Dreaming I Was Dreaming

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"Dreaming I was Dreaming"
Single by Namie Amuro
from the album 181920
Released November 27, 1997
Format CD Single
Genre J-Pop
Length 16:55
Label Avex Trax
Songwriter(s) MARC
Tetsuya Komuro
Cozy Kubo
Producer(s) Tetsuya Komuro
Namie Amuro singles chronology
"How to Be a Girl"
"Dreaming I was Dreaming"
"I Have Never Seen"
"How to Be a Girl"
"Dreaming I was Dreaming"
"I Have Never Seen"

"Dreaming I was Dreaming" is Namie Amuro's ninth single on the Avex Trax label. Released after the announcement of her pregnancy and marriage to SAM of the group, TRF, it debuted at #1 on December 8, 1997. The single does not appear on any of Amuro's original albums but does appear on her first compilation album, 181920 (1998). The song samples the T. Rex song "Liquid Generation". It was her last original single before taking a year leave in 1998. The single was certified double platinum by the RIAJ for 800,000 copies shipped to stores.[1]

Commercial endorsements[edit]

"Dreaming I was Dreaming" was used in a television campaign commercial for Ginza Jewelry Maker Estate Twin Jewelry.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Dreaming I was Dreaming (Straight Run)" (Marc, Tetsuya Komuro, Cozy Kubo) – 5:11
  2. "Dreaming I was Dreaming (congratulations)" (Remixed by Joe Chiccarelli) – 6:35
  3. "Dreaming I was Dreaming (Instrumental)" (Cozy Kubo) – 5:09


  • Namie Amuro – vocals, background vocals
  • Tetsuya Komuro – piano


  • Producer – Tetsuya Komuro
  • Arrangement – Cozy Kubo
  • Mixing – Dave Way
  • Remixing – Joe Chiccarelli


Oricon Sales Chart (Japan)

Release Chart Peak Position First Week Sales Sales Total Chart Run
November 27, 1997 Oricon Weekly Singles Chart 1 204,530 558,830 11 weeks

Oricon Sales Chart (Japan)

Release Chart Position Sales Total
November 27, 1997 Oricon 1998 Year-End Chart 42 558,830


  1. ^ "GOLD ALBUM 他認定作品 1997年12月度" [Gold Albums, and other certified works. December 1997 Edition] (PDF). The Record (Bulletin) (in Japanese). Chūō, Tokyo: Recording Industry Association of Japan. 459: 9. February 10, 1998. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 3, 2013. Retrieved January 29, 2014.