Chase the Chance

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"Chase the Chance"
Namie Amuro - Chase the Change single cover.png
Single by Namie Amuro
from the album Sweet 19 Blues
Released December 4, 1995
Format CD Single
Length 21:02
Label Avex Trax
Producer(s) Tetsuya Komuro
Namie Amuro singles chronology
"Body Feels Exit"
"Chase the Chance"
"Don't Wanna Cry"
"Body Feels Exit"
"Chase the Chance"
"Don't Wanna Cry"

"Chase the Chance" is Namie Amuro's second solo single on the Avex Trax label. Released in December 1995, it debuted at number one on the Oricon charts becoming her first of five million selling singles. As of August 2012, the single has sold 1.3 million copies in Japan.[1] At the end of the month, she would make her first appearance as a solo artist on Kōhaku Uta Gassen performing the single. It is the last single before she and MAX permanently split ways.

Commercial tie-in[edit]

"Chase the Chance" was used as the theme song to the Nihon TV drama, "The Chef."

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Tetsuya Komuro and Takahiro Maeda; all music composed by Tetsuya Komuro, arranged by Tetsuya Komuro.

No. Title Length
1. "Chase the Chance" (Original Mix) 4:25
2. "Chase the Chance" (Trip Club Mix) 5:30
3. "Chase the Chance" (G.Wright Jungle Mix) 6:43
4. "Chase the Chance" (Original Karaoke) 4:22
Total length: 21:02


  • Namie Amuro – vocals, background vocals


  • Producer – Tetsuya Komuro
  • Arranger – Tetsuya Komuro
  • Mixing – Gary Thomas Wright

TV performances[edit]

  • December 31, 1995 – Kōhaku Uta Gassen


Oricon Sales Chart (Japan)

Release Chart Peak Position First Week Sales Sales Total Chart Run
December 4, 1995 Oricon Weekly Singles Chart 1 225,090 1,361,710 20 weeks

Oricon Sales Chart (Japan)

Release Chart Position Sales Total
December 4, 1995 Oricon 1996 Year-End Chart 10 1,361,710
Preceded by
"To Love You More" by Céline Dion
Oricon Weekly Singles Chart number-one single
December 18, 1995
Succeeded by
"To Love You More" by Céline Dion


  1. ^ 安室奈美恵がツイッターやらない宣言 交流の場はライブのみ. NEWSポストセブン (in Japanese). Shogakukan, Inc. 2012-08-02. Retrieved 2012-11-28. 

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