The University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Continuing Education department will offer a Beginner Japanese course. No prior experience speaking Japanese is required to sign up for the course, which covers introductions and casual conversations. Beginner Japanese will meet from 7-8 p.m. on Wednesdays from Jan. 30 to March 20. Cost of the course is $74. For more information or to register, call UL Lafayette Continuing Education at (337) 482-6386. Register online at

Remember this one? It as #1 in Australia, #3 in the UK and #36 in the U.S. in 1980.