Best! Morning Musume 2 (ベスト！モーニング娘。2) is the second "best of" compilation from Morning Musume and it was released March 31, 2004, selling a total of 180,897 copies. It contains ten of the A-sides released since the release of Best! Morning Musume 1 in 2002, including several cuts not previously available on any other Morning Musume album; one new song and one popular song from a single.
The album was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of Japan for physical sales.
Best! Morning Musume 2 would be the last full-length CD release to feature Abe Natsumi, who graduated from the group earlier in the year. Also, unlike the first singles compilation, graduated members Abe, Goto Maki and Yasuda Kei are all represented both on the cover and in the liner notes.
Tracklist[edit | edit source]
- Go Girl ~Koi no Victory~
- Do it! Now
- Koko ni Iruzee!
- Ai Araba IT'S ALL RIGHT
- Mr.Moonlight ~Ai no Big Band~
- Souda! We're ALIVE
- AS FOR ONE DAY
- Morning Musume no Hyokkori Hyoutanjima
- Dekkai Uchuu ni Ai ga Aru
- YAH! Aishitai! (YAH! 愛したい!; Yah! Wanna Love!)
Featured Members[edit | edit source]
- 1st gen: Iida Kaori, Abe Natsumi (guest)
- 2nd gen: Yasuda Kei (guest), Yaguchi Mari
- 3rd gen: Goto Maki (guest)
- 4th gen: Ishikawa Rika, Yoshizawa Hitomi, Tsuji Nozomi (last credited album), Kago Ai (last credited album)
- 5th gen: Takahashi Ai, Konno Asami, Ogawa Makoto, Niigaki Risa
- 6th gen (Debut Album): Fujimoto Miki, Kamei Eri, Michishige Sayumi, Tanaka Reina
Album Information[edit | edit source]
- YAH! Aishitai!
Concert Performances[edit | edit source]
- YAH! Aishitai!
- Morning Musume Concert Tour 2006 Aki ~Odore! Morning Curry~
- Morning Musume Concert Tour 2008 Aki ~Resonant LIVE~
- Morning Musume '15 Concert Tour Haru ~GRADATION~ (as part of a medley) - Sayashi Riho, Suzuki Kanon, Iikubo Haruna, Sato Masaki, Kudo Haruka
- Morning Musume '16 Concert Tour Haru ~EMOTION IN MOTION~ - Ikuta Erina, Suzuki Kanon, Iikubo Haruna, Ogata Haruna, Makino Maria, Haga Akane
Oricon Chart Positions[edit | edit source]
Total Reported Sales: 180,897
- World Chart Positions
External Links[edit | edit source]
- Discography: Hello! Project, UP-FRONT WORKS, Tsunku.net
- Wikipedia: Japanese, English
- Lyrics: YAH! Aishitai!