Hands (Kumi Koda song)

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Single by Koda Kumi
from the album Secret
B-side Through the Sky
Released January 19, 2005 (JP)
Format CD, CD+DVD
Genre R&B
Length 20:01
Label Rhythm Zone
RZCD-45168/B (Japan, CD+DVD)
RZCD-45169 (Japan, CD5")
Koda Kumi singles chronology
"Hot Stuff"

Hands (stylized as hands) is Japanese R&B-turned-pop star Koda Kumi's 14th domestic single. The single charted #7 and remained on the charts for eight weeks.[1]


hands is Japanese singer-songwriter Kumi Koda's fourteenth single. It charted low in the top ten at #7 on the Oricon charts and remained on the charts for two months.

The single became her third to be released as both CD and CD+DVD. It was the end theme of ANB's television program Uchimura Produce (内村プロデュース / Uchimura PURODYUUSI).[2] The b-side, Through the Sky, was the end theme of Nippon TV's informational program The Sunday (THE・サンデー) through the month of January.[3][4]

The music video released on the single differed from the music video released on the corresponding album, secret, which contained an "album version" that held different scenes. The "single version" was, however, placed on her first compilation album, Best ~first things~.

Music Video[edit]

The music video for hands carried a theme of a woman trying to cope with her depression brought on by being in the spotlight and having everyone focused on her.

An alternate version to the video was placed on the corresponding album, secret. This would make it the first time she released an "alternate version" of a music video. The "album version" featured different scenes, but still kept the camera close for a more intimate feeling.

Track list[edit]


No. Title Lyrics Music Arranger(s) Length
1. "hands" Koda Kumi Katsumi Ohnishi h-wonder 4:28
2. "Through the sky" Koda Kumi • Hiroo Yamaguchi Hiroo Yamaguchi h-wonder 5:33
3. "hands [Instrumental]"   Katsumi Ohnishi h-wonder 4:28
4. "Through the sky [Instrumental]"   Hiroo Yamaguchi h-wonder 5:30
No. Title Director(s) Length
1. "hands" (Music Video) Ippe ~ Morita • Sumitaka Fushimizu 4:28
2. "hands" (Making Video) Ippe ~ Morita • Sumitaka Fushimizu  

Alternate Versions[edit]


  1. hands: Found on the single and corresponding album secret (2005)
  2. hands [Instrumental]: Found on the single (2005)
  3. hands [The Standard Club Remix]: Found on Koda Kumi Driving Hit's 2 (2010)


  1. ^ "hands / KODA KUMI / ORICON STYLE". Oricon. Retrieved May 2, 2016. 
  2. ^ "hands (KODA KUMI)". Animelo. Retrieved January 19, 2016. 
  3. ^ "THEサンデー". NTV. Retrieved January 19, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Dwango.jp". PC Dwango. Retrieved January 2, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Koda Kumi Official". Rhythm Zone. Retrieved January 2, 2015. 
  1. Avex Network (2005), Kumi Koda Official Web Site
  2. Oricon Style (2005), Ranking – Oricon Style