Depend on You

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"Depend on You"
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Single by Ayumi Hamasaki
from the album A Song for ××
B-side"Two of Us"
ReleasedDecember 9, 1998
FormatJPN CD Single
USA Digital Single[1]
Recorded1998
GenreJ-pop
Length4:20
LabelAvex Trax
Songwriter(s)Ayumi Hamasaki (lyrics)
Kazuhito Kikuchi, Daisuke Miyaji & Ryosuke Imai (music)
Producer(s)Max Matsuura
Ayumi Hamasaki singles chronology
"For My Dear..."
(1998)
"Depend on You"
(1998)
"Whatever"
(1999)

"Depend on You" is the fifth single released by Ayumi Hamasaki on December 9, 1998. The single reached number nine on the weekly Oricon chart, becoming her third consecutive top-ten single in Japan. The single contains a b-side, "Two of Us," which was never released on an album. Both songs were featured in the PlayStation RPG "Thousand Arms."

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Depend on You"
  2. "Two of Us"
  3. "Depend on You" (instrumental)
"Depend on You"
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Single by Ayumi Hamasaki
ReleasedFebruary 28, 2001
February 28, 2016
FormatCD single
Recorded1998
GenreJ-pop
LabelAvex Trax
Songwriter(s)Ayumi Hamasaki
Producer(s)Max Matsuura
Ayumi Hamasaki singles chronology
"Whatever"
(2001)
"Depend on You"
(2001)
"For My Dear..."
(2001)

Re-release[edit]

This single was re-released on February 28, 2001, featuring five new tracks. The single was re-released for the fact that it was initially released in 1998 only in the 3" CD format, which by this time had been replaced by the new standard "maxi" CD format. In this case, the single was re-released in 2001 for a wider compatibility.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Depend on You"
  2. "Two of Us
  3. "Depend on You" (Dub's Electro Remix)
  4. "Depend on You" (44XL dub)
  5. "Depend on You" (Bodyguard mix)
  6. "Two of Us" (PPS Connection mix)
  7. "Two of Us" (Touch of Mohagany mix)
  8. "Depend on You" (Instrumental)

Depend on You was also remixed and released in Mirrorcle World for her 10th anniversary of chart-topping singles.

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Depend on you" was directed by Muto Masashi. It depicts Hamasaki singing while on a "journey" of sorts – a road is shown, and she sings at various natural locales, including a mountain and a pond.

  • Assistant Producer: Naohito Watanabe (prime direction)
  • Director: Masashi Muto (prime direction)
  • Assistant Director: Takahide Ishii (prime direction)
  • Production Manager: Asako Tsutsumi (prime direction), Hiroyuki Sawada
  • Production Assistant: Shinobu Fukuda, Akiko Nishimura (prime direction)
  • Director of Photography: Kenichi Kawabata (La CERISE)
  • Light: Takahiro Tatara (IMAGE STUDIO 109)
  • Stylist: Koji Matsumoto
  • Hair: Tamotsu (Too RUSTIC)
  • Make Up: Chu (Too RUSTIC)

Disambiguation

Live performances[edit]

  • December 8, 1998 – Utaban – Depend on You
  • December 10, 1998 – Hit MMM – Depend on You
  • December 11, 1998 – Music Station – Depend on You
  • December 16, 1998 – Pocket Music – Depend on You
  • December 19, 1998 – Countdown TV – Depend on You
  • December 21, 1998 – Hey! Hey! Hey! – Depend on You
  • December 24, 1998 – Happy Christmas Special – Depend on You
  • December 25, 1998 – Music Station – Depend on You
  • December 30, 1998 – Super Live – Depend on You
  • December 31, 1998 – Countdown TV – Depend on You
  • January 23, 1999 – Pop Jam – Depend on You
  • March 3, 1999 – Japan Gold Disc Awards – Depend on You
  • December 22, 1999 – Fresh Live – Depend on You

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
position
Time in
chart
Japan Oricon1 9 8 weeks
Chart (2001) Peak
position
Time in
chart
Japan Oricon² 27 3 weeks

1Original version

²Re-release version

Oricon sales: 131,460 (Original version)

"Depend on You"
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Single by Ayumi Hamasaki
ReleasedMarch 8, 2004 (Europe)
FormatCD single
GenreTrance, Ambient
LabelDrizzly Records
Songwriter(s)Ayumi Hamasaki
Ayumi Hamasaki singles chronology
"M"
(2003)
"Depend on You"
(2004)
"Naturally"
(2004)

Success in the UK[edit]

Ayumi Hamasaki's Depend On You was played on BBC Radio 1.,[2] the first Japanese song to do so.[citation needed]

European version[edit]

In 2004, "Depend on You" was also released in Europe as a trance single. The CD single was only released in Germany but the digital single was released worldwide.

  1. "Depend on You" (Svenson & Gielen radio edit)
  2. "Depend on You" (DJ Shog radio edit)
  3. "Depend on You" (DJ Shog dub mix)
  4. "Depend on You" (Svenson & Gielen club mix)
  5. "Depend on You" (Svenson & Gielen instrumental mix)

References[edit]

External links[edit]