Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2010 – April Week 4


1. (+2) SNSD – Run Devil Run *** 1 WEEK NO. 1 ***
Genre: Pop / Dance
Music: Busbee, James, Engstorm / Lyrics:
Hong Ji Yoo
Album: SNSD Vol. 2 repackaged version Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Perhaps this is
the last week that their song has the best chance to hit the top before more
strong challengers fly in. SNSD manages to rise
two spots to score their second No. 1 song of 2010 with “Run Devil
Run”, from the repackaged version of their latest album. They unveiled
their new concept: “Black Soshi.” Through this new concept, the girls
are to show off their powerful charismatic charms. The girls are also
going to show off their glam and chic look.

(+3) Rain – 널 붙잡을 노래 (Love Song)

Score: 849
Pop Ballad

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

Comment: Eyeing for the top spot next week is
Asia’s biggest pop star Rain as he moves up another three spots to No.
2. 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”
already tops many charts upon its release. Popular actress Han Ye Sul
stars with Rain in this song’s MV.

3. (-1) After
School – 뱅 (Bang!)

Score: 831
Genre: Pop / Dance
Music: Kim Tae Hyun / Lyrics:
Kim Hee Sun
Album: After School 3rd single Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live

Comment: After School’s “Bang!” fell one spot
to No. 3. This song was looking very promising with a nine spots jump
last week to No. 2 but due to very stiff competition on the top it has fallen back this week. “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.

4. (-3) 2AM –
잘못했어 (I Did Wrong)

Score: 824
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: After spending
the last 2 weeks on top, 2AM fell three spots to No. 4 this week 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.

5. (+4)
Secret – Magic

Score: 711
Genre: Pop / Dance

Album: Secret 1st mini-album
“Secret Time” Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Live Performance
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. It moves up
to No. 5 in just its second week on the chart. This will definitely be
their breakthrough hit and puts Secret on the map with already an
amazing core of girl groups.

6. (-2) Kara – 루팡

Score: 644
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)

7. (New) Lee Hyori – Chitty
Chitty Bang Bang
Genre: Pop / Dance

Album: Lee Hyori Vol. 4 Track
3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: The queen of k-pop, Lee Hyori has
returned this year with her fourth studio album, “H-Logic”. Known for
setting trends as well as being a pop icon, Hyori has returned after two
years with a “well-made” album consisting of 14 new tracks. H-Logic is
supposed to consist of “real sound” as it was produced by composer Ryan
Jhun of Marcan Entertainment, known for working in New York, and Bahnus
who has made his name known in Europe as well as the United States. The
two have worked in composition as well as making their own sounds with
instruments. The title track “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” is written by
none other than the singer herself, as Hyori reveals her songwriting
talent for the first time. This week it is our highest debut at No. 7.

(-2) T-Ara – 너 때문에 미쳐 (Crazy Because Of You)

Score: 508
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)

9. (-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)

10. (+4) Brown Eyed
Soul – 비켜줄께 (I Will Move Aside)

Score: 491
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
four spots to No. 10, becoming their latest top 10 hit.

(+4) Jung In – 미워요 (Hate You)

Score: 385
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”
is moving up again to No. 11 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.

(-5) K.Will (feat. Eun Ji Won) – 선물 (Present)

Score: 429
Pop Ballad
Music + Lyrics: Eun Ji Won, Choi
Kap Won
Album: K.Will digital single “Present” Track 1
MV Live Performance
Comment: Title song of
K.Will’s 4th digital single. The song features Eun Ji-won as a guest
rapper. The beautiful medium tempo song is about how people in different
places live their lives in love. A great harmony of strings, K.Will’s
magnificent voice and overflowing emotions that depict spring showers.
(credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

13. (-3)
MC Mong (feat. Seo In Young) – Bubble Love

Score: 393
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 three
spots to No. 13. Be sure to check out this song if you like MC Mong’s
past hip-hop ballads.

14. (-2) Baek Ji Young and
Mighty Mouth – 사랑이 올까요 (Will Love Come?)

Score: 376

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 two spots to No. 12.

(-4) Epik High – Run

Score: 317
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) Big Mama – 기다리다 미쳐 (Go Crazy Waiting)

Score: 313
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 dropped three spots to No. 16.

(+10) Ye Sung (Super Junior) – 너 아니면 안돼 (Can’t Be But You: KBS Drama
“Cinderella’s Sister” OST)

Score: 303
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: KBS Drama
“Cinderella’s Sister” OST Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
This week we are seeing the returns of drama OST songs into the top 20.
Recently, KBS Drama “Cinderella’s Sister” and MBC Drama “Personal
Taste” both produced star-studded OSTs. “Cinderella’s Sister” looks to
have won round 1 of the OST battle as the drama’s title song “Can’t Be
But You”, a heartfelt love song with melancholic lyrics sung by Super
Junior’s Ye Sung, moves up 10 spots to No. 17 this week. This drama
stars Moon Geun Young delivers a compelling performance as the older
“evil” stepsister. Chun Jeong Myung, making his post-army comeback, and
2PM’s Ok Taec Yeon, making his acting debut.

(+3) Gil Hak Mi – Super Soul

Score: 297
Genre: R&B /

Album: Gil Hak Mi 1st
mini-album Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV

Comment: Yet another graduate from Super Star
K, the Korean version of American Idol, making her debut. Gil Hak Mi
is being labeled as Korea’s Lady Gaga. Her debut song is “Super Soul”.
As the song title impliee, it is of R&B, hip hop sounds and
electronica pop. Top preoducer Park Geun Taek and Rollercoaster’s Jinu
are the masterminds behind this song. It moves up three spots to No. 18
this week.

19. (+3) Supreme Team – Step Up
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 returns to the top 20 again, moving
up three spots to No. 19. (credits to ~S2~)

(New) See Ya – 가슴이 뭉클 (Heavy Heart: MBC Drama “Personal Taste” OST)

Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: MBC Drama “Personal
Taste” OST Track 3 Purchase this album
Listen To: Full
Comment: This is one of three songs from MBC Drama
“Personal Taste” ranked on our chart this week. See Ya’s “Heavy Heart”
is debuting at No. 20. It is a very mainstream pop ballad that suits
the drama well and also great to listen to. “Personal Taste” stars Lee
Min Ho, his first drama since “Boys Over Flowers”, and Son Ye Jin who is
making a return to dramas after filming many successful movies in
recent years. Besides this song, Personal Taste OST has Youn Ha’s
“Doesn’t Make Sense” ranked at No. 23 and Kim Tae Woo’s “Rainwater
Falling” ranked at No. 26 this week.

21 . (New) Brown Eyed
Girls – Magic (Festa On Ice 2010 Them Song)

: 262
. (+1) Younha – 말도 안돼 ( Doesn’t Make Sense: MBC Drama “Personal Taste”
: 259
23 . (-5) Eun Ji
Won – 술김에 ( While Drunk ) : 252
24 . (+2) Kim Tae Woo –
빗물이 내려서 ( Rainwater Falling: MBC Drama “Personal Taste” OST )

: 232
. (New) Joo – 뒤돌아봐 ( Looking Back: KBS Drama “Cinderella’s Sister” OST )

: 210
26 . (-2) Boo Hwal – 사랑이란건 ( Love Is ) : 200
27 . (+21) Yoo Seung
Chan – Chemistry

28 . (-11)
December – 배운 게 사랑이라 ( Learned My Lesson In Love ) : 196
29 . (-13) M4 – 널 위한
멜로디 ( Melody for You )
: 185
30 . (+1) Kim Jang
Hoon, Psy – 울려줘 다시 한 번 ( Make Me Cry Just Once More )

: 173
31 . (-11) Zi-A – 나쁜 버릇 ( Bad Habit ) : 153
32 . (New) Park
Myung Soo (feat. Gil) – Fyah : 151
33 . (-1) Defconn (feat. Goo
Ji Sung) – 래퍼들이 헤어지는 방법 ( Way Rappers Breakup ) : 146
34 . (+4) Sung
Eun (feat. Namolla Family Kim Jae Woo) – 너 하나만 ( You Only ) : 138
35 . (New) Jo Sung Mo –
사랑받던 날들 ( The Days When Love Was Received )

: 133
36 . (-17) Outsider – 주변인 ( Outsider ) : 123
37 . (-8) M to
M – 괜히 내가 ( I Needlessly ) : 108
38 . (-5) Brave Brothers – 슬픈 음악 (
Sad Music ) : 103
39 . (New) Hot Patato – 고백 ( Confession )
: 86
40 . (-6) Lee Seung Ki (feat. Baek Chan) – 사랑이 술을 가르쳐 ( Love
Teaches You How to Drink ) : 79
41 . (+5) EZ Hyoung – 봄의 기적 ( The
Miracle Of Spring ) : 70
42 . (New) Solbi – 어쩌죠 ( What To Do )
: 67
43 . (-15) 2NE1 – 날 따라 해봐요 ( Try to Follow Me ) : 63
44 .
(-14) Wax (feat. Jo Kwon) – 이별이야기 ( Breakup Tale ) : 62
45 . (-20)
ZE:A – 하루종일 ( All Day Long ) : 58
46 . (+3) L Class – 가지
말라고 ( Don’t Go )
: 50
47 . (+3)
Lucid Fall – 고등어 ( Mackerel ) : 47
48 . (-3) Evan – 너 울리게 (
Make You Cry )
: 39
49 . (-14) Suh Young
Eun – 바보사랑 ( Fool Love )
: 37
. (-10) Tae Sa Bi Ae – 사랑은 변하지 앖아 사람이 변하는 거야 ( Love Doesn’t Change,
It’s People that Change ) : 36

Blue: Songs to watch
out under top 20

Green: Editor’s
recommendations under top 20

Para Ekoda – 잠들 수 없 어
(I Can’t Sleep)


Album: Para Ekoda 1st single
Track 1
Listen To: Full
(thanks to Mardi09 for uploading)
Para Ekoda is a new talented female singer-songwriter. Both songs in her
single “I Can’t Sleep” were composed and arranged by her, writing the
lyrics for the song. Her restrained vocals and honest emotion fill the
songs from her unbarred world. (credits to suejinners for


Rain – 안녕이란 말대신
(Instead Of Goodbye)

Pop / Dance

Album: Rain Vol. 1 (2002)
Track 7
Watch: Live
Comment: World Famous singer and actor Rain
debuted with album “Bad Guy” in 2002 under JYP. He gained a lot of
popularity through Instead of Goodbye as his first number one song. He
cried during the encore as he said that everyone around him had told him
to give up. Instead, he followed his dreams to work hard and now has
several albums and dramas. He even debuted in Hollywood. Instead of
Goodbye is a cute dance song where Rain danced with boxing gloves about
giving a smile instead of a sad goodbye. (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%

thanks to Mardi09 for helping on the internet
chart research.