Dango 3 Kyodai

"Dango 3 Kyodai" (だんご3兄弟, Dango San Kyōdai, "Three Dango Brothers") is a Japanese song released on March 3, 1999. The song caused a social phenomenon in Japan.[1] On the Japanese Oricon weekly single charts, it debuted at the number-one position with the sales of over one million copies.[2] It was considered that the song might surpass the record of "Oyoge! Taiyaki-kun".[3] However, it spent at the top position for only three consecutive weeks. In fact, this song proved that "Oyoge! Taiyaki-kun" had been extraordinary.[4] According to the Oricon, it sold over 2.91 million copies, becoming the third best-selling single in Japan at that time.[5] However, Southern All Stars's "Tsunami" surpassed the record in 2005.[6]

"Dango 3 Kyōdai"
Single by Kentaro Hayami, Ayumi Shigemori, Himawari Kids and Dango Gasshōdan
ReleasedMarch 3, 1999 (1999-03-03)
LabelPony Canyon
Songwriter(s)Horie Yoshiro, Satou Masahiko, Uchino Masumi
Producer(s)Masahiko Satō
Kentarō Hayami singles chronology
"'Mach GoGoGo 97'"
"Dango 3 Kyōdai"
"'Moero×4 Robokon!!'"

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Tokyo says 'Bravo!' to tango explosion". The Japan Times. 1999-03-20. Retrieved 2008-10-28.
  2. ^ "Oricon Weekly Single Charts for the third week of March 1999" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2008-12-05.
  3. ^ 爆発「だんご3兄弟」が日本経済救う? (in Japanese). Nikkei Business Publications. 1999-03-09. Archived from the original on 2008-03-16. Retrieved 2008-12-05.
  4. ^ ギネス認定記念で復活!「およげ!たいやきくん」CDで再発売 (in Japanese). Sankei Shimbun. 2008-02-20. Archived from the original on July 25, 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-05.
  5. ^ "SMAP「世界に一つだけの花」、 シングル売上歴代9位に!!" (in Japanese). Oricon. 2004-08-03. Retrieved 2008-12-05.
  6. ^ サザン、史上最多!44作ランクイン!! (in Japanese). Oricon. 2005-06-28. Archived from the original on 2005-07-03. Retrieved 2008-12-05.