The top single last week by almost an order of magnitude was EXILE’s “EXILE PRIDE ~こんな世界を愛するため~” (EXILE PRIDE ~Konna Sekai wo Aisuru Tame~), of which a whopping 565,335 copies were distributed. There are complicated factors regarding this number, though, as it seems EXILE included free copies of the single with tickets sold. So . . . I’m not sure I can say they actually sold 565,335 copies of this single. Still, I think EXILE should be congratulated on their strategy – this headline number will grab plenty of attention and sure made this week in singles a whole lot more interesting.

At #2, Takahashi Minami-san’s debut single “Jane Doe” sold a decent 85,493 copies, though I have to admit that I was expecting her to take gold in the first week.

“Crazy Kanzen na Otona” (Crazy 完全な大人) from ℃-ute took #3 with 47,420 copies sold.

In its second week, Kis-My-Ft2‘s “Ki•Su•U•Ma•I ~KISS YOUR MIND~ /S.O.S (Smile On Smile)” added 18,508 in sales at #4 for a total of 232,930.

Nogizaka46 got #7 as “Kimi no Na wa Kibou” sold 13,001 to bring its four-week total to 281,081.

At #12, “Calling/Breathless” from Arashi reached a five-week total of 860,771.

KARA’s “Bye-bye Happy Days!” took #14, tacking on 6,863 in its second week, bringing its total to 72,451.

Week three for HKT48‘s “Suki! Suki! Skip!” brought 3,698 more sales, giving it a grand total of 264,550.

Kuwata Keisuke-san held strong at #20, with “Yin Yang/Namida wo Buttobase!!/Oishii Himitsu” now boasting a four-week total of 92,200.

And Hikawa Kiyoshi-san was right behind at #21 as “Shigure no Minato” completed its eighth week with 73,672 in sales.

In albums, Funky Monkey Babys held on to the top spot for the second week in a row with their compilation album”Funky Monkey Babys’ LAST BEST”, which added another 57,614 copies sold to bring their total to 226,476.

Kis-My-Ft2’s “Good Ikuze!” added 17,719 in sales at #4, bringing its two-week total to 239,874.

At #9, sakanaction’s “sakanaction” now has a four-week total of 133,351.

ONE OK ROCK’s “Jinsei x Boku = ” got back in the top ten, sneaking in at #10 in its fifth week to bring its total to 175,746.

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