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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..:(((

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Sandara Park says Taeyang and her aren’t meant to be


Sandara Park described her relationship with Big Bang’s Taeyang on this week’s Strong Heart. The charismatic 2NE1 member talked about her friendship with Taeyang and expressed her honest thoughts.

She stated, “I don’t know if I should call it an ill-fated or an incompatible relationship. Taeyang seems really nice and suave on the outside but in reality he’s just a rascal that doesn’t know much about women. He usually pinches me and rolls me around on the floor in the practice room to tease me.”

She added, “One day, I wasn’t feeling well but he didn’t even notice and started to roll me around again. I started crying and ran to the bathroom. I know that he’s just being friendly to his noona but it catches me off guard. Taeyang is becoming really popular amongst the female fans but to me, he’s last on my list in terms of Big Bang members.”

 

Big Bang to return in a few weeks?


Big Bang fans have patiently waited for the boys to return to the Korean music scene and it now seems they don’t have to wait long.

Big Bang leader G-Dragon recently made an appearance on tvN E News while filming for a G-Market CF and he shared some thoughts about their much anticipated comeback.

When asked about when Big Bang’s upcoming album was going to be released, G-Dragon replied, “We haven’t met with the fans for so long, it’s been around 2 years now. Right now, the album is around 80% done and you might be able to find us around the middle of November. Please patiently wait for us.”

Very exciting news! It seems, Big Bang’s comeback could be just a few weeks from now. Can’t wait to see what they have in store for us.

Tip: menne + shared by bigbangupdates

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2010 – October Week 1


well well this is a late posting October is near its end n m posting week 1 chart..XD…actually i was bzy with my high school exams and was not able to update the chart…so here it is:

1. (+2) 2NE1 – 박수쳐 (Clap Your Hands) *** 1 WEEK NO. 1 ***
Score: 950
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: As expected, 2NE1’s “Clap Your Hands” rises to the top spot in just its second week on the chart.  This song is from their first full studio album “To Anyone”. The girls did well last year with their powerful charisma on stage and their showy fashion sense. 2NE1 will have three title tracks – “Can’t Nobody,” “Go Away,” and “Clap Your Hands” – that will be performed simultaneously for promotions, probably a first in Korean music that an album have three different title songs. Top producers, Teddy, e.knock, choice37, and PK among others have participated in the album to bring out strong hip-hop beats, R&B, as well as reggae.

2. (-1) FT Island – 사랑 사랑 사랑 (Love Love Love)
Score: 884
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: After spending two weeks on top, FT Island falls back to No. 2 this week with “Love Love Love”.  This is the title song from their second mini album “Beautiful Journey.” The band had been quite busy the past months with their Japanese activities. The new album includes five new tracks, with “Love Love Love” being the title track. The album follows the concept of going on vacation as shown through the album jacket and 24-page photo booklet.  “Love Love Love” is a mid-tempo pop rock song that fans will fall in love with immediately.

3. (-1) Wheesung – 결혼까지 생각했어 (Even Thought Of Marriage)
Score: 831
Genre: R&B/Dance
External from soompi image Music: Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Wheesung
Album: Wheesung mini-album “Realslow Is Back” Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Multi-talented artist Wheesung, who’s capable of working with all sorts of genres – ballad, R&B, dance, rock, and so forth, returns after ten months with a new single album, “Real Slow is Back.” It includes title track “Even Thought of Marriage” and newly arranged versions of “Rose” and “Love, That Bad Disease” – songs that were included in his sixth album. “Even Thought of Marriage” is a powerful R&B dance number composed by renowned composed Kim Do Hoon and penned by Wheesung himself. It has strong sounds backed up with the artist’s solid vocals. The song is about a man who feels sad and pathetic when a lover he even decide to marry, leaves him.  This week it drops one spot to No. 3.

4. (+9) Gavy NJ – 그만하자 (Let’s End It)
Score: 695
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Min Myung Ki / Lyrics: Min Myung Ki, Do Hee Sun
Album: Gavy NJ digital single “Let’s End It” Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Gavy NJ, who debuted in 2005, releases a digital single titled, “Let’s End It,” composed and penned by Min Myung Ki who wrote all of the group’s top hits. The song initially starts off with sad violin arrangements followed by guitar and piano playing. The electronic sounds soon come forth along with the girls’ unique vocals. The song holds sad lyrics about reminiscing one’s past love life, only to realize that all that’s left is breakup.  This week it rises nine more spots into the top 5 at No. 4.

5. (+13) Miss $ (feat. Jung Sul Ki) – 이 나이 먹고 뭐했길래 (What Did You Do At This Age)
Score: 617
Genre: Hip-hop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Rhymer, Masterkey / Lyrics: Rhymer
Album: Miss $ digital single “Miss Independent” Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Miss $ returns more mature both music and artist-wise with a new digital single titled, “Miss Independent.” Korea’s hip-hop “big daddy, Rhymer produced the entire album, helping bring out Miss $’s colors. The title track is “What Did You Do At This Age,” a medium tempo hip-hop number with lyrics about not knowing love even at an older age. Jung Seul Gi’s vocal featuring helps bring out the sad mood of the song.  This week it moves up 13 spots and becomes the group’s first top 5 hit.

6. (-2) Secret – Madonna
Score: 565
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic+Lyrics: Kang Ji Won, Kim Ki Bum
Album: Secret mini-album Vol. 2 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of Secret’s 2nd mini album with the same title, ‘Madonna.’ It is a song with a message for girls to become an icon like Madonna and live confidently and proudly. Although it is an electronic pop dance song, the synth sounds are minimal. The participation of TST, a brass band, as a session musicians perfected the song. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

7. (-2) Sistar – 가식걸 (Shady Girl)
Score: 554
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic+Lyrics: Brave Brothers
Album: Sistar mini-album “Shady” Girl Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Rookie group, Sistar, makes its comeback with its second single album. The title track is “Shady Girl,” a dance number with strong hip-hop beats and lyrics. It was composed by the Brave Brothers and produced by world renowned producer Eliot Kennedy, upgrading the song a notch. The song holds lyrics about how a girl may seem a bit “shady” in front of a lover, but it’s because they want to look nice for him. Despite not getting as much attention as other rookie artists, Sistar has been doing very well on the chart and both of their songs made the top 5.

8. (-2) Rainbow – A
Score: 537
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic: Kim Seung Soo, Han Jae Ho / Lyrics: Song Soo Yoon
Album: Rainbow digital single A Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Title song of Rainbow’s digital single album.  The powerful modern dance pop song is a combination of hip hop and rock. The lyrics are about rejecting superficial love. The Rainbow members show off their upgraded vocals and talented rap skills. (credits to Ariarng TV – Pops In Seoul)

9. (-1) DJ DOC – 나 이런 사람이야 (I’m This Kind Of Person)
Score: 536
Genre: Pop/Hip-hop/Dance
External from soompi image Music: Yoon Gun Hyung / Lyrics: Psy, Lee Ha Neul
Album: DJ DOC Vol. 7 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of DJ D.O.C’s 7th studio album, ‘Satire.’ It is a fun and upbeat song with Psy and Lee Ha-neul’s straightforward and rebellious yet funny lyrics with electronic beats. The chorus, where they shout ‘that’s just me’ like the rebellious group they are famous as, is highly addictive. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

10. (-3) Homme – 밥만 잘 먹더라 (Eat Well)
Score: 476
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic + Lyrics: Bang Shi Hyuk
Album: Homme digital single “Homme By Hitman Bang” Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Title song of Chang-min & Lee Hyun’s digital single album ‘Homme By “Hitman” Bang.’ A hybrid summer rock song with a refreshing guitar sound and drum accompaniment that will make you want to forget everything and leave. 2AM’s Chang-min and 8eight’s Lee Hyun create powerful harmony. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

11. (-2) Narsha – 맘마미아 (Mamma Mia)
Score: 470
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic: Lee Min Soo / Lyrics: Kim Ina
Album: Narsha digital single “Mamma Mia” Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Narsha, who spent the past month promoting her solo activities with “Bbi Ri Bba Bba”,  has returned with a digital repackaged version of her mini album. Her follow-up track, “Mama Mia” is a dance number produced by Cho Young Chul, composed by Lee Min Soo, and penned by Kim Ina. They were also responsible for the Brown Eyed Girls’ songs“Abracadabra,” “LOVE,” and “My Style,” making this new single a hot issue. The song uses strong drum beats and lively synthesizer sounds which seem to flow well with Narsha’s vocals. Junior group, Sunny Hill is also makes a feature in this number. This week “Mamma Mia” drops two spots to No. 11.

12. (-2) ERU – 하얀 눈물 (White Tears)
Score: 397
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi image Music: Yoon Myung Sun / Lyrics: ERU, Yoon Myung Sun
Album: ERU Vol. 4 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Title song of Eru’s studio album, “Got To Be.”  The song follows Eru’s famous “Black Glasses.” The ballad tells the story of how white tears keep falling after taking off the black glasses. Eru shows off a chic new image that goes perfectly with his rich and appealing voice. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

13. (+1) Supreme Team & Young Joon – (Why)
Score: 388
Genre: R&B/Hip-hop
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Album: Supreme Team & Young Joon (Brown Eyed Soul) mini-album “Ames Room” Purchase this album
Listen To: Full Song
Comment: Fast rising hip-hop group Supreme Team collaborates with Brown Eyed Soul’s Young Joon to release a project mini-album “Ames Room”.  The first single “Why” moves up one spot to No. 13 this week.  Supreme Team’s rap plus Young Joon’s soulful vocal makes this a wonderful song to listen to.  It is already ranked very high on various internet charts in Korea.

14. (New) Jung Yup – Love You *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Score: 284
Genre: R&B Ballad
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Album: Jung Yup digital single “Love You” Track 1
Watch: MV
Comment: Our highest debut this week is by Brwon Eyed Soul’s Jung Yup with his beautiful song “Love You”.  Featuring the piano of Eco Bridge, Jung Yup presents a very soft melody with piano background and a jazz feel.  This soulful voice suits well for this quiet love ballad.

15. (New) Lim Jung Hee (feat. 2AM Jo Kwon) – 헤어지러 가는 길 (Road To Breakup)
Score: 283
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic+Lyrics: Bang Shi Hyuk
Album: Lim Jung Hee mini-album “It Can’t Be Real” Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Perf
Comment: Diva Lim Jeong Hee and Jo Kwon meet for duet number, “Road to Breakup” in midst of the singer’s comeback mini album, “It Can’t be Real” due on September 30th. The song holds a special meaning because it’s a collaboration between former vocal teacher (Lim) and student (Jo) and also because Jo Kwon had always wanted to sing a duet with her. The song was composed by top producer, Bang Shi Hyuk (hitman bang), making it all the more anticipated.  This week it debuts at No. 15.

16. (-5) Tae Yang – I’ll Be There
Score: 280
Genre: R&B / Dance
External from soompi image Music +Lyrics: Teddy
Album: Tae Yang Vol. 1 International Edition Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Title song from the newly released International Edition of Big Bang member Tae Yang’s first full studio album.  Tae Yang’s previous hit “I Need A Girl” reached No. 2 on our chart.  This song is written and produced by YG’s main producer Teddy.  It combines R&B, dance, and electronica elements.  This week it drops five spots to No. 16.

17. (+28) V.O.S – Full Story *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Score: 276
Genre: R&B Ballad
External from soompi image Music+Lyrics: Han Sang Won
Album: V.O.S Special mini-album “The Blue Bird” Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: V.O.S returns after a year with part one of their special mini album titled, “The Blue Bird.” The group took part in producing the album, taking one step further as musicians. The title track is “Full Story,” an emotional ballad composed by hit maker, Han Sang Won. The two members of V.O.S also took part in creating this number. V.O.S’s soft yet strong vocals are apparent in this Korean style emotional ballad.   This week it is our biggest mover, up 28 spots to No. 17.

18. (-6) 4Men – U
Score: 251
Genre: R&B Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic +Lyrics: E-Tribe
Album: 4Men + E-Tribe mini-album “You” Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Teaser Live Performance
Comment: R&B group 4Men has teamed up with E-Tribe – the formidable composer-producer duo behind hits like Girls’ Generation’s “Gee”, Lee Hyo Ri’s “U-Go-Girl”, and Super Junior’s “It’s You” – for the special mini-album You. This project album came about because of E-Tribe’s admiration for 4Men lead vocal Shin Young Jae’s voice.  4Men had a breakthrough hit earlier this year with “Can’t Do”.  “U” is another pure R&B song that we don’t see often in K-Pop these days.  “U” drops six spots to No. 18 this week.

19. (–) Lee Seung Chul – 그 사람 (That Person)
Score: 250
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Hong Jin Young / Lyrics: Kim Sang Ik
Album: KBS Drama “Baker King Kim Tak Goo” OST Part 3 digital single
Watch: MV
Comment: Popular KBS Drama “Baker King Kim Tak Goo” ended on a high note with nearly 50% rating.  This prompts its theme song Lee Seung Chul’s “That Person” to stay strong at the top 20 this week again at No. 19.  The OST Part 1 and 2 features V.O.S and KCM, but the most popular song in this drama is this tender ballad.

20. (New) Chae Dong Ha – 하루가 미치고 (Day Is Crazy)
Score: 248
Genre: Pop Ballad
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Album: Chae Dong Ha mini-album “D Day” Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Almost a year after his solo debut album, former SG Wannabe member Chae Dong Ha is releasing the mini-album D day. Chae traveled all the way to India and Nepal to find inspiration for the album, for which he composed and produced. Going against the current K-pop trend, D-day eschews digital and electronic sounds for strings and acoustic. The album comes with four new songs including the main track Haruga Michigo, whose music video co-stars Chuno’s Yoon Joo Hee.  This week it debuts at No. 20.

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2010 – September Week 4


1. (+5) FT Island – 사랑 사랑 사랑 (Love Love Love) *** 2 WEEKS NO. 1 ***
Score: 916
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: FT Island remains No. 1 for the second week in a row with “Love Love Love”.  This is the title song from their second mini album “Beautiful Journey.” The band had been quite busy the past months with their Japanese activities. The new album includes five new tracks, with “Love Love Love” being the title track. The album follows the concept of going on vacation as shown through the album jacket and 24-page photo booklet.  “Love Love Love” is a mid-tempo pop rock song that fans will fall in love with immediately.  The song already tops many charts and scored wins on music shows.  It is not surprising that “Love Love Love” captures the top spot on our chart again.

2. (–) Wheesung – 결혼까지 생각했어 (Even Thought Of Marriage)
Score: 820
Genre: R&B/Dance
External from soompi image Music: Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Wheesung
Album: Wheesung mini-album “Realslow Is Back” Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Multi-talented artist Wheesung, who’s capable of working with all sorts of genres – ballad, R&B, dance, rock, and so forth, returns after ten months with a new single album, “Real Slow is Back.” It includes title track “Even Thought of Marriage” and newly arranged versions of “Rose” and “Love, That Bad Disease” – songs that were included in his sixth album. “Even Thought of Marriage” is a powerful R&B dance number composed by renowned composed Kim Do Hoon and penned by Wheesung himself. It has strong sounds backed up with the artist’s solid vocals. The song is about a man who feels sad and pathetic when a lover he even decide to marry, leaves him.  This week it remains at No. 2.

3. (New) 2NE1 – 박수쳐 (Clap Your Hands) *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Score: 755
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: Last year’s top rookie 2NE1 is finally back with their first full studio album “To Anyone”. The girls did well last year with their powerful charisma on stage and their showy fashion sense. 2NE1 will have three title tracks – “Can’t Nobody,” “Go Away,” and “Clap Your Hands” – that will be performed simultaneously for promotions, probably a first in Korean music that an album have three different title songs. Top producers, Teddy, e.knock, choice37, and PK among others have participated in the album to bring out strong hip-hop beats, R&B, as well as reggae.  “Clap Your Hands” is the song that enters our chart and it makes an impressive debut at No. 3.  Look for this song to become No. 1 very soon.

4. (-1) Secret – Madonna
Score: 704
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic+Lyrics: Kang Ji Won, Kim Ki Bum
Album: Secret mini-album Vol. 2 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: After scoring their first No. 1 song “Madonna” two weeks ago, Secret drops to No. 4 this week.  This song is from Secret’s second mini album titled “Madonna.”  The title track of the same album was composed by hit maker Kang Ji Won and Kim Ki Bum. The song is about living strongly and with much confidence in the current time period like Madonna did. Unlike the popular electronic pop dance songs popular in the Korean music scene at the moment, this song is livened with the feeling of a performance. Korea’s top brass band TST took part in the song to complete it.

5. (+1) Sistar – 가식걸 (Shady Girl)
Score: 696
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic+Lyrics: Brave Brothers
Album: Sistar mini-album “Shady” Girl Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Rookie group, Sistar, makes its comeback with its second single album. The title track is “Shady Girl,” a dance number with strong hip-hop beats and lyrics. It was composed by the Brave Brothers and produced by world renowned producer Eliot Kennedy, upgrading the song a notch. The song holds lyrics about how a girl may seem a bit “shady” in front of a lover, but it’s because they want to look nice for him. This week it moves up ten more spots to No. 6.  Despite not getting as much attention as other rookie artists, Sistar has been doing very well on the chart and both of their songs made the top 5.

6. (-1) Rainbow – A
Score: 675
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic: Kim Seung Soo, Han Jae Ho / Lyrics: Song Soo Yoon
Album: Rainbow digital single A Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Rainbow debuted last November with their mini album “Gossip Girl”, and has received a lot of love from fans for their fresh and bubbly image. After eight months, they are back with their first digital single album “A”. The title track “A” was co-produced by Han Jae Ho and Kim Seung Soo, which is a pop dance track with hip hop beats and a touch of rock. The song showcases the members’ individuality and refreshing voices, as well as their great rapping skills. Unlike their fresh and bubbly concept from their first mini album “Gossip Girl”, their digital single album photo concept reveals more of a mature and sophisticated style. Through their music stage appearances, we’ll be expecting to see a different side of Rainbow that we haven’t seen in the past.  This week “A” drops one spot to No. 6.

7. (–) Homme – 밥만 잘 먹더라 (Eat Well)
Score: 639
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic + Lyrics: Bang Shi Hyuk
Album: Homme digital single “Homme By Hitman Bang” Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Title song of Chang-min & Lee Hyun’s digital single album ‘Homme By “Hitman” Bang.’ A hybrid summer rock song with a refreshing guitar sound and drum accompaniment that will make you want to forget everything and leave. 2AM’s Chang-min and 8eight’s Lee Hyun create powerful harmony. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

8. (-4) DJ DOC – 나 이런 사람이야 (I’m This Kind Of Person)
Score: 614
Genre: Pop/Hip-hop/Dance
External from soompi image Music: Yoon Gun Hyung / Lyrics: Psy, Lee Ha Neul
Album: DJ DOC Vol. 7 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of DJ D.O.C’s 7th studio album, ‘Satire.’ It is a fun and upbeat song with Psy and Lee Ha-neul’s straightforward and rebellious yet funny lyrics with electronic beats. The chorus, where they shout ‘that’s just me’ like the rebellious group they are famous as, is highly addictive. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

9. (+1) Narsha – 맘마미아 (Mamma Mia)
Score: 480
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic: Lee Min Soo / Lyrics: Kim Ina
Album: Narsha digital single “Mamma Mia” Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Narsha, who spent the past month promoting her solo activities with “Bbi Ri Bba Bba”,  has returned with a digital repackaged version of her mini album. Her follow-up track, “Mama Mia” is a dance number produced by Cho Young Chul, composed by Lee Min Soo, and penned by Kim Ina. They were also responsible for the Brown Eyed Girls’ songs“Abracadabra,” “LOVE,” and “My Style,” making this new single a hot issue. The song uses strong drum beats and lively synthesizer sounds which seem to flow well with Narsha’s vocals. Junior group, Sunny Hill is also makes a feature in this number. This week “Mamma Mia” moves up another spot to No. 9.

10. (-1) ERU – 하얀 눈물 (White Tears)
Score: 464
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi image Music: Yoon Myung Sun / Lyrics: ERU, Yoon Myung Sun
Album: ERU Vol. 4 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Eru, who is loved by the Korean public for his captivating and distinct voice, has returned with a new album after serving two years in the military. During those two years, he worked on the concept of his album and has expressed his strong attachment and confidence for his album to the public even after being discharged from the military. The title song of this album is “White Tears”, which is a sequel to his previous hit song “Black Glasses”. It is yet another breakup story about someone shedding white tears after taking off the black glasses. It is a traditional ballad song that only Eru can sing. This song was again composed by Yoon Myung Sun, who wrote “Black Glasses”.  This week it drops one spot to No. 10.

11. (-3) Tae Yang – I’ll Be There
Score: 457
Genre: R&B / Dance
External from soompi image Music +Lyrics: Teddy
Album: Tae Yang Vol. 1 International Edition Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Title song from the newly released International Edition of Big Bang member Tae Yang’s first full studio album.  Tae Yang’s previous hit “I Need A Girl” reached No. 2 on our chart.  This song is written and produced by YG’s main producer Teddy.  It combines R&B, dance, and electronica elements.  This week it drops three spots to No. 11.

12. (-1) 4Men – U
Score: 454
Genre: R&B Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic +Lyrics: E-Tribe
Album: 4Men + E-Tribe mini-album “You” Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Teaser Live Performance
Comment: R&B group 4Men has teamed up with E-Tribe – the formidable composer-producer duo behind hits like Girls’ Generation’s “Gee”, Lee Hyo Ri’s “U-Go-Girl”, and Super Junior’s “It’s You” – for the special mini-album You. This project album came about because of E-Tribe’s admiration for 4Men lead vocal Shin Young Jae’s voice.  4Men had a breakthrough hit earlier this year with “Can’t Do”.  “U” is another pure R&B song that we don’t see often in K-Pop these days.  “U” drops one spot to No. 12 this week.

13. (+25) Gavy NJ – 그만하자 (Let’s End It) *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Score: 429
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Min Myung Ki / Lyrics: Min Myung Ki, Do Hee Sun
Album: Gavy NJ digital single “Let’s End It” Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Gavy NJ, who debuted in 2005, releases a digital single titled, “Let’s End It,” composed and penned by Min Myung Ki who wrote all of the group’s top hits. The song initially starts off with sad violin arrangements followed by guitar and piano playing. The electronic sounds soon come forth along with the girls’ unique vocals. The song holds sad lyrics about reminiscing one’s past love life, only to realize that all that’s left is breakup.

14. (New) Supreme Team & Young Joon – (Why)
Score: 425
Genre: R&B/Hip-hop
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Album: Supreme Team & Young Joon (Brown Eyed Soul) mini-album “Ames Room” Purchase this album
Listen To: Full Song
Comment: Fast rising hip-hop group Supreme Team collaborates with Brown Eyed Soul’s Young Joon to release a project mini-album “Ames Room”.  The first single “Why” debuts this week at No. 14.  Supreme Team’s rap plus Young Joon’s soulful vocal makes this a wonderful song to listen to.  It is already ranked very high on various internet charts in Korea.

15. (-3) Seo In Kook – 애기야 (My Baby U)
Score: 391
Genre: Pop
External from soompi image Music: PJ, Kim Do Hoon, Hwang Se Joon / Lyrics: Wheesung
Album: Seo In Kook Special Album “MY Baby U” Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Teaser Live Performance
Comment: Seo In Kook returns this summer with a special album and another love confession. The artist had received much popularity with “Love U” and has returned with a lovely version of the song along with a new song, “My Baby U.” The latter song was composed by Kim Do Hoon, Hwang Se Jung, and PJ and penned by Wheesung. Rhymer’s featured rap making further completes the song. The phrase “My Baby” came from the drama “Lovers in Paris” where actor Park Shin Yang used it to call his lover Kim Jung Eun.  Despite gaining in points, this week “My Baby U” drops three spots to No. 15.

16. (+3) KCM – 3년이 지났어 (3 Years Passed)
Score: 361
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi image Music + Lyrics: KCM
Album: KCM Digital Single “3 Years Passed” Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Ballad artist KCM, who has a distinctive husky voice, comes back with a digital single “3 Years Passed”.  This time KCM writes both the song and the lyrics.  It is a listener friendly ballad that fits the singer’s voice perfectly.  This week “3 Years Passed” moves up three spots to No. 16.

17. (-1) Park Hyo Shin – 널 사랑한다 (I Love You)
Score: 350
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Kim Do Hoon, Hwang Se Joon / Lyrics: Kan Eun Kyung
Album: SBS Drama “Athena” OST Part 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Veteran artist, Park Hyo Shin releases “I Love You,” the first song for the long awaited drama series, “Athena.” Park has already participated in the soundtrack for hit dramas including “I’m Sorry I Love You” and “Iljimae,” gaining much love and recognition for them – thus it is no surprise that this song was also anticipated by many. The singer does a great job showcasing his vocals and is expected to capture listeners’ ears.  This song drops one spot to No. 17.

18. (+23) Miss $ (feat. Jung Sul Ki) – 이 나이 먹고 뭐했길래 (What Did You Do At This Age)
Score: 341
Genre: Hip-hop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Rhymer, Masterkey / Lyrics: Rhymer
Album: Miss $ digital single “Miss Independent” Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Miss $ returns more mature both music and artist-wise with a new digital single titled, “Miss Independent.” Korea’s hip-hop “big daddy, Rhymer produced the entire album, helping bring out Miss $’s colors. The title track is “What Did You Do At This Age,” a medium tempo hip-hop number with lyrics about not knowing love even at an older age. Jung Seul Gi’s vocal featuring helps bring out the sad mood of the song.  This week it moves up 23 big spots to No. 18.

19. (+2) Lee Seung Chul – 그 사람 (That Person)
Score: 290
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Hong Jin Young / Lyrics: Kim Sang Ik
Album: KBS Drama “Baker King Kim Tak Goo” OST Part 3 digital single
Watch: MV
Comment: Popular KBS Drama “Baker King Kim Tak Goo” just ended on a high note with nearly 50% rating.  This prompts its theme song Lee Seung Chul’s “That Person” to return to the top 20 this week at No. 19.  The OST Part 1 and 2 features V.O.S and KCM, but the most popular song in this drama is this tender ballad.

20. (New) Brown Eyed Soul – 그대 (You)
Score: 270
Genre: R&B Ballad
External from soompi image
Album: Brown Eyed Soul digital single “You”
Listen To: Full Song
Comment: Brown Eyed Soul has recently been receiving much love with their single project. The group now releases “You,” which will be included in their upcoming third album. The song takes upon the Doo Wop genres of the 50’s and 60’s, each of the four members pulling their weight to master the harmonization in the number. Actress Han Hyo Joo also takes part in the CF version of the song, garnering more interest for “You.”  This week “You” debuts at No. 20.

Taeyang, “I want to change my hairstyle but I have no time”


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What would it be like if Taeyang of Big Bang did not exist.
It may be something fans don’t even want to image, but in order to evaluate Taeyang’s true value, such a method may be effective. Even if Taeyang didn’t exist, Big Bang probably would have been one of the best pop groups like they are now. Because the remaining members have their own talents and personalities, and thanks to strong training, they would be lacking nothing to continue receiving the fiery love of their fans. But if Taeyang did not exist, Big Bang’s heavy presence could have been lighter than it is now. Big Bang’s singular existence is that though they are ‘idols,’ they are also recognized as ‘artists’, and the member who is in charge of a significant portion of this ‘artistry’ is Taeyang.

Artistry, and sincerity
The reason this is is obviously that Taeyang shows us an exceptional ability in song and dance. But in addition to his musical ability that can be summarize him as an ‘artist,’ there is another key factor that makes him the alpha plus of Big Bang. And that is sincerity.
Taeyang clearly shows us musical and human sincerity that is difficult to find in a member of an idol group and singer in his early twenties. We can this sincerity musically, through the traces of worry over continually wanting to show a better and fresher image through his solo activities, and humanly through his prudent and modest thoughts and actions.
We met Taeyang. It was during the time when his solo album did almost surprisingly well on iTunes charts overseas and he was getting ready for his second solo concert (September 25 and 26, Seoul Hall of Peace) after releasing his international album. Though the interview was filled with sincere talk about music, there was also some silliness, like how he began the interview by appearing from behind the sofa where he had been hiding with a bright smile.

Musical modesty and musical greed
Taeyang’s interview continued with some depressing(?) conversation. It was Taeyang who made it that way. When asked a question about his achievements and his high-scoring musical ability, he simply gave us modest answers. Even though it’s accepted that when celebrities are asked questions about themselves, they sugar coat their answers to some degree, Taeyang did not do so.
When asked what he thought about doing more aggressive promotions overseas with the basis of his success on iTunes, he said, “There’s nothing special. Other than releasing an international album because my solo album did well on iTunes, there’s nothing special planned. We’re just going to get out there slowly, one step at a time.”

When asked about his performance of motions and facial expressions that is unfolding quite naturally as if we’re watching a musical in his recently promoted song ‘I’ll Be There,’ he answered, “It’s not to the point where I should be receiving compliments. I just try hard to express myself naturally according to the music without practicing my acting on the side.”
He says that he is lacking in so many things even though he is being acclaimed that his musical ability surpasses that of an idol. “I’m lacking a lot. Musically, I think that I have to find a lot more areas where I can directly incorporate my own color, and on stage I think I have to be able to show an image that’s more relaxed.”

He continues to give us modest answers. He says that he doesn’t really show his Big Bang friends the music that he had been working on for his solo album. The reason is because he is “too shy…” When asked about his secret to digesting both song and dance together, he says again, “I’m still lacking a lot. There’s nothing special. I always exercise whether or not I’m doing promotions. So that I don’t run out of strength on stage. And because the facilities at the office are so advanced, I always grab a mic and sing live whenever I practice the choreography.”
But no matter how modest he tries to be about his musical greed and how much he tries to hide it, he can’t help but let it show. He has a lot of thoughts about writing lyrics. “There are a lot of dating stories in my songs and in most pop songs. But I want to write lyrics that reflect the generation, about society and people. Stories about ‘relationship’ or society’s ‘issues.’”

Concert, and analog with the band
Taeyang begins to talk more as we go into talk about his concert. Taeyang overflows with affection and greed about performing, to the point where he will pinpoint his first solo concert as the happiest moment of his life since starting solo activities. The way he thinks about performances is mature. When asked if there will be a surprise event, “Well… The center of all the preparations I’m putting in for my performances is music, and I believe that each concert is where I show everything that I have at that point. It’s the same this time around. Music and dance performances are a given and I’m exercising hard to show my body too (laughs).” He has specially prepared his music with a live band for this concert. A band? It was a bit surprising to hear that Taeyang, whose promotions have been driven by digital sounds, would be performing with analogue band music. “I believe that performances should attempt something new each time and that this time has to be different from the last.”

“There are a lot of difficulties in doing my music with a band. But with a lot of effort, we’ve made it so that my entire performance can be done with a live band. Aside from two songs where it was totally impossible, I’ve prepared so much to the point where I can say that 98% will be with a live band.”

It is not just for ‘freshness’ that he chose to perform with a band. “I’ve had a taste for analog music. I’ve always listened to black music and have primarily done digital music, but the more I do music, the more I’ve come to believe that all good music have the same root, and I’ve shed a lot of my genre biases. And I’m starting to like old-school, analogue music more and more. So I thought I would do my own concert with a band.”

But what must it feel like for Taeyang, who has to match his dance routine to a band instead of to strong digital music that keeps to the beat without error. “There’s a huge difference. It’s definitely more alive. The music itself (which is somewhat freestyle) is live and it’s difficult to make its expression exact, but it’s less artificial.”

‘Human’ Taeyang, prudent and silly
Talk about music has no end, but we were curious about ‘human’ Taeyang so we changed the direction of the interview. We asked whether he’s jealous of the other Big Bang members. And what he thought made him better than the others. “Jiyong has the sense to accept new things, Daesung is bright and sociable, Seungri has confidence, and TOP is charismatic and stubborn… Me? I’m careful (laughs).” Taeyang is in charge of(?) Big Bang’s caution.

We asked whether he would change his hairstyle, which he’s had for quite some time. “I want to change it. But I don’t have that kind of time. If I want to change something, I have to do it with a comeback after going on a break, and I would need time to study and find a new style, but even if I didn’t have promotions in Korea, I have promotions in Japan and other places overseas, so I don’t have any time to change it.”

After seeing such a serious side of Taeyang, we wondered about his other sides so we asked if he ever spends his time being silly. “There are times when I am silly. If there’s a closet in our waiting room or something, I go inside sometimes. The people around me now understand this kind of humor of mine.” He told us about the time when he was in the middle of filming a music video when he ran away from set in full makeup and costume, and took a bus back to the office.

After talking nonstop about music, Taeyang found difficulty with questions that required a funny story or funny answers. The image of him saying, “Ah, I can’t think of it right now,” making a pained facial expression, and striving to think of something was very Taeyang-like. It seemed as though Taeyang doesn’t keep much in his head other than things that have to do with music.

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Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2010 – September Week 3


1. (+5) FT Island – 사랑 사랑 사랑 (Love Love Love) *** 1 WEEK NO. 1 ***
Score: 980
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: It only takes FT Island three weeks to make it on to the top spot with “Love Love Love”.  This is the title song from their second mini album “Beautiful Journey.” The band had been quite busy the past months with their Japanese activities. The new album includes five new tracks, with “Love Love Love” being the title track. The album follows the concept of going on vacation as shown through the album jacket and 24-page photo booklet.  “Love Love Love” is a mid-tempo pop rock song that fans will fall in love with immediately.  The song already tops many charts and scored wins on music shows.  It is not surprising that “Love Love Love” captures the top spot on our chart with a very high score of 980 and wins by a large margin.

2. (+6) Wheesung – 결혼까지 생각했어 (Even Thought Of Marriage)
Score: 877
Genre: R&B/Dance
External from soompi image Music: Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Wheesung
Album: Wheesung mini-album “Realslow Is Back” Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Multi-talented artist Wheesung, who’s capable of working with all sorts of genres – ballad, R&B, dance, rock, and so forth, returns after ten months with a new single album, “Real Slow is Back.” It includes title track “Even Thought of Marriage” and newly arranged versions of “Rose” and “Love, That Bad Disease” – songs that were included in his sixth album. “Even Thought of Marriage” is a powerful R&B dance number composed by renowned composed Kim Do Hoon and penned by Wheesung himself. It has strong sounds backed up with the artist’s solid vocals. The song is about a man who feels sad and pathetic when a lover he even decide to marry, leaves him.  This week it moves up six more spots to No. 2.  Despite trailing FT Island’s “Love Love Love” by nearly 100 points, the album sales score of this song will kick in next week and the battle to the top will be a lot closer.

3. (-2) Secret – Madonna
Score: 758
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic+Lyrics: Kang Ji Won, Kim Ki Bum
Album: Secret mini-album Vol. 2 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: After scoring their first No. 1 song “Madonna” last week, Secret drops back to No. 3 this week.  This song is from Secret’s second mini album titled “Madonna.”  The title track of the same album was composed by hit maker Kang Ji Won and Kim Ki Bum. The song is about living strongly and with much confidence in the current time period like Madonna did. Unlike the popular electronic pop dance songs popular in the Korean music scene at the moment, this song is livened with the feeling of a performance. Korea’s top brass band TST took part in the song to complete it.

4. (-1) DJ DOC – 나 이런 사람이야 (I’m This Kind Of Person)
Score: 718
Genre: Pop/Hip-hop/Dance
External from soompi image Music: Yoon Gun Hyung / Lyrics: Psy, Lee Ha Neul
Album: DJ DOC Vol. 7 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of DJ D.O.C’s 7th studio album, ‘Satire.’ It is a fun and upbeat song with Psy and Lee Ha-neul’s straightforward and rebellious yet funny lyrics with electronic beats. The chorus, where they shout ‘that’s just me’ like the rebellious group they are famous as, is highly addictive. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

5. (+2) Rainbow – A
Score: 704
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic: Kim Seung Soo, Han Jae Ho / Lyrics: Song Soo Yoon
Album: Rainbow digital single A Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Rainbow debuted last November with their mini album “Gossip Girl”, and has received a lot of love from fans for their fresh and bubbly image. After eight months, they are back with their first digital single album “A”. The title track “A” was co-produced by Han Jae Ho and Kim Seung Soo, which is a pop dance track with hip hop beats and a touch of rock. The song showcases the members’ individuality and refreshing voices, as well as their great rapping skills. Unlike their fresh and bubbly concept from their first mini album “Gossip Girl”, their digital single album photo concept reveals more of a mature and sophisticated style. Through their music stage appearances, we’ll be expecting to see a different side of Rainbow that we haven’t seen in the past.  This week “A” moves up two spots and becomes the group’s first top 5 hit.

6. (+10) Sistar – 가식걸 (Shady Girl)
Score: 696
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic+Lyrics: Brave Brothers
Album: Sistar mini-album “Shady” Girl Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Rookie group, Sistar, makes its comeback with its second single album. The title track is “Shady Girl,” a dance number with strong hip-hop beats and lyrics. It was composed by the Brave Brothers and produced by world renowned producer Eliot Kennedy, upgrading the song a notch. The song holds lyrics about how a girl may seem a bit “shady” in front of a lover, but it’s because they want to look nice for him. This week it moves up ten more spots to No. 6.  Despite not getting the attention as other rookie artists, Sistar has been doing very well on the chart and both of their songs made the top 10.

7. (-5) Homme – 밥만 잘 먹더라 (Eat Well)
Score: 673
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic + Lyrics: Bang Shi Hyuk
Album: Homme digital single “Homme By Hitman Bang” Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Title song of Chang-min & Lee Hyun’s digital single album ‘Homme By “Hitman” Bang.’ A hybrid summer rock song with a refreshing guitar sound and drum accompaniment that will make you want to forget everything and leave. 2AM’s Chang-min and 8eight’s Lee Hyun create powerful harmony. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

8. (-3) Tae Yang – I’ll Be There
Score: 617
Genre: R&B / Dance
External from soompi image Music +Lyrics: Teddy
Album: Tae Yang Vol. 1 International Edition Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Title song from the newly released International Edition of Big Bang member Tae Yang’s first full studio album.  Tae Yang’s previous hit “I Need A Girl” reached No. 2 on our chart.  This song is written and produced by YG’s main producer Teddy.  It combines R&B, dance, and electronica elements.  This week it drops three spots to No. 8.

9. (–) ERU – 하얀 눈물 (White Tears)
Score: 562
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi image Music: Yoon Myung Sun / Lyrics: ERU, Yoon Myung Sun
Album: ERU Vol. 4 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Eru, who is loved by the Korean public for his captivating and distinct voice, has returned with a new album after serving two years in the military. During those two years, he worked on the concept of his album and has expressed his strong attachment and confidence for his album to the public even after being discharged from the military. The title song of this album is “White Tears”, which is a sequel to his previous hit song “Black Glasses”. It is yet another breakup story about someone shedding white tears after taking off the black glasses. It is a traditional ballad song that only Eru can sing. This song was again composed by Yoon Myung Sun, who wrote “Black Glasses”.  This week it remains at No. 9.

10. (+3) Narsha – 맘마미아 (Mamma Mia)
Score: 508
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic: Lee Min Soo / Lyrics: Kim Ina
Album: Narsha digital single “Mamma Mia” Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Narsha, who spent the past month promoting her solo activities with “Bbi Ri Bba Bba”,  has returned with a digital repackaged version of her mini album. Her follow-up track, “Mama Mia” is a dance number produced by Cho Young Chul, composed by Lee Min Soo, and penned by Kim Ina. They were also responsible for the Brown Eyed Girls’ songs“Abracadabra,” “LOVE,” and “My Style,” making this new single a hot issue. The song uses strong drum beats and lively synthesizer sounds which seem to flow well with Narsha’s vocals. Junior group, Sunny Hill is also makes a feature in this number. This week “Mamma Mia” moves up three more spots to No. 10, becoming Narsha’s second solo top 10 hit.

11. (+9) 4Men – U
Score: 450
Genre: R&B Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic +Lyrics: E-Tribe
Album: 4Men + E-Tribe mini-album “You” Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Teaser Live Performance
Comment: R&B group 4Men has teamed up with E-Tribe – the formidable composer-producer duo behind hits like Girls’ Generation’s “Gee”, Lee Hyo Ri’s “U-Go-Girl”, and Super Junior’s “It’s You” – for the special mini-album You. This project album came about because of E-Tribe’s admiration for 4Men lead vocal Shin Young Jae’s voice.  4Men had a breakthrough hit earlier this year with “Can’t Do”.  “U” is another pure R&B song that we don’t see often in K-Pop these days.  “U” moves up nine spots to No. 11 this week.

12. (-1) Seo In Kook – 애기야 (My Baby U)
Score: 424
Genre: Pop
External from soompi image Music: PJ, Kim Do Hoon, Hwang Se Joon / Lyrics: Wheesung
Album: Seo In Kook Special Album “MY Baby U” Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Teaser Live Performance
Comment: Seo In Kook returns this summer with a special album and another love confession. The artist had received much popularity with “Love U” and has returned with a lovely version of the song along with a new song, “My Baby U.” The latter song was composed by Kim Do Hoon, Hwang Se Jung, and PJ and penned by Wheesung. Rhymer’s featured rap making further completes the song. The phrase “My Baby” came from the drama “Lovers in Paris” where actor Park Shin Yang used it to call his lover Kim Jung Eun.  Despite gaining in points, this week “My Baby U” drops one spot to No. 12.

13. (-9) Jo Sung Mo – 바람필래 (I Want To Cheat)
Score: 414
Genre: Pop
External from soompi image Music+Lyrics: Brave Brothers
Album: Jo Sung Mo special album “Sung Mo Meet Brave” Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Veteran musician Jo Sung Mo and the Brave Brothers meet – ballad and trendy music likewise meet. The title track is “I Want to Cheat”, which showcases how much Jo Sung Mo has changed – the electronic guitar riffs and the easy to follow melody line is expected to be popular among listeners. It is totally different from Jo Sung Mo’s previous ballads.  This week it dopes nine spots to No. 13.

14. (+1) SHINee – 루시퍼 (Lucifer)
Score: 377
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic: Yoo Young Jin, Jhun, Kapit, Rexha / Lyrics: Yoo Young Jin
Album: SHINee Vol. 2 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of SHINee’s 2nd studio album with the same title, ‘Lucifer.’ It is an urban electronica song, which has an addictive appeal with an intense and sophisticated rhythm. The lyrics express that if he and his emotions are put under restriction in a relationship, then there’s no future and the relationship will eventually come to an end. SHINee’s transformation as powerful performers can be seen on stage. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

15. (-5) BoA 허리케인 비너스 (Hurricane Venus)
Score: 365
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic: Lidbom, Hansen, Wik / Lyrics: Kenzie, BoA, Hong Ji Yoo
Album: BoA Vol. 6 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of BoA’s 6th studio album with the same title, “Hurricane Venus.” It is a song with a powerful chorus and lyrics about a woman who loves intensely like a hurricane. The addition of sexy grooves and beats perfected BoA’s seductive charisma and performance. It shows the determination of BoA, who’s back on stage in Korea after many years. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

16. (+5) Park Hyo Shin – 널 사랑한다 (I Love You)
Score: 362
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Kim Do Hoon, Hwang Se Joon / Lyrics: Kan Eun Kyung
Album: SBS Drama “Athena” OST Part 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Veteran artist, Park Hyo Shin releases “I Love You,” the first song for the long awaited drama series, “Athena.” Park has already participated in the soundtrack for hit dramas including “I’m Sorry I Love You” and “Iljimae,” gaining much love and recognition for them – thus it is no surprise that this song was also anticipated by many. The singer does a great job showcasing his vocals and is expected to capture listeners’ ears.  This song moves up five spots to No. 16 this week.

17. (-3) Davichi – 난 너에게 (Better Together)
Score: 343
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Album: Cho Young Soo All-Star 2010 digital single
Watch: MV
Comment: This is the title track of Davichi’s single album, ‘Cho Young-soo All Star 2010.’ It’s a song about a fun and delightful love story. It is an iconic summer song that highlights Davichi’s powerful vocals with magnificent sounds from a 30-piece orchestra. The sweet lyrics and upbeat melody is bound to infect the listener with happiness. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

18. (+1) Miss A – Bad Girl Good Girl
Score: 325
Genre: Pop / Dance
External from soompi imageMusic + Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Album: Miss A first single “Bad But Good” Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of Miss A’s first single album, ‘Bad But Good.’ It’s Miss A’s debut single, which became the talk of the town even before its release because it was produced by Park Jin-young. It’s a medium tempo song with a combination of a rich European-style musical melody and intense American-style hip-hop rhythm. The straight-forward lyrics where the girls confidently express themselves are impressive. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

19. (+17) KCM – 3년이 지났어 (3 Years Passed) *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Score: 309
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi image Music + Lyrics: KCM
Album: KCM Digital Single “3 Years Passed” Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Ballad artist KCM, who has a distinctive husky voice, comes back with a digital single “3 Years Passed”.  This time KCM writes both the song and the lyrics.  It is a listener friendly ballad that fits the singer’s voice perfectly.  This week “3 Years Passed” is our biggest mover, up 17 spots to No. 19.

20. (-3) Zi-A – 웃음만 (Just A Smile)
Score: 295
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi image Music: KZ / Lyrics: Kim Ina, D’Day
Album: Zi-A mini-album “Difference” Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Zi-A transforms and makes a comeback with a new mini album titled, “Difference.” The singer already has many hit songs under her belt including “Gaze,” “Feel Like Bursting,” and “Have One Glass of Alcohol With Me.” This time, Zi-A joins hands with  producer Jo Young Chul who helped Brown Eyed Girls rise to fame with “Abracadabra” and producer Choi Gap Won. The title track is “Just a Smile”, which was composed by the composer who wrote Narsha’s “Queen B” and Brown Eyed Girl’s “Glam Girl.” This hybrid ballad will show yet another side of Zi-A who’s known for her popular ballads.  This week it drops three spots to No. 20.

Taeyang says goodbye on Music Core with ‘I’ll Be There’


Taeyang had a successful comeback, gaining much attention with “I Need A Girl” and the follow-up track, “I’ll Be There“. After revealing that he would end his solo activities to focus on Big Bang activities, Taeyang had one last performance on Music Core.

Check out the performance below!

100918 Music Core Performers List


2010.09.18 / Episode 226

Special MCs : Super Junior Eunhyuk, f(x) Krystal, After School Lizzy

Comeback stage

– 2NE1『Clap Your Hands + Can’t Nobody』

– V.O.S『Full Story』

– Chae Dongha『Crazy Day』

Adieu SOLAR

– TaeYang『I’ll be there』

Hot stage

– FT Island『Love Love Love』

– Son Dambi『dB Rider』

Hot Debut

– SAN E (ft.miss A Min)『Tasty Mountain』

Sweet Girl Sexy Girl Cute Girl

– Rainbow『A!』

– Secret『Madonna』

– Sistar『Shady Girl』

sound-holic

– Narsha (with Sunny Hill)『Mamma Mia』

– TRAX『Oh! My Goddess』

– ZIA『Laughter..』

Emotion in Song

– Eru『White Tears』

– Gavy NJ『Let’s Stop』

SAY goodbye

– $unny Side (ft. Sistar Soyu)『Bad Guy Good Girl』

– X-Cross『My Luv』

Source : Music Core site

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Lyn sings R&B version of “I Need A Girl”.


Singer LYN sang TaeYang’s I Need A Girl R&B version at JTN Concert,take a look at the video here.

She is incredible right?

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