In the 1950s and 60s, good looking young singers of kayoukyoku became popular among young audiences. In the 1970s, kayokyoku singers became younger and younger and the term 'idol', meaning young, good looking singers became widely used. By the late 70s, young teen singers debuted one after another. Magazines became very important to spread information about them. Usually 'idols' don't have to be well trained musically, image is everything, and great studio musicians, composers, producers etc..are brought in. Therefore they are more artificial than conventional 'pop stars'.
1. Ju-nana Sai/ Saori Minami 2. Seto no Hanayome/ Rumiko Koyanagi 3. Amachi Mari/ Hitori Janai No 4. Akai Fusen/ Miyoko Asada 5. Sexy Bus Stop / Yuko Asano 6. Yokosuka Story/ Momoe Yamaguchi 7. Hohoe Migaeshi/ Candys 8. Kakete Kita Shojo/ Hiroko Mita 9. Yu Re Te Shonan/ Hidemi Ishikawa 10. Shunshoku no Airmail / Noriko Matsumoto 11. Valentine Kiss / Sayuri Kokusho with Onyanko Club 12. Aoi Stasion/ Sonoko Kawai 13. Ajisai Bashi/ Sanae Jyounouchi 14. Hitomi ni Yakusoku/ Minayo Watanabe 15. Marina no Natsu/ Marina Watanabe 16. Toikidenetto/ Yoko Minamino