Week End (X Japan song)

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"Week End"
Single by X
from the album Blue Blood
Released April 21, 1990
Format 8cm CD
Recorded February 4, 1990 at Nippon Budokan (track 2)
Genre Heavy metal, power metal
Length 12:44
Label CBS/Sony
Producer(s) X
Certification Gold (RIAJ)
X singles chronology
"Endless Rain"
"Week End"
"Silent Jealousy"

"Week End" is a single released by X Japan (then named X) on April 21, 1990.


Differences between this single edit and the album edit, found on Blue Blood, include an alternate guitar solo and an additional piano bridge. The B-side is a live performance of "Endless Rain" recorded on February 4, 1990 at the Nippon Budokan. A live performance of "Week End" was included as the B-side of their 1996 single "Crucify My Love".

Commercial performance

The song reached number 2 on the Oricon charts, and charted for 16 weeks.[1] In 1990, with 291,440 copies sold was the 32nd best-selling single of the year, being certified Gold by RIAJ.

Track listing

All songs written and composed by Yoshiki

No. Title Length
1. "Week End" (New Arrange Version) 5:45
2. "Endless Rain" (Live Version) 6:57


  • Co-Producer – Naoshi Tsuda
  • Recorder and Mixer – Motonari Matsumoto
    • Track 2 recorded by Satoshi Takahashi and Takashi Itoh
  • Orchestra Arranger and Conductor – Takeshi "Neko" Saitoh
  • Photo – Hiroshi Matsuda


  1. X JAPANのシングル売り上げランキング. oricon.co.jp (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved December 10, 2011. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>