List of number one Reco-kyō Chart singles 2006–09

The monthly highest-selling ringtones in Japan were ranked by the Recording Industry Association of Japan from August 2006 until February 2009, on the Reco-kyō Chart (レコ協チャート, Record Association Chart), also referred to by its formal name the Yūryō Ongaku Haishin Chart (有料音楽配信チャート, Paid Music Distribution Chart). The ringtone sales market was the highest certified digital market in Japan at the time.[1] Charts were released on the 20th of the following month.

Photo taken of musician Kumi Koda.
R&B singer Kumi Koda tied with Greeeen for the most #1 singles on the chart.
Photo taken of musician Hikaru Utada.
Singer-songwriter Hikaru Utada's song "Flavor of Life" was the first to reach #1 for three months.

In April 2009, the chart was replaced with the RIAJ Digital Track Chart, a weekly chart tracking full-length cellphone downloads (着うたフル, Chaku-uta Full) as opposed to ringtones.[2] This new chart retained the formal name for RIAJ's digital chart, Yūryō Ongaku Haishin Chart, but not Reco-kyō Chart (this solely referring to the monthly ringtone chart).

Greeeen was the most successful charting artist in this era, topping the charts for seven months. Both Greeeen and Kumi Koda had four #1 hits, the largest number of hits (Greeeen's "Ai Uta," "Ayumi," "Kiseki" and "Setsuna," and Koda's "Ai no Uta," "Unmei," "Won't Be Long" with Exile and "Yume no Uta"). Other successfully charting artists include Exile with three months ("I Believe," "Ti Amo" and "Won't Be Long" with Kumi Koda) and Kobukuro with two months ("Aoku Yasashiku" and "Tsubomi").

Three songs are tied for the most months charted: Thelma Aoyama featuring SoulJa's "Soba ni Iru ne," Greeeen's "Kiseki" and Hikaru Utada's "Flavor of Life." All three songs were extremely successful in the digital market: "Flavor of Life" was announced as the most successful single of all-time in Japan totalling all formats (ringtone, cellphone full-length download, PC download, CD).[3] In 2008, "Soba ni Iru ne," was announced to be the best-selling digital single of all time in Japan by Guinness World Records,[4] an award given to Greeeen's "Kiseki" a year later.[5]

Two songs charted for a total of two months on the chart, Greeeen's "Ai Uta," and "Sunao ni Naretara," a collaboration between R&B singer Juju with reggae/pop band Spontania, which was an answer song to their previous successful song "Kimi no Subete ni." Only one song that topped the monthly chart was a digital-only release with no physically released counterpart, Ayumi Hamasaki's "Together When...".[6]

Chart historyEdit

Year Month Song Artist(s) Ref(s)
2006 August "Yumekui" Ai Otsuka [7]
September "Taiyō no Uta" Erika Sawajiri (as Kaoru Amane) [8]
October "Yume no Uta" Kumi Koda [9]
November "Won't Be Long" Exile & Kumi Koda [10]
December "Unmei" Kumi Koda [11]
2007 January "Flavor of Life (Ballad Version)" Hikaru Utada [12]
February [13]
March "Flavor of Life (Original Version)" [14]
April "Tsubomi" Kobukuro [15]
May "Ashita Hareru Kana" Keisuke Kuwata [16]
June "Ai Uta" Greeeen [17]
July [18]
August "Lifetime Respect (Onna Hen)" RSP [19]
September "Ai no Uta" Kumi Koda [20]
October "Aoku Yasashiku" Kobukuro [21]
November "I Believe" Exile [22]
December "Together When..." Ayumi Hamasaki [23]
2008 January "Soba ni Iru ne" Thelma Aoyama feat. SoulJa [24]
February [25]
March [26]
April "Kiseki" Greeeen [27]
May [28]
June [29]
July "Gake no Ue no Ponyo" Fujioka Fujimaki to Nozomi Ōhashi [30]
August "Kimi ni Utatta Love Song" Lil'B [31]
September "Ti Amo" Exile [32]
October "Sunao ni Naretara" Juju feat. Spontania [33]
November "Orion" Mika Nakashima [34]
December "Sunao ni Naretara" Juju feat. Spontania [35]
2009 January "Ayumi" Greeeen [36]
February "Setsuna" [37]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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