Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2010 – November Week 4

2010-11-28 23:36:36 2010-11-29 15:15:40

1. (+1) SNSD – 훗 (Hoot)   *** 1 WEEK NO. 1 ***
Score: 954
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: SNSD finally moves up to No. 1 this week with “Hoot”.  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.  SNSD joins 2AM (who they surpass this week) as the only artists in 2010 to score three No. 1 songs on our chart.  Congratulations.

2. (-1) 2AM – 전활 받지 않는 너에게 (To You Who’s Not Picking Up The Phone)    
Score: 923
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’s “To You Who’s Not Picking Up The Phone” drops back to No. 2 this week.  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.

3. (–) Psy – Right Now    
Score: 837
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: Psy’s “Right Now” still hangs on to No. 3 this week. 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. (–) SG Wannabe – 해바라기 (Sunflower)
Score: 717
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 remains at No. 4.

5. (+2) 2NE1 – 아파 (Slow)      
Score: 613
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 moves up two spots to No. 5.

6. (New) Beast – Beautiful   *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***     
Score: 536
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic+ Lyrics: Kim Do Hoon, Lee Sang Ho, Shin Sa Dong Tiger
Album: Beast mini-album Vol. 4 Track 2 Purchase this album    
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Beast keeps coming back with new hits and returns already with their fourth mini album titled, “Lights Go On Again.” Fans are expected to get surprised with what the boys have in store for them. The title track is “Beautiful,” a bright, loving, listener friendly, and lively number confession song perfect for the upcoming winter.  This week it is our highest debut at No. 6.

7. (New) Kara – 점핑 (Jumping)        
Score: 527
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic: Kim Seung Soo, Han Jae Ho / Lyrics: Song Soo Yoon
Album: Kara 4th mini-album Track 2 Purchase this album    
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Kara who has been promoting and gaining popularity in Japan releases “Jumping” in both Korea and Japan. The title track is of the same title and is a pop dance number co-composed by Han Jae Ho and Kim Seung Soo. The song incorporates both retro sounds from the 80’s and current euro pop sounds. The song is about wanting to go back to the past to one’s past love.  This week it debuts at No. 7. 

8. (-3) 2PM – I’ll Be Back  
Score: 527
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:
This is the title track of 2PM’s mini album, ‘Still 2:00PM.’ It’s a song with a blend of an R&B melody and Hip-hop and House rhythms. The appealing and powerful vocals of 2PM and the lyrics about a man who cries out for his past love are impressive. The key dance move that is reminiscent of the last scene from the movie, ‘Terminator 2,’ and the energetic performances by this group of beasts are bound to capture your attention. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

9. (+5) Huh Gak – 언제나 (Whenever)     
Score: 519
Genre: Pop Ballad
  External from soompi imageMusic+Lyrics: Cho Young Soo
Album: Huh Gak first mini-album Track 1 Purchase this album   
Watch: MV 
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” is up to No. 9 becoming Huh Gak’s first top 10 hit.

10. (-4) Supreme Team & Young Joon – 그땐 그땐 그땐 (Then Then Then)
Score: 484
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)

11. (+4) Gummy – 죽어도 사랑해 (Love You Even If I Die)     
Score: 457
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 four spots to No. 11.

12. (-2) Lee Juck – 그대랑 (With You)
Score: 413
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) 

13. (-1) December – 눈부신 눈물 (Blinding Tears)    
Score: 332
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 at No. 13 this week.  “Blinding Tears” showcases the duo’s vocals skills as they sing about the sadness one feels over a loved one who has passed away.

14. (-6) Ga In – 돌이킬 수 없는 (Irreversible)   
Score: 293
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:
This is the title track of Ga-in’s first mini album, ‘Step 2/4.’ In this song, the intro and the bandoneon sounds will captivate your ears right from the start. It’s an electro fusion tango song with a blend of traditional tango music and strong synthesizer sounds. The unique set of words and Ga-in’s charming vocal style come together to bring you a top-quality song. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

15. (+8) Suki – 가슴아 안돼 (No, Heart)    
Score: 280
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Cho Young Soo /  Lyrics: Kang Eun Kyung   
Album: Suki digital single “No, Heart” Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Female ballad artist Suki scores her first ever top 20 hit with “No, Heart”.  This song is written by top songwriter Cho Young Soo.  “No Heart” is an emotional ballad that fits Suki’s husky voice.  This week it moves up eight spots to No. 15.

16. (-5) Lee Jung (feat. Leessang) – 헤어지는 일 (To Be Break Up)     
Score: 268
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 falls five spots to No. 16.

17. (-8) Miss A – Breathe    
Score: 263
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: This is the title track of Miss A’s 2nd single album, ‘Step Up.’ This is a single where you can see the fun side of Miss A as they show off a hip hop style. The upbeat clapping and reggae sounds are added to hip hop beats, which will make the listeners want to dance. The chorus line and the soulful yet powerful vocals by Miss A are impressive. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

18. (+7) Yim Jae Bum – 후회합니다: 고해 Part 2 (I Regret It: Confession Part 2)    
Score: 258
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Lee Sang Joon /  Lyrics: Cho Eun Hee   
Album: Yim Jae Bum digital single “Confession Part 2”  
Listen To: Full Song
Comment: Veteran male single Yim Jae Bum returns to the top 20 this week with his latest digital single “I Regret It: Confession Part 2”.  The original “Confession” was a hit song for Yim back in 1998 on his third album.  Having one of the huskiest voice in Korea, this ballad is a perfect fit for Yim.  This week it moves up seven spots to No. 18.

19. (-6) Rainbow – 마하 (Mach)      
Score: 251
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” drops six spots to No. 19 this week.

20. (+12) V.O.S – 내겐 네가 흘러서 (You Flow To Me)
Score: 237
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Park Geun Tae / Lyrics: Suh Young Eun 
Album: V.O.S special mini-album Part 2 Track 2 Purchase this album 
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: V.O.S returned this year with part two of their special mini album titled, “Memories.” Like the title suggests, the album consists of memories of the V.O.S members, Choi Hyun Jun and Kim Kyung Rok in the midst of their mandatory army service. If part one consisted of happiness and love, part two is more focused on memories of separation and regret. The title track of the album is “You Flow To Me,” an emotional ballad created by Park Geun Tae, singer Suh Young Eun and the V.O.S members.  This week it moves up 12 spots to No. 20. 

21. (New) KCM – 사랑곰 (Love Bear) : 224

22. (-3) 4men – 미안해 (I’m Sorry) : 223

23. (+20) Shin Seung Hoon – You Are So Beautiful : 219   *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***

24. (-8) Outsider – 주인공 (Hero) : 201

25. (+2) Jung Jae In – 가로수 그늘 아래 서면 (If I Stand Under the Shadows of the Roadside Trees) : 200

26. (-6) Co-Ed School – 삐리뽐 빼리뽐 (Bbi Ri Bbom Bbae Ri Bbom) : 193

27. (New) Park Bo Ram – 세월이 가면 (When Time Passes By) : 192

28. (+1) Kang Seung Yoon – 본능적으로 (Instinctive) : 187

29. (-8) Park Ki Young – 빛 (Light) : 185

30. (-8) John Park – 빗속에서 (In The Rain) : 184

31. (+11) San E – Love Sick : 179

32. (-4) Zi-A, 4men – 울고 불고 (Crying) : 178

33. (-15) U-Kiss – 시끄러!! (Shut Up!!) : 177

34. (-3) Brocolli You Too – 졸업 (Graduation) : 168

35. (New) Orange Caramel – 아잉♡ (Ah-Ing) : 161

36. (+14) Yoon Jong Shin – 그대 없이는 못살아 (Can’t Live Without You) : 157

37. (+9) Kim Jang Hoon – 비처럼 음악처럼 (Like Rain Like Music) : 155

38. (New) VNT – 소리 (Sound) : 153

39. (New) G.na & Hyun Ah – Say You Love Me : 143

40. (+8) Oh Won Bin – 사랑해 또 사랑해 (Love You, Love You Again) : 134

41. (-2) Min Kyung Hoon – 상처투성이 (Full of Wounds) : 125

42. (New) Buzz (feat. Venny) – 여자가 싫다 (Don’t Like Women) : 120

43. (-8) Davichi – 두 번 헤어지는 일 (Event That Causes Two Breakups) : 119

44. (-18) Lim Jung Hee – 진짜일 리 없어 (It Can’t Be Real) : 118

45. (-15) Mose (feat. Mario) – 좋은 사람 (Good Person) : 113

46. (-8) Girl’s Day – 잘 해 줘 봐야 (Even If I Do Well) : 110

47. (–) BMK – 사랑은 이별보다 빨라서 (Because Love is Faster than Breakup) : 105

48. (-14) Lee Hyun & Jung Woo – 타버려 (To Burn) : 92

49. (-9) Sin G – 이 모양 이 꼴로… (This Shape, This State…) : 83

50. (New) Kim Ji Young – 여자는 그래요 (Women Are Like That) : 74

Blue: Songs to watch out under top 20

Green: Editor’s recommendations under top 20

 

BONUS TRACK:

Noblesse (feat. Suh Young Eun) – 종로에서 명동까지 (From Jungro To Myungdong)

Genre: Hip-hop ballad

External from soompi image

Album: Noblesse digital single “From Jungro To Myungdong” Track 1

Listen To: Full Song

Comment: Singer songwriter, Noblesse returns with a new single titled, “From Jongro to Myungdong.” This ballad number which features veteran artist, Suh Young Eun, is about the inevitable breakup a couple feels at the end of their meet. Not too long ago, Noblesse took part in Suh Young Eun’s mini album title track, “You Melt Me,” and this time, Suh Young Eun reciprocates the favor by participating in this song. (credits to motoway065 for translations)

 

YESTERDAY ONCE MORE:

Lee Ki Chan – 또한본 사랑은 가고 (Love Has Left Again)
Genre: Pop Ballad

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Album: Lee Ki Chan Vol. 5 (2001) Track 1
Watch:
MV
Comment:
Lee Ki Chan debuted as a singer when he was still in high school. In 1996, Lee took part in a talent contest held during a radio show and won the grand prize. Since then, Lee has developed his career as a professional singer and become one of the very few Korean singers who has released more than 10 albums.  One of Lee’s biggest hit is “Love Has Left Again”, the title song of his 5th album in 2001.  This ballad was written by none other than Park Jin Young (JYP).  It became a No. 1 song for Lee Ki Chan and perhaps a song that paves to his future successes.  Since the release of this song, many of Lee’s follow up albums and singles went on to become chart topping hits.  “Love Has Left Again” was also remade last year by WAX.

 

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, 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.