K-Pop Hot 100: Sistar Clocks In Another Week On Top
South Korea appears to be in love with Sistar's latest album and its concept if the newest K-Pop Hot 100 Chart if anything to go by. The femme fatale theme exudes perilous sexiness and confidence.
Sistar's latest groovy single "Alone" holds on at No. 1 for a second straight week. Although it has been only two years since the girls debuted, it is evident that they have become a force to be reckoned with in the world of K-pop changing up their style and sound to still be as equally embraced by fans.
Male quartet Noel, returns with their ballad at No. 4 with the track "Leaving." The song is a heart-wrenching piano ballad about a man forced to let go of his love, when he doesn't want to. The accompanying video features member Lee SK and popular drama actress Nam Bora. "Leaving" was composed by producer Rado, who also composed other boy band hits including hit "Even If We Don't Say," and MBLAQ's mega-hit, "Mona Lisa." The group was put together by J.Y Park--the head of JYP Entertainment--to become the Boyz II Men of Korea in 2002.
Five-member group Girls Day were welcomed and met with an explosive interest from fans, as they made an eye-popping transformation with their comeback single "OH MY GOD". The girls slightly broke away from their girly image and came back more mature and womanly while still staying cute as ever. The track lands at the No. 12 spot this week. This dance track is about a girlfriend complaining about her slow-witted boyfriend amongst a mix of electronic sounds and shuffles.
Elsewhere on the chart, Busker Busker still remains in the upper rank of the chart with their album. Their former two-week chart topper, "Cherry Blossom Ending," remains on the No. 2 spot, with "Yeosu Night Sea" and "First Love" at No. 5 and No. 6 respectively. 4Minute's "Volume Up" remains comfortably for its third week in the No. 3 slot.
Next week, Billboard.com predicts big debuts from Girls' Generation first sub-unit Taetiseo (made up of three members Taeyeon, Tiffany, and Seohyun) that is not only making waves in South Korea, but also stateside, with their just released EP.