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Soba ni Iru ne (Aoyama Thelma)

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Artist
Aoyama Thelma
Single
Soba ni Iru ne (そばにいるね; I'm By Your Side)
Released
2008.01.23
Catalog Number
UPCH-5524
Price
¥1,200
Tracklist
  1. Soba ni Iru ne feat. SoulJa (そばにいるね, I'm By Your Side)
  2. My dear friend
  3. This Day feat. Dohzi-T


Information

"Soba ni Iru ne" is the second single released by Aoyama Thelma. The main track is a answer to SoulJa's Koko ni Iru yo, and it was used as the Start! DoCoMo CM, while the b-side "My dear friend" was used as the ending theme to anime Shion no Ou and the opening to television show Ryuuha-R. The original song and the answer, are both similar, but "Soba ni Iru" proved to be more popular than SoulJa's version by reaching #1 on Oricon charts in it second week. As the single sold 464,835 copies in 2008 during its 46 weeks chart run, it was the 7th best selling single in 2008. In total, it sold 465,186 copies. In September 2008, the Guinness World Records certified the song as the best selling download single in Japan. It was also the best-selling download single on the iTunes Store 2008 yearly charts in Japan. The single reached first spot on COUNTDOWN TV ranking for three months in a row. According to the story of both singers they met at the karaoke bar and became friends. They decided to record a song together, and that's how Koko ni Iru yo was made.

Song Information

Lyrics
SoulJa, Aoyama Thelma
Music
SoulJa
Arrangement
Satou Hiroshi, SoulJa

Oricon Chart Positions

Thelma promoting the single
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- 5 - - - - - 3 50,158
1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 47,409
1 11 7 4 3 2 2 4 40,949
2 8 5 5 3 1 2 4 40,013
1 4 3 2 3 2 2 2 54,950
1 9 5 4 4 4 3 4 43,921
2 8 7 4 3 3 2 4 27,429
2 12 13 7 6 6 5 8 20,952
4 13 9 6 2 2 2 6 19,692
2 8 7 3 3 2 3 4 20,178
2 5 6 5 5 4 4 6 19,070
4 8 8 5 6 4 4 5 16,476
5 12 12 9 12 10 9 11 11,367
11 30 29 22 21 19 16 25 6,549
20 21 23 17 18 15 14 20 4,944
13 19 18 18 20 18 17 22 5,096
17 32 32 27 28 23 21 32 3,174
25 43 46 35 36 35 30 43 2,882
32 48 46 44 41 36 35 46 2,387
37 - - - - - 42 70 1,477
- - - - - 49 42 62 1,389
- - - - - - - 76 1,110
- - - - - 44 41 77 1,453
40 - - - - 48 48 67 1,441
34 - 47 - 46 36 37 50 1,635
36 - - - 47 - - 61 1,205
29 - - - - - - 79 1,251
- - - - - - - 87 927
- - - - - - - 111 785
- - - - - - - 119 721
- - - - - - - 136 550
- - - - - - - 144 660
- - - - - - - 150 535
- - - - - - - 129 572
- - - - - - - 112 616
- - - - - - - 145 503
- - - - - - - 141 430
- - - - - - - 153 369
- - - - - - - 148 389
- - - - - - - 176 401
- - - - - - - out for 5 weeks
- - - - - - - 192 464
- - - - - - - 129 689
- - - - - - - 87 1,012
- - - - - - - 57 3,051
43 43 30 30 32 29 29
37 48 - 49 - 45 46 50 1,319
- - - - - - - 83 815
- - - - - - - 128 530
- - - - - - - 138 562
- - - - - - - 186 378
- - - - - - - 192 351

Total Reported Sales: 465,186

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