Freaky (song)

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"Freaky"
Kodakumifreakycdonly.jpg
Single by Koda Kumi
from the album Kingdom
B-side Sora, Run for Your Life, Girls
Released June 27, 2007
Format CD, CD+DVD
Genre J-pop
Label Rhythm Zone
Writer(s) Tommy Henriksen, Koda Kumi
Koda Kumi singles chronology
But/Aishō
(2007)
Freaky
(2007)
Ai no Uta
(2007)

Koda Kumi's 36th single, "Freaky" (stylized as FREAKY), was released on June 27, 2007. The single took the #1 spot on the Oricon charts, making it her fourth #1 single, and charted for fifteen weeks.[1]

Information[edit]

Freaky is Japanese R&B-turned-pop star Kumi Koda's thirty-sixth single under the Avex sub-label Rhythm Zone. It charted #1 on the Oricon Singles Charts, making it her fourth to do - the others being you, feel and Yume no Uta/futari de.... It remained on the charts for fifteen weeks with over 250,000 shipped. "Freaky," the title track, was certified platinum for downloads by RIAJ.[2][3]

The single came in CD and CD+DVD, with limited editions for both. The limited editions contained a fold-out promotional poster. The CD+DVD version harbored instrumentals for the four tracks on the single, while the CD only carried remixes.[4]

While the song contained four separate tracks, it was only listed as a double a-side, due to "Sora" and "girls" not having corresponding music videos and being listed as b-sides. On the corresponding album for the single, Kingdom; however, "Run For Your Life" was omitted from the CD portion.

Initially, "Run For Your Life" was not going to be on the single and, instead, would have been the song "anytime," which was released as a single seven months later. This is most apparent in the music video, whereas both "Run For Your Love" and "anytime" were filmed at the same location in California. A reason for the switch was never released, though fans speculated it was to give Kumi a ballad to be released during the winter months, whereas Ai no Uta was released in early Autumn.[5]

Promotions[edit]

"Freaky" was used as the song to advertise Honda's Honda ZEST SPORTS vehicle.[6]

"Sora" (空 / Sky) was used as the television advertisement for Toshiba's mobile fanfun SoftBank 815T.[7][8]

"Run For Your Life" was used to advertise makeup company KOSE's new Visee line.[9]

"girls" was used as the theme song for Koda Kumi's new pachinko game SANKYO FEVER LIVE IN HALL.[10]

Packaging[edit]

Freaky was released in four editions, two regular editions and two first press editions:

  • CD: contains eight musical tracks - four songs with instrumentals for each song.
  • CD [First Press Edition]: contains eight musical tracks - four songs with remixes for each song.
  • CD+DVD: contains eight musical tracks - four songs with instrumentals for each song - with two music videos and two making videos.
  • CD+DVD [First Press Edition]: contains eight musical tracks - four songs with remixes for each song - with two music videos and two making videos.

First Press editions of both the CD and CD+DVD versions contained a foldout promotional poster.

Track listing[edit]

(Source[11])

CD only[edit]

All lyrics written by Koda Kumi.

CD: First press editions[12]
No. Title Music Arranger(s) Length
1. "Freaky" Tommy Henriksen Tommy Henriksen 3:18
2. "Sora (空 / Sky)" Jin Nakamura Jin Nakamura 4:41
3. "Run For Your Life" Hiten Bharadia • Philippe-Marc Anquetil • Christopher Lee-Joe Hiten Bharadia • Philippe-Marc Anquetil • Christopher Lee-Joe 3:11
4. "girls" Kosuke Morimoto h-wonder 4:37
5. "Freaky" (Surtek Collective's Action Remix featuring Peter Rap) Surtek Tommy Henriksen  
6. "Sora" (Yukihiro Fukutomi Remix) Yukihiro Fukutomi Jin Nakamura  
7. "Run For Your Life" (Kaskade Remix) Kaskade    
8. "girls" (CUBISMO GRAPHICO Beach Girls MIX) CUBISMO GRAPHICO Hiten Bharadia • Philippe-Marc Anquetil • Christopher Lee-Joe  

CD+DVD[edit]

CD: Normal edition
No. Title Lyrics Music Arranger(s) Length
1. "Freaky" Koda Kumi Tommy Henriksen Tommy Henriksen  
2. "Sora" Koda Kumi Jin Nakamura Jin Nakamura  
3. "Run For Your Life" Koda Kumi Hiten Bharadia • Philippe-Marc Anquetil • Christopher Lee-Joe Hiten Bharadia • Philippe-Marc Anquetil • Christopher Lee-Joe  
4. "girls" Koda Kumi Kosuke Morimoto h-wonder  
5. "Freaky" (Instrumental)   Tommy Henriksen Tommy Henriksen  
6. "Sora" (Instrumental)   Jin Nakamura Jin Nakamura  
7. "Run For Your Life" (Instrumental)   Hiten Bharadia • Philippe-Marc Anquetil • Christopher Lee-Joe Hiten Bharadia • Philippe-Marc Anquetil • Christopher Lee-Joe  
8. "girls" (Instrumental)   Kosuke Morimoto h-wonder  
DVD
No. Title Length
1. "Freaky" (Music Video)  
2. "Run For Your Life" (Music Video)  
3. "Freaky" (Making Video)  
4. "Run For Your Life" (Making Video)  

Charts[edit]

Oricon Sales Chart (Japan)

Release Chart Peak Position First Week Sales Sales Total Chart Run
June 27, 2007 Oricon Daily Charts 1
Oricon Weekly Charts 1 108,349 200,322 15 weeks
Oricon Monthly Charts 1
Oricon Yearly Charts 29

Alternate Versions[edit]

FREAKY

  1. FREAKY: Found on the single (2007) and corresponding album Kingdom (2008)
  2. FREAKY [Surtek Collective's Action Remix featuring Peter Rap]: Found on the CD only version of the single (2007)
  3. FREAKY [Instrumental]: Found on the CD+DVD version of the single (2007)
  4. FREAKY [Caramel Pod Remix]: Found on Koda Kumi Driving Hit's 3 (2011)

Sora

  1. Sora: Found on the single (2007)
  2. Sora [Yukihiro Fukutomi Remix]: Found on the CD only version of the single (2007) and Koda Kumi Driving Hit's (2009)
  3. Sora [Instrumental]: Found on the CD+DVD version of the single (2007)

Run For Your Life

  1. Run For Your Life: Found on the single (2007)
  2. Run For Your Life [ Kaskade Remix]: Found on the CD only version of the single (2007) and Koda Kumi Driving Hit's (2009)
  3. Run For Your Life [Instrumental]: Found on the CD+DVD version of the single (2007)

girls

  1. girls: Found on the single (2007)
  2. girls [CUBISMO GRAPHICO Beach Girls MIX]: Found on the CD only version of the single (2007)
  3. girls [Instrumental]: Found on the CD+DVD version of the single (2007)
  4. girls [TAKAROT "TOKYO FANTASTIC" Remix]: Found on Koda Kumi Driving Hit's 6 (2014)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FREAKY / KODA KUMI / ORICON STYLE". Oricon. Retrieved January 22, 2016. 
  2. ^ ゴールド等認定作品一覧 2007年7月 [Works Receiving Certifications List (Gold, etc) (July 2007)]. RIAJ (in Japanese). August 10, 2007. Retrieved January 1, 2014. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ "Freaky (Japan Version) CD". YesAsia. Retrieved January 22, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Koda Kumi - anytime (Review)". One Single Tear. Retrieved August 30, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Koda Kumi - Honda ZEST SPORTS CM". PlayHD. Retrieved January 22, 2016. 
  7. ^ "fanfun. SoftBank 815T". SoftBank. Retrieved January 22, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Koda Kumi Toshiba 815T SoftBank". DailyMotion. Retrieved January 22, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Koda Kumi - Kosee "Viseé" Run For Your Life". DailyMotion. Retrieved January 22, 2016. 
  10. ^ "SANKYO FEVER LIVE IN HALL". DailyMotion. Retrieved January 22, 2016. 
  11. ^ "FREAKY - Koda Kumi OFFICIAL". Rhythm Zone. Retrieved January 22, 2016. 
  12. ^ A poster is provided with each first press edition single in some stores.