Super Star (S.H.E album)

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Super Star
Studio album by S.H.E
Released 22 August 2003
Genre Mandopop
Length 40:49
Label HIM International Music, EMI
Producer Joeloe Kuo
S.H.E chronology
Together (Best Collection)
(2003)
Super Star
(2003)
Magical Journey
(2004)

Super Star is the fourth studio album by Taiwanese girl group S.H.E. It was released on 22 August 2003. Ella suffered a back injury during the shooting of a television show one month before the album was released. Because of this, Ella is absent from some of the music videos. As of 2006, the single "Super Star" from this album has been S.H.E's biggest hit. German producer Roberto "Geo" Rosan and vocalist Jade Villalon, as Sweetbox, composed "Super Star" for S.H.E.[1] during the sessions for Sweetbox's Adagio, and they also released their own English version as a single at the time. In 2004, Canadian singer Skye Sweetnam re-recorded "Super Star" as "Superstar".

Reception[edit]

On the HITORadio Top 10 Charts, Super Star continued Youth Society's success by landing six songs on the charts. Furthermore, Super Star earned S.H.E their second consecutive Best Group and Best Chart Performance awards at the 2004 HITO Awards.[2] The album's title track itself was also well-received. Not only was "Super Star" crowned Metro Radio's 2004 Song of the Year,[3] it was also rewarded for being one of the year's best songs at the HITO Radio Music Awards,[2] Singapore Hit Awards,[4] and Hong Kong TVB8 Awards.[5] The four awards earned by "Super Star" were the most for any S.H.E song until "Don't Wanna Grow Up" (Once Upon a Time) earned six between 2006 and 2007.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Arrangement Length
1. "Super Star"   Derek Shih Jade Valerie Villalon, Roberto Geoman Rosan Jade Valerie Villalon, Roberto Geoman Rosan 3:14
2. "遠方" (Far Away) Derek Shih Andrew Fromm, Calum Maccoll, Howie Dorough Yao Hung 4:07
3. "北歐神話" (The Legend of Northern Europe) Vincent Fang Anan Zuo Yao Hung 5:11
4. "半糖主義" (Half Sugarism) Hsu Shih Chen Lindy Robbins, Kevin Savigar Bing Wang 3:36
5. "河濱公園" (Riverside Park) Vincent Fang Jay Chou BabyC 3:52
6. "I.O.I.O"   Han Ji Maurice Gibb, Barry Gibb David Lu 2:57
7. "長相思" (Always Missing) Derek Shih Anan Zuo Yao Hung 4:23
8. "落大雨" (Rainy Day) Anson Yen, Derek Shih David Tao Bing Wang 4:11
9. "夏天的微笑" (The Smile of Summer) Yao Ruo Long Real Huang BabyC 4:46
10. "你太誠實" (You Are Too Honest) Hsu Shih Chen Deep White Yao Hung 4:08
Total length:
40:25

Music videos[edit]

Both "Far Away" and "River Shore Park" are based on themes of lost love; "Super Star," while dominated by a rock concert concept, contains a loose love plot where the girl is rejected, only to receive a kiss later in the video. "Heavy Rain" is a story of companion love between two parents, played by Selina and Hebe. "I.O.I.O" is a story of two girls, Selina and Hebe, fighting over a boy (Ella) who actually doesn't like either girl in the first place. The video was the first to feature S.H.E super deformed; more concrete versions were featured in S.H.E's next album, Magical Journey.

Chart performance[edit]

Top positions[edit]

Song Chinese Hito Radio
Top 10
9+2 Music
Top 15
Global Asia
Top 15
UFO Radio
Top 15
Channel [V]
Top 20
MTV Taiwan
Top 20
YES 93.3
Top 20
Super Star 1 - 4 4 1 - 1
Far Away 遠方 - - 10 1 1 - 3
Half-Sugarism 半糖主義 5 - - 2 - 3 -
River Shore Park 河濱公園 1 5 - - - - -
I.O.I.O 2 - - 1 11 - -
Heavy Rain 落大雨 3 - - - - 3 -
Smile of Summer 夏天的微笑 9 - - - - 6 -

Weeks on chart[edit]

Song Chinese Hito Radio
Top 10
9+2 Music
Top 15
Global Asia
Top 15[6]
UFO Radio
Top 15
Channel [V]
Top 20
MTV Taiwan
Top 20[7]
YES 93.3
Top 20
Super Star 3 - >4 3 4 - 14
Far Away 遠方 - - 3 2 5 - 7
Half-Sugarism 半糖主義 3 - - 7 - 3 -
River Shore Park 河濱公園 1 2 - - - - -
I.O.I.O 2 - - 5 3 - -
Heavy Rain 落大雨 1 - - - - >1 -
Smile of Summer 夏天的微笑 3 - - - - 7 -

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