Topping Oricon singles for 2013* is AKB48 taking the top 4 spots with their 31st single Sayonara Crawl taking #1 with close to 2 million sold. Single Sayonara Crawl was tied to the group’s annual general election with voting tickets included with the single. The next spots are taken by their singles Koisuru Fortune Cookie (#2, 32nd), Heart Electric (#3, 33rd), and So Long ! (#3, 30th).
In the #5 spot is EXILE with their concert tour theme song EXILE PRIDE ~Konna Sekai wo Aisurutame~ that was in and out of the top 10 singles charts for 31 weeks. Also the only 1+ million selling single other than AKB48.
The complete top 20 singles charts for 2013 follow….
Top 20 Singles for 2013
|1||AKB48||Sayonara Crawl||May 22nd||1,933,454|
|2||AKB48||Koisuru Fortune Cookie||August 21st||1,479,036|
|3||AKB48||Electric Heart||Oct 30th||1,260,792|
|4||AKB48||So Long !||Feb 20th||1,132,853|
|5||EXILE||EXILE PRIDE ~Konna Sekai wo Aisurutame~||April 3rd||1,010,366|
|6||Arashi||Calling X Breathless||March 6th||881,192|
|7||SKE48||Choco no Dorei||Jan 30th||671,623|
|8||SKE48||Utsukushii Inazuma||July 17th||659,542|
|9||NMB48||Bokura no Eureka||June 19th||558,000|
|10||Arashi||Endless Game||May 29th||555,299|
|11||SKE48||Sansei Kawaii!||Nov 20th||483,478|
|13||Nogizaka46||Girl’s Rule||July 3rd||451,906|
|16||Kis-My-Ft2||My Resistance – Tashikana mono / Unmei Girl||Feb 13th||377,055|
|17||Southern All Stars||Peace to Highlight||August 7th||355,000|
|18||KANJANI8||Hesomagari / Kokonishikanai Keshiki||April 24th||334,632|
|19||Kis-My-Ft2||Kimi to no Kiseki||August 14th||309,762|
|20||Kis-My-Ft2||SNOW DOME no Yakusoku / Luv Sick||Nov 13th||306,433|
*Oricon Charts 2013 annual spans December 10th 2012 – December 8th 2013.
**total sales unofficial (sources: Oricon, Wikipedia, RIAJ), download and other not counted.
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