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"Sugar Rush"
Song by AKB48
from the album Wreck-It Ralph
Language Japanese, English
Published Walt Disney Music Company
Released USA October 30, 2012 (2012-10-30)
Japan March 20, 2013 (2013-03-20)
Genre J-pop, Teen Pop, Bubblegum pop
Length 3:14
Label Walt Disney
Composer(s) Jamie Houston
Lyricist(s) Yasushi Akimoto
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Sugar Rush

"Sugar Rush" is a song by the Japanese girl idol group AKB48. It was released on October 30, 2012 on the original soundtrack of Wreck-It Ralph, which is titled Sugar Rush (シュガー・ラッシュ) in Japanese.


The song was written for the Disney animation film Wreck-It Ralph and chosen as the ending theme for its worldwide release.

AKB48 members who participated

The song features 10 AKB48 members:

  • Team A: Mariko Shinoda, Rina Kawaei, Minami Takahashi, Mayu Watanabe
  • Team K: Tomomi Itano, Yuko Oshima
  • Team B: Yuki Kashiwagi, Haruka Shimazaki, Haruna Kojima
  • SKE48 Team S: Jurina Matsui

Writing credits

Music video

The music video was directed by Japanese photographer and filmmaker Mika Ninagawa, notably the director of another AKB48's music video, "Heavy Rotation".

The video was premiered on October 29, 2012, at the world premiere of the movie, which took place in Los Angeles.


Chart (2013) Peak
Billboard Japan Hot Animation 11


In 2014, Mexican singer Thalía recorded an English language cover of the song for her first children's album Viva Kids Vol. 1. A music video was released which features Thalía in an animated candyland.

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