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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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Iiwake Maybe
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.))

  • RIVER (Music Clip)
  • Kimi no Koto ga Suki Dakara (Music Clip)
  • Hikoukigumo (Theater Girls ver.) (Music Clip)
  • 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~)

  • RIVER
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • RIVER (off vocal ver.)
  • 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 | 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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