Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2010 - August Week 4

1. (–) DJ DOC나 이런 사람이야  (I’m This Kind Of Person) *** 2 WEEKS NO. 1 ***
Score: 903
Genre: Pop/Hip-hop/Dance
External from soompi image  Music: Yoon Gun Hyung / Lyrics: Psy, Lee Ha Neul
Album: DJ DOC Vol. 7 Track 2 Purchase this album    
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: DJ DOC remains No. 1 this week with “I’m This Kind Of Person”.  They are one of the most prominent old skool K-Pop/hip-hop groups with past hits like “Run to You”, “Dance With DOC”, and “Summer Story”.  DJ DOC returns after six years with its seventh album, “Appreciation”. This album marks the group’s 15th anniversary in the music industry. The title track “I’m This Kind of Person” is an electronica number with fun lyrics and is expected to capture listeners’ ears. This song along with others from this album has already ranked very high on various music charts and the album is also selling well.  It is not surprising that they won by a large margin again this week.

2. (+1) Homme – 밥만 잘 먹더라 (Eat Well)
Score: 826
Genre: Pop Ballad 
External from soompi imageMusic + Lyrics: Bang Shi Hyuk
Album: Homme digital single “Homme By Hitman Bang” Track 1 
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Perhaps the top duet this year, 2AM’s Chang Min and and 8eight’s Lee Hyun join hands with producer Bang Shi Hyuk for his project, Homme by “Hitman Bang” in time for the summer. The rock, pop, and R&B hybrid number, “Eat Well” uses guitar and drum sounds to refresh listeners’ hearts. It’s the type of song that will make listeners just drop what they are doing and leave. The two artists’ powerful harmonization will definitely make listeners feel the emotions of the song. This week it moves up another spot to No. 2.

3. (+4) BoA 허리케인 비너스 (Hurricane Venus) 
Score: 795
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic: Lidbom, Hansen, Wik Lyrics: Kenzie, BoA, Hong Ji Yoo
Album: BoA Vol. 6 Track 2 Purchase this album    
Watch: MV Live Performance 
Comment: One of the top K-Pop acts in the last decade, BoA returns after five years with her sixth Korean album titled, “Hurricane Venus” after busy working overseas in Japan and the United States. The upcoming album will be released to celebrate her ten year anniversary in the music industry. The title track is “Hurricane Venus”,  where BoA will show her various colors.  It is doing very well on both the singles and album charts, showing that fans have not forgotten BoA despite her lengthy absense in K-Pop and the industry has changed so much since her last album. This week “Hurricane Venus” moves up another four spots to No. 3, perhaps the best contender for No. 1 next week.

4. (–) Se7enBetter Together   
Score: 716
Genre: Pop/Dance
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Album: Se7en mini-album “Digital Bounce” Track 3 Purchase this album    
Watch: MV Live Performance 
Comment: After a hiatus of three years to concentrate on his overseas activities, Se7en finally makes a comeback in Korea with mini-album “Digital Bounce”. The title track is “Better Together”, created by YG’s main producer Teddy, who also composed 2NE1’s “Fire”, “I Don’t Care”, and more. This is a listener friendly dance beat song perfect for the summer.  “Better Togther” remains at No. 4 this week.

5. (+25) Seo In Kook – 애기야 (My Baby U)    
Score: 597
Genre: Pop
External from soompi image    Music: PJ, Kim Do Hoon, Hwang Se Joon / Lyrics: Wheesung
Album: Seo In Kook Special Album “MY Baby U” Track 3 Purchase this album    
Watch: MV Teaser Live Performance 
Comment: Seo In Kook returns this summer with a special album and another love confession. The artist had received much popularity with “Love U” and has returned with a lovely version of the song along with a new song, “My Baby U.” The latter song was composed by Kim Do Hoon, Hwang Se Jung, and PJ and penned by Wheesung. Rhymer’s featured rap making further completes the song. The phrase “My Baby” came from the drama “Lovers in Paris” where actor Park Shin Yang used it to call his lover Kim Jung Eun.  This week it moves up 25 big spots into the top 5.

6. (-1) SHINee루시퍼 (Lucifer)
Score: 578
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic: Yoo Young Jin, Jhun, Kapit, Rexha / Lyrics: Yoo Young Jin
Album: SHINee Vol. 2 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: SHINee, who received much love with “Ring Ding Dong”, returns this summer transformed, in time for their second album, “Lucifer”. Through this new 13 track album, fans are able to hear a variety of music styles in addition to the members’ skillful vocals. The title track is “Lucifer”, which uses both the break dance genre popular in the ‘80s along with urban electronica. The powerful rhythms are expected to be refreshing and addictive. The lyrics portray a selfish heart who mistakes obsession as love, going back and forth between blackmail and conciliation.  This week it drops one spot to No. 6.

7. (-1) G.na (feat. Yong Jun Hyung of BEAST) – 꺼져 줄게 잘 살아 (I’ll Back Off So Live Well) 
Score: 561
Genre: Pop
External from soompi imageMusicKim Do Hoon Lyrics: Wheesung
Album: G.na 1st mini-album Track 1 Purchase this album    
Watch: MV Live Performance 
Comment: Perhaps the most anticipated new female solo singer this year, G.NA makes her debut this summer with mini album, “Draw G’s First Breath”. G.NA (Korean name: Choi Gina) worked with famous composer Kim Do Hoon, who composed the title track “I’ll Back Off So Live Well”, yet she alone produced the entire album. Wheesung is responsible for penning the lyrics to this track. This mid-tempo track has an unforgettable melody line that is as shocking as the title of the song. BEAST member, Yong Jun Hyung, helps out with the rap featuring in the song as well. This week it drops one spot to No. 7.

8. (+20) Secret – Madonna 
Score: 561
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic+Lyrics: Kang Ji Won, Kim Ki Bum
Album: Secret mini-album Vol. 2 Track 1 Purchase this album   
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Girl group Secret, which consists of members Jun Hyo Sung, Song Ji Eun, Han Sun Hwa, and Zinger, gained much popularity this year with “Magic.” The group returns with its second mini album titled “Madonna.”  The title track of the same album was composed by hit maker Kang Ji Won and Kim Ki Bum. The song is about living strongly and with much confidence in the current time period like Madonna did. Unlike the popular electronic pop dance songs popular in the Korean music scene at the moment, this song is livened with the feeling of a performance. Korea’s top brass band TST took part in the song to complete it.  This week “Madonna” becomes Secret’s second top 10 hit, moving up 20 spots to No. 8.

9. (-7) Miss A – Bad Girl Good Girl     
Score: 552
Genre: Pop / Dance 
External from soompi imageMusic + Lyrics: Park Jin Young 
Album: Miss A first single “Bad But Good” Track 1 Purchase this album 
Watch: MV Live Performance 
Comment: This is the title track of Miss A’s first single album, ‘Bad But Good.’ It’s Miss A’s debut single, which became the talk of the town even before its release because it was produced by Park Jin-young. It’s a medium tempo song with a combination of a rich European-style musical melody and intense American-style hip-hop rhythm. The straight-forward lyrics where the girls confidently express themselves are impressive. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

10. (+7) Zi-A – 웃음만  (Just A Smile)  
Score: 538
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi image Music: KZ / Lyrics: Kim Ina, D’Day
Album: Zi-A mini-album “Difference” Track 1 Purchase this album    
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Zi-A transforms and makes a comeback with a new mini album titled, “Difference.” The singer already has many hit songs under her belt including “Gaze,” “Feel Like Bursting,” and “Have One Glass of Alcohol With Me.” This time, Zi-A joins hands with  producer Jo Young Chul who helped Brown Eyed Girls rise to fame with “Abracadabra” and producer Choi Gap Won. The title track is “Just a Smile”, which was composed by the composer who wrote Narsha’s “Queen B” and Brown Eyed Girl’s “Glam Girl.” This hybrid ballad will show yet another side of Zi-A who’s known for her popular ballads.  This week it becomes Zi-A’s latest top 10 hit, up seven spots to No. 10.

11. (+7) Hwanhee –     ..하다가 (..While Doing) 
Score: 537
Genre: R&B Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Choi Gyu Sung / Lyrics: Choi Gyu Sung, Rado 
Album: Hwanhee mini-album “H-Hour” Track 2 Purchase this album 
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Former Fly to the Sky member, Hwanhee, makes a comeback this summer with his second mini album, “H-Hour” – it’s been ten months since his first. This time around, Hwanhee took part in producing the album himself and with the help of composers Choi Gyu Sung, RADO, Kim Tae Hyun, and others, completed his second solo work. The title track is “While Doing,” which was composed by Choi Gyu Song and RADO. Overall, the medium tempo number has a bright feel along with a sad melody line. Hwanhee’s vocals help bring out the hurting breakup mood of the song.  This week it moves up seven spots to No. 11.

12. (+4) Davichi난 너에게 (Better Together)   
Score: 488
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min  
Album: Cho Young Soo All-Star 2010 digital single   
Watch: MV
Comment: Davichi meets with top composer Cho Young Soo to prepare for this year’s All Star Album following MC Mong and Seo In Young’s “Bubble Love”.  “From Me To You” is a bright love story with lovable lyrics and melody that makes  listeners smile. A 30 member orchestra takes part in the song, creating a beautiful accompaniment to Davichi’s sweet and refreshing vocals. The song is perfect for the summer. This week it moves up four more spots to No. 12.

13. (+26) Rainbow – A
Score: 476
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic: Kim Seung Soo, Han Jae Ho / Lyrics: Song Soo Yoon
Album: Rainbow digital single A Track 1 
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Rainbow debuted last November with their mini album “Gossip Girl”, and has received a lot of love from fans for their fresh and bubbly image. After eight months, they are back with their first digital single album “A”. The title track “A” was co-produced by Han Jae Ho and Kim Seung Soo, which is a pop dance track with hip hop beats and a touch of rock. The song showcases the members’ individuality and refreshing voices, as well as their great rapping skills. Unlike their fresh and bubbly concept from their first mini album “Gossip Girl”, their digital single album photo concept reveals more of a mature and sophisticated style. Through their music stage appearances, we’ll be expecting to see a different side of Rainbow that we haven’t seen in the past.  This week “A” moves up 26 big spots to No. 13.

14. (+27) Jo Sung Mo –  바람필래 (I Want To Cheat) *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Score: 454
Genre: Pop
External from soompi image Music+Lyrics: Brave Brothers
Album: Jo Sung Mo special album “Sung Mo Meet Brave” Track 2 Purchase this album    
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Veteran musician Jo Sung Mo and the Brave Brothers meet – ballad and trendy music likewise meet. The title track is “I Want to Cheat”, which showcases how much Jo Sung Mo has changed – the electronic guitar riffs and the easy to follow melody line is expected to be popular among listeners. It is totally different from Jo Sung Mo’s previous ballads.  This week it is our biggest mover, up 27 spots to No. 14.

15. (-6) Chae Yeon – 봐 봐 봐 (Look Look Look) 
Score: 414
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic +  Lyrics: Kim Chang Hwan
Album: Chae Yeon mini-album “Look At” Track 4 Purchase this album    
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Korea’s sexy diva Chae Yeon makes a comeback this summer after a year, with her second mini album. The title track is “Look Look Look”, a dance number with electronica sounds and Miami beats. This dynamic song is expected to excite fans once more. This song is about a new generation of women and men who are shy about love. The song is garners even more interest because veteran singer Kim Gun Mo took part in the chorus. This week it falls back six spots to No. 15.

16. (New) Park Jae Bum & Brave Brothers – 울고싶단말야   (I Want To Cry) *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Score: 310
Genre: Pop
External from soompi image Music: KZ / Lyrics: Kim Ina, D’Day
Album: Brave Brothers Vol. 1 Track 3 Purchase this album    
Watch: MV
Comment:  Brave Brothers is perhaps the most representative hitmaker of the electronic trend that now rules K-pop. Over the past few years, the powerhouse producer and composer has seen his “Brave Sound” turn into the sound of K-pop. The man behind the music made his own debut last year with the mini-album Attitude, and now he ups the game with his first full-length album The Classic. Brave Brothers brought on many other artists to participate in the album, including the title song “I Want To Cry” with ex-2PM leader Jay Park, and it is our highest debut this week at No. 16.

17. (+3) Infinite – She’s Back
Score: 309
Genre: Pop / Dance
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Album: Infinite first mini-album “First Invasion” Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Quietly scoring their second top 20 hits in as many tries is rookie boy band Infinite. “She’s Back” is the follow up song from their “First Invasion” debut mini album. The seven-member group is from the same company as Epik High, who helped produce their album. Same as first single “Come Back Again”, “She’s Back” also mixes vintage rock and electronica for a stylish new sound. This week it moves up another three spots to No. 17.

18. (-7) Park Myung Soo and Nicole (Kara) – 고래 (Whale)
Score: 308
Genre: Pop
External from soompi imageMusic +Lyrics: E-Tribe
Album: Park Myung Soo and Nicole digital single “Whale” Track 1 
Watch: MV
Comment: Park Myung Soo teamed up with SNSD’s Jessica last year to record the fun song “Cold Noodle”. He is back again this year, teamming up with a member of another prominent girl group: Nicole of Kara.  This is yet another fun song with a cute cartoon MV.  “Whale” did even better than “Cold Noodle” last year as it hits the top 10.  This week it drops seven spots to No. 18.

19. (+5) Lee Seung Ki –   정신이 나갔었나봐 (I Must Have Been Out Of My Mind: SBS Drama “MY Girlfriend Is A Nine-Tailed Fox” OST)
Score: 290
Genre: Pop
External from soompi imageMusic +Lyrics: Brave Brothers
Album: Lee Seung Ki digital single “I Must Have Been Out Of My Mind” Track 1 
Watch: MV
Comment: Lee Seung Gi takes part in the soundtrack for the upcoming long-awaited drama series, “My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox” by singing the main theme song, “I Must Have Been Out Of My Mind.” What’s better, the singer will be playing the main role in the drama as well, a year since his last role. The song was composed by the Brave Brothers and given to Lee as a gift, stirring more interest. This week it moves up five spots to No. 19.

20. (-12) MC Mong (feat. Mellow) – 죽을 만큼 아파서 (Hurt To The Extent Of Death)    
Score: 286
Genre: Hip-hop
External from soompi imageMusic: Kim Gun Woo / Lyrics: MC Mong, Park Jang Geun
Album: Blue Brand Vol. 2 Trauma Part 2 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: Title song of Blue Band’s second compilation album “Trauma”.  The hip hop song is about the pain after a breakup that continues to linger. MC Mong raps in a teary voice which harmonizes with underground singer Mellows clean beautiful tone. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

21. (-6) Gil Me (feat. K.Will) – 미안해 사랑해서 (Sorry for Loving You) : 280

22. (-10) Son Dam Bi – Queen : 278

23. (–) Lee Seung Chul – 그 사람 (That Person) : 269

24. (+2) Supreme Team – 땡땡땡 (Ding Dong) : 220

25. (-12) 4 minute – I My Me Mine : 218

26. (-12) Tae Yang – I Need A Girl : 215

27. (-17) Narsha                – 삐리빠빠 (Bbi Ri Bba Bba) : 214

28. (-1) Sung Eun – 사랑하면 뭐해 (What’s The Point of Being In Love?) : 210

29. (-4) Teen Top – 박수 (Clap) : 209

30. (-9) IU & Yoo Seung Ho – 사랑의 리퀘스트  (I Believe In Love) : 176

31. (New) ERU – 하얀 눈물 (White Tears) : 171

32. (+4) Baek Ji Young – 시간이 지나면 (When Time Passes) : 163

33. (New) Cho Shin Sung – 그리운 날에 (On The Days I Miss You) : 146

34. (New) Park Ji Hun – 너에게 주고 싶은 세가지 (Three Things I Want to Give You) : 143

35. (New) Tei – 미쳐서 너를 불러 (Calling You Because I’m Crazy) : 138

36. (New) JQT – 알 거 없잖아 (Nothing For You to Know) : 129

37. (-2) Bobby Kim – 외톨이 (Loner) : 120

38. (-9) Kim Yeon Woo – 가끔은 혼자 웁니다 (Sometimes I Cry Alone) : 114

39. (+9) Various Artists – 우리의 밤은 당신의 낮보다 아름답다 (Our Night Is More Beautiful Than Your Day) : 109

40. (+5) Hong Jin Young – 내 사랑 (My Love) : 106

41. (+1) Seo Tai Ji – 하여가 (Anyway) : 88

42. (-4) Sistar – Push Push : 85

43. (–) December – 혼자 왔어요 (Came Alone) : 83

44. (New) Navi – 끝까지 들어 (Listen Until the End) : 81

45. (+1) Jo Gyu Chan – Morning : 80

46. (New) Noblesse (feat. Ryu Jae Hyun) -이젠 남 (Now Strangers) : 77

47. (-16) Koyote – Jump Jump Jump : 70

48. (New) Nine Muses – No Playboy : 63

49. (-9) Shin Hye Sung – Ex-Mind               : 56

50. (New) Naomi – 멍하니 (Absently: MBC Drama “Road No. 1” OST) : 52

Blue: Songs to watch out under top 20

Green: Editor’s recommendations under top 20


Denis Project (feat. Soul Cry, Won Hye) – 목놓아 울었다 (Weeped)

Genre: Pop Ballad

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Album: Denis Project single “Sadness” Track 1

Listen To: Full Song

Comment: Denis Project, who released an album last year with the theme of “Love” returns with a new album – this one revolving around the theme of Sadness. The title track is “Weeped’ a sad minor medium tempo number with heart wrenching lyrics. Soul Cry’s emotional vocals and rookie singer, Won Hye’s sing-along vocals further helps brings out the mood. (credits to motoway065 for translations)


Position – I Love You

Genre: Pop Ballad

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Album: Position Remake Album “I Love You” (2001) Track 4

Watch: MV Live Performance

Comment: Position is originally a duo formed by Lim Jae Wook and Ahn Jung Hoon debuted in 1996.  Ahn Jung Hoon later left the group and Lim Jae Wook became a solo singer but still using the stage name Position.  Position released six studio albums and two remake albums from 1996 to 2007.  His most well known hit is “I Love You” from the remake album in 2001.  “I Love You” is originally a classic hit song from late Japanese singer Ozaki Yutaka.  Position’s Korean version features a movie-like MV and was so popular it spent nine weeks at No. 1 in early 2001, an amazing accomplishment unheard of these days.  

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%

Thanks to Mardi09 for helping on this week’s internet chart research.

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