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Together When...

Single Cover
Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Digital Single
Together When...
Released
2007.11.21 (Ringtone)
2007.12.05
Tracklist
  1. Together When... "Original mix"
  2. Together When... "Original mix -Instrumental-"


Information

"Together When..." is the first digital single released by Hamasaki Ayumi and it's described as a sad winter ballad. The single was confirmed by Hamasaki herself in her 200th post in her fanclub (TeamAyu) site. The song was featured in GemCEREY commercials where Ayumi was the spokeswoman for the first time for the company and promoted in music.jp commercials.


Live Performances

Song Information

Lyrics
Hamasaki Ayumi
Music
Tago Kunio
Other Information
Arrangement: CMJK
Programming, Piano & Guitar: CMJK
Drums: Izumitani Makoto
Bass: Chris Chaney
Strings Arrangement & Conduct: David Campbell
Strings: The David Campbell String Ensemble
Mixed by Morimoto Koji

Music Video

PV Shot

The music video for "Together When.." was directed by Ishii Takahide.

It shows Hamasaki sitting on a bench observing a puppet show, smiling in the distance. The marionette dolls resemble Hamasaki and another man. As marionette dolls, they both walk past each other in a dark atmosphere. Several children start to play with the dolls, to Hamasaki's delight. However, the children decide to purchase the male doll, and leaves the female doll (portrayed by Hamasaki) on the small puppet show's stage.

As the town, where Hamasaki is sitting on the bench, starts to rain, the atmosphere where Hamasaki is the doll starts to rain as well and the puppet show is left abandoned. A truck then drives past, which vibrates the puppet show's stage, causing the doll to fall on the ground and its strings become tangled. This happens to Hamasaki as the doll; she faints in the dark atmosphere land, with strings attached to her. Hamasaki, sitting on the bench, starts to cry. It ends with the taxi driver, who finishes day dreaming about the marionettes dolls, opening the door for Hamasaki to enter.

Charts

Daily Charts (iTunes Japan)
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
- 4 1 1 1 1 1
1 - - - - - -
Weekly Charts
Provider Weeks

1

2

Reccochoku 1 1
iTunes Japan Top Songs 1 1
Oricon Mobile Full-Song 1 1
Mu-mo Song Download Chart 1 1
Dwango Polyphonic Ringtones 1 1
Weekly Charts (Ringtone)
Provider Weeks

1

2

au 18 2
music.jp 1 1
Reccochoku 1 1
Dwango Truetone Ringtones 1 1
  • Total Reported Downloads: 800,000 (full song)
  • Total Reported Downloads: 928,000 (ringtone)

Disambiguation

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

Together When...
Found on the GUILTY album as track #7. This is the standard version of the song, often referred to as "Original Mix".
Together When... "Original mix -Instrumental-"
Found on the "Together When..." digital single as track #2. This is the standard version without its main vocals.
Together When... × CO-FUSION
Found on the ayu-mi-x 6 -SILVER- remix album as track #3. This is a remixed version of the song by Japanese duo CO-FUSION.
Together When... (CO-FUSION Remix)
Found on the "GAME / Together When..." vinyl as track #3. This is a reviewed version of the remix by CO-FUSION.
Together When... (CoFuDub)
Found on the "GAME / Together When..." vinyl as track #4. This is a dub remix by CO-FUSION.

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