Something 'Bout the Kiss

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"Something 'bout the Kiss"
Single by Namie Amuro
from the album Genius 2000
Released September 1, 1999
Format CD Single
Genre J-Pop/R&B
Label Avex Trax
Writer(s) Dallas Austin
Lysette Titi
Chan Hai
Producer(s) Dallas Austin
Namie Amuro singles chronology
"Toi et Moi"
"Something 'bout the Kiss"
"Love 2000"
Alternative cover
8cm Single

"Something 'bout the Kiss" is Namie Amuro's 14th single under the Avex Trax label, released on September 1, 1999.


"Something 'bout the Kiss" is Amuro's first song to be produced by American producer Dallas Austin and show a more American influence in her music. The second track, "You are the One", is duet featuring Imajin, an American R&B group. Two months later, the single was released as a limited vinyl.

Track listing[edit]

12 cm Single

  1. Something 'bout the Kiss – 4:27
  2. You Are the One featuring Imajin – 5:33
  3. Something 'bout the Kiss (The All Out Mix) – 5:54
  4. Something 'bout the Kiss (Instrumental) – 4:25

8 cm Single

  1. Something 'bout the Kiss – 4:27
  2. You Are the One featuring Imajin – 5:33
  3. Something 'bout the Kiss (Instrumental) – 4:25

Commercial tie-in[edit]

Something 'bout the Kiss was the theme song of a commercial for Kose featuring Namie herself.


The 12 cm version debut at #3 with 130,510 copies sold in its first week and it sold 253,500 copies. The 8 cm version opened at #7 with 49,160 units sold it sold 115,880 copies. Both versions charted for 8 weeks.[1] If both versions's sales are combined, Something 'bout the Kiss sold a total of 369,380 units. Both editions were certified gold by the RIAJ.(physical, 8cm): Gold[2]

The 12 cm version of the single was the 87th best-selling single of 1999. The 8 cm version did not appear on the yearly chart.[3]


Something 'bout the Kiss[edit]

  • Production – Dallas Austin
  • Arrangement – Dallas Austin
  • Writers – Dallas Austin, Lysette Titi, Chan Hai
  • Mixing – Alvin Speights
  • Remixing – Dallas Austin

You are the One[edit]

  • Production – Tetsuya Komoro
  • Arrangement – Tetsuya Komoro
  • Writers – Tetsuya Komoro
  • Chorus – imajin