For My Dear...

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"For My Dear..."
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Single by Ayumi Hamasaki
from the album A Song for ××
Released October 7, 1998
Format JPN CD Single
United States Digital Single[1]
Recorded 1998
Genre J-pop
Length 4:33
Label Avex Trax
Songwriter(s) Yasuhiko Hoshino (music)
Ayumi Hamasaki (lyrics)
Producer(s) Max Matsuura
Ayumi Hamasaki singles chronology
"Trust"
(1998)
"For My Dear..."
(1998)
"Depend on You"
(1998)
"Trust"
(1998)
"For My Dear..."
(1998)
"Depend on You"
(1998)

"For My Dear..." is the fourth single released by Ayumi Hamasaki on October 7, 1998.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "For My Dear..."
  2. "For My Dear..." (Acoustic Version)
  3. "For My Dear..." (Instrumental)
"For My Dear…"
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Single by Ayumi Hamasaki
Released February 28, 2001
February 28, 2016
Format CD Single
Recorded 1998
Genre J-pop
Length 35:51
Label Avex Trax
Songwriter(s) Ayumi Hamasaki
Producer(s) Max Matsuura
Ayumi Hamasaki singles chronology
"Depend on You"
(2001)
"For My Dear…"
(2001)
"Trust"
(2001)
"Depend on You"
(2001)
"For My Dear..."
(2001)
"Trust"
(2001)

Re-release[edit]

This single was re-released on February 28, 2001, including four new songs.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "For My Dear..."
  2. "For My Dear..." (Acoustic Version)
  3. "A Song for ××" (she shell Reproduction)
  4. "Friend II" (Jazzy Jet Mix)
  5. "As if…" (dub's L.B.M remix)
  6. "For My Dear..." (Inst.)
  7. "For My Dear..." (Acoustic Version Inst.)

Live performances[edit]

  • October 9, 1998 - Super Dream Live - For My Dear...
  • October 17, 1998 - Pop Jam - For My Dear...
  • October 24, 1998 - Countdown TV - For My Dear...
  • October 30, 1998 - Music Station - For My Dear...
  • November 9, 1998 - Hey! Hey! Hey! - For My Dear...

Music video[edit]

The music video of For My Dear... was directed by Odagami Hiromitsu. The video features Hamasaki sitting in a bar watching people come and go. The video then follows a few of the visitors as they leave. The video also switches to a heavens gate scene where Hamasaki sings.

  • Producer: Hasegawa Toru (HAT)
  • Director: Odagami Yoko (HAT)
  • Production Manager: Sato Naoki (HAT)
  • Director of Photography: Sakamoto Seigo
  • Light: Nishiyama Yoshiharu
  • Stylist: Matsumoto Koji
  • Hair: Tamotsu (Too RUSTIC)
  • Make Up: Chu (Too RUSTIC)

Success in the KL[edit]

Ayumi Hamasaki's For My Dear... was played on Traxx FM.,[2] the first Japanese song to do so.[citation needed]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
position
Time in
chart
Japan Oricon1 9 7 weeks
Chart (2001) Peak
position
Time in
chart
Japan Oricon² 33 2 weeks

1Original version
²Re-release version

Oricon sales: 74,440 (Original version)

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