Wait & See (Risk)

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"Wait & See ~Risk~"
"Wait & See ~リスク~"
Single by Hikaru Utada
from the album Distance
Released 19 April 2000
Format CD, DVD, Maxi Single
Recorded January 2000 at Flyte Tyme Studios, Minneapolis, Minnesota and mixed at Flyte Tyme, Edina, Minnesota
Genre J-Pop, R&B, pop rock
Length 4:49
Label EMI Music Japan
Writer(s) Hikaru Utada (all except Track 3)
Bart Howard (Track 3)
Producer(s) Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis (1)
Sking U & Akira Miyake (2, 3)
Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, and Alex Richbourg (4)
Hikaru Utada singles chronology
"Addicted to You"
"Wait & See (Risk)"
"For You"
"Time Limit"

"Wait & See ~Risk~" (Wait & See ~リスク~ Wait & See ~Risuku~?) is a song by Hikaru Utada, released as her fifth Japanese language single (her sixth overall) on April 19, 2000. "Wait & See: Risk" sold 1,662,000 copies and debuted at #1 on the Oricon charts with 804,570 in its first week. Utada had two versions released: CD and DVD. The CD version included 5 tracks (the most original tracks for a Utada single yet, excluding karaoke tracks) and the DVD version included 2 tracks. In the DVD version of the single, a version of the music video with 5.1 channel audio was available.

This single, like "Addicted to You", was produced and arranged by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis for Flyte Tyme Records. This single reached #1 on Oricon charts and charted for 21 weeks. This single became the #3 single of 2000 in Japan. This single reached #29 on World Charts for single airplay, and reached #18 for sales. The most recent figures (May 26, 2006) show that the singe sold 1,662,060 units in total.

The song's music video was directed by Wataru Takeishi. It features Utada flying around Shibuya on a futuristic speeder bike, while in another location she performs the song with two clones of herself.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Hikaru Utada, except track 3 (Bart Howard). 

CD Version
No. Title Arranger Length
1. "Wait & See: Risk (Wait & See ~リスク~)"   Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Hikaru Utada 4:49
2. "Hayatochiri (はやとちり)"   Kei Kawano 4:15
3. "Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words)"   Kei Kawano (arrangement and strings arrangement) 3:23
4. "Wait & See: Risk (Baton Girl Mix)"     4:50
5. "Wait & See: Risk (Original Karaoke)"     4:48
DVD Version
No. Title Length
1. "Wait & See: Risk"   -:--
2. "Making of Wait & See: Risk"   -:--


"Wait & See: Risk" - Oricon Sales Chart (Japan)

Release Chart Peak Position Debut Sales Sales Total Chart Run
April 19, 2000 Oricon Daily Singles Chart 1
Oricon Weekly Singles Chart 1 804,570 1,662,060 21
Oricon Yearly Singles Chart 3


Preceded by
"Thank You 4 Every Day Every Body" by Ami Suzuki
Oricon Weekly number one single
May 1, 2000
Succeeded by
"Sakura Zaka" by Masaharu Fukuyama