Rising Sun (TVXQ album)

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Rising Sun
Studio album by TVXQ
Released September 12, 2005
Recorded 2005
Genre
Length 48:50
Language Korean
Label S.M. Entertainment
Producer Lee Soo-man
TVXQ chronology
  • Christmas Gift from TVXQ
  • (2004)
  • Rising Sun
  • (2005)
Singles from Rising Sun
  1. "Tonight"
    Released: August 2005
  2. "Beautiful Life"
    Released: September 1, 2005
  3. "Rising Sun (순수)"
    Released: September 5, 2005
  4. "약속했던 그때에 (Always There...)"
    Released: January 2006

Rising Sun is the second Korean studio album by South Korean pop group TVXQ, released on September 12, 2005 by S.M. Entertainment. The songs are written by well-known musicians such as Yoo Young Jin, Kenzie, Hwang Sung Je and All-4-one member Jamie Jones.

The year 2007 is said to be K-pop's biggest slump in sales[1] in South Korea, with the highest selling album by SG Wannabe at only 190,998 copies sold. TVXQ's "Rising Sun" still managed to make it onto the Korean Top 100 yearly charts, despite its release in 2005. It was the highest selling "old" album in 2007 with #67 position on the charts. In April 2009 the title track of the album, "Rising Sun", was featured in Fast & Furious, during Paul Walker's opening scene. It was credited at the end as sung by TVXQ.[2]

According to a statement by SM Entertainment mid-July 2012, the album currently has sold over 297,000 copies in South Korea alone.[3]

Track listing[edit]

CD
No. Title Length
1. "Tonight"   4:40
2. "Beautiful Life"   3:37
3. "Rising Sun (순수)"   4:42
4. "바보 (Unforgettable)"   4:16
5. "네가 허락할테니 (Love Is Never Gone)"   4:44
6. "Love After Love"   3:47
7. "Dangerous Mind"   3:56
8. "One"   4:03
9. "Love Is..."   3:41
10. "Free Your Mind (feat. TRAX)"   4:06
11. "작은 고백 (Love Is All I Need)"   4:01
12. "약속했던 그때에 (Always There...)"   3:17

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format
South Korea September 12, 2005 CD, cassette
Taiwan October 9, 2005 CD
Hong Kong December 7, 2005
Thailand July 15, 2007
Japan July 31, 2007 CD+VCD
October 24, 2007 CD

Charts and sales[edit]

Korea Top 100 Yearly Chart[edit]

Year Position Sales Total sales
2005 4 222,472[4]
297,000+[3]
2006 31 40,521[5]
2007 67 12,445 [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kpop Industry Undergoing Slump". Korea Times. 2008-01-28. p. 1. Retrieved 2008-02-01. 
  2. ^ "TVXQ in Fast and Furious". Allkpop. 2009-03-26. Retrieved 2012-12-26. 
  3. ^ a b "2세대 아이돌, 음반 판매량 순위 공개 ‘SM-동방신기 올킬’" (in Korean). Star Today. 2012-07-19. Retrieved 2013-01-03. 
  4. ^ "2005 Year End Chart" (in Korean). Music Industry Association of Korea. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  5. ^ "2006 Year End Sales" (in Korean). Music Industry Recording of Korea. Archived from the original on 2007-03-29. Retrieved 2009-02-06. 
  6. ^ "2007 sales" (in Korean). Music Industry Recording of Korea. Archived from the original on 2008-05-08. Retrieved 2013-01-14.