Super Junior-M – Too Perfect
I find it strangely interesting how Super Junior has been becoming increasingly popular in China, so big that their label, Korean-based S.M. Entertainment, made a sub-group specifically to market in mainland China.
South Korea’s music market expansionism seems to be preparing for a big bang — no pun intended… or do I? They’re going through a big surge in Japan, so notably known for its closed market, many groups are preparing American debuts (also known for its closed market), K-pop is huge across South East Asia, overpowering what once was a J-pop niche, and everywhere on the internet is all about K-pop.
It just makes sense to want to get into China.
And they did with the completely dumb Mandarin, but damn catchy, version of Super Girl.
Who can blame girls who go nuts over K-poppers? Every single group seems to be able to frigging dance, cue other vapid J-pop or C-pop idol groups. The Korean commercial music market has been perfecting the art of idol-making, and they’re going to be shoving idols down our throats until they get on your radio and your TV screens… in whatever language you need them to do it.
Back to our Super Junior subject, they’re back with a new EP titled 太完美 (Tai Wanmei / Too Perfect or Perfection), out February 25th, 2011. The first single is, as Super Girl was, a little weak on the lyrics side of things, but catchy with above average choreography, with or without SuJu dropout Han Heng.
You can check the Korean version here.