Oshi No Ko’s Theme Song By YOASOBI Ranks #1 in 6 Billboard JAPAN 2023 Categories

“Idol” has been streamed a total of 527,143,965 times, with 148,838,759 video views and 509,751 downloads, ranking first in all.

Oshi No Ko Opening
【OSHI NO KO】 © 2020 by Aka Akasaka × Mengo Yokoyari/SHUEISHA Inc.

The official Billboard JAPAN website revealed its annual charts for 2023 on Dec 8, 2023, and YOASOBI’s “Idol” topped the following Billboard JAPAN 2023 categories:

  • Artist 100
  • JAPAN Hot 100
  • Hot Animation
  • Download Songs
  • Streamings Songs
  • Top User Generated Songs No.1

It’s a huge achievement for the group, considering the list consists of songs from November 28, 2022 to November 26, 2023 and we’ve seen numerous hits in that period.

The song, which serves as the opening theme for the TV anime “Oshi no Ko,” achieved an unprecedented record of 21 consecutive weeks at the top of the charts, from its first appearance at the top of the charts on April 19 to September 6, a total of five months.

Although it lost the top spot to Snow Man’s ‘Dangerholic’ in the chart released on September 13, it has remained at the top since then and has never dropped below No. 4 overall, renewing its mega-hit record.

According to the Billboards JAPAN website, “Idol” has been streamed a total of 527,143,965 times, with 148,838,759 video views and 509,751 downloads, ranking first in all.

In terms of other indicators, it was ranked 1st in radio, 3rd in karaoke, and 94th in singles, making it the undisputed overall leader, achieving a total of four titles.

This is followed by the fact that Idol became the most streamed song in Japan (2023) on Spotify and topped the Billboard Global charts.

What’s more, YOASOBI isn’t just known for Idol in this year. Among the two anime theme songs that YOASOBI has contributed in the past year, “Shukufuku” (the opening theme for Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury) remains ranked fifteenth on the overall listings and has maintained a position within the top one hundred since its digital release in October of last year.

Since its release in October of this year, “Yusha” (the opening theme for Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End) has maintained its position in the top ten of the rankings, where it peaked at #81.

Without further ado, here are the key ranking lists relevant to YOASOBI and anime in general:

The top 10 rankings of “HOT Animation” songs of 2023 are as follows:

  1. “Idol” by YOASOBI (Oshi no Ko opening theme)
  2. “KICK BACK” by Kenshi Yonezu (Chainsaw Man opening theme)
  3. “Dai Zero-kan” by 10-FEET (THE FIRST SLUM DANK ending theme)
  4. “New Genesis” by Ado as Uta (One Piece Film Red theme song)
  5. “Beautiful Fin” by Spitz (Detective Conan: Black Iron Submarine theme song)
  6. “Mixed Nuts” by Official HIGE DANdism (SPY x FAMILY 1st opening theme)
  7. “Shukufuku” by YOASOBI (Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury opening theme)
  8. “Kizuna no Kiseki” by MAN WITH A MISSION×milet (Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc opening theme)
  9. “Where Our Blue Is” by Tatsuya Kitani (JUJUTSU KAISEN 2nd season 1st opening theme)
  10. “I’m Invincible” by Ado as Uta (One Piece Film Red insert song)

The top 10 rankings of “JAPAN Hot 100” songs of 2023 are as follows:

  1. “Idol” YOASOBI (Oshi no Ko opening theme)
  2. Subtitle by Official Bearded Man-dism
  3. Kaiju no Hana Uta by Vaundy
  4. KICK BACK by Gen Yonezu
  5. Zero Sense by 10-FEET
  6. New Era (Uta from ONE PIECE FILM RED) by Ado
  7. Dance Hall by Mrs. GREEN APPLE
  8. W/X/Y by Tani Yuuki
  9. Overdose by Natori
  10. Beautiful Fin by Spitz

The top 10 rankings of JAPAN Artist Chart “Artist 100” in 2023 are as follows:

  3. Official髭男dism
  4. Vaundy
  5. Ado
  6. back number
  7. 優里
  8. 米津玄師
  9. King & Prince

About Oshi No Ko:

Oshi no Ko is a Japanese manga series written by Aka Akasaka and illustrated by Mengo Yokoyari. It has been serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Young Jump since April 2020, with its chapters collected in thirteen tankōbon volumes as of November 2023.

Between April and June 2023, Doga Kobo produced the first season, consisting of eleven episodes. In 2024, a second season is scheduled to premiere.

Mangaplus describes the overall plot of Oshi No Ko as follows:

“In the world of showbiz, lies are weapons.” Goro works as an OB-GYN in the countryside, a life far removed from the entertainment industry. Meanwhile, his favorite idol, Ai Hoshino, has begun her climb to stardom. The two meet in the “worst possible way,” setting the gears of fate in motion! The amazing Aka Akasaka and Mengo Yokoyari team up to depict the world of showbiz from a completely new perspective in this shocking series!

Source: Billboard JAPAN, via Crunchyroll