Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2010 – December Week 3

2010-12-20 01:14:28 2010-12-19 17:14:30

This is our last weekly music chart of 2010.  Next week we are going to announce the staff recommended top 20 songs of 2010

Don’t forget to check out the nominees of our own 2010 Soompi Gayo Award.  Be sure to cast your vote on the top 10 singers of 2010 and also play our prediction contest.

 

1. (–) Kara – 점핑 (Jumping)     *** 2 WEEKS NO. 1 ***     
Score: 890
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’s “Jumping” remains No. 1 on our last chart of 2010.  It 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.

 

2. (+8) Brown Eyed Soul – 똑같다면 (If It’s The Same)    
Score: 817
Genre: R&B Ballad
External from soompi image   
Album: Brown Eyed Soul Vol. 3 Track 3 Purchase this album 
Watch: MV
Comment: Moving up quickly to No. 2 is Brown Eyed Soul’s “If It’s The Same”.  Brown Eyed Soul, who has been releasing many singles the past year, finally releases its full length third album titled, “Brown Eyed Soul.” The album includes previous singles, “Blowin’ My Mind,” “You,” “Can’t Stop Loving You,” “Never Forget,” “Love Ballad” and “I Will Move Aside” along with solo tracks from the individual members. The title track is “If It’s the Same,” which showcases Jung Yup’s sweet and Naul’s emotional vocals.

3. (–) SNSD – 훗 (Hoot)    
Score: 687
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: This is the title track of Girls’ Generation’s 3rd mini album with the same title, ‘Hoot.’ It is an upbeat song that shows the characteristic vocal styles of the 9 members with a blend of go-go rhythm and retro guitar sounds. The lyrics contain a cute warning message to their ‘boyfriends’ who often hurt them emotionally. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

4. (+1) Huh Gak – 언제나 (Whenever)     
Score: 684
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi image Music+Lyrics: Cho Young Soo
Album: Huh Gak first mini-album Track 1 Purchase this album   
Watch: MV 
Comment: Contestants of Super Star K Season 2 keeps hitting our chart. Winner Huh Gak 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” moves up one more spot to No. 4.

 

5. (-3) Beast – Beautiful        
Score: 677
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’s “Beautiful” drops three spots to No. 5 this week.  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.

 

6. (-2) Orange Caramel – 아잉 (Ah-Ing)    
Score: 629
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Wheesung 
Album: Orange Caramel 2nd mini-album Track 1 Purchase this album 
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Orange Caramel who did quite well with their debut song, “Magic Girl” returns this fall with a lovely image. Their title track is “Ah-Ing” which was created by the Jo Young Soo – Wheesung combo who also created, “Magic Girl.” The song is expected to be yet another hit with its trendy Korean sounds. The lyrics, “Again and again ah-ing ah-ing; I’m happy, so ah-ing ah-ing…” are very addicting and energetic. The song will be about the feelings formed over a crush.  This week it drops two spots to No. 6.

 

7. (+1) 2AM – 전활 받지 않는 너에게 (To You Who’s Not Picking Up The Phone)    
Score: 551
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: This is the double title track of 2AM’s first full-length album, ‘Saint O’Clock.’ It’s a ballad song about the emptiness and pain one is left with after a break-up, which is perfectly expressed through 2AM’s soulful voice. The listeners are bound to relate to the sad lyrics that are expressed through the serious voices of the members. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

8. (-1) Psy – Right Now    
Score: 530
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: This is the title track of Psy’s 5th full-length album, ‘Psy Five.’ This features Psy’s signature dance rock style that is fun and exciting to listen to anywhere, anytime. It tells the listeners to let go of the worldly things immediately and become wild and crazy. Psy shows a unique and aggressive rap and singing style in this song. Actress Seo Woo appears in the music video, which captured much attention. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

9. (-3) Tae Yeon, The One – 별처럼 (Like A Star)    
Score: 504
Genre: Pop Ballad
  External from soompi imageMusic: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Album: Tae Yeon, The One digital single “Like A Star” Track 1 
Watch: MV 
Comment: This song is a very special collaboration. The One and SNSD’s Taeyeon have come together to release a single titled, “Like a Star.” The two singers go way back. Ten years ago, prior to SNSD’s debut, The One was the vocal teacher for Taeyeon among others such as DBSG members. The song, “Like a Star” is a duet ballad number composed by hitmaker Jo Young Soo with lyrics penned by Ahn Young Min.  This week it drops back three spots to No. 9.

 

10. (+28) Sistar – 니까짓 게 (How Dare You)   *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***  
Score: 488
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic+ Lyrics: Brave Brothers
Album: Sistar 3rd single Track 3 Purchase this album    
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: 2010’s top rookie group Sistar, who has done quite well with “Push Push” and “Shady Girl,” returns with their third single album, “How Dare You.” The song is about a girl who shows her tough and independent side after being hurt by love. This number which was created by the Brave Brothers, fuses both rock and electronic sounds.  This week it is our biggest mover, up 28 spots to No. 10.  With their latest top 10 hit, Sistar solidifies their status as one of the top rookie groups in 2010.  Let see how they fare against CNBlue and Miss A in year end awards. 

 

11. (–) Cho Moon Geun – 너라는 걸  (Something Like You)    
Score: 483
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi image    
Album: Cho Moon Geun 1st mini-album Track 3 Purchase this album 
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Cho Moon Geun is the second Superstar K2 contestent to release his solo album (Huh Gak being the first). Both the album and the title song “Something Like You” got very good reviews.  This week “Something Like You” remains at No. 11.


12. (+10) Baek Ji Young – 그여자 (That Woman)    
Score: 478
Genre: Pop Ballad
   External from soompi imageMusic: Jun Hae Sung / Lyrics: Won Tae Yeon
Album: SBS Drama “Secret Garden” OST Part 1 Track 1 
Watch: MV 
Comment: This song is coming from the blockbuster SBS drama series, “Secret Garden” starring Hyun Bin and Ha Ji Won. The first song from the OST “That Woman” sung by Baek Ji Young who has taken part in many soundtracks including the one for recent hit series, “Iris.” This ballad was composed by Jeon Hae Sung and penned by Won Tae Yeon.  Despite no promotional activity by the singer, this song is one of the most popular songs in Korea now thanks to the drama.  This week it moves up ten spots to No. 12. 

 

13. (New) T-Ara – Yayaya    *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***  
Score: 453
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic+ Lyrics: E-Tribe
Album: T-Ara mini-album Vol. 2 Track 1 Purchase this album    
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: T-ara who started out very strong at the beginning of this year, finally returns with their 2nd mini album before year end.  E-tribe, the hit maker of “U-Go-Girl” and “Gee”, produced their title song, “Yayaya”. “Yayaya” is a unique dance-pop song with addictive melodies and lyrics. This week it is our highest debut at No. 13. 

 

14. (+2) Gummy & Bobby Kim – 러브레시피 (Love Recipe)   
Score: 418
Genre: R&B Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Choi Kap Won 
Album: Gummy & Bobby Kim digital single “Love Recipe” Track 1 
Watch: MV
Comment: We have many good collaborations in 2010 and this is another one.  It is from two well known R&B artists Gummy and Bobby Kim.  Their duet “Love Recipe” is written by famous composer Kim Do Hoon.  The MV stars actor Gong Yoo, who recently came back from military duties.  This week “Love Recipe” moves up two spots to No. 14.

 

15. (–) Gavy NJ – 전화 좀 받어 (Pick Up The Phone)
Score: 403
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Min Myung KI / Lyrics: Min Young Jae 
Album: Gavy NJ mini-album “Glossy” Track 1 Purchase this album 
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Gavy NJ, who has received lots of love with their recent single, “Let’s Stop Here” has finally returned with their mini album, “Glossy.” The title track is “Pick Up the Phone” which was composed by hit producer Min Myung Ki who has also written the songs, “Sunflower” and “Love Story” for them. The song was penned by Min Young Jae who also penned 4Men’s “Can’t Do It.” The song is about a girl who feels like going crazy because her ex-boyfriend fails to answer his phone.  This week it remains at No. 15. 

 

16. (+7) S.M The Ballad – 너무 글리워 (Miss You)
Score: 331
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic+Lyrics: Park Ki Wan 
Album: SM The Ballad EP Track 1 Purchase this album 
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: SM Entertainment’s ballad project group, SM The Ballad debuts with their first album, “Miss You.” The group consists of Trax’s Jay, Super Junior’s Kyuhyun, SHINee’s JongHyun, and rookie singer, JINO. There are a total of five new tracks, where each vocalist is able to show his own distinctive vocals as well as harmonize with one another. Fans will be able to see a different side of their favorite artists through SM The Ballad.  The title track “Miss You” moves up seven spots to No. 16 this week.

 

17. (New) Lee Ki Chan (feat. Supreme Team) – 러브 (L.O.V.E)   
Score: 310
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Lee Yoo Jin / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min, Supreme Team 
Album: Lee Ki Chan digital single “L.O.V.E”
Watch: MV
Comment: Lee Ki Chan returns to the music scene after two years and five months. During the two long years he was able to complete his mandatory military duties and return to do what he does best. “L.o.v.e” is a medium tempo ballad song featuring hip hop duo, Supreme Team. The song is about a couple excited about starting love filling the cold winter with a warm atmosphere.  The Christmas style melody is perfect for the season.  This week it debuts at No. 17.

 

18. (-9) SG Wannabe – 해바라기 (Sunflower)
Score: 296
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: This is the title track of SG Wannabe’s mini album, ‘SG Wannabe 7 Part.1’ This is a medium tempo song with an unforgettable upbeat rhythm and a melody with mass appeal. The song contains a love confession, and the sweet voices of the SG Wannabe members will infect their listeners with a ‘happy virus.’ (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

19. (+7) Bye Bye Sea – 내 맘이 말을 해 (My Heart Is Telling)
Score: 268
Genre: Indie Rock
External from soompi image   
Album: Bye Bye Sea Vol. 1 Part 1 Track 2 Purchase this album 
Watch: MV
Comment: City Complex is the first full album from indie rock group Bye Bye Sea.  The title song “My Heart Is Telling (Reprise)” is also on the OST for SBS drama “I Am Legend. Vocalist Namu and the instrumentation by the other members harmonize well for this album. This week it moves up seven spots to No. 19.  (credits to ~S2~)

20. (New) Lyn – 사랑의 눈보라 (Blizzard Of Love)
Score: 267
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi image Music + Lyrics: Hwang Sung Je  
Album: Lyn single “Winter Melody” Track 1 Purchase this album 
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Lyn returns with a single album “Winter Melody” that is tailor made for the season.  Continuing with the happy style of her last hit “Darling Honey Love”, Lyn’s latest hit “Blizzard Of Love” is a warm Christmas love song.  This week it debuts at No. 20. 

 

21. (New) Zi-A – 몇월 며칠 몇시 (What Month What Day What Time) : 266

22. (-3) Yoon Jong Shin – 이별의 온도 (Breakup’s Temperature) : 265

23. (+9) December – 눈부신 눈물 (Blinding Tears) : 262

24. (New) IU – 좋은 날 (Good Day) : 253

25. (–) F.Cuz – Midnight Sun : 194

26. (-13) MC The Max – 사랑합니다 (I Love You) : 189

27. (New) Shin Yong Jae (4men) – 이유 (Reason) : 173

28. (New) After School – Love Love Love : 167

29. (–) Kim Bum Soo – 나타나 (Appear) : 166

30. (+11) Drama & Yoo Sup – 첫 눈 그리고 첫 키스 (First Snow and First Kiss) : 163

31. (New) Jung Won Young – 겨울 (Mirror) : 158

32. (New) Gong Yoo – 두번째 첫사랑 (Second First Love) : 155

33. (+12) Brocolli You Too – 졸업 (Graduation) : 154

34. (-20) KCM – 사랑곰 (Love Bear) : 149

35. (New) Untouchable (feat. Vasco) – 난리 브루스 (Fuss Bruce) : 145

36. (-24) Yurisangja – 결별 (Break Up) : 140

37. (+3) Lee Juck – 그대랑 (With You) : 138

38. (New) Younha – 내 남자친구를 부탁해 (Please Take Care of My Boyfriend) : 137

39. (New) Seo In Young – 리듬 속으로 (Into the Rhythm) : 127

40. (-16) Gummy – 죽어도 사랑해 (Love You Even If I Die) : 119

41. (+6) Kim Ji Soo – 널 지우는 일 (Erasing You) : 118

42. (New) Lisa with Brian – 우린 친구가 될 수 없어 (We Can’t Be Friends) : 110

43. (-9) Park Bo Ram – 세월이 가면 (When Time Passes By) : 107

44. (-27) 2PM – I’ll Be Back : 106

45. (-6) Jang Jae In – 가로수 그늘 아래 서면 (If I Stand Under the Shadows of the Roadside Trees            ) : 98

46. (-28) 2NE1 – 아파 (Slow) : 97

47. (-17) Park Jung Hyun – You Mean Everything To Me : 86

48. (-27) VNT – 소리 (Sound) : 84

49. (New) Solbi & Typhoon – 평생 (Lifetime) : 81

50. (-15) Jung Sul Gi – 어떻게 한번을 안 마주치니 (How Do We Not Run Into Each Other Even Once) : 77

 

Blue: Songs to watch out under top 20

Green: Editor’s recommendations under top 20

 

BONUS TRACK:

Mekid (feat. Soulcry) – 아픔이 다시 돌아올까봐 (In Case Pain Returns)

Genre: R&B Ballad 

External from soompi image

Album: Mekid digital single “First Story” Track 1

Listen To: Full Song

Comment: Vocalist Mekid releases his first single after five years of rigorous training. The song, “In Case Pain Returns” features Soul Cry who has been gaining popularity with “The Start of Love is Confession.” The two singers’ harmonization is expected to give listeners goose bumps upon listening. (credits to motoway065 for translations)

 

YESTERDAY ONCE MORE:

Yoo Seung Jun – 가위 (Scissors)

Genre: Pop / Dance

External from soompi image

Album: Yoo Seung Jun Vol. 1 Track 4

Watch: MV

Comments: Otherwise known as Steve Yoo, Yoo Seung Jun debuted in 1997 debuted with first album West Side under Brothers Entertainment. His debut single “Scissors” was a hit along with I love you noona and won Best newcomer at many award shows. “Scissors” was famous for the choreography where the back dancers lined up and moved in sync. Yoo Seung Jun was one of the most popular male dance music soloists in the early days of k-pop.  Sadly, his career came to an abrupt end when he refused to enter compulsory military service.  He has not been allowed to enter Korea ever since. (credits to ~S2~)

 

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.