Namida Surprise!

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"Namida Surprise!"
Regular Edition cover
Single by AKB48
from the album Kamikyokutachi
B-side "Shonichi"
"First Love" / Erena Ono
Released June 24, 2009 (2009-06-24) (Japan)
Format CD Single
Genre J-pop
Label You, Be Cool! / King
Writer(s) Yasushi Akimoto, Yoshimasa Inoue
Producer(s) Yasushi Akimoto
Certification Gold (RIAJ)
AKB48 singles chronology
"10nen Zakura"
(2009)
"Namida Surprise!"
(2009)
"Iiwake Maybe"
(2009)
Music video
AKB48 "Namida Surprise!" on YouTube

"Namida Surprise!" (涙サプライズ! Namida Sapuraizu!?) is the 12th major single by the Japanese idol group AKB48, released on June 24, 2009.[1] The single peaked at number 2 in the Oricon weekly singles chart.[2]

Track listing[edit]

The single was released in two versions: Regular Edition (通常盤?) (CD+DVD, catalog number KIZM-33/4) and Theater Edition (劇場盤?) (CD only, catalog number NMAX-1081). The first press of the Regular Edition came with a voting card for the AKB48 election, selecting the members who would participate in the next single,[3] and a handshake event ticket.

Regular Edition[edit]

CD
No. Title Writer(s) Arranger Length
1. "Namida Surprise!" (涙サプライズ!) Yasushi Akimoto, Yoshimasa Inoue Yoshimasa Inoue  
2. "Shonichi / Team B" (初日 / teamB) Yasushi Akimoto, Mio Okada Yūichi Ichikawa  
3. "First Love / Erena Ono" (First Love / 小野恵令奈) Yasushi Akimoto, Akira Umehara Yūichi "Masa" Nonaka  
4. "Namida Surprise! (off vocal ver.)"   Akimoto, Inoue    
Total length:
19:11
DVD
No. Title Length
1. "Namida Surprise! (music video)" (「涙サプライズ!」ビデオクリップ)  
2. "Making of" (メイキング映像)  
3. "Bonus" (特典映像)  

Bonus (First press only)

  • AKB48 election voting card with a serial number
  • Handshake event ticket (Sapporo, Fukuoka, Nagoya, Osaka, Tokyo)

Theater Edition[edit]

CD

See Regular Edition CD

Members[edit]

(Team affiliation at the time of the release.)

Center: Atsuko Maeda

It was the first selection for Moeno Nitō. Mika Komori became the first trainee to be selected for an A-side.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Japan (Oricon Weekly Singles Chart) 2
Japan (Japan Hot 100)[4] 5
Japan (RIAJ Digital Track Chart) 28

Sales and certifications[edit]

References[edit]