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Iiwake Maybe

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Regular Edition Cover
Theater Edition Cover
Artist
AKB48
Single
Iiwake Maybe (言い訳Maybe)
Released
2009.08.26
Catalog Number
KIZM-37~38 (Regular Edition)
NMAX-1086 (Theater Edition)
Price
¥1,600 (Regular Edition)
¥1,000 (Theater Edition)
CD Tracklist
  1. Iiwake Maybe (言い訳Maybe)
  2. Tobenai Agehachou (飛べないアゲハチョウ)
  3. Iiwake Maybe (off vocal ver.)
  4. Tobenai Agehachou (off vocal ver.)
DVD Tracklist
  1. Iiwake Maybe (PV)
  2. Tobenai Agehachou (PV)
  3. AKB48 General Election Document (AKB48選抜総選挙ドキュメント)


Information

"Iiwake Maybe" is the 13th major single (15th overall) released by AKB48. Iiwake Maybe was used as the ending theme song for TBS variety show "Akko ni Omakase!". It was released in two versions: a regular CD+DVD edition and a theater CD only edition.

TV Performances

Selected Members

AKB48 promoting the single

Members for this single were determined by the AKB48 13th Single Senbatsu Sousenkyo, which allowed fans to vote for the members who would participate in the single. The top 30 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.

Regular Edition Cover
Theater Edition Cover

"Iiwake Maybe"

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

(Center: Maeda Atsuko)

"Tobenai Agehachou"

Members who ranked 22nd to 30th performed a coupling track as Under Girls.

Artist: Under Girls (アンダーガールズ)

(Center: Yonezawa Rumi)

Song Information

Lyrics
Akimoto Yasushi
Music
Shunryuu
Other Information
Arrangement: Nonaka "Masa" Yuichi

Oricon Chart Positions

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
-- 1 2 2 2 3 2 2 90,774
4 12 12 9 6 6 6 9 7,849
6 19 18 18 15 14 17 18 3,900
10 18 25 21 17 15 15 21 2,880
24 32 40 40 42 38 31 31 2,129
27 - - - - - 44 55 1,131
46 - - - - - - 107 646
- - - - - - - 97 578
- - - - - - - 93 796
- - - - - - - 103 582
- - - - - - - 124 538
- - - - - - - 143 420
- - - - - - - 159 373
- - - - - - - 170 471
- - - - - - - 162 435
- - - - - - - 161 394
- - - - - - - 157 405
- - - - - - - 128 502
- - - - 38 40 36 43 2,642
41 35 41 34 38 41 32
38 - - - - - 39 59 1,087
46 - - - - - 50 74 984
43 - - - - - - 92 1,031
- - - - - - - 87 827
- - - - - - - 118 648
- - - - - - - 80 933
- - - - - - - 113 712
- - - - - - - 130 557
- - - - - - - 128 473
- - - - - - - 112 479
- - - - - - - 135 427
- - - - - - - 94 564
- - - - - - - 79 669
- - - - - - - 96 511
- - - - - - - 138 445
- - - - - - - 137 441
- - - - - - - 143 407
- - - - - - - 169 329
- - - - - - - 190 268
- - - - - - - 146 500
- - - - - - - 170 366
- - - - - - - 145 410
- - - - - - - 144 434
OUT 1 week
- - - - - - - 167 327
OUT 1 week
- - - - - - - 175 280
- - - - - - - 190 325
- - - - - - - 183 298
OUT 2 weeks
- - - - - - - 155 384
- - - - - - - 181 406
- - - - - - - 174 319
- - - - - - - 171 308
- - - - - - - 196 245
- - - - - - - 180 310
- - - - - - - 180 275
OUT 1 week
- - - - - - - 186 268
OUT 3 week
- - - - - - - 180 327
- - - - - - - 192 303
OUT 2 weeks
- - - - - - - 183 334
- - - - - - - 175 372
- - - - - - - 142 458
- - - - - - - 80 669
- - - 45 - 48 - 63 994
44 - - - - - - 63 867
30 - - - - - 49 71 961
- - - - - - - 95 806
- - - - - - - 114 637
- - - - - - - 124 538
- - - - - - - 108 618
- - - - - - - 153 455
- - - - - - - 176 350
- - - - - - - 185 240
- - - - - - - 159 271
- - - - - - - 146 328
- - - - - - - 119 379
- - - - - - - 140 352
- - - - - - - 154 301
- - - - - - - 191 241
OUT 1 week
- - - - - - - 190 283

Total Reported Sales: 145,776*
Total Sales in 2009: 113,896 (#47 single of the year)
Total Sales in 2010: 21,760
Total Sales in 2011: 10,120*

Total of weeks charting inside Top 200: 78

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