Enka came to be used in the early 1970s to describe a type of kayoukyoku, usually a slow to medium ballad heavily influenced by elements of indigenous Japanese music. The three main elements of the lyrics are harbours, tears and rain. The theme usually centres around dark stories such as seperation of lovers, loss of hope, despair and cherished memories. Enka is sometimes called 'the heart of the Japanese'.
1. Ude ni Niji Dake/ Akira Kobayashi 2. Kiri jo no Blues/ Ryo Kamon 3. Omoide Maigo/ Cho Yong-Pil 4. Pusanko he Kaere/ Jiro Atsumi 5. Tokyo Sabaku/ Hiroshi Uchiyamada and Cool Five 6. Ashita Kara Anata Wa/ Masayoshi Tsuruoka and Tokyo Romantica 7. Sachiko / Nyc Nusa 8. San Nen-me no Uwaki/ Hiroshi & Kibo 9. Ame no Tokyo/ Hideto Maki 10. Kyoto Kara Hakata made/ Keiko Fuji 11. Uso/ Kiyoshi Nakajo 12. Watashi ga Umarete Sodatta Tokoro/ Yukiko Noji 13. Sukimakaze/ Ryotaro Sugi 14. Mukashi no Namae de Dete Imasu/ Akira Kobayashi 15. Nagasaki wa Kyo mo Amedatta/ Hiroshi Uchiyamada and Cool Five 16. Keiko no Yume wa Yoru Hiraku/ Keiko Fuji