Lots of link for youtube.com today. I really hope they don't take down the videos for this post...
Okay now, the question is... who covered WHO?
We all know the tune "Sabishii Nettaigyo" 淋しい熱帯魚, one of 80's/90's pop duo Wink's greatest hits, was covered excellently by our favourite W (DoubleU).
Now Wink is known to cover lots of English songs but this was a surprise to me -> this song may also be a cover of an English song "Tidal Wave" sung by The Nolans. This auction item seems to approve of the fact.
The Nolans came out in the 70's, one of their most well-known songs is probably "I'm in the Mood of Dancing". So I thought that the Sabishii Nettaigyo to be a cover song should be true. However, I couldn't find "Tidal Wave" song in video or audio anywhere. So can anybody from the UK or Ireland please confirm this?
Sabishii Nettaigyo by W
Sabishii Nettaigyo by Wink
Tidal Wave by The Nolans (song mixed with misc W videos)
What do you think?
EDIT 2 (13-11-2006): Received an email from Fiona, the webmaster of nolansfanzine.com/. Has confirmed that the song "Tidal Wave" IS a cover of "Sabishii Nettaigyo", their album also entitled "Tidal Wave" was released in 1991. She further mentions that The Nolans song "Sexy Music" was covered by a certain Japanese artiste in the early 1980s. There may be other covered songs. (Thanks Fiona! ^_^)
More on The Nolans
I love 70s and 80s music, but due to our limited access to Western music from where I come from, I've only heard of "I'm in the mood for dancing".
The Nolans in action:
"I'm in the mood for dancing" by The Nolans
I also found out that The Nolans were huge in the Japan music charts, outselling The Beatles at one point.
This is probably why:
"I'm in the mood for dancing" by The Nolans (sung in Japanese!)