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You were ballad a

You were... / BALLAD (Jacket A) front cover image

You were ballad b

BALLAD / You were... (Jacket B) front cover image

You were ballad c

You were... / BALLAD (Jacket C) front cover image

You were... / BALLAD is Ayumi Hamasaki's 47th physical single and 48th overall single under the avex trax label.The single became her 22th consecutive single to debut at number-one position since her single Free & Easy on the Oricon weekly charts, making her the first solo artist and the first female artist to have 22 consecutive singles to debut at number-one position.

DataEdit

Release Date
  • 29 December 2009
Stock Numbers
  • AVCD-31799 (CD+DVD)
  • AVCD-31800 (CD+DVD)
  • AVCD-31801

TracklistEdit

Jacket AEdit

CD:

  1. You were... (Original Mix) (04:48)
  2. BALLAD (Original Mix) (05:21)
  3. RED LINE ~for TA~ (Original Mix) (04:28)
  4. You were... (Music Box Mix -retake version-) (05:10)
  5. You were... (Original Mix -Instrumental-) (04:48)
  6. BALLAD (Original Mix -Instrumental-) (05:21)
  7. RED LINE ~for TA~ (Original Mix -Instrumental-) (04:27)

DVD:

  1. You were... (PV)
  2. BALLAD (PV)
  3. You were... (making clip)

Jacket BEdit

CD:

  1. BALLAD (Original Mix) (05:21)
  2. You were... (Original Mix) (04:48)
  3. RED LINE ~for TA~ (Original Mix) (04:28)
  4. Sunset ~LOVE is ALL~ (Orchestra Version) (06:03)
  5. BALLAD (Original Mix -Instrumental-) (05:21)
  6. You were... (Original Mix -Instrumental-) (04:48)
  7. RED LINE ~for TA~ (Original Mix -Instrumental-) (04:27)

DVD:

  1. BALLAD (PV)
  2. You were... (PV)
  3. BALLAD (making clip)

Jacket CEdit

  1. You were... (Original Mix) (04:48)
  2. BALLAD (Original Mix) (05:21)
  3. RED LINE ~for TA~ (Original Mix) (04:28)
  4. You were... (Music Box Mix -retake version-) (05:10)
  5. Sunset ~LOVE is ALL~ (Orchestra Version) (06:03)
  6. You were... (Original Mix -Instrumental-) (04:48)
  7. BALLAD (Original Mix -Instrumental-) (05:21)
  8. RED LINE ~for TA~ (Original Mix -Instrumental-) (04:27)

ChartsEdit

Release Chart Peak Position Debut Sales Sales Total Chart Run
December 29, 2009 Oricon Daily Singles Chart 1
Oricon Weekly Singles Chart 1 103,351 114,725 7 weeks
Oricon Monthly Singles Chart 2
Oricon Yearly Singles Chart

114,725 copies sold, certified Gold by the RIAJ.