City Pop Radio

Who We are

Our Musical Odyssey

Welcome to City Pop Radio, where every beat tells a story! Since 1969, we’ve orchestrated a symphony of urban melodies, weaving the vibrant tapestry of City Pop’s rich history. From Tokyo to Osaka and beyond, our journey celebrates cultural fusion and sonic exploration. Tune in to the soulful vibrations of City Pop, where past and present harmonize, resonating with the heartbeat of a generation. Welcome to Groove Chronicles – where music never stops, and memories are timeless.

City Pop Radio is my go-to for a dose of nostalgia and a vibe that transports me to the heart of Tokyo. With its curated playlists and seamless streaming, it’s like having a personal time machine to the golden era of Japanese pop. Thanks for keeping the groove alive!

City Pop: A Fusion of East and West

City Pop emerged in late 1960s Japan, blending Western pop with traditional elements, reflecting urban culture. Influenced by economic growth and exposure to Western music, it gained popularity in the early 1970s. Pioneered by artists like Haruomi Hosono and Tatsuro Yamashita, it featured catchy melodies and sophisticated production. Lyrically, it depicted urban life's aspirations and struggles, resonating with Tokyo's cosmopolitan vibe. Its visual aesthetic, colorful album covers, and music videos added to its allure.

The Evolution of City Pop

Explore the dynamic fusion of Western pop influences and traditional Japanese elements in City Pop, a genre that emerged during Japan’s economic boom in the late 1960s. From its roots in Tokyo’s vibrant urban culture to its widespread popularity in the early 1970s, City Pop represents a unique musical journey. Led by pioneers like Haruomi Hosono and Tatsuro Yamashita, City Pop captivated audiences with its catchy melodies and sophisticated production. Delve into the lyrical reflections of urban life, accompanied by vibrant visual aesthetics that contributed to its enduring appeal and popularity.