Crucify My Love

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"Crucify My Love"
XJ CrucifyMyLove.jpg
Single by X Japan
ReleasedAugust 26, 1996 (1996-08-26)
Format8cm CD
RecordedOne on One Recording, Hit Factory, December 31, 1995 at Tokyo Dome (track 2)
GenreHeavy metal
Length10:53
LabelAtlantic
Songwriter(s)Yoshiki
Producer(s)Yoshiki
X Japan singles chronology
"Forever Love"
(1996)
"Crucify My Love"
(1996)
"Scars"
(1996)

"Crucify My Love" is the fifteenth single by Japanese heavy metal band X Japan, released on August 26, 1996.

Summary[edit]

Its B-side is a live version of one of the band's earlier singles, "Week End", recorded on December 31, 1995 at the Tokyo Dome.[1]

"Crucify My Love" was covered by Spanish gothic metal band Gothic Dolls on their 2008 album The Last Breath.[2] It was the ending theme of the TV programme Tonight 2 (トゥナイト2) on Asahi TV,[3] and used in Nippon Oil's ZOA television advertisement.[1][4]

Commercial performance[edit]

The single reached number 2 on the Oricon charts, and charted for 9 weeks.[5] It is certified Gold by RIAJ.[6]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Yoshiki.

No.TitleLength
1."Crucify My Love"4:38
2."Week End ('95 Tokyo Dome Live Version)"6:15

Personnel[edit]

  • Co-Producer – X Japan
  • Orchestra arranged by – Yoshiki, Dick Marx, Shelly Berg
  • Scored by – Tom Halm
  • Orchestra – American Symphony Orchestra
  • Mixed by – Mike Ging
  • Recorded by – Mike Ging, Rich Breen
  • Assistant engineers – Tal Miller, Carl Nappa, Paul Falcone
  • Mastered by – Stephen Marcussen
  • A&R directed by – Osamu Nagashima
  • Art directed by – Shige "#11" Komai
  • Executive producers – Ryuzo "Jr." Kosugi, Yukitaka Mashimo[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Crucify My Love". Encyclopaedia Metallum. Retrieved 2017-05-18.
  2. ^ "Gothic Dolls - Rotten Cuteness" (in Spanish). Rtve.es. 2008-12-29. Retrieved 2017-05-05.
  3. ^ "Crucify My Love" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2017-05-18.
  4. ^ 日石cm XJAPAN Crucify My Love. Youtube. Retrieved 2017-05-18.
  5. ^ X JAPANのシングル売り上げランキング. oricon.co.jp (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved December 10, 2011.
  6. ^ "月次認定作品 認定年月:1996年 9月" (in Japanese). RIAJ. Retrieved 2017-05-11.
  7. ^ Crucify My Love (CD liner). X Japan. Japan: Atlantic. 1996. AMDM-6171.