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Namida Surprise!

600px-Namida no surprise

Single by AKB48
Regular Cover


600px-Namida surpise theater ver

Single by AKB48
Theater Cover

Released: June 24, 2009
Genre: J-Pop
Format: CD Single, CD+DVD
Label: You, Be Cool!/KING RECORDS
Producer: Akimoto Yasushi
AKB48 Promoting Single
Namisapu
AKB48 Singles Chronology
Previous:
10nen Zakura
11th Single
(2009)
Next:
Iiwake Maybe
13th Single
(2009)

Namida Surprise! (涙サプライズ!; Surprise Tears!) is AKB48's 12th single. It was released in two versions: a regular CD+DVD edition with a handshaking event ticket and a voting card (with a serial #) for August's AKB48 single; and a theater edition. The jacket art was illustrated by artist Murakami Takashi.

Motto

「お誕生日に歌いたい歌がある」 ("OTanjoubi ni Utaitai Uta ga aru")
Translation: "i have a song i want to sing for my birthday"

Tracklist

PV 涙サプライズ ! AKB48 公式05:57

PV 涙サプライズ ! AKB48 公式

Namida Surprise!

  1. Namida Surprise! (涙サプライズ!)
  2. Shonichi (初日) / team B
  3. FIRST LOVE / Ono Erena 
  4. Namida Surprise! (off vocal ver.) (涙サプライズ!)

  1. Namida Surprise! (涙サプライズ!) (PV)
  2. Making Video
  3. Bonus Footage

  1. Namida Surprise! (涙サプライズ!)
  2. Shonichi (初日) / team B
  3. FIRST LOVE / Ono Erena 
  4. Namida Surprise! (off vocal ver.) (涙サプライズ!)

TV Performances

  • [2009.06.10] AKBINGO
  • [2009.06.20] MelodiX!
  • [2009.06.26] Music Fighter
  • [2009.06.28] MUSIC JAPAN
  • [2009.07.13] Chichinpuipui

Selected Members

Namida Surprise!

Senbatsu (20 Members, member bolded are the front girls of this single, Maeda Atsuko Center)

Shonichi

Team B

FIRST LOVE

Ono Erena

Oricon Chart Positions

MonTueWedThuFriSatSunWeek RankSales
- 2
41,046
2
19,135
2
14,839
2
15,607
2
6,346
5 2 104,180
2 8 7 5 5 4 5 6 20,281
6 11 26 9 6 14 13 13 9,573
16 36 42 30 33 28 39 33 2,029
22 - - - - - - 61 1,600
- - - - - - - 93 841
- - - - - - - 143 578
- - - - - - - 125 576

Total Reported Sales: 168,826*
Total Sales on 2009: 145,503
Total Sales on 2010: 17,133
Total Sales on 2011: 6,190*

Chart Records (Oricon)
  • The fifth best-selling single of July 2009.
  • The 39th best-selling single of 2009.
  • First AKB48 single to rank second in both the Weekly and Daily Categories of the Oricon Charts.
  • First AKB48 Single to sell over 100,000 copies in its first week.
  • Following the trend set by 10nen Zakura, this single outsold all the previous AKB48 singles only in its first week.
Achievements
  • Namida Surprise! - 8th Music Video to reach 20,000,000 views on YouTube

Trivia

  • The first and only time a solo song was included in an AKB48 Single.
  • The first time an AKB48 single had an illustrated CD cover.
  • Following Oogoe Diamond and 10nen Zakura, this was the third single in a row to be composed by Inoue Yoshimura.
  • The release day of this single happened to be Kitahara Rie's 18th Birthday.
  • A famous "ikemen" (hot guy) actor Ito Hideaki appears in the MV.
  • The first AKB48 single to have a Kenkuusei as a Senbatsu member: Komori Mika; which became a hot topic.[1]
  • This was the second birthday-themed song by AKB48. The first one was Tanjoubi no Yoru from A3.
Notes
  1. AKBINGO! Episode 187

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