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"Days/Green"
Single by Ayumi Hamasaki
from the album Next Level
B-side Love: Destiny, To Be
Released December 17, 2008
Format Maxi Single
Recorded 2008
Genre J-pop, Ballad
Label Avex Trax
Writer(s) Ayumi Hamasaki, Kunio Tago, Tetsuya Yukumi, Tsunku, DAI
Ayumi Hamasaki singles chronology
"Mirrorcle World"
(2008)
"Days/Green"
(2008)
"Rule/Sparkle"
(2009)
Days/Green (CD Only)
Days/Green (CD Only)
Green/Days (CD+DVD)
Green/Days (CD+DVD)
Green/Days (CD Only)
Green/Days (CD Only)

"Days/Green" is the forty-fourth single (forty-fifth overall) by Ayumi Hamasaki, released on December 17, 2008. In addition to the A-sides "Days" and "Green", the single contains re-recorded versions of Hamasaki's songs "Love: Destiny" and "To Be". The single became Hamasaki's 31st single to reach number one on the Oricon and 19th consecutive overall.

The single is certified Gold for shipment of 100,000 copies.

Contents

Release and packaging

"Green", one of the A-sides from the single, was released through online music store Dwango and Recochoku.[1][2] It was also used in an advertisement for Panasonic. This single was released in two versions: "Days/Green" contains an updated "Love: Destiny". "Green/Days" contains an updated "To Be". Besides the B-sides, there is no difference in the two versions of the CDs other than the track order. However, the DVD of "Days/Green" contains the making of shot of the "Days" video, and the DVD of "Green/Days" contains the making of shot of the Green PV. Each version of the single was released in CD+DVD and CD-only formats, both having slightly different cover jackets. The first press of the two CD+DVD versions was packaged in a vertically long casing, similar to the first press editions of Ayumi Hamasaki's previous single "Mirrorcle World". Some online retailers included a B2 size poster of the "Days/Green" CD+DVD cover for all versions of the single.

Commercial and promotional videos

The music videos for "Green" and "Days" were shot during a tour stop in Shanghai, China. "Green" premiered on November 26, 2008 on MTV Japan. The music video depicts Hamasaki as a nightclub singer in 1930s Shanghai,[3][4] styled after the Ang Lee film Lust, Caution.[5] "Days" was Hamasaki's first music video to be shot in anamorphic 16:9 widescreen. Retailer Peach John sold a limited-edition replica of the outfit Hamasaki wore in the "Days" music video.[6][7]

Track listing

All lyrics written by Ayumi Hamasaki, all music composed by Kunio Tago (Days), Tetsuya Yukumi (Green) and Tsunku (Love: Destiny).

Days/Green
# Title Length
1. "Days (Original Mix)"   5:03
2. "Green (Original Mix)"   4:49
3. "Love: Destiny (10th Anniversary Version)"   5:06
4. "Days (Instrumental)"   5:03
5. "Green (Instrumental)"   4:49
6. "Love: Destiny (10th Anniversary Version Instrumental)"   5:06

All lyrics written by Ayumi Hamasaki, all music composed by Kunio Tago (Days), Tetsuya Yukumi (Green) and DAI (To Be).

Green/Days
# Title Length
1. "Green (Original Mix)"   4:49
2. "Days (Original Mix)"   5:03
3. "To Be (10th Anniversary Version)"   5:22
4. "Green (Instrumental)"   4:49
5. "Days (Instrumental)"   5:03
6. "To Be (10th Anniversary Version Instrumental)"   5:22

Live performances

  • December 3, 2008 - FNS (Days)
  • December 5, 2008 - Music Station (Days)
  • December 16, 2008 - Best Artist 2008 (Days)
  • December 23, 2008 - Happy Xmas Show!! (evolution)

Charts

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Oricon Sales Chart

Release Chart Peak Position First Week Sales Sales Total Chart Run
December 17, 2008 Oricon Daily Singles Chart 1
Oricon Weekly Singles Chart 1 127,650 190,891 14 weeks
Oricon Monthly Singles Chart 4
Oricon Yearly Singles Chart 26 190,891

Billboard Japan

Release Chart Peak Position
December 17, 2008 Billboard Japan Hot 100 1
Billboard Japan Hot Singles Sales 1

Digital Sales Charts

Chart Peak
position
Recochoku Chaku-Uta[8] 1
Recochoku Chaku-Uta Melody[9] 1
Recochoku Chaku-Uta[10] 1[11]

References


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