songs The Best Songs About Japan  

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The beauty and culture of cities like Tokyo have inspired some truly great songs about Japan. Whether it's about being big in Japan, or you feel like you're turning Japanese, these are the best songs about Japan as a subject, ranked by your votes. 

With technology and economic competition, Japan was a big influence in the 80's. The decade saw a huge trend in crafting  great songs about Japan, none more awesomely pop than "Turning Japanese" by the Vapors and "Mr. Robot" by Styx. Even crusaders U2 crafted great songs about Japan with "The Unforgettable Fire" - inspired by an art exhibit by Hiroshima's survivors. A few of the best Japan songs over the decades also include The Flaming Lips' awesome "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots pt. 1 (and pt.2) " and the foot-stomping classic "Woman from Tokyo" by Deep Purple.

Which of these do you think is the best song about Japan? Vote your favorite to the top and add your own favorites in the comment section below.
 
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Turning Japanese The Vapors

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Mr. Roboto Styx

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Godzilla Blue Öyster Cult

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Big in Japan Alphaville

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Woman from Toyko Deep Purple

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Big in Japan Tom Waits

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Somewhere Near Japan The Beach Boys

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Enola Gay Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

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Tokyo Girl Ace of Base

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Synthphase is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Songs About Japan

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Welcome to Japan The Strokes

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Tokyo Joe Bryan Ferry, Roxy Music

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Tokyo Rose U.K. Subs

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Tokyo Storm Warning Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Elvis Costello

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Love in Tokyo The Honeycombs

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Japan in a Dishpan Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band

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Japanese Banana - David Savile... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Songs About Japan

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Japanese Boy Aneka

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Love Letter to Japan The Bird and the Bee

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Tokyo Road Bon Jovi

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Move to Japan The Band

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Back Street of Tokyo Brian Setzer

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Konichiwa Bitches is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Songs About Japan

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Over Tokyo Collective Soul

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Fujiyama Mama Pearl Harbour

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Harajuku Girls Gwen Stefani

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Tokyo Nights Bee Gees

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Anarchy in Tokyo 30 Seconds to Mars

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Love From Tokyo Rita Coolidge

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Tokyo Traffic The Dave Brubeck Quartet

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Japan Count Basie

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Outside Tokyo The Stranglers

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Tokyo Thompson Twins

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Lights of Tokyo The Gentlemen

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Tokyo A Flock of Seagulls

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Tokyo Dub Juno Reactor