Oricon Flashback: Week of 10/9

We’re back with this week’s edition of Oricon Flashback. This is where we look back on what topped Oricon this week 5, 10, 15, and 20 years ago. Think of it as a way to reminisce and learn about the past of Japanese music.

10/6/97

Album:

Chara – Junior Sweet (second week sales: 254,450 / second consecutive week at #1)

Single:

Elton John – Candle in the Wind (first week sales: 184,010)

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10/7/02

Album:

MISIA – KISS IN THE SKY (first week sales: 410,060)

Single:

Ayumi Hamasaki – Voyage (first week sales: 319,020)

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10/8/07

Album:

Ai Otsuka – LOVE PiECE (first week sales: 208,031)

Single:

YUI – LOVE & TRUTH (first week sales: 87,491)

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10/8/12

Album:

Yamashita Tatsuro – OPUS ~ALL TIME BEST 1975-2012~ (first week sales: 275,825)

Single:

Shoujo Jidai – Oh! (first week sales: 66,253)

  • Comments

    • yacchaitai

      junior sweet is a great album

    • miki

      “Ayumi Hamasaki – Voyage”

      also known to japanese people as the song where ayu started using that gross vibrato. i still luv this song tho.

      • Ialy

        Ayu’s gross vibrato is the best vibrato

    • Alva Starr

      Chara has an interesting voice.

    • death_signs

      Miss solo Yui. But still hope she will comeback more with flower flower soon.