Heavy Rotation has become the 2nd single from AKB48 to crack the 700k mark this year. It’s still in the Oricon Top 30 after 14 weeks which is remarkable. It shifted 3,745 copies to nudge the total up to 702,019. For now, it remains safe as the no.2 best selling song of the year. I’m not sure how Arashi did with sales for Hatenai Sora. Chances are they won’t be able to catch up with Heavy Rotation’ sales.
In it’s 4th week of release, Beginner dropped down to no.16 in the charts and sold 14,308 copies to bump up the figure for the single to 930,253.
I’ll have the full Oricon Top 30 charts for you tomorrow.