We’re into week 3 of the Oricon Charts for 2010. AKB48 continue to do well and are still in the Top 30 with River. It’s been 13 weeks now for them and with their new single coming out next month it bodes well for the idol group. There’s a lot of fans who are looking forward to their chart battle with Morning Musume on the 17/2/10 – myself included!
After topping the charts last week, Ayu drops out of the Top 10 to no.13 with You Were…/BALLAD. Not one of her strongest singles and maybe that shows with the steep drop this week. Mari Yaguchi comes in at no.2 with her Quiz Hexagon related single Kaze wo Sagashite. I’m a little bit non-plussed about this song, I mean it’s OK and it’s certainly better than her last single which was more about Mari shouting than anything else. For her next single I would really like her to sing a proper pop song.
Abe Mao’s song at no.12 – Itsu no Hi Mo caught my attention this week. I like the feel of that song a lot. At no.1 is Nana Mizuki with Phantom Minds who seems to be going from strength to strength. I noticed last year that her popularity was gaining pace. It’s a great song which deserves to be at the top.
Here’s the chart rundown in full:
30 AKB48 – River
29 Ken Aoto – Sake Goyomi
28 Kana Nishino – Dear… / MAYBE
27 Hilcrhyme – Shunkashuutou
26 FUNKY MONKEY BABYS – Hero / Ahita e
25 Yutaka Oe – Yuuyake Taishou
24 Yuki Nagaho – Kisoji no Ame
23 Ayaka Hirahara & Norisama Fujisawa – Sailing My Life
22 ARASHI – My Girl
21 Aobozu – Dengon
20 Gackt – Stay The Ride Alive
19 LANDS – Bandage
18 Ikimono Gakari – YELL / Joyful
17 Saburo Kitajima – Fuufu Isshou
16 °C-ute – SHOCK!
15 9mm Parabellum Bullet – Inochi no Zenmai
14 Fuyumi Sakamoto – Mata Kimi ni Koishiteru / Asia no Kaizoku
13 Ayumi Hamasaki – You Were… / BALLAD
12 Mao Abe – Itsu no Hi mo
11 SunSet Swish – Sakurabito
10 The Birthday – Muddy Cat Blues / Kuruccha Ina Ze
09 The Birthday – Digzero
08 STRAIGHTENER – Man-Like Creatures
07 Masaharu Fukuyama – Hatsukoi
06 Kiyoharu – LAW’s
05 Motohiro Hata – Ai
04 FLOW – Sign
03 Sakanaction – Walk Around
02 Mari Yaguchi to Straw Hat – Kaze wo Sagashite
01 Nana Mizuki – Phantom Minds
Previously I’ve been posting the CDTV Top 30 video countdown up on my blog but I’ve had enough of it as it’s so different from the Oricon charts with too much enka for my liking so I’ve decided to put up the fan-made RASC Top 20 video instead. It’s got a good selection of songs.