2009 Half Year Top 10 K-Pop Songs

2009 Half Year Top 10 K-Pop Songs

The first half of 2009 has passed.  Based on our weekly music chart scores we have made a summary to see which 10 songs have accumulated the most chart scores to become the half year top 10 k-pop songs.  Just like our year end DaeSang, the raw scores on each song is adjusted by its chart positions, competitions, and seasonal factors.  Congratulations to these 10 outstanding songs and thanks to S Radio Club who kindly ran a countdown of these 10 songs for us.

1. SNSD – Gee  
Score: 6795
Genre: Pop / Dance

GeeMusic + Lyrics: E-Tribe

Album:
SNSD mini-album Vol. 1 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Winning by a wide margin to capture the top prize as the most popular k-pop songs in the first half of 2009 is the title track of Girls’ Generation’s first mini-album, "Gee". A lively dance track that showcases the fresh charms of all nine members, the song was written by E-Tribe, the new generation songwriter behind Lee Hyo-ri’s "U-Go-Girl". Cute lyrics express the sentiments of a girl in love and SHINee’s Min-ho makes a surprise appearance in the music video. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

2. Super Junior – Sorry Sorry   
Score: 5920
Genre: Pop / Dance

SuperJunior3Music + Lyrics: Yoo Young Jin
Album: Super Junior Vol. 3 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of Super Junior’s same-titled third album. It’s a dance song of the urban minimal funky genre created by songwriter Yoo Young-jin. It features an exciting beat and the highly addictive chorus saying "Shawty". This trendy song stands apart from Super Junior’s previous songs. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

3. Son Dam Bi – 토요일밤에 (Saturday Night)   
Score: 5599
Genre: Pop / Dance 

SonDamBi1Music + Lyrics: Brave Brothers
Album: Son Dam Bi Vol. 1 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of Son Dam-bi’s 1st album “Type B”. It is a pop dance song featuring retro sounds of the 1980s and it was written by Yonggamhan Hyeongje, who also wrote "Crazy". They created the mood of the 1980s retro futurism by using electronic synthesizer sounds and drum source. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

4. 2PM – Again & Again   
Score: 5477
Genre: Pop / Dance

2PMmini2009Music + Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Album: 2PM single album "2:00PM Time For Change" Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track for 2PM’s single album "2:00PM Time For Change". It features a dreamy melody and rhythm that go well with 2PM’s intense dance moves. The song is about a man returning to a lover who has left because he has lingering feelings. The music video shows 2PM performing and impressive transformations by each member. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

5. SG Wannabe (feat. Yurisangja Baek Seung Hwa) – 사랑해 (I Love You)   
Score: 5353
Genre: Folk Ballad

SGWannabe6Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Album: SG Wannabe Vol. 6 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track for SG Wannabe’s 6th album "Gift From SG WANNABE". Composer Cho Young-soo, who has long produced the group’s tracks, produced this Simon & Garfunkel-style song, which features beautiful harmonies. The music video tells a sad love story between actor Baek Jong-min and Jiyeon, a new member of SeeYa. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

6. Bobby Kim – 사랑..그 놈 (Love…This Person)
Score: 5275
Genre: R&B Ballad

BobbyKimSpecialMusic + Lyrics: Park Sun Zoo
Album: Bobby Kim Special Album "Love Chapter 1" Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of Bobby Kim’s special album “Love Chapter 1”, which contains the original soundtracks of the TV dramas "Fashion 70s" and "Great White Tower", as well as the singer’s six new songs. The title song features a sorrowful melody of the soul genre and the singer’s ample voice. The lyrics are about the strong feelings of love and pain. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

7. 8Eight – 심장이 없어 (Don’t Have A Heart)   
Score: 4808
Genre: R&B Ballad

8Eight3Music: Bang Shi Hyuk / Lyrics: Bang Shi Hyuk, Baek Chan
Album: 8Eight Vol. 3 Track 4 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of 8eight’s third album “The Golden Age”. It features a unique and exciting beat and portrays the sadness of a breakup. It was produced by hit-maker Bang Shi-hyuk, who also wrote "Like I’ve Been Shot" for Baek Ji-young. The music video is a story about forbidden love between a vampire, portrayed by So-hee of the Wonder Girls, and a human being. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

8. K.Will – 눈물이 뚝뚝 (Dropping The Tears)
Score: 4773
Genre: R&B Ballad

DroppingTheTearsMusic: Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Park Chan Hyun
Album: K.Will mini-album "Dropping The Tears" Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track for K.will’s first mini album. The song starts with a simple piano melody and combines magnificent orchestra tunes and drum beats. K.will’s more mature and moving voice sings about a heartbreaking separation. Yuri of Girls’ Generation stars in the music video as a mature woman who sheds tears. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

9. Seung Ri (Big Bang) – Strong Baby
Score: 4533
Genre: R&B / Dance

BigBang2Music + Lyrics: G-Dragon, Bae Jin Ryul
Album: Big Bang Vol. 2 Track 5 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Featured in Big Bang’s 2nd album, "Remember", this track shows off a solo transformation by the group’s youngest, Seung-ri. It’s a modern, pop-style dance track with an intense rhythm and melody. Seung-ri casts off his cute-boy image and presents a sexier, manlier side in the music video. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

10. Kara – Honey
Score: 4410
Genre: Pop / Dance

HoneyMusic: Han Jae Ho, Kim Seung Soo / Lyrics: Han Jae Ho, Song Soo Yoon
Album: Kara 2nd mini-album Special Edition Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This song is included in Kara’s special edition album for “Pretty Girl”. It is a remake of the song "Honey" that was included in Kara’s second mini-album. It has sad lyrics and enchanting electronic sounds. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

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