Category:Koda Kumi songs
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1. Koda Kumi – Kumiko Kōda, known professionally as Koda Kumi, is a Japanese singer from Kyoto, known for her urban and R&B songs. Having debuted in 2000 with the single Take Back, Koda gained fame for her single, Real Emotion/1000 no Kotoba. Though her early releases presented a conservative, quiet image, since as early as 2003 Koda has adopted a sexier, because of this image, she has become a fashion leader among young women, setting trends such as the ero-kakkoii style. She has also won many awards such as, the Best Jeanist Award. Since the rise in her popularity, Koda has lent her face, in 2006 and 2007, Oricon named Koda as the top selling artist of the year. Jonathan Ross has called her the Christina Aguilera of Japan, while many also compare her career to that of Britney Spears, Koda has sold more than 15 million physical records in Japan alone, making her the 18th best selling solo Japanese female artist of all-time. Koda was born into a family of musicians and her grandfather was a Shakuhachi master and her mother was a Koto teacher, she is the older sister of Misono, current solo artist and former lead singer of Day After Tomorrow. Inspired by her mother, who performed in bars, Koda. During her second year of high school Koda auditioned in Avex’s Dream Audition and she was then signed onto the Avex sub-label Rhythm Zone. Kodas first semi-biographical book, Koda-shiki was officially described as a story about a girl who was filled with inferiority complex pursuing her way. Koda debuted on December 6,2000, with the single Take Back, it was followed by Trust Your Love, Color of Soul, and So into You. Trust Your Love and Color of Soul were both Top 30 singles, the reached number 18 on the chart and became Kodas first Top Twenty single. Using the stage name Koda, Koda recorded Take Back and Trust Your Love in English, Take Back peaked at number 18 on the Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales chart, Trust Your Love had more success, reaching the top spot on the Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales chart. The single also charted on the Hot Singles Sales chart and Hot Dance Club Play chart, at #19 and #35, respectively. After the September 11,2001 attacks, Koda recorded the charity single The Meaning of Peace with Korean singer BoA as part of Avexs Song+Nation project to raise funds for charity. In March 2002, Koda released her debut album Affection under Rhythm Zone, after the release of Affection, Koda released three singles. Love Across the Ocean, Maze, and real Emotion/1000 no Kotoba, Love Across the Ocean and Maze peaked at the number 19 and 25 positions. Koda achieved minor success with real Emotion/1000 no Kotoba, which peaked at number 3 after three weeks on the charts and she released her second album, Grow into One in March 2003
2. Ai no Uta (Kumi Koda song) – Ai no Uta is the 37th single released by Japanese pop singer-songwriter Kumi Koda. The single was released in CD and CD+DVD, with limited editions carrying the Urban Kiss Version of Ai no Uta, the single was released on September 12,2007 and followed the theme of Yume no Uta/Futari de. as an autumn/winter-time love ballad. It charted at #2 on Oricon and stayed on the charts for twenty-two weeks, Ai no Uta is Japanese pop singer-songwriter Kumi Kodas thirty-seventh single released under the Avex sub-label Rhythm Zone. It charted at #2 on the Oricon Singles Charts and remained on the charts for twenty-two weeks and it was released in September 2007 and continued the theme of an autumn/winter-time love song, such as she did with Yume no Uta/futari de. The year prior during her Black Cherry era, the single was released in both CD and CD+DVD editions, with limited editions of each. Limited editions contained one track, a remix of Ai no Uta. The title track has been described as a song about the sadness of fleeting love and how fragile, the b-side, Come Over, was the theme song used for the World Judo 2007. Ai no Uta was certified by the RIAJ as being downloaded as a more than one million times. In North America, the received positive to mixed reviews. Many fans had called the generic and plain. Rinoa agreed and even said that the title too typical, others, however, said the song was stunning and praised the song for Kumis vocals and the imagery used in the music video. In Japan, however, the song was praised upon its release, with fans complementing Kumis vocals in the song, many fans said how the song will last the test of time, whereas the song became very popular to perform during karaoke and other live performances. The music video of Ai no Uta carried a theme of a woman in love, a ring is used to symbolize the fragility of love, showing her saddened when he lover ignores her adoration of a ring in the window to a jewellery shop. The video has been described as her most stunning, with Kumi in a surrounded by teardrop crystals. An alternate version of the video was placed on her corresponding album
3. Ai o Tomenaide – Ai o Tomenaide is the 51st single by pop/R&B singer/songwriter Koda Kumi. It was released on September 21,2011 in three editions, CD only, CD only and CD+DVD. The single peaked at #6 on the Oricon Singles Charts, the Second Virgin Edition remained on the charts for fourteen weeks, while the standard edition remained on the charts for eight weeks. The title track was used as the song to the film Second Virgin. Ai o Tomenaide is the fifty-first single by Japanese artist Koda Kumi and was used as the song to the film Second Virgin. The single was released in three editions on September 21, the single debuted at #6 on Oricon. The standard editions stayed on the charts for two months, while the Second Virgin Edition remained on the charts for fourteen weeks, each edition carried a different track list on the CD portion. The strings version of Anata Dake ga was composed by writer and composer Masaki Iehara, the single was the number one digital single during the weeks of September 14 through September 20, and September 21 through September 27. It was certified platinum for 250,000 downloads in January of 2014 and you are not alone, which was released on the standard edition, was written by Kumi. She described the song to be a theme or hymn to represent hope, and a way for her to reach out to her fans. Ai o Tomenaide was released in editions, CD, CD+DVD. There were only two released on the standard CD and CD+DVD editions, Ai o Tomenaide and You are not alone. Neither track received an instrumental or a remix on the single, on the limited editions, there was the making video of Ai o Tomenaide. On the Second Virgin Editions, the track You are not alone was omitted and was replaced with two different renditions of Anata Dake ga from her single Suki de, Suki de, Suki de. - a strings version composed by Masaki Iehara and a music box version composed by YU, the music video for Ai o Tomenaide carried a very soft and sensual theme, with much of the imagery being inspired by her 2006 video Unmei. Much of the work and angles closely resembled the prior music video. In the video, Kumi is seen alone and embraced by a man. The video for You are not alone was compiled of clips from Kumi during a performance, along with clips of her during rehearsals
4. Alive/Physical Thing – Alive/Physical Thing is Japanese singer/songwriter Koda Kumis forty-fifth single and was released on September 16,2009. It debuted at #1 on Oricon, making it her eighth number-one single, alive/Physical Thing is Japanese singer-songwriter Kumi Kodas forty-fifth single. It was released on September 16,2009 and debuted at #1 on the Oricon charts and it remained on the charts for seven weeks. It was released in CD and CD+DVD, with both songs garnering their own video, though only the video for Physical Thing was placed on the corresponding album. While Alive was a ballad, Physical Thing was a fast dance-pop track. Physical Thing was a cover of the song of the name by Britpop singer, Nosheen. Alives instrumental was based on that of famous 1700s German baroque composer George Frederic Handels aria Lascia chio pianga, Lascia chio pianga was from his most well-known opera Rinaldo. The original melody for the aria is first found in Act III of Handels 1705 opera Almira as a Sarabande, handel spent the bulk of his career in London, becoming well known for his operas, oratorios, anthems and organ concertos. Alive was used as the song for the film adaptation of Kamui the Ninja. Physical Thing was used in a commercial for music. jp, both songs received music videos on the CD+DVD edition of the single, however, only the music video of Physical Thing made it to the corresponding album, Best ~third universe~ & 8th Al UNIVERSE. Alive carried a simple visual of an aurora in the sky above a deserted wasteland, along with the aurora, Kumi was also seen in a forest against a backdrop of the sunrise. The overall theme was how sadness could bring about rebirth, whereas the song was about moving on after losing a loved one, Physical Thing held a party theme, showing Kumi smoking and drinking red wine. These were themes Kumi had not previously performed and was the last music video showing her smoking until her 2012 music video Boom Boom Boys, the visuals for Physical Thing were heavily influenced by American pop singer/songwriter Lady Gagas music video for her 2008 song Just Dance
5. Anytime (Kumi Koda song) – Anytime is the 39th single released by Japanese artist Koda Kumi. It was released on January 23,2008, a prior to the release of her sixth studio album Kingdom. It charted at #4 on Oricon and stayed on the charts for five weeks and it was released in both CD and CD+DVD and was of a limited release. Anytime is Japanese singer-songwriter Kumi Kodas thirty-ninth single under the Avex sub-label Rhythm Zone and it reached #4 on the Oricon Singles Charts, making it her lowest since D. D. D. However, despite being a release, remained on the charts for five weeks. The single came in both CD and CD+DVD, the first press editions of both the CD and CD+DVD versions carried the remix for anytime, with the CD+DVD versions carrying the VJ KAITEKI Mix for Kingdom. Initially, anytime was set to be released on her 2007 summer single Freaky, while fans speculated it was so Kumi could have another autumn/winter single, there was never an official reason given behind the switch. This is most apparent in the video, whereas both Run For Your Love and anytime were filmed at the same location in California. First press editions of anytime carried a track on both the CD and DVD, CD, contained four musical tracks. CD+DVD, contained four tracks, along with a music video. CD+DVD, contained five tracks, along with a music video, making video and PV digest of her upcoming album. Anytime was shot in Los Angeles, California at the location as Run For Your Life. The music video on the singles CD+DVD differed than that placed on the corresponding album, different scenes on the album version included extended scenes at the pool and Kumi in a bunny costume. Limited editions of the CD+DVD also carried the VJ KAITEKI Mix of Kingdom, several of the music videos that would be on the album were remixed to all flow together for the video. The b-side, Bounce, was favorable to western fans. All lyrics written by Kumi Koda
6. Birthday Eve – Birthday Eve is a limited edition single by Koda Kumi,50,000 copies available. It was the release in her 12 Singles Collection and charted #6 on Oricon. Birthday Eve is singer-songwriter Kumi Kodas twentieth single and second in her 12 Singles Collection and it charted #6 on the Oricon charts and, despite being limited to only 50,000 copies, remained on the charts for four weeks. The song itself was pop and was planning the following day for her and her boyfriend. Birthday Eve received positive reviews from both Japanese and North American fans, benii, however, said that with Koda Kumi having a cool image, it was discomforting to see a cute image that havent seen before. However, they gave it a positive review, saying it was a nice birthday song. Unlike the first single in the collection, Birthday Eve was not part of a story line, the music video depicted Kumi as a girlfriend getting ready for the evening, where she would go out to celebrate her boyfriends birthday and how they would spoil each other. During the video, an homage to Marilyn Monroes Diamonds Are a Girls Best Friend with Kumi donning a dress as she walks down a flight of stairs with several men in wrestling masks. Birthday Eve was used in a advertisement for NTT DoCoMo Tokai. Each of the singles covers represent a traditional dress from a culture. Though the previous single, you, represented Alaska in the United States, this singles cover represented the lower 48 states of the United States of America, most notably California
7. Butterfly (Kumi Koda song) – Butterfly is Japanese pop musician Kumi Kodas sixteenth domestic single. The single came in CD and CD+DVD, with the latter containing a foldout poster. Because her previous single Hot Stuff feat, kM-MARKIT was re-cut to become the final single for secret, Butterfly became the first single for Best ~first things~. The single became successful for Kumi, causing Kumis ero-kawaii style to become popular among the high school. The single would go on to win awards, including Best Video of the Year. Butterfly is Japanese singer-songwriter Kumi Kodas sixteenth single under the Avex sub-label Rhythm Zone, the single was her first to debut at #1 on the Oricon charts and remained on the charts for twenty-two weeks. Although the single debuted at #1, it dropped to #2 for the weekly ranking, the single also became the first to be released for her Best ~first things~ compilation album, although Hot Stuff feat. KM-MARKIT was released after her secret albums initial release, however, Hot Stuff was put on secrets special edition, which was released two months later. Butterfly won the position at the Japan Record Award and placed fifty-sixth at NHK Red & White Singing Contest for the year. The song was used as the theme song for the Japanese drama Kosume no Mahou 2. The B-side, Taisetsu na kimi e, was certified gold in full-length cellphone downloads, the other B-side, Your Sunshine, while gaining no certifications, was used for Niveas UV Body Whitening. Because of the success, it made Kumis ero-kawaii style spread across the high school community. The song had the concept of all women will always be beautiful. It also became popular among the karaoke community, even being parodied by many Japanese comedians. Butterfly was the theme of TBSs drama Kosume no Mahou 2 and your Sunshine was used in a televised advertisement for Niveas Medicated Body Whitening UV. Butterfly was released in both CD and CD+DVD formats, CD, contains six musical tracks, CD+DVD, contains six musical tracks, one music video, one making video and a foldout poster. Both the CD and CD+DVD editions contained different cover art, with Kumi being intimate with an unknown man, the CD+DVD versions included a foldout poster. The music video for Butterfly carried a theme of empowerment, with the message of not being nervous to take control of any situation
8. Can We Go Back – Can We Go Back is a song written by Adam Watts, Andy Dodd and Shanna Crooks and recorded by Kelly Clarkson during the sessions for her 2009 album, All I Ever Wanted. It appeared as a iTunes Store pre-order song for the version of the album. It was then recorded in Japanese by singer Kumi Koda in 2009 with differing lyrics. Can We Go Back is the single by Japanese singer Koda Kumi for the album Universe. Can We Go Back became the first single to celebrate Kumis 10th Anniversary as an artist, the single charted at #2 on Oricon and, though it was a limited release, charted for four weeks. The single was a release and Kumi wrote the song about the controversy in 2008, wanting to recognize her mistake and move on. The single contained a b-side, Good Day which would receive a remix on Kumis fourth remix album, Koda Kumi Driving Hits 3. After hearing a version of the track from the writers Adam Watts, Andy Dodd and Shanna Crooks. Kumi worked on most of the lyrics for her Japanese edition of the single, can We Go Back was a limited release, but also a CD and a CD+DVD version. CD+DVD, contains four tracks, music video and making video. Each edition contained different cover art, both versions, were alternate images of Kumi from the outfit she wore during the bound scene. The music video was shot by director Ryūji Seki, the video was given a Joan of Arc theme, to reflect being in a battle with a friend, being injured and supporting each other image intended to be expressed in the song. Koda Kumi is performing the song on a set on the battlefield as the video cuts to the story visuals. The dance break in the middle of the video was arranged by Hiro, the ending to the music video is shown with Kumi and her compatriots raising their flag in the style of French artist Jules Eugène Lenepveus famous 1890 artwork Panthéon II