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MelOn releases results for “2010 TOP 100 Album Chart”


On January 7th, music portal site MelOn revealed the results for their “2010 TOP 100 Album Chart“.

The results were ranked according to digital sales, so check them out below!

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1. 2AM – “Can’t Send You Away Even If I Die”
2. SNSD – “Oh!”
3. 2NE1 – “To Anyone”
4. DJ DOC – “Taste for the Arts”
5. IU & 2AM’s Seulong – “Nagging”
6. CNBLUE – “Bluelove”
7. “Baker King Kim Tak Gu” OST Part 3
8. Homme by Hitman Bang – “Homme”
9. T-ara – “Braking Heart”
10. CNBLUE – “Bluetory”
11. miss A – “Bad But Good”
12. Blue Brand – “Trauma”
13. Davichi – “Innocence”
14. Hyori – “H Logic”
15. Hot Potato – “Seesaw”
16. “Cinderella’s Sister” OST
17. Jo Young Su – “All Star 2.5″
18. Rain – “Back to the Basic”
19. Wonder Girls – “2 Different Tears”
20. T-ara – “Absolute First Album”
21. KARA – “Lupin”
22. Jo Kwon & Ga-In – “We Fell In Love”
23. SNSD – “Run Devil Run”
24. “Eleventh Story”
25. “Chuno” OST
26. Seeya, Davichi, T-ara – “Wonder Woman”
27. 4minute – “Hit Your Heart”
28. 4men – “The 3rd Generation”
29. BoA – “Hurricane Venus”
30. 2AM – “I Did Wrong”
31. Jo Young Su – “All Star – Davichi”
32. f(x) – “Nu ABO”
33. December – “Tears In Heaven”
34. Lyn – “Candy Train”
35. Lee Seung Gi – “I Must’ve Been Out of It”
36. Vibe – “Vibe in Praha”
37. FT Island – “Beautiful Journey”
38. Lee Seung Gi – “Shadow (Repackage)”
39. Gummy – “Loveless”
40. Min Kyung Hoon – “Reunion”
41. Taeyang – “Solar”
42. Yang Jung Seung – “Generation”
43. December – “Honesty”
44. B2ST – “Shock of the New Era”
45. K. Will – “Present”
46. SECRET – “Secret Time”
47. “Personal Taste” OST Part 1
48. SHINee – “Lucifer”
49. 2PM – “Don’t Stop Can’t Stop”
50. Gavy NJ – “Sunflower”
51. Se7en – “Digital Bounce”
52. G.NA – “Draw G’s First Breath”
53. Son Dambi – “The Queen”
54. After School – “Bang!”
55. Jo Kwon – “The Day I Confessed”
56. Baek Ji Young – “Timeless: The Best”
57. Seo In Guk – “Just Beginning”
58. Eun Ji Won – “Platonic”
59. Monday Kiz – “New Sentimental”
60. Zia – “Difference”
61. Hyuna – “Change”
62. Mighty Mouth – “Will Love Come”
63. SECRET – “Madonna”
64. Seo In Young – “Lov-Elly”
65. Zia – “Let’s Have A Drink”
66. MBLAQ – “Y”
67. SISTAR – “Shady Girl”
68. Wheesung – “Realslow Is Back”
69. Untouchable – “Untouchable Mini Album”
70. 2PM – “1:59 PM”
71. Outsider – “Acquiantance”
72. Narsha – “Narsha”
73. Supreme Team – “Spin Off”
74. SISTAR – “Push Push”
75. “Personal Taste” OST Part 2
76. After School – “Because of You”
77. Brown Eyed Soul – “Blowin My Mind”
78. “Coffee House” OST Part 2
79. Jang Yoon Jung – “Olleh”
80. 4men – “You”
81. “Personal Taste” OST
82. M4 – “The Story of M4″
83. Park Hwayobi – “Hwayobi”
84. “Will It Snow This Christmas?” OST
85. Super Junior – “Bonamana”
86. Lee Seok Hoon – “Greeting”
87. “God of Study” OST
88. 2NE1 – “Try to Copy Me”
89. Seo Young Eun – “With”
90. Brown Eyed Soul – “Love Ballad – Never Forget”
91. Orange Caramel – “The First Mini-Album”
92. Lee Seung Gi – “Like the First Time, Like That Time”
93. Younha – “Growing Season”
94. J-Cera – “Lonely Night”
95. Zia – “Bad Habit”
96. Monday Kiz – “ru;t;”
97. Rainbow – “A”
98. “Prosecutor Princess” OST
99. Supreme Team – “Supremier”
100. “My Girlfriend Is A Nine-Tailed Fox” OST Part 1

Source + Photos: Star News via Daum

 

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B2ST’s Yoseob is upset with fans for attacking Rainbow’s Jaekyung


B2ST’s Yoseob left an emotional message for his fans, after rumors began circulating of his possible casting with Rainbow’Jaekyung for MBC’s “We Got Married“.

A portion of his fanbase immediately began attacking Jaekyung’s homepages by leaving hateful messages, which eventually drove Yoseob to speak out and ask netizens to refrain from doing so.

Yoseob tweeted on the morning of January 7th, “Because of the people that spat out words without any thought, the wounds are still not healing. It’s the same for anyone else, if not me.  No matter how it’s done or who they are, what I’m saying is that you cannot harm people.  Apologize.  Or shall I apologize on behalf of you?

Source + Photos: Star News via Daum

 

B2ST to return with encore concert, “Welcome BACK to BEAST Airline”


B2ST has announced that they will be embarking on an encore run of their highly successful “B2ST Airline” concert!

The announcement was put up on the morning of January 6th through Cube Entertainment’s official homepage and through B2ST fancafes as well.

The concert was a huge success last year – it was hyped successfully through clever marketing, and the boys delivered impressive performances. It was even picked as the #1 concert music fans wanted to attend, according to a concert ticketing website.

Unfortunately, only 10,000 fans could attend the first concert, but B2ST plans to give fans another opportunity to catch the event through their Asian tour. Titled, “Welcome BACK to BEAST Airline“, the boys will kick off the tour with a two-day concert at Seoul’s Olympic Athletics Stadium on February 18th and 19th.

Details on the rest of the concert dates have yet to be revealed, but international fans are queuing up for tickets to the Seoul shows.

Source + Photos: Newsen

 

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
External from soompi image
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
External from soompi image
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
External from soompi image
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.

 

 

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
External from soompi image
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.

 

 

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2010 – December Week 1


 

1. (–) SNSD – 훗 (Hoot) *** 2 WEEKS NO. 1 ***
Score: 948
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: SNSD remains No. 1 this week with “Hoot”.  Asia’s number one girl group, SNSD makes a surprise comeback with a new mini album, “Hoot.” The girls have been quite busy this year promoting their second album with songs, “Oh” and “Run Devil Run” and debuting in Japan. The title track of the new album is “Hoot,” which showcases their upgraded vocals and emotions.  SNSD joins 2AM (who they surpass this week) as the only artists in 2010 to score three No. 1 songs on our chart.  Congratulations.

 

2. (+4) Beast – Beautiful
Score: 852
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: Closing in on another chart topping hit is Beast’s “Beautiful”.  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.  This week it moves up four more spots to No. 2.

 

3. (+4) Kara – 점핑 (Jumping)
Score: 831
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 who has been promoting and gaining popularity in Japan releases “Jumping” in both Korea and Japan. The title track is of the same title and 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.  This week it moves up four spots to No. 3.

 

4. (-2) 2AM – 전활 받지 않는 너에게 (To You Who’s Not Picking Up The Phone)
Score: 822
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)

 

5. (-2) Psy – Right Now
Score: 792
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: Psy’s “Right Now” drops two spots to No. 5 this week. This is his first album in four years. Known for his unique rap and dance songs, PSY has brought together an impressive team for his comeback album Psyfive. Cool’s Lee Jae Hoon features in the advance track “In My Eye”, while Seo In Young pitches in on Thank You. Brown Eyed Soul’s Jung Yup and YDG also participated in the album.  The title track is “Right Now”.  This song combines electronic arrangement along with Psy’s singing and rapping.  Psy is our December Artist Of The Month.  Check him out.

 

6. (+3) Huh Gak – 언제나 (Whenever)
Score: 612
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, and 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 another three spots to No. 6.

 

7. (-3) SG Wannabe – 해바라기 (Sunflower)
Score: 555
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: Korea’s top male vocal group, SG Wannabe makes their comeback after 1.5 years with part one of their seventh album.  Teaming up once again with Cho Young Soo and Ahn Young Min on their title song “Sunflower”, the group presents us an easy listening ballad with smooth flow.  This week it drops three spots to No. 7.

 

8. (-3) 2NE1 – 아파 (Slow)
Score: 552
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 three spots to No. 8.

 

9. (New) Tae Yeon, The One – 별처럼 (Like A Star) *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Score: 543
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: Our highest debut this week 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.

 

10. (+25) Orange Caramel – 아잉♡ (Ah-Ing)   *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Score: 535
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 has done 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 is our biggest mover, up 25 spots to No. 10.

 

11. (-3) 2PM – I’ll Be Back
Score: 469
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)

 

12. (-2) Supreme Team & Young Joon – 그땐 그땐 그땐 (Then Then Then)
Score: 377
Genre: R&B/Hip-hop
External from soompi image
Album: Supreme Team & Young Joon (Brown Eyed Soul) mini-album “Ames Room” Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of Supreme Team & Young-jun’s first mini album, ‘Ames Room.’ In this soulful hip hop number, the powerful rap by Supreme Team and strong vocals by Young-jun from Brown Eyed Soul come together to create a unique harmony. It is about pain after separation, but the fast beats that contrast with the sad lyrics make the song surprisingly vibrant. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

13. (+8) KCM – 사랑곰 (Love Bear)
Score: 347
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 becomes KCM’s latest top 20 hit, moving up eight spots to No. 13.

 

14. (+10) Outsider (feat. LMNOP) – 주인공 (Hero)
Score: 318
Genre: Hip-hop
External from soompi image
Album: Outsider Vol. 3 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Outsider returns this year with his third album titled, “Hero.” The rapper gained much interest in 2009 for having the skill to spit out words with great speed, reaching number one on various music charts. This third album is about the hero in everyone as each and every single person dreams and goes through many obstacles to reach his or her goal.  This week “Hero” returns to the top 20 again at No. 14.

 

15. (-2) December – 눈부신 눈물 (Blinding Tears)
Score: 296
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Park Jung Wook /  Lyrics: Nine
Album: December Vol. 1 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Male duo, December who has released quite a number of hits including “Can You Not Come Back,” the theme song for the drama series “Iris” along with “Love is Really” has finally released its first studio album, “A Story to the Sky.” The group has returned with new music styles, shifting from their usual medium tempo ballads to lounge music. One of the three title tracks, “Blinding Tears” is at No. 15 this week.  “Blinding Tears” showcases the duo’s vocals skills as they sing about the sadness one feels over a loved one who has passed away.

 

16. (+24) Oh Won Bin (feat. Miryo) – 사랑해 또 사랑해 (Love You, Love You Again)
Score: 279
Genre: Rock Ballad
External from soompi image
Album: Oh Won Bin digital single “Love You, Love You Again” Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Former FT Island member Oh Won Bin makes his solo debut with a pop/rock ballad “Love You, Love You Again”.  This song has similar style to FT Island hits in early years.  It also features Brpwn Eyed Girls’ Miryo as rapper.  This week it is our second biggest mover, up 24 spots to No. 16.

 

17. (+6) Shin Seung Hoon – You Are So Beautiful
Score: 278
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Shin Seung Hoon /  Lyrics: Kim Ina
Album: Shin Seung Hoon 20th Anniversary Album Disc 1 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Korea’s ballad prince Shin Seung Hoon is celebrating his 20th anniversary as a singer this year. He releases a special two-disc anniversary album features the pop legend’s greatest hits plus tribute songs by younger singers. The title track is a new song You are so beautiful, with piano accompaniment by famed new age pianist Yiruma.  This week it moves up six spots to No. 17.

 

18. (+20) VNT – 소리 (Sound)
Score: 277
Genre: R&B/Dance
External from soompi image Music + Lyrics: LA Bounce
Album: VNT first single “Sound” Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Korea’s top producer, Kim Chang Hwan’s team creates its first female idol group called VNT. VNT  which stands for 92’ers with voice, is made up of three girls, Yumi (vocal), Tina (vocal), and Lil’J (rap) who have all received two years of training. The girls are expected to bring some new elements into Korean pop music with hip-hop rhythms and R&B. The title track is “Sound” an R&B number with LA Bounce beats. The strong, dynamic sounds are expected to capture listeners’ ears on first listen.  This week it becomes VNT’s first top 20 hit, up 20 big spots to No. 18.

 

19. (-7) Lee Juck – 그대랑 (With You)
Score: 259
Genre: Rock Ballad
External from soompi image
Album: Lee Juck Vol. 4 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: This is the title track of Lee Juck’s 4th studio album, ‘Love.’ It’s a song with a unique blend of dynamic rock sounds and a beautiful melody that will make you feel as if you’re flying across the sky. The dynamic electric guitar performance and the piano melody are impressive, and the innocent words like that of a child will linger in your mind for a long time. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

20. (-9) Gummy – 죽어도 사랑해 (Love You Even If I Die)
Score: 237
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Kim Do Hoon, Lee Hyun Seung / Lyrics: Choi Kap Won
Album: SBS Drama “Dae Mool” OST Part 1
Watch: MV
Comment: This song is coming from SBS Drama “Dae Mool” featuring top stars Cha In Pyo, Kwon Sang Woo, and Go Hyun Jung. The sad ballad by Gummy written by hitmakers Kim Do Hoon, Lee Hyun Seung, and Choi Kap Won captures the emotions of the drama as well.  This week it drops to No. 20.

 

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2010 – November Week 4


 

1. (+1) SNSD – 훗 (Hoot) *** 1 WEEK NO. 1 ***
Score: 954
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: SNSD finally moves up to No. 1 this week with “Hoot”.  Asia’s number one girl group, SNSD makes a surprise comeback with a new mini album, “Hoot.” The girls have been quite busy this year promoting their second album with songs, “Oh” and “Run Devil Run” and debuting in Japan. The title track of the new album is “Hoot,” which showcases their upgraded vocals and emotions.  SNSD joins 2AM (who they surpass this week) as the only artists in 2010 to score three No. 1 songs on our chart.  Congratulations.

2. (-1) 2AM – 전활 받지 않는 너에게 (To You Who’s Not Picking Up The Phone)
Score: 923
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: 2AM’s “To You Who’s Not Picking Up The Phone” drops back to No. 2 this week.  This song is coming from 2AM’s first full-length album titled, “Saint O’Clock.” Bang Shi Hyuk who produced 2AM’s hit number “Can’t Send You Even If I Die” has also produced this album, elevating fans’ anticipation. “To You Who’s Not Picking Up the Phone” centralizes around the theme of the loneliness and hurt felt through breakup.  It only takes two weeks to become our No. 1 song.  With their latest No. 1 song, 2AM will have a very strong presence in the upcoming year end awards.

3. (–) Psy – Right Now
Score: 837
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: Psy’s “Right Now” still hangs on to No. 3 this week. This is his first album in four years. Known for his unique rap and dance songs, PSY has brought together an impressive team for his comeback album Psyfive. Cool’s Lee Jae Hoon features in the advance track “In My Eye”, while Seo In Young pitches in on Thank You. Brown Eyed Soul’s Jung Yup and YDG also participated in the album.  The title track is “Right Now”.  This song combines electronic arrangement along with Psy’s singing and rapping.

4. (–) SG Wannabe – 해바라기 (Sunflower)
Score: 717
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: Korea’s top male vocal group, SG Wannabe makes their comeback after 1.5 years with part one of their seventh album.  Teaming up once again with Cho Young Soo and Ahn Young Min on their title song “Sunflower”, the group presents us an easy listening ballad with smooth flow.  This week it remains at No. 4.

5. (+2) 2NE1 – 아파 (Slow)
Score: 613
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 moves up two spots to No. 5.

6. (New) Beast – Beautiful   *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Score: 536
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 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.  This week it is our highest debut at No. 6.

7. (New) Kara – 점핑 (Jumping)
Score: 527
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 who has been promoting and gaining popularity in Japan releases “Jumping” in both Korea and Japan. The title track is of the same title and 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.  This week it debuts at No. 7.

8. (-3) 2PM – I’ll Be Back
Score: 527
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)

9. (+5) Huh Gak – 언제나 (Whenever)
Score: 519
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic+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, and this week we have the winner Huh Gak who 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 to No. 9 becoming Huh Gak’s first top 10 hit.

10. (-4) Supreme Team & Young Joon – 그땐 그땐 그땐 (Then Then Then)
Score: 484
Genre: R&B/Hip-hop
External from soompi image
Album: Supreme Team & Young Joon (Brown Eyed Soul) mini-album “Ames Room” Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of Supreme Team & Young-jun’s first mini album, ‘Ames Room.’ In this soulful hip hop number, the powerful rap by Supreme Team and strong vocals by Young-jun from Brown Eyed Soul come together to create a unique harmony. It is about pain after separation, but the fast beats that contrast with the sad lyrics make the song surprisingly vibrant. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

11. (+4) Gummy – 죽어도 사랑해 (Love You Even If I Die)
Score: 457
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Kim Do Hoon, Lee Hyun Seung / Lyrics: Choi Kap Won
Album: SBS Drama “Dae Mool” OST Part 1
Watch: MV
Comment: This song is coming from SBS Drama “Dae Mool” featuring top stars Cha In Pyo, Kwon Sang Woo, and Go Hyun Jung. The sad ballad by Gummy written by hitmakers Kim Do Hoon, Lee Hyun Seung, and Choi Kap Won captures the emotions of the drama as well.  This week it rises four spots to No. 11.

12. (-2) Lee Juck – 그대랑 (With You)
Score: 413
Genre: Rock Ballad
External from soompi image
Album: Lee Juck Vol. 4 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: This is the title track of Lee Juck’s 4th studio album, ‘Love.’ It’s a song with a unique blend of dynamic rock sounds and a beautiful melody that will make you feel as if you’re flying across the sky. The dynamic electric guitar performance and the piano melody are impressive, and the innocent words like that of a child will linger in your mind for a long time. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

13. (-1) December – 눈부신 눈물 (Blinding Tears)
Score: 332
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Park Jung Wook /  Lyrics: Nine
Album: December Vol. 1 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Male duo, December who has released quite a number of hits including “Can You Not Come Back,” the theme song for the drama series “Iris” along with “Love is Really” has finally released its first studio album, “A Story to the Sky.” The group has returned with new music styles, shifting from their usual medium tempo ballads to lounge music. One of the three title tracks, “Blinding Tears” is at No. 13 this week.  “Blinding Tears” showcases the duo’s vocals skills as they sing about the sadness one feels over a loved one who has passed away.

14. (-6) Ga In – 돌이킬 수 없는 (Irreversible)
Score: 293
Genre:
Pop / Dance

External from soompi imageMusic: Yoon Sang, Lee Min Soo /Lyrics: Kim Ina
Album:
Ga In mini-album “Step 2/4” Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch:
MV Live Performance
Comment:
This is the title track of Ga-in’s first mini album, ‘Step 2/4.’ In this song, the intro and the bandoneon sounds will captivate your ears right from the start. It’s an electro fusion tango song with a blend of traditional tango music and strong synthesizer sounds. The unique set of words and Ga-in’s charming vocal style come together to bring you a top-quality song. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

15. (+8) Suki – 가슴아 안돼 (No, Heart)
Score: 280
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Cho Young Soo /  Lyrics: Kang Eun Kyung
Album: Suki digital single “No, Heart” Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Female ballad artist Suki scores her first ever top 20 hit with “No, Heart”.  This song is written by top songwriter Cho Young Soo.  “No Heart” is an emotional ballad that fits Suki’s husky voice.  This week it moves up eight spots to No. 15.

16. (-5) Lee Jung (feat. Leessang) – 헤어지는 일 (To Be Break Up)
Score: 268
Genre: R&B
External from soompi imageMusic: Lee Jung / Lyrics: Lee Jung, Gary
Album: Lee Jung digital single “To Be Break Up”
Listen To: Full Song
Comment: Coming back from his two years of military service, Lee Jung released a digital single “To Be Break Up”.  Lee Jung wrote this song himself and co-wrote the lyrics with Leessang’s Gary, who is the featured rapper. Lee Jung debuted in 2003 as an R&B singer.  Over the years he has diversified into more pop-oriented songs, but this time he returns to his R&B roots as “To Be Break Up” is a song with pure R&B melody.  This week it falls five spots to No. 16.

17. (-8) Miss A – Breathe
Score: 263
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic+Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Album: Miss A 2nd single Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of Miss A’s 2nd single album, ‘Step Up.’ This is a single where you can see the fun side of Miss A as they show off a hip hop style. The upbeat clapping and reggae sounds are added to hip hop beats, which will make the listeners want to dance. The chorus line and the soulful yet powerful vocals by Miss A are impressive. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

18. (+7) Yim Jae Bum – 후회합니다: 고해 Part 2 (I Regret It: Confession Part 2)
Score: 258
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Lee Sang Joon /  Lyrics: Cho Eun Hee
Album: Yim Jae Bum digital single “Confession Part 2”
Listen To: Full Song
Comment: Veteran male single Yim Jae Bum returns to the top 20 this week with his latest digital single “I Regret It: Confession Part 2”.  The original “Confession” was a hit song for Yim back in 1998 on his third album.  Having one of the huskiest voice in Korea, this ballad is a perfect fit for Yim.  This week it moves up seven spots to No. 18.

19. (-6) Rainbow – 마하 (Mach)
Score: 251
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi image Music: Kim Seung Soo, Han Jae Ho / Lyrics: Song Soo Yoon
Album: Rainbow digital single “Mach”
Watch: Live Performance
Comment: Rainbow scores another top 20 hit with their latest digital single “Mach”. Just not long ago their song “A” was also in our top 20.  DSP Entertainment has high hope on this group which have a different image and different music style than Kara.  But just like Kara, they keep improving and rank higher with each song.  “Mach” drops six spots to No. 19 this week.

20. (+12) V.O.S – 내겐 네가 흘러서 (You Flow To Me)
Score: 237
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Park Geun Tae / Lyrics: Suh Young Eun
Album: V.O.S special mini-album Part 2 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: V.O.S returned this year with part two of their special mini album titled, “Memories.” Like the title suggests, the album consists of memories of the V.O.S members, Choi Hyun Jun and Kim Kyung Rok in the midst of their mandatory army service. If part one consisted of happiness and love, part two is more focused on memories of separation and regret. The title track of the album is “You Flow To Me,” an emotional ballad created by Park Geun Tae, singer Suh Young Eun and the V.O.S members.  This week it moves up 12 spots to No. 20.

 

2010 Soompi Gayo Awards Results


Happy New Year! The results of the 6th annual Soompi Gayo Awards are finally here. Our apologies that this year’s results are lacking the usual notes and commentary, but our resident king-of-the charts Edward had a family emergency, and we had to make do without his unique insights into what happened this year in Korean pop music. Please keep him and his family in your thoughts.

To see the list of nominees, click here: http://www.soompi.com/news/2010-soompi-gayo-award-nominees

Top 20 Songs of 2010:

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1. CN Blue – Love (6683 points) *** 2010 SONG OF THE YEAR ***
2. DJ Doc – 나 이런 사람이야 (I’m This Kind Of Person) (6506 points)
3. Miss A – Bad Girl, Good Girl (6230 points)
4. Homme – 밥만 잘 먹더라 (You Seem To Be Eating Fine) (5793 points)
5. SNSD – 훗 (Hoot) (5757 points)
6. Kara – 루팡 (Lupin) (5739 points)
7. Hot Potato – 고백 (Confession) (5706 points)
8. 2NE1 – 박수쳐 (Clap Your Hands) (5624 points)
9. Psy – Right Now (5611 points)
10. FT Island – Love Love Love (5480 points)
11. Wheesung – 결혼까지 생각했어 (I Even Thought Of Marriage) (5375 points)
12. 2AM – 전활 받지 않는 너에게 (To You Who’s Ignoring My Calls) (5165 points)
13. Secret – Madonna (4889 points)
14. T-ara – 너 때문에 미쳐 (You Make Me Crazy) (4798 points)
15. 2PM – I’ll Be Back (4733 points)
16. MC Mong – 죽을 만큼 아파서 (Hurt to the Point of Death) (4581 points)
17. Lee Hyori – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (4517 points)
18. Rain – 널 붙잡을 노래 (A Song to Keep You) (4513 points)
19. MBLAQ – Y (4442 points)
20. Davichi – 시간아 멈춰라 (Time, Please Stop) (4421 points)

Top Digital Single of 2010:

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Homme – 밥만 잘 먹더라 (You Seem To Be Eating Fine) (5793 points)

Top Male-Female Duet or Collaboration:

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IU & Seulong (2AM) – 잔소리 (Nagging) (4349 points)

Top Drama/Movie OST Song of 2010:

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Gummy – 죽어도 사랑해 (Love You Even If I Die: SBS Drama “Dae Mool” OST) (1410 points)

Top Newcomer of 2010:

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Gold: CN Blue (12167 points)
Silver: Miss A (11265 points)
Bronze: Sistar (6219 points)

Top Mixed Group of 2010:

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Gold : 8Eight (1728 points)
Silver : Koyote (1314 points)
Bronze: Co-Ed School (600 points)

Top Female Singer of 2010:

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Gold : IU (4786 points)
Silver : Narsha (4749 points)
Bronze: Gummy (4717 points)

Top Male Singer of 2010:

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Gold : MC Mong (6561 points)
Silver : Tae Yang (5728 points)
Bronze: Psy (5611 points)

Top Female Group of 2010:

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Gold: SNSD (14131 points)
Silver: Kara (9740 points)
Bronze: 2NE1 (9167 points)

Top Male Group of 2010:

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Gold: 2AM (14633 points)
Silver: Beast (12400 points)
Bronze: 2PM (10707 points)

Mini-Album of the Year:

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2AM – 잘못했어 (I Did Wrong) (Repackage) (9138 points)

Album of the Year:

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2NE1 – Vol. 1 To Anyone (2117 points)

Chart Champion:

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2AM (14633 points)

The Top 10 Singers of 2010:
(60% from chart scores, 40% from fan vote):

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1. SNSD (915 points out of 1000 max)
2. Beast (707 points)
3. 2AM (699 points)
4. Super Junior (593 points)
5. 2NE1 (548 points)
6. 2PM (548 points)
7. SHINee (516 points)
8. Kara (493 points)
9. T-Ara (424 points)
10. Secret (389 points)

Though 2AM had the highest score according to their chart standings, the fan vote took SNSD and Beast to the top!

The complete results, out of a possible total of 1000 points:

Chart Vote Total
1. SNSD 579 336 915
2. Beast 508 199 707
3. 2AM 600 99 699
4. Super Junior 193 400 593
5. 2NE1 376 172 548
6. 2PM 439 109 548
7. SHINee 228 288 516
8. Kara 399 94 493
9. T-Ara 367 57 424
10. Secret 370 19 389
11. Tae Yang 235 99 334
12. After School 292 36 328
13. FT Island 226 67 293
14. MC Mong 269 12 281
15. DJ DOC 267 11 278
16. Davichi 257 20 277
17. IU 196 67 263
18. 4minute 216 45 261
19. BoA 173 86 259
20. Psy 230 21 251
21. Hot Potato 234 11 245
22. MBLAQ 202 38 240
23. Seo In Kook 229 11 240
24. Wheesung 221 11 232
25. Bi (Rain) 187 27 214
26. Gummy 193 20 213
27. Gavy NJ 201 11 212
28. Ga In 169 41 210
29. Lee Hyori 185 25 210
30. Narsha 195 15 210

NO se7en…:(( i missed him in the list n no ss501..:(((

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2010 – November Week 2


 

1. (+6) Psy – Right Now *** 1 WEEK NO. 1 ***
Score: 871
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: Psy’s “Right Now” surprised everyone this week, moving up six spots and stole the top spot against very strong competitions.  This is his first album in four years. Known for his unique rap and dance songs, PSY has brought together an impressive team for his comeback album Psyfive. Cool’s Lee Jae Hoon features in the advance track “In My Eye”, while Seo In Young pitches in on Thank You. Brown Eyed Soul’s Jung Yup and YDG also participated in the album.  The title track is “Right Now”.  This song combines electronic arrangement along with Psy’s singing and rapping.

2. (–) 2PM – I’ll Be Back

Score: 823

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: 2PM’s new mini album titled, “Still 2PM” is expected to show an even more mature and refined image of them through seven tracks. The title song is “I’ll Be Back,” an R&B number with hip-hop and house rhythms. The song showcases 2PM’s very own style in music. One of the dance moves involved in the song is the “shuffle dance” popular in the 90’s. The boys will relive this “rabbit dance.”  This week it remains No. 2.

 

 

3. (New) 2AM – 전활 받지 않는 너에게 (To You Who’s Not Picking Up The Phone) *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Score: 820
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: 2AM who debuted about two and a half years ago finally releases its first full-length album titled, “Saint O’Clock.” Bang Shi Hyuk who produced 2AM’s hit number “Can’t Send You Even If I Die” has also produced this album, elevating fans’ anticipation. One of the title tracks is “To You Who’s Not Picking Up the Phone” which centralizes around the theme of the loneliness and hurt felt through breakup.  This week it is our highest debut at No. 3.

 

 

4. (-3) Ga In – 돌이킬 수 없는 (Irreversible)

Score: 733

Genre: Pop / Dance

External from soompi imageMusic: Yoon Sang, Lee Min Soo /Lyrics: Kim Ina

Album: Ga In mini-album “Step 2/4” Track 2 Purchase this album

Watch: MV Live Performance

Comment: Ga In’s “Irreversible” drops to No. 4 this week after spending the last week on top.  Having scored many chart topping songs with Brown Eyed Girls, this is Ga In’s first No. 1 solo hit.  “Irreversible” is co-composed by hit makers Yoon Sang and Lee Min Soo. The polished chord work, great melody, and rhythm making mesh well with the synth sounds, producing an electronica fused tango number.

 

 

5. (-1) Miss A – Breathe
Score: 711
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic+Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Album: Miss A 2nd single Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Dropping one spot to No. 5 this week is top rookie female group Miss A’s second single title song “Breathe”. The girls who debuted this past July with much confidence and skill returns with a funkier and cuter image fans are expected to enjoy. Their debut song “Bad Girl Good Girl” already topped the chart and now they have their second big hit.  Miss A will likely battle top male group CN Blue for this year’s top new artist honor.

 

 

6. (+2) SG Wannabe – 해바라기 (Sunflower)
Score: 679
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: Korea’s top male vocal group, SG Wannabe makes their comeback after 1.5 years with part one of their seventh album.  Teaming up once again with Cho Young Soo and Ahn Young Min on their title song “Sunflower”, the group presents us an easy listening ballad with smooth flow.  This week it moves up two spots to No. 6.

 

 

7. (-2) Supreme Team & Young Joon – 그땐 그땐 그땐 (Then Then Then)
Score: 672
Genre: R&B/Hip-hop
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Album: Supreme Team & Young Joon (Brown Eyed Soul) mini-album “Ames Room” Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the official title song “Then Then Then” from Supreme Team & Young Joon’s (Brown Eyed Soul) “Ames Room” project album.  This song is mainstream enough yet doesn’t lose the uniqueness from both artists.  This week it drops two spots to No. 7.

 

 

8. (-5) Beast – 숨 (Breath)
Score: 559
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi image Music+Lyrics: Choi Gyu Sung, Rado, Shin Sa Dong Tiger
Album: Beast mini-album “Mastermind” Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Beast drops five spots to No. 8 this week with “Breath”.  Beast has already excited fans with “Clenching Fists Tightly” released prior to its upcoming third mini album, “Mastermind.” They need to wait no longer as the boy group returns this month. The title track is “Breath” a new song that is expected to upgrade Beast one notch higher. The song was composed by Sinsadong Tiger and Choi Gyu Sung and Beast member, Yong Jun Hyung took part in penning it. The strong synth riffs and drums flow well with the group’s vocals and adlibs.  Beast is also our Soompi artist of the month for November.  Check them out.

 

 

9. (+13) SNSD – 훗 (Hoot) *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Score: 558
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: Asia’s number one girl group, SNSD makes a surprise comeback with a new mini album, “Hoot.” The girls have been quite busy this year promoting their second album with songs, “Oh” and “Run Devil Run” and debuting in Japan. The title track of the new album is “Hoot,” which showcases their upgraded vocals and emotions.  This week it is our biggest mover, up 13 spots to No. 9.

 

 

10. (–) Lee Juck – 그대랑 (With You)
Score: 471
Genre: Rock Ballad
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Album: Lee Juck Vol. 4 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: Lee Juck’s “With You” from his 4th album “Love” remains at No. 10 this week.  One of the most well respected artists in Korean Music, lee Juck’s new album immediately becomes top seller upon its release.  ‘With You” also ranked very high in both airplay and internet charts.  It is a rock ballad with lively lyrics, a light band sound, and free-wheeling energy to spare.

 

 

11. (-5) 2NE1 – Go Away
Score: 469
Genre: R&B/Hip-hop
External from soompi image Music+Lyrics: Teddy
Album: 2NE1 Vol. 1 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of 2NE1’s first studio album, ‘To Anyone.’ It is about telling a cheating boyfriend that they should break up. It is an upbeat, pop style song with rock sounds and a melody that’s easy to listen to. In the music video, the members’ revenge on the ‘bad guy’ is quite something. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

12. (-3) Lim Jung Hee – 진짜일 리 없어 (It Can’t Be Real)
Score: 448
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic+Lyrics: Bang Shi Hyuk
Album: Lim Jung Hee mini-album “It Can’t Be Real” Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Lim Jung Hee’s “It can’t Be Real” drops three spots to No. 12 this week.  “It Can’t be Real” was composed and penned by Hitman Bang. The producer came up with the title and lyrics of the song after watching the film, “Inception.” The song is about can’t believing breakup actually happened. The song has neo-soul sounds and uses trendy electronic synths.

 

 

13. (-1) Zi-A & 4men – 울고 불고 (Crying)
Score: 386
Genre: R&B Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Han Sang Won / Lyrics: Choi Kap Won
Album: Zi-A & 4men digital single “Crying”
Watch: MV
Comment: There are many collaborations between artists this year, and the latest one we have two very talented artists, Zi-A and 4men, dueting on this powerful ballad “Crying”.  Thoughout the song, we hear great vocals from both artists.  It is the kind of songs only artists with their talents can pull it off.  This week it drops one spot to No. 13.

 

 

14. (+3) Rainbow – 마하 (Mach)
Score: 325
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi image Music: Kim Seung Soo, Han Jae Ho / Lyrics: Song Soo Yoon
Album: Rainbow digital single “Mach”
Watch: Live Performance
Comment: Rainbow scores another top 20 hit with their latest digital single “Mach”. Just not long ago their song “A” was also in our top 20.  DSP Entertainment has high hope on this group which have a different image and different music style than Kara.  But just like Kara, they keep improving and rank higher with each song.  “Mach” moves up three spots this week to No. 14.

 

 

15. (+1) HAM – So Sexy
Score: 317
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi image Music: Jun Ho Jin / Lyrics: HAM
Album: HAM digital single “So Sexy”
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Female trio HAM (Heart And Mind) moves up one spot with “So Sexy”. This song surprisingly has a very high airplay and that moves it into the top 20.  HAM debuted with “TT Dance” last year.  Like Secret, they do not get a lot of attentions last year, but now they have their first top 20 hit and gaining popularity.

 

 

16. (-1) Gummy – 죽어도 사랑해 (Love You Even If I Die)
Score: 314
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Kim Do Hoon, Lee Hyun Seung / Lyrics: Choi Kap Won
Album: SBS Drama “Dae Mool” OST Part 1
Watch: MV
Comment: This song is coming from SBS Drama “Dae Mool” featuring top stars Cha In Pyo, Kwon Sang Woo, and Go Hyun Jung. The sad ballad by Gummy written by hitmakers Kim Do Hoon, Lee Hyun Seung, and Choi Kap Won captures the emotions of the drama as well.  This week it drops one spot to No. 16.

 

 

17. (New) Lee Jung (feat. Leessang) – 헤어지는 일 (To Be Break Up)
Score: 308
Genre: R&B
External from soompi imageMusic: Lee Jung / Lyrics: Lee Jung, Gary
Album: Lee Jung digital single “To Be Break Up”
Listen To: Full Song
Comment: Coming back from his two years of military service, Lee Jung released a digital single “To Be Break Up”.  Lee Jung wrote this song himself and co-wrote the lyrics with Leessang’s Gary, who is the featured rapper. Lee Jung debuted in 2003 as an R&B singer.  Over the years he has diversified into more pop-oriented songs, but this time he returns to his R&B roots as “To Be Break Up” is a song with pure R&B melody.  This week it debuts at No. 17.

 

 

 

18. (-7) SHINee – Hello
Score: 299
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi image Music: Cates, McEwen, Jensen / Lyrics: Kim Ina
Album: SHINee Vol. 2 repackaged version Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: SHInee has done exceptionally well this year with “Lucifer” and is back with its repackaged second album titled, “Hello.” The title track is of the same title and in contrast with their past song which showed off the boys’ powerful charms, the new song will show a sweeter side. This trendy R&B pop number is expected to be refreshing in vocals and rhythms.  This week “Hello” drops seven spots to No. 18.

 

 

19. (-6) U-Kiss – 시끄러!! (Shut Up!!!)
Score: 272
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi image Music + Lyrics: Kim Tae Hyun
Album: U-Kiss mini-album Vol. 4 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: U-Kiss did quite well with its past mini album, “At I That Easy” causing the entire country to follow the “strong man dance.” The boys are back with their fourth mini album, “Break Time” with includes seven new tracks of new style. The title track is “Shut Up!!” composed by Kim Tae Hyun who also wrote Ivy’s “Sonata of Temptation,” After School’s “Bang,” and T-ara’s “Crazy Because of You.” The song is arranged with hardcore electronic techniques, focusing even more on the group’s vocals and tough styles.  This week it drops six spots to No. 19.

 

 

20. (-1) Transfixion – Never Say Goodbye
Score: 251
Genre: Rock Ballad
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Album: Transfixion Vol. 3.5 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: Best known for the World Cup support songs “For Victory” and The Shouts of Reds, Transfixion is celebrating their tenth anniversary soon. Their new mini-album Never Say Goodbye exemplifies the great talent and appeal that has kept the band going for so long. The title song Never Say Goodbye is a powerful, wistful rock ballad that leaves a deep impression, particularly with its Hammond organ intro.  This song has been released for more than 2 months but only in recent weeks did it pick up a lot of airplay points.

 

B2ST’s album “Lights Go On Again” released!


Just hours ago, the MV teaser for B2ST’s fourth mini-album, “Lights Go On Again,” was revealed. Now, as November 9th just hit Korea, the mini-album was made available for download via the music portals.

After a quick listen, the songs are very good and it looks like they have a nice hit on their hands with the title track ‘Beautiful’.

Check out some of the select tracks from the album below and remember to support the boys bypurchasing the music. Also, keep an eye out for the full MV release.

Lights Go On Again:

Beautiful:

I’m Sorry:

Lightless:

I Like You The Best:

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in.]

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