What’s up?? Long time no see and I’m gonna start this week with Soompi’s Weekly K Pop Music Chart for August Week 3.
Well.. It’s been a while I didn’t post anything about K Pop. It’s Ramadhan, moslem’s fasting month. So, I try to focus on getting closer with God 🙂
This chart.. Wow.. so many fresh songs and singers. I haven’t added any new K Pop songs to my play-list because currently I listen to nasheed (religious song) 😀
Okay, here’s the chart and ENJOY..! 🙂
1. (+2) DJ DOC – 나 이런 사람이야 (I’m This Kind Of Person) *** 1 WEEK NO. 1 ***
Music: Yoon Gun Hyung / Lyrics: Psy, Lee Ha Neul
Album: DJ DOC Vol. 7 Track 2
Comment: DJ DOC moves up two more spots to No. 1 this 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 by a large margin this week.
2. (-1) Miss A – Bad Girl Good Girl
Genre: Pop / Dance
Music + Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Album: Miss A first single “Bad But Good” Track 1
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)
3. (+6) Homme – 밥만 잘 먹더라 (Eat Well)
Genre: Pop Ballad
Music + Lyrics: Bang Shi Hyuk
Album: Homme digital single “Homme By Hitman Bang” Track 1
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 moves over a lot of strong competition and up six spots to No. 3.
4. (-2) Se7en – Better Together
Album: Se7en mini-album “Digital Bounce” Track 3
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” dropped two spots to No. 4 this week.
5. (-1) SHINee – 루시퍼 (Lucifer)
Music: Yoo Young Jin, Jhun, Kapit, Rexha / Lyrics: Yoo Young Jin
Album: SHINee Vol. 2 Track 2
Comment: SHINee, who received much love with “Ring Ding Dong”, returns this summer transformed, in time for their second album, “Lucifer”. Through this new 13 track album, fans are able to hear a variety of music styles in addition to the members’ skillful vocals. The title track is “Lucifer”, which uses both the break dance genre popular in the ‘80s along with urban electronica. The powerful rhythms are expected to be refreshing and addictive. The lyrics portray a selfish heart who mistakes obsession as love, going back and forth between blackmail and conciliation. This week it drops one spot to No. 5.
6. (–) G.na (feat. Yong Jun Hyung of BEAST) – 꺼져 줄게 잘 살아 (I’ll Back Off So Live Well)
Music: Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Wheesung
Album: G.na 1st mini-album Track 1
Comment: Perhaps the most anticipated new female solo singer this year, G.NA makes her debut this summer with mini album, “Draw G’s First Breath”. G.NA (Korean name: Choi Gina) worked with famous composer Kim Do Hoon, who composed the title track “I’ll Back Off So Live Well”, yet she alone produced the entire album. Wheesung is responsible for penning the lyrics to this track. This mid-tempo track has an unforgettable melody line that is as shocking as the title of the song. BEAST member, Yong Jun Hyung, helps out with the rap featuring in the song as well. This week it remains at No. 6.
7. (+15) BoA – 허리케인 비너스 (Hurricane Venus)
Music: Lidbom, Hansen, Wik / Lyrics: Kenzie, BoA, Hong Ji Yoo
Album: BoA Vol. 6 Track 2
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” moves up 15 spots to No. 7.
8. (-1) MC Mong (feat. Mellow) – 죽을 만큼 아파서 (Hurt To The Extent Of Death)
Music: Kim Gun Woo / Lyrics: MC Mong, Park Jang Geun
Album: Blue Brand Vol. 2 Trauma Part 2 Track 2
Comment: Title song of Blue Band’s second compilation album “Trauma”. The hip hop song is about the pain after a breakup that continues to linger. MC Mong raps in a teary voice which harmonizes with underground singer Mellows clean beautiful tone. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)
9. (+1) Chae Yeon – 봐 봐 봐 (Look Look Look)
Music + Lyrics: Kim Chang Hwan
Album: Chae Yeon mini-album “Look At” Track 4
Comment: Korea’s sexy diva Chae Yeon makes a comeback this summer after a year, with her second mini album. The title track is “Look Look Look”, a dance number with electronica sounds and Miami beats. This dynamic song is expected to excite fans once more. This song is about a new generation of women and men who are shy about love. The song is garners even more interest because veteran singer Kim Gun Mo took part in the chorus. This week it moves up another spot to No. 9.
10. (-2) Narsha – 삐리빠빠 (Bbi Ri Bba Bba)
Music: East4A / Lyrics: Kim Ina
Album: Narsha 1st mini-album Track 2
Comment: Title song of Narsha’s first mini album, “Narsha”. Narsha of the Brown Eyed Girls makes a unique transformation with a new electronic house sound combined with a pop melody. The trendy sound and arrangement is attention grabbing along with the “Bbi-ri-bop-a,” part. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)
11. (+1) Park Myung Soo and Nicole (Kara) – 고래 (Whale)
Music +Lyrics: E-Tribe
Album: Park Myung Soo and Nicole digital single “Whale” Track 1
Comment: Park Myung Soo teamed up with SNSD’s Jessica last year to record the fun song “Cold Noodle”. He is back again this year, teamming up with a member of another prominent girl group: Nicole of Kara. This is yet another fun song with a cute cartoon MV. “Whale” did even better than “Cold Noodle” last year as it hits the top 10. This week it is moving up a spot again at No. 11.
12. (-1) Son Dam Bi – Queen
Music: Kim Tae Hyun / Lyrics: Kim Hee Sun
Album: Som Dam Bi 3rd mini-album Track 2
Comment: This is the title track of Son Dam-bi’s third mini album, “The Queen”. It’s a pop dance song that has a mix of electronic and rock genres, presenting a brand new style. The upbeat melody and addictive chorus are impressive. It tells you to find the beauty within and become a confident “queen” in a humorous manner. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)
13. (–) 4Minute – I My Me Mine
Music +Lyrics: Lee Sang Ho, Shin Sa Dong Tiger
Album: 4minute 2nd mini-album “Hit Your Heart” Track 4
Comment: After their top 3 hit “HUH”, 4minute is back with their follow up song “I My Me Mine”, and it remains at No. 13 this week. This is another song that displays 4minute’s fierce image on stage despite their young age. It is destined to be another big hit for the group. 4minute is set to make their Japanese debut. We wish them luck.
14. (-9) Taeyang (feat. G Dragon) – I Need A Girl
Music +Lyrics: Jun Koon
Album: Tae Yang Vol. 1 Track 3
Comment: Taeyang’s “I Need A Girl” drops nine spots to No. 14 this week. Taeyang, who received much love for his mini album, “Hot”, returned after two years with his first full length album, “Solar”. This album holds special meaning for the singer as it celebrates the 10 year dream he had since his days as a trainee. The title track is “I Need a Girl”, which was composed by rookie producer Jun Koon. Taeyang’s mellow vocals flow well with the easy melody line and special rap featuring by fellow Big Bang member, G-Dragon. This song was a two time winner at Inky Gayo.
15. (+2) Gil Me (feat. K. Will) – 미안해 사랑해서 (Sorry For Loving You)
Music+Lyrics: Kim Se Jin, Seo Jin Jung
Album: Gil Me Vol. 1 Track 2
Comment: Gilme releases her first album, “Love Actually” after releasing three singles, “Love Cuts” featuring Eun Ji Won, “Why You To Me” featuring Jung Yup of Brown Eyed Soul, and “Love Is War” featuring Outsider beforehand. In these songs, Gilme shows listeners her rapping and singing talents. Her new album includes these songs plus six new songs. The songs entail love stories that are very much possible in real life, so anyone can definitely relate to them. The title song “Sorry For Loving You” featuring K.Will moves up two spots this week to No. 15.
16. (+2) Davichi – 난 너에게 (Better Together)
Genre: Pop Ballad
Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Album: Cho Young Soo All-Star 2010 digital single
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 moves up two spots to No. 16.
17. (+24) Zi-A – 웃음만 (Just A Smile) *** CO-BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Genre: Pop Ballad
Music: KZ / Lyrics: Kim Ina, D’Day
Album: Zi-A mini-album “Difference” Track 1
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 is one of our biggest movers, up 24 spots to No. 17.
18. (+19) Hwanhee – ..하다가 (..While Doing)
Genre: R&B Ballad
Music: Choi Gyu Sung / Lyrics: Choi Gyu Sung, Rado
Album: Hwanhee mini-album “H-Hour” Track 2
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 19 spots to No. 18.
19. (-5) Park Jaebum – 믿어 줄래 (Will You Believe Me?)
Genre: R&B Ballad
Original Song : Nothin’ On You – B.o.B
Album: Park Jae Bum EP “Will You Believe Me?” Track 1
Comment: After a nasty split with 2PM, Park Jaebum is finally singing again and has released an EP. “Nothin’ On You” is a remake of B.o.B’s hit single, with supplementary melody arrangements by producer Park Geun Tae. An English and remix version of the song are also included. Fans all over the world are already anticipating this hot single! This week it falls five spots to No. 19.
20. (+12) Infinite – She’s Back
Genre: Pop / Dance
Album: Infinite first mini-album “First Invasion” Track 3
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 moves up 12 spots to No. 20.
21. (New) IU & Yoo Seung Ho – 사랑의 리퀘스트 (I Believe In Love) : 231 *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
22. (-7) Kan Mi Yeon (feat. MBLAQ Mir) – 미쳐 가 (Go Crazy) : 216
23. (–) Lee Seung Chul – 그 사람 (That Person) : 200
24. (New) Lee Seung Ki – 정신이 나갔었나봐 (I Must Have Been Out Of My Mind: SBS Drama “MY Girlfriend Is A Nine-Tailed Fox” OST) : 194
25. (+24) Teen Top – 박수 (Clap) : 193 *** CO-BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
26. (-5) Supreme Team – 땡땡땡 (Ding Dong) : 189
27. (+18) Sung Eun – 사랑하면 뭐해 (What’s The Point of Being In Love?) : 172
28. (New) Secret – Madonna : 153
29. (New) Kim Yeon Woo – 가끔은 혼자 웁니다 (Sometimes I Cry Alone: SBS Drama “Bad Man” OST) : 150
30. (New) Seo In Kook – 애기야 (My Baby U) : 144
31. (+5) Koyote – Jump Jump Jump : 142
32. (-13) Monday Kiz & V.O.S – 미치겠다 (Going Crazy) : 141
33. (-5) Jo Kwon – 고백하던 날 (Day of Confession) : 139
34. (-7) Orange Caramel – 마법 소녀 (Magic Girl) : 128
35. (New) Bobby Kim – 외톨이 (Loner) : 104
36. (-12) Baek Ji Young -시간이 지나면 (When Time Passes) : 101
37. (-6) T.O.A – 더 사랑하니까 (Because I Love More) : 100
38. (-18) Sistar – Push Push : 99
39. (New) Rainbow – A : 98
40. (-6) Shin Hye Sung – Ex-Mind : 95
41. (New) Jo Sung Mo – 바람필래 (I Want To Cheat) : 94
42. (-4) Seo Tai Ji – 하여가 (Anyway) : 90
43. (-14) December – 혼자 왔어요 (Came Alone) : 86
44. (-19) Super Junior – 너 같은 사람 또 없어 (No Other) : 85
45. (-3) Hong Jin Young – 내 사랑 (My Love) : 82
46. (New) Jo Gyu Chan – Morning : 80
47. (-21) One Two – Very Good : 77
48. (New) Various Artists – 우리의 밤은 당신의 낮보다 아름답다 (Our Night Is More Beautiful Than Your Day) : 74
49. (-2) Norazo – 카레 (Curry) : 66
50. (-11) Rottyful Sky – No Way : 58
Blue: Songs to watch out under top 20
Green: Editor’s recommendations under top 20
For complete chart, please visit SOOMPI .
Have a great week everyone and happy fasting..! 😉