Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2010 – October Week 1


1. (+2) 2NE1 –  박수쳐  (Clap Your Hands)  *** 1 WEEK NO. 1 ***
Score: 950
Genre: R&B/Hip-hop
External from soompi image  Music+Lyrics: e.knock
Album: 2NE1 Vol. 1 Track 3 Purchase this album    
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: As expected, 2NE1’s “Clap Your Hands” rises to the top spot in just its second week on the chart.  This song is from their first full studio album “To Anyone”. The girls did well last year with their powerful charisma on stage and their showy fashion sense. 2NE1 will have three title tracks – “Can’t Nobody,” “Go Away,” and “Clap Your Hands” – that will be performed simultaneously for promotions, probably a first in Korean music that an album have three different title songs. Top producers, Teddy, e.knock, choice37, and PK among others have participated in the album to bring out strong hip-hop beats, R&B, as well as reggae.

2. (-1) FT Island –  사랑 사랑 사랑 (Love Love Love)   
Score: 884
Genre: Pop Rock
External from soompi image  Music: Kim Do Hoon, Lee Seung Ho / Lyrics: Kim Do Hoon, Lee Seung Ho, Mario
Album: FT Island mini-album “Beautiful Journey” Track 1 Purchase this album    
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: After spending two weeks on top, FT Island falls back to No. 2 this week with “Love Love Love”.  This is the title song from their second mini album “Beautiful Journey.” The band had been quite busy the past months with their Japanese activities. The new album includes five new tracks, with “Love Love Love” being the title track. The album follows the concept of going on vacation as shown through the album jacket and 24-page photo booklet.  “Love Love Love” is a mid-tempo pop rock song that fans will fall in love with immediately.

3. (-1) Wheesung –  결혼까지 생각했어  (Even Thought Of Marriage) 
Score: 831
Genre: R&B/Dance
External from soompi image  Music: Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Wheesung
Album: Wheesung mini-album “Realslow Is Back” Track 1 Purchase this album    
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Multi-talented artist Wheesung, who’s capable of working with all sorts of genres – ballad, R&B, dance, rock, and so forth, returns after ten months with a new single album, “Real Slow is Back.” It includes title track “Even Thought of Marriage” and newly arranged versions of “Rose” and “Love, That Bad Disease” – songs that were included in his sixth album. “Even Thought of Marriage” is a powerful R&B dance number composed by renowned composed Kim Do Hoon and penned by Wheesung himself. It has strong sounds backed up with the artist’s solid vocals. The song is about a man who feels sad and pathetic when a lover he even decide to marry, leaves him.  This week it drops one spot to No. 3.

4. (+9) Gavy NJ –   그만하자 (Let’s End It)  
Score: 695
Genre: Pop Ballad 
External from soompi imageMusic:   Min Myung Ki / Lyrics: Min Myung Ki, Do Hee Sun
Album: Gavy NJ digital single “Let’s End It” Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment:  Gavy NJ, who debuted in 2005, releases a digital single titled, “Let’s End It,” composed and penned by Min Myung Ki who wrote all of the group’s top hits. The song initially starts off with sad violin arrangements followed by guitar and piano playing. The electronic sounds soon come forth along with the girls’ unique vocals. The song holds sad lyrics about reminiscing one’s past love life, only to realize that all that’s left is breakup.  This week it rises nine more spots into the top 5 at No. 4.

5. (+13) Miss $ (feat. Jung Sul Ki) – 이 나이 먹고 뭐했길래  (What Did You Do At This Age)   
Score: 617
Genre: Hip-hop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Rhymer, Masterkey / Lyrics: Rhymer   
Album: Miss $ digital single “Miss Independent” Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Miss $ returns more mature both music and artist-wise with a new digital single titled, “Miss Independent.” Korea’s hip-hop “big daddy, Rhymer produced the entire album, helping bring out Miss $’s colors. The title track is “What Did You Do At This Age,” a medium tempo hip-hop number with lyrics about not knowing love even at an older age. Jung Seul Gi’s vocal featuring helps bring out the sad mood of the song.  This week it moves up 13 spots and becomes the group’s first top 5 hit.

6. (-2) Secret – Madonna   
Score: 565
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic+Lyrics: Kang Ji Won, Kim Ki Bum
Album: Secret mini-album Vol. 2 Track 1 Purchase this album   
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of Secret’s 2nd mini album with the same title, ‘Madonna.’ It is a song with a message for girls to become an icon like Madonna and live confidently and proudly. Although it is an electronic pop dance song, the synth sounds are minimal. The participation of TST, a brass band, as a session musicians perfected the song. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

7. (-2) Sistar –  가식걸  (Shady Girl)
Score: 554
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic+Lyrics: Brave Brothers
Album: Sistar mini-album “Shady” Girl Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Rookie group, Sistar, makes its comeback with its second single album. The title track is “Shady Girl,” a dance number with strong hip-hop beats and lyrics. It was composed by the Brave Brothers and produced by world renowned producer Eliot Kennedy, upgrading the song a notch. The song holds lyrics about how a girl may seem a bit “shady” in front of a lover, but it’s because they want to look nice for him. Despite not getting as much attention as other rookie artists, Sistar has been doing very well on the chart and both of their songs made the top 5.

8. (-2) Rainbow – A
Score: 537
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic: Kim Seung Soo, Han Jae Ho / Lyrics: Song Soo Yoon
Album: Rainbow digital single A Track 1 
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Title song of Rainbow’s digital single album.  The powerful modern dance pop song is a combination of hip hop and rock. The lyrics are about rejecting superficial love. The Rainbow members show off their upgraded vocals and talented rap skills. (credits to Ariarng TV – Pops In Seoul)

9. (-1) DJ DOC – 나 이런 사람이야 (I’m This Kind Of Person)  
Score: 536
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: This is the title track of DJ D.O.C’s 7th studio album, ‘Satire.’ It is a fun and upbeat song with Psy and Lee Ha-neul’s straightforward and rebellious yet funny lyrics with electronic beats. The chorus, where they shout ‘that’s just me’ like the rebellious group they are famous as, is highly addictive. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

10. (-3) Homme – 밥만 잘 먹더라 (Eat Well)
Score: 476
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:  Title song of Chang-min & Lee Hyun’s digital single album ‘Homme By “Hitman” Bang.’ A hybrid summer rock song with a refreshing guitar sound and drum accompaniment that will make you want to forget everything and leave. 2AM’s Chang-min and 8eight’s Lee Hyun create powerful harmony. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

11. (-2) Narsha맘마미아 (Mamma Mia)
Score: 470
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic: Lee Min Soo / Lyrics: Kim Ina
Album: Narsha digital single “Mamma Mia” Track 1 
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Narsha, who spent the past month promoting her solo activities with “Bbi Ri Bba Bba”,  has returned with a digital repackaged version of her mini album. Her follow-up track, “Mama Mia” is a dance number produced by Cho Young Chul, composed by Lee Min Soo, and penned by Kim Ina. They were also responsible for the Brown Eyed Girls’ songs“Abracadabra,” “LOVE,” and “My Style,” making this new single a hot issue. The song uses strong drum beats and lively synthesizer sounds which seem to flow well with Narsha’s vocals. Junior group, Sunny Hill is also makes a feature in this number. This week “Mamma Mia” drops two spots to No. 11.

12. (-2) ERU –  하얀 눈물 (White Tears) 
Score: 397
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi image  Music: Yoon Myung Sun / Lyrics: ERU, Yoon Myung Sun
Album: ERU Vol. 4 Track 2 Purchase this album    
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Title song of Eru’s studio album, “Got To Be.”  The song follows Eru’s famous “Black Glasses.” The ballad tells the story of how white tears keep falling after taking off the black glasses. Eru shows off a chic new image that goes perfectly with his rich and appealing voice. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

13. (+1) Supreme Team & Young Joon –  (Why) 
Score: 388
Genre: R&B/Hip-hop
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Album: Supreme Team & Young Joon (Brown Eyed Soul) mini-album “Ames Room” Purchase this album 
Listen To: Full Song
Comment: Fast rising hip-hop group Supreme Team collaborates with Brown Eyed Soul’s Young Joon to release a project mini-album “Ames Room”.  The first single “Why” moves up one spot to No. 13 this week.  Supreme Team’s rap plus Young Joon’s soulful vocal makes this a wonderful song to listen to.  It is already ranked very high on various internet charts in Korea.

14. (New) Jung Yeop – Love You       *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Score: 284
Genre: R&B Ballad 
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Album: Jung Yeop digital single “Love You” Track 1
Watch: MV
Comment: Our highest debut this week is by Brwon Eyed Soul’s Jung Yeop with his beautiful song “Love You”.  Featuring the piano of Eco Bridge, Jung Yeop presents a very soft melody with piano background and a jazz feel. This soulful voice suits well for this quiet love ballad.

15. (New) Lim Jung Hee (feat. 2AM Jo Kwon) – 헤어지러 가는 길   (Road To Breakup)   
Score: 283
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic+Lyrics: Bang Shi Hyuk   
Album: Lim Jung Hee mini-album “It Can’t Be Real” Track 3 Purchase this album 
Watch: MV Live Perf
Comment: Diva Lim Jeong Hee and Jo Kwon meet for duet number, “Road to Breakup” in midst of the singer’s comeback mini album, “It Can’t be Real” due on September 30th. The song holds a special meaning because it’s a collaboration between former vocal teacher (Lim) and student (Jo) and also because Jo Kwon had always wanted to sing a duet with her. The song was composed by top producer, Bang Shi Hyuk (hitman bang), making it all the more anticipated.  This week it debuts at No. 15.

16. (-5) Tae Yang – I’ll Be There  
Score: 280
Genre: R&B / Dance
External from soompi image  Music +Lyrics: Teddy
Album: Tae Yang Vol. 1 International Edition Track 3 Purchase this album    
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment:  Title song from the newly released International Edition of Big Bang member Tae Yang’s first full studio album.  Tae Yang’s previous hit “I Need A Girl” reached No. 2 on our chart.  This song is written and produced by YG’s main producer Teddy.  It combines R&B, dance, and electronica elements.  This week it drops five spots to No. 16.

17. (+28) V.O.S –  Full Story      *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Score: 276
Genre: R&B Ballad
External from soompi image Music+Lyrics: Han Sang Won
Album: V.O.S Special mini-album “The Blue Bird” Track 3 Purchase this album    
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: V.O.S returns after a year with part one of their special mini album titled, “The Blue Bird.” The group took part in producing the album, taking one step further as musicians. The title track is “Full Story,” an emotional ballad composed by hit maker, Han Sang Won. The two members of V.O.S also took part in creating this number. V.O.S’s soft yet strong vocals are apparent in this Korean style emotional ballad.   This week it is our biggest mover, up 28 spots to No. 17.

18. (-6) 4Men – U  
Score: 251
Genre: R&B Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic +Lyrics: E-Tribe
Album: 4Men + E-Tribe mini-album “You” Track 1 Purchase this album    
Watch: MV Teaser Live Performance
Comment: R&B group 4Men has teamed up with E-Tribe – the formidable composer-producer duo behind hits like Girls’ Generation’s “Gee”, Lee Hyo Ri’s “U-Go-Girl”, and Super Junior’s “It’s You” – for the special mini-album You. This project album came about because of E-Tribe’s admiration for 4Men lead vocal Shin Young Jae’s voice.  4Men had a breakthrough hit earlier this year with “Can’t Do”.  “U” is another pure R&B song that we don’t see often in K-Pop these days.  “U” drops six spots to No. 18 this week.

19. (–) Lee Seung Chul – 그 사람 (That Person)   
Score: 250
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Hong Jin Young / Lyrics: Kim Sang Ik   
Album: KBS Drama “Baker King Kim Tak Goo” OST Part 3 digital single 
Watch: MV
Comment: Popular KBS Drama “Baker King Kim Tak Goo” ended on a high note with nearly 50% rating.  This prompts its theme song Lee Seung Chul’s “That Person” to stay strong at the top 20 this week again at No. 19.  The OST Part 1 and 2 features V.O.S and KCM, but the most popular song in this drama is this tender ballad.

20. (New) Chae Dong Ha –   하루가 미치고  (Day Is Crazy) 
Score: 248
Genre: Pop Ballad
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Album: Chae Dong Ha mini-album “D Day” Track 2 Purchase this album    
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment:  Almost a year after his solo debut album, former SG Wannabe member Chae Dong Ha is releasing the mini-album D day. Chae traveled all the way to India and Nepal to find inspiration for the album, for which he composed and produced. Going against the current K-pop trend, D-day eschews digital and electronic sounds for strings and acoustic. The album comes with four new songs including the main track Haruga Michigo, whose music video co-stars Chuno’s Yoon Joo Hee.  This week it debuts at No. 20.

21. (-1) Brown Eyed Soul – 그대 (You) : 234
22. (+1) Kara – 2Me : 229
23. (New) Beast – 주먹을 꽉 쥐고  (Clenching Fists Tightly)
: 227
24. (New) Yoo Chun, Jae Joong, Jun Su – 찾았다 (Found It)
: 225
25. (New) Park Hyo Shin – 안녕 사랑아 (Goodbye Love)
: 216
26. (-10) KCM – 3년이 지났어 (3 Years Passed) : 212
27. (+1) Jo Sung Mo – 바람필래 (I Want To Cheat) : 205
28. (-7) Miss A – Bad Girl Good Girl : 199
29. (+3) Trax – 오 나의 여신 (Oh! My Goddess) : 193
30. (New) Oh Jong Hyuk – 가슴이 뛰잖아 (Heart is Racing) : 187
31. (-16) Seo In Kook – 애기야 (My Baby U) : 186
32. (-5) See Ya – 미첬 나봐 (I Must Be Crazy) : 177
33. (+15) Son Dam Bi – dB Rider : 167
34. (-12) Lee Seung Ki – 정신이 나갔었나봐 (I Must Have Been Out Of My Mind) : 159
35. (+2) Rumble Fish – 기분 좋은 말 (Feel Good Day) : 140
36. (+10) Bobby Kim – 외톨이 (Loner) : 135
37. (-11) Davichi & Electroboyz – 너를 그린다 (Drawing You) : 134
38. (-13) SHINee – 루시퍼 (Lucifer) : 130
39. (-15) BoA – 허리케인 비너스 (Hurricane Venus) : 129
40. (New) Suh Young Eun (feat. H-Eugene) – 혹시 돌아올까봐 (In Case He Comes Back)
: 122
41. (-12) Lee Juck – 빨래 (Laundry) : 121
42. (-12) Zi-A – 웃음만 (Just A Smile) : 120
43. (-1) Gil Me (feat. K.Will) – 미안해 사랑해서 (Sorry for Loving You) : 111
44. (-5) Dalmatian – Round 1 : 104
45. (New) Sori – 넌 내 스타일 아니야! (You’re Not My Style!) : 102
46. (New) Park Hong – 나를 바라봐 (Look At Me) : 97
47. (-9) Hwan Hee – ..하다가 (…While Doing) : 91
48. (-7) Lee Sun Hee – 여우비 (Sun Shower) : 79
49. (New) Moon Ji Eun – 히비예 히비요 (Hibiye Hibiyo) : 74
50. (-15) Boo Hwal – 사랑해서 사랑해서 (I Love You I Love You) : 72

Blue: Songs to watch out under top 20
Green: Editor’s recommendations under top 20

Blue Fish (feat. 2NB, 1sagain) – 죽을듯이 아프게해 (Hurt To The Extent Of Death)

Genre: R&B Ballad

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Album: Blue Fish digital single “Abandoned Pain” Track 1

Listen To: Full Song

Comment: Blue Fish is a project album that focuses on composer, Pil Seung Bulpae (real name Jung Pil Seung). The title track is “Hurt to the Extent of Death” which is a song co-composed by Pilseung Bulpae and hit maker Kim Du Hun. The number features the vocals of 2NB and 1sagain. Both artists had worked with the composer before, making it a perfect track for them. 2NB’s sad vocals flow well with 1sagain’s appealing rap in this medium tempo number. (credits to motoway065 for translations)



Kim Gun Mo – 잘못된 만남 (Wrongful Meeting)

Genre: Pop / Dance

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Album: Kim Gun Mo Vol. 3 (1995) Track 6

Watch: MV Live Performance

Comment: Kim Gun Mo was born in 1968 and he debuted into the Korean music scene in 1992. Ever since, he has released 12 albums with many success. He is very famous for audience of all ages and is one of the few stars to have sold over 1 million records. Wrongful meeting is from his third album in 1995 and is one of his most famous songs and one fo the top hit songs of the 1990s. The song is about how their lover cheated on them with their best friend and is a classic dance song. This song was also remade by Ayumi from Sugar. (credits to ~S2~)


About the soompi music chart:

Soompi Music Chart is unlike any other music charts or television rankings.  It takes into account not only sales and rankings by various other charts in Korea, but also airplays of each song, the number of live performances and appearances, making it an unbiased and objective tally of what’s going on in the world of K-pop.  When we compare our chart to the GAON Music Chart which is now the official music chart in Korea, we are very closely matched.  Our chart is composed of the following sources:


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.