Inspire (song)

Inspire is the thirty-third single released by Ayumi Hamasaki. It came out on July 28, 2004. The single was the number-one single on the Oricon charts for that week. To date, Inspire has sold over 330,000 copies, making it Hamasaki's highest selling single of 2004. The PV for Inspire was filmed in Los Angeles, California.

"Inspire"
Ayumi Hamasaki - Inspire.jpg
Single by Ayumi Hamasaki
from the album My Story
B-side"Game"
ReleasedJuly 28, 2004
GenreJ-pop, hip-hop
Length17:35
LabelAvex Trax
Songwriter(s)Ayumi Hamasaki (lyrics)
Tetsuya Yukumi (music)
BOUNCEBACK (music)
Producer(s)Max Matsuura
Ayumi Hamasaki singles chronology
"Moments"
(2004)
"Inspire"
(2004)
"Carols"
(2004)
Official Music Video
"Inspire" on YouTube
Official Music Video
"Game" on YouTube

Track listingEdit

  1. "Inspire" – 4:33
  2. "Game" – 4:16
  3. "Inspire" (instrumental) – 4:33
  4. "Game" (instrumental) – 4:16
DVD
  1. "Inspire" (PV)
  2. "Game" (PV)

Live performancesEdit

  • July 22, 2004 – AX Music – "INSPIRE"
  • July 23, 2004 – PopJam – "GAME"
  • July 23, 2004 – Music Station – "INSPIRE" and "GAME"
  • July 24, 2004 – CDTV – "INSPIRE"
  • July 27, 2004 – CDTV Special – "GAME"
  • August 2, 2004 – Hey! Hey! Hey! – "INSPIRE"
  • August 11, 2004 – Sokuhou Uta no Daijiten – "INSPIRE"
  • December 31, 2004 – CDTV Special 2004-2005 – "INSPIRE" and "GAME"
  • December 31, 2013 – Kouhaku Uta Gassen

ChartsEdit

Oricon Sales Chart (Japan)
Release Chart Peak position First Week Sales Sales total Chart run
28 July 2004 Oricon Daily Singles Chart 1
Oricon Weekly Singles Chart 1 181,325 390,000 15 weeks
Oricon Yearly Singles Chart 16
  • Total Sales : 390,000 (Japan)
  • Total Sales : 420,000 (Avex)
  • RIAJ certification: Platinum

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