Moon (EP)

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"Moon"
Single by Koda Kumi featuring Fergie
from the album Trick
Released June 11, 2008 (2008-06-11)
Format Compact disc, digital download
Recorded 2008
Genre Pop, R&B
Label Rhythm Zone
Certification Gold (RIAJ)
Koda Kumi singles chronology
"Anytime"
(2008)
"Moon"
(2008)
"Taboo"
(2008)
Fergie singles chronology
"Labels or Love"
(2008)
'That Ain't Cool'
(2008)
"Just Stand Up!"
(2008)

Moon is the 40th single released in Japan by Koda Kumi. The single followed a similar pattern to previous releases "Freaky" and "4 Hot Wave."

Background information and promotion[edit]

The single contains "Moon Crying," the theme for the TV Asahi drama "Puzzle," "That Ain't Cool" featuring The Black Eyed Peas vocalist and singer Fergie, "Once Again," a song composed and produced by reggae artist Pushim, and "Lady Go!," a song that had been used for commercial advertisements by Visee Kosee, a cosmetic company, to promote the new product "Glamorous Hunter."

"Lady Go!" was later featured on Koda's remix album, Koda Kumi Driving Hit's as Track 1.

Music videos[edit]

The music video for "That Ain't Cool," directed by Fatima Robinson, was shot in Atlanta, Georgia and made its premiere on May 29, 2008 on MTV Japan. An alternate version appears on her seventh studio album, Trick, which features some alternate shots and a bit more of a storyline.

The music video for "Moon Crying" made its premiere on May 30, 2008.

Track listing[edit]

CD
No. Title Lyrics Music Arranger(s) Length
1. "Moon Crying"   Koda Kumi Miwa Furuse h-wonder, Jun Abe 5:45
2. "That Ain't Cool" (featuring Fergie) Koda Kumi, Stacy Ferguson, Keith Harris Keith Harris   3:31
3. "Once Again"   Pushim Pushim, Shunya Mori Pushim, Shunya Mori 4:41
4. "Lady Go!"   Koda Kumi Kousuke Morimoto Yusuke Tanaka 4:54
5. "Moon Crying[1]" (Piano Version)       5:48
6. "Moon Crying" (Instrumental)       5:45
7. "That Ain't Cool" (Instrumental)       3:32
8. "Once Again" (Instrumental)       4:40
9. "Lady Go!" (Instrumental)       4:52
DVD: Music videos
No. Title Director(s) Length
1. "Moon Crying"      
2. "That Ain't Cool"      
3. "Moon Crying"      
4. "That Ain't Cool" (Making video)    
5. "Moon Crying (From Live Tour 2008: Kingdom)[1]"      

Charts, peaks and certification[edit]

"Moon" had its daily debut at number 2 on the Oricon Daily Charts, with more than 26,000 copies in its first day. The following day, the single fell to number 3, then returned to number 2 the next day where it would remain for the rest of the week. "Moon" missed the number 1 position to Glay by only just 9,700 copies. However, it is her highest first week sales since "Freaky."

"Moon" is certified Gold by RIAJ for shipment of 100,000 copies. It is her last single to pass the 100,000 mark in Oricon sales to date. "Moon Crying" was certified triple platinum for 750,000 downloads in January 2014.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b First press edition bonus track
  2. ^ "レコード協会調べ 1月度有料音楽配信認定" [Record Association Investigation: January Digital Music Download Certifications]. RIAJ (in Japanese). February 28, 2014. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  3. ^ "検索結果-ORICON STYLE アーティスト/CD検索". Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-11-01. 
  4. ^ "ゴールド等認定作品一覧 2008年06月" (in Japanese). RIAJ. Retrieved 2010-11-01. 

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