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UPDATE: SNSD surpasses TVXQ and takes the number 1. spot today, 31/01/11 -mikechi
“GEE” also moves up an extra spot to 8.
And on Japan’s iTunes Top 10 Dance Chart, “Hoot” claims the number 2. spot:
SNSD, TVXQ, and KARA all make up the Super Hallyu Trifecta, constantly showcasing their ability to succeed outside Korea. Once again proving international appeal, the three secured 5 spots on Japan’s iTunes Top 10 Singles Chart. Can I get a WOOT WOOOT! Or a Hoot Hoot Hoooot!
Soshi’s newly released Japanese version of “Run Devil Run” ranked in second place after labelmate TVXQ’s “Keep Your Head Down”. “Gee“, which was released last fall, still managed to successfully nab ninth place.
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Sources: nate.com, fanwonder.com
yahhh SNSD will dominate ASIA!! SOSHI,TVXQ and KARA fighting!!
RDR is rank no. 1 on Recochoku
Nice~ Congratz to all 3 amazing groups! Time for Soshi-Domination haha
half of it is been dominated by kpop….way to go!
SNSD now is 1st ^^
they are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo goood
GOOD for them 😀 😀 😀 !!!! They are a very hardworking group of individuals in the K-Pop scene and deserve to win these accolades 🙂 !!! <33333333333.
*claps* YAY!! ❤ I hope their sunbaes are proud ^^
GOOO SNSDDD 🙂
I am proud to be SONEs~~~ And it is so meaningful that I have chance to know SNSD and hear their songs before others (of course, everyone in Asia know our ladies already :))
I ventured onto the Japan section on my iTunes to look at the rankings for myself, and I browsed through all of SNSD’s songs – a small collection of Genie, Gee, RDR Japanese singles ’cause I wanted to see Japanese people’s thoughts and comments on these songs. Though the girls are receiving a lot of success in terms digital sales, I saw that there were a lot of antis in Japan from the number of negative comments I read using my limited Japanese, I sensed that there is still a lot of anti-Korean/Kpop sentiment out there. There are those who rated the songs lowly because they genuinely didn’t like it or they preferred the Korean versions better, and then there are those who made really terrible comments about the girls or Koreans in general. Sigh… I don’t know if I’d be comfortable making a statement like “Kpop is dominating Japan” after reading those comments. Granted the SMTown concerts and the SM artists are very well received, because there are true fans out in Japan, but does the general public think the same way? I’m just not too sure.
I’m not fluent either, but I don’t know, I wouldn’t characterize it as any worse than one might see either for any pop group, or for one that’s foreign. I mean, I once read itunes comments (from America) about a Miley Cyrus tune and got depressed myself over the things that people were willing to say (I’m not a fan of hers, by the way).
But the Japanese Itunes, isn’t it sorta like reading youtube comments on one of their songs?
Well, that just goes to show that despite SNSD’s explosive popularity along with other artists’ like TVXQ, KARA, etc, you can’t win them all. General public or true fans, everyone has different tastes.
No one ever said that K-pop is dominating Japan… only their iTunes charts haha.
Sure there will be negative comments about the girls/K-pop artistes and their music, thats just what anti’s or people who have no taste for this particular type of music do. But as long as there is a positive support base, and there is, why else would K-pop artistes be claiming the top spots if there wasn’t, then does it really matter what the so called “haters” think? The same can be said about the general public, even though it is too broad of a consensus to be discussing in the first place.
Some antis commenting are nothing to do with musical preferences. Among western academia of Japanese culture, Japan is also known for its racism . Some would estimate that up to 5 percent of population (of any given age group above 18 years old) are hard-core racists/nationalists…,being my worry when the Girls are in Japan
To all that replied to me: I’m usually fairly oblivious to haters and antis, but being the first time I’ve seriously looked into people’s reactions on the Japan iTunes site, I honestly wasn’t expecting so much negativity. I was kind of brainwashed into thinking all of Japan loved SNSD, because of the fact that they’re rookie artists, I thought people would give them a clean slate and not have so much prejudice. Well I guess I’m just dead wrong and I’m totally not used to seeing the same kind of anti-sentiments in a new country/language. Now I realized that was just wishful thinking, and that antis are universal and they’re everywhere – just like SONEs. Anyways, I’ll stop being so sensitive now, nothing will change how I feel about SNSD.
one of the reasons why there’s a bit more backlash against SNSD and not so much against kara, is cause:
kara represents kpop, but SNSD represents korea…so there are a few people in japan who will try to down play SNSD’s popularity in japan and don’t want them to succeed. but i take that as a motivational way of having SNSD even more successful in japan. i’m going to use the L.A. Lakers (since i hail from L.A.) as an example; how many teams would love to beat the lakers.? the answer…all of them. everyone wants to beat the best, and i think SNSD is the best of the best out there (in terms of girl groups that is).
i new they wer going no.1 cuz soshi i sthe bestt! 🙂
RDR is one of their more critically acclaimed songs, so there’s no doubt it will be received just as well in japan :)…SoShi fighting!