Be Together

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"Be Together"
Song by TM Network from the album Humansystem
Released 11 November 1997
Recorded July – August 1997
Genre Synthpop, big beat, J-pop
Length 3:07
Label Epic/Sony Records
Writer Mitsuko Komuro
Producer Tetsuya Komuro
Humansystem track listing
"Kiss You"
(2)
"Be Together"
(3)
"Human System"
(4)

"Be Together" is a song from Japanese band TM Network, written by Mitsuko Komuro and composed by Tetsuya Komuro, it was included in their fifth album Humansystem. Despite the fact that it wasn't released as a single and was not popular at its initial release, the 1999 cover made by Ami Suzuki the song became very popular in Japan, and it has since been covered by several artists.

Scandinavian artist Ni-Ni created a cover of "Be Together", which was included in the video game Dance Dance Revolution 5th Mix, and is also featured on her album Mermaid among her most popular songs. Another version exists by the band Attention Deficit, featuring rapper MC Chris. In 2010 it was also covered by voice actor and singer Minori Chihara for the anime series Occult Academy.

Ami Suzuki version[edit]

"Be Together"
Single by Ami Suzuki
from the album Infinity Eighteen Vol. 1
Released 14 July 1999 (JP)
Format Maxi Single, vinyl
Recorded 1999
Genre J-pop, synthpop
Label Sony Music
AICT-1063 (Japan, CD)
AIJT-5035 (Japan, Vinyl)
Producer(s) Tetsuya Komuro
Ami Suzuki singles chronology
"Don't Leave Me Behind/Silent Stream"
(1999)
"Be Together"
(1999)
"Our Days"
(1999)

"Be Together" was released as the seventh single by J-pop singer Ami Suzuki, on July 14, 1999. It was produced by Tetsuya Komuro (formerly of TM Network, who had originally released the song). The song was used in TV commercials of Mos Burger, and it became one of the most popular songs of 1999 in Japan.

Information[edit]

This is Suzuki's first cover recording, curiously of her mentor Tetsuya Komuro's group of the 80's TM Network. The single was released in two formats: maxi single and vinyl. The maxi included original and instrumental version the song, a live-like version, and also a b-side titled "Night Sky". It became her first number one single on the Oricon charts and became the 17th best selling single of 1999.

In 2008 the song was re-arranged by Yasutaka Nakata, and since then when Suzuki performs live this version is used, though it hasn't been officially released.

Track listing[edit]

CD single
No. Title Lyrics Music & Arrangement Length
1. "Be Together (Original Mix)"   Mitsuko Komuro Tetsuya Komuro 4:22
2. "Be Together (Band Mix)"       4:11
3. "Night Sky"   Marc Cozy Kubo 4:21
4. "Be Together (TV Mix)"       4:22
Vinyl
No. Title Length
1. "Be Together (Original Mix)"   4:19
2. "Be Together (TV Mix)"   4:20
3. "Don't Leave Me Behind (Mood II Swing Club Mix)"   4:53
4. "Don't Leave Me Behind (Mood II Swing Club Instrumental)"   4:41

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

Charts[edit]

Oricon Sales Chart (Japan)

Release Chart Peak Position Sales Total Chart Run
14 July 1999 Oricon Daily Singles Chart 1
Oricon Weekly Singles Chart 1 317,610 16 weeks
Oricon Monthly Singles Chart 2
Oricon Yearly Singles Chart 17 869,860
Preceded by
"Ura BTTB" by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Oricon Weekly number one single
July 14, 1999
Succeeded by
"Boys & Girls" by Ayumi Hamasaki