Best Single Sales By Year

I love statistics and finding out which group or soloist sold the best that year and who did pretty badly so here you have it, a massive compilation year-by-year of the top tenHello! Project Singles. I’ve also included 2008 though as it’s only half way through the year it’s only preliminary, I’ll follow up on it next year. Also note several of the 2008 entries are still charting. Expect a post on the worst selling pretty soon!

1997

#1 Heike Michiyo – GET (70,260)
#2 Morning Musume – Ai no Tane (50,000~)

1998

#1 Morning Musume – Daite HOLD ON ME! (497,120)
#2 Morning Musume – Summer Night Town (417,330)
#3 Tanpopo – Last Kiss (301,600)
#4 Morning Musume – Morning Coffee (200,790)
#5 Nakazawa Yuko – Karasu no Nyoubou (74,700)
#6 Heike Michiyo – Sotsugyou ~TOP OF THE WORLD~ (34,810)
#7 Nakazawa Yuko – Odaiba Moonlight Serenade (18,340)
#8 Heike Michiyo – Daikirai (8,680)
#9 Heike Michiyo – Dakedo Aishisugite (2,060)

1999

#1 Morning Musume – LOVE Machine (1,646,630)
#2 Pucchimoni – Chokotto LOVE (1,123,610)
#3 Morning Musume – Memory Seishun no Hikari (410,850)
#4 Morning Musume – Manatsu no Kousen (235,010)
#5 Tanpopo Seinaru Kane ga Hibiku Yoru (209,200)
#6 Taiyo to Ciscomoon – Tsuki to Taiyou (188,860)
#7 Morning Musume – Furusato (170,670)
#8 Taiyo to Ciscomoon – Gatamekira (117,410)
#9 Tanpopo – Tanpopo (112,320)
#10 Tanpopo – Motto (85,820)

2000

#1 Morning Musume – Koi no Dance Site (1,229,970)
#2 Morning Musume – Happy Summer Wedding (990,950)
#3 Morning Musume – Renai Revolution 21 (986,040)
#4 Morning Musume – I WISH (654,640)
#5 Akagumi 4 – Akai Nikkichou (507,850)
#6 Pucchimoni – Seishun Jidai 1.2.3! / Baisekou Daiseikou (484,160)
#7 Kiiro 5 – Kiiroi Osara de BOOM BOOM BOOM (475,970)
#8 Aoiro 7 – Aoi Sportscar no Otoko (385,540)
#9 Tanpopo – Otome Pasta ni Kandou (349,900
#10 Nakazawa Yuko – Shanghai no Kaze (52,560)

2001

#1 Minimoni – Minimoni Jankenpyon! (763,380)
#2 Morning Musume – The Peace! (682,320)
#3 Morning Musume – Mr.Moonlight ~Ai no Big Band~ (513,340)
#4 Goto Maki – Ai no Bakayarou (434,790)
#5 Pucchimoni – BABY! Koi ni KNOCK OUT! (429,970)
#6 Tanpopo – Koi wo Shichaimashita! (386,830)
#7 Minimoni – Minimoni Telephone! RIN RIN RIN (341,560)
#8 Minimoni – Minihamuzu no Ai no Uta (325,440)
#9 3nin Matsuri – Chu! Natsu Party (308,870)
#10 Pucchimoni – Pittari Shitai X’mas! (300,320)

2002

#1 Morning Musume – Souda! WE’RE ALIVE (443,630)
#2 Morning Musume – Do it! Now (310,600)
#3 Minimoni – Minimoni Hinamatsuri! (265,590)
#4 Morning Musume – Koko ni Iruzee! (228,542)
#5 Matsuura Aya – Momoiro Kataomoi (224,480)
#6 Minimoni – Ai~n Taisou (212,230)
#7 Gomattou – SHALL WE LOVE? (157,057)
#8 Matsuura Aya – Yeah! Meccha Holiday (130,960)
#9 Matsuura Aya – The Bigaku (115,480)
#10 Goto Maki – Yaruki! IT’S EASY (113,260)

2003

#1 Morning Musume – Morning Musume no Hyokkari Hyoutanjima (151,342)
#2 Morning Musume – Shabondama (151,104)
#3 Morning Musume – Go Girl ~Koi no Victory~ (145,340)
#4 Morning Musume – AS FOR ONE DAY (129,893)
#5 Matsuura Aya – Ne~e? (121,776)
#6 2003 Shuffles – Kowarenai Ai ga Hoshii no / GET UP! Rapper / BE ALL RIGHT! (113,994)
#7 Matsuura Aya – GOOD BYE Natsuo (88,483)
#8 Morning Musume Sakuragumi – Hare Ame Nochi Suki (81,866)
#9 Abe Natsumi – 22sai no Watashi (81,460)
#10 Morning Musume Otomegumi – Ai no Sono ~Touch My Heart~ (75,371)

2004

#1 Morning Musume – Ai Araba IT’S ALL RIGHT (108,368)
#2 Morning Musume – Joshi Kashimashi Monogatari (91,789)
#3 Morning Musume – Roman ~MY DEAR BOY~ (87,255)
#4 Matsuura Aya – Kiseki no Kaori Dance (80,322)
#5 Morning Musume – Namida ga Tomaranai Houkago (65,873)
#6 Morning Musume Sakuragumi – Sakura Mankai (61,929)
#7 H.P. All Stars – ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR ALL! (61,440)
#8 Matsuura Aya – Hyacinth (56,400)
#9 Abe Natsumi – Datte Itekanekucha (55,113)
#10 Morning Musume Otomegumi – Yuujou ~Kokoro no Busu niwa Naranee!~ (53,331)

2005

#1 Morning Musume – Iroppoi Jirettai (82,200)
#2 Morning Musume – The Manpower!!! (67,860)
#3 Morning Musume – Osaka Koi no Uta (59,287)
#4 Matsuura Aya – Ki ga Tsukeba Anata (56,822)
#5 Morning Musume – Chokkan 2 ~Nogashita Sakana wa Ookiizo!~ (54,428)
#6 DEF.DIVA – Suki Sugite Baka Mitai! (46,822)
#7 Matsuura Aya – Zutto Suki De Ii Desu Ka (45,022)
#8 Abe Natsumi – Yume Naraba (36,248)
#9 2005 Shuffles – Onna, Kanashii, Otona / Inshouha Renoir no You ni / Hitoshirezu… (34,587)
#10 Abe Natsumi – Koi no Hana (30,450)

2006

#1 Kusumi Koharu – Balalaika (72,709)
#2 Morning Musume – Aruiteru (55,694)
#3 Morning Musume – SEXY BOY ~Soyokaze ni Yorisotte~ (48,667)
#4 Morning Musume – Ambitious! Yashinteki de Ii Jan (47,159)
#5 Kusumi Koharu – Koi Kana (38,650)
#6 GAM – Thanks! (36,477)
#7 GAM – Melodies (33,324)
#8 Goto Maki – SOME BOYS! TOUCH (29,459)
#9 Goto Maki – Glass no Pumps (27,907)
#10 Berryz Koubou – Munasawagi Scarlet (23,090)

2007

#1 Morning Musume – Kanashimi Twilight (61,322)
#2 Kusumi Koharu – Happy (57,278)
#3 Morning Musume – Egao YES Nude (53,047)
#4 Morning Musume – Onna ni Sachi Are (50,812)
#5 Kusumi Koharu – Chance! (47,057)
#6 Kira*Pika – Hana wo Pu~n / Futari wa NS (46,127)
#7 Buono! Honto no Jibun (42,035
#8 Morning Musume – Mikan (38,667)
#9 C-ute – Tokkaiko Junjou (38,085)
#10 Berryz Koubou – Tsukiatteru no Kataomoi (31,787)

2008

#1 Morning Musume – Resonant Blue (55,949)
#2 MilkyWay – Anataboshi (44,331)
#3 Berryz Koubou – Dschinghis Khan (36,430)
#4 Buono! – Renai Rider (35,254)
#5 Buono! – Kiss! Kiss! Kiss! (34,603)
#6 C-ute – Namida no Iro (33,422)
#7 C-ute – LALALA Shiawase no Uta (31,650)
#8 High-King – C/C (Cinderella/Complex) (27,805)
#9 v-u-den – Nanni mo Iwazu ni I LOVE YOU (15,949)
#10 Fujimoto Miki – Okitegami (14,973)