K-Pop Music Chart 2010 – April Week 2

1. (+3) 2AM – 잘못했어 (I Did Wrong) *** 1 WEEK NO. 1 ***
Genre: Pop / Dance
Music + Lyrics: Bang Shi Hyuk
2AM mini-album (repackaged version) Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV MV Part 2 Live Performance
Comment: 2AM scored their
second consecutive No. 1 song with “I Did Wrong”, just needing two
weeks to reach the top. 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. 2AM becomes
the second group to have two No. 1 songs this year, T-Ara having done so three weeks ago.

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

Score: 842
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: This is the
title track of Tiara’s repackage album, “Breaking Heart.” Having drawn
attention with lyrics written by Whee Sung, this dance track mixes a pop
feel and electronic sound. Tiara’s sexy transformation into witches and
their intense sound are attention-grabbing. (credits to Arirang TV –
Pops In Seoul)

4. (-1) Epik High – Run
Genre: Hip-hop

Album: Epik High Special
Album “Epilouge” Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Live Performance
Comment: Title song of
Epik High’s 11th studio album, “Epilogue.” The music and rhythm that
resemble a race come together with the group’s literary lyrics, creating
much emotion. The song encourages everyone who feels left out to race
towards their dreams. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

(+6) SNSD – Run Devil Run

Score: 713
Genre: Pop /

Album: SNSD Vol. 2 repackaged
version Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
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 “Run Devil
Run” moves up six spots to No. 5 and should be a No. 1 contender next

6. (–) K.Will (feat. Eun Ji Won) – 선물

Score: 708
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.

(-2) Beast – Shock

Score: 693
Genre: Pop / Dance

Album: Beast mini-album Vol. 2
Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Live Performance
Comment: This is the
title track of Beast’s second mini-album, “Shock of the New Era.” A
synth segment reminiscent of a heavy metal guitar riff mixes well with a
brief but heavy and fun rhythm. Instead of being a dynamic song with a
strong beat, the sad lyrics give the song a lyrical vibe. (credits to
Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

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

Score: 592
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
spot to No. 8. Be sure to check out this song if you like MC Mong’s
past hip-hop ballads.

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

Score: 556

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 three spots into the top 10 at
No. 9.

10. (-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 dropped three spots to No. 10 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.

11. (New)
After School – 뱅 (Bang!)
Genre: Pop / Dance

Album: After School 3rd
single Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV  
Live Performance
Comment: Rising girl group After School
released their third single album “Bang!”, this time with even more
intensity. The title track “Bang!” was composed and penned by Kim Tae
Hyeon and Kim Hee Seon respectively. This song was originally going to
be a follow up single on their previous mini album, but was saved up for
later to upgrade it. The song uses drum sounds as its backbone with
powerful vocals to accompany it. This week “Bang!” is our highest debut
at No. 11.

12. (-4) 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
Comment: Jung In’s first solo hit “Hate You”
dropped four spots to No. 12 this week. 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.

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

Score: 403
R&B Ballad
Music + Lyrics: Oh Sung Hoon
December digital single “Honesty” Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: After scoring
their first top 10 hit, December’s “Learned My Lesson In Love” dropped
three spots to No. 13 this week. 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) Big Mama – 기다리다 미쳐 (Go Crazy Waiting)

Score: 393
R&B Ballad

Album: Big Mama Vol. 5 Track 3
Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Top female vocal group Big Mama has made a comeback with their fifth
studio album, three years since their last. This album is based on the
concept of diversity as well Big Mama-esque styles. It took over two
years to prepare and famous composers including Lee Hyeon Jeong, Hong
Jeon Soo, and Ryu Hae Jun took part in it. The title track is “Go Crazy
Waiting” which was composed by Ryu Hae Jun. It is about loving only one
person and will continue to do so even after the love ends and the
person leaves. This week it is our biggest mover, up 11 spots to No.

15. (-2) M4 – 널 위한 멜로디 (Melody For You)
Genre: 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 scool 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 drops two
spots to No. 15 this week. M4 is also actively promoting this song on
music shows to boost its popularity.

16. (New)
Brown Eyed Soul – 비켜줄께 (I Will Move Aside)

Score: 367
R&B Ballad

Album: Brown Eyed Soul double
single “I Will Move Aside/Blowin My Mind” Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Brown Eyed Soul returns after two years and 5 months with a double
single. The songs included in it are the title track, “I Will Move
Aside” and follow up number “Blowin’ My Mind.” “I Will Move Aside” is a
R&B ballad number with lyrics about telling another person about
leaving a loved one’s side coolly. The song starts off with Jung Yeop,
Young Jun, and Sang Hoon’s emotional vocals and ends with Naul’s
passionate voice. This week it debuts at No. 16.

(New) Eun Ji Won – 술김에 (While Drunk)

Score: 315

Album: Eun Ji Won digital
single “While Drunk” track 1
Watch: MV
Eun Ji Won, who had released his fifth album after 4 years and 10
months has returned once again with his first digital single, “While
Drunk.” This electronica hip-hop number was composed by Kim Saejin who
has also done works for Lyn, FT Island, and Wheesung. Unlike his recent
songs, “While Drunk” is more mainstream oriented and it should find
commercial success. This week it debuts at No. 17.

(-3) 4men (feat. 美) – 못해 (Can’t Do)

Score: 268
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)

19. (+3) Supreme
Team – Step Up

Score: 267
Genre: Hip-hop

Album: Supreme Team Vol. 1
Track 6 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: After beating out the idols to win
Best New Male Artist at the 2009 Mnet Asian Music Awards, up-and-coming
hip-hop duo Supreme Team drop their anticipated first full-length album
Supremier. Produced by Primary, the album brings out the group’s tough
but stylish appeal through old-school tunes like the main track Step Up.
This week it becomes the duo’s second top 20 hit, moving up three spots
to No. 19. (credits to ~S2~)

20. (New)
Zi-A – 나쁜 버릇 (Bad Habit)

Score: 263
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Zi-A digital single
“Bad Habit” Track 1
Watch: MV
Quietly scoring her third top 20 hits already in 2010, Zi-A releases
the second digital single, “Bad Habit” of the T-Project with the theme
of timeless. Earlier this year she had released the first single, “Have
One Drink” which was based on the theme of woman’s tears due to breakup
and sadness. “Bad Habit” is about not being able to forget one’s past
love and thus, goes back to past memories like a bad habit. This week
it debuts at No. 20.

21 . (New) Gil Hak Mi –
Super Soul
: 262
22 . (-6) M
to M – 괜히 내가 ( I Needlessly ) : 237
23 . (–) 2NE1 – 날 따라 해봐요 ( Try
to Follow Me ) : 223
24 . (New) Wax (feat. Jo Kwon) – 이별이야기 (
Breakup Tale )
: 222
25 . (+4)
Defconn (feat. Goo Ji Sung) – 래퍼들이 헤어지는 방법 ( Way Rappers Breakup ) : 197
. (-7) Lee Seung Ki (feat. Baek Chan) – 사랑이 술을 가르쳐 ( Love Teaches You
How to Drink ) : 193
27 . (-7) U-Kiss – 빙글빙글 ( Spinning ) : 160
. (-14) Min Kyung Hoon – 아프니까 사랑이죠 ( It’s Love Because It Hurts ) : 159
. (-12) CNBlue – 외톨이야 ( Loner ) : 152
30 . (-9) One Two – 와랄라 랄라레 (
Walala Lalale ) : 143
31 . (-7) Brian – In My Head : 142
32 . (New) Boo Hwal –
사랑이란건 ( Love Is )
: 127
33 .
(-5) Voice One – 안녕 내 사랑아 ( Hello My Love ) : 114
34 . (-7)
Untouchable (feat. Narcia) – 가슴에 살아 ( Live in the Heart ) : 112
35 .
(–) Gumbi – 콩닥콩닥 ( Heart Pounding ) : 110
36 . (New) Noblesse
(feat. Cha Soo Kyung) – 눈물도 안나 ( Even Tears Won’t Come Out )

: 106
37 . (-19) 8Eight – 유효기간 ( Availability Period ) : 94
38 .
(-12) F.Cuz – No One : 93
39 . (New) ZE:A – 하루종일 ( All Day Long
: 81
40 . (-8) V.O.S – 미안합니다
( I Am Sorry ) : 76
41 . (-7) JJ – 점점 더 ( More And More ) : 75
. (-12) Tae Sa Bi Ae – 사랑은 변하지 앖아 사람이 변하는 거야 ( Love Doesn’t Change,
It’s People that Change ) : 74
43 . (-12) DNA – 동경 소년 ( Toyko Boy ) :
44 . (New) Lee Tzsche – Something In The Air : 61
45 . (-3)
Lucid Fall – 고등어 ( Mackerel ) : 56
46 . (+2) L Class – 가지 말라고 (
Don’t Go ) : 55
47 . (-3) EZ Hyoung – 봄의 기적 ( The Miracle Of Spring )
: 50
48 . (-2) The Quiett – Be My Luv : 45
49 . (New) Page – 사랑을
몰라 ( Don’t Know Love )
: 44
50 .
(-9) Byul (feat. Rhyme Bus) – Sweet Love : 33

Blue: Songs to watch
out under top 20

Green: Editor’s
recommendations under top 20

Another Day – 홀로서 기
(Stand Alone)

Genre: Pop

Album: Another Day digital
single “Stand Alone” Track 1
Listen To: Full
(thanks to Mardi09 for uploading)
Another Day, who is both a singer and health trainer, has released his
first single, “Stand Alone.” Through this ballad, listeners can hear his
light and clean vocals. This is his first digital single which will
also be included in his upcoming mini album in the summer. The album
will include a range of genres including R&B ballad, rap, and dance.
(credits to motoway065 for translations)


Lee Jung Hyun – 와

Genre: Techno /

Album: Lee Jung Hyun Vol. 1
(1999) Track 5
Watch: MV

Comment: An actress and singer,Lee Jung Hyun
debuted at age 16 in movie Petal that won many awards internationally
and nationally. When she debuted, modern day k-pop music was only
starting to take shape but Lee Jung Hyun was already on the cutting
edge, bringing listeners a techno style to her songs like no other k-pop
artists did at the time. For each of her albums, she has a different
theme and persona that keeps fan waiting for her transform. Her first
single “Wa”-“Come” became no.1 on the charts and stayed there for three
weeks. “Wa” had fast beat and performance was unique in the fact she had
the mic atatched to her little finger. Thereafter, Lee Jung Hyun’s
songs always became popular and she still sings and acts today. (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%