Twins (Super Junior album)

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Twins
Studio album by Super Junior
Released December 5, 2005 (2005-12-05)
Recorded 2005
Genre K-pop, bubblegum pop, dance
Length 39:54
Language Korean
Label SM Entertainment (Korea)
Avex Taiwan (Taiwan)
Producer Lee Soo Man
Super Junior chronology
Twins
(2005)
Don't Don
(2007)
Singles from SuperJunior05
  1. "Twins (Knock Out)"
    Released: November 8, 2005
  2. "Miracle"
    Released: February 12, 2006

Twins is the eponymous debut studio album of South Korean boy band Super Junior 05, now known as just Super Junior. It was released on 5 November 2005 by in SM Entertainment. It includes their first #1 radio single, "Miracle" and debut single, "Twins (Knock Out)". The album sold over 100,000 till now.[1] It peaked at 3rd on the MIAK K-pop albums chart, selling 28,536 copies in the first month of release.[2]

History[edit]

After achieving critically acclaimed success from their debut performance of the single "Twins (Knock Out)," which was performed on SBS's Popular Songs on November 6, 2005 for the first time, the group was scheduled to release an official single of the song. However, a digital single of "Twins (Knock Out)" was released instead with three more brand new singles available for download on November 8, 2005.

The full album, which included all of the singles in the "Twins (Knock Out)" digital release and several other new tracks, was released on December 5, 2005 in South Korea.

On February 12, 2006, Super Junior moved on to their second promotional single for the album "Miracle". The performance version of the single differs from the one released in the album, as the performance single has an added dance break and vocal bridge in the song. In contrast to the edgy, rock-influenced feel of "Twins (Knock Out)", "Miracle" was a light bubblegum pop love song with light-hearted dance choreography. It was the second and last song to be promoted from their studio album.

Only twelve of the current thirteen members of Super Junior are featured in this album as Kyuhyun was not added to the group until six months after this album's release.

Overview[edit]

The album's first single, "Twins (Knock Out)" is a rap rock release. Dancing like eagles, the dance choreography arranged for the song became warmly welcomed and extremely popular. The follow-up single, "Miracle", is a typical K-pop bubblegum pop song, a genre still very welcomed by children and young adults. Like the song itself, the dance choreography for the single is also simpler and softer. The rest of the tracks in their first studio album, mainly consist of pop love ballads and also R&B-influenced dance tracks with rap and fast drum beats.

The main themes involved in the album are about situations that are related to love or trust. Soothing ballads like "You are the one" and "So I" intends a positive environment in one's love relationship. Fast tracks with light-hearted melodies like "Miracle" and "Way for love" contains bubblegum pop lyrics with positive views of love and trust. However, fast, rap-influenced dance tracks like "Twins (Knock Out)", "Over", "L.O.V.E", etc. usually gives in negative connotations about love and relationships. For example, in "Over", the lyrics hovers around a confident persistence after a relationship breakup. "L.O.V.E" involves around a loss of hope and confidence after love is shattered. Likewise, Super Junior's debut track "Twins (Knock Out)" speaks of self-deception and the indecisive aspects of mind, contrasting the feelings between a man towards love and how he has to decide whether or not he should continue to love or fight with sticking to his own destiny.

"Keep in Touch" and "Believe" are cover songs of the Japanese band, EXILE.

Reception[edit]

As soon as the album was released, the album stayed at #1 throughout the whole week on Korea's Hanteo Weekly Chart. Although Twins was a commercial success after the much anticipated debut of the group in November, the album failed to reach the top spot in the MIAK K-pop Monthly Charts. Instead it debuted as #3, selling 28,536 copies. However, the single Super Junior collaborated with TVXQ that same month debuted as #1, selling 49,945 copies.

Twins stayed in the charts throughout 2006, selling an extra 26,510 copies. It sold 10,408 more copies in 2007 and sold 86,659 copies by mid-2008. It remains as within the top 60 best-selling albums from 2005 to 2008.

When it was released in Taiwan on February 16, 2006, it debuted in the G-music J-pop Weekly Album Charts as #16.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Writers Time
1. "Miracle" Yoon Hyosang 2:56
2. "Twins (Knock Out)" Yoo Young-jin 3:20
3. "You are the one" Kenzie 3:52
4. "Rock this house" Yoon Hyosang 3:07
5. "차근차근 (Way for Love)" ["Carefully (Way for Love)"] Lee Yoonjae 3:17
6. "So I" Kyun Hojoong, Sangwon (the Anomi) 3:43
7. "Over" Young-hu Kim 3:16
8. "Keep in Touch" Hitoshi Harukawa 4:31
9. "L.O.V.E." Shin Jiwon 3:36
10. "Believe" Seikou Nagaoka 4:54
11. "Twins (Knock Out)" [Instrumental] - 3:21

Release history[edit]

Country Date Distributing label Format
South Korea 5 December 2005 SM Entertainment CD, cassette
Taiwan 10 February 2006 Avex Taiwan CD[3]

Charts[edit]

Country Chart Peak position
South Korea Gaon Chart 3
MIAK K-pop Monthly Charts 3
Japan Hanteo Chart 1
Taiwan G-Music Weekly J-POP Charts 16

Sales[edit]

Chart Album Sales
Gaon Chart Twins + 100,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.gaonchart.co.kr/main/section/album/list.gaon
  2. ^ (Korean) [1] Retrieved 2008-02-20
  3. ^ "Twins album info" Avex Taiwan. 10 February 2006. Retrieved 2012-03-20 (Chinese)

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