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Crossroad (Hamasaki Ayumi)

CD+DVD Cover
CD-Only A Cover
CD-Only B Cover
Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Single
crossroad
Released
2010.09.22
Catalog Number
AVCD-31933/B (CD+DVD)
AVCD-31934 (CD-Only A)
AVCD-31935 (CD-Only B)
Price
¥1,890 (CD+DVD)
¥1,050 (CD-Only)
CD+DVD CD Tracklist
  1. crossroad (Original mix)
  2. SEVEN DAYS WAR (Original mix)
  3. blossom (Clockwork yellow remix)
  4. crossroad (Original mix -Instrumental-)
  5. SEVEN DAYS WAR (Original mix -Instrumental-)
DVD Tracklist
  1. crossroad (video clip)
  2. crossroad (making clip)
  3. blossom (video clip)
CD-Only A Tracklist
  1. crossroad (Original mix)
  2. SEVEN DAYS WAR (Original mix)
  3. blossom (Clockwork yellow remix)
  4. MOON (Orchestra version)
  5. crossroad (Original mix -Instrumental-)
  6. SEVEN DAYS WAR (Original mix -Instrumental-)
CD-Only B Tracklist
  1. crossroad (Original mix)
  2. SEVEN DAYS WAR (Original mix)
  3. blossom (Clockwork yellow remix)
  4. blossom (Orchestra version)
  5. crossroad (Original mix -Instrumental-)
  6. SEVEN DAYS WAR (Original mix -Instrumental-)


Information

"crossroad" is the 49th single released by Hamasaki Ayumi and the second release in the "50th Single Project". The title track was used as a QUALITA CM image song. The B-side "SEVEN DAYS WAR" is a cover of TM NETWORK's 14th single of the same name. The single included the music video for "blossom", which was going to be included on her previous single "MOON / blossom", and for the first time since "Connected" in 2001 Hamasaki doesn't appear on one of her own PVs, instead JEJUNG appears in it.

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

Live Performances

Song Information

Lyrics
Hamasaki Ayumi
Music
Tetsuya_Komuro
Other Information
Original mix
Arrangement: Tetsuya_Komuro
Programming: Tetsuya_Komuro
Drums: Yamaki Hideo
Bass: Mikuzuki Chiharu
Guitar: Michael Thompson
Strings Arrangement: Randy Waldman
Strings: Randy Waldman Strings
Mixed by Morimoto Koji
Orchestra version
Arrangement: Nakano Yuta
Strings: Yuko Kajitani Strings
Mixed by Hattori Atsushi

Music Video

CD+DVD Cover

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

It shows Hamasaki watching herself sing on television, while setting herself on fire.

Credits

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  • Produced by max matsuura


  • Mastered by Shigeo Miyamoto at form THE MASTER
  • Recorded & Mixed at prime sound studio form, Record Plant Recording Studios, LA
  • A&R + Director: Hidetomo 'KOME' Yoneda (avex trax)
  • Artist Management Chief: Kouji 'Ouji' Hashimoto (avex management inc.)
  • Artist Management: Tadashi Urakami, Shingo 'Minazo' Sano (avex management inc.)
  • Artist Management Support: Kazuki 'Mr.KAZ' Okabe (avex management inc.)
  • Artist Management Supervisor: Hitomi Itagaki (avex management inc.)
  • Artist Management Executive Supervisor: Yasuto Hayamatsu (avex management inc.)
  • Artist Brand Management: Hideki 'Jackie' Endo (avex management inc.)
  • Visual Producer: Kiyoshi 'Mizumo' Utsumi (avex group)
  • Media Promotion: All Promotion Division Media Room & Publicity Room Staff (avex entertainment inc.)
  • Sales Promotion: Shinsuke Kato, Takashi Saigo & All AMI Staff (avex marketing inc.)
  • Tie-up Coordination: All Tie-up Room Staff (avex entertainment inc.)
  • Casting Coordination: All Casting Room Staff (avex management inc.)
  • Merchandising Director: Naomi Mayuzumi (avex management inc.)
  • A&R Assistant: Jiro Nakagiri (avex trax)
  • A&R Chief: Kentaro Furusawa (avex trax)
  • A&R Supervisor: Masatoshi Uchida (avex entertainment inc.)
  • A&R Executive Supervisor: Yoshihiro Seki (avex entertainment inc.)
  • Executive Supervisor: Hiroshi Inagaki (avex entertainment inc.)
  • General Producers: Shinji Hayashi, Shigekazu Takeuchi, Ryuhei Chiba (avex group)


  • Photographer: Kazutaka Nakamura
  • Art Direction & Design: TKG
  • A Hair: Kazuyoshi Takahashi (ZACC), Keisuke 'Rassya-' Omori (ZACC)
  • A Assistant Hair: Takashi 'Genkotsu-kun' Miyamori (ZACC)
  • A Stylist: Kei 'Okei' Ito (Two Culture Inc)
  • A Assistant Stylist: Yuko 'Dj' Honda (Two Culture Inc)
  • A Costume Director: Akira Noda (Workaholik)
  • A Nail Artist: Shingo 'Minazo' Sano (Three Peace)
  • A Make Up: Jin 'Gori' Kiyota (Rond.)
  • A Assistant Make Up: Tomonori 'Kanie' Nagai
  • Trainer: So 'kurisuteru' Nagashima (tune:up)


  • Creative Coordination: Naoki Ueda (avex marketing inc.)
  • Quality Control: Seiko Tanaka, Hiroki Ishikawa (avex marketing inc.)
  • DVD Authoring & Menu Design: Yohei Sato, Akihito Horikoshi (avex marketing inc.)


"crossroad" video clip
Directed by Masashi Muto
"blossom" video clip
Directed by Takahide Ishii

Oricon Chart Positions

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 73,691
3 8 7 6 7 8 5 7 13,751
5 15 20 14 13 18 14 15 5,019
14 16 27 22 23 28 28 24 3,179
30 - - - - 46 - 57 1,287
36 - - - - - - 89 992
- - - - - - - 127 521
- - - - - - - 184 311

Total Reported Sales: 99,021 (#66 single of 2010)

Total Downloads Reported by RIAJ: 100,000 (crossroad)

Billboard Japan Hot Single Sales Chart Positions

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6
Position 1 7 13 24 50 100

G-Music Japanese Chart Positions

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4
Position 2 4 11 20
Percentage 12.46% 3.3% 1.86% 0.92%

United World Charts

Week Rank Sales
40 / 2010 24 80,000

Disambiguation

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

crossroad
Found on the Love songs album as track #2. This is the standard version of the song, sometimes referred to as "Original mix".
crossroad (Original mix -Instrumental-)
Found on the "crossroad" single as track #4. This is the standard song without the main vocals.
crossroad (Orchestra version)
Found on the "L (CD-Only A)" single as track #4. This version has an orchestral arrangement by Nakano Yuta.
crossroad (Johnny Vicious Club mix)
Found on the ayu-mi-x 7 -version HOUSE- remix album as track #12. This is a remix by Johnny Vicious.

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