Utada Hikaru Single Collection Vol. 1

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Utada Hikaru Single Collection Vol. 1
Greatest hits album by Hikaru Utada
Released March 31, 2004
Recorded 1998-2002
Genre J-pop, R&B, dance, electronica
Length 75:12
Label Toshiba-EMI
Producer Hikaru Utada, Darkchild, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Akira Miyake, Teruzane Sking
Hikaru Utada chronology
Deep River
(2002)
Utada Hikaru Single Collection Vol. 1
(2004)
Exodus
(2004)
Singles from Utada Hikaru Single Collection Vol.1
  1. "Colors"
    Released: January 29, 2003

Utada Hikaru Single Collection Vol. 1 is the first compilation album by Hikaru Utada, released on March 31, 2004. It features all A-side of her hit singles to that date, including 11 #1 hits and all the 15 tracks reached Top 5. The album version was remastered by Ted Jensen. The album was released worldwide in April 2004 on iTunes

It sold over 1.4 million copies in its debut week,[1] and became the #1 selling album of the year in Japan[2] (her fourth consecutive time accomplishing this particular milestone, a record in Japan's music history.). This is Utada's longest charting release on any Oricon chart, with a 2 year trajectory and still growing. Utada Hikaru Single Collection Vol. 1 is the 35th highest selling album in Japan of all time.[3] This album is Japan's 21st highest album in debut sales.[4] This album is the world's 19th best selling album for the year 2004.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Hikaru Utada. 

No. Title Length
1. "Time Will Tell" (from First Love) 5:30
2. "Automatic" (from First Love) 5:28
3. "Movin' on Without You" (from First Love) 4:38
4. "First Love" (from First Love) 4:18
5. "Addicted to You (Up-In-Heaven Mix)" (from Distance) 5:19
6. "Wait & See (Risk) (Wait & See: リスク Weito ando Shī: Risuku?)" (from Distance) 4:49
7. "For You" (from Distance) 5:22
8. "Time Limit (タイム・リミット Taimu Rimitto?)" (from Distance) 4:55
9. "Can You Keep a Secret?" (from Distance) 5:08
10. "Final Distance" (from Deep River) 5:40
11. "Traveling" (from Deep River) 5:13
12. "Hikari" (from Deep River) 5:02
13. "Sakura Drops (Sakuraドロップス Sakura Doroppusu?)" (from Deep River) 4:59
14. "Letters" (from Deep River) 4:48
15. "Colors" (from Colors; further included in Ultra Blue) 3:59

Charts[edit]

Utada Hikaru Single Collection Vol. 1 - Oricon Sales Chart (Japan)

Release Chart Peak Position Debut Sales Sales Total Chart Run
March 31, 2004 Oricon Daily Albums Chart 1
Oricon Weekly Albums Chart 1 1,403,102 2,586,347 149
Oricon Yearly Albums Chart 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ ORICON STYLE - Weekly album chart : 1st week of April 2004
  2. ^ 2004 Oricon Top 100 Albums - Wiki.theppn
  3. ^ 歴代アルバムランキング (Japanese)
  4. ^ 歴代アルバム初動ランキング (Japanese)
  5. ^ http://www.ifpi.org/content/library/top50-2004.pdf[dead link]