Talk:Boys & Girls (Ayumi Hamasaki song)

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this line: December 31, 1999 – CDTV Special Live 1999-2000 – "Boys & Girls" and "Immature" and "appears", links immature to the American hip-hop and R&B boy band. Needs to be corrected. Adreamtonight 10:37, 13 January 2007 (UTC)

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GA Review[edit]

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

This review is transcluded from Talk:Boys & Girls (Ayumi Hamasaki song)/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: Cartoon network freak (talk · contribs) 20:09, 27 September 2016 (UTC)

Soon... Best, Cartoon network freak (talk) 20:09, 27 September 2016 (UTC)

Lead[edit]

  • Ayumi Hamasaki. It served as the fourth single from Hamasaki's second studio album Loveppears (1999). → Ayumi Hamasaki, serving as the fourth single for her second studio album, Loveppears (1999).
  • 2001 and re-released → 2001, while being re-distributed
  • It was Hamasaki's first → "Boys & Girls" marks Hamasaki's
  • served with a maxi single with additional remix tracks → made available for purchase as a maxi single with additional remixes.
  • song is a dance song → song is a dance recording
  • that is heavily influenced throughout the parent album, and is written in third-person perspective. → that heavily influences Loveppears. The single's lyrical content is written in third-person perspective.
  • max release → its physical release
  • was a success in Japan → experienced success in Japan
  • Japan. It was → Japan, being
  • who eventually won first place during the first week of charting. → who eventually outperformed "Boys & Girls" during its first charting week on the Oricon Singles Chart.
  • "Boys & Girls" managed to replace the former track at number one on the Oricon Singles Chart and TBS' Count Down TV chart. → can be removed from lead
  • first ever single → first single ever
  • Double Platinum → double Platinum
  • which featured → and featured
  • To promote the single → In order to promote the single
  • link "remix and greatest hits compilations" to their respective articles on Wikipedia
  • It appeared as the theme song for the cosmetics company Aube, whom Hamasaki became the spokeswoman. → "Boys & Girls" was additionally used as the theme song for cosmetics company Aube, which led to Hamasaki becoming their spokeswoman.
  • best selling → best-selling
  • history, and is one of her highest selling singles → history and remains one of her highest-selling tracks

Infobox[edit]

  • Digital download → digital download
  • Dance music → Dance

Background and release[edit]

  • is heavily influenced throughout Hamasaki's second studio album Loveppears → heavily influences Hamasaki's second studio album, Loveppears*
  • The song's instrumentation → The recording's instrumentation
  • keyboards by Suzuki and → keyboards managed by Suzuki, and
  • guitar by → guitar provided by
  • Suzuki, whilst programming → Suzuki. Programming
  • sheet music at → sheet music published at
  • During the chorus, its chord progression → Its chord progression
  • has a sequence of → develops in
  • Lyrically, "Boys & Girls" (word rep.)
  • 2001 and re-released → 2001, while being re-distributed
  • The CD format → Its CD version
  • 10 tracks → ten tracks
  • add a comma after "previous singles" and write the release year for each single in brackets "()"
  • the former was a stand-alone single, whilst the latter appeared on Loveppears. → this is overfluous and can therefor be removed.
  • Then in early 2001, Avex USA distributed → In early 2001, Avex USA subsequently distributed
  • The first two vinyls → The first two of them
  • conducted by American DJ → produced by American disc jockey
  • was remixed by → contained remixes by
  • the CD and digital format → the physical and digital formats
  • is in the center → is portrayed in the center
  • are placed around it → surround it.

Reception[edit]

  • Image > Hamasaki's single was beaten by Ami Suzuki's (pictured) track "Be Together" during its first week, but managed to replaced Suzuki's entry by the second. → "Boys & Girls" was commercially outperformed by Ami Suzki's (pictured) "Be Together" during its first charting week on the Oricon Singles Chart, but Hamasaki's single then rose to the leading position.
  • A member at → A member of
  • on the maxi single → on its maxi release
  • The review stated → The review concluded
  • moods" and labelled the release "high-tension" → moods", and labelled the release of the recording "high-tension".
  • whom contributed to → who contributed in
  • It was subjected to controversy by music publications at the time of its release, particularly due to its release date between "Boys & Girls" and "Be Together", a single released by Japanese recording artist Ami Suzuki. It was then catapulted by the press in Japan as a direct competition between Suzuki's label Sony Music and Hamasaki's label Avex Trax to see who would achieve the top position of that week. → It was subjected to controversy by Japanese media at the time of its release, mainly due to it interspersing with the premiere of Japanese recording artist Ami Suzuki's "Be Together", which was perceived as a direct competition between Suzuki's label, Sony Music, and Hamasaki's label, Avex Trax in order to achieve the highest entry on the Oricon Singles Chart.
  • Unlink "Oricon Singles Chart".
  • whilst Hamasaki's song debuted → whilst Hamasaki's recording debuted (word rep.)
  • at number two on the Oricon Singles Chart, selling 261,750 units in its first week of sales. → at number two on that chart, selling 261, 750 copies in its first week of availability.
  • selling more units and became Hamasaki's second single → becoming the singer's second single
  • It lasted for 17 weeks → The recording lasted for 17 weeks
  • one of Hamasaki's longest spanning singles in that chart. → marking one of Hamasaki's longest-spanning songs on the chart.
  • It lasted 16 weeks in the top 100 → The track lasted 16 weeks within the top 100.
  • It was ranked → It was additionally ranked
  • chart; the single was ranked behind one of Hamasaki's other releases, her extended play A, and was the fourth highest selling single by a female artist. → chart behind her extended play A (1999); info about sales on EP is off-topic.
  • Likewise, it ranked → Likewise, it charted
  • Double Platinum → double Platinum
  • It is the 225th best selling single → "Boys & Girls" remains the 225th best-selling single
  • music history and, as of July 2016, "Boys & Girls" is her fourth highest selling single based on Oricon Style's data base. ← music history, and as of July 2016 the singer's fourth highest-selling recording according to Oricon Style's database.

Music video and promotion[edit]

  • The music video opens → It opens
  • As usual, I prefer editing the synopsis by myself before passing article
  • It was used as the theme song for the Japanese cosmetic company Aube, for the launch of their lipstick range, where Hamasaki became the spokeswoman of the company; she appeared in the campaign video. → The visual was additionally used as the theme song for Japanese cosmetics company Aube's launch of their lipstick range, which led to Hamasaki becoming their spokeswoman and appearing in a campaign video.
  • that being → counting
  • and added onto → In order to be added onto

Personnel[edit]

  • Rename section into "Credits and personnel"
  • Credits adapted from the CD liner notes of "Boys & Girls"; → Credits adapted from the single's CD release.
  • Credits → Technical and songwriting credits

Release history[edit]

  • Use "scope="row" for countries
  • Unlink formats and labels as usual

Notes[edit]

  • There is currently insufficient evidence to determine what date Hamasaki's digital releases appeared on online retails. The closest source for iTunes Store evidence is at Jame World, whom confirmed Hamasaki's work was released worldwide on iTunes in September 2008 → Please do the same like in "Kanariya", your previous GA pass.

Outcome[edit]


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