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You Were... / Ballad

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CD+DVD Type A Cover
CD+DVD Type B Cover
CD Only Cover
SPECIAL LIMITED BOX
Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Single
You were... / BALLAD
Released
2009.12.29
Catalog Number
AVCD-31799/B (CD+DVD A)
AVCD-31800/B (CD+DVD B)
AVCD-31801 (CD Only)
Price
¥1,890 (CD+DVDs)
¥1,050 (CD Only)
CD+DVD A CD Tracklist
  1. You were... (Original mix)
  2. BALLAD (Original mix)
  3. RED LINE ~for TA~ (Original mix)
  4. You were... (Music Box mix -retake version-)
  5. You were... (Original mix -Instrumental-)
  6. BALLAD (Original mix -Instrumental-)
  7. RED LINE ~for TA~ (Original mix -Instrumental-)
CD+DVD A DVD Tracklist
  1. You were... (PV)
  2. BALLAD (PV)
  3. You were... (making clip)
CD+DVD B CD Tracklist
  1. BALLAD (Original mix)
  2. You were... (Original mix)
  3. RED LINE ~for TA~ (Original mix)
  4. Sunset ~LOVE is ALL~ (Orchestra version)
  5. BALLAD (Original mix -Instrumental-)
  6. You were... (Original mix -Instrumental-)
  7. RED LINE ~for TA~ (Original mix -Instrumental-)
CD+DVD B DVD Tracklist
  1. BALLAD (PV)
  2. You were... (PV)
  3. BALLAD (making clip)
CD Only CD Tracklist
  1. You were... (Original mix)
  2. BALLAD (Original mix)
  3. RED LINE ~for TA~ (Original mix)
  4. You were... (Music Box mix -retake version-)
  5. Sunset ~LOVE is ALL~ (Orchestra version)
  6. You were... (Original mix -Instrumental-)
  7. BALLAD (Original mix -Instrumental-)
  8. RED LINE ~for TA~ (Original mix -Instrumental-)


Information

"You were... / BALLAD" is the 47th single released by Hamasaki Ayumi. "You were..." was used for the image song for the Japanese release of the Disney movie Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure, and for the CM song for music.jp. "BALLAD" was used as the theme song for the NHK drama "Soukyuu no Subaru". The first press of each version comes with a limited jacket corresponding to CD+DVD A [Limited Jacket A], CD+DVD B [Limited Jacket B] and CD [Limited Jacket C]. The single also features a SPECIAL LIMITED BOX (limited to 2,010 copies) that contains all first press editions of the three versions available, this box wasn't available in retailers, just in the stands of COUNTDOWN LIVE 2009-2010 A ~Future Classics~. When Ayu was recording "You were..." video-clip she said she was making something that was never done before in her career.

The single was certified Gold for shipment of 100,000 copies.

The song "You were..." was certified Double Platinum for selling between 500,000 and 750,000 legal ringtone downloads.

Limited Jacket A
Limited Jacket B
Limited Jacket C


Live Performances


Oricon Chart Positions

Hamasaki Ayumi promoting the single
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 103,351
2 3 4 4 3 3 4
2 14 16 14 14 12 12 13 5,269
5 28 30 27 25 31 23 29 2,934
17 - - - - 33 46 54 1,992
26 - - - - - 48 67 1,179
- - - - - - - 106 759
- - - - - - - 113 627
- - - - - - - 121 639
- - - - - - - 133 542
- - - - - - - 162 366
- - - - - - - 163 315
- - - - - - - 194 276

Total Reported Sales: 118,249 (#56 single of 2010)

Total Reported Downloads by RIAJ: 250,000 (You were...)

Billboard Japan Hot Single Sales Chart Positions

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5
Position 4 15 32 59 73

G-Music Japanese Chart Positions

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6
Position 2 2 3 10 13 12
Percentage 11.85% - 5.57% 1.15% 1.4% 0.84%

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