Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2010 – March Week 4


1. (+1) T-Ara – 너 때문에 미쳐 (Crazy Because Of You) *** 1 WEEK NO. 1 ***

Score: 951
Genre: 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: With the album
sales score of their repackaged album being taken into account this week,
T-Ara overtook Kara for the No. 1 spot with their latest hit “Crazy
Because of You”. This song 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. 2010 is not even three months in and
this is already T-Ara’s second No. 1 song and third top 10 hits.

2. (-1) Kara – 루팡 (Lupin)
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: After two weeks at the top, Kara
fell back one spot to No. 2 with “Lupin”. 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

3. (+3) Outsider – 주변인 (Outsider)
Genre: Hip-hop

Album: Outsider Vol. 2.5
Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Outsider broke
into the mainstream last year with his fastest rap and the big hit
“Loner”. Now he is back with his 2.5 album. The title song literally
means “Outsider” as well, and it moves up three more spots into the top 3
this week. The song has dramatic beats and was composed by Master Key
and Rhymer and penned by the artist himself. Fans will have a chance to
listen to Outsider’s unique fast rap once again.

(+3) Beast – Shock

Score: 804
Genre: Pop / Dance

Album: Beast mini-album Vol. 2
Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Live Performance
Comment: Fast rising boy
band Beast scores their first top 5 hit, moving up threes spots this
week with “Shock”, from their mini-album “Shock Of The New Era”. Shock”
which was composed by Shinsadong Tiger and Lee Sang Ho combo, has
powerful synth loops, comparable to heavy metal guitar rifts and has
exciting rhythms.

5. (+24) Epik High – Run

Genre: Hip-hop

Album: Epik High Special
Album “Epilouge” Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Reducing to a duo at the moment as
DJ Tukutz is being enlisted in the army, Epik High comes back with a
special album “Epilouge”. The title track “Run” is our biggest mover
this week, moving up 24 big spots into the top 5. “Run” revolves around
the theme of hope. These are for those with “ill” from the society or
those with high hopes but restrained from reality. The song tells
listeners to continue to “run” until the end; its increasing rhythms
help bring out this effect.

6. (+19) K.Will (feat.
Eun Ji Won) – 선물 (Present)

Score: 597
Genre: Pop

Album: K.Will digital single
“Present” Track 1
Watch: MV

Comment: Another big mover into the top 10
this week is K.Will’s latest hit “Present”. K.Will returns this spring
with a new single, “Present” featuring hip-hop rapper Eun Ji Won. It is a
medium tempo track about wanting to give the most beautiful present to a
loved one. K.Will’s voice blends well with the instruments of the song.

(+4) December – 배운 게 사랑이라 (Learned My Lesson In Love)

Score: 560
R&B Ballad
Music + Lyrics: Oh Sung Hoon
December digital single “Honesty” Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: R&B duo
December scores their first ever top 10 hit this week. Their latest
song “Learned My Lesson In Love” is up four spots to No. 7. December’s
style reminded us of Monday Kiz, with both members have good singing
skills and their power R&B ballad genre has been very popular in
K-pop for the last few years.

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

Score: 541
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: 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. This week it drops four spots to No. 8.

(-6) 2AM – 죽어도 못 보내 (Can’t Send You Even If I Die)

Score: 497
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)

10. (New) Jung In –
미워요 (Hate You)
Genre: R&B Ballad
Music + Lyrics: Lee Juck
Jung In mini-album “Jung In From Andromeda” Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: A surprise hot
shot debut to many this week, Jung In’s first solo hit “Hate You” enters
our chart at No. 10. Fans might have heard of Jung In featured in many
Lee Ssang’s songs in the past. The former lead singer of R&B group
G.Fla finally have the stage all by herself this time with her first
mini-album “Jung In From Andromeda”. Her talent is highly praised by
industry insiders and her unique voice is perfect for R&B songs.
“Hate You” is written by Panic’s Lee Juck. With such strong
competitions from many idol singers, Jung In still manages to make it
into the top 10 in the first week. That is an amazing accomplishment.

(-3) 4men (feat. 美) – 못해 (Can’t Do)

Score: 444
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)

12. (-7) SNSD –

Score: 419
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)

13. (+4)
MC Mong (feat. Seo In Young) – Bubble Love

Score: 410
Hip-hop Ballad

Album: Cho Young Soo All Star
Vol. 2.5 Track 1
Watch: MV
Comment: MC Mong, who is largely
responsible for bringing hip-hop style ballads to k-pop with many great
past hits like “A Letter Written To You”, “I Love U Oh Thank You” etc.,
is teaming up with top songwriter Cho Young Soo and the vocal of Seo In
Young for his latest hit “Bubble Love”. This song is part of Cho Young
Soo’s last “All Star” series (Vol. 2.5). This week it moves up four
spots to No. 13. Be sure to check out this song if you like MC Mong’s
past hip-hop ballads.

14. (-4) U-Kiss – 빙글빙글

Score: 401
Genre: Pop / Dance
Music + Lyrics: Brave Brothers
U-Kiss Vol. 1 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the
title track of U-Kiss’ first studio album “U-Kiss Only One Album.” It is
a combination of electronic and hip-hop genres. It has a catchy prelude
and the addictive chorus saying, “Round and round.” It was produced by
the hit-maker Brave Brothers. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

(–) M4 – 널 위한 멜로디 (Melody For You)

Score: 380
Pop Ballad

Album: M4 mini-album “The
Story Of M4” Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV

Comment: Younger
generation of K-pop fans may not be familiar with the members of this
project group. However, if you have listened to k-pop for more than 10
years or if you like old skool k-pop music, they are household names.
M4 consists of members Bae Ki Sung (from CAN), Lee Se Joon (from
Yurisangja), Kim Won Joon, and Choi Jae Hoon. The four good friends get
together and named themselves M4 – the middle aged version of F4.
Their title song “Melody For You” is a sincere ballad. It remains at
No. 15 this week. M4 has been actively promoting this song on music
shows to boost its popularity.

16. (-7) CNBlue –
외톨이야 (Loner)

Score: 375
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)

17. (New) Baek Ji
Young and Mighty Mouth – 사랑이 올까요 (Will Love Come?)

Score: 344

Album: Baek Ji Young and
Mighty Mouth digital single “Will Love Come?” Track 1
Watch: MV
Hip-hop duo, Mighty Mouth and veteran singer, Baek Ji Young
collaborates with a new single, “Will Love Come.” This duet track is of
the popular electro-hop (electronica and hip-hop) genre. The music video
stars Lee Yong Woo and Gook Ji Yeon who starred in the drama series,
Boys Over Flowers. This week the song debuts at No. 17.

(-4) One Two – 와랄라 랄라레 (Walala Lalale)

Score: 328
Hip-hop / Dance

Album: One Two 2nd mini-album
Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
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 drops back four spots to No. 18.

19. (New)
8Eight – 유효기간 (Availability Period)

Score: 312
R&B / Dance

Album: 8Eight digital single
“Availability Period” Track 1
Watch: MV
8Eight has firmly established themselves as the top mixed group in
Korea now. They are coming back and trying out a new style on their
music. Previously, the trio is known for their R&B ballads. Their
latest single, “Availability Period” is an electronic pop number,
showing a different side of the group. The song is about the sadness of
breakup and the vocals and rap of the members harmonize well with one

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

Score: 304
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: MV
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.

21 .
(-8) Untouchable (feat. Narcia) – 가슴에 살아 ( Live in the Heart ) : 293
. (-10) Kim Jong Kook – 이 사람이다 ( It’s This Person ) : 258
23 . (-3)
Big Mama – 하루만 ( Just One Day ) : 189
24 . (+3) J.ae (feat. Eun Ji
Won) – No. 5 : 178
25 . (-3) V.O.S – 미안합니다 ( I Am Sorry ) : 174
26 . (New) Tae Sa Bi Ae
– 사랑은 변하지 앖아 사람이 변하는 거야 ( Love Doesn’t Change, It’s People that Change )

: 167
27 . (-9) Lim Chang Jung – 잊혀지는 이별 ( Forgotten Break Up ) :
28 . (-9) Gavy NJ – 해바라기 ( Sunflower ) : 151
29 . (-5) 2NE1 – 날
따라 해봐요 ( Try to Follow Me ) : 146
30 . (+6) DNA – 동경 소년 (
Toyko Boy )
: 145
31 . (+8) Brian – In My
: 144
32 . (-11) Big
Bang – Lollipop Part 2 : 136
33 . (New) Cho PD – 빅토리 2010 (
Victory 2010 ) : 117
34 . (-6) MBLAQ (feat. C-Luv) – 그대 래 맘에 들어오면은 (
When You Come Into My Heart ) : 109
35 . (-4) Byul (feat. Rhyme Bus) –
Sweet Love : 108
36 . (+11) F.Cuz – No One
: 89
37 . (-11) Yim Jae Bum – 낙인 ( Stigma ) : 87
38 . (New)
Supreme Team – Step Up : 74
39 . (-5) See Ya, Davichi, T-Ara –
원더우먼 ( Wonder Woman ) : 72
40 . (-17) Hyun Ah – Change : 71
41 .
(-3) EZ Hyoung – 봄의 기적 ( The Miracle Of Spring ) : 59
42 . (New) Kan
Jong Wook – 초연 ( Premiere ) : 53
43 . (-10) Ga In & Jo Kwon – 우리
사랑하게 됐어요 ( We Fell In Love ) : 52
44 . (-1) Lucid Fall – 고등어 (
Mackerel ) : 47
45 . (New) Gumbi – 콩닥콩닥 ( Heart Pounding ) : 46
. (-14) Rumble Fish – 좋은 사람 있으면 소개시켜줘 ( If You Find a Good Person
Introduce Me to Him ) : 38
47 . (New) Defconn (feat. Goo Ji Sung) –
래퍼들이 헤어지는 방법 ( Way Rappers Breakup ) : 34
48 . (New) JJ – 점점 더 ( More
And More ) : 33
49 . (New) Wink – 얼쑤 ( Fantastic ) : 32
50 .
(New) Jang Jae Hyung – When U Gonna Be Cool : 25

Blue: Songs to watch
out under top 20

Green: Editor’s
recommendations under top 20

Dr.9 (feat. King Kong) –
내 아를 낳아도 (Please Marry Me)

Alternative Ballad

Album: Dr. 9 single “Propose”
Track 1
Listen To: Full
Comment: Dr.9, who has helped has the vocal director
for artists such as DIA, K.Will, The Black, Kim Dong Wook, Ahn Jae Wook,
and much more, has released his own single with the title track being
”Please Marry Me”. This love proposal song has been the cf song for KIA
Motors and X-Note Mini LG Cyon. Listeners will be surprised at the
change of pace towards the end of this song. (credits to motoway065
for translations)


Click B – To Be

Genre: Pop

Album: Click B Vol. 4 (2001)
Track 2
Watch: MV

Comment: Click B is a 7-member group that
debuted in 1999. They debuted under DSP entertainment. Click B
originally started as a rock dance group but the band split in 2002 with
4 members remaining. They got together with J-Walk to form JnC.
Original members are: Kim Tae Hyung, Woo Yun Suk, Oh Jong Hyuk (who
debuted solo and is now in the army), Kim Sang Hyuk, Ha Hyun Gon, Yoo Ho
Suk (aka Evan who debuted solo also) and No Min Hyuk. To Be Continued
is about being happy to be her man and not realizing it at the time.
This slower tempo song is different from what Click B was singing at
that time, and showed the mature side of them. (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 The M, MTV Non-stop, Pops In
Seoul) – 5%