Mariko Takahashi is known for her ballad pop songs. She began her singing career in 1973 singing covers, but soon progressed to writing her own songs. She is also able to play piano and saxophone.
On May 20, 2009, Takahashi released the cover album of Japanese male singers, No Reason: Otoko Gokoro, in which she covered Kyu Sakamoto’s “Miagete Goran Yoru no Hoshi o” and Yūzō Kayama’s “Kimi to Itsumademo.” The album debuted at #7 on the Japanese Oricon album charts.
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