Note: We are going to announce the nominees of the 2010 Soompi Gayo Award in the middle of next week. Be prepared to see if your favorite singers will be nominated for various awards.
1. (+2) Kara - 점핑 (Jumping) *** 1 WEEK NO. 1 ***
Score: 924 Genre: Pop/Dance Music: Kim Seung Soo, Han Jae Ho / Lyrics: Song Soo Yoon Album: Kara 4th mini-album Track 2 Purchase this album Watch:MVLive Performance Comment: Kara continues to enjoy their success on our chart as their latest hit "Jumping" moves up to No. 1 this week. 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. (--) Beast - Beautiful
Score: 876 Genre: Pop/Dance Music+Lyrics: Kim Do Hoon, Lee Sang Ho, Shin Sa Dong Tiger Album: Beast mini-album Vol. 4 Track 2 Purchase this album Watch:MVLive Performance Comment: Beast's "Beautiful" holds on to No. 2 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.
3. (-2) SNSD - 훗 (Hoot)
Score: 841 Genre: Pop/Dance Music: James, Jansen, Larsson / Lyrics: Lee Hyun Gyu Album: SNSD mini-album "Hoot" Track 1 Purchase this album Watch:MVLive 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. (+6) Orange Caramel - 아잉♡ (Ah-Ing)
Score: 780 Genre: Pop/Dance Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Wheesung Album: Orange Caramel 2nd mini-album Track 1 Purchase this album Watch:MVLive 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 moves up six more spots to No. 4, becoming the biggest hit for this After School sub-unit.
5. (+1) Huh Gak - 언제나 (Whenever)
Score: 726 Genre: Pop Ballad Music+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. 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" is up one spot into the top 5.
6. (+3) Tae Yeon, The One - 별처럼 (Like A Star)
Score: 691 Genre: Pop Ballad Music: 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 moves up another three spots to No. 6.
7. (-2) Psy - Right Now
Score: 688 Genre: Hip-hop Music: Psy, Yoon Gun Hyung /Lyrics: Psy Album: Psy Vol. 5 Track 2 Purchase this album Watch:MVLive 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)
8. (-4) 2AM - 전활 받지 않는 너에게 (To You Who's Not Picking Up The Phone)
Score: 621 Genre: Pop Ballad Music+Lyrics: Bang Shi Hyuk Album: 2AM Vol. 1 Track 2 Purchase this album Watch:MVLive 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)
9. (-2) SG Wannabe - 해바라기 (Sunflower)
Score: 416 Genre: R&B Ballad Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min Album: SG Wannabe Vol. 7 Part 1 Track 3 Purchase this album Watch:MVLive Performance Comment: This is the title track of SG Wannabe's mini album, 'SG Wannabe 7 Part.1' This is a medium po 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)
10. (New) Brown Eyed Soul - 똑같다면 (If It's The Same) *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Score: 340 Genre: R&B Ballad
Album: Brown Eyed Soul Vol. 3 Track 3 Purchase this album Watch:MV Comment: 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. This week it is our highest debut at No. 10.
11. (+28) Cho Moon Geun - 너라는 걸 (Something Like You) *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Score: 340 Genre: Pop Ballad
Album: Cho Moon Geun 1st mini-album Track 3 Purchase this album Watch:MVLive Performance Comment: Cho Moon Geun is the second Superstar K2 contestent to release his solo album (Huh Gak is the first). Both the album and the title song "Something Like You" got very good reviews. As a result, "Something Like You" is our biggest mover this week, up 28 spots to No. 11.
12. (+23) Yurisangja - 결별 (Break Up)
Genre: Pop Ballad Music + Lyrics: Kim Se Jin
Album: Yurisangja Vol. 11 Track 1 Purchase this album
Comment: Ageless ballad duo Yurisangja returns for their 11th album. Known for their great harmony, Yurisangja's latest hit "Break Up" is a mid-po ballad written by Kim Se Jin. This week it moves up 23 spots to No. 12.
13. (New) MC The Max (feat. Boo Hwal)- 사랑합니다 (I Love You)
Score: 302 Genre: Rock Ballad Music+Lyrics: Kim Tae Won Album: MC The Max digital single "I Love You" Track 1 Watch:MV Comment: Known for their powerful rock ballad during the winter season, MC The Max comes back with a tailor made ballad "I Love You" perfect for the season. The trio has so many winter hits in the past, and this song reminds us of their best songs. It also features another rock ballad group Boo Hwal, as this song is written by Boo Hwal's Kim Tae Won. This week it debuts at No. 13.
14. (-1) KCM - 사랑곰 (Love Bear)
Score: 296 Genre: Pop Ballad Music: KCM / Lyrics: Yoon Sa Ra Album: KCM "Alone Part 2: From My Soul" Track 2 Purchase this album Watch:MVLive Performance Comment: KCM returns with a new mini album, “Alone Part 2: From My Soul” which he produced himself. The title track is “Love Bear” written by the singer himself. It is an emotional ballad with unique vocals only KCM can bring out. The song is about finding love from a person who loves silently like a bear. This week it drops one spot to No. 14.
15. (+25) Gavy NJ - 전화 좀 받어 (Pick Up The Phone)
Score: 289 Genre: Pop Ballad Music: Min Myung KI / Lyrics: Min Young Jae Album: Gavy NJ mini-album "Glossy" Track 1 Purchase this album Watch:MVLive 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 moves up 25 spots to No. 15.
16. (New) Gummy & Bobby Kim- 러브레시피 (Love Recipe)
Score: 284 Genre: R&B Ballad Music: 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" debuts at No. 16.
17. (-6) 2PM - I'll Be Back
Genre: Pop / Dance Music + Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Album: 2PM mini-album "Still 02:00pm" Track 2 Purchase this album
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)
18. (-10) 2NE1 - 아파 (Slow)
Score: 277 Genre: R&B Ballad Music: Sun Woo Jung Ah, e.knock / Lyrics: e.knock Album: 2NE1 Vol. 1 Track 5 Purchase this album Watch:MVLive 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 drops 10 spots to No. 18.
19. (New) Yoon Jong Shin - 이별의 온도 (Breakup's perature)
Score: 261 Genre: Pop Ballad Music+Lyrics: Yoon Jong Shin Album: Yoon Jong Shin Vol. 11 Track 15 Purchase this album Watch:MVLive Performance Comment: Singer-songwriter Yoon Jong Shin is very active this year, releasing a monthly project single each month. He finally groups these singles together with other new songs in his latest full album. The title track "Breakup's perature" is a ballad written by the singer himself. The MV stars popular actress Bae Doo Na. This week it debuts at No. 19.
20. (+3) Buzz (feat. Venny) - 여자가 싫다 (Don't Like Women)
Score: 245 Genre: Rock Ballad Music: Go Suk Young / Lyrics: Kim Jin Ah Album: Buzz Special Album "Fuzz Buzz" Track 1 Purchase this album Watch:MVLive Performance Comment: Buzz returns with a special album as a new two member band – existing member Yoon Woo Hyun and new vocalist. Through this album, fans can hear two songs with the former artist Min Kyung Hun along with three Buzz songs remade with the new singer’s vocals. The title track is “Don’t Like Women” which was composed by Ko Suk Young who has worked with the band ever since their birth, with songs such as “Coward” and “Trip to Leave Me.” “Don’t Like Women” has sounds and music styles Koreans enjoy most. This week it moves up three spots to No. 20.
21. (-3) VNT – 소리 (Sound) : 243
22. (--) Baek Ji Young – 그여자 (That Woman) : 240 23. (New) S.M The Ballad - 너무 그리워 (Miss You) : 239
24. (-4) Gummy - 죽어도 사랑해 (Love You Even If I Die) : 235 25. (New) F.Cuz - Midnight Sun : 181 26. (New) Bye Bye Sea - 내 맘이 말을 해 (My Heart Is Telling) : 180
27. (-15) Supreme Team & Young Joon (Brown Eyed Soul) - 그땐 그땐 그땐 (Then Then Then) : 179
28. (-12) Oh Won Bin - 사랑해 또 사랑해 (Love You, Love You Again) : 177 29. (New) Kim Bum Soo – 나타나 (Appear) : 176 30. (New) Park Jung Hyun - You Mean Everything To Me : 171
31. (+6) D. Heaven - 모르는 사람처럼 (Like Strangers) : 168
32. (-17) December - 눈부신 눈물 (Blinding Tears) : 159 33. (New) 2Face - 오빠가 미안하다 (Oppa is Sorry) : 155
34. (-10) Park Bo Ram - 세월이 가면 (When Time Passes By) : 145
35. (New) Jung Sul Gi - 어떻게 한번을 안 마주치니 (How Do We Not Run Into Each Other Even Once) : 144
36. (-4) Kim Bo Kyung - Because Of You : 143
37. (-12) Suki - 가슴아 안돼 (No, Heart) : 142 38. (New) Sistar - 니까짓 게 (How Dare You) : 139
39. (-12) Jang Jae In - 가로수 그늘 아래 서면 (If I Stand Under the Shadows of the Roadside Trees) : 136
40. (-21) Lee Juck – 그대랑 (With You) : 133 41. (New) Drama & Yoo Sup - 첫 눈 그리고 첫 키스 (First Snow and First Kiss) : 123
42. (-16) Miss A – Breathe : 120
43. (-13) Kang Seung Yoon – 본능적으로 (Instinctive) : 119
44. (-27) Shin Seung Hoon - You Are So Beautiful : 107 45. (+3) Brocolli You Too – 졸업 (Graduation) : 105
46. (New) Seo In Kook – Take : 93
47. (New) Kim Ji Soo - 널 지우는 일 (Erasing You) : 87
48. (-15) John Park – 빗속에서 (In The Rain) : 82
49. (-13) Lee Jung (feat. Leessang) - 헤어지는 일 (To Be Break Up) : 81
50. (-16) San E - Love Sick : 78
Blue: Songs to watch out under top 20 Green: Editor's recommendations under top 20
BONUS TRACK: Jung Yoon Don - Song For You Genre: Pop
Album: Jung Yoon Don digital single "Song For You" Watch:MV Comment: Jung Yoon Don, who was picked as the final member is MBC’s 2002 audition program, “Bad Boy Club” returns after four years as a solo single with a single titled, “Song For You.” This medium po pop number holds lyrics about one man’s confession for his loved one. The song was composed by Choi Young Won and penned by Jung Yoon Don. The song is also the theme song for Korea’s cellular phone’s game, CAANOO. (credits to motoway065 for translations)
YESTERDAY ONCE MORE: Toy (feat. Kim Hyung Joong) - 좋은 사람 (A Good Person ) Genre: Pop Ballad
Album: Toy Vol. 5 (2001) Track 3 Watch:MVLive Performance Comment: Toy is known as a "one man band" and each of his album he works with many guest musicians and singers. Debuted back in 1994, his most memorable hit was probably "A Good Person" from his 5th album in 2001. This song spent many many weeks in the top 10 without any promotion. Its easy to sing along melody captures the heart of many fans. The featured vocalist of "A Good Person" is Kim Hyung Joong, who went on to have a successful career. These days Toy uses his real name Yoo Hee Yeol and he is best known as the host of KBS' weekly late night conpory music show "Yoo Hee Yeol Sketchbook".
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%