The top single for the past week was KinKi Kids’ “Mada Namida ni Naranai Kanashimi ga/Koi wa Nioeto Chirinuru wo” (I hope I got that right) which sold 178,348 copies. I think that’s the pair’s best first week result since “Secret Code” in 2008, but I’m missing some information. Anyway, it’s certainly an excellent showing, and continued evidence of KinKi Kids’ phenomenal longevity and consistency.
Apparently EXILE decided to do a re-release of “EXILE PRIDE ~Konna Sekai wo Koisuru Tame~” less than six months after its original release. That boosted it from #105 to #3 as they managed to distribute 52,579 additional copies to bring the single’s total . . . to bring the single’s total to 991,608. Of course, they did this just to annoy me, and I’m not going to take it anymore! They clearly want to force their way to a million seller by whatever means necessary, but this is the last time I’m going to mention this blasted single. Sorry, EXILE fans, but I’m no longer tracking this puppy – I’m going to close my eyes and hum loudly as it crosses into seven digit territory.
At #4, Nishino Kana-san’s “Sayonara” saw 22,820 copies sold.
RADWIMPS‘ “Gogatsu no Hae/Last Virgin” had a very strong second week, taking #6 by selling 10,816 copies to bring its total to 54,110.
Right behind at #7, 2PM’s “Winter Games” now has a two-week total of 119,015.
“Halloween Party” by the collaboration group Halloween Junky Orchestra continued its re-release pop a year after its first release, taking #9 with a new total of 132,451.
Sound Horizon’s “Halloween to Yoru no Monogatari” actually gained two spots, moving from #14 to #12 with a very strong 6,155 copies added in its third week to get its total to 59,890. That’s a better than 10% third week – many singles can’t even do ten percent of first week sales in their second week.
Taking #14 in its second week, “Birthday wedding” from Kashiwagi Yuki-san sold 5,230 for a total of 70,606 copies sold.
“Bye Bye Dubai ~See you again~/A My Girl Friend” from Sexy Zone was at #17, now boasting a three-week total of 159,857.
Three -48 family groups were present in the top 30. AKB48’s “Koisuru Fortune Cookie” took #19 and has a ten-week total of 1,460,556. NMB48 held #23 with “Kamonegikkusu”, which has a four-week total of 392,819. Popping back up from #58 to #27, SKE48’s “Utsukushii Inazuma” has sold 653,657 copies in fifteen weeks.
In the midst of all that at #24, E-girls’ “Gomennasai no Kissing You” sold 3,376 copies and now has a four-week total of 86,799.
In the album rankings, Arashi took the top spot with “LOVE” selling 670,288. That’s in-line with their trend since “Boku no Miteiru Fukei”.
At #2 and #3 were Saitou Kazuyoshi-san’s albums “Saitou” and “Kazuyoshi”, which sold 32,441 and 28,752 copies respectively in their first week.
Kanjani8’s “JUKE BOX” took #4, selling a somewhat weak 25,669 to bring its total to 348,626. Of course, since my initial expectation was 250-290k in the first week and therefore 275k-320k by the second week, the album is still doing great.
And . . . that’s it. None of the other albums in the top 10 are likely to sell more than 50k before they leave the top ten.