Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2010 – December Week 3


 

1. (–) Kara – 점핑 (Jumping) *** 2 WEEKS NO. 1 ***
Score: 890
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’s “Jumping” remains No. 1 on our last chart of 2010.  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. (+8) Brown Eyed Soul – 똑같다면 (If It’s The Same)
Score: 817
Genre: R&B Ballad
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Album: Brown Eyed Soul Vol. 3 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: Moving up quickly to No. 2 is Brown Eyed Soul’s “If It’s The Same”.  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.

3. (–) SNSD – 훗 (Hoot)
Score: 687
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. (+1) Huh Gak – 언제나 (Whenever)
Score: 684
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: Contestants 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” moves up one more spot to No. 4.

 

5. (-3) Beast – Beautiful
Score: 677
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” drops three spots to No. 5 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.

 

6. (-2) Orange Caramel – 아잉♡ (Ah-Ing)
Score: 629
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 drops two spots to No. 6.

 

7. (+1) 2AM – 전활 받지 않는 너에게 (To You Who’s Not Picking Up The Phone)
Score: 551
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)

 

8. (-1) Psy – Right Now
Score: 530
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)

 

9. (-3) Tae Yeon, The One – 별처럼 (Like A Star)
Score: 504
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 drops back three spots to No. 9.

 

10. (+28) Sistar – 니까짓 게 (How Dare You) *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Score: 488
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic+ Lyrics: Brave Brothers
Album: Sistar 3rd single Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: 2010’s top rookie group Sistar, who has done quite well with “Push Push” and “Shady Girl,” returns with their third single album, “How Dare You.” The song is about a girl who shows her tough and independent side after being hurt by love. This number which was created by the Brave Brothers, fuses both rock and electronic sounds.  This week it is our biggest mover, up 28 spots to No. 10.  With their latest top 10 hit, Sistar solidifies their status as one of the top rookie groups in 2010.  Let see how they fare against CNBlue and Miss A in year end awards.

 

11. (–) Cho Moon Geun – 너라는 걸  (Something Like You)
Score: 483
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 being the first). Both the album and the title song “Something Like You” got very good reviews.  This week “Something Like You” remains at No. 11.

 

12. (+10) Baek Ji Young – 그여자 (That Woman)
Score: 478
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Jun Hae Sung / Lyrics: Won Tae Yeon
Album: SBS Drama “Secret Garden” OST Part 1 Track 1
Watch: MV
Comment: This song is coming from the blockbuster SBS drama series, “Secret Garden” starring Hyun Bin and Ha Ji Won. The first song from the OST “That Woman” sung by Baek Ji Young who has taken part in many soundtracks including the one for recent hit series, “Iris.” This ballad was composed by Jeon Hae Sung and penned by Won Tae Yeon.  Despite no promotional activity by the singer, this song is one of the most popular songs in Korea now thanks to the drama.  This week it moves up ten spots to No. 12.

 

13. (New) T-Ara – Yayaya *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Score: 453
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic+ Lyrics: E-Tribe
Album: T-Ara mini-album Vol. 2 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: T-ara who started out very strong at the beginning of this year, finally returns with their 2nd mini album before year end.  E-tribe, the hit maker of “U-Go-Girl” and “Gee”, produced their title song, “Yayaya”. “Yayaya” is a unique dance-pop song with addictive melodies and lyrics. This week it is our highest debut at No. 13.

 

14. (+2) Gummy & Bobby Kim – 러브레시피 (Love Recipe)
Score: 418
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” moves up two spots to No. 14.

 

15. (–) Gavy NJ – 전화 좀 받어 (Pick Up The Phone)
Score: 403
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 remains at No. 15.

 

16. (+7) S.M The Ballad – 너무 글리워 (Miss You)
Score: 331
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic+Lyrics: Park Ki Wan
Album: SM The Ballad EP Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: SM Entertainment’s ballad project group, SM The Ballad debuts with their first album, “Miss You.” The group consists of Trax’s Jay, Super Junior’s Kyuhyun, SHINee’s JongHyun, and rookie singer, JINO. There are a total of five new tracks, where each vocalist is able to show his own distinctive vocals as well as harmonize with one another. Fans will be able to see a different side of their favorite artists through SM The Ballad.  The title track “Miss You” moves up seven spots to No. 16 this week.

 

17. (New) Lee Ki Chan (feat. Supreme Team) – 러브 (L.O.V.E)
Score: 310
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Lee Yoo Jin / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min, Supreme Team
Album: Lee Ki Chan digital single “L.O.V.E”
Watch: MV
Comment: Lee Ki Chan returns to the music scene after two years and five months. During the two long years he was able to complete his mandatory military duties and return to do what he does best. “L.o.v.e” is a medium tempo ballad song featuring hip hop duo, Supreme Team. The song is about a couple excited about starting love filling the cold winter with a warm atmosphere.  The Christmas style melody is perfect for the season.  This week it debuts at No. 17.

 

18. (-9) SG Wannabe – 해바라기 (Sunflower)
Score: 296
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)

 

19. (+7) Bye Bye Sea – 내 맘이 말을 해 (My Heart Is Telling)
Score: 268
Genre: Indie Rock
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Album: Bye Bye Sea Vol. 1 Part 1 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: City Complex is the first full album from indie rock group Bye Bye Sea.  The title song “My Heart Is Telling (Reprise)” is also on the OST for SBS drama “I Am Legend. Vocalist Namu and the instrumentation by the other members harmonize well for this album. This week it moves up seven spots to No. 19.  (credits to ~S2~)

20. (New) Lyn – 사랑의 눈보라 (Blizzard Of Love)
Score: 267
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi image Music + Lyrics: Hwang Sung Je 
Album: Lyn single “Winter Melody” Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Lyn returns with a single album “Winter Melody” that is tailor made for the season.  Continuing with the happy style of her last hit “Darling Honey Love”, Lyn’s latest hit “Blizzard Of Love” is a warm Christmas love song.  This week it debuts at No. 20.

 

 

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