Pop Culture: Chiemi Eri Sings "Te quiero dijiste" (1956)

Chiemi Eri (top) with the cast of Sazae-san (1956)
If there's one thing I've learned from my ongoing YouTube addiction, it's that I tend to gravitate toward old Japanese clips. I can't help it.

I think this obsession also lead to my discovery of one Chiemi Eri.

I'm sure you've never heard of her, but man, was she a big deal back in the day. Known for singing covers of Western songs, she also appeared in several movies from the 1950's up until her death in the early 1980's.

Sazae-san (サザエさん) is one of those movies. Based on a popular manga series of the same name (it even has an anime still in production since its inception in 1969), Chiemi plays the starring role with style. The song featured here is called "Te quiero dijiste." Chiemi sings this during what I have to assume is a Christmas party. It's fun and I like it. Unfortunately, despite my best efforts, I've been unable to find Sazae-san in its entirety, so I can't tell you much more.

Fun fact: Mexican composer María Grever created this song for American film Bathing Beauty in 1944.

Here's another version of the song by Trio Los Panchos.

Did I miss something? Let me know in the comments.


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This site is for entertainment purposes only. I did not create any of these manga.

what is shoujo?

From the Wikipedia page: Shōjo, shojo, or shoujo manga (少女漫画 shōjo manga?) is manga marketed to a female audience roughly between the ages of 10 and 18. The name romanizes the Japanese 少女 (shōjo), literally "little girl". Shōjo manga covers many subjects in a variety of narrative and graphic styles, from historical drama to science fiction — often with a strong focus on human and romantic relationships and emotions.