"Big in Japan" is the debut single of the German band Alphaville. It is from their 1984 album "Forever Young". The title comes from a phrase Big in Japan, which was used to describe Western bands who are popular with Japanese audiences while garnering little attention in their home country. The single was a great success in many countries, including Switzerland, Germany and Sweden. The song also reached number one on the Hot Dance Club Play in December 1984. -- Wikipedia
The Alphaville song Big in Japan was covered by ...
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- Sandra recorded a German version as "Japan ist weit" in a 1984 single.
- Kim Ono released a dance cover in 1995. The voice belongs to singer Lianne Morgan who was a member of the Spice Girls at the beginning.
- Tokia covered it in their 1996 single "Big in Japan".
- Late Nite Romeo covered it on their 1996 album "Adrenalized".
- Insania covered it on their 1997 album "House of Cards".
- Swedish melodic black metal band Embraced covered it on their 1998 album "Amorous Anathema".
- The Precis covered it on their 1999 compilation "Tecno New Wave - La fiebre de los 80".
- Guano Apes covered it on a 1999 german compilation and on their 2000 album "Don't Give Me Names".
- German synthpop band And One covered it live. It was included on the bootleg "2001-06-04: Wave Gotik Treffen, Leipzig, Germany", and on their 2009 album "Bodypop 1½".
- Spacegirl covered it on the 2003 compilation "Back 2 the Future - 80's".
- Eamon's Daughter covered it on their 2004 album "Buyfang".
- Hitboutique covered it on their 2007 compilation "Best Of".
- Dolapdere Big Gang covered it on their 2007 album "Just Feel".
- Norwegian singer Ane Brun covered it on her 2008 album "Changing Of The Seasons". It was originally recorded for the Swedish television series "Stor i Japan".
- Roby Solo covered it on his 2009 album "L'emozione della voce".
- Doktor Kosmos covered it on a 2009 digital release. It was originally recorded for the Swedish television series "Stor i Japan".
- Satan Takes A Holiday covered it on their 2009 eponymous album.
- RYVO covered it on their 2009 digital release "Everything Is Moving So Quickly".
- Gaetano & Schorr covered it on their 2011 digital release "Big in Japan".
- Wolverine Eagle covered it on her 2011 digital release "Don't Give Me Name I Don't Want It".