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.
This week is going to be a bit different. Since Oricon was on holiday break last week for some of the years that are covered, the first and second week sales for some of the years will be posted together as opposed to the usual one week sales.
Ohguro Maki – BACK BEATs #1 (third/fourth week sales: 536,240)
globe – DEPARTURES (first/second week sales: 628,680)
V6 – Very best (first/second week sales: 261,400)
Every Little Thing – fragile / JIRENMA (first/second week sales: 278,120)
Ayumi Hamasaki – (miss)understood (first/second week sales: 653,830)
Shuuji to Akira – Seishun Amigo (ninth/tenth week sales: 250,108 / third non-consecutive week at #1)
Ikimonogakari – Ikimonobakari ~Members BEST Selection~ (ninth/tenth week sales: 39,612 / third non-consecutive week at #1)
Uemura Kana – Toilet no Kamisama (seventh week sales: 22,954 / second consecutive week at #1)
RIAJ Digital Track Chart:
Uemura Kana – Toilet no Kamisama (second consecutive week at #1)