Carols (Ayumi Hamasaki song)
|Single by Ayumi Hamasaki|
|from the album My Story|
|Released||September 29, 2004|
|Format||JPNCD Single, DVD-Audio, SACD
United States Digital Single 
|Writer(s)||Ayumi Hamasaki (lyrics)
Tomoya Kinoshita (music)
|Ayumi Hamasaki singles chronology|
"Carols" is the thirty-fourth single released by Ayumi Hamasaki. It was released on September 29, 2004. It became her 21st single to claim the No. 1 spot on the Oricon charts and has sold over 340,000 copies to date. Carols is to date Hamasaki's only single to be released on the DVD-Audio and SACD formats. It was the last single to be released from the album My Story.
The music video premiered a few days before the release and was directed by Masashi Muto. The video, filmed in black and white, features Hamasaki singing in an empty theatre.
- Carols – 5:30
- Carols "Criminal Tribal Mix" – 6:45
- Carols "Hammond B-3 Whisper" – 5:47
- Carols "Original Mix ~instrumental~" – 5:30
- Carols (PV)
- September 24, 2004 – PopJam
- September 24, 2004 – Music Station
- September 26, 2004 – CDTV
- September 30, 2004 – AX Music
- October 8, 2004 – Music Station
- October 18, 2004 – Hey! Hey! Hey!
- December 15, 2004 – Best Artist
- December 24, 2004 – Music Station
- Oricon Sales Chart (Japan)
|Release||Chart||Peak position||First Week Sales||Sales total||Chart run|
|29 September 2004||Oricon Daily Singles Chart||1|
|Oricon Weekly Singles Chart||1||177,778||309,128||14 weeks|
|Oricon Yearly Singles Chart||20|
- Total Sales : 309,128 (Japan)
- Total Sales : 340,000 (Avex)
- RIAJ certification: Platinum
- "Carols" information at Avex Network.
- "Carols" CD+DVD information at Avex Network.
- "Carols" information at Oricon.
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