Heavy Rotation

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Single by AKB48
Type A Cover

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Single by AKB48
Type B Cover

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Single by AKB48
Theater Cover

Released: August 18, 2010
Genre: J-Pop
Format: CD Single, CD+DVD
Label: You, Be Cool!/KING RECORDS
Producer: Akimoto Yasushi
AKB48 Promoting Single
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Ponytail to Shushu
16th Single
(2010)
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18th Single
(2010)
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Heavy Rotation

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Namida no Seesaw Game

Heavy Rotation (ヘビーローテーション?) is the 17th major single (19th overall) released by AKB48. It was released in three editions: two CD+DVD editions (Types A & B) and a CD only Theater version. The first pressings came with a random member card. The Top 40 members selected for this single were chosen by the fans with voting cards from the first pressings of their previous (17th) single Ponytail to Shushu. The title song has been certified Double Platinum by the RIAJ for full song downloads of over 500,000.

Just before the single came out the Kenkyuusei members went through another test/selection process to determine their future in the group (with the possibility of being promoted to the actual Teams). The #40 senbatsu member, Kenkyuusei Ishiguro Atsuki, failed the process. She wasn't featured in this single, and her spot wasn't filled. 

Catchphrase

「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!")
Translation: "Once you like someone, inside your head, it's always a Heavy Rotation!"

Tracklist

  1. Heavy Rotation (ヘビーローテーション)
  2. Namida no Seesaw Game (涙のシーソーゲーム) (Under Girls)
  3. Yasai Sisters (野菜シスターズ)
  4. Heavy Rotation off vocal ver. (ヘビーローテーション off vocal ver.)
  5. Namida no Seesaw Game off vocal ver. (涙のシーソーゲーム off vocal ver.)
  6. Yasai Sisters off vocal ver. (野菜シスターズ off vocal ver.)

  1. Heavy Rotation (ヘビーローテーション) (Music Clip)
  2. Namida no Seesaw Game (涙のシーソーゲーム) (Music Clip)
  3. Yasai Sisters (野菜シスターズ) (Music Clip)
  4. 2nd AKB Election Document Video Part 1 (第2回 AKB48総選挙 ドキュメント映像 (前編))
  5. Issho ni Koreichi! <Type-A Ver.> (いっしょにこれイチ! <Type-A Ver.>)
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Yasai Sisters

  1. Heavy Rotation (ヘビーローテーション)
  2. Namida no Seesaw Game (涙のシーソーゲーム) (Under Girls)
  3. Lucky Seven (ラッキーセブン)
  4. Heavy Rotation off vocal ver. (ヘビーローテーション off vocal ver.)
  5. Namida no Seesaw Game off vocal ver. (涙のシーソーゲーム off vocal ver.)
  6. Lucky Seven off vocal ver. (ラッキーセブン off vocal ver.)

  1. Heavy Rotation (ヘビーローテーション) (Music Clip)
  2. Namida no Seesaw Game (涙のシーソーゲーム) (Music Clip)
  3. Lucky Seven (ラッキーセブン) (Music Clip)
  4. 2nd AKB Election Document Video Part 2 (第2回 AKB48総選挙 ドキュメント映像 (後編))
  5. Issho ni Koreichi! <Tybe-B Ver.> (いっしょにこれイチ! <Type-B Ver.>)
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Lucky Seven

  1. Heavy Rotation (ヘビーローテーション)
  2. Namida no Seesaw Game (涙のシーソーゲーム)
  3. Yasai Sisters (野菜シスターズ)
  4. Lucky Seven (ラッキーセブン)

TV Performances

  • [2010.08.11] AKBINGO!
  • [2010.08.18] AKBINGO!
  • [2010.08.22] CDTV
  • [2010.08.25] AKBINGO!
  • [2010.09.15] AKBINGO!
  • [2010.12.06] HEY! HEY! HEY! (Medley)
  • [2010.12.24] Music Station Super Live 2010
  • [2010.12.31] 61st Kouhaku Uta Gassen
  • [2011.04.01] Music Station
  • [2011.06.07] SMAPxSMAP (Medley)
  • [2012.05.08] Kayou Kyoku (With Ashida Mana)
  • [2012.11.23] NTV Best New Artist
  • [2012.12.25] Kayou Kyoku SP (With Ashida Mana)
  • [2013.01.22] Kayou Kyoku
  • [2013.12.31] 63rd Kouhaku Uta Gassen

Selected Members

Heavy Rotation

★ Senbatsu (選抜) (21 Members) (Oshima Yuko Center (in italic), Media Senbatsu in bold)

Namida no SeeSaw Game

Undergirls (アンダーガールズ) (18 Members) (Ota Aika Center)

Yasai Sisters

Yasai Sisters (野菜シスターズ) (25 Members) (Maeda Atsuko Center)

Lucky Seven

(16 Members) (Maeda Atsuko Center)

Oricon Chart Positions

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- 1
340,487
1
68,439
1
36,469
1
29,323
1
20,521
1
20,773
1 527,336
1
10,178
6 5 4 3
7,870
3
7,614
3
6,309
4 64,671
3
4,898
5 3
3,698
2
2,759
2
2,624
1
3,624
1
3,799
3 27,520
2
2,246
10 11 6 6 6 6 6 14,842
4 16 14 10 7 6 8 10 10,550
8 18 14 12 10 11 10 13 8,657
10 18 16 14 11 7 6 14 7,660
8 20 15 10 8 6 5 8 7,178
4 18 13 8 9 5 4 9 8,620
7 23 21 13 13 7 7 14 6,669
8 33 33 23 18 10 12 20 5,511
8 19 20 19 19 14 12 19 4,898
7 34 30 30 21 18 18 27 4,162
13 34 39 31 30 27 27 31 3,745
36 42 - 47 27 24 21 34 3,817
19 40 44 30 27 22 25 31 3,506
21 35 30 26 23 18 20 25 3,933
16 31 26 20 17 16 11 20 4,780
8 12 12 6 5 4 5 8 8,396
5 3
945
2
1,161
2
1,417
2
1,299
2
1,511
3
2,275
3 9,616
3
2,044
3
1,681
2
2,089
2
1,730
2
1,400
3
1,809
2
1,912
2 12,901
2
1,909
6 6 5 4 3
1,816
3
2,067
5 10,801
3
1,071
15 12 12 11 6 6 11 8,594
4 23 17 16 15 10 8 15 7,716
5 17 15 15 14 12 12 14 6,156
10 33 30 27 16 16 13 24 5,132
12 28 27 26 23 19 12 24 4,716
13 37 39 34 34 20 18 28 3,848
15 33 44 32 26 23 22 29 3,013
17 30 30 28 25 20 19 26 2,437
20 37 38 34 26 25 23 32 1,709
19 23 30 19 21 15 15 21 2,468
14 14 13 15 13 9 7 12 2,850
7 29 32 28 23 19 13 23 2,855
14 27 32 28 27 19 16 21 2,438
15 43 38 30 28 20 17 31 2,162
13 - - 44 32 29 25 39 2,390
31 30 29 24 28 27 28 31 2,548
27 - - 45 41 32 26 41 1,838
28 48 - 46 42 36 32 41 1,608
31 - - 48 47 34 23 45 2,374
23 43 45 36 47 33 33 39 2,129
30 - - 50 44 34 36 47 1,710
33 50 49 44 43 41 45 45 1,638
38 - - - - 47 47 73 1,208
- - - - - - - 79 989
- - - - - - - 84 852
- - - - - - - 86 718
46 - - - - - - 85 780
- - - - - - - 107 715
- - - - - - - 102 778
- - - - - - - 92 844
- - - - - - - 92 886
- - - - - - - 114 973
- - - - - - - 89 963
- - - - - - - 88 962
- - - - - 36 - 80 909
47 - - - - - - 70 1,025
44 - - - - 50 50 73 881
30 - - - - 47 - 69 860
48 - - 42 39 35 38 50 949
32 - - - - 45 49 70 728
44 - - - - - - 74 838
- - - - - - - 77 1,040
48 - - - - - - 84 807
- - - - - - - 80 711
- - - - - - - 118 627
- - - - - - - 83 820
- - - - - - - 102 921
- - - - - - - 86 975
- - - - - 47 - 70 1,325
- - - - - - - 69 960
- - - - 48 43 45 58 1,266
36 - - - - 49 - 66 1,197
45 - - - - - - 81 872
41 - - - - - - 70 1,109
41 - - - - - - 66 995
- - - - - - - 96 744
- - - - - - 50 76 918
- - - - - - - 98 851
- - - - - - - 103 681
- - - - - - - 132 609
- - - - - - - 133 512
- - - - - - - 127 515
- - - - - - - 114 471
- - - - - - - 107 481
- - - - - - - 114 417
- - - - - - - 142 351
- - - - - - - 176 321
- - - - - - - 151 428
- - - - - - - 159 341
- - - - - - - 151 342
- - - - - - - 160 422
- - - - - - - 143 418
- - - - - - - 142 473
- - - - - - - 137 442
- - - - - - - 153 403
- - - - - - - 155 431
- - - - - - - 149 414
- - - - - - - 130 406
- - - - - - - 137 400
- - - - - - - 165 344
- - - - - - - 179 276
1 week OUT
- - - - - - - 157 406
- - - - - - - 185 341
- - - - - - - 130 520
- - - - - - - 145 462
- - - - - - - 130 409
- - - - - - - 178 301
- - - - - - - 168 309
- - - - - - - 155 291
- - - - - - - 147 307
- - - - - - - 161 269
1 week OUT
- - - - - - - 170 288
- - - - - - - 188 282
4 weeks OUT
- - - - - - - 198 320
- - - - - - - 169 346
- - - - - - - 184 321
- - - - - - - 150 355
- - - - - - - 182 242
50 weeks OUT
- - - - - - - 196 241
- - - - - - - 144 286
- - - - - - - 175 231

Total Reported Sales: 881,519*
Total Sales in 2010: 713,275 (#2 single of the year)
Total Sales in 2011: 140,607 (#52 single of the year)
Total Sales in 2012: 25,295 (#281 single of the year)
Total Sales in 2013: 1,584
Total Sales in 2014: 758*

Total of weeks charting inside Top 200: 123

Chart Records
  • 4th consecutive single to debut at #1 in the Weekly Oricon rankings.
  • 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.
Achievements
  • Heavy Rotation - 1st Music Video to reach 100,000,000 views on YouTube
  • Heavy Rotation - 1st Music Video to reach 90,000,000 views on YouTube
  • Heavy Rotation - 1st Music Video to reach 80,000,000 views on YouTube
  • Heavy Rotation - 1st Music Video to reach 70,000,000 views on YouTube
  • Heavy Rotation - 1st Music Video to reach 60,000,000 views on YouTube
  • Heavy Rotation - 1st Music Video to reach 50,000,000 views on YouTube
  • Heavy Rotation - 1st Music Video to reach 40,000,000 views on YouTube
  • Heavy Rotation - 1st Music Video to reach 30,000,000 views on YouTube
  • Namida no SeeSaw Game - Music Video reached 2,000,000 views on YouTube

Trivia

  • This is the third AKB48 single, after Bingo! and RIVER, to have an English name.
  • Heavy Rotation charted #1 in both the Request Hour Setlist Best 100 of 2011 and 2012.
  • Heavy Rotation is the most played Karaoke song in Japan.

Videos

AKB48
Members
Team A

Iriyama Anna | Okabe Rin (Captain) | Okumoto Hinano | Oguri Yui | Kato Rena | Sato Minami | Shitao Miu | Shinozaki Ayana | Suzuki Kurumi | Taguchi Manaka | Chiba Erii | Nishikawa Rei | Maeda Ayaka | Michieda Saki | Miyazaki Miho | Mukaichi Mion | Yamane Suzuha | Yokoyama Yui | Yoshida Karen

Team K

Ichikawa Manami | Okada Rina | Oda Erina | Kuranoo Narumi | Kobayashi Ran | Komiyama Haruka (Captain) | Shimoguchi Hinana | Nagatomo Ayami | Hashimoto Haruna | Harumoto Yuki | Hidaritomo Ayaka | Minegishi Minami | Muto Orin | Muto Tomu | Mogi Shinobu | Yasuda Kana | Yamada Kyoka | Yumoto Ami | Yokoyama Yui

Team B

Iwatate Saho (Captain) | Otake Hitomi | Omori Maho | Oya Shizuka | Okuhara Hinako | Kashiwagi Yuki | Kawahara Misaki | Kitazawa Saki | Kubo Satone | Saito Haruna | Sasaki Yukari | Sato Akari | Shimizu Maria | Takita Kayoko | Taniguchi Megu | Nakanishi Chiyori | Hattori Yuna | Fukuoka Seina | Honda Hitomi | Yamabe Ayu | Yoshikawa Nanase

Team 4

Asai Nanami | Inagaki Kaori | Utada Hatsuka | Omori Miyuu | Okada Nana | Onishi Momoka | Kawamoto Saya | Gyouten Yurina | Kurosu Haruka | Sakaguchi Nagisa | Sato Kiara | Takaoka Kaoru | Takahashi Ayane | Takahashi Sayaka | Tatsuya Makiho | Tada Kyoka | Nagano Serika | Hama Sayuna | Hirano Hikaru | Ma Chia-Ling | Miyazato Rira | Murayama Yuiri (Captain) | Yamauchi Mizuki

Team 8

Hokkaido & Tohoku : Sakaguchi Nagisa | Yokoyama Yui | Nunoya Riru | Inoue Miyuu | Mitomo Mashiro | Sato Akari | Hasegawa Momoka | Kanto: Okabe Rin | Honda Hitomi | Shimizu Maria | Takahashi Ayane | Yoshikawa Nanase | Oguri Yui | Oda Erina | Shiobara Karin | Hidaritomo Ayaka | Chubu: Utada Hatsuka | Suzuki Yuka | Hattori Yuna | Matsumura Miku | Hashimoto Haruna | Sakagawa Hiyuka | Hirano Hikaru | Takahashi Sayaka | Kansai: Nagano Serika | | Fukutome Mitsuho | Onishi Momoka | Hama Sayuna | Chugoku & Shikoku: Tokunaga Remi | Okuhara Hinako | Kamachi Yukina | Okumoto Hinano | Shitao Miu | Harumoto Yuki | Gyoten Yurina | Takaoka Kaoru | Rissen Airi | Kyushu: Yoshida Karen | Kawahara Misaki | Onoue Mizuki | Kuranoo Narumi | Yamada Kyoka | Uemi Sorano | Fujizono Rei | Miyazato Rira

Kenkyuusei
Kenkyuusei

Homma Mai | Ishiwata Sena | Kuramoto Miyuu | Suenaga Yuzuki | Nagano Megumi | Furukawa Nazuna | Honda Sora | Yoshihashi Yuzuka

Discography
Indie Singles 1. Sakura no Hanabiratachi | 2. Skirt, Hirari
Major Singles 1. Aitakatta | 2. Seifuku ga Jama wo Suru | 3. Keibetsu Shiteita Aijou | 4. Bingo! | 5. Boku no Taiyou | 6. Yuuhi wo Miteiru ka? | 7. Romance, Irane | 8. Sakura no Hanabiratachi 2008 | 9. Baby! Baby! Baby! | 10. Oogoe Diamond | 11. 10nen Zakura | 12. Namida Surprise! | 13. Iiwake Maybe | 14. RIVER | 15. Sakura no Shiori | 16. Ponytail to Shushu | 17. Heavy Rotation | 18. Beginner | 19. Chance no Junban | 20. Sakura no Ki ni Narou | 21. Everyday, Katyusha | 22. Flying Get | 23. Kaze wa Fuiteiru | 24. Ue Kara Mariko | 25. GIVE ME FIVE! | 26. Manatsu no Sounds Good! | 27. Gingham Check | 28. UZA | 29. Eien Pressure | 30. So long! | 31. Sayonara Crawl | 32. Koi Suru Fortune Cookie | 33. Heart Ereki | 34. Suzukake Nanchara | 35. Mae Shika Mukanee | 36. Labrador Retriever | 37. Kokoro no Placard | 38. Kibouteki Refrain | 39. Green Flash | 40. Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai | 41. Halloween Night | 42. Kuchibiru ni Be My Baby | 43. Kimi wa Melody | 44. Tsubasa wa Iranai | 45. LOVE TRIP/Shiawase wo Wakenasai | 46. High Tension | 47. Shoot Sign | 48.Negaigoto no Mochigusare | 49. #SukiNanda | 50.11-gatsu no Anklet | 51. TBA
Best Albums 1. Set List ~Greatest Songs 2006-2007~ | 2. Kamikyokutachi | 3. Koko ni Ita Koto | 4. 1830m | 5. Tsugi no Ashiato | 6. Koko ga Rhodes da, Koko de Tobe! | 7. Zero to Ichi no Aida | 8. Thumbnail | 9. TBA
Stage Albums
Team A 1st Stage "Party ga Hajimaru yo" | 2nd Stage "Aitakatta" | 3rd Stage "Dareka no Tame ni" | 4th Stage "Tadaima Ren'aichuu" | 5th Stage "Ren'ai Kinshi Jourei" | 6th Stage "Mokugekisha" | 7th Stage "M'T. ni Sasagu"
Team K 1st Stage "Party ga Hajimaru yo" | 2nd Stage "Seishun Girls" | 3rd Stage "Nonai Paradise" | 4th Stage "Saishuu Bell ga Naru" | 5th Stage "Saka Agari" | 6th Stage "RESET"
Team B 1st Stage "Seishun Girls" | 2nd Stage "Aitakatta" | 3rd Stage "Pajama Drive" | 4th Stage "Idol no Yoake" | 5th Stage "Theater no Megami"
Himawari-gumi 1st Stage "Boku no Taiyou" | 2nd Stage "Yume wo Shinaseru Wake ni Ikanai"
Team 4 1st Stage "Boku no Taiyou" | 2nd Stage "Idol no Yoake"
Concerts
DVDs 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42
Filmography
Movies Densen Uta | DOCUMENTARY of AKB48 to be continued | DOCUMENTARY of AKB48 Show must go on | DOCUMENTARY of AKB48 No flower without rain | DOCUMENTARY of AKB48 The Time Has Come
Dramas Majisuka Gakuen | Majisuka Gakuen 2 | Sakura Kara no Tegami | Majisuka Gakuen 3 | So Long! | Sailor Zombie | Majisuka Gakuen 4 | Majisuka Gakuen 5 | Cabasuka Gakuen | Crow's Blood | Tofu Pro Wrestling
Anime AKB0048
Events
Sousenkyo 1st Senbatsu Sousenkyo - 13th Single "Kamisama ni Chikatte Gachi Desu"
2nd Senbatsu Sousenkyo - 17th Single "Kaasan ni Chikatte, Gachi Desu"
3rd Senbatsu Sousenkyo - 22nd Single "Kotoshi mo Gachi Desu"
4th Senbatsu Sousenkyo - 27th Single "Fan ga Erabu 64 Giseki"
5th Senbatsu Sousenkyo - 32nd Single "Yume wa Hitori ja Mirarenai"
6th Senbatsu Sousenkyo - 37th Single "Yume no Genzaichi ~Rival wa Doko da~"
7th Senbatsu Sousenkyo - 41st Single
8th Senbatsu Sousenkyo - 45th Single
9th Senbatsu Sousenkyo - 49 Single
Janken Taikai

1st Senbatsu Janken Taikai - 19th Single
2nd Senbatsu Janken Taikai - 24th Single
3rd Senbatsu Janken Taikai - 29th Single
4th Senbatsu Janken Taikai - 34th Single
5th Senbatsu Janken Taikai - Solo Debut + 38th Single

Group Draft Meeting

AKB48 Group Draft Meeting 2013
AKB48 Group Draft Meeting 2015

Units & Other Groups
Soloists Matsui Sakiko (Piano) | Iwasa Misaki (Enka) | Watanabe Mayu | Kashiwagi Yuki | Takahashi Minami | Itano Tomomi | Sashihara Rino | Kuramochi Asuka (Gachi Uma 2) | Kasai Tomomi (Gachi Uma - Former member) | Maeda Atsuko (Former member) | Oshima Mai (Former member) | Hoshino Michiru (Former member) | Oku Manami (Former member) | Ohori Megumi (Former member) | Ono Erena (Former member) | Hayano Kaoru (Former member)
Units No Sleeves | Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 | French Kiss | Not yet | DiVA
One-Shot Units NO NAME | YM7 | YJ7 | Ojarumaru Sisters | Team KISHIN from AKB48 | Sukeban Girls | Team Dragon from AKB48 | Honegumi from AKB48 | ICE from AKB48 | Crayon Friends from AKB48 | AKBIdoling!!! | Queen & Elizabeth | Natto Angels | Natto Angels Z | Okashina Sisters | Team Z | BABY GAMBA | Mini Skirt | Porrima from AKB48 | Team Surprise | Team BS
Sister Groups SKE48 | SDN48 (Disbanded) | NMB48 | HKT48 | JKT48 | TPE48 | SNH48
Rival Group Nogizaka46
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