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The top single for the past week was Arashi’s “Bittersweet”, which sold 511,696 copies. That’s better than their previous single, but right in the middle of their range for the past five years.

SUPER☆GIRLS sold 39,604 copies of “Sorairo no Kiseki” to bring it to #2.

At #3, Funky Kato’s “My VOICE” saw 38,002 copies sold.

“Faith” from miwa took #4 by selling 33,215 copies.

T.M.Revolution’s collaboration with SCANDAL on the Sengoku Basara single “Count ZERO/Runners high”, didn’t go quite as well as T.M. Revolution normally does on his own – it sold 30,178 at #5.

The second week of sales for Hey! Say! JUMP’s “AinoArika/Aisureba Motto Happy Life” were on the disappointing side – 14,672 sold at #11 to bring the single’s total to 222,141. That’s 7% of first week sales.

Taking #13 in its third week, “Takaramonozu/Paradise Live” from μ’s sold 11,535 copies to boost its total to 59,190. That’s some impressive staying power.

Tohoshinki’s “Hide & Seek/Something” does not have that kind of persistence. Only in its second week, it dropped to #16, selling 6,754 copies to bring its total to 114,167.

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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 top single for the past week was AKB48’s “Heart Ereki” (ハート﹒エレキ), which sold 1,203,586 copies in its first week, which is within the rather wide expected range for AKB48.

Sandaime J Soul Brothers from EXILE TRIBE saw their “Fuyu Monogatari” (冬物語) take #2 by selling 67,939.

At #3, ClariS’ “Colorful” (カラフル) looks like it’ll be able to crack 50k, since it managed 39,446 in its first week.

“A Little Bit” from w-inds might also manage 50k in the long run. For now, it can boast 35,391 copies sold at #4.

TOKIO’s “Hontondoko/Future” took #6, selling 17,846.

In its second week, “Kakumei Dualism” from Mizuki Nana-san and T.M. Revolution was at #7, adding 15,863 copies for a total of 96,638.

“Mada Namida ni Naranai Kanashimi ga/Koi wa Nioeto Chirinuru wo” from KinKi Kids tacked on 15,449 at #8 to bring its two-week total to 193,797.

2PM’s “Winters Games” got #17 and now has a three-week total of 124,839.

I vowed not to mention EXILE’s “EXILE PRIDE ~Konna Sekai wo Koisuru Tame~” reaching seven digits, but no worries yet. Taking #18, its twenty-four week total is 996,898.

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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.

“Kakumei Dualism” from Mizuki Nana-san and T.M. Revolution took #2, selling a decent 80,775 copies. That’s not as good as their previous collaboration, but nothing to sneeze at.

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.

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