Japanese title: ベスト!モーニング娘。1
Romaji title: BESUTO! MOONINGU musume. 1
English title: Best! Morning Musume 1

Members: Nakazawa, Iida, Abe, Ishiguro, Fukuda, Yaguchi, Ichii, Yasuda, Goto, Yoshizawa, Ishikawa, Kago, Tsuji

Release date: 2001.01.31

Catalog nr: EPCE-5089
Label: zetima

First press: yes, special packaging with a mini board game. Also, the CD is a CD EXTRA (it has additional CD-ROM content)


«Best! Morning Musume 1″ is Morning Musume‘s first best-of album, containing the A-sides to their first eleven singles, their indies single (Ai no Tane), one B-side (Never Forget) and one album track (Dance! Suru no da), as well as a new song (Say Yeah: Motto Miracle Night).

The album sold 2.259.510 copies, making it not only their best selling release to date, but also the best selling album in the history of Hello! Project!

This album was also released on mini disc (MD) with cat. nr. EPYE-5089/5090, and on vinyl with cat nr. EPJE-5089 (released on March 28th). They have the same cover and track list as the CD.

Vinyl

Vinyl

Promo poster

Promo poster


TRACK LIST


CD
01. LOVEマシーン (Love Machine)
02. 抱いてHOLD ON ME! (Daite Hold on Me!; Hold Me, Hold on Me!)
03. 恋のダンスサイト (Koi no Dance Site; Dance Site of Love)
04. サマーナイトタウン (Summer Night Town)
05. ハッピーサマーウエディング (Happy Summer Wedding)
06. I WISH
/> 07. 恋愛レボリューション21 (Renai Revolution 21; Love Revolution 21)
08. MEMORY~青春の光~ (Memory Seishun no Hikari; Memory – Light of Youth)
09. 真夏の光線 (Manatsu no Kousen; A Ray of Light in Midsummer)
10. モーニングコーヒー (Morning Coffee)
11. ふるさと (Furusato; Hometown)
12. SAY YEAH!~もっとミラクルナイト~ (Say Yeah! Motto Miracle Night; Say Yeah! More Miracle Night)
13. DANCEするのだ! (Dance Suru no da; I’m Gonna Dance)
14. Never Forget
15. 愛の種 (Ai no Tane, Seeds of Love)


CREDITS


LOVEマシーン (Love Machine) 

Lyrics & Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Dance☆Man

 

抱いてHOLD ON ME! (Daite Hold on Me!) 

Lyrics & Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Yasuaki Maejima

 

恋のダンスサイト (Koi no Dance Site)

Lyrics & Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Dance☆Man

Tsunku: «This is the 8th single, as well as the 1st single since Ishiguro had left the group and Morning Musume became as 7 members. Similar to “Love Machine”, it was arranged by Dance Man and the music was recorded from the live, raw band. This time, we’ve added “Whistle Recording” of Yaguchi, Ichii and Yasuda. This is the first time members played instruments in the song. «

 

ハッピーサマーウェディング (Happy Summer Wedding)

Lyrics & Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Dance☆Man

 

恋愛レボリューション21 (Renai Revolution 21)

Lyrics & Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Dance☆Man

 

サマーナイトタウン (Summer Night Town)

Lyrics & Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Yasuaki Maejima

 

Memory 青春の光 (Memory Seishun no Hikari)

Lyrics & Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Yasuaki Maejima

 

真夏の光線 (Manatsu no Kousen)

Lyrics & Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Shin Kouno

 

モーニングコーヒー (Morning Coffee)

Lyrics & Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Tetsutarou Sakurai

 


ふるさと (Furusato)

Lyrics & Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Takao Konishi

 

SAY YEAH!~もっとミラクルナイト~ (Say Yeah! Motto Miracle Night)

Lyrics & Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Takao Konishi

This track was intended to be the group’s 11th single, but due to poor reception it was shelved. Renai Revolution 21 was released instead, and this song was used to promote their first best-of album.

Promo single

Promo single

Morning Musume Sakuragumi and Morning Musume Otomegumi both covered this song on one of their single releases.

 

DANCEするのだ! (Dance Suru no da)

Lyrics & Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Dance☆Man Love Paradise Chirashi 

Tsunku: «This is a funky track! We’ve recorded random noises including members talking amongst each other, hand-clapping, noise of a floor-squeak etc. Yaguchi and Yasuda’s original arrangement of the song are also funky! This song was also arranged by Dance Man, so the instruments were recorded live/raw. I would like the listeners to pay special attention to the DJ’s scratch track during interlude. The vinyl is actually “Koi No Dance Site”. The DJ selected the part which goes, “Oh, fu fu” and scratched it. Could you notice? «

 

Never Forget

Lyrics & Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Takao Konishi

This song is Asuka Fukuda’s graduation song and features her on vocals with the rest of the group singing the chorus.

 

愛の種 (Ai no Tane)

Lyrics: Kenzou Saeki | Music & Arrangement: Tetsutarou Sakurai

This track is the first song recorded by Morning Musume, and released as their indies single (and the B-side to their first single, Morning Coffee).


 

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