I would like to give credit where credit is due. Videos are from YouTube and other sources such as NicoNico while Oricon rankings and other information are translated from the Japanese Wikipedia unless noted.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Oricon Top Ten Singles for 1993

1.  Chage & Aska                            Yah Yah Yah
2.  B'z                                             Ai no Mama ni Wagamama.....
3.  The Tra★Bryu                           Road                
4.  Southern All Stars                     Erotica Seven
5.  B'z                                             Hadashi no Megami
6.  Zard                                           Makenai de
7.  Wands                                       Toki no Tobira
8.  Yumi Matsutoya                       Manatsu no Yoru no Yume
9.  Zard                                          Yureru Omoi
10. Miho Nakayama & Wands      Sekaiju no Dare Yori Kitto

That B'z entry at No. 2 probably has one of the longest song titles in J-Pop history. Still, considering their success, Inaba and Matsumoto could probably title a tune "Fido"and it would become a million-seller. B'z and two other bands managed to get double entries into the Top 10 of 1993, and strangely enough, neither of the other two were named Southern All Stars. It was certainly high times for Zard as it got what would be one of the most popular songs in terms of encouragement up on the list in the form of "Makenai de". Rock band The Tra★Bryu's "Road" was a popular song to sing in the karaoke boxes during the early part of my time in Japan. However, the even bigger karaoke favourite was Chage & Aska's "Yah Yah Yah", the audience-lifting megahit theme song to a pretty dark medical drama on TV.

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