Top One Hit Wonders Of The 1980’s

16. Turning Japanese – The Vapors

“Turning Japanese” was believed to euphemistically refer to masturbation — i.e. the act causing the man to squint and therefore resemble a Japanese person’s eyes although Songwriter David Fenton insists “Turning Japanese is all the clichés about angst and youth and turning into something you didn’t expect to.” Not sure what to believe here …

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