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K-ON!! OP and ED Take Top 2 of Weekly CD Ranking

by dtshyk
May 3, 2010 4:22 PM | 64 Comments
According to Oricon, the theme songs of K-ON!! occupied the top 2 of the weekly single CD ranking for April 26th - May 2nd. The OP "GO! GO! MANIAC" and the ED "Listen!!" have won the top and the second, respectively. It's for the first time in Oricon's 42-year-history that a single CD of anime character wins the top in the weekly ranking. Hokago Tea Time has become the third female singer(s) who took the top 2 of the weekly single CD ranking. The previous record was made 26 years ago.

The album CD of the first series "Hokago Tea Time" had won the top of the weekly album CD ranking last July.

Weekly Single CD Ranking for Apr 26 - May 2
*1, 83,400 *83,400 K-ON!! OP "GO! GO! MANIAC"
*2, 76,558 *76,558 K-ON!! ED "Listen!!"
*7, 14,200 *14,200 B Gata H Kei OP "Oshiete A to Z"
*8, 14,115 *47,279 Gintama: Shinyaku Benizakura-hen OP "Bakuchi Dancer"
*9, 12,977 *12,977 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood ED "RAY OF LIGHT"
19, *5,376 **5,276 Tales of Symphonia: Tethe'alla Hen ED "Inori no Kanata"
27, *3,052 112,547 Nintama Rantaro OP "Yuki 100%"
29, *3,009 *10,674 Hakuouki OP "Izayoi Namida"
36, *2,451 *13,195 Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou OP "REALOVE:REALIFE"
43, *1,935 *32,053 Heartcatch Precure! OP "Alright! Heart Catch Precure!"
44, *1,803 *18,760 Detective Conan Movie 14: The Lost Ship in the Sky ED "Over Drive"
49, *1,763 **1,763 Fairy Tail OP "ft."

ref. the first week sales of K-ON! first season themes
Cagayake! GIRLS 61,608
Don't Say "lazy" 66,910

Source: Oricon, Youtaiju, Youtaiju2

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Just amazing.

Aug 4, 2010 12:32 AM by zeroj

HawthorneKitty said:

...wait... the op got #1?
Somebody kill me.

The first 10 times I (re)listened to it made me skip the OP until ep16 when I realized that there was an OP2
anti-waifu said:

OP, in the other hand, the guitar riff, bass riff, keyboard riff are catchy and memorable. The rhythm is interesting. The mix of Jazz style chord progression in this song awesome.

I listened to the OP again for another 6x straight and yes while the music itself is kind of catchy, I could endure the high pitch voice chorus until it hit the mid part which really sucks in composition imo and the OP animation was boring/too repetitive .... it must've been appealing to moe-blob fans though.

tl;dr- It's not too bad of a song but the #1 spot definitely was just a popularity thing.

Aug 2, 2010 1:58 PM by KJacket

BiscuittRoot said:
Karuroso said:
Arceus said:
NikuiKira12 said:
wassay said:
HawthorneKitty said:
...wait... the op got #1?
Somebody kill me.
Don't worry, it was easily dethroned and pushed way down.

Jun 17, 2010 11:18 AM by Leon-Gun

Karuroso said:
Arceus said:
NikuiKira12 said:
wassay said:
HawthorneKitty said:
...wait... the op got #1?
Somebody kill me.

Jun 16, 2010 9:18 PM by BiscuitRoot

gogitosbanditos said:
anti-waifu said:

OP, in the other hand, the guitar riff, bass riff, keyboard riff are catchy and memorable.
The rhythm is interesting. The mix of Jazz style chord progression in this song awesome.

Glad there are some clever people in this thread :)


Oh right, this is MAL forums.

Jun 16, 2010 4:58 AM by Yanoflies

anti-waifu said:

OP, in the other hand, the guitar riff, bass riff, keyboard riff are catchy and memorable.
The rhythm is interesting. The mix of Jazz style chord progression in this song awesome.

Glad there are some clever people in this thread :)

Jun 16, 2010 4:42 AM by never_meant

K-On Ftw!~

Jun 16, 2010 2:26 AM by OShoranO

IZUMI64 said:
Just shut up your mouth, you all MOE haters......
just drop it and back to your BL

Fu king this! Seriously! Have you even wattched something japanese aside from the animes? I mean, seriously, all the japanese girls are squee-ing like crazy and men find that attractive, apparently. Or in other words, are used to this kinda thing. Let's take for an example Aya Hirano. She has such a deep voice while acting, but when off-stage... OH MY GOD. SQUUUUUEEEE BLYAAIHAIAIA /smt along thoses lines/

I'm not against those things, just pointing out. This is a rank in Japan, not in US, Europe, or whatever. They will buy what they like, sheesh!

Anyways...
Cagayake Girls /well... I LIKE IT!!! >>/ > Don't say lazy > Listen! > Go Go Maniac!

I like Go Go Maniac really much though, even if it's in the last place, and even if I'm not a japanese so I can't enjoy it like them xD It's fun. Though I gotta be pretty hyped up to listen to it, I'm not always in the mood. But yeah, when I first heard it, I was also like... WTF DID YOU GUYS DO TO MAH ANIME, but then I listened to it 3-4 more times and now I love it ^_^

May 31, 2010 4:24 AM by Nao-stani

The OP could be the next "rickroll'd" song.

That's why it became #1.

May 8, 2010 6:43 AM by Xassite

wow they take the top 2 *-*
but i think the ed should be #1 the ed is really better then the op X'''D

May 8, 2010 5:07 AM by Haruka-chan95

WHAT? I don't even find it pleasing to hear. It's just.. ugh.

May 8, 2010 4:56 AM by Nia9001

kleeny said:
japanese people sure have taste...
the op is soo "special"
I cannot not skip it in the episode...


yah yah... sure coz they ar the one who made this kind anime
... majority of non-japanese anime watcher juz listen to the melody of the music..

hahah~ poor stereotypes~
upset by having "Listen" (juz because of moe Mio) as a second placer..
Cagayake Girls is better than the second OP...
But i disliked the second ED more than the second OP...
Still first ED is the best for all her fans~

That's not a quite bad news...
If i were a to buy a copy of this CD i would choose the rank 1...
At first annoying... but good if heard over over again..
Still, every OP must be in the FRONT LINE~

May 8, 2010 4:33 AM by fatalframe111

HawthorneKitty said:
...wait... the op got #1?
Somebody kill me.


Seconded. :|
I'm glad Listen got up there though.

May 6, 2010 7:07 AM by Eka

dtshyk said:
Weekly Single CD Ranking for Apr 26 - May 2
*1, 83,400 *83,400 K-ON!! OP "GO! GO! MANIAC"

I'm in Despair!

I thought Cagayake Girls is better than this one, let alone the second season ending "Listen".

I really cannot understand people's taste. Seriously....

May 6, 2010 3:21 AM by -Quasar

japanese people sure have taste...
the op is soo "special"
I cannot not skip it in the episode...


I haven't skipped a single one yet XD

May 5, 2010 10:06 PM by Sylpheed

-Eva- said:
Well, ED might have deserved it, but the OP? O.o

Yes, I agree. but it does grow on you.

Wolfnagi said:
WTH...........
How many people in MAL hate Go! Go! Maniac??????
Its is WAY better than Listen which is for me,
by far the worse song in K-ON
Both first and second,
Can't they make something like Don't Say Lazy again??????????

Yes. It's a new song called 'Listen'.

AO968 said:
Hexrapper said:
It's the ED that's mediocre. But then again so was Don't Say Lazy so eh. Should have used Our Magic.


You kidding me? Our Magic is by far the worst song I've heard related to K-ON! so far. It's even worse than some of the character songs (which I didn't think highly of back then either). Listen!! fits perfectly for an ED, at least that is a song I like after having heard it several times. it;'s nowhere near as good as the OP, but worse than Our Magic? No.

I think Genius...! is a whole lot better than Our Magic.


oh, I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks Our magic sux. It's Yoko Hikasa's worst songs. Yoko Hikasa should only sing rock and pop songs, not peppy and lively one. That's Aki Toyosaki's domain.

Eitherway, K-On broke another record? SHAFT, Counter the moeblob-ness with Senjougahara fascination!

May 5, 2010 8:00 PM by underMebius

Hexrapper said:
It's the ED that's mediocre. But then again so was Don't Say Lazy so eh. Should have used Our Magic.


You kidding me? Our Magic is by far the worst song I've heard related to K-ON! so far. It's even worse than some of the character songs (which I didn't think highly of back then either). Listen!! fits perfectly for an ED, at least that is a song I like after having heard it several times. it;'s nowhere near as good as the OP, but worse than Our Magic? No.

I think Genius...! is a whole lot better than Our Magic.

May 5, 2010 5:54 AM by Firelord76

Just shut up your mouth, you all MOE haters......
just drop it and back to your BL

May 5, 2010 1:40 AM by IZUMI64

Hexrapper said:
I still don't understand what about the OP people don't like. It's frentic and energetic, and it's damned fun to listen to. It's impossible to listen to it without tapping your feet.

It's the ED that's mediocre. But then again so was Don't Say Lazy so eh. Should have used Our Magic.



Agreed with this guy, ED was mediocre.
it's just a generic pop-rock with simple chord progression playing over and over.
OP, in the other hand, the guitar riff, bass riff, keyboard riff are catchy and memorable.
The rhythm is interesting. The mix of Jazz style chord progression in this song awesome.

May 5, 2010 1:03 AM by anti-waifu

I find the fact that Bakuchi Dancer to be on the top 10 to be way more enjoyable.

May 4, 2010 7:14 PM by Sakata-san

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