Do you remember this #1 hit from the 60s?

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  1. ASATKat

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    It's beem decades since I've heard this 60s hit, maybe 50 + years I liked it when it came out. I thought it was a happy song. Today I found out it's a sad love song. I only wish I could feel the way this song makes me feel when the end of love is upon me lol,

    Do you remember this #1 hit?

     
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    Yep, sure do.
     
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    How long has it been since you've heard it?
     
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sukiyaki_(song):

    "Ue o Muite Arukō" was written by lyricist Rokusuke Ei and composer Hachidai Nakamura. Ei wrote the lyrics while walking home from a Japanese student demonstration protesting against a continued US military presence in the country, expressing his frustration at the failed efforts.[1][2]

    The lyrics tell the story of a man who looks up and whistles while he is walking so that his tears will not fall. The verses of the song describe his memories and feelings. Rokusuke Ei wrote this song while coming back from a protest against the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security Between the United States and Japan and feeling dejected about the failure of the protest movement, but the lyrics were rendered purposefully generic so that they might refer to any lost love.[3]
     
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    Yes.
     
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    Tommy Emmanuel used to play a version of it, I never knew where it came from until now. Thanks for posting
     
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    Lol, that song is played all the time in every chinese restaurang in sweden. No joke...all the time
     
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    Many years. Probably heard it once or twice in the last 50 years.
     
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    i love these old tunes
     
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    The happy nature of the song would also mask what you're talking about.
     
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    I have to see if that version is on youtube.
     
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    I know it from La-De-Da-De.

     
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    With all that,,, it's hard to believe it was such a hit in the U.S.
     
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    never heard it before, and truthfully, I'm okay with that.
     
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    I only ever heard him do it once or twice, and that was back in the mid-late 80s. I had made a bootleg of the show on cassette but unfortunately the tape is long gone

    Edit: YouTube wins again
     
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    I've got the 45 single somewhere.
     
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    Don't like it at all,
     
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    I guess you'd only understand if you are of a certain age. La-di-da-di was a huge hit when I was in 6th grade, so I'm sure anybody in my age group will know the melody, even if they didn't know the original. As i didn't until your post, so thanks.
     
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    No, I clearly understand La Di Da Di,
     
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    It sounds familiar. I think i've heard it in a movie and restaurants.
    Jerry Lewis or Elvis movie maybe? Maybe that movie about the Japanese girl with William Holden in it?
     
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