Oricon Flashback: Week of 4/10

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.

4/7/97

Album:

JUDY AND MARY – THE POWER SOURCE (first week sales: 809,130)

Single:

SPEED – Go! Go! Heaven (first week sales: 275,350)

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4/8/02

Album:

Morning Musume – 4th “Ikimasshoi!” (first week sales: 326,430)

Single:

Utada Hikaru – Hikari (second week sales: 107,670 / second consecutive week at #1)

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4/9/07

Album:

Ai Otsuka – Ai am BEST (first week sales: 350,045)

Single:

Kobukuro – Tsubomi (second week sales: 69,737)

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4/9/12

Album:

Kis-My-Ft2 – Kis-My-1st (first week sales: 253,807)

Single:

Masaharu Fukuyama – Ikiteru Ikiteku (first week sales: 119,833)

RIAJ Digital Track Chart:

Mr.Children – Inori ~Namida No Kidou (fourth consecutive week at #1)

  • Comments

    • Amir

      Go!Go!Heaven was my first J-pop song. I don’t think there will ever be a group as influential and as cool as SPEED was!