First Time (ファーストタイム) is the first album by Morning Musume, consisting of only the 1st and 2nd generation members. It was released on July 8, 1998. It has ten of their top selling songs from the beginning of their career, including "Ai no Tane" and "Morning Coffee".

The album reached #4 on the weekly Oricon charts and charted for sixteen weeks, selling 310,290 copies. It also reached #76 on the yearly Oricon chart for 1998.


  1. Good Morning
  2. Summer Night Town
  3. Dou ni ka Shite Doyoubi (どうにかして土曜日; I Can't Stand Saturdays)
  4. Morning Coffee
  5. Yume no Naka (夢の中; Within a Dream)
  6. Ai no Tane
  7. Wagamama (ワガママ; Selfishness)
  8. Mirai no Tobira (未来の扉; The Door of the Future)
  9. Usotsuki Anta (ウソつきあんた; You're a Liar)
  10. Samishii Hi (さみしい日; Lonely Days)

Featured Members

Album Information

  1. Good Morning
  2. Summer Night Town
  3. Dou ni ka Shite Doyoubi
  4. Morning Coffee
  5. Yume no Naka
  6. Ai no Tane
  7. Wagamama
  8. Mirai no Tobira
  9. Usotsuki Anta
  10. Samishii Hi

TV Performances

Concert Performances

All songs were performed at Hello! FIRST LIVE AT SHIBUYA KOHKAIDO.

Good Morning
Dou ni ka Shite Doyoubi
Yume no Naka
Mirai no Tobira
Usotsuki Anta
Samishii Hi


  • This was Nakazawa Yuko's first album as leader of Morning Musume
  • "Dou ni ka Shite Douyoubi" and "Usotsuki Anta" were originally written as demos for Morning Musume's major debut single,[1] but "Morning Coffee" was chosen out of the three.[2]
  • "Yume no Naka" is considered Iida Kaori’s signature song when she was in Morning Musume. It was the last song she performed live before her graduation from the group in 2005.
  • "Mirai no Tobira" was later recorded by Goto Maki with Melon Kinenbi for Goto's album 2 Paint It Gold.


  1. "怒涛のデビュー曲大争奪戦!!" (in Japanese). ASAYAN. 1997-12-14. (Archived)
  2. "モーニング娘。メジャーデビュー曲大争奪戦!" (in Japanese). ASAYAN. 1997-12-28. (Archived)

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