as promised, here are 5 more 80′s idols you should check out!! (click here for part 1 if you missed it!) I could stop at 10, but the Showa Era was technically from 1926 until 1989, so… maybe I’ll add more to this list later ;)
Yu, the tan American girl from Hawaii! it was fairly rare for celebrities to speak English back then, giving her extra cool points. she’s best known for the above song “Natsuiro no Nancy”, which was used in a Coca-Cola commercial (and more recently, I think a cell phone commercial?)
another lovely lady gone before her time, the seductive and vivacious Minako! she caught many people’s attention with her racy performances in the late 80′s. eventually Minako fine-tuned her vocals and blew everyone away by holding a note for 30 seconds in her song “Tsubasa”!
famous for their elaborate costumes, lack of facial expressions (which apparently wasn’t intentional haha), and almost apathetic choreography, Wink made a splash in the idol scene at the tail end of the 80′s for being exactly the opposite of other popular idols at the time. they’re mostly known for their covers of Western songs but had a couple of original hits of their own, like the often-covered “Sabishii Nettaigyo”!
10. Matsumoto Iyo
okay I’m not gonna lie, I don’t really know a whole bunch about Iyo. but she was one of many popular idols who debuted in the magical year of 1982!