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Step You / Is This Love

CD Only Cover
CD+DVD Cover
Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Single
STEP you / is this LOVE?
Released
2005.04.20
Catalog Number
AVCD-30722/B (CD+DVD)
AVCD-30723 (CD Only)
Price
¥1,890 (CD+DVD)
¥1,050 (CD Only)
CD Tracklist
  1. STEP you -Original Mix-
  2. is this LOVE? -Original Mix-
  3. STEP you -Instrumental- (CD+DVD Edition only)
  4. is this LOVE? -Instrumental- (CD+DVD Edition only)
DVD Tracklist
  1. STEP you (video clip)
  2. is this LOVE? (video clip)
  3. my name's WOMEN (video clip)


Information

"STEP you / is this LOVE?" is Hamasaki Ayumi's 35th single. "STEP you" was used as the Panasonic "D-snap Audio" CM song. "is this LOVE?" was used as the Morinaga Bake CM song. Both commercials starred Hamasaki herself. This single reached #1 on the Oricon charts and charted for 19 weeks. It sold 345,340 copies, becoming the #19 single of 2005.

Credits

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  • produced by max matsuura


  • A&R + Directed by Yasuyuki Tomita (avex trax)
  • Mastered by Shigeo Miyamoto at FLAIR
  • A&R Coordination: Kentaro Furusawa (avex trax)
  • Executive Supervisor: Hiroaki Ito (tearbridge production), Daisuke Shimokawa, Ketsuro Oshita (avex group)
  • Artist Management: Yuka Kikuchi, Kouji Hashimoto, Tadashi Urakami (avex entertainment inc.)
  • Artist Promotion Supervisor: Akira Akutsu (avex entertainment inc.)
  • Artist Promotion: Koki Sato & Media-Planning Division (avex entertainment inc.)
  • Tie-up Coordination: Masaomi Takagi, Kenta Kobayashi, Naohiro Yazaki (avex entertainment inc.), Tatsuo Kodama, Shingo Kitagawa, Kazunari Ishii (avex entertainment inc.)
  • Sales Promotion: Hideo Yamamoto, Masatoshi Furukawa, Atsushi Shiraishi & All avex marketing communications inc. Staff
  • Visual Producer: Kiyoshi 'Utsumizm' Utsumi (to max inc.)
  • Artist Brand Management: Motohiro Abe (avex entertainment inc.)
  • General Producer: Shinji Hayashi, Ryuhei Chiba (avex group)


  • Art Direction: Shinichi Hara
  • Design: Takuma Noriage (momoya)
  • Photographer: Kazuki Shimomura (AVGVST)
  • Assistant Photographer: Satoko Mitomi
  • Costume Creator: Akira Noda (Workaholik)
  • Fashion Director: Kei Ito (ab fab)
  • Stylist: Hideo 'Kokomi' Suzue (H)
  • Hair & Make up: Keizo Kuroda (THREE PEACE)
  • Assistant Hair & Make up: Kazuhisa Kurumizawa
  • Nail Artist: Kanako 'Bancho' Miura
  • Stand in: Takami 'Poroko' Desaki
  • Harley-Davidson: SUNDANCE
  • Creative Coordination: Naoki Ueda (avex marketing communications inc.)
  • CG Treatment: Makoto Harikae, Hiroko Tanaka (amana)
  • Quality Control: Shuichi Takahashi (avex marketing communications inc.)
  • DVD Authoring: Yuka Matsuki, Naoya Munemura (avex network inc.)


  • STEP you video clip directed by Tetsuo Inoue
  • is this LOVE? video clip directed by Masashi Muto
  • my name's WOMEN video clip directed by Wataru Takeishi

Oricon Chart Positions

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- - - - - - - 1 164,008
- - - - - - - 1 68,977
- - - - - - - 2 43,372
- - - - - - - 5 23,479
- - - - - - - 15 13,702
- - - - - - - 17 9,080
- - - - - - - 26 5,383
- - - - - - - 54 3,279
- - - - - - - 51 2,551
- - - - - - - 116 1,834
- - - - - - - 91 1,976
- - - - - - - 122 1,358
- - - - - - - 84 1,251
- - - - - - - 104 1,109
- - - - - - - 130 885
- - - - - - - 126 1,043
- - - - - - - 123 787
- - - - - - - 134 710
- - - - - - - 191 556
  • Total Reported Sales: 345,340

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