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5dolls releases debut concept photos


Concept pictures of Co-Ed’s new sub-unit group, 5dolls, have been released by Core Contents Mediaon January 5th.

Pictured are the four original female members of Co-Ed – One Star HyewonOne Light Hyoyoung,Star Light Chanmi, Smile Soomi – and the group’s latest addition, Seo Eun Gyo.  All five members are pictured with a ‘blue tone theme’ for their photos.

The group will be debuting by the end of this month with a track composed by hit composer, Brave Brothers.

Source + Photos: Star News via Daum

 

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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
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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 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
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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.

 

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2010 – November Week 3


 

1. (+2) 2AM – 전활 받지 않는 너에게 (To You Who’s Not Picking Up The Phone) *** 1 WEEK NO. 1 ***
Score: 947
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 scores their third No. 1 song of 2010 with “To You Who’s Not Picking Up The Phone”.  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.

 

 

2. (+7) SNSD – 훗 (Hoot)
Score: 934
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 moves up another seven spots to No. 2 and will challenge 2AM for the top spot next week.

 

 

3. (-2) Psy – Right Now
Score: 875
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: After one week on top, Psy’s “Right Now” drops back to No. 3. 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. (+2) SG Wannabe – 해바라기 (Sunflower)
Score: 749
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 another two spots to No. 4.

 

 

5. (-3) 2PM – I’ll Be Back

Score: 676

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 drops three spots to No. 5.

 

 

6. (+1) Supreme Team & Young Joon – 그땐 그땐 그땐 (Then Then Then)
Score: 601
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 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)

 

 

7. (New) 2NE1 – 아파 (Slow) *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Score: 539
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 is our highest debut at No. 7.

 

 

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

Score: 515

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. 8 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.

 

 

9. (-4) Miss A – Breathe
Score: 502
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 four spots to No. 9 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.

 

 

10. (–) Lee Juck – 그대랑 (With You)
Score: 444
Genre: Rock Ballad
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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)

 

 

11. (+6) Lee Jung (feat. Leessang) – 헤어지는 일 (To Be Break Up)
Score: 368
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 moves up six spots to No. 11.

 

 

12. (+25) December – 눈부신 눈물 (Blinding Tears) *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Score: 349
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 our biggest mover this week, up 25 spots to No. 12.  “Blinding Tears” showcases the duo’s vocals skills as they sing about the sadness one feels over a loved one who has passed away.

 

 

13. (+1) Rainbow – 마하 (Mach)
Score: 343
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 another spot this week to No. 13.

 

 

14. (New) Huh Gak – 언제나 (Whenever)
Score: 327
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic+Lyrics: Cho Young Soo
Album: Huh Gak first mini-album Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
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” debuts at No. 14.

 

 

15. (+1) Gummy – 죽어도 사랑해 (Love You Even If I Die)
Score: 307
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 one spot to No. 15.

 

 

16. (+9) Outsider (feat. LMNOP) – 주인공 (Hero)
Score: 302
Genre: Hip-hop
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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 at No. 16.

 

 

17. (-2) HAM – So Sexy
Score: 300
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.

 

 

18. (+1) U-Kiss – 시끄러!! (Shut Up!!!)
Score: 277
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: This is the title track of U-Kiss’s 4th mini album, ‘Break Time.’ It’s a dance song with a ‘Hardcore Electronic’ arrangement. It features improved sounds and vocals of U-kiss members who are back looking tougher and more sophisticated. Their powerful choreography and performance on stage perfect the song.(credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

19. (+8) 4men (feat. Mi) – 미안해 (I’m Sorry)
Score: 262
Genre: R&B Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Shin Yong Jae / Lyrics: Lee Chi Woo
Album: 4men mini-album “Sorry” Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: Live Performance
Comment: 4MEN releases their second mini album, “Sorry,” this year, one of the most anticipated album the second half of 2010. It is released in midst of their full studio album expected the first half of 2011. All the members of the group took part in producing the songs, making it all the more anticipated. One of the title tracks is “Sorry” an emotional number with lots of feelings put into the song written by member Shin Yong Jae.  This week it moves up eight spots to No. 19.

 

 

20. (+4) Co-ed School – 뻬리뽐 빼리뽐 (Bbi Ri Bbom Bbae Ri Bbom)
Score: 252
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic: Cho Youn Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Album: Co-ed School 1st mini-album Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Co-ed School releases its first mini album titled, “Something That is Cheerful and Fresh.” Fans can take a listen to their debut hit “Too Late” which has strong electro sounds and beats as well as “Bbi Ri Bbom Bbae Ri Bbom,” another electro number with addictive melodies.  This week it moves up four spots to become their second top 20 hit.

 

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 – October Week 5


 

1. (–) Beast – 숨 (Breath) *** 2 WEEKS NO. 1 ***
Score: 865
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: Despite very strong competitions, Beast remained No. 1 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.

 

 

2. (+4) Ga In – 돌이킬 수 없는 (Irreversible)

Score: 830

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: Brown Eyed Girls’ member, Ga In releases her first solo album after gaining much success with the rest of the group last year with “Abracadabra.” Jo Young Chul, who produced Brown Eyed Girls’ third album, “Sound-G” also took part in this EP along with other top staff members. The album revolves around the tango genre, hence the album title, “Step 2/4” which is the basic rhythm for the dance. The title track is “Irreversible,” 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.  This week it moves up four more spots to No. 2 and will be one of the challengers for the top spot next week.

 

 

3. (-1) Miss A – Breathe
Score: 818
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. 3 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 battle top male group CN Blue for this year’s top new artist honor.

 

 

4. (+8) 2PM – I’ll Be Back

Score: 750

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 moves up eight spots to No. 4.

 

 

 

5. (-2) 2NE1 – 박수쳐 (Clap Your Hands)
Score: 739
Genre: R&B/Hip-hop
External from soompi image Music+Lyrics: e.knock
Album: 2NE1 Vol. 1 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of 2NE1’s 1st studio album, ‘To Anyone.’ It is a hip hop song with hip hop rhythm created mainly by percussion instruments. It highlights the appeal of intense and unique rap skills of 2NE1. The members show off unique charismatic appeals with tattoos and smoky make-up and give off spectacular performances on stage. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

6. (+3) Supreme Team & Young Joon – 그땐 그땐 그땐 (Then Then Then)
Score: 695
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 moves up three more spots to No. 6.

 

 

7. (-3) Lim Jung Hee – 진짜일 리 없어 (It Can’t Be Real)
Score: 688
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” moves up two spots to No. 4 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.

 

 

8. (-3) Lee Juck – 그대랑 (With You)
Score: 634
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” jumps dropped three spots to No. 8 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.

 

 

9. (-2) SHINee – Hello
Score: 605
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 two spots to No. 9.

 

 

10. (+12) U-Kiss – 시끄러!! (Shut Up!!!)
Score: 424
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 moves up 12 spots into the top 10.

 

 

 

11. (-3) BoA – Copy & Paste
Score: 344
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic: Gad, Kafi, Lewander / Lyrics: Kenzie, Kang Ji Won, Kim Boo Min
Album: BoA Vol. 6 Repackaged Version Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: BoA returns this fall with a repackaged version of her sixth album, “Copy & Paste.” The new album includes eleven songs from “Hurricane Venus” along with two new tracks that show an upgraded BoA in both music style and charms. The title track is dance number, “Copy & Paste”, a dance hit with strong rhythm.  This week it drops three spots to No. 11.

 

 

12. (+1) Sung Shi Kyung & IU – 그대네요 (It Is You)
Score: 332
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Kim Hyung Suk / Lyrics: Lee Mina
Album: Sung Shi Kyung digital single “It Is You” Track 2
Listen To: Full Song
Comment: Sung Shi Kyung is back with a brand new digital single, “It Is You” after completing his mandatory two-year military service. The song is about sadness felt through love and breakup and it’s something everyone must have gone through at least once in their lives. Created by Sung Shi Kyung and close friend/producer Kim Hyung Suk, “It Is You” is a song with beautiful melody and lyrics. Singer IU is featured in this song.  This week it moves up one spot again at No. 12.

 

 

13. (+10) Gummy – 죽어도 사랑해 (Love You Even If I Die)
Score: 315
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.

 

 

14. (+3) Yoo Chun, Jae Joong, Junsu (JYJ) – 찾았다 (Found It)
Score: 314
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic+Lyrics: Choi Yong Chan
Album: KBS Drama “Sung Kyun Kwan Scandal” OST Track 2 Purchase this album
Listen To: Full Song
Comment: TVXQ’s Micky Yoo Chun makes his Korean drama debut in the highly anticipated KBS period drama Sung Kyun Kwan Scandal.  Based on a novel by Jung Eun Gwol, Yoo Chun plays a stubborn, stickler student from a powerful and influential family who goes against his privileged background to seek education and equality, but he still has much to learn about how the world really runs.  With Yoo Chun as the leading man, TVXQ bandmates Jun Su and Jae Joong have also joined the soundtrack. The JYJ trio return to K-pop with the drama song “Found It”, a lovely ballad that is very different from previous TVXQ songs.  This week it moves back up three spots to No. 14.

 

 

15. (+24) Kang Seung Yoon – 본능적으로 (Instinctive) *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Score: 313
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic+Lyrics: Yoon Jong Shin
Album: Superstar K 2 Top 11 Part 3
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Last year’s Superstar K has produced hit artists like Seo In Kook, Jung Sul Gi, and Gil Hak Mi.  The first artist from this year’s edition having a hit song is Kang Seung Yoon, who impressively remade Yoon Jong Shin’s “Instinctive” with his unique voice and rapping by Swing.  Despite many established artists releasing new songs now, this song has captured the top spot in many internet charts across Korea.  As a result, this song becomes our biggest mover this week.  Kang Seung Yoon is definitely an artist to look out for.

 

 

16. (+8) Davichi – 두 번 헤어지는 일 (Events That Causes Two Breakups)
Score: 309
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic+Lyrics: Shin Seung Hoon
Album: Shin Seung Hoon 20th Anniversary with Davichi
Watch: Live Performance
Comment: Davichi sings, “Event That Causes Two Breakups” for veteran singer, Shin Seung Hoon’s 20thanniversary album. The album will include remakes of Shin’s hit songs covered by junior artists along with a brand new song. Four artists will release a song in October, one every Thursday. Female duo, Davichi is the first guest and will sing, “Event That Causes Two Breakups” which is a ballad song included in Shin’s 9thalbum.  This week it moves up eight spots to No. 16.

 

 

17. (+3) Coed School – Too Late

Score: 308

Genre: Pop/Dance

External from soompi imageMusic: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Cho Young Soo, Kim Tae Hyun, Ahn Young Min, Oh Sung Hoon

Album: Coed School 1st mini-album Track 1

Watch: MV Live Performance

Comment: Riding the success of T-Ara and Cho Shin Sung’s “TTL” last year, the first megasize mixed group in Korea has debuted. Coed School consists of 10 members (6 guys and 4 girls) and their debut song “Too Late” is gaining attentions every week.  “Too Late” is written by famous composer Cho Young Soo.  The 10-membered group has made many live performances in music shows and gains new fans everyday.

 

 

18. (New) Mighty Mouth (feat. Kim Hee Sun) – 사랑이란 (Love Is) *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Score: 292
Genre: Hip-hop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Kim Ki Won, Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Kim Do Hoon, Rhymer
Album: Mighty Mouth digital single “Love Is”
Watch: MV
Comment: Mighty Mouth releases a new single titled, “Love Is.” The group is known for collaborating with singers and actors alike, always surprising music listeners with catchy and easy-going music. The duo’s new song, “Love Is” features Korea’s top actresses, Kim Hee Sun who has actually taken a hiatus for a bit. This will be her first work since the break. The actress has some singing experience from her 2005 drama series, “Sad Sonata” in which she sang Natalie Cole’s “Love.” “Love Is” is a song with a simple, yet smooth melody line that flows well with the piano arrangements and medium-tempo hip-hop beats. This love song is expected to receive much love and attention.  This week it is our highest debut at No. 18.

 

 

19. (-8) Kim Jong Kook – 다시 내게로 돌아와 (Come Back To Me Again)
Score: 272
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi image Music+Lyrics: Ha Kwang Hoon
Album: Kim Jong Kook Remake Album Track 4 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: Kim Jong Kook returns with a remake album filled with ten classics released between the 70’s and 90’s from the likes of Lee Moon Se, Jo Kwan Woo, Kim Jong Chan, and Lee Jung Suk. The artist adds his own distinct color to these songs, giving each and every one of them a new feel from the original. Title song “Come Back to Me” was originally sung by veteran singer, Jo Kwan Woo. The song is re-arranged to give it some trendy sounds from the South. Gary of hip-hop duo Leessang is featured in the rap portion of the song, which seem to flow well with Kim Jong Kook’s unique singing method.  This week it drops eight spots to No. 19.

 

 

20. (-6) FT Island – 사랑 사랑 사랑 (Love Love Love)
Score: 270
Genre: Pop Rock
External from soompi image Music: Kim Do Hoon, Lee Seung Ho / Lyrics: Kim Do Hoon, Lee Seung Ho, Mario
Album: FT Island mini-album “Beautiful Journey” Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of FT Island’s 2nd mini album, ‘Beautiful Journey.’ The perfect combination of powerful vocals and sentimental piano melody helps to create this heartbreaking rock ballad song that highlights FT Island’s sophisticated and sensual appeal. The group members are back with even more stable and developed vocal and performance skills. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

Co-Ed’s first mini-album receives 50k pre-orders!


Rookie group Co-Ed has already received 50,000 pre-orders for their first mini-album.

Their agency, Core Contents Media, revealed, “Co-Ed will be releasing their first mini-album, ‘Coed school.’ Fans who have heard of the album have already ordered 50,000 copies in pre-orders. We’re extremely thankful to the fans for showing so much interest despite this being their first mini-album. Even though there are 50,000 pre-orders, we will only be producing 20,000 to make it a special limited edition.”

Co-Ed’s first mini-album has been designed in a photobook style with various images of the individual members. The album consists of eight tracks, including “Too Late“, “Bbiribbom Bberibbom“, and “Words That Make My Heart Beat“.

“Coed School” will be released on November 2nd.

Source + Photo: Sports Chosun

 

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2010 – October Week 4


1. (+3) Beast – 숨 (Breath) *** 1 WEEK NO. 1 ***
Score: 924
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 surprisingly leapfrogs Miss A and scores their first ever No. 1 song 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.  This song and Miss A’s “Breathe” is very close in every scoring category, Beast won it by having better album sales.  Congratulations to them.

2. (–) Miss A – Breathe
Score: 894
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: Staying at No. 2 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 are looking to add another No. 1 song.  Miss A will battle top male group CN Blue for this year’s top new artist honor.

3. (-2) 2NE1 – 박수쳐 (Clap Your Hands)
Score: 821
Genre: R&B/Hip-hop
External from soompi image Music+Lyrics: e.knock
Album: 2NE1 Vol. 1 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of 2NE1’s 1st studio album, ‘To Anyone.’ It is a hip hop song with hip hop rhythm created mainly by percussion instruments. It highlights the appeal of intense and unique rap skills of 2NE1. The members show off unique charismatic appeals with tattoos and smoky make-up and give off spectacular performances on stage. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

4. (+2) Lim Jung Hee – 진짜일 리 없어 (It Can’t Be Real)
Score: 773
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” moves up two spots to No. 4 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.

5. (+3) Lee Juck – 그대랑 (With You)
Score: 730
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” jumps another three to No. 5 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. Despite the lack of promotion, the song is in the top 5 now.

6. (+32) Ga In – 돌이킬 수 없는 (Irreversible)   *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***

Score: 598

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: Brown Eyed Girls’ member, Ga In releases her first solo album after gaining much success with the rest of the group last year with “Abracadabra.” Jo Young Chul, who produced Brown Eyed Girls’ third album, “Sound-G” also took part in this EP along with other top staff members. The album revolves around the tango genre, hence the album title, “Step 2/4” which is the basic rhythm for the dance. The title track is “Irreversible,” 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.  It is our biggest mover this week, up 32 spots to No. 6.


7. (+9) SHINee – Hello
Score: 598
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” moves up nine spots to No. 7.

8. (+5) BoA – Copy & Paste
Score: 575
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic: Gad, Kafi, Lewander / Lyrics: Kenzie, Kang Ji Won, Kim Boo Min
Album: BoA Vol. 6 Repackaged Version Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: BoA returns this fall with a repackaged version of her sixth album, “Copy & Paste.” The new album includes eleven songs from “Hurricane Venus” along with two new tracks that show an upgraded BoA in both music style and charms. The title track is dance number, “Copy & Paste”, a dance hit with strong rhythm.  This week it moves up five spots to No. 8.


9. (+11) Supreme Team & Young Joon – 그땐 그땐 그땐 (Then Then Then)
Score: 525
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 moves up 11 spots to No. 9.

10. (-7) Wheesung – 결혼까지 생각했어 (Even Thought Of Marriage)
Score: 700
Genre: R&B/Dance
External from soompi image Music: Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Wheesung
Album: Wheesung mini-album “Realslow Is Back” Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of Whee Sung’s single album, ‘RealSlow is Back.’ This is a song where Whee Sung shows off his appeals to the fullest. It is a powerful R&B dance song with intense sounds, his explosive vocals, addictive melody and his signature straightforward yet sentimental lyrics. It is about a man who’s heartbroken after the woman he intended to marry leaves him. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

11. (+8) Kim Jong Kook – 다시 내게로 돌아와 (Come Back To Me Again)
Score: 416
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi image Music+Lyrics: Ha Kwang Hoon
Album: Kim Jong Kook Remake Album Track 4 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: Kim Jong Kook returns with a remake album filled with ten classics released between the 70’s and 90’s from the likes of Lee Moon Se, Jo Kwan Woo, Kim Jong Chan, and Lee Jung Suk. The artist adds his own distinct color to these songs, giving each and every one of them a new feel from the original. Title song “Come Back to Me” was originally sung by veteran singer, Jo Kwan Woo. The song is re-arranged to give it some trendy sounds from the South. Gary of hip-hop duo Leessang is featured in the rap portion of the song, which seem to flow well with Kim Jong Kook’s unique singing method.  This week it moves up eight spots to No. 11.

12. (New) 2PM – I’ll Be Back   *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***

Score: 407

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 is our highest debut at No. 12.


13. (-2) Sung Shi Kyung & IU – 그대네요 (It Is You)
Score: 394
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Kim Hyung Suk / Lyrics: Lee Mina
Album: Sung Shi Kyung digital single “It Is You” Track 2
Listen To: Full Song
Comment: Sung Shi Kyung is back with a brand new digital single, “It Is You” after completing his mandatory two-year military service. The song is about sadness felt through love and breakup and it’s something everyone must have gone through at least once in their lives. Created by Sung Shi Kyung and close friend/producer Kim Hyung Suk, “It Is You” is a song with beautiful melody and lyrics. Singer IU is featured in this song.  This week it drops two spots to No. 13.


14. (-9) FT Island – 사랑 사랑 사랑 (Love Love Love)
Score: 387
Genre: Pop Rock
External from soompi image Music: Kim Do Hoon, Lee Seung Ho / Lyrics: Kim Do Hoon, Lee Seung Ho, Mario
Album: FT Island mini-album “Beautiful Journey” Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of FT Island’s 2nd mini album, ‘Beautiful Journey.’ The perfect combination of powerful vocals and sentimental piano melody helps to create this heartbreaking rock ballad song that highlights FT Island’s sophisticated and sensual appeal. The group members are back with even more stable and developed vocal and performance skills. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

15. (+13) Se7en – I’m Going Crazy

Score: 347

Genre: R&B/Dance

External from soompi imageMusic + Lyrics: Teddy

Album: Se7en digital single “I’m Going Crazy” Track 1

Watch: MV Live Performance

Comment: SE7EN who made his comeback after three years continues his “Digital Bounce” mini album promotions with “I’m Going Crazy.” This medium tempo R&B number showcases the artist’s vocal skills. Composed by Teddy, the song is about a long-time couple whose relationship begins to turn sour as they start to not understand each other and fight. The music video stars SE7EN and his real-life girlfriend, Park Han Byul, stirring the interests of many.  This week it moves up 13 spots to No. 15.


16. (+2) Kim Bum Soo – 지나간다 (Passing By)
Score: 324
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi image Music+Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Album: Kim Bum Soo Vol. 7 Part 1 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Veteran artist Kim Bum Soo returns after two years and two months with part one of his seventh album titled, “Solista.” The title track, “Passing By” was produced by Park Jin Young (JYP), and is expected to capture the general audience well. The song starts off with delicate piano and orchestra arrangement followed by standard acoustic sounds.  This week “Passing By” is up two spots to No. 16.

17. (-5) Yoo Chun, Jae Joong, Junsu (JYJ) – 찾았다 (Found It)
Score: 323
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic+Lyrics: Choi Yong Chan
Album: KBS Drama “Sung Kyun Kwan Scandal” OST Track 2 Purchase this album
Listen To: Full Song
Comment: TVXQ’s Micky Yoo Chun makes his Korean drama debut in the highly anticipated KBS period drama Sung Kyun Kwan Scandal.  Based on a novel by Jung Eun Gwol, Yoo Chun plays a stubborn, stickler student from a powerful and influential family who goes against his privileged background to seek education and equality, but he still has much to learn about how the world really runs.  With Yoo Chun as the leading man, TVXQ bandmates Jun Su and Jae Joong have also joined the soundtrack. The JYJ trio return to K-pop with the drama song “Found It”, a lovely ballad that is very different from previous TVXQ songs.  This week it drops five spots to No. 17.


18. (-3) Oh Jong Hyuk – 가슴이 뛰잖아 (Heart Is Racing)
Score: 297
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Kim Bo Min, The Name / Lyrics: The Name
Album: Oh Jong Hyuk digital single OJ Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Ex Click B member Oh Jong Hyuk (OJ) is back after one year with a new digital single album.  The title song “Heart Is Racing” is a powerful ballad and it is at No. 18 this week.  This song is receiving good airplays in Korea, which contributes a large part to its score.

19. (+5) Sunday Brunch – 십원짜리 (Ten Won Item)

Score: 293

Genre: Modern Rock

External from soompi imageMusic + Lyrics: Choi Joon Young

Album: Sunday Brunch EP “Ten Won Item” Track 2

Watch: MV

Comment: There are not many female solo rockers in Korea, and to find them in the top 20 is a rarity.  This week Sunday Brunch (real name: Kim Hee Young) acheives that.  She debuted back in 2008 with the song “100km/h”.  Two years later now, she releases her first EP with the title song “Ten Won Item”.  This mid-tempo rock song have very high airplays in Korea and as a result enters our top 20 this week at No. 19.

20. (+12) Coed School – Too Late

Score: 291

Genre: Pop/Dance

External from soompi imageMusic: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Cho Young Soo, Kim Tae Hyun, Ahn Young Min, Oh Sung Hoon

Album: Coed School 1st mini-album Track 1

Watch: MV Live Performance

Comment: Riding the success of T-Ara and Cho Shin Sung’s “TTL” last year, the first megasize mixed group in Korea has debuted. Coed School consists of 10 members (6 guys and 4 girls) and their debut song “Too Late” made it into the top 20 this week.  “Too Late” is written by famous composer Cho Young Soo.  The 10-membered group has made many live performances in music shows and gains new fans everyday.

2PM wins K-Chart on Music Bank + other performances!


After a break last week due to a live baseball game broadcast, Music Bank is back again with a fun and exciting show filled with amazing performances as usual.

There were several eye-catching comeback stages tonight, featuring Younha, 2PM, PSY, NS Yoon Ji, and Outsider. Rainbow and Nine Muses are also having their follow-up stages today.

Ga-In and 2PM were #1 contenders for today’s K-Chart, and it was 2PM who won the trophy today with the hit track, “I’ll Be Back”. Congratulations to 2PM on their first win for “I’ll Be Back”!

http://www.youtube.com/v/aHSPCYWdwk4?fs=1&hl=en_US

Songs that charted this week.

Other performers tonight include ChunJi, Jiggy Dogg, Sunwoo, Norazo, Chae Yeon, Co-Ed, Supreme Team, Ga-In, Se7en, U-Kiss, B2ST, and SHINee.

Check out their performances below!

SHINee – Hello

B2ST – Soom

Se7en – I’m Going Crazy

U-Kiss – Shut Up

Co-Ed – Too Late

The comeback of 2AM teased for next week!

miss A wins M! Countdown + other performances!


Mnet’s M! Countdown is back again on October 21st with another weekly fun-filled music show, and this episode is packed with awesome performances.

http://www.youtube.com/v/_7WI8xWdSBE?fs=1&hl=en_US

Other performers for today included SG Wannabe, Se7en, 2PM, B2ST, Touch, Nine Muses, U-Kiss, Jiggy Dogg and miss A. Check out the performances below.

New 7-member boy group. More on them in an article later.

Eli made a swift return to stage despite surgery earlier this week.

http://www.youtube.com/v/a1APGeg6kms?fs=1&hl=en_US

There was also a MCD Awards segment for the male idol who looks like a doll. In the running was SHINee’s Taemin, 2PM’s Nichkhun, Hero JaeJoong and U-Kiss’s Dongho.

Guess who was the winner?

There were a couple of special stages today, featuring the duet between Jang Jae In and Kang Seung Yoon, follow-up stages for Rainbow and Co-Ed, as well as Outsider’s comeback.

It was a close one between miss A and Ga-In for the #1 spot on M! Countdown today, but in the end, it was miss A who came out on top and earned the trophy for this week.

Congratulations to miss A for winning their first trophy for “Breathe”!

 

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