Poker Face (Ayumi Hamasaki song)

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"Poker Face"
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Single by Ayumi Hamasaki
from the album A Song for ××
B-side Friend
Released April 8, 1998
Format CD Single (Japan)
Digital single (United States)[1]
Genre Pop
Length 4:41
Label Avex Trax
Writer(s) Yasuhiko Hoshino (music)
Ayumi Hamasaki (lyrics)
Producer(s) Max Matsuura
Ayumi Hamasaki singles chronology
"Nothing from Nothing"
(1995)
"Poker Face"
(1998)
"You"
(1998)

"Poker Face" is Ayumi Hamasaki's debut single under Avex Trax. It was released on 8 April 1998.

Chart performance[edit]

Poker Face entered at #20 on the charts with 11,520 units sold in its opening week and charted for six weeks. The single sold a total of 43,140 copies. The single is currently certified Gold by the RIAJ.[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "poker face" was directed by Takeishi Wataru. The video focuses around Hamasaki standing in front for a large tree filled with television monitors that show her in various locations. It also shows her playing with animals.

Commercial tie-up[edit]

The song was used as the opening theme of a Japanese TV show called "Count Down TV".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Poker Face"
  2. "Friend"
  3. "Poker Face" (Instrumental)
  4. "Friend" (Instrumental)

Re-release[edit]

"Poker Face"
Single by Ayumi Hamasaki
Released February 28, 2001
February 28, 2016
Format CD single
Length 42:41
Label Avex Trax
Ayumi Hamasaki singles chronology
"You"
(2001)
"Poker Face"
(2001)
"Never Ever"
(2001)

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

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Poker Face"
  2. "Friend"
  3. "Poker Face" (KM Marble Life Remix)
  4. "Poker Face" (Nao'S Attitude Mix)
  5. "Poker Face" (D-Z Spiritual Delusion Mix)
  6. "Poker Face" (Orienta-Rhythm Club Mix)
  7. "Poker Face" (Instrumental)
  8. "Friend" (Instrumental)

Live performances[edit]

  • April 14, 1998 - Nikkan Hitto - Poker Face
  • April 20, 1998 - Hey! Hey! Hey! - Poker Face
  • April 21, 1998 - Utaban - Poker Face
  • April 24, 1998 - Rave - Poker Face
  • April 28, 1998 - Music Station - Poker Face

References[edit]

  1. ^ "iTunes - Music - Ayumi Hamasaki". apple.com. 
  2. ^ "Jpopmusic.com". jpopmusic.com. 

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