The most famous song in Japan at School Chorus Contest

In most of Japanese school,especially primary school and junior high school, Chorus contest takes place. There were five classes in my school when I was a junior high school student. And The Chorus team consists of all of class members.

Even if you don’t want to join this contest, you don’t have any choices to refuse. The words “refuse” or “reject”or something like turning down have never come to our mind. Most of students don’t think so.

Don’t worry, It is fun to sing a song with your classmates.

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This is an article about introducing Japan. And This is my challenge to write English article as well. If you find mistakes, please let me know by writing your comments under “コメント”.

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The Most Famous song “Ano Subarashii Ai wo Mouichido”

The music teacher recommends their songs which each class members sing at chorus contest. And then, students start to practice their songs. These songs differ between each classes.

I would like to introduce you “Ano Subarashii Ai wo Mouichido”. I think this song is the most famous song in school chorus contest. If japanese people hear this song, It reminds us our school life or our childhood.

This song was released in 1971 as a phonograph record. Osamu Kitayama wrote the lyric, Kazuhiko Kato composed this song.

Some people would say that “Tsubasa wo Kudasai” is the most famous song, but This song have been used by some Animations like “Evangelion”, so some people are made remember these animation.

In case of japanese chorus contest in school, “Ano Subarashii Ai wo Mouichido” is the most famous song.

Directly translating to english, “Ano Subarashii Ai wo Mouichido” will be “That wonderful loves once again”

I  try to translate lyrics as exactly as I can, and post another lyrics that Hugh Jackman, a famous Holly Wood movie star, sang this song on Japanese TV commercials in english.

Lyrics and Youtube, “Ano Subarashii Ai wo Mouichido”

Chorus version


posted by Senzoku Gakuen Music College

●English lyric (Japanese lyric)

Our wonderful memories have remained since we swore that we would stake our lives though

(Inochi Kakete to Chikatta Hi kara Sutekina Omoide Nokoshitekita noni)

In those days, We saw the same flowers and said “These are beautiful” but Your mind and mine

(Anotoki Onaji Hana wo Mite Utsukushii to Itta Futari no Kokoro to Kokoro ga)

already don’t reach out to each other

(Ima wa mou Kayowanai)

I wish for that wonderful loves once again

(Ano Subarashii Ai wo Mouichido)

I wish for that wonderful loves once again

(Ano Subarashii Ai wo Mouichido)

 

The sky singing a song of red dragonfly has not changed at all though

(Akatonbo no Ura wo Utatta Sora ha Nannimo Kawatte inai keredo)

In those days, We have kept chasing sunset without getting tired but Your mind and mine

(Anotoki zutto Yuyake wo Oikakete Itta Futari no Kokoro to Kokoro ga)

already don’t reach out to each other

(Ima wa mou Kayowanai)

I wish for that wonderful loves once again

(Ano Subarashii Ai wo Mouichido)

I wish for that wonderful loves once again

(Ano Subarashii Ai wo Mouichido)

 

I feel like alone in the wilderness and tears is coming up my eyes without notice

(Hiroi Kouya ni Potsun to Iru youde Namida ga Shirazu ni Afuretekuru nosa)

In those days, even if the wind flowed, we said we wouldn’t change but Your mind and mine

(Anotoki Kaze ga Nagare temo Kawaranai to Itta Futari no Kokoro to Kokoro ga)

already don’t reach out to each other

(Ima wa mou Kayowanai)

I wish for that wonderful loves once again

(Ano Subarashii Ai wo Mouichido)

I wish for that wonderful loves once again

(Ano Subarashii Ai wo Mouichido)

Hugh Jackman version

●English lyric

Oh, all the things we have been through

And all the things we have seen

Are now truly beautiful memories

Of love we found, you and me

Well wonder, if I can simply carry on

And I wonder, if I can ever be so strong

Like a dream, it once used to be

I have got to learn how to set you free

I still long for the love we treasured,

find me once again

I still long for the love we treasured,

find me once again

Follow me!

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