The Best Thing I Ever Did (Japanese ver.) (2019) by Twice

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“The Best Thing I Ever Did (Japanese Ver.)” by Twice

Artist Twice
Album / Mini-album Happy Happy
Release Date July 17, 2019
Length 3:32
Label Warner Music Japan
Songwriter Natsumi Watanabe
Composer Park Jin Young (JYP), Park Ji-min, Full8loom, Sophia Pae, collapsedone, Justin Reinstein
Genre J-pop

 

On April 6, 2019, Twice announced that they would release their fourth Japanese maxi single titled Happy Happy. This maxi single was released on July 17, 2019. Happy Happy has 3 tracks, namely “The Best Thing I Ever Did (Japanese Ver.),” “Happy Happy (collapsedone Remix),” and “Happy Happy (Instrumental).”

The maxi single Happy Happy was released digitally early on various online music platforms. On July 17, 2019, the CD single was physically released and was a commercial success. “The Best Thing I Ever Did (Japanese Ver.)” is a B-side of Happy Happy. Previously, the Korean version of “The Best Thing I Ever Did” was released on December 12, 2018, as the title track and additional song for the album The Year of “Yes.”

“The Best Thing I Ever Did (Japanese Ver.)” has the same meaning as the previous version, just using a different language. This song is a song about love and happiness.

Background of “The Best Thing I Ever Did (Japanese Ver.)”

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The “The Best Thing I Ever Did (Japanese Ver.)” lyrics were written by Natsumi Watanabe. The music of this song uses the same music as the previous version. The music of “The Best Thing I Ever Did (Japanese Ver.)” was composed by J.Y. Park “The Asiansoul,” Park Ji Min, Jinri (Full8loom), Glory Face (Full8loom), Sophia Pae, Lee Woo-min “collapsedone,” and Justin Reinstein. This song was also arranged by J.Y. Park “The Asiansoul” along with Lee Hae-sol.

“The Best Thing I Ever Did (Japanese Ver.)” is a song that tells about the happiness of having found someone who can make you happy. This song also expresses the love and gratitude for having found someone who makes us not feel lonely anymore.

Very Beautiful Lyrics and Melody

Twice is known for their upbeat music. But, Twice gave something different with the song “The Best Thing I Ever Did (Japanese Ver.).” This song has a very soft and emotional melody. The melody of this song is integrated with the lyrics that are very beautiful.

The lyrics of “The Best Thing I Ever Did (Japanese Ver.)” use very artful words. The lyrics of this song also use the word “December” as a symbol of loneliness:

“Even though it’s December, which is only filled with loneliness

I’m not lonely anymore”

Not only does the word “December” make the lyrics of this song sound impressive but the lyrics in the chorus are also very beautiful:

“The best thing this year was meeting you

Meeting you, meeting you

The best thing that we didn’t do this year was

That we didn’t leave each other, that we were together”

The lyrics really express the feelings of happiness and love in this song. The lyrics are more beautiful with a soft melody but have a very catchy beat. This song is one of Twice’s songs that is very easy to listen to.

Audio of “The Best Thing I Ever Did (Japanese Ver.)”

“The Best Thing I Ever Did (Japanese Ver.)” was released on Twice’s YouTube channel on July 17, 2019. This audio has been listened to more than 191 thousand times and received 4.1 thousand likes.

Achievements of “The Best Thing I Ever Did (Japanese Ver.)”

“The Best Thing I Ever Did (Japanese Ver.)” didn’t get any special achievements. However, this song managed to make Twice’s maxi single occupy the second position on the Japan Hot 100 and Japan Oricon charts. Twice’s fourth maxi single was also a commercial success and received a platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ). This is not the first time Twice has received a platinum certification from RIAJ for selling over 250,000 copies.