About Yamashita Tatsuro
Tatsurō Yamashita is a Japanese musician, and producer. He is also known as husband and producer of Mariya Takeuchi.
After the hits of single "Ride on Time" and same-titled album which was released in 1980, all his albums have reached the top five on the Japanese music chart ( "Oricon" weekly chart) .
His most well-known song is "Christmas Eve". It first appeared on his album Melodies in 1983. In 1986, this song was released as single. In 1989, "Christmas Eve" was used as the theme song of a television advertisement by the Central Japan Railway Company. This made the song more popular, and to date, it has sold over 1,800,000 copies. This song became a standard Japanese Christmas song, and the single is the 37th best-selling single record in Japan.
Since the 1980s, he has written many songs for male idol singers formed by Johnny & Associates, such as Masahiko Kondo, and Shonentai. Kinki Kids' biggest hits, "Glass no Shonen" and "Aisareruyorimo Aishitai" were composed and produced by Yamashita.