Heavy Rotation

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CD+DVD Type-A (Regular Edition)
CD+DVD Type-B (Regular Edition)
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Contents

CD Information

Artist
AKB48
Single
Heavy Rotation (ヘビーローテーション)
Release Date
2010.08.18
Label/Catalog Number/Price
Label: You,Be Cool!/KING RECORDS
KIZM-57~58 (CD+DVD Type-A) / ¥1,600
KIZM-59~60 (CD+DVD Type-B) / ¥1,600
NMAX-1097 (Theater Edition) / ¥1,000

Regular Edition Details

CD
  1. Heavy Rotation (ヘビーローテーション) / Senbatsu
  2. Namida no SeeSaw Game (涙のシーソーゲーム) / Undergirls (アンダーガルズ)
    • (Type-A Exclusive track) Yasai Sisters (野菜シスターズ) / AKB48
    • (Type-B Exclusive track) Lucky Seven (ラッキーセブン) / AKB48
  3. Heavy Rotation (off-vocal)
  4. Namida no SeeSaw Game (off-vocal)
    • (Type-A Exclusive track) Yasai Sisters (Instrumental)
    • (Type-B Exclusive track) Lucky Seven (Instrumental)
DVD
  1. Heavy Rotation Music Clip
  2. Namida no SeeSaw Game Music Clip
    • (Type-A Exclusive track) Yasai Sisters Music Clip
    • (Type-B Exclusive track) Lucky Seven Music Clip
    • (Type-A Exclusive track) 2nd AKB48 Senbatsu Election Documentary (Part 1/2)
    • (Type-B Exclusive track) 2nd AKB48 Senbatsu Election Documentary (Part 2/2)
    • (Type-A Exclusive track) AKB48cho's AKB48 Heavy Rotation PVcho
    • (Type-B Exclusive track) AKB48cho's Short CMs-cho (7) one after the other!
    • (Type-A Exclusive track) Issho ni kore ICHI! <Type-A ver.>
    • (Type-B Exclusive track) Issho ni kore ICHI! <Type-B ver.>

Theater Edition Details

CD
  1. Heavy Rotation
  2. Namida no SeeSaw Game
  3. Yasai Sisters
  4. Lucky Seven

Included Members

Heavy Rotation

Senbatsu (21 Members, Members bolded are part of Media Senbatsu, Oshima Yuko Center)

Namida no SeeSaw Game

Undergirls (18 Members , Ota Aika Center)

Yasai Sisters

Yasai Sisters (25 Members)

Lucky Seven

General Information

Heavy Rotation is AKB48's 17th Major Single, 19 Overall and 8th since their label change to KING RECORDS. this single features the Senbatsu elected by the fans in the 2nd Senbatsu Election, with Oshima Yuko as center of the single.

This single is by far, one of the most-promoted singles AKB48 released with all the song having some kind of tie-in, with 3 of them being of huge campaigns that were used all over Japan.

Oricon Chart Positions

Date Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Sales
10.08.16 x *1 *1 *1 *1 *1 *1 **1 527,336
10.08.23 *1 *6 *5 *4 *3 *3 *3 **4 *64,671
10.08.30 *3 *5 *3 *2 *2 *1 *1 **3 *27,520
10.09.06 *2 10 11 *6 *6 *6 *6 **6 *14,842
10.09.13 *4 16 14 10 *7 *6 *8 *10 *10,550
10.09.20 *8 18 14 12 10 11 10 *13 **8,657
10.09.27 10 18 16 14 11 *7 *6 *14 **7,660
10.10.04 *8 20 15 10 *8 *6 *5 **8 **7,178
10.10.11 *4 18 13 *8 *9 *5 *4 **9 **8,620
10.10.18 *7 23 21 13 13 *7 *7 *14 **6,669
10.10.25 *8 33 33 23 18 10 12 *20 **5,511 (Beginner Release)
10.11.01 *8 19 20 19 19 14 12 *19 **4,898
10.11.08 *7 34 30 30 21 18 18 *27 **4,162
10.11.15 13 34 39 31 30 27 27 *31 **3,745
10.11.22 36 42 ** 47 27 24 21 *34 **3,817
10.11.29 19 40 44 30 27 22 25 *31 **3,506
10.12.06 21 35 30 26 23 18 20 *25 **3,933 (Chance no Junban Release)
10.12.13 16 31 26 20 17 16 11 *20 **4,780
10.12.20 *8 12 12 *6 *5 *4 *5 **8 **8,396
10.12.27 *5 *3 *2 *2 *2 *2 *3 **3 **9,616
11.01.03 *3 *3 *2 *2 *2 *3 *2 **2 *12,901
11.01.10 *2 *6 *6 *5 *4 *3 *3 **5 *10,801
11.01.17 *3 15 12 12 11 *6 *6 *11 **8,594
11.01.24 *4 23 17 16 15 10 *8 *15 **7,716
11.01.31 *5 17 15 15 14 12 12 *14 **6,156
11.02.07 10 33 30 27 16 16 13 *24 **5,132
11.02.14 12 28 27 26 23 19 19 *24 **4,716 (Sakura no Ki ni Narou Release)
11.02.21 13 37 39 34 34 20 18 *28 **3,848
11.02.28 15 33 44 32 26 23 22 *29 **3,013
11.03.07 17 30 30 28 25 20 19 *26 **2,437
11.03.14 20 37 38 34 26 25 23 *32 **1,709
11.03.21 19 23 30 19 21 15 15 *21 **2,468
11.03.28 14 14 13 15 13 *9 *7 *12 **2,850

Total Reported Sales: 880,761*
Total Sales in 2010: 713,275
Total Sales in 2011: 140,607
Total of weeks charting inside Top 200: 33 (still charting)

  • Heavy Rotation was the 2nd best selling single in Japan in 2010.

Recochoku Chart-Run

Category Weekly Peaks
Chaku-Uta (tune) **1 - *10 - *10 - **1 - **4 - **9 - *15 - *20 - *18 - *23 - *16 - *23 - *31 - *36 - *38 - *30 - *36 - *36 - *44
Chaku-Uta (full) *** - **4 - **6 - **1 - **4 - **4 - **8 - *10 - *11 - **7 - *10 - *10 - *16 - *15 - *18 - *18 - *23 - *25 - *25
Chart Records
  • First AKB48 Single to rank 1# in the Chaku-uta (tune) daily and weekly charts
  • First AKB48 Single to ship 650,000 copies (previous record being Ponytail to Shushu with 500k)
  • First AKB48 Song (Heavy Rotation) to top all the Rocochoku Rankings in the same week.
  • This single made AKB48 the third female artist to have to singles with over 500k of first-week sales. for female idol groups, AKB48 made history as the first ones.
  • This single outsold Ponytail to Shushu's first week.

Trivia

  • This is the third AKB48 single with an English name. The first one being BINGO! and the second being River.
  • Heavy Rotation charted 1# in the Request Hour Setlist Best 100 of 2011 & 2012
  • Third solo cover (after Oogoe Diamond and Sakura no Shiori) on a 48 Related single
  • "Heavy Rotation" was Puccho's AKB48cho Campaign CM Song
  • "Namida no SeeSaw Game" was Nihon-TV Show, AKB600sec. Ending Theme
  • "Yasai Sisters" was Kagome's Yasai ichi-nichi kore ippon Campaign CM Song
  • "Lucky Seven" was 7-11's AKB48 x Seven-Eleven Campaign CM Song
  • Motto: 「好きな人ができると、頭の中は、ずっと、ヘビーローテション!」 ("Suki na Hito ga dekiru to, Atama no Naka wa, Zutto, Heavy Rotation!" / "Once you like someone, inside your head, it's always a Heavy Rotation!")
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