Girls: Selfish

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Girls: Selfish
Koda Kumi - girls ~Selfish~ DVD.jpg
Video by
Released25 November 2004
Recorded2004
GenreJ-pop, R&B
LabelRhythm Zone
Koda Kumi chronology
Feel...
(2004)
Girls: Selfish
(2004)
Secret First Class Limited Live
(2005)

Girls: Selfish (stylized as girls ~Selfish~) is the second music video DVD from Japanese artist Koda Kumi and first DVD single. It was released on November 25, 2004 and was the prelude to her fourth studio album secret.

Information[edit]

girls ~Selfish~ was Kumi Koda's first attempt at releasing a DVD single. It failed to chart on Oricon, but all of the videos would later be placed on her next studio album, secret.[1][2]

The three music videos on the DVD share the similar theme of the long process of meeting, falling in love, and then breaking up. Koda Kumi chose to focus on the jealous-side and possessiveness women experience over love, which is most apparent in the video for "Selfish." Despite the similar theme, the videos are not intertwined and each stand alone.

The song "24" (track #3) was the first time Koda Kumi released a song with an entire chorus in English, which was written and composed by Hitoshi Shimono.[3] She would later work with Hitoshi again for her 2006 song "feel."

Due to the failure of the DVD single format, Kumi would not release another DVD single until 2012's Love Romance, which was created for pachinko games throughout Japan.[4]

Music videos[edit]

The video for "Selfish" carries a theme of a group of female vampires, who use their sex appeal to lure men into their home. They then seduce them and turn them into subordinates.

"Shake It" (stylized as SHAKE IT) has a seductive theme, in which Kumi finds a man sneaking around her tent and uses her power of seduction to get him to leave. After she and her mates finish and believe they've won, the man is shown making a phone call, to whom is unknown.

"24" is a soft and sensual video with a smooth R&B theme, focusing on Koda Kumi in her downtime.

Track listing[edit]

(Official Track List[5])

DVD
No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Selfish"Miki WatanabeMiki Watanabe 
2."Shake It"Koda KumiDaisuke "D.I" Imai 
3."24"
  • Koda Kumi
  • Hitoshi Shimono
Hitoshi Shimono 

References[edit]

  1. ^ "girls ~Selfish~ / KODA KUMI / ORICON STYLE". Oricon. Retrieved August 15, 2016.
  2. ^ "Koda Kumi* - Secret (CD, Album)". Discogs. Retrieved September 25, 2016.
  3. ^ "Koda Kumi - 24 (lyrics)". JPopAsia. Retrieved January 28, 2016.
  4. ^ "Koda Kumi [MSN] - Love Romance (Part 2)". DailyMotion. Retrieved January 26, 2016.
  5. ^ "Discography". 2004-11-25. Archived from the original on June 23, 2011. Retrieved February 18, 2016.

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