Weekly KPop Music Chart 2009- Nov. Week 4


1. (+1) SS501 – Love Like This *** 1 WEEK NO. 1 ***
Score: 846
Genre: Pop / Dance
Music: Lee,Scott,Alexander / Lyrics: Park Hae In
Album: SS501 mini-album “Rebirth” Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
All the hard work pays off for SS501 as their “Love Like This” finally
becomes our No. 1 song just before they end their promotion. It is also
the whole group’s first No. 1 song on our chart after many tries. “U R Man” was No. 1 early this year but at that time they were only promoting with 3 members (Triple S).  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.

2. (+2) Brown Eyed Girls – Sign
Score: 837
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 has become one of the most consistent hit makers in
k-pop in the past 2 years. Their latest song “Sign” moves up another 2
spots to No. 2 this week, looking to add to their collections of chart
topping hits. “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.

3. (-2) SHINee – Ring Ding Dong
Score: 788
Genre: Pop / Dance
Music + Lyrics: Yoo Young Jin
Album: SHINee mini-album Vol. 3 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
This is the representative track for SHINee’s third mini-album, “2009,
Year Of Us.” The Afro-electro song was produced by hitmaker Yoo
Young-jin and combines African Congo drums with contemporary electro
synthesizer sounds. Its cartoon-like lyrics are about feeling like you
have bells in your head when in love. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In

4. (+6) K Will – 그립고 그립고 그립다 (Yearn Yearn Yearn)
Score: 736
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 hits
after hits, 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 and it moves up six more spots to No. 4 this week.
“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 year.

5. (+2) See Ya – 그놈 목소리 (His Voice)
Score: 647
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
Rounding out the top 5 is See Ya’s “His Voice”. 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.

6. (+25) 2PM – Heartbeat
Score: 640
Genre: Pop / Dance
Music + Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Album: 2PM Vol. 1 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
In this era of artists releasing singles and mini-albums, as popular as
2PM this is their very first full studio album titled “1:59”, where
listeners can see how much they matured. The title track is “Heartbeat”
which does not have an exact genre but shows 2PM’s style. One can hear
the sounds of a person’s heart palpitation along with drums and a full
orchestra, which all flow together to make a dynamic feel. “Heartbeat”
moves up 25 big spots and is likely to hit No. 1 for the most part of

7. (-1) Ivy – Touch Me
Score: 622
Genre: Pop / Dance
Music: Park Jae Sung, Yoo Gun Hyung / Lyrics: Park Jae Sung
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. Due to extremely strong competition, “Touch Me” dropped one
spot to No. 7 this week despite gaining in points.

8. (+9) F(x) – Chu~♡
Score: 613
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
world. This week it becomes their 2nd top 10 hit as it moves up 9
spots. F(x) debuted later than other top rookie female groups this year
but is finishing strong. It will be interesting to see whether this
song can take them into running of the top new artists award at year

9. (–) Park Bom – You And I
Score: 598
Genre: R&B
Music + Lyrics: Teddy
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” remains at No. 9. This song has already
topped a lot of internet charts in Korea.

10. (-5) Seo In Kook – 부른다 (Calling You)
Score: 591
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
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. This week
“Calling You” dropped 5 spots to No. 10.

11. (-8) Lee Ssang (feat. Jung In) – 헤어지지 못하는 여자, 떠나가지 못하는 남자 (Girl That Can’t Break Up, Guy that Can’t Leave)
Score: 588
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 8 spots to No. 11 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
collaborates with Lee Ssang.

12. (-4) MBLAQ – Oh Yeah
Score: 567
Genre: Pop / Dance
Music: Kim Tae Wan, Jang Jae Min / Lyrics: Rain
Album: MBLAQ 1st mini-album Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
This is the title track of MBLAQ’s debut single album “Just Blaq.” It
has a heavy hip-hop beat combined with intense synthesizer and guitar
sounds, and it represents MBLAQ’s good start as a new band. The speedy
drumwork, the fun rhythm of the rapping and the addictive chorus, “Oh
Yeah,” add charm to the song. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

13. (-2) BEAST – Bad Girl
Score: 484
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 two spots to No. 13.

14. (+32) IU – 마쉬멜로우 (Marshmallow) *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Score: 430
Genre: Pop / Dance
Music: Kim Do Hoon, Park Soo Jong / Lyrics: Choi Kap Won
Album: IU mini-album Vol. 2 “IU…Im” Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Last year, IU debuted with “Lost Child”, a ballad which is beyond her
age but showcased her vocal power. This year, she is switching to a
cute concept consistent with her age and having a lot of success. Now
the teenager returns with her latest mini-album. The title track
“Marshmallow” is another cute and colorful dance song. It is a hybrid
of the 60’s rock and roll and french pop which is currently popular
worldwide. It’s the perfect combination of retro and modern which
displays IU’s cute and mature sides. Songwriter Kim Do Hoon, who has
written many hit songs recently, wrote this song for IU. It is our
biggest mover of the week, up 32 spots to No. 14.

15. (+1) Baek Ji Young – 잊지 말아요 (Don’t Forget: KBS Drama “Iris” OST)
Score: 422
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 Do Hoon and penned by Choi Kap Won, depicts the two
people’s sad romance. “Don’t Forget” moves up 1 spot to No. 15 this

16. (+11) Lee Young Hyun – 미안해 사랑해서 (Sorry For Loving You)
Score: 408
Genre: R&B Ballad
Music: Kim Bo Min / Lyrics: Park Kyung Jin
Album: Lee Young Hyun Vol. 1 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Big Mama’s Lee Young Hyun released her 1st solo album “Take It”. Like
Big Mama’s music, most of the songs from Lee Young Hyun’s solo album is
designed to showcase the singer’s powerful vocal. The difference is
that the genre is more pop ballad oriented rather than R&B. Lee
Young Hyun also acts as producer of this album. The title track “Sorry
For Loving You” made it to the top 20 this week, moving up 11 spots to
No. 16.

17. (-3) One Two (feat. Seo In Young) – 못된 여자 II (Bad Woman 2)
Score: 388
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 down three spots this week to No. 17. Seo In
Young is also performing this song with One Two on stage, which should
help its popularity.

18. (New) Tae Yang – 웨딩드레스 (Wedding Dress) *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Score: 358
Genre: R&B / Hip-hop

Album: Tae Yang digital single “Wedding Dress” Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Big Bang’s Tae Yang makes a solo comeback after a year and five months.
Earlier Tae Yang had released his first digital single, “Where U At”
and he just released his second single, “Wedding Dress.” The song is an
R&B number with addictive melody co-composed by 1TYM’s Teddy and
Tae Yang himself. It is our highest debut this week at No. 18.

19. (+13) U-Kiss – 만만하니 (Am I That Easy Going?)
Score: 329
Genre: Pop / Dance
Music + Lyrics: Brave Brothers
Album: U-Kiss mini-album “Conti UKiss” Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
U-Kiss releases their third mini-album CONTI UKISS. The group added a
new member Lee Ki Sub, making U-Kiss a seven-member group. The title
song “Am I That Easy Going?” is a powerful hip-hop dance tune written
by Brave Brothers who is also responsible for the group’s previous
singles. This week it moves up 13 spots into the top 20 at No. 19.

20. (-5) Dynamic Duo – 죽일 놈 (Guilty)
Score: 323
Genre: Hip-hop
Music + Lyrics: Dynamic Duo
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

21 . (-2) Lee Seung Hwan – 좋은 날 II ( One Fine Day II ) : 306
22 . (+1) Lyn – 실화 ( True Story ) : 286
23 . (-11) Wheesung – 주르륵 ( Rain Falling ) : 258
24 . (-11) Kim Tae Woo – 사랑비 ( Love Rain ) : 254
25 . (-5) FT Island – 러브레터 ( Love Letter ) : 240
26 . (-4) T-Ara/Cho Shin Sung – TTL ( Time To Love ) : 197
27 . (New) Rainbow – Gossip Girl : 187
28 . (-4) Lee Soo Young – 내 이름 부르지 마 ( Don’t Call My Name ) : 185
29 . (-11) Hwan Hee – 심장을 놓쳐서 ( Dropped My Heart ) : 178
30 . (-4) Maya – 위풍당당 ( Majestic ) : 166
31 . (+2) SNSD – Chocolate Love : 159
32 . (+3) Yoon Gun – 라떼처럼 ( Like Latte ) : 150
33 . (-3) Gummy – 이별은 사랑 뒤를 따라와 ( Breakup Follows After Love ) : 138
34 . (New) December – 사랑 참 ( Love Really ) : 121
35 . (-7) Lee Hong Ki – 여전히 ( As Ever: SBS Drama “You’re Beautiful” OST ) : 118
36 . (New) Chae Dong Ha – 어떻게 잊겠습니까 ( How can I forget ) : 115
37 . (-16) MC Mong – 호러쇼 ( Horror Show ) : 110
38 . (New) Shin Seung Hoon – 사랑치 ( Fool for Love ) : 102
39 . (New) DNT – 가슴이 사랑하는 법 ( The Love In My Heart ) : 98
40 . (+10) Epik High – 트로트 ( Trot ) : 90
41 . (New) MC Sniper – 마법의 성 ( Magic Castle ) : 88
42 . (-6) Monday Kiz & Ilac – 편지 ( Letter ) : 85
43 . (+2) Secret – I Want You Back : 81
44 . (-6) 4men – 똑똑똑 ( Drip Drip Drip ) : 79
45 . (-11) Lee Seung Ki – 우리 헤어지자 ( Let’s Break Up ) : 71
46 . (New) MC Hansei & Park So Yeon – 아프다… ( Hurt… ) : 70
47 . (-8) Mighty Mouth – 웃어 ( Smile ) : 68
48 . (New) H-Eugene (feat. 8Eight’s Joo Hee) – 사랑경보 ( Love Warning ) : 65
49 . (-5) Andy – Single Man : 63
50 . (-10) 4 minute – What A Girl Wants : 62

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

Lee Hyun Wook (feat. Park Sun Zoo) – Life Goes On
Genre: Rock Ballad

Album: Lee Hyun Wook single “Life Goes On” Track 2
Watch: MV
Acknowledged singer-songwriter, Lee Hyun Wook returns with his third
single. ‘Life Goes On’ is his title song that has a strong yet easy
listening beat and melody with lyrics that consoles its listeners. It
also featured the voice of another singer-songwriter, Park Sun Zoo.
(credits to suejinners for translations)

Lee Ji Hoon – 약속 (Promise)
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Lee Ji Hoon Vol. 5 (2004) Track 2
Watch: MV Live Performance
Lee Ji Hoon debuted as a teenager in 1996 when he was in high school.
His debut song “Why the Heaven” was very successful start to his
singing career. In 2001 he joined Shin Hye Sung of Shinhwa and Kangta
of H.O.T to form a project group “S” that was also very successful.
“Promise” is a ballad from his 5th Album Trinity in 2004 that won many
hearts with his voice full of emotion. Lee Ji Hoon also debuted as an
actor later on in movies and dramas. A truly multi-talented artist.
(credits to ~S2~)

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%