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Aoi Sangoshou

Single Cover
Matsuda Seiko
Aoi Sangoshou (青い珊瑚礁; Blue Lagoon)
Catalog Number
"Side A" Tracklist
  1. Aoi Sangoshou (青い珊瑚礁; Blue Lagoon)
"Side B" Tracklist
  1. TRUE LOVE ~Sotto Kuchizukete (そっとくちづけて; Gently Stop Kissing)


"Aoi Sangoshou" is the second single recorded by Matsuda Seiko. It was used as Gilco's Yorere Ice Cream commercial theme; It used as the entrance march of the 53rd High School Baseball Tournament held in the Spring 1981, and she attended the opening ceremony as a guest. Matsuda's "Aoi Sangoshou" became her first breakout hit. The single launched her career, as well as the second Idol Wave of the 1980s.[1] It won her the best newcomer awards at both 22nd Japan Record Awards and 11th Japan Kayo Awards, and it got her on spot at NHK's annual Kohaku Uta Gassen. This was her lead-in single to her debut studio album, SQUALL.

In 1989, "Aoi Sangoshou" was released on a 8cm CD single. It was released as a 12cm CD in 2004 to commemorate her 25th anniversary of her debut. It includes the instrumental version of both tracks.

Song Information

Matsuda Seiko promoting the single
Miura Yoshiko
Oda Yuuichirou
Other Information
Arrangement: Ohmura Masaaki

Oricon Chart Postions

The single reached #2 on the weekly Oricon chart, making it Matsuda's first release to chart in Oricon's Top 10. It sold 564,000 copies, becoming the #15 single of 1980. The re-edition CD reached #88 and charted for one week.

Year Month Rank
1980 August 7
1980 September 2
1980 October 8


Format Released Catalog Number Price Tracklist
CD 2004.04.14 SRCL-5676 ¥1,050
  1. Aoi Sangoshou
  2. TRUE LOVE ~Sotto Kuchizukete
  3. Aoi Sangoshou (Original Karaoke)
  4. TRUE LOVE ~Sotto Kuchizukete (Original Karaoke)


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