“Valentine’s Radio” is one of my favorite rare Faye Wong (王菲) songs. (Click below to listen to Faye’s and Yuming’s version.) It has a dated dance beat, but it’s fun to listen to. It was written and sung by Yumi Matsutōya (松任谷由実 ), who goes by the nickname Yuming (ユーミン). It was the lead track in her album Love Wars, released 25 Nov 1989. For her Queen’s Fellows: Yuming 30th Anniversary Cover Album (rel Dec 2002), she invited Faye to cover “Valentine’s Radio.” Faye sings it in the original Japanese. As far as I know, no video exists for Faye’s version. (Hopefully, someone like Leelee2046 will create a video for it.) On 4 Jan 2008, Sady19871224 uploaded a video of Yuming performing this song. The choreography is really good, and Yuming has a very nice voice. Needless to say, I prefer Faye’s version, but they’re equally good in their own way.
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