Just as alien invasion movies break down the "dividing walls of hostility" (Ephesians 2:14), almost invariably uniting the human race/s against the common enemy, so do four facts:
1) Lobo is big in Taiwan!
2) Tracy Hyde is still big in Japan!
3) Karen Carpenter is HUGE in The Philippines!!
4) Jacques Demy spent a lot of time, near the end of his run, making a Japanese movie about an anime heroine known as 'Lady Oscar'.
Popularity in the above cases apparently has little connection with ethnicity. (Remember Cheap Trick, by the way, if you need more proof.)
Each of the popular artists featured in this cast tapped into something bigger than Florida (Lobo), bigger than Britain (Tracy Hyde), bigger than California (Karen C.), and bigger than Nantes (Jacques Demy).
What did they tap into?
Well, I try to answer that. And the answer has to do with human nature in its evenly distributed hunger for accompaniment, belovedness, and appreciation. Hope you like this.