Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Ane Brun 'Big in Japan' guitar chords & lyrics

I have to admit, I hadn't heard of Ane Brun, who hails from Norway, until I tried to find out who sang the song on the Sky HD TV ad, and found it was her.

Not sure if "Big in Japan" has been released in Ireland/UK ( or even the US? ) but it's getting a load of airplay here in Ireland at the moment. I knew the song sounded familiar when I first heard it, but only when the chorus kicked in did I recognize it as another Cyndi Lauper song ( also covered by Alphaville ).

It's an amazing version of the song, if you can imagine Norah Jones singing with a Jeff Buckley guitar backing, you get the idea.

It's a lovely, soulful version of what was a pretty raucous pop song, as I recall it. I've worked out the chords and lyrics for the song, which you can find below. Just guessing, but I would imagine you just speed it up if you want to play the Cyndi Lauper / Alphaville version. Check it out at this link:

Miscellaneous Pop guitar songs - Ane Brun 'Big in Japan'

You can listen to the Youtube version here:

The official Ane Brun website can be found at: , and her music can be browsed or bought online at the link below:

Ane Brun CDs at CD Universe

Enjoy your music!

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nonstop said...

Big in japan is an alphaville original. Guano apes have done an interesting cover but thats is about is.

Cyndi Lauper have nothing to do with this song.

Btw Ane brun have alot of nice songs so check her out

Kevin said...

Just as "Nonstop" said Alphaville has done the original and Cindy Lauper has done the cover.
Also, I was wondering if you have the tabs or chords for her version?