Weekly K-pop Music Chart 2010 – February Week 3

2010-02-21 07:48:32 2010-11-24 11:59:42

1. (+2) SNSD – Oh! *** 1 WEEK NO. 1 ***
Score:
960
Genre: Pop / Dance
Music: Kenzie / Lyrics:
Kim Jung Bae, Kim Young Hoo
Album: SNSD Vol. 2 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Live Performance
Comment: To no surprise,
SNSD’s “Oh!” climbed two more spots to No. 1, as it has been on almost
every major chart in Korea. However, the margin is much smaller than
expected as SNSD just edged out 2AM by six points. After a very
successful 2009 seeing them become one of k-pop’s premier girl groups,
SNSD is back with their 2nd full length album “Oh!”. The title track,
which is the same as the album title, is composed by Kenzie. It is of the
electronic pop genre and is about confessing to a crush in a cute and
honest way.

2. (–) 2AM – 죽어도 못 보내 (Can’t Send You
Even If I Die)

Score: 954
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music + Lyrics: Bang Shi Hyuk
Album:
2AM mini-album “Can’t Send You Even If I Die” Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: If it is not
due to such a strong opponent in SNSD, 2AM would have scored their first
No. 1 song on our chart. Instead, they stay at No. 2 with “Can’t Send
You Even If I Die”, a song produced by hitmaker “Hitman” Bang Shi Hyuk.
Through their new mini-album, 2AM will be able to show hybrid genres
with trendy sounds and danceable beats, a 200% upgrade from their last.
To fit the global trends in music, electronica sounds can also be heard.
We are able to see that 2AM are also capable of dance numbers. The
title track which is the same as the mini-album title, is still the
vintage power ballad we are known of 2AM.

3. (-2)
CNBlue – 외톨이야 (Loner)

Score: 939
Genre: Rock
Music: Kim Do Hoon, Lee Sang Ho /
Lyrics: Han Sung Ho, Amen
Album: CNBlue 1st mini-album
“Bluetory” Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live
Performance
Comment: After three weeks on top, CNBlue
dropped to No. 3 with their debut song “Loner”. Having debuted in Japan
as an indie artist, and also front man Jung Yong Hwa starred in the
popular SBS drama “You Are Beautiful” last year, CNBlue is returning
home to Korea to release their first mini-album. “Loner” was composed
by Kim Do Hoon and Lee Sang Ho. It has addictive beats and a strong
melody. One can say that this is a song only CNBLUE can express.
Despite plagiarism accusation swirling around this song, it doesn’t
affect its popularity.

4. (+5) Kim Jong Kook – 이
사람이다 (It’s This Person)

Score: 701
Genre: Pop Ballad
Music + Lyrics: Park Gun Woo
Album:
Kim Jong Kook Vol. 6 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: With his
trademark high pitch voice, “The One Man” Kim Jong Kook is back with his
6th album “Eleventh Story”. The title comes from the eleven albums he
has released in total since his Turbo days. There are also a total of
eleven tracks which all showcases his sweet vocals. Title song “It’s
This Person” is a sweet easy listening ballad which is tailor-made to
fit the singer’s voice. This week it moves up five more spots to No. 4.

5.
(–) Gavy NJ (feat. Sunnyside MJ) – 해바라기 (Sunflower)

Score: 686
Genre:
R&B Ballad
Music: Min Myung Ki / Lyrics:
Jang Hee Young
Album: Gavy NJ Vol. 4 Side B Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Gavy NJ returns
with Side B of their fourth album, Sunflower this year. It was produced
by Min Myung Ki and the members all took part in penning the lyrics to
the songs. There are a total of six new songs and two instrumentals, the
title track being “Sunflower” which features Sunny Side MJ. The song
was composed by Min Myung Ki and penned by Gavy NJ lead vocalist, Jang
Hee Young, is about looking at the person one breaks up with and is not
saddened about it; instead he or she is waiting confidently. This week
it stays at No. 5.

6. (–) See Ya, Davichi, T-Ara –
원더우먼 (Wonder Woman)

Score: 684
Genre: Pop / Dance
Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics:
K. Smith
Album: See Ya, Davichi, T-Ara digital single “Wonder
Woman” Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: The success of
“Women’s Generation” last year prompted a sequel now. The difference
this time is that Eun Jung and Hyo Min represent T-Ara instead of Ji
Yeon, and also See Ya’ s new member Soo Mi also participates, making it a
total of seven members. Together the girls are to showcase powerful
harmony. “Wonder Woman,” like “Women Generation,” is a bokgo dance
number with a catchy and slight trot melody. The song is about girls’
friendship and loyalty. This week it remains at No. 6.

7.
(-3) Hyun Ah (feat. Yong Joon Hyung of Beast) – Change

Score:
633
Genre: Hip-hop / Dance
Music + Lyrics: Shin Sa Dong
Tiger
Album: Hyun Ah digital single “Change” Track 1
Watch:
MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the
title track of the solo debut digital single album from Hyun-ah of
4Minute. It features Yong Jun-hyung of BEAST. It is a soft yet sexy
hip-hop song with the elements of the 1980s old school genre. The lyrics
are about doing away with stereotypes and changing everything. (credits
to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

8. (-1) 4men
(feat. 美) – 못해 (Can’t Do)

Score: 605
Genre: R&B
Ballad
Music: Yoon Min Soo / Lyrics:
Min Yeon Jae
Album: 4men Special Album “The 3rd Generation”
Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: Title song of 4Men’s special
album entitled “The 3rd Generation.”
Written by Vibe’s Yoon Min-soo,
the rhythm is tension-filled till the end, with heart-breaking lyrics
and the sound of Shin Yong-jae’s explosive vocals. The song represents
the new members of 4Men made up of Young-jae, Yong-jae and Won-joo.
(credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

9. (+4)
Lee Seung Ki (feat. Baek Chan) – 사랑이 술을 가르쳐 (Love Teaches You How To
Drink)

Score: 501
Genre: Pop Ballad
Music: Bang Shi Hyuk / Lyrics:
Bang Shi Hyuk, Baek Chan
Album: Lee Seung Ki Vol. 4
(Repackaged Version) Track 11 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment:
Lee Seung Ki’s latest hit “Love Teaches You How To Drink” is from the
repackaged version of his 4th album. This song even though still a
ballad, has a more up-tempo arrangement. It also features the rapping
of 8Eight’s Baek Chan. “Love Teaches You How To Drink” is written by
the combination of Hitman Bang and Baek Chan. This team has written
many hit songs for different artists recently.

10.
(+14) Min Kyung Hoon – 아프니까 사랑이죠 (It’s Love Because It Hurts)

***
CO-BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***

Score:
499
Genre: Pop Ballad
Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics:
Kang Eun Kyung
Album: Min Kyung Hoon mini-album “Goodbye”
Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Live
Performance

Comment: Buzz’s main vocalist, Min Kyung Hoon
makes a comeback after two years with a five track mini album. The
singer has taken part in selecting these songs carefully. The title
track “It’s Love Because It Hurts” is written by Cho Young Soo and Kang
Eun Kyung. It has an intense violin intro before settling into a
beautiful ballad melody. This week it is one of our biggest mover, up
14 spots to No. 10.

11. (-3) T-Ara – 처음처럼 (Like
The First Time)

Score: 482
Genre: Pop / Dance
Music + Lyrics: Bang Shi Hyuk
Album:
T-Ara Vol. 1 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: After scoring
their first No. 1 hit with “Bo Beep Bo Beep”, T-Ara is back with their
follow up song “Like The First Time” from their first full album. This
song written by Hitman Bang was originally chosen as the album title
song by fans, but record company opted to go with “Bo Beep Bo Beep”
instead. Now T-Ara is finally promoting this song to satisfy fans’
request. This week it drops three spots to No. 11. T-Ara is scheduled
to be back very soon with a re-packaged version of their album and will
promote a new song.

12. (+8) Trax – 가슴이 차가운 남자
(Let You Go)

Score: 448
Genre: Rock Ballad

Album: Trax 1st mini-album
Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Live Performance
Comment: Long before the
debut of pop rock groups like FT Island and CN Blue, Trax is already in
the industry since 2004. Perhaps the most underrated group from SM
Entertainment, Trax has undergone both members and music style changes
during their career. When they debuted in 2004, they had a visual rock
concept which was popular in Japan at the time. Now Trax has become a
duo and they shifted their focus to rock ballads. The title track from
their mini-album “Cold Hearted Man (Let You Go)” is perfect for anyone
who has gone through a breakup. The sad melody and lyrics are prominent
in the song. The song was composed and arranged by member, Jung Mo and
the lyrics were penned by Jay. This week it moves up 8 spots to No. 12.

13.
(+14) Untouchable (feat. Narcia) – 가슴에 살아 (Live In The Heart)

***
CO-BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***

Score:
416
Genre: Hip-hop

Album: Untouchable 2nd
mini-album Track 4 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Live
Performance
Comment: Popular hip-hop duo Untouchable is
back with their 2nd mini-album. To fit the winter season, this time
they have selected a ballad “Live In The Heart” to promote. It also
features the sweet vocal of Brown Eyed Girls member Narcia. This week
it is one of our biggest movers, up 14 spots to No. 13.

14.
(–) ZE:A – Mazeltov

Score: 379
Genre: Pop / Dance
Music + Lyrics: Han Sang Won
Album:
ZE:A 1st single “Nativity” Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the
title track of ZE:A’s debut single album “Nativity.” “Mazeltov” means
“good luck” and it can be heard repeatedly throughout the song. It has
an addictive and appealing chorus. The sophisticated lyrics are about a
breakup and forgetting one’s past love by day of the week. (credits to
Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

15. (-5) Ga In
& Jo Kwon – 우리 사랑하게 됐어요 (We Fell In Love)

Score: 364
Genre:
Pop Ballad
Music: Lee Min Soo, Je-A / Lyrics:
Kim Ina, Ga In, Jo Kwon
Album: Ga In & Jo Kwon digital
single “We Fell In Love” Track 1
Watch: MV Live
Performance
Comment: The latest hit coming from the
reality TV Show “We Got Married”. The song features Brown Eyed Girl’s
Ga In and 2AM’s Jo Kwon. It’s composed by Brown Eyed Girl’s leader
Je-A. It is a nice duet song that has an (8 beat) new wave sound that
was popular during the 1980s. Composer Lee Min Soo (Love; Abracadabra)
and lyricist Kim In Na have contributed in creating the song as well. Ga
In and Jo Kwon also contributed to the lyrics by telling honest stories
of their make-believe marriage life. Through this couple/duet song, we
will be able to listen to their wonderful harmony and outstanding vocal
skills.

16. (-5) After School – 너 때문에 (Because Of
You)

Score: 355
Genre: Pop / Dance
Music + Lyrics: Brave Brothers
Album:
After School 2nd single Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Live Performance
Comment: Title song of
After School’s third digital single album. The music is a Shibuya-Kei
style electro pop song with a sentimental twist. The song is a
combination of a beautiful piano and violin melody, an addictive chorus
and the powerful rap of After School. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In
Seoul)

17. (New) U-Kiss – 빙글빙글 (Spinning)
***
HOT SHOT DEBUT ***

Score: 346
Genre:
Pop / Dance
Music + Lyrics: Brave Brothers
Album:
U-Kiss Vol. 1 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Live
Performance

Comment: U-Kiss finally releases their first
full length album “Only One, Without You”. Hit maker, Brave Brothers
have participated in the album by producing it and composing songs
including the title track is “Spinning;” it is an electronic hip-hop
number. The song will catch listeners’ attentions from the start. This
week it is our highest debut at No. 17.

18. (-3)
Yim Jae Bum – 낙인 (Stigma: KBS Drama “Chuno” OST)

Score: 330
Genre:
Pop Ballad
Music: Choi Chul Ho, Kim Jong
Chan / Lyrics: Kim Jong Chan
Album: KBS Drama “Chuno’
OST Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: We are seeing a continuous
revival of drama OST songs on the chart. The latest one on the top 20
is from the highly rated KBS historical drama “Chuno” starring Jang
Hyuk, Oh Ji Ho, and Lee Da Hae. The OST comes with the huskiest male
voice in Korea in the name of Yim Jae Bum whose theme song “Stigma” is
his first top 20 hit in many many years. This week it drops three spots
to No. 18.

19. (-7) Younha – 오늘 헤어졌어요 (We Broke
Up Today)

Score: 308
Genre: Pop Ballad
Music: Lee Kwan / Lyrics:
Hwa Yobi
Album: Younha Vol. 3 Part B Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Title song of
singer Younha’s third studio album, “Part.B Growing Season.” The sad
sound of the piano comes together with Hwayobi’s heart-breaking lyrics
in this wintery ballad. Younha sings of the pains of breaking up in a
sincere and honest way with her rich and appealing voice. (credits to
Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

20. (-4) Kim Jin Pyo
(feat. SG Wannabe Kim Jin Ho) – 로맨틱 겨울 (Romantic Winter)

Score:
261
Genre: Hip-hop
Music: Psy, Yoo Gun Hyung / Lyrics:
Psy, Kim Jin Pyo
Album: Kim Jin Pyo mini-album “Romantic
Winter” Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: This is the title track of
Kim Jin-pyo’s mini-album “Romantic Winter.” The accompaniment of a
25-member orchestra and the sweet voice of Kim Jin-ho of SG Wannabe
depict winter in the most charming way. Kim Jin-pyo’s gentle rapping is
especially impressive. Psy and Yoo Keon, who wrote the song, willingly
presented it to Kim Jin-pyo at his request. (credits to Arirang TV –
Pops In Seoul)

21 . (-2) B2ST – Mystery : 249
22
. (-1) 2PM – Tik Tok : 212
23 . (-6) Jewelry – Love Story :
185
24 . (-1) Lisa (feat. Miryo) – 우리 결혼할까? ( Shall We Marry? ) : 172
25 . (New) Bubble
Sisters – 가시리 ( To Leave )
: 158
26 . (New) K.Will –
사랑까진 안돼요 ( Can’t Go Up to Love: SBS Drama “Obstetrics &
Gynecologist” OST) )
: 153
27 .
(-9) Rumble Fish – 남잔 다 그래 ( Men Are All Like That ) : 152
28 . (-6)
Dae Sung – 솜사탕 ( Cotton Candy ) : 150
29 . (+8) Lyn (feat. Seo In
Kook) – 새로고침 ( Refresh ) : 149
30 . (+3) Na Yoon Kwon – 멍청이 ( Fool ) :
138
31 . (New) J.ae (feat. Eun Ji Won) – No. 5 : 127
32 .
(+12) F.Cuz – Jiggy : 124
33 . (New) Noblesse (feat. Kim Dong
Hee) – 마음을 다한 사랑 ( Love Done All from the Heart )

: 118
34 . (–) HybRefine – You Can Fly : 112
35 . (New) Lim Chang
Jung – 잊혀지는 이별 ( Forgotten Break Up )

: 110
36 . (-10) Kim Nam Gil – 사랑하면 안 되니 ( Can’t I Love? ) : 102
37
. (New) Islander – 웃다가 울다가 지붕뚫고 하이킥 ( Laughing, Then Crying High Kick
Through the Roof ) : 98
38 . (-8) IU & Na Yoon Kwon –
첫사랑이죠 ( It’s My First Love )
: 95
39
. (New) Suh Young Eun – 후두독 ( Splash ) : 93
40 . (New) The The Band –
눈물이 흐르다 ( Tears Flowing ) : 90
41 . (-9) MBLAQ – G.O.O.D luv : 78
42
. (-13) Typhoon – 운명 ( Fate ) : 73
43 . (-2) SG Wannabe & V.O.S –
사랑합니다 ( I Love You ) : 72
44 . (-4) Lucid Fall – 고등어 ( Mackerel ) :
67
45 . (+5) AB Avenue – 사랑 둘이서.. ( Love Between Us Two.. ) : 61
46
. (-4) Mate – 이제 다시 ( Again ) : 57
47 . (-11) HAM – 두근두근 ( Tomorrow )
: 56
48 . (-10) Just – 못난 사랑 ( Bad Love ) : 55
49 . (-2) T-Max –
한번쯤은 ( At Least One Time: KBS Drama “God Of Study” OST ) : 54
50 .
(New) Choi Jae Hoon – 순애보 ( Man Willing to Lay Down Life for Love ) : 53

Blue: Songs to watch
out under top 20

Green: Editor’s
recommendations under top 20

BONUS TRACK:
BeatRevit (feat. Kan
Jong Wook) – Oasis

Genre:
Hip-hop

Album: BeatRevit single
“Secret Story” Track 1
Listen to: Full
Song
Comment: BeatRevit, which consists of members, J.
Booster, Kuskus and MinBang is a trio hip-hop group who has gained fame
in the underground music scene. The name of the group comes from the
words “Beat” and “Revitalize” and it means to put energy through beats.
Their first single, “Oasis” is a song that is for people of all ages and
is about complicated love portrayed in a cheerful matter. Talented
singer, Kan Jong Wook is featured in the song. (credits to motoway065
for translations)

YESTERDAY
ONCE MORE:

Buzz – 겁쟁이 (Coward)
Genre:
Rock Ballad

Album: Buzz Vol. 2 (2005)
Track 1
Watch: MV
Live
Performance

Comment: Buzz is a 5-member all male band.
Their genre mostly covers ballad rock songs and they are famous for
their live performances.The five members are vocalist Min Kyoung Hoon,
Song Sun Hee on guitars, Shin Joon Ki on bass, Yoon Woo Hyun also
guitarist and Kim Ye Joon the durmmer and leader. They debuted in 2003
with first album Morning of Buzz. They have had many hits and won a lot
of awards. Their 2nd album “Effect” was their most successful album,
produced three top 10 hits “Coward”, “Thorn”, and “A Trip To Discover
Myself”, the first two were No. 1 hits. The title track “Coward” is a
sad ballad of a coward to confess his love. In 2008 the band went into
hiatus as some members were enlisted for the army. Lead singer Min
Kyung Hoon has since launched a solo career. (credits to ~S2~)

Sources of
the chart

Air
Monitor Chart
– 15%
Cable Sources (MNet, KMTV, 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, MBC Music Travel LaLaLa, SBS Kim Jung Eun Chocolate, KBS Yoo Hee
Yeol Sketchbook , YTN Live Power Music, MTV Non-stop, Pops In Seoul) –
5%