4-man visual-kei air band Golden Bomber released their new song “101-kai me no noroi” on the 1st day of the new year and sold 158,000 copies, debuting at #1 on the weekly singles ranking dated January 13. This is their follow-up to last year’s “Dance my Generation” (also released on new year’s day). Their first week sales are up by over 30,000 units from last year’s 125,000. The last indie label artist to rank 1st on Oricon was Mongol800 with “Yorokobi no uta” (2003, 12/22-12/29), and Golden Bomber are the first indie artists to have 2 consecutive singles rank 1st.
Singer, songwriter, and composer Sho Kiryuuin comments: “Thank you very much for purchasing our CD m(_ _)m I truly feel how lucky and blessed we are for having people reach out and buy our CD”.
Their song “Memeshikute” (released October 2009) which they performed at the 64th Kouhaku also broke into the top 100 once again since May 27 of last year (76th) as it ranked in at 58th for the week.