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.

1/23/89

Album:

Hound Dog – GOLD (first week sales: 178,150)

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Single:

Kudo Shizuka – Koi Hitoyo (second week sales: 67,920)

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1/24/94

Album:

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

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Single:

DREAMS COME TRUE – WINTER SONG (second week sales: 175,690)

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1/18/99

Album:

Ayumi Hamasaki – A Song for ×× (third week sales: 548,210 / third consecutive week at #1)

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Single:

Something ELse – Last Chance (first week sales: 135,810)

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1/19/04

Album:

Mai Kuraki – Wish You The Best (third week sales: 450,127 / third consecutive week at #1)

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Single:

SMAP – Sekai ni Hitotsu Dake no Hana (45th week sales: 40,970 / seventh non-consecutive weeks at #1)

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1/19/09

Album:

EXILE – EXILE BALLAD BEST (sixth week sales: 53,518 / second non-consecutive week at #1)

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Single:

Takizawa Hideaki – Ai Kakumei (first week sales: 57,414)

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Billboard Hot 100:

Remioromen – Yume no Tsubomi

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1/20/14

Album:

Sandaime J Soul Brothers – THE BEST / BLUE IMPACT (third week sales: 32,329 / third consecutive week at #1)

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Single:

Misaki Iwasa – Tomonoura Bojou (first week sales: 11,928)

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Billboard Hot 100:

Good Morning American – Ichi, Ni, San de Jump

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