It’s time for another quiz. It’s not as exciting as the first because I should have tapered that a little and asked a question at a time. I have thought for some time on how to make it more exciting, so here are my little attempts:
(1) Till today, Akina has 21 No. 1 singles in total. Name the 3 singles that stayed at No. 1 for the longest period of time.
(2) A song’s popularity can be judged not only by the number of weeks it topped the charts (or number of total weeks), but more powerfully, its return to the top after relinquishing the pole position. Which 3 Akina singles returned to the No. 1 spot after giving up the No. 1 crown?
(3) To add on the degree of difficulty, how does she compare with Momoe and Seiko in terms of number of weeks at No. 1?
I will present the answers in a format that I believe no one has ever charted in any of the Akina websites I have been to. I will put down the number of weeks Akina’s singles each spent at No.1 and from my memory, what the approximate first week sales figures were (for the latter singles – mostly after "Desire", and not only the No. 1 singles). If anyone has this information as well (since I can only deduce some of them), it would be most welcome.
If anyone has a question that they want answered on her singles chart action or any facts on her singles, let it be asked and we will do our best to answer. If this proves popular, I will proceed with the albums quiz later.