Hello Pro All Stars at No. 1 with 20th Anniversary Single, DA PUMP Returns to No. 2 on Japan Hot 100 

The song at No. 1 on this week’s Billboard Japan Hot 100 dated Sept. 24 to 30 is “YEAH YEAH YEAH/Akogare No Stress-free/Hana, Takenawa No Toki” by Hello Pro All Stars, consisting of Morning Musume. ’18 and other popular J-pop girl groups under the Hello! Project moniker. 

The single commemorating the 20th anniversary of Hello! Project blasts in at No. 1 on the tally with 216,905 copies sold in its first week, coming in way ahead of the competition for the physical sales metric (No. 1) of the chart’s measurement.  

Rising again a notch to No. 2 is DA PUMP’s long-running hit “U.S.A.” This song has remained in the top 5 for 17 weeks straight and has ruled streaming and video views (with over 8.7 million views this week) for 14 and 16 weeks in a row respectively. This week it leads look-ups - - the number of times a CD is ripped to a computer - - for the first time, and the song has remained in the top 30 for physical sales since June 18. 

The Japanese rock band BUMP OF CHICKEN bows at No. 3 on the Japan Hot 100 with “Sirius,” the opener to the animated TV series Last Hope (Japanese title: Juushinki Pandora). The digital-only single was released Sept. 24 and came in at No. 1 for downloads with 53,882 units sold, and also leads the radio airplay metric this week. 

The Billboard Japan Hot 100 combines physical and digital sales, radio airplay, Twitter mentions, YouTube and GYAO! video views, Gracenote look-ups and audio streams from Apple Music, AWA, Google Play Music, KKBOK, LINE MUSIC, Rakuten Music, Recochoku provided by Gfk Japan, as well as streaming counts based on lyrics displayed on PetitLyrics. 



Billboard Japan Hot 100 Top 20 (dated Sept. 24 to 30)

1. YEAH YEAH YEAH / Hello Pro All Stars

2. U.S.A. / DA PUMP


4. Lemon / Kenshi Yonezu

5. Precious Summer! / Dempagumi.inc

6. Idea / Gen Hoshino

7. WHAT YOU WANT / Nana Mizuki

8. Ai No Katachi feat. HIDE (GReeeeN) / MISIA

9. Toriko / Nissy (Takahiro Nishijima)

10. Jikochu De Iko! / Nogizaka46


12. Ambivalent / Keyakizaka46

13. Daifuseikai / back number


15. Good job! / Sheryl Nome starring May’n/Ranka Lee = Megumi Nakajima

16. Bedtime Story / Kana Nishino

17. Marigold / Aimyon

18. Zombies are standing out / PornoGraffitti

19. Good Night Angel / Shogo Hamada & The J.S. Inspirations

20. Hero / Namie Amuro 

Text: Billboard JAPAN / Photo: Courtesy Photo