2010 Half Year Top 10 K-Pop songs

We have already passed the half way point of 2010, and it is time again to summarize the top k-pop songs in the last six months, based on their performances on our weekly SOOMPI chart. Just like the year end ranking, the half year ranking is calculated based on each songs’ accumulated weekly scores, plus factors including its chart position, its competition level on each week, and a seasonal adjustment to award songs which is released later in the year.

We came up with 10 songs in which 8 of them had been No. 1 songs this year, and the other two songs had stayed on our chart for a long time.

1. Kara – 루팡 (Lupin) *** 2010 Half Year No. 1 song ***
Score: 5803
Genre: Pop / Dance
Music: Han Jae Ho, Kim Seung Soo / Lyrics: Song Soo Yoon
Album: Kara mini-album Vol. 3 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Kara did it again! After surprisingly winning the top female group on our last year’s Soompi Gayo Award, Kara continues their strong showing on our chart, winning the top spot on our 2010 half-year chart. The title song “Lupin” is from their 3rd mini-album of the same name. Kara vowed to return to a more fierce image on this mini-album, a concept that did not fare too well when they used it on their debut album. But that was then — and this is now. Kara has developed a large and loyal fan base now and fans are more receptive of their change in concept this time. Congratulations to Kara on another milestone.

2. CNBlue – 외톨이야 (Loner)
Score: 5545
Genre: Rock
Music: Kim Do Hoon, Lee Sang Ho / Lyrics: Han Sung Ho, Amen
Album: CNBlue 1st mini-album “Bluetory” Track 1 Purchase this album

3. 2AM – 죽어도 못 보내 (Can’t Send You Even If I Die)
Score: 5220
Genre: Pop Ballad
Music + Lyrics: Bang Shi Hyuk
Album: 2AM mini-album “Can’t Send You Even If I Die” Track 2 Purchase this album

4. T-Ara – 너 때문에 미쳐 (Crazy Because Of You)
Score: 4852
Genre: Pop / Dance
Music: Cho Young Soo, Kim Tae Hyun / Lyrics: Wheesung
Album: T-Ara Vol. 1 Repackaged Version Track 1 Purchase this album

5. Hot Potato – 고백 (Confession)
Score: 4667
Genre: Rock Ballad
Music: Hot Potato / Lyrics: Kim C
Album: Hot Potato “Seesaw OST” Track 3 Purchase this album

6. Lee Hyori – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Score: 4568
Genre: Pop / Dance
Album: Lee Hyori Vol. 4 Track 3 Purchase this album

7. Rain – 널 붙잡을 노래 (Love Song)
Score: 4564
Genre: Pop Ballad
Album: Rain special album “Back To The Basic” Track 1 Purchase this album

8. SNSD – Oh!
Score: 4407
Genre: Pop / Dance
Music: Kenzie / Lyrics: Kim Jung Bae, Kim Young Hoo
Album: SNSD Vol. 2 Track 1 Purchase this album

9. Secret – Magic
Score: 4168
Genre: Pop / Dance
Album: Secret 1st mini-album “Secret Time” Track 2 Purchase this album

10. 2PM – Without You
Score: 4081
Genre: Pop / Dance
Music + Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Album: 2PM single Vol. 3 “Don’t Stop, Can’t Stop” Track 2 Purchase this album



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