Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2010 – April Week 3


1. (–) 2AM – 잘못했어 (I Did Wrong) *** 2 WEEKS 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 held on to
the top spot for another week despite very strong competition coming from
behind. The group scored their second consecutive No. 1 songs with “I
Did Wrong”. 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 artist to score
two No. 1 songs this year, the other one being T-Ara.

(+9) After School – 뱅 (Bang!)

Score: 872
Genre: Pop /
Music: Kim Tae Hyun / Lyrics:
Kim Hee Sun
Album: After School 3rd single Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live

Comment: Leaping over many strong challengers up nine spots to No. 2 is rising girl group After School who
released their third single album “Bang!”. The song 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.

(+2) SNSD – Run Devil Run

Score: 798
Genre: Pop /
Music: Busbee, James, Engstorm / Lyrics:
Hong Ji Yoo
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. The song is moving up
slower than expected and the main reason is that it is not ranked too
high on airplay charts. However, it still has the potential to go to
No. 1 next week.

4. (-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)

5. (New) Rain – 널 붙잡을 노래
(Love Song)
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Rain special album
“Back To The Basic” Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV

Comment: Asia’s biggest pop star Rain is
finally returning to the k-pop scene and releasing a new special album
“Back To The Basic”. The meaning behind the title is that despite being
in the music business for eight years, his heart and effort in it is
like that of a rookie artist. Many anticipate his new work which
includes a photo shoot that equally captured attention from fans and
non-fans alike. The title song “Love Song ” has already topped
many charts upon its release, and it is our highest debut this week at
No. 5. Popular actress Han Ye Sul stars with Rain in this song’s MV.

(-3) T-Ara – 너 때문에 미쳐 (Crazy Because Of You)

Score: 619
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)

7. (-1) K.Will (feat. Eun Ji Won) –
선물 (Present)

Score: 607
Genre: Pop Ballad
Music + Lyrics: Eun Ji Won, Choi
Kap Won
Album: K.Will digital single “Present” Track 1
MV Live Performance
Comment: K.Will’s latest
hit “Present” dropped one spot to No. 7 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.

8. (-1) Beast – Shock
Genre: Pop / Dance
Music + Lyrics: Shin Sa Dong
Tiger, Lee Sang Ho
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)

9. (New) Secret –

Score: 580
Genre: Pop / Dance

Album: Secret 1st mini-album
“Secret Time” Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV

Comment: Perhaps overlooked last year with so
many strong girl groups debuting, Secret (consists of Jeon Hyo Seong,
Han Seon Hwa, Song Ji Eun, and Jing Geo) still impressed many fans with
their debut song “I Want You Back”. Since then member Song Ji Eun has
released a solo digital single duet with Hwan Hee, and also performed
with Untouchable on their recent hit “Live In The Heart”. Now Secret
releases their first mini album, “Secret Time”. The title track is
“Magic” which has lively beats and was composed by Sinsadong Tiger, Kang
Ji Won, and Kim Ki Bum. This time it is well received by all the media
and fans and it becomes the group’s first top 10 hit, debuting at No. 9
this week. This will definitely be their breakthrough hit and puts
Secret on the map with already an amazing core of girl groups.

(-2) MC Mong (feat. Seo In Young) – Bubble Love

Score: 570
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 dropped two spots
to No. 10. Be sure to check out this song if you like MC Mong’s past
hip-hop ballads.

11. (-7) 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)

(-3) 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 dropped back to No. 12.

(+1) Big Mama – 기다리다 미쳐 (Go Crazy Waiting)

Score: 515
R&B Ballad
Music + Lyrics: Ryu Jae Hyun
Big Mama Vol. 5 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: 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 Vibe’s 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. 14.

(+2) Brown Eyed Soul – 비켜줄께 (I Will Move Aside)

Score: 461
R&B Ballad

Album: Brown Eyed Soul double
single “I Will Move Aside/Blowin My Mind” Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: 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 moves up
two spots to No. 14.

15. (-3) Jung In – 미워요 (Hate

Score: 385
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 three spots to No. 15 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.

(-1) M4 – 널 위한 멜로디 (Melody For You)

Score: 333
Pop Ballad

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

Comment: This is the
title track of M4’s first mini-album “The Story Of M4.” It is a cheerful
medium-tempo ballad and it marks the debut of the project group M4,
which consists of Kim Won-jun, Lee Se-jun, Bae Ki-sung and Choi
Jae-hoon. It is performed with the talented voices of the four singers
and is about four men each trying to win a woman’s heart in their own
way. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

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

Score: 328
R&B Ballad
Music + Lyrics: Oh Sung Hoon
December digital single “Honesty” Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the
title track of December’s digital single album “Honesty.” It is a highly
addictive song with a fast beat and gorgeous melody. It features
Yoon-hyuk’s rapping for the first time, and it harmonizes with DK’s
explosive voice, making this song stand apart from December’s other
songs. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

(-1) Eun Ji Won – 술김에 (While Drunk)

Score: 317
Music: Seo Jung Jin, Kim Se Jin /
Lyrics: Seo Jung Jin
Album: Eun Ji Won digital single
“While Drunk” track 1
Watch: MV
Comment: 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
dropped one spot to No. 18.

19. (-9) Outsider –
주변인 (Outsider)

Score: 316
Genre: Hip-hop
Music: Rhymer, Master Key / Lyrics:
Album: Outsider Vol. 2.5 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the
title track of Outsider’s 2.5th mini-album. It is a hip-hop song that
depicts lonesome feelings one experiences living in the dull world in a
very dramatic and delicate way. Outsider’s speed rapping harmonizes with
the magnificent and touching melody. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In

20. (–) Zi-A – 나쁜 버릇 (Bad Habit)
Genre: Pop Ballad
Music: Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics:
Kim Do Hoon, Choi Kap Won, Kim Bo Ah
Album: Zi-A digital
single “Bad Habit” Track 1
Watch: MV
Comment: 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 remains at No. 20.

21 . (–) Gil Hak Mi –
Super Soul
: 268
22 . (-3)
Supreme Team – Step Up : 243
23 . (New) Younha – 말도
안돼 ( Doesn’t Make Sense: MBC Drama “Personal Taste” OST )

: 235
. (+8) Boo Hwal – 사랑이란건 ( Love Is )

: 234
. (+14) ZE:A – 하루종일 ( All Day Long )

: 203 ***

26 . (New) Kim Tae Woo –
빗물이 내려서 ( Rainwater Falling: MBC Drama “Personal Taste” OST )

: 198
. (New) Ye Sung (Super Junior) – 너 아니면 안돼 ( Can’t Be But You: KBS Drama
“Cinderella’s Sister” OST )
: 197
. (-5) 2NE1 – 날 따라 해봐요 ( Try to Follow Me ) : 163
29 . (-7) M to M –
괜히 내가 ( I Needlessly ) : 156
30 . (-6) Wax (feat. Jo
Kwon) – 이별이야기 ( Breakup Tale )
. (New) Kim Jang Hoon, Psy – 울려줘 다시 한 번 ( Make Me Cry Just Once More )

: 153
32 . (-7) Defconn (feat. Goo Ji Sung) – 래퍼들이 헤어지는 방법 ( Way
Rappers Breakup ) : 152
33 . (New) Brave Brothers (feat.
V.O.S) – 슬픈 음악 ( Sad Music )
34 . (-8) Lee Seung Ki (feat. Baek Chan) – 사랑이 술을 가르쳐 ( Love
Teaches You How to Drink ) : 112
35 . (New) Suh Young Eun
– 바보사랑 ( Fool Love )
: 95
36 .
(New) Min Kyung Hoon – It’s Alright : 88
37 . (-2) Gumbi – 콩닥콩닥 (
Heart Pounding ) : 74
38 . (New) Sung Eun (feat. Namolla Famiy Kim
Jae Woo) – 너 하나만 ( You Only ) : 73
39 . (-2) 8Eight – 유효기간 (
Availability Period ) : 64
40 . (+2) Tae Sa Bi Ae – 사랑은 변하지 앖아 사람이
변하는 거야 ( Love Doesn’t Change, It’s People that Change ) : 57
41 .
(New) Tae Jin Ah (feat. Maya) – 사랑은 돈보다 좋다 ( Love Is Better Than Money )
: 54
42 . (-4) F.Cuz – No One : 51
43 . (-7) Noblesse
(feat. Cha Soo Kyung) – 눈물도 안나 ( Even Tears Won’t Come Out )

: 50
44 . (-3) JJ – 점점 더 ( More And More ) : 49
45 . (New) Evan – 너 울리게
( Make You Cry )
: 47
46 .
(+1) EZ Hyoung – 봄의 기적 ( The Miracle Of Spring ) : 45
47 . (-3) Lee
Tzsche – Something In The Air : 40
48 . (New) Yoo Seung Chan –
Chemistry : 36
49 . (-3) L Class – 가지 말라고 ( Don’t Go )
: 35
50 . (-5) Lucid Fall – 고등어 ( Mackerel ) : 30

Blue: Songs to watch
out under top 20

Green: Editor’s
recommendations under top 20

Dramatics (vocal by Jin
Goo) – 못잊어 (Can’t Forget)

Pop Ballad

Album: Dramatics digital
single “Can’t Forget” Track 1
Listen To: Full
Comment: Dramatics releases his second single, “Can’t
Forget” this year, a little over six months since his first, The Real
Dramatics. Jin Gu has taken part in this song again (also took part in
the first single) as the vocalist, showcasing his voice while singing
about breakup from a male’s point of view. Lee Jin Hee has helped
Dramatics once again with the piano elements of the song. (credits to motoway065
for translations)


Yurisangja – 사랑해도
될까요? (May I Love You?)

Pop Ballad

Album: Yurisangja Vol. 6
(2001) Track 1
Watch: MV
Yurisangja (meaning “Glass Box” in Korean) is a male duo formed by Lee
Se Joon and Park Seung Hwa debuted in 1996. They are a vocal group
famous for singing ballads. Up to now the duo has released 19 albums
and singles and still going strong. In recent years, both members have
participated in other projects or appears in other singer’s albums. The
latest being Lee Se Joon’s involvement in the project group M4. “May I
Love You?” is probably Yurisangja’s biggest hit and this song has
become a classic k-pop hit song. Originally released as the title song
of Yurisangja’s 6th album in late 2001, this song reached its first peak
of popularity during the Valentine’s Day in 2002. At that time, most
k-pop ballads were sad songs. This song is rare breed that it is a very
sweet love song sung by the sincere vocals of Yurisangja. Two and a
half years later, this song received its second round of popularity when
it became Park Shin Yang’s theme song in the ever popular SBS drama
“Lovers In Paris”. Many fans then found out this song was originally
sung by Yurisangja, increasing the legacy of this song.

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%

thanks to Mardi09 for helping on the internet
chart researches.