Mirotic (song)

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"Mirotic"
TVXQ Mirotic (Japan).jpg
Cover for Japanese release
Single by TVXQ / Tohoshinki
from the album Mirotic / The Secret Code
ReleasedSeptember 26, 2008 (Korea)
October 15, 2008 (Japan)
Format
Recorded2008
Genre
Length3:30
Label
Songwriter(s)
  • Sigvardt
  • Mikkel Remee
  • Lucas Secon
  • Thomas Troelsen
Producer(s)Yoo Young-jin
TVXQ / Tohoshinki singles chronology
"Dōshite Kimi o Suki ni Natte Shimattandarō?"
(2008)
"Mirotic"
(2008)
"Wrong Number"
(2008)
Music video
"Mirotic" (Korean version) on YouTube
"Mirotic" (Japanese version) on YouTube

"Mirotic" (Korean title: 주문 Jumun; Japanese title: 呪文 Jumon; lit. "Magic Spell") is a song performed by TVXQ, released in South Korea as a digital single in September 2008 as the lead single from the group's album Mirotic, and was later re-released in Japanese as the group's 24th single in Japan, released on October 15, 2008.

The single became the group's fifth single to reach the number one position on the Oricon Daily charts. It also became the group's fourth Japanese single to reach number one on Oricon Weekly chart, breaking their previous record. It has been downloaded over 5 million times across Asia, which makes it one of the best-selling digital singles of all time in Asia.[citation needed]

There are 3 versions of the song: Korean (original), Japanese and Chinese.

Music video[edit]

Background and concept[edit]

The video was filmed on September 2, 2008 in Seoul, South Korea and the Korean version premiered September 21, 2008. There is also a dance version and solo versions of the members. The Japanese version premiered September 27, 2008. There has been alternate versions of the Korean version film making.

Synopsis[edit]

The music video features all the members walking when they are pulled by a sorceress in red and white. They are then shown in different scenarios, whereas:

There is also a dance scene in a room with a huge round light at the ceiling's center. In the end of the video, the members managed to break and escape their bindings and chase the sorceress who lost her power. The sorceress in turn attempts to escape as she slowly melts and then fades away as they slowly approach her. The eyes of the members start glowing whitish-green at the end of the music video.

Track listing[edit]

CD[edit]

  1. Jumon: Mirotic (呪文: Mirotic, lit. Magic Spell: Mirotic)
  2. Dōshite Kimi o Suki ni Natte Shimattandarō: The Level Remix (どうして君を好きになってしまったんだろう?:The Level Remix, lit. Why Did I Fall in Love with You: The Level Remix)
  3. Jumon: Mirotic (karaoke) (呪文: Mirotic (Less Vocal))

DVD

  1. Jumon: Mirotic (Video Clip) (呪文: Mirotic (Video Clip))
  2. Off Shot Movie

Release history[edit]

Country Date
South Korea September 2008
Japan October 15, 2008

Charts[edit]

Oricon sales charts (Japan)[edit]

Release Chart Peak position Sales total
October 15, 2008 Oricon Daily Singles Chart 1 53,543
Oricon Weekly Singles Chart 1 70,655
Oricon Monthly Singles Chart 7 75,958
Oricon Yearly Singles Chart 91 90,908

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

  1. https://web.archive.org/web/20080409203505/http://toho-jp.net/index.html