- Itoshiki Rival (愛しきライバル; Beloved Rival)
- Akimoto Yasushi
- Fukuda Takashi
- Other Information
- Arrangement: Sasaki Yutaka
"Itoshiki Rival" is a song recorded by AKB48, sung by Team K. It was used as a commercial theme song for the broadcast of the AKB48 37th Single General Election on SKY PerfecTV!. It appears on the Type-K edition of the single "Labrador Retriever" as track #3.
Artist: Team K
- Team K: Aigasa Moe, Abe Maria, Ishida Haruka, Iwasa Misaki, Uchida Mayumi, Kitahara Rie, Kojima Mako, Kobayashi Kana, Goto Moe, Shimada Haruka, Shimoguchi Hinana, Suzuki Shihori, Tano Yuuka, Nagao Mariya, Miyazaki Miho, Yumoto Ami, Yokoyama Yui
- SKE48 Team S / AKB48 Team K: Matsui Jurina
- NMB48 Team N / AKB48 Team K: Yamamoto Sayaka
- HKT48 Team H / AKB48 Team K: Kodama Haruka
- SNH48 Team SII / AKB48 Team K: Suzuki Mariya
There are currently two versions of "Itoshiki Rival" to be found in AKB48's discography. These versions are:
- Itoshiki Rival (Original)
- Found on the Type-K edition of the "Labrador Retriever" single as track #3.
- Itoshiki Rival off vocal ver.
- Found on the Type-K edition of the "Labrador Retriever" single as track #6. This is the standard version without the main vocals.