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Long Time No See.. : Weekly Kpop May Week 4 is Up ! ^^

Hellow…!

Osashiburi ne,, 오래간만이다.

Let’s start with Soompi’s Weekly K-Pop Chart : May Week 5

1. (–) 2PM – Without U*** 2 WEEKS NO. 1 ***
Score: 934
Genre: Pop / Dance

Music + Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Album: 2PM single Vol. 3 “Don’t Stop, Can’t Stop” Track 2
Comment: 2PM holds on to No. 1 for the second straight week with “Without U”. Now officially a 6-member group, 2PM is back with their 3rd single album titled “Don’t Stop, Can’t Stop”. Once again, Park Jin Young produced their latest single that shows the more deeper and mature musical side. The title track, “Without U” is about how a man is hurt by a woman’s lies and betrayal. To express the emotion of hurt in a break up, a piano melody is repeated in the song. You will be able to see how the members have changed into a more mature, modern and chic without forgetting to show their ‘2PM style’ in music.

2. (–) Lee Hyori – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Score: 851
Genre: Pop / Dance

Album: Lee Hyori Vol. 4 Track 3
Comment: Title song of Lee Hyo-ri’s 4th album “H-Logic.” Based on the powerful sound of Southern hip hop, the song signals the brilliant comeback of K-Pop queen Lee Hyo-ri. The powerful accompaniment sounds as if the music is being played live. Lee Hyo-ri participated in writing the lyrics. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

3. (+2) Hot Potato – 고백 (Confession)
Score: 820
Genre: Rock Ballad

Album: Hot Potato “Seesaw OST” Track 3
Comment: Hot Patato continues their amazing run on the chart and moves up two more spots to No. 3 with “Confession”, becoming the group’s biggest hit. Hot Potato’s Kim C, who was very surprised at how well this song is doing in the music charts. Their latest album “Seesaw” contains songs with both sweet love and sad endings. Continue reading “Long Time No See.. : Weekly Kpop May Week 4 is Up ! ^^”

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Weekly K-Pop Chart : May Week 2

It’s sunny and bright morning! Let’s start with soompi‘s K-pop chart this week. Surprisingly, Lee Hyori move on top with ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’. Here’s all the chart :

1. (+1) Lee Hyori – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang *** 1 WEEK NO. 1 ***
Score: 953
Genre: Pop / Dance

Album: Lee Hyori Vol. 4 Track 3
Comment: Lee Hyori moves up to No. 1 this week with “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”. The queen of k-pop, Lee Hyori has returned this year with her fourth studio album, “H-Logic”. Known for setting trends as well as being a pop icon, Hyori has returned after two years with a “well-made” album consisting of 14 new tracks. H-Logic is supposed to consist of “real sound” as it was produced by composer Ryan Jhun of Marcan Entertainment, known for working in New York, and Bahnus who has made his name known in Europe as well as the United States. The two have worked in composition as well as making their own sounds with instruments. The title track “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” is written by none other than the singer herself, as Hyori reveals her songwriting talent for the first time.

2. (-1) Rain – 널 붙잡을 노래 (Love Song)
Score: 918
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Rain special album “Back To The Basic” Track 1
Comment: Title song of Rain’s 6th album, “Back To The Basic.”
A beautiful song with piano accompaniment with music and lyrics written by Rain himself. The sad ballad has touching lyrics about a man who is trying to convince his lover not to leave. Actress Han Ye-seul has perfect chemistry with Rain in the music video. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

3. (–) Secret – Magic
Score: 795
Genre: Pop / Dance

Album: Secret 1st mini-album “Secret Time” Track 2
Comment: Secret’s “Magic” remained at No. 3 this week. Perhaps overlooked last year with so many strong girl groups debuting, Secret (consists of Jeon Hyo Seong, Han Seon Hwa, Song Ji Eun, and Jing Geo) still impressed many fans with their debut song “I Want You Back”. Since then member Song Ji Eun has released a solo digital single duet with Hwan Hee, and also performed with Untouchable on their recent hit “Living In The Heart”. Now Secret releases their first mini album, “Secret Time”. The title track is “Magic” which has lively beats and was composed by Sinsadong Tiger, Kang Ji Won, and Kim Ki Bum. This will definitely be their breakthrough hit and puts Secret on the map with already an amazing core of girl groups. Continue reading “Weekly K-Pop Chart : May Week 2”

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Soompi’s Weekly K-Pop Chart : May Week 1

Hey there…! It’s May already and the spring breeze still around. Let’s start the end of spring with Soompi’s weekly K-Pop chart..!

Here they are :

1. (+1) Rain – 널 붙잡을 노래 (Song That Will Get You) *** 1 WEEK NO. 1 ***
Score: 953
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Rain special album “Back To The Basic” Track 1
Comment: As expected, Rain moves up to No. 1 this week with “Song That Will Get You”. Rain is returning to the k-pop scene and releasing a new special album “Back To The Basic”. The meaning behind the title is that despite being in the music business for eight years, his heart and effort in it is like that of a rookie artist. Many anticipate his new work which includes a photo shoot that equally captured attention from fans and non-fans alike. The title song “Song That Will Get You” already tops many charts upon its release. Popular actress Han Ye Sul stars with Rain in this song’s MV.

2. (+5) Lee Hyori – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Score: 854
Genre: Pop / Dance

Album: Lee Hyori Vol. 4 Track 3
Comment: The queen of k-pop, Lee Hyori has returned this year with her fourth studio album, “H-Logic”. Known for setting trends as well as being a pop icon, Hyori has returned after two years with a “well-made” album consisting of 14 new tracks. H-Logic is supposed to consist of “real sound” as it was produced by composer Ryan Jhun of Marcan Entertainment, known for working in New York, and Bahnus who has made his name known in Europe as well as the United States. The two have worked in composition as well as making their own sounds with instruments. The title track “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” is written by none other than the singer herself, as Hyori reveals her songwriting talent for the first time. This week it moves up five spots to No. 2. When the album sales score takes into account next week, this song will be challenging Rain for the top spot. This song also just won the Inky Gayo Mutizen award.

3. (+2) Secret – Magic
Score: 820
Genre: Pop / Dance

Album: Secret 1st mini-album “Secret Time” Track 2
Comment: Undaunted by all the superstar competitors surrounding them, Secret moves up another two spots to No. 3 with “Magic”. Perhaps overlooked last year with so many strong girl groups debuting, Secret (consists of Jeon Hyo Seong, Han Seon Hwa, Song Ji Eun, and Jing Geo) still impressed many fans with their debut song “I Want You Back”. Since then member Song Ji Eun has released a solo digital single duet with Hwan Hee, and also performed with Untouchable on their recent hit “Live In The Heart”. Now Secret releases their first mini album, “Secret Time”. The title track is “Magic” which has lively beats and was composed by Sinsadong Tiger, Kang Ji Won, and Kim Ki Bum. This will definitely be their breakthrough hit and puts Secret on the map with already an amazing core of girl groups. Continue reading “Soompi’s Weekly K-Pop Chart : May Week 1”

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K-Pop’s Plague of Plagiarism

Well, this issue is getting more serious in Korea now. What’s wrong with the Korean Music Industry??? The title of this post is taken from article written by Cherry-Go-Gyaru which originally posted in soompi’s homepage. Here’s the complete article

K-Pop’s Plague of Plagiarism
by Cherry-Go-Gyaru
With Lee Hyori potentially facing multiple plagiarism charges, the questionable practice of plagiarism itself re-emerges. This is not the first time plagiarism and K-pop have found themselves together in the same sentence. Perhaps due to sharp-eyed netizens detecting the plagiarism so quickly, it would seem that kpop is losing credibility to its fans and other industry representatives. Continue reading “K-Pop’s Plague of Plagiarism”
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Soompi’s Weekly K-Pop Music Chart : April Week 4

Hey hey hey….! Today is such a beautiful morning..! Let’s start with soompi‘s latest weekly k-pop chart.

Well, Girl’s Generation (소녀시대/Sonyeoshidae/SoShi)  is on top! Wow..! Great job! ^^ But unfortunately my favorite Epik High drops down to no. 15 :(. Okay, here’s the complete chart…..

1. (+2) SNSD – Run Devil Run *** 1 WEEK NO. 1 ***
Score: 885
Genre: Pop / Dance

Music: Busbee, James, Engstorm / Lyrics: Hong Ji Yoo
Album: SNSD Vol. 2 repackaged version Track 1
Comment: Perhaps this is the last week that their song has the best chance to hit the top before more strong challengers fly in. SNSD manages to rise two spots to score their second No. 1 song of 2010 with “Run Devil Run”, from the repackaged version of their latest album. They unveiled their new concept: “Black Soshi.” Through this new concept, the girls are to show off their powerful charismatic charms. The girls are also going to show off their glam and chic look.

2. (+3) Rain – 널 붙잡을 노래 (Love Song)
Score: 849
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Rain special album “Back To The Basic” Track 1
Comment: Eyeing for the top spot next week is Asia’s biggest pop star Rain as he moves up another three spots to No. 2. Rain is finally returning to the k-pop scene and releasing a new special album “Back To The Basic”. The meaning behind the title is that despite being in the music business for eight years, his heart and effort in it is like that of a rookie artist. Many anticipate his new work which includes a photo shoot that equally captured attention from fans and non-fans alike. The title song “Love Song” already tops many charts upon its release. Popular actress Han Ye Sul stars with Rain in this song’s MV.

3. (-1) After School – 뱅 (Bang!)
Score: 831
Genre: Pop / Dance

Music: Kim Tae Hyun / Lyrics: Kim Hee Sun
Album: After School 3rd single Track 2
Comment: After School’s “Bang!” fell one spot to No. 3. This song was looking very promising with a nine spots jump last week to No. 2 but due to very stiff competition on the top it has fallen back this week. “Bang!” was composed and penned by Kim Tae Hyeon and Kim Hee Seon respectively. This song was originally going to be a follow up single on their previous mini album, but was saved up for later to upgrade it. The song uses drum sounds as its backbone with powerful vocals to accompany it. Continue reading “Soompi’s Weekly K-Pop Music Chart : April Week 4”