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.

1/30/89

Album:

BUCK-TICK – TABOO (first week sales: 136,390)

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Single:

Kudo Shizuka – Koi Hitoyo (third week sales: 66,540 / second consecutive week at #1)

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1/31/94

Album:

Utsunomiya Takashi – Water Dance (first week sales: 57,690)

Single:

Hirose Kohmi – Romance no Kamisama (eighth week sales: 143,250 / sixth non-consecutive weeks at #1)

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1/25/99

Album:

J-FRIENDS – People Of The World (first week sales: 503,610)

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Single:

Mr.Children – Hikari no Sasu Hou e (first week sales: 327,650)


1/26/04

Album:

BoA – LOVE & HONESTY (first week sales: 296,781)

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Single:

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KinKi Kids – Ne, Ganbaru yo. (first week sales: 223,241)


1/26/09

Album:

Various Artists – CODE GEASS COMPLETE BEST (first week sales: 50,090)

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Single:

Akimoto Junko – Ai no Mama de… (52nd week sales: 34,569)

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Billboard Hot 100:

Aqua Timez – Velonica

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1/27/14

Album:

Sandaime J Soul Brothers – THE BEST / BLUE IMPACT (fourth week sales: 22,569 / fourth consecutive week at #1)

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Single / Billboard Hot 100:

Kanjani8 – Hibiki (first week sales: 206,091)

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