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A Song for ××
Studio album by Ayumi Hamasaki
Released January 1, 1999
Recorded 1998
Genre J-pop
Length 70:38
Label Avex Trax
Producer Max Matsuura
Professional reviews
Ayumi Hamasaki chronology
Nothing from Nothing
(1995)
A Song for XX
(1999)
Loveppears
(1999)
Singles from A Song for XX
  1. "Poker Face"
    Released: April 8, 1998
  2. "You"
    Released: June 10, 1998
  3. "Trust"
    Released: August 5, 1998
  4. "For My Dear..."
    Released: October 7, 1998
  5. "Depend on You"
    Released: December 9, 1998

A Song for XX was Ayumi Hamasaki's debut album on a major label. Though the official release date was January 1, 1999, the album was sold in the record stores since mid-December. To the surprise of many critics, the album debuted at the top position of the Oricon Charts and topped the chart for five weeks, a remarkable feat for a debut album. The album debuted at #1 with more than 548,210 copies sold. This was mainly due to the fact that A Song for XX debut sales was the first and second week sales combined (Oricon only has 51 weeks instead of 52). The album stayed on the charts for 63 weeks and eventually went on to sell more than a million copies. As of 2008, A Song for XX is the Japan's 139th best selling album of all time.[1]

The title A Song for XX refers to Hamasaki's estranged father, whom she never knew. The title track refers to Hamasaki's move from Fukuoka to Tokyo.

Contents

Track list

All lyrics written by Ayumi Hamasaki. 

CD
# Title Music Length
1. "Prologue"   Yasuhiko Hoshino 1:25
2. "A Song for XX"   Yasuhiko Hoshino 4:44
3. "Hana"   Yasuhiko Hoshino 4:07
4. "Friend"   Yasuhiko Hoshino 4:11
5. "Friend II"   Mitsuru Igarishi 3:59
6. "Poker Face"   Yasuhiko Hoshino 4:41
7. "Wishing"   Hideaki Kuwabara 4:29
8. "You"   Yasuhiko Hoshino 4:46
9. "As if..."   Kazuhito Kikuchi 5:36
10. "Powder Snow"   Hideaki Kuwabara 5:27
11. "Trust"   Takashi Kimura 4:48
12. "Depend on You"   Kazuhito Kikuchi 4:20
13. "Signal"   Hideaka Kuwabara 4:25
14. "From Your Letter"   Akio Togashi 4:38
15. "For My Dear..."   Yasuhiko Hoshino 4:33
16. "Present"   Yasuhiko Hoshino 4:31

Charts

Oricon Sales Chart (Japan)
Release Chart Peak position First Week Sales Sales total Chart run
January 1, 1999 Oricon Daily Albums Chart 1
Oricon Weekly Albums Chart 1 548,210 1,451,910 63
Oricon Monthly Albums Chart 1
Oricon Yearly Albums Chart 15
  • Total Sales: 1,451,910 (Japan)
  • Total Sales: 2,500,000 (Asia)

Singles

Date Title Peak Position Weeks Sales
8 April 1998 Poker Face 20 6 weeks 43,150
10 June 1998 You 19 10 weeks 78,260
5 August 1998 Trust 9 10 weeks 181,820
7 October 1998 For My Dear... 9 7 weeks 74,440
9 December 1998 Depend on You 6 9 weeks 131,460
28 February 2001 Poker Face (12 cm re-release) 31 2 weeks
You (12 cm re-release) 25 6 weeks
Trust (12 cm re-release) 29 2 weeks
For My Dear... (12 cm re-release) 33 2 weeks
Depend on You (12 cm re-release) 27 3 weeks
  • Total Single Sales: 508,419

Total Album and Single Sales: 1,960,329

References

  1. ^ 歴代アルバムランキング
Preceded by
Moment by Speed
Oricon Weekly number-one album (first run)
December 21, 1998 - January 10, 1999 (3 weeks)
Succeeded by
People of the World by J-Friends
Preceded by
People of the World by J-Friends
Oricon Weekly number-one album (second run)
January 18, 1999 - January 31, 1999 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
Discovery by Mr. Children







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