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The top single for the past week was “Tokyo Victory” from Southern All Stars, which sold 92,645 copies. The group has highly variable single sales and an album-buying fanbase, so there’s no way to assess this result.
At #2 was “Highschool Love” by E-girls, which sold a solid 61,046.
B1A4 took #3 with the Japanese version of “Solo Day” selling 47,479.
“Get Up!” from Nakayama Yuma-kun started out at #4 with the sale of 34,435 copies.
Hey! Say! JUMP’s “Weekender/Ashita e no YELL” was at #11 in its second week, selling 14,060 to bring its total to 198,569. That’s a bit on the weak side at around 7.6% of first week sales.
In its third week, AKB48’s “Kokoro no Placard” took #14 with 7,834 copies sold and a total of 1,035,154.
Right behind their sister group at #15, SKE48 saw 6,035 more copies of their “Bukiyou Taiyou” sold, getting its seven week total to 441,680.
Nogizaka46’s “Natsu no Free & Easy” was in at #18, selling 4,619 in its tenth week to boost its total above the double platinum level to 502,258.
Taking #19 in week two, “Always with you” by Generations from EXILE TRIBE sold 4,418, which is a solid 10% of first week sales, bringing its total to 49,195.
“Geragerapo no Uta” from King Cream Soda sold 2,914 at #25 in its twentieth week, now boasting a total of 110,138 copies sold.
At #29, Golden Bomber’s “Roller no Kizudarake” has a four-week total of 65,668.
On the album side, Takeuchi Mariya-san’s “TRAD” got the top spot, selling 118,697 copies.
WINNER took #2 with “2014 S/S -Japan Collection-” seeing 35,079 copies sold.
In week two, “Mr. S” from SMAP sold 17,716 to bring its total to 201,883.
Ariana Grande’s “My Everything” held on to #6 by selling 11,897 copies, getting its three-week total to 49,692.
Taking #8 in its third week, EXILE TRIBE’s “EXILE TRIBE REVOLUTION” sold 10,000 copies (amazing that it’s exactly 10,000) to push its total to 304,624.
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.
The top single for the past week was “ER2” from the Kanjani8 alter-ego Eight Ranger, which sold 208,282 copies. Tough to judge this novelty act in the context of Kanjani8’s other releases.
Akanishi Jin-kun’s “Good Time” took #2, selling 39,746.
In its second week, SKE48’s “Bukiyou Taiyou” had a very strong second week for a -48 family group – selling 39,314, which was more than 11% of first week sales for a total of 363,390. If the goal among fans was to take the top spot for two consecutive weeks though (as has been mentioned, but I can’t verify), they badly miscalculated. Also, the combined first two weeks of sales for SKE48 did not match first week sales for their previous single, which initially sold 397k (which was already very weak). So, this looks like a dire situation for SKE48.
“Skeleton” from Super Junior Donghae & Eunhyuk was right behind at #4, selling 36,575.
At #5, STYLE FIVE’s “Future Fish” sold 32,460.
In some special coverage, Koda Kumi-san’s “HOTEL was at #7, selling 19,196 and T.M. Revolution’s “Tsuki Yabureru -Time to SMASH!” saw 13,588 copies sold at #8.
Week two for ONE OK ROCK’s “Mighty Long Fall/Decision” was very good, as it sold 10,750 copies at #12 to boost its total to 61,420.
Momoiro Clover Z’s “Moon Pride” also did relatively well in its second week, seeing 6,373 copies sold and taking #17. It now has a total of 56,713.
The top single for the past week was SKE48’s “Bukiyou Taiyou” with 324,076 copies sold. This continues a trend of declining first week sales for them which began with their all-time best single, “Choco no Dorei”, which sold 538k in its first week early in 2013. This single is now below levels that the group hasn’t seen since 2011, when they first managed to get the top spot on the singles chart.
At #2 was ONE OK ROCK’s “Mighty Long Fall/Decision”, which saw 50,670 in sales.
Momoiro Clover Z was right behind with their “Moon Pride”, the theme song to the new version of Sailor Moon, which sold 50,340. I was somewhat surprised that it didn’t do better, considering the tie-in to a much-anticipated anime and previous single in the 60-70k range.
“Black Butterfly/Kaze ni Fukarete” from Juice=Juice was at #4, selling 37,008.
Taking #5 in its second week, “Ti-Ti-Ti-Terette Teretititi ~Dare no Ketsu” from Busaiku sold a very impressive 27,824 to get above the gold threshold, now with a total of 105,205. The sales profile for Busaiku is so far not like any other idol group that I’ve seen – we’re talking about second week sales approximately 30% of first week sales compared to 9% for Johnny’s groups in general and 3% for AKB groups.
Nogizaka46’s “Natsu no Free & Easy” took #12 by selling 12,888, bringing its four-week total to 468,366.
In its second week, “NEW HORIZON” from EXILE sold 10,701 at #14 to push its total to 158,273.
The top single for the past week was “NEW HORIZON” from EXILE, which sold a respectable 147,572 copies.
Taking the second spot was the second single from Busaiku – “Ti-Ti-Ti-Terette Teretititi ~Dare no Ketsu” (or something like that) – which sold 77,381.
Nogizaka46’s “Natsu no Free & Easy” got #4 in its third week, adding 16,155 copies sold to bring its total to 455,478.
Right behind was SMAP’s “Top of the World/Amazing Discovery” with 14,339 sold in week two, now with a total of 137,189.
“Cling Cling” from Perfume took #14, selling 7,055 to push its two-week total to 80,480.
King Cream Soda’s “Geragerapo no Uta” was at #22 and now has 84,733 copies sold after thirteen weeks.
Taking #26 in its third week was “KiRa-KiRa Sensation!/Happy maker!” from μ’s, which managed 3,253 in sales to get its total to 57,772.
Rounding out the singles was Kanjani8’s “Omoidama” at #30, with a new four-week total of 189,405 copies sold.
The album side continues to have a lot of substance to it. At the top this week was Shoujo Jidai’s “THE BEST”, which saw 74,921 copies sold.
At #2 was Ketsumeishi’s “KETSUNOPOLIS 9”, with 50,225 in sales.
The Frozen soundtrack popped back up to #4, partly because some of the new albums last week lost ground this time. It added 16,008 to its substantial total to breach the 900k mark. Its twenty-four week total is now at 900,315.
Oda Kazumasa-san’s “Oda Hiyori” was at #5 in its fourth week, selling 11,127 to bring its total to 133,830.
Nagabuchi Tsuyoshi-san was once again right behind Oda-san, and his “All Time Best 2014” sold 9,948 for a four-week total of 113,226.
“HEART” from TOKIO got #8, and saw a strong second week with 9,178 copies sold. Its fresh total id 50,334.
Finally, taking #9 in week five was Chris Hart’s “Heart Song II”, which added 8,576, bringing its total to 93,771. There’s a chance it’ll break gold next week.
The top single for the past week was SMAP’s “Top of the World/Amazing Discovery”, which saw 122,850 copies sold. That seems a tad light, but I hesitate to opine since I haven’t had a chance to hear this single yet.
Perfume’s “Cling Cling” took #2 with 73,425 sold.
At #3, “The Power/Hishiki Heaven” from C-ute sold 55,570 copies.
I don’t remember seeing Boudan Shounendan in the standings before, but its single “BOY IN LUV” got #4, selling 42,494.
“Yoake no Ryuuseigun” (夜明けの流星群) from SCANDAL sold 32,013 copies at #5.
Himuro Kyosuke-san’s “ONE LIFE” merited mention at #6, selling 26,857.
In its second week, “Natsu no Free & East” by Nogizaka46 sold an additional 17,701 copies at #8 to bring its total to 439,323. Fairly standard second week for the -48 family, but perhaps a little underwhelming for Nogizaka46, considering they tend to run a bit ahead of the curve.
GLAY’s “BLEEZE” sold 5,447 in its second week, putting it at #14. Its running total is 50,525.
Also in its second week, “KiRa-KiRa Sensation!/Happy maker!” from μ’s cane in very close behind GLAY, selling 5,420 for a total of 54,519.
Taking #16 in week three, Kanjani8’s “Omoidama” added 5,361 to push its total to 186,533.
E-girls got #17 with “E.G. Anthem -We Are Venus-” selling 5,106 for a two-week total of 54,313.
I accidentally missed the June list – that’s the trouble with having a monthly post when everything else is weekly. Anyway, I’ve compiled the list for July, and it looks like activity is picking up into the summer. July 2nd in particular seems like a popular day for album releases.
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). 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).
Kis-My-Ft2 – Kis-My-Journey (album)
Kanjani8 – Omoidama
UVERworld – O CHOIR (album)
Hamasaki Ayumi – Colours (album)
AAA – Wake Up
Itano Tomomi – SxWxAxG (album)
Babyraids – Jiko Shokai (album)
miwa – Kimi ni Deaetakara
Nagabuchi Tsuyoshi – All Time Best 2014 (album)