Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2010 – November Week 3


1. (+2) 2AM – 전활 받지 않는 너에게 (To You Who’s Not Picking Up The Phone)   *** 1 WEEK NO. 1 ***
Score: 947
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 scores their third No. 1 song of 2010 with “To You Who’s Not Picking Up The Phone”.  This song is coming from 2AM’s 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. “To You Who’s Not Picking Up the Phone” centralizes around the theme of the loneliness and hurt felt through breakup.  It only takes two weeks to become our No. 1 song.  With their latest No. 1 song, 2AM will have a very strong presence in the upcoming year end awards.

2. (+7) SNSD – 훗 (Hoot)    
Score: 934
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 moves up another seven spots to No. 2 and will challenge 2AM for the top spot next week.

3. (-2) Psy – Right Now    
Score: 875
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: After one week on top, Psy’s “Right Now” drops back to No. 3. 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.

4. (+2) SG Wannabe – 해바라기 (Sunflower)
Score: 749
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 another two spots to No. 4.

5. (-3) 2PM – I’ll Be Back

Score: 676

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 drops three spots to No. 5.

6. (+1) Supreme Team & Young Joon – 그땐 그땐 그땐 (Then Then Then)
Score: 601
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 title track of Supreme Team & Young-jun’s first mini album, ‘Ames Room.’ In this soulful hip hop number, the powerful rap by Supreme Team and strong vocals by Young-jun from Brown Eyed Soul come together to create a unique harmony. It is about pain after separation, but the fast beats that contrast with the sad lyrics make the song surprisingly vibrant. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

7. (New) 2NE1 – 아파 (Slow)   *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***  
Score: 539
Genre: R&B Ballad
External from soompi image  Music: Sun Woo Jung Ah, e.knock / Lyrics: e.knock
Album: 2NE1 Vol. 1 Track 5 Purchase this album    
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: The hits keep coming from 2NE1’s first studio album, ‘To Anyone.’ This time the girls made a 180 degrees image change for beauty and elegance to perform this R&B ballad “It Hurts (Slow)”.  The four members shared vocal equally, even for CL and Minzi who usually rap, sing extensively in this song.  It is a perfect song as we get into the winter.  This week it is our highest debut at No. 7.

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

Score: 515

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. 8 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.

9. (-4) Miss A – Breathe    
Score: 502
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 four spots to No. 9 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.

10. (–) Lee Juck – 그대랑 (With You)
Score: 444
Genre: Rock Ballad 
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Album: Lee Juck Vol. 4 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: This is the title track of Lee Juck’s 4th studio album, ‘Love.’ It’s a song with a unique blend of dynamic rock sounds and a beautiful melody that will make you feel as if you’re flying across the sky. The dynamic electric guitar performance and the piano melody are impressive, and the innocent words like that of a child will linger in your mind for a long time. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul) 

11. (+6) Lee Jung (feat. Leessang) – 헤어지는 일 (To Be Break Up)     
Score: 368
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 moves up six spots to No. 11.

12. (+25) December – 눈부신 눈물  (Blinding Tears)   *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Score: 349
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Park Jung Wook /  Lyrics: Nine  
Album: December Vol. 1 Track 1 Purchase this album 
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Male duo, December who has released quite a number of hits including “Can You Not Come Back,” the theme song for the drama series “Iris” along with “Love is Really” has finally released its first studio album, “A Story to the Sky.” The group has returned with new music styles, shifting from their usual medium tempo ballads to lounge music. One of the three title tracks, “Blinding Tears” is our biggest mover this week, up 25 spots to No. 12.  “Blinding Tears” showcases the duo’s vocals skills as they sing about the sadness one feels over a loved one who has passed away. 

13. (+1) Rainbow – 마하 (Mach)      
Score: 343
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 another spot this week to No. 13.

14. (New) Huh Gak – 언제나 (Whenever)     
Score: 327
Genre: Pop Ballad
  External from soompi imageMusic+Lyrics: Cho Young Soo
Album: Huh Gak first mini-album Track 1 Purchase this album   
Watch: MV  Live Performance
Comment: Contestents of Super Star K Season 2 keeps hitting our chart, and this week we have the winner Huh Gak who releases his first mini album titled, “Whenever.” Included in the album is his debut track, “Whenever,” a ballad written by top composer Cho Young Soo.  One can hear the powerful vocal of this up and coming talent on this song.  This week “Whenever” debuts at No. 14. 

15. (+1) Gummy – 죽어도 사랑해 (Love You Even If I Die)     
Score: 307
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 rises one spot to No. 15.

16. (+9) Outsider (feat. LMNOP) – 주인공 (Hero)     
Score: 302
Genre: Hip-hop
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Album: Outsider Vol. 3 Track 2 Purchase this album   
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Outsider returns this year with his third album titled, “Hero.” The rapper gained much interest in 2009 for having the skill to spit out words with great speed, reaching number one on various music charts. This third album is about the hero in everyone as each and every single person dreams and goes through many obstacles to reach his or her goal.  This week “Hero” returns to the top 20 at No. 16.

17. (-2) HAM – So Sexy      
Score: 300
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.

18. (+1) U-Kiss – 시끄러!! (Shut Up!!!)     
Score: 277
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: This is the title track of U-Kiss’s 4th mini album, ‘Break Time.’ It’s a dance song with a ‘Hardcore Electronic’ arrangement. It features improved sounds and vocals of U-kiss members who are back looking tougher and more sophisticated. Their powerful choreography and performance on stage perfect the song. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

19. (+8) 4men (feat. Mi) – 미안해 (I’m Sorry)     
Score: 262
Genre: R&B Ballad
 External from soompi imageMusic: Shin Yong Jae / Lyrics: Lee Chi Woo
Album: 4men mini-album “Sorry” Track 3 Purchase this album   
Watch: Live Performance
Comment: 4MEN releases their second mini album, “Sorry,” this year, one of the most anticipated album the second half of 2010. It is released in midst of their full studio album expected the first half of 2011. All the members of the group took part in producing the songs, making it all the more anticipated. One of the title tracks is “Sorry” an emotional number with lots of feelings put into the song written by member Shin Yong Jae.  This week it moves up eight spots to No. 19.

20. (+4) Co-ed School – 뻬리뽐 빼리뽐 (Bbi Ri Bbom Bbae Ri Bbom)     
Score: 252
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic: Cho Youn Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min 
Album: Co-ed School 1st mini-album Track 2 Purchase this album   
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Co-ed School releases its first mini album titled, “Something That is Cheerful and Fresh.” Fans can take a listen to their debut hit “Too Late” which has strong electro sounds and beats as well as “Bbi Ri Bbom Bbae Ri Bbom,” another electro number with addictive melodies.  This week it moves up four spots to become their second top 20 hit. 

21. (+1) Park Ki Young – 빛 (Light) : 240

22. (New) John Park – 빗속에서 (In The Rain) : 228

23. (+3) Suki – 가슴아 안돼 (No, Heart) : 225

24. (-16) Beast – 숨 (Breath) : 221

25. (New) Yim Jae Bum – 후회합니다 (고해 Part 2) (I Regret It (Confession Part 2)) : 220

26. (-14) Lim Jung Hee – 진짜일 리 없어 (It Can’t Be Real) : 218

27. (-6) Jung Jae In – 가로수 그늘 아래 서면 (If I Stand Under the Shadows of the Roadside Trees) : 217

28. (-15) Zi-A, 4men – 울고 불고 (Crying) : 214

29. (-6) Kang Seung Yoon – 본능적으로 (Instinctive) : 198

30. (New) Mose (feat. Mario) – 좋은 사람 (Good Person) : 178

31. (New) Brocolli You Too – 졸업 (Graduation) : 163

32. (New) V.O.S – 내겐 네가 흘러서 (You Flow To Me) : 156

33. (-13) Transfixion – Never Say Goodbye : 155

34. (New) Lee Hyun & Jung Woo – 타버려 (To Burn) : 137

35. (+3) Davichi – 두 번 헤어지는 일 (Event That Causes Two Breakups) : 133

36. (-4) Yoo Chun, Jae Joong, Jun Su – 찾았다 (Found It) : 130

37. (-2) Wax – 두 여자 (Two Women) : 123

38. (New) Girl’s Day – 잘 해 줘 봐야 (Even If I Do Well) : 118

39. (-11) Min Kyung Hoon – 상처투성이 (Full of Wounds) : 106

40. (New) Sin G – 이 모양 이 꼴로… (This Shape, This State…) : 104

41. (New) Kim Bum Soo & Lee Kyung Sup – 나 가거든 (Even If I Leave) : 103

42. (New) San E – Love Sick : 101

43. (New) Shin Seung Hoon – You Are So Beautiful : 100

44. (New) Hwang Bo – 아직 난 예쁘다 (I’m Still Pretty) : 97

45. (-27) SHINee – Hello : 93

46. (New) Kim Jang Hoon – 비처럼 음악처럼 (Like Rain Like Music) : 92

47. (New) BMK – 사랑은 이별보다 빨라서 (Because Love is Faster than Breakup) : 86

48. (New) Oh Won Bin – 사랑해 또 사랑해 (Love You, Love You Again) : 84

49. (New) Esther – 사랑이 변하니 (Love Changes) : 79

50. (-1) Yoon Jong Shin – 그대 없이는 못살아 (Can’t Live Without You) : 75

Blue: Songs to watch out under top 20

Green: Editor’s recommendations under top 20


Autumn Vacation – 취미는 사랑 (Hobby Is Love)

Genre: Alternative Ballad

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Album: Autumn Vacation Track 5

Listen To: Full Song Watch: Live Performance

Comment: Sister’s Barbershop’s Jung Babi and Broccoli, You Too’s Gaepi have come together as Autumn Vacation. The title track is “Hobby is Love” which was previously released in the “Life” compilation album released earlier this year. The song got inspiration from one of Czech author, Karel Capek’s novel. (credits to motoway065 for translations)


Big Mama – 체념 (Resignation)

Genre: R&B Ballad

External from soompi image

Album: Big Mama Vol. 1 (2003) Track 5

Watch: MV Live Performance

Comment: Big MAMA are a four membered female group that sing ballads. They are known for their powerful, harmonious voices and recognized purely based on talent and for their refusal to conform to the typical small Korean female body type demand by the society. They have sold many albums are famous for their vocals. Resignation is the second hit from their debut album in 2003 “Like A Bible”. This song is very well known and covered by many other artists. (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.