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No Way to Say

CD Art
Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Single
No way to say
Released
2003.11.06
Catalog Number
AVCD-30542
Price
¥1,260
Tracklist
  1. No way to say "Original Mix"
  2. No way to say "Acoustic Version"
  3. SEASONS "Acoustic Version"
  4. Dearest "Acoustic Orchestra Version"
  5. Voyage "Acoustic Orchestra Version"
  6. No way to say "Vandalize/Realize Mix"
  7. No way to say "Original Mix" -Instrumental-


Information

No way to say is Hamasaki Ayumi's 31st single. No way to say was used as the Panasonic's Portable MD Player "MJ57" CM song and theme song for TBS variety show "Koisuru Hanikami". This single reached #1 on the Oricon charts and sold 242,473 copies in 2003, becoming the #32 single of the year. It also sold 128,698 copies in 2004, becoming the #71 single of the year. It charted for 15 weeks and sold a total of 371,171 copies.


Live Performances

Song Information

Lyrics
Hamasaki Ayumi
Music
BOUNCEBACK
Other Information
Arrangement: HΛL
Programming: HΛL (Umesaki Toshiharu, Shimizu Takehito, Nakano Yuta)
Guitar: HΛL (Umesaki Toshiharu, Shimizu Takehito, Nakano Yuta)
B.G. Vocal: Yamazaki Yoko
Mixed by Morimoto Koji

Music Video

PV Shot

The music video for "No way to say" was directed by Kamimura Ukon.

The PV shows a winter scenery, with a Santa giving away handkerchiefs while people close up in the warmth of their house. He offers some to Hamasaki but she didn't take it; a boy takes it instead and runs after her to give them to her.

Credits

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  • produced by max matsuura
  • Mastered by by Shigeo Miyamoto at FLAIR
  • A&R Coordination: Kentaro Furusawa (avex trax)
  • A&R Chief: Nobuhito Ikehata (avex trax)
  • Executive Supervisor: Diasuke Shimokawa, Haji Taniguchi (avex trax)
  • Artist Management: Yuka Kikuchi, Junichi Kamitoku, Kouji Hashimoto (avex inc.)
  • Media Operation: avex Media room & Promotion room, 2nd A&R/Promotion Dept., Akira Akutsu, Koki Sato & avex inc. Advertisement Division
  • Sales Promotion: Taishi Nomura, Kazuo Kosugi, Tomoaki Sato & 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: Tsukasa Yagi (RICE)
  • Creative Coordination: Naoki Ueda (avex trax)
  • CG Treatment: Makoto Harikae, Hiroko Tanaka (amana)
  • Quality Control: Shuichi Takahashi (avex inc.)
  • Photographer: Keita Haginiwa
  • Stylist: Hideo 'Kokomi' Suzue (H)
  • Assistant Stylist: Tomoko 'Yukinko' Takahashi (H)
  • Hair & Make up: Keizo Kuroda (THREE PEACE)
  • Assistant Hair & Make up: Yoshinori 'Barber' Ito (THREE PEACE)
  • Nail Artist: Kanako 'Bancho' Miura
  • Stand In: Atsuko 'Minori' Kubota
  • Costume Support: CELINE, O.E.Cut Diamond Pierce / Hohoemi Brains Inc.

Oricon Chart Positions

Week # Week Rank Sales Total Sales
1 1 176,229 176,229
2 2 66,244 242,473
3 3 39,010 281,483
4 5 29,378 310,861
5 10 19,789 330,650
6 6 12,198 342,848
7 17 6,890 349,738
8 18 12,054 361,792
9 x x x
10 x x x
11 x x x
12 x x 369,385
13 147 727 370,112
14 190 449 370,561
15 163 610 371,171

Total Reported Sales: 371,171

Total Reported Downloads by RIAJ: 100,000

Disambiguation

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

No way to say
Found on the Memorial address mini-album as track #6. This is the standard version of the song, also referred to as "Original Mix".
No way to say "Acoustic Version"
Found on the "No way to say" single as track #2. This version has an acoustic arrangement by Ishinari Masato with mixing by Kumasaka Satoshi.
No way to say "Vandalize/Realize Mix"
Found on the "No way to say" single as track #6. This is a remixed version by CMJK.
No way to say "Original Mix" -Instrumental-
Found on the "No way to say" single as track #7. This is the standard version of the song without the main vocals.
No way to say × HIGH CONTRAST
Found on the ayu-mi-x 6 -SILVER- remix album as track #3. This is a remix by High Contrast.
No way to say (HIGH CONTRAST Dub)
Found on the "No way to say / fated" vinyl as track #1. This is a dub remix by High Contrast.
No way to say (HIGH CONTRAST Inst Mix)
Found on the "No way to say / fated" vinyl as track #2. This is a non-vocal remix by High Contrast.
No way to say (Sugiurumn remix)
Found on the ayu-mi-x 7 -version HOUSE- remix album as track #6. This is a remix by Sugiurumn.
No way to say - ayumi hamasaki 15th Anniversary TOUR ~A BEST LIVE~
Found on the ayumi hamasaki 15th Anniversary TOUR ~A BEST LIVE~ live album as track #6. This is the live recording of her performance on the ayumi hamasaki 15th Anniversary TOUR ~A BEST LIVE~ tour.

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