In celebrating our sixth year of the annual Soompi Gayo Awards, we are looking back the past top 10 songs from each year. With K-Pop growing in popularity around the world and evolving every year, it is nice to see what kinds of trends brought us to where we are today.
Our year end awards use the results from our weekly Soompi Music Charts. They take into account sales, air plays and many other factors to give an accurate look at how popular a song really is.
SM groups did very well this year with SHINee‘s “Juliette” at #9, Super Junior‘s “Sorry Sorry” at #7 and SNSD‘s “Gee” at #4.
Rookie girl groups 4Minute and 2NE1 very strong debuts with “Hot Issue” at #10 and “I Don’t Care” at #3.
This was also a breakout year for Outsider and his “rapid fire” rapping. If you haven’t heard his music before, you must watch his music video of “Loner.” He begins to rap at an incredible speed at 1:45 into the song.
Despite all the mega hits by idol groups, Kim Tae Woo‘s “Love Rain” was the highest scoring song of the year..
If you want to learn more about the singers and see more background info about their song on the chart, check out the original news post from 2009 and the nominees topic. In the news post, you can see what the top 20 songs of 2009 were.
2010’s top 10 video will be released soon!
10. 4minute – Hot Issue
9. SHINee – 줄리엣 (Juliette)
8. FT Island – 바래 (I Hope)
7. Super Junior – Sorry Sorry
6. SG Wannabe – 사랑해 (I Love You)
5. Outsider – 외톨이 (Loner)
4. SNSD – Gee
3. 2NE1 – I Don’t Care
2. Brown Eyed Girls – Abracadabra
1. Kim Tae Woo – 사랑비 (Love Rain)