Hello Asia! takes a look at the Japanese weekly singles ranking today as of 16 October. We analyse the biggest ranking chart for Japanese music: Oricon.

Oricon: as of 16/10 (Weekly)
1. Must be now – NMB48
2. Love & Peace / sHi-tai! – CROSS GENE
3. Kimi no Kokoro wa Kagayaiteru kai? – Aqours
5. Toge Toge – Sanmyu
6. Be my zombie – Idol College
7. THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS ANIMATION PROJECT 2nd Season 04(Kono sora no shita/OωOver!! -Heart Beat Version-) – LOVE LAIKA with Rosenburn Engel/*(Asterisk)
9. THE IDOLM@STER LIVE THE@TER DREAMERS 01 Dreaming! – Mirai Kasuga, Shizuka Mogami, Tsubasa Ibuki
10. Killing Me – X4

Girl group NMB48 has topped the charts this week with their latest single ‘Must be now’.

Japanese-Korean boy group CROSS GENE came in at no. 2 with their catchy new song ‘Love & Peace / sHi-tai!’.

Love Live! Sunshine unit Aquors were at no. 3 with ‘Kimi no Kokoro wa Kagayaiteru kai?’, while hip-hop unit DOBERMAN INFINITY’s song ‘JUMP AROUND ∞’ was at no. 4.

There are two songs from THE IDOLM@STER in the top 10 this week, with ‘Kono sora no shita’ at no. 7 and ‘Dreaming!’ at no. 9, down from no. 3 last week.

Aside from NMB48, there was a strong girl group presence this week, with Sanmyu and Idol Collegeboth making it into the top 10.