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From June 15th to July 5th, the #1 Billboard hit was 'Sukiyaki' by Kyu Sakamoto
The song reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 charts in the United States in 1963, and was the only Japanese language song to do so. In total it sold over 13 million copies internationally.] The original Kyu Sakamoto recording also went to number eighteen on the R&B chart.
The title, sukiyaki (which is a Japanese steamboat dish), has nothing to do with the lyrics or the meaning of the song; the word served the purpose only because it was short, catchy, recognizably Japanese, and more familiar to most English speakers. A Newsweek columnist noted that the re-titling was like issuing "Moon River" in Japan under the title "Beef Stew."
"Sukiyaki" (English: I Shall Walk Looking Up), (Spanish: Por Ti Estoy Aqui?), is a single released by Selena in 1990. It was released as the fourth single from the 1989 self-titled album Selena. The song received much airplay at the time of release. It was a Spanish version of the song (featuring the lyrics written by Janice Marie Johnson translated into Spanish).