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The top single for the past week was Hey! Say! JUMP’s “Weekender/Ashita e no YELL”, which sold 184,509 copies. That pretty much splits the difference between “AinoArika” (207,469) and “Ride With Me” (162,993), so it looks like this is the new standard for HSJ singles – around 185k in the first week.

“EXCUSE ME” from B.A.P took #2, selling 50,723 copies. If Wiki’s numbers are right, this is their best result on a Japanese single to date.

In at #3 was “Always with you” from Generations from EXILE TRIBE, which sold 44,777. Seems like a certain other single and album might have taken some sales away from this one, as this is lower than I would have expected from them.

Porno Graffiti’s “”Oretachi no Celebration” took #4 with 24,697 in sales.

At #5, “Kokoro no Placard” from AKB48 sold 21,546 copies to bring its two-week total to 1,027,320. That’s at the low end of second week expectations for a -48 family unit at 2%, which is already far below the normal 8-12 % I would look for.

In its sixth week, SKE48’s “Bukiyou Taiyou” popped from #21 to #8 by selling 14,896. Its new total is 435,645.

Nogizaka46 got a smaller bump-up in week nine of sales for “Natsu no Free & Easy”, going from #26 to #15, adding 6,477 for a grand total of 497,639.

The second week of sales for “Namida no Ato ga Kieru Koro” from V6 saw solid results at #16 – 6,355 more copies sold and 67,438 in total.

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Hot on the heels of the Christmas releases, here are the first results of the new year.

No surprise at all in the top spot – Golden Bomber took it by a couple of miles with “101 Kaime no Noroi” selling 157,660, which I think is roughly in-line with expectations given the group’s current growth in popularity.

Hey! Say! Jump’s “Ride With Me” took #3 by selling 14,518 additional copies to push its total to 177,511. That’s about a 9% second week, which is all right but not great, and certainly doesn’t suggest that its first week sales could have been any higher.

It might be the case that the Busaiku subunit of Kis-My-Ft2 will overtake HSJ which . . . is difficult to read. On the one hand, KMF2 is the elder group (though it debuted later), but on the other, this is just a subunit of that group. Anyway, “Tana kara Botamochi” gained three spots to take #5 in the first week of 2014. It sold 9.285 more copies to bring its four-week total to 183,095.

SMAP’s “Shareotsu/Hello” held onto #6 for the second week in a row. It sold 8,367 in its third week for a grand total of 239,304. Looks like we will see this one cross platinum before it drops out of the top 30.

Also still hanging out in the top 10, Nogizaka46’s “Barrette” took #8 and not has a six-week total of 481,041.

And here I thought Fukuda Kouhei-san’s “Nanbu Semishigure” would be on its way down. Instead, it benefitted both from his Kouhaku performance and the relative vacuum in the rankings and took #9 – the highest it has ever been in its sixty-three week run. It sold an additional 6,500 copies for a total of 124,921.

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The top single for the past week was AKB48’s “鈴懸の木の道で「君の微笑みを夢に見る」と言ってしまったら僕たちの関系はどう変わってしまうのか、僕なりに何日か考えた上でのやや気恥ずかしい結論のようなもの”. Unfortunately, it seems  if sales of AKB single may be inversely proportional to the length of their name, reaching a lower bound as the name reaches infinity of 1 million sold in the first week (just joking , of course). So, this single managed just 1,033,336 copies sold. I’m sure there are many, many other factors involved, including the fact we’ve just seen two other recent singles from the group, but I’d like to think of this as a blow for brevity.

At #2, we have . . . it could be read Mai Matsuri-gumi (舞祭組), but this is in fact the Busaiku team. It’s the Kis-My-Ft2 subunit made up of Yokoo-kun, Miyata-kun, Senga-kun, and Nikaido-kun that was brought to a début single by SMAP’s Nakai-san. And that début single, “Tana kara Botamochi”, has now sold 132,538 copies. On any other week, it would have had a fair chance for #1, and compares well to the numbers from the other four-member units from Johnny’s, though most of that is probably novelty value. I think. Still, I think this is a good enough number that Johnny’s will have reason to give them a second chance.

Super Junior took #3 with “Blue World” selling 68,684.

The single at #4 was “Mousou Nikki” (妄想日記) from Alice Juuban and Steam Girls with 37,581 sold. There seems to be a number of groups releasing a song called “Mousou Nikki” this week – what’s going on here?

SKE48’s “Sansei Kawaii” took #5, popping up a bit by selling 30,958 – no doubt due to some event. Its four-week total is now 527,082.

In its second week, Kanjani8’s “Kokoro Sora Moyou” took #7, selling 16,636 additional copies to bring its total to 209,209.

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The top single for the past week was “Kokoro Sora Moyou” from Kanjani8 with 192,573 copies sold. That’s significantly lower than their normal range and far from the platinum level I thought they should be aiming for. This single does come on the heels of an album release and there’s already an upcoming single announced for January, but I don’t know whether that’s enough explanation for this result.

Sandaime J Soul Brothers’ “SO RIGHT” secured #2 by selling 110,176 copies. There are apparently some circumstances around this number that I’m not totally clear about, but it’s not too far away from the group’s normal range (at least they didn’t suddenly sell a million copies or anything . . . .).

At #3, “3 2 1” from SHINee sold 67,507.

Juice=Juice sold 39,379 copies of “Ijiwaru Shinaide Dakishimete yo/Hajimete wo Keikenchuu” at #4.

In its second week, Nogizaka46’s “Barrette” took #5, selling 28,290 copies to bring its total to 423,417. That’s not bad at all for a -48 family group.

Actually, it’s right in line with what SKE48 had done last week. This week, SKE48’s “Sansei Kawaii” sold 12,646 at #9 to get its three-week total to 496,124.

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The top single for the past week was Nogizaka46’s “Barrette” (バレッタ ) which scored an impressive 395,127 copies sold. They’re actually catching up to SKE48!

Tohoshinki took number two with “Very Merry Xmas”, selling 116,655 copies of this seasonal offering.

Perfume’s “Sweet Refrain” took #3 with 57,702 sold.

At #4, GLAY’s “Diamond Skin/Niji no Pocket/Crazy Dance” sold 37,517 copies officially, but they also have significant sales from their site not counted by Oricon.

In its second week, SKE48’s “Sansei Kawaii!” saw 34,475 additional copies sold at #6, bringing its total to 483,478.

I can’t resist mentioning mascot Funasshi’s Official Theme Song, which took #8 by selling 23,501. For now it looks like it won’t sell more than 50k, but who knows?

“Snow Dome no Yakusoku/Luv Sick” from Kis-My-Ft2 got #14 in its third week. It has now passed the 300k mark with 301,192 copies sold.

Taking #19 in its second week, Acid Black Cherry’s “Kuroneko ~Adult Black Cat~” sold 9,085 to push its total to 68,799.

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