Namie Amuro Complete Discography (SUPER MONKEY'S Albums)
Before she was a prolific soloist, Namie Amuro was the lead singer of a little-known girl group called the "SUPER MONKEY'S". They released two albums around the time Namie debuted as a solo artist. Although they are technically songs from the SUPER MONKEY'S, both albums are credited under Namie's name, reflecting her super popularity.
All translations by the author.
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#1 - DANCE TRACKS VOL.1
Released: October 16th, 1995
- GO!GO! ～夢の速さで～ (GO! GO! ~Yume no Hayasa de~) (Trans: GO! GO! ~At a Dream's Speed~)
- TRY ME～私を信じて～ (NEW ALBUM MIX) (TRY ME ~Watashi wo Shinjite~) (Trans: TRY ME ~Believe in Me~)
- Stop the music (NEW ALBUM MIX)
- GET MY SHININ'
- わがままを許して (GROOVY MIX) (Wagamama wo Yurushita) (Trans: Forgive My Selfishness)
- 愛してマスカット (GROOVY MIX) (Aishite Muscat) (Trans: I Love Muscat)
- PARADISE TRAIN (GROOVY MIX)
- DANCING JUNK (GROOVY MIX)
- Super Luck!
- ハートに火をつけて (NEW ALBUM MIX) (Heart ni Hi wo Tsukete) (Trans: Light a Fire in My Heart)
- 太陽のSEASON (NEW ALBUM MIX) (Taiyou no SEASON) (Trans: The Sun's SEASON)
- TRY ME～私を信じて～ (EXTENDED VERSION)
- 太陽のSEASON (SALSOULIKE MIX)
"DANCE TRACKS VOL. 1" is the first album from the SUPER MONKEY's and technically Namie's first official album, released a few days before her debut as a solo artist. At its core it's more of a remix album, as all the songs aside from the three new ones have new arrangements. It debuted at #1 on the charts and had sold nearly two-million copies by the end of its run.
#2 - ORIGINAL TRACKS VOL. 1
Released: September 30th, 1996
- ミスターU.S.A. (Mister USA)
- 恋のキュート・ビート (Koi no Cute Beat) (Trans: Love's Cute Beat)
- DANCING JUNK
- レインボウ・ムーン (Rainbow Moon)
- 愛してマスカット (Aishite Musccat) (Trans: I Love Muscat)
- わがままを許して (Wagama wo Yurushite) (Trans: Forgive My Selfishness)
- PARADISE TRAIN
- 悲しきブロークン・ボーイ(Kanashiki Broken Boy) (Trans: Sad Broken Boy)
- TRY ME～私を信じて～ (TRY ME ~Watashi wo Shinjite~) (Trans: TRY ME ~Believe in Me~)
- MEMORIES～明日のために～ (MEMORIES ~Ashita no Tame ni~) (Trans: MEMORIES ~For Tomorrow~)
- 太陽のSEASON (Taiyou no SEASON) (Trans: The Sun's SEASON)
- ハートに火をつけて (Heart ni Hi wo Tsukete) (Trans: Light a Fire In My Heart)
- Stop the music
"ORIGINAL TRACKS VOL. 1" is the SUPER MONKEY'S first original album, although it's billed under Namie's name. It includes all their single A-sides and B-sides. Although it's their first true compilation album, it only sold a quarter of the amount of their first album and only reached #3 on the charts.