Sorry, Sorry (Super Junior song)

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"Sorry, Sorry"
Single by Super Junior
from the album Sorry, Sorry
Released 9 March 2009 (2009-03-09)
Format Digital download, promotional single
Recorded SM Studios in Seoul, South Korea
Genre Dance-pop
Length 3:52
Label SM Entertainment
Songwriter(s) Yoo Young-jin
Producer(s) Soo-Man Lee (Executive), Young Jin Yoo
Super Junior singles chronology
"Marry U"
"Sorry, Sorry"
"It's You"
Audio sample
Music video
"Sorry, Sorry" on YouTube

"Sorry, Sorry" is a song performed by South Korean boy band Super Junior. It was released as a digital single on 9 March 2009 and was later included as the title single in the group's third studio album, Sorry, Sorry, released on 12 March 2009.[1] This song was Super Junior's comeback single as a complete group since their subgroup activities in Mainland China and South Korea in 2008. It was Super Junior's most successful single in the music charts, winning a total of 10 recognitions during the song's promotional period.


"Sorry, Sorry" was written by Yoo Young-jin, who wrote "Don't Don", the title track of Super Junior's second album Don't Don. Yoo reportedly wanted create a song which is both equally fun and easy to listen.[2] The song is a "polished and trendy" dance song, with influences of American funk and contemporary R&B, stimulated with a heavy electronic beat that is the genre of "urban minimal funky".

Music video

Super Junior posing right before the first dance break in the beginning of "Sorry, Sorry".

The music video was filmed from February 28 to March 1, 2009.[3] A 30-second teaser of the video was released on Super Junior's official iple site on March 6, 2009,[4] and the complete video was released on March 13, the same day as Super Junior's comeback performance on KBS's Music Bank. The video is SM Entertainment's first anamorphic formatted music video with an aspect ratio of 2.39:1.[5] Throughout most of the video, only eleven members are seen dancing to most of the choreography, although the video does include all thirteen members of Super Junior. Heechul appears to be in the dance towards the end of the video, and Kibum only appears in solo shots.

The video starts off with an experimental scene, a woman's eye peeping through a key hole. She then pulls up her skirt, exposing her legs, and Super Junior member Kibum blindfolds himself; a small flame is burning an enclosed envelope, which is sealed with sealing wax. The woman then touches her lips and pulls off her pearl necklace. This scene is then engulfed to blackness and zooms to Super Junior, who are seen posing side-by-side in front of a white screen. Han Geng leads the group into a gentle sliding pose, and then they start dancing. In the song's dance bridge the members are tutting, with Eunhyuk in the lead. The whole music video is in black and white. The dance is choreographed by Nick Bass as well as Trent Dickens, who is known for working with international stars like Usher and Justin Timberlake.[6] The "Sorry, Sorry" Music Video currently has over 85 million views on YouTube, while the dance version has over 20 million views.

Promotion and reception

Since 13 March, Super Junior has been performing "Sorry, Sorry" on the music programs Music Bank, Music Core, and Popular Songs three times a week. Promotional performances lasted for two full months, ending its last performance on 16 May 2009 on Music Core. The first overseas performance of "Sorry, Sorry" was in Beijing, China, on 1 May 2009 at the Beijing National Stadium. The single was also featured on Perez Hilton's blog.[7]

"Sorry, Sorry" peaked at #1 on M.NET's M!Countdown chart in just a week. "Sorry, Sorry" achieved its first recognition as the #1 song of KBS's Music Bank monthly pop chart on March 27, 2009, after only two weeks in the charts.[8] The single won again for the April pop chart,[9] and had two consecutive wins on the weekly pop chart in the first two weeks of May.[10] "Sorry, Sorry" also won Mutizen song at SBS's Popular Songs for three consecutive weeks, earning a "Triple Crown" for the first time in the group's career.[11] The single also became a song of the week on Mnet's M! Countdown on April 9 and April 23, although Super Junior was not present at the program to receive their awards.[12] "Sorry, Sorry" remained within the top 10 in Mnet's music chart for another 12 weeks.[13] The song was even successful in the Philippines; peaking at #6 in an international countdown by MYX Philippines. It was influential in increasing sales of 50 Cent's "Many Men" single. Super Junior also dominated Taiwan´s radio channel 'Hit Fm' released the 100 singles chart for 2009, ranking #1.



Country Chart Peak
South Korea M.NET M!Countdown Chart[14] 1
SBS Take 7 Charts[15] 1
KBS Music Bank K-Chart 1
Chart Korea[16] 1
Taiwan Hit Fm Annual Top 100 Singles Chart, Taiwan[17] 1
KKBOX Singles Top 100 Weekly Chart[18]
Thailand Channel V Asian TOP 50 Year End 2009[18]

Sorry Sorry-Answer

Following the success of Super Junior's 2nd Asia Tour – "Super Show 2", a live album Super Show 2 Tour Concert Album, recorded at the concerts held in Seoul from 17 to 19 July 2009, was released on 10 December 2009. Included in the album is studio version of "Sorry Sorry-Answer", a R&B remixed of dance track "Sorry, Sorry".[19] A music video of "Sorry Sorry-Answer", was also released on the same day in celebration the live album.[20]


"Sorry, Sorry" has been covered multiple times by other K-Pop groups, including on Korean television during special stages and at concerts:


  1. ^ "Super Junior release third album on March 12 after 1 year and 6 month hiatus". Newsen (in Korean). 2009-03-02. Retrieved 2009-03-02.
  2. ^ Kang, Myoung-seok (11 June 2010). "Record producer Yoo Young-jin - Part 2". 10 Asia. Retrieved 20 May 2012.
  3. ^ "Sorry, Sorry music video". Baidu (in Chinese). Retrieved 2009-03-15.
  4. ^ "Super Junior's third album "Sorry, Sorry" full song to be released on the 9th". Newsen (in Korean). 2009-03-06. Retrieved 2009-03-06.
  5. ^ "Super Junior's "Sorry, Sorry" music video to be released on the 13th". Newsen (in Korean). 2009-03-13. Retrieved 2009-03-15.
  6. ^ "Famous choreographers work with Super Junior's third album, "Sorry, Sorry"". Newsen (in Korean). 2009-03-05. Retrieved 2009-03-05.
  7. ^ "Boys Boys Boys". Perez Hilton. 2009-05-09. Retrieved 2009-05-09.
  8. ^ "Super Junior wins No. 1 on Music Bank in just two weeks after comeback". JK News (in Korean). 2009-03-27. Archived from the original on 2009-04-01. Retrieved 2009-03-27.
  9. ^ "Super Junior wins No. 1 on Music Bank for April". Newsen (in Korean). 2009-04-24. Retrieved 2009-04-24.
  10. ^ "Super Junior wins No. 1 again on weekly Music Bank chart". Newsen. 2009-05-08. Retrieved 2009-05-11.
  11. ^ "Super Junior's "Sorry, Sorry" becomes Mutizen song for three consecutive weeks"". Osen (in Korean). 2009-04-12. Archived from the original on 2009-07-24. Retrieved 2009-04-13.
  12. ^ "Super Junior vs. Davichi for No.1". Mnet (in Korean). 2009-04-09. Archived from the original on 2011-10-07. Retrieved 2009-04-15.
  13. ^ "Super Junior, 2NE1 tops Mnet Charts". Osen (in Korean). 2009-06-02. Retrieved 2009-06-02.
  14. ^ [1][permanent dead link] Retrieved March 17, 2009. (in Korean)
  15. ^ [2] Retrieved April 5, 2009. (in Korean)
  16. ^ [3] Retrieved April 5, 2009. (in Korean)
  17. ^ "Hit Fm Annual Top 100 Singles Chart- 2009 (#1 to 50)" HITO Radio. Retrieved 2012-04-26 (in Chinese)
  18. ^ a b Kim, Lynn (6 January 2010). "Super Junior tops year-end music charts in Asia". 10 Asia. Retrieved 29 June 2012.
  19. ^ Kim, Lynn (8 December 2009). "Super Junior to release live album this week". Asiae. Retrieved 26 April 2012.
  20. ^ Kim, Lynn (9 December 2009). "Super Junior to release new music video tomorrow". Asiae. Retrieved 26 April 2012.
  21. ^ Show! Music Core August 8th, 2009 - Special Stage: Sorry, Sorry (originally by Super Junior) - Girls' Generation YouTube (originally broadcast by MBC)
  22. ^ Super Show 2: The Secret of Gee (featuring Girls' Generation) YouTube (created by SM Entertainment)
  23. ^ Show! Music Core 400th Episode Special (March 8th, 2014) - Special Stage: Sorry, Sorry (originally by Super Junior) - EXO YouTube (originally broadcast by MBC)
  24. ^ HOT SEVENTEEN - Sorry, Sorry, 세븐틴 - 쏘리쏘리, Show Music core 20150912 Youtube (originally broadcast by MBC)
  25. ^ 160818 엠카운트다운 NCT - Sorry Sorry by플로라 YouTube (originally broadcast by Mnet)
  26. ^ [KCON LA WJSN+SF9 - I NEED U+SORRY SORRY ㅣ KCON 2017 LA x M COUNTDOWN 170831 EP.539[ YouTube (originally broadcast by Mnet)

External links

  • Super Junior official homepage (in Korean)
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