Butterfly (Kumi Koda song)

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"Butterfly"
Single by Kumi Koda
from the album Best: First Things
Released June 22, 2005 (JP)
Format CD, CD+DVD
Genre J-pop, Bossa-Nova
Length 25:03
Label Rhythm Zone
RZCD-45213/B (Japan, CD+DVD)
RZCD-45214 (Japan, CD)
Kumi Koda singles chronology
"Hot Stuff"
(2005)
"Butterfly"
(2005)
"Flower"
(2005)

"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.[1]

Taisetsu na kimi e (大切な君へ / Important to you) was certified gold in full-length cellphone downloads.[2]

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."

Promotional Advertisements[edit]

Butterfly was the theme of TBS's drama Kosume no Mahou 2 (コスメの魔法2 / Cosmetic Magic 2).[3]

Your Sunshine was used in a televised advertisement for Nivea's BODI Yakuyou HOWAITONINGU UV (ニベアボディ 薬用ホワイトニングUV / Medicated Body Whitening UV).[4]

Track listing[edit]

CD[edit]

CD
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
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

DVD[edit]

DVD
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Butterfly" (Music Video)   Shigeaki Kubo 4:40
2. "Butterfly" (Making Video)   Shigeaki Kubo 4:55

Chart history[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
Oricon Weekly Singles Top 200 2
Chart (2006) Peak
position
Oricon 2005 Singles Top 999 85

Sales[edit]

  • First week estimate: 45,303
  • Total estimate: 125,662

Awards[edit]

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"

Alternate Versions[edit]

Currently, there are four renditions of Butterfly and three of Taisetsu na kimi e:

Butterfly

  1. Butterfly: Found on the single and corresponding album Best ~first things~ (2005)
  2. Butterfly [Instrumental]: Found on the single (2005)
  3. Butterfly [Prog5 Mirrorball Remix]: Found on Koda Kumi Driving Hit's (2009)
  4. Butterfly [TeddyLoid Remix]: Found on Koda Kumi Driving Hit's 4 (2012)

Taisetsu na kimi e

  1. Taisetsu na kimi e: Found on the single (2005) and album BEST ~BOUNCE & LOVERS~ (2007)
  2. Taisetsu na kimi e [Instrumental]: Found on the single (2005)
  3. Taisetsu na kimi e [Ryuzo Remix]: Found on Koda Kumi Driving Hit's 2 (2010)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KODA KUMI NHK "Cutie Honey & Butterfly" 2005.12.31". Youku. Retrieved January 19, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Taisetsu na kimi e / KODA KUMI". Oricon. Retrieved January 19, 2016. 
  3. ^ "TBS "Ai no Gekijou" COSMETIC MAGIC 2". TBS Japan. Retrieved January 19, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Your Sunshine (KODA KUMI)". Dwango. Retrieved January 19, 2016. 
  1. Avex Network (2005), Kumi Koda Official Web Site
  2. Oricon Style (2005), Ranking – Oricon Style
Preceded by
"Sign" by Mr. Children
Japan Record Award
2005
Succeeded by
"Ikken" by Kiyoshi Hikawa