Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2010 – April Week 1


1. (–) T-Ara – 너 때문에 미쳐 (Crazy Because Of You) *** 2 WEEKS NO. 1 ***

Score: 911
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: T-Ara remains on
the No. 1 spot with their latest hit “Crazy Because of You”, edging out
Kara by a small margin. 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 hit.

2. (–) 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: This is the title track of Kara’s
3rd mini-album. It is a dance pop number with an extravagant hip-hop
beat and stimulating synth sounds. It has intense and refreshing sounds
and is performed with the members’ impressive voices. The dynamic style
of the song created through tension and relaxation fits the image of
Lupin, who is known as the master of transformation. (credits to Arirang
TV – Pops In Seoul)

3. (+2) 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” moves
up two more spots this week to No. 3. “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.

4. (New) 2AM – 잘못했어 (I Did Wrong)

Score: 773
Pop / Dance
Music + Lyrics: Bang Shi Hyuk
2AM mini-album (repackaged version) Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV MV pt 2 Live

Comment: 2AM scored their first ever No. 1
song “Can’t Send You Even If I Die” not long ago. With their increased
popularity, the group released a repackaged version of their mini-album
with the new title track “I Did Wrong”. This week it debuts very high
at No. 4. This song incorporates both dance and ballad elements while
bringing out the theme of love. It starts off with strings and piano
along with euro beats and drum sounds. The MV starring members Jo Kwon
as a club DJ, Chang Min as a hockey player, Seul Ong as a biker, and Jin
Woon as a basketball player.

5. (-1) Beast –

Score: 756
Genre: Pop / Dance

Album: Beast mini-album Vol. 2
Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Live Performance
Comment: Fast rising boy
band Beast scored their first top 5 hit last week with “Shock”. This
week it dropped one spot to No. 5 due to very strong competition. This song is 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.

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

Score: 734
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: K.Will digital single
“Present” Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: K.Will’s latest
hit “Present” remains at No. 6 this week. 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) Outsider – 주변인 (Outsider)

Score: 712

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 dropped four spots to No. 7 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.

8. (+2)
Jung In – 미워요 (Hate You)

Score: 642
Genre: R&B
Music + Lyrics: Lee Juck
Jung In mini-album “Jung In From Andromeda” Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live
Comment: Jung In’s first solo hit “Hate You”
moves up two more spots to No. 8. 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.

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

Score: 537
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 another
four spots to No. 9. Be sure to check out this song if you like MC
Mong’s past hip-hop ballads.

10. (-3) December –
배운 게 사랑이라 (Learned My Lesson In Love)

Score: 533
R&B Ballad
Music + Lyrics: Oh Sung Hoon
December digital single “Honesty” Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is R&B
duo December first ever top 10 hit. Their latest song “Learned My
Lesson In Love” is at No. 10, dropping three spots. 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.

11. (New) SNSD – Run Devil Run
Genre: Pop / Dance

Album: SNSD Vol. 2 repackaged
version Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV

Comment: Like many artists, SNSD released a
repackaged version of their latest album after a successful run by the
song “Oh!” on top of the chart. They unveiled their new concept: “Black
Soshi.” Through this new concept, the girls are to show off their
powerful charismatic charms. The title track off their repackaged
sophomore album is, “Run Devil Run”. The girls are also going to show
off their glam and chic look. This week it debuts at No. 11.

(+5) Baek Ji Young and Mighty Mouth – 사랑이 올까요 (Will Love Come?)

Genre: Pop

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 it moves up five spots to No. 12.

(+2) M4 – 널 위한 멜로디 (Melody For You)

Score: 383
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 moves up two
spots to No. 13 this week. M4 is also actively promoting this song on
music shows to boost its popularity.

14. (-6) 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: This is the
title track of Min Kyung-hoon’s 1st mini-album “Reunion.” It marks the
beginning of the solo activities of the former Buzz vocalist after a
two-year break. It is a dynamic ballad based in rock sounds. The intense
melody harmonizes with the lyrics about sadness and fragility. (credits
to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

15. (-4) 4men
(feat. 美) – 못해 (Can’t Do)

Score: 316
Genre: R&B
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)

16. (New) M To M –
괜히 내가 (I Needlessly)

Score: 314
Genre: R&B Ballad

Album: M To M digital single
“The Soul Of Men” Track 1
Watch: MV

Comment: M to M is back with new member
Jung Jin Woo and under a new label. Their latest R&B hit “I
Needlessly” was written by WheeSung and composed by Park Hae Woon, who
also composed Super Junior Pajama party, HwanHee my person and Davichi
My Man. This week it debuts into the top 20 at No. 16. (credits to ~S2~)

(-1) CNBlue – 외톨이야 (Loner)

Score: 287
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)

18. (+1) 8Eight –
유효기간 (Availability Period)

Score: 278
Genre: R&B /

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

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

Score: 271
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.

(-6) U-Kiss – 빙글빙글 (Spinning)

Score: 248
Genre: Pop /
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)

. (-3) One Two – 와랄라 랄라레 ( Walala Lalale ) : 245
22 . (+16) Supreme Team
– Step Up
: 242
23 . (+6)
2NE1 – 날 따라 해봐요 ( Try to Follow Me ) : 226.5
24 . (+7) Brian – In My
: 222
25 . (New) Big Mama –
기다리다 미쳐 ( Go Crazy Waiting )
. (+10) F.Cuz – No One
: 186.5
. (-6) Untouchable (feat. Narcia) – 가슴에 살아 ( Live in the Heart ) : 181
28 . (New) Voice One –
안녕 내 사랑아 ( Hello My Love )
: 170.5
29 . (+18) Defconn
(feat. Goo Ji Sung) – 래퍼들이 헤어지는 방법 ( Way Rappers Breakup )

: 170 ***

. (-4) Tae Sa Bi Ae – 사랑은 변하지 앖아 사람이 변하는 거야 ( Love Doesn’t Change, It’s
People that Change ) : 132
31 . (-1) DNA – 동경 소년 ( Toyko Boy ) : 129
. (-7) V.O.S – 미안합니다 ( I Am Sorry ) : 126
33 . (-11) Kim Jong Kook –
이 사람이다 ( It’s This Person ) : 106
34 . (+14) JJ – 점점 더 (
More And More )
: 98.5
35 .
(+10) Gumbi – 콩닥콩닥 ( Heart Pounding ) : 87
36 . (+6) Big Bang –
Lollipop Part 2 : 85.5
37 . (-10) Lim Chang Jung – 잊혀지는 이별 (
Forgotten Break Up ) : 85
38 . (-1) Yim Jae Bum – 낙인 ( Stigma ) :
39 . (New) Foxy – 왜 이러니 ( Why Are You Acting Like This? ) : 62
. (-6) MBLAQ (feat. C-Luv) – 그대 래 맘에 들어오면은 ( When You Come Into My
Heart ) : 57
41 . (-6) Byul (feat. Rhyme Bus) – Sweet Love : 51
. (+2) Lucid Fall – 고등어 ( Mackerel ) : 48
43 . (-10) Cho PD – 빅토리
2010 ( Victory 2010 ) : 47
44 . (-3) EZ Hyoung – 봄의 기적 ( The Miracle
Of Spring ) : 42
45 . (-3) Kan Jong Wook – 초연 ( Premiere ) : 37
. (New) The Quiett – Be My Luv : 32
47 . (-23) J.ae (feat. Eun Ji
Won) – No. 5 : 28
48 . (New) L Class – 가지 말라고 ( Don’t Go )
: 26
49 . (+1) Jang Jae Hyung – When U Gonna Be Cool : 25
50 .
(-1) Wink – 얼쑤 ( Fantastic ) : 13

Blue: Songs to watch
out under top 20

Green: Editor’s
recommendations under top 20

N.E.V.E.R – Sunshine

Genre: Rock Ballad

Album: N.E.V.E.R 1st “Nothing
Can Be Instead Of You” Track 1
Listen To: Full
(thanks to Mardi09 for uploading)
Composer Jeon Ju Ho released his first producing album, N.E.V.E.R where
composers Song Jae Hyeok and Oh Gyo Ha, lyricists, Park Gye Hin and Bae
Miso, honorary vocalist, Jin and rapper, Jam2y took part in. The album
is titled Nothing Can Be Instead of You and through the album, the
artist hopes to move listeners’ emotions. The title track is “Sunshine”
which is about a girl’s innocent anticipation and excitement as she
wants to confess her love for a boy, a song perfect to listen to during
spring. Vocalist’s Jin’s voice can be heard in this single. (credits to motoway065
for translations)


NRG – Hit Song
Pop / Dance

Album: NRG Vol. 5 (2003)
Track 3
Watch: MV
Performance (with Koyote)

Comment: NRG was originally a
five member group and NRG stood for New Radiancy Group.
NRG debuted on October 28, 1997 with the single Hal Soo It So (I Can
Do It). They debuted on the same era we saw the first boom of K-pop boy
bands such as H.O.T, G.O.D, Sechskies, and Shinhwa. NRG is probably
more underrated but have their own fans. Their first album (New
Radiancy Group) sold over 200,000 in Korea and won the New Face
Award1998 SBS Popular Song Awards. Unfortunately in 2000 member Kim Hwan
Sung passed away. NRG continued to pursue their 5th and 6th albums with
4 members. They had some success before memebers started national
service. “Hit Song” was probably the group’s biggest hit and it went to
No. 1 on several charts. The song was released when NRG member Lee Sung
Jin hosted MBC’s gayo program Music Camp, and NRG promoted the song
every week on the program. “Hit Song” is a popular upbeat dance track
that is played a lot in clubs and bars in Korea. (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%