Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2010 – August Week 2


1. (–) Miss A – Bad Girl Good Girl   *** 3 WEEKS NO. 1 ***   
Score: 873
Genre: Pop / Dance 
External from soompi imageMusic + Lyrics: Park Jin Young 
Album: Miss A first single “Bad But Good” Track 1 Purchase this album 
Watch: MV Live Performance 
Comment: JYP’s latest girl group, Miss A, stays at No. 1 for the third straight week with their debut song “Bad Girl Good Girl”. Miss A, which consists of members Fei, Jia, Suzy, and Min, finally debuted with their first album, “Bad But Good”. The girls were training for three years plus under JYP and have already been in shows and commercials (Samsung Anycall). The title track “Bad Girl Good Girl” is a medium tempo number that has European melodies incorporated with strong American hip-hop rhythms. The girls are to show powerful stage performances with this song.


2. (+4) Se7enBetter Together   
Score: 840
Genre: Pop/Dance
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Album: Se7en mini-album “Digital Bounce” Track 3 Purchase this album    
Watch: MV Live Performance 
Comment: After a hiatus of three years to concentrate on his overseas activities, Se7en finally makes a comeback in Korea with mini-album “Digital Bounce”. The title track is “Better Together”, created by YG’s main producer Teddy, who also composed 2NE1’s “Fire”, “I Don’t Care”, and more. This is a listener friendly dance beat song perfect for the summer.  In just two weeks “Better Togther” moves up to No. 2. It is a serious contender for the top spot next week.


3. (+30) DJ DOC – 나 이런 사람이야  (I’m This Kind Of Person) *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Score: 716
Genre: Pop/Hip-hop/Dance
External from soompi image  Music: Yoon Gun Hyung / Lyrics: Psy, Lee Ha Neul
Album: DJ DOC Vol. 7 Track 2 Purchase this album    
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: One of the most prominent old skool k-pop/hip-hop group is back!  DJ DOC who released hits like “Run to You”, “Dance With DOC”, and “Summer Story” returns after six years with its seventh album, “Appreciation”. This album marks the group’s 15th anniversary in the music industry. The title track “I’m This Kind of Person” is an electronica number with fun lyrics and is expected to capture listeners’ ears. This song along with others from this album has already ranked very high on various music charts and the album is also selling well.  Not surprisingly, “I’m This Kind Of Person” is our biggest mover this week, up 30 spots all the way to No. 3.


4. (+4) SHINee – 루시퍼 (Lucifer)
Score: 709
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic: Yoo Young Jin, Jhun, Kapit, Rexha / Lyrics: Yoo Young Jin
Album: SHINee Vol. 2 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: SHINee, who received much love with “Ring Ding Dong”, returns this summer transformed, in time for their second album, “Lucifer”. Through this new 13 track album, fans are able to hear a variety of music styles in addition to the members’ skillful vocals. The title track is “Lucifer”, which uses both the break dance genre popular in the ‘80s along with urban electronica. The powerful rhythms are expected to be refreshing and addictive. The lyrics portray a selfish heart who mistakes obsession as love, going back and forth between blackmail and conciliation.  This week it moves up four spots to No. 4.


5. (-3) Taeyang (feat. G Dragon) – I Need A Girl 
Score: 694
Genre: R&B/Hip-hop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic +Lyrics: Jun Koon
Album: Tae Yang Vol. 1 Track 3 Purchase this album   
Watch: MV Live Performance 
Comment: Taeyang’s “I Need A Girl” drops three spots to No. 5 this week. Taeyang, who received much love for his mini album, “Hot”, returned after two years with his first full length album, “Solar”. This album holds special meaning for the singer as it celebrates the 10 year dream he had since his days as a trainee. The title track is “I Need a Girl”, which was composed by rookie producer Jun Koon. Taeyang’s mellow vocals flow well with the easy melody line and special rap featuring by fellow Big Bang member, G-Dragon. This song is already a two time winner at Inky Gayo.

6. (+1) G.na (feat. Yong Jun Hyung of BEAST) – 꺼져 줄게 잘 살아 (I’ll Back Off So Live Well) 
Score: 676
Genre: Pop
External from soompi imageMusicKim Do Hoon Lyrics: Wheesung
Album: G.na 1st mini-album Track 1 Purchase this album    
Watch: MV Live Performance 
Comment: Perhaps the most anticipated new female solo singer this year, G.NA makes her debut this summer with mini album, “Draw G’s First Breath”. G.NA (Korean name: Choi Gina) worked with famous composer Kim Do Hoon, who composed the title track “I’ll Back Off So Live Well”, yet she alone produced the entire album. Wheesung is responsible for penning the lyrics to this track. This mid-tempo track has an unforgettable melody line that is as shocking as the title of the song. BEAST member, Yong Jun Hyung, helps out with the rap featuring in the song as well. This week it moves up another spot to No. 6. This song is ranked No. 1 on this week’s M!Countdown chart.


7. (-3) MC Mong (feat. Mellow) – 죽을 만큼 아파서 (Hurt To The Extent Of Death)    
Score: 636
Genre: Hip-hop
External from soompi imageMusic: Kim Gun Woo / Lyrics: MC Mong, Park Jang Geun
Album: Blue Brand Vol. 2 Trauma Part 2 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: Title song of Blue Band’s second compilation album “Trauma”.  The hip hop song is about the pain after a breakup that continues to linger. MC Mong raps in a teary voice which harmonizes with underground singer Mellows clean beautiful tone. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)


8. (-5) Narsha – 삐리빠빠 (Bbi Ri Bba Bba) 
Score: 629
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic: East4A / Lyrics: Kim Ina
Album: Narsha 1st mini-album Track 2 Purchase this album    
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Title song of Narsha’s first mini album, “Narsha”. Narsha of the Brown Eyed Girls makes a unique transformation with a new electronic house sound combined with a pop melody. The trendy sound and arrangement is attention grabbing along with the “Bbi-ri-bop-a,” part. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)


9. (+22) Homme – 밥만 잘 먹더라 (Eat Well)
Score: 619
Genre: Pop Ballad 
External from soompi imageMusic + Lyrics: Bang Shi Hyuk
Album: Homme digital single “Homme By Hitman Bang” Track 1 
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: 2AM’s Chang Min and and 8eight’s Lee Hyun join hands with producer Bang Shi Hyuk for his project, Homme by “Hitman Bang” in time for the summer. The rock, pop, and R&B hybrid number, “Eat Well” uses guitar and drum sounds to refresh listeners’ hearts. It’s the type of song that will make listeners just drop what they are doing and leave. The two artists’ powerful harmonization will definitely make listeners feel the emotions of the song. This week it moves up 22 big spots to No. 9.


10. (+4) Chae Yeon – 봐 봐 봐 (Look Look Look) 
Score: 595
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic +  Lyrics: Kim Chang Hwan
Album: Chae Yeon mini-album “Look At” Track 4 Purchase this album    
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Korea’s sexy diva Chae Yeon makes a comeback this summer after a year, with her second mini album. The title track is “Look Look Look”, a dance number with electronica sounds and Miami beats. This dynamic song is expected to excite fans once more. This song is about a new generation of women and men who are shy about love. The song is garners even more interest because veteran singer Kim Gun Mo took part in the chorus. This week it moves up four spots into the top 10.


11. (-6) Son Dam Bi – Queen  
Score: 563
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusicKim Tae Hyun / Lyrics: Kim Hee Sun
Album: Som Dam Bi 3rd mini-album Track 2 Purchase this album   
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Having established herself as one of the top female solo singers in Korea now, Son Dam Bi returned after a year and four months of preparation for her third mini album, “The Queen”. The singer shows a 180 degree transformation in contrast to her past retro style bokgo dance songs. The title track is “Queen”, which incorporates electronica and rock to bring about a new style of pop dance music. The bouncy rhythms along with its addictive chorus and rap will catch listeners’ attention right away. This week “Queen” falls six spots to No. 11.


12. (-2) Park Myung Soo and Nicole (Kara) – 고래 (Whale)
Score: 531
Genre: Pop
External from soompi imageMusic +Lyrics: E-Tribe
Album: Park Myung Soo and Nicole digital single “Whale” Track 1 
Watch: MV
Comment: Park Myung Soo teamed up with SNSD’s Jessica last year to record the fun song “Cold Noodle”. He is back again this year, teamming up with a member of another prominent girl group: Nicole of Kara.  This is yet another fun song with a cute cartoon MV.  “Whale” did even better than “Cold Noodle” last year as it hits the top 10, but this week it falls two spots to No. 12.


13. (-2) 4Minute – I My Me Mine 
Score: 518
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic +Lyrics: Lee Sang Ho, Shin Sa Dong Tiger
Album: 4minute 2nd mini-album “Hit Your Heart” Track 4 Purchase this album    
Watch: MV Live Performance 
Comment: After their top 3 hit “HUH”, 4minute is back with their follow up song “I My Me Mine”, and it drops two spots to No. 13 this week. This is another song that displays 4minute’s fierce image on stage despite their young age. It is destined to be another big hit for the group. 4minute is set to make their Japanese debut. We wish them luck.


14. (-5) Park Jaebum – 믿어 줄래 (Will You Believe Me?) 
Score: 450
Genre: R&B Ballad
External from soompi imageOriginal Song  : Nothin’ On You – B.o.B
Album: Park Jae Bum EP “Will You Believe Me?” Track 1 Purchase this album    
Watch: MV
Comment: After a nasty split with 2PM, Park Jaebum is finally singing again and has released an EP. “Nothin’ On You” is a remake of B.o.B’s hit single, with supplementary melody arrangements by producer Park Geun Tae. An English and remix version of the song are also included. Fans all over the world are already anticipating this hot single! This week it falls five spots to No. 14.


15. (-3) Kan Mi Youn (feat. MBLAQ Mir) – 미쳐 가 (Go Crazy) 
Score: 380
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic+ Lyrics: Bang Shi Hyuk
Album: Kan Mi Youn digital single “Go Crazy” Track 1    
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Title song of Kan Mi-yeon’s digital single album of the same title. Lead vocalist Kan Mi-yeon of the former Hallyu trend Baby V.O.X. has started her solo career. The dance song is about a woman whose love turns into obsession and is heartbroken. Mir of MBLAQ is the rapper and Lee Joon stars in the music video. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)


16. (+1) IU (feat. 2AM Seul Ong) – 잔소리 (Nagging)

Score: 357
Genre: Pop Ballad 
Posted   ImageMusic: Lee Min Soo / Lyrics: Kim Ina 
Album: IU digital single “Nagging” Track 1 
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: IU rises one spot to No. 16 this week with “Nagging”. IU, who debuted at a young age of 16 with ballad number, “Missing Child” showcasing her strong vocal at such a young age, returned with a new single. The title track is “Nagging” which was co-composed by Lee Min Soo, who was responsible for Brown Eyed Girls’ “Abracadabra” and G.Gorilla of bands, Eve and Sprinkler. Seul Ong of 2AM is featured in this song, garnering interests among fans.


17. (+27) Gil Me (feat. K. Will) – 미안해 사랑해서   (Sorry For Loving You) 
Score: 315
Genre: Hip-hop
External from soompi imageMusic+Lyrics: Kim Se Jin, Seo Jin Jung 
Album: Gil Me Vol. 1 Track 2 Purchase this album 
Watch: Live Performance
Comment: Gilme releases her first album, “Love Actually” after releasing three singles, “Love Cuts” featuring Eun Ji Won, “Why You To Me” featuring Jung Yup of Brown Eyed Soul, and “Love Is War” featuring Outsider beforehand. In these songs, Gilme shows listeners her rapping and singing talents. Her new album includes these songs plus six new songs. The songs entail love stories that are very much possible in real life, so anyone can definitely relate to them. The title song “Sorry For Loving You” featuring K.Will moves up 27 big spots this week, becoming Gil Me’s first top 20 hit.


18. (New) Davichi – 난 너에게 (Better Together)  *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Score: 291
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min   
Album: Cho Young Soo All-Star 2010 digital single    
Watch: MV
Comment: Davichi meets with top composer Cho Young Soo to prepare for this year’s All Star Album following MC Mong and Seo In Young’s “Bubble Love”.  “From Me To You” is a bright love story with lovable lyrics and melody that makes  listeners smile. A 30 member orchestra takes part in the song, creating a beautiful accompaniment to Davichi’s sweet and refreshing vocals. The song is perfect for the summer. It is our highest debut this week at No. 18. 


19. (+3) Monday Kiz and V.O.S – 미치겠다 (Going Crazy)
Score: 261
Genre: R&B Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Lee Jin Sung, Choi Hyun Joon / Lyrics: Kang Eun Kyung
Album: Monday Kiz and V.O.S single album “Summer” Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: Live Performance
Comment: Korea’s top vocal group, Monday Kiz, meets with V.O.S for a special project, “Summer”. In the single, the two groups try new styles to bring out more mature music. The album, which consists of two songs, was produced by Monday Kiz’s Lee Jin Sung and V.O.S’ Choi Hyun Joon. Both songs follow the theme of hurt due to love and breakup. The title track is “Going Crazy”, composed by the two producers. The easy melody line of this medium tempo ballad track flows well with the string arrangements followed by percussion sounds. This week it moves up three spots into the top 20 at No. 19.


20. (-4) Sistar – Push Push
Score: 260
Genre: Pop / Dance
Posted   ImageMusic + Lyrics: Brave Brothers
Album: Sistar first single Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of Sistar’s debut single album with the same title, ‘Push Push.’ It is a new trend song created by the hit-makers, Brave Siblings, and Sistar. It features a unique style that blends real drum sounds, intense beats, and powerful vocals, adding to the enjoyment of the song. It’s a song about love from the confident girls who are unafraid to show their charismatic appeal. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)





Supreme Team


(Ding Dong)







허리케인 비너스

(Hurricane Venus)






Lee Seung Chul

그 사람

(That Person)






Baek Ji Young

시간이 지나면

(When Time Passes)






Super Junior

너 같은 사람 또 없어

(No Other)






One Two

Very Good







Orange Caramel

마법 소녀

(Magic Girl)






Jo Kwon

고백하던 날

(Day of Confession)







혼자 왔어요

(Came Alone)






Lee Seung Hwan

완벽한 추억

(Perfect Memory)







더 사랑하니까

(Because I Love More)







She’s Back







Jang Yoon Jung


(Will You Come)






Shin Hye Sung









One Better Day








Jump Jump Jump







Hwan Hee


(…While Doing)






Seo Tai Ji








Rottyful Sky

No Way








Turn It Up









(Just A Smile)






Hong Jin Young

내 사랑

(My Love)






Wonder Girls

2 Different Tears







Brown Eyed Soul

Can’t Stop Lovin’ You







Sung Eun

사랑하면 뭐해

(What’s The Point of Being In Love?)






M to M

사랑하는 여인에게

(To My Love Yeo-In)














Cult Two


(I Love You)






Teen Top








Big Mama





Blue: Songs to watch out under top 20

Green: Editor’s recommendations under top 20



O.S.T (Feat. Mr. Gordo) – 너는 (Why You)

Genre: Pop Ballad

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Album: O.S.T digital album “O.S.T In Love” Track 1

Listen To: Full Song

Comment: O.S.T is a talented singer who named himself O.S.T to sing warm and lyrical songs that we often hear in drama and movie OSTs. The title song “Why You”, featuring underground musician Mr Gord,o is a medium tempo song that expresses the frustrating feelings of love. Throughout the song we hear a strong drum beat which is expresses someone pounding one’s chest out of frustration. Also, the bridge section before the last chorus is filled with string sounds which seem to express one’s heart. The song was composed by Kim Won Hyun and Jo Ah Ra. (credits to purpletiger86 for translations)

DJ DOC – Run To You
Genre: Pop/Dance/Hip-hop

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Album: DJ DOC Vol. 5 (2000) Track 7
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: DJ  DOC is a hip hop trio (Kim Chang Ryul, Lee Ha Neul and Jung Jae Yong)  with DOC  standing for Dream Of Children. The duo was very popular in  the 1990s  and have made a comeback this year since their last  apprearance 6 years  ago. Run To You is their most well known song and  is a song that will  always be heard at festivals. It is well liked for its upbeat excitement has never been forgotten. (credits to ~S2~)

Sources of  the chart
Air Monitor  Chart – 15%
Cable Sources  (MNet, KMTV, Cable  Airplays) – 15%
Various Internet charts (Dosirak, Bugs,  Melon, Naver, Monkey3, Daum, Cyworld, Soribada) – 15%
ChartKorea – 10%
Hottracks Weekly Album Sales (2 weeks lag) – 10%
SBS  Inky  Gayo Take 7 + Internet Chart + MP3 Download Chart – 10%
MBC Inky Top 100 Chart – 10%
KBS Music Bank K-Chart – 10%
Gasoo 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 Non-stop, Pops In Seoul) – 5%

Thanks to Mardi09 for helping on this week’s internet chart research.<