I Have Never Seen

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"I Have Never Seen"
Single by Namie Amuro
from the album Genius 2000
Released December 23, 1998
Format CD Single
Recorded TRUE Kiss Disc
The Hit Factory
Audio Resource
Genre J-Pop
Length 15:03
Label Avex Trax
Writer(s) Tetsuya Komuro
Producer(s) Tetsuya Komuro
Namie Amuro singles chronology
"Can You Celebrate? (Maxi Single)"
(1997)
"I Have Never Seen"
(1998)
"Respect the Power of Love"
(1999)

"I Have Never Seen" is Namie Amuro's 11th single on the Avex Trax label. Released after a year hiatus, it debuted at #1 on January 11, 1999. It is her ninth number one single, and was her last until 2008's 60s 70s 80s. The single was certified double platinum by the RIAJ for 800,000 copies shipped to stores.[1]

Commercial endorsements[edit]

"I Have Never Seen" was used as the ending theme to Nihon TV drama, "Yonige-ya Honpo" (KIKU translation given as "Flight By Night" when it aired in Hawaii.)[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I Have Never Seen (Single Mix)" (Tetsuya Komuro) – 4:46
  2. "I Have Never Seen (With Her Soul Mix)" (Remixed by Urban Soul) – 5:34
  3. "I Have Never Seen (Instrumental)" (Tetsuya Komuro) – 4:43

Personnel[edit]

  • Namie Amuro – vocals
  • Kazuhiro Matsuo – guitar
  • Yuko Kawai – background vocals
  • David Lawson – background vocals
  • Minako Obata – background vocals
  • Kenji Sano – background vocals

Production[edit]

  • Producer – Tetsuya Komuro
  • Arrangement – Tetsuya Komuro
  • Mixing – Ken Kessie
  • Remixing – Urban Soul

Charts[edit]

Oricon Sales Chart (Japan)

Release Chart Peak Position First Week Sales Sales Total Chart Run
December 23, 1998 Oricon Weekly Singles Chart 1 333,210 657,250 13 weeks

Oricon Sales Chart (Japan)

Release Chart Position Sales Total
December 23, 1998 Oricon 1999 Year-End Chart 29 657,250

References[edit]

Goto Maki sang this song for an audition before becoming a part of Morning Musume.

  1. ^ "GOLD ALBUM 他認定作品 1999年1月度" [Gold Albums, and other certified works. January 1999 Edition] (PDF). The Record (Bulletin) (in Japanese) (Chūō, Tokyo: Recording Industry Association of Japan) 472: 9. March 10, 1999. Archived from the original on September 28, 2013. Retrieved January 23, 2014. 
  2. ^ Flight by Night program page at the Wayback Machine (archived October 24, 2007). KIKU-TV. Retrieved March 27, 2009