Tag Archive: SID


The release schedule really picks up going into February, and the floodgates fully open by the 19th. While the most of the top spots are probably going to the obvious names, seeing as how Arashi, AKB48, and other marquee groups are in the mix, there’s going to be plenty of depth to the charts soon. No more of these lingering singles filling up the top 30.

This list has selected single and album releases for the month, not all of them (i.e. releases from groups that I’m interested in tracking or at least recognize). With the sudden explosion of releases to keep track of, I know I must have missed important ones, so please mention the artist and title in a comment and I’ll update the list.

More complete listings are available on merchant websites (I use CD Japan’s list).

February 5th

Hey! Say! Jump – AinoArika/Aisureba Motto Happy Life

Tohoshinki – Hide & Seek/Something

The SECOND from EXILE – The II Age (album)

Itano Tomomi – little

NICO Touches the Walls – NICO Touches the Walls no Best (album)

MISIA – Boku wa Pegasus Kimi wa Polaris

KREVA – Tranquilizer

February 12th

Arashi – Bittersweet

Domoto Tsuyoshi – Shimanippon – Roinochinoi (album)

T.M. Revolution/SCANDAL – Count ZERO/Runners High

SID – hug

Yuzu – Hikare

miwa – Faith

GACKT – P.S. I LOVE U

ayaka – number one

Funky Kato – My Voice

FOLKS – NEWTOWN (mini-album)

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The top single in Japan for the past week was “Sayonara☆Arigatou” from the Hottake Band (堀田家BAND) – the collaboration between Kamenashi Kazuya-kun and Tamaki Koji-san for the drama Tokyo Bandwagon. It sold 82,177 copies in its first week. It’s hard to figure out if that’s a good number for the pair or not. It’ll break 100k eventually, though, and that’s always good.

Momoiro Clover Z took #2 with “GOUNN” selling 77,581, which I believe makes it their best first week yet. Congrats to the group for their continuing momentum.

At #3, C-ute’s “Tokai no Hitori Gurashi/Aitte Motto Zanshin” saw 63,764 copies sold, which looks like the best first week for them, too. Well done!

Kalafina’s “Kimi no Gin no Niwa” sold 37,259 at #4.

The second week of sales for AKB48’s “Heart Ereki” gave it 2.5% of first week sales – a remarkably weak follow-through, even for AKB. That added 30,868 to bring the single’s total to 1,234,454.

“ANNIVERSARY” from SID was at #6 with 21,431 copies sold.

Taking #7, Ieiri Leo-san’s “Taiyo no Megami” sold 17,332 copies.

Week two for “Colorful” from ClariS brought it to #9 with a phenomenal 14,419 in sales, making the singles’s total 53,865.

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The number one single this week was “Catch Me – If you wanna -” from Tohoshinki, selling 137,028 copies, which is roughly on-par compared to their singles from last year.

No Sleeves’ “Kirigirisu Jin” (キリギリス人 – Grasshopper Man) was at #2 with 62,790 copies sold.

At #3 was Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku’s “Ume” (梅 – plum) with 41,423 sold.

Yamada Ryosuke-kun’s “Mystery Virgin” took #7 in its second week, selling 13,592, bringing its total to 202,454. That’s a relatively soft second week, but considering the unexpectedly strong first week, I suppose it’s not much of a surprise that the pullback was more than usual.

“Reason” from Yuzu held #9 with 10,292 copies sold for a two-week total of 52,215.

ONE OK ROCK was at #11 with “Deeper Deeper/Nothing Helps” adding 9,445 to bring its total to 53,257.

Golden Bombers was right behind, with their hit “Dance My Generation” reaching 147,206 copies sold after three weeks.

And it has finally happened – AKB48’s “UZA” crossed over their more recently released “Eien Pressure”. “UZA” took #15 in its twelfth week, now with a total of 1,242,794. “Eien Pressure” was at #21 with a seven-week total of 1,185,730.

SKE48’s “Kisu Datte Hidarikiki” remarkably reached #17 in its eighteenth week (even with events, you would have thought they had exhausted buyers by now – but no). It is inches away from 600k – now at a count of 597,383.

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