<a href=”/music/HKT48″>HKT48</a>’s “Hayaokuri Calendar” debuts at No. 1 on the latest Billboard Japan Hot 100 chart dated April 30 to May 6 with 173,625 copies sold. The 11th single by the J-pop girl group comes in at No. 1 for physical sales, No. 4 for Twitter mentions, and No. 11 for look-ups, bumping last week’s No. 1 song, <a href=”/music/Nogizaka-46″>Nogizaka46</a>’s “Synchronicity,” down to No. 2.
But it was a close call, with the difference between the two songs being only about 3,000 points. “Synchronicity” is still performing well in various metrics of the chart’s measurement, coming in at No. 2 for physical sales, No. 2 for look-ups, No. 3 for streaming, No. 5 for Twitter, and No. 24 for video views.
“KISS is my life.” by SingTuyo — a new duo by former <a href=”/music/SMAP”>SMAP</a> members Shingo Katori (Sing) and Tsuyoshi Kusanagi (Tuyo) — debuts at No. 3 on this week’s Japan Hot 100. The song for Canon’s KISS M digital camera commercials is the most downloaded track this week and is doing great on Twitter (No. 2) and radio airplay (No. 5) as well, demonstrating the enduring popularity of the former boy band members.
<a href=”/music/Kenshi-Yonezu”>Kenshi Yonezu</a>’s long-running hit, “Lemon,” falls to No. 4 this week after a long hold on the No. 2 position, but it’s still going strong overall — No. 1 for look-ups and video views, No. 2 for downloads, No. 9 for Twitter, and No. 12 for physical sales — and still maintains the momentum to rise again in the coming weeks.
The most-played song on the radio this week is singer-songwriter <a href=”/music/aiko”>aiko</a>’s “Straw,” and it soars 94-6 on the Japan Hot 100 after the CD went on sale during the chart week. The song comes in at No. 5 for physical sales with 23,473 copies sold, and also did well for look-ups (No. 5), downloads (No. 19), and Twitter (No. 27).
<a href=”/music/Hikaru-Utada”>Hikaru Utada</a>’s “Play a Love Song” drops 1-3 for downloads this week, but rises a notch to No. 2 for radio and stays in the top 10 on the Japan Hot 100.
The Billboard Japan Hot 100 combines physical and digital sales, radio airplay, Twitter mentions, YouTube and GYAO! video views, Gracenote look-ups and audio streams from Apple Music, AWA, Google Play Music, KKBOK, LINE MUSIC, Rakuten Music, Recochoku provided by Gfk Japan, as well as streaming counts based on lyrics displayed on PetitLyrics.
Billboard Japan Hot 100 Top 20 (dated April 30 to May 6)
1. Hayaokuri Calendar / HKT48
2. Syncronicity / Nogizaka 46
3. KISS is my life. / SingTuyo
4. Lemon / Kenshi Yonezu
5. ODD FUTURE / UVERworld
6. Straw / aiko
7. Kono Michi Wo / Kazumasa Oda
8. Glass Wo Ware! / Keyakizaka46
9. What is Love? / TWICE
10. Play A Love Song / Hikaru Utada
11. Turn Back Time feat.FANTASTICS / EXILE
12. Doraemon / Gen Hoshino
13. I Love You / Kana Nishino
14. Don’t Leave Me / BTS
15. ZERO / Masaharu Fukuyama
16. Wake Me Up / TWICE
17. Fiction / sumika
18. Sayonara Elegy / Masaki Suda
19. Uchiage Hanabi / DAOKO x Kenshi Yonezu
20. Shape Of You / Ed Sheeran