Delightful (Ami Suzuki song)

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"Delightful"
Single by Ami Suzuki
from the album Around the World
A-side Delightful
B-side About You...
Released 24 March 2005
Format CD single
Recorded 2009
Genre J-pop, Trance
Length 25:50 (CD+DVD version)
26:20 (CD Only version)
27:03 (CD+Photobook/Illustration Essay)
Label Avex Trax
Writer(s) Ami Suzuki, Tohru Watanabe
Producer(s) Axel Konrad
Ami Suzuki singles chronology
"Hopeful"
(2005)
"Delightful"
(2005)
"Eventful"
(2005)
CD-Only cover

"Delightful" is the first physical single released by Ami Suzuki under the label Avex Trax. It is commonly known as Suzuki's "comeback single", after 5 years of her previous major work.

Information[edit]

This single became her first major work of Suzuki since 2000's "Reality/Dancin' in Hip-Hop". The song "Delightful" was produced by German trance musician Axel Konrad, giving to it a marked eurodance influence. Since her return to a major company, "Delightful" was the only single to get into the Top 3 of the Oricon charts, and it has become Ami Suzuki's signature song of her new era in the Avex company. Since its release the song has became her strong points along with "Be Together" when performing live in music festivals and public events, one of the most remarkably being the yearly Japan nationwide tour organized by Avex, A-Nation.

Chart performance[edit]

The single debuted at number two in the Oricon daily charts. At the end of its first week it managed to get at the third spot, selling 41,936. After twelve weeks in the charts, "Delightful" ended up selling 97,218 copies.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Ami Suzuki. 

CD (CD+DVD)
No. Title Music Arrangement Length
1. "Delightful"   Tohru Watanabe Axel Konrad 4:19
2. "About You..."   Tomoya Kinoshita Reo Nishikawa 4:20
3. "Hopeful (Overhead Champion Remix)"       4:53
4. "Delightful (Dub's Re-Start Mix)"       4:41
5. "Delightful (Instrumental)"       4:19
6. "About You... (Instrumental)"       4:18
DVD
No. Title Length
1. "Delightful (Music Clip)"    
2. "Special Interview"    
3. "Off Shot"    
CD
No. Title Length
1. "Delightful"   4:19
2. "About You..."   4:20
3. "Hopeful (Overhead Champion Remix)"   4:53
4. "Delightful (Remo-con Mix)"   6:51
5. "Delightful (Instrumental)"   4:19
6. "About You... (Instrumental)"   4:18
CD+Photobook/CD+Illustration Essay
No. Title Length
1. "Delightful"   4:19
2. "About You..."   4:20
3. "Hopeful (Overhead Champion Remix)"   4:53
4. "Delightful (G.C.D. Mix)"   4:54
5. "Delightful (Instrumental)"   4:19
6. "About You... (Instrumental)"   4:18

Live performances[edit]

  • 11 March 2005 — Music Station
  • 17 March 2005 — Utaban
  • 19 March 2005 — Music Fair 21 - "Delightful" and "Love the Island"
  • 25 March 2005 — Music Fighter
  • 26 March 2005 — CDTV
  • 1 April 2005 — PopJam
  • 31 December 2005 - CDTV 2005-2006 Special
  • 31 December 2005 — 56th Kouhaku Uta Gassen

Charts[edit]

Oricon Sales Chart (Japan)

Release Chart Peak Position Sales Total Chart Run
23 March 2005 Oricon Daily Singles Chart 2
Oricon Weekly Singles Chart 3 41,936 copies sold 12 weeks
Oricon Monthly Singles Chart
Oricon Yearly Singles Chart 106 97,218 copies sold