Best: First Things

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Best: First Things
Greatest hits album by Kumi Koda
Released September 21, 2005
Recorded 2000-2005
Genre J-pop, hip hop, R&B
Label Rhythm Zone
RZCD-45252 (Japan, 2CD+DVD)
RZCD-45254 (Japan, 2CD)
Producer Max Matsuura
Kumi Koda chronology
Best: First Things
Koda Kumi Remix Album
Singles from Best: First Things
  1. "Butterfly"
    Released: June 22, 2005
  2. "Flower"
    Released: August 10, 2005
  3. "Promise/Star"
    Released: September 7, 2005

Best: First Things (BEST~first things~?) is the first Best Of album released by Japanese Pop singer Kumi Koda; it included her singles from her very debut in 2000 to 2005. The album is her best-selling album and was released in formats 2-CD and 2-CD with a DVD (which included all of the videos that were made for promotion of the singles). The first press of the 2CD+DVD editlon comes in a cardboard slip cover with a deluxe booklet, one bonus track and a bonus special mix video on the DVD. Also the CD-only first presses also have the bonus track.


Disc One
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "No Tricks" (Previously Unreleased) Kumi Koda, Daisuke Imai Daisuke Imai 4:31
2. "Take Back" (from Affection) Kumi Koda Kazuhito Kikuchi 4:55
3. "Trust Your Love" (from Affection) Kumi Koda Kazuhito Kikuchi 4:27
4. "Color of Soul" (from Affection) Natsumi Watanabe Miki Watanabe 4:28
5. "So into You" (from Affection) Kumi Koda Yasuhiro Abe 4:32
6. "Love Across the Ocean" (from Grow into One) Kumi Koda Tsukasa 3:37
7. "Maze" (from Grow into One) Kenn Kato Hiroo Yamaguchi 4:04
8. "Real Emotion" (from Grow into One) Kenn Kato Kazuhiro Hara 3:59
9. "1000の言葉" (1000 no Kotoba, 1000 Words; from Grow into One) Kazushige Nojima Noriko Matsueda, Takahito Eguchi 5:58
10. "Come with Me" (from Feel My Mind) Kumi Koda H-Wonder 4:46
11. "Gentle Words" (from Feel My Mind) Kenn Kato D.A.I 3:44
12. "Crazy 4 U" (from Feel My Mind) Miki Watanabe Miki Watanabe 4:06
Disc Two
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "キューティーハニー" (Cutie Honey; from Secret) Kurodo Q. Takeo Watanabe 3:06
2. "Chase" (from Secret) Kumi Koda, Kazuhiro Hara Kazuhiro Hara 4:58
3. "奇跡" (Kiseki, Miracle; from Secret) Kumi Koda, Kosuke Morimoto Kosuke Morimoto 4:58
4. "Selfish" (from Secret) Miki Watanabe Miki Watanabe 3:53
5. "Hands" (from Secret) Kumi Koda Katsumi Ohnishi 4:25
6. "Hot Stuff" (feat. KM-Markit; from Secret) Kumi Koda, KM-Markit Daisuke Imai 4:06
7. "Butterfly" (Previously Unreleased) Kumi Koda Miki Watanabe 4:18
8. "Flower" (Previously Unreleased) Yoshi Yasuo Ohtani 4:38
9. "Promise" (Previously Unreleased) Kumi Koda Daisuke Imai 4:47
10. "Star" (Previously Unreleased) Kumi Koda Kosuke Morimoto 4:05
11. "The Meaning of Peace" (Bonus Track; from Song Nation) Tetsuya Komuro Tetsuya Komuro 5:16

DVD: Music Video[edit]

  1. Take Back
  2. Trust Your Love
  3. Color of Soul
  4. So into You
  5. Love Across the Ocean
  6. Maze
  7. Real Emotion
  8. Come with Me
  9. Gentle Words
  10. Crazy 4 U
  11. キューティーハニー
  12. Chase
  13. 奇跡
  14. Selfish
  15. hands [Single Version]
  16. Hot Stuff (feat. KM-Markit)
  17. Butterfly
  18. Promise
  19. Special Mix Video from Best: First Things (First Press Edition Bonus Clip)


Oricon Sales Chart (Japan)

Release Chart Peak Position First Week Sales Sales Total Chart Run
September 21, 2005 Oricon Daily Charts 1
Oricon Weekly Charts 1 558,916 1,916,661 124 weeks
Oricon Monthly Charts 1
2005 Oricon Yearly Charts 6
2006 Oricon Yearly Charts 17