Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2010 – March Week 2


1. (+5) Kara – 루팡 (Lupin) *** 1 WEEK NO. 1 ***
Genre: Pop / Dance
Music: Han Jae Ho, Kim Seung Soo /
Lyrics: Song Soo Yoon
Album: Kara mini-album Vol. 3
Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live

Comment: Kara takes the No. 1 spot with
“Lupin” on only its 2nd week on the chart. After surprisingly winning
the top female group on our last year’s Soompi Gayo Award, Kara
continues their strong showing on our chart. The title song “Lupin” is
from their recently released 3rd mini-album of the same name. Kara
vowed to return to a more fierce image on this mini-album, a concept
that did not fare too well when they used it on their debut album. But
that was then and this is now. Kara has developed a large and loyal fan
base now and fans are more receptive of their change in concept this

2. (-1) 2AM – 죽어도 못 보내 (Can’t Send You Even
If I Die)

Score: 926
Genre: Pop Ballad
Music + Lyrics: Bang Shi Hyuk
2AM mini-album “Can’t Send You Even If I Die” Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Title song of
2AM’s third mini album. The 4 sweet voices of 2AM meet ballad hit
maker, song writer Bang Shi-hyuk in this song that grabbed much
attention. The lyrics are about a man who can’t let his lover go,
accompanied by a dynamic dance rhythm and beautiful melody. (credits to
Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

3. (–) CNBlue – 외톨이야

Score: 814
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
Comment: This is the title track of CNBlue’s
first mini-album “Bluetory.” CNBlue debuted as an indie band in Japan
and has honed its skills ever since. This song has a magnificent beat
and addictive melody, which make it sound very sophisticated. (credits
to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

4. (-2) SNSD – Oh!
Genre: Pop / Dance
Music: Kenzie / Lyrics:
Kim Jung Bae, Kim Young Hoo
Album: SNSD Vol. 2 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Live Performance
Comment: This is the
title track of Girls’ Generation’s second studio album. It is a
sophisticated electronic pop genre song that was written by hit-maker
Kenzie. The unique melody and mixing add fun to the song. The music
video shows Girls’ Generation members as vibrant and sassy cheerleaders.
(credits ti Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

5. (-1)
Min Kyung Hoon – 아프니까 사랑이죠 (It’s Love Because It Hurts)

Genre: Pop Ballad
Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics:
Kang Eun Kyung
Album: Min Kyung Hoon mini-album “Goodbye”
Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Buzz’s main
vocalist drops one spot to No. 5. Min Kyung Hoon makes a comeback after
two years with a five track mini album. The singer has taken part in
selecting these songs carefully. The title track “It’s Love Because It
Hurts” is written by Cho Young Soo and Kang Eun Kyung. It has an
intense violin intro before settling into a beautiful ballad melody.

(+10) T-Ara – 너 때문에 미쳐 (Crazy Because Of You)

Score: 702
Pop / Dance
Music: Cho Young Soo, Kim Tae
Hyun / Lyrics: Wheesung
Album: T-Ara Vol. 1 Repackaged
Version Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: T-Ara who has
released hits including “Lie,” “Bo Peep Bo Peep” and “Like The First
Time” has done a 180 degree turn with their repackaged version of their
first album. The title track is “Crazy Because of You” and it was made
by an all-star combination: co-composed by Jo Young Soo and Kim Tae Hyun
and penned by Wheesung. This dance track has a pop feel with electronic
sounds. This song has already topped many music charts in Korea and it
is our biggest mover this week, up 10 spots to No. 6. 2010 is not even
three months in and this is already T-Ara’s 3rd top 10 hits. They are
quickly becoming one of the most popular female groups in Korea.

(–) 4men (feat. 美) – 못해 (Can’t Do)

Score: 632
R&B Ballad
Music: Yoon Min Soo / Lyrics:
Min Yeon Jae
Album: 4men Special Album “The 3rd Generation”
Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live
Comment: Title song of 4Men’s special album
entitled “The 3rd Generation.” Written by Vibe’s Yoon Min-soo, the
rhythm is tension-filled till the end, with heart-breaking lyrics and
the sound of Shin Yong-jae’s explosive vocals. The song represents the
new members of 4Men made up of Young-jae, Yong-jae and Won-joo. (credits
to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

8. (-3) Kim Jong
Kook – 이 사람이다 (It’s This Person)

Score: 626
Genre: Pop
Music + Lyrics: Park Gun Woo
Kim Jong Kook Vol. 6 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: With his
trademark high pitch voice, “The One Man” Kim Jong Kook is back with his
6th album “Eleventh Story”. The title comes from the eleven albums he
has released in total since his Turbo days. There are also a total of
eleven tracks which all showcases his sweet vocals. Title song “It’s
This Person” is a sweet easy listening ballad which is tailor-made to
fit the singer’s voice. This week it dropped three spots to No. 8.

(-1) U-Kiss – 빙글빙글 (Spinning)

Score: 535
Genre: Pop /
Music + Lyrics: Brave Brothers
U-Kiss Vol. 1 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: U-Kiss finally
releases their first full length album “Only One, Without You”. Hit
maker, Brave Brothers have participated in the album by producing it and
composing songs including the title track is “Spinning;” it is an
electronic hip-hop number. The song will catch listeners’ attentions
from the start. This week it dropped one spot to No. 9.

(-1) Untouchable (feat. Narcia) – 가슴에 살아 (Live In The Heart)

Genre: Hip-hop

Album: Untouchable 2nd
mini-album Track 4 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Popular hip-hop
duo Untouchable is back with their 2nd mini-album. To fit the winter
season, this time they have selected a ballad “Live In The Heart” to
promote. It also features the sweet vocal of Brown Eyed Girls member
Narcia. This week it drops back one spot to No. 10.

(-1) Gavy NJ (feat. Sunnyside MJ) – 해바라기 (Sunflower)

Score: 465
R&B Ballad
Music: Min Myung Ki / Lyrics:
Jang Hee Young
Album: Gavy NJ Vol. 4 Side B Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the
title track of Gavy NJ’s fourth studio album. It is a medium-tempo song
about the desire to find one’s love. The accompaniment of a 28-member
string orchestra creates a magnificent and beautiful melody. The main
melody, which begins in the prelude, and the ample vocals make this song
very impressive. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

(–) Lee Seung Ki (feat. Baek Chan) – 사랑이 술을 가르쳐 (Love Teaches You How
To Drink)

Score: 398
Genre: Pop Ballad
Music: Bang Shi Hyuk / Lyrics:
Bang Shi Hyuk, Baek Chan
Album: Lee Seung Ki Vol. 4
(Repackaged Version) Track 11 Purchase this album
Watch: Listen
Lee Seung Ki’s latest hit “Love Teaches You How To Drink” is from the
repackaged version of his 4th album. This song even though still a
ballad, has a more up-tempo arrangement. It also features the rapping
of 8Eight’s Baek Chan. “Love Teaches You How To Drink” is written by
the combination of Hitman Bang and Baek Chan. This team has written
many hit songs for different artists recently.

(-2) Hyun Ah (feat. Yong Joon Hyung of Beast) – Change

Genre: Hip-hop / Dance
Music + Lyrics: Shin Sa Dong
Album: Hyun Ah digital single “Change” Track 1
MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the
title track of the solo debut digital single album from Hyun-ah of
4Minute. It features Yong Jun-hyung of BEAST. It is a soft yet sexy
hip-hop song with the elements of the 1980s old school genre. The lyrics
are about doing away with stereotypes and changing everything. (credits
to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

14. (New) Big Mama
– 하루만 (Just One Day)
Genre: R&B Ballad

Album: Big Mama digital
single “Just One Day” Track 1
Listen To: Full
Comment: After their 4th album in 2007, Big Mama will
be back with their 5th album later this month. “Just One Day” served as
a preview of the upcoming album and is released first as a digital
single. It is produced by Seo El that has produced Fly to the sky, Park
Jung Hyun and As One’s songs. This song is asking for just one more day
before the breakup. The genre is pop ballad and very emotional,
portrayed by the powerful and talented voices of Big Mama. It is our
highest debut this week at No. 14. (credits to ~S2~)

(–) Big Bang – Lollipop Part 2

Score: 318
R&B / Hip-hop
Music: Teddy / Lyrics:
Teddy, G-Dragon, T.O.P
Album: Big Bang digital single
“Lollipop Part 2” Track 1
Watch: MV
Comment: Last year, Big Bang
introduced 2NE1 with
the song Lollipop. Now part 2 of this song has just been released and
it is all Big Bang this time. During the past year, each of the members
has been busy with their solo activities whether it was through solo
music activities or for drama soundtracks. This is their first time in a
while since the group has worked together as a whole. The song is a
hip-hop electronica number for the LG Cyon mobile phone and once again,
it was composed by Teddy with lyrics penned by Teddy, G-Dragon, and TOP.
Through this song, the boys are to show their sexy and manly side.

(+7) Lim Chang Jung – 잊혀지는 이별 (Forgotten Break Up)

Score: 316
Pop Ballad

Album: Lim Chang Jung
“Remind: Remake & Best” Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV

Comment: Veteran Lim Chang Jung makes a
comeback with a remake and best album, REMIND about a year since his
last. There are a total of 12 tracks, two of them penned by the artist
himself. One of the new songs on the album is “Forgotten Breakup” which
was composed and penned by Lim. It starts off with violin which
continues on with emotional sad vocals.

17. (-3)
2NE1 – 날 따라 해봐요 (Try To Follow Me)

Score: 294
Music + Lyrics: Teddy
2NE1 digital single “Try To Follow Me” Track 1
Watch: MV
Comment: Last year’s top new artist,
2NE1, is back with their latest digital single “Try To Follow Me” to
hype music listeners. The song was composed by Teddy who has also done
“Fire,” “I Don’t Care,” Dara’s “Kiss,” Park Bom’s “You and I,” and CL
& Minzi’s “Please Don’t Go.” The song has an unstoppable and strong
feel to it. This song is for the new Samsung Corby Folder phone and
2NE1 filmed a CF for it. With usual YG styled hiphop and upbeat music,
this song uses a phase of Korean children’s song “Try to Follow Me.”
Within a few hours after the release it took No. 1 spots on many online
Korean music charts.

18. (New) One Two – 와랄라 랄라레
(Walala Lalale)

Score: 277
Genre: Hip-hop / Dance

Album: One Two 2nd mini-album
Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV

Comment: Quietly becoming a consistent
hit-maker in k-pop, hip-hop duo One Two scores another top 20 hit this
week with their latest song “Walala Lalale” coming from their 2nd
mini-album of the same title. “Walala Lalale” is a powerful reggae
style dance number created by Brave Brothers. This week it debuts on
our chart at No. 18.

19. (-6) See Ya, Davichi,
T-Ara – 원더우먼 (Wonder Woman)

Score: 273
Genre: Pop /
Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics:
K. Smith
Album: See Ya, Davichi, T-Ara digital single “Wonder
Woman” Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the
title track of the second digital single album from SeeYa, Davichi and
T-Ara. It is a retro-style dance song with an appealing melody. The
lyrics are about women’s friendship and moral sense. The powerful voices
of Yeon-ji, Bo-ram and Soo-mi of SeeYa, Min-kyung and Hae-ri of Davichi
and Hyo-min and Eun-jung of T-Ara create a perfect harmony. (credits to
Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

20. (New) V.O.S –
미안합니다 (I Am Sorry)

Score: 255
Genre: R&B Ballad

Album: V.O.S Best Collection
Album CD 2 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
V.O.S has increased their popularity in the last 2 years with all three
members Park Ji Hun, Choi Hyun Joon, and Kim Kyung Rok all having their
solo works. They recently released a best hit collection album which
includes all their past hit songs in two CDs. There is one new song on
the album, which is “I Am Sorry”, and it enters our chart at No. 20 this
week. How high this song will go will partly depend on whether the
trio is coming out to perform or not.

21 . (New) Beast –
: 224
22 . (-5) ZE:A –
Mazeltov : 210
23 . (+1) Rumble Fish – 좋은 사람 있으면 소개시켜줘 ( If You
Find a Good Person Introduce Me to Him ) : 198
24 . (New) Outsider –
주변인 ( Outsider )
: 193
25 .
(New) Cho PD (feat. Jung Seul Gi) – 보란듯이 ( Act Proudly ) : 184
26 . (New) MBLAQ (feat.
C-Luv) – 그대 래 맘에 들어오면은 ( When You Come Into My Heart )

: 183
. (New) IU – 다섯째 손가락 ( Fifth Finger )

: 182.5
28 . (-2) J.ae (feat. Eun Ji Won) – No. 5 : 181
29 . (New) M4 – 널 위한
멜로디 ( Melody for You )
: 179.5
. (-11) Ga In & Jo Kwon – 우리 사랑하게 됐어요 ( We Fell In Love ) : 173
. (-13) Yim Jae Bum – 낙인 ( Stigma: KBS Drama “Chuno” OST ) : 169
32 .
(-11) Kim Yeon Ji (See Ya) – 우리 다시 만나요 ( Let’s Meet Again ) : 151
. (-5) Na Yoon Kwon – 멍청이 ( Fool ) : 143.5
34 . (-4) Lyn (feat. Seo
In Kook) – 새로고침 ( Refresh ) : 120
35 . (-13) Trax – 가슴이 차가운 남자 ( Let
You Go ) : 117
36 . (-11) After School – 너 때문에 ( Because Of You ) :
37 . (New) December – 배운 게 사랑이라 ( Learned My Lesson In Love ) :
38 . (-7) Younha – 오늘 헤어졌어요 ( We Broke Up Today ) : 85
39 . (New) Brian – In
My Head
: 77
40 . (+9) Tin
Tin Five – 청춘 ( Adolescence ) : 73.5
41 . (-14) An Jin Kyung – 못된 사람 (
Bad Person ) : 66
42 . (New) DNA – 동경 소년 ( Toyko Boy )
: 62
43 . (-8) Lisa (feat. Miryo) – 우리 결혼할까? ( Shall We Marry? ) :
44 . (-2) Lucid Fall – 고등어 ( Mackerel ) : 60
45 . (-5) Kiroy Y
– 밤하늘의 별을 ( Stars In The Night ) : 59
46 . (New) Gyu Hyun
(Super Junior) – 듣다..그대를 ( Listening…to You: MBC Drama “Pasta” OST )

: 54
47 . (-11) Park Mi Kyung – 돌아와 ( Come Back ) : 53
48 . (-28)
Kim Jin Pyo – 로맨틱 겨울 ( Romantic Winter ) : 52
49 . (-12) Just – 못난
사랑 ( Bad Love ) : 51
50 . (-6) IU & Na Yoon Kwon – 첫사랑이죠 ( It’s
My First Love ) : 50

Blue: Songs to watch out
under top 20

Green: Editor’s
recommendations under top 20

Toby (feat. Shin Jong
Tae) – 너의 기억 (Your Memory)

Pop Ballad

Album: Toby digital single
“Yearning” Track 2
Listen To: Full
Comment: Toby’s first digital single, titled Yearning
includes two songs, the title track being “Your Memory.” It is a
ballad track produced and composed by the artist himself who performs
rock music and sung by Shin Jong Tae who is currently in the military.
This song has light rock style with pop ballad melody. (credits to motoway065
for translations)


Chang Jung – 소주한잔 (A Shot Of Soju)

Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Lim Chang Jung Vol. 10
(2003) Track 2
Watch: MV

Comment: Lim Chang Jung is a well known Korean actor, he has
won many acting awards but also a singer. He debuted in 1990 for movie
“Nam Boo Geun”. On the big screen, Lim acted in many roles but is well
known for his comedies. On music stage, he is completely different as he
is famous for his sad ballads. He debuted in 1995 with “always to me.”
He has released 11 albums and is recently promoting his album “Remind”
which is a best of and remake album. In the late 1990s to early 2000s,
almost all his album title songs were chart topping hits. “A Shot of
Soju” is a song from his 10th album in 2003. It is about reminiscing
about the past lover and wondering how they are now. At that time, he
shocked his fans by announcing that this was his last album as he wanted
to focus on his acting career. Lim changed his mind and returned to
the music scene last year with hit “Long Time No See”. Lim Chang Jung
has achieved a lot as an entertainer and is well respected. (credits to ~S2~)

Sources of
the chart

Monitor Chart
– 15%
Cable Sources (MNet, KMTV, Cable
– 15%
Various Internet charts (Dosirak, Bugs,
Melon, Naver, Monkey3, Daum, Cyworld, Soribada) – 15%
– 10%
Hottracks Weekly Album Sales (2 weeks lag) – 10%
Inky Gayo Take 7 + Internet Chart + MP3 Download Chart
– 10%
Inky Top 100 Chart
– 10%
KBS Music Bank K-Chart – 10%
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 , MTV Non-stop, Pops In Seoul) –