Inspire (Hamasaki Ayumi)
- Hamasaki Ayumi
- Catalog Number
- AVCD-30620/B (CD+DVD)
- AVCD-30621 (CD Only)
- ¥1,890 (CD+DVD)
- ¥1,050 (CD Only)
- CD Tracklist
- DVD Tracklist
INSPIRE is Hamasaki Ayumi's 33rd single. INSPIRE was used as the image song for a Fuji TV special about the Guggenheim Museum in New York as well as a tie-in for avex auditions 2004. GAME was used as the Panasonic 700MD CM song. This single reached #1 on the Oricon charts and charted for 15 weeks. It sold 329,145 copies, becoming the #16 single of 2004.
- Live Performances
- [2004.xx.xx] avex Shareholders Limited Live
- [2004.07.22] AX Music
- [2004.07.23] MUSIC STATION
- [2004.07.31~08.29] a-nation 2004
- [2004.08.02] HEY! HEY! HEY! MUSIC CHAMP
- [2004.12.31] CDTV Special 2004-2005
- [2004.12.31] ayumi hamasaki COUNTDOWN LIVE 2004-2005 A
- [2005.02.01~04.24] ayumi hamasaki ARENA TOUR 2005 A ~MY STORY~
- [2009.12.30~31] ayumi hamasaki COUNTDOWN LIVE 2009-2010 A ~Future Classics~
- [2010.04.11~10.11] ayumi hamasaki ARENA TOUR 2010 A ~Rock'n'Roll Circus~ (AKBK "valle blanco" remix)
- [2013.09.21] TV Asahi 55th Anniversary ~TV Asahi Dream Festival 2013~
- [2016.05.14~07.18] ayumi hamasaki ARENA TOUR 2016 A ~M(A)DE IN JAPAN~
- [2019.05.01~08.18] ayumi hamasaki TROUBLE TOUR 2019-2020 A -misunderstood-
- Hamasaki Ayumi
- Yukumi Tetsuya
- Other Information
- Arrangement: HΛL (Umesaki Toshiyasu, Shimizu Takehito)
- Programming & Guitar: HΛL
- Additional Programming: Maruyama Mayuko
- B.G. Vocal: ayumi hamasaki
- Mixed by Morimoto Koji
Hamasaki is walking down the city and sees a promotional poster of "INSPIRE" with arid earth as the promotional image. Then it shows Hamasaki going to a tropical island by raft. There she sings and dances in the ocean water with her dancers, and also do a versioned tribal dance.
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- produced by max matsuura
- A&R + Directed by Yasuyuki Tomita (avex trax)
- Mastered by Shigeo Miyamoto at FLAIR
- A&R Coordination: Kentaro Furusawa (avex trax)
- A&R Chief: Nobuhito Ikehata (avex trax)
- Executive Supervisor: Daisuke Shimokawa, Haji Taniguchi (avex trax)
- Artist Management: Yuka Kikuchi, Kouji Hashimoto, Makoto Noto (avex inc.)
- Media Operation: avex Media room & Promotion room, 2nd A&R/Promotion Dept. Akira Akutsu, Koki Sato & avex inc. Advertisement Division
- Sales Promotion: Hideo Yamamoto, Masatoshi Furukawa, Atsushi Shiraishi & All avex distribution Staff
- Advisory Producers: Motohiro Abe (avex inc.), Ryuzo Shoji (to max inc.), Yoshihisa Nagata (prime direction inc.)
- General Producer: Shinji Hayashi (avex trax), Ryuhei Chiba (avex inc.)
- Specially Coordinated by Tom Yoda (avex group)
- Art Direction: Shinichi Hara
- Design: Takuma Noriage (RICE)
- Creative Coordination: Naoki Ueda (avex trax)
- CG Treatment: Makoto Harikae, Hiroko Tanaka (amana)
- Quality Control: Shuichi Takahashi (avex trax)
- Photographer: Leslie Kee (FEMME/TOKYO, JEDROOTS/NEW YORK)
- Assistant Photographer: Makino, Tommy, Lyan
- Fashion Director: Kei Ito
- Stylist: Hideo 'Kokomi' Suzue (H)
- Assistant Stylist: Tomoko 'Yukinko' Takahashi, Hirosuke 'Darling' Terada
- Hair & Make up: Keizo Kuroda (THREE PEACE)
- Assistant Hair & Make up: Kazuhisa Kurumizawa
- Nail Artist: Kanako 'Bancho' Miura
- Location Coordinator: Day O Productions, Inc./L.A, Stanley Izumi Kim (sike)
- Thanks to: Ready Go! (EASTRIGHTS co.,inc.)
- Costume Support: emanuel ungaro
Oricon Chart Positions
|Week #||Week Rank||Sales||Total Sales|
Total Reported Sales: 329,145
Total Reported Downloads: 750,000 (INSPIRE)
The following are the different versions of this song released throughout Hamasaki Ayumi's discography, listed chronologically.
- Found on the MY STORY album as track #13. This is the standard version of the song and it is often referred to as "Original Mix".
- INSPIRE -Instrumental-
- Found on the "INSPIRE" single as track #3. This is the standard version of the song without its main vocals.
- INSPIRE × ARMAND VAN HELDEN
- Found on the ayu-mi-x 6 -GOLD- remix album as track #5. This is a remixed version by Armand van Helden.
- INSPIRE (ARMAND VAN HELDEN Club Mix)
- Found on the "INSPIRE / CAROLS" vinyl as track #1. This is a club remix by Armand van Helden.
- INSPIRE (ARMAND VAN HELDEN Dub)
- Found on the "INSPIRE / CAROLS" vinyl as track #2. This is a dub remix by Armand van Helden.
- INSPIRE (AKBK "valle blanco" remix)
- Found on the ayu-mi-x 7 presents ayu-ro mix 4 remix album as track #. This is a remix by DJ Mocchi and valle blanco.
- Oricon Profile: CD+DVD | CD Only
- ayu's Official YouTube Channel: MUSIC VIDEO | "Original Mix" | "Instrumental" ver. | "Acapella" ver.