CAROLS was Ayumi Hamasaki’s 34th single. It was released on September 29, 2004 and reached number 1 on the charts with 170,000+ copies sold. It would go on to sell over 340,000+ copies in total. It was included on her MY STORY album.


2. CAROLS “Criminal Tribal Mix”
3. CAROLS “Hammond B-3 Whisper”
4. CAROLS -Instrumental-

CAROLS can be described as a piano backed ballad with an orchestra flare. The chorus is so magical once you hear it, and it sounds so beautiful. The verses sound so great, especially with the piano. And they way she drags out the first word in the chorus is so beautiful, and her vocals sound superb. Once again Ayumi proves that her skills at writing ballads are magnificent. This song has a winter vibe to me, but it was released in the fall, odd but still. One of the many beautiful ballads she’s written, and the second ballad of the year, the first being Moments.

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  1. […] CAROLS, the all time winter ballads of ballads is here. This song is so amazing and possesses a spell binding chorus that is mesmerizing to all. With a chorus that powerful it’s no wonder why it was a single. Perhaps the most powerful song here. It’s been reviewed here. […]

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