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)

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

  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)

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

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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