Connected (Ayumi Hamasaki song)

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Single by Ayumi Hamasaki
from the album I am...
Released Europe April 7, 2003
Format CD single, 12" vinyl
Genre Trance, Ambient
Label Avex
Drizzly Records
Writer(s) Ayumi Hamasaki (lyrics)
Ferry Corsten (music)
Producer(s) Ferry Corsten
Ayumi Hamasaki singles chronology
Ayumi Hamasaki German
singles chronology

"Connected" is a song by Japanese recording artist Ayumi Hamasaki produced by Dutch disc jockey and Trance music producer Ferry Corsten. The trance song was recorded for her fourth studio album I Am..., released on January 1, 2002. In 2003, "Connected" became the first song of Hamasaki to be released as a single in European countries under the name Ayu.


The track was originally an instrumental trance piece made by Ferry Corsten (under the alias East West) called "The Love I Lost".[1][2] This song was often played on Corsten's DJ sets, but it was never officially released. When Corsten collaborated with Hamasaki he altered the riff for "The Love I Lost" and let her write lyrics for it. "Connected" was initially included on Hamasaki's album I Am..., and later on The Very Best Of Ferry Corsten, compilation released by the Avex label in Japan and other Asian countries.[3]

In late 2002, Drizzly Records in Germany and Lightning Records in Belgium got the rights to release some of Ayumi Hamasaki's trance material under the name Ayu. On November 15, 2002, a first vinyl containing previously unreleased versions of the song was released in Germany. On December 6, 2002, a vinyl was released in Belgium. On Abril 7, 2003 a maxi CD single was officially released in Germany, which included several remixes and alternate versions of the song.[4]

Live performances[edit]

To date "Connected" has been sung live by Hamasaki at the concert Countdown Live 2001-2002.

Track listing[edit]

German CD single[5]
  1. "Connected" (Radio Edit) (3:23)
  2. "Connected" (Talla 2XLC Radio Edit) (3:51)
  3. "Connected" (Push Radio Edit) (4:42)
  4. "Connected" (Talla 2XLC Instrumental Remix) (7:06)
  5. "Connected" (Push Instrumental Dub Remix) (8:09)
  6. "Connected" (Long Instrumental) (5:50)
  7. "Connected" (Ambient Mix) (5:23)
Belgian CD single[6]
  1. "Connected" (Radio Edit) (3:18)
  2. "Connected" (Push Radio Edit) (4:40)
  3. "Connected" (Ambient Mix) (5:20)
German vinyl [7]
  1. "Connected" (Push's Instrumental Dub Remix)
  2. "Connected" (Ferry Corsten Extended 12" Mix)
  3. "Connected" (Ferry Corsten Instrumental Mix)
  4. "Connected" (Push Club Mix)
Belgian vinyl[8]
  1. "Connected" (Extended Ferry Corsten Remix)
  2. "Connected" (Ambient Mix)
  3. "Connected" (Push Club Mix)
  4. "Connected" (Push Instrumental Dub)