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juice
Single by B'z
from the album ELEVEN
Released July 12, 2000
Promotions #1 (Onepu! Ending Theme)
Length 07:44
Label Rooms Records
Producer Tak Matsumoto
B'z singles chronology
28th Single
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May
(2000)
29th Single
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juice
(2000)
30th Single
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RING
(2000)
An image of the crowd from the famous "guerilla live" where B'z filmed the video for "juice" live on a street in Sapporo.
The limited edition of "juice" available only at B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2000 "juice". One of the most collectable B'z releases given its small print run. Source.

juice is the twenty-ninth single by B'z, released on July 12, 2000. The single was released a month and a half after that of "May" and would quickly become one of the band's best-regarded singles in their entire catalogue. With its hard rock riffs and suggestive lyrics, "juice" debuted at the top of the Oricon Weekly Singles chart and became their record 25th consecutive to do so. The single's cover was the first time that B'z had used an illustration in place of traditional photography. In addition, a special limited edition variant of the single was sold exclusively at shows for B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2000 "juice".

When the song was collected on the proceeding album ELEVEN later in the year, it was added in the form of a remixed version entitled "juice (PM Mix)". The new mix, which gave the guitar and vocals slightly more prominence, was named after the Spanish phrase "Poquito Mas" (A little bit) which was also the name of a restaurant chain in Los Angeles that the track's drummer, Brian Tichy, introduced to the band. Due to its popularity, the original single version has been collected on all eligible compilations, with appearances on B'z The Best "Pleasure II" in 2005, B'z The Best "ULTRA Pleasure" in 2008, and B'z The Best XXV 1999-2012 in 2013.

An English version of the song was one of five English reversions produced for the band's self-titled debut English album. The album, released globally on July 25, 2012, was the band's first worldwide release. This version of the song had been premiered a year earlier during B'z LIVE-GYM 2011 -long time no see-. An early demo of the English version was uploaded as an unlisted video to the band's YouTube account, accessible via a secret QR code printed in local newspapers in Los Angeles at the time. The demo of the song featured Koshi's English vocals on top of the existing "juice" instrumentation. When the English version of "juice" was released a year later, it was in entirely re-recorded form with a slightly altered arrangement and greater post-production effects.

The promotional video filmed for the song remains a unique entry in the B'z catalogue to this day. Instead of filming on a sound stage or using concert footage, B'z organized a "guerrilla live" specifically for the occasion. The filming was done on the streets of Sapporo outside of the Chisun Hotel and was open to the public, attracting an extremely large number of spectators both on the ground and in nearby office buildings. To ensure they had all of the shots needed, B'z played "juice" three times for the crowd, along with fellow rock singles "ZERO" and "girigiri chop". The resulting video opens with a radio DJ reading an e-mail from a fan.

So, I just wanted to put on a song, but I got this message. From Norinorio-san, a woman. She writes: "I'm always enjoying your program. There's something I would like you to find out, so I've decided to contact you. I heard a rumor that B'z will perform on the street somewhere in Sapporo tomorrow. Is that true? If it's true, please find out where and why they're doing it!" Wait a second... No way, right?

One of the most recognizable B'z songs in history, "juice" has been performed at almost more LIVE-GYMs since its release than any other, being bested only by fellow fan-favorite "ultra soul". Performances of the song can be seen on many of their live concert home video releases, including 2006's MONSTER'S GARAGE and the 20th anniversary show in 2008, GLORY DAYS. In 2013, "juice" was one of four B'z songs to be released for guitar-learning video game Rocksmith 2014 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. The song was packaged in a three pack of downloadable content alongside "girigiri chop" and "Easy Come, Easy Go!", joining "ultra soul" that was already available with the game itself.

Track listing

  1. juice
    One of the truly hard rock singles by the band, "juice" has enjoyed wide acclaim amongst fans old and new alike. When performed live, the breakdown in the song between the guitar solo and the final chorus is often utilized for fan interaction, with Koshi calling upon the crowd in a call-and-response routine with varying exclamations and phrases, eventually culminating in the final riff. This, along with its inherent high energy, has made it a favorite of many fans and has garnered it a place on many of their live setlists since its release. As of 2012, it is currently their third most performed song, behind only "ZERO" and "ultra soul". An entirely re-recorded English version was released as "Juice" on the band's debut English album in 2012. The song was also used as the ending theme to the TV Asahi series "Onepu!".
  2. UBU
    The production of this song marked the return of previous longtime B'z collaborator Masao Akashi. Masao, who had worked on many of the original B'z songs from the early years to the mid 1990s, returned to play bass and work on the arrangement here. As of 2013, it has been his last contribution to an arrangement with the band. Additionally, the track has not been collected elsewhere and has also never been played live.

Reversion history

Original Song Reversion History
juice
SINGLE & ALBUM SONG* (2000)

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REMIX: juice (PM Mix) (2000)
Remix of the original track found only on ELEVEN.
ENGLISH: Juice [English Version] (2012)
Released on the band's worldwide debut English album.

Live appearances

Live Performances

juice [242 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z juice guerilla live [1/1 SHOWS, PLAYED TWICE]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2000 "juice" [21/21 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM in Taipei & Hong Kong 2001 [4/4 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z SHOWCASE "Kobushi wo Nigire" [1/1 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM 2001 "ELEVEN" [46/46 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z SHOWCASE "SAPPORO DEVIL" [1/1 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png 2002 FIFA World Cup International Day Concert [1/1 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM 2002 "GREEN ~GO★FIGHT★WIN~" [18/18 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM 2002 "Rock n' California Roll" [3/3 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!!" [23/23 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM 2003 "BANZAI IN NORTH AMERICA" [7/7 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z SHOWCASE 2003 "BIG MACHINE" [1/1 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM 2003 "BIG MACHINE" [12/12 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 2006 "Yokosuka MONSTER" [1/1 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM 2006 "MONSTER'S GARAGE" [9/17 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE in Namba 2006 [1/1 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z SHOWCASE 2007 -19- [1/6 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z SHOWCASE 2007 -B'z In Your Town- [4/7 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png SUMMER SONIC 07 [2/2 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2008 -GLORY DAYS- [6/6 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z SHOWCASE 2009 -B'z In Your Town- [8/8 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png SUMMER SONIC 09 [2/2 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png TV Asahi Dream Festival 2011 [1/1 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2013 -ENDLESS SUMMER- [11/30 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z SHOWCASE 2017 -Hissatsu Hiokinin- [1/1 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z SHOWCASE 2017 -B'z In Your Town- [11/11 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png ROCK IN JAPAN FESTIVAL 2017 [1/1 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png RISING SUN ROCK FESTIVAL 2017 in EZO [1/1 SHOWS]
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Home Videos

juice
crossbracket.png LIVE-GYM 2002 "GREEN ~GO★FIGHT★WIN~"
crossbracket.png LIVE-GYM 2002 "Rock n' California Roll"
crossbracket.png LIVE-GYM Final Pleasure "IT'S SHOWTIME!!"
crossbracket.png LIVE-GYM 2003 "BANZAI IN NORTH AMERICA"
crossbracket.png LIVE-GYM 2006 "MONSTER'S GARAGE"
crossbracket.png LIVE in Namba 2006
crossbracket.png Hidden Pleasure: LIVE-GYM 2005 "CIRCLE OF ROCK"
crossbracket.png Hidden Pleasure: LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2000 "juice"
crossbracket.png LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2008 -GLORY DAYS-
crossbracket.png LIVE-GYM 2005 -CIRCLE OF ROCK-
crossbracket.png LIVE-GYM 2001 -ELEVEN-
crossbracket.png LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2013 -ENDLESS SUMMER-
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Sales data

No. Cover Single Physical Copies Sold Chart Positions Certification
FIRST WEEK LIFETIME WEEK MONTH YEAR
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juice
2000.07.12

452,790+

674,000+

1

3

31

2x Platinum

Personnel

B'z

Support Members