Sayonara Tokyo

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"Sayonara Tokyo"
File:Bonnie Tyler - Sayonara Tokyo artwork.jpg
Single by Bonnie Tyler
B-side"Gonna Get Better"
Released1981
Format7" single
Recorded1981
GenrePop
Length4:18
LabelRVC Corporation
Songwriter(s)Bill Cruthchfield, Kintaro Nakamura
Producer(s)Eiki Uchida
Bonnie Tyler singles chronology
"Goodbye to the Island"
(1980)
"Sayonara Tokyo"
(1981)
"Total Eclipse of the Heart"
(1983)

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"Sayonara Tokyo" (titled サヨナラ Tokyo in Japanese) is a song recorded by Bonnie Tyler. It was released as a standalone single, and the last release from Tyler's RCA Records contract before her signing with CBS Records in the following year. It was written by songwriters Bill Cruthchfield and Kintaro Nakamura, and produced by Eiki Uchida. The song was exclusively released in Japan. The song appeared as a track on Tyler's 2017 compilation Remixes and Rarities.

Recording[edit]

Tyler recorded her vocals for the song on 1 August 1981 at JAM Studio in London.

Background and release[edit]

"Sayonara Tokyo" was released as a single in Japan in 1981. The song was also featured on Tyler's Japanese compilation album Best. released by RCA Records. Tyler then left the recording scene for over a year before having international success with her Jim Steinman collaboration.[1]

The B-Side is "Gonna Get Better", written by Tyler and her brother Paul Hopkins.

Track listing[edit]

7" single[2]

  1. "Sayonara Tokyo"
  2. "Gonna Get Better"

References[edit]

  1. Hendriks, Phil (2009). "Goodbye to the Island". In ''Goodbye to the Island'' (pp. 3–13) [CD booklet]. London: Cherry Red Records.
  2. Sayonara Tokyo (7-inch single). Bonnie Tyler. RVC Records. 1981. RPS-45. |access-date= requires |url= (help)


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