Southern All Stars

Southern All Stars (サザンオールスターズ, Sazan Ōrusutaazu), also known by the abbreviations Sazan (サザン) and SAS, is a Japanese rock band that first formed in 1974.

The band is composed of Keisuke Kuwata (lead vocals and guitars), Yuko Hara (vocals and keyboards), Kazuyuki Sekiguchi (bass), Hiroshi Matsuda (drums) and Hideyuki "Kegani" Nozawa (custom percussion). In addition to the present lineup, former guitarist Takashi Omori had worked in the band until 2001.

After the contract with Victor Entertainment, the band released their top-ten charting debut single "Katte ni Sindbad" in 1978. Since then, Southern has been one of the best-selling music groups in the past 30 years of Japan, selling more than 47 million albums and singles in Japan alone. They have had over 40 top-ten hit singles and 16 number-one albums on the Japan's Oricon Charts as of 2008.

Their 1998 compilation Umi no Yeah!! has sold more than 3.3 million copies and became the best-selling double album in Japanese history. Their most commercially successful song "Tsunami", released in 2000, has sold over 2.9 million units in Japan alone, and provided the band with honor of winning the 42nd Japan Record Awards. The band was also acclaimed and ranked number one in HMV Japan's 2003 list of "100 most influential Japanese musicians". They are also the only group to ever have 44 songs on the Oricon Top 100 weekly single chart simultaneously.

The band has occasionally gone into hiatus while individual members work on solo and other projects, and did so again between 2008 and 2013.

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Releases

Sleeve Title Year Format
Southern All Stars = サザンオールスターズ* - Big Star Blues. 1981 Vinyl, 7"
Southern All Stars = サザンオールスターズ* - Stereo Taiyo-Zoku= ステレオ太陽族 1981 Vinyl, LP, Album, Promo
Southern All Stars = サザンオールスターズ* - 栞のテーマ 1981 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single
No Image Southern All Stars = サザンオールスターズ* - Stereo Taiyo-Zoku= ステレオ太陽族 1989 CD, Album, Reissue
Southern All Stars = サザンオールスターズ* - Stereo Taiyo-Zoku= ステレオ太陽族 1984 CD, Album, Reissue
Southern All Stars = サザンオールスターズ* - Stereo Taiyo-Zoku= ステレオ太陽族 1981 Vinyl, LP, Album
Southern All Stars = サザンオールスターズ* - Stereo Taiyo-Zoku= ステレオ太陽族 1981 Vinyl, LP, Album
Southern All Stars - 10 Numbers Carat 1979 Vinyl, LP, Album
サザンオールスターズ* - 東京シャッフル 1983 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM
Southern All Stars - 愛の言霊 ~Spiritual Message~ 1996 CD, Mini, Single
Southern All Stars - 太陽は罪な奴 1996 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Limited Edition
Southern All Stars - 江ノ島 Southern All Stars Golden Hits Medley 1993 CD, Mixed
Southern All Stars - 女神達への情歌 (報道されないY型の彼方へ) 1989 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo
Southern All Stars - Sea Of Love 2003 CD, Single
Southern All Stars - Tiny Bubbles 1980 Vinyl, LP, Album
Southern All Stars - 涙のキッス 1992 CD, Mini, Single
Southern All Stars - Christmas Love = クリスマス・ラブ (涙のあとには白い雪が降る) 1993 CD, Mini, Single, Stereo
Southern All Stars - Southern All Stars 1990 Vinyl, LP, Album
サザンオールスターズ* - C調言葉に御用心 1998 CD, Mini, Single, Reissue, Stereo
Southern All Stars - 海のYeah!! 1998 CD, Compilation, Stereo
サザンオールスターズ* - 思い過ごしも恋のうち 1979 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo
Southern All Stars - メロディ (Melody) 1985 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo
Southern All Stars - 世に万葉の花が咲くなり 1992 CD, Album
サザンオールスターズ* - 涙のアベニュー 1980 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single
Southern All Stars - 葡萄 2015 Vinyl, LP
Southern All Stars - 綺麗 1984 CD
Southern All Stars - 熱い胸さわぎ 1989 CD, Album
Southern All Stars - Love Affair ~秘密のデート~ 1998 CD, Mini, Single
サザンオールスターズ* - Nude Man 2008 CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo
サザンオールスターズ* - 綺麗 2008 CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo
No Image Southern All Stars - Southern All Stars 1990 Vinyl, LP, Album, Promo
サザンオールスターズ* - Tiny Bubbles 1984 CD, Album, Reissue
Southern All Stars - Inamura Jane 2000 CD, Album, Reissue
サザンオールスターズ* - 君こそスターだ / 夢に消えたジュリア 2004 Cassette, Single, Limited Edition
Southern All Stars - Ya Ya (あの時代を忘れない) 1998 CD, Mini, Single, Reissue, Stereo
サザンオールスターズ* - Kamakura 1998 CD, Album, Reissue, Stereo
Southern All Stars - Young Love 1996 CD, Album
Southern All Stars - 彩〜Aja〜 2004 Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Picture Disc
Southern All Stars - 東京Victory 2014 Vinyl, LP, Single
Southern All Stars - 熱い胸さわぎ 1984 CD, Album
Southern All Stars - 彩〜Aja〜 2004 CD, Maxi-Single, Stereo
サザンオールスターズ* - 勝手にシンドバッド 1984 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Reissue, Stereo
Southern All Stars - Inamura Jane 1991 CD, Album
Southern All Stars - 真夏の果実 1998 CD, Mini, Single, Reissue
サザンオールスターズ* - 勝手にシンドバッド 1978 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo
Southern All Stars - チャコの海岸物語 1982 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single
Southern All Stars - バラッド3 ~The Album Of Love~ 2000 CD, Compilation
Southern All Stars - Tarako / Japaneggae 1984 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo
サザンオールスターズ* - 東京シャッフル 1983 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM
Southern All Stars - Killer Street 2005 Vinyl, LP, Album, Numbered, Box Set

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