【tdr0073】 Which Japanese rock star sang “When You Wish Upon a Star”.


In 1940, “When You Wish Upon a Star” was the theme song for Disney film “Pinocchio” sang by Jiminy Cricket (role of cricket played by voice actor Cliff Edwards). This film was a hit and won Academy Award for Best Original Song at 13th Academy Awards and became seventh (the highest ranked Disney animated film song) in “100 Greatest Songs in Film History”, which ranked by the American Film Institute.

This world greatest hit and loved by people around the world “When You Wish Upon a Star” is covered by some Japanese rock star.

Every single person in Japan knows this rock star “Eikichi Yazawa”. I am sure you cannot imagine how the rock star “Eikichi Yazawa” would sing “When You Wish Upon a Star” that is far from rock.

The “When You Wish Upon a Star” sang by “Eikichi Yazawa” was recorded for “Pinocchio Special Edition” (released in 2003, June 20th/DVD). And he took this opportunity to surprise performance was performed at Tokyo Disney Sea in 2003, June 5th.

The surprise performance was Eikichi Yazawa to perform at “Disney symphony”, which is a night water show at Tokyo Disney Sea. Just like usual, after finishing Disney Symphony he appeared on the center stage of Mediterranean Harbor. And there was announce of “EIKICHI YAZAWA”.

It was all the sudden that the guests and casts that didn’t know anything about it were shockingly surprised.

“When You Wish Upon a Star” that sang with soft but nice and low by Eikichi Yawzawa. If you haven’t heard before, please do listen his version.

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