Don't Wanna Cry

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"Don't Wanna Cry"
Single by Namie Amuro
from the album Sweet 19 Blues
B-side "present"
Released March 13, 1996
Format CD Single
Genre J-Pop, R&B
Length 18:36
Label Avex Trax
Songwriter(s) Tetsuya Komuro
Takahiro Maeda
Cozy Kubo
Producer(s) Tetsuya Komuro
Namie Amuro singles chronology
"Chase the Chance"
"Don't Wanna Cry"
"You're My Sunshine"
"Chase the Chance"
"Don't Wanna Cry"
"You're My Sunshine"
Audio sample

"Don't Wanna Cry" is Namie Amuro's third solo single on the Avex Trax label. It is her second consecutive million selling single as well as her second consecutive number one single. In December, the single took home the "Grand Prix Award" from the 38th Annual Japan Record Awards (analogous to Record of the Year from the Grammy Awards). 19 years old at the time, she is the youngest artist to have been awarded the grand prize[1].

Commercial tie-in[edit]

"Don't wanna cry" was used in Daido Mistio commercials as its image song.


  • Grand Prix Award (38th Annual Japan Record Awards)
  • Best 5 Single Award (11th Japan Gold Disc Awards)

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Don't Wanna Cry (Radio Edit)" (Tetsuya Komuro, Takahiro Maeda) – 4:40
  2. "Present" (Takahiro Maeda) – 4:39
  3. "Don't Wanna Cry (Original Karaoke)"(Tetsuya Komuro) – 4:39
  4. "Present (Original Karaoke)" (Takahiro Maeda) – 4:38


  • Namie Amuro – vocals, background vocals


  • Producer – Tetsuya Komuro
  • Arranger – Tetsuya Komuro, Cozy Kubo
  • Mixing – Chris Lord-Alge


Oricon Sales Chart (Japan)

Release Chart Peak Position First Week Sales Sales Total Chart Run
March 13, 1996 Oricon Weekly Singles Chart 1 323,910 1,389,700 22 weeks

Oricon Sales Chart (Japan)

Release Chart Position Sales Total
March 13, 1996 Oricon 1996 Year-End Chart 9 1,371,730

TV performances[edit]

  • December 31, 1996 – 38th Japan Record Awards
  • December 31, 1996 &–; Kōhaku Uta Gassen
  • June 5, 2006 – SMAPXSMAP


  1. ^ "Singing sensation plans Hawaii concert" [2]

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