“Pink Babies” is a Japanese vocal & dance group which consists of members with an average age of 14 years old, all of those who were selected through an audition. They have begun with live concerts in July 2013, performing cover songs of “Pink Lady,” a famous Japanese female pop music duo who released smash hits in the late 1970s. Now they appear in various events held in different locations such as Shinkiba STUDIO COAST, Akasaka BLITZ, Maihama Amphitheater, Makuhari Messe. In June 2014, their music video of “UFO” was released on YouTube and niconico, and it has been viewed over 60,000 times in 2 months, regardless of the fact that they are newcomers who hadn’t even made their official debut yet. In July, their first song “Wanted (Shimei-Tehai)” was released through music distribution sites such as iTunes Store and Amazon mp3 Download Store, while their first solo live concert is coming up on the 24th of August at Mt.Rainier Hall Shibuya Pleasure Pleasure.
About “Wanted (Shimei-Tehai)” Pink Babies, a vocal & dance group with members averaging 14 years old, covers the famous Pink Lady’s hits. The first number they released is titled “Wanted (Shimei-Tehai)” which is the same as the Pink Lady’s 5th single.
The original was released in 1977 and became a smash hit selling over 1,650,000 copies. It was written by Aku Yu and composed by Shunichi Tokura, an extraordinary combination of talents that has brought about innumerable other million-sellers. Yellow Magic Orchestra was one of those artists that covered this number at a live concert in 1978. It is an impressive piece of music with a passionate guitar riff, beautiful melody, and a comical touch of rap.
The Pink Babies’ version respects the original while adding some new charms with a stylish arrangement and the members’ fresh voice. Thus the ageless song marvelously revived in the year 2014.