Bonamana


Bonamana
Bonamana

Version A cover
Studio album by Super Junior
Released May 13, 2010 (2010-05-13)
(See Release history)
Recorded October 2009 — April 2010 at SM Studios in Seoul, South Korea
Genre Pop, R&B, dance, electronica
Length 42:04
56:53 (Version C)
Language Korean
Label SM Entertainment, Avex Asia
Producer Soo-Man Lee
Super Junior chronology
Sorry, Sorry
(2009)
Bonamana
(2010)
Mr. Simple
(2011)
Alternative covers
Version B
Version C (Repackaged)
Singles from Bonamana
  1. "Bonamana"
    Released: May 10, 2010
  2. "No Other"
    Released: June 25, 2010

Bonamana (Korean title: 미인아 Miina; literal meaning Beauty) is the fourth studio album by South Korean boy band Super Junior, released on May 13, 2010 in South Korea. Over 200,000 copies were pre-ordered a week after the release date was announced, setting a new high record for the group.[1] According to South Korea's Hanteo chart, it debuted at #1 on the charts, selling over 36,000 copies on the first day of release, making it the biggest opening day of the group's career.[2] After eight more days of release, over 100,000 copies were sold.[3] The album, as to the information provided by South Korean album chart Gaon, sold a cumulative total of 300,000 copies of all versions, awarding the album as the "best selling album of 2010" and outselling their previous award-winning studio effort Sorry, Sorry.[4]

Contents

Recording and production

The group first announced that they were working on their fourth full-length studio album in January 2010 while presenting an award at Thailand's KPN Awards. A week after, Kibum, who participated very little in the group's last studio album Sorry, Sorry due to acting pursuits, discussed the possibility of participating in the production of Bonamana during an interview.[5] After a thorough discussion with producers, Kibum decided to continue his acting career instead. With Kang-in fulfilling his two-year mandatory military service and Han Geng's lawsuit against SM Entertainment, only ten members were able to work on the album.[6]

Shindong tweeted about preparing for the fourth album in early April.[7] On April 19, SM Entertainment formally announced through online media outlets about the release and production of the album. After Super Junior finished their Super Show 2 Asia concert tour in the Philippines, the members postponed solo activities to fit more time on working in the album in time for a mid-May release.[8] On May 6, SM announced the album release date to be on May 13, 2010.[9] Like most of Super Junior's past lead singles, the first single off of Bonamana is also self-titled.[10]

Music

Super Junior consistently described the main concept style of Bonamana to be "mature" and "sophisticated". Following the music genre that they settled for in Sorry, Sorry, the music in Bonamana is largely mainstream and is composed of a variety of genres including R&B ballads, pop dances, and hip hop.[11] However, unlike Sorry, Sorry, a majority of Bonamana maintains a handful of cheerful, medium-tempo pop songs that Super Junior had been known for performing since debut.

The album starts off with "Bonamana", an upbeat electropop song. SM described that "Bonamana" is the "completion of the SJ Funky genre", a genre that Super Junior will pursue continuously since its development in Sorry, Sorry. Eunhyuk created the dance choreography for "Boom Boom," hip hop dance track characterized for its "dark and powerful groove."[12] Super Junior invites Park Chang-hyun a fourth time to write the soft vocal ballad "Coagulation", performed by Super Junior-K.R.Y. Similar to "Coagulation" is "One Fine Spring Day", a solo song by Ryeowook. The fourth track, "Your Eyes" is described as a "regular Super Junior R&B ballad", with emphasized characterization on the differences between Yesung's and Kyuhyun's voices. Surprisingly, on the seventh track "Shake It Up," Han Geng who was currently in a lawsuit with SM Entertainment, did not have his vocals scratched out on the track. It was revealed later by the representative of SM Entertainment that this song was recorded before Han Geng filed the lawsuit. The album ends with the cheerful electropop song "Here We Go" that will "[refresh] the listeners' hearings."[13]

For the repackaged album, Bonamana Version C, there are four new songs. The first one, "No Other," received great feedback, so it was followed up with a music video released on July 7, 2010. The next song, "All My Heart" is written by Leeteuk and Henry Lau. The other Super Junior member, Eunhyuk and Donghae also wrote and compose the song "A Short Journey" as a tribute for fellow member Kangin who currently serving in the military. This song is performed mainly by Kangin, accompanied by Donghae, Yesung, Kyuhyun, and Ryeowook.

Promotion and release

A week before the album was released, over 200,000 copies were pre-ordered.[1] According to South Korea's Hanteo chart, version A of Bonamana debuted at #1 on the charts, selling 36,000 copies on the first day of release.[2] After four more days of release, over 70,000 copies were sold.[14] Bonamana charted at #1 again on real time and daily charts after the release of version B, selling over 13,000 copies, totaling the offline sales to over 100,000.[3]

Super Junior's first comeback performance was on May 14 with the performance of "Boom Boom" and "Bonamana" on KBS2TV's Music Bank,.[15] The group performed again with the roster the following weekend on MBC's Show! Music Core on May 15[16] and on SBS's The Music Trend on May 16.

On February 2011, according to the South Korean album chart Gaon's 2010 year-end summation chart, the album's A and B versions sold a cumulative total of 200,193 copies, awarding the album as the "best selling album of 2010". Meanwhile, the repackaged album sold 99,355 copies, ranking at the ninth spot in the Gaon Top 100 albums chart for 2010,[4] bringing to a total of almost 300,000 units sold in South Korea alone.

Singles

"Bonamana" was confirmed to be the title single of the album on May 6, 2010.[10] The music video teaser, unveiled on May 7, revealed an extremely brief and blurred preview of the song's chorus.[9] "Bonamana" was released for digital download on May 10.[10] Naming the genre as "SJ Funky" (Super Junior Funky), "Bonamana" consists of "African rhythms, with catchy grooves and club house beats." The song is widely defined to be in a electropop funk style, and a majority of the song is concentrated on autotuned vocals.[11]

Track listing

No. Title Lyrics Music Translation Length
1. "미인아 (BONAMANA)"   Yoo Young-jin Yoo Young-jin Beauty (BONAMANA) 3:58
2. "나쁜 여자 (Boom Boom)"   Kenzie Hayden Bell, Wayne Beckford, Ray Lavender Bad Girl (Boom Boom) 3:15
3. "응결 (Coagulation)" (Super Junior-K.R.Y) Park Chang-hyun Park Chang-hyun   4:20
4. "나란 사람 (Your Eyes)" (Yesung and Kyuhyun duet) Kim Jungbae Kenzie Someone Like Me (Your Eyes) 3:41
5. "My Only Girl"   Hong Ji-yoo Brandon Fraley, Joshua Welton   3:09
6. "사랑이 이렇게 (My All Is In You)"   Kwon Yun-jung Squeak Jackson, Stephen Beckham Love Like This (My All Is In You) 3:36
7. "Shake It Up!"   Kim Young-hoo Ryan Jhun, Antwann Frost, Ronald Frost, Micheal Muncie, Denzil "DR" Remedios, Kibwe Luke   3:02
8. "잠들고 싶어 (In My Dream)" (Yesung, Sungmin, Donghae, Ryeowook, Kyuhyun) Kwon Yun-jung Kim Ji-hu Want To Go To Sleep (In My Dream) 5:02
9. "봄날 (One Fine Spring Day)" (Ryeowook solo) Kwon Yun-jung Magnus Andersson Spring Day (One Fine Spring Day) 3:56
10. "좋은 사람 (Good Person)"   Yoo Hui-yeol Yoo Hui-yeol Good Person (Good Person) 4:04
11. "Here We Go"   Kim I-Na Carl Utbult, Tebey Ottoh, Fredrik Hult   3:50

Version C Tracks

Korea Version

No. Title Lyrics Music Translation Length
1. "미인아 (BONAMANA)"   Yoo Young-jin Yoo Young-jin Beauty (BONAMANA) 3:58
2. "너 같은 사람 또 없어 (No Other)"   Kenzie Denzil "DR" Remedios, Kibwe Luke, Ryan Jhun, Reefa There's No Other Person Like You (No Other) 4:16
3. "진심 (All My Heart)"   Hong Ji Hoo Henry, Leeteuk Sincerity (All My Heart) 3:41
4. "여행 (A Short Journey)"   Eunhyuk Donghae Travel (A Short Journey) 3:44
5. "Shake It Up! (Remix)"   Kim Young-hoo Ryan Jhun, Antwann Frost, Ronald Frost, Micheal Muncie, Denzil "DR" Remedios, Kibwe Luke, Chance, Ichiro   3:04
6. "나쁜 여자 (Boom Boom)"   Kenzie Hayden Bell, Wayne Beckford, Ray Lavender Bad Girl (Boom Boom) 3:15
7. "응결 (Coagulation)" (Super Junior-K.R.Y) Park Chang-hyun Park Chang-hyun   4:20
8. "나란 사람 (Your Eyes)" (Yesung and Kyuhyun duet) Kim Jungbae Kenzie Someone Like Me (Your Eyes) 3:41
9. "My Only Girl"   Hong Ji-yoo Brandon Fraley, Joshua Welton   3:09
10. "사랑이 이렇게 (My All Is In You)"   Kwon Yun-jung Squeak Jackson, Stephen Beckham Love Like This (My All Is In You) 3:36
11. "Shake It Up!"   Kim Young-hoo Ryan Jhun, Antwann Frost, Ronald Frost, Micheal Muncie, Denzil Remedios, Kibwe Luke   3:02
12. "잠들고 싶어 (In My Dream)" (Yesung, Sungmin, Donghae, Ryeowook, Kyuhyun) Kwon Yun-jung Kim Ji-hu Want To Go To Sleep (In My Dream) 5:02
13. "봄날 (One Fine Spring Day)" (Ryeowook solo) Kwon Yun-jung Magnus Andersson Spring Day (One Fine Spring Day) 3:56
14. "좋은 사람 (Good Person)"   Yoo Hui-yeol Yoo Hui-yeol Good Person (Good Person) 4:04
15. "Here We Go"   Kim I-Na Carl Utbult, Tebey Ottoh, Fredrik Hult   3:50

DVD (Asian Special Edition / Version D)

  1. BONAMANA MV
  2. BONAMANA Making Film
  3. No Other MV
  4. No Other Making Film

Charts

Chart Peak
position
South Korea's Hanteo Daily Album Chart 1
South Korea's Hanteo Weekly Album Chart 1
South Korea's Hanteo Monthly Album Chart 1
South Korea's Hottracks Best 5 1
South Korea's Gaon Monthly Chart 1
Japan's Oricon Daily Album Charts 5
Japan's Oricon Weekly Album Charts 15
Taiwan's G-Music Combo Chart 1
Taiwan's G-Music J-pop Chart 1
Taiwan's G-Music International Chart 1
Taiwan's Five Music Korean Chart 1
Taiwan's KKBOX Korean Chart 1
Philippines' Odyssey Weekly Chart 1
Philippines' Astroplus Weekly Chart 1
Philippines' Music One Top 25 1
Philippines' Odyssey Music and Video Top International Albums 1
Philippines' MYX International Hits Chart 1
Channel V's V Countdown 1
United World Album Chart 7
Hit Fm Annual Top 100 Singles Chart, Taiwan - 2010[17]
Track name Position
"미인아" (BONAMANA) #5
"너 같은 사람 또 없어" (No Other) #14

Release history

Version Region Date Distributing label Format
A
South Korea
May 13, 2010
SM Entertainment
CD
Hong Kong
June 4, 2010[18]
Avex Asia
Taiwan
June 18, 2010[19]
Avex Taiwan
Philippines
July 3, 2010 (Special Release)
July 9, 2010 (Official Release)[20]
Universal Records
B
South Korea
May 20, 2010
SM Entertainment
CD
Hong Kong
June 4, 2010[21]
Avex Asia
Taiwan
June 25, 2010[22]
Avex Taiwan
Philippines
July 3, 2010 (Special Release)
July 9, 2010 (Official Release)[23]
Universal Records
C (Repackaged)
South Korea
June 28, 2010
SM Entertainment
CD
Hong Kong
July 3, 2010[24]
Avex Asia
Taiwan
July 23, 2010[25]
Avex Taiwan
Philippines
August 28, 2010 (Special Release)
September 3, 2010 (Official Release)[26]
Universal Records
--
Japan
July 21, 2010
Avex Trax, Rhythm Zone
CD
D (Asia Special Edition)
Taiwan
November 19, 2010[27]
Avex Taiwan
CD+DVD

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