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Pride (Hamasaki Ayumi)

Hamasaki Ayumi
Hamasaki Ayumi
Other Information
Arrangement: CMJK
Programming: CMJK
Strings: Gen Ittetsu Strings
B.G. Vocal: Hirotani Junko, Miwako "Peco" Hamada, Yoko "Princess" Yamazaki, Nishina Kaori, Watanabe Sanae, Tominaga "Tommy" Hiroaki, Kawashima Ayako, Kobayashi Hitomi, Hibari Children Chorus
Mixed by Morimoto Koji

"Pride" is a pop song recorded by Hamasaki Ayumi. The song first appeared on her 38th single "Bold & Delicious / Pride" as track #2. It is a cover of Sweetbox's song of the same name, from their sixth album Addicted.

Live Performances

Music Video

PV shot

The music video for "Pride" was directed by Luis Hernández in New York.

It features several long takes of Hamasaki in a black dress being prepared by assistants and make-up artists, and then walking through an on-location set prepared under a New York City bridge and in the rain.

  • Video Clip Directed by Luis Hernandez
  • Creative Director: Mika 'Mikajohn' Noguchi
  • Movie Photographer: Mitsuo 'Hime' Yamamoto
  • Assistant Director & Off Shot Movie: Yukako Tanaka (to max inc.)
  • Location Coordinator: Day O Productions, inc.


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

Found on the "Bold & Delicious / Pride" single as track #2 and on the (miss)understood album as track #10. This is the standard version of the song, often referred to as "Original Mix".
Pride "Original Mix -Instrumental-"
Found on "Bold & Delicious / Pride" single as track #6. This is the non-vocal version of the standard song.

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