OriconBUMP OF CHICKEN and their new single “GOOD LUCK” topped the singles charts with more than 135,000 sold. The single is featured as the theme song to film “Always Sanchome no Yuhi ‘64”.

As predicated in our Chart Preview it was very close for the 2nd and 3rd spots but IDOLING!!!’s new single, “MAMORE!!!” with 56,232 sold just edged out Acid Black Cherry’s 5th consecutive release single “YES” with 54,434. Fourth spot went to easy listening pop group Ikimonogakari and their 22nd single “Itsudatte Bokura wa”.

The complete top 10 single and album charts follow,


Singles for January 16th – 22th

Rank   Group/Artist Single Title Released Sold
1 BUMP OF CHICKEN Good Luck Jan 18th 148,753
2 IDOLING!!! MAMORE!!! Jan 18th 56,232
3 Acid Black Cherry YES Jan 18th 54,434
4 Ikimonogakari Itsudatte Bokura wa Jan 18th 23,823
5 Kinki Kids Kawatta Katachi no Ishi Jan 11th 12,879
6 DEEP Callin You Jan 18th 11,128
7 Buono! Hatsukoi Cider/DEEP MIND Jan 18th 10,892
8 Nana Mizuki Synchrogazer Jan 11th 10,214
9 Takahashi Yuji Sotsugyou Jan 18th 9,570
10 NYC / Yuma Nakayama Wonderful Cupid/NYC Glass no Maho Jan 4th (Dec 28th) 9,200


The album charts are topped by ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION and their best hits album “BEST HIT AKG” with 88,548 sold. The second spot goes to Tokyo Jihen and their final new song album “color bars” also with a strong week with 78,318 sold. Previously reported here that Tokyo Jihen will be dissolving as a group on leap day February 29th 2012.

Landing in the 3rd spot on the charts after 3 weeks at number is EXILE with member ATSUSHI’s solo debut “EXILE JAPAN/Solo”.

The K-ON! anime and music franchise continues to be strong with the “K-ON! Movie” soundtrack busting in at #4 with 28.902 sold.

Albums for January 16th – 22th

Rank   Group/Artist Album Title Released Sold
2 Tokyo Jihen color bars Jan 18th 78,318
3 EXILE EXILE JAPAN/Solo Jan 1st 52,400
4 Houkago Tea Time / DEATH DEVIL Houkago Tea Time in Movie (K-ON!) Jan 18th 28,902
5 Various Artists EXIT TUNES PRESENTS Vocalodream feat. Miku Jan 18th 26,480
6 The Cro-Magnons ACE ROCKER Jan 18th 22,310
7 Taikoku danji Love Letters Jan 18th 14,379
8 KARA Super Girl Nov 23rd 14,105
9 the pillows TRIAL Jan 18th 12,239
10 JUN SKY WALKER(S) B(S)t Jan 18th 11,595

Source: Oricon