Oricon Flashback: Week of 1/1

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.

12/29/97

Album:

LUNA SEA – SINGLES (first week sales: 534,890)

Single:

KinKi Kids – Aisareru Yori Aishitai (sixth week sales: 140,000 / fourth non-consecutive week at #1)

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12/30/02

Album:

Ayumi Hamasaki – RAINBOW (first week sales: 1,016,482)

Single:

J-FRIENDS – Love Me All Over (first week sales: 180,011)

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12/31/07

Album:

Kobukuro – 5296 (first week sales: 390,884)

Single:

SMAP – Dangan Fighter (first week sales: 110,327)

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12/31/12

Album:

Ikimonogakari – Balladon (first week sales: 107,855)

Single:

Nogizaka46 – Seifuku no Mannequin (first week sales: 232,961)

  • Comments

    • circe154

      Luna Sea invented the vaporwave aesthetic.

    • Ayu

      Real Me had Ayu fandom shook back in the day

      • The top comment:

        3:31 (the dance break) she slayed my entire life.

    • mi|kshake

      Literally just listening to Luna Sea’s Singles right now! (My first Luna Sea album). And I love Ayu of course!

    • I seriously love Kobukuro’s songs. The things they did with the shadow in the MV is very interesting but sad at the same time.