Manatsu no Sounds Good!

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"Manatsu no Sounds Good!"
cover for Type-A edition
Single by AKB48
from the album Tsugi no Ashiato
B-side "Mittsu no Namida"
Released May 23, 2012 (2012-05-23) (Japan)
Format CD single, digital download
Genre J-pop
Label You, Be Cool! / King
Writer(s) Yasushi Akimoto (lyrics)
Producer(s) Yasushi Akimoto
Certification 2 Million (RIAJ)[1]
AKB48 singles chronology
"Give Me Five!"
(2012)
"Manatsu no Sounds Good!"
(2012)
"Gingham Check"
(2012)
Music videos
"Manatsu no Sounds Good!" (Dance Ver.)

"Manatsu no Sounds Good!" (真夏のSounds good !?, "Midsummer 'Sounds good !'")[note 1] is the 26th single by the Japanese girl idol group AKB48, released in Japan on May 23, 2012.[2][3]

In its first week, the CD single sold 1,616,795 copies according to Oricon and became AKB48's bestselling single.[4] In August 2012, it was certified "2 Million" by RIAJ.[1] On December 30, 2012, the song won the Grand Prix at the 54th Japan Record Awards, making this their second consecutive win for the group.[5]

The single is Atsuko Maeda's final recording with the group.[2][3]


Release[edit]

"Manatsu no Sounds Good" comprises various editions released on May 23, 2012.

The Type-A edition comes in a CD+DVD set, consisting of six tracks, half of which are off vocal versions, as well as four music videos and a member profile track.[6] The Type-B edition is also a CD+DVD set, composed of the same tracks as Type-A except "Chōdai, Darling!", which is replaced by "Gugutasu no Sora".[7] Both editions are available with an alternative cover on the group's first pressings.[8][9]

The Theater edition comes in a CD with the same tracks as Type-A but "Chōdai, Darling!", which is replaced by "Kimi no Tame ni Boku Wa".[10]

As of the day of its release, AKB48 shipped a personal record of 2.0 million copies.[note 2]

Track listing[edit]

The first two songs on the CD and their off-vocal versions are the same for all editions. The first 3 music videos on the DVD are the same for both Type-A and Type-B.

Type-A[edit]

CD[6]
No. Title Artist(s) Length
1. "Manatsu no Sounds Good!" (真夏のSounds good !)   4:35
2. "Mitsu no Namida" (3つの涙 "Three Types of Tears") Special Girls 4:30
3. "Chōdai, Darling!" (ちょうだい、ダーリン!, Chōdai, Dārin!) AKB48 × Putcho Girls 4:41
4. "Manatsu no Sounds Good!" (off vocal ver.)   4:35
5. "Mitsu no Namida" (off vocal ver.)   4:30
6. "Chōdai, Darling!" (off vocal ver.)   4:39

Type-B[edit]

CD[7]
No. Title Artist(s) Length
3. "Gugutasu no Sora" (ぐぐたすの空) Gugutasu(Google+) Senbatsu 4:13
6. "Gugutasu no Sora" (off vocal ver.)   4:12

Theater Edition[edit]

CD[10]
No. Title Artist(s) Length
3. "Kimi no Tame ni Boku wa..." (君のために僕は… "For Your Sake I'll...") AKB48 Stage Fighters 5:08
6. "Kimi no Tame ni Boku wa..." (off vocal ver.)   5:06

Credits and personnel[edit]

"Manatsu no Sounds Good!"[edit]

The title track featured 36 members, the largest number of participants on an AKB48 single title track since "Everyday, Katyusha", which featured 26 members.[3][11]

It was the first AKB48 single title track appearance for 15 people: Team 4's Maria Abe, Miori Ichikawa, Anna Iriyama, Haruka Shimazaki, Haruka Shimada, Miyu Takeuchi, Karen Iwata, Rena Katō, Rina Kawaei, and Juri Takahashi, SKE48's Yuria Kizaki, Akane Takayanagi, and Kanon Kimoto, NMB48's Eriko Jō, HKT48's Haruka Kodama.[12]

"Mitsu no Namida"[edit]

Performed by Special Girls

  • Team A: Misaki Iwasa, Aika Ōta, Shizuka Ōya, Chisato Nakata, Sayaka Nakaya, Ami Maeda, Matsubara Natsumi
  • Team K: Sayaka Akimoto, Mayumi Uchida, Ayaka Umeda, Ayaka Kikuchi, Tomomi Nakatsuka, Moeno Nitō, Misato Nonaka
  • Team B: Kana Kobayashi, Mika Komori, Amina Satō, Sumire Satō, Natsuki Satō, Mariya Suzuki, Rina Chikano, Yuka Masuda, Miho Miyazaki
  • Team 4: Mina Ōba, Yūka Tano, Mariko Nakamura, Mariya Nagao
  • Kenkyūsei: : Rina Izuta, Miyū Ōmori, Natsuki Kojima, Marina Kobayashi, Erena Saeed Yokota, Yukari Sasaki, Wakana Natori, Rina Hirata, Nana Fujita, Tomu Mutō, Ayaka Morikawa

"Chōdai, Darling!"[edit]

"Gugutasu no Sora"[edit]

Center: Haruka Ishida

"Kimi no Tame ni Boku wa..."[edit]

Center: Yūko Ōshima

Charts and certifications[edit]

Oricon charts[edit]

Release Oricon Singles Chart Peak position Debut sales (copies)
May 23, 2012 Daily Chart 1 1,170,554[14]
Weekly Chart 1 1,616,795[4]
Monthly Chart 1 1,745,399
Yearly Chart 1 1,820,056[15]

Billboard charts[edit]

Singles Chart Peak position
Japan Hot 100 1[16]
Japan Hot 100 for 2012 1[17]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Japan (RIAJ)[18] 2× Million 2,000,000^
Summaries

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

Accolades[edit]

Year Ceremony Award Result
2012 Billboard Japan Music Awards[19] Hot 100 of the Year Won
Hot 100 Single Sales of the Year Won
54th Japan Record Awards[5] Grand Prix Won

JKT48 version[edit]

"Manatsu no Sounds Good! - Musim Panas Sounds Good!"
Regular Version
Single by JKT48
B-side BINGO!
Kimi to Boku no Kankei – Hubungan Kau Dan Aku
Manatsu no Sounds Good! – Summer Love Sounds Good!
Released November 26, 2013 (2013-11-26)
Format CD single
Genre Pop
Label Hits
JKT48 singles chronology
"Fortune Cookie In Love -Fortune Cookie Yang Mencinta-"
(2013)
"Manatsu no Sounds Good! - Musim Panas Sounds Good!'"
(2013)
"Flying Get"
(2014)
Theater Version

"Manatsu no Sounds Good! - Musim Panas Sounds Good!" is the fourth released single from the Indonesian idol girl group JKT48. Release on November 26, 2013, under the label Hits Records.[20]

Promotion and release[edit]

The AKB48 sister group JKT48 announced the release of "Manatsu no Sounds Good! - Musim Panas Sounds Good!", an Indonesian version of "Manatsu no Sounds Good!", as its fourth single for November 26, 2013.

Track listing[edit]

The single has two editions: Regular Version (CD+DVD)[21] and Theater Version (CD only)[22]

Regular Version[edit]

CD[21]
No. Title Artist(s) Length
1. "Manatsu no Sounds Good! - Musim Panas Sounds Good!"      
2. "BINGO!"      
3. "Kimi to Boku no Kankei – Hubungan Kau Dan Aku"      
4. "Manatsu no Sounds Good! – Summer Love Sounds Good!" (English Ver.)    
DVD
No. Title Length
1. "Manatsu no Sounds Good! - Musim Panas Sounds Good! Music Video"    
2. "Manatsu no Sounds Good! - Musim Panas Sounds Good! Music Video Behind the Scenes"    

Bonus

  • Team J Special Photo
  • Team J & Team KIII Photo Group [Member Random]

Theater Version[edit]

CD[22]
No. Title Artist(s) Length
1. "Manatsu no Sounds Good! - Musim Panas Sounds Good!"      
2. "BINGO!"      
3. "Kimi to Boku no Kankei – Hubungan Kau Dan Aku"      
Bonus
  • Mini Card
  • Handshake Event Ticket

SNH48 version[edit]

The SNH48 version of this track entitled "盛夏好声音" will be released in Summer 2015, and its MV was filmed in March 2015 for 10 days at somewhere in Saipan, United States.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In the Japanese official title, there is a space between "good" and "!". (真夏のSounds good !)
  2. ^ In 2013, AKB48's shipment record for a single was broken by "Sayonara Crawl" with 2.3 million copies. - "AKB最新曲が過去最多の初回230万枚". Nikkansports. 2013-05-22. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "ゴールド等認定作品一覧 2012年8月". RIAJ. Retrieved 2012-09-10. 
  2. ^ a b "【3/25UP!!】「AKB48 27thシングル選抜総選挙」開催決定!!" (in Japanese). King Records. March 25, 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-27. 
  3. ^ a b c "AKB48、過去最多36人で新曲初披露 HKT兒玉ら15人が初選抜" (in Japanese). Oricon. March 24, 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-26. 
  4. ^ a b "【オリコン】AKB48新曲が歴代最高初動161.7万枚 シングル初週売上TOP5独占" (in Japanese). Oricon. May 29, 2012. Retrieved 2012-05-29. 
  5. ^ a b AKB48がレコ大連覇!"センター"まゆゆ号泣. SANSPO.COM (in Japanese). December 30, 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-31. 
  6. ^ a b c "真夏のSounds good !<Type-A>(通常盤)". King Records (in Japanese). Retrieved March 1, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b c "真夏のSounds good !<Type-B>(通常盤)". King Records (in Japanese). Retrieved March 1, 2013. 
  8. ^ "真夏のSounds good !<Type-A>(数量限定生産盤)(マキシ+DVD複合)". King Records (in Japanese). Retrieved March 1, 2013. 
  9. ^ "真夏のSounds good !<Type-B>(数量限定生産盤)(マキシ+DVD複合)". King Records (in Japanese). Retrieved March 1, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "真夏のSounds good !〈劇場盤〉". King Records (in Japanese). Retrieved March 1, 2013. 
  11. ^ "AKB48:新曲の選抜メンバーは過去最多36人" (in Japanese). Mainichi Shinbun. March 25, 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-26. 
  12. ^ "AKB48、新曲選抜メンバーは過去最多36人 まゆゆ筆頭に次世代エース候補が台頭" (in Japanese). Oricon. March 25, 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-26. 
  13. ^ "AKB48高城ら「ぐぐたす」選抜が新曲初披露" (in Japanese). Oricon. March 24, 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-28. 
  14. ^ "【オリコン】AKB48、新曲が歴代最高の"初日"売上117.1万枚" (in Japanese). Oricon. May 23, 2012. Retrieved 2012-05-23. 
  15. ^ "年間ランキング特集『ミリオン8作!AKB48とMr.Childrenが2012年音楽シーンを牽引』" (in Japanese). Oricon. December 20, 2012. Retrieved 2013-04-22. 
  16. ^ "Japan Hot 100 : Jun 09, 2012 | Billboard Chart Archive". Billboard.com. 2012-06-09. Retrieved 2013-06-03. 
  17. ^ "Japan Hot 100 : 2012 ; Billboard Chart Archive". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2013-06-03. 
  18. ^ "Japanese single certifications – AKB48 – Manatsu no Sounds Good!" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. 
  19. ^ "AKB48がアーティスト・オブ・ザ・イヤー含む4冠を2年連続で達成│Daily News│Billboard JAPAN" (in Japanese). Billboard Japan. December 15, 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-15. 
  20. ^ . JKT48 http://jkt48.com/discography?id=10&lang=jp.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  21. ^ a b "Discography - Manatsu no Sounds Good! - Musim Panas Sounds Good! Regular Version" (in Indonesian/English). JKT48. Retrieved 2013-09-27. 
  22. ^ a b "Discography - Fortune Cookie in Love -Fortune Cookie Yang Mencinta- Theater Version" (in Indonesian/English). JKT48. Retrieved 2013-09-27. 

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