The J-Pop mega-idol group AKB48 is continuing its dominance of the Japanese music industry. The act grabbed the top four spots in JASRAC's (Japan Society of Songwriters, Authors and Composers ... The next three tunes were "Ponytail and Chou," "Beginner.
That's... a lot! With hits like Aitakatta and Ponytail to Shushu, AKB48 has become the most popular female group in Japan. Depending how many members have left (or "graduated"), the Akihabara-based AKB48 typically has around 48 members at any given time.
The video shows Sawajiri in various states of dress and some semi-nude poses, including lying down on a bed in lingerie. The No. 1 watched music video was "Ponytail to Shushu" by AKB48.
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Anyone who would dismiss AKB48's repertoire as carbon-copy bubblegum has not heard or seen these songs: "Kuroi Tenshi," with its S&M overtones in the dance routine ... the new summer single "Ponytail to Shushu," and finally—one more farewell song.
It is rumoured that the agency might continue to pursue the matter though. AKB48 is currrently Japan’s top female pop group. Their previous single album Ponytail to Shushu has sold over 500,000 copies within a week. As a side note, the pop group will.
Contrary to popular hemming and hawing, the big problem with Oricon chart-dominating act AKB48 isn’t their music ... sounds like AKB’s “Gingham Check” mixed with “Ponytail to Shushu,” except with the peppiness reheated out.