Everyday, Katyusha

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"Everyday, Katyusha"
Regular Edition cover featuring Atsuko Maeda and Tomomi Itano
Single by AKB48
from the album 1830m
B-side "Kore Kara Wonderland"
"Yankee Soul"
"Hito no Chikara"
"Anti"
Released May 25, 2011 (2011-05-25)
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2011
Genre J-pop
Length 5:14
Label You, Be Cool! / King
Writer(s) Yasushi Akimoto
Producer(s) Yasushi Akimoto
Certification Million (RIAJ)
AKB48 singles chronology
"Sakura no Ki ni Narō"
(2011)

"Dareka no Tame ni (What Can I Do for Someone?)"
(2011)
"Everyday, Katyusha"
(2011)
"Flying Get"
(2011)

Music videos
"Everyday, Katyusha" on YouTube
"Kore kara Wonderland" (preview) on YouTube

"Everyday, Katyusha" (Everyday、カチューシャ Eburidei, Kachūsha?) is the 21st single by Japanese idol girl group AKB48, released on May 25, 2011.[1]

Release information[edit]

"Everyday, Katyusha" was used as the theme song for the film Moshidora, which stars AKB48 members Atsuko Maeda and Minami Minegishi,[2] and the song "Yankee Soul" will be the title track for the television drama Majisuka Gakuen 2 by TV Tokyo.[3] It was announced that part of the proceeds from this album will be donated to help the victims of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.[4] "Everyday, Katyusha" sold a total of 942,475 copies on its release day alone,[5] and it set a new sales record with sales of 1.33 million albums on its debut week.[6]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Yasushi Akimoto

Type-A CD
No. Title Music Length
1. "Everyday, Katyusha (Everyday、カチューシャ Everyday, Kachūsha?)"   Yoshimasa Inoue 5:14
2. "Korekara Wonderland (これからWonderland?)"   Inoue 4:27
3. "Yankee Soul (ヤンキーソウル Yankī Sōru?)"   TJMixx 3:32
4. "Everyday, Katyusha" (off vocal version) Inoue 5:14
5. "Korekara Wonderland" (off vocal version) Inoue 4:27
6. "Yankee Soul" (off vocal version) TJMixx 3:32

All lyrics written by Yasushi Akimoto, except credited below. 

Type-B CD
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Everyday, Katyusha"     Yoshimasa Inoue 5:14
2. "Korekara Wonderland"     Inoue 4:27
3. "Hito no Chikara (人の力?, Power of the People)"   Junjiro Seki Seki 4:28
4. "Everyday, Katyusha" (off vocal version)   Inoue 5:14
5. "Korekara Wonderland" (off vocal version)   Inoue 4:27
6. "Hito no Chikara" (off vocal version) Seki Seki 4:28

All lyrics written by Yasushi Akimoto, except listed below. 

Theater Edition CD
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Everyday, Katyusha"     Yoshimasa Inoue 5:14
2. "Korekara Wonderland"     Inoue 4:27
3. "Anti (アンチ Anchi?)"   Tadashi Tsukida Tsukida 4:11
4. "Everyday, Katyusha" (off vocal version)   Inoue 5:14
5. "Korekara Wonderland" (off vocal version)   Inoue 4:27
6. "Anti" (off vocal version)   Tsukida 4:11

Contributing members[edit]

"Everyday, Katyusha"[edit]

Center: Atsuko Maeda

"Korekara Wonderland"[edit]

"Yankee Soul"[edit]

"Hito no Chikara"[edit]

Credited as "Undergirls"

Center: Amina Sato, Haruka Nakagawa.

  • Team A: Misaki Iwasa, Shizuka Ooya, Haruka Katayama, Haruka Nakagawa, Chisato Nakata, Sayaka Nakaya, Natsumi Matsubara
  • Team K: Mayumi Uchida, Ayaka Umeda, Miku Tanabe, Tomomi Nakatsuka, Reina Fujie, Sakiko Matsui, Rumi Yonezawa
  • Team B: Haruka Ishida, Kana Kobayashi, Amina Sato, Natsuki Sato, Mariya Suzuki, Rina Chikano, Natsumi Hirajima
  • Team Kenkyuusei: Miyu Takeuchi, Mariko Nakamura, Anna Mori, Shiori Nakamata
  • Team S (SKE48): Kumi Yagami
  • Team KII (SKE48): Akane Takayanagi, Manatsu Mukaida
  • Team N (NMB48): Nana Yamada

"Anti"[edit]

Credited as "Team Kenkyūsei"
  • 9th Generation: Mina Oba, Haruka Shimazaki, Haruka Shimada, Miyu Takeuchi, Mariya Nagao, Mariko Nakamura, Anna Mori, Suzuran Yamauchi
  • 10th Generation: Maria Abe, Rina Izuta, Miori Ichikawa, Anna Iriyama, Rena Kato, Yuki Kanazawa, Kobayashi Marina, Nakamata Shiori, Fujita Nana
  • 11th Generation: Sara Ushikubo, Rina Kawaei, Natsuki Kojima, Shihori Suzuki, Wakana Natori, Ayaka Morikawa, Nau Yamaguchi

Reception[edit]

"Everyday, Katyusha" set a new sales record for singles in Japan, selling a total of 1.334 million singles on its debut week and beating the previous record set by Mr. Children in February 1996.[6] The single is also the third million-selling single by the band AKB48, together with their previous singles "Sakura no Ki ni Narō" with sales of 1.15 million album and "Beginner" with sales of 1.07 million albums.[5] The single also crossed the 1.5 million album sales mark, becoming the fifth single by a female group to cross that mark.[7] It also achieved that mark at a record pace, and it also became the first single since 2005 to achieve that mark.[7]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts Peak
position
Billboard Japan Hot 100 1
Oricon daily singles 1
Oricon weekly singles 1
Oricon monthly singles 1
Oricon yearly singles (2011) 2
Oricon yearly singles (2012) 330
RIAJ Digital Track Chart weekly top 100 1
Year-end charts Peak
position
Billboard Japan Hot 100 1[8]

Sales and certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Japan (RIAJ)[9] Million 1,586,840[10]
Japan (RIAJ)[11]
(digital)
Million 1,000,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Awards[edit]

Year Ceremony Award Nominated work Result
2011 Billboard Japan Music Awards[12] Hot 100 of the Year "Everyday, Katyusha"[13] Won
Hot 100 Single Sales of the Year "Everyday, Katyusha"[13] Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Everyday、カチューシャ(数量限定生産盤/Type-A)". Oricon (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2011-05-30. 
  2. ^ "もし高校野球の女子マネージャーがドラッカーの『マネジメント』を読んだら(2011)". Stingray (in Japanese). allcinema. Retrieved 2011-05-30. 
  3. ^ "マジすか学園2公式ホームページ". TV Tokyo (in Japanese). TV Tokyo. Retrieved 2011-05-30. 
  4. ^ "AKB48 reschedules album, announces upcoming singles and next Senbatsu". Natalie, Tower Records. Tokyograph. 29 March 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-22. 
  5. ^ a b "AKB48: "Everyday, Kachusha" almost sells 1 million in one day, Oshima Yuko leads election". Oricon. Tokyograph. 25 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-30. 
  6. ^ a b "AKB48新曲、"シングル史上最高"の初週売上133.4万枚". Oricon. Oricon. 31 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-31. (Japanese)
  7. ^ a b "AKB48新曲、4週で150万枚突破  シングルでは約5年半ぶり大台". Oricon. Oricon. 21 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-24. (Japanese)
  8. ^ http://www.billboard.com/#/charts-year-end?year=2011
  9. ^ "Japanese certifications – AKB48 – Everyday、カチューシャ" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  10. ^ "【オリコン年間】AKB48、史上初の年間シングルTOP5独占 総売上162.8億円で7冠" (in Japanese). Oricon. 2011-12-19. Retrieved 2011-12-20. 
  11. ^ "レコード協会調べ 1月度有料音楽配信認定 <略称:1月度認定>" [Record Association report: February 2014 digital music download certifications (Abbreviation: 2013 Certifications)]. RIAJ (in Japanese). February 2014. Retrieved March 3, 2014. 
  12. ^ "AKB48, Avril Lavigne Win Big at Billboard Japan Music Awards". Billboard. 2012-03-06. Retrieved 2012-04-01. 
  13. ^ a b "Billboard JAPAN Music Awards 2011 Special TV Program[ビルボードジャパン ミュージックアワード2011 特別番組] | TVO テレビ大阪" (in Japanese). Television Osaka Inc. Retrieved 2012-07-27.