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The top single for the past week was “R.Y.U.S.E.I.” by Sandaime J Soul Brothers. It saw a very impressive 162,174 copies sold to take the top spot.

At #2 was DISH// with “Saisho no Koi ~Motetakute~/FLAME”, which sold 39,516 copies.

SHINee’s “Lucky Star” took #3, selling 35,837.

In its second week, Jin’s “daze/days” was at #7 and added 9,082 to its total, bringing it to 48,497.

UVERworld’s “Nanoka-me no Ketsui” took #12, selling an additional 4,732 to get its two-week total to 55,868.

Taking #19 in its ninth week, “Geragerapo no Uta” from King Cream Soda sold 3.796 copies and now has a total of 69,636 copies sold.

“ONE ~for the win~” from NEWS found itself at #21 this week after selling 3,329, lifting its three-week total to 193,467.

At #22, it was “Love wing bell/Dancing stars on me!” from μ’s, which sold 3,130 and boasts a three-week total of 55,328.

Arashi’s “Dare mo Shiranai” took #23 and has a total of 516,010 after five weeks.

Spending week three at #25, “Sweat/Answer” from Tohoshinki sold 2,900 and has a total of 137,684 copies sold.

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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.

 

Lots of noteworthy new releases this week. The top single for the past week was NEWS’ “ONE -for the win-“, which saw a very strong 182,772 copies sold. I like sporty NEWS in general, so I’m glad this one did well.

Tohoshinki’s “Sweat/Answer” was at #2, selling 119,301 copies.

There’s another μ’s single already!? “Love wing bell/Dancing stars on me!” sold 46,069 at #3, which seems like what all of these μ’s single end up doing.

At #4 was Hoshino Gen-san’s “Crazy Crazy/Sakura no Mori”, which had 36,390 in sales in its first week.

“Nettaigyo no Namida” (熱帯魚の涙) from Flower took #5, selling 34,316.

Choutokkyuu’s “BelievexBelieve” was at #6, and sold 32,748.

In its third week, “Dare mo Shiranai” from Arashi got #11, adding 10,426 to its total to get above the double platinum level. It’s now at 507,800.

The top single last week, KAT-TUN’s “In Fact”, had a dismal second week, falling to #14, selling 6,997 to bring its total to 152,869. That’s less than 5% of first week sales – unusual for a Johnny’s group.

The previous μ’s single, “Yume no Tobira”, has only been out for three weeks and is still hanging out at #18, with a running total of 49,984.

At #19, “Geragerapo no Uta” from King Cream Soda sold an additional 4,295 copies to bring its total to 61,594.

Taking #20 in its fourth week, AKB48’s “Labrador Retriever” tacked on 4,251 for a grand total of 1,768,740 copies sold.

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The top single for the past week was HKT48’s “Sakura, Minna de Tabeta”, which sold 276,799 copies, which seems respectable.

Acid Black Cherry took #2 with “Kimi ga Inai, Ano Hi kara . . .” seeing 57,075 copies sold.

At #3, “Sakura Appare-shon” from Denpa Gumi. inc sold 43,959.

Kis-My-Ft2’s “Hikari no Signal” was at #5 in its second week, selling 17,357 additional copies to bring its total to 220,234. That’s pretty much as-expected given the first week results.

In its third week, AKB48’s “Mae Shika Mukanee” sold 9,032 to take #8. Its total is now 1,124,648.

“Love Story” from EXILE TAKAHIRO took #11 and saw its total boosted by 7,328. After two weeks, it’s sold 61,725 copies.

Taking #16 in its second week, Maeda Atsuko-san’s “Seventh Code” sold 5,105 copies to get its total to 47,889. That’s actually very good considering its first week sales – was there some sort of event? If not, this might be a sign that around 50k will be a solid base.

In its fifth week, Arashi’s “Bittersweet” took #21. It now boasts a total of 577,096 copies sold.

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The top single for the past week was Kis-My-Ft2’s “Hikari no Signal” (光のシグナル), which saw 202,877 copies sold. That seems to be a low number – I don’t have the first week numbers for all the group’s singles, but it’s at the bottom end of their range.

At #2, C-ute’s “Kokoro no Sakebi no Uta ni Shitemita/Love take it all” sold an impressive 62,405 copies. That’s in-line with their previous two singles, each of which beat all of their previous singles by a mile.

EXILE TAKAHIRO’s “Love Story” took #3, selling 54,397.

Maeda Atsuko-san only managed to get #4 with “Seventh Code”, selling 42,784 compared to 60k for her previous single – a far cry from the 177k and 136k for her début and second singles. So, we’re still not sure about the baseline for AKB members who go solo.

So here’s my question for the week: who’s DISH// and why have they picked a name designed to make file systems choke? I checked out their Wikipedia page, and it looks like the group is a male version of Momoiro Clover, which sounds pretty good. The fact that their “Freak Show” took #5 and sold 34,328 isn’t bad, either.

“Mae Shika Mukanee” from AKB48 got #6, selling 24,210 for a total of 1,115,616 after two weeks. That’s a 2% second week, which is becoming standard for AKB. At the same time, I’m wondering whether it might not be more interesting to judge singles by their second week, putting more weight on those results than the ones for the first week. There’s just too much effort to boost first week results – and not just from AKB – to give much credence to those numbers.

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