Daily Archives: May 18, 2006

Remioromen Top Album Chart

Rock trio Remioromen have topped the charts for the first time. Formed in 2000, the band released their first single in May, 2003. They’ve grown into one of the hottest acts of the moment, and their previous album “Ether” and singles have done well but never got past the No.2 spot. But following the long-term success of last November’s single “Konayuki”, the new album “Horizon” was by far the best seller on Tuesday’s daily chart. It’s a good example of the power of media tie-ups. Konayuki appeared in the popular Fuji TV series “1littoru no Namida”, while “Taiyo no Shita” was used as a movie theme song. Two other songs from the album have been used in TV commercials. Check samples from the album at the official Remioromen website. Meanwhile, the album knocked Def Tech’s “Catch the Wave” into the No.2 spot, while the Red Hot Chilli Peppers are down at No.3 with “Stadium Arcadium”. Veteran rocker Yazawa Eikichi takes up the No.4 to No.6 spots with the three volumes of his greatest hits, “Your Songs 1 – 3”.