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Boys & Girls

CD Art
Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Single
Boys & Girls
Released
1999.07.14
Catalog Number
AVCD-30049
Price
¥1,260
Tracklist
  1. Boys & Girls "MAD FILTER MIX"
  2. Boys & Girls "AUBE Original Mix"
  3. Boys & Girls "Higher Uplift Mix"
  4. LOVE ~Destiny~ "TODD'S LOVERS COVERSION"
  5. Boys & Girls "HΛL's Mix"
  6. Boys & Girls "Melt Down Dub Mix"
  7. TO BE "Bright Mix"
  8. Boys & Girls "D-Z PSYCHEDELIC ASSASSIN MIX"
  9. Boys & Girls "Dub's club Remix"
  10. Boys & Girls "AUBE Original Mix Instrumental"

Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Vinyl
Boys & Girls
Released
1999.xx.xx
Tracklist
  1. Boys & Girls "MAD FILTER mix"
  2. Boys & Girls "Dub's Club remix"
  3. Boys & Girls "Higher Uplift mix"
  4. Boys & Girls "HΛL's mix"

Vinyl Cover
Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Released
2000.xx.xx
Vinyl
Boys & Girls - ayumi hamasaki concert tour 2000
Tracklist
  1. Boys & Girls "Original Mix"
  2. Boys & Girls "Acoustic Orchestra Version"

Vinyl Cover
Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Released
2001 (USA)
Catalog Number
AVA-1
Tracklist
  1. Boys & Girls - Hex Hector Main Club mix
  2. Boys & Girls - Hex Hector dub

Vinyl Cover
Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Released
2003.01.24 (USA)
Catalog Number
AVA-13
Tracklist
  1. Boys & Girls - Junior's Club mix
  2. Boys & Girls - Junior's Dub
  3. Boys & Girls - Junior's Boys & Girls Beats


Information

Boys & Girls is Hamasaki Ayumi's ninth single. Boys & Girls was used as the Kao "AUBE" lipstick CM song, featuring Hamasaki on the commercial. The song was so successful that she was invited to perform it at the annual Kohaku Uta Gassen concert. This single reached #2 on the Oricon charts in its first week, and #1 on the next three weeks. It sold 1,033,390 copies in 1999, becoming the #11 single of the year. It charted for 17 weeks and sold a total of 1,037,950 copies, making it her first single to sell over a million copies. This single is also Hamasaki's first to chart on the United World Charts.

The second vinyl released alongside with 'appears/immature' and 'Fly high' vinyls are official and were produced as collector's items that were available only at the shows during the Concert Tour 2000. They are relatively rare but do occassionally appear on e-bay.

Live Performances

Song Information

Unreleased Cover Art
Lyrics
Hamasaki Ayumi
Music
D・A・I
Other Information
Original mix
Arrangement: Suzuki Naoto, D・A・I
Keyboards: Suzuki Naoto
Programming: Iida Takahiro
Guitar: Suzuki Hidetoshi
Mixed by Dave Ford
Acoustic Orchestra Version
Arrangement: Honma Akimitsu, Takahashi Naoto
Strings: Naoto Takahashi Strings
Keyboards: Honma Akimitsu
Programming: Iida Takahiro
Mixed by Hattori Atsushi

Music Video

PV Shot

The music video for "Boys & Girls" was directed by Takeishi Wataru. It opens with Hamasaki walking into a small orange-lit room with a black object on a stall. After touching it, the entire room starts to light up, and she starts to walk around singing to the song. The video ends with Hamasaki sitting on a small chair, looking into the distance.

Assistant Producer: Kiyoshi Utsumi (prime direction)
Director: Wataru Takeishi
Production Manager: Yoshiko Ishibashi (Dee DRIVE)
Assistant Director: Yusuke Azumaya (prime direction)
Production Assistant: Yasumasa Sugiyama (Dee Drive)
Director of Photography: Masakazu Kato
Light: Masuto Noguchi
Stylist: Koji Matsumoto
Hair: Tamotsu (Too RUSTIC)
Make up: Chu (Too RUSTIC)

Credits

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  • Produced by max matsuura
  • All Lyrics written by ayumi hamasaki
  • Sound Produced by naoto suzuki
  • mastered by shigeo miyamoto (JVC VICTOR STUDIO)
  • A&R: yasuyuki tomita (avex trax)
  • artist management: yuka kikuchi, junichi kamitoku (avex inc.)
  • artist promoter: tatsuya ikeda (avex trax)
  • sales promoted: yasuhiro yamamoto, Akihiro Terada, kentaro furusawa (avex distribution)
  • art direction: shinichi hara
  • design: michiho ogasawara (RICE)
  • photo by toru kumazawa
  • styling: koji matsumoto
  • hair & make up: chu, tamotsu (Too-RUSTIC)
  • nail artist: kanako miura (Studio V)
  • Advisory Producers: Ryuzo Shoji (prime direction) / Yasuo Shibata, Ryuhei Chiba, Motohiro Abe (avex inc.)
  • General Producer: Shinji Hayashi (avex trax)
  • Specially Coordinated by Tom Yoda (avex group)

United World Charts Positions

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4
Position 37 31 30 32

Disambiguation

Unreleased Artwork

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

Boys & Girls
Found on the LOVEppears album as track #6 and on several compilations albums. This is the standard version of the song.
Boys & Girls "MAD FILTER MIX"
Found on the "Boys & Girls" single as track #1 and on "Boys & Girls" vinyl as track #1. This is a remix made by Atsumi Naoki.
Boys & Girls "AUBE Original Mix"
Found on the "Boys & Girls" single as track #2. This is a different mixed version of the original song.
Boys & Girls "Higher Uplift Mix"
Found on the "Boys & Girls" single as track #3 and on "Boys & Girls" vinyl as track #3. It's a remix by DJ-TURBO from GTS.
Boys & Girls "HΛL's Mix"
Found on the "Boys & Girls" single as track #5 and on "Boys & Girls" vinyl as track #4. This remix is by HΛL.
Boys & Girls "Melt Down Dub Mix"
Found on the "Boys & Girls" single as track #6. This is remixed by Dave Ford & Yasuhiro Myochin for start up music.
Boys & Girls "D-Z PSYCHEDELIC ASSASSIN MIX"
Found on the "Boys & Girls" single as track #8. This is a remixed version of the original song by D-Z.
Boys & Girls "Dub's club Remix"
Found on the "Boys & Girls" single as track #9 and on "Boys & Girls" vinyl as track #2. This is a remixed version by Izumi "D·M·X" Miyazaki.
Boys & Girls "AUBE Original Mix Instrumental"
Found on the "Boys & Girls" single as track #10. This is the vocal-less version of the "AUBE Original Mix" track.
Boys & Girls "A Eurosenti mix"
Found on the SUPER EUROBEAT PRESENTS ayu-ro-mix remix album as track #3. This is a remix by Sergio Dall'ora & Luca Degani.
Boys & Girls "Main Radio mix"
Found on the ayu-mi-x II version US&EU remix album as track #1. This is a remix by Hex Hector, with keyboards and programming by Dezrok.
Boys & Girls "Junior's Radio Version"
Found on the ayu-mi-x II version US&EU remix album as track #10. This is a remix produced by Junior Vasquez for Junior Vasquez Music.
Boys & Girls "Inskadisco mix"
Found on the ayu-mi-x II version JPN remix album as track #5. Remixed by THE GROUPE featuring Sogabe Keiichi.
Boys & Girls "Acoustic Orchestra Version"
Found on the ayu-mi-x II version Acoustic Orchestra album as track #3, on the ayu-mi-x IV + selection Acoustic Orchestra Version album as track #8 and on the Concert Tour 2000 special vinyl as track #2. This is an orchestra version arranged by Honma Akimitsu and Takahashi Naoto.
Boys & Girls "Junior's Radio Version" (NON-STOP)
Found on the ayu-mi-x II Version Non-Stop Mega Mix remix album as track #5 on Disc 1. This is a new mix of "Junior's Radio Version" by Ueda Shoji.
Boys & Girls "Main Radio Mix" (NON-STOP)
Found on the ayu-mi-x II Version Non-Stop Mega Mix remix album as track #8 on Disc 1. This is a new mix of "Main Radio Mix" by Ueda Shoji.
Boys & Girls "Inskadisco mix" (NON-STOP)
Found on the ayu-mi-x II Version Non-Stop Mega Mix remix album as track #16 on Disc 1. This is a new mix of "Inskadisco mix" by Ueda Shoji.
Boys & Girls "Main Club mix"
Found on the "the other side ONE ~previously unreleased version~ Hex Hector" remix single as track #4 and on the first "Boys & Girls" USA vinyl as track #1. This is a club mix by Hex Hector.
Boys & Girls "The Dub version"
Found on the "the other side ONE ~previously unreleased version~ Hex Hector" remix single as track #5. This is a remix by American remixer Hex Hector.
Boys & Girls "instrumental"
Found on the "the other side ONE ~previously unreleased version~ Hex Hector" remix single as track #6. This is the vocal-less version of the song.
Boys & Girls - Hex Hector dub
Found on the "Boys & Girls" first USA vinyl as track #2. This is a remix by American remixer Hex Hector.
Boys & Girls - Junior's Club mix
Found on the second USA vinyl as track #1. Remixed by Junior Vasquez.
Boys & Girls - Junior's Dub
Found on the second USA vinyl as track #2. This was remixed by Junior Vasquez.
Boys & Girls - Junior's Boys & Girls Beats
Found on the second USA vinyl as track #3. A remix by Junior Vasquez.
Boys & Girls "Junior Vasquez Club Mix"
Found on the "the other side Two ~previously unreleased version~ Junior Vasquez" remix single as track #4. This is a remix by Junior Vasquez.
Boys & Girls "Junior Vasquez Club Dub"
Found on the "the other side Two ~previously unreleased version~ Junior Vasquez" remix single as track #5. It's a remixed version of the song by Junior Vasquez.
Boys & Girls "Junior Vasquez Instrumental"
Found on the "the other side Two ~previously unreleased version~ Junior Vasquez" remix single as track #6. This is an instrumental made by American remixer Junior Vasquez.
Boys & Girls (A BEST ver.)
Found on the A BEST best album as track #6. The music was slightly re-composed by Nagao Dai, but it maintained the original vocals.
Boys & Girls "Push remix"
Found on the Cyber TRANCE presents ayu trance remix album as track #12 and on the Cyber Trance presents ayu trance 2 remix album as track #12. Remixed by Push.
Boys & Girls (Push Instrumental dub)
Found on the "M e.p." vinyl as track #2. This is a remixed version by Push.
Boys & Girls "Non-Stop Mega Mix Version"
Found on the ayu-mi-x 4 + selection Non-Stop Mega Mix Version remix album as track #16. This is a mixed version between remixes by Atsumi Naoki, Junior Vasquez, Hex Hector, THE GROUPE featuring Keiichi Sokabe and Izumi "D·M·X" Miyazaki.
Boys & Girls (SUNNY DAY SCP version)
Found on the ayu-mi-x 7 presents ayu-ro mix 4 remix album as track #7. This is a remix by Stefano Castagna.

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