The December 11 Oricon Chart, a renowned Japanese music ranking chart, shows that Super Junior’s “Mr. Simple,” released on December 7, climbed to the top position for the first time since its debut.
Super Junior’s Japanese version of the Korean hit song, “Mr. Simple,” ranked second right as soon as being released before vaulting to the top position, and remarkably recorded 35,854 copies in sales, beating AKB48, one of the most popular Japanese girl groups.
This record is meaningful considering that any special promotion has yet been conducted in Japan. They have hardly appeared on TV in Japan except for holding a few times of concerts in Japan.
Super Junior’s Japanese first single, “Bonamana,” released in June, first appeared on the Oricon Chart, climbing up to the second position.
Besides Super Junior, we can feel the blustery wind of Korea budding groups on the Oricon chart: The Boss’s new song “Love Days” ranked eighth, and Rainbow’s “Mach” is holding the ninth position for weeks.
Korean singers showed a steady rising tendency on the day’s Oricon chart. Kara’s new Japanese regular album Super Girl, released on November 23, ranked top, while SHINee’s first Japanese regular album, The First, climbed to the seventh position.