Kimi no Naka de Odoritai

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Kimi no Naka de Odoritai
Single by B'z
from the album OFF THE LOCK
Released May 21, 1989
Promotions #1 (Haimisu de Warukatta ne!)
Length 8:00
Label BMG Victor
Producer Tak Matsumoto
B'z singles chronology
1st Single
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Dakara Sono Te wo Hanashite
(1988)
2nd Single
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Kimi no Naka de Odoritai
(1989)
3rd Single
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LADY-GO-ROUND
(1990)
Various shots from the mostly monotone music video for "Kimi no Naka de Odoritai". The video features various video effects and quick shots as the band play on a singular stage.

Kimi no Naka de Odoritai (君の中で踊りたい, I Wanna Dance Inside You) is the second single by B'z, released on May 21, 1989. Both songs on the single were found on the band's second studio album, OFF THE LOCK, which was released the same day, as had been the case with the band's debut single and debut studio album. This practice would continue until the band's third single, which would again release the same day as their third album. The title song also served as the ending theme to TBS television drama Haimisu de Warukatta ne! as part of their Drama 23 programming block. This would become the first of many B'z singles to receive a tie-in with another promotion.

One year later, in June of 1990, B'z released an English mini-album that featured English versions of four previous songs entitled WICKED BEAT. One of the four included tracks was a remake of "Kimi no Naka de Odoritai" as "I Wanna Dance Wicked Beat Style". The song features an English rewrite of the original lyrics while retaining the same themes, as well as the first line of the Japanese chorus (Odoritai... kimi no naka de).

The song is amongst the least collected of the B'z singles due to a publishing rights issue with the band's former label. The band's first three singles, first three albums, and first mini album are still under the publishing reign of BMG Japan. After B'z had parted ways with the company, BMG released an unsanctioned compilation album collecting the aforementioned early works as Flash Back -B'z Early Special Titles-, which was not supported, endorsed, or acknowledged by B'z in any way. One year later, B'z released their own best-of compilations for their tenth anniversary: B'z The Best "Pleasure" and B'z The Best "Treasure". The two albums would go on to become two of the highest-selling albums in the history of Japanese music. In 1992, a karaoke version was made available on B'z TV Style SONGLESS VERSION. Finally, in 2013, all three of the original singles were released as the opening tracks on B'z The Best XXV 1988-1998, making their debut appearances on an official B'z compilation.

As one of the band's earliest works, the song has also become one of their most obscure singles. Upon release, the single did not chart with Oricon, leaving no data on sales generated. However, the full studio album released the same day, OFF THE LOCK, charted at #33 on Oricon's Weekly Albums Chart—a fourteen spot improvement over their debut. Five months later, B'z would receive their big break with the release of mini album BAD COMMUNICATION, which sold 87,000 copies and twice as many as their previous release. The next year, in 1990, B'z would chart their first number one single with "Taiyou no Komachi Angel" and begin their twenty-plus year reign of consecutive number one singles.

Although the title song was played often in their earlier setlists, it has not currently been performed live since early stops for B'z LIVE-GYM 2008 "ACTION", which was, at the time, the first performance of the song since 1991. Nearly three decades after its debut, a performance of the title song from B'z LIVE-GYM "Pleasure'91" was included as part of the B'z COMPLETE SINGLE BOX in 2017.

Track listing

  1. Kimi no Naka de OdoritaiI Wanna Dance Inside You, 君の中で踊りたい
    A dance-themed song both in terms of composition and lyrics, "Kimi no Naka de Odoritai" is one of the lesser known B'z singles due to its lack of inclusion on B'z compilations in the years since their break through. An alternate version exists when it was remade in English as "I Wanna Dance Wicked Beat Style" on the band's 1990 mini album WICKED BEAT. Once a regular fixture in the band's earlier tour setlists, it is no longer routinely performed live, with the last performance coming in 2008.
  2. SAFETY LOVE
    Also found along with its single on OFF THE LOCK, "SAFETY LOVE" is another of the early B'z catalogue that features a dance groove. Occasionally when it was played live, constant support bassist and studio musician with the band, Masao Akashi, would start the song by singing the first line for comedic effect with the audience. In addition, the song was also played on bass with a slapping technique.

Reversion history

Original Song Reversion History
Kimi no Naka de Odoritai
SINGLE & ALBUM SONG (1989)

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ENGLISH: I Wanna Dance Wicked Beat Style (1990)
KARAOKE: Kimi no Naka de Odoritai (1992)
Karaoke version found only on B'z TV Style SONGLESS VERSION.

Live appearances

Live Performances

Kimi no Naka de Odoritai [105 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png SF Rock Station Final Event "Thank You TM Network" [1/1 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM #00 "OFF THE LOCK" [3/3 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z BAD-CLUB GYM [3/3 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z CAMPUS-GYM "OFF THE LOCK" [2/2 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM #001 "OFF THE LOCK" [14/14 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM "BREAK THROUGH" [22/22 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM "Pleasure'91" [41/41 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z SHOWCASE 2008 -Kiyotake ACTION- [1/1 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM 2008 "ACTION" [18/53 SHOWS]
SAFETY LOVE [97 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM #00 "OFF THE LOCK" [3/3 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z BAD-CLUB GYM [3/3 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z CAMPUS-GYM "OFF THE LOCK" [2/2 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM #001 "OFF THE LOCK" [14/14 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM "BREAK THROUGH" [22/22 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM "Pleasure'91" [41/41 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z SHOWCASE 2017 -Hissatsu Hiokinin- [1/1 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z SHOWCASE 2017 -B'z In Your Town- [11/11 SHOWS]

Home Videos

Kimi no Naka de Odoritai
crossbracket.png COMPLETE SINGLE BOX: LIVE-GYM "Pleasure'91"
SAFETY LOVE
crossbracket.png JUST ANOTHER LIFE: LIVE-GYM "Pleasure'91"

Sales data

No. Cover Single Physical Copies Sold Chart Positions Certification
FIRST WEEK LIFETIME WEEK MONTH YEAR
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Kimi no Naka de Odoritai
1989.05.21

Personnel

B'z

Support Members

Production