The enigmatic singer has hit No. 1 on the Japan Hot 100 with two other songs in the past: first with her breakout smash “Usseewa” (one week) then with “New Genesis” as Uta from One Piece Film Red (six weeks). If “Show” extends its stay at the top of the tally for another week, the “Kura Kura” songstress will break her own personal record for total weeks at No. 1.
The theme of USJ’s Halloween event currently rules streaming, downloads and video views, while also performing well in radio airplay (No. 3) and karaoke (No. 6). While figures for downloads and streams have increased, the song shows strong growth in radio and karaoke, with the former gaining 28 percent and the latter 24 percent more points than the week before. The spooky dance number holds at No. 1 for the third consecutive week on Billboard Japan’s TikTok Weekly Top 20 and for the fourth straight week on the Top User Generated Songs lists, meaning the song has become this year’s Halloween anthem for many users of social media.
At No. 2 this week is YOASOBI’s “Idol.” The monster hit is now in its 30th week on the Japan Hot 100 and currently at No. 2 for streaming, No. 13 for downloads, No. 3 for video, No. 2 for karaoke, and No. 36 for radio. The number of downloads rose again from 3,895 units to 4,420 units this week, indicating the lasting popularity of the catchy Oshi no Ko opener and record-holder for most weeks at No. 1 on the Japan Hot 100 (21 weeks).
YOASOBI also made headlines in September when the duo’s breakout mega-hit “Yoru ni kakeru” (“Into the Night”) became the first song in Japan to surpass one billion cumulative streams. “Idol” is quickly on its way to reach that milestone as well, sailing past 500 million cumulative streams in 30 weeks, the fastest to do so in the country’s history. It took “Yoru ni kakeru” 63 weeks to reach half a billion streams.
And following at No. 3 this week is YOASOBI’s “The Brave.” Weekly downloads for the Frieren opener increased slightly from 9,224 units to 9,964 units, while karaoke, video, and radio increased 30 percent, 1 percent, and 12 percent, respectively, to lift the pair’s latest hit 5-3 on the Japan Hot 100.
Debuts in the top 10 this week are LE SSERAFIM’s “Perfect Night” at No. 7 and NiziU’s “HEARTRIS” at No. 10. The former is at No. 14 for downloads with 3,682 units and No. 7 for streaming with 5,888,887 streams. The latter, the South Korean debut track for the nine-member girl group, is at No. 6 for downloads (5,882 units) and No. 30 for streaming (2,955,278 streams).
The act with most songs on the Japan Hot 100 this week is Mrs. GREEN APPLE. The pop-rock band charts 10 songs on the list, led by “Que Sera Sera” at No. 16 and “Magic” at No. 19.
The Billboard Japan Hot 100 combines physical and digital sales, audio streams, radio airplay, video views and karaoke data.
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