Oricon Top 30 Charts – Week 15

14 04 2010

This week’s charts saw NEWS drop down from the top spot with their song Sakura to be replaced with NYC with Yuuki 100%. I’m not really familiar with the trio but they seem to harmonise quite well on their song. As for the song at no.2 the less said the better. OK, it’s a traditional Japanese song but it’s not really my cup of tea and the same with Hikawa Kiyoshi – I just can’t stand his music. In fact no.2 to 4 are similar in tone to each other. Whilst I may not like the songs it’s refreshing to see these type of songs push the normal J-pop/J-rock songs out of the way.

ARASHI are still in the Top 10 nearly 6 weeks after Troublemaker got released and still selling healthy numbers too. Is there no stopping this all conquering group? The two Tomomi’s Kamen Rider W collaboration single Love Wars fell 9 places to no.13, SKE48 also fall with their 2nd single and I’m disappointed with the low placing that JASMINE’s single got last week. After a great start last year with Sad To Say, it seems she’s not coming close to the Top 10 anymore. I can’t quite fathom why as both her last 2 singles have been fantastic.

AKB48 are still clinging on inside the Top 30 dropping 12 places to no.25 after 8 weeks of being on the Oricon charts with Sakura no Shiori. It would have been nice to have seen them sell 400k of the single but I don’t think that’s going to happen now but there’s always the new single that comes out on May 26th.

The chart rundown in full:

30 Miliyah Kato – Bye Bye
29 Ayako Natsuki – Hakata Ame
28 China (Yuki Kaida) – HETALIA Character CD Vol. 8 China
27 Kana Nishino – Best Friend
26 Kegawa no Maries – No Music, No Life
25 AKB48 – Sakura no Shiori
24 Jiro Kanmuri – Jinsei Yume Daiko
23 Aya Ikeda/Mayu Kudo – Kira Kira kawaii! PRECURE Daishuugo? ~Kibou no Hikari~ / 17 jewels ~PRECURE Medley 2010~
22 Hiroshi Itsuki – Oshiroibana
21 AI – Fake feat Namie Amuro
20 JASMINE – Jealous
19 SKE48 – Aozora Kataomoi
18 Donna Burke/PAZ (Nana Mizuki) – HEAVENS DIVIDE / Koi no Yokushiryoku
17 Yoshimi Tendo – Jinsei Michizure
16 Shuji Akioka – Otoko no Tabiji
15 Miyuki Kawanaka – Futari Bana
14 Aya Ikeda/Mayu Kudo – Alright! HEARTCATCH PRECURE!
13 Queen & Elizabeth – Love Wars
12 Tacica – Kamisama no Isu e.p
11 UVERworld – Gold
10 Ai Kawashima – Haru no Yume
09 ARASHI – Troublemaker
08 Tohoshinki – Toki wo Tomete
07 ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION – Solanin
06 Ai Otsuka – Zokkondition / LUCKY STAR
05 NEWS – Sakura Girl
04 Fuyumi Sakamoto – Mata Kimi ni Koishiteru / Asia no Kaizoku
03 Kiyoshi Hikawa – Shamisen Tabigarasu
02 Kaori Mizumori – Matsushima Kikou
01 NYC – Yuuki 100%

And not forgetting the weekly video countdown


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