Wish You the Best

Wish You the Best is the first compilation album by Japanese recording artist Mai Kuraki. It was released on January 1, 2004. The compilation won Pop Album of the Year at the 19th Japan Gold Disc Awards.[1]

Wish You the Best
Mai Kuraki - Wish You The Best.jpg
Compilation album by
ReleasedJanuary 1, 2004 (2004-01-01)
Recorded1999-2003
GenrePop, R&B
Length70:38
LabelGiza Studio
ProducerKanonji
Mai Kuraki chronology
If I Believe
(2003)
Wish You the Best
(2004)
Fuse of Love
(2005)

Commercial performanceEdit

Wish You the Best debuted at number-one with 450,127 copies sold making it Kuraki's fifth number-one debut.[2] The album spent three weeks atop of the Oricon albums chart.[3] It charted for a total of 46 weeks of which the album consecutively spent 7 in the top 10.[3] Wish You the Best was the 3rd best selling compilation album of 2004 and 7th best selling album overall.[4]

Wish You the Best is Kuraki's third and last album to be certified Million.[5]

Track listingEdit

All lyrics are written by Mai Kuraki except track 4 which was co-written with Michael Africk.

No.TitleMusicArranger(s)Length
1."Love, Day After Tomorrow"Aika OhnoCybersound4:04
2."Stay by My Side"OhnoCybersound4:27
3."Secret of My Heart"OhnoCybersound4:27
4."Never Gonna Give You Up"Michael Africk, Miguel Sá Pessoa, Perry GeyerM. Africk, M. Pessoa, P. Geyer4:01
5."Delicious Way"OhnoCybersound3:53
6."Simply Wonderful (Radio Edit)"OhnoCybersound3:54
7."Reach for the Sky"OhnoCybersound4:49
8."Tsumetai Umi"OhnoCybersound4:42
9."Stand Up"Akihito TokunagaTokunaga4:38
10."Always"OhnoCybersound4:08
11."Winter Bells"TokunagaTokunaga4:38
12."Feel Fine!"TokunagaTokunaga4:50
13."Like a Star in the Night"TokunagaTokunaga,
Strings arrangement: Daisuke Ikeda
5:36
14."Time After Time (Hana Mau Machi de)"OhnoCybersound5:36
15."Kaze no La La La"Michiya HaruhataCybersound4:23
16."Tonight, I Feel Close to You" (Duet with Stefanie Sun)OhnoCybersound4:06
Total length:70:38

ChartsEdit

Chart (2004) Peak
position
Japan Oricon Daily Albums Chart[2] 1
Japan Oricon Weekly Albums Chart[2] 1
Japan Oricon Monthly Albums Chart[6] 1
Japan Oricon Yearly Albums Chart[4] 7

CertificationsEdit

Country Provider Sales Certification
(sales thresholds)
Japan RIAJ 956,162[2] Million[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "THE GOLD DISC AWARD" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-09-24.
  2. ^ a b c d "ビーイング@売上データ補完スレ - 売上スレ避難所@JBBS掲示板" (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 2011-07-20. Retrieved 2010-09-24.
  3. ^ a b 【オリコン】売上枚数Q&A【2004/12/31付】 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-09-24.
  4. ^ a b "2002年 年間CDシングル/アルバム/トータルセールス/VIDEO/DVD/カラオケ/作詞家・作曲家・編曲家 ランキング" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-09-23.
  5. ^ a b ゴールド等認定作品認定 2004年1月. RIAJ (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-09-24.
  6. ^ "2004 1月売上ランキング" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-09-24.

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