Carols (Ayumi Hamasaki song)

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"Carols"
Single by Ayumi Hamasaki
from the album My Story
Released September 29, 2004
Format JPNCD Single, DVD-Audio, SACD
USA Digital Single [1]
Genre J-pop
Length 23:41
Label Avex Trax
Writer(s) Ayumi Hamasaki (lyrics)
Tomoya Kinoshita (music)
Producer(s) Max Matsuura
Ayumi Hamasaki singles chronology
"Inspire"
(2004)
"Carols"
(2004)
"Step You/Is This Love?"
(2005)
Music sample

"Carols" is the thirty-fourth single released by Ayumi Hamasaki. It was released on September 29, 2004. It became her 21st single to claim the #1 spot on the Oricon charts and has sold over 340,000 copies to date. Carols is to date Hamasaki's only single to be released on the DVD-Audio and SACD formats. It was the last single to be released from the album My Story.

Music Video[edit]

The music video premiered a few days before the release and was directed by Masashi Muto. The video, filmed in black and white, features Hamasaki singing in an empty theatre.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Carols – 5:30
  2. Carols "Criminal Tribal Mix" – 6:45
  3. Carols "Hammond B-3 Whisper" – 5:47
  4. Carols "Original Mix ~instrumental~" – 5:30
DVD
  1. Carols (PV)

Live performances[edit]

  • September 24, 2004 – PopJam
  • September 24, 2004 – Music Station
  • September 26, 2004 – CDTV
  • September 30, 2004 – AX Music
  • October 8, 2004 – Music Station
  • October 18, 2004 – Hey! Hey! Hey!
  • December 15, 2004 – Best Artist
  • December 24, 2004 – Music Station

Charts[edit]

Oricon Sales Chart (Japan)
Release Chart Peak position First Week Sales Sales total Chart run
29 September 2004 Oricon Daily Singles Chart 1
Oricon Weekly Singles Chart 1 177,778 309,128 14 weeks
Oricon Yearly Singles Chart 20
  • Total Sales : 309,128 (Japan)
  • Total Sales : 340,000 (Avex)
  • RIAJ certification: Platinum

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