Scoring another #1 and 1+ million selling single AKB48 tops the singles charts with 36th single Labrador Retriever. The celebration is muted by the injuries sustained by members Iriyama Anna and Kawaei Rina when attacked by a fan with a knife during a group handshake meeting on May 25th 2014.

Topping the albums chart is solo release by Koshi Inaba of rock group B’z with his 5th album Singing Bird.

Read on for the complete top 10 singles and albums charts.


Anime tied singles have Aimer in #3 with StarRingChild featured as the theme for final OVA movie in the Mobile Suit Gundam UC Unicorn series. In #8 is voice actress Sora Amamiya with her first song release Kanade featured as ED for One Week Friends.

Out of the top 10 in #13 is Konomi Suzuki with 6th single This game featured as OP for No Game No Life and angela lands in #19 with single Sidonia featured as OP for Knights of Sidonia.

Singles for May 19th – 25th 2014


Rank   Group/Artist Single Title Released Sold
1 AKB48 Labrador Retriever May 21st 1,662,265
2 Kana Nishino We Don’t Stop May 21st 20,779
3 Aimer StarRingChild May 21st 18,068
4 TOKIO LOVE, HOLIDAY May 21st 17,074
5 Kishidan Kenka Joutou May 21st 16,697
6 KANA-BOOM Full Drive May 21st 11,468
7 Sexy Zone King & Queen & Joker May 14th 10,854
8 Kaori Fujimiya (Sora Amamiya) Kanade May 21st 10,105
9 Arashi GUTS! April 30th 9,909
10 Johnny’s WEST Ei ja nai ka April 23rd 9,596


Original soundtrack album FROZEN (Anna and the Snow Queen) continues its run landing in #2 after spending 3 weeks at #1 and in the top 10 for 11 weeks in a row since it released in Japan on March 12th 2014.

Albums for May 19th – 25th  2014


Rank   Group/Artist Album Title Released Sold
1 Koshi Inaba Singing Bird May 21st 78,196
2 Various Artists FROZEN: Anna and the Snow Queen Soundtrack March 12th 77,698
3 flumpool The Best 2008-2014 MONUMENT May 21st 41,295
4 Michael Jackson Escape May 21st 32,827
5 Various Artists TERRACE HOUSE TUNES May 21st 22,707
6 Hikawa Kiyoshi Hikawa Kiyoshi no Showa Enka Meikyoku shu May 21st 22,479
7 Coldplay Ghost Stories May 21st 20,562
8 ULFULS One Mind May 21st 14,931
9 Pharrell Williams GIRL April 30th 14,114
10 GLAY Haito daiyamondo Anthology May 21st 13,358


Previous Oricon Charts

Source: Oricon