The first chart of the New Year is usually a bit odd as there aren’t many releases the previous week. One new release tops the singles charts – Golden Bomber’s 13th single “Dance My Generation” with a good any week 124,000 copies sold. It’s the first #1 charting single from the visual kei theatrical rock band.

The album charts are basically unchanged from last week with the third album release from Sandaime J Soul Brothers – “MIRACLE” – again topping. The album released early and topped the charts last week giving the popular male group their first #1 selling album.

The complete top 10 single and album charts follow.

Singles for December 31st 2012 – January 6th 2013


Rank   Group/Artist Single Title Released Sold
1 Golden Bomber Dance My Generation Jan 1st 2013 124,827
2 AKB48 Eien Pressure Dec 5th 10,156
3 Nogizaka46 Seifuku no Mannequin Dec 19th 10,039
4 Golden Bomber Memeshikute Oct 21st 2009 8,490
5 UVERworld REVERSI Dec 26th 7,555
6 Momoiro Clover Z Saraba, Itoshiki Kanashimitachi yo Nov 21st 5,697
7 Tomomi Kasai Masaka Dec 26th 5,228
8 AKB48 UZA Oct 31st 5,048
9 V6 ROCK YOUR SOUL Dec 26th 4,571
10 NMB48 Kenji Kitagawa Nov 7th 4,215


Albums for December 31st 2012 – January 6th 2013

Rank   Group/Artist Album Title Released Sold
1 J Soul Brothers MIRACLE Jan 1st 2013 57,978
2 Exile Best Hits Love side/Soul side Dec 5th 38,805
3 FUNKY MONKEY BABYS Funky Monkey Babys 5 Dec 26th 30,784
4 Ikimonogakari Balladon Dec 19th 27,303
5 Yumi Matsutoya 40 Shunen Kinen Best Album Nov 21st 21,496
6 Mr. Children [(an imitation) blood orange] Nov 28th 16,926
7 YUI Green Garden Pop Dec 5th 11,770
8 YUI Orange Garden Pop Dec 5th 11,168
10 Various Artists DJ KAORI’S Party Mix IV Dec 19th 10,593
10 Arashi Popcorn Oct 31st 10,162


Source: Oricon