Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Some Day My Prince Will Come - Ayumi Hamasaki

Ayumi Hamasaki decided that she would peruse a life of music at the age of fourteen. She was taken under the wing of Avex CEO Max Matsuura who began recording pop singles that did fairly well in the Japanese market. Her first full-length album was released in 1998 and it solidified her as a Japanese pop star.

Fast forward twelve years and Ayumi has a dozen albums, two dozen remix and compilation albums to her name! Her styles range from pop to RnB to rock to dance which make her accessible in many different markets. When her sales started to decline in the mid-2000s, she looked to the surrounding countries for a new audience. However, there was already a large foreign fanbase who eagerly welcomed her tour to their countries, selling out every show she performed!

In 2002 Ayumi recorded Some Day My Prince Will Come to help promote the rerelease of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in Japan. The song was never sold as a single. It's very short, less than two minutes, and the intro takes up almost half of the track! But the pop/rock arrangement is quite good, as is Ayumi's English singing. The song fades out just as it picks up, making me wonder if there is a full-length version floating around out there somewhere.


Aedel said...

I like Ayumi very much thx for sharing :)
I wish she had covered the full song...

Mickey12 said...

I just discovered, your site today and being a longtime Disney fan, I love what you are doing because I always love hearing covers of my fav Disney songs.