Say Anything (X Japan song)

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"Say Anything"
Sayanything jpg.jpg
Single by X
from the album Jealousy
Released December 1, 1991 (1991-12-01)
Format 8cm CD
Recorded November 12, 1991 at Yokohama Arena (track 2)
Genre
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Label Sony
Songwriter(s) Yoshiki
Producer(s) X
X singles chronology
"Standing Sex"
(1991)
"Say Anything"
(1991)
"Tears"
(1993)
"Standing Sex"
(1991)
"Say Anything"
(1991)
"Tears"
(1993)

"Say Anything" is a single released by X Japan on December 1, 1991.[1]

Summary[edit]

It is the band's last single released under the name X and the last to feature Taiji on bass. The B-side is a live version of "Silent Jealousy", recorded on November 12, 1991 at Yokohama Arena. Both songs were originally featured on the album Jealousy.

A cover of the title song appears on the album Global Trance 2, by the pop band Globe,[2] of which Yoshiki was briefly a member.[3]It was also used as the theme song for the TV drama Lullaby Keiji (ララバイ刑事?).[4]

Commercial performance[edit]

The song reached number 3 on the Oricon charts, and charted for 25 weeks.[5] In 1992, with 537,790 copies sold was the 33rd best-selling single of the year, being certified Platinum by RIAJ.[6]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Yoshiki.

No. Title Length
1. "Say Anything" 8:39
2. "Silent Jealousy (Live Version)" 7:49

Personnel[edit]

X
Other
  • Co-Producer – Naoshi Tsuda
  • Mixed by – Rich Breen
  • Art Direction and Design – Mitsuo Izumisawa
  • Cover Photography – Hitoshi Iwakiri
  • Artist Photography – Hideo Canno[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "X - Say Anything". discogs.com. Retrieved 2011-11-13. 
  2. ^ "Global Trance 2". cdjapan.co.jp. Retrieved 2008-06-20. 
  3. ^ "Globe profile". avexnet.or.jp (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 2012-07-19. Retrieved 2017-04-04. 
  4. ^ Jonathan Clements, Motoko Tamamuro (2003). The Dorama Encyclopedia: A Guide to Japanese TV Drama Since 1953. Stone Bridge Press. p. 173. ISBN 9781880656815. 
  5. ^ X JAPANのシングル売り上げランキング. oricon.co.jp (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2011-12-10. 
  6. ^ "月次認定作品 認定年月:1992年 3月" (in Japanese). RIAJ. Retrieved 2017-05-10.