History Music / UtadaHikaru

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* MayDecemberRomance: Her first husband was 15 years older than her. Some have speculated that the reason for their divorce was because of the age gap as well as the fact that she married rather young at age 19 (at that age, 15 years is pretty big). A few years later, she dated a man 8 years her senior for about a year, then got on the other end of this trope by meeting her second husband and eventual father of her son Francesco Calianno, who is 8 years ''younger'' than her.
13th Aug '17 10:25:32 PM orenzi
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* ''Exodus'' (2004) (Utada)

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* ''Exodus'' ''[[Music/ExodusUtadaHikaruAlbum Exodus]]'' (2004) (Utada)
13th Aug '17 6:04:08 PM orenzi
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* OutOfGenreExperience: Her music is firmly in the "pop" category, but several of her albums have a single hard-rock track on them.

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* OutOfGenreExperience: Her Almost all her music is firmly in the "pop" category, pop, R&B or electronic, but several she's also recorded a handful of her albums have a single hard-rock track on them.rock songs.



* {{Robosexual}}: Subverted in the music video Can You Keep A Secret, where Utada is having a romantic relationship with a robot [[spoiler:but by the last scene is revealed to be a RobotGirl herself]].

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* {{Robosexual}}: Subverted in the music video Can of "Can You Keep A Secret, Secret", where Utada is having a romantic relationship with a robot [[spoiler:but by the last scene is revealed to be a RobotGirl herself]].herself]].
* RhetoricalQuestionBlunder: Inverted in the spoken section of "Poppin'", where Utada actually wants to know if you want her to share the stars in the sky with you.
-->But I can share if you like...[{{beat}}] Would you like that?



* ShoutOut: To Edgar Allan Poe in Kremlin Dusk. Utada even uses his full name in the lyrics. To Elvis Presley, Led Zeppelin, and Freddie Mercury in "Animato". Again, Utada mentions them directly in the lyrics.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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To Edgar Allan Poe EdgarAllanPoe in Kremlin Dusk."Kremlin Dusk". Utada even uses his full name in the lyrics.
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To Elvis Presley, Led Zeppelin, ElvisPresley, LedZeppelin, and Freddie Mercury FreddieMercury in "Animato". Again, Utada mentions them directly in the lyrics.lyrics.
** To SimonAndGarfunkel in "This One (Crying Like a Child)". [[OverlyLongGag Again]], they are mentioned by name.



--->Hey, can I take a time out to... tell you something? And say, [[WaxingLyrical can you keep it a secret?]] 'Cause this guitar is... making me warm... come on

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--->Hey, can I take a time out to... tell you something? And say, [[WaxingLyrical can you keep it a secret?]] 'Cause this guitar is... making me warm... come onon!



--->Yeah, you heard me right. They're all mine, the stars in the sky. But I can share if you like. Would you like that?

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--->Yeah, you heard me right. They're all mine, the stars in the sky. But I can share if you like.like... Would you like that?



* TeenPregnancy: "Kettobase!", written when she was 17, has the repeated line "I want your baby".

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* TeenPregnancy: "Kettobase!", written when she was 16 or 17, has the repeated line "I want your baby".



* TranslatedCoverVersion: The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Q7Pt58Mbig dub mix]] of "Time Will Tell" is a partial version of this. Not all of the lyrics are included (dub mixes tend to take out at least some of the lyrics or vocals of the original song), but the ones that are translated into English.

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* TranslatedCoverVersion: TranslatedCoverVersion:
** Most famously, she recorded English versions of her songs "Hikari" and "Passion" ("Simple & Clean" and "Sanctuary", respectively) for the international releases of the first and second VideoGame/KingdomHearts games.
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The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Q7Pt58Mbig dub mix]] of "Time Will Tell" is a partial version of this. Not all of the lyrics are included (dub mixes tend to take out at least some of the lyrics or vocals of the original song), but the ones that are translated into English.
11th Jul '17 4:23:58 PM orenzi
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* ''Music/Deep River'' (2002)

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* ''Music/Deep River'' ''Music/DeepRiver'' (2002)
11th Jul '17 4:10:23 PM orenzi
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* ''Deep River'' (2002)

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* ''Deep ''Music/Deep River'' (2002)
11th Jul '17 3:46:48 PM orenzi
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* OutOfGenreExperience: Her music is firmly in the "pop" category, but several of her albums have a single hard-rock track on them.
** ''Music/DeepRiver'' has "Uso Mitai na I Love You".
** ''Exodus'' has "Kremlin Dusk".
** ''Utada Hikaru Single Collection Vol. 2'' has "Show Me Love (Not a Dream)".
** ''{{Music/Distance}}'' actually does this twice, with "Drama" and "Kettobase!".
27th Jun '17 5:31:06 PM orenzi
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* BilingualBonus: She makes frequent use of English in her lyrics, and [[GratuitousEnglish unlike in a lot of J-pop]] they are both [[SurprisinglyGoodEnglish grammatically correct]] and relevant and meaningful to the songs they appear on; in some cases integral to understanding them fully. [[CaptainObvious Knowing Japanese helps too.]]
** Her [[MeaningfulName given name]] provides one too: She's a pop '''star''' named '''Hikaru''' (the verb "to shine" in Japanese).



* LyricalColdOpen: "Ore no Kanojo", "Hanataba wo Kimi ni", "Manatsu to Tooriame", "Jinsei Saikou no Hi", all from ''Fantôme''.

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* LyricalColdOpen: LyricalColdOpen:
** "Kettobase!" from ''Distance''.
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"Ore no Kanojo", "Hanataba wo Kimi ni", "Manatsu to Tooriame", "Jinsei Saikou no Hi", all from ''Fantôme''.''Fantôme''.
* LyricalDissonance: "Me Muero" is a breezy, relaxing R&B song with a tropical atmosphere... and lyrics that reference a lost love and isolation, depression, suicide, drug/alcohol abuse, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and staying in your pyjamas all day]]. Of course the song's title is a little bit of a giveaway [[BilingualBonus for listeners who know Spanish]].[[note]]"Me muero" means "I die / I'm dying"[[/note]]


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* PunnyName: "Utada" sounds like "''uta da''", Japanese for "''It's a song''".
27th Jun '17 3:31:57 AM orenzi
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* ''Distance'' (2001)

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* ''Distance'' ''{{Music/Distance}}'' (2001)
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* ''First Love'' (1999)

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* ''First Love'' ''Music/FirstLove'' (1999)
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