Soompi Gayo Awards [Revisited] – Top 10 K-Pop Songs of 2010


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.

2010 was once again a good year for idol groups as they held more than half of the top 10 songs. Hits by groups such as FT Island, 2NE1, Kara and SNSD were pretty much expected to be on the chart.      

While they have been around for a while, rock group Hot Potato gained a lot of popularity from their song “Confession.” Out of all the songs on the chart, this is probably the one that many will not be familiar with.

Hip-Hop group DJ DOC made their long awaited comeback to the music scene with “I’m A Guy Like This” and landed at #2.

While miss A had a very strong debut with “Bad Girl Good Girl,” fellow rookie group CN Blue had the #1 song of the year with “Love.” 

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 2010 and the nominees topic. In the news post, you can see what the top 20 songs of 2010 were. 

10. FT Island – Love Love Love
9. Psy – Right Now
8. 2NE1 – 박수쳐 (Clap Your Hands)
7. Hot Potato – 고백 (Confession)
6. Kara – 루팡 (Lupin)
5. SNSD – 훗 (Hoot)
4. Homme – 밥만 잘 먹더라 (I Was Able To Eat Well)
3. Miss A – Bad Girl Good Girl
2. DJ Doc – 나 이런 사람이야 (I’m A Guy Like This)
1. CN Blue – Love

Also be sure to look at our previous videos:
[Soompi Gayo Awards 2005]

[Soompi Gayo Awards 2006]
[Soompi Gayo Awards 2007]
[Soompi Gayo Awards 2008]

[Soompi Gayo Awards 2009]

What was your favoite song from 2010?

2011’s list is almost here. Remember to cast your daily vote for the top artists of 2011!