Opera (Super Junior song)

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Opera CD+DVD Cover
Single by Super Junior
B-side "Way"
Released 9 May 2012 (2012-05-09)
Format CD single, CD+DVD, digital download
Recorded 2012
Genre Electropop, dance-pop
Length 3:01
Label Avex Trax
Songwriter(s) Thomas Troelsen, Engelina Larsen, Kenzie, Masanori Nagaoka
Producer(s) Kenzie
Super Junior singles chronology
"Mr. Simple (Japanese version)"
"Sexy Free & Single (Japanese version)"

"Mr. Simple (Japanese version)"
"Sexy Free & Single (Japanese version)"

Opera is the third official Japanese single of South Korean boy band Super Junior, released on 9 May 2012 by Avex Trax. It was originally released in Korean as part of their fifth Korean studio album, Mr. Simple on 3 August 2011. This single set a new record as the most singles sold by a Korean artist in a week.[1]


The song was originally written in English as "N.A.U.G.H.T.Y", by both Thomas Troelsen and Engelina Larsen. It was never released and re-written in Korean by Kenzie and became a part of the group's fifth studio album, "Mr. Simple" as the second track off its initial release.


On the day of released the single debut at number 3 on Oricon Daily Chart and sold 54,331 copies.[2] The following day it sold an additional 15,608 copies.[3] The single debuted at #3 on Oricon Weekly Chart, selling 159,789 copies on its first week of release, outselling their previous Japanese single Mr. Simple which sold 88,873 on its first week, making it Super Junior's highest-selling Japanese release and as the 2012 top selling Korean artist in Japan.[4][5]

Track listing[edit]


  1. "Opera"
  2. "Way"
  3. "Opera" - Korean ver. (Limited edition CD Only)

"CD+DVD" DVD track list[edit]

  1. "Opera"
  2. "Opera" - Dance ver.
  3. Off Shot Clip

Charts and sales[edit]

Oricon Chart Peak Debut Sales Sales Total
Daily Singles Chart 1 54,331 184,469+
Weekly Singles Chart 3 159,789
Monthly Singles Chart 5 177,448
Yearly Singles Chart 35 184,469

Sales and certifications[edit]

Chart Amount
Oricon physical sales 184,469+
RIAJ physical shipping certification Gold[6]


  1. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (17 May 2012). "Super Junior Sets New Sales Record of 160,000 in Japan". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 20 May 2012.
  2. ^ "SUPER JUNIOR、ニューシングル「Opera」が初日に5万枚以上を売り上げて3位". Barks (in Japanese). 2011-05-10. Retrieved 2012-05-13.
  3. ^ Sunwoo, Carla (12 May 2012). "Super Junior still a Japanese favorite". Joongang Daily. Retrieved 26 June 2012.
  4. ^ "SUPER JUNIOR、12年韓国歌手トップ!". Oricon (in Japanese). 2011-05-15. Archived from the original on 2014-07-14. Retrieved 2012-05-15.
  5. ^ "SUPER JUNIOR、シングル「Opera」で2012年韓国アーティストNo.1に". Barks (in Japanese). 2011-05-15. Retrieved 2012-05-15.
  6. ^ "ゴールド等認定作品一覧 2012年5月" RIA Japan May 2012. Retrieved 2012-06-26 (in Japanese)