Someday/Boys & Girls

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"Someday/Boys♥Girls"
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Single by Koda Kumi
from the album Best: Second Session
Released February 22, 2006 (JP)
Format CD
Genre J-pop
Label Rhythm Zone
RZCD-45312 (Japan, CD)
Koda Kumi singles chronology
"Wind"
(2006)
"Someday/Boys♥Girls"
(2006)
"Koi no Tsubomi"
(2006)

Someday/Boys & Girls (stylized as Someday/Boys♥Girls) is the final single of Koda Kumi's 12 Single Collection and overall thirtieth single. Unlike the majority of singles in the collection, this single is not limited to 50,000 copies. The single charted at #3 on Oricon and charted for nine weeks.[1]

Information[edit]

Someday/Boys♥Girls is the final single in Japanese singer-songwriter Kumi Koda's 12 Singles Collection. It was only one of three in the collection to not be limited to 50,000 and, due to this, sold over 89,413 copies.[2]

The a-side, Someday, was used as the theme song for the third season of Shin Kyoto Meikyuu Annai (新・京都迷宮案内 / The New Guide to the Labyrinth of Kyoto).[3] The song is the last song in the story-line music videos, which brings the stories from Candy feat. Mr. Blistah, you, feel and Lies to a close.

Boys♥Girls was used as the theme for the 2006 movie called Waters (known in Japan as ウォーターズ / Uoutaazu) - a romantic comedy that revolves around the story of Japanese men working at a host club.[4] The movie features actors Shun Oguri, Toshinobu Matsuo, Takamasa Suga, Shingo Katsurayama, Yusuke Kirishima, Hiroyuki Hirayama, Ryoji Morimoto, Hitomi Manaka, Riko Narumi and Yoshio Harada.

Boys♥Girls: Theme of Waters[edit]

Waters was released on March 11, 2006 under the Gaga Corporation and produced by Yu Hirose and Masashi Yagi. I

It featured several well-known actors, including Shun Oguri as Ryohei, Toshinobu Matsuo as Naoto and Riko Narumi as Chika. It was directed by Ryo Nishimura and produced by Yu Hirose and Masashi Yagi.

Plot[edit]

Waters focuses on seven young, attractive men in need of money, who audition for host positions at a bar called Dog Days. However, "hosts" at the bar have the job of entertaining female customers by flirting with them in hopes that they spend more money on alcohol. Each host came from a different background, including a street performer and a banker.

The drama in the film begins when they discover the bar's manager has stolen several of their deposits. Not wanting to see the men fail, the bar's owner gives up the bar to the men, so they are able to open their own "host club." The bar owner's granddaughter, played by Riko Narumi, help the men get started and teaches them how to properly run a business.[5]

Music Video[edit]

The music video for the song became the finale in the story-line driven videos; the firsts being Candy feat. Mr. Blistah, you, Lies and feel.

Someday was the second in the story-line videos to start with Kumi, instead of with the three men in the bar. The first was Candy feat. Mr. Blistah. It was Kumi singing about the personas, who had found love. The video shows the conclusion to you, Lies and feel, with each man meeting up with their lover to reconcile.

The love interests were played by Takashi Tsukamoto, Shogen Itokazu and Shugo Oshinari.

Cover[edit]

Each cover of the 12 Singles Collection takes inspiration from countries and cultures from around the world. The cover to Someday/Boys♥Girls draws inspiration from Koda Kumi's own country, Japan, and represents the geishas in Japanese culture.

Track listing[edit]

(Source[6])

CD
No. Title Lyrics Music Arranger(s) Length
1. "Someday" Koda Kumi tasuku Egami Kotaro 4:18
2. "Boys♥Girls" Michikawa Himari Hitoshi Shimono Hitoshi Shimono 4:10
3. "Someday" (Instrumental)   tasuku Egami Kotaro 4:18
4. "Boys♥Girls" (Instrumental)   Hitoshi Shimono Hitoshi Shimono 4:07

Charts[edit]

Oricon Sales Chart (Japan)

Release Chart Peak position First week sales Sales total Chart run
February 22, 2006 Oricon Daily Singles Chart 2
Oricon Weekly Charts 3 58,372 89,413 6 weeks
Oricon Monthly Charts 9
Oricon Yearly Charts 110

World Chart[edit]

  • 1st week: #11

Alternate Versions[edit]

Currently, there are four renditions of Someday:

  1. Someday: Found on the single and corresponding album BEST ~second session~ (2006)
  2. Someday [Instrumental]: Found on the single (2006)
  3. Someday [R. Yamaki's Groove Mix]: Found on Koda Kumi Remix Album (2006)
  4. Someday [Big Boy Remix]: Found on Koda Kumi Driving Hit's 5 (2013)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Someday/Boys♥Girls / KODA KUMI / ORICON STYLE". Oricon. Retrieved January 20, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Koda Kumi CD Single Sales Totals". Nendai Ryuukou. Retrieved August 21, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Shin Kyoto Meikyuu Annai 3". Kakaku. Retrieved January 20, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Waters". Ryo Nishimura. 2006. 
  5. ^ "Waters (2006)". IMDb. Retrieved August 22, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Someday/Boys Girls - KODA KUMI". Rhythm Zone. Retrieved January 20, 2016.