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November 6, 2012

SMAP’s “Sekai ni Hitotsu Dake no Hana” tops JASRAC royalty ranking for past 30 years

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On Monday, the Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers (JASRAC) celebrated the 30th anniversary of its JASRAC Awards, presented annually “to the copyright holders whose musical works represent a large share of the royalty distribution,” generally through sales and use in television, radio, karaoke, games, ringtones, and other media. In honor of the 30th anniversary, the organization published a ranking of the highest royalty-earning songs of the past three decades (1982-2011).

The #1 song in the rankings was SMAP‘s 2003 million-selling single “Sekai ni Hitotsu Dake no Hana,” written and composed by Makihara Noriyuki.

The complete list, according to the JASRAC website, is as follows:

  1. “Sekai ni Hitotsu Dake no Hana” – written/composed by Makihara Noriyuki, performed by SMAP
  2. Izakaya” – written by Aku Yu, composed by Ono Katsuo, performed by Itsuki Hiroshi & Kinomi Nana
  3. Futari no Osaka” – written by Yoshioka Osamu, composed by Ichikawa Shosuke, performed by Miyako Harumi & Miyazaki Tadashi
  4. Neon Genesis Evangelion” BGM – composed by Sagisu Shiro
  5. Nada Sousou” – written by Moriyama Ryoko, composed by BEGIN, performed by Natsukawa Rimi
  6. TSUNAMI” – written/composed by Kuwata Keisuke, performed by Southern All Stars
  7. Kawa no Nagare no You ni” – written by Akimoto Yasushi, composed by Mitake Akira, performed by Misora Hibari
  8. Kita Kuukou” – written by Yashiro Yo, composed by Hama Keisuke, performed by Hama Keisuke & Kei Unsuku
  9. I Love You” – written/composed/performed by Ozaki Yutaka
  10. Sake Yo” – written/composed/performed by Yoshi Ikuzo
  11. Kanpai” – written/composed/performed by Nagabuchi Tsuyoshi
  12. Kita no Tabibito” – written by Yamaguchi Yoko, composed by Gen Tetsuya, performed by Ishihara Yujiro
  13. Ginza no Koi no Monogatari” – written by Otaka Hisao, composed by Kaburagi Hajime, performed by Ishihara Yujiro & Makimura Junko
  14. Zankoku na Tenshi no Thesis” – written by Oikawa Neko, composed by Sato Hidetoshi, performed by Takahashi Yoko
  15. Hanamizuki” – written/performed by Hitoto Yo, composed by Mashiko Tatsuro
  16. Everything” – written/performed by MISIA, composed by Matsumoto Toshiaki
  17. Can You Celebrate?” – written/composed by Komuro Tetsuya, performed by Amuro Namie
  18. Pokemon” BGM – composed by Miyazaki Shinji
  19. Kiseki” – written/composed/performed by GReeeeN
  20. Geba Geba 90 Pun!” Theme – composed by Miyagawa Hiroshi
  21. Nirinsou” – written by Mizuki Kaoru, composed by Gen Tetsuya, performed by Kawanaka Miyuki
  22. Amagigoe” – written by Yoshioka Osamu, composed by Gen Tetsuya, performed by Ishikawa Sayuri
  23. Sekaijuu no Dare Yori Kitto” – written by Show Wesugi & Nakayama Miho, composed by Oda Tetsuro, performed by Nakayama Miho & WANDS
  24. Dragon Ball Z” TV BGM – composed by Kikuchi Shunsuke
  25. Choo Choo Train” – written by Sato Arisu, composed by Nakanishi Keizo, performed by ZOO, performed by EXILE
  26. Yozora no Mukou” – written by Suga Shikao, composed by Kawamura Yuka, performed by SMAP
  27. Seasons” – written/performed by Hamasaki Ayumi, composed by D・A・I
  28. Automatic” – written/composed/performed by Utada Hikaru
  29. Sakuranbo” – written/composed/performed by Otsuka Ai
  30. Mobile Suit Z Gundam” BGM – composed by Saegusa Shigeaki


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