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CD+DVD (Regular Edition)
CD Only (Theater Edition)

Contents

CD Information

Artist
AKB48
Single
RIVER
Release Date
2009.10.21
Label/Catalog Number/Price
Label: You,Be Cool!/KING RECORDS
KIZM43~44 (Regular Edition, CD+DVD) / ¥1,524
NMAX-1087 (Theater Edition, CD only) / ¥1,524

Regular Edition Details

CD
  1. RIVER / Senbatsu
  2. Kimi no Koto ga Suki dakara (君のことが好きだから) / Undergirls
  3. Hikoukigumo (Theater Girls ver.) (ひこうき雲(シアターガールズ ver.)) / Theater Girls 
  4. RIVER (off-vocal)
  5. Kimi no koto ga suki dakara (off-vocal)
DVD
  1. RIVER Music Video
  2. Kimi no Koto ga Suki dakara Music Video
  3. Hikoukigumo (Theater Girls ver.) Music Clip
  4. Bonus Video: Something you want to be told during a date

Theater Edition Details

CD
  1. RIVER
  2. Kimi no Koto ga Suki dakara
  3. Hikouki Gumo (Theater Girls ver.)
  4. RIVER (off-vocal)
  5. Kimi no koto ga suki dakara (off-vocal)

Included Members

RIVER

Senbatsu (16 Members, Members bloded are part of the front girls of this single, Maeda Atsuko & Takahashi Minami Centers)

Kimi no Koto ga Suki dakara

Undergirls (16 Members)

Hikoukigumo (Theater Girls ver.)

Theater Girls (18 Members)

General Information

RIVER is AKB48's 14th Major Single, 16th Overall and the 5th released under KING RECORDS. Promoted as an "AKB never seen before", RIVER is an Ouen Song (応援ソング, support song) - a song about never giving up on your dreams and never look back.

This single features all the AKB48 Members speared in all the different tracks of the single. upgrading from Iiwake Maybe, this single includes 3 Music Clips - one for each track included. the Undergirls appear again (with a new line-up) and a new unit, Theater Girls was created.

Oricon Chart Positions

Date Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Sales Releases
09.10.19 -- *1 *1 *1 *1 *1 *5 *1 178,579
09.10.26 *5 13 *4 11 *9 *9 *8 *5 *16,943
09.11.02 19 *5 27 23 18 22 19 12 **9,483
09.11.09 19 48 ** ** ** ** ** 41 **2,556
09.11.16 ** ** ** ** ** ** 44 59 **1,895
09.11.23 26 ** ** 41 39 33 36 41 **2,363
09.11.30 22 ** ** ** 36 33 18 37 **2,630
09.12.07 46 48 47 38 43 43 19 36 **2,078
09.12.14 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 90 ***,787
09.12.21 ** ** ** ** ** ** 29 61 **1,091
09.12.28 38 32 35 31 17 12 12 *21 **5,503
10.01.04 15 17 18 12 19 11 11
10.01.11 11 35 36 33 27 28 25 30 **1,991
10.01.18 27 ** ** 47 ** 40 31 53 **1,544
10.01.25 28 ** ** ** ** ** ** 72 **1,415
10.02.01 49 ** ** ** ** ** 44 79 ***,953
10.02.08 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 95 ***,857
10.02.15 ** ** ** ** 50 50 46 62 **1,169 Sakura no Shiori single
10.02.22 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 91 ***,914
10.03.01 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 116 ***,659
10.03.08 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 105 ***,592
10.03.15 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 117 ***,443
10.03.22 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 116 ***,488
10.03.29 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 95 ***,559
10.04.05 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 75 ***,710 Kamikyokutachi album
10.04.12 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 90 ***,529
10.04.19 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 144 ***,418
10.04.26 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 128 ***,508
10.05.03 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 122 ***,508
10.05.10 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 143 ***,416
10.05.17 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 172 ***,312
10.05.24 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 133 ***,569 Ponytail to Shushu single
10.05.31 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 133 ***,504
10.06.07 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 143 ***,415
10.06.14 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 141 ***,443
OUT 1 week
10.06.28 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 179 ***,303
10.07.05 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 180 ***,308
10.07.12 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 138 ***,369 SET LIST ~Greatest Songs~ Kanzen ban album
10.07.19 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 152 ***,418
10.07.26 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 167 ***,340
10.08.02 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 193 ***,302
10.08.09 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 175 ***,386
10.08.16 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 131 ***,466 Heavy Rotation single
10.08.23 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 145 ***,544
10.08.30 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 128 ***,457
10.09.06 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 120 ***,482
10.09.13 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 128 ***,417
10.09.20 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 142 ***,442
10.09.27 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 133 ***,413
10.10.04 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 150 ***,365
10.10.11 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 117 ***,448
10.10.18 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 151 ***,328
10.10.25 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 164 ***,434 Beginner single
10.11.01 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 150 ***,423
10.11.08 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 161 ***,394
10.11.15 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 165 ***,381
OUT 2 weeks
10.12.06 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 157 ***,412 Chance no Junban single
10.12.13 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 158 ***,409
10.12.20 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 126 ***,527
10.12.27 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** *86 ***,649
11.01.03 ** ** ** 33 41 46 ** *53 **1,167
11.01.10 38 ** ** ** ** ** 45 *59 ***,929
11.01.17 36 ** ** ** ** ** ** *74 ***,875
11.01.24 45 ** ** ** ** ** ** *96 ***,800
11.01.31 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 117 ***,615
11.02.07 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 118 ***,567
11.02.14 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 118 ***,553 Sakura no Ki ni Narou single
11.02.21 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 169 ***,416
11.02.28 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 186 ***,322
11.03.07 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 181 ***,247
11.03.14 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 161 ***,263
11.03.21 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 136 ***,353
11.03.28 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 116 ***,400
11.04.04 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 129 ***,395
11.04.11 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 146 ***,319
11.04.18 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 182 ***,260
11.04.25 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 186 ***,310
11.05.02 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 175 ***,318
OUT 1 week
11.05.16 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 199 ***,203

Total Reported Sales: 260,553*
Total Sales in 2009: 216,527
Total Sales in 2010: 33,129
Total of weeks charting inside Top 200: 79

  • Certificated Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ)
  • Certificated Gold in the Chaku-uta full category.
Chart Records (Oricon)
  • 2nd best-selling single of October 2009.
  • 22nd best-selling single of 2010.
  • This single outsold all the singles released before it in its first week.
  • This was the first AKB48 Single to hit 1# in the Oricon Weekly Charts.
  • Surpassing solo singer-songwriter YUI's single "again", this single was the best selling female single of 2009.

Trivia

  • This is the second AKB48 single with an English name. The first one being BINGO!
  • This single was later covered and released by JKT48 as RIVER
  • Motto: 「向う岸には夢がある。」 ("Mukou Kishi ni wa Yume ga aru." / "In the other side of the coast there is a dream")


AKB48 Singles Chronology
Iiwake Maybe
2009
RIVER
(2009)
Sakura no Shiori
(2010)
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