Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2010 – Nov Week 2


1. (+6) Psy – Right Now   *** 1 WEEK NO. 1 ***
Score: 871
Genre: Hip-hop
External from soompi imageMusic: Psy, Yoon Gun Hyung / Lyrics: Psy
Album: Psy Vol. 5 Track 2 Purchase this album    
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Psy’s “Right Now” surprised everyone this week, moving up six spots and stole the top spot against very strong competitions.  This is his first album in four years. Known for his unique rap and dance songs, PSY has brought together an impressive team for his comeback album Psyfive. Cool’s Lee Jae Hoon features in the advance track “In My Eye”, while Seo In Young pitches in on Thank You. Brown Eyed Soul’s Jung Yup and YDG also participated in the album.  The title track is “Right Now”.  This song combines electronic arrangement along with Psy’s singing and rapping.

2. (–) 2PM – I’ll Be Back

Score: 823

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 remains No. 2.



3. (New) 2AM – 전활 받지 않는 너에게 (To You Who’s Not Picking Up The Phone)   *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Score: 820
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic+ Lyrics: Bang Shi Hyuk
Album: 2AM Vol. 1 Track 2 Purchase this album    
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: 2AM who debuted about two and a half years ago finally releases its first full-length album titled, “Saint O’Clock.” Bang Shi Hyuk who produced 2AM’s hit number “Can’t Send You Even If I Die” has also produced this album, elevating fans’ anticipation. One of the title tracks is “To You Who’s Not Picking Up the Phone” which centralizes around the theme of the loneliness and hurt felt through breakup.  This week it is our highest debut at No. 3.



4. (-3) Ga In – 돌이킬 수 없는 (Irreversible) 

Score: 733

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: Ga In’s “Irreversible” drops to No. 4 this week after spending the last week on top.  Having scored many chart topping songs with Brown Eyed Girls, this is Ga In’s first No. 1 solo hit.  “Irreversible” is 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.



5. (-1) Miss A – Breathe    
Score: 711
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. 5 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 likely battle top male group CN Blue for this year’s top new artist honor.



6. (+2) SG Wannabe – 해바라기 (Sunflower)
Score: 679
Genre: R&B Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min 
Album: SG Wannabe Vol. 7 Part 1 Track 3 Purchase this album 
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Korea’s top male vocal group, SG Wannabe makes their comeback after 1.5 years with part one of their seventh album.  Teaming up once again with Cho Young Soo and Ahn Young Min on their title song “Sunflower”, the group presents us an easy listening ballad with smooth flow.  This week it moves up two spots to No. 6.



7. (-2) Supreme Team & Young Joon – 그땐 그땐 그땐 (Then Then Then)
Score: 672
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 drops two spots to No. 7.



8. (-5) Beast – 숨 (Breath)    
Score: 559
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: Beast drops five spots to No. 8 this week 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.  Beast is also our Soompi artist of the month for November.  Check them out.



9. (+13) SNSD – 훗 (Hoot)   *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Score: 558
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic: James, Jansen, Larsson /  Lyrics: Lee Hyun Gyu
Album: SNSD mini-album “Hoot” Track 1 Purchase this album    
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Asia’s number one girl group, SNSD makes a surprise comeback with a new mini album, “Hoot.” The girls have been quite busy this year promoting their second album with songs, “Oh” and “Run Devil Run” and debuting in Japan. The title track of the new album is “Hoot,” which showcases their upgraded vocals and emotions.  This week it is our biggest mover, up 13 spots to No. 9.



10. (–) Lee Juck – 그대랑 (With You)
Score: 471
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” remains at No. 10 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. 



11. (-5) 2NE1 – Go Away    
Score: 469
Genre: R&B/Hip-hop
External from soompi image  Music+Lyrics: Teddy
Album: 2NE1 Vol. 1 Track 2 Purchase this album    
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of 2NE1’s first studio album, ‘To Anyone.’ It is about telling a cheating boyfriend that they should break up. It is an upbeat, pop style song with rock sounds and a melody that’s easy to listen to. In the music video, the members’ revenge on the ‘bad guy’ is quite something. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)



12. (-3) Lim Jung Hee – 진짜일 리 없어 (It Can’t Be Real)   
Score: 448
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” drops three spots to No. 12 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.



13. (-1) Zi-A & 4men – 울고 불고 (Crying)         
Score: 386
Genre: R&B Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Han Sang Won / Lyrics: Choi Kap Won
Album: Zi-A & 4men digital single “Crying”  
Watch: MV
Comment: There are many collaborations between artists this year, and the latest one we have two very talented artists, Zi-A and 4men, dueting on this powerful ballad “Crying”.  Thoughout the song, we hear great vocals from both artists.  It is the kind of songs only artists with their talents can pull it off.  This week it drops one spot to No. 13.



14. (+3) Rainbow – 마하 (Mach)      
Score: 325
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi image  Music: Kim Seung Soo, Han Jae Ho / Lyrics: Song Soo Yoon
Album: Rainbow digital single “Mach”   
Watch: Live Performance
Comment: Rainbow scores another top 20 hit with their latest digital single “Mach”. Just not long ago their song “A” was also in our top 20.  DSP Entertainment has high hope on this group which have a different image and different music style than Kara.  But just like Kara, they keep improving and rank higher with each song.  “Mach” moves up three spots this week to No. 14.



15. (+1) HAM – So Sexy      
Score: 317
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi image  Music: Jun Ho Jin / Lyrics: HAM
Album: HAM digital single “So Sexy”   
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Female trio HAM (Heart And Mind) moves up one spot with “So Sexy”. This song surprisingly has a very high airplay and that moves it into the top 20.  HAM debuted with “TT Dance” last year.  Like Secret, they do not get a lot of attentions last year, but now they have their first top 20 hit and gaining popularity.



16. (-1) Gummy – 죽어도 사랑해 (Love You Even If I Die)     
Score: 314
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.  This week it drops one spot to No. 16.



17. (New) Lee Jung (feat. Leessang) – 헤어지는 일 (To Be Break Up)     
Score: 308
Genre: R&B
External from soompi imageMusic: Lee Jung / Lyrics: Lee Jung, Gary
Album: Lee Jung digital single “To Be Break Up”
Listen To: Full Song
Comment: Coming back from his two years of military service, Lee Jung released a digital single “To Be Break Up”.  Lee Jung wrote this song himself and co-wrote the lyrics with Leessang’s Gary, who is the featured rapper. Lee Jung debuted in 2003 as an R&B singer.  Over the years he has diversified into more pop-oriented songs, but this time he returns to his R&B roots as “To Be Break Up” is a song with pure R&B melody.  This week it debuts at No. 17.




18. (-7) SHINee – Hello
Score: 299
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 seven spots to No. 18.



19. (-6) U-Kiss – 시끄러!! (Shut Up!!!)     
Score: 272
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 drops six spots to No. 19.



20. (-1) Transfixion – Never Say Goodbye    
Score: 251
Genre: Rock Ballad
External from soompi image
Album: Transfixion Vol. 3.5 Track 1 Purchase this album   
Watch: MV
Comment: Best known for the World Cup support songs “For Victory” and The Shouts of Reds, Transfixion is celebrating their tenth anniversary soon. Their new mini-album Never Say Goodbye exemplifies the great talent and appeal that has kept the band going for so long. The title song Never Say Goodbye is a powerful, wistful rock ballad that leaves a deep impression, particularly with its Hammond organ intro.  This song has been released for more than 2 months but only in recent weeks did it pick up a lot of airplay points.




21. (New) Jung Jae In – 가로수 그늘 아래 서면 (If I Stand Under the Shadows of the Roadside Trees) : 236

22. (+4) Park Ki Young – 빛 (Light) : 235

23. (+1) Kang Seung Yoon – 본능적으로 (Instinctive) : 217

24. (New) Co-Ed School – 삐리뽐 빼리뽐 (Bbi Ri Bbom Bbae Ri Bbom) : 209

25. (-7) Outsider – 주인공 (Hero) : 204

26. (New) Suki – 가슴아 안돼 (No, Heart) : 198

27. (New) 4men – 미안해 (I’m Sorry) : 195

28. (New) Min Kyung Hoon – 상처투성이 (Full of Wounds) : 173

29. (-15) Mighty Mouth – 사랑이란 (Love Is) : 170

30. (-3) Hwa Yobi – 나 같은 여자 (Woman Like Me) : 168

31. (-11) MBLAQ – Running Running : 146

32. (-7) Yoo Chun, Jae Joong, Jun Su – 찾았다 (Found It) : 145

33. (-10) Sung Shi Kyung & IU – 그대네요 (It Is You) : 141

34. (+1) Miss $ (feat. Jung Sul Gi) – Promise U : 138

35. (New) Wax – 두 여자 (Two Women) : 135

36. (+11) Lee Seung Chul – 그 사람 (That Person) : 134

37. (New) December – 눈부신 눈물 (Blinding Tears) : 125

38. (-10) Davichi – 두 번 헤어지는 일 (Event That Causes Two Breakups) : 122

39. (New) Byul – 오늘 참 아프다 (Today It Hurts A Lot) : 117

40. (New) Park Jae Bum – 베스티 (Bestie) : 109

41. (-20) Younha – 원샷 (One Shot) : 94

42. (–) Woo Eun Mi – 잡아줘요 (Let Me Catch) : 87

43. (+5) Autumn Vacation – 취미는 사랑 (Hobby is Love) : 85

44. (New) Lee Soo Geun (feat. Eun Ji Won) – 헉 (Gasp) : 82

45. (-14) Sun Woo – 눈 코 입 (Eyes Nose Lips) : 75

46. (-12) Bae Da Hae – My All : 72

47. (-15) FT Island -슬픈 언약식 (Sad Promise) : 71

48. (-10) Suh Young Eun – 너는 날 녹여 (You Melt Me) : 66

49. (-4) Yoon Jong Shin – 그대 없이는 못살아 (Can’t Live Without You) : 65

50. (-14) Jung Yup – Without You : 60




Blue: Songs to watch out under top 20

Green: Editor’s recommendations under top 20




Daejin – 사랑 하나 밖에 (Only One Love)

Genre: Pop Ballad

External from soompi image

Album: Daejin digital single “Only One Love”

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

Comment: Daejin who sang the main theme song for the popular drama series, “Queen of Housewives” releases his first single, “Only One Love.” The song was composed by ballad maker, Ahn Chang Hyun who also created songs for Zi-A and December. Anyone who has loved and broken up can sympathize to this song. (credits to motoway065 for translations)




Lee Jung – 다신 (Again)

Genre: R&B/Dance

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Album: Lee Jung Vol. 1 (2003) Track 1

Watch: MV Live Performance

Comment: Lee Jung (real name: Lee Jung Hee) original debuted in 2002 with the group 7Dayz.  After the group’s first album, Lee Jung left to pursue a solo career and released his first album in 2003.  The title song “Again” is an R&B dance style song that are very common these days but were still a budding genre back then.  The song got very good reviews and put Lee Jung on the map in the music scene.  Lee Jung also got into acting, most notably in the MBC Sitcom “Nonstop 5” where he played himself.  Recently, Lee Jung came back from his military duties and returned a new digital single “To Be Break Up”.


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.