Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2010 - September Week 1

1. (–) DJ DOC나 이런 사람이야  (I’m This Kind Of Person) *** 3 WEEKS NO. 1 ***
Score: 857
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 for the third straight 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 the top spot again.

2. (–) Homme – 밥만 잘 먹더라 (Eat Well)
Score: 827
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 remains at No. 2.

3. (+5) Secret – Madonna 
Score: 812
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.  “Madonna” already tops many music charts in Korea and perhaps this song will become Secret’s first No. 1 song.

4. (-1) BoA 허리케인 비너스 (Hurricane Venus) 
Score: 783
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” drops one spot to No. 4.

5. (+9) Jo Sung Mo –  바람필래 (I Want To Cheat) 
Score: 710
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.  The chemistry works wonderful and this week it moves up another nine spots to No. 5.

6. (-1) Seo In Kook – 애기야 (My Baby U)    
Score: 660
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.  Despite gaining in points, this week “My Baby U” drops one spot to No. 6 due to very strong competitions.

7. (+6) Rainbow – A
Score: 645
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” becomes Rainbow’s first top 10 hit, up six spots to No. 7.

8. (-4) Se7en – Better Together   
Score: 538
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” drops four spots to No. 8.

9. (-3) SHINee – 루시퍼 (Lucifer)
Score: 513
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: This is the title track of SHINee’s 2nd studio album with the same title, ‘Lucifer.’ It is an urban electronica song, which has an addictive appeal with an intense and sophisticated rhythm. The lyrics express that if he and his emotions are put under restriction in a relationship, then there’s no future and the relationship will eventually come to an end. SHINee’s transformation as powerful performers can be seen on stage. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

10. (+1) Hwanhee –     ..하다가 (..While Doing) 
Score: 499
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 one spot to No. 10.

11. (-2) Miss A – Bad Girl Good Girl     
Score: 472
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)

12. (–) Davichi난 너에게 (Better Together)   
Score: 471
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 remains No. 12.

13. (-3) Zi-A – 웃음만  (Just A Smile)  
Score: 449
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 drops three spots to No. 13.

14. (+17) ERU –  하얀 눈물 (White Tears) *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Score: 434
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi image Music: Yoon Myung Sun / Lyrics: ERU, Yoon Myung Sun
Album: ERU Vol. 4 Track 2 Purchase this album    
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Eru, who is loved by the Korean public for his captivating and distinct voice, has returned with a new album after serving two years in the military. During those two years, he worked on the concept of his album and has expressed his strong attachment and confidence for his album to the public even after being discharged from the military. The title song of this album is “White Tears”, which is a sequel to his previous hit song “Black Glasses”. It is yet another breakup story about someone shedding white tears after taking off the black glasses. It is a traditional ballad song that only Eru can sing. This song was again composed by Yoon Myung Sun, who wrote “Black Glasses”.  This week it is our biggest mover, moving up 17 spots to No. 14.

15. (New) Tae Yang – I’ll Be There *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Score: 386
Genre: R&B / Dance
External from soompi image Music +Lyrics: Teddy
Album: Tae Yang Vol. 1 International Edition Track 3 Purchase this album    
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Title song from the newly released International Edition of Big Bang member Tae Yang’s first full studio album.  Tae Yang’s previous hit “I Need A Girl” reached No.2 on our chart.  This song is written and produced by YG’s main producer Teddy.  It combines R&B, dance, and electronica elements.  It is our highest debut this week at No. 15.

16. (New) Narsha – 맘마미아 (Mamma Mia)
Score: 328
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic: Lee Min Soo / Lyrics: Kim Ina
Album: Narsha digital single “Mamma Mia” Track 1 
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Narsha, who spent the past month promoting her solo activities with “Bbi Ri Bba Bba”,  has returned with a digital repackaged version of her mini album. Her follow-up track, “Mama Mia” is a dance number produced by Cho Young Chul, composed by Lee Min Soo, and penned by Kim Ina. They were also responsible for the Brown Eyed Girls’ songs“Abracadabra,” “LOVE,” and “My Style,” making this new single a hot issue. The song uses strong drum beats and lively synthesizer sounds which seem to flow well with Narsha’s vocals. Junior group, Sunny Hill is also makes a featured in this number.  This week “Mamma Mia” debuts at No. 16.

17. (+2) Lee Seung Ki –   정신이 나갔었나봐 (I Must Have Been Out Of My Mind: SBS Drama “MY Girlfriend Is A Nine-Tailed Fox” OST)
Score: 302
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 two spots to No. 17.

18. (-1) Infinite – She’s Back
Score: 293
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 drops one spot to No. 18.

19. (-3) Park Jae Bum & Brave Brothers – 울고싶단말야   (I Want To Cry)  
Score: 281
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 this week it drops three spots to No. 19.

20. (+3) Lee Seung Chul – 그 사람  (That Person)   
Score: 240
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Hong Jin Young / Lyrics: Kim Sang Ik  
Album: KBS Drama “Baker King Kim Tak Goo” OST Part 3 digital single 
Watch: MV
Comment: This is one of the theme songs from KBS Drama “Baker King KIm Tak Goo” starring Yoon Si Yoon, Eugene, and Lee Young Ah.  A new trend in the last 2 years for drama OSTs is to release many digital singles before the physical album is released.  The strategy is very successful such as this drama.  The OST Part 1 and 2 features V.O.S and KCM, but the most popular song in this drama so far is Lee Seung Chul’s “That Person’, a tender ballad.  After spending many weeks bubbling under the top 20, this week it finally moves up three more spots into the top 20.

21. (-6) Chae Yeon – 봐 봐 봐 (Look Look Look) : 237

22. (New) Nam Gyuk Band – 사랑해서 사랑해서 (Because I Love You Because I Love You) : 214

23. (+13) JQT – 알 거 없잖아 (Nothing For You to Know) : 205

24. (New) Park Hyo Shin – 널 사랑한다 (I Love You) : 200

25. (+8) Cho Shin Sung – 그리운 날에 (On The Days I Miss You) : 199

26. (-6) MC Mong (feat. Mellow) – 죽을 만큼 아파서 (Hurt to the Extent of Death) : 198

27. (-9) Park Myung Soo, Nicole – 고래 (Whale) : 196

28. (-21) G.na – 꺼져 줄게 잘 살아 (I’ll Back Off So Live Well) : 189

29. (+8) Bobby Kim – 외톨이 (Loner) : 177

30. (-2) Sung Eun – 사랑하면 뭐해 (What’s The Point of Being In Love?) : 173

31. (-9) Son Dam Bi – Queen : 171

32. (New) 2PM – Thank You : 169

33. (+11) Navi – 끝까지 들어 (Listen Until the End) : 164

34. (New) HybRefine – Cosmic Dance : 151

35. (New) FT Island – 사랑 사랑 사랑 (Love Love Love) : 143

36. (New) Sistar – 가식걸 (Shady Girl) : 135

37. (New) Tim (with Sung Yuri) – 연인선언 (Love Declaration) : 124

38. (-17) Gil Me (feat. K.Will) – 미안해 사랑해서               (Sorry for Loving You) : 116

39. (-4) Tei – 미쳐서 너를 불러 (Calling You Because I’m Crazy) : 110

40. (-1) Various Artists – 우리의 밤은 당신의 낮보다 아름답다 (Our Night Is More Beautiful Than Your Day) : 96

41. (-7) Park Ji Hun – 너에게 주고 싶은 세가지 (Three Things I Want to Give You               ) : 85

42. (-13) Teen Top – 박수 (Clap) : 83

43. (New) Wheesung -결혼까지 생각했어 (Even Thought of Marriage) : 82

44. (-6) Kim Yeon Woo – 가끔은 혼자 웁니다 (Sometimes I Cry Alone) : 80

45. (+3) Nine Muses – No Playboy : 79

46. (-21) 4 minute – I My Me Mine : 78

47. (-17) IU & Yoo Seung Ho – 사랑의 리퀘스트  (I Believe In Love) : 76

48. (New) 2PM Joon Soo & Jung Woo – 뚝뚝뚝 (Rain Drops Falling) : 75

49. (-4) Jo Gyu Chan – Morning : 74

50. (New) Dear Cloud – 그때와 같은 공간, 같은 노래가 (Same Space as Before, Same Song) : 48

Blue: Songs to watch out under top 20

Green: Editor’s recommenations under top 20


Kim Ga Hee – 싫증내지마요 (Don’t Get Tired of Doing It)

Genre: Pop

External from soompi image

Album: Kim Ga Hee digital single “Return” Track 1

Listen To: Full Song

Comment: Kim Ga Hee, who was a part of 2NB, the female version of Fly to the Sky makes a comeback after three years with a digital single, “Don’t Get Tired of Doing It.” The artist penned the song herself and it’s about the hardships she endured in her life. The song was composed by the famous An Chang Hyun who also wrote songs for Zia, DECEMBER, Park Jung Eun, and PanDa. The song has an addictive strong melody along with trendy electronic sounds. Kim Ga Hee’s more mature and strong vocals are quite apparent in this song. (credits to motoway065 for translations)


Rich – 사랑해, 이 말 밖엔… (I Can Only Say I Love You…)

Genre: R&B Ballad

External from soompi image

Album: Rich Vol. 1 (2001) Track 3

Watch: MV Live Performance

Comment: Rich (Lee Dae Yong) first debuted with the group Eagle Five in 1998 and later became a solo R&B singer.  He released his first album “I Have A Dream” in 2001.  The title song “I Can Only Say I Love You” was not considered a big hit on the chart but got very famous among listeners due to its easy listening R&B melody and a movie-like MV that has four versions, a combination that worked great in those days.  This song was also remade to Chinese by famous singer Jacky Cheung.  The Chinese version “Gift” was a big hit in the early 2000s.

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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