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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.

3/18/91

Album:

Kudo Shizuka – mind Universe (first week sales: 112,360)

Apple Music 上的Shizuka Kudo《mind Universe》

Single:

Oda Kazumasa – Oh! Yeah! / Love Story wa Totsuzen ni (fifth week sales: 175,420 / fifth consecutive week at #1)

Amazon | Oh!Yeah!/ラブ・ストーリーは突然に | 小田和正, 小田和正 | J-POP | 音楽

3/18/96

Album:

Hotei Tomoyasu – King & Queen (second week sales: 193,820 / second consecutive week at #1)

布袋寅泰(Tomoyasu Hotei) lyrics, song translations | Listen to music 布袋寅泰(Tomoyasu Hotei) online

Single:

B’z – Mienai Chikara / MOVE (first week sales: 715,620)

Amazon | ミエナイチカラ ~INVISIBLE ONE~ | B'z, 稲葉浩志, 松本孝弘, 池田大介 | J-POP | 音楽

3/19/01

Album:

Onitsuka Chihiro – Insomnia (first week sales: 441,470)

Insomnia (Deluxe Edition) by Chihiro Onitsuka on Apple Music

Single:

Ayumi Hamasaki – NEVER EVER (first week sales: 423,480)

NEVER EVER - Album by Ayumi Hamasaki | Spotify

3/20/06

Album:

Koda Kumi – BEST ~second session~ (first week sales: 983,359)

Best - Second Session by Kumi Koda on Apple Music

Single:

Ayumi Hamasaki – Startin’ / Born To Be… (first week sales: 116,034)

浜崎あゆみの「Startin'/Born To Be... EP」をiTunesで

3/21/11

Album:

EXILE – Negai no Tou (first week sales: 480,537)

Orion - song by EXILE | Spotify

Single:

SKE48 – Banzai Venus (first week sales: 206,608)

Amazon | バンザイVenus (typeA)(DVD付) | SKE48 | J-POP | 音楽

Billboard Hot 100:

NYC – Yume Tamago

NYC

RIAJ Digital Track Chart:

JAMOSA – Nani ka Hitotsu feat. JAY’ED & Wakadanna (third consecutive week at #1)

何かひとつ feat. JAY'ED & 若旦那 | JAMOSA | J-POP | 音楽 - Amazon

3/21/16

Album:

NEWS – QUARTETTO (first week sales: 108,849)

NEWS(ジャニーズ)が好きな人集まれ~ Part3 | ガールズちゃんねる - Girls Channel -

Single / Billboard Hot 100:

AKB48 – Kimi wa Melody (first week sales: 1,237,891)

Kimi Wa Melody (Type A) - Single by AKB48 | Spotify

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