”, released on October 21st, 1993~.