Oricon Flashback: Week of 9/11

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.

9/8/97

Album:

Ohguro Maki – POWER OF DREAMS (fourth week sales: 130,810 / fourth consecutive week at #1)

Single:

GLAY – HOWEVER (fourth week sales: 124,190 / third non-consecutive week at #1)

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9/9/02

Album:

Mika Nakashima – TRUE (first week sales: 451,230)

Single:

Ken Hirai – Ooki na Furudokei (first week sales: 72,800)

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9/10/07

Album:

Ketsumeishi – Ketsunopolis 5 (first week sales: 432,841)

Single:

L’Arc~en~Ciel – MY HEART DRAWS A DREAM (first week sales: 112,607)

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9/10/12

Album:

CNBLUE – CODE NAME BLUE (first week sales: 45,151)

Single:

AKB48 – Gingham Check (first week sales: 1,181,966)

  • Comments

    • The jam:

      And while I was looking for the Ken video, I found this:

      His English was this good 16 years ago, so imagine what it’s like now.

    • james

      Mika Nakashima, her awesome voice & looks.

    • Alva Starr

      I miss L’arc and Hyde actually singing.

    • Historia Lenz

      It’s been 10 years since “My Heart Draws a Dream”? I feel so old now. lmao