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Kpop Chart Weekly : February Week 4

Yuuuhuu…!

After long weekend, let’s start this bright Monday in this 1st March with a new weekly chart. As usual, this chart is taken from soompi.

Enjoy!

1. (–) SNSD – Oh! *** 2 WEEKS NO. 1 ***
Score: 968
Genre: Pop / Dance

Music: Kenzie / Lyrics: Kim Jung Bae, Kim Young Hoo
Album: SNSD Vol. 2 Track 1
Comment: SNSD’s “Oh!” widened their lead at No. 1 this week. After a very successful 2009 seeing them become one of k-pop’s premier girl groups, SNSD is back with their 2nd full length album “Oh!”. The title track which is the same as the album title is composed by Kenzie. It is of the electronic pop genre and is about confessing to a crush in a cute and honest way.

2. (–) 2AM – 죽어도 못 보내 (Can’t Send You Even If I Die)
Score: 949
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music + Lyrics: Bang Shi Hyuk
Album: 2AM mini-album “Can’t Send You Even If I Die” Track 2
Comment: If it is not due to such a strong opponent in SNSD, 2AM would have scored their first No. 1 song on our chart. Instead, they stay at No. 2 again this week with “Can’t Send You Even If I Die”, a song produced by hitmaker “Hitman” Bang Shi Hyuk. Through their new mini-album, 2AM will be able to show hybrid genres with trendy sounds and danceable beats, a 200% upgrade from their last. To fit the global trends in music, electronica sounds can also be heard. We are able to see that 2AM are also capable of dance numbers. The title track which is the same as the mini-album title, is still the vintage power ballad we are known of 2AM.

3. (–) CNBlue – 외톨이야 (Loner)
Score: 921
Genre: Rock

Music: Kim Do Hoon, Lee Sang Ho / Lyrics: Han Sung Ho, Amen
Album: CNBlue 1st mini-album “Bluetory” Track 1
Comment: This is the title track of CNBlue’s first mini-album “Bluetory.” CNBlue debuted as an indie band in Japan and has honed its skills ever since. This song has a magnificent beat and addictive melody, which make it sound very sophisticated. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

4. (–) Kim Jong Kook – 이 사람이다 (It’s This Person)
Score: 750
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music + Lyrics: Park Gun Woo
Album: Kim Jong Kook Vol. 6 Track 1
Comment: With his trademark high pitch voice, “The One Man” Kim Jong Kook is back with his 6th album “Eleventh Story”. The title comes from the eleven albums he has released in total since his Turbo days. There are also a total of eleven tracks which all showcases his sweet vocals. Title song “It’s This Person” is a sweet easy listening ballad which is tailor-made to fit the singer’s voice. This week it remains at No. 4.

5. (+5) Min Kyung Hoon – 아프니까 사랑이죠 (It’s Love Because It Hurts)
Score: 709
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Kang Eun Kyung
Album: Min Kyung Hoon mini-album “Goodbye” Track 1
Comment: Buzz’s main vocalist, Min Kyung Hoon makes a comeback after two years with a five track mini album. The singer has taken part in selecting these songs carefully. The title track “It’s Love Because It Hurts” is written by Cho Young Soo and Kang Eun Kyung. It has an intense violin intro before settling into a beautiful ballad melody. This week it moves up five more spots into the top 5.

6. (-1) Gavy NJ (feat. Sunnyside MJ) – 해바라기 (Sunflower)
Score: 659
Genre: R&B Ballad

Music: Min Myung Ki / Lyrics: Jang Hee Young
Album: Gavy NJ Vol. 4 Side B Track 3
Comment: Gavy NJ returns with Side B of their fourth album, Sunflower this year. It was produced by Min Myung Ki and the members all took part in penning the lyrics to the songs. There are a total of six new songs and two instrumentals, the title track being “Sunflower” which features Sunny Side MJ. The song was composed by Min Myung Ki and penned by Gavy NJ lead vocalist, Jang Hee Young, is about looking at the person one breaks up with and is not saddened about it; instead he or she is waiting confidently. This week it dropped one spot to No. 6.

7. (+10) U-Kiss – 빙글빙글 (Spinning)
Score: 655
Genre: Pop / Dance

Music + Lyrics: Brave Brothers
Album: U-Kiss Vol. 1 Track 2
Comment: U-Kiss finally releases their first full length album “Only One, Without You”. Hit maker, Brave Brothers have participated in the album by producing it and composing songs including the title track is “Spinning;” it is an electronic hip-hop number. The song will catch listeners’ attentions from the start. This week it becomes U-Kiss’ latest top 10 hit, moving up ten spots to No. 7.

8. (–) 4men (feat. 美) – 못해 (Can’t Do)
Score: 607
Genre: R&B Ballad

Music: Yoon Min Soo / Lyrics: Min Yeon Jae
Album: 4men Special Album “The 3rd Generation” Track 2
Comment: Title song of 4Men’s special album entitled “The 3rd Generation.” Written by Vibe’s Yoon Min-soo, the rhythm is tension-filled till the end, with heart-breaking lyrics and the sound of Shin Yong-jae’s explosive vocals. The song represents the new members of 4Men made up of Young-jae, Yong-jae and Won-joo. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

9. (-2) Hyun Ah (feat. Yong Joon Hyung of Beast) – Change
Score: 567
Genre: Hip-hop / Dance

Music + Lyrics: Shin Sa Dong Tiger
Album: Hyun Ah digital single “Change” Track 1
Comment: This is the title track of the solo debut digital single album from Hyun-ah of 4Minute. It features Yong Jun-hyung of BEAST. It is a soft yet sexy hip-hop song with the elements of the 1980s old school genre. The lyrics are about doing away with stereotypes and changing everything. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

10. (+3) Untouchable (feat. Narcia) – 가슴에 살아 (Live In The Heart)
Score: 557
Genre: Hip-hop

Album: Untouchable 2nd mini-album Track 4
Comment: Popular hip-hop duo Untouchable is back with their 2nd mini-album. To fit the winter season, this time they have selected a ballad “Live In The Heart” to promote. It also features the sweet vocal of Brown Eyed Girls member Narcia. This week it becomes their latest top 10 hit, moving up three spots to No. 10.

11. (-5) See Ya, Davichi, T-Ara – 원더우먼 (Wonder Woman)
Score: 547
Genre: Pop / Dance

Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: K. Smith
Album: See Ya, Davichi, T-Ara digital single “Wonder Woman” Track 1
Comment: This is the title track of the second digital single album from SeeYa, Davichi and T-Ara. It is a retro-style dance song with an appealing melody. The lyrics are about women’s friendship and moral sense. The powerful voices of Yeon-ji, Bo-ram and Soo-mi of SeeYa, Min-kyung and Hae-ri of Davichi and Hyo-min and Eun-jung of T-Ara create a perfect harmony. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

12. (-3) Lee Seung Ki (feat. Baek Chan) – 사랑이 술을 가르쳐 (Love Teaches You How To Drink)
Score: 484
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: Bang Shi Hyuk / Lyrics: Bang Shi Hyuk, Baek Chan
Album: Lee Seung Ki Vol. 4 (Repackaged Version) Track 11
Comment: Lee Seung Ki’s latest hit “Love Teaches You How To Drink” is from the repackaged version of his 4th album. This song even though still a ballad, has a more up-tempo arrangement. It also features the rapping of 8Eight’s Baek Chan. “Love Teaches You How To Drink” is written by the combination of Hitman Bang and Baek Chan. This team has written many hit songs for different artists recently.

13. (New) 2NE1 – 날 따라 해봐요 (Try To Follow Me) *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Score: 434
Genre: Hip-hop

Album: 2NE1 digital single “Try To Follow Me” Track 1
Comment: Last year’s top new artist, 2NE1, is back with their latest digital single “Try To Follow Me”. It is our highest debut this week at No. 13. “Try to Follow Me” is to hype music listeners. The song was composed by Teddy who has also done “Fire,” “I Don’t Care,” Dara’s “Kiss,” Park Bom’s “You and I,” and CL & Minzi’s “Please Don’t Go.” The song has an unstoppable and strong feel to it. This song is for the new Samsung Corby Folder phone and 2ne1 filmed a CF for it. With usual YG styled hiphop and upbeat music, this song uses a phase of Korean children’s song “Try to Follow Me.” Within a few hours after the release it took No. 1 spots on many online Korean music charts.

14. (-3) T-Ara – 처음처럼 (Like The First Time)
Score: 375
Genre: Pop / Dance

Music + Lyrics: Bang Shi Hyuk
Album: T-Ara Vol. 1 Track 2
Comment: After scoring their first No. 1 hit with “Bo Beep Bo Beep”, T-Ara is back with their follow up song “Like The First Time” from their first full album. This song written by Hitman Bang was originally chosen as the album title song by fans, but record company opted to go with “Bo Beep Bo Beep” instead. Now T-Ara is finally promoting this song to satisfy fans’ request. This week it drops three spots to No. 14. T-Ara has released the re-packaged version of their album and came back with a new song “Crazy Because of You” which should be on our chart soon.

15. (-1) ZE:A – Mazeltov
Score: 374
Genre: Pop / Dance

Music + Lyrics: Han Sang Won
Album: ZE:A 1st single “Nativity” Track 3
Comment: This is the title track of ZE:A’s debut single album “Nativity.” “Mazeltov” means “good luck” and it can be heard repeatedly throughout the song. It has an addictive and appealing chorus. The sophisticated lyrics are about a breakup and forgetting one’s past love by day of the week. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

16. (-4) Trax – 가슴이 차가운 남자 (Let You Go)
Score: 370
Genre: Rock Ballad

Album: Trax 1st mini-album Track 1
Comment: Long before the debut of pop rock groups like FT Island and CN Blue, Trax is already in the industry since 2004. Perhaps the most underrated group from SM Entertainment, Trax has undergone both members and music style changes during their career. When they debuted in 2004, they had a visual rock concept which was popular in Japan at the time. Now Trax has become a duo and they shifted their focus to rock ballads. The title track from their mini-album “Cold Hearted Man (Let You Go)” is perfect for anyone who has gone through a breakup. The sad melody and lyrics are prominent in the song. The song was composed and arranged by member, Jung Mo and the lyrics were penned by Jay. This week it dropped four spots to No. 16.

17. (-2) Ga In & Jo Kwon – 우리 사랑하게 됐어요 (We Fell In Love)
Score: 343
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: Lee Min Soo, Je-A / Lyrics: Kim Ina, Ga In, Jo Kwon
Album: Ga In & Jo Kwon digital single “We Fell In Love” Track 1
Comment: The latest hit coming from the reality TV Show “We Got Married”. The song features Brown Eyed Girl’s Ga In and 2AM’s Jo Kwon. It’s composed by Brown Eyed Girl’s leader Je-A. It is a nice duet song that has an (8 beat) new wave sound that was popular during the 1980s. Composer Lee Min Soo (Love; Abracadabra) and lyricist Kim In Na have contributed in creating the song as well. Ga In and Jo Kwon also contributed to the lyrics by telling honest stories of their make-believe marriage life. Through this couple/duet song, we will be able to listen to their wonderful harmony and outstanding vocal skills.

18. (+2) Kim Jin Pyo (feat. SG Wannabe Kim Jin Ho) – 로맨틱 겨울 (Romantic Winter)
Score: 283
Genre: Hip-hop

Music: Psy, Yoo Gun Hyung / Lyrics: Psy, Kim Jin Pyo
Album: Kim Jin Pyo mini-album “Romantic Winter” Track 3
Comment: This is the title track of Kim Jin-pyo’s mini-album “Romantic Winter.” The accompaniment of a 25-member orchestra and the sweet voice of Kim Jin-ho of SG Wannabe depict winter in the most charming way. Kim Jin-pyo’s gentle rapping is especially impressive. Psy and Yoo Keon, who wrote the song, willingly presented it to Kim Jin-pyo at his request. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

19. (-1) Yim Jae Bum – 낙인 (Stigma: KBS Drama “Chuno” OST)
Score: 267
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: Choi Chul Ho, Kim Jong Chan / Lyrics: Kim Jong Chan
Album: KBS Drama “Chuno’ OST Track 2
Comment: We are seeing a continuous revival of drama OST songs on the chart. The latest one on the top 20 is from the highly rated KBS historical drama “Chuno” starring Jang Hyuk, Oh Ji Ho, and Lee Da Hae. The OST comes with the huskiest male voice in Korea in the name of Yim Jae Bum whose theme song “Stigma” is his first top 20 hit in many many years. This week it dropped one spot to No. 19.

20. (-4) After School – 너 때문에 (Because Of You)
Score: 263
Genre: Pop / Dance

Music + Lyrics: Brave Brothers
Album: After School 2nd single Track 1
Comment: Title song of After School’s third digital single album. The music is a Shibuya-Kei style electro pop song with a sentimental twist. The song is a combination of a beautiful piano and violin melody, an addictive chorus and the powerful rap of After School. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

21. (+14) Lim Chang Jung – 잊혀지는 이별 ( Forgotten Break Up ) : 255 *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK *** –> Songs to watch out under top 20

22 . (-3) Younha – 오늘 헤어졌어요 ( We Broke Up Today ) : 178

23. (+7) Na Yoon Kwon – 멍청이 ( Fool ) : 177

24. (-2) 2PM – Tik Tok : 176

25. (New) KCM (feat. MC Mong) – 꽃을 든 남자 ( Man Holding Flowers ) : 165 –> songs to watch out under top 20

26. (-5) Beast – Mystery : 160

27. (New) Rumble Fish – 좋은 사람 있으면 소개시켜줘 ( If You Find a Good Person Introduce Me to Him ) : 155 –> *editor’s recommendation under top 20

28. (+1) Lyn (feat. Seo In Kook) – 새로고침 ( Refresh ) : 139

29. (+3) F.Cuz – Jiggy : 138

30. (+1) J.ae (feat. Eun Ji Won) – No. 5 : 133

31. (-6) Bubble Sisters – 가시리 ( To Leave ) : 131

32. (-8) Lisa (feat. Miryo) – 우리 결혼할까? ( Shall We Marry? ) : 108

33. (-7) K.Will – 사랑까진 안돼요 ( Can’t Go Up to Love: SBS Drama “Obstetrics & Gynecologist” OST ) : 107

34. (New) Lydia – 여자의 청혼 ( Girl’s Proposal ) : 102

35. (+2) Islander – 웃다가 울다가 지붕뚫고 하이킥 ( Laughing, Then Crying High Kick Through the Roof ) : 100

36. (-2) HybRefine – You Can Fly : 96

37. (New) An Jin Kyung – 못된 사람 ( Bad Person ) : 95

38. (-15) Jewelry – Love Story : 93

39. (-1) IU & Na Yoon Kwon – 첫사랑이죠 ( It’s My First Love )

40. (-7) Noblesse (feat. Kim Dong Hee) – 마음을 다한 사랑 ( Love Done All from the Heart ) : 75 –> editor’s recommendation

41. (+7) Just – 못난 사랑 ( Bad Love ) : 70

42. (-1) MBLAQ – G.O.O.D luv : 66

43. (-15) Dae Sung – 솜사탕 ( Cotton Candy ) : 65

44. (–) Lucid Fall – 고등어 ( Mackerel ) : 63

45. (-6) Suh Young Eun – 후두독 ( Splash ) : 62

46. (+3) T-Max – 한번쯤은 ( At Least One Time: KBS Drama “God Of Study” OST I ) : 61

47. (-7) The The Band – 눈물이 흐르다 ( Tears Flowing ) : 60

48. (New) f(x) – 날개를 펴고 ( Spread One’s Wings: KBS Drama “God Of Study” OST II ) : 59 –> song to watch out under top 20

49. (New) Park Mi Kyung – 돌아와 ( Come Back ) : 58

50. (-7) SG Wannabe & V.O.S – 사랑합니다 ( I Love You ) : 52

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