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Weekly K-Pop Music Chart June Week 3

Let’s start this week with SOOMPI‘s Weekly K-Pop Chart for June Week 3..!

There’s CN Blue on the top! Wow..! Love love love..!^^

1. (–) CNBlue – Love *** 2 WEEKS NO. 1 ***
Score: 916
Genre: Rock
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Music: SEIKOZI / Lyrics: Han Sung Ho
Album: CNBlue 2nd mini-album “Blue Love” Track 1
Comment: CNBlue remains No. 1 with “Love” for the second straight week. Being the top rookie group in 2010, CNBlue had hyped up the music scene with their single, “Loner” earlier this year has returned with their second mini album. Their songs are upgraded alternative rock based ballads with a hint of rap, showcasing their full potential as a band.

2. (+7) SS501 – Love Ya
Score: 881
Genre: Pop / Dance
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Music: Steven Lee / Lyrics: Lee Seung Je
Album: SS501 mini-album “Destination” Track 2
Comment: SS501’s “Love Ya” is moving up fast and challenging CNBlue for the top spot. After their mini album last September [REBIRTH], SS501 is recognised for [Love Like This],[WASTELAND],[Just One Day]is back with new mini-album (DESTINATION). SS501 worked on this album for 3 months after finishing their Asia Tour. This album worked as a world project and even the jacket cuts are gaining attention. American Producer Steven Lee who worked with REBIRTH (famous for global gold disks) is back for another run and this album is quite universal with a combination of American, European and and Korean sounds. This album can be recognised and differentiated from other groups for less electronic sounds but more piano, lived based to express SS501’s sincere emotions. The title song LOVE YA is produced by Steven Lee and rings out with the harmony of the orchestra and piano. This allows SS501’s powerful but sincerity to be expressed. This week it moves up another seven spots to No. 2 and will be the favorite to take the top spot next week.

3. (+4) 4minute – Huh
Score: 813
Genre: Pop / Dance
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Album: 4minute 2nd mini-album “Hit Your Heart” Track 2
Comment: 4Minute, one of last year’s top rookie female group, has returned with their second mini album, Hit Your Heart with an even stronger image. Their title track is “HUH” which was composed by Sinsadong Tiger. It holds lyrics about not being able to hold one’s dreams down, and being different from others. This week it moves up four more spots to No. 3.

4. (-2) Wonder Girls – 2 Different Tears
Score: 813
Genre: Pop / Dance
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Music + Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Album: Wonder Girls single “2 Different Tears” Track 1
Comment: Despite their brief promotion, Wonder Girls is still in the top five with “2 Different Tears”. This song once again has a retro theme. The group has had much success since their debut with hits including, “Tell Me,” “So Hot,” and “Nobody” and have even debuted in the United States while performing as the opening act for the Jonas Brothers Tour last year. Their new album includes three versions of the title track, “2 Different Tears” as well as the English versions of their past hit songs. The title track is about the sad and happy feelings one has for their lover after breakup. The exciting 80s retro sounds and rhythm will capture listeners’ ears right away. This month, Wonder Girls will be doing their American concert tour. We wish them all the success.

5. (-1) MBLAQ – Y
Score: 805
Genre: Pop / Dance
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Music + Lyrics: Rain
Album: MBLAQ 2nd single album “Y” Track 2
Comment: 5-member boy band, MBLAQ is back with their second single album. Through this comeback, the group is expected to show fans different sides of them with songs ranging from dance, emotional ballads, to stylish Jazz& R&B numbers. The title track is “Y,” a song with strong bass and drum sounds. The boys’ strong vocals are to be showcased in this song, composed and penned by Rain himself. Due to strong competition it drops one spot to No. 5 this week.

6. (-3) Davichi – 시간아 멈춰라 (Time, Stop)
Score: 721
Genre: Pop / Dance
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Music: Kim Do Hoon, Bang Shi Hyuk / Lyrics: Bang Shi Hyuk
Album: Davichi mini-album “Innocence” Track 1
Comment: Title song of Davichi’s second mini album, “Innocence.” The sad ballad makes a dramatic change, transforming into a punk rock song. The girls of Davichi become powerful rock stars, showing off a totally new image. The lyrics are about getting your heartbroken right after a breakup. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

7. (-1) Hot Potato – 고백 (Confession)
Score: 665
Genre: Rock Ballad
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Music: Hot Potato / Lyrics: Kim C
Album: Hot Potato “Seesaw OST” Track 3
Comment: The title track of Hot Potato’s 5th full length album, ‘Seesaw.’ This song has a great combination of upbeat shuffle rhythm and string instructions. The lyrics are about feeling happy and nervous before making a confession of love. Completely different from Hot Potato’s usual progressive music, you will find ‘Confession’ quite lovely. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

8. (-3) Super Junior – 미인아 (Bonamana)
Score: 664
Genre: Pop / Dance
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Music + Lyrics: Yoo Young Jin
Album: Super Junior Vol. 4 Track 1
Comment: Super Junior drops three spots this week to No. 8 with their latest hit “Bonamana”, the title song from their 4th album. The boys hope to show off their strong music and performance skills through this album. The concept is SJ Funky” (Super Junior Funky) which can be heard most strikingly in “Bonamana.”

9. (+19) Seo In Young – 사랑이라 쓰고 아픔이라 부른다 (Write Love And Call It Pain)
Score: 638
Genre: Pop Ballad
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Music: Park Geun Tae / Lyrics: Jung Byung Gi
Album: Seo In Young EP “Love-Elly” Track 2
Comment: Style icon, Seo In Young returns as a solo singer with a special mini album, titled “Love Elly.” This is her first solo work since she left Jewelry and it is made for fans who have followed her since her debut in 2001. Through this ballad album, Seo In Young showcases a more refined image in contrast to her style during her Jewelry days. The title track is “Write Love and Call It Pain,” a work co-produced by hitmaker Park Geun Tae and Jung Byung Gi. This week it moves up 19 spots into the top 10 at No. 9.

10. (+7) Hwa Yobi – Bye Bye Bye
Score: 631
Genre: R&B
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Music + Lyrics: Hwa Yobi
Album: Hwa Yobi 10th Anniversary album Track 2
Comment: Korea’s top diva and singsong writer, Hwayobi has returned with her seventh album in celebration of her ten year anniversary as a singer. The songs included in the album will represent the singer herself and the style most people know her for. Hwayobi was penned all the songs and composed six of the ten songs, including the title track, “Bye Bye Bye.” The track is about a woman and her feelings after breaking up without looking back. This week it moves up seven spots into the top 10.

11. (-3) Seo In Kook – 사랑해U (Love U)
Score: 541
Genre: Pop / Dance
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Music: Hwang Se Joon, Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Wheesung
Album: Seo In Kook mini-album “Just Beginning” Track 2
Comment: Title song of Seo In-guk’s first mini album, “Just Beginning.” The music was written by Hwang Se-jun and Kim Do-hoon with lyrics by Whee Sung. Seo In-guk shows off his more mature side as an artist, playing the main character in his music video about a love that can never be with actress Kim Min-jung. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

12. (-1) Vibe – 다시 와주라 (Come To Me Again)
Score: 498
Genre: R&B Ballad
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Music: Ryu Jae Hyun / Lyrics: Ryu Jae Hyun, Park Kyung Jin
Album: Vibe Vol. 4 Track 2
Comment: One of the top R&B groups in Korea is back! Vibe has finally made a comeback after four years with their fourth studio album, titled In Praha. Members Ryu Jae Hyun and Yoon Min Soo are active writing songs for other artists but it’s been a while since the duo had their own release. Fans and non-fans alike will enjoy the group’s emotional vocals that had been missed. The album jacket was taken in Praha, the city of love. The title song “Come To Me Again” is written by Ryu Jae Hyun. The MV of this song stars popular actress Lee Ji Ah.

13. (-3) F(x) – NU 예삐오 (Nu Abo)
Score: 457
Genre: Pop / Dance
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Music: Thomas Troelsen, Cutfather / Lyrics: Yoo Young Jin
Album: F(x) mini-album “Nu Abo” Track 1
Comment: This is the title track of f(x)’s first mini album with the same name, “NU ABO.” It’s a dance song in the Reverse Beat genre that shows intense drum beats. The lyrics are about the new generation’s strong individuality, and unique perspective, personality and preferences based on the individual bloodtypes. f(x) has come back more confident and charismatic with this new single. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

14. (New) IU (feat. 2AM Seul Ong) – 잔소리 (Nagging) *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Score: 432
Genre: Pop Ballad
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Music: Lee Min Soo / Lyrics: Kim Ina
Album: IU digital single “Nagging” Track 1
Comment: IU, who had debuted at a young age of 16 with ballad number, “Missing Child” showcasing her strong vocal at such a young age, returned with a new single. The title track is “Nagging” which was co-composed by Lee Min Soo who was responsible for Brown Eyed Girls’ “Abracadabra” and G.Gorilla of bands, Eve and Sprinkler. Seul Ong of 2AM is featured in this song, garnering interests among fans. This song has already topped many internet rankings in Korea despite no live peformance by the singer yet. It is our highest debut this week at No. 14.

15. (–) Lyn – 자기야, 여보야, 사랑아 (Darling, Honey, Love)
Score: 331
Genre: Pop Ballad
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Music: Hwang Sung Je / Lyrics: Lyn
Album: Lyn Vol. 6 Part 2 Track 2
Comment: Lyn makes a comeback after half a month with the second installation of her sixth album, Candy Train. Through this album, Lyn hopes to shows another side of her with brighter love songs. This album is for those who are waiting for their love one or have already fallen in one. The title track is “Darling, Honey, Love” composed by hit maker, Hwang Seong Je, who had also produced her previous album. It is a cute, listener friendly medium tempo R&B track with strong hip hop beats, perfect for this spring/early summer season. It also features a cute and colorful MV. The style is totally different from Lyn’s previous songs. This week it remains at No. 15.

16. (+17) Lee Seung Hwan – 반의 반 (Half Of Half)
Score: 330
Genre: Pop Ballad
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Music: Jung Ji Chan / Lyrics: Jung Ji Chan, Lee Seung Hwan
Album: Lee Seung Hwan Vol. 10 Track 2
Comment: Veteran artists, Lee Seung Hwan, who has been in the music industry for 20 years with nine albums under his belt, has returned with his tenth, titled Dreamizer. This album is to go astray from the popular music of today, bringing forth an album with no regrets. The title track is “Half of Half” which is in homage to the Beatles’ “Reasons.” The instruments in the song were taken into careful consideration to bring out the vintage feel. With solid album sales as usual, it propels this song into the top 20 this week at No. 16.

17. (+2) Monday Kiz – 가지마 (Don’t Go)
Score: 318
Genre: R&B Ballad
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Music: Kim Do Hoon, Lee Hyun Seung / Lyrics: Lee Jin Sung
Album: Monday Kiz Vol. 4 Track 5
Comment: Monday Kiz has returned this month with their fourth album. They recruited a new member, making it now a trio. Korea’s top production crew has participated in the makings including composers such as the Kim Do Hun/ Lee Hyun Seung combo, Han Sang Won, who was responsible for past hit song, “Disperse,” and Park Hae Wun. In addition, member Lee Jin Sung produced the entire album himself in addition to taking part in composing and penning some songs. This is the first album as a group since the unfortunate passing away of member, Kim Min Su. The title track is “Don’t Go,” composed by Kim Do Hun and Lee Hyun Seung and penned by member Lee Jin Sung. It is a medium tempo ballad number with hints of hip hop, incorporating strong drum beats and string arrangements. This cross-over genre number brings out a new feel listeners will enjoy. This week it moves up two spots to No. 17.

18. (-2) December – 별이 될게 (Tears In Heaven)
Score: 300
Genre: Pop Ballad
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Music + Lyrics: Oh Sung Hoon
Album: December digital single “Tears In Heaven” Track 1
Comment: Fast rising male ballad duo December scores their third straight top 20 hit with “Tears In Heaven”. This listener friendly ballad showcases the duo’s great harmonizing skills and it may be their best song to date. “Tears In Heaven” rises drops two spots this week to No. 18.

19. (-7) Gummy – 남자라서 (Because I’m A Man)
Score: 291
Genre: R&B Ballad
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Music + Lyrics: Teddy
Album: Gummy mini-album “Loveless” Track 4
Comment: This is the title track of her first mini album, ‘Loveless.’ It’s a hip-hop R&B song with an intense beat that is unlike her previous R&B singles. Her new vocal styles can be heard in this song. The song is about men’s selfish attitude that is gradually revealed as the relationship moves forward in women’s perspective. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

20. (-7) 8Eight – 이별이 온다 (Breakup Is Coming)
Score: 271
Genre: R&B Ballad
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Music + Lyrics: Bang Shi Hyuk
Album: 8Eight mini-album Vol. 1 Track 2
Comment: 8Eight’s latest hit “Breakup Is Coming” dropped seven spots to No. 20 this week. 8eight, the top mixed group in Korea, has returned with their first mini album, The Bridge. They have collaborated with Bang Shi Hyuk once again with title track, “Breakup is Coming,” a sad ballad about a couple who has just separated. 2PM member, Nickkhun is to star in the music video for this song.

21 . (+27) Sistar – Push Push : 251 *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***

22 . (-4) Lee Seung Chul – 너에게 물들어간다 ( Blending into You ) : 243

23 . (–) Hwanhee and Suki – 바보가슴 ( Stupid Heart ) : 241

24 . (New) Flower – 기억해사랑해 ( Remember I Love You ) : 233

25 . (-5) SG Wannabe Lee Suk Hoon – 정거장 ( Station ) : 232

26 . (-2) Secret – Magic : 226

27 . (New) Wax – 벌써 일년 ( Already One Year ) : 223

28 . (-14) 2PM – Without You : 181

29 . (New) Jung Yup – 가시꽃 ( Thorn Flower: SBS Drama “Bad Man” OST ) : 166

30 . (New) Namolla Family (feat. Ji Se Hee) – 기억상실증 ( Amnesia ) : 156

31 . (-6) Brown Eyed Soul – Love Ballad : 144

32 . (New) Koyote – Return : 132

33 . (-7) Gil Me – 사랑은 전쟁이다 ( Love Is War ) : 131

34 . (-4) Bobby Kim – 남자답게 ( Like a Man ) : 129

35 . (-4) Verandah – Bike Riding : 125

36 . (-15) Suh Young Eun (with Jung Yup) – 이 거지같은말 ( Those “Good-For-Nothing” Words ) : 124

37 . (+7) Supreme Team – 땡땡땡 ( Ding Dong ) : 123

38 . (-16) Lee Hyori – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang : 119

39 . (-3) Crystal (F(x)) – Melody (Moderato) : 104

40 . (-3) Epitone Project (duet Lee Jin Woo) – 한숨이 늘었어 ( Sigh Got Longer ) : 100

41 . (New) Suki – One Love : 99

42 . (+8) Ari – Hey 미스터 ( Hey Mister ) : 97

43 . (-11) Ye Sung (Super Junior) – 너 아니면 안돼 ( Can’t Be But You ) : 94

44 . (+2) T-Max – 까불지마 ( Don’t Be Rude ) : 83

45 . (New) Infinite – 다시 돌아와 ( Come Back Again ) : 81

46 . (-8) Kim Yoon Ah – Going Home : 69

47 . (-6) Park Hye Kyung – 새 남자친구 ( A New Boyfriend ) : 66

48 . (New) See Ya & T-Ara – 우유보다 커피 ( Coffee Over Milk: SBS Drama “Coffee House” OST ) : 53

49 . (-20) Bi – Hip Song : 47

50 . (-7) SG Wannabe & Ok Ju Hyun – 페이지원 ( Page One: SBS Drama “Coffee House” OST ) : 45

Blue: Songs to watch out under top 20
Green: Editor’s recommendations under top 20


Dream Girls (feat. Biae of Taesabiae) – 사랑은 별보다 밝다 (Love is Brighter Than Stars)
Genre: Pop Ballad
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Album: Dream Girls digital single “Love Is Brighter Than Stars” Track 1
Comment: Talented group Dream Girls, which consist of members Agatha, Lily, and Alice has released a sweet and mellow love song, “Love Is Brighter Than Stars” this past May. The song was composed by Kim Dong Young who is also known for producing Taesabiae’s “My Love.” (credits to motoway065 for translations)

Shin Seung Hoon – I Believe
Genre: Pop Ballad
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Album: Shin Seung Hoon Vol. 8 (2002) Track 12 / My Sassy Girl movie OST
Comment: We have not yet introduced a song from movie OST’s, and this one is a classic. Shin Seung Hoon is known as “the king of ballad”. He debuted way back in 1991 and is already very well known in Korea before he sings “I Believe”, the theme song from the ever popular movie ‘My Sassy Girl” starring Chae Tae Hyun and Jun Ji Hyun. This movie may not be the best selling in the box office, but many fans got into Korean entertainment after watching this movie. To international fans, this is a classic Korean movie. They also discovered Shin Seung Hoon after he sings this tender love song which can be heard over and over again during the movie. It becomes one of his biggest hits and also bring him international fame. This song is so famous that many singers from other countries covered in their own language. Shin Seung Hoon is still very active in the music industry now and he is one of the most veteran singers.

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%



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