AKB48 42nd Single “Kuchibiru ni Be My Baby”, First Week Sales.

2100010355447AKB48 42nd single “Kuchibiru ni Be My Baby”, was released on December 9th. It sold 905,450 copies in it’s 1st week of release, to ranked number one on the weekly singles chart. It’s the first time that an AKB48 single sold less than a million copies in it’s 1st week of release, since their 20th single “Sakura no Ki ni Narou”, which was released on February 16, 2011. This was about the same time I got really into AKB48. Depending on the sales the next 2 weeks, this single might not even reach a million. Minami Takahashi is center for this single, I think this is her 1st solo center. Or just being center at all for an AKB48 single.

I really like this single I can’t remember the last time where I like almost all the tracks on an AKB48 single. After listening to this single (All Editions), it seem like they recycled some of their older songs here (Atleased half). This single was released in 9 versions, including the Theater Edition.

Video – http://en.musicplayon.com/play?v=870536 .

Limited & Regular Edition Type A Cover.

Limited & Regular Edition Type A Cover.

Limited & Regular Edition Type B Cover.

Limited & Regular Edition Type B Cover.

Limited & Regular Edition Type C Cover.

Limited & Regular Edition Type C Cover.

Limited & Regular Edition Type D Cover.

Limited & Regular Edition Type D Cover.

Theater Edition Cover.

Theater Edition Cover.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Oricon Top 10 Single, Week 51, December 21, 2015.

Rank/Single/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

  1. Kuchibiru ni Be My Baby – AKB48 (12/09/2015) (905,490).

* AKB48 29th number one single.

Limited & Regular Edition Type A Cover.

2. Ki mi ni mu chu – Exile (12/09/2015) (127,164).

Print3. I Need U (Japanese Version) – Bangtan Boys (BTS) (12/08/2015) (95,688).1411x1400sr4. Warera Omou, Yue ni Warera Ari – Kishidan (12/09/2015) (24,263).Warera_Omou_Yue_ni_Warera_Ari5. Heatup Dreamer – Lovely Doll (12/08/2015) (18,890).81ActN9ux6L__SL1500_6. Sunday Monday ~Japanese Version~ – APink (12/09/2015) (16,742).Pfeueby7. Cup no Naka no Komorebi – Love Crescendo (11/25/2015) (14,000) (213,090).d8e6b1238. Must Be Now – NMB48 (10/07/2015) (11,008) (386,320).

Regular Edition Type C Cover.

9. Monster’s Show -Hiroshi Kamiya + Daisuke Ono (12/09/2015) (9,539).7bfc0806gw1ey4928dev7j20m80m0adh10. Samurai Song – Kanjani8 (12/02/2015) (9,460) (157,403).関ジャニ∞-侍唄(さむらいソング)____________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

17. Get Your Dream – KNU (12/08/2015) (5,013).81AvYrBnZ9L__SL1500_20. Clover – Why Doll (12/09/2015) (4,539).498800270350022. Orarion – Yanaginagi (12/09/2015) (3,935).1200x1200-7523. Snow in “I Love You” – 777 Sisters (12/09/2015) (3,908).498800270452124. Happy Lucky Kirakira Lucky – Pop (12/08/2015) (3,897).89cb483907a6f6b7b1d7dfd5c340e849_807a96715d0ec342f2bc621ad87efa5f26. Yellow – Le S Ca (12/09/2015) (3,615).498800270455227. Red Zone – Saishu Mirai Heiki Mofu (12/09/2015) (3,364).CTHxVz_VEAA_bya31. Beyond The Bottom – Wake Up, Girls! (12/09/2015) (2,678).456247525571336. Hitotsu ni Naritai – Ayaka Ohashi (12/09/2015) (2,258).1417x1400sr40. Mirai Yeah! – Fun x Fam (12/09/2015) (2,004).819LjSJo7qL__SL1400_45. Kurae! Tamashii no Ippai – Ru:Run (12/09/2015) (1,652).8354e28d611782a2b60ba5c5e1e72c3b47. Kimi to Boku – Miss Monochrome (Yui Horie) (12/09/2015) (1,555).1400x1400sr48. White Xmas – Miss Monochrome (Yui Horie) (12/09/2015) (1,543).1400x1400sr117. The World Is Elegant – PLC (Pearl Lady Club) (12/09/2015) (553).81zF5nuwdnL__SL1441_______________________________________________________________________

Oricon Top 10 Albums, Week 51, December 21, 2015.

Rank/Album/Artist/Release Date/Sales.

1. Chandelier – Back Number (12/09/2015) (173,014).

* Back Number 1st number one album.sim2. Lucky 7 – Johnny’s WEST (12/09/2015) (85,089).495429543. We Love Seiko ~35th Anniversary Matsuda Seiko Kyukyoku All Time Best 50 Songs~ – Seiko Matsuda (12/09/2015) (50,417).81vC7zakqhL__SL1430_4. What You Want – JUJU (12/09/2015) (42,611).45474030416995. Yellow Dancer – Gen Hoshino (12/02/2015) (23,565) (155,555).49880027033576. AM302 – Lee Hong Gi (from FTIsland) (12/09/2015) (23,470) (27,513).tumblr_nxjpqlq2F21ri81hko1_12807. Uta no Prince Sama Theater Shining Pirates Of The Frontier – Ranmaru Kurosaki (Tatsuhisa Suzuki), Camus (Tomoaki Maeno), Otoya Ittoki (Takuma Terashima) (12/09/2015) (20,339).uta-no-princesama-theater-shining-pirates-of-the-frontier-limit-435203_18. Kuroi Shizuku & Coupling Songs : “Side B” – Superfly (12/02/2015) (11,008) (45,625).1200x1200-759. 0 to 1 no Aida – AKB48 (11/18/2015) (8,508) (687,688).Complete Singles Edition Cover.

10. The Best – AI (11/25/2015) (8,425) (44,704).151125%20AI%20-%20THE%20BEST_zpswfr88lao_______________________________________________________________________

Of Interest To Me Only (New Releases Only) :

17. Ebichu no Unit Album Saitama Super Arena 2015 Edition – Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku (12/12/2015) (7,003).b23. Eat ‘Em And Smile – Ai Shinozaki (12/09/2015) (4,961).

25. Dear Santa – TaeTiSeo (12/08/2015) (4,306).

* Korean release Mini-Album.1200x1200-75

One Response to AKB48 42nd Single “Kuchibiru ni Be My Baby”, First Week Sales.

  1. Denny Sinnoh says:

    I am loving “Kuchibiru ni Be My Baby” and the coupling songs.
    I just wish the new law had not turned me into a criminal. It is kind of like Prohibition …

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