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31 July 2016 @ 11:57 pm
KinKi Kids' Songs From Famous Composers, Lyricists & Musicians  
One of the things that made KinKi special is that many famous composers, lyricists and musicians contribute to their music. Personally, I believe it is one of the biggest factors that contribute to their million singles/albums sales in early of their career. Of course, they have been famous for their lovely voices too but I always amazed with how many popular and famous music personalities contribute to their music over the years. ♥

They are now the 19th best selling artists in Japan. They used to be the 17th but AKB48 and Arashi sudden popularity in recent years have over took their position in the ranking.

COMPOSERS & LYRICISTS

Yamashita Tatsuro
I put Yamashita-san on top of the list since his name is part of the reasons why Garasu no Shounen sold nearly 2 millions copies. You can find his name on KinKi's single covers everytime he produced something for them; 'Produced & Arranged by TATSURO YAMASHITA' can be seen on the cover of Garasu no Shounen, Jetcoaster Romance & Happy Happy Greeting.
- Garasu no Shounen
- Kiss Kara Hajimaru Mystery
- Jetcoaster Romance
- Happy Happy Greeting
- Inochi no Saigo no Hitoshizuku

Yoshida Takuro
Takuro-san is the one who teached KinKi on how to play guitars back in their Love Love Aishiteru days. In other words, he actually nurtured KinKi to be who they are today. Hosting LLA together with KinKi, he is remembered the most among KinKi's fans for composing LLA's theme song; Zenbu Dakishimete which went on to sell more than 1 million units.
- Zenbu Dakishimete
- Kiken na Kankei

COMPOSERS

Tsutsumi Kyōhei
He is the best selling composer in Japan with 76 million unit singles sold under his name. I actually wish he will compose more songs for KinKi in the future.
- Yamenaide, Pure
- Rajikon

Oda Tetsuro
Oda Tetsuro is probably one of my fave composers ever. I basically love all of the songs that he ever composed for KinKi. Some of you might recognize his face since he made an appearance in KinKi's 2013 PV; Mada Namida ni Naranai Kanashimi ga since he is the one who composed the song for them (Tsuyo & Ko-chan both smiled when they saw him in the garage). ^^; He is the third best selling composer in Japan with more than 40 million single copies sold under his name.
- Boku no Senaka ni wa Hane ga Aru
- Anniversary
- Snapshot
- Tsubasa: Little Wing
- Himalaya Blue
- Mada Namida ni Naranai Kanashimi ga
- Kokoro ga Attanda

Sakamoto Ryuichi
What made Sakamoto Ryuichi awesome is the fact that he has won an Academy Award, BAFTA, Grammy, and two Golden Globe Awards in his 40 years career as a music composer. So to have him compose a song for KinKi is actually very amazing. He also composed the music for 1992 Barcelona Olympics opening ceremony, and his composition 'Energy Flow' in year 1999 was the first instrumental number-one single in Japan's Oricon charts history. He only composed one song for KinKi and like Tsutsumi Kyōhei-san, I wish he will give more songs to them.
-Innocent Wars

LYRICISTS

Akimoto Yasushi
I think everybody know who is Akimoto-san -- he is AKB48 and its sister groups' mastermind. None can deny how talented Akimoto-san as a lyricist. When he guested with SKE48 at SDK, you get a look at his excellent ways with words on the books he wrote in the past. He is the best selling lyricsts in Japan with over 100 million copies of single sold under his name. No one else come close to touch his record as the best selling lyricist in Japan for many years to come. Despite the simple lyrics he usually wrote for AKB and its sister groups, suprisingly his lyrics for other artists is serious, romantic, poetic and beautiful.
- Teiden no Yoru ni Wa: On the Night of a Blackout
- SNOW! SNOW! SNOW!
- Kaze no Iro
- Ashioto
- Hametsuteki Passion
- Kawatta Katachi no Ishi
- Yume wo Mireba Kizutsuku Koto mo Aru

Matsumoto Takashi
Matsumoto-san wrote a lot of songs for KinKi from early they debuted even until now. He contributed a lot to KinKi's million singles & album sales and he wrote 3 songs for KinKi's K Album. In term of his recognition as a lyricist, he is the 3rd best selling lyricist in Japan behind Akimoto-san. The singles written by him have sold around 50 million copies in Japan. KinKi's Garasu no Shounen is actually the best selling single of his career. In 2015, KinKi was invited to SONGS where they sing chart-topping singles written by Matsumoto-san and in that program also, Matsumoto-san wrote a heartfelt letter towards them that made both of them touched with how he views the two of them as a unit.
- Garasu no Shounen
- Kiss Kara Hajimaru Mystery
- Jetcoaster Romance
- Kono Mama Te Wo Tsunaide
- Happy Happy Greeting
- Cinderella Christmas
- Boku no Senaka ni wa Hane ga Aru
- Hakka Candy
- Swan Song
- Dosokai
- Rajikon
- Himalaya Blue

Satomi
Okay, she's not a popular lyricist in Japan but I LOVE the lyrics she wrote for KinKi. Personally, I find her extremely talented with words. And she always tend to write the best love songs for them. Like Snapshot for an example, I love how she used photographs to tell a story of a failed relationship. And how the background vocals in the song is the POV of the woman while the main lyrics is the POV of man in the said relationship.


- Jonetsu
- Kokoro Ni Yume Wo Kimi Niwa Ai Wo
- Gira☆Gira
- Dragon Road
- Anniversary
- Velvet no Yami
- Natsu Moyo
- Love is the Mirage...
- Parental Advisory Explicit Content
- Eien, Ni
- Snapshot
- Secret Code
- Tsubasa: Little Wing
- Sayonara no Etranger
- Cool Beauty

OTHER MUSICIANS

DREAMS COME TRUE
Tsuyoshi is a big fan of them! I remember when they guested at Shoujiki Shindoi, he is extremely nervous haha. I love Ne, Ganbaru Yo to pieces and it is actually an answer song to DREAMS COME TRUE's song; 'Marry You'.
- Ne, Ganbaru Yo
- Negau Ijyo no Koto Inoru Ijyo no Koto

Tokunaga Hideaki
I think everyone knows who is this man. A very respected male solo singer in Japan. I remember he is sad when he saw the simple cover of Eien, Ni lol. He thought its a blueprint design. XD
- Eien, Ni

Takamizawa Toshihiko (THE ALFIE)
Takamizawa-san.... I actually shocked he took this long to write and compose a song for KinKi. I always feel Takamizawa-san genuinely care for both of them. He always seemed interested with their stories and actually went to their solo activies in his private time.
- Inochi no Kiseki

Yoshie Kazuya (THE YELLOW MONKEY)
The one who wrote a sooo 'not innocent' song for KinKi. XD I wondered why he named the song Bara to Taiyou and I finally understand it when I read the translation of the song. :P
- Bara to Taiyou

OTHERS

Yoshida Ken
Just because he is with KinKi in everything -- SDK, their concerts and everything. He usually just arrange their songs but in recent years, he contributed in writing and composing songs for them also.
- Koi wa Nio e to Chirinuru wo

- i love you
- Two of Us

Dojima Kohei
Just because I saw him in KinKi's Bara to Taiyou PV. He is the one with the guitar with Tsuyoshi and Ken-san on the stage.
- Misty

- Kotae Wa Kitto Kokoro No Nakani
- Kanashimi Blue
- Eien no Bloods
- Kuroi Asa・Shiroi Yoru
- Kimi to Boku no Naka de
- SPEAK LOW
- Alright!

SONGS COMPOSED & WRITTEN TOGETHER BY THE TWO OF THEM

Domoto Koichi & Domoto Tsuyoshi
I always feel KinKi produced excellent songs with Ko-chan composing and Tsuyo works on the lyrics. I especially love Giniro Angou, Ai no Katamari & Renrui. :)
- Suki ni Natteku Aishiteku
- Ai no Katamari
- 5 x 9 = 63
- Renrui
- Futari
- Music of Life
- Giniro Angou
- Family ~Hitotsu ni Naru Koto~
- Me ~ Chikyuu no iro
- Tears

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Rosy Diniz: pic#123772519Rosy Diniz on July 31st, 2016 04:30 pm (UTC)
Thank you for sharing 💙😍😘
✹☄ Haida ☁☂tsuyoi_hikari on August 1st, 2016 03:56 am (UTC)
No problem! :D
skygarden93skygarden93 on July 31st, 2016 04:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you for this list! Is other JE groups have the same privilege as them? To have this many amazing composers and lyricists to work on their music is just awesome.
skygarden93skygarden93 on July 31st, 2016 06:46 pm (UTC)
I cant view the video any longer. :(
✹☄ Haida ☁☂tsuyoi_hikari on August 1st, 2016 04:15 am (UTC)
You're welcome. ^^

About whether other J&A groups have the same privilege as them, I cant comment on that since I only follow KinKi and Arashi. But if I'm not mistaken, SMAP also has considerably popular composers and lyricists who gave them songs but probably not as many as KinKi. I think Johnny-san has set them from get go to have many recognized music personalities to write songs for them. That is why their songs tend to be different with serious love theme compared to other groups in the company. But perhaps other people who follow other J&A groups can give you more appropriate answer for this since my knowledge is pretty limited when it involved other J&A groups especially the newer ones.

I already repost the video using Vimeo. YouTube blocked the video minutes after it being posted eventhough I set the video to be unlisted. :X
skygarden93skygarden93 on August 2nd, 2016 02:55 am (UTC)
Thank you for the explanation. I do think that other groups too are being given songs from famous music composers or lyricists but probably not as much as Kinki. It made me feel so special to be their fan!

And thank you too for the video. The performance, their vocal, the melody, and expecially the lyrics are all so awesome!
✹☄ Haida ☁☂tsuyoi_hikari on August 2nd, 2016 04:10 am (UTC)
No problem! About feeling special to be their fan? Me too.. Always have and always will. 8D
dots_dokodots_doko on August 4th, 2016 08:00 am (UTC)
I hope someone who follow other JE groups can give us some insight in this too. I would like to know too.
幻炎kweenji on July 31st, 2016 09:19 pm (UTC)
This is a great list...Honestly it's amazing how many great artists have worked with Kinki Kids, I really think that's what makes them stand out a lot too.

You did miss Innocent Wars from B album though, it was produced by Ryuichi Sakamoto of Yellow Magic Orchestra fame, who's pretty much one hell of a big name (especially in the 70s-80s!)
✹☄ Haida ☁☂: Park Bo Gum ☆ Min Shrugged ♋tsuyoi_hikari on August 1st, 2016 04:23 am (UTC)
It is seriously amazing. I always amazed with how KinKi has been given the privilege to work with many famous artists even before they debuted. For goodness sake, they actually hosted LLA with Takuro-san for several years. :) And not to mention the type of guests that come to SDK -- I actually ended up knowing lots of famous Japanese actors and musicians from the show.

Thank you for the heads up! I was really amazed with Sakamoto Ryuichi's history. :O I already add him in the post. ^^;;
€ððÿhika_ryuu on August 1st, 2016 12:58 am (UTC)
Oooh some my fav songs were composed by Oda Tetsuro and written by Satomi <3 And also Akimoto. I've only known him for writing SNOW!x3 but didn't know he wrote Ashioto too..

Thank you so much for sharing this :)

Edit: You know, about Bara to Taiyou, if you don't mind sharing a bit of your opinion of it? Honestly, I don't really understand the meaning of the song even with translation ^^;;

Edited at 2016-08-01 01:03 am (UTC)
✹☄ Haida ☁☂: Huge Grant ☆ Can I Marry His Accent?tsuyoi_hikari on August 1st, 2016 05:17 am (UTC)
Oda Tetsuro & Satomi combi is seriously the best imo. I love Anniversary to pieces but Snapshot and Tsubasa -little wing- is masterpieces as well.

I actually really like the lyrics that Akimoto wrote for KinKi since it tends to be very poetic, beautiful and non-repetitive. Just look at the translation for Kaze no Iro or Ashioto. Plus, Tsuyo once said to Inocchi back in 2004 that he is jealous of V6 since they have many encouragement songs while KinKi basically has none (I didn't exactly remember the convo though ^^'') but Akimoto-san gave them three 'support/encouragement/chose your way' songs for them in the later years. :)

About Bara to Taiyou, the lovely hakucchan sub the PV in this post. I also didnt understand at first what she meant by 'grown-up song' but I finally get it after the 2nd/3rd watch. The song is very poetic and used a lot of symbolisms so people can mistake it as a beautiful poetic love song (which it is), but it actually has a deeper meaning. :P There is a phrase; 'When the morning comes...' in the lyrics and I was like 'morning?' then everything clicked and the lyrics has never been the same again for me. XD Did you noticed why Yoshie-san named the song 'Rose & Sun' -- two things that have nothing in common? It's actually a symbolism to mean something else -- it is more like 'Sexy times & Morning After' (rip my innocent mind XD). After knowing what the lyrics truly meant, its funny when I see Tsuyo and Ko-chan performing the song with a straight face lol.
€ððÿhika_ryuu on August 1st, 2016 08:52 am (UTC)
Now I gotta watch the video again XD I did recognize the "when the morning comes..." part but it's a bit towards the end, right? So I kinda ignore it (>.<)

Maybe I still have innocent mind XD jk (lost it since I knew KAT-TUN :P)

And the Va. Cu. Van part. Does it symbolize anything or was it just a random word? I did a research and found something like a cork that is used to keep leftover wine. But it's actually called Vacuvin. Not sure if it's related to the song or not.

✹☄ Haida ☁☂: Park Bo Gum ☆ Min Shrugged ♋tsuyoi_hikari on August 2nd, 2016 03:57 am (UTC)
Yes, the 'Morning' part is at the back since the first half of the song is about the 'Rose' part haha. XD

About the Va. Cu. Van part, initially I thought it is a random word too but in the context of the song, to make it represent a 'cork to close leftover wine' make sense too since the earlier phrase before it is talking about how '...the aftertaste before the youth in the body disappear....' So, it somehow make sense for the Va.Cu. Van part to represent as a 'cork' to preserve the youth and so on.
heart283: Kinki futariheart283 on August 1st, 2016 01:07 am (UTC)
Thank you for this post! Kinki have really worked with talented people. So happy for their longevity, and they themselves keep getting better and better!
✹☄ Haida ☁☂tsuyoi_hikari on August 1st, 2016 05:24 am (UTC)
You're welcome! They seriously have worked with many awesome people. I think that is why they once said that they regret of not showing more gratitude towards people in their lives esp early in their career when they are so young and very busy. But Takamizawa-san said; 'Its never too late to do that now' which everyone agreed. :)
(Anonymous) on August 1st, 2016 06:07 am (UTC)
thank you for this. kinki is amazing to have worked with all these amazing individuals!
✹☄ Haida ☁☂tsuyoi_hikari on August 2nd, 2016 03:43 am (UTC)
You're welcome! :D Yes, they are so lucky indeed. ^^v
shunluvshunluv on August 1st, 2016 10:45 am (UTC)
thank you for doing this^^
KinKi Kids truly bless with wonderful career and of course alongside great people they work with they earned it with their talent and hard work as well <3
✹☄ Haida ☁☂: Arashi ☆ Oh-chan *❆‿❆*tsuyoi_hikari on August 2nd, 2016 03:39 am (UTC)
You're welcome! ^^;; Yes, you are right! We only see the shining side of them on screen but they put a lot to be where they are today. Playing guitar is not easy as it seemed but it required many practices to be as good as them. Like for Tsuyo for an example, I always thought he is gifted (he probably is :P) with all his funny one liners but he actually study comedy shows in order to be funny for their concert MCs. And now look at them, they cant stop talking while they're on stage lol
atiktee: pic#124308034atiktee on August 1st, 2016 03:13 pm (UTC)
Thank you for gathering the infos! Such a hard work!
✹☄ Haida ☁☂: Tsuyoshi ☆ Angel Tsuyo ~*@*~tsuyoi_hikari on August 2nd, 2016 03:31 am (UTC)
You're welcome! :DD

Actually for their K album, almost all the songs are composed and written by famous music personalities from Japan. I remember for us KinKi fans, some were disappointed since we hope for the K album to be an album where they write and compose everything together. But its actually a special album too since most of the songs are from someone famous who has work with them in the past. I never realize this before so I was also shocked when I did the list on Sunday. ^^v
atiktee: pic#124308034atiktee on August 3rd, 2016 03:21 am (UTC)
Wait, means they were not plan to make the K album at first? So it was a tracklist for the single at that time? Pheww~ My fav song from K is sayonara no etranger ^^y my fav album is J. luvit luvit~ J tracklist was awesome!
✹☄ Haida ☁☂: KinKi Kids ☆ Kono Mama Te Wo Tsunaide ☁☂tsuyoi_hikari on August 4th, 2016 12:30 am (UTC)
No no that is not what I meant. They always plan to make K album after J album, it just that, since it is K album (K stands for KinKi Kids), fans wished that the album will only filled with songs composed & written by the two of them only -- like how their 30th single only filled with songs composed & written by Ko-chan and Tsuyo.

So when the album come out, the only song that they did together is only Family, I feel a bit disappointed. But when I looked at the composers and lyricists for the songs in the album, I realized that many famous music personalities contributed to this album. So I realized that they do treat K album as a special album since after all, they brought back Tatsuro-san & Takuro-san to compose songs for them. Both of them haven't write songs for KinKi for more than 10 years but coming back for their K album.

Takuro-san, who actually watch them growing up, wrote Kiken na Kankei which translated as Dangerous Relationship. The song is actually about them and their relationship as a duo. Takuro-san, like all of us, find their relationship extremely interesting -- two people with opposite personalities and interests, yet so in-sync with each other like a puzzle. ^^

My fave song from K album is Himalaya Blue -- love the lyrics and the melody! Like you, I looooove J album. I remember playing it on repeat and it was filled with songs that is sooo KinKi-ish. 'I Will' will always be one of my favorite songs ever! The lyrics is so sad. ;_;
atikteeatiktee on August 5th, 2016 02:52 pm (UTC)
You really gain my to love them more deeper, haha. They are unbeatable uniquely duo, talented and lucky~~~ thanks again for the longggggg explanation to get me clear ^^
✹☄ Haida ☁☂: Park Bo Gum ☆ Min Shrugged ♋tsuyoi_hikari on August 6th, 2016 09:19 am (UTC)
No problem! ^^;;
Twishiesniperwish on August 3rd, 2016 06:03 am (UTC)
Wow!!!!! Thanks so much for making this list and sharing it!! I knew Kinki had loads of great lyricists and composers create songs for them, but I never knew it was THIS much!! <3
Thanks again!!! :D
✹☄ Haida ☁☂: Arashi ☆ ( ˘ ³˘)♥tsuyoi_hikari on August 3rd, 2016 11:49 pm (UTC)
No problem! Reading your comment really put a smile on my face. :D

Its only when you made a list, you realized how a lot it is. But I still somehow feel that I'm missing a few tbh.
dots_dokodots_doko on August 3rd, 2016 08:49 am (UTC)
Amazing list! Thank you so much for doing this and sharing it with us.

Oda Tetsuro actually appear in their music video, how interesting. People who dont know him will simply think he is some old man. XD
✹☄ Haida ☁☂: KinKi Kids ☆ Kono Mama Te Wo Tsunaide ☁☂tsuyoi_hikari on August 3rd, 2016 11:45 pm (UTC)
No problem!

haha but you can see he is someone special in the PV. Both of futari smile really wide when they see him lol. And during his guitar solo, both Tsuyo and Ko-chan kind of approach/come close to him -- you can see they put an emphasis to him. He looked so good despite his old age, still as handsome.. :D
Yuie Domorinyuie_chan on October 19th, 2016 03:28 pm (UTC)

Wow!! Thanks for this post! You're really diligent. Good job!!!


I do have a question, do you know whi wrote and composed Ame no Melody? I may have just overlooked it in my excitement. Lol. Its one of my favorites really, with Boku No Senaka Niwa Hane Ga Aru and Ai no Katamari. Hakka Candy too!!

✹☄ Haida ☁☂: Tsuyoshi ☆ Angel Tsuyo ~*@*~tsuyoi_hikari on October 21st, 2016 02:40 am (UTC)
Thank you! \(*T▽T*)/

Ame no Melody is written by Ko and composed by Toshifumi Muto & Hideaki Sakai. I didnt know much about them so I cant give more info.

I think Hakka Candy is everyone favorites lol. I think that's probably one of the reasons why we got the English version of it haha! XD I want them to sing Hakka Candy more in concerts instead of Garasu no Shounan tbh.