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Singer/Songwriter tuki.’s ‘Bansanka’ Rules Japan Hot 100

tuki.’s “Bansanka” rises 4-1 on the Billboard Japan Hot 100, dated Jan. 24, giving the rising singer-songwriter her first No. 1 on the Japan song chart.

“Bansanka” debuted on the Japan Hot 100 at No. 14 on Oct. 11 and stayed in the top 20 for 16 consecutive weeks. The poignant ballad with a title that means “Supper Song” finally reached the top spot this week after streaming climbed 3-1 with 9,760,960 weekly streams (up 9.7%) and downloads 8-5 with 6,629 units (up 41.8%). Total streams in Japan for this track have passed the 100 million mark. This song was popular online since before the actual recording was digitally released, through covers and other secondary uses that continue to be uploaded in droves. This explains the increase in video views (moving 5-4 with 1,980,614 views, up 19%), and karaoke (7-4).

Creepy Nuts jump 27-5 with “Bling-Bang-Bang-Born,” the opener for the anime series MASHLE Season 2, after debuting on the chart last week. The rapper/DJ duo’s latest hit broke into the top 10 in three metrics of the chart’s methodology: downloads (11-3 with 6,976 units), streaming (30-4 with 8,944,345 streams), and radio airplay (37-10). This song has been spreading on TikTok mainly in the U.S. and debuted at No. 8 on the Global Japan Songs Excl. Japan chart released Jan. 18. It’s gaining fans internationally, charting in the top 10 in four countries: U.S., France, U.K., and South Africa.

Mrs. GREEN APPLE charts two songs in the top 10 this week, with “Que Sera Sera” rising 5-4 after streaming increased slightly from the week before. The other track is “Nachtmusik,” which debuts at No. 7 after its digital release Jan. 17. The theme song for the film Silent Love rules downloads with 10,872 units, which is about 28% more than the first-week figures for “Que Sera Sera,” the trio’s previous single. “Nachtmusik” comes in at No. 11 for streaming with 5,480,372 streams, No. 6 for video and No. 14 for radio. 

The Billboard Japan Hot 100 combines physical and digital sales, audio streams, radio airplay, video views and karaoke data.

See the full Billboard Japan Hot 100 chart, tallying the week from Jan. 15 to 21, here. For more on Japanese music and charts, visit Billboard Japan’s English Twitter account.

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