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K-Pop:Year 2011, Month:January


Hello everyone.I hope everyone is doing fine.The year 2012 is already a month old and this is my first post of the year.Here is a short review of the year 2011…:)

The year started with a bang.DBSK made a comeback with keep your head down(although it was only Yunho and Changmin but it was great for a kpop lover like me to see them return to the stage).The song is one of my favorite songs(I didn’t like the rap…it sounded little creepy but otherwise it was fine).This was the return of the KINGS.

I was not a huge fan of MBLAQ before the song CRY was released.It was one of the best pop ballads of the year 2011.Take a look at the MV!!

People always complaint that only good looking sexy girls make it into entertainment industry(and yeah thats the truth) but one Girl Group is an exception here and they are PIGGY DOLLS.I enjoyed watching them perform on music shows and the girls are really talented.

Another song which made into my favorites list is BTD.Infinite, which was highly underrated at that time couldn’t leave a big impact on music shows but their sincerity and hard work was clearly visible and that’s what paid off later in the year.

Err i also tried to do a cover this song but unfortunately it turned out something like this

Secret Garden is one of the few dramas i watched this year(i watched only two 😛 err two and a half to be precise one was City Hunter and other was Athena)Will always remember this drama for the OSTs.It featured some of  the best ballads of the year and was one of the most viewed drama of the year.If you haven’t watched this drama..go and watch now…below is the one of the OST of the Drama.

Teen Top..is one of the bands i dont like..but their song Super Love made into my playlist and that too because of JD Relic.For those who dont know JD, he is a producer and a singer.He teamed up with ukiss later in the year(will come to this later)So I’m linking the cover version here not the original one..well all credit goes to Teen Top…

I personally find solo singers better than a group.G.na the queen of Kpop(some of you might not agree with me on that)released the song Black and White.Its better than Top girl..

Mighty Mouth Tok Tok was released on jan 18(Music Video).I was just googling some new k songs and heard this one.This song is the most played in my playlist.Dont know why but i found the MV interesting too.The original ver. featured Kim Bum Soo and this one featured Soya.The original ver is good to hear too but Soya’s vocals suited the song and i will go with this version.

The saddest moment of 2010 was the expiration of SS501’s contract.Every member of the group chose to pursue solo careers and Park Jung Min released the debut single Not Alone.He didnt win any music show but his comeback was the most appreciated one.

Seungri’s What Can I Do is the next song i’m going to list here.Typical K-pop no. which makes you dance to the beats.The song was also featured in Engadget not because of Kpop but because of the use of LG Slate which was highly anticipated at that time.

Other than all this,KARA DSP controversy was also a main highlight of the month.

Thank you for reading!!!!

 

 

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Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2010 – November Week 1


 

1. (+1) Ga In – 돌이킬 수 없는 (Irreversible)   ***1 WEEK NO. 1 ***

Score: 896

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” moves up to No. 1 this week.  Having scored many chart topping songs with Brown Eyed Girls, this is Ga In’s first No. 1 solo hit. Narsha came close earlier this year with “Bbi Ri Bba Ra” at No. 2, but Ga In was able to break through this week against some pretty strong competitions. “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.

 

 

2. (+2) 2PM – I’ll Be Back

Score: 835

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 two more spots to No. 2 and is looking to become the new No. 1 song next week.

 

 

 

3. (-2) Beast – 숨 (Breath)
Score: 800
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: After two weeks on top, Beast drops back to No. 3 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.

 

 

4. (-1) Miss A – Breathe
Score: 765
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. 4 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.

 

 

5. (+1) Supreme Team & Young Joon – 그땐 그땐 그땐 (Then Then Then)
Score: 722
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 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 one more spot to No. 5.

 

 

6. (New) 2NE1 – Go Away *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Score: 670
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)

 

 

7. (+33) Psy – Right Now *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Score: 649
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: Hip-hop artist PSY returns with 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.  This week it is our biggest mover, up 33 spots all the way to No. 7.

 

 

8. (New) SG Wannabe – 해바라기 (Sunflower)
Score: 578
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 is our second highest debut at No. 8.

 

 

9. (-2) Lim Jung Hee – 진짜일 리 없어 (It Can’t Be Real)
Score: 570
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 two spots to No. 9 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.

 

 

10. (-2) Lee Juck – 그대랑 (With You)
Score: 529
Genre: Rock Ballad
External from soompi image
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 two spots to 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. (-2) SHINee – Hello
Score: 465
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. 11.

 

 

12. (New) Zi-A & 4men – 울고 불고 (Crying)
Score: 380
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 debuts at No. 12.

 

 

13. (-2) U-Kiss – 시끄러!! (Shut Up!!!)
Score: 352
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 three spots to No. 13.

 

 

14. (+4) Mighty Mouth (feat. Kim Hee Sun) – 사랑이란 (Love Is)
Score: 338
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 moves up four spots to No. 14.

 

 

15. (-2) Gummy – 죽어도 사랑해 (Love You Even If I Die)
Score: 312
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 two spots to No. 15.

 

 

16. (+16) HAM – So Sexy
Score: 310
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) scores their first top 20 hit this week 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.

 

 

17. (+28) Rainbow – 마하 (Mach)
Score: 296
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” is our third biggest mover, up 28 spots to No. 17.

 

 

18. (+31) Outsider (feat. LMNOP) – 주인공 (Hero)
Score: 293
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” is our second biggest mover, up 31 spots to No. 18.

 

 

19. (+15) Transfixion – Never Say Goodbye
Score: 278
Genre: Rock Ballad
External from soompi image
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.

 

 

20. (+9) MBLAQ – Running Running
Score: 265
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi image
Album: KBS Drama “The Fugitive Plan B” OST Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: This song is coming from Asian Superstar Rain’s latest drama “The Fugitive Plan B”, his first TV series in five years.  Even though Rain himself did not participate in the soundtrack for Fugitive Plan B, but his proteges MBLAQ did. The popular boy band’s energetic theme song “RUNNING RUNNING” matches the drama’s action-packed pace.  This week it moves up nine spots to No. 20.

 

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
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 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
External from soompi image
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”
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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
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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)

 

 

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