Talkin' 2 Myself

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"talkin' 2 myself"
Single by Ayumi Hamasaki
from the album Guilty
B-side decision
Released September 19, 2007 (2007-09-19)
(see Release history)
Format CD Single
CD+DVD Single
Digital Download
Genre Pop rock, symphonic rock
Label Avex Trax
Writer(s) Ayumi Hamasaki (lyrics)
Yuta Nakano (music)
Producer(s) Max Matsuura
Ayumi Hamasaki singles chronology
"Glitter / Fated"
(2007)
"Talkin' 2 Myself"
(2007)
"Together When..."
(2007)
Alternative cover
CD + DVD

"Talkin' 2 Myself" is J-Pop singer-songwriter Ayumi Hamasaki's 42nd single, which was released on September 19, 2007.[1] The single contains two rock tracks, one acoustic orchestra remix of her previously released "Fated," and the instrumentals of the main tracks. It is her 29th #1 single, breaking her own record for the most #1 singles by a solo female artist. The drums in both Talkin' 2 Myself and Decision are played by Andy Selway from the band KMFDM.[2]

Overview[edit]

"Talkin' 2 Myself" is Hamasaki's second single of 2007. It debuted at #1 on the daily charts with 26,267 copies sold in its first day. A week later it also debuted at #1 on the weekly charts with over 70,325 copies sold. This is Hamasaki's 17th consecutive #1 single and 29th #1 single. "Talkin' 2 Myself" sold 39,840 fewer copies than "Glitter / Fated" during its first week of sales, although Oricon stated that more people actually considered buying this single. This is Hamasaki's lowest first week sales for an original single since the release of "Love (Destiny)" in 1999, which sold 70,540 copies during its first week. However, "talkin' 2 myself" still managed to outsell the #2 single ("Shine / Ride On" by TVXQ) by 36,634 copies. "talkin' 2 myself" stayed on the top 30 Oricon chart for four weeks.[3]

Music videos[edit]

In the PV for Talkin 2 Myself, Ayumi takes on an edgy, punk rock persona. The music video is set in a desolate urban area where it features Ayumi and her crew dancing.

The PV for Decision features Ayumi and her band dressed in black and performing onstage for a blank audience.

Track listings[edit]

CD Single[4]

  1. "Talkin' 2 Myself" "Original mix"
  2. "Decision" "Original mix"
  3. "Fated" "Orchestra version"
  4. "Talkin' 2 Myself" "Original mix -Instrumental-"
  5. "Decision" "Original mix -Instrumental-"

DVD[4]

  1. "Talkin' 2 Myself" (PV)
  2. "Decision" (PV)

Release history[edit]

Region Date
Japan September 9, 2007 (2007-09-09)
Hong Kong October 2, 2007 (2007-10-02)
Taiwan
China October 10, 2007 (2007-10-10)
Singapore
South Korea October 17, 2007 (2007-10-17)

Live performances[edit]

  • September 14, 2007 - Music Station
  • September 22, 2007 - Music Fighter
  • September 22, 2007 - Music Japan
  • September 30, 2007 - CDTV
  • October 5, 2007 - Music Station

Charts[edit]

Oricon Sales Chart (Japan)[edit]

Release Chart Peak Position First Week Sales Sales Total Chart Run
September 19, 2007 Oricon Daily Charts 1
Oricon Weekly Charts 1 70,325 108,347 9
Oricon Monthly Charts 6
Oricon Yearly Charts 79

Total Sales : 108,347 (Japan) Total Sales : 160,630 (Avex)

  • RIAJ certification: Gold

Digital sales charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
iTunes Japan Top Songs: 2
Recochoku Chaku-Uta[5] 1
Recochoku Chaku-Uta Melody[6] 1
Recochoku Chaku-Uta All[7] 1
Mu-mo Song Download Chart[8] 1
Dwango Truetone Ringtones (Chaku Uta)[9] 1
Dwango Polyphonic Ringtones (Chaku Mero)[9] 1