August 2009 Weekly K-Pop Music Chart – Week 2

August 2009 Weekly K-Pop Music Chart – Week 2

1. (–) 2NE1 – I Don’t Care *** 2 WEEKS NO. 1 ***
Score: 957
Genre: Hip-hop / R&B
Music + Lyrics: Teddy + Kush
Album: 2NE1 1st mini-album Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment:
2NE1 holds on to No. 1 on with “I Don’t Care” despite strong
competitions from behind. This song has already topped almost all music
charts in Korea. “I Don’t Care” was composed and penned by Teddy and
Kush of Stonyskunk. The song is more of a soft “reggae melody” R&B
Pop track compared to their previous faster beats and stronger hip-hop
melodies. Fans are able to see another side of 2NE1 through this song.

2. (–) SNSD – 소원을 말해 봐 (Genie)
Score: 915
Genre: Pop / Dance
Music + Lyrics: Yoo Young Jin
Album: SNSD mini-album Vol. 2 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment:
This is the title track of Girls’ Generation’s 2nd mini-album. It is a
trendy dance song that was written by the hit-makers Yoo Young-jin and
Yoo Han-jin and the songwriter team “Design Music,” which is famous in
the U.S. and Europe. Its dream-like prelude harmonizes well with its
cheerful chorus. The lyrics are about regaining courage and passion for
life. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

3. (+8) FT Island – 바래 (I Hope)
Score: 864
Genre: Rock
Music: Kim Do Hoon, Kim Se Jin / Lyrics: Kim Do Hoon, Han Sung Ho
Album: FT Island Vol. 3 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment:
Looking like a serious threat to become the new No. 1 song, FT Island’s
“I Hope” moves up 8 spots to No, 3 in just its 3rd week on the chart.
This song is from their newly released 3rd album titled “Cross And
Change”. Just like their title name states, FT Island has come with a
transformation as well as a crossover. If their previous albums mainly
consisted of rock ballads, this new one would have more summery bright
and cheerful songs. “I Hope” is of the electronic rock crossover genre
that has a strong melody as well as rapping. It is written by
songwriter Kim Do Hoon, who has 3 songs in the top 20 this week.

4. (–) 4minute – Hot Issue
Score: 766
Genre: Pop / Dance

Album: 4minute digital single “Hot Issue” Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment:
This is the title track of 4Minute’s debut single album. It is a “hook”
song with a funky rhythm of the 1980s and it stands apart from songs
with story-based lyrics. The musical interpretation of vivid colors
makes this song especially stylish. Its free-spirited melody and
rapping are very impressive. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

5. (-2) Outsider – 외톨이 (Loner)
Score: 704
Genre: Hip-hop
Music: Big Boy, MC Sniper / Lyrics: Outsider
Album: Outsider Vol. 2 Track 5 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment:
This is the representative song for Outsider’s second album, “Maestro.”
A hip-hop track, it blends fast beats with a sentimental melody and is
about people struggling in a tough world. Rapid-fire rapping and a
delicate, sensual vibe create a unique style. (credits to Arirang TV -
Pops In Seoul)

6. (+24) Brown Eyed Girls – Abracadabra *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Score: 577
Genre: Pop / Dance
Music: Hitchhiker, Lee Min Soo / Lyrics: Kim Lee Na, Miryo
Album: Brown Eyed Girls Vol. 3 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment:
After having a very fruitful 2008 which saw them becoming one of the
premier girl groups in Korea, Brown Eyed Girls finally return with a
new album titled “Sound G”. They present some good old funky numbers
full of passion and energy. The theme of Sound G revolves around the
images and emotions of girls living in the city. The title
“Abracadabra” was co-composed by Rollercoaster’s Jinu (Hitch Hiker) and
Lee Min Soo. It is our biggest mover this week. This song is a fresh
electronic pop dance number with BEG members’ electrifying performance
and dance moves already is the talk of the town.

7. (+1) 2PM – 네가 밉다 (I Hate You)
Score: 563
Genre: Pop / Dance
Music + Lyrics: Kim Chang Dae
Album: 2PM single album “2:00PM Time For Change” Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment:
Having finished their promotional activities on this mini-album, 2PM’s
“I Hate You” is at No. 7 this week. Already 3 weeks No. 1 at MNet’s
M!Countdown, this R&B and electronic track goes well with 2PM’s
powerful dance moves. This song has a medium tempo melody which picks
up in the chorus part.

8. (-3) 8Eight – 잘가요 내 사랑 (Goodbye My Love)
Score: 536
Genre: R&B Ballad
Music: Bang Shi Hyuk / Lyrics: Bang Shi Hyuk, Baek Chan
Album: 8Eight Vol. 3 Repackaged Version Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment:
This is the title track of 8eight’s digital single album. It is a
hybrid song featuring unique guitar sounds, which are reminiscent of
the music style of the British rock band Oasis, and a hip-hop rhythm.
Like “My Heart Is Gone,” this song was also written by songwriter Bang
Shi-hyuk. The music video shows actor Chung Kyeo-woon, actress Kim
So-eun and Chung Jin-woon of 2AM. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In
Seoul)

9. (+20) MC Mong (feat. Jang Geun Ee, B.I) – 인디언 보이 (Indian Boy)
Score: 536
Genre: Hip-hop
Music + Lyrics: MC Mong
Album: MC Mong Vol. 5 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment:
MC Mong, the king of mainstream hip-hop, is coming back with his fifth
album Humanimal. The title song “Indian Boy” moves up 20 big spots
straight into the top 10 this week. Indian Boy is written by MC Mong
himself and featuring his good friend Jang Geun Ee and also B.I.

10. (+7) Clazziquai – Love Again
Score: 504
Genre: Electronica

Album: Clazziquai Vol. 4 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment:
After two years hitaus with members Alex and Horan concentrated on
their solo and project group activities respectively, Clazziquai
finally comes back their fourth album Mucho Punk. Always at the
forefront of music, Clazziquai continue to expand their sound and
experiment with different musical genres and styles. This time, they’ve
combined New Wave and punk with their trademark house, pop, and
electronic. This album was produced by DJ Clazzi and was influenced
much by the movie, Nacho Libre. The songs are much more punkish, thus
how the album got its name. The title song “Love Again” moves up 7
spots to the top 10 this week. With many big acts returning this
summer, Clazziquai offers us a different sound and will stand out
between pop songs.

11. (-2) Lee Seung Ki (feat. Bizniz) – 결혼해줄래 (Will You Marry Me)
Score: 503
Genre: Pop Ballad
Music: Kim Do Hoon, Lee Sang Ho / Lyrics: Kim Do Hoon, Hwang Sung Jin
Album: Lee Seung Ki digital single “Will You Marry Me” Track 1
Watch: MV
Comment:
Lee Seung Ki dropped 2 spots to No. 11 this week with his digital
single “Will You Marry Me”. This mellow ballad was composed by Kim Do
Hoon, with lyrics about wanting to live happily ever after with a loved
one and even a child. The MV of this song features footage of his drama
“Brilliant Legacy.”

12. (-6) SHINee – 줄리엣 (Juliette)
Score: 490
Genre: Pop / Dance
Music: Remee, Jay, Sean / Lyrics: Kim Jong Hyun
Album: SHINee 2nd mini-album “Romeo” Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment:
This is the title track of SHINee’s second mini-album “Romeo.” It is a
trendy urban dance song whose lyrics were written by the SHINee member
Jong-hyun. It features a sophisticated rhythm and acoustic-style drum
sounds, which harmonize with SHINee’s vocals. It is a remake of the
song “Deal With It,” which was released in the United Sates in 2007 by
Corbin Bleu. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

13. (-6) Wax – 결국 너야 (In The End, It’s You)
Score: 469
Genre: Pop / Dance
Music: Kim Do Hoon, PJ / Lyrics: Kim Do Hoon, Choi Gap Won
Album: Wax Vol. 8 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment:
After hitting the top 10 with her ballad “Not Even A Phone Call”
earlier this year, Wax returns to her dancing mood in her 8th album.
Title song “In The End, It’s You”, is at No. 13 this week. Wax has not
used an up-tempo song as her album title song since her 2nd album. “In
the End, It’s You” is a dance track that has a ballad melody with
strong house beats. The song is catchy with easy lyrics.

14. (-4) One Two – 별이 빛나는 밤에 (Starry Night)
Score: 441
Genre: Hip-hop
Music + Lyrics: Brave Brothers
Album: One Two digital single “Starry Night” Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment:
One Two’s latest hit “Starry Night” is at No. 14 this week. The duo had
a hit “Bad Woman” last year but fell short of the top 10. Park Ga Hee
from the popular rookie group After School is being featured on the
song. It is a perfect hit for dance and club music. Hot songwriter
Brave Brothers wrote this song. If you like mainstream style hip-hop
songs, you should enjoy this song.

15. (-3) MC The Max – 뒤차가 경적을 (The Following Car Is Honking)
Score: 420
Genre: Rock Ballad
Music + Lyrics: Jun Hae Sung
Album: MC The Max special album “Rewind & Remind” Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment:
This is the representative song for MC the Max’s special album, “REWIND
& REMIND.” This trendy pop ballad with an exotic intro was produced
by Jun Hye-sung, who also composed Lee Seung-chul’s ‘Long Day’ and YB’s
‘Must Have Been Love’. The sound of a car horn was the motive for the
lyrics, and actor Kim Ji-hoon starred in the music video. (credits to
Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

16. (+6) Park Myung Soo / Jessica (SNSD) – 냉면 (Cold Noodles)
Score: 319
Genre: Pop
Music + Lyrics: E-Tribe
Album: Various Artists – Infinity Challenge Special
Watch: MV Live performance
Comment:
One of the two songs in the top 20 this week coming from MBC’s Infinity
Challenge Special where members partnered up with singers to produce
and perform a song. Park Myung Soo teamed up with Jessica of SNSD for
this song. This pair’s song is fun with the coolness of Cold noodles
especially for the season. (credits to ~S2~)

17. (-2) Drunken Tiger – Monster
Score: 311
Genre: Hip-hop
Music: Ann1 / Lyrics: Tiger JK
Album: Drunken Tiger Vol. 8 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment:
One of Korean’s top hip-hop act is back! Tiger JK is back with Drunken
Tiger’s highly anticipated eighth album! Arriving two years after the
last Drunken Tiger release, “feel ghood muzik: the 8th wonder” comes
with double the music for Korean hip-hop fans. Not surprising that this
album immediately becomes a top seller upon release. Tiger JK drops a
whopping 27 new tracks on this two-disc release. Disc 1, titled “Feel
Good Side”, offers a more mainstream hip-hop sound while Disc 2, titled
“Feel Hood Side”, packs hardcore rhymes from the hip-hop guru. The
title song “Monster” is from the “Feel Good Side” CD and is at No. 17
this week. Drunken Tiger is starting to promote this song on music
shows so it won’t be surprising to see this song moving up again.

18. (-5) Jewelry (feat. Nassun) – Rally
Score: 298
Genre: Pop / Dance
Music + Lyrics: E-Tribe
Album: Jewelry digital single “Super Star” Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment:
Jewelry is at No. 18 this week with their new single “Rally”, which is
the theme song for the Mnet Audition show, Superstar K. The show can be
compared to American Idol. This powerful and lively song was composed
by E-Tribe, who also wrote other hits such as Lee Hyori’s “U-Go-Girl,”
SNSD’s “Gee,” and Super Junior’s “It’s You.” The MV shows Jewelry’s
live M.Net performance and scenes from the show.

19. (-5) Seo Tai Ji – 아침의 눈 (Morning Snow)
Score: 283
Genre: Rock

Album: Seo Tai Ji Vol. 8 Track 8 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment:
Seo Taiji’s 8th album, Atomos has finally been released. During the
last 12 months, Seo had been releasing many singles included in this
album, a strategy not common in Korean music. The album also includes
brand new mixings of the past released singles, which will be of much
enjoyment to fans. There are two new tracks, Replica and Morning Snow
to add to the collection. “Morning Snow” is at No. 19 this week. This
song has a more mellow pop sound than a typical Seo Tai Ji hit that
should definitely please mainstream fans.

20. (New) Yoo Jae Suk, Tiger JK, T – Let’s Dance *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Score: 266
Genre: Hip-hop
Music: Park Jae Sun, T / Lyrics: Tiger JK, T
Album: Various Artists – Infinity Challenge Special
Watch: MV Live performance
Comment:
Another song in the top 20 this week coming from MBC’s Infinity
Challenge Special where members partnered up with singers to produce
and perform a song. This one is the champion, having Yoo Jae Suk teamed
up with the husband & wife couple Tiger JK and T. The trio produced
an upbeat and energetic song which won the challenge. (credits to ~S2~)

21 . (-3) Kim Yong Joon & Hwang Jung Eum - 커플 ( Couple ) : 245
22 . (+4) Cool - 보고 보고 ( To Look To Look ) : 244
23 . (+12) Supreme Team - 슈퍼매직 ( Super Magic ) : 240
24 . (-4) Chae Yeon - 흔들려 ( Shake ) : 232
25 . (-6) Flower Go Yoo Jin - 바보라서…(고질병) ( Because I Am A Fool (Inveterate Disease) ) : 230
26 . (+13) Roo’ra - 고잉고잉 ( Going Going ) : 208
27 . (+8) IU - 있잖아 ( You Know ) : 203
28 . (New) T-Ara - 거짓말 ( Lie ) : 202
29 . (New) Kara - Wanna : 201
30 . (+10) Sori - Boy Boy : 191
31 . (New) DNT - 정신없이 예뻐  ( Crazily Pretty ) : 187
32 . (-11) K.Will - 1초에 한 방울 ( One Droplet In A Second ) : 180
33 . (-6) Cho Won Sun - 아무도 아무것도 ( Anyone, Anything ) : 160
34 . (+3) BMK - Everyday : 154
35 . (+6) Winter Play - Gypsy Girl : 121
36 . (New) SuHo (feat. IU) - 월화수목금토일 ( Monday To Sunday ) : 115
37 . (-12) Namolla Family (feat. Kong Bo Kyung) - 낚였어 ( Lure ) : 110
38 . (-5) SS501 Jung Min (feat. Ji Sun) - 하면은 안 돼 ( Can’t Do It ) : 93
39 . (-3) Norazo - 고등어 ( Mackerel ) : 92
40 . (-9) Lee Seung Chul - 손톱이 빠져서 ( My Nails Came Off ) : 88
41 . (+4) Hong Jin Young - 사랑의 배터리 ( Love’s Battery ) : 83
42 . (-14) Beige - 지지리 ( Awfully ) : 78
43 . (-1) Gyu Hyun (Super Junior) - 7년간의 사랑 ( 7 Years Of Love ) : 73
44 . (+5) Bobby Kim - 오직 그대만 ( Only You: MBC Drama “Friend, Our Legend” OST ) : 61
45 . (-7) Untouchable - Oh : 57
46 . (-23) Koyote - 넌센스 ( Nonsense ) : 52
47 . (New) M - Summer Time : 40
48 . (-5) Park Jung Hyun - 눈물이 주룩주룩 ( Tears Flowing ) : 37
49 . (New) Noise - 사랑만사 ( Love Everything ) : 34
50 . (-3) T-Max (Kim Jun solo) - 준비 O.K  ( Jun Be O.K ) : 30

Blue: Songs to watch out under top 20
Green: Editor’s recommendations under top 20

BONUS TRACK:
Jung Paran: My Best
Genre: Pop

Album: Jung Paran digital single “My Best” track 1
Listen to: Full Song (thanks to Mardi09 for uploading)
Comment:
New and talented singer Jung Paran releases her first debut single that
was fully produced, composed and written by herself. Jung Paran is a
talented musician who was a part of a concert chorus session for singer
Tei and rock group Flower. She also won several awards from various
dance performance competitions in Korea. Being a singer and songwriter,
many people anticipates what she can bring to the Korean music
industry. “My Best” is a mid-tempo song with an additive melody which
can go either way as a dance song or a ballad song. (credits to purpletiger86 for translations).

YESTERDAY ONCE MORE:
T – 시간이 흐른뒤 (As Time Goes By)
Genre: R&B Ballad
Music: Park Geun Tae / Lyrics: Shim Hyun Bo
Album: T Vol. 1 (2001) Track 2
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment:
Tasha Reid aka Natasha Shanta Reid was born in Texas to an African
American father and a Korean mother. Tasha is fluent in both Korean and
English and her music covers both languages. She is one of the top
hiphop/R&B/Soul singers in Korea and has been appointed as the
ambassador/spokeswoman for DaMoonWha(Muti-Cultural Youth Organization).
She debuted at 16 yrs of age and was in the duo Tashannie. In 2001 she
came back as a solo artist and won many awards. In 2007 T married Tiger
JK and is currently under Jungle Entertainment. “As Time Goes By” was
the title song of her first solo album, released in September of 2001.
The song reached No. 1 early 2002 on many music chart and has been
remade in other languages. (credits to ~S2~)

Sources of the chart

Air Monitor Chart – 15%
MNet M!Countdown – 15%
Various Internet charts (Dosirak, MNet, Melon, Muz, Bugs, Cyworld, Soribada) – 15%
ChartKorea – 10%
Hanteo Weekly Album Sales (2 weeks lag) – 10%
SBS Inky Gayo Take 7 + Internet Chart + Music Video Chart – 10%
Hanteo Gayo Chart (1 week lag) – 10%
KBS Music Bank K-Chart – 5%
MTV Chart – 5%
Gasoo appearance on gayo shows
(MBC Music Core, SBS Inky Gayo, KBS Music Bank, MNet M!Countdown, SBS
Kim Jung Eun Chocolate, KBS Yoo Hee Yeol Sketchbook , YTN Live Power
Music, MTV Non-stop, Pops In Seoul) – 5%

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