Oricon Flashback: Week of 2/12

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.

2/9/98

Album:

Namie Amuro – 181920 (first week sales: 857,100)

Single:

L’Arc~en~Ciel – winter fall (first week sales: 343,860)

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2/10/03

Album:

BoA – VALENTI (first week sales: 615,218)

Single:

Utada Hikaru – COLORS (first week sales: 437,903)

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2/11/08

Album:

Koda Kumi – Kingdom (first week sales: 421,302)

Single / Billboard Hot 100:

Thelma Aoyama feat. SoulJa – Soba ni Iru ne (second week sales: 47,409)

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2/11/13

Album:

Mika Nakashima – REAL (first week sales: 49,098)

Single / Billboard Hot 100:

SKE48 – Choco no Dorei (first week sales: 538,914)

  • Comments

    • yaccha “JoinAramaDiscord” itai

      soba ni iru ne ultimate keitai bop

    • holy fuck, what an iconic week

    • circe154

      Its almost the 10th anniversary of Koda Kumi telling her manager to hurry up and have a baby before her womb rots.

    • mi|kshake

      Best flashback ever – Namie, L’Arc, BoA, Hikaru, Kumi, Mika

    • hat cat

      BoA😍

    • eplizo

      damnnn. This is a legendary week.