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Talkin' 2 Myself

CD+DVD Cover
CD Only Cover
Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Single
talkin' 2 myself
Released
2007.09.19 (Japan)
2007.09.28 (Hong Kong)
Catalog Number
AVCD-31332/B (CD+DVD)
AVCD-31333 (CD Only)
Price
¥1,890 (CD+DVD)
¥1,050 (CD Only)
CD Tracklist
  1. talkin' 2 myself
  2. decision "Original mix"
  3. fated "Orchestra version"
  4. talkin' 2 myself "Original mix -Instrumental-"
  5. decision "Original mix -Instrumental-"
DVD Tracklist
  1. talkin' 2 myself <video clip>
  2. decision <video clip>


Information

"talkin' 2 myself" is the 42nd single released by Hamasaki Ayumi. The title song "talkin' 2 myself" was used as Panasonic's Lumix FX33 commercial song. The B-side, "decision" was used as music.jp TV commercial song. The single was recorded in Los Angeles. The full single leaked on Sunday 16th September, 3 days before the official release. This single reached #1 on the Oricon charts and sold 108,347 copies in 2007, becoming the #79 single of the year. It charted for nine weeks and sold a total of 108,347 copies.


Live Performances

Song Information

Lyrics
Hamasaki Ayumi
Music
Nakano Yuta
Other Information
Arrangement: HΛL
Programing: HΛL (Umesaki Toshiharu, Shimizu Takehito)
Additional Programming: Maruyama Mayuko
Drums: Andy Selway
Bass: Tom Ayers
Guitar: Shimizu Takehito
Strings Arrangement & Conduct: David Campbell
Strings: The David Campbell String Ensemble
Pre-Production Violin: Kasuya Tsukasa, Kitakaze Mai
Mixed by Morimoto Koji

Music Video

PV Shot

The music video for "talkin' 2 myself" was directed by Inoue Tetsuo. It has a punk-rock feeling to it.

It features Hamasaki and her crew dancing in a desolate urban area. It has cut-ins of children playing in a yard while she is watching.

Credits

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Hamasaki Ayumi promoting the single.


  • Produced by max matsuura


  • Directed and Recorded by Koji Morimoto
  • Mastered by Stephen Marcussen at Marcussen Mastering
  • Recorded & Mixed at Record Plant Recording Studios, LA, Conway Recording Studios, LA
  • trk.3 Arrangement: Tatsuya Murayama
  • trk.3 Strings: Murayama Kiriyama Strings
  • trk.3 Mixed by: Shunichi Kogai
  • A&R: Kentaro Furusawa (avex trax)
  • A&R Direction: Hidetomo Yoneda (avex trax)
  • Artist Management: Kouji Hashimoto, Tadashi Urakami, Masaaki Gyobu (avex entertainment inc.)
  • Artist Brand Management: Motohiro Abe (HEARTSAVER inc.)
  • Visual Producer: Kiyoshi 'Utsumizm' Utsumi (avex group)
  • Media Promotion: All Media Division Promotion Room staff (avex entertainment inc.)
  • Media Promotion Supervisor: Akira Akutsu (avex entertainment inc.)
  • Sales Promotion: Jun Yogi & All AMI Staff (avex marketing inc.)
  • A&R Supervisor: Hiroshi Ishimori, Takashi Okuda (avex trax)
  • A&R Executive Supervisor: Jun Harada (avex trax)
  • General Producers: Shinji Hayashi, Takashi Araki, Ryuhei Chiba (avex group)


  • Art Direction: Shinichi Hara
  • Design: Hirotomi Suzumoto (momoya)
  • Photographer: Kazuyoshi Shimomura (AVGVST)
  • Assistant Photographer: Satoko Mitomi
  • Stylist: Kei 'Okei' Ito (ab fab)
  • Assistant Stylist: Yoko Honda (ab fab)
  • Costume Creator: Akira Noda (Workaholik)
  • Nail Artist: Kanako 'Bancho' Miura (Three Peace)
  • Assistant Nail Artist: Shingo 'Minazo' Sano
  • Hair & Make up: Jin 'Gori' Kiyota (Rond.)
  • Assistant Hair & Make up: Shoichi 'Sho' Nakamura
  • Stand In: Takami 'Poroko' Desaki
  • Creative Coordination: Naoki Ueda (avex marketing communications inc.)
  • CG Treatment: Makoto Harikae, Hiroko Tanaka, Hiroki Yura (amana)
  • Quality Control: Masashi Shinabe, Toshiyuki Suzuki (avex marketing inc.)
  • DVD Authoring: Yohei Sato (avex marketing inc.)
  • Team Ayu: Kazuki 'Mr' Okabe (avex entertainment inc.)


"talkin' 2 myself" video clip
Directed by Tetsuo Inoue

"decision" video clip
Directed by Wataru Takeishi

Oricon Chart Positions

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 70,325
1 6 7 5 4 5 5 4 18,653
4 14 16 14 11 8 7 11 7,926
8 15 21 23 19 14 16 17 4,798
- - - - - - - 32 2,444
- - - - - - - 70 1,608
- - - - - - - 73 1,290
- - - - - - - 107 812
- - - - - - - 153 491

Total Reported Sales: 108,347

Other Charts Positions

Country Chart Weeks
Hong Kong Asian Chart 34 - - - -
Japanese Chart 9 - 17 - -

Disambiguation

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

talkin' 2 myself
Found on the GUILTY album as track #3. This is the standard version of the song, often referred to as "Original Mix".
talkin' 2 myself "Original mix -Instrumental-"
Found on the "talkin' 2 myself" single as track #4. This is the standard version without its main vocals.
talkin' 2 myself × STONEBRIDGE
Found on the ayu-mi-x 6 -GOLD- remix album as track #2. This is a remixed version by Swedish DJ StoneBridge.
talkin' 2 myself (STONEBRIDGE Club Mix)
Found on the "HEAVEN / talkin' 2 myself" vinyl as track #3. This is a club remix by StoneBridge.
talkin' 2 myself (STONEBRIDGE Instrumental)
Found on the "HEAVEN / talkin' 2 myself" vinyl as track #4. This is a non-vocal remix by StoneBridge.
talkin' 2 myself (EUROGROOVES fashion mix)
Found on the ayu-mi-x 7 presents ayu-ro mix 4 remix album as track #10. This is a remix by Sergio Dall'ora and Luca Degani.

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