Weekly K-pop Music Chart 2010 – February week 4

2010-02-28 09:13:04 2014-05-06 17:43:10

1. (–) SNSD – Oh! *** 2 WEEKS NO. 1 ***
Score:
968
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: SNSD’s “Oh!”
widened their lead at No. 1 this week. 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: 949
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 again this week
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.
(–) CNBlue – 외톨이야 (Loner)

Score: 921
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: This is the title track of CNBlue’s
first mini-album “Bluetory.” CNBlue debuted as an indie band in Japan
and has honed its skills ever since. This song has a magnificent beat
and addictive melody, which make it sound very sophisticated. (credits
to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

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

Score: 750
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 remains at No. 4.

5.
(+5) Min Kyung Hoon – 아프니까 사랑이죠 (It’s Love Because It Hurts)

Score:
709
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 moves up five
more spots into the top 5.

6. (-1) Gavy NJ (feat.
Sunnyside MJ) – 해바라기 (Sunflower)

Score: 659
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 dropped one spot to No. 6.

7. (+10) U-Kiss –
빙글빙글 (Spinning)

Score: 655
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 becomes U-Kiss’ latest top 10 hit, moving
up ten spots to No. 7.

8. (–) 4men (feat. 美) – 못해
(Can’t Do)

Score: 607
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 Live
Performance

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. (-2) Hyun Ah
(feat. Yong Joon Hyung of Beast) – Change

Score: 567
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)

10. (+3)
Untouchable (feat. Narcia) – 가슴에 살아 (Live In The Heart)

Score:
557
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 becomes their latest top 10 hit, moving up three
spots to No. 10.

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

Score: 547
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: This is the
title track of the second digital single album from SeeYa, Davichi and
T-Ara. It is a retro-style dance song with an appealing melody. The
lyrics are about women’s friendship and moral sense. The powerful voices
of Yeon-ji, Bo-ram and Soo-mi of SeeYa, Min-kyung and Hae-ri of Davichi
and Hyo-min and Eun-jung of T-Ara create a perfect harmony. (credits to
Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

12. (-3) Lee Seung Ki
(feat. Baek Chan) – 사랑이 술을 가르쳐 (Love Teaches You How To Drink)

Score:
484
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.

13.
(New) 2NE1 – 날 따라 해봐요 (Try To Follow Me)
*** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Score:
434
Genre: Hip-hop

Album: 2NE1 digital single
“Try To Follow Me” Track 1
Watch: MV
Comment:
Last year’s top new artist, 2NE1, is back with their latest digital
single “Try To Follow Me”. It is our highest debut this week at No. 13.
“Try to Follow Me” is to hype music listeners. The song was composed
by Teddy who has also done “Fire,” “I Don’t Care,” Dara’s “Kiss,” Park
Bom’s “You and I,” and CL & Minzi’s “Please Don’t Go.” The song has
an unstoppable and strong feel to it. This song is for the new Samsung
Corby Folder phone and 2ne1 filmed a CF for it. With usual YG styled
hiphop and upbeat music, this song uses a phase of Korean children’s
song “Try to Follow Me.” Within a few hours after the release it took
No. 1 spots on many online Korean music charts.

14.
(-3) T-Ara – 처음처럼 (Like The First Time)

Score: 375
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. 14. T-Ara has released
the re-packaged version of their album and came back with a new song
“Crazy Because of You” which should be on our chart soon.

15.
(-1) ZE:A – Mazeltov

Score: 374
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)

16. (-4) Trax – 가슴이
차가운 남자 (Let You Go)

Score: 370
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 dropped four spots to No.
16.

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

Score: 343
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.

18. (+2) Kim Jin Pyo (feat. SG Wannabe Kim
Jin Ho) – 로맨틱 겨울 (Romantic Winter)

Score: 283
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)

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

Score: 267
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 dropped one spot
to No. 19.

20. (-4) After School – 너 때문에 (Because
Of You)

Score: 263
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)

21 . (+14) Lim Chang Jung – 잊혀지는 이별 (
Forgotten Break Up )
: 255 *** BIGGEST MOVER OF
THE WEEK ***

22 . (-3) Younha –
오늘 헤어졌어요 ( We Broke Up Today ) : 178
23 . (+7) Na Yoon Kwon – 멍청이 (
Fool ) : 177
24 . (-2) 2PM – Tik Tok : 176
25 . (New) KCM (feat.
MC Mong) – 꽃을 든 남자 ( Man Holding Flowers )

: 165
26 . (-5) Beast – Mystery : 160
27 . (New) Rumble Fish –
좋은 사람 있으면 소개시켜줘 ( If You Find a Good Person Introduce Me to Him )

: 155
28 . (+1) Lyn (feat. Seo In Kook) – 새로고침 ( Refresh ) : 139
29
. (+3) F.Cuz – Jiggy : 138
30 . (+1) J.ae (feat. Eun Ji Won) –
No. 5 : 133
31 . (-6) Bubble Sisters – 가시리 ( To Leave ) : 131
32
. (-8) Lisa (feat. Miryo) – 우리 결혼할까? ( Shall We Marry? ) : 108
33 .
(-7) K.Will – 사랑까진 안돼요 ( Can’t Go Up to Love: SBS Drama “Obstetrics
& Gynecologist” OST ) : 107
34 . (New) Lydia – 여자의 청혼 ( Girl’s
Proposal ) : 102
35 . (+2) Islander – 웃다가 울다가 지붕뚫고 하이킥 ( Laughing,
Then Crying High Kick Through the Roof ) : 100
36 . (-2) HybRefine –
You Can Fly : 96
37 . (New) An Jin Kyung – 못된 사람 ( Bad Person ) :
95
38 . (-15) Jewelry – Love Story : 93
39 . (-1) IU & Na
Yoon Kwon – 첫사랑이죠 ( It’s My First Love ) : 92
40 . (-7) Noblesse
(feat. Kim Dong Hee) – 마음을 다한 사랑 ( Love Done All from the Heart )

: 75
41 . (+7) Just – 못난 사랑 ( Bad Love ) : 70
42 . (-1) MBLAQ –
G.O.O.D luv : 66
43 . (-15) Dae Sung – 솜사탕 ( Cotton Candy ) : 65
44
. (–) Lucid Fall – 고등어 ( Mackerel ) : 63
45 . (-6) Suh Young Eun –
후두독 ( Splash ) : 62
46 . (+3) T-Max – 한번쯤은 ( At Least One Time: KBS
Drama “God Of Study” OST I ) : 61
47 . (-7) The The Band – 눈물이 흐르다 (
Tears Flowing ) : 60
48 . (New) f(x) – 날개를 펴고 ( Spread One’s
Wings: KBS Drama “God Of Study” OST II )

: 59
49 . (New) Park Mi Kyung – 돌아와 ( Come Back ) : 58
50 . (-7)
SG Wannabe & V.O.S – 사랑합니다 ( I Love You ) : 52

Blue: Songs to watch
out under top 20

Green: Editor’s
recommendations under top 20

BONUS TRACK:
Miji – 흐노니 (Don’t Cry)
Genre:
Traditional/Pop Ballad

Album: Miji Vol. 1 “The
Challenge” Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Live
Performance

Comment: Miji is a 8-member female
traditional music group that comes to the music scene this year.
Traditional music has always had tough competition with popular music of
today. Despite the hardships, traditional music has continued to
survive over the years. Miji brings a twist to this music style by
incorporating a bit of popular music and classical ensemble.Miji are
here with their first album, The Challenge. Singing and playing music on
traditional instruments including the gayageum, daegeum, haegeum, and
saeng. The talented girls were selected through audition and had to go
through extensive training including vocal and instrumental performances
and dance and foreign language instruction. “Don’t Cry” is written by
Korea’s top songwriter Cho Young Soo, who has previously blended pop
music into other genres particularly with songs by SG Wannabe. His
latest project with Miji is very refreshing. (credits to motoway065
and YesAsia)

YESTERDAY
ONCE MORE:

Jang Nara – Sweet
Dream

Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Jang Nara Vol. 2
(2002) Track 1
Watch: MV Live
Performance

Comment: Jang Nara debuted in 2001 as a singer
with her first album “Burying My Face In Tears”. But she gained fame as
an actress starring in the MBC sitcom “New Nonstop”. At the end of
2001 and early 2002, her songs “Confession” and “April Story” both hit
No. 1. With her rising popularity, she released her 2nd album in
October 2002. Title song “Sweet Dream” has a very cute MV and was
probably her biggest hit. At year end of 2002, Jang Nara won the
DaeSang on both KBS and MBC awards. She also had a successful acting
career, having starred in many popular dramas. In recent years, Jang
Nara has focus her career in China, both as a singer and actress.

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, MNet M!Countdown, MBC Music Travel LaLaLa, SBS Kim Jung Eun
Chocolate, KBS Yoo Hee Yeol Sketchbook , MTV Non-stop, Pops In Seoul) –
5%