Best: Second Session

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Best: Second Session
BestSecondSessionCDOnlyKodaKumi.jpg
Greatest hits album by Koda Kumi
Released March 8, 2006
Recorded 2005
Genre
Length 66:30
Label Rhythm Zone
RZCD-45372/B/C (Japan, CD+2DVD)
RZCD-45373/B (Japan, CD+DVD)
RZCD-45374 (Japan, CD+DVD)
Producer Daisuke “D.I” Imai, Hitoshi Shimono, Kosuke Morimoto, Aiko Machida, DJ Hasebe, h-wonder, Kim Hiroshi, Kotaro Egami, Soulhead, Tatsuya Ishii, Yanagiman, Yoko Kuzuya
Koda Kumi chronology
Koda Kumi Remix Album
(2006)
Best: Second Session
(2006)
Black Cherry
(2006)
Singles from Best: Second Session
  1. "You"
    Released: December 7, 2005
  2. "Birthday Eve"
    Released: December 14, 2005
  3. "D.D.D. feat. Soulhead"
    Released: December 21, 2005
  4. "Shake It Up"
    Released: December 28, 2005
  5. "Lies"
    Released: January 4, 2006
  6. "Feel"
    Released: January 11, 2006
  7. "Candy"
    Released: January 18, 2006
  8. "No Regret"
    Released: January 25, 2006
  9. "Ima Sugu Hoshii"
    Released: February 1, 2006
  10. "Kamen feat. Tatsuya Ishii"
    Released: February 8, 2006
  11. "Wind"
    Released: February 12, 2006
  12. "Someday/Boys & Girls"
    Released: February 22, 2006

Best: Second Session (stylized as BEST ~second session~) is the second Greatest hits album released by Japanese R&B-turned-pop singer Koda Kumi. It was released in March of 2006 and contained all of her singles used in her 12 Singles Collection. It charted at #1 on the Oricon charts, making it her second album to reach the spot, and stayed on the charts for seventy-eight weeks.[1]

The album was released in CD, CD+DVD and a limited edition CD+2DVD, which carried part of her Live Tour 2005 ~First Things~.

Information[edit]

Best ~second session~ is the second compilation album by Japanese artist Koda Kumi. It became her second album to chart at #1 on Oricon and became her second longest-charting album. It contained every song from her 12 Singles Collection, causing there to be little room for new material. The two new songs on the album were Love goes like... and the bonus track A Whole New World featuring famed singer Peabo Bryson. This was a cover of the song from the Disney film Aladdin.[2]

The first DVD portion of the album carried all of the music videos released for the singles. Limited editions also included the ...and "Wish your happiness and love", which was the story line music videos of Candy feat. Mr. Blistah, you, feel, Lies and Someday strung together in order.[3]

The special CD+2DVD editions contained the first leg to Kumi's Live Tour 2005 ~first things~.[4] The concert DVD for her Best ~first things~ album would later be released in September of 2006.[5]

Within the first week, Best ~Second Session~ sold nearly a million copies, bringing in a total of 983,353, making it her highest first-week sales, and has since sold over two million.[6] It stayed #1 on the charts the following week, making it her first album to stay at the spot for two consecutive weeks.[7]

The album became the second highest selling album in Japan and the highest selling for a female artist in 2006.

According to IFPI the album was the forty-first best-selling album worldwide in 2006.[8]

Editions[edit]

Best ~Second Session~ came in three editions:

  • CD: contains fourteen tracks.
  • CD+DVD: contains fourteen tracks and all of the music videos on the DVD.
  • CD+2DVD: contains fourteen tracks, all of the music videos on the first DVD and her Live Tour 2005 ~first things~ on the second DVD.[9]

The limited editions of all editions contained the bonus track A Whole New World, which Kumi performed with singer Peabo Bryson. The limited editions of the CD+DVD contained the bonus footage ...and "Wish your happiness & love". The CD+2DVD editions was of limited release and contained all of the bonus features.

Special Single: Get It On[edit]

Get It On
Released: February 28, 2006
Format: Digital Single
Genre: R&B

Get it On (stylized as Get It On) is Kumi Koda's special limited single released as a digital download through mu-mo to those who purchased all twelve singles in her 12 Singles Collection.[10] The song was released as a "short version" on her Best ~Second Session~ album.[11]

Information[edit]

Get It On was released as a special, limited "00" single in her 12 Singles Collection to those who purchased all of the singles. After the released of Someday/Boys & Girls, on February 28, 2006, buyers were presented a code, which they would type into mu-mo to be taken to a separate page to download the song. This was used in a similar way for fans to download Kumi's first remix album, Koda Kumi Remix Album, which was also released to those who had purchased all twelve singles from the collection.[12]

Get It On was given its own album artwork and promotional artwork, despite being only a digital release.[13] On March 1, 2006, mu-mo released a fifteen-second commercial for the song, encouraging those who had the code to download the song prior to it being removed from the market.[14]

The song would later be placed on her compilation album Out Works & Collaboration Best as track #1, which was released three years later on March 25, 2009.[15]

Cover[edit]

Keeping inline with the twelve singles' theme of a different culture on each cover, Get It On carried a Southeast Asian theme, most notably from Indonesia and the style of the belly dancers.[16][17]

Track listing[edit]

Digital Single

  1. "Get It On" - 3:35
    Lyrics: Kumi Koda
    Music: Daisuke "D.I" Imai

Promotional Advertisements[edit]

To help promote Best ~second session~, Kumi made several appearances on radio shows and television shows, including performing A Whole New World live with Peabo Bryson.

Music Videos[edit]

While all of the music videos had been shown on music networks during the singles' initial releases, on the album, they were all placed on the first DVD in the order of their initial release, beginning with You and ending with Someday. Limited editions contained the bonus footage ...and "Wish your happiness & love, which strung together the five interconnecting videos to create one coherent story.

There would later be a video for the new song on the album, Love goes like.... The music video for this song would be released on her DVD for the album's corresponding concert tour, Live Tour 2006-2007 ~Second Session~.[18]

Track listing[edit]

CD[edit]

CD
No. Title Lyrics Music Arranger(s) Length
1. "Introduction to the Second Session"   Kumi Koda Daisuke "D.I" Imai Daisuke "D.I" Imai 1:16
2. "D.D.D. feat. SOULHEAD"   Soulhead Soulhead • Octopussy Octopussy 4:11
3. "you"   Koda Kumi • Yoko Kuzuya Yoko Kuzuya Toru Watanabe 4:47
4. "Candy feat. Mr. Blistah"   Kumi Koda • Mr. Blistah Daisuke "D.I" Imai Daisuke "D.I" Imai 4:09
5. "Shake It Up"   Kumi Koda • Hiroshi Kim Hiroshi Kim Invisible Hand 4:59
6. "feel"   Koda Kumi • Hitoshi Shimono Hitoshi Shimono Hitoshi Shimono 4:16
7. "WIND"   Koda Kumi • Kosuke Morimoto Kosuke Morimoto h-wonder 4:25
8. "Love goes like..."   Kumi Koda Daisuke "D.I" Imai Daisuke "D.I" Imai 4:04
9. "No Regret"   Tohru Watanabe h-wonder   4:25
10. "Birthday Eve"   Kumi Koda Kosuke Morimoto Tohru Watanabe 4:30
11. "Lies"   Kumi Koda Yanagiman Yanagiman 5:22
12. "Ima Sugu Hoshii" (今すぐ欲しい / I Want You Now) Aiko Machida • ZEEBRA • Jewels Aiko Machida • DJ HASEBE DJ HASEBE 4:33
13. "KAMEN feat. Tatsuya Ishii"   Tatsuya Ishii Tatsuya Ishii Yoichiro Kakizaki 5:14
14. "Someday"   Kumi Koda Kotaro Egami tasuku 4:17
15. "A Whole New World feat. Peabo Bryson" (bonus track) Tim Rice Alan Menken   6:08

DVD1: Music Video[edit]

  1. "you"
  2. "Candy feat. Mr. Blistah"
  3. "Ima Sugu Hoshii"
  4. "Birthday Eve"
  5. "feel"
  6. "D.D.D. feat. SOULHEAD"
  7. "KAMEN feat. Tatsuya Ishii"
  8. "WIND"
  9. "Lies"
  10. "No Regret"
  11. "Shake It Up"
  12. "Someday"

"…and「Wish your happiness & love」"

  • Four music videos from the collection in order of the story: you, feel, Lies and Someday.
  • Candy feat. Mr. Blistah led into the beginning of you, making the five videos one story.

DVD2: LIVE DVD (Limited Editions)[edit]

0. Opening movie at OSAKA

  1. Butterfly
  2. Cutie Honey
  3. Chase
  4. Gentle Words
  5. Heat feat. MEGARYU
  6. Hot Stuff feat. KM-MARKIT
  7. Crazy 4 U
  8. hands
  9. No Tricks
  10. Rain [Unplugged Version]
  11. Take Back
  12. m・a・z・e
  13. Selfish
  14. Promise
  15. Star
  16. Trust Your Love
  17. Come With Me
  18. real Emotion
  19. the meaning of peace
  20. flower
  21. walk
  • Limited edition contains her first national tour LIVE TOUR 2005 ~first things in Osaka.
  • On September 9, 2006, the two disc live DVD for the tour was released.

Charts[edit]

Oricon Sales Chart (Japan)

Release Chart Peak Position First Week Sales Sales Total Chart Run
September 21, 2005 Oricon Daily Charts 1
March 8, 2006 Oricon Weekly Charts 1 983,359 1,804,485 78 weeks
Oricon Monthly Charts 1
2006 Oricon Yearly Charts 2

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "Wish your happiness & love". JaME World. Retrieved June 5, 2016. 
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  5. ^ "KODA KUMI LIVE TOUR 2005 ~first things~". Koda Downs. Retrieved June 5, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Koda Kumi "BEST ~second session" - Billboard JAPAN". Billboard Japan. Retrieved January 29, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Weekly CD Album Rankings". Oricon. Retrieved January 29, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Top 50 Global Best Selling Albums for 2006" (PDF). International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-11-17. Retrieved 2014-09-25. 
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  10. ^ "mu-mo archive Koda Kumi "Get It On"". mu-mo. Archived from the original on May 5, 2007. Retrieved June 5, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Get It On [Digital Single] Destiny Line". Destiny Line. Retrieved June 5, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Koda Kumi Remix Album (File)". Discogs. Retrieved June 5, 2016. 
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  14. ^ "Koda Kumi-Get It On (15s CM)". tudou. Retrieved June 5, 2016. 
  15. ^ "Out Works & Collaboration Best". iTunes. Retrieved June 5, 2016. 
  16. ^ "Bollywood Mashup Choreography". Event Brite. Retrieved June 5, 2016. 
  17. ^ "An Oasis: Indonesian Belly Dance". The Sunflower Post. Retrieved June 5, 2016. 
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