Hideki Saijo Movies and Career Information

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Hideki Saijō (西城 秀樹, Saijō Hideki, originally Tatsuo Kimoto (木本 龍雄, Kimoto Tatsuo), born April 13, 1955 in Hiroshima) is a Japanese singer and television celebrity most famous for singing the Japanese version of the Village People's hit song Y.M.C.A., called Young Man. Although the original version was camp, Saijō's version was intended to seriously inspire "young men". Saijō's career spans over three decades. Saijo has endured the ups and downs of the fickle Japanese music buying public and has steadily remained in the public eye. He gained popularity again in the 90s in the cartoon Chibi Maruko-chan and by releasing a cover version of the Enrique Iglesias song Bailamos. He also sang the Theme song and became the character (specially created for the Japanese version—Lucky Mucho) in The Emperor's New Groove and also performed Turn A Turn, the first opening theme song for ∀ Gundam. In 2003, around the time that his 85th single was to be released, he suffered a mild stroke while performing overseas in Korea. With rehabilitation, hard work and dedication, in 2006, he released his 86th single, "Meguriai". Lyrics were set to André Gagnon's "Comme au Premier Jour". In 2009, he released a

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