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2010 Bugs’ End of Year Top 100

November 26, 2010

Bugs recently released the Top 100 songs of 2010. The ranking is based on the data gathered by Bugs Music from November 5, 2009 – November 3, 2010. You can check out the link here. Here’s the ranking for those who can’t read Hangul.

01 2AM – Can’t Let You Go Even if I Die
02 After School – Because of You
03 SNSD – Oh!
04 2PM – Heartbeat
05 C.N.Blue – I’m a Loner
06 Kara – Lupin
07 T-ara – Bo Peep Bo Peep
08 T-ara – Like the Beginning
09 T-ara – Going Crazy Because of You
10 Miss A – Bad Girl Good Girl
11 Baek Ji Young – Do Not Forget
12 Gain & Jo Kwon – We Fell In Love
13 Brown Eyed Girls – Sign
14 IU & 2AM Seulong – Nagging
15 Park Bom – You and I
16 U-Kiss – Man Man Ha Ni
17 Davichi – Time, Please Stop
18 SNSD – Run Devil Run
19 Younha – Broke Up Today
20 Wonder Girls – 2 Different Tears
21 SeeYa, Davichi & T-ara – Wonder Women
22 Lee Seung Chul – That Person
23 HyunA feat. B2ST Yong Joon Hyung – Change
24 f(x) – NU ABO
25 SeeYa – His Voice
26 MC Mong feat. Mellow – Sick Enough To Die
27 Lee Seung Gi feat. 8eight Baek Chan – Love Taught Me To Drink
28 Hot Potato – Confession
29 Homme – I Was Able To Eat Well
30 Secret – Magic
31 Kim Tae Woo – Dreaming Dream
32 After School – Bang
33 C.N.Blue – Love
34 K.Will – Miss Miss and Miss
35 CL & Minji – Please Don’t Go
36 MC Mong – Bubble Love
37 Rain – Love Song
38 4Men – I Can’t
39 2AM – I Did Wrong
40 f(x) – Chu~♡
41 DJ Doc – I’m a Person Like This
42 Im Jae Beom – Stigma
43 IU – Marshmallow
44 4Minute – HUH
45 2NE1 – Go Away
46 2PM – Getting Tired of Waiting
47 Lee Hyori – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
48 Min Kyung Hoon – It Hurts Because It’s Love
49 Mighty Mouth feat. Baek Ji Young – Will Love Come?
50 2PM – Without You
51 Super Junior Yesung – It Has To Be You
52 JYP – No Love No More
54 Gavy NJ – Sunflower
55 Son Dambi – Queen
56 B2ST – Shock
57 B2ST – Mystery
58 Gummy – Because of You
59 T-ara – I’m Really Hurt
60 Zia – Have a Drink
61 Kim Jong Kook – It’s That Person
62 U-Kiss – Bingeul Bingeul
63 2NE1 – Can’t Nobody
64 K.Will – Gift
65 2PM – Tik Tok
66 SHINee – Ring Ding Dong
67 2AM – I’m Sorry I Can’t Laugh For You
68 Secret – Madonna
69 One Two feat. Seo In Young – Bad Girl 2
70 Eun Jiwon – Siren
71 MBLAQ – Y
72 SHINee – Lucifer
73 Seo Young Eun – What an Awful World
74 2NE1 – Try to Copy Me
75 BoA – Hurricane Venus
76 Taeyang – I Need A Girl
77 Seo In Kook – Calling You
78 Hwayobi – Bye Bye Bye
79 Gummy – As A Man
80 2NE1 – Clap Your Hands
81 Sistar – Push Push
82 Rain – Hip Song
83 Untouchables feat. Brown Eyed Girls Narsha – Living in the Heart
84 Wheesung – I Even Thought of Marriage
85 December – Because Love is What I Learned
86 Seo In Kook – Love U
87 4Minute – I My Me Mine
88 FT Island – Love Love Love
89 December – Love is So…
90 SHINee – Jojo
91 December – Tears in Heaven
92 Jewelry – Love Story
93 SS501 – Love Like This
94 Seven – Better Together
95 Seo In Young – Love is Bitter, Pain is Calling
96 Seo In Young – Can’t I Love
97 Super Junior – Bonamana
98 Big Bang – Hallelujah
99 G.NA feat. B2ST Yon Joon Hyung – I’ll Back Off So You Can Live Bette
100 Brown Eyed Soul – I’ll Move

As you can see, every song that 2AM has released (well of course excluding the recently released) is in the top 100. This is what I’ve been saying. 2AM is the busiest group of 2010. They are just everywhere this year. And given that, I think they will win Artist of the Year at least one of the year-end awards.

Source:
music.bugs.co.kr

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Routine of Even Number Groups

November 20, 2010

I was watching Music Core this afternoon and I couldn’t help but notice the imbalance in the routine of SNSD. I read in allkpop that Tiffany of SNSD will be halting promotions because of some injury. I didn’t really bother to know what kind of injury though.

A routine with an even number of members doesn’t really look good. It’s either the routine will not look balance because one side will have more members than the other side, or someone will be hidden from view to keep the formation balance. A lot of groups actually suffer from this. I don’t know if their fans mind but I do.

Some of these groups that adopt the “member hidden to keep formation balance” philosophy are After School and 2pm. Remember After School’s “Bang” promotion. You can barely see UEE though the routine looks spot on. With 2PM, after Jaebeom withdrawal, the group also adopted the philosophy. One member is always hidden from view to keep the routine balance.

The other philosophy is the “show all member though formation looks imbalance”. I think the only groups that can make this work, are the 4 member groups like 2NE1 and Miss A. Anything greater than that will make the routine messy.

I don’t know if this article actually have sense to you. I just want to say that even number groups kinda have to suffer their routines. I mean any routine is best performed by odd number groups. Just look at SHINee and Wonder Girls. Maybe that’s why Seongyeol of Infinite was accepted in the group. Just some thoughts. To some of you who didn’t know. Seongyeol of Infinite was the last member to enter the group. And I mean he joined the group really really late. From his interviews, he had to work so hard to catch up. That gave me the impression that Infinite was supposed to be a 6-member group but since Infinite is projected to be this amazing dance group, they have to recruit another one to not let the routine be messy. So maybe that’s why he doesn’t have that much lines. Again, these are mere deductions of mine.

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[Chart] Music Bank 2010/07/30

August 5, 2010

Last week, SHINee won 1st place in Music Bank. And with SHINee’s win, my album sales theory strengthen. I’m not saying that SHINee doesn’t deserve the award. It just shows how dependent the top place position is in album sales rather than song popularity. But there’s nothing anybody can do. That’s how Music Bank works. Every system has a flaw. And Music Bank’s flaw is quite obvious. The album sales alone gave SHINee the win.

In my opinion, if you want to know what song is popular, check out the online charts. More specifically, Cyworld. Unlike Music Bank, Cyworld cannot be controlled.

Anyway, a win is a win. Congrats to SHINee.

Lucifer(루시퍼)
Digital score: 2567
Viewer preference score: 0
Album Sales: 11677
Broadcasting Score: 368
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Total: 14612

Bad Girl Good Girl
Digital score: 6436
Viewer preference score: 764
Album Sales: 315
Broadcasting Score: 1800
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Total: 9315

01 SHINee – Lucifer
02 Miss A – Bad Girl Good Girl
03 Son Dambi – Queen
04 Lee Seung Chul – No Such People
05 IU and 2AM Seulong – Nagging
06 MC Mong – Sick Enough to Die
07 G.NA – I’ll Back Off So You Can Live Better
08 Narsha – 삐리빠빠
09 Taeyang – I Need A Girl
10 Baek Ji Young – Over Time
11 Super Junior – No Other
12 Kan Mi Yeon feat. MBLAQ Mir – Crazy
13 4minute – I My Me Mine
14 Se7en – Better Together
15 C.N.Blue – LOVE
16 IU – Because I’m A Woman
17 Jang Yoon Jung – Come
18 Orange Caramel – Magic Girls
19 Sistar – Push Push
20 명콜드라이브 – 고래

Source:
kbs.co.kr

Pic:
kpoplive.com

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Heroes, might be a hit

August 2, 2010

My friend introduced to me to “Heroes” yesterday. Actually, forced me to watch. I was already familiar with the show but never really got interested to it. I saw the two sub episodes that are out and I have to say that I was really entertained. Still don’t get the premise but as I said, I was entertained. The show features 12 women as cast with 2 guys as the main MC. I know what you are thinking. 12 is too much. But the group was divided into two that didn’t make it seem too much. For the first two weeks.

The group was divided into popular and not popular. The division was pre-determined by asking a number of people. Here are the teams.

Popular Team:
IU
Jiyeon (T-ara)
Nicole (Kara)
Seo In Young
Shin Bongsun
Yoo In Na

Unpopular Team:
Gahee (After School)
Jung Ga Eun
Lee Jin (Fin.K.L)
Narsha (Brown Eyed Girls)
Noh Sa Yeon
Hong Soo Ah

As I said as I was entertained though I don’t understand the concept much. I honestly think that there’s future for the show. For one thing, it didn’t relied too much on the variety skills of Seo In Young, Shin Bongsun and Narsha and that’s saying a lot. Kudos to the PD for actually spreading the show to 12 people. No one actually stood out and no one was left out in the editing unlike Invincible Youth and Family Outing 2.

Right now I’m fascinated with Jung Ga Eun, Noh Sa Yeon, Hong Soo Ah, and Yoo In Na. I like them. I think I’m a fan now of the show. For those who haven’t seen the show, here are the links for episode 1 and episode 2.

Episode 1: link
Episode 2: link

Source:
dkpopnews.net

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[Chart] Online 2010: Week 24 June

June 19, 2010

Here are the online charts for the 24th Week of 2010. Enjoy!

Hanteo (2010.06.07 ~ 2010.06.13)
01 (Ss501) – Destination: Standard ED
02 Super Junior – The Fourth Album [Album A]
03 C.N.Blue – Blue Love
04 Verandah Project (Kim Dong Ryul & Lee Sang Soon) – Day Off
05 Vanilla Lucy – Vanilla Shake

Soribada (2010.06.06 ~ 2010.06.12)
01 IU & 2AM Seulong – Nagging
02 Wonder Girls – 2 Different Tears
03 Super Junior – Bonamana
04 Seo In Young – Love is Bitter, Pain is Calling
05 Koyote – Did You Even Love Me
06 SS501 – Love Ya
07 Namollay Family – 기억상실증
08 C.N.Blue – Love
09 4minute – HuH
10 Davichi – Stopping Time

Melon (2010.06.06 ~ 2010.06.12)
01 IU & 2AM Seulong – Nagging
02 Wonder Girls – 2 Different Tears
03 C.N.Blue – Love
04 Davichi – Stopping Time
05 4minute – HuH
06 Seo In Young – Love is Bitter, Pain is Calling
07 Hot Potato – Confession
08 f(x) – NU ABO
09 MBLAQ – Y
10 DECEMBER – Tears in Heaven

Yesasia Music Bestsellers – 7 days (June 19)
01 NO MORE PAIИ (ALBUM+DVD)(First Press Limited Edition)(Japan Version)
02 Super Junior Vol. 4 – Bonamana (Type A)
03 Orange Caramel 1st Mini Album (After School Global Unit)
04 Super Junior Vol. 4 – Bonamana (Type B)
05 SS501 – Destination (Special Edition) (Limited Edition)
06 Yiruma – First Love Repackage
07 To be free (SINGLE+DVD)(First Press Edition)(Japan Version)
08 SS501 – Destination (Normal Edition)
09 2PM 3rd Single Album – Don’t Stop Can’t Stop
10 4Minute 2nd Mini Album – Hit Your Heart

Mnet (2010.06.07 ~ 2010.06.13)
01 IU & 2AM Seulong – Nagging
02 Seo In Young – Love is Bitter, Pain is Calling
03 4men & Jang HyeJin – Don’t Laugh, Don’t Cry
04 Koyote – Did You Even Love Me
05 Supreme Team – Dang Dang Dang
06 Wonder Girls – 2 Different Tears
07 Namollay Family – 기억상실증
08 Hwayobi – Bye Bye Bye
09 C.N.Blue – Love
10 4minute – HUH

Monkey3 (2010.06.07 ~ 2010.06.13)
01 IU & 2AM Seulong – Nagging
02 Seo In Young – Love is Bitter, Pain is Calling
03 Namollay Family – 기억상실증
04 Koyote – Did You Even Love Me
05 Wonder Girls – 2 Different Tears
06 C.N.Blue – Love
07 Hwayobi – Bye Bye Bye
08 4men & Jang HyeJin – Don’t Laugh, Don’t Cry
09 Lee Sung Gi – Smile Boy
10 WAX – Already One Year

Gaon (2010.05.06 ~ 2010.06.12)
01 IU & 2AM Seulong – Nagging
02 Wonder Girls – 2 Different Tears
03 C.N.Blue – Love
04 Seo In Young – Love is Bitter, Pain is Calling
05 4minute – HUH
06 Davichi – Stopping Time
07 Koyote – Did You Even Love Me
08 MBLAQ – Y
09 Hot Potato – Confession
10 Hwayobi – Bye Bye Bye

Bugs livebell.bugs.co.kr (2010.06.10 ~ 2010.06.16)
01 Hot Potato – Confession
02 C.N.Blue – Love
03 IU & 2AM Seulong – Nagging
04 Wonder Girls – 2 Different Tears
05 Lee Sung Gi – Smile Boy
06 DECEMBER – Tears in Heaven
07 Big Bang – Shouts of Red
08 Davichi – Stopping Time
09 SG Wannabe & Ok Ju Hyun – Page One
10 Lyn – Honey Baby Love

Bugs music.bugs.co.kr (2010.06.10 ~ 2010.06.16)
01 IU & 2AM Seulong – Nagging
02 Ilac ft Mazik Flow – Tears Bursting
03 Seo In Young – Love is Bitter, Pain is Calling
04 Koyote – Return
05 Koyote – Did You Even Love Me
06 BMK – 기다림은 상처만 남기고
07 C.N.Blue – Love
08 Wonder Girls – 2 Different Tears
09 Lee Sung Gi – Smile Boy
10 Hwayobi – Bye Bye Bye

Dosirak (2010.06.07 ~ 2010.06.13)
01 IU & 2AM Seulong – Nagging
02 Seo In Young – Love is Bitter, Pain is Calling
03 Wonder Girls – 2 Different Tears
04 Koyote – Did You Even Love Me
05 C.N.Blue – Love
06 4men & Jang HyeJin – Don’t Laugh, Don’t Cry
07 Hwayobi – Bye Bye Bye
08 4minute – HUH
09 Supreme Team – Dang Dang Dang
10 Davichi – Stopping Time

Source:
hanteo.com
soribada.com
melon.com
yesasia.com
bugs.co.kr
music.mnet.com
dosirak.com
monkey3.co.kr
gaonchart.co.kr

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[Chart] Music Bank 2010/05/21

May 24, 2010

Here are the complete list of last Friday’s Music Bank. Super Junior won but it seems like they won because of album sales and not that their song is popular. Here’s the complete chart with figure.

With the massive number of ELFs plus the tendency of Kpop fans to buy more than 1 album to lift up their idols, this feat is not really impossible. But this does make the show’s charting unreliable. It’s just basing on album sales which is the easiest to control. Online charts shows that Bonamana isn’t popular to the general public which I find odd. The song is so SuJu just like 2DT is so WG. I like Bonamana actually but seems like Korea isn’t crazy for it.

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At this moment, a few of the online charts have already released their ranking for the week. Since Music bank’s cutoff is on a Monday, we can assume that they follow the same charting. So far it’s been the Wonder Girls dominating on the online week chart while Super Junior dominates on the album chart Hanteo. If you wanna see the charts, please look for it on my blogroll.

The question right now, will Wonder Girls even have a chance considering Super Junior has a clear dominance in the album sales though 2DT is more popular? We’ll see. Only 4 days before Music Bank.

01 Super Junior – Bonamana
02 Hot Potato – Confession
03 Lee Hyori – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
04 Seo In Kook – Love U
05 Davichi – Stopping Time
06 f(x) – NU ABO
07 2pm – Without You
08 Rain – Love Song
09 Secret – Magic
10 Yesung – It Has To Be You
11 Seo Young Eun – 이 거지같은 말
12 Gummy – As A Man
13 8eight – Farewell is Coming
14 Brown Eyed Soul – Love Ballad
15 After School – Bang
16 Rain – Hip Song
17 SNSD – Oh!
18 SNSD – Run Devil Run
19 Kara – Lupin
20 VIBE – Come Back

Source:
kbs.co.kr

Pic:
popseoul.com

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[Chart] Music Bank 2010/05/14

May 23, 2010

Again, sorry for the late post. Here are the Music Bank chart last May 14.

01 2pm – Without You
02 Hot Potato – Confession
03 Lee Hyori – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
04 f(x) – NU ABOSeo
05 Secret – Magic
06 Yesung – It Has To Be You
07 Rain – Love Song
08 SNSD – Run Devil Run
09 SNSD – Oh!
10 After School – Bang
11 T-ara – I Go Crazy Because of You
12 Kara – Lupin
13 Seo Young Eun – 이 거지같은 말
14 Gummy – As A Man
15 Seo In Kook – Love U
16 Monday Kiz – Scatter
17 2am – Like an Idiot
18 Bobby Kim – Like A Man
19 Rain – Hip Song
20 Gummy – There is No Love

Source:
kbs.co.kr

Pic:
jklov.wordpress.com/