Oricon Flashback: Week of 12/19

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.

12/16/96

Album:

V6 – GREETING (first week sales: 265,310)

Single:

MY LITTLE LOVER – YES ~free flower~ (first week sales: 166,250)

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12/17/01

Album:

DREAMS COME TRUE – monkey girl odyssey (first week sales: 200,210)

Single:

Utada Hikaru – traveling (second week sales: 147,050 / second consecutive week at #1)

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12/18/06

Album:

Masaharu Fukuyama – 5 Nen Mono (first week sales: 225,388)

Single:

KAT-TUN – Bokura no Machi de (first week sales: 410,103)

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12/19/11

Album:

Jin Akanishi – TEST DRIVE featuring Jason Derulo (first week sales: 108,602)

Single:

AKB48 – Ue kara Mariko (first week sales: 1,198,864)

RIAJ Digital Track Chart:

Namie Amuro – Love Story (second consecutive week at #1)

  • Comments

    • miki

      V6’s miracle starter is such a jam. too bad they don’t perform it anymore.

    • honey girl

      The Good Sis pulling in 2 weeks @ #1. Traveling is still a jam to this day. I honestly wish she gave us good pvs for this era like she did for the Deep River era.

      • Dayse

        Me too, although goodbye happiness was cute and Nijikan dake no vacansu pretty cool, I really miss Kiriya Kazuaki’s creativity on pvs like sakura drops, traveling, keep tryin’ and Passion…

    • anons.

      Traveling is still amazing.