We’re back with this week’s edition of Oricon Flashback! This is where we look back on what topped the charts this week 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 years ago. Think of it as a way to reminisce and learn about the past of Japanese music.

Note: Oricon was on holiday break last week for several of the years covered, so that week’s numbers and this week’s numbers are combined. The numbers are regular though for some of the years though. It should also be noted that the dates for 1989 and 1994 are different than the other ones, but the actual weeks measured are the same.

1/16/89

Album:

Akina Nakamori – Best II (second & third week sales: 231,480 / second consecutive week at #1)

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Single:

Otokogumi – Aki (first & second week sales: 237,970 / second consecutive week at #1)

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1/17/94

Album:

DREAMS COME TRUE – MAGIC (fifth & sixth week sales: 205,970 / fourth & fifth consecutive weeks at #1)

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Single:

Hirose Kohmi – Romance no Kamisama (fifth & sixth week sales: 361,980 / fourth & fifth consecutive weeks at #1)

 

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1/11/99

Album:

Ayumi Hamasaki – A Song for ×× (first & second week sales: 548,210)

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Single:

Namie Amuro – I HAVE NEVER SEEN (first & second week sales: 333,210)

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1/12/04

Album:

Mai Kuraki – Wish You The Best (first & second week sales: 450,127)

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Single:

SMAP – Sekai ni Hitotsu Dake no Hana (43rd and 44th week sales: 72,267 / fifth & sixth non-consecutive weeks at #1)

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1/12/09

Album:

Ikimonogakari – My song Your song (first & second week sales: 242,691)

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Single:

Kumi Koda – stay with me (first & second week sales: 58,108)

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1/13/14

Album:

Sandaime J Soul Brothers – THE BEST / BLUE IMPACT (second week sales: 146,538 / second consecutive week at #1)

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Single:

Golden Bomber – 101 Kaime no Noroi (first week sales: 157,660)

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Billboard Hot 100:

Hey! Say! JUMP – Ride With Me (first & second consecutive week at #1)

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