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Kpop Weekly Chart : March Week 1


Here’s the Kpop weekly chart for March Week 1. As usual, this chart is taken from soompi

1. (+1) 2AM – 죽어도 못 보내 (Can’t Send You Even If I Die) *** 1 WEEK NO. 1 ***
Score: 939
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music + Lyrics: Bang Shi Hyuk
Album: 2AM mini-album “Can’t Send You Even If I Die” Track 2
Comment: After spending the last three weeks at No. 2, 2AM finally unseated SNSD and scored their first No. 1 song on our chart 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. Congratulations!

2. (-1) SNSD – Oh!
Score: 911
Genre: Pop / Dance

Music: Kenzie / Lyrics: Kim Jung Bae, Kim Young Hoo
Album: SNSD Vol. 2 Track 1
Comment: SNSD’s “Oh!” dropped one spot to No. 2 after spending two weeks at the top. 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.

3. (–) CNBlue – 외톨이야 (Loner)
Score: 867
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. (+1) Min Kyung Hoon – 아프니까 사랑이죠 (It’s Love Because It Hurts)
Score: 777
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 moves up another spot to No. 4. 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.

5. (-1) Kim Jong Kook – 이 사람이다 (It’s This Person)
Score: 743
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 dropped one spot to No. 5.

6. (New) Kara – 루팡 (Lupin) *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Score: 699
Genre: Pop / Dance

Music: Han Jae Ho, Kim Seung Soo / Lyrics: Song Soo Yoon
Album: Kara mini-album Vol. 3 Track 2
Comment: After surprisingly winning the top female group on our last year’s Soompi Gayo Award, Kara continues their strong showing on our chart. The title song “Lupin” from their recently released 3rd mini-album of the same name debuted very high at No. 6 this week. Kara vowed to return to a more fierce image on this mini-album, a concept that did not fare too well when they used it on their debut album. But that was then and this is now. Kara has developed a large and loyal fan base now and fans are more receptive of their change in concept this time.

7. (+1) 4men (feat. 美) – 못해 (Can’t Do)
Score: 662
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)

8. (-1) U-Kiss – 빙글빙글 (Spinning)
Score: 631
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 dropped one spot to No. 8.

9. (+1) Untouchable (feat. Narcia) – 가슴에 살아 (Live In The Heart)
Score: 571
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 moves up another spot to No. 9.

10. (-4) Gavy NJ (feat. Sunnyside MJ) – 해바라기 (Sunflower)
Score: 544
Genre: R&B Ballad

Music: Min Myung Ki / Lyrics: Jang Hee Young
Album: Gavy NJ Vol. 4 Side B Track 3
Comment: This is the title track of Gavy NJ’s fourth studio album. It is a medium-tempo song about the desire to find one’s love. The accompaniment of a 28-member string orchestra creates a magnificent and beautiful melody. The main melody, which begins in the prelude, and the ample vocals make this song very impressive. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

11. (-2) Hyun Ah (feat. Yong Joon Hyung of Beast) – Change
Score: 536
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)

12. (–) Lee Seung Ki (feat. Baek Chan) – 사랑이 술을 가르쳐 (Love Teaches You How To Drink)
Score: 432
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. (-2) See Ya, Davichi, T-Ara – 원더우먼 (Wonder Woman)
Score: 412
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)

14. (-1) 2NE1 – 날 따라 해봐요 (Try To Follow Me)
Score: 374
Genre: Hip-hop

Music + Lyrics: Teddy
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” 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.

15. (New) Big Bang – Lollipop Part 2
Score: 355
Genre: R&B / Hip-hop

Music: Teddy / Lyrics: Teddy, G-Dragon, T.O.P
Album: Big Bang digital single “Lollipop Part 2” Track 1
Comment: Last year, Big Bang introduced 2NE1 (who ironically is one spot above them this week) with the song Lollipop. Now part 2 of this song has just been released and it is all Big Bang this time. During the past year, each of the members has been busy with their solo activities whether it was through solo music activities or for drama soundtracks. This is their first time in a while since the group has worked together as a whole. The song is a hip-hop electronica number for the LG Cyon mobile phone and once again, it was composed by Teddy with lyrics penned by Teddy, G-Dragon, and TOP. Through this song, the boys are to show their sexy and manly side.

16. (New) T-Ara – 너 때문에 미쳐 (Crazy Because Of You)
Score: 307
Genre: Pop / Dance

Music: Cho Young Soo, Kim Tae Hyun / Lyrics: Wheesung
Album: T-Ara Vol. 1 Repackaged Version Track 1
Comment: T-Ara who has released hits including “Lie,” “Bo Peep Bo Peep” and “Like The First Time” has done a 180 degree turn with their repackaged version of their first album. The title track is “Crazy Because of You” and it was made by an all-star combination: co-composed by Jo Young Soo and Kim Tae Hyun and penned by Wheesung. This dance track has a pop feel with electronic sounds. This song replaced “Like The First Time” and debuted at No. 16 this week.

17. (-2) ZE:A – Mazeltov
Score: 301
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)

18. (+1) Yim Jae Bum – 낙인 (Stigma: KBS Drama “Chuno” OST)
Score: 255
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 moves up a spot again to No. 18.

19. (-2) Ga In & Jo Kwon – 우리 사랑하게 됐어요 (We Fell In Love)
Score: 252
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.

20. (-2) Kim Jin Pyo (feat. SG Wannabe Kim Jin Ho) – 로맨틱 겨울 (Romantic Winter)
Score: 230
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)

21. (New) Kim Yeon Ji (See Ya) – 우리 다시 만나요 ( Let’s Meet Again ) : 221 –> song to watch out under top 20

22 . (-6) Trax – 가슴이 차가운 남자 ( Let You Go ) : 218
23 . (-2) Lim Chang Jung – 잊혀지는 이별 ( Forgotten Break Up ) : 207
24 . (+3) Rumble Fish – 좋은 사람 있으면 소개시켜줘 ( If You Find a Good Person Introduce Me to Him ) : 167 –> recommended song
25 . (-5) After School – 너 때문에 ( Because Of You ) : 165
26 . (+4) (feat. Eun Ji Won) – No. 5 : 153
27 . (+10) An Jin Kyung – 못된 사람 ( Bad Person ) : 148 –> song to watch out under top 20
28 . (-5) Na Yoon Kwon – 멍청이 ( Fool ) : 143
29 . (-3) B2ST – Mystery : 142
30 . (-2) Lyn (feat. Seo In Kook) – 새로고침 ( Refresh ) : 138
31 . (-9) Younha – 오늘 헤어졌어요 ( We Broke Up Today ) : 136
32 . (-8) 2PM – Tik Tok : 132
33 . (-8) KCM (feat. MC Mong) – 꽃을 든 남자 ( Man Holding Flowers ) : 119
34 . (-5) F.Cuz – Jiggy : 110
35 . (-3) Lisa (feat. Miryo) – 우리 결혼할까? ( Shall We Marry? ) : 104
36 . (+13) Park Mi Kyung – 돌아와 ( Come Back ) : 92 *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK *** –> song to watch out under top 20
37 . (+4) Just – 못난 사랑 ( Bad Love ) : 90
38 . (New) PK Heman (feat. Yuri) – 미안해 ( I Am Sorry ) : 89
39 . (-4) Islander – 웃다가 울다가 지붕뚫고 하이킥 ( Laughing, Then Crying High Kick Through the Roof ) : 85
40 . (New) Kiroy Y – 밤하늘의 별을 ( Stars In The Night ) : 71 –> recommended song
41 . (-10) Bubble Sisters – 가시리 ( To Leave ) : 70
42 . (+2) Lucid Fall – 고등어 ( Mackerel ) : 67
43 . (-7) HybRefine – You Can Fly : 63
44 . (-5) IU & Na Yoon Kwon – 첫사랑이죠 ( It’s My First Love ) : 62 –> recommended song
45 . (New) Hye Ji – 어제처럼 ( Like Yesterday ) : 61
46 . (-8) Jewelry – Love Story : 60
47 . (-1) T-Max – 한번쯤은 ( At Least One Time: KBS Drama “God Of Study” OST ) : 41
48 . (New) Sun Min – 놓치다 ( To Let Go ) : 40
49 . (New) Tin Tin Five – 청춘 ( Adolescence ) : 38
50 . (New) Three Musketeers – 먹어 먹어 ( Eat Eat ) : 33



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