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"Chase the Chance" is Namie Amuro's second solo single on the Avex Trax label. Released in December 1995, it debuted at number one on the Oricon charts becoming her first of five million selling singles. As of August 2012, the single has sold 1.3 million copies in Japan.[1] At the end of the month, she would make her first appearance as a solo artist on Kōhaku Uta Gassen performing the single. It is the last single before she and MAX permanently split ways, even though MAX do not appear in the accompanying music video.

"Chase the Chance"
Namie Amuro - Chase the Change single cover.png
Single by Namie Amuro
from the album Sweet 19 Blues
ReleasedDecember 4, 1995
FormatCD Single
Genre
Length21:02
LabelAvex Trax
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Tetsuya Komuro
Namie Amuro singles chronology
"Body Feels Exit"
(1995)
"Chase the Chance"
(1995)
"Don't Wanna Cry"
(1996)

A pre-release TV commercial for the single features excerpts from the music videos for her four previous singles (including three singles released by Toshiba-EMI) in slow motion and in black and white.

Contents

Commercial tie-inEdit

"Chase the Chance" was used as the theme song to the Nihon TV drama, "The Chef."

Track listingEdit

All lyrics written by Tetsuya Komuro and Takahiro Maeda; all music composed by Tetsuya Komuro, arranged by Tetsuya Komuro.

CD
No.TitleLength
1."Chase the Chance" (Original Mix)4:25
2."Chase the Chance" (Trip Club Mix)5:30
3."Chase the Chance" (G.Wright Jungle Mix)6:43
4."Chase the Chance" (Original Karaoke)4:22
Total length:21:02

PersonnelEdit

  • Namie Amuro – vocals, background vocals

ProductionEdit

  • Producer – Tetsuya Komuro
  • Arranger – Tetsuya Komuro
  • Mixing – Gary Thomas Wright

TV performancesEdit

  • December 31, 1995 – Kōhaku Uta Gassen

ChartsEdit

Oricon Sales Chart (Japan)

Release Chart Peak Position First Week Sales Sales Total Chart Run
December 4, 1995 Oricon Weekly Singles Chart 1 225,090 1,361,710 20 weeks

Oricon Sales Chart (Japan)

Release Chart Position Sales Total
December 4, 1995 Oricon 1996 Year-End Chart 10 1,361,710

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 安室奈美恵がツイッターやらない宣言 交流の場はライブのみ. NEWSポストセブン (in Japanese). Shogakukan, Inc. 2012-08-02. Retrieved 2012-11-28.

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