“RIVER” is the 14th major single (16th overall) released by AKB48. It was released in two versions: a regular CD+DVD edition and a theater CD-only edition. The first press of the regular edition came with a nationwide handshake event ticket and a ticket to vote for a song to be performed at AKB48 Request Hour Setlist 100 2010, while all theater editions came with a “RIVER” handshake event ticket, an application ticket for a special “RIVER” event, and one member picture at random. The single debuted at #1 on the Oricon weekly chart, making it AKB48’s first #1 single. It was the best-selling single by an idol group in the past seven years and also the second best-selling female artist single of 2009. The title track has been certified platinum by the RIAJ for full-song downloads of over 250,000.
Catalog Number: KIZM-43[sociallocker]
TV Anime AKB0048 Insert Song. In the anime, the song appears in Episode 7, when the successors, and the understudies, Kanata, Mimori, Chieri, and Megu as stand-ins are learning and practicing for the concert. In Episode 9, it appears when the successors performed it a the concert, and in Episode 18, performed by the elected members at their concert. The song also appears in Episode 25 sung by the successors.
2. Kimi no Koto ga Suki Dakara (君のことが好きだから) (Under Girls)
3. Hikoukigumo (Theater Girls ver.) (ひこうき雲（シアターガールズver.）) (Theater Girls)
4. RIVER (off vocal ver.)
5. Kimi no Koto ga Suki Dakara (off vocal ver.)
File Size: 49 MB (320kbps)[/sociallocker]