Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2010 – October Week 5


1. (–) Beast – 숨 (Breath)   *** 2 WEEKS NO. 1 ***
Score: 865
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi image Music+Lyrics: Choi Gyu Sung, Rado, Shin Sa Dong Tiger 
Album: Beast mini-album “Mastermind” Track 2 Purchase this album    
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Despite very strong competitions, Beast remained No. 1 with “Breath”.   Beast has already excited fans with “Clenching Fists Tightly” released prior to its upcoming third mini album, “Mastermind.” They need to wait no longer as the boy group returns this month. The title track is “Breath” a new song that is expected to upgrade Beast one notch higher. The song was composed by Sinsadong Tiger and Choi Gyu Sung and Beast member, Yong Jun Hyung took part in penning it. The strong synth riffs and drums flow well with the group’s vocals and adlibs.



2. (+4) Ga In – 돌이킬 수 없는 (Irreversible)

Score: 830

Genre: Pop / Dance

External from soompi imageMusic: Yoon Sang, Lee Min Soo /Lyrics: Kim Ina

Album: Ga In mini-album “Step 2/4” Track 2 Purchase this album

Watch: MV Live Performance

Comment: Brown Eyed Girls’ member, Ga In releases her first solo album after gaining much success with the rest of the group last year with “Abracadabra.” Jo Young Chul, who produced Brown Eyed Girls’ third album, “Sound-G” also took part in this EP along with other top staff members. The album revolves around the tango genre, hence the album title, “Step 2/4” which is the basic rhythm for the dance. The title track is “Irreversible,” co-composed by hit makers Yoon Sang and Lee Min Soo. The polished chord work, great melody, and rhythm making mesh well with the synth sounds, producing an electronica fused tango number.  This week it moves up four more spots to No. 2 and will be one of the challengers for the top spot next week.



3. (-1) Miss A – Breathe    
Score: 818
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic+Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Album: Miss A 2nd single Track 2 Purchase this album   
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Dropping one spot to No. 3 this week is top rookie female group Miss A’s second single title song “Breathe”.  The girls who debuted this past July with much confidence and skill returns with a funkier and cuter image fans are expected to enjoy.  Their debut song “Bad Girl Good Girl” already topped the chart and now they have their second big hit.  Miss A will battle top male group CN Blue for this year’s top new artist honor. 



4. (+8) 2PM – I’ll Be Back

Score: 750

Genre: Pop / Dance

External from soompi imageMusic + Lyrics: Park Jin Young

Album: 2PM mini-album “Still 02:00pm” Track 2 Purchase this album

Watch: MV Live Performance

Comment: 2PM’s new mini album titled, “Still 2PM” is expected to show an even more mature and refined image of them through seven tracks. The title song is “I’ll Be Back,” an R&B number with hip-hop and house rhythms. The song showcases 2PM’s very own style in music. One of the dance moves involved in the song is the “shuffle dance” popular in the 90’s. The boys will relive this “rabbit dance.”  This week it moves up eight spots to No. 4.




5. (-2) 2NE1 – 박수쳐 (Clap Your Hands)
Score: 739
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: This is the title track of 2NE1’s 1st studio album, ‘To Anyone.’ It is a hip hop song with hip hop rhythm created mainly by percussion instruments. It highlights the appeal of intense and unique rap skills of 2NE1. The members show off unique charismatic appeals with tattoos and smoky make-up and give off spectacular performances on stage. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul) 



6. (+3) Supreme Team & Young Joon – 그땐 그땐 그땐 (Then Then Then)
Score: 695
Genre: R&B/Hip-hop
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Album: Supreme Team & Young Joon (Brown Eyed Soul) mini-album “Ames Room” Purchase this album 
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the official title song “Then Then Then” from Supreme Team & Young Joon’s (Brown Eyed Soul) “Ames Room” project album.  This song is mainstream enough yet doesn’t lose the uniqueness from both artists.  This week it moves up three more spots to No. 6.



7. (-3) Lim Jung Hee – 진짜일 리 없어 (It Can’t Be Real)   
Score: 688
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic+Lyrics: Bang Shi Hyuk   
Album: Lim Jung Hee mini-album “It Can’t Be Real” Track 2 Purchase this album 
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Lim Jung Hee’s “It can’t Be Real” moves up two spots to No. 4 this week.  “It Can’t be Real” was composed and penned by Hitman Bang. The producer came up with the title and lyrics of the song after watching the film, “Inception.” The song is about can’t believing breakup actually happened. The song has neo-soul sounds and uses trendy electronic synths.



8. (-3) Lee Juck – 그대랑 (With You)
Score: 634
Genre: Rock Ballad 
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Album: Lee Juck Vol. 4 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: Lee Juck’s “With You” from his 4th album “Love” jumps dropped three spots to No. 8 this week.  One of the most well respected artists in Korean Music, lee Juck’s new album immediately becomes top seller upon its release.  ‘With You” also ranked very high in both airplay and internet charts.  It is a rock ballad with lively lyrics, a light band sound, and free-wheeling energy to spare.



9. (-2) SHINee – Hello
Score: 605
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi image  Music: Cates, McEwen, Jensen / Lyrics: Kim Ina
Album: SHINee Vol. 2 repackaged version Track 2 Purchase this album    
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: SHInee has done exceptionally well this year with “Lucifer” and is back with its repackaged second album titled, “Hello.” The title track is of the same title and in contrast with their past song which showed off the boys’ powerful charms, the new song will show a sweeter side. This trendy R&B pop number is expected to be refreshing in vocals and rhythms.  This week “Hello” drops two spots to No. 9.



10. (+12) U-Kiss – 시끄러!! (Shut Up!!!)     
Score: 424
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi image  Music + Lyrics: Kim Tae Hyun
Album: U-Kiss mini-album Vol. 4 Track 2 Purchase this album   
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: U-Kiss did quite well with its past mini album, “At I That Easy” causing the entire country to follow the “strong man dance.” The boys are back with their fourth mini album, “Break Time” with includes seven new tracks of new style. The title track is “Shut Up!!” composed by Kim Tae Hyun who also wrote Ivy’s “Sonata of Temptation,” After School’s “Bang,” and T-ara’s “Crazy Because of You.” The song is arranged with hardcore electronic techniques, focusing even more on the group’s vocals and tough styles.  This week it moves up 12 spots into the top 10.




11. (-3) BoA – Copy & Paste      
Score: 344
Genre: Pop/Dance
 External from soompi imageMusic: Gad, Kafi, Lewander / Lyrics: Kenzie, Kang Ji Won, Kim Boo Min
Album: BoA Vol. 6 Repackaged Version Track 1 Purchase this album    
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: BoA returns this fall with a repackaged version of her sixth album, “Copy & Paste.” The new album includes eleven songs from “Hurricane Venus” along with two new tracks that show an upgraded BoA in both music style and charms. The title track is dance number, “Copy & Paste”, a dance hit with strong rhythm.  This week it drops three spots to No. 11.



12. (+1) Sung Shi Kyung & IU – 그대네요 (It Is You)
Score: 332
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Kim Hyung Suk / Lyrics: Lee Mina
Album: Sung Shi Kyung digital single “It Is You” Track 2
Listen To: Full Song
Comment: Sung Shi Kyung is back with a brand new digital single, “It Is You” after completing his mandatory two-year military service. The song is about sadness felt through love and breakup and it’s something everyone must have gone through at least once in their lives. Created by Sung Shi Kyung and close friend/producer Kim Hyung Suk, “It Is You” is a song with beautiful melody and lyrics. Singer IU is featured in this song.  This week it moves up one spot again at No. 12.



13. (+10) Gummy – 죽어도 사랑해 (Love You Even If I Die)     
Score: 315
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Kim Do Hoon, Lee Hyun Seung / Lyrics: Choi Kap Won
Album: SBS Drama “Dae Mool” OST Part 1   
Watch: MV
Comment: This song is coming from SBS Drama “Dae Mool” featuring top stars Cha In Pyo, Kwon Sang Woo, and Go Hyun Jung.  The sad ballad by Gummy written by hitmakers Kim Do Hoon, Lee Hyun Seung, and Choi Kap Won captures the emotions of the drama as well. 



14. (+3) Yoo Chun, Jae Joong, Junsu (JYJ) – 찾았다 (Found It)    
Score: 314
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic+Lyrics: Choi Yong Chan   
Album: KBS Drama “Sung Kyun Kwan Scandal” OST Track 2  Purchase this album
Listen To: Full Song
Comment:  TVXQ’s Micky Yoo Chun makes his Korean drama debut in the highly anticipated KBS period drama Sung Kyun Kwan Scandal.  Based on a novel by Jung Eun Gwol, Yoo Chun plays a stubborn, stickler student from a powerful and influential family who goes against his privileged background to seek education and equality, but he still has much to learn about how the world really runs.  With Yoo Chun as the leading man, TVXQ bandmates Jun Su and Jae Joong have also joined the soundtrack. The JYJ trio return to K-pop with the drama song “Found It”, a lovely ballad that is very different from previous TVXQ songs.  This week it moves back up three spots to No. 14.



15. (+24) Kang Seung Yoon – 본능적으로 (Instinctive)   *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***     
Score: 313
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic+Lyrics: Yoon Jong Shin
Album: Superstar K 2 Top 11 Part 3   
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Last year’s Superstar K has produced hit artists like Seo In Kook, Jung Sul Gi, and Gil Hak Mi.  The first artist from this year’s edition having a hit song is Kang Seung Yoon, who impressively remade Yoon Jong Shin’s “Instinctive” with his unique voice and rapping by Swing.  Despite many established artists releasing new songs now, this song has captured the top spot in many internet charts across Korea.  As a result, this song becomes our biggest mover this week.  Kang Seung Yoon is definitely an artist to look out for.



16. (+8) Davichi – 두 번 헤어지는 일 (Events That Causes Two Breakups)     
Score: 309
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic+Lyrics: Shin Seung Hoon
Album: Shin Seung Hoon 20th Anniversary with Davichi  
Watch:  Live Performance
Comment: Davichi sings, “Event That Causes Two Breakups” for veteran singer, Shin Seung Hoon’s 20th anniversary album. The album will include remakes of Shin’s hit songs covered by junior artists along with a brand new song. Four artists will release a song in October, one every Thursday. Female duo, Davichi is the first guest and will sing, “Event That Causes Two Breakups” which is a ballad song included in Shin’s 9th album.  This week it moves up eight spots to No. 16.



17. (+3) Coed School – Too Late 

Score: 308

Genre: Pop/Dance

External from soompi imageMusic: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Cho Young Soo, Kim Tae Hyun, Ahn Young Min, Oh Sung Hoon

Album: Coed School 1st mini-album Track 1

Watch: MV Live Performance

Comment: Riding the success of T-Ara and Cho Shin Sung’s “TTL” last year, the first megasize mixed group in Korea has debuted. Coed School consists of 10 members (6 guys and 4 girls) and their debut song “Too Late” is gaining attentions every week.  “Too Late” is written by famous composer Cho Young Soo.  The 10-membered group has made many live performances in music shows and gains new fans everyday.



18. (New) Mighty Mouth (feat. Kim Hee Sun) – 사랑이란 (Love Is)   *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***     
Score: 292
Genre: Hip-hop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Kim Ki Won, Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Kim Do Hoon, Rhymer
Album: Mighty Mouth digital single “Love Is”  
Watch: MV
Comment: Mighty Mouth releases a new single titled, “Love Is.” The group is known for collaborating with singers and actors alike, always surprising music listeners with catchy and easy-going music. The duo’s new song, “Love Is” features Korea’s top actresses, Kim Hee Sun who has actually taken a hiatus for a bit. This will be her first work since the break. The actress has some singing experience from her 2005 drama series, “Sad Sonata” in which she sang Natalie Cole’s “Love.” “Love Is” is a song with a simple, yet smooth melody line that flows well with the piano arrangements and medium-tempo hip-hop beats. This love song is expected to receive much love and attention.  This week it is our highest debut at No. 18.



19. (-8) Kim Jong Kook – 다시 내게로 돌아와 (Come Back To Me Again)
Score: 272
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi image  Music+Lyrics: Ha Kwang Hoon
Album: Kim Jong Kook Remake Album Track 4 Purchase this album    
Watch: MV
Comment: Kim Jong Kook returns with a remake album filled with ten classics released between the 70’s and 90’s from the likes of Lee Moon Se, Jo Kwan Woo, Kim Jong Chan, and Lee Jung Suk. The artist adds his own distinct color to these songs, giving each and every one of them a new feel from the original. Title song “Come Back to Me” was originally sung by veteran singer, Jo Kwan Woo. The song is re-arranged to give it some trendy sounds from the South. Gary of hip-hop duo Leessang is featured in the rap portion of the song, which seem to flow well with Kim Jong Kook’s unique singing method.  This week it drops eight spots to No. 19.



20. (-6) FT Island – 사랑 사랑 사랑 (Love Love Love)  
Score: 270
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: This is the title track of FT Island’s 2nd mini album, ‘Beautiful Journey.’ The perfect combination of powerful vocals and sentimental piano melody helps to create this heartbreaking rock ballad song that highlights FT Island’s sophisticated and sensual appeal. The group members are back with even more stable and developed vocal and performance skills. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)





21. (+13) Younha – 원샷 (One Shot) : 267

22. (+11) Park Ki Young – 빛 (Light) : 264

23. (+8) SG Wannabe – 겨울 나무 (Winter Tree) : 257

24. (-8) Kim Bum Soo – 지나간다 (Passing By) : 238

25. (-10) Se7en – I’m Going Crazy : 234

26. (New) Hwa Yobi – 나 같은 여자 (Woman Like Me) : 216

27. (-6) Suh Young Eun (feat. Noblesse) – 너는 날 녹여 (You Melt Me) : 202

28. (-18) Wheesung – 결혼까지 생각했어 (Even Thought of Marriage) : 201

29. (New) MBLAQ – Running Running : 188

30. (New) See Ya & Davichi – 다 컸잖아 (All Grown Up) : 186

31. (+9) Jung Yup – Without You : 177

32. (New) HAM – So Sexy : 170

33. (-14) Sunday Brunch – 십원짜리 (Ten Won Item) : 161

34. (New) Transfixion – Never Say Goodbye : 155

35. (New) Lee Young Hyun (Big Mama) – 사랑 참 밉다 (Really Hate Love) : 123

36. (-1) Lee Seung Chul – 그 사람 (That Person) : 120

37. (-7) See Ya – 이별이 오지 못하게 (So That Breakup Won’t Come) : 119

38. (-12) Lee Seung Ki – 지금부터 사랑해 (Love You From Now On) : 111

39. (-21) Oh Jong Hyuk – 가슴이 뛰잖아 (Heart is Racing) : 109

40. (New) Psy – Right Now : 105

41. (-16) Miss $ (feat. Jung Sul Gi) – 이 나이 먹고 뭐했길래 (What Did You Do At This Age) : 104

42. (–) No Reply – 내가 되었으면 (If It Was Me) : 91

43. (+2) Beige & Ryeo Wook (Super Junior) – 친구와 사랑에 빠질 때 (When You Fall In Love With a Friend) : 90

44. (-12) Sistar – 가식걸 (Shady Girl) : 89

45. (New) Rainbow – 마하 (Mach) : 88

46. (New) Jessica (SNSD) – Sweet Delight : 85

47. (-9) Homme – 밥만 잘 먹더라 (Eat Well) : 84

48. (-12) Winter Play – 투셰모나모 (Touche Mon Amour) : 83

49. (New) Outsider – 주인공 (Hero) : 75

50. (-9) Woo Eun Mi – 부탁해 (Request) : 66



Blue: Songs to watch out under top 20

Green: Editor’s recommendations under top 20




Noel – 흔들리지마 (Don’t Get Shaken)

Genre: Pop

External from soompi image

Album: Noel digital single “Don’t Get Shaken”

Listen To: Full Song (thanks to Mardi09 for uploading)

Comment: Rookie artist, Noel releases her first single, “A.M NO:EL” which took three years to produce and release. Although she’s a new singer, she has already gained respect from various composers as she has taken part in the chorus for established singers such as SE7EN, Kim Bum Soo, Lyn, Bada, and Gummy and has worked as a guide for Big Mama, Gummy, Lyn, and CSJH the Grace. The title track is “Don’t Get Shaken,” a medium tempo R&B pop number with a great melody line and lyrics that are perfect for the rookie singer. (credits to motoway065 for translations)




Shin Seung Hoon – 두 번 헤어지는 일 (Events That Causes Two Breakups) 

Genre: Pop Ballad

External from soompi image

Album: Shin Seung Hoon Vol. 9 (2004) Track 3

Watch: MV

Comment: Shin Seung Hoon is a famous ballad singer that was very popular during the 1990s. He has released 20 albums in total and is considered one of the most influential ballad singers in Koea. Event That Cuases Two Breakups is from his 9th album and the MV involves a story featuring stars Kim Min Jong and Choi Ja Hye. The song is being remade recently by female duo Davichi as part of Shin Seung Hoon’s 20th anniversary album.  (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, 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, Pops In Seoul) – 5%


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