1. (+2) Secret – Madonna  *** 1 WEEK NO. 1 ***
Score: 848
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic+Lyrics: Kang Ji Won, Kim Ki Bum
Album: Secret mini-album Vol. 2 Track 1 Purchase this album   
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Secret scores their first No. 1 song with “Madonna”.  They came close with “Magic” early this year and finally hit the top this time.  This song is from Secret’s second mini album titled “Madonna.”  The title track of the same album was composed by hit maker Kang Ji Won and Kim Ki Bum. The song is about living strongly and with much confidence in the current time period like Madonna did. Unlike the popular electronic pop dance songs popular in the Korean music scene at the moment, this song is livened with the feeling of a performance. Korea’s top brass band TST took part in the song to complete it.  Secret debuted late last year and were overshadowed by other rookie girl groups in “the year of girl groups”, but they were widely regarded for their overall talents.  Now finally they have a No. 1 song under their belt.  Congratulations!



2. (–) Homme – 밥만 잘 먹더라 (Eat Well)
Score: 784
Genre: Pop Ballad 
External from soompi imageMusic + Lyrics: Bang Shi Hyuk
Album: Homme digital single “Homme By Hitman Bang” Track 1 
Watch: MV Live Performance
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 remains at No. 2.



3. (-2) DJ DOC – 나 이런 사람이야 (I’m This Kind Of Person)  
Score: 776
Genre: Pop/Hip-hop/Dance
External from soompi image  Music: Yoon Gun Hyung / Lyrics: Psy, Lee Ha Neul
Album: DJ DOC Vol. 7 Track 2 Purchase this album    
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: After three weeks on top, DJ DOC’s “I’m This Kind Of Person” fell two spots to No. 3.  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.



4. (+1) Jo Sung Mo –  바람필래 (I Want To Cheat) 
Score: 680
Genre: Pop
External from soompi image  Music+Lyrics: Brave Brothers
Album: Jo Sung Mo special album “Sung Mo Meet Brave” Track 2 Purchase this album    
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Veteran musician Jo Sung Mo and the Brave Brothers meet – ballad and trendy music likewise meet. The title track is “I Want to Cheat”, which showcases how much Jo Sung Mo has changed – the electronic guitar riffs and the easy to follow melody line is expected to be popular among listeners. It is totally different from Jo Sung Mo’s previous ballads.  The chemistry works wonderful, and “I Want To Cheat” has high airplays in Korea.  This week it moves up one spot to No. 4.



5. (+10) Tae Yang – I’ll Be There  
Score: 679
Genre: R&B / Dance
External from soompi image  Music +Lyrics: Teddy
Album: Tae Yang Vol. 1 International Edition Track 3 Purchase this album    
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment:  Title song from the newly released International Edition of Big Bang member Tae Yang’s first full studio album.  Tae Yang’s previous hit “I Need A Girl” reached No. 2 on our chart.  This song is written and produced by YG’s main producer Teddy.  It combines R&B, dance, and electronica elements.  This week it moves up 10 big spots to No. 5.



6. (+29) FT Island –  사랑 사랑 사랑 (Love Love Love)  
Score: 677
Genre: Pop Rock
External from soompi image  Music: Kim Do Hoon, Lee Seung Ho / Lyrics: Kim Do Hoon Lee Seung Ho, Mario
Album: FT Island mini-album “Beautiful Journey” Track 1 Purchase this album    
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: FT Island makes a comeback after a year with its second mini album “Beautiful Journey.” The band had been quite busy the past months with their Japanese activities. The new album includes five new tracks, with “Love Love Love” being the title track. The album follows the concept of going on vacation as shown through the album jacket and 24-page photo booklet.  “Love Love Love” is a mid-tempo pop rock song that fans will fall in love with immediately.  The song already tops many charts and scored wins on music shows. This week it moves up 29 big spots to No. 6.



7. (–) Rainbow – A
Score: 663
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic: Kim Seung Soo, Han Jae Ho / Lyrics: Song Soo Yoon
Album: Rainbow digital single A Track 1 
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Rainbow debuted last November with their mini album “Gossip Girl”, and has received a lot of love from fans for their fresh and bubbly image. After eight months, they are back with their first digital single album “A”. The title track “A” was co-produced by Han Jae Ho and Kim Seung Soo, which is a pop dance track with hip hop beats and a touch of rock. The song showcases the members’ individuality and refreshing voices, as well as their great rapping skills. Unlike their fresh and bubbly concept from their first mini album “Gossip Girl”, their digital single album photo concept reveals more of a mature and sophisticated style. Through their music stage appearances, we’ll be expecting to see a different side of Rainbow that we haven’t seen in the past.  This week “A” remains at No. 7.



8. (+35) Wheesung –  결혼까지 생각했어  (Even Thought Of Marriage) *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Score: 590
Genre: R&B/Dance
External from soompi image  Music: Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Wheesung
Album: Wheesung mini-album “Realslow Is Back” Track 1 Purchase this album    
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Multi-talented artist Wheesung, who’s capable of working with all sorts of genres – ballad, R&B, dance, rock, and so forth, returns after ten months with a new single album, “Real Slow is Back.” It includes title track “Even Thought of Marriage” and newly arranged versions of “Rose” and “Love, That Bad Disease” – songs that were included in his sixth album. “Even Thought of Marriage” is a powerful R&B dance number composed by renowned composed Kim Do Hoon and penned by Wheesung himself. It has strong sounds backed up with the artist’s solid vocals. The song is about a man who feels sad and pathetic when a lover he even decide to marry, leaves him.  This week it is our biggest mover, up 35 spots to No. 8. 



9. (+5) ERU –  하얀 눈물 (White Tears) 
Score: 563
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi image  Music: Yoon Myung Sun / Lyrics: ERU, Yoon Myung Sun
Album: ERU Vol. 4 Track 2 Purchase this album    
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Eru, who is loved by the Korean public for his captivating and distinct voice, has returned with a new album after serving two years in the military. During those two years, he worked on the concept of his album and has expressed his strong attachment and confidence for his album to the public even after being discharged from the military. The title song of this album is “White Tears”, which is a sequel to his previous hit song “Black Glasses”. It is yet another breakup story about someone shedding white tears after taking off the black glasses. It is a traditional ballad song that only Eru can sing. This song was again composed by Yoon Myung Sun, who wrote “Black Glasses”.  This week it moves up five spots into the top 10 at No. 9.



10. (-6) BoA 허리케인 비너스 (Hurricane Venus) 
Score: 555
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic: Lidbom, Hansen, Wik Lyrics: Kenzie, BoA, Hong Ji Yoo
Album: BoA Vol. 6 Track 2 Purchase this album    
Watch: MV Live Performance 
Comment: This is the title track of BoA’s 6th studio album with the same title, ‘Hurricane Venus.’ It is a song with a powerful chorus and lyrics about a woman who loves intensely like a hurricane. The addition of sexy grooves and beats perfected BoA’s seductive charisma and performance. It shows the determination of BoA, who’s back on stage in Korea after many years. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)



11. (-5) Seo In Kook – 애기야 (My Baby U)    
Score: 554
Genre: Pop
External from soompi image    Music: PJ, Kim Do Hoon, Hwang Se Joon / Lyrics: Wheesung
Album: Seo In Kook Special Album “MY Baby U” Track 3 Purchase this album    
Watch: MV Teaser Live Performance 
Comment: Seo In Kook returns this summer with a special album and another love confession. The artist had received much popularity with “Love U” and has returned with a lovely version of the song along with a new song, “My Baby U.” The latter song was composed by Kim Do Hoon, Hwang Se Jung, and PJ and penned by Wheesung. Rhymer’s featured rap making further completes the song. The phrase “My Baby” came from the drama “Lovers in Paris” where actor Park Shin Yang used it to call his lover Kim Jung Eun.  Despite gaining in points, this week “My Baby U” drops fivs spots to No. 11.



12. (+13) Cho Shin Sung – 그리운 날에  (On The Days I Miss You)    
Score: 521
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic + Lyrics: Brave Brothers   
Album: Cho Shin Sung mini-album “Time To Shine” Track 2 Purchase this album    
Watch: MV Live Performance 
Comment: It’s been a year since the release of Cho Shin Sung’s digital single “T.T.L (Time to Love)” with T-ara. The boy band has returned with its first mini album, “Time to Shine” after working two years in Japan. The title track is “On The Days I Miss You” which has electronica synth bass sounds and great lyrics to go along with it. Fans will be able to hear Cho Shin Sung’s hidden vocal skills. This week it moves up 13 spots to No. 12.



13. (+3) Narsha – 맘마미아 (Mamma Mia)
Score: 472
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic: Lee Min Soo / Lyrics: Kim Ina
Album: Narsha digital single “Mamma Mia” Track 1 
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Narsha, who spent the past month promoting her solo activities with “Bbi Ri Bba Bba”,  has returned with a digital repackaged version of her mini album. Her follow-up track, “Mama Mia” is a dance number produced by Cho Young Chul, composed by Lee Min Soo, and penned by Kim Ina. They were also responsible for the Brown Eyed Girls’ songs“Abracadabra,” “LOVE,” and “My Style,” making this new single a hot issue. The song uses strong drum beats and lively synthesizer sounds which seem to flow well with Narsha’s vocals. Junior group, Sunny Hill is also makes a feature in this number. This week “Mamma Mia” moves up three spots to No. 13.



14. (-2) Davichi – 난 너에게 (Better Together)   
Score: 469
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min   
Album: Cho Young Soo All-Star 2010 digital single   
Watch: MV
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 drop two spots to No. 14.



15. (-6) SHINee – 루시퍼 (Lucifer)
Score: 459
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic: Yoo Young Jin, Jhun, Kapit, Rexha / Lyrics: Yoo Young Jin
Album: SHINee Vol. 2 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of SHINee’s 2nd studio album with the same title, ‘Lucifer.’ It is an urban electronica song, which has an addictive appeal with an intense and sophisticated rhythm. The lyrics express that if he and his emotions are put under restriction in a relationship, then there’s no future and the relationship will eventually come to an end. SHINee’s transformation as powerful performers can be seen on stage. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)



16. (+20) Sistar –  가식걸  (Shady Girl)
Score: 447
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic+Lyrics: Brave Brothers
Album: Sistar mini-album “Shady” Girl Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Rookie group, Sistar, makes its comeback with its second single album. The title track is “Shady Girl,” a dance number with strong hip-hop beats and lyrics. It was composed by the Brave Brothers and produced by world renowned producer Eliot Kennedy, upgrading the song a notch. The song holds lyrics about how a girl may seem a bit “shady” in front of a lover, but it’s because they want to look nice for him. This week it moves up 20 spots to No. 16.



17. (-4) Zi-A – 웃음만 (Just A Smile)  
Score: 401
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi image  Music: KZ / Lyrics: Kim Ina, D’Day
Album: Zi-A mini-album “Difference” Track 1 Purchase this album    
Watch: MV Live Performance
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 drops four spots to No. 17.



18. (-8) Hwanhee –     ..하다가 (..While Doing) 
Score: 368
Genre: R&B Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Choi Gyu Sung / Lyrics: Choi Gyu Sung, Rado 
Album: Hwanhee mini-album “H-Hour” Track 2 Purchase this album 
Watch: MV Live Performance
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 drops eight spots to No. 18.



19. (-8) Miss A – Bad Girl Good Girl     
Score: 359
Genre: Pop / Dance 
External from soompi imageMusic + Lyrics: Park Jin Young 
Album: Miss A first single “Bad But Good” Track 1 Purchase this album 
Watch: MV Live Performance 
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)



20. (New) 4Men – U *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Score: 323
Genre: R&B Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic +Lyrics: E-Tribe
Album: 4Men + E-Tribe mini-album “You” Track 1 Purchase this album    
Watch: MV Teaser Live Performance
Comment: R&B group 4Men has teamed up with E-Tribe – the formidable composer-producer duo behind hits like Girls’ Generation’s “Gee”, Lee Hyo Ri’s “U-Go-Girl”, and Super Junior’s “It’s You” – for the special mini-album You. This project album came about because of E-Tribe’s admiration for 4Men lead vocal Shin Young Jae’s voice.  4Men had a breakthrough hit earlier this year with “Can’t Do”.  “U” is another pure R&B song that we don’t see often in K-Pop these days.  “U” is our highest debut this week at No. 20.



21. (+3) Park Hyo Shin – 널 사랑한다 (I Love You) : 307

22. (-2) Lee Seung Chul – 그 사람 (That Person) : 273

23. (-6) Lee Seung Ki – 정신이 나갔었나봐 (I Must Have Been Out Of My Mind) : 245

24. (New) Lee Sun Hee – 여우비 (Sun Shower) : 205

25. (+8) Navi – 끝까지 들어 (Listen Until the End) : 195

26. (-18) Se7en – Better Together : 192

27. (-9) Infinite – She’s Back : 175

28. (-6) Nam Gyuk Band – 사랑해서 사랑해서 (Because I Love You Because I Love You) : 166

29. (+5) HybRefine – Cosmic Dance : 150

30. (New) Outsider & MC Sniper (feat. Mr. Room9) – 나의 옛날이야기 (My Old Story) : 142

31. (New) An Jin Kyung – 사랑이 딱해 (Love Is Pitiful) : 140

32. (-3) Bobby Kim – 외톨이 (Loner) : 136

33. (-5) G.na – 꺼져 줄게 잘 살아 (I’ll Back Off So Live Well) : 129

34. (+11) Nine Muses – No Playboy : 128

35. (New) Jae Joo Boys (feat. Yozoh) – 손잡고 허밍 (Humming While Holding Hands) : 126

36. (New) KCM – 3년이 지났어 (3 Years Passed) : 102

37. (–) Tim (with Sung Yuri) – 연인선언 (Love Declaration) : 89

38. (-19) Park Jae Bum & Brave Brothers – 울고싶단말야 (I want To Cry) : 86

39. (+10) Jo Gyu Chan – Morning : 81

40. (-2) Gil Me (feat. K.Will) – 미안해 사랑해서 (Sorry for Loving You) : 79

41. (-10) Son Dam Bi – Queen : 73

42. (-3) Tei – 미쳐서 너를 불러 (Calling You Because I’m Crazy) : 72

43. (-11) 2PM – Thank You : 71

44. (New) Trax – 오 나의 여신 (Oh! My Goddess) : 70

45. (-22) JQT – 알 거 없잖아 (Nothing For You to Know) : 66

46. (-16) Sung Eun – 사랑하면 뭐해 (What’s The Point of Being In Love?) : 63

47. (-3) Kim Yeon Woo – 가끔은 혼자 웁니다 (Sometimes I Cry Alone) : 62

48. (New) Goofy – 못난 남자야 (I’m A Foolish Man) : 59

49. (-3) 4 minute – I My Me Mine : 57

50. (–) Dear Cloud – 그때와 같은 공간, 같은 노래가 (Same Space as Before, Same Song) : 52



Blue: Songs to watch out under top 20

Green: Editor’s recommendations under top 20




Mazik Flow (feat. Re-Ah) – 두근두근 (Heart Beating)

Genre: Pop Ballad

External from soompi image

Album: Mazik Flow digital single

Listen To: Full Song

Comment: Rapper Mazik Flow releases its third single, “Heart Beating” after gaining some recognition this past April when veteran singer Jang Hye Jin was featured in his debut track, “Can’t Live Without You.” “Heart Beating” was composed by hit maker, Kim Won who’s known for writing songs for Ilac, Rumble Fish, Chae Yeon, and f(x) and penned by Mazik Flow himself. This love story is about the nervousness one feels between new lovers. Re-Ah lends her vocals for this song, taking turns singing along Mazik Flow’s rap. (credits to motoway065 for translations)




Who – 처음 그 날처럼 (Like The First Time)

Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: SBS Drama “All In” OST Track 3

Watch: MV Live Performance

Comment: All In was a hit drama based on gambling/casino with famous actor Lee Byung Hyun and actress Song Hye Kyo as leads. The song “Like The First Time” hit fame as much as the drama sung by an unknown singer at the time by the stage name WHO, later confirmed as actor/singer Park Yong Ha, who tradegically committed suicide earlier this year. The song captures the sad love and all the hardships the main characters in the drama lived through. (credits to ~S2~)



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%

Thanks to Mardi09 for helping on this week’s internet chart research.