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Ballad (Hamasaki Ayumi)

Hamasaki Ayumi
Hamasaki Ayumi
Other Information
Arrangement: Nakano Yuuta
Programming: Nakano Yuuta
Strings: Yuko Kajitani Strings
Additional BG Vocal: Hirotani Junko
Mixed by Koji Morimoto

"BALLAD" is a ballad song recorded by Hamasaki Ayumi. The song is the second A-side on her 47th single You were... / BALLAD. It was used as the theme song for the NHK drama Soukyuu no Subaru.

Live Performances

Music Video

PV shot

The music video for "BALLAD" was directed by Muto Masashi.

It features Hamasaki in heaven watching over her lover.


The following are the different versions of this song released throughout Hamasaki Ayumi's discography, listed chronologically.

Found on the "You were... / BALLAD" as track #2 and on Rock'n'Roll Circus as track #5. This is the standard version of the song, often referred to as "Original mix".
BALLAD (Original mix -Instrumental-)
Found on the "You were... / BALLAD" as track #6. This is the standard version of the song without its main vocals.

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