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You (Hamasaki Ayumi)

8cm CD Art
Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Single
YOU
Released
1998.06.10
Catalog Number
AVDD-20239
Price
¥1,020
Tracklist
  1. YOU
  2. YOU ~Acoustic Version~
  3. YOU ~Instrumental~



Re-Released CD Art
Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Single
YOU
Released
2001.02.28
Catalog Number
AVCD-30212
Price
¥1,050
Tracklist
  1. YOU "Original Mix"
  2. YOU "Acoustic Version"
  3. Wishing "taku's CHEMISTRY MIX"
  4. YOU "MASTERS OF FUNK R&B REMIX"
  5. YOU "ORIENTA-RHYTHM CLUB MIX"
  6. YOU "Dub's Uplifting Remix"
  7. YOU "Original Mix -Instrumental-"

Vinyl Cover
Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Vinyl
YOU
Released
1999.07.17
Catalog Number
RR12-88106
Price
¥1,427
Tracklist
  1. YOU (dub's Uplifting remix)
  2. YOU (FINE MIX)
  3. YOU (MASTERS OF FUNK R&B REMIX)
  4. YOU (ORIENTA-RHYTHM CLUB MIX)
  5. YOU (Vocal track)


Information

"YOU" is Hamasaki Ayumi's second single. YOU was used as the CIBAVision "Focus Dailies" CM song and ending theme for the TV Tokyo show ASAYAN. This single reached #20 on the Oricon charts, charted for ten weeks and sold a total of 78,260 copies.

The single was re-released in 2001 on a 12cm format with extra remix songs. This time around the single reached #25 and charted for six weeks.


Live Performances

Song Information

Unreleased Cover Art
Lyrics
Hamasaki Ayumi
Music
Hoshino Yasuhiko
Other Information
Original Mix
Arrangement: Honma Akimitsu
Mixed by Hattori Atsushi
"northern breeze" ver.
Arrangement: tasuku
Programming: tasuku
Guitar: tasuku
Mixed by Matsumoto Yasuo
10th Anniversary version
Arrangement: HΛL
Programming: HΛL (Umesaki Toshiharu, Shimizu Takehito)
Additional Programming: Maruyama Mayuko
Guitar: Shimizu Takehito
B.G. Vocal: Hirotani Junko
Mixed by Morimoto Koji

Music Video

The music video for YOU was directed by Takeishi Wataru. The video shows Hamasaki in different colored rooms. In each room something different is happening such as apples falling to the floor, Hamasaki playing a miniature piano, and her eating spaghetti. At the end of the video Hamasaki walks outside revealing a large house on the beach.

Disambiguation

There are several versions of "YOU" to be currently found in Hamasaki Ayumi's discography (listed chronologically). These different versions are:

YOU
Found on the "YOU" single as track #1 and on the "A Song for ××" album as track #8. This is the standard version which is set to the music video.
YOU ~Acoustic Version~
Found on the "YOU" single as track #2. This is an acoustic version of the song, featuring more piano and violin sounds.
YOU ~Instrumental~
Found on the "YOU" single as track #3. This is the instrumental version of the original version of the song.
YOU "MASTERS OF FUNK R&B REMIX"
Found on the Ayu-mi-x remix album as track Disc1#11, on the "YOU" vinyl as track #3 and on the re-released "YOU" single as track #4. This is a remix version by CPM-MARVIN for MASTERS OF FUNK ENTERTAINMENT.
YOU "Acoustic Orchestra Version"
Found on the Ayu-mi-x remix album as track Disc2#6. This is an acoustic version of the original song. It features a slower flow of the instrumental music.
YOU "FINE MIX"
Found on the Ayu-mi-x remix album as track Disc2#12 and on the "YOU" vinyl as track #2. It's a remix by Hakamada Hideki.
YOU "Dub's Uplifting remix"
Found on the "YOU" vinyl as track #1 and on the re-released "YOU" single as track #6. It's a remixed version of the original song by Miyazaki "D·M·X" Izumi.
YOU "ORIENTA-RHYTHM CLUB MIX"
Found on the "YOU" vinyl as track #4 and on the re-released "YOU" single as track #5. This is a remix by ORIENTA-RHYTHM for BASEMENT FACTORY PRODUCTIONS.
YOU (Vocal track)
Found on the "YOU" vinyl as track #5. This is the vocals-only version of the song.
YOU (SENTIMENTAL MIX)
Found on the ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL SUPER EUROBEAT REQUEST COUNT DOWN 100!! compilation album as track #5 on Disc 3. This is an eurobeat remix by Bratt Sinclaire.
YOU (SUPER RADIO MIX)
Found on the "SUPER EUROBEAT J-EURO 1" vinyl as track #8. This is a remix by Bratt Sinclaire.
YOU "Aggressive mix"
Found on the SUPER EUROBEAT PRESENTS ayu-ro-mix as track #12. This is a remix by Bratt Sinclaire.
YOU "northern breeze"
Found on the A BALLADS best album as track #4. This is a new version of the song with arrangement by tasuku.
YOU (10th Anniversary version)
Found on the "Mirrorcle World" single as track #3 on type A release. This is a rearranged version of the song, specially made for her 10th anniversary cellebration.
YOU (10th Anniversary version -Instrumental-)
Found on the "Mirrorcle World" single as track #6 on type A release. This is the instrumental version of the 10th anniversary rearrangement.
YOU (Ramon Zenker remix)
Found on the ayu-mi-x 7 presents ayu trance 4 remix album as track #10. This is a remix by Ramon Zenker.
YOU [Petzold: Minuet (Minuet of Bach)]
Found on the LOVE CLASSICS album as track #5. This is a mash-up between the original song and Christian Petzold's "Minuet".

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