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Manatsu no Sounds Good!
Released: May 23, 2012
Genre: J-Pop
Format: CD Single, CD+DVD
Label: You, Be Cool!/KING RECORDS
Producer: Akimoto Yasushi
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【PV】真夏のSounds good ! ダイジェスト映像 AKB48 公式

AKB48 - Manatsu no Sounds good!

"Manatsu no Sounds Good!" (真夏のSounds Good!; Midsummer Sounds Good!) is the 26th major single (28th overall) released by AKB48. It was released in five versions: a limited type-A CD+DVD edition, a regular type-A CD+DVD edition, a limited type-B CD+DVD edition, a regular type-B CD+DVD edition, and a limited CD-only theater edition. The limited type-A and type-B editions came with one of two national handshake event tickets, while all four limited and regular A/B editions came with a serial number to vote for a member to participate in AKB48's 27th single. As well, the theater edition came with an "Manatsu no Sounds Good!" release event handshake ticket and an election campaign picture of one member at random.

According to Oricon, the single sold 1,170,554 copies on its first day of release, beating their previous record of highest first-day sales with "Kaze wa Fuiteiru".


Tracklist

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AKB48 Promoting Single

Selected Members

"Manatsu no Sounds Good!"

Senbatsu (選抜) (36 Members) (Maeda Atsuko and Watanabe Mayu Centers, Media Senbatsu in bold)

"Mitsu no Namida"

Artist: Special Girls

"Choudai, Darling!"

Artist: Selection 10

"Gugutasu no Sora"

Artist: Google+ Senbatsu

"Kimi no Tame ni Boku wa..."

Artist: Stage Fighter Senbatsu

TV Performances

  • [2012.05.25] Music Station
  • [2012.05.27] Music Japan
  • [2012.06.07] Music Station
  • [2012.07.09] Hey! Hey! Hey! Music Champ
  • [2012.08.27] Hey! Hey! Hey! Music Champ
  • [2012.12.21] Music Station Super Live 2012
  • [2012.12.30] 54th Japan Record Award
  • [2012.12.31] 63rd Kouhaku Uta Gassen

Oricon Chart Positions

MonTueWedThuFriSatSunWeek RankSales
- #1
1,170,554
#1
159,623
#1
101,704
#1
59,578
#1
56,708
#1
52,631
#1 1,616,795
#1
21,792
#3
22,053
#2
19,838
#1
15,211
#1
12,169
#1
14,669
#1
16,117
#2 128,604
#1
13,471
#5 #5 #5 #5 #4 #4 #4 35,550
#5 #16 #12 #8 #7 #6 #4 #8 9,837
#3
956
#17 #16 #11 #9 #9 #10 #13 6,612
#9 #27 #27 #19 #18 #12 #15 #23 4,381
#9 #35 #32 #28 #27 #25 #23 #29 2,762
#20 #44 #39 #43 #35 #21 #16 #38 2,412
#16 #49 #46 #46 #40 #32 #30 #40 1,893
#24 - - - - #45 #47 #55 1,569
#42 - - - - - - #72 1,165
- - - - - - - 90 1,033
- - - - - - - 60 1,469
46 - - - - - - 81 914
- - - - - - - 78 1,090
- - - - - - - 103 723
- - - - - - - 97 570
- - - - - - - 115 531
- - - - - - - 115 502
- - - - - - - 111 457
- - - - - - - 128 389
- - - - - - - 152 285
- - - - - - - 190 262
- - - - - - - 191 251
YearMonthMonth RankSales
2012 May 1 1,745,399
2012 June 10 56,380

Total Reported Sales: 1,820,056* (2012 #1 single of the year)

  • 13th consecutive single to debut at #1 in the Weekly Oricon rankings.

Awards

Year Ceremony Award Nominated work Result
2012 Billboard Japan Music Awards Hot 100 of the Year "Manatsu no Sounds Good!" Won
Hot 100 Single Sales of the Year "Manatsu no Sounds Good!" Won
54th Japan Record Award Japan Record Award "Manatsu no Sounds Good!" Won

Trivia

Videos

Senbatsu Slideshow

  • Maeda Atsuko
  • Watanabe Mayu
  • Oshima Yuko
  • Takahashi Minami
  • Shinoda Mariko
  • Kojima Haruna
  • Itano Tomomi
  • Kashiwagi Yuki
  • Matsui Jurina
  • Matsui Rena
  • Miyazawa Sae
  • Minegishi Minami
  • Sashihara Rino
  • Takajo Aki
  • Kitahara Rie
  • Yokoyama Yui
  • Kasai Tomomi
  • Yamamoto Sayaka
  • Watanabe Miyuki
  • Takayanagi Akane
  • Kimoto Kanon
  • Kuramochi Asuka
  • Shimazaki Haruka
  • Kizaki Yuria
  • Iriyama Anna
  • Kawaei Rina
  • Iwate Karen
  • Takahashi Juri
  • Shimada Haruka
  • Takeuchi Miyu
  • Yamauchi Suzuran
  • Ichikawa Miori
  • Abe Maria
  • Kato Rena
  • Jo Eriko
  • Kodama Haruka

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