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.
Note: Last week’s edition was the final one featuring the RIAJ Digital Track Chart, since the RIAJ killed it off this week in 2012. We are currently looking for an alternative that features digital sales.
KinKi Kids – A album (first week sales: 315,330)
KinKi Kids – Glass no Shounen (first week sales: 315,330)
Hajime Chitose – Hai nu Mikaze (second week sales: 301,110 / second consecutive week at #1)
CHEMISTRY – FLOATIN’ (first week sales: 90,040)
KinKi Kids – 39 (first week sales: 301,072)
Ayumi Hamasaki – glitter / fated (first week sales: 110,165)
Kuwata Keisuke – I LOVE YOU -now & forever- (first week sales: 431,683)
NEWS – Chankapana (first week sales: 244,710)