RIVER

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Single by AKB48
Regular Cover

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Single by AKB48
Theater Cover

Released: October 21, 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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13th Single
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15th Single
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RIVER

RIVER is the 14th major single (16th overall) released by AKB48. It was released in two versions: a regular CD+DVD edition and a theater CD-only edition. The first press of the regular edition came with a nationwide handshake event ticket and a ticket to vote for a song to be performed at AKB48 Request Hour Setlist 100 2010, while all theater editions came with a "RIVER" handshake event ticket, an application ticket for a special "RIVER" event, and one member picture at random. The single debuted at #1 on the Oricon weekly chart, making it AKB48's first #1 single. It was the best-selling single by an idol group in the past seven years and also the second best-selling female artist single of 2009. The title track has been certified platinum by the RIAJ for full-song downloads of over 250,000.

Motto

「向う岸には夢がある。」 ("Mukou Kishi ni wa Yume ga aru.")
Translation: "In the other side of the coast there is a dream."

Tracklist

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Kimi no Koto ga Suki Dakara

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Hikoukigumo Theater Grils Ver.

  1. RIVER
  2. Kimi no Koto ga Suki Dakara (君のことが好きだから)/Undergirls (アンダーガールズ)
  3. Hikoukigumo (Theater Girls ver.) (ひこうき雲(シアターガールズver.))/Theater Girls (シアターガールズ)
  4. RIVER (off vocal ver.)
  5. Kimi no Koto ga Suki Dakara (off vocal ver.) (君のことが好きだから(off vocal ver.))

  1. RIVER (Music Clip)
  2. Kimi no Koto ga Suki Dakara (Music Clip)
  3. Hikoukigumo (Theater Girls ver.) (Music Clip)
  4. Regular Clothes Special ~Words that Want to Be Said on a Date~ (私服のときスペシャル ~デートの時に言われたい一言~)

  1. RIVER
  2. Kimi no Koto ga Suki Dakara (君のことが好きだから)/Undergirls (アンダーガールズ)
  3. Hikoukigumo (Theater Girls ver.) (ひこうき雲(シアターガールズver.))/Theater Girls (シアターガールズ)
  4. RIVER (off vocal ver.)
  5. Kimi no Koto ga Suki Dakara (off vocal ver.) (君のことが好きだから(off vocal ver.))

Selected 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

Hikoukigumo (Theater Girls ver.)

TV Performances

  • [2009.10.07] AKBINGO!
  • [2009.10.14] AKBINGO!
  • [2009.10.21] AKBINGO!
  • [2009.10.23] Music Fighter
  • [2009.10.25] MUSIC JAPAN
  • [2009.10.28] AKBINGO!
  • [2009.10.30] Music Station
  • [2009.11.04] AKBINGO!
  • [2009.11.21] Mnet Asian Music Awards 2009 (Korea)
  • [2009.11.26] Best Hit Kayousai 2009
  • [2009.12.02] AKBINGO!
  • [2009.12.25] Music Station Super Live 2009
  • [2012.09.24] HEY! HEY! HEY! Music Champ
  • [2013.12.27] Music Station Super Live 2013

Oricon Chart Positions

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- 1
87,795
1
54,049
1
14,259
1
4,707
1
7,085
5 1 178,579
5 13 4 11 9 9 8 5 16,943
19 5 27 23 18 22 22 12 9,483
19 48 41 44 34 39 28 41 2,556
29 - - - - 41 44 59 1,895
26 - - 41 39 33 36 42 2,363
22 - - - 36 33 18 37 2,630
46 48 47 38 43 43 19 36 2,078
- - - - - - - 90 787
- - - - - - 29 61 1,091
38 32 35 31 17 17 12 21 5,503
15 17 18 12 19 11 11
11 35 36 33 27 28 25 30 1,991
27 - - 47 - 40 31 53 1,544
28 - - - - - - 72 1,415
49 - - - - - 44 79 953
- - - - - - - 95 857
- - - 50 50 - 46 62 1,169
- - - - - - - 91 914
- - - - - - - 116 659
- - - - - - - 105 592
- - - - - - - 117 443
- - - - - - - 116 488
- - - - - - - 95 559
- - - - - - - 75 710
- - - - - - - 90 529
- - - - - - - 144 418
- - - - - - - 128 508
- - - - - - - 122 508
- - - - - - - 143 416
- - - - - - - 172 312
- - - - - - - 133 569
- - - - - - - 133 504
- - - - - - - 143 415
- - - - - - - 141 443
- - - - - - - out for one week
- - - - - - - 179 303
- - - - - - - 180 308
- - - - - - - 138 369
- - - - - - - 158 418
- - - - - - - 167 340
- - - - - - - 193 302
- - - - - - - 175 386
- - - - - - - 131 466
- - - - - - - 145 544
- - - - - - - 128 457
- - - - - - - 120 482
- - - - - - - 128 417
- - - - - - - 142 442
- - - - - - - 133 413
- - - - - - - 150 365
- - - - - - - 117 448
- - - - - - - 151 328
- - - - - - - 164 434
- - - - - - - 150 423
- - - - - - - 161 394
- - - - - - - 165 381
- - - - - - - out for two weeks
- - - - - - - 157 412
- - - - - - - 158 409
- - - - - - - 126 527
- - - - - - - 86 649
- - - 33 41 46 - 53 1,167
38 - - - - - 45 59 929
36 - - - - - - 74 875
45 - - - - - - 96 800
- - - - - - - Unknown how many weeks after

Total Reported Sales: 346,975*
Total Sales in 2009: 216,527
Total Sales in 2010: 33,129
Total Sales in 2011: 97,319*
Total of weeks charting inside Top 200: 72

  • 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 after BINGO! with an English name. 

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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