The Japan Summer Song Phenomenon for 2018

Every once in a while something comes along that…..changes nothing. But sure is fun. Aging idol group Da Pump lead singer ISSA, who is pushing 40, wisely reformed his group with a bunch of young dancers and went for broke. The result is the kitschy catchy oh-my-gawd-this-is-so-bad-90s tongue in cheek single USA which became the Japan phenomenon summer song for 2018.

The deliciously cheesy video has spawned hundreds of bad imitation dance YouTube videos all over Japan but the best one by far is by the US Marines stationed in Japan. Who knew Marines dance like that. US Marines Rock!