The premise of AKB48 can be recited ... Oshima puts down a vote for "RIVER," explaining its appeal: "It has a 'stomp' feel to it ... a cool style that sounds different from our other stuff." And Kojima chooses the birthday song "Namida Surprise" because.
In 2009, the single "Namida Surprise ... in collaboration with AKB48. The group's first "general election," a popularity contest in which fans vote for their favorite members, also became a talking point. In October 2009, "RIVER" became the group's.