Oricon Flashback: Week of 5/8

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.

5/5/97

Album:

ZARD – ZARD BLEND ~SUN&STONE~ (first week sales: 667,360)

Single:

Tomomi Kahala – Hate tell a lie (first week sales: 321,400)

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5/6/02

Album:

Oda Kazumasa – Jiko Best (first week sales: 431,250)

Single:

Ayumi Hamasaki – Free & Easy (first week sales: 281,090)

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5/7/07

Album:

Avril Lavigne – The Best Damn Thing (first week sales: 121,076)

Single:

KinKi Kids – BRAND NEW SONG (first week sales: 180,534)

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5/7/12

Album:

Yuzu – YUZU YOU [2006~2011] (first week sales: 149,586)

Single:

SMAP – Sakasama no Sora (first week sales: 135,298)

RIAJ Digital Track Chart:

Ikimonogakari – Haru Uta (second consecutive week at #1)

  • Comments

    • Ayuuuu

      Free & Easy is pretty much M on LSD but it’s one of my favorite J-pop tracks ever.

    • mi|kshake

      I love Free and Easy – the song, PV and single cover are all perfect!

    • 浜崎あゆみ

      Free & Easy is iconic!