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.

2/13/89

Album:

Barbee Boys – √5 (first week sales: 191,060)

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Single:

Wink – Ai ga Tomaranai (12th week sales: 47,430)

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2/14/94

Album:

Kikkawa Koji – Cloudy Heart (first week sales: 189,990)

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Single:

ZARD – Kono Ai ni Oyogi Tsukarete mo / Boy (first week sales: 293810)

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2/8/99

Album:

Ayumi Hamasaki – A Song for ×× (sixth week sales: 86,320 / fifth non-consecutive week at #1)

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Single:

the brilliant green – Sono Speed de (first week sales: 217,520)


2/9/04

Album:

Queen – Queen Jewels (first week sales: 160,278)

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Single:

GLAY – Toki no Shizuku (first week sales: 122,749)

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2/9/09

Album:

Koda Kumi – TRICK (first week sales: 253,346)

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Single / Billboard Hot 100:

KinKi Kids – Yakusoku (first week sales: 171,412)

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2/10/14

Album:

2PM – GENESIS of 2PM (first week sales: 63,213)

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Single:

Morning Musume ’14 – Egao no Kimi wa Taiyou sa / Kimi no Kawari wa Iyashinai / What is LOVE? (first week sales: 149,361)

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Billboard Hot 100:

SEKAI NO OWARI – Snow Magic Fantasy (second consecutive week at #1)

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