Oricon Flashback: Week of 12/4

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.

12/1/97

Album:

B’z – SURVIVE (first week sales: 1,040,160)

Single:

KinKi Kids – Aisareru Yori Aishitai (second week sales: 504,830 / second consecutive week at #1)

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12/2/02

Album:

CHAGE and ASKA – STAMP (first week sales: 94,106)

Single:

Gomattou – SHALL WE LOVE? (first week sales: 96,727)

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12/3/07

Album:

L’Arc~en~Ciel – KISS (first week sales: 220,649)

Single:

KAT-TUN – Keep the faith (first week sales: 350,863)

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12/3/12

Album:

Yumi Matsutoya – Matsutoya Yumi 40 Shunen Kinen Best Album “Nippon no Koi to, Yuming to.” (first week sales: 336,234)

Single:

Mayu Watanabe – Hikaru Monotachi (first week sales: 91,907)

  • Comments

    • circe154

      More people have watched that Gomattou video than bought the single (it was the lowest selling number 1 in Oricon history until one of the AKB sub groups beat it).

      Edit: Ha, Kat-Tun using the Guitar Hero font.

      • eureeka

        No, you’re thinking of Sukisugite Baka Mitai, which reached number one with less than half of the sales of Shall We Love.