Best of 4Minute

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Best of 4Minute
Bestof4Minute-Regular.jpeg
Regular edition cover
Compilation album by 4Minute
Released September 26, 2012 (2012-09-26)
Recorded 2009–2012
Genre
Length 50:51
Language Japanese
Label Far Eastern Tribe
4Minute chronology
Volume Up
(2012)
Best of 4Minute
(2012)
Name Is 4Minute
(2013)
Singles from Best of 4Minute
  1. "Dreams Come True"
    Released: October 27, 2010
  2. "Why"
    Released: March 9, 2011
  3. "Heart to Heart"
    Released: September 7, 2011
  4. "Ready Go"
    Released: December 7, 2011
  5. "Love Tension"
    Released: August 22, 2012

Best of 4Minute is the first Japanese compilation album by the South Korean girl group 4Minute. It is composed of all the Japanese tracks released by the group since their debut in Japan. It was released on September 26, 2012 in three different editions: 2 limited CD+DVD (Type A with a live event and Type B with all Japanese music videos) and a Regular edition.[1]

Background and composition[edit]

The album includes tracks released by the group since their debut in Japan in 2010, all singles, some b-sides and album tracks. The album was released in three different editions: 2 CD+DVD, Type A includes the live event "4Minute Live Energy Vol.2 "Diamond" 2010.12.04 Zepp Tokyo", Type B has all Japanese music videos released at the date and a regular edition, with only the CD itself.[2] The album also includes the song "Goodbye", b-side of the single "I My Me Mine", two songs from the album Diamond, "Can't Make Up My Mind" and "December" and a Japanese version of their debut song "Hot Issue", previously unreleased. The art covers of the album features individual photos of the girls and jacket covers of the group's past releases.

Singles[edit]

The album includes five singles that were not included in any album or compilation release:

The first single is the song "Dreams Come True", which was released as a double A-side single along with "First". "First" was included on the group's Japanese debut album Diamond. The single was released in October 24, 2010 and sold around 6,500 copies of the physical single at the date.[3]

The second single is the song "Why", released on March 9, 2011. At the date, it is the most successfully selling single of the group with around 15,000 copies sold physically.[citation needed] It ranked #17 on Oricon's weekly chart.[4] The song was chosen as theme song for the Japanese drama Akuto~Juuhanzai Sousa Han. Promotions ended quickly due to the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, and the group's only TV performance was on Happy Music.[citation needed]

The third single is a Japanese version of the song "Heart to Heart", released on September 7, 2011, alongside the group's first DVD Emerald of 4minute.[citation needed] The physical single sold around 10,000 copies at the date[citation needed] and reached number 18 on the Oricon weekly chart.[5] The original version of the song is the first single of the group's first Korean studio album 4minutes Left. The song's music video was released on August 15, in the Universal Music Japan's official YouTube account. It differs from the Korean music video, omitting a storyline and showing more solo and choreographed dance shots.

The fourth single is the song "Ready Go", released on December 7, 2011. The full music video was released exclusively on the music channel MTV Japan on November 11.[6] The physical single sold around 8,000 copies,[7] peaking at No. 23 on Oricon's weekly singles chart.[citation needed] It also charted at No. 1 on Gaon's international singles chart[citation needed] and No. 100 on the RIAJ Digital Track Chart.[8] The B-Side is a Japanese version of "Sweet Suga Honey!", previously released on 4Minute's first Korean album 4minutes Left. "Ready Go" was used as opening theme song for the Japanese drama Welcome to the El-Palacio.[citation needed]

The fifth and final single is the song "Love Tension", released on August 22, 2012. The music video premiered exclusively on MTV Japan on August 4.[9] The physical single was the most unsuccessfully selling single of the group in Japan, with 3,701 copies sold in the first week.[citation needed] It ranked No. 26 on Oricon's weekly singles chart.[10] The B-side, a Japanese version of "Volume Up", was also included on the album. The original version of the song is the lead single of the group's third mini album of same name.

Track listing[edit]

All editions tracklist[11][1]
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Hot Issue" (Japanese version) Shinsadong Tiger, Hey J, Rina Moon (Japanese lyrics) Shinsadong Tiger, Lee Chae-kyu 3:28
2. "Muzik" (Japanese version) Lee Sang-ho, Shinsadong Tiger Lee Sang-ho, Shinsadong Tiger 3:44
3. "I My Me Mine" (Japanese version) Michiko Motohashi Shinsadong Tiger 3:25
4. "Goodbye" (グッバイ; Gubbai) Hidehiko Morino Hidehiko Morino, Takashi Fukuda 4:14
5. "First" Shinsadong Tiger, Kanata Okajima (Japanese lyrics) Shinsadong Tiger 3:31
6. "Dreams Come True" (Japanese version) Kim Dong-hyon, Kanata Okajima (Japanese lyrics) Kim Dong-hyon 3:21
7. "Can't Make Up My Mind" HOOKs Jeff Miyahara, Hiromi 3:41
8. "December" Nao Nao 3:58
9. "Why" Rhymer, MasterKey, Kanata Okajima Rhymer, MasterKey 3:09
10. "Heart to Heart" (Japanese version) Shinsadong Tiger, Choi Kyu-sung, Rina Moon (Japanese lyrics) Shinsadong Tiger, Choi Kyu-sung 3:51
11. "Ready Go" Jang Jun-ho, Gong Hyun-sik, Leessang, Seo Jae-woo, Kim Tae-ho, Rina Moon (Japanese lyrics) Jang Jun-ho, Gong Hyun-sik 3:32
12. "Sweet Suga Honey!" (Japanese version) Jang Jun-ho, Rina Moon (Japanese lyrics) Jang Jun-ho, Gong Hyun-sik 3:26
13. "Love Tension" Kim Do-hoon, Lee Sang-ho, Rina Moon (Japanese lyrics) Kim Do-hoon, Lee Sang-ho 3:46
14. "Volume Up" (Japanese version) Shinsadong Tiger, Rado, Hue-U, Rina Moon (Japanese lyrics) Shinsadong Tiger, Rado 3:50
Total length: 50:51

Chart performance[edit]

Oricon[edit]

Released Oricon Chart Peak Debut sales Sales total
September 26, 2012 Daily Albums Chart 24[citation needed] 3,759 (Weekly)[citation needed] 6,110[citation needed]
Weekly Albums Chart 37[citation needed]

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
Japan September 26, 2012 CD,[1] Digital download Far Eastern Tribe Records

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "4Minute Best Album 「Best Of 4Minute」 9月26日リリース決定!!!!" (in Japanese). Universal Music Group. 2012-08-29. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  2. ^ "4MinuteBESTアルバム発売決定!!" (in Japanese). Cube Entertainment. 2012-08-29. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  3. ^ "FIRST/DREAMS COME TRUE 4Minuteのプロフィールならオリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  4. ^ "WHY 4Minuteのプロフィールならオリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE" (in Japanese). Oricon. July 29, 2011. 
  5. ^ "HEART TO HEART 4Minuteのプロフィールならオリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  6. ^ "EXCLUSIVE / 邦楽・洋楽・イベントなどの音楽エンターテイメント" (in Japanese). MTV Japan. October 31, 2011. 
  7. ^ "READY GO 4Minuteのプロフィールならオリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  8. ^ "2011年12月07日~2011年12月13日 略称:レコ協チャート(「着うたフル(R)」) (RIAJ chart for December 13, 2011)" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Retrieved 21 January 2012. 
  9. ^ "8/22リリース「Love Tension」が、EXCLUSIVE VIDEOに決定!" (in Japanese). MTV Japan. 2012-08-01. Retrieved 2012-08-09. 
  10. ^ "Love Tension 4Minuteのプロフィールならオリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  11. ^ "4Minute / フォーミニッツ - Best Of 4Minute 【通常盤】 - UNIVERSAL MUSIC JAPAN" (in Japanese). Universal Music Group. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  12. ^ "4Minute / フォーミニッツ - Best Of 4Minute 【初回限定盤A】 - UNIVERSAL MUSIC JAPAN" (in Japanese). Universal Music Group. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  13. ^ "4Minute / フォーミニッツ - Best Of 4Minute 【初回限定盤B】 - UNIVERSAL MUSIC JAPAN" (in Japanese). Universal Music Group. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 

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