Hoshino Gen Tops the Digital Singles Charts for the Week of 1/4 – 1/10

This week, Hoshino Gen topped both Recochoku and iTunes for the thirteenth week in a row with “Koi.”

1. Hoshino Gen – Koi
2. RADWIMPS – Zen Zen Zense (movie ver.)
3. back number – Happy End
5. Suchmos – STAY TUNE
6. Keyakizaka46 – Silent Majority
7. back number – Heroine
8. RADWIMPS – Nandemonai ya (movie ver.)
9. Takahashi Mariko – Gomen ne…
10. Utada Hikaru – Hanataba wo Kimi ni

1. Hoshino Gen – Koi
2. RADWIMPS – Zen Zen Zense (movie ver.)
3. back number – Happy End
5. RADWIMPS – Nandemonai ya (movie ver.)
6. Utada Hikaru – Hanataba wo Kimi ni
7. Keyakizaka46 – Silent Majority
9. Suchmos – STAY TUNE
10. AI – Minna ga Minna Eiyuu (full version)

  • Comments

    • eplizo

      Genuinely wondering how long he can keep this streak up.

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    • Ryusei

      What is japan’s obsession with this bland af song

      • Iok

        Deserving obsession over a classic crooner composition. Koi is way better than any sandaime/ldh try hard mess.

        • Ryusei

          is this just based off my profile pic? lol and no it’s just boring sorry bout it

          • Iok

            Based on your history of comments i’ve seen so far, your taste level is highly questionable. Ie, your preference for e-girls dancers to ayabambi was telling.

            • Ryusei

              I’m screaming lmao

              • Iok

                Screaming over your pedestarian taste perhaps

                • Ryusei

                  “Pedestrian” lol as if you’re some king or smth gtfo you’re clearly overrating yourself

                  • Iok

                    Sorry but that would be “plebeian”, the opposite of being a royalty. “Pedestarian” means someone who walks or someone who is dull.

        • Mr.Taxi™

          I love this site.

    • Kanjo Maru

      I don’t agree with the complaints. There’s just been nothing around to dethrone him.

      • Kana Hoshino

        I love the song, I’m starting to get to know him better and he seems great. The song has a very Asian sound to it, which is great since there are many songs that were too influenced by Western sounds.
        Also, as much as I like RADWIMPS, the movie those songs are for is nothing special. Besides a “2011 tsunami” feeling that some Japanese may feel from the movie, nothing else justifies its success.

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    • Thomas

      I love how people complain about idols dominating the charts all the time but when an actual artist (Hoshino Gen / RADWIMPS / Utada) tops the charts, everyone’s like “OMG OVERRATED MESS!!”

      • Iok

        I loath these unnecessary complains on Gen/ Utada etc more than the complains over my idol faves dominating. Sure people can argue some songs in Fantome are boring (true) or ZenzenZense is too basic for Radwimps (imo) but Koi actually is a legitimately well composed song. Sun is still a better song but so what if Koi still hasn’t run its course. Good for Gen! Just like idols, people are just finding faults because it’s mainstream hit.