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Heavy Rotation (AKB48)

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Type-A Cover
Type-B Cover
Theater Edition Cover
Artist
AKB48
Single
Heavy Rotation (ヘビーローテーション)
Released
2010.08.18
Catalog Number
KIZM-57/58 (Type-A)
KIZM-59/60 (Type-B)
NMAX-1097 (Theater Edition)
Price
¥1,600 (Type-A and B)
¥1,000 (Theater Edition)
Type-A CD Tracklist
  1. Heavy Rotation (ヘビーローテーション)
  2. Namida no Seesaw Game (涙のシーソーゲーム) (Under Girls)
  3. Yasai Sisters (野菜シスターズ)
  4. Heavy Rotation off vocal ver. (ヘビーローテーション off vocal ver.)
  5. Namida no Seesaw Game off vocal ver. (涙のシーソーゲーム off vocal ver.)
  6. Yasai Sisters off vocal ver. (野菜シスターズ off vocal ver.)
Type-A DVD Tracklist
  1. Heavy Rotation (ヘビーローテーション) (Music Clip)
  2. Namida no Seesaw Game (涙のシーソーゲーム) (Music Clip)
  3. Yasai Sisters (野菜シスターズ) (Music Clip)
  4. 2nd AKB Election Document Video Part 1 (第2回 AKB48総選挙 ドキュメント映像 (前編))
  5. Issho ni Koreichi! <Type-A Ver.> (いっしょにこれイチ! <Type-A Ver.>)
Type-B CD Tracklist
  1. Heavy Rotation (ヘビーローテーション
  2. Namida no Seesaw Game (涙のシーソーゲーム) (Under Girls)
  3. Lucky Seven (ラッキーセブン)
  4. Heavy Rotation off vocal ver. (ヘビーローテーション off vocal ver.)
  5. Namida no Seesaw Game off vocal ver. (涙のシーソーゲーム off vocal ver.)
  6. Lucky Seven off vocal ver. (ラッキーセブン off vocal ver.)
Type-B DVD Tracklist
  1. Heavy Rotation (ヘビーローテーション) (Music Clip)
  2. Namida no Seesaw Game (涙のシーソーゲーム) (Music Clip)
  3. Lucky Seven (ラッキーセブン) (Music Clip)
  4. 2nd AKB Election Document Video Part 2 (第2回 AKB48総選挙 ドキュメント映像 (後編))
  5. Issho ni Koreichi! <Tybe-B Ver.> (いっしょにこれイチ! <Type-B Ver.>)
Theater Edition CD Tracklist
  1. Heavy Rotation (ヘビーローテーション)
  2. Namida no Seesaw Game (涙のシーソーゲーム)
  3. Yasai Sisters (野菜シスターズ)
  4. Lucky Seven (ラッキーセブン)


Information

"Heavy Rotation" is the 17th major single (19th overall) released by AKB48. It was released in three editions: two CD+DVD editions (Types A & B) and a CD only Theater version. The first pressings came with a random member card. The Top 40 members selected for this single were chosen by the fans with voting cards from the first pressings of their previous (17th) single "Ponytail to Chouchou". The title song has been certified Double Platinum by the RIAJ for full song downloads of over 500,000.

TV Performances
  • [2010.08.11] AKBINGO!
  • [2010.08.18] AKBINGO!
  • [2010.08.22] CDTV
  • [2010.08.25] AKBINGO!
  • [2010.09.15] AKBINGO!
  • [2010.12.06] HEY! HEY! HEY! (Medley)
  • [2010.12.24] Music Station Super Live 2010
  • [2011.06.07] SMAPxSMAP (Medley)

Selected Members

AKB48 promoting the single

Members for this single were determined by the AKB48 17th Single Senbatsu Sousenkyo, which allowed fans to vote for the members who would participate in the single. The top 40 members were divided into two groups, with the top-ranking member of each group at the center position for the song's music video. Listed in parentheses are the members' rankings from the election.

Type-A Cover
Type-B Cover
Theater Edition Cover

"Heavy Rotation"

Members who ranked 1st to 21st performed the single's title track.

(Center: Oshima Yuko)

"Namida no Seesaw Game"

Members who ranked 22nd to 40th performed a coupling track as Under Girls.

Artist: Under Girls (アンダーガールズ)

(Center: Ota Aika)

Ishiguro Atsuki of Kenkyuusei ranked at #40, but left AKB48 in June 2010 and therefore did not participate in this track.

"Yasai Sisters"

Artist: Yasai Sisters (野菜シスターズ)

(Center: Maeda Atsuko)

Ishida Haruka only stood in for Ono Erena in the music video.

"Lucky Seven"

(Center: Maeda Atsuko)

Iwasa Misaki only stood in for Miyazaki Miho in the music video.

Song Information

Lyrics
Akimoto Yasushi
Music
Yamazaki Yo
Other Information
Arrangement: Tanaka Yusuke

Oricon Chart Positions

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 527,336
1 6 5 4 3 3 3 4 64,671
3 5 3 2 2 1 1 3 27,520
2 10 11 6 6 6 6 6 14,842
4 16 14 10 7 6 8 10 10,550
8 18 14 12 10 11 10 13 8,657
10 18 16 14 11 7 6 14 7,660
8 20 15 10 8 6 5 8 7,178
4 18 13 8 9 5 4 9 8,620
7 23 21 13 13 7 7 14 6,669
8 33 33 23 18 10 12 20 5,511
8 19 20 19 19 14 12 19 4,898
7 34 30 30 21 18 18 27 4,162
13 34 39 31 30 27 27 31 3,745
36 42 - 47 27 24 21 34 3,817
19 40 44 30 27 22 25 31 3,506
21 35 30 26 23 18 20 25 3,933
16 31 26 20 17 16 11 20 4,780
8 12 12 6 5 4 5 8 8,396
5 3 2 2 2 2 3 3 9,616
3 3 2 2 2 3 2 2 12,901
2 6 6 5 4 3 3 5 10,801
3 15 12 12 11 6 6 11 8,594
4 23 17 16 15 10 8 15 7,716
5 17 15 15 14 12 12 14 6,156
10 33 30 27 16 16 13 24 5,132
12 28 27 26 23 19 12 24 4,716
13 37 39 34 34 20 18 28 3,848
15 33 44 32 26 23 22 29 3,013
17 30 30 28 25 20 19 26 2,437
20 37 38 34 26 25 23 32 1,709
19 23 30 19 21 15 15 21 2,468
14 14 13 15 13 9 7 12 2,850
7 29 32 28 23 19 13 23 2,855
14 27 32 28 27 19 16 21 2,438
15 43 38 30 28 20 17 31 2,162
13 - - 44 32 29 25 39 2,390
31 30 29 24 28 27 28 31 2,548
27 - - 45 41 32 26 41 1,838
28 48 - 46 42 36 32 41 1,608
31 - - 48 47 34 23 45 2,374
23 43 45 36 47 33 33 39 2,129
30 - - 50 44 34 36 47 1,710
33 50 49 44 43 41 45 45 1,638
38 - - - - 47 47 73 1,208
- - - - - - - 79 989
- - - - - - - 84 852
- - - - - - - 86 718
46 - - - - - - 85 780
- - - - - - - 107 715
- - - - - - - 102 778
- - - - - - - 92 844
- - - - - - - 92 886
- - - - - - - 114 973
- - - - - - - 89 963
- - - - - - - 88 962
- - - - - 36 - 80 909
47 - - - - - - 70 1,025
44 - - - - 50 50 73 881
30 - - - - 47 - 69 860
48 - - 42 39 35 38 50 949
32 - - - - 45 49 70 728
44 - - - - - - 74 838
- - - - - - - 77 1,040
48 - - - - - - 84 807
- - - - - - - 80 711
- - - - - - - 118 627
- - - - - - - 83 820
- - - - - - - 102 921
- - - - - - - 86 975
- - - - - 47 - 70 1,325
- - - - - - - 69 960
- - - - 48 43 45 58 1,266
36 - - - - 49 - 66 1,197
45 - - - - - - 81 872
41 - - - - - - 70 1,109
41 - - - - - - 66 995
- - - - - - - 96 744
- - - - - - 50 76 918
- - - - - - - 98 851
- - - - - - - 103 681
- - - - - - - 132 609
- - - - - - - 133 512
- - - - - - - 127 515
- - - - - - - 114 471
- - - - - - - 107 481
- - - - - - - 114 417
- - - - - - - 142 351
- - - - - - - 176 321
- - - - - - - 151 428
- - - - - - - 159 341
- - - - - - - 151 342
- - - - - - - 160 422
- - - - - - - 143 418
- - - - - - - 142 473
- - - - - - - 137 442
- - - - - - - 153 403
- - - - - - - 155 431
- - - - - - - 149 414
- - - - - - - 130 406
- - - - - - - 137 400
- - - - - - - 165 344
- - - - - - - 179 276
1 week OUT
- - - - - - - 157 406
- - - - - - - 185 341
- - - - - - - 130 520
- - - - - - - 145 462
- - - - - - - 130 409
- - - - - - - 178 301
- - - - - - - 168 309
- - - - - - - 155 291
- - - - - - - 147 307
- - - - - - - 161 269
1 week OUT
- - - - - - - 170 288
- - - - - - - 188 282
4 weeks OUT
- - - - - - - 198 320
- - - - - - - 169 346
- - - - - - - 184 321
- - - - - - - 150 355
- - - - - - - 182 242
50 weeks OUT
- - - - - - - 196 241
- - - - - - - 144 286
- - - - - - - 175 231

Total Reported Sales: 881,519*
Total Sales in 2010: 713,275 (#2 single of the year)
Total Sales in 2011: 140,607 (#52 single of the year)
Total Sales in 2012: 25,295 (#281 single of the year)
Total Sales in 2013: 1,584
Total Sales in 2014: 758*

Total of weeks charting inside Top 200: 123

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