Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2010 – January Week 3

1. (–) T-Ara – Bo Beep Bo Beep *** 3 WEEKS NO. 1 ***
Score: 855
Genre: Pop / Dance

Album: T-Ara Vol. 1 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
T-Ara is No. 1 again for the 3rd 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. T-Ara has started
performing their follow up song “Like The First Time” this week. Let
see if “Bo Beep Bo Beep” can hold on to the top spot for another week.

2. (–) Younha – 오늘 헤어졌어요 (We Broke Up Today)
Score: 826
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Younha Vol. 3 Part B Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Remaining at No. 2 is Younha’s “We Broke Up Today”. 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. With T-Ara starting to perform a new
song, Younha will have a good chance to overtake the top spot next week.

3. (–) Eun Ji Won (feat. Mr. Tyfoon) – 사이렌 (Siren)
Score: 680
Genre: Hip-hop

Album: Eun Ji Won Vol. 5 Track 5 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Also remaining at No. 3 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. (–) After School – 너 때문에 (Because Of You)
Score: 637
Genre: Pop / Dance
Music + Lyrics: Brave Brothers
Album: After School 2nd single Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Title song of After School’s third digital single album. The music is a
Shibuya-Kei style electro pop song with a sentimental twist. The song
is a combination of a beautiful piano and violin melody, an addictive
chorus and the powerful rap of After School. (credits to Arirang TV –
Pops In Seoul)

5. (+4) Ga In & Jo Kwon – 우리 사랑하게 됐어요 (We Fell In Love)
Score: 561
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Ga In & Jo Kwon digital single “We Fell In Love” Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
If I am not mistaken, this is the first top 5 hit coming from the
reality TV Show “We Got Married”. The song 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. This song already topped many internet charts
in Korea, one big reason for its success here.

6. (-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
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)

7. (+5) Lee Seung Ki (feat. Davichi Kang Min Kyung) – 처음처럼 그때처럼 (Like The First Time, Like that One Time)
Score: 495
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Lee Seung Ki digital single “Like The First Time, Like that One Time” Track 1
Watch: MV
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. This week it moves up
five spots to No. 7. Lee Seung Ki is scheduled to release his
repackaged 4th album next week.

8. (+9) Jewelry – Love Story
Score: 473
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Jewelry Vol. 6 Repackaged Version Track 2
Watch: MV Live Performance
Millions of viewers watched Jewelry’s tear jerking final performance of
long time members Park Jung Ah and Seo In Young last week at SBS Inky
Gayo. This week it helped “Love Story”, originally on the way out of
the top 20, moved up nine spots instead into the top 10. “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 will recruit two new
members soon. We wish Park Jung Ah and Seo In Young all the successes
in their solo careers.

9. (New) Zi-A – 그녀처럼 (Like Her) *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Score: 462
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Zi-A mini-album Atelier Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
For the second time in three weeks, Zi-A has a new song debuting at No.
9. This time it is the title track “Like Her” from her recently
released mini-album “Atelier”. Her previous hit “Let’s Have A Drink”
also hit this spot two weeks ago. “Like Her” is composed by Lee Joo Ho
who also wrote “Let’s Have a Drink” and penned by Ecobridge (Lee Jong
Myung), making this song more anticipating. One can hear Zi-A go three
octaves in this song. A 14 member orchestra also took part in the song,
bringing out more sadness and feelings to the melody.

10. (-2) Kim Jin Pyo (feat. SG Wannabe Kim Jin Ho) – 로맨틱 겨울 (Romantic Winter)
Score: 452
Genre: Hip-hop

Album: Kim Jin Pyo mini-album “Romantic Winter” Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
All-round artist Kim Jin Pyo is back with a mini-album “Romantic
Winter”. The title track of the same name is at No. 10. “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 still one
of the top airplay songs in Korea now.

11. (+20) Beast – Mystery *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Score: 447
Genre: Pop / Dance

Album: Beast mini-album “Beast Is The B2st” Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: Live Performance
Many fans predicted Beast’s “Mystery” to be in the top 20 this week.
They not only achieved that, but also become our biggest mover of the
week. This is the follow up song from their debut mini-album “Beast Is
The B2st”. First hit “Bad Girl” went to No. 10. “Mystery”, a trendy
pop/dance song, have a great chance to surpass that.

12. (-6) Park Jin Young – No Love No More
Score: 410
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
This is the title track of Park Jin-young’s single album “Sad Freedom.”
It represents Park Jin-young’s comeback as a singer after being known
for a long time as a music producer, who has trained Wonder Girls and
2PM into Korea’s top music groups. This song combines the ballad and
funk genres. The lyrics are about living freely without loving and
being hurt. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

13. (-3) Brian (feat. Supreme Team) – 내 여자 (My Girl)
Score: 408
Genre: R&B / Dance

Album: Brian Vol. 2 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Fly To The Sky’s Brian, who released his 2nd solo album recently, is at
No. 13 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.

14. (+4) Gummy – 그대라서 (Because It Is You: SBS Drama “Will It Snow For Christmas” OST )
Score: 352
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: SBS Drama “Will It Snow For Christmas” OST Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
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 four more spots to No. 14.

15. (New) Hyun Ah (feat. Yong Joon Hyung of Beast) – Change
Score: 352
Genre: Hip-hop / Dance

Album: Hyun Ah digital single “Change” Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Being the most well known member of 4minute largely due to her days
with Wonder Girls, Hyun Ah is the first 4minute member to release her
own solo song “Change”, a trendy number composed by Shin Sa Dong Tiger.
It has 80s glam hip-hop sounds. Featured in the song is BEAST member,
Yong Jun Hyung. The song has powerful beats and one can see an upgrade
of 4Minute’s songs. Hyun Ah is to show her charismatic performance and
style through this track. She proves that she is more than a rapper,
she can also sing.

16. (-9) U-Kiss – 만만하니 (Am I That Easy Going?)
Score: 340
Genre: Pop / Dance
Music + Lyrics: Brave Brothers
Album: U-Kiss mini-album “Conti UKiss” Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
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)

17. (+7) SHINee – JoJo
Score: 314
Genre: Pop / Dance

Album: SHINee mini-album Vol. 3 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: Live Performance
Follow up song of SHINee’s 3rd mini-album “2009 Year Of Us”, “JoJo” is
a trendy mid-tempo pop dance hit, a genre that is popular recently. The
title song “Ring Ding Dong” went to No. 1 last year. Let see how this
song will fare. This week it moves up seven spots to No. 17.

18. (-5) SG Wannabe & V.O.S – 사랑합니다 (I Love You)
Score: 308
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
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. 18 this week.

19. (+3) Yoo Bum Sang – 행복해지는 법 (The Way To Happiness)
Score: 287
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Yoo Bum Sang mini-album “The Way To Happiness” Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
A surprise entry to the top 20 this week is from relatively unknown new
singer Yoo Bum Sang’s “The Way To Happiness”. Yoo Bum Sang is famous
for producing Kim Jong Gook’s Han Namja. His first hit song “The Way to
Happiness” shows how to fight through the stresses of life. It’s a song
of hope and energy, hoping to give confidence and good vibes. There is
great harmony between the acoustics and bass in this song. The song
gained most of its score from airplay. It also features an interesting
MV in which the singer starred himself. It’s like reading a diary of
the daily happenings in the life of Richard (may be the singer’s real
English name) and how he stays happy.

20. (-4) IU – 마쉬멜로우 (Marshmallow)
Score: 259
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
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)

21 . (-2) Baek Ji Young – 잊지 말아요 ( Don’t Forget: KBS Drama “Iris” OST ) : 254
22 . (-2) Seo In Young – 사랑하면 안되나요 ( Can’t I Love: KBS Drama “Iris” OST ) : 250
23 . (-8) Kim Tae Woo – 사랑눈 ( Love Snow ) : 242
24 . (-1) CL & Minzy – Please Don’t Go : 241
25 . (-4) Hwi – 너와 결혼할 사람 ( The Person You Will Marry ) : 237
26 . (-12) Hwa Yobi & Go Yoo Jin – Ghost : 236
27 . (-2) Park Bom – You And I : 221
28 . (-2) MC Sniper – 마법의 성 ( Magic Castle ) : 195.5
29 . (+14) Egg – One One Eight : 188
30 . (-2) MBLAQ – G.O.O.D luv : 176.5
31 . (+7) Jo Gyu Chan – I Love You : 175.5
32 . (+4) December – 돌아울순 없나요 ( Can’t I Return?: KBS Drama “Iris” OST ) : 163
33 . (–) Sori & Dong Joon – 타버렸어요 ( Burned Up ) : 162.5
34 . (New) HAM – 두근두근 ( Pit-a-Pat ) : 160
35 . (-5) Brown Eyed Girls – Sign : 147
36 . (-9) f(x) – Chu~♡ : 137.5
37 . (New) Islander – 웃다가 울다가 ( Laugh And Cry ) : 135
38 . (New) Moon Geun Young – 그 바람소리 ( The Sound Of The Wind ) : 124
39 . (Re) Gil Me (feat. Jung Yup) – 넌 나를 왜 ( Why You Doing This To Me? ) : 119
40 . (New) See Ya, Davichi, T-Ara – 원더우먼 ( Wonder Woman ) : 114.5
41 . (-6) K.Will – 그립고 그립고 그립다 ( Yearn Yearn Yearn ) : 105
42 . (-1) Park Ki Young – My Boyfriend : 104
43 . (-4) Lucid Fall – 고등어 ( Mackerel ) : 100
44 . (+1) AB Avenue – 사랑 둘이서.. ( Love Between Us Two.. ) : 94.5
45 . (-3) Peppertones – 가울의 사엽가 ( Winter Businessman ) : 86
46 . (–) Je-A & Lee Young Hyun – 하모니 ( Harmony ) : 81
47 . (New) Park Tae Jin – 구해줘 ( Save Me ) : 72.5
48 . (-21) Ivy – 눈물아 안녕 ( Goobye Tears ) : 72
49 . (New) In Soon Yi – 겨울바다 ( Winter Ocean ) : 67
50 . (-10) Seo In Kook – 부른다 ( Calling You ) : 66

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

Tie – 양 한 마리 양 두 마리 (One Sheep, Two Sheep)
Genre: Acoustic Rock Ballad

Album: Tie digital single “One Sheep, Two Sheep” Track 1
Watch: MV
Tie, who has been the member of indie band, Wish List has released his
second single, “One Sheep, Two Sheep.” The styles and colors of this
single is quite the contrary with his first, “Run To Me.” The new
single has acoustic sounds is about not being able to sleep at night
because of love.

Tei – 사랑은…향기를 남기고 (Love…Leaves A Scent)
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Tei Vol. 1 (2004) Track 2
Watch: MV Live Performance
Tei is a ballad singer that debuted in 2004 with first album “The First
Journey.” His real name is Kim Ho Kyung, born April 4 in 1983. The
title song “Love Leaves A Scent” soon became a No. 1 song and stayed on
top of the chart for many weeks, a record for a debuting solo artist at
the time. After that, each of Tei’s album title songs went to the top
10. Today, Tei is still releasing touching ballads and was featured in
quite a few OST tracks as well. (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, 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%