The top single for the past week was, of course, AKB48’s “Labrador Retriever”, which sold 1,662,265 copies. That’s roughly the standard number for an AKB single containing election voting tickets.
At a very, very distant #2, Nishino Kana-san’s “We Don’t Stop” sold 20,779 copies.
TOKIO’s “LOVE, HOLIDAY” took #4, selling 17,074.
Taking #7 in its second week, “King & Queen & Joker” from Sexy Zone sold 10,854 to boost its total to 161,440. That’s a bit on the weak side compared to first week sales, but not bad considering their other recent singles.
At #9, Arashi’s “GUTS!” saw 9,909 copies sold this week to bring its four-week total to 569,077.
Johnny’s WEST’s “Ee ja nai ka” actually gained a few spots in its sixth week, ending up right behind Arashi at #10, selling 9,596 to get its total to 300,542 after five weeks.
That wasn’t the most spectacular rise, though. Nakayama Yuma-kun must have had something going on, because his “High Five” went from #150 to #17 in its eighth week, tacking on 6,234 to its total to finally cross the 50k mark. Its total is now 52,372.
“Mirai to wa?” from SKE48 had a similar rise – giong from #121 to #20 by selling 5,516 so that it could finally cross 500k – it now boasts a ten week total of 502,202 copies sold.
Rounding out the singles, week three of sales for Momoiro Clover Z’s “Naite mo Iin da yo” took it to #30 with 3,707 copies sold and a total of 79,637.
On the album side, Inaba Koshi-san of B’z saw his album “Singing Bird” sell 78,196 copies to take the top spot.
That was just barely enough to prevent the soundtrack to Frozen from taking #1 again. It settled for #2, selling 77,698 in its fifteenth week to bring its total to a whopping 652,629.
At #3, flumpool’s “The Best 2008-2014 -MONUMENT-” saw 41,295 copies sold.
Michael Jackson’s second posthumous compilation album “Xscape” took #4 in its second week after starting out on #12 (possibly released late in the week?). It added 32,827 to bring its total to 38,157.
Hikawa Kiyoshi-san’s Showa Enka Famous Song Collection (surely not his first one of these, is it?) sold 22,479 at #6.
“Girl” from Pharrell Williams went to #9 in its twelfth week by selling 14,114 additional copies. Its new total is 82,791.
Finally, GLAY’s “Hai to Diamond” Anthology started out at #10, but as usual substantial sales weren’t counted by Oricon in their case, so the 13,358 total is misleading.