Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2010 – December Week 2


 

1. (+2) Kara – 점핑 (Jumping) *** 1 WEEK NO. 1 ***
Score: 924
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic: Kim Seung Soo, Han Jae Ho / Lyrics: Song Soo Yoon
Album: Kara 4th mini-album Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Kara continues to enjoy their success on our chart as their latest hit “Jumping” moves up to No. 1 this week.  It is a pop dance number co-composed by Han Jae Ho and Kim Seung Soo. The song incorporates both retro sounds from the 80’s and current euro pop sounds. The song is about wanting to go back to the past to one’s past love.

 

2. (–) Beast – Beautiful
Score: 876
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic+ Lyrics: Kim Do Hoon, Lee Sang Ho, Shin Sa Dong Tiger
Album: Beast mini-album Vol. 4 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Beast’s “Beautiful” holds on to No. 2 this week.  Beast keeps coming back with new hits and returns already with their fourth mini album titled, “Lights Go On Again.” Fans are expected to get surprised with what the boys have in store for them. The title track is “Beautiful,” a bright, loving, listener friendly, and lively number confession song perfect for the upcoming winter.

 

3. (-2) SNSD – 훗 (Hoot)
Score: 841
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic: James, Jansen, Larsson /  Lyrics: Lee Hyun Gyu
Album: SNSD mini-album “Hoot” Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of Girls’ Generation’s 3rd mini album with the same title, ‘Hoot.’ It is an upbeat song that shows the characteristic vocal styles of the 9 members with a blend of go-go rhythm and retro guitar sounds. The lyrics contain a cute warning message to their ‘boyfriends’ who often hurt them emotionally. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

4. (+6) Orange Caramel – 아잉♡ (Ah-Ing)
Score: 780
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Wheesung
Album: Orange Caramel 2nd mini-album Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Orange Caramel who did quite well with their debut song, “Magic Girl” returns this fall with a lovely image. Their title track is “Ah-Ing” which was created by the Jo Young Soo – Wheesung combo who also created, “Magic Girl.” The song is expected to be yet another hit with its trendy Korean sounds. The lyrics, “Again and again ah-ing ah-ing; I’m happy, so ah-ing ah-ing…” are very addicting and energetic. The song will be about the feelings formed over a crush.  This week it moves up six more spots to No. 4, becoming the biggest hit for this After School sub-unit.

 

5. (+1) Huh Gak – 언제나 (Whenever)
Score: 726
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi image Music+Lyrics: Cho Young Soo
Album: Huh Gak first mini-album Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: Contestents of Super Star K Season 2 keeps hitting our chart. Winner Huh Gak releases his first mini album titled, “Whenever.” Included in the album is his debut track, “Whenever,” a ballad written by top composer Cho Young Soo.  One can hear the powerful vocal of this up and coming talent on this song.  This week “Whenever” is up one spot into the top 5.

 

6. (+3) Tae Yeon, The One – 별처럼 (Like A Star)
Score: 691
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Album: Tae Yeon, The One digital single “Like A Star” Track 1
Watch: MV
Comment: This song is a very special collaboration. The One and SNSD’s Taeyeon have come together to release a single titled, “Like a Star.” The two singers go way back. Ten years ago, prior to SNSD’s debut, The One was the vocal teacher for Taeyeon among others such as DBSG members. The song, “Like a Star” is a duet ballad number composed by hitmaker Jo Young Soo with lyrics penned by Ahn Young Min.  This week it moves up another three spots to No. 6.

 

7. (-2) Psy – Right Now
Score: 688
Genre: Hip-hop
External from soompi imageMusic: Psy, Yoon Gun Hyung / Lyrics: Psy
Album: Psy Vol. 5 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of Psy’s 5th full-length album, ‘Psy Five.’ This features Psy’s signature dance rock style that is fun and exciting to listen to anywhere, anytime. It tells the listeners to let go of the worldly things immediately and become wild and crazy. Psy shows a unique and aggressive rap and singing style in this song. Actress Seo Woo appears in the music video, which captured much attention. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

8. (-4) 2AM – 전활 받지 않는 너에게 (To You Who’s Not Picking Up The Phone)
Score: 621
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic+ Lyrics: Bang Shi Hyuk
Album: 2AM Vol. 1 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the double title track of 2AM’s first full-length album, ‘Saint O’Clock.’ It’s a ballad song about the emptiness and pain one is left with after a break-up, which is perfectly expressed through 2AM’s soulful voice. The listeners are bound to relate to the sad lyrics that are expressed through the serious voices of the members. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

9. (-2) SG Wannabe – 해바라기 (Sunflower)
Score: 416
Genre: R&B Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Album: SG Wannabe Vol. 7 Part 1 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of SG Wannabe’s mini album, ‘SG Wannabe 7 Part.1’ This is a medium tempo song with an unforgettable upbeat rhythm and a melody with mass appeal. The song contains a love confession, and the sweet voices of the SG Wannabe members will infect their listeners with a ‘happy virus.’ (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

10. (New) Brown Eyed Soul – 똑같다면 (If It’s The Same)   *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Score: 340
Genre: R&B Ballad
External from soompi image
Album: Brown Eyed Soul Vol. 3 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: Brown Eyed Soul, who has been releasing many singles the past year, finally releases its full length third album titled, “Brown Eyed Soul.” The album includes previous singles, “Blowin’ My Mind,” “You,” “Can’t Stop Loving You,” “Never Forget,” “Love Ballad” and “I Will Move Aside” along with solo tracks from the individual members. The title track is “If It’s the Same,” which showcases Jung Yup’s sweet and Naul’s emotional vocals.  This week it is our highest debut at No. 10.

 

11. (+28) Cho Moon Geun – 너라는 걸  (Something Like You)   *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Score: 340
Genre: Pop Ballad
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Album: Cho Moon Geun 1st mini-album Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Cho Moon Geun is the second Superstar K2 contestent to release his solo album (Huh Gak is the first).  Both the album and the title song “Something Like You” got very good reviews.  As a result, “Something Like You” is our biggest mover this week, up 28 spots to No. 11.

 

12. (+23) Yurisangja – 결별 (Break Up)
Score: 306
Genre:
Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic + Lyrics: Kim Se Jin
Album:
Yurisangja Vol. 11 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch:
MV
Comment:
Ageless ballad duo Yurisangja returns for their 11th album.  Known for their great harmony, Yurisangja’s latest hit “Break Up” is a mid-tempo ballad written by Kim Se Jin.  This week it moves up 23 spots to No. 12.

 

13. (New) MC The Max (feat. Boo Hwal) – 사랑합니다 (I Love You)
Score: 302
Genre: Rock Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic+Lyrics: Kim Tae Won
Album: MC The Max digital single “I Love You” Track 1
Watch: MV
Comment: Known for their powerful rock ballad during the winter season, MC The Max comes back with a tailor made ballad “I Love You” perfect for the season.  The trio has so many winter hits in the past, and this song reminds us of their best songs.  It also features another rock ballad group Boo Hwal, as this song is written by Boo Hwal’s Kim Tae Won.  This week it debuts at No. 13.

 

14. (-1) KCM – 사랑곰 (Love Bear)
Score: 296
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: KCM / Lyrics: Yoon Sa Ra
Album: KCM “Alone Part 2: From My Soul” Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: KCM returns with a new mini album, “Alone Part 2: From My Soul” which he produced himself. The title track is “Love Bear” written by the singer himself.  It is an emotional ballad with unique vocals only KCM can bring out. The song is about finding love from a person who loves silently like a bear.  This week it drops one spot to No. 14.

 

15. (+25) Gavy NJ – 전화 좀 받어 (Pick Up The Phone)
Score: 289
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Min Myung KI / Lyrics: Min Young Jae
Album: Gavy NJ mini-album “Glossy” Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Gavy NJ, who has received lots of love with their recent single, “Let’s Stop Here” has finally returned with their mini album, “Glossy.” The title track is “Pick Up the Phone” which was composed by hit producer Min Myung Ki who has also written the songs, “Sunflower” and “Love Story” for them. The song was penned by Min Young Jae who also penned 4Men’s “Can’t Do It.” The song is about a girl who feels like going crazy because her ex-boyfriend fails to answer his phone.  This week it moves up 25 spots to No. 15.

 

16. (New) Gummy & Bobby Kim – 러브레시피 (Love Recipe)
Score: 284
Genre: R&B Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Choi Kap Won
Album: Gummy & Bobby Kim digital single “Love Recipe” Track 1
Watch: MV
Comment: We have many good collaborations in 2010 and this is another one.  It is from two well known R&B artists Gummy and Bobby Kim.  Their duet “Love Recipe” is written by famous composer Kim Do Hoon.  The MV stars actor Gong Yoo, who recently came back from military duties.  This week “Love Recipe” debuts at No. 16.

 

17. (-6) 2PM – I’ll Be Back
Score: 277
Genre:
Pop / Dance
External from soompi imageMusic + Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Album:
2PM mini-album “Still 02:00pm” Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch:
MV Live Performance
Comment:
This is the title track of 2PM’s mini album, ‘Still 2:00PM.’ It’s a song with a blend of an R&B melody and Hip-hop and House rhythms. The appealing and powerful vocals of 2PM and the lyrics about a man who cries out for his past love are impressive. The key dance move that is reminiscent of the last scene from the movie, ‘Terminator 2,’ and the energetic performances by this group of beasts are bound to capture your attention. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

18. (-10) 2NE1 – 아파 (Slow)
Score: 277
Genre: R&B Ballad
External from soompi image Music: Sun Woo Jung Ah, e.knock / Lyrics: e.knock
Album: 2NE1 Vol. 1 Track 5 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: The hits keep coming from 2NE1’s first studio album, ‘To Anyone.’ This time the girls made a 180 degrees image change for beauty and elegance to perform this R&B ballad “It Hurts (Slow)”.  The four members shared vocal equally, even for CL and Minzi who usually rap, sing extensively in this song.  It is a perfect song as we get into the winter.  This week it drops 10 spots to No. 18.

 

19. (New) Yoon Jong Shin – 이별의 온도 (Breakup’s Temperature)
Score: 261
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic+Lyrics: Yoon Jong Shin
Album: Yoon Jong Shin Vol. 11 Track 15 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Singer-songwriter Yoon Jong Shin is very active this year, releasing a monthly project single each month.  He finally groups these singles together with other new songs in his latest full album.  The title track “Breakup’s Temperature” is a ballad written by the singer himself.  The MV stars popular actress Bae Doo Na.  This week it debuts at No. 19.

 

20. (+3) Buzz (feat. Venny) – 여자가 싫다 (Don’t Like Women)
Score: 245
Genre: Rock Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Go Suk Young / Lyrics: Kim Jin Ah
Album: Buzz Special Album “Fuzz Buzz” Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Buzz returns with a special album as a new two member band – existing member Yoon Woo Hyun and new vocalist. Through this album, fans can hear two songs with the former artist Min Kyung Hun along with three Buzz songs remade with the new singer’s vocals. The title track is “Don’t Like Women” which was composed by Ko Suk Young who has worked with the band ever since their birth, with songs such as “Coward” and “Trip to Leave Me.” “Don’t Like Women” has sounds and music styles Koreans enjoy most.  This week it moves up three spots to No. 20.

 

 

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