Arashi‘s “Tsunagu,” which topped the latest Billboard Japan Top Singles Sales Chart after selling 414,810 copies in its first week, also came in at No. 1 for digital downloads and look-ups, No. 3 on Twitter mentions, and No. 30 radio airplay, shooting it to the No. 1 spot on this week’s Billboard Japan Hot 100, dated July 10.
The Billboard Japan Hot 100 combines physical and digital sales, radio airplay, Twitter mentions, YouTube and GYAO! view counts, Gracenote look-ups and streaming counts based on lyrics displayed on PetitLyrics.
After the release of their Japan debut album on June 28, the multinational girl group Twice sends five songs onto the Japan Hot 100 — “TT” (No. 3), “Signal” (No. 11), “Like Ooh-Ahh” (No. 43), “Cheer Up” (No. 47), and “Knock Knock” (No. 48) — showing strength in YouTube views and streaming counts.
Sekai no Owari‘s “Rain” rises to No. 5 on the Japan Hot 100, coming in at No. 1 for digital downloads, No. 3 for streaming, and No. 4 for radio airplay. The physical single will go on sale next week, which will most likely boost its position in the next tracking week.
Last week’s chart topper, Kenshi Yonezu‘s “Peace Sign,” steps down to No. 4 on the Hot 100 this week, but is still going strong, coming in at No. 2 for digital downloads, No. 6 for radio airplay, and No. 4 for YouTube views.
Other notable chart moves include “1987” by the veteran rock band Spitz, which came in at No. 1 for radio airplay this week. A new song included in their latest greatest hits box set, Cycle Hit 1991-2017 Spitz Complete Single Collection: 30th Anniversary Box, the music video consisting of clips from their past concerts is touching the hearts of the band’s longtime fans, and the single is expected to rise from its current No. 36 position on the Japan Hot 100.