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Iiwake Maybe

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Single by AKB48
Regular Cover

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Single by AKB48
Theater Cover

Released: August 26, 2009
Genre: J-Pop
Format: CD Single, CD+DVD
Label: You, Be Cool!/KING RECORDS
Producer: Akimoto Yasushi
AKB48 Promoting Single
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AKB48 Singles Chronology
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Namida Surprise!
12th Single
(2009)
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RIVER
14th Single
(2009)
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Iiwake Maybe

Iiwake Maybe (言い訳Maybe; Maybe an Excuse) is AKB48's 13th single. Iiwake Maybe is sang by the 21 members most voted from the general election, while the 9 remaining members perform the b-side Tobenai Agehachou as Undergirls. Iiwake Maybe was used as the ending theme song for TBS variety show "Akko ni Omakase!". It was released in two versions: a regular CD+DVD edition and a theater CD only edition.

Motto

「本当は··· 好きなのかもしれない」 ("Hontou wa··· Suki na no kamoshirenai")
Translation: "the truth is that··· I may be in love"

Tracklist

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Tobenai Agehachou

  1. Iiwake Maybe (言い訳Maybe)
  2. Tobenai Agehachou (飛べないアゲハチョウ)
  3. Iiwake Maybe (off vocal ver.) (言い訳Maybe)
  4. Tobenai Agehachou (off vocal ver.) (飛べないアゲハチョウ)

  • Iiwake Maybe (言い訳Maybe) (PV)
  • Tobenai Agehachou (飛べないアゲハチョウ) (PV)
  • AKB48 General Election Document (AKB48選抜総選挙ドキュメント)

  • Iiwake Maybe (言い訳Maybe)
  • Tobenai Agehachou (飛べないアゲハチョウ)
  • Iiwake Maybe (off vocal ver.) (言い訳Maybe)
  • Tobenai Agehachou (off vocal ver.) (飛べないアゲハチョウ)

  • Selected Members

    Iiwake Maybe

    Senbatsu (21 Members, Members bolded are part of Media Senbatsu, Maeda Atsuko Center)

    Tobenai Agehachou

    Undergirls

    Undergirls (9 Members) (Yonezawa Rumi Center)

    Oricon Chart Positions

    Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Sales
    -- 1
    57,456
    2
    13,840
    2
    7,063
    2
    3,738
    3
    2,869
    2
    4,215
    2 90,774
    4 12 12 9 6 6 6 9 7,849
    6 19 18 18 15 14 17 18 3,900
    10 18 25 21 17 15 15 21 2,880
    24 32 40 40 42 38 31 31 2,129
    27 - - - - - 44 55 1,131
    46 - - - - - - 107 646
    - - - - - - - 97 578
    - - - - - - - 93 796
    - - - - - - - 103 582
    - - - - - - - 124 538
    - - - - - - - 143 420
    - - - - - - - 159 373
    - - - - - - - 170 471
    - - - - - - - 162 435
    - - - - - - - 161 394
    - - - - - - - 157 405
    - - - - - - - 128 502
    - - - - 38 40 36 43 2,642
    41 35 41 34 38 41 32
    38 - - - - - 39 59 1,087
    46 - - - - - 50 74 984
    43 - - - - - - 92 1,031
    - - - - - - - 87 827
    - - - - - - - 118 648
    - - - - - - - 80 933
    - - - - - - - 113 712
    - - - - - - - 130 557
    - - - - - - - 128 473
    - - - - - - - 112 479
    - - - - - - - 135 427
    - - - - - - - 94 564
    - - - - - - - 79 669
    - - - - - - - 96 511
    - - - - - - - 138 445
    - - - - - - - 137 441
    - - - - - - - 143 407
    - - - - - - - 169 329
    - - - - - - - 190 268
    - - - - - - - 146 500
    - - - - - - - 170 366
    - - - - - - - 145 410
    - - - - - - - 144 434
    OUT 1 week
    - - - - - - - 167 327
    OUT 1 week
    - - - - - - - 175 280
    - - - - - - - 190 325
    - - - - - - - 183 298
    OUT 2 weeks
    - - - - - - - 155 384
    - - - - - - - 181 406
    - - - - - - - 174 319
    - - - - - - - 171 308
    - - - - - - - 196 245
    - - - - - - - 180 310
    - - - - - - - 180 275
    OUT 1 week
    - - - - - - - 186 268
    OUT 3 week
    - - - - - - - 180 327
    - - - - - - - 192 303
    OUT 2 weeks
    - - - - - - - 183 334
    - - - - - - - 175 375
    - - - - - - - 142 458
    - - - - - - - 80 669
    - - - 45 - 48 - 63 994
    44 - - - - - - 63 867
    30 - - - - - 49 71 961
    - - - - - - - 95 806
    - - - - - - - 114 637
    - - - - - - - 124 538

    Total Reported Sales: 296,572*
    Total Sales in 2009: 113,896
    Total Sales in 2010: 22,355
    Total Sales in 2011: 160,321*
    Total of weeks charting inside Top 200: 73


    • Certificated Gold by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ)
    • Certificated Gold in the Chaku-uta full category.


    Chart Records (Oricon)
    • 2nd best-selling single of September 2009.
    • 47th best-selling single of 2009.
    • First AKB48 single to hit the first place in Oricon's Daily Chart.

    Trivia

    • Undergirls made their first appearance in this single.
    • This was the first AKB48 single to feature a PV for a B-side song.
    • Iiwake Maybe charted #1 in the 2010 Request Hour Setlist Best 100.
    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 | Furukawa Nazuna | 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 | Nagano Megumi | Hashimoto Haruna | Harumoto Yuki | Hidaritomo Ayaka | 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 | Shimizu Maria | Takita Kayoko | Taniguchi Megu | Nakanishi Chiyori | Hattori Yuna | Fukuoka Seina | Honda Hitomi | Yamabe Ayu | Yoshikawa Nanase

    Team 4

    Asai Nanami | Ishiwata Sena | Inagaki Kaori | Utada Hatsuka | Onishi Momoka | Omori Miyuu | Okada Nana | Gyouten Yurina | Kuramoto Miyuu | Kurosu Haruka | Sakaguchi Nagisa | Sato Kiara | Takaoka Kaoru | Takahashi Ayane | Takahashi Sayaka | Tada Kyoka | Nagano Serika | Hama Sayuna | Hirano Hikaru | Homma Mai | Ma Chia-Ling | Murayama Yuiri (Captain) | Yamauchi Mizuki | Yoshihashi Yuzuka

    Team 8

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

    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. Jabaja | 52. Teacher Teacher | 53. Sentimental Train | 54. NO WAY MAN | 55. Jiwaru DAYS | 56. Sustainable | 57. Shitsuren, Arigatou | 58. Nemohamo Rumor | 59. 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. Bokutachi wa, Ano Hi no Yoake wo Shitteiru |
    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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