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Billboard K-Pop Hot 100 Launches; Sistar Is No. 1 on New Korea Chart


no more soompi charts..:P (though i love them) no more melon..no more any other freaking korean site..(which i cant translate) hmm i’m sure their source of info will be the sites i mentioned above bt yeah what a delight for a kpop fan like me.(who uses google translator to chk the songs..XD)…and whenever u say kpop rocks the world it really does…n billboard approves it..;)

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Billboard goes K-Pop today (Aug. 25) with the launch of a new chart, the Billboard K-Pop Hot 100. The tally, which ranks Korea’s top-selling songs, kicks off with girl group Sistar‘s “So Cool” grabbing the No. 1 slot and  beating out second-place Leesang and 2NE1, who land not only at No. 3 (with “Ugly”) but also No. 14 (“Hate You”) and No. 21 (“I Am The Best”) on the chart dated Sept. 3.

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The Billboard K-Pop Hot 100 chart, launched in conjunction with Billboard Korea, is based on digital sales via leading websites as well as downloads from mobile service sites using an industry-standard formula and the most credible music data sources within Korea. The K-Pop Hot 100 debuts simultaneously here on Billboard.com, in the international chart section of Billboard.biz, in Billboard magazine, and also on Billboard Korea’s website, billboard.co.kr.

“The launch of the Billboard K-Pop Hot 100 chart is a milestone event, as it will provide the Korean music market with what we believe is Korea’s most accurate and relevant song ranking,” says Silvio Pietroluongo, Billboard’s Director of Charts. “We’re excited to be expanding Billboard’s globally recognized Hot 100 chart franchise into this country, and look forward to enhancing the K-Pop Hot 100 chart in the near future with additional data as well as creating new charts that showcase the breadth of Korean music.”

Meanwhile the artists dominating the top of the inaugural Billboard K-Pop Hot 100 reflect the fact that hit-making girl groups are a top attraction in Korean music. Sistar and 2NE1 are just two examples. T-ara, made up of seven young ladies, has secured the No. 4 position as well as grabbing No. 73 (visit Billboard.biz soon for positions No. 51-100). Miss A, whose influential management company also manages the ever popular Wonder Girls, rounds out the top five with their single “Good-bye Baby.” Here’s a closer look at five of the female groups ruling the K-Pop 100 this week.

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Sistar, “So Cool”


Sistar

Sistar has won over men and women (and more men) alike with their K-Pop dance track, “So Cool,” which is characterized by its intense beat.  The ladies sing about rising out of a bad breakup and ending up stronger than ever before and feeling “so cool” about themselves.  As you can see in the music video, Sistar’s appeal is not only in its music but also in its choreography. Though Sistar has just recently released its debut album, the girls’ sexy moves hint at dancing skills that will continue to win fans as they progress further into their career.

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2NE1, “Ugly”


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2NE1’s “Ugly” is an electronic dance track, a genre that the group has come to represent in Korea. Infused with electronic-infused rock guitar,  The song’s upbeat rhythm is contrasted by its morose, self-criticizing lyrics.  In it, 2NE1 sings and raps from the perspective of young teenage girls who are unsatisfied with their appearance and hate the fact that their “ugly” face prevents them from being loved. All five tracks of 2NE1’s second EP have been top digital sellers in Korea signaling the lasting appeal of these four vibrant young women.

T-ara “Roly-Poly”


T-ara

T-ara dials back to Korea of the 1980s with “Roly-Poly.”  The track’s repetitive melody even recalls a touch of the Bee Gees’ classic hit “Night Fever.”  As the seven girls dance on a retro nightclub stage, they sing about suddenly meeting with Mr. Right on the dance floor and chasing him down all night.  The “Roly-Poly” music video also has a short film as the intro … so you can fast forward to 4:20 to hear the song.

Miss-A, “Good-bye Baby”


Miss-A

Miss A’s hit song, “Good-bye Baby,” is a dance track that smoothly combines hip-hop and soul elements.  Park Jin Young, who produced Wonder Girl’s hit song “Nobody” (which landed in the U.S. Hot 100 in late 2009), wrote the lyrics and composed the music for “Good-bye Baby.” Miss-A sings a powerful chorus telling their cheating boyfriends to leave for good.  In the video, the four ladies saunter around their jet black leather dresses, giving a visual representation of this lyrical appeal for independence.  Miss-A, who has two members — Fei and Jia — of Chinese descent, also has a sizable fanbase in China.

Dalshabet, “Supa Dupa Diva”


Dalshabet

The six members of Dalshabet (which means ‘sweet sherbet’) have found great success with their third single, the disco-esque “Bling Bling”.  In the music video, the ladies move away from the innocent and sweet image that they portrayed for their first two single albums and emphasize their more playful, sexy side.  Dalshabet sings about meeting their ideal boy at a disco club and dancing the night away.

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MelOn releases results for “2010 TOP 100 Album Chart”


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

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

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

Source + Photos: Star News via Daum

 

“Dream High” attracts a divided response after first airing


KBS 2TV’s “Dream High” finally aired its pilot episode today, but seems to be off to a rocky start with several controversies stemming from just the pilot airing alone.

The episode managed to record 10.7% in viewer ratings, lagging behind SBS’s “Athena: Goddess of War” and MBC’s “Queen of Reversals,” both of which recorded 16.3% and 14.2% respectively.

Prior to the pilot’s airing, viewers were highly concerned over the all idol cast line-up, since half of them don’t have prior acting experience.  Opinions on the drama remain divided, and at the center of the controversy stands miss A’s Suzy, who plays the role of ‘Hyemi.’

Since she is the leading role for the drama, viewers were left disappointed with her poor acting skills and criticized her for speaking as if she was reading out of a book.  2PM’s Wooyoung, who plays the role of ‘Jason,’ was also criticized for his awkward facial expressions despite only having to say a handful of lines.

Viewers commented, “It was to the point where I couldn’t even continue watching,” “She’s the queen of horrible acting,” “In her group, Suzy is in charge of the visual, and it seems like she’s trying to raise viewer ratings with her face again,” and “They’re not even ready to be standing in front of the screen.

In comparison, T-ara’s Eunjung and 2PM’s Taecyeon both received high remarks, as they both have acting experience from  “Coffee House” and “Cinderella’s Sister” respectively.

It was also IU’s first acting debut, but she fortunately managed to dodge criticisms as she only appeared wearing an animal suit for the majority of her part.

Regarding the controversy surrounding Suzy’s acting, Eunjung spoke with Star News on January 4th and commented, “Suzy’s doing well despite it being her first time acting.  I have a lot of lines with her so I pay close attention to her acting.  She’s confidently trying to do her best. It’s inevitable for her to feel nervous, and although strict criticisms are needed, please continue to watch over her.

Check out the first part of the episode here:

Source + Photos: Kuki News via Daum, Consumer News via DaumCNB News, Star news via Naver

 

Dream High’s OST Is Revealed!


FULL CREDIT TO:POPSEOUL.COM

The most anticipated KBS drama of the year premieres tonight. Before you get ready to enjoy the action, listen to the drama’s original soundtrack.

Taec-yeon,Woo-young, Suzy, and IU belted out the tunes (and rapped) for their newest television series. Unfortunately, I’m not a big fan of any of the main actors in this new drama,but I can’t wait to watch! Why? If you have ever aspired for a career in the entertainment industry,then “Dream High” is literally a dream come true!

What advice can the talented veterans Bae Yong-joon and JYP give? I’m anticipating the youngsters rise to the top a second time in “Dream High

Enjoy “Dream High” (also featuring JOO) and “Someday” here!

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KBS2′s “Dream High” premieres January 3rd at 9:55pm (KST)

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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 – November Week 2


 

1. (+6) Psy – Right Now *** 1 WEEK NO. 1 ***
Score: 871
Genre: Hip-hop
External from soompi imageMusic: Psy, Yoon Gun Hyung / Lyrics: Psy
Album: Psy Vol. 5 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Psy’s “Right Now” surprised everyone this week, moving up six spots and stole the top spot against very strong competitions.  This is his first album in four years. Known for his unique rap and dance songs, PSY has brought together an impressive team for his comeback album Psyfive. Cool’s Lee Jae Hoon features in the advance track “In My Eye”, while Seo In Young pitches in on Thank You. Brown Eyed Soul’s Jung Yup and YDG also participated in the album.  The title track is “Right Now”.  This song combines electronic arrangement along with Psy’s singing and rapping.

2. (–) 2PM – I’ll Be Back

Score: 823

Genre: Pop / Dance

External from soompi imageMusic + Lyrics: Park Jin Young

Album: 2PM mini-album “Still 02:00pm” Track 2 Purchase this album

Watch: MV Live Performance

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

 

 

3. (New) 2AM – 전활 받지 않는 너에게 (To You Who’s Not Picking Up The Phone) *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Score: 820
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic+ Lyrics: Bang Shi Hyuk
Album: 2AM Vol. 1 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: 2AM who debuted about two and a half years ago finally releases its first full-length album titled, “Saint O’Clock.” Bang Shi Hyuk who produced 2AM’s hit number “Can’t Send You Even If I Die” has also produced this album, elevating fans’ anticipation. One of the title tracks is “To You Who’s Not Picking Up the Phone” which centralizes around the theme of the loneliness and hurt felt through breakup.  This week it is our highest debut at No. 3.

 

 

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

Score: 733

Genre: Pop / Dance

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

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

Watch: MV Live Performance

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

 

 

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

 

 

6. (+2) SG Wannabe – 해바라기 (Sunflower)
Score: 679
Genre: R&B Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Album: SG Wannabe Vol. 7 Part 1 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Korea’s top male vocal group, SG Wannabe makes their comeback after 1.5 years with part one of their seventh album.  Teaming up once again with Cho Young Soo and Ahn Young Min on their title song “Sunflower”, the group presents us an easy listening ballad with smooth flow.  This week it moves up two spots to No. 6.

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

9. (+13) SNSD – 훗 (Hoot) *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Score: 558
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic: James, Jansen, Larsson /  Lyrics: Lee Hyun Gyu
Album: SNSD mini-album “Hoot” Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Asia’s number one girl group, SNSD makes a surprise comeback with a new mini album, “Hoot.” The girls have been quite busy this year promoting their second album with songs, “Oh” and “Run Devil Run” and debuting in Japan. The title track of the new album is “Hoot,” which showcases their upgraded vocals and emotions.  This week it is our biggest mover, up 13 spots to No. 9.

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

20. (-1) Transfixion – Never Say Goodbye
Score: 251
Genre: Rock Ballad
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.

 

Best Girl Group Poll results from iPoll


Korea’s largest online polling site ipoll.kr conducted a poll for “Best Girl Group” from August 23rd to October 3rd. Various girl groups were paired up in brackets with the winner advancing to the next round. The poll was very popular with more than 100,000,000 votes tallied for the entirety of the poll.

The first round match up was as follows:

Brown Eyed Girls (397,970) vs T-ara (332,464)
SNSD (8,322,980) vs 4minute (5,184,301)
After School (5,657,572) vs f(x) (3,483,645)
Sistar (92,580) vs 2NE1 (220,857)
Miss A (666,657) vs KARA (340,025)
Wonder Girls (5,560,302) vs Secret (150,246)

Second Round:
Brown Eyed Girls (232,740) vs SNSD (6,573,904)
After School (3,582,021) vs 2NE1 (889,429)
Miss A (250,933) vs Wonder Girls (7,544,260)

A Double Elimination poll was held and 4minute won that poll

Semi Finals:
SNSD (8,363,274) vs After School (1,460,794)
4minute – Double Elimination winner (437,867) vs Wonder Girls (5,545,042)

Finals:
SNSD (28,558,344) vs Wonder Girls (40,637,960)

Despite being gone for quite some time it was surprising to see the Wonder Girls win the poll, Congratulations to them. Which girl group would’ve gotten your vote?

Source + Photo: Newsen

 

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
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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 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.

 

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