Billboard Japan Hot 100

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The Billboard Japan Hot 100 is a record chart in Japan for songs. It has been compiled by Billboard Japan and Hanshin Contents Link since February 2008.[1] The chart is updated every Wednesday at Billboard-japan.com (JST) and every Thursday at Billboard.com (UTC).

The first number-one song on the chart was "Step and Go" by Arashi on the issue dated March 3, 2008.[2] The current number-one on the chart as of the issue dated August 3, 2022, is "Scream" by Be First.[3]

Methodology[edit]

From the chart's inception in 2008, to December 2010, the chart combined CD single sales data from SoundScan Japan, tracking sales at physical stores across Japan, and radio airplay figures from Japan's then 32 AM and FM radio stations sourced from the Japanese company Plantech.[4] In December 2010, the chart expanded to include sales from online stores, as well as sales from iTunes Japan.[4] From December 2013, Billboard incorporated more digital music stores (such as Recochoku and mora) into the chart.[5] Billboard also added two additional factors: tweets relating to songs from Twitter data collected by NTT DATA, as well as data sourced from Gracenote on the number of times a CDs has been registered as being inserted into a computer.[5] In May 2015, the chart began to include both on-demand streams and YouTube views.[6] Finally, in November 2018, the chart began to include karaoke plays in its formula.[7]

From December 7, 2016 onwards, Billboard Japan teamed up with GfK Japan to distribute digital sales of each track on the Hot 100 chart (between the positions of number one to number 50) to the public. The companies will distribute the sales from over 3,900 digital stores nationwide, alongside streaming services with Apple Music, Awa and Line Music, which will commence in 2017 and will be recognized as points (similar to album-equivalent sales).[8]

Song milestones[edit]

Most weeks at number one[edit]

No. of weeks Song Artist Release year
11 "Koi" Gen Hoshino 2016
9 "Zankyo Sanka" Aimer 2021
8 "Homura" LiSA 2020
7 "Lemon" Kenshi Yonezu 2018
"Pretender" Official Hige Dandism 2019
"I Love…" 2020
6 "Yoru ni Kakeru" Yoasobi
4 "Butter" BTS 2021
3 "Christmas Song" Back Number 2015
"Mixed Nuts" Official Hige Dandism 2022

Most total weeks on the Billboard Japan Hot 100[edit]

Legend
Currently charting in the top 100
Currently charting in the top 10 Currently charting in the top 10
  • Only the top 30 songs with the most weeks are included
No. of weeks Song Artist Peak Release Year
228 "Lemon" Kenshi Yonezu 1 2018
228 "Wherever You Are" One Ok Rock 4 2010
211 "Marigold" Aimyon 1 2018
188 "Shape of You" Ed Sheeran 4 2017
179 "Hakujitsu" King Gnu 2 2019
171 "Pretender" Official Hige Dandism 1 2019
167 "Kanade" Sukima Switch 27 2004
166 "Takane no Hanako-san" Back Number 3 2013
159 "115-man Kilo no Film" Official Hige Dandism 11 2018
157 "Himawari no Yakusoku" Motohiro Hata 2 2014
156 "Uchiage Hanabi" Daoko with Kenshi Yonezu 1 2017
149 "Silent Majority" Keyakizaka46 1 2016
146 "Ao to Natsu" Mrs. Green Apple 10 2018
144 "Gurenge" LiSA 2 2019
143 "Kimi wa Rock wo Kikanai" Aimyon 11 2017
"Sayonara Elegy" Masaki Suda 3 2018
142 "Tenbyou no Uta" Mrs. Green Apple feat. Sonoko Inoue 49 2018
141 "Wataridori" Alexandros 3 2015
139 "Koi" Gen Hoshino 1 2016
134 "Eine Kleine" Kenshi Yonezu 19 2014
133 "Ryusei" Sandaime J Soul Brothers from Exile Tribe 1 2014
133 "I Love..." Official Hige Dandism 1 2020
128 "Loser" Kenshi Yonezu 3 2016
124 "Shin Takarajima" Sakanaction 1 2015
123 "Yoru ni Kakeru" Yoasobi 1 2019
117 "Haru no Hi" Aimyon 2 2019
116 "Hadaka no Kokoro" Aimyon 4 2020
114 "Inferno" Mrs. Green Apple 17 2019
"Peace Sign" Kenshi Yonezu 1 2017
113 "Neko" Dish// 9 2017

Other songs that have charted for at least 100 weeks

No. of weeks Song Artist Peak Release Year
113 "Shake It Off" Taylor Swift 4 2014
112 "Hanabi" Mr. Children 1 2008
112 "TT" Twice 3 2016
110 "Walking with You" Novelbright 33 2018
109 "No Doubt" Official Hige Dandism 11 2018
106 "Kiseki" Greeeen 1 2008
"Machigai Sagashi" Masaki Suda 2 2019
105 "Tada Kimi ni Hare" Yorushika 22 2018
"Boy with Luv" BTS feat. Halsey 7 2019
104 "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" Taylor Swift 2 2012
103 "Happy" Pharrell Williams 5 2014
"See You Again" Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth 7 2015
100 "Christmas Song" Back Number 1 2015
101 "Dynamite" BTS 2 2020

Most weeks in the top ten[edit]

Most weeks in the Top 10
No. of weeks Song Artist(s) Year(s)
82
"Lemon" Kenshi Yonezu 2018–2019 & August 2020
78
double-dagger"Dry Flower" Yuuri 2020–2022
66
"Yoru ni Kakeru" Yoasobi 2020–2021
65
"Pretender" Official Hige Dandism 2019–2020
60
"Marigold" Aimyon 2018–2019
58
"Dynamite" BTS 2020–2021
55
"Hakujitsu" King Gnu 2019–2020
55
"Gurenge" LiSA 2019–2020 & January 2021
41
"Shukumei" Official Hige Dandism 2019-2020

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Press Release" (PDF). Billboard (in Japanese). Hanshin Contents Link. 2008-02-28. Retrieved 2009-08-30.[dead link]
  2. ^ "Billboard Japan Chartsビジネス開始のお知らせ" [Announcement of the Marketing Beginning of Billboard Japan Charts] (in Japanese). Kyodo News PR Wire. 2008-02-28. Retrieved 2009-12-23.
  3. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot 100 [2022/08/03 公開]". Billboard Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved August 3, 2022.
  4. ^ a b Dai Onojima. "Japan Hot100がリニューアル" (in Japanese). Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 15, 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Japan Hot100がリニューアル". December 9, 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-12-06.
  6. ^ "日本版BillboardチャートがYouTubeの再生回数を加えリニューアル、チャートの中身が分かる新サービスもスタート". May 28, 2015. Archived from the original on 2015-05-29.
  7. ^ "ビルボードジャパンの総合チャートに"カラオケ"指標が誕生! 大手2社による初のデータ提供が実現". November 28, 2018. Archived from the original on 2018-11-29.
  8. ^ ビルボードジャパンがストリーミングデータを拡充、セールス数&ポイントも一部公開へ (in Japanese). Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 11, 2016.

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