Ouyang Fei Fei

Ouyang Fei Fei (Chinese: 歐陽菲菲; pinyin: Ōuyáng Fēifēi; Japanese: 欧陽菲菲; romaji: Ōyan Fīfī; born September 10, 1949) is a Taiwanese-Japanese singer.

Ouyang Fei Fei
歐陽菲菲
Born (1949-09-10) September 10, 1949 (age 70)
OriginTaipei, Taiwan
GenresPop, kayōkyoku, soul
Occupation(s)Singer, Idol
Years active1967-present
Websitefeifei.jp

BiographyEdit

In 1967, Ouyang Fei Fei made her musical debut at the Central Hotel, a theatre in Taipei, before coming to Japan to start a recording career.[1] Her debut single "Ame no Midōsuji" (Rainy Midōsuji), released in September 1971, sold over a million units and reached the No. 1 position on the Oricon charts.[2] The song was composed by The Ventures with lyrics written by Haruo Hayashi.[3] The same year, she won the Best Newcomer prize at the 13th Japan Record Awards.[4]

Her second Japanese single release, "Ame no Airport" (Rainy airport), reached the No. 4 position on the Oricon charts and sold nearly 400,000 copies.[5] The song won her the Grand Prize at the 5th Japan Cable Awards.[6]

In 1982, Ouyang released "Love Is Over" as a single in Japan. It had first been released as the B-side to her single "Uwasa no Disco Queen" (Disco Queen rumors), which only sold about 3,000 units.[7] "Love Is Over" reached the No. 1 position on the Oricon charts, selling over half a million units.[5] At the 25th edition of the Japan Record Awards, "Love Is Over" won her the Long Seller prize.[8]

Ouyang appeared three times on Kōhaku Uta Gassen. The first time was in 1972, performing "Koi no Tsuiseki" (Love chase).[9] The second time in 1973, performing "Koi no Jūjiro" (The crossroads of love),[10] and one final time in 1991, performing "Love Is Over".[11]

In April of 1978 Ouyang married Sokichi Shikiba, a former Japanese racing driver. They were married until his death in 2016.[1]

DiscographyEdit

Charted singles in JapanEdit

# Title Release Date/Charts[5]
1 Ame no Midōsuji (雨の御堂筋, Rainy Midōsuji)
Debut single
1971-09-05 (#1)
2 Ame no Airport (雨のエアポート, Rainy Airport) 1971-12-20 (#4)
3 Koi no Tsuiseki (恋の追跡, Love Chase) 1972-04-05 (#5)
4 Yogisha (夜汽車, Night Train) 1972-08-05 (#5)
5 Ame no Yokohama (雨のヨコハマ, Rainy Yokohama) 1972-12-20 (#18)
6 Koi no Jūjiro (恋の十字路, The Crossroads of Love) 1973-04-05 (#9)
7 Koi Wa Moete Iru (恋は燃えている, Burning Love) 1973-08-20 (#38)
8 Hi no Tori (火の鳥, Phoenix) 1973-12-01 (#69)
9 Love Is Over 1982-09-01 (#1)

Japanese studio albumsEdit

# Title Date
1 Ame no Midōsuji (雨の御堂筋, Rainy Midōsuji)
Debut album
1971
2 Koi no Jūjiro (恋の十字路, Crossroads of Love) 1972
3 Hi no Tori (火の鳥, Phoenix) 1973
4 Return 1979
5 Still Stay in Love
1981
6 My Love Again 1983
7 Both Sides 1984
8 Twilight City 1985
9 Remembrance
1986
10 Romantic Asia 1989
11 Orthodox 1991


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "DW News article" (in Japanese). DW News. Retrieved April 1, 2019.
  2. ^ Billboard Magazine, Volume 85, 1973. Billboard Publiciations. 1973.
  3. ^ "Nikkan Sports article" (in Japanese). Asahi Publishing. Retrieved April 1, 2019.
  4. ^ "Official site Japan Record Awards, 13th edition" (in Japanese). Retrieved April 1, 2019.
  5. ^ a b c "Ouyang Fei Fei chart positions" (in Japanese). Oricon. Archived from the original on October 15, 2007. Retrieved April 1, 2019.
  6. ^ "Official TBS site" (in Japanese). Retrieved April 1, 2019.
  7. ^ 別冊ザ・テレビジョン ザ・ベストテン 〜蘇る! 80'sポップスHITヒストリー〜. 角川インタラクティブ・メディア. 2004. ISBN 978-4-0489-4453-3.
  8. ^ "Official site Japan Record Awards, 25th edition" (in Japanese). Retrieved April 1, 2019.
  9. ^ "第23回 1972年 NHK紅白歌合戦 出演者・曲目一覧" (in Japanese). Retrieved April 1, 2019.
  10. ^ "第24回 1973年 NHK紅白歌合戦 出演者・曲目一覧" (in Japanese). Retrieved April 1, 2019.
  11. ^ "第42回 1991年 NHK紅白歌合戦 出演者・曲目一覧" (in Japanese). Retrieved April 1, 2019.