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Moments

CD Art
Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Single
Moments
Released
2004.03.31
Catalog Number
AVCD-30592/B (CD+DVD)
AVCD-30593 (CD Only)
Price
¥1,890 (CD+DVD)
¥1,050 (CD Only)
CD Tracklist
  1. Moments "Original Mix"
  2. Moments "Acoustic Piano Version"
  3. Moments "Flying humanoid Mix"
  4. Moments "Original Mix -Instrumental-"
DVD Tracklist
  1. Moments (video clip)


Information

"Moments" is Hamasaki Ayumi's 32nd single, and the first to be offered in both CD and CD+DVD versions. Moments was used as the KOSÉ "VISÉE" CM song. This single reached #1 on the Oricon charts and sold 301,843 copies in 2004, becoming the #20 single of the year. It charted for 21 weeks and sold a total of 302,923 copies.


Live Performances

Song Information

Lyrics
ayumi hamasaki
Music
Yukumi Tetsuya
Other Information
Original Mix
Arrangement: HIKARI
Programming & Guitar: HIKARI
B.G. Vocal: Hamasaki Ayumi
Mixed by Morimoto Koji
CLASSICAL VERSION
Arrangement: Watanabe Toshiyuki
Orchestra: Orchestre Lamoureux
Mixed by Morimoto Koji
Arranged by Akimitsu Honma ver.
Arrangement: Honma Akimitsu
Bass Guitar: Torigoe Keisuke
Cello: Kashiwagi Hiroki
Drums: Muraishi Masayuki
Guitar: Hayashibe Naoki
Percussion: Matsumoto Tomoya
Mixed by Hattori Atsushi

Music Video

PV Shot

The music video for "Moments" was directed by Inoue Tatsuo.

It shows Hamasaki waking up at night. She opens a door where several kids are playing around in a flowery room, until the scene changes dramatically and everything is darker. Finally she ends up walking away while looking at the camera.

Throghout this, there are cut-ins of her singing on a leather chair in a living room.

Oricon Chart Positions

Week # Week Rank Sales Total Sales
1 1 157,320 157,320
2 1 50,999 208,319
3 3 27,562 235,881
4 9 16,646 252,527
5 9 15,430 267,957
6 11 10,659 278,616
7 17 6,129 284,745
8 39 4,130 288,875
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19 x x 301,275
20 178 568 301,843
21 180 1,080 302,923

Total Reported Sales: 302,923

Total Reported Downloads: 500,000 (ringtone)

Total Reported Downloads by RIAJ: 100,000 (full song)

Disambiguation

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

Moments
Found on the MY STORY album as track #9. This is the standard version of the song and it is often referred to as "Original Mix".
Moments "Acoustic Piano Version"
Found on the "Moments" single as track #2. This has a piano arrangement by Kobayashi Shingo.
Moments "Flying humanoid Mix"
Found on the "Moments" single as track #3. This is a remixed version of the song by CMJK.
Moments "Original Mix -Instrumental-"
Found on the "Moments" single as track #4. This is the standard version of the song without the main vocals.
Moments - CLASSICAL VERSION
Found on the MY STORY Classical album as track #2. This is a classical version conducted by Sado Yutaka.
Moments × dj KENTARO
Found on the ayu-mi-x 6 -GOLD- remix album as track #2. This is a remixed version by dj KENTARO.
Moments (dj KENTARO Dub Mix feat. Le Jad)
Found on the "Moments / ourselves" vinyl as track #1. This is a dub remix by dj KENTARO and Le Jad.
Moments (Arranged by Akimitsu Homma)
Found on the ayu-mi-x 7 -version Acoustic Orchestra- remix album as track #3. It has an orchestral arrangement by Honma Akimitsu.
Moments - ayumi hamasaki ~POWER of MUSIC~ 2011 A ver.
Found on the ayumi hamasaki ~POWER of MUSIC~ 2011 A LIMITED EDITION live album as track #12. This is the live recording of her performance on the ayumi hamasaki ~POWER of MUSIC~ 2011 A tour.

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