Real Emotion/1000 no Kotoba

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"Real Emotion/1000の言葉"
Single by Koda Kumi
Released March 5, 2003
Length 20:02
Label Rhythm Zone
Koda Kumi singles chronology
"Maze"
(2002)
"Real Emotion/1000の言葉"
(2003)
"Come with Me"
(2003)

"Real Emotion/1000の言葉"[stylized as real Emotion/1000の言葉 (romanized as Real Emotion/1000 no Kotoba and translated as Real Emotion/1000 Words)] is a double A-side by Koda Kumi, consisting of the songs "Real Emotion" and "1000 no Kotoba" (lit. "1000 Words"). They were used in two cut-scenes of Square Enix's game Final Fantasy X-2. The Orchestra Version of "1000 no Kotoba", which became available on her Come with Me single, was used during the ending credits.

"1000 no Kotoba" was arranged by Takahito Eguchi and Noriko Matsueda. It was published by Rhythm Zone on March 5, 2003 with the catalog number RZCD-45080.[1]

This was Koda Kumi's first single to chart in the top 10 on Oricon Weekly, coming in at #3. Since its release, it has sold over 283,000 copies.[2]

Background Narration[edit]

"If this song doesn’t sell, it means that I don’t have what it takes to be an artist. If that happens then I’ll give up with good grace." - Koda Kumi.[3]

After the chart failures of her past singles, Koda Kumi decided that the next song would decide her fate as an artist. When the single had a high success rate on the charts, Koda Kumi felt that it was the starting point of her career, but grew discouraged when the following singles didn't chart well.[3]

"Once people will listen to my songs, I will certainly be able to keep their interest . . . Because my hopes had been so high, the fall was really too hard." - Koda Kumi.[3]

Tracklist[edit]

CD
No. Title Lyrics Music Arranger(s) Length
1. "久遠 ~光と波の記憶~" (Eternity: Memory of Light & Waves)   Uematsu Nobuo   2:35
2. "ビサイド" (Besaid)   Uematsu Nobuo h-wonder 4:20
3. "ユウナのバラード" (Yuna's Ballad)   Uematsu Nobuo   2:48
4. "Real Emotion [Original Mix]"   Kenn Kato Kazuhiro Hara h-wonder 4:02
5. "1000の言葉 [Original Mix]" (1000 Words) Kazushige Nojima Takahito Eguchi, Noriko Matsueda Takahito Eguchi, Noriko Matsueda 6:02
6. "Real Emotion [Instrumental]"         3:59
7. "1000の言葉 [Instrumental]"         6:02
Total length:
20:05

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gann, Patrick. "Kumi Koda – Real Emotion/1000 Words". RPGFan. Retrieved 2008-04-03. 
  2. ^ Oricon. "real Emotion/1000の言葉". Oricon. Retrieved 2013-01-24. 
  3. ^ a b c Koda Kumi. "KODA REKI Translations". Koda Kumi. Retrieved 2013-01-24.