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Feel the Love / Merry-go-round

CD+DVD Cover
CD-Only Cover
TeamAyu Edition Cover
MUSIC CARD (ayupan Xmas ver.) Cover
MUSIC CARD (Feel the love / Merry-go-round ver.) Cover
MUSIC CARD (ayupan New Year ver.) Cover
Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Single
Feel the love / Merry-go-round
Released
2013.12.25
Catalog Number
AVCD-48775/B (CD+DVD)
AVCD-48776 (CD-Only)
AVCD-48886 (TeamAyu Edition)
AQZ1-76128 (MUSIC CARD (Feel the love / Merry-go-round ver.))
AQZ1-76129 (MUSIC CARD (ayupan Xmas ver.))
AQZ1-76130 (MUSIC CARD (ayupan New Year ver.))
Price
¥1,890 (CD+DVD & TeamAyu Edition)
¥1,050 (CD-Only)
¥900 (iTunes)
¥600 (MUSIC CARDS)
iTunes Tracklist
  1. Feel the love (Original mix)
  2. Merry-go-round (Original mix)
CD Tracklist
  1. Feel the love (Original mix)
  2. Merry-go-round (Original mix)
  3. Feel the love (DJ Hello Kitty remix)
  4. Feel the love (Blasterjaxx remix)
  5. Feel the love (Original mix -Instrumental-)
  6. Merry-go-round (Original mix -Instrumental-)
DVD
  1. Feel the love (video clip)
  2. Merry-go-round (video clip)
  3. A interview (TeamAyu Edition)
Information

"Feel the love / Merry-go-round" is the 51st single released by Hamasaki Ayumi. It's also her first single in three years since the release of "L" in 2010. m-flo produced the song "Merry-go-round", it is the first time the artist teams up with them. "Feel the love" was both used as opening theme for the music show "CDTV" for the month of December and in an H.I.S. campaign CM.

A special fanclub-limited CD+DVD edition was released through TeamAyu, featuring the same contents as the regular CD+DVD edition but also including an exclusive interview.

Credits

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  • Produced by max matsuura


  • Mastered by Dave Kutch at The Mastering Palace, NYC
  • Recorded & Mixed at Record Plant Recording Studios, LA
  • A&R + Director: Hidetomo 'KOME' Yoneda (avex trax)
  • Artist Management: Jiro Nakagiri, Takahiro 'SUGI' Sugiue (avex management inc.), Seiko Suzuki, Saori Kurihara (A COLLECTION)
  • Artist Brand Management: Hideki 'Jackie' Endo (avex management inc.)
  • Visual Producer: Kiyoshi 'Mizumo' Utsumi (avex group)
  • Merchandising Director: Naomi Mayuzumi (avex management inc.)
  • Team Ayu Operation: Yosuke Hojo (avex management inc.)
  • 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.)
  • A&R Assistant: Takashi Saigo (avex trax)
  • General Supervisor: Shintaro Higuchi (avex entertainment inc.)
  • Executive Supervisor: Shinji Hayashi, Shigekazu Takeuchi, Ryuhei Chiba (avex entertainment inc.)
  • Photographer: Gori Kuramoto
  • Art Direction & Design: Tomokazu Suzuki (momoya)
  • A Make Up: Ryuji for VAN COUNCIL (DONNA)
  • A Stylist: Kei 'Okei' Ito (ab fab)
  • A Hair: Yoshiyuki 'Sukesan' Sukegawa (Allure)
  • Creative Coordination: Naoki Ueda (avex marketing inc.)
  • Quality Control: Masaya Ishida, Eiichi Yamamoto, Yuka Nakanishi, Kayoko Samizo (avex marketing inc.)
  • DVD Authoring & Menu Design: Akihito Horikoshi (avex marketing inc.)

"Feel the love" video clip
Directed by Yusuke Azumaya
"Merry-go-round" video clip
Directed by Luis Hernandez

Charts

Oricon Chart Positions

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- 3 3 6 8 6 9 5 30,385
9 4 28 31 33 15 31 16 4,704
32 49 - - - - - 55 938
- - - - - - - 87 530
- - - - - - - 111 447
- - - - - - - 137 362

Total Reported Sales: 37,366* (#180 single of 2014)

Billboard Japan Hot Single Sales Chart Positions

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3
Position 7 54 92

G-Music Japanese Chart Positions

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4
Position 3 - - 12
Percentage 3.86% - - 1.05%

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