Lies (Kumi Koda song)

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"Lies"
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Single by Kumi Koda
from the album Best: Second Session
Released January 4, 2006 (JP/KR)
Format CD
Genre J-pop, R&B
Label Rhythm Zone
RZCD-45305 (Japan, CD)
SM Entertainment
SMTJCD-093 (Korea, CD)
Kumi Koda singles chronology
"Shake It Up"
(2005)
"Lies"
(2006)
"Feel"
(2006)

"Lies" is an R&B song by Japanese singer Kumi Koda and is the fifth single in her 12 Singles Collection. The lyrics are written by Kumi and the music is written and arranged by Yanagiman. The song is the ending theme of Asahi TV's show Adore na! GAREJJI (アドレな!ガレッジ).[1] It was also used in a commercial for music.jp.[2]

It peaked at #5 in its second week on Oricon and helped Kumi become to first artist to have three singles in the Top 10 during the same week.

Information[edit]

Lies is singer-songwriter Kumi Koda's fifth single in her 12 Singles Collection and is the second to be released in the story-driven videos (you being the first). Like most of the other singles in the collection, Lies was also limited to 50,000 copies.

The single made its debut on Oricon at #7 and managed to take the #5 rank the following week.[3] With the song taking the debut of #7, Koda Kumi became the first artist to have three singles in the top 10 on Oricon at the same time (you was at #9 and Shake It Up was at #6).[4]

The song was used as the ending theme to the TV show Adore na! GAREJJI.

The music video for Lies tied into four other videos released during the 12 Singles Collection: Candy feat. Mr. Blistah, you, feel and Someday/Boys♥Girls. The protagonist in the video is played by Shogen Itokazu, who is best known for his role as young Gouken in Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist and his work in the 2015 Death Note TV series.[5]

Music Video[edit]

While the music video for Lies is the second in the 12 Singles Collection, it is the third in a music video-driven story, its predecessors being Candy feat. Mr. Blistah and you.

As with you, Lies opens with three men talking about the heartbreak they had experienced in their lives and the women they were with. Each man had a passion that they followed and found a lover who shared in their interests.

The love interest in Lies is played by Japanese actor Shogen Itokazu, whose passion is knife throwing, and who finds a lover, played by Kumi, who offers to be the target during his shows. They end up arguing when one of his knives scratched her cheek during a show.

Cover[edit]

As with the other 11 singles in this collection, the cover of the single represents a stylized version of a traditional dress from a culture; this time it draws its inspiration from China.

Track listing[edit]

(Source[6])

CD
No. Title Lyrics Music Arranger(s) Length
1. "Lies" Koda Kumi Yanagiman Yanagiman 5:20
2. "Lies" (Instrumental)   Yanagiman Yanagiman 5:20

Sales[edit]

Initial week estimate: 43,900 Total estimate: 46,989

Alternate Versions[edit]

Lies

  1. Lies: Found on the single (2005) and corresponding album BEST ~second session~ (2006)
  2. Lies [Instrumental]: Found on the single (2005)
  3. Lies [Clubbangaz Remix]: Found on Koda Kumi Remix Album (2006)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lies (Music List of Koda Kumi)". GAFUKU. Retrieved January 15, 2016. 
  2. ^ "CM「MUSIC.JP」IMAGE SONG「Lies」". Suruga. Retrieved January 15, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Lies/KODA KUMI/ORICON STYLE". Oricon. Retrieved January 15, 2016. 
  4. ^ "2006.01.06 Single Ranking". Oricon. Retrieved January 15, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Shogen". IMDB. Retrieved January 15, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Lies Koda Kumi OFFICIAL". Rhythm Zone. Retrieved January 15, 2016. 
  1. Avex Network (2005, 2006), Kumi Koda Official Web Site
  2. Oricon Style (2006), Oricon Style Online