Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2010 – January Week 2

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2010 – January Week 2
1. (–) T-Ara – Bo Beep Bo Beep *** 2 WEEKS NO. 1 ***
Score: 838
Genre: Pop / Dance

Album: T-Ara Vol. 1 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment:
T-Ara remains No. 1 for the 2nd straight week with “Bo Beep Bo Beep”.
Picking up where they left off in a strong 2009, T-Ara scores their
first ever No. 1 chart hit with “Bo Beep Bo Beep”. It is also the
group’s 3rd top 10 hit after “Lie” and “TTL”, coming from their first
full length album which many top composers wrote for them. “Bo Beep Bo
Beep” is a hot dance track with additive melody. This song has won two
K-Chart in a row on KBS Music Bank and also won the mutizen award on
SBS Inky Gayo last week.

2. (+1) Younha – 오늘 헤어졌어요 (We Broke Up Today)
Score: 824
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Younha Vol. 3 Part B Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment:
Moving up one spot closer to the top is Younha’s “We Broke Up Today”.
Despite feeling very sick recently, Younha returns to perform this
week. This song is coming from part B of her third album, titled,
Growing Season. Younha has been known for her unique piano rock tracks
in the past. She never promoted a ballad song until now. “We Broke Up
Today” is a sad ballad number which expresses one’s truthfulness on the
hardships of breakup. It was penned by fellow singer Hwayobi.

3. (+5) Eun Ji Won (feat. Mr. Tyfoon) – 사이렌 (Siren)
Score: 769
Genre: Hip-hop

Album: Eun Ji Won Vol. 5 Track 5 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment:
Moving up five spots into the top three and scoring his biggest solo
hit so far is Eun Ji Won’s latest hit “Siren”. Eun Ji Won released his
first full album in almost five years since his last. The album was
produced by Eun Ji Won himself and Keeproots. This song fits the
current trends with catchy melody; it is of the electronic hip-hop
genre. It is about loving a friend’s lover and therefore worrying about
it.

4. (-2) After School – 너 때문에 (Because Of You)
Score: 751
Genre: Pop / Dance
Music + Lyrics: Brave Brothers
Album: After School 2nd single Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment:
After School won their first mutizen award on SBS Inky Gayo with their
song “Because Of You”. It is at No. 4 this week. Unlike their previous
hits, this song is slower in tempo and has a Shibuya kei style with
electronic pop sounds. It is a new try for both the group and hot
songwriter Brave Brothers. Through this song, listeners can see their
top notch live performance. This song already topped many internet
charts in Korea.

5. (-1) 2PM – Heartbeat
Score: 639
Genre: Pop / Dance
Music + Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Album: 2PM Vol. 1 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment:
Title song of 2PM’s first studio album. A heartbeat becomes the
backbone of the rhythm with a drum sound taking over as the main
accompaniment, creating a unique new sound. The lyrics are about a man
in despair over a breakup. 2PM’s incredible performance is highlighted
in the music video. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

6. (–) Park Jin Young – No Love No More
Score: 560
Genre: R&B / Dance
Music + Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Album: Park Jin Young mini-album “Sad Freedom” Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment:
Having produced some of the most successful k-pop artists this decade
(2PM, Wonder Girls, 2AM, Rain, G.O.D, etc.), Park Jin Young (JYP) is
taking his turn as a singer and is at No. 6 again this week with the
title song “No Love No More” from his latest mini-album “Sad Freedom”.
Many of the younger fans may not recall JYP as a singer and dancer, but
he has many hit songs in the past. He showcases his singing and dancing
steps on this funky song. After watching his performances, fans will
understand why he has so many bright pupils.

7. (-2) U-Kiss – 만만하니 (Am I That Easy Going?)
Score: 500
Genre: Pop / Dance
Music + Lyrics: Brave Brothers
Album: U-Kiss mini-album “Conti UKiss” Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment:
This is the title track of U-Kiss’ 3rd mini-album “Conti Ukiss.” Its
gangster-style hip-hop rhythm creates a fresh harmony with the
electronic genre. The sharp tone of its lyrics and addictive sounds are
especially impressive. The music video shows the U-Kiss members, who
have been transformed from young boys into chic guys. (credits to
Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

8. (+12) Kim Jin Pyo (feat. SG Wannabe Kim Jin Ho) – 로맨틱 겨울 (Romantic Winter)
Score: 473
Genre: Hip-hop

Album: Kim Jin Pyo mini-album “Romantic Winter” Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment:
All-round artist Kim Jin Pyo is back with a mini-album “Romantic
Winter”. The title track of the same name moves up 12 spots to No. 8
this week. “Romantic Winter” features SG Wannabe’s Kim Jin Ho’s vocal
along with Kim Jin Pyo’s rapping to unveil a sweet seasonal ballad.
This song is on top of the airplay charts in Korea now.

9. (+3) Ga In & Jo Kwon – 우리 사랑하게 됐어요 (We Fell In Love)
Score: 464
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Ga In & Jo Kwon digital single “We Fell In Love” Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment:
The latest top 10 hit coming from the reality TV Show “We Got Married”
features Brown Eyed Girl’s Ga In and 2AM’s Jo Kwon. It’s composed by
Brown Eyed Girl’s leader Je-A. It is a nice duet song that has an (8
beat) new wave sound that was popular during the 1980s. Composer Lee
Min Soo (Love; Abracadabra) and lyricist Kim In Na have contributed in
creating the song as well. Ga In and Jo Kwon also contributed to the
lyrics by telling honest stories of their make-believe marriage life.
Through this couple/duet song, we will be able to listen to their
wonderful harmony and outstanding vocal skills.

10. (-3) Brian (feat. Supreme Team) – 내 여자 (My Girl)
Score: 462
Genre: R&B / Dance

Album: Brian Vol. 2 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment:
Fly To The Sky’s Brian, who released his 2nd solo album recently, is at
No. 10 this week with “My Girl”. Unlike most of his songs from Fly To
The Sky and also from his first solo album, “My Girl” is dance track
featuring hip-hop group Supreme Team who gained attention last year
with “Super Magic”. It is a refreshing new style for Brian.

11. (-2) Zi-A – 술한잔해요 (Have A Drink)
Score: 454
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Zi-A digital single “Have A Drink” track 1
Watch: MV
Comment:
Zi-A’s lastest hit “Have A Drink” dropped two spots to No. 11 this
week. This new single is a gift to her fans, returning the love that
they had sent her while she was having a hard time after her car
accident. ‘Have A Drink’ is about a woman who is suffering after a
break up with a loved one. This ballad can be added onto her list of
hit songs which brings her emotional and maturity up another level.
Actress Nam Sang Mi starred in this song’s MV. Zi-A recently released a
new mini-album “Atelier” which includes this song and a new hit “Like
Her”.

12. (+22) Lee Seung Ki (feat. Davichi Kang Min Kyung) – 처음처럼 그때처럼 (Like The First Time, Like that One Time) *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Score: 423
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Lee Seung Ki digital single “Like The First Time, Like that One Time” Track 1
Watch: MV
Comment:
As a Christmas present to fans, Lee Seung Ki has released one of the
his singles earlier on his soon to be released repackaged 4th album.
“Like The First Time, Like that One Time” was composed by Kim Do Hun,
one of Korea’s top composers. The song is about a man who learns about
the preciousness of his past lover. It is a bright medium tempo track
which features Davichi member, Kang Min Kyung. It is our biggest mover
this week, up 22 spots to No. 12.

13. (+4) SG Wannabe & V.O.S – 사랑합니다 (I Love You)
Score: 409
Genre: R&B Ballad
Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Kang Eun Kyung
Album: SG Wannabe & V.O.S digital single “I Love You” Track 1
Watch: MV
Comment:
Most of the love songs in k-pop are sad ballads. SG Wannabe’s Kim Young
Joon, Lee Seok Hoon and VOS’s Choi Hyun Joon and Kim Kyung Rok have
come together to sing a happy love song. These two groups are well
known for their powerful vocal skills. It’s the very first time for the
two groups to sing a song together. The song “I Love You” was composed
by Jo Young Soo and written by Kang Eun Kyung. This song is expected to
be the best proposal song for couples and a wonderful wedding song to
sing to brides. It is at No. 13 this week.

14. (+2) Hwa Yobi & Flower Go Yoo Jin – Ghost
Score: 362
Genre: Pop Ballad
Music: Park Keun Tae / Lyrics: Jung Bong Ki
Album: Hwa Yobi & Flower Go Yoo Jin digital single “Ghost” Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment:
This is is a wonderful break-up song that was influenced by the
American movie “Ghost” that starred Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze. Well
known for their vocal abilities, Flower’s Go Yoo Jin and Hwayobi have
come together to sing a sad song composed by Park Geun Tae. Before the
actual song was released, the song already gained popularity through
its music video that was directed by Hwang Soo Ah (Brown Eyed Girls
“Abracadabra”). This is the first song that was created for Black
Label’s first project album.

15. (-4) Kim Tae Woo (Feat. Droplet, Slime) – 사랑눈 (Love Snow)
Score: 334
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Kim Tae Woo digital single “Love Snow” Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment:
His “Love Rain” was named our 2009 Song Of The Year. Kim Tae Woo is
back “Love Snow” at No. 16 this week. This is the re-arranged version
of “Love Rain” to fit with the Christmas atmosphere. We will be able to
hear a new melody to the song as well as a rap portion. Different from
the pop/rock feel that we heard from “Love Rain”, “Love Snow” has more
of an orchestration and electric piano sound to it. There are also
carol tunes in between the chorus and bridge sections of the song.
About 50 of producer Kim Hyun Suk’s trainees gathered together for the
harmony and two new artistes, Droplet and Slime were featured in the
song.

16. (+7) IU – 마쉬멜로우 (Marshmallow)
Score: 330
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
Comment:
Title song of IU’s second mini album, “IU…Im”. A modern mix of 60′s
rock and roll and the trendiness of French pop, bringing old and new
sounds together. The lyrics compare a first love to a sweet and soft
marshmallow. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

17. (-4) Jewelry – Love Story
Score: 328
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Jewelry Vol. 6 Repackaged Version Track 2
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment:
Jewelry’s latest hit “Love Story” will be the last hit song that long
time members Park Jung Ah and Seo In Young performed with the group.
They already announced they are leaving to continue their already
successful solo careers. Kim Eun Jung and Ha Joo Yeon will stay in the
group with new members replacing Park and Seo. “Love Story” is about a
love story between a man and a woman in which they go through different
stages in their relationship. The lyrics express the different emotions
very well and the melody fits perfectly with the winter atmosphere.
Unlike Jewelry’s dance songs, “Love Story” showcases the members’
strong vocal and rap skills. Jewelry has not promoted a ballad track
since “Tonight” from their 2nd album. The MV is a compilation of
footage focusing on Park Jung Ah and Seo In Young. This week’s TV
performances will be Park and Seo’s last with Jewelry.

18. (+9) Gummy – 그대라서 (Because It Is You: SBS Drama “Will It Snow For Christmas” OST )
Score: 325
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: SBS Drama “Will It Snow For Christmas” OST Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment:
Our first top 20 drama OST song this year is from the popular SBS
tailor-made for winter drama “Will It Snow For Christmas”, starring Go
Soo who is coming back from military duties, and Han Ye Sul. The OST is
produced by the music director of Brilliant Legacy, includes Gummy’s
theme song “Because of You” composed by hitmakers Kim Do Hoon and Lee
Hyun Seung. This week it moves up 9 spots into the top 20 at No. 18.

19. (-4) Baek Ji Young – 잊지 말아요 (Don’t Forget: KBS Drama “Iris” OST)
Score: 319
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
Comment:
Korea’s ballad queen, Baek Ji Young takes part in the soundtrack for
the blockbuster KBS hit 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. It is at No. 19 this week.

20. (-1) Seo In Young – 사랑하면 안되나요 (Can’t I Love? – KBS Drama “Iris” OST)
Score: 317
Genre: Pop Ballad
Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Kang Eun Kyung
Album: KBS Drama “Iris” OST Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment:
KBS drama IRIS keeps releasing hit after hit. The latest single is by
Seo In Young, who recently announced that she is leaving Jewelry to
focus on her solo career. Unlike her past dance hits, this song is a
sad ballad that shows off her smooth and husky voice. The song is about
the pain between a man and a woman’s love that can’t happen. The sad
lyrics are written by Kang Eun Kyung and was composed by Jo Young Soo.

21 . (–) Hwi - 너와 결혼할 사람 ( The Person You Will Marry ) : 314
22 . (+17) Yoo Bum Sang - 행복해지는 법 ( The Way To Happiness ) : 268
23 . (-13) CL & Minzy - Please Don’t Go : 257
24 . (+7) SHINee - JoJo : 248
25 . (-3) Park Bom - You And I : 232
26 . (-12) MC Sniper - 마법의 성 ( Magic Castle ) : 229
27 . (-1) f(x) - Chu~♡ : 213
28 . (+7) MBLAQ - G.O.O.D luv : 206
29 . (–) Ivy - 눈물아 안녕 ( Goobye Tears ) : 205
30 . (-12) Brown Eyed Girls - Sign : 194
31 . (+2) B2ST - Mystery : 188
32 . (-7) See Ya - 그놈 목소리 ( His Voice ) : 176
33 . (+17) Sori & Dong Joon - 타버렸어요 ( Burned Up ) : 163
34 . (-2) Rainbow - Gossip Girl : 162
35 . (-11) K.Will - 그립고 그립고 그립다 ( Yearn Yearn Yearn ) : 159
36 . (-6) December - 돌아울순 없나요 ( Can’t I Return?: KBS Drama “Iris” OST ) : 129
37 . (-9) Clazziquai - 핑 ( Round ) : 121
38 . (New) Jo Gyu Chan - I Love You : 119 *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
39 . (-1) Lucid Fall - 고등어 ( Mackerel ) : 100
40 . (-3) Seo In Kook - 부른다 ( Calling You ) : 97
41 . (New) Park Ki Young - My Boyfriend : 88
42 . (New) Peppertones - 가울의 사엽가 ( Winter Businessman ) : 83
43 . (New) Egg - One One Eight : 80
44 . (+2) Na Yoon Kwon - Let It Snow : 75
45 . (New) AB Avenue - 사랑 둘이서.. ( Love Between Us Two.. ) : 69
46 . (New) Je-A & Lee Young Hyun - 하모니 ( Harmony ) : 65
47 . (-3) Tae Yang - 웨딩드레스 ( Wedding Dress ) : 56
48 . (+1) H-Eugene - 사랑경보 (feat. 주희) ( Love Warning ) : 52
49 . (New) Sunny Side MJ - 내 맘을 아냐고 ( Do You Know My Feelings ) : 48
50 . (New) Lee Jae Hoon - 못난 이별 ( Bad Breakup ) : 47

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

BONUS TRACK:
Park Soo Suk Project – Fighting
Genre: Hip-hop ballad

Album: Park Soo Suk Project digital single “Fighting” Track 1
Listen to: Full Song (thanks to Mardi09 for uploading)
Comment:
Park Soo Suk Project’s third single, “Fighting” has strong beats and
electronica sounds and features the vocals that also took part in his
second single, “My Love.” There is no specific label to this song as it
was produced with much liberty. It is difficult to classify this song,
as you hear various genres throughout. The last part of the song has
the chorus part that sounds like a school choir. That’s very unique in
k-pop. (credits to motoway065 for translations)

YESTERDAY ONCE MORE:
Yoon Jong Shin – 팥빙수 (Red Bean Ice)
Genre: Pop

Album: Yoon Jong Shin Vol. 9 (2001) Track 3
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment:
Many would know Yoon Jong Shin as the elder from family outing, or the
school teacher on sitcom Non-Stop 4. Yoon Jong Shin is a well known
producer in Korea. He made his debut as a guest vocalist in the band
015Bby singing “In an Empty Street” in 1990. Most of Yoon Jong Shin’s
songs are lyrical, fun and easy to listen to. By the end of 2008 Yoon
Jong Shin has released his 11th album that gained a lot of attention
after a 3 year hiatus. “Red Bean Ice” is a fun song from his 9th album
in 2001 about making the re bean ice (sherbet) which is a well known
and liked Korean dessert that is cooling in the summer. (credits to ~S2~)

Sources of the chart

Air Monitor Chart – 15%
Cable Sources (MNet, KMTV, Cable Airplays) – 15%
Various Internet charts (Dosirak, Bugs, Melon, Naver, Monkey3, MusicOn, Cyworld, Soribada) – 15%
ChartKorea – 10%
Hottracks Weekly Album Sales (2 weeks lag) – 10%
SBS Inky Gayo Take 7 + Internet Chart + MP3 Download Chart – 10%
MBC Inky Top 100 Chart – 10%
KBS Music Bank K-Chart – 10%
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%

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