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Sparkle (Hamasaki Ayumi)
- Hamasaki Ayumi
- Hamasaki Ayumi
- Hara Kazuhiro
- Other Information
- Arrangement: CMJK
- Programming, Guitar & Bass: CMJK
- Mixed by Morimoto Koji
"Sparkle" is a song recorded by Hamasaki Ayumi, first released as an A-side on her single "Rule / Sparkle". The song is described as a having modern techno-dance style, a new sound to Hamasaki at the time. It was used as a CM theme song for Honda Zest Spark.
- Live Performances
- [2009.04.11~08.22] ayumi hamasaki ARENA TOUR 2009 A ~NEXT LEVEL~
- [2011.12.29~31] ayumi hamasaki COUNTDOWN LIVE 2011-2012 A ~HOTEL Love songs~
- [2012.04.07~10.11] ayumi hamasaki ARENA TOUR 2012 A ~HOTEL Love songs~
- [2015.09.29~12.03] TA LIMITED LIVE TOUR
- [2019.04.06~07] ayumi hamasaki 21st anniversary -POWER of A^3-
- [2019.05.01~08.18] ayumi hamasaki TROUBLE TOUR 2019-2020 A -misunderstood-
The PV for "Sparkle" was directed by Shimomura Kazuyoshi. The opening sequence is a recreation of the television show The Best Ten.
The following are the different versions of this song released throughout Hamasaki Ayumi's discography, listed chronologically.
- Found on the "Rule / Sparkle" single as track #2 and on NEXT LEVEL as track #5. This is the main version of the song, often referred to as "Original mix".
- Sparkle (Original mix -Instrumental-)
- Found on all of the "Rule / Sparkle" singles. This is the standard version of the song without the vocals.
- Sparkle (ARENA TOUR 2009 Live)
- Found on ayumi hamasaki ARENA TOUR 2009 A ~NEXT LEVEL~ as track #17. The arrangement is similar to the standard version of the song with an extended ending.
- ayu's Official YouTube Channel: MUSIC VIDEO | "Original mix" | "Instrumental" ver. | "Acapella" ver.