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Old 30th August 2005, 10:02 PM
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Well, at this rate, I'm sure it will break 300,000, but the quick slips in sales is somewhat worrisome. But it's true that many other "good" singles came out then as well. Makes me wonder what the sales for HEAVEN will be, especially when Hikki's single comes out.
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Old 31st August 2005, 02:03 AM
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i'm sure it will pass 300,000. maybe in a couple weeks. :]
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Old 31st August 2005, 04:15 AM
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There's quite bad compare to STEP you/ is this LOVE? but I'm hope the sales will increase....
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Old 31st August 2005, 07:22 AM
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Old 31st August 2005, 10:15 AM
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Well, fairyland is bouncing back up on Oricon, top ten! :] She's #9 I believe. Really good after dropping to like, 14 and bouncing up again.

Good luck Ayu. :]

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Old 31st August 2005, 10:19 AM
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IMO, sales don't really seem all that bad... :|
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Old 31st August 2005, 10:36 AM
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the result of over-advertisment...
knew it.. thats why HEAVEN isnt as heavily promoted now!
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Old 31st August 2005, 11:25 AM
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I think they made the right choice not promoting alterna.
The song is about Ayu herself, now who would want to listen to Ayu talking about how she's tired of tabloids? Unless it's fans, no one would care. 'fairyland' is much easier to relate to. It's happy and genki and radio-friendly.
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Old 31st August 2005, 11:32 AM
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Hey, Come on, if you are abashed
Watch me at a distance
Whether or not I may do something
I'm talked about behind my back
I live in my skin

There were
Only a few things
Truly important and necessary
And the rest were mainly decorations

They might have been
Like the armor
To protect myself from everything

Let me say something more
It was not comfort
But the sense of loss
That the unnecessary things brought to me

Don't misunderstand
That I've reached the goal
Things have just begun at last

I have no wild ambition
Don't take it too seriously
In short
I only want what I want
That's what I say

Even if it's fate
I'll change that
Because I've fully seen
Fearful things

Hey, Come on, if you are abashed
Watch me at a distance
Whether or not I may do something
It makes no difference
I live in my skin

This song is really about herself? But I think everyone can relate to these words.. I think Alterna and Fairyland should have been promoted equally. Instead, Avex did not do a single thing to promote Alterna, I havent even seen a poster... (I doubt there's one..) Alterna had the ability to attract another set of audience.. Who expected Ayumi to make something so rock, almost metal, a little pop, yet so easy on the ears, just like teenage music nowadays, only much nicer and sophisticated...
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Old 31st August 2005, 12:28 PM
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Hmm I don't know about you but when I read the lyrics I just think this is Ayu's message to people who critisize her and talks about her "behind her back". A song about herself.

Whatever the case, knowing Japanese people's love for happy songs it probably won't work to promote alterna. Some people might think the single is some angsty (spl?) song and wouldn't buy it because of that. You have to realize promoting 'alterna' means less promotion for 'fairyland'. Rather than a 50-50 Avex probably decided to go for 100% fairyland in order to generate maxim sales from Ayu's target audience.
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Old 31st August 2005, 12:31 PM
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oh well .. i dont think ayu will break 300k ...
coz she is not even in the daily chart any more ~
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Old 31st August 2005, 12:47 PM
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Hmm I don't know about you but when I read the lyrics I just think this is Ayu's message to people who critisize her and talks about her "behind her back". A song about herself.

Whatever the case, knowing Japanese people's love for happy songs it probably won't work to promote alterna. Some people might think the single is some angsty (spl?) song and wouldn't buy it because of that. You have to realize promoting 'alterna' means less promotion for 'fairyland'. Rather than a 50-50 Avex probably decided to go for 100% fairyland in order to generate maxim sales from Ayu's target audience.
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Yeah, I understand.. Alterna is just too angsty to be commercial..
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Old 31st August 2005, 02:48 PM
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well alterna is a CM song for panasonic tho....n yea..with the rush of new releases this week, sadly, shes out of the top 20 today

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Old 31st August 2005, 03:27 PM
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Although Koda Kumi and B'z managed to still stay on the Top 20 Daily Oricon Chart, Ayumi Hamasaki is now officially off the Top 20. I'm not sure if she'll ever be able to climb back. It's gonna be hard though...
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Old 31st August 2005, 04:28 PM
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this is sad ... i thought this single is going to sell well ..
but not really ~
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Old 2nd September 2005, 10:31 PM
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Ayu managed to bounce back at the #17 position today! I hope she'll keep on jumping back up!
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Old 3rd September 2005, 01:35 AM
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I think it's because of the HEAVEN video.
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Old 5th September 2005, 12:30 PM
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she's number 10 this week!!
http://www.oricon.co.jp/ranking/
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Old 5th September 2005, 12:47 PM
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^ She was #10 last week you mean We'll get the weekly number tomorrow. It will be around #18~.
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Old 5th September 2005, 02:16 PM
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oh, sorry... 18 is not that good...
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