Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2010 – January Week 4

1. (+1) Younha – 오늘 헤어졌어요 (We Broke Up Today) *** 1 WEEK NO. 1 ***
Score: 782
Genre: Pop Ballad
Music: Lee Kwan / Lyrics: Hwa Yobi
Album: Younha Vol. 3 Part B Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
After two weeks at No. 2, Younha finally rises one more spot to the top
with “We Broke Up Today”. It’s Younha’s second No. 1 song on our chart,
her first since “Comet” in late 2007. 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 had 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.

2. (-1) T-Ara – Bo Beep Bo Beep
Score: 771
Genre: Pop / Dance
Music + Lyrics: Shin Sa Dong Tiger
Album: T-Ara Vol. 1 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
This is the title track of T-Ara’s first studio album “Absolute First
Album.” It is a funky-rhythm dance song with cute lyrics and a charming
dance that represents T-Ara’s fresh image. When performing it, the
T-Ara members wear large-patterned leggings and paw-shaped gloves.
(credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

3. (+1) After School – 너 때문에 (Because Of You)
Score: 680
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)

4. (+1) Ga In & Jo Kwon – 우리 사랑하게 됐어요 (We Fell In Love)
Score: 639
Genre: Pop Ballad
Music: Lee Min Soo, Je-A / Lyrics: Kim Ina, Ga In, Jo Kwon
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.

5. (-2) Eun Ji Won (feat. Mr. Tyfoon) – 사이렌 (Siren)
Score: 579
Genre: Hip-hop
Music + Lyrics: Kim Se Jin, Seo Jung Jin
Album: Eun Ji Won Vol. 5 Track 5 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Eun Ji Won’s latest hit “Siren” dropped two spots to No. 5 this week. It is his first full album in release in almost five years. 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.

6. (+2) Jewelry – Love Story
Score: 571
Genre: Pop Ballad
Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
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 two weeks ago at SBS
Inky Gayo. That momentum is still helping “Love Story”, originally on
the way out of the top 20, moved up another two spots to No. 6 this
week. “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.

7. (+2) Zi-A – 그녀처럼 (Like Her)
Score: 540
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Zi-A mini-album Atelier Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Zi-A’s latest hit, the title track “Like Her” from her recently
released mini-album “Atelier”, rises up two spots to No. 7 this week.
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.

8. (+7) Hyun Ah (feat. Yong Joon Hyung of Beast) – Change
Score: 538
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. It only takes two weeks for this song to move into
the top 10.

9. (+2) Beast – Mystery
Score: 525
Genre: Pop / Dance
Music + Lyrics: Lee Sang Ho, Kang Ji Won
Album: Beast mini-album “Beast Is The B2st” Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: Live Performance
Beast’s “Mystery” moves up two spot to No. 9 this week, surpassing
their debut hit “Bad Girl” which went to No. 10. This is the follow up
song from their debut mini-album “Beast Is The B2st”. “Mystery” is a
trendy pop/dance song, is the biggest hit of Beast’s young career so

10. (+30) See Ya, Davichi, T-Ara – 원더우먼 (Wonder Woman) *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Score: 484
Genre: Pop / Dance
Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: K. Smith
Album: See Ya, Davichi, T-Ara digital single “Wonder Woman” Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
The success of “Women’s Generation” last year prompted a sequel now.
The difference this time is that Eun Jung and Hyo Min represent T-Ara
instead of Ji Yeon, and also See Ya’ s new member Soo Mi also
participates, making it a total of seven members. Together the girls
are to showcase powerful harmony. “Wonder Woman,” like “Women
Generation,” is a bokgo dance number with a catchy and slight trot
melody. The song is about girls’ friendship and loyalty. This week it
is our biggest mover, up 30 spots to No. 10.

11. (-4) Lee Seung Ki (feat. Davichi Kang Min Kyung) – 처음처럼 그때처럼 (Like The First Time, Like that One Time)
Score: 481
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 dropped
four spots to No. 11. Lee Seung Ki is scheduled to release his
repackaged 4th album next week. This song should move up again with the
album release.

12. (-6) 2PM – Heartbeat
Score: 452
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)

13. (-3) Kim Jin Pyo (feat. SG Wannabe Kim Jin Ho) – 로맨틱 겨울 (Romantic Winter)
Score: 392
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. 13 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. With the
winter theme, this song is still one of the top airplay songs in Korea

14. (-2) Park Jin Young – No Love No More
Score: 367
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)

15. (+1) U-Kiss – 만만하니 (Am I That Easy Going?)
Score: 355
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)

16. (+1) SHINee – JoJo
Score: 326
Genre: Pop / Dance
Music + Lyrics: Kenzie
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 one spot to No. 16. SHINee just
completed their promotion on this mini-album with their goodbye stage
this week. Fans will look forward to their comeback later this year.

17. (-4) Brian (feat. Supreme Team) – 내 여자 (My Girl)
Score: 307
Genre: R&B / Dance

Album: Brian Vol. 2 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
This is the title track of Brian’s second studio album “Manifold.” It
is a combination of mainstream sounds, a Korean vibe and refreshing
urban R&B vibe. The rapping of Supreme Team spices up the song. It
marks Brian’s comeback as a solo artist after a three-year break.
(credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

18. (New) CNBlue – 외톨이야 (Loner) *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Score: 283
Genre: Rock
Music: Kim Do Hoon, Lee Sang Ho / Lyrics: Han Sung Ho, Amen
Album: CNBlue 1st mini-album “Bluetory” Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
The most anticipated pop-rock boyband since FT Island, CNBlue picked a
perfect timing for their Korean debut. Having debuted in Japan as an
indie artist, and also front man Jung Yong Hwa starred in the popular
SBS drama “You Are Beautiful” last year, now the boys are returning
home to Korea to release their first mini-album. The title track is
“Loner” which was composed by Kim Do Hoon and Lee Sang Ho. It has
addictive beats and a strong melody. One can say that this is a song
only CNBLUE can express. Despite plagiarism accusation swirling around
this song, it doesn’t affect its popularity as “Loner” is our highest
debut this week at No. 18. CNBlue’s mini-album “Bluetory” also topped
album sales charts. Looks like they are already a front runner for best
new artist in 2010.

19. (-5) Gummy – 그대라서 (Because It Is You: SBS Drama “Will It Snow For Christmas” OST )
Score: 352
Genre: Pop Ballad
Music: Kim Do Hoon, Lee Hyun Seung / Lyrics: Choi Kap Won
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 dropped five spots to No. 19.

20. (-1) Yoo Bum Sang – 행복해지는 법 (The Way To Happiness)
Score: 242
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.

21 . (-3) SG Wannabe & V.O.S – 사랑합니다 ( I Love You ) : 236
22 . (New) Yim Jae Bum – 낙인 ( Stigma: KBS Drama “Chuno” OST ) : 216
23 . (New) Kim Nam Gil – 사랑하면 안 되니 ( Can’t I Love? ) : 212
24 . (–) CL & Minzy – Please Don’t Go : 207
25 . (+9) HAM – 두근두근 ( Tomorrow ) : 205
26 . (-6) IU – 마쉬멜로우 ( Marshmallow ) : 196
27 . (-5) Seo In Young – 사랑하면 안되나요 ( Can’t I Love: KBS Drama “Iris” OST ) : 195
28 . (New) ZE:A – Mazeltov : 189
29 . (+10) Gil Me – 넌 나를 왜 (Feat. 정엽) ( Why You Doing This To Me? ) : 187
30 . (-3) Park Bom – You And I : 185
31 . (+13) AB Avenue – 사랑 둘이서.. ( Love Between Us Two.. ) : 174
32 . (-4) MC Sniper – 마법의 성 ( Magic Castle ) : 170
33 . (-2) Jo Gyu Chan – I Love You : 164
34 . (+3) Islander – 웃다가 울다가 ( Laugh And Cry ) : 155
35 . (-6) Egg – One One Eight : 154
36 . (-6) MBLAQ – G.O.O.D luv : 149
37 . (-14) Kim Tae Woo – 사랑눈 ( Love Snow ) : 146
38 . (-12) Hwa Yobi & Go Yoo Jin – Ghost : 145
39 . (-6) Sori & Dong Joon – 타버렸어요 ( Burned Up ) : 126
40 . (-8) December – 돌아울순 없나요 ( Can’t I Return?: KBS Drama “Iris” OST ) : 123
41 . (-16) Hwi – 너와 결혼할 사람 ( The Person You Will Marry ) : 118
42 . (New) Lucy – 1년 365일 ( One Year 365 Days ) : 105
43 . (New) Na Yoon Kwon – 사랑을 잊다 ( Forget Love ) : 103
44 . (-1) Lucid Fall – 고등어 ( Mackerel ) : 100
45 . (–) Peppertones – 가울의 사엽가 ( Winter Businessman ) : 83
46 . (+3) In Soon Yi – 겨울바다 ( Winter Sea ) : 78
47 . (-6) K.Will – 그립고 그립고 그립다 ( Yearn Yearn Yearn ) : 77
48 . (-12) f(x) – Chu~♡ : 64
49 . (New) Kim Woo Joo – 사랑해 ( I Love You ) : 62
50 . (New) F.Cuz – Jiggy : 61

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

Sugar Bubble (feat. Jung Kwang Il) – 콩닥콩닥 (Heart Pounding)
Genre: Alternative Ballad

Album: Sugar Bubble digital single “Heart Pounding” Track 1
Listen to: Full Song
This is Sugar Bubble’s first single “Heart Pounding.” The song has
sweet lyrics and melody like their name and is about the nervousness a
couple feels due to love. The soft vocals match well with the soft
melody and it is perfect for the past Christmas season, warming the
hearts of listeners. (credits to motoway065 for translations)

As One – Day By Day
Genre: R&B Ballad

Album: As One Vol. 1 (1999) Track 5
Watch: MV Live Performance
As One is a female duo with members Lee Min Young and Crystal Chae.
Both girls are Korean Americans. They debuted in 1999. At that time
modern k-pop music starting to take shape, especially the R&B
genre. Many Koreans aboard came back to Korea hoping to make it as
singers. As One being one of them. Known for their clear vocals, the
duo has had many hits over the years. “Day By Day” was their debut hit
song in 1999. This easy listening R&B ballad is about telling a new
love to wait until the wounds of separation from the previous
relationship heal. (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, MNet MP3 Chart, 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%