Daybreak (Ayumi Hamasaki song)
|Single by Ayumi Hamasaki|
|from the album I am...|
|Released||March 6, 2002|
|Format||JPN CD Single
USA Digital Single 
|Genre||J-pop, pop rock (Album version)
Trip hop, dark ambient (Hal"s Mix 2002)
|Writer(s)||Ayumi Hamasaki (lyrics)
CREA + DAI + junichi matsuda (music)
|Ayumi Hamasaki singles chronology|
"Daybreak" is the 25th single released by Ayumi Hamasaki on March 6, 2002. Possibly because it was recut single (meaning it was already released on an album), "Daybreak" only peaked at #2 on the Oricon charts. This is also her last single to feature multiple remixes and starting from her next single, there were only 4 – 6 tracks per single (with the exception of "No Way to Say" which had 7 total tracks and "Rule/Sparkle" which had 8 total tracks).
The music video premiered in Japan on February 6, 2002. The music video used the remix of Hal's 2002 Version.
The video features Hamasaki on a deserted highway in the early morning. She is wearing heavy makeup and a torn white dress. At the end of the video she begins to walk away from the camera.
The "Hal's mix" of Daybreak was used in commercials for the Lumix camera of Panasonic. Ayu appeared in the ad.
Oricon Sales Chart (Japan)
|Release||Chart||Peak Position||First Week Sales||Sales Total||Chart Run|
|6 May 2002||Oricon Daily Singles Chart||2|
|Oricon Weekly Singles Chart||2||113,170 copies||200,000 copies||9 Weeks|
|Oricon Yearly Singles Chart||57|
- "Daybreak" (Hal's Mix 2002)
- "No More Words" (Brent Mini'S Rotary Mix)
- "I Am..." (Night Clubbers mix)
- "No More Words" (Nicely Nice remix)
- "I Am..." (Ram's Special 11Days Mix)
- "No More Words" (Turn Up the Break mix)
- "I Am..." (Huge Fairy Tale mix)
- "No More Words" (Laugh & Peace Mix)
- "Daybreak" (Hal's Mix 2002) (Instrumental)
- "Opening Run" (CMJK's extended mix)
|Japan Oricon||2||9 weeks|