Crucify My Love

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"Crucify My Love"
XJ CrucifyMyLove.jpg
Single by X Japan
Released August 26, 1996 (1996-08-26)
Format 8cm CD
Recorded One on One Recording, Hit Factory, December 31, 1995 at Tokyo Dome (track 2)
Genre Heavy metal
Length 10:53
Label Atlantic
Songwriter(s) Yoshiki
Producer(s) Yoshiki
X Japan singles chronology
"Forever Love"
(1996)
"Crucify My Love"
(1996)
"Scars"
(1996)
"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. Title Length
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.