All the Best! 1999–2009

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All the Best! 1999–2009
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Greatest hits album by Arashi
Released August 19, 2009 (2009-08-19)
Recorded 1999–2009
Genre Pop, rock
Length 194:39 (Limited edition)
151:39 (Regular edition)
Label J Storm
Producer Johnny H. Kitagawa
Arashi chronology
Dream "A" Live
(2008)Dream "A" Live2008
All the Best! 1999–2009
(2009)
Boku no Miteiru Fūkei
(2010)Boku no Miteiru Fūkei2010
Singles from All the Best! 1999–2009
  1. "One Love"
    Released: June 25, 2008
  2. "Truth/Kaze no Mukō e"
    Released: August 20, 2008
  3. "Beautiful Days"
    Released: November 5, 2008
  4. "Believe/Kumorinochi, Kaisei"
    Released: March 4, 2009
  5. "Ashita no Kioku/Crazy Moon (Kimi wa Muteki)"
    Released: May 27, 2009

All the Best! 1999–2009 (stylized as ALL the BEST! 1999–2009) is the third greatest hits album by Japanese pop boy band Arashi. The album was released on August 19, 2009 in Japan under their record label J Storm in two editions, a limited 3CD version and a regular 2CD version. The album debuted at number-one on the Oricon album weekly chart, selling 753,430 copies. Thirteen days after the release of All the Best! 1999–2009 the album sold over a million copies.[1][2] As of September 22, 2009, All the Best! 1999–2009 had overtaken Supermarket Fantasy to claim the title of best-selling album of the year in Japan.[3] On December 18, 2009, Oricon officially ranked All the Best! 1999–2009 as the bestselling album in Japan for 2009, with over 1.43 million copies sold.[4]

Album information[edit]

Both the regular and limited editions contain all of the band's singles from their debut single "Arashi" (1999) to "Ashita no Kioku/Crazy Moon (Kimi wa Muteki)" (2009), with the exception of Satoshi Ohno's solo single. A new song entitled "5x10" was included with both editions. The song's lyrics were written by Arashi themselves to express their gratitude for their fans. The regular edition exclusively contains a hidden track entitled "Attack it!"[5] while the limited edition exclusively contains a third disk of the band's selections and a premium booklet.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[6]

Ian Martin on AllMusic gave the album three and a half out of five stars, stating that the first disc is "the most fun", the second disc is "seeming to be taking aim at courting a more mature (read: 'bland') image" and the third disc is "a curious collection of tracks that certainly adds variety to the compilation".[6]

Commercial performance[edit]

Upon the release of the album, it debuted at number-one on the Oricon daily album chart selling over 261,070 copies.[7] On the weekly album chart the album took the number-one spot selling 753,430 copies.[8] Due to the high opening sales, All the Best! 1999–2009 held the record for the best opening numbers for an album in the year 2009 and is their best-selling album.[8] The album stayed at number-one for two consecutive weeks, selling over 232,800 copies in its second week.[9] On the thirteenth day of All the Best! 1999–2009 release, the album sold over one million copies, making it the first to do so in 2009.[1][2][10] After five weeks, the album rose to the top of the Oricon yearly album chart, overtaking Mr. Children's Supermarket Fantasy.[3]

In June 2010, it was reported that the album had sold a total of around 1,600,000 copies.[11] As of August 2010, the album has sold a total of around 1,729,000 copies.[12]

Track listing[edit]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Japan Oricon Daily Album Chart[7] 1
Japan Oricon Weekly Album Chart[8] 1
Japan Oricon Yearly Album Chart[13] 1
Chart (2010) Peak
position
Japan Oricon yearly album chart[14] 19

Sales and certifications[edit]

Country Provider Sales Certification
Japan RIAJ 1,891,543[12] Million[15]
Preceded by
Calling by Kobukuro
Oricon Weekly number-one album
August 31, 2009 — September 7, 2009
Succeeded by
Box Emotions by Superfly
Preceded by
Exile Love by Exile
Oricon Yearly number-one album
2009
Succeeded by
Boku no Miteiru Fūkei by Arashi

Release history[edit]

Country Date Label Format Catalog
Japan August 19, 2009 (2009-08-19) J Storm 2CD JACA-5202[16]
3CD JACA-5199[17]
Korea September 2, 2009 (2009-09-02) SM Entertainment 2CD SMJTCD317[18]
3CD SMJTCD316[19]
Taiwan September 4, 2009 (2009-09-04) Avex Taiwan 2CD JAJCD26007/8[20]
3CD JAJCD26007/A[21]
Hong Kong September 10, 2009 (2009-09-10) Avex Asia 2CD[22]
3CD[23]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Regular edition with "Attack It!".
  2. ^ Limited edition without "Attack It!".

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 発売わずか13日目で、嵐のアルバムが初のミリオン達成. Oricon (in Japanese). September 2, 2009. Retrieved September 2, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b 嵐ベストアルバム発売2週で初ミリオン! (in Japanese). Nikkan Sports. September 2, 2009. Archived from the original on 8 October 2009. Retrieved September 2, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "嵐ベスト、5週間で2009年アルバムセールスNo.1" (in Japanese). Oricon. September 22, 2009. Retrieved September 22, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Arashi sweeps 2009 sales rankings". Tokyograph. December 18, 2009. Retrieved December 21, 2009. 
  5. ^ "嵐デビュー10周年祝い史上初の3days開幕「僕らは幸せです」" (in Japanese). Oricon. August 28, 2009. Retrieved August 28, 2009. 
  6. ^ a b Martin, Ian. "All the Best! 1999-2009 Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-06-05. 
  7. ^ a b 嵐のベスト盤が初日だけで26万枚、デイリー1位 (in Japanese). Oricon. August 20, 2009. Retrieved August 29, 2009. 
  8. ^ a b c "嵐ベストがミスチル上回り初動75万枚で09年度No.1獲得". Oricon (in Japanese). August 25, 2009. Retrieved August 25, 2009. 
  9. ^ "SMAPが22作目の首位獲得、TOP10記録3冠達成". Oricon (in Japanese). September 1, 2009. Retrieved September 1, 2009. 
  10. ^ "Charts: SMAP extends #1 streak, Arashi reaches 1 million". Tokyograph. September 2, 2009. Retrieved September 2, 2009. 
  11. ^ 嵐、新アルバムで4日間国立ジャック! (2/2ページ) (in Japanese). Sanspo. 2010-06-05. Archived from the original on 7 June 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-05. 
  12. ^ a b 嵐、1週で年間売上トップ に 自己最高のオリジナルアルバム初週73.1万枚 (in Japanese). Oricon. 2010-08-10. Archived from the original on 18 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-10. 
  13. ^ "嵐、史上初の"CD、DVD4 冠"達成~シングルTOP3独占は光GENJI以来21年ぶり" (in Japanese). Oricon. December 18, 2009. Retrieved December 18, 2009. 
  14. ^ "アルバム 年間ランキング-ORICON STYLE ランキング" (in Japanese). Oricon. December 20, 2010. Archived from the original on December 20, 2010. Retrieved December 20, 2010. 
  15. ^ ゴールド等認定作品一覧 2009年8月. Recording Industry Association of Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved September 15, 2009. 
  16. ^ "All the Best! 1999–2009 (Regular Edition)". CDJapan. Retrieved 2009-08-30. 
  17. ^ "All the Best! 1999–2009 (Limited Edition)". CDJapan. Archived from the original on 4 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-30. 
  18. ^ "Arashi – All the Best! 1999–2009 (통상판 2CD)" (in Korean). Aladdin. Retrieved 2009-10-15. 
  19. ^ "Arashi – All the Best! 1999–2009 (초회한정판 3CD)" (in Korean). Aladdin. Retrieved 2009-08-30. 
  20. ^ "1999-2009 完全精選!(普通版)" (in Chinese). Avex Taiwan. Retrieved 2009-08-30. 
  21. ^ "1999-2009 完全精選!(初回版)" (in Chinese). Avex Taiwan. Retrieved 2009-08-30. 
  22. ^ "All the Best! 1999–2009 (Normal Edition)(Hong Kong Version)" (in Chinese). YesAsia. Archived from the original on 26 September 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-30. 
  23. ^ "All the Best! 1999–2009 (First Press Limited Edition)(Hong Kong Version)" (in Chinese). YesAsia. Retrieved 2009-08-30. 

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