The impact of the mass buying of SMAP's CDs on the music charts
Following an online campaign to call upon people to buy SMAP's signature single "Sekai ni Hitotsu Dake no Hana" in a bid to show their support for the group and stop them from disbanding, the single which had been ranked outside the top 100, rose to No.9 on the Oricon daily chart on the 15th. Other SMAP singles such as their latest release "Otherside / Ai ga tomaru made wa" which was ranked No.32 on the previous day, jumped up to No.4. In the top 100 chart on the 15th, there were 8 singles which belonged to the group.
Similarly, the online streaming chart's single daily ranking listed "Sekai ni Hitotsu Dake no Hana" as the most downloaded song on the 14th while No.8 was "Orange", No.9 was "Yozora no Mukou" and No.11 was "Lion Heart".