SNSD’s 3rd Japanese Single title track ‘Mr.Taxi’ secured top spot on Japan’s largest mobile ringtone chart Rekochoku as soon as it was released officially on April 27th. The single is also expected to make a huge wave on Oricon Daily Singles Chart and subsequently the Weekly Chart after its release today.
Due to the massive earthquake back in March this year, the release date of ‘Mr.Taxi’ got delayed and activities were affected. However, it seems that the Kpop fever spearheaded by Hallyu girl groups are heating up again.
Mr. Taxi is SNSD’s first original Japanese song and it is a song that showcases the girls unique music style as well as impressive dance choreography.
UPDATE 1: ‘Mr.Taxi’ grabbed no.1 spot on Bugs! Real Time Chart
Looks like ‘Mr.Taxi’ is not only heating up the digital charts in Japan but also in Korea. This record breaking feat was achieved at around 1pm KST where ‘Mr.Taxi’ managed to grab the no.1 spot on Bugs! Real Time Chart. Jay Park’s ‘Abandoned’ and ‘오늘밤’ took the 2nd and 3rd spot respectively.
UPDATE 2: SNSD’s ‘Mr.Taxi’ sold more than 40,000 copies on first day
The numbers are in and the girls finished 2nd on Oricon’s Daily Singles Chart with 40,194 copies. Jang KeunSeok’s ‘Let Me Cry’ took the 1st spot with 56,923 copies. Nonetheless it was a good result for the girls and a huge improvement if you look at the sales of 2nd Single ‘Gee’ which recorded 28,838 copies on its first day of release. Again, well done to the girls!