Please Smile Again

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"Please Smile Again"
Single by Namie Amuro
from the album Break the Rules
B-side Cross Over
(TK original mix)
Released October 4, 2000
Format CD Single
Recorded Larrabee Sound Studios
TK Disc
Genre J-Pop
Length 25:26
Label Avex Trax
Writer(s) Tetsuya Komuro
Producer(s) Tetsuya Komuro
Namie Amuro singles chronology
"Never End"
(2000)
"Please Smile Again"
(2000)
"Think of Me / No More Tears"
(2001)

"Please Smile Again" is Namie Amuro's 17th solo single on the Avex Trax label. Although the single "Think of Me / No More Tears" (2001) was slated to be released in December, it was pushed back until the next year making "Please Smile Again" the last single to precede her 4th studio album, Break the Rules (2000). It was certified gold for 200,000 copies shipped to stores.[1]

Commercial tie-in[edit]

"Please Smile Again" was used in commercials for Meiji Fran products. "Cross Over" was used in cell phone MM TU-KA commercials. Amuro appeared in both ad campaigns.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Please Smile Again (TK original mix)" (Tetsuya Komuro) – 4:46
  2. "Cross Over (TK original mix)" (Tetsuya Komuro) – 4:43
  3. "Please Smile Again (Jamaster A Mix)" (Remixed by Alex Baboo & Groovy Cat) – 6:37
  4. "Please Smile Again (TV mix)" (Tetsuya Komuro) – 4:45
  5. "Please Smile Again (a cappella)" (Tetsuya Komuro) – 4:35

Personnel[edit]

  • Namie Amuro – vocals, background vocals
  • Tetsuya Komuro – synthesizer, keyboard
  • Ken Kimura – guitar

Production[edit]

  • Producer – Tetsuya Komuro
  • Arranger – Tetsuya Komuro
  • Mixing – Tetsuya Komuro
  • Remixing & additional production – Alex Baboo & Groovy Cat
  • Synthesizer programming – Akihisa Murakami, Toshihide Iwasa

Charts[edit]

Oricon Sales Chart (Japan)

Release Chart Peak Position First Week Sales Sales Total Chart Run
October 4, 2000 Oricon Weekly Singles Chart 2 94,520 216,960 20 weeks

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GOLD ALBUM 他認定作品 2000年10月度" [Gold Albums, and other certified works. October 2000 Edition] (PDF). The Record (Bulletin) (in Japanese) (Chūō, Tokyo: Recording Industry Association of Japan) 493: 8. December 10, 2000. Archived from the original on January 22, 2014. Retrieved January 22, 2014.