Standing Sex

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"Standing Sex"
Standing Sex.jpg
Single by X
Released October 25, 1991
Format 8cm CD
Genre Power metal, speed metal, heavy metal
Length 9:21
Label Sony
Songwriter(s) Yoshiki
Producer(s) X
X singles chronology
"Silent Jealousy"
"Standing Sex"
"Say Anything"
"Silent Jealousy"
"Standing Sex"
"Say Anything"

"Standing Sex" is a single released by X Japan (then named X) on October 25, 1991.[1]


It and "The Last Song" are the only X Japan singles to not appear on one of the band's studio albums. The b-side is an edited version of "Joker", originally on their album Jealousy.

Commercial performance[edit]

The song reached number 4 on the Oricon charts, and charted for 16 weeks.[2] In 1991, with 187,160 copies sold was the 87th best-selling single of the year, being certified Gold by RIAJ.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Standing Sex" Miyuki Igarashi[4] Yoshiki 4:23
2. "Joker (Edited Version)" hide hide 4:58


  • Co-Producer – Naoshi Tsuda
  • Mixed by – Rich Breen
  • Art Direction and Design – Mitsuo Izumisawa
  • Photography – Masanori Kato, Michihiro Ikeda, Hideo Canno[5]


  1. ^ "X - Standing Sex". Retrieved 2011-11-13. 
  2. ^ X JAPANのシングル売り上げランキング. (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved December 10, 2011. 
  3. ^ "月次認定作品 認定年月:1991年 11月" (in Japanese). RIAJ. Retrieved 2017-05-11. 
  4. ^ Art of Life - Yoshiki + Tetsushi Ichikawa (in Japanese). Rockin' On. 1992. 
  5. ^ "Standing Sex" liner notes, 1991.