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Toilet no Kamisama (single)

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Single Cover
Artist
Uemura Kana
Single
Toilet no Kamisama (トイレの神様)
Released
2010.11.24
Catalog Number
KIZM-67/68
Price
¥1,000
CD Tracklist
  1. Toilet no Kamisama (トイレの神様; Toilet God)
  2. Toilet no Kamisama (Karaoke) (トイレの神様(カラオケ))
DVD Tracklist
  1. Toilet no Kamisama with Oshio Kotaro Animation Music Clip (トイレの神様 with 押尾コータロー アニメーション・ミュージック・クリップ)


Information

"Toilet no Kamisama" is the tenth major single released by Uemura Kana. It is a recut single from the mini-album Watashi no Kakeratachi, and it was released in a CD+DVD edition only.

The song became Uemura's breakthrough hit. The lyrics are based on her relationship with her late grandmother, who told her that if she cleaned the toilet every day, she would become a beautiful woman like the goddess that lives in the toilet. At the end of 2010, Uemura made her Kouhaku debut at the 61st NHK Kouhaku Uta Gassen, singing an eight-minute version of the 9:52 song (the longest Kouhaku performance ever for a single song).[1] Afterward, she experienced the "Kouhaku effect", and the song hit #1 on the iTunes, Oricon, and RIAJ charts.[2][3][4]

"Toilet no Kamisama" also inspired a picture book, an autobiographical novel, and a two-hour drama special (which featured the song as its theme song), all with the same name.

Song Information

Lyrics
Uemura Kana, Yamada Hiroshi
Music
Uemura Kana
Other Information
Arrangement: Teraoka Yohito

Disambiguation

There are three versions of "Toilet no Kamisama" in Uemura Kana's discography:

Toilet no Kamisama
Found on the mini-album Watashi no Kakeratachi as track #6 and on the single "Toilet no Kamisama" as track #1. It is the standard version of the song and the one set to the PV.
Toilet no Kamisama with Oshio Kotaro
Found on the self-cover album Kana ~My Favorite Things~ as track #11. It is an acoustic version with Oshio Kotaro on acoustic guitar. An animated PV was also made for this version.
Toilet no Kamisama (Karaoke)
Found on the single "Toilet no Kamisama" as track #2. It is the standard version without the main vocals.

Oricon Chart Positions

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
30 17 11 8 8 7 8 12 12,316
7 17 15 10 11 12 14 12 8,883
10 21 12 12 12 12 10 13 7,653
8 21 18 17 16 14 12 19 5,724
12 19 13 13 10 11 12 15 5,962
7 6 7 5 1 1 1 1 11,327
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 22,954
1 5 3 2 2 2 2 2 17,790
2 12 10 10 6 5 5 10 10,609
6 25 24 19 18 12 14 19 *6,265
13 23 18 18 17 18 15 19 4,281
17 x x x x x x x x,xxx
x x x x x x x x x,xxx
x x x x x x x x x,xxx
x x x x x x x 51 x,xxx
x x x x x x x 27 2,426

Total Reported Sales: 113,764*
Total Sales in 2010: 28,852
Total Sales in 2011: 84,894*

RIAJ Digital Chart Positions

"Toilet no Kamisama"

Ranking Period Week Position
2010.06.30–2010.07.06 1 57
2010.07.07–2010.07.13 2 68
2010.07.14–2010.07.20 3 3
2010.07.21–2010.07.27 4 5
2010.07.28–2010.08.03 5 16
2010.08.04–2010.08.17 6 31
2010.08.18–2010.08.24 7 60
2010.08.25–2010.08.31 8 80
2010.09.01–2010.09.07 9 49
2010.09.08–2010.09.14 10 52
2010.09.15–2010.09.21 11 32
2010.09.22–2010.09.28 12 62
2010.09.29–2010.10.05 13 96
2010.10.04–2010.10.12 14 68
out for one week
2010.10.20–2010.10.26 15 90
2010.10.27–2010.11.02 16 41
2010.11.03–2010.11.09 17 53
2010.11.10–2010.11.16 18 48
2010.11.17–2010.11.23 19 7
2010.11.24–2010.11.30 20 4
2010.12.01–2010.12.07 21 10
2010.12.08–2010.12.14 22 12
2010.12.15–2010.12.21 23 20
2010.12.22–2011.01.04 24 2
2011.01.05–2011.01.11 25 1
2011.01.12–2011.01.18 26 1

Full-Song Cellphone Certification: Platinum (250,000+)[5]
2010 Full-Song Cellphone Yearly Rank: #37

"Toilet no Kamisama with Oshio Kotaro"

Ranking Period Week Position
2011.01.05–2011.01.11 1 45

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