"The Best" is the first greatest hits album by Girls' Generation. It was released on July 23, 2014 in Japan. Aside from the previous hits, the album also contains four original tracks "Indestructible", "Divine", "Show Girls" and "Chain Reaction", and a japanese version of "Mr. Mr."

Background and release

The album was released on July 23, 2014. It's their first hit albums, since the first one, "Best Selection Non Stop Mix", which is only remix. It features all their greatest hits in Japanese like Gee, Mr. Taxi or Paparazzi, also four new tracks ("Indestructible", "Divine", "Show Girls" and "Chain Reaction") and the Japanese version of Mr. Mr.

"Indestructible" was showcased for the first time as a lyric music video during Girls' Generation's last stop of their third Japan tour in Tokyo between July 11–13, 2014. The Music Video was revealed on YouTube  on August 1, 2014, the song talks about the "indestructible bond that can't be broke" about two person who are in love with each other, probably that the members feels the same way.

"Divine" has two versions for the accompanied music video. The first version, featured with a background story, was released on September 29, 2014. The second version, featured the appearances of Girls' Generation members, was released on October 14, 2014. This is also the last official single and music video featuring former member Jessica.

Others original tracks include : "Chain Reaction", an original song by Ke$ha sold to SM, and "Show Girls" (a Korean version was featured on Girls' Generation's 5th Korean Full Album Lion Heart on August 19, 2015).

A repackage named "The Best ~New Edition~" was out on October 10, 2014.

Sales and charts

The album quickly managed to top Oricon Daily Album Chart, charting at #1 by selling 37,104 copies on its first day. It also charted at #1 on Weekly Chart, selling 74,921 copies. By doing so, SNSD has set a new record to become the first non-Japanese female group in Asia to ever have three Japanese albums (along with Girls' Generation and Love & Peace) scoring 1st place on the chart. Then charted at #4 on Monthly Chart. It sold a total of 175,000 copies in 2014 only.

Track listing

Normal edition and first press limited edition track list

No. Title Length
1. "Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)(Japanese version)"   3:42
2. "Gee(Japanese version)"   3:21
3. "Run Devil Run(Japanese version)"   3:21
4. "Mr. Taxi"   3:33
5. "Bad Girl"   3:44
6. "Time Machine"   3:53
7. "Paparazzi"   3:47
8. "Oh!(Japanese version)"   3:09
9. "All My Love Is For You"   3:43
10. "Flower Power"   3:18
11. "Beep Beep"   3:21
12. "Love & Girls"   3:07
13. "Galaxy Supernova"   3:09
14. "My Oh My"   3:10
15. "Mr.Mr.(Japanese version)"   3:55
16. "Indestructible"   3:39

Completed limited edition track list

No. Title Length
1. "Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)(Japanese version)"   3:42
2. "Gee(Japanese version)"   3:21
3. "Run Devil Run(Japanese version)"   3:21
4. "Mr. Taxi"   3:33
5. "Bad Girl"   3:44
6. "Hoot(Japanese version)"   3:17
7. "The Boys(Japanese version)"   3:51
8. "Time Machine"   3:53
9. "Paparazzi"   3:47
10. "Oh!(Japanese version)"   3:09
11. "All My Love Is For You"   3:43
12. "Flower Power"   3:18
13. "Beep Beep"   3:21
14. "Love & Girls"   3:07
15. "Galaxy Supernova"   3:09
16. "My Oh My"   3:10
17. "Mr.Mr.(Japanese version)"   3:55
18. "Indestructible"   3:39

Chart performance

Chart Peak
Oricon Daily albums 1
Oricon Weekly albums 1
Oricon Monthly albums 4
Oricon Yearly albums 22

Sales and certifications

Chart Amount
Oricon physical sales 175,988+
RIAJ physical shipping certification Gold (100,000+)
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