Anytime (Kumi Koda song)

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"Anytime"
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Single by Kumi Koda
from the album Kingdom
B-side Bounce
Released January 23, 2008 (2008-01-23) (Japan)
Genre J-pop, R&B
Label Rhythm Zone (Japan)
Writer(s) Hideya Nakazaki, Kumi Koda
Kumi Koda singles chronology
Last Angel feat. Tohoshinki
(2007)
Anytime
(2008)
Moon
(2008)

"Anytime" (stylized as anytime) is the 39th single released by Japanese artist Koda Kumi. It was released on January 23, 2008, a week prior to the release of her sixth studio album Kingdom. It charted at #4 on Oricon and stayed on the charts for five weeks.[1] It was released in both CD and CD+DVD and was of a limited release.[2][3]

Information[edit]

anytime is Japanese singer-songwriter Kumi Koda's thirty-ninth single under the Avex sub-label Rhythm Zone. It reached #4 on the Oricon Singles Charts, making it her lowest since D.D.D. feat. Soulhead in 2005. However, despite being a limited 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, but was omitted and replaced by the song "Run For Your Life." While fans speculated it was so Kumi could have another autumn/winter single, there was never an official reason given behind the switch.[4] This is most apparent in the music video, whereas both "Run For Your Love" and "anytime" were filmed at the same location in California.

Packaging[edit]

First press editions of anytime carried a bonus track on both the CD and DVD:

  • CD: contained four musical tracks.
  • CD [First Press Edition]: contained five musical tracks.
  • CD+DVD: contained four musical tracks, along with a music video and making video.
  • CD+DVD [First Press Edition]: contained five musical tracks, along with a music video, making video and "PV digest" of her upcoming album, Kingdom.

Music Video[edit]

"anytime" was shot in Los Angeles, California at the same location as "Run For Your Life." The music video on the single's CD+DVD differed than that placed on the corresponding album, Kingdom. Different scenes on the "album version" included extended scenes at the pool and Kumi in a bunny costume.[5]

Limited editions of the CD+DVD also carried the "VJ KAITEKI Mix" of Kingdom, which was a digest preview video of the upcoming album. Several of the music videos that would be on the album were remixed to all flow together for the video.

Reception[edit]

The b-side, Bounce, was more favorable to western fans, while the title track was more favorable in Japan.[6][7]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Kumi Koda.

CD
No. Title Lyrics Music Arranger(s) Length
1. "anytime" Kumi Koda Hideya Nakazaki Hideya Nakazaki 4:09
2. "Bounce" Kumi Koda Anthony Anderson • Steve Smith • Chin Injetib   3:18
3. "anytime" (FreeTEMPO Remix) Kumi Koda Hideya Nakazaki Hideya Nakazaki 7:14
4. "anytime" (Instrumental) Kumi Koda Hideya Nakazaki Hideya Nakazaki 4:10
5. "Bounce" (Instrumental) Kumi Koda Anthony Anderson • Steve Smith • Chin Injetib   3:19
DVD
No. Title Length
1. "anytime [Single ver.]" (Music video)  
2. "anytime" (Making video)  
3. "Kingdom VJ KAITEKI Mix" (PV Digest)  

Charts[edit]

Oricon Sales Chart (Japan)

Release Chart Peak Position First Week Sales Sales Total Chart Run
23 January 2008 Oricon Daily Charts 2
Oricon Weekly Charts 4 43,051 53,189 3 weeks
Oricon Monthly Charts
Oricon Yearly Charts

Alternate Versions[edit]

anytime

  1. anytime: Found on the single and corresponding album Kingdom (2008)
  2. anytime [FreeTEMPO Remix]: Found on the single (2008) and Koda Kumi Driving Hit's (2009)
  3. anytime [Instrumental]: Found on the single (2008)

Bounce

  1. Bounce: Found on the single (2008)
  2. Bounce [Instrumental]: Found on the single (2008)
  3. Bounce [KOZM® Remix]: Found on Koda Kumi Driving Hit's 3 (2011)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "anytime (Limited Edition) / KODA KUMI / ORICON STYLE". Oricon. Retrieved January 25, 2016. 
  2. ^ "anytime (CD+DVD)(Limited Edition)". YesAsia. Retrieved January 25, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Anytime [Limited Edition] (Kumi Koda)". Play Asia. Retrieved January 25, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Koda Kumi - anytime (Review)". One Single Tear. Retrieved August 30, 2016. 
  5. ^ "[anytime] k-u-m-i=k-o-d-a". YouTube. Retrieved May 3, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Koda Kumi - anytime (Review)". One Single Tear. Retrieved January 25, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Customer Reviews: Anytime (SINGLE+DVD)(Japan Version)". YesAsia. Retrieved January 25, 2016.