Released June 7, 2006
With the news of Super Junior’s impending comeback this fall, they are today’s featured throwback.
Super Junior’s “U” era is still arguably the group’s most successful and what really kick-started their fame. “U” gained critical success, and SuJu collected over many awards in 2006 including winning Best New Group and various popularity awards.
Written by a German composure, this song was promoted to be a song of “pure pop and dance” with contemporary R&B influences and harmonization. The sound and catchy English phrases making it highly addicting! Another highlight of the song? The thirteen original members of Super Junior also performed this song with highly synchronized choreography and formations.
It’s been 11 years since Super Junior released U but when it shuffles through my playlist, my inner ELF comes dancing out. It was one of my first KPOP songs and introduced me to the fabulous group that is Super Junior! I’m looking forward to their comeback this fall! Take a listen to U from 2006 below, and then compare it to 2016 U under it.