Singles


Please choose a CD single below. New singles are always displayed on the first page.

There are two ways you can sample the songs:

1) HTML: This is the original way I had it set up, where you'll have to manually download and listen to each file. Also, if you hover over the links, you'll see the kanji title of each song.

2) Flash Player: This flash player will let you listen to each sample in REAL TIME. (^^) Occasionally you can choose between different playlists (especially if the CD is a remake/tribute to another artist's work).

Here's a quick summary of how the flash player works (image opens in a new window)

Click on the 'Lyrics' icon to access the lyrics. ALL lyrics will open in ONE popup (i.e.: all of the lyrics share the same popup). This way, you won't have a TON of popups open. Besides, you can't read two lyrics at the same time, right? (^^) But if you want to open the lyrics in more than one window, feel free to right-click the links and choose "Open in New Window".

Lastly, to make the pages load faster, the singles have been split into several pages (hence why I alternated/color-coded the links).


28 SINGLES
regular text (no link) = song not available yet

  1. Tangerine Dream
  2. Heart
  3. Oasis
  4. Yesterday & Today
  5. rumble fish
  6. We are.
  7. Desire
  8. Tooku Made
  9. Week!
  10. Fukai Mori
  11. Boukensha-tachi
  12. Hi no Ataru Sakamichi
  13. under the sun / under the moon
  14. Shinjitsu no Uta
  15. Mahou no Kotoba ~Would you marry me?~
  16. Honjitsu wa Seiten Nari
  17. Hiiragi
  18. Rakuen
  19. For the future
  20. TAO
  1. ∞1 (Infinity Ichi)
  2. Kimi ga Inai Mirai
  3. ∞2 (Infinity Ni)
  4. JIDAISHIN
  5. Chikai
  6. ARIADONE (Ariadne) no Ito
  7. Tasogare
  8. Do As Infinity X ("EKKUSU") [iTunes Japan Exclusive]



NEWEST RELEASE
Do As Infinity X ("EKKUSU") [CD Single]
(iTunes Japan Exclusive, Promotional CD Single)

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+Produced by: avex trax
+Catalogue #: n/a - digital download only [iTunes Japan]
+Release Date: September 26, 2012


+More Info:
This is a promotional CD Single (CDS) that was only released on iTunes Japan. It came out 2 weeks before the album (which is also called "Do As Infinity X"), and it features two songs: "YOAKE WA CHIKAI" and "mannequin". There are NO instrumentals on this CDS.

I really like both of these songs; they're a nice parallel to each other. "YOAKE WA CHIKAI" continues their newer rock sound (it has a sound similar to "Kimi ga Inai Mirai"). But "mannequin" sounds like their older, original sound (the song would fit perfectly on the "Deep Forest" or "True Song" album). Needless to say, "mannequin" was a pleasant surprise and really felt bittersweet: it made me remember -- and miss -- their older music. I still love their newer sound, but the older music felt a bit more "unique" in a way. I think there was a wider variety of instruments and melodies in those older songs.

Anyway, this CDS is a great sampler for the album...but if you're planning on buying the album, I would save my money. Why pay twice for the same songs? :D.

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Tangerine Dream
(CD Single #1)

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+Produced by: avex trax
+Catalogue #: AVCD-30056
+Release Date: September 29, 1999


+More Info:
This is Do As Infinity's first CD single, and their only single with 8 tracks! (^^) The title track was written by Naoto Suzuki. I'm not sure if he wrote the other tracks as well; I believe Van wrote the rest of the lyrics.

All of these songs are named after bands:

    Wikipedia Pages for Each Band
  • Tangerine Dream - German electronica band
  • Wings - British rock band; formed by Paul McCartney
  • Faces - British rock band
  • Simple Minds - Scottish rock band

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Heart
(CD Single #2)

CD cover
+Produced by: avex trax
+Catalogue #: AVCD-30062
+Release Date: December 8, 1999


+More Info:
This is their 2nd single, and the first (of 6 singles) to have 7 tracks. The title track, "Heart", is named after an American rock band. Another song, "Tangerine Dream", is also named after a band (this time, it's a German electronica band).

Another note that needs to be made is that Track 2, 散り行く夕辺, is often referred to as "Chiriyuku Yuube". It's actually called "Sariyuku Yuube". I put the following note in the translated lyrics:

This song is usually called "Chiriyuku Yuube" (I used to call it that, too!!)...but most Japanese sites -- including an English avex page (which is gone, but now cached on the Internet Archive) -- list it as "Sariyuku Yuube". And since Do As Infinity works for avex, I had to go with avex's transliteration. ^^;

     Technically, they're both the same..."Chiriyuku" is the more correct (and literal) meaning. It's derived from the word 散る (chiru - to fall, to scatter). But I guess Van wanted to be creative/poetic. She probably took this word: 散華 (sange - falling [as flowers do]; dying a glorious death), or this word: 去る (saru - to leave, to go away), and made the kanji become "Sariyuku Yuube" instead of Chiriyuku Yuube". So...I suppose a more accurate translation of the title is "Dying Night", as opposed to "Falling Evening".

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Oasis
(CD Single #3)

CD cover
+Produced by: avex trax
+Catalogue #: AVCD-30079
+Release Date: January 26, 2000


+More Info:
This is their 3rd single, and the second (of 6 singles) to have 7 tracks. The title track, "Oasis", is named after a British rock band. Two additional tracks were named after bands: "Wings", and "Heart". (And from what I've seen, no -- there is NOT a band called "sell".)

"Wings [Free Live 100]" comes from their concert of the same name. (^^) Several years ago, in order to commemorate their 100th live performance, they let the audience attend for free. This song was recorded from that FREE, live, 100th concert.

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Yesterday & Today
(CD Single #4)

CD+DVD/CD cover
+Produced by: avex trax
+Catalogue #: AVCD-30095
+Release Date: February 23, 2000


+More Info:
This is their 4th single, and the third (of 6 singles) to have 7 tracks. The title track, "Yesterday & Today", is named after an American rock/heavy metal band. "Raven" also happens to be the name of a heavy metal band (from England).

From what I've researched, "Glasses" is NOT named after a band (but there is a band called "Glass"...and that's kinda similar. ^^;)

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