K-Pop Music Chart 2009 – Nov. Week 3

1. (+1) SHINee – Ring Ding Dong *** 1 WEEK NO. 1 ***
Score: 869
Genre: Pop / Dance
Music + Lyrics: Yoo Young Jin
Album: SHINee mini-album Vol. 3 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
SHINee finally reached the top with their latest song “Ring Ding Dong”.
This song has been No. 1 for weeks in many music charts in Korea so
they deserve the top ranking here. The song has African Congo rhythms
with contemporary color while making use of electric synthesizers. The
strong sounds and beats of the songs will capture listeners’ ears right
away. The theme is about the moment of falling in love with bells
ringing in the head.

2. (+1) SS501 – Love Like This
Score: 790
Genre: Pop / Dance

Album: SS501 mini-album “Rebirth” Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Up another notch is SS501’s “Love Like This”, and they will probably challenge
SHINee for the top spot next week. This is the title track of their
latest mini-album. “Love Like This” which was composed by Steven Lee,
Ryan Scott, and Sean Alexander. It is an upbeat synth pop track that
was specially mixed by Ken Lewis who has also done works for top stars
like Usher, Kanye West, and John Legend.

3. (-2) Lee Ssang (feat. Jung In) – 헤어지지 못하는 여자, 떠나가지 못하는 남자 (Girl That Can’t Break Up, Guy that Can’t Leave)
Score: 760
Genre: Hip-hop
Music: Gil, Peejay / Lyrics: Gary
Album: Lee Ssang Vol. 6 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Lee Ssang fell to No. 3 this week with “Girl That Can’t Break Up, Guy
that Can’t Leave”, the title song from their 6th album “Hexagonal”. The
duo firmly established themselves in the mainstream with their 4th
album in 2007, with the No. 1 song “Ballerino”, now having their 2nd
chart topping hit. However, they went very quiet with their 5th album
last year, which they did not actively perform and promote. This 6th
album they switched label to Jungle Entertainment for a fresh start.
Having one of the longest song title ever is their principal track
“Girl That Can’t Break Up, Guy that Can’t Leave” which features the
beautiful vocals of R&B singer Jung In, who regularly collaborate
with Lee Ssang.

4. (+9) Brown Eyed Girls – Sign
Score: 660
Genre: Pop / Dance
Music: Lee Min Soo / Lyrics: Kim Ina
Album: Brown Eyed Girls Vol. 3 repackaged version Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Brown Eyed Girls keep racking up hits after hits. Their latest song
“Sign” only needs two weeks to move into the top 5. “Sign” was composed
by Lee Min Soo who wrote “LOVE” and “Abracadabra” and penned by Kim
Ina. The melody line is bright with sweet yet refreshing up-tempo
beats. With this latest hit, Brown Eyed Girls have high hope to compete
on the year end top female groups award.

5. (+3) Seo In Kook – 부른다 (Calling You)
Score: 599
Genre: R&B Ballad
Music: Bang Shi Hyuk / Lyrics: Bang Shi Hyuk, Baek Chan
Album: Seo In Kook digital single “Calling You” Track 2
Watch: MV Live Performance
Keeping surprising us every week is highly acclaimed rookie male singer
Seo In Kook. His debut song moves into the top 5 this week. Singing his
way to the top of the popular talent show program Mnet Superstar K, Seo
In Kook now takes the next step in his music career with his debut
album. You may see a bit of resemblance to 8Eight in his debut song
“Calling You”, as the song is written by Hitman Bang who wrote all of
8Eight’s hits. 8Eight’s Baek Chan also help penned the lyrics. This
song is ranked high in many internet and airplay charts in Korea. Even
though he debuted late this year, Seo In Kook is still considered one
of the top rookie male soloist of 2009.

6. (+6) Ivy – Touch Me
Score: 596
Genre: Pop / Dance

Album: Ivy Vol. 3 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Two years ago, Ivy rose to become one of the top female soloists in
Korea. Her career was briefly derailed by a scandal with her
ex-boyfriend. Now she puts the past behind her and finally returns with
her third studio album. This album showcases both her innocence as well
as her sexiness. The album title is “I Be” which means I’m Ivy as well
as I’m Starting and I Exist. The title track is “Touch Me” which is a
pop number that has a simple melody with electronica sounds. It was
composed by Psy and Yoo Gun Hyung. Like her past hit, Sonata of
Temptation, “Touch Me” shows her sexiness and charisma only Ivy can
bring out. Ivy returns to the top 10 this week as “Touch Me” moves up 6
spots to No. 6.

7. (+9) See Ya – 그놈 목소리 (His Voice)
Score: 580
Genre: Pop / Dance
Music: Lee Min Soo / Lyrics: Kim Ina
Album: See Ya mini-album “Rebloom” Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
See Ya has made a comeback with a new mini-album which includes new
member, Sumi who replaced former member, Nam Gyuri. The title track is
“His Voice” which was composed by Lee Minsu who has made Brown Eyed
Girls’ LOVE and Abracadabra. This song is catchy on first listen with a
catchy melody line, “Solgit Solgit, Holic Holic, Chullung Chullung.”
Its fun lyrics and vocals flow well in this electronic pop number. This
week “His Voice” moves up another 9 spots into the top 10 at No. 7.

8. (-3) MBLAQ – Oh Yeah
Score: 558
Genre: Pop / Dance

Album: MBLAQ 1st mini-album Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
In this year having a heavy dose of new girl groups, we are finally
seeing some new boybands debuting this Fall. The most intriguing
boyband is none other than MBLAQ, who is produced by K-Pop’s most well
known star Bi (Rain). MBLAQ stands for Music Boys Live in Absolute
Quality, is fronted by leader Seung Ho, the group’s oldest member at
22. The main vocalist is GO (Jung Byung Hee), who went by the stage
name Jang Goon when he was with TYKEYS. Celebrity siblings Mir (Bae
Chul Young), the younger brother of actress Go Eun Ah, and Cheon Dung
(Park Sang Hyun), the younger brother of 2NE1’s Sandara, are the
rappers of the group. Last, we have vocalist Lee Joon, who appears as
the younger version of Rain in Ninja Assassin. MBLAQ has already been
lighting up the stage as guest performers on Rain’s Legend of Rainism
tour, and now the guys are finally making their official debut. MBLAQ’s
debut album Just BLAQ comes with three tracks including their hot dance
single Oh Yeah. This week it fell 3 spots to No. 8. (credits to ~S2~)

9. (+5) Park Bom – You And I
Score: 504
Genre: R&B

Album: Park Bom digital single “You And I” Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
2NE1’s main vocalist, Park Bom has released her first solo digital
single, “You and I” which was composed and penned by Teddy who has also
responsible for 2NE1’s “Lollipop,” “Fire,” “I Don’t Care,” and
Sandara’s solo hit “Kiss.” The song is about a love vow for endless
love. Park Bom’s vocals are showcased in this mid-tempo R&B hip-hop
number. This week “You And I” moves up 5 spots into the top 10 at No.
9. This song has already topped a lot of internet charts in Korea.

10. (+33) K Will – 그립고 그립고 그립다 (Yearn Yearn Yearn) *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Score: 493
Genre: Pop Ballad
Music: Hwang Chan Hee / Lyrics: Hwang Chan Hee, Cho Eun Hee
Album: K Will Vol. 2 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
K Will is quietly enjoying a spectacular year in 2009, generating hit
after hit, whether it is from his own albums/singles or from drama
OSTs. Now he is releasing his 2nd full length studio album “Yearn Yearn
Yearn”. Despite having so many hit songs, this is K Will’s first full
album in more than 2 years. The principal track with the same name as
the album title, is our biggest mover this week, up 33 spots straight
into the top 10. “Yearn Yearn Yearn” is a powerful and emotional ballad
which fits perfectly to K Will’s vocal. With the addition of his latest
hit, K Will is among the favorite to win the top male vocalist this

11. (-1) BEAST – Bad Girl
Score: 479
Genre: Pop / Dance
Music + Lyrics: Lee Sang Ho, Shin Sa Dong Tiger
Album: BEAST mini-album “Beast Is The B2ST” Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Besides MBLAQ, another debuting boyband that creates a lot of hype is
BEAST. Their 6 members are not really rookies as they have previous
stage experiences. Member Lee Gi Kwang debuted solo under the stage
name AJ earlier this year. Jang Hyun Seung (SO-1) was the eliminated
sixth member from Big Bang’s pre-debut reality program, and Yoon Du Jun
was one of the JYP trainees from 2AM and 2PM’s pre-debut reality
program. Along with Yang Yo Seob, Son Dong Woon, and former Xing member
Yong Jun Hyung (Poppin’ Dragon). Their debut hit “Bad Girl” is s catchy
dance song written by Lee Sang Ho and Shin Sa Dong Tiger, who wrote
“Hot Issue” and “Muzik” for label mate 4minute. This week “Bad Girl”
dropped one spot to No. 11.

12. (-8) Wheesung – 주르륵 (Rain Falling)
Score: 447
Genre: R&B Ballad
Music + Lyrics: Wheesung
Album: Wheesung Vol. 6 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Wheesung dropped 8 spots to No. 12 this week with “Rain Falling”.
Composed and penned by Wheesung himself, “Rain Falling” is about a man
who leaves his lover and holds his tears, but to have raindrops fall on
his face, making it look like he is tearing up. This song shows why
Wheesung is the top male vocalist in Korea. With its complex melody and
arrangement, not too many singers can pull it off but Wheesung does it

13. (-7) Kim Tae Woo – 사랑비 (Love Rain)
Score: 446
Genre: Pop
Music: Lee Hyun Seung / Lyrics: Kim Tae Woo
Album: Kim Tae Woo mini-album “T-Virus” Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
This song features a delicate arrangement that goes perfectly with its
addictive melody and lyrics. It’s about the sort of breakup everyone
experiences and says that if you really miss someone, he or she will
return to you. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

14. (+1) One Two (feat. Seo In Young) – 못된 여자 II (Bad Woman 2)
Score: 443
Genre: Hip-hop ballad

Album: One Two digital single “Bad Woman 2” Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Last year, One Two released “Bad Woman” featuring the vocal of
Jewelry’s Seo In Young. That hit really put One Two on to the map. Now
the same team reunited again to produce the part 2 of this song “Bad
Woman 2″. It is moving up one spot this week to No. 14. Seo In Young is
also performing this song with One Two on stage, which should help its

15. (-8) Dynamic Duo – 죽일 놈 (Guilty)
Score: 434
Genre: Hip-hop

Album: Dynamic Duo Vol. 5 Track 5 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Dynamic Duo, a pair that has made hits with every album release, is
back with a 14-track fifth album before they enter into military
service. If one were to explain the musical elements of this album, one
can say that there are less electronical elements and more instruments
and live recordings. There are also more drum and bass dance sounds
incorporated into the songs. One can hear singing rather than just pure
rap in songs. The title song “Guilty”. Despite the duo not coming out
to perform and promote the song, it still manages to become a top 10

16. (+2) Baek Ji Young – 잊지 말아요 (Don’t Forget: KBS Drama “Iris” OST)
Score: 399
Genre: Pop Ballad
Music: Kim Do Hoon, Lee Hyun Seung / Lyrics: Kim Do Hoon, Choi Kap Won
Album: KBS Drama “Iris” OST Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Korea’s ballad queen, Baek Ji Young takes part in the soundtrack for
the blockbuster KBS drama, Iris. The song will be the romance theme
song for Lee Byung Hun and Kim Tae Hee. The story is action packed with
lots of betrayal and romance. The song which was composed by top
composer Kim Don Hoon and penned by Cho Gap Won, depicts the two
people’s sad romance. “Don’t Forget” moves up 2 spots to No. 16 this

17. (+15) F(x) – Chu~♡
Score: 396
Genre: Pop / Dance

Album: F(x) first single Chu~♡ Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
F(x) who got listeners attention with their debut hit “La Cha Ta”,
returns with their first single album ‘Chu~♡’ consisting of three
songs. Their title track ‘Chu~♡’ is a cute and trendy Euro-pop song.
The song is about a girl whom awakens after receiving a kiss, and is
filled with curiosity and expectations of wanting to get to know the

18. (-9) Hwan Hee – 심장을 놓쳐서 (Dropped My Heart)
Score: 360
Genre: R&B Ballad
Music + Lyrics: Lee Sang In
Album: Hwan Hee 1st mini-album “H Soul” Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
After Fly to the Sky celebrated their ten year anniversary, member
Hwanhee has returned with his first solo album, titled H Soul. Hwanhee
produced the album himself. The title track is “Dropped My Heart” which
showcases his soulful voice which flows with electronica house sounds.
This week it drops 9 spots to No. 18.

19. (+20) Lee Seung Hwan – 좋은 날 II (One Fine Day II)
Score: 293
Genre: Alternative Rock

Album: Lee Seung Hwan 20th Anniversary Album “Hwantastic Friends” Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Celebrating his 20th anniversary in the music business, Lee Seung Hwan
releases a special album “Hwantastic Friends”. Two songs have already
been released previously as singles: “Heart Attack” and “Dunk Shoot”.
The title song “One Fine Day II” is the only song on the album in which
Lee Seung Hwan sings solo. This alternative, easy listening rock song
is the sequel of Lee Seung Hwan’s first album hit “Good Day”. This week
it moves up 20 spots to No. 19.

20. (+4) FT Island – 러브레터 (Love Letter)
Score: 292
Genre: Rock Ballad
Music + Lyrics: Kim Do Hoon, Kim Ki Bum
Album: FT Island “Double Date” CD 2 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
FT Island returns with a new song “Love Letter”. This time it features
three of their members to become a special unit FT Triple, consists of
Choi Jong Hun, Lee Jae Jin, and Choi Min Hwan. FT Triple recorded three
new songs in the 2nd CD of this album. The title track is “Love Letter”
which is being worried about a lover that has left. This song has a
different style to FT Island’s vintage rock ballads. It is more
pop-oriented with a Christmas like arrangement which is perfectly for
the season.

21 . (-10) MC Mong – 호러쇼 ( Horror Show ) : 278
22 . (-1) T-Ara/Cho Shin Sung – TTL ( Time To Love ) : 277
23 . (+7) Lyn – 실화 ( True Story ) : 263
24 . (-4) Lee Soo Young – 내 이름 부르지 마 ( Don’t Call My Name ) : 251
25 . (-8) Lee Seung Chul – 사랑 참 어렵다 ( Love Is So Difficult ) : 236
26 . (-3) Maya – 위풍당당 ( Majestic ) : 219
27 . (New) Lee Young Hyun (Big Mama) – 미안해 사랑해서 ( Sorry For Loving You ) : 218 *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
28 . (+3) Lee Hong Ki – 여전히 ( As Ever: SBS Drama “You’re Beautiful” OST ) : 202
29 . (-10) Tae Yang – Where U At : 200
30 . (-4) Gummy – 이별은 사랑 뒤를 따라와 ( Breakup Follows After Love ) : 199
31 . (New) 2PM – Heartbeat : 192
32 . (+16) U-Kiss – 만만하니 ( Am I That Easygoing? ) : 188
33 . (-8) SNSD – Chocolate Love : 185
34 . (-7) Lee Seung Ki – 우리 헤어지자 ( Let’s Break Up ) : 165
35 . (New) Yoon Gun – 라떼처럼 ( Like Latte ) : 151
36 . (New) Monday Kiz & Ilac – 편지 ( Letter ) : 149
37 . (+8) Gavy NJ – 핼쑥해졌대 ( In A Pallid State ) : 136
38 . (New) 4men – 똑똑똑 ( Drip Drip Drip ) : 130
39 . (-11) Mighty Mouth – 웃어 ( Smile ) : 129
40 . (-4) 4 minute – What A Girl Wants : 128
41 . (-7) Jung Yup – 잘지내 ( Doing Weak ) : 127
42 . (-2) Yoon Do Hyun – 너라면 좋겠어 ( I Wish It Was You ) : 111
43 . (-8) Boo Hwal – 생각이나 ( Thinking ) : 102
44 . (New) Andy – Single Man : 94
45 . (-3) Secret – I Want You Back : 93
46 . (New) IU – 마쉬멜로우 ( Marshmellow ) : 91
47 . (-14) M to M – Goodbye : 83
48 . (-4) Lee Hyun (8Eight) – 30분전 ( 30 Minutes Ago ) : 82
49 . (-20) Rumble Fish – 너 정말이니 ( Are You For Real? ) : 79
50 . (-9) Epik High – 트로트 ( Trot ) : 78

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

Skin (feat. Il Dang Baek) – 꽃에 물주는 남자 (物主) (Man Watering the Flowers)
Genre: Pop

Album: Skin single “Non Title” Track 2
Listen to: Full Song
Skin who is known for ballad numbers has released a new single Man
Watering the Flowers which is a R&B dance track that anyone that
listens can relate to. The song is about how people these days pick
lovers based on conditions rather than feelings. (credits to motoway065 for translations)

Lee Seung Hwan – 잘못 (Mistake)
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Lee Seung Hwan Vol. 7 (2001) Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Lee Seung Hwan recently released a 20th anniversary special album to
celebrate his longevity in the industry. During his illustrious music
career, he has many hit songs. “Mistake” is being my favorite. This is
the title song from his 7th album back in 2001, and was a top 10 hit at
the time. The song features a classic MV about a touching story between
a handicapped girl and a robot. The beautiful melody and the easy to
remember chorus lyrics “Annyoung…Annyoung”, “Mi An…Mi An” makes it
a fan favorite. At that time, Lee Seung Hwan was married to actress
Chae Rim, who gained huge popularity after filming the classic drama
“All About Eve”. To some extent, Lee Seung Hwan also gained fans.
However, the couple broke up a few years later.

Sources of the chart

Air Monitor Chart – 15%
MNet M!Countdown – 15%
Various Internet charts (Dosirak, MNet, Melon, Bugs, Monkey3, MusicOn, Cyworld, Soribada) – 15%
ChartKorea – 10%
Hottracks Weekly Album Sales (2 weeks lag) – 10%
SBS Inky Gayo Take 7 + Internet Chart + Music Video Chart – 10%
MBC Inky Top 100 Chart – 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, MBC
Music Travel LaLaLa, SBS Kim Jung Eun Chocolate, KBS Yoo Hee Yeol
Sketchbook , YTN Live Power Music, MTV Non-stop, Pops In Seoul) – 5%