Wish You the Best

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Wish You the Best
Compilation album by Mai Kuraki
Released January 1, 2004 (2004-01-01)
Recorded 1999-2003
Genre Pop, R&B
Length 70:38
Label Giza Studio
Producer Daiko Nagato (Kanonji)
Mai Kuraki chronology
If I Believe
(2003)
Wish You the Best
(2004)
Fuse of Love
(2005)

Wish You the Best is the first compilation album by Japanese recording artist Mai Kuraki. It was released on January 1, 2004. The compilation won Pop Album of the Year at the 19th Japan Gold Disc Awards.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

Wish You the Best debuted at number-one with 450,127 copies sold making it Kuraki's fifth number-one debut.[2] The album spent three weeks atop of the Oricon albums chart.[3] It charted for a total of 46 weeks of which the album consecutively spent 7 in the top 10.[3] Wish You the Best was the 3rd best selling compilation album of 2004 and 7th best selling album overall.[4]

Wish You the Best is Kuraki's third and last album to be certified Million.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Mai Kuraki except track 4 which was co-written with Michael Africk. 

No. Title Music Arranger(s) Length
1. "Love, Day After Tomorrow"   Aika Ohno Cybersound 4:04
2. "Stay by My Side"   Ohno Cybersound 4:27
3. "Secret of My Heart"   Ohno Cybersound 4:27
4. "Never Gonna Give You Up"   Michael Africk, Miguel Sá Pessoa, Perry Geyer M. Africk, M. Pessoa, P. Geyer 4:01
5. "Delicious Way"   Ohno Cybersound 3:53
6. "Simply Wonderful (Radio Edit)"   Ohno Cybersound 3:54
7. "Reach for the Sky"   Ohno Cybersound 4:49
8. "Tsumetai Umi"   Ohno Cybersound 4:42
9. "Stand Up"   Akihito Tokunaga Tokunaga 4:38
10. "Always"   Ohno Cybersound 4:08
11. "Winter Bells"   Tokunaga Tokunaga 4:38
12. "Feel Fine!"   Tokunaga Tokunaga 4:50
13. "Like a Star in the Night"   Tokunaga Tokunaga,
Strings arrangement: Daisuke Ikeda
5:36
14. "Time After Time (Hana Mau Machi de)"   Ohno Cybersound 5:36
15. "Kaze no La La La"   Michiya Haruhata Cybersound 4:23
16. "Tonight, I Feel Close to You" (Duet with Stefanie Sun) Ohno Cybersound 4:06
Total length:
70:38

Charts and certifications[edit]

Preceded by
Memorial Address by Ayumi Hamasaki
Oricon Weekly number-one album
January 5, 2004 – January 26, 2004
Succeeded by
Love & Honesty by BoA

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Japanese) "THE GOLD DISC AWARD". Retrieved 2010-09-24. 
  2. ^ a b c d (Japanese) "ビーイング@売上データ補完スレ - 売上スレ避難所@JBBS掲示板". Retrieved 2010-09-24. 
  3. ^ a b (Japanese) "【オリコン】売上枚数Q&A【2004/12/31付】". Retrieved 2010-09-24. 
  4. ^ a b (Japanese) "2002年 年間CDシングル/アルバム/トータルセールス/VIDEO/DVD/カラオケ/作詞家・作曲家・編曲家 ランキング". Retrieved 2010-09-23. 
  5. ^ a b (Japanese) "ゴールド等認定作品認定 2004年1月". RIAJ. Retrieved 2010-09-24. 
  6. ^ (Japanese)"2004 1月売上ランキング". Retrieved 2010-09-24. 

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