The top single for the past week was Kim Hyun-joong’s “HOT SUN”, which sold 83,307 to take #1.
That left UVERworld’s “Nanokame no Ketsui” at #2. It sold 51,136 copies in its first week.
Jin’s “daze/days” was at #3, selling 39,415.
At #7, “Sweat/Answer” from Tohoshinki did very well in its second week, with 15,483 copies sold for a total of 134,784.
In a bit of special coverage, Naoto Inti Raymi took #12 with “The World is ours!” selling 7,860.
Taking #13 in its second week, NEWS’ “One -for the win-” sold a weak 7,366 copies after a very strong first week to bring its total to 190,138. That’s only four percent of first week sales.
Passing the 50k mark at #14 this week was “Love wing bell/Dancing stars on me!” from μ’s, which sold 6,129 additional copies to boost its two-week total to 52,198.
Both of the recent Arashi singles are still in. “Daremo Shiranai” was at #19 with a four-week total of 512,921 copies sold, while “GUTS!” nabbed #30, now with 588,974 copies sold after eight weeks.
King Cream Soda’s “Geragerapo no Uta” took #21 and now has an eight-week total of 65,840.
“Tougegoe” snuck in at #29 for Fukuda Kouhei-san, and its twelve-week total is 65,200.
The top album was, of course, Hey! Say! JUMP’s “smart”, which sold 126,734 copies. That’s pretty much exactly what their previous album did (JUMP WORLD sold 126,578). That’s not bad but also not good. I’ve listened to the album a couple of times and, while some of it isn’t my style, at least I can see where they want to go with the music and there’s a mostly consistent trend. What they really need to do now is fire whoever makes their costumes, judging from the promotional appearances and the videos that came with the album.
X JAPAN’s compilation album “The World ~X JAPAN Hatsu no Zensekai Best~” was at #2, selling 39,009.
In its third week, Amuro Namie-san’s “Ballada” saw 32,176 copies sold to bring its total to 353,394.
At #4, “The Hunting Party” from Linkin Park sold 27,846.
The soundtrack to Frozen is finally losing steam, dropping to #5 with 25,075 sales this week, pushing its nineteen-week total to 811,578.
THE ALFEE took #6 with “Alfee Get Requests! 2”. It sold 19,102.