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6:59 pm - 01/08/2013

Golden Bomber’s new single tops the Oricon weekly chart for the first time

“Visual-kei air band” Golden Bomber’s new single “Dance My Generation” (released on January 1st) sold 125,000 copies in the first week, and topped Oricon’s weekly single chart for the week of January 14th. Since their debut back in May of 2008, this marks the first time for them to top the chart whether it be that of the singles or album charts.

It was also the first time in 9 years and a month for an indie artist, who does not belong to a major label, to top the weekly single ranking since Mongol800 last achieved it with “Yorokobi no Uta” (released in December 2003). Since Mongol800 topped the chart in the second week of the release, Golden Bomber is the first indie artist to top the chart in the first week.

Additionally, 11 of Golden Bomber’s previous works including “DT Suteru/Let’s Go ED” (released in November 2012 under the name of “Golden Ixion Bomber” for the TV anime “Ixion Saga DT“) ranked in TOP100 of the weekly single chart which was the best record for an indie artist. Moreover, the rank for one of the 11 works, “Memeshikute” (released in October 2009), rose to No.4 from No.31, which is the highest rank for the particular single since the its release.

Up until now, Golden Bomber’s highest ranked single was “Yowasete Mojito” (released in November 2011) as it achieved No. 3, and highest ranked album was “Golden Album” (released in January 2012) as it ranked No. 2.

“Dance My Generation” is also their first work to sell over 100,000 copies in the first week. The “Vo-karu (vocal)” Kiryuin Sho, who writes and composes all their songs, commented, “This would not have been possible without everybody! Thank you!”

Source: Tokyohive

nekobot01 8th-Jan-2013 05:53 pm (UTC)

I am seriously so excited for them right now. I just hope Kiryuin gets time to rest his voice before the tour and doesn't push too hard...
harisukaori 9th-Jan-2013 10:19 am (UTC)
Is it subbed? Where can I download it/see it?
thewarpedmelody 9th-Jan-2013 10:58 am (UTC)
one of the best episode ever
inachan89 8th-Jan-2013 06:21 pm (UTC)
I don't know much about them but i enjoyed their Kohaku perf,congrats!!!

Edited at 2013-01-08 06:22 pm (UTC)
kairigiu 8th-Jan-2013 06:21 pm (UTC)
I was expecting this, so happy for my boys ;__; <3
ohprecioustime 8th-Jan-2013 06:29 pm (UTC)
vomiting, they are both untalented and unfunny at the same time

why is Japan replacing their basic acts with even more annoying but now irrating basic acts...ugh
8loop 8th-Jan-2013 07:08 pm (UTC)
sakana93 8th-Jan-2013 07:23 pm (UTC)
aibada 8th-Jan-2013 11:50 pm (UTC)
queryz 9th-Jan-2013 01:24 am (UTC)
tbh, I don't find them funny at all :|, they just try too hard.
their songs are okay, but nothing special.
dimension_gurl 9th-Jan-2013 05:01 am (UTC)
I'm a huge visual kei fan, and I totally agree with you. There are so many better bands out there, yet they are pretty much unknown. Anyway, Thank You for saying this.
crystalluvshun 9th-Jan-2013 05:09 am (UTC)
haters hating again? =) oh well, you are entitled to your own opinion...but saying they are "untalented" is going too far I think...

anyway, I personally like Golden Bomber, they are definitely they're not some of the most talented, but I think they definitely have some musical talent. I can think of so many more acts in Japan who are worse than them, MUCH worse (and I think you can guess who some of them are) =)

Edited at 2013-01-09 05:13 am (UTC)
sakana93 9th-Jan-2013 06:00 am (UTC)
I'm curious who you are refering to
crystalluvshun 10th-Jan-2013 08:53 pm (UTC)
isn't it obvious? I would've thought people would've picked up on the ones I was referring to. To me, they are much worse than these guys...but I won't name names otherwise I'm sure their stans will all go on the fangirl defensive & I don't want to turn this into a fangirl b*tching fest.

sakana93 11th-Jan-2013 12:49 am (UTC)
I can't think of any except for the idols (who are almost never required to be musically talented anw). Sorry for bothering you tho
crystalluvshun 11th-Jan-2013 10:03 am (UTC)
I can't think of any except for the idols (who are almost never required to be musically talented anw)

my point exactly...I'm not saying that "all" idols & idol groups are "untalented", I think some of them do have at least some musical potential...but there are some of these idols who are really just looks & very little to no musical talent IMO (again I won't mention names)...and they are the ones I was referring to. With these Golden Bomber guys, at least the lead vocalist is musically talented...the other members, well, they're mediocre, but the lead singer is really the stand-out in the group anyway.
citrine047 9th-Jan-2013 08:17 am (UTC)
they ARE musically untalented, except kuryuin sho. on the other hand, i find their antics amusing. they're not very funny 100% of the time bc sometimes they try too hard. having said that, i do appreciate them as a comedic wannabe band. thats why i'm okay with them getting chart success because its not always abt talent anyway. they keep a lot of ppl entertained so y not.
thewarpedmelody 9th-Jan-2013 11:00 am (UTC)
IA, in this SDK show, all of them admitted only Sho has musical talent, all the others can't play any instrument and aren't interested in music or the instrument at all.

A music industry should have all sorts of artistes, to have a comedic air rock band, its definitely something different and entertaining
eureeka 9th-Jan-2013 02:38 pm (UTC)
They exaggerated on the show, because its more funny to be completely useless and uninterested in music. Kyan the guitarist actually does play live guitar solos almost every show. He probably won't be inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame anytime soon, but he is decent. Still I understand what you are saying. Ppl are up in arms about them not playing the music, but seeing as how Sho produces original songs where he writes the lyrics, the melody, helps with the arrangement, and sings live is far more than most popular acts on the chart today.
crystalluvshun 10th-Jan-2013 08:44 pm (UTC)
well we're all voicing our own opinions, that's what we do here, and saying that they are musically "untalented" is an opinion, it's not a fact.

I just think that for me personally, they do have at least some talent in music particularly the lead singer, and I feel that saying they're "untalented" is going a bit too far, but that's just my opinion.

Edited at 2013-01-10 08:55 pm (UTC)
citrine047 11th-Jan-2013 10:04 pm (UTC)
well don't be so pressed. i guess i came on too strong, sorry fr that.
we have different definitions of what being "talented" is, so yea, let's just agree to disagree on that point
crystalluvshun 12th-Jan-2013 12:04 am (UTC)
why do you assume I was being pressed? I was merely emphasizing on the point that everyone has different opinions, that's all. and you just proved my point exactly.
citrine047 13th-Jan-2013 05:43 pm (UTC)
the band you like was called untalented and here you are reiterating your "opinion" that they aren't. oh yes you are not pressed
nekobot01 9th-Jan-2013 04:43 pm (UTC)

Kiryuin is a very talented songwriter and singer - and FWIW many, many pop/rock artists have recordings just as "fake" as Golden Bombers. Kudos to GB for calling bullshit on our ideas of authenticity.
itskimbitches 9th-Jan-2013 01:54 pm (UTC)
japan likes that stuff, the less talented you are the better!

they're ironic tho that's the gimmick.
crystalluvshun 10th-Jan-2013 08:48 pm (UTC)
japan likes that stuff, the less talented you are the better!

sadly that seems to be true to some extent, when looking at all those idols & idol groups topping oricon charts & selling so much nowadays =(
While most of the artists & musicians who actually have musical talent gets overshadowed...I'm just glad that some of the artists & musicians & music bands who still top charts & still sell so much in Japan are at least some of the more talented ones.
sad_eva 8th-Jan-2013 09:08 pm (UTC)
oh wow, that's brilliant. Loved the Golden Album and really thrilled about this news. :) Go Bomber!
eureeka 8th-Jan-2013 09:10 pm (UTC)
Congrats. Really getting into them lately.
mitsubachi_san 8th-Jan-2013 11:20 pm (UTC)
I want to watch the interview from your gif!!
Does anyone know where to find it?
miyukixrinn 9th-Jan-2013 01:00 am (UTC)
it's available on domotokyoudai comm :D
ann_chibi 9th-Jan-2013 01:15 am (UTC)

I recently love them..hilarious group..*Kenji was kakkooii*

rim1789 9th-Jan-2013 03:33 am (UTC)
Congrats ^^

And lol that gif xD
abuchan 9th-Jan-2013 04:42 am (UTC)
I've started to like them since I found them in Nico Nico XD
They're crazy! and Memeshikute Kpop Version PV is a must watch LOL
crystalluvshun 9th-Jan-2013 05:10 am (UTC)
congrats to the guys =)

I think their performance on Kohaku partially helped them in the sales =)

Edited at 2013-01-09 05:10 am (UTC)
nico_nicoru 9th-Jan-2013 11:21 am (UTC)
So proud of them!!!!! ;w:
vicinity_love 10th-Jan-2013 09:31 am (UTC)
late to the this, but super proud of the boys !
crazgal5 11th-Jan-2013 01:43 am (UTC)
Congrats, you guys!!! XD
stole_away 11th-Jan-2013 10:23 am (UTC)
wow congrats, but i wodne rhow long their popularity will last since they are a airband right?
le_stupidkid 17th-Jan-2013 12:01 pm (UTC)
>< omedetou! wow they're very great and funny I LOVE THEM
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