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Poker Face

Single Cover
Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Single
poker face
Released
1998.04.08
Catalog Number
AVDD-20228
Price
¥1,050
Tracklist
  1. poker face
  2. FRIEND
  3. poker face -Instrumental-
  4. FRIEND -Instrumental-



Reissue Cover
Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Single
poker face
Released
2001.02.28
Catalog Number
AVCD-30211
Price
¥1,050
Tracklist
  1. poker face "Original Mix"
  2. FRIEND "Original Mix"
  3. poker face "KM MARBLE LIFE REMIX"
  4. poker face "NAO'S ATTITUDE MIX"
  5. poker face "D-Z Spiral Delution Mix"
  6. poker face "ORIENTA-RHYTHM CLUB MIX"
  7. poker face "Original Mix -Instrumental-"
  8. FRIEND "Original Mix -Instrumental-"

Vinyl Record
Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Vinyl
poker face
Released
1999.06.19
Catalog Number
RR12-88104-D
Price
¥1,427
Tracklist
  1. poker face (D-Z Spiritual Guidance Mix)
  2. poker face (D-Z Spiritual Delusion Mix)
  3. poker face (NAO'S ATTITUDE MIX)
  4. poker face (ORIENTA-RHYTHM CLUB MIX)
  5. poker face (KM MARBLE LIFE REMIX)
  6. poker face (Vocal track)


Information

"poker face" is first solo single recorded by Hamasaki Ayumi, and her debut under avex trax. This single is often noted as Hamasaki's debut single, but prior to this she recorded the NOTHING FROM NOTHING EP and single under Nippon Columbia in 1995 released as AYUMI feating DOHZI-T and DJ BASS. "poker face" was originally released as an 8cm CD, and later as a 12" vinyl record under Rhythm REPUBLIC. The song was used as the opening theme for music program CDTV for the month of March 1998. During the first day recording the song, Hamasaki's grandmother passed away and she has said thats why she's come to dislike the song. After hearing the initial recording, she unhappy with the lyrics and decided to re-write them. In 2001, all of her 8cm CD singles were reissue as a 12cm" CD containing additional remixes.

The single reached #20 on the weekly Oricon chart, and it countinued to rank for a total of six weeks, selling 43,140 copies. The 2001 reissue ranked at #31 on the weekly chart, and only ranked for two weeks.

Live Performances

Song Information

PV shot.
Lyrics
Hamasaki Ayumi
Music
Hoshino Yasuhiko
Other Information
Arrangement: Honma Akimitsu
Mixed by Hattori Atsushi

Music Video

The music video for "poker face" was directed by Takeishi Wataru. The video focuses around Hamasaki standing in front for a large tree filled with television monitors that show her in various locations. It also shows her playing with animals.

Disambiguation

Hamasaki Ayumi promoting the single

There are several versions of "poker face" to be currently found in Hamasaki Ayumi's discography (listed chronologically). These different versions are:

poker face
Found on the "poker face" single as track #1 and on the A Song for ×× album as track #6. This is the standard version which is set to the music video.
poker face -Instrumental-
Found on the "poker face" single as track #3. This is the instrumental version of the original version of the song.
poker face "D-Z Spiral Guidance Mix"
Found on the ayu-mi-x remix album as track #1 and on the "poker face" vinyl as track #1. This is a remix by D-Z and produced by SHINTARO and K-ZILLOW OKADA.
poker face "Acoustic Orchestra Version"
Found on the ayu-mi-x remix album as track #4 on Disc2. This is a orchestra version of the original song.
poker face "D-Z Spiral Delusion Mix"
Found on the "poker face" vinyl as track #2 and on the re-released "poker face" single as track #5. This is a remix by D-Z and produced by Watanabe Masaki and K-ZILLOW OKADA.
poker face "NAO'S ATTITUDE MIX"
Found on the "poker face" vinyl as track #3 and on the re-released "poker face" single as track #4. This is a remix made by BADATTITUDE and BEAT CIRCUS.
poker face "ORIENTA-RHYTHM CLUB MIX"
Found on the "poker face" vinyl as track #4 and on the re-released "poker face" single as track #6. This version is a remix by ORIENTA-RHYTHM for BASEMENT FACTORY PRODUCTIONS.
poker face "KM MARBLE LIFE REMIX"
Found on the "poker face" vinyl as track #5 and on the re-released "poker face" single as track #3. It's a remixed version of the song by Matsumoto Koichi for HOUSE FOUNDATION and with additional keyboarding by Matsumoto Toshiyuki.
poker face (Vocal track)
Found on the "poker face" vinyl as track #6. This is the vocals-only version of the song.
poker face (EXTENDED POWER MIX)
Found on the ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL SUPER EUROBEAT REQUEST COUNT DOWN 100!! compilation album as track #2 on Disc 3 and on the "SUPER EUROBEAT J-EURO 1" vinyl as track #4. This is a remix by Italian musicians A. Contini and Dave Rodgers.
poker face (SUPER RADIO MIX)
Found on the "SUPER EUROBEAT J-EURO 1" vinyl as track #3. This is a remix by Dave Rodgers and A. Contini.
poker face "Eurosenti mix"
Found on the SUPER EUROBEAT PRESENTS ayu-ro-mix as track #11. This was remixed by Dave Rodgers & Alberto Contini.
poker face (Ronald Van Gelderen Extended remix)
Found on the ayu-mi-x 7 presents ayu trance 4 remix album as track #. This is a remix by Ronald Van Gelderen.
poker face - ayumi hamasaki 15th Anniversary TOUR ~A BEST LIVE~
Found on the ayumi hamasaki 15th Anniversary TOUR ~A BEST LIVE~ live album as track #3. This is the live recording of her performance on the ayumi hamasaki 15th Anniversary TOUR ~A BEST LIVE~ tour.

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