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Born to Be...

Secret Cover
Hamasaki Ayumi
Born To Be...
Hamasaki Ayumi
Hara Kazuhiro
Other Information
Arrangement: Hara Kazuhiro, CMJK
Programming: Hara Kazuhiro, CMJK
Guitar: Hara Kazuhiro
Additional Guitar: KIKU
Additional B.G. Vocal: Nishina Kaori, Hinata Aya
Mixed by Morimoto Koji

"Born To Be...'" is a song recorded by Hamasaki Ayumi. It was NTV's theme song for the broadcast of the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Turin, Italy. The song is found on "Startin' / Born to Be..." single as track #2 and on Secret album as track #10.

Live Performances

Music Video

PV Shot

The music video for "Born To Be..." was directed by Ishii Takahide.

Hamasaki is standing and singing in front of bright orange/yellow lights in a dark room which change brightness. In effect, sometimes the viewer cannot see much due to the brightness and sometimes they cannot see much due to the darkness. There is a band playing in the water (in the same setting), and an aerobic dancer also performs in the water. Later, people of all ethnicities around the world, mostly children, are individually projected against a white wall stating what they would like to be when they grow up. Since their voices are not heard due to the song, they have visual aids. (For example, a girl is speaking in an ice skating uniform, holding a pair of ice skates). Hamasaki also appears on this backdrop, saying something although it cannot be heard.


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

Born To Be...
Found on the Secret album as track #10. This is the standard version of the song, often referred to as "Original Mix".
Born To Be... "original mix-Instrumental-"
Found on the "Startin' / Born to Be..." single as track #5. This is the standard version without its main vocals.

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