‘Suki! ~Cho ver~’, the J-pop hit from Japanese idol group Cho Tokimeki♡Sendenbu is sweeping the world! This bouncy number is everything one would expect from a kawaii group of performers. This all-girl band of merry performers from Japan is making waves as their song is charting everywhere. On Apple Music’s country by country charts, it’s hit No. 2 in Azerbaijan, No. 10 in Portugal, No. 15 in Norway, and remains in the top 50 from Ecuador to Sweden (as of November 18).
‘Suki! ~Cho ver~’ is a new version of ‘Suki!’, which was first released on the April 2018 album ‘Tokiotome’. This update performed by the group’s current lineup was included on the mini-album ‘Suki Suki Suki Suki Suki Suki!’, which released last September
The word ‘Suki’ means “I like you” or “I love you” in Japanese. Though the song is slightly repetitive in the use of it 114 times on the song, it’s vibe of emoting out happiness with life is what defines this tune. Plus, seeing the girls dance and making that heart shape doesn’t imply much–well, unless you watch too much anime and love the movie Moulin Rouge because Christian, the protagonist, said, “Love is a many splendored thing. Love lifts us up where we belong.”
On hearing that the song was No.1 on Spotify’s Indonesia Viral 50 chart a few days ago (November 17th), the six members of Cho Tokimeki♡Sendenbu made their feelings clear:
Yoshikawa Hiyori represented the group’s feelings by saying, “Let’s make the word ‘Suki!’ a universal language! I hope that more and more people around Japan and the rest of the world can get to know Cho Tokimeki♡Sendenbu, and that we can perform live for our fans everywhere!! It was amazing to see TikTok users dancing to ‘Suki! ~Cho ver~’ in Korea, and now I hope we can go on a tour of Asia!! I want to visit Korea and Indonesia!!” The original version of ‘Suki!’ is ranked at No.9 on the same chart, meaning that both versions are in the Top 10 simultaneously – an impressive achievement.
From An Juria, she said, “Crossing language barriers and borders, the idea that so many people ‘suki’ (love) our song ‘Suki!’ is a wonderful feeling! And I’m also truly grateful that so many people are following us on social media and checking us out!”
About Cho Tokimeki♡Sendenbu
Cho Tokimeki♡Sendenbu are a six-girl idol group produced by Stardust Promotion, the talent agency behind Momoiro Clover Z and Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku. They formed on April 11, 2015, as Tokimeki♡Sendenbu, and were renamed Cho Tokimeki♡Sendenbu on April 1, 2020. Their philosophy is “Singing again today across the fields, across the mountains, to promote something joyful”, and their catchphrase is “Locking on to your heart ♡”.