Dancing Hero (Eat You Up)

"Dancing Hero (Eat You Up)" (ダンシング・ヒーロー (Eat You Up), Danshingu Hīrō (Īto Yū Appu)) is the seventh single by Japanese singer Yōko Oginome, released on November 21, 1985 by Victor Entertainment. It is a Japanese-language cover of the 1985 song "Eat You Up" by British singer-songwriter Angie Gold.[2]

"Dancing Hero (Eat You Up)"
Yoko Oginome - Dancing Hero (Eat You Up).jpg
Single by Yōko Oginome
from the album Yōko Oginome: The Best
LanguageJapanese
B-side"Zenmaijikake no Suiyōbi"
ReleasedNovember 21, 1985 (1985-11-21)
Recorded1985
Genre
Length3:49
LabelVictor
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Kōji Makaino
Yōko Oginome singles chronology
"Kokoro no Mama ni (I'm Just a Lady)"
(1985)
"Dancing Hero (Eat You Up)"
(1985)
"Flamingo in Paradise"
(1986)

Background and releaseEdit

"Dancing Hero (Eat You Up)" is a cover of the 1985 song "Eat You Up" by British singer-songwriter Angie Gold with Japanese lyrics by Hitoshi Shinohara.[1] The song was originally planned to be titled "Cinderella Boy" (シンデレラ・ボーイ, Shinderera Bōi), but "Dancing Hero" was chosen as the final title by Rising Production's president Tetsuo Taira.[3]

"Dancing Hero (Eat You Up)" was first released in Japan on November 21, 1985 and peaked at No. 5 on Oricon's singles chart, making it Oginome's first top-five single.[1] It also sold over 700,000 copies and was certified Platinum by the RIAJ.[4] The song earned Oginome the Nippon Television Idol Award at the 12th Nippon Television Music Festival, the Best Idol Award at the 12th All Japan Kayo Music Festival, and the Wired Music Award at the 19th Japan Cable Awards. The achievements allowed Oginome to perform on the 37th Kōhaku Uta Gassen in 1986.[1]

The original music video features Oginome wearing a pink wig and dressed in a costume made of origami.

Oginome also recorded an English version of "Dancing Hero (Eat You Up)", with new lyrics by Marco Bruno. This version was first included in her 1986 album Raspberry Wind.

During the late-1980s, the song was used in "Binbō-ka no Hitobito" (貧乏家の人々, "The Poor People"), a recurring sketch segment in the Fuji TV variety show Tonneruzu no Minasan no Okage desu (とんねるずのみなさんのおかげです, The Tunnels' Thanks to Everyone). In the segment, Oginome and the Tunnels (Takaaki Ishibashi and Noritake Kinashi) would dance when the song played; the song would end abruptly with Kinashi singing off-key before being attacked by Ishibashi (and sometimes Oginome). The song was replaced by Oginome's other single "Coffee Rumba" in 1992.[5]

The song resurfaced to public attention in 2017, when the dance club from Tomioka High School in Sakai, Osaka used the song for their routine reworked with Dead or Alive's 1985 song "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" and catch phrases from comedian Nora Hirano.[6] During the dance, the students wore costumes paying homage to 1980s fashion.[6] Their routine first gained media interest when they won second place at Dance Stadium, a national high school dance competition, in August, with the choreography named the "bubbly dance" after the economic bubble in Japan during the 1980s.[6] When a video featuring the "bubbly dance" was uploaded onto YouTube, it gained 2.5 million likes within the first two days.[6] The dance routine renewed interest in "Dancing Hero (Eat You Up)", and Oginome praised Tomioka Dance Club. Oginome and the Tomioka Dance Club received the Special Award at the 59th Japan Record Awards that year.[6]

On November 8, 2017, Oginome released the digital single "Dancing Hero: All Eat You Up", which contains all versions of the song she had recorded over the past 30 years. It peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Japan Hot 100.[1]

Track listingEdit

1985 singleEdit

No.TitleLyricsMusicArrangementLength
1."Dancing Hero (Eat You Up)" (Danshingu Hīrō (Īto Yū Appu) (ダンシング・ヒーロー (Eat You Up)))Hitoshi Shinohara
Kōji Makaino3:49
2."Zenmaijikake no Suiyōbi" ((ぜんまいじかけの水曜日, "Mainspring Wednesday"))Yasushi AkimotoKazuhiko MatsuoMitsuo Hagita4:08
2013 bonus tracks
No.TitleLength
1.Untitled3:47
3."Dancing Hero (Eat You Up) (Original Karaoke)" (Danshingu Hīrō (Īto Yū Appu) (Orijinaru Karaoke) (ダンシング・ヒーロー (Eat You Up) (オリジナル・カラオケ))) 
4."Zenmaijikake no Suiyōbi (Original Karaoke)" ((ぜんまいじかけの水曜日 (オリジナル・カラオケ), "Mainspring Wednesday (Original Karaoke)"))4:08

Dancing Hero: All Eat You UpEdit

All lyrics are written by Hitoshi Shinohara, except where indicated; all music is composed by Angelina Kyte and Anthony Baker.

No.TitleLyricsArrangementLength
1."Dancing Hero (Eat You Up) (ダンシング・ヒーロー (Eat You Up), Danshingu Hīrō (Īto Yū Appu))" Kōji Makaino3:47
2."Dancing Hero (Eat You Up)" (Modern Version) Makaino4:04
3."Dancing Hero (Eat You Up)" (Dear Pop Singer Version) Kiyoji Motoyama3:49
4."Dancing Hero (Eat You Up)" (Special English Version)Marco BrunoMakaino3:47
5."Dancing Hero (Eat You Up)" ('70 Mirror Ball Mix) Paradise Groove Productions5:08
6."Dancing Hero (Eat You Up)" (Club Mix) 
  • Yukio Sugai
  • Koichi Kaminaga
  • Shungen Kataoka
5:52
7."Dancing Hero (Eat You Up)" (Euro Mix) Hiroyuki Yasumoto3:34
8."Dancing Hero (Eat You Up)" (Extended Euro Mix) Yasumoto4:43
9."Dancing Hero (Eat You Up)" (Dancing Beat 2005 Mix) 
4:50
10."Dancing Hero (Eat You Up)" (Dear Pop Singer Remix Version) Ogla Ozzy3:42
11."Dancing Hero (Eat You Up)" (Instrumental) Makaino3:47
Total length:47:07

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Japan (RIAJ)[4] Platinum 700,000

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Dancing Hero: The ArchivesEdit

"Dancing Hero: The Archives"
 
Single by Yōko Oginome
Language
  • Japanese
  • English
ReleasedDecember 20, 2017 (2017-12-20)
Recorded1985–2017
Genre
Length61:53
LabelVictor
Yōko Oginome singles chronology
"Love"
(2001)
"Dancing Hero: The Archives"
(2017)
"Mushi no Tsubuyaki"
(2020)
Music video
Dancing Hero (Eat You Up) [Dear Pop Singer Ver.] on YouTube

On December 20, 2017, Oginome released a special CD titled Dancing Hero: The Archives (ダンシング・ヒーロー ジ・アーカイブス, Danshingu Hīrō Ji Ākaibusu), which is an expanded version of "Dancing Hero: All Eat You Up" with a live version and additional instrumental versions. The Instrumental (Up-Tempo) version of the song is the same one used by the Tomioka Dance Club on their live performances.[11]

The single peaked at No. 15 on Oricon's singles chart in 2018.[12]

Track listingEdit

All lyrics are written by Hitoshi Shinohara, except where indicated; all music is composed by Angelina Kyte and Anthony Baker.

No.TitleLyricsArrangementLength
1."Dancing Hero (Eat You Up) (ダンシング・ヒーロー (Eat You Up), Danshingu Hīrō (Īto Yū Appu))" (1985 Original EP Version) Kōji Makaino3:48
2."Dancing Hero (Eat You Up)" (Special English Version)Marco BrunoMakaino3:46
3."Dancing Hero (Eat You Up)" (Modern Version) Makaino4:06
4."Dancing Hero (Eat You Up)" ('70 Mirror Ball Mix) Paradise Groove Productions5:07
5."Dancing Hero (Eat You Up)" (Club Mix) 
  • Yukio Sugai
  • Koichi Kaminaga
  • Shungen Kataoka
5:51
6."Dancing Hero (Eat You Up)" (Euro Mix) Hiroyuki Yasumoto3:32
7."Dancing Hero (Eat You Up)" (Extended Euro Mix) Yasumoto4:41
8."Dancing Hero (Eat You Up)" (Dancing Beat 2005 Mix) 
4:49
9."Dancing Hero (Eat You Up)" (Dear Pop Singer Remix Version) Ogla Ozzy3:43
10."Dancing Hero (Eat You Up)" (Dear Pop Singer Version) Kiyoji Motoyama3:49
11."Dancing Hero (Eat You Up)" (Live (1989 Verge of Love: Budokan Live))  3:58
12."Dancing Hero (Eat You Up)" (Original Karaoke) Makaino3:48
13."Dancing Hero (Eat You Up)" (Instrumental (Up-Tempo)) Makaino3:37
14."Dancing Hero (Eat You Up)" (Dear Pop Singer Version (Instrumental)) Motoyama3:51
15."Dancing Hero (Eat You Up)" (Dear Pop Singer Version (a Cappella)) Motoyama3:27
Total length:61:53

ChartsEdit

Chart (2018) Peak

position

Oricon Weekly Singles Chart[12] 15

Cover versionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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