IN THE LIFE

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IN THE LIFE
Studio album by B'z
Released November 27th, 1991
Genre Hard rock
Length 47:24
Producer Tak Matsumoto
B'z chronology
4th Album
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RISKY
(1990)
5th Album
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IN THE LIFE
(1991)
6th Album
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RUN
(1992)

IN THE LIFE is the fifth studio album by B'z, released on November 27th, 1991.

Upon release, IN THE LIFE proved to solidify the band's popularity for the entire decade. Representing a three times increase in sales over previous studio effort RISKY, the album debuted at the top of the Weekly Oricon Albums chart and remained there for two consecutive weeks despite a competitive release window. The first week alone brought sales of over one million copies. Additionally, with only a month on the market, it nonetheless ranked as the second best-selling album of the year in Japan. Strong sales propelled it into the top one-hundred albums for the following year as well. With regard to lifetime sales, it is the second best-selling studio album in the band's catalogue, behind only 1995's LOOSE.

Track listing

All music and guitar by Tak Matsumoto. All lyrics and lead vocals by Koshi Inaba.

  1. Wonderful Opportunity
    File:a05 01.ogg .
  2. TONIGHT(Is The Night)
    File:a05 02.ogg .
  3. "Kairaku no Heya"Pleasure Room, 『快楽の部屋』
    File:a05 03.ogg .
  4. Urei no GYPSYSorrowful GYPSY, 憂いのGYPSY
    File:a05 04.ogg .
  5. Crazy Rendezvous
    File:a05 05.ogg .
  6. Mou Ichido Kiss ShitakattaWanted to Kiss You One More Time, もう一度キスしたかった
    File:a05 06.ogg .
  7. WILD LIFE
    File:a05 07.ogg .
  8. Sore Demo Kimi ni wa ModorenaiI Still Can't Go Back to You, それでも君には戻れない 
    File:a05 08.ogg .
  9. Aikawarazu na BokuraWe're the Same as Ever, あいかわらずなボクら
    File:a05 09.ogg .
  10. ALONE
    File:a05 10.ogg .

Reversion history

Original Song Reversion History
Wonderful Opportunity
ALBUM SONG (1991)

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KARAOKE: Wonderful Opportunity [Karaoke Version] (1996)
Karaoke version found only on B'z TV STYLE II Songless Version.

TONIGHT(Is The Night)
ALBUM SONG (1991)

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UNRELEASED: TONIGHT(Is The Night) [English Demo Version] (1992-1994)
An unreleased English demo version that is presumed to have been recorded between RUN and The 7th Blues.

Urei no GYPSY
ALBUM SONG (1991)

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Mou Ichido Kiss Shitakatta
ALBUM SONG (1991)

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ALONE
SINGLE & ALBUM SONG* (1991)

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REMIX: ALONE [Album Version] (1991)
Album version from IN THE LIFE that features the English chorus being sung a capella as the intro but otherwise identical to the single. This version was later collected on The Ballads ~Love & B'z~ as well.
KARAOKE: ALONE [Karaoke Version] (1992)
Karaoke version found only on B'z TV Style SONGLESS VERSION based on the original single.

Live appearances

Live Performances

Wonderful Opportunity [178 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM '91~'92 "IN THE LIFE" [66/66 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM '93 "RUN" [41/49 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure'97 "FIREBALL" [9/9 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z SHOWCASE 2003 "IT'S SHOWCASE!!" [1/1 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM The Final Pleasure "IT'S SHOWTIME!!" [16/23 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM 2008 "ACTION" [32/53 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2018 -HINOTORI- [12/23 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z PARTY Presents B'z Pleasure in Hawaii [1/1 SHOWS]
TONIGHT(Is The Night) [169 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM '91~'92 "IN THE LIFE" [66/66 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM '93 "RUN" [49/49 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure'95 "BUZZ!!" [12/12 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure'97 "FIREBALL" [9/9 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM 2008 "ACTION" [32/53 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z SHOWCASE 2020 -5 ERAS 8820- [1/5 SHOWS]
"Kairaku no Heya" [81 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM '91~'92 "IN THE LIFE" [66/66 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure'92 "TIME" [12/12 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure'93 "JAP THE RIPPER" [2/2 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z SHOWCASE 2020 -5 ERAS 8820- [1/5 SHOWS]
Urei no GYPSY [66 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM '91~'92 "IN THE LIFE" [66/66 SHOWS]
Crazy Rendezvous [74 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM '91~'92 "IN THE LIFE" [66/66 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z SHOWCASE 2009 -B'z In Your Town- [8/8 SHOWS]
Mou Ichido Kiss Shitakatta [152 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM '91~'92 "IN THE LIFE" [66/66 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure'92 "TIME" [12/12 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM '93 "RUN" [7/49 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure'95 "BUZZ!!" [12/12 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2000 "juice" [21/21 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2008 -GLORY DAYS- [6/6 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png Pepsi NEX presents B'z PREMIUM LIVE [2/2 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM 2012 -Into Free- [11/11 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2013 -ENDLESS SUMMER- [2/30 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z SHOWCASE 2018 -The Wall Of Rock- [1/1 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2018 -HINOTORI- [12/23 SHOWS]
WILD LIFE [66 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM '91~'92 "IN THE LIFE" [66/66 SHOWS]
Sore Demo Kimi ni wa Modorenai [3 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z SHOWCASE 2008 -Kiyotake ACTION- [1/1 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM 2008 "ACTION" [2/53 SHOWS]
Aikawarazu na Bokura [135 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM '91~'92 "IN THE LIFE" [66/66 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM '93 "RUN" [49/49 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z SHOWCASE 2007 -19- [1/6 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z SHOWCASE 2007 -B'z In Your Town- [7/7 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2013 -ENDLESS SUMMER- [11/30 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z SHOWCASE 2020 -5 ERAS 8820- [1/5 SHOWS]
ALONE [175 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM '91~'92 "IN THE LIFE" [66/66 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM '93 "RUN" [8/49 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure'95 "BUZZ!!" [12/12 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2000 "juice" [21/21 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z SHOWCASE 2005 "Abashiri Extra Edition" [1/1 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM 2005 "CIRCLE OF ROCK" [41/41 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z SHOWCASE 2013 -Pleasure75- [1/1 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2013 -ENDLESS SUMMER- [12/30 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2018 -HINOTORI- [12/23 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z SHOWCASE 2020 -5 ERAS 8820- [1/5 SHOWS]

Home Videos

Wonderful Opportunity
crossbracket.png LIVE-GYM Final Pleasure "IT'S SHOWTIME!!"
crossbracket.png LIVE-GYM 2008 -ACTION-
crossbracket.png LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2018 -HINOTORI-
TONIGHT(Is The Night)
crossbracket.png LIVE-GYM 2008 -ACTION-
crossbracket.png SHOWCASE 2020 -5 ERAS 8820-
"Kairaku no Heya"
crossbracket.png LIVE RIPPER: Pleasure'93 "JAP THE RIPPER"
crossbracket.png SHOWCASE 2020 -5 ERAS 8820-
Urei no GYPSY novid.png
Crazy Rendezvous novid.png
Mou Ichido Kiss Shitakatta
crossbracket.png "BUZZ!!" THE MOVIE
crossbracket.png LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2008 -GLORY DAYS-
crossbracket.png ULTRA Pleasure DVD: LIVE-GYM '93 "RUN"
crossbracket.png LIVE-GYM 2012 -Into Free- (Web Stream)
crossbracket.png LIVE-GYM 2012 -Into Free- EXTRA
crossbracket.png LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2018 -HINOTORI-
crossbracket.png SHOWCASE 2020 -5 ERAS 8820-
WILD LIFE novid.png
Sore Demo Kimi ni wa Modorenai novid.png
Aikawarazu na Bokura
crossbracket.png LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2013 -ENDLESS SUMMER-
crossbracket.png SHOWCASE 2020 -5 ERAS 8820-
ALONE
crossbracket.png "BUZZ!!" THE MOVIE
crossbracket.png LIVE-GYM 2005 -CIRCLE OF ROCK-
crossbracket.png XXV Limited Edition DVD: LIVE-GYM '91~'92 "IN THE LIFE"
crossbracket.png LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2013 -ENDLESS SUMMER- (Hall Tour)
crossbracket.png LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2018 -HINOTORI-
crossbracket.png SHOWCASE 2020 -5 ERAS 8820-

Sales data

No. Cover Album Physical Copies Sold Chart Positions Certification
FIRST WEEK LIFETIME WEEK MONTH YEAR
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IN THE LIFE
1991.11.27

1,043,070+

2,402,970+

1
(2 Weeks)

2 (1992)
77 (1993)

2x Million

Personnel

B'z

  • Tak Matsumoto: Guitar, Music Composition, Arrangement, Chorus (Track 10)
  • Koshi Inaba: Vocals, Lyric Composition, Arrangement, Chorus (Track 10)

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