Butterfly (Kumi Koda song)
|Single by Kumi Koda|
|from the album Best: First Things|
|Released||June 22, 2005 (JP)|
RZCD-45213/B (Japan, CD+DVD)
RZCD-45214 (Japan, CD)
|Kumi Koda singles chronology|
"Butterfly" is Japanese pop musician Kumi Koda's 16th domestic single. The single came in CD and CD+DVD. 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~. Butterfly won the 47th position at the Japan Record Award and placed 56th at NHK Red & White Singing Contest for the year.
Taisetsu na kimi e (大切な君へ / Important to you) was certified gold in full-length cellphone downloads.
Because of the single's success, it made Koda Kumi's ero-kawaii style spread across the high school community. The song had the overall concept of "all women will always be beautiful."
|1.||"Butterfly"||Koda Kumi||Miki Watanabe||4:20|
|2.||"Your Sunshine"||Koda Kumi||Junpei Takada • Toru Watanabe||3:45|
|3.||"Taisetsu na kimi e (大切な君へ)"||Koda Kumi||Daisuke "DAIS" Miyachi • Yuichi Ohno||4:34|
|4.||"Butterfly" (Instrumental)||Miki Watanabe||4:20|
|5.||"Your Sunshine" (Instrumental)||Junpei Takada• Toru Watanabe||3:44|
|6.||"Taisetsu na kimi e" (Instrumental)||Daisuke "DAIS" Miyachi • Yuichi Ohno||4:30|
|1.||"Butterfly" (Music Video)||Shigeaki Kubo||4:40|
|2.||"Butterfly" (Making Video)||Shigeaki Kubo||4:55|
|Oricon Weekly Singles Top 200||2|
|Oricon 2005 Singles Top 999||85|
- First week estimate: 45,303
- Total estimate: 125,662
December 2005 – Kumi Koda won the 47th Japan Record Awards for her hit song "Butterfly"
May 2006 – Kumi Koda won two awards at MTV Video Music Awards Japan 2006 for the categories "Best Video of the Year" and "Best Female Video"
Currently, there are four renditions of Butterfly and three of Taisetsu na kimi e:
- Butterfly: Found on the single and corresponding album Best ~first things~ (2005)
- Butterfly [Instrumental]: Found on the single (2005)
- Butterfly [Prog5 Mirrorball Remix]: Found on Koda Kumi Driving Hit's (2009)
- Butterfly [TeddyLoid Remix]: Found on Koda Kumi Driving Hit's 4 (2012)
Taisetsu na kimi e
- Taisetsu na kimi e: Found on the single (2005) and album BEST ~BOUNCE & LOVERS~ (2007)
- Taisetsu na kimi e [Instrumental]: Found on the single (2005)
- Taisetsu na kimi e [Ryuzo Remix]: Found on Koda Kumi Driving Hit's 2 (2010)
- "KODA KUMI NHK "Cutie Honey & Butterfly" 2005.12.31". Youku. Retrieved January 19, 2016.
- "Taisetsu na kimi e / KODA KUMI". Oricon. Retrieved January 19, 2016.
- "TBS "Ai no Gekijou" COSMETIC MAGIC 2". TBS Japan. Retrieved January 19, 2016.
- "Your Sunshine (KODA KUMI)". Dwango. Retrieved January 19, 2016.
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