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.

3/6/89

Album:

Hikaru GENJI – Hey! Say! (first week sales: 388,970)

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Single:

Nakayama Miho – ROSECOLOR (first week sales: 81,280)

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3/7/94

Album:

hide – HIDE YOUR FACE (133,200)

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Single:

B’z – Don’t Leave Me (third week sales: 142,700 / third consecutive week at #1)

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3/1/99

Album:

ZARD – Eien (first week sales: 613,130)

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Single:

Utada Hikaru – Movin’ on without you (first week sales: 372,170)

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3/1/04

Album:

CHEMISTRY – One x One (first week sales: 325,651)

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Single:

Arashi – PIKA★★NCHI DOUBLE (first week sales: 89,106)

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3/2/09

Album:

UNICORN – Chambre (first week sales: 159,206)

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Single / Billboard Hot 100:

aiko – milk / Nageki no Kiss (first week sales: 71,470)

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3/3/14

Album:

Sexy Zone – Sexy Second (first week sales: 121,643)

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Single / Billboard Hot 100:

Kanjani8 – King of Otoko! (first week sales: 352,888)

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