Toppin’ The Charts – February (Week Five)

Posted on Feb 08 2011

Sexy banners means sexy girls in our latest charts… or does it? Were there lots of changes this week or simply lots of flops? The only way to find out is to hit the jump!

Notes:
Lots of changes this week, too and even though French Kiss wasn’t taken off the charts Girl’s Generation are still competing with them! How? Well, Korea’s number one was by Taeyeon who is the lead singer for Girl’s Generation. Always topping the charts and takin’ names

In other news the “Hallyu Wave” is quite apparent when you realize what’s taking the top spot on the Japanese charts. That song and music video certainly look familiar, doesn’t it? TVXQ released their Korean version first and then threw up their Japanese version with immediate response. Right now Korean culture is doing very well in Japan, and it’s adeptly named the “Hallyu Wave” (or Korean Wave). A good way to compare it is to Beatlemania and how the United States became sort of obsessed with British culture. Japan is doing much the same with Korean culture right now, which is sort of nice to see. Previously it was said there was going to be some sort of girl group exchange where Korea and Japan essentially shared artists, but as of yet I’ve only really witnessed Korean artists making a name for themselves in Japan. I’m sort of curious as to why Japan hasn’t sent some idols over to spread their own culture, but I suppose it’s a game of wait and see.

Also, before I forgot… Yui what’s wrong with your haaaaaaaaaaair?!

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Comments
  • joegoku February 9, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    I think, Yui should be first place ;) and great work Kana <3, as always

  • HeikaHaku February 9, 2011 at 2:11 PM

    Kana, I loved the Sexy Banner….I mean the feature. Yes, the feature was great as always. >.>

  • AnarchoElk February 9, 2011 at 2:16 PM

    LOL! More Korean fascination with old school Americana.

  • nerdwerld February 9, 2011 at 4:10 PM

    It’s great that the slow songs are finally being fizzed out of the top of the Korean Charts. In Japan Dir En Grey finally return <3 that's the best thing about the Japanese chart in my opinion.
    P.S. Don't find nothing wrong with Yui's hair.

    • Kanashimi February 9, 2011 at 4:21 PM

      The flip curl thing was odd to me, and I was mostly just making a joke. I could have just made fun of Yukari Tamura’s ears. Ohu.

  • Shidohari February 9, 2011 at 4:45 PM

    I love it kana. keep it up

  • nerdwerld February 9, 2011 at 5:26 PM

    Kanashimi
    The flip curl thing was odd to me, and I was mostly just making a joke. I could have just made fun of Yukari Tamura’s ears. Ohu.

    those ears were fail

  • Kwenspi February 9, 2011 at 5:30 PM

    Ok, here’s my comment. Ta-Da! :D

  • pissedsilentbob February 9, 2011 at 5:54 PM

    PiSsEdSiLeNtBoB shakes, bob likes

  • Kusari February 9, 2011 at 9:31 PM

    Dir En Grey in #6 ish my favorite for the Japanese charts followed by TVXQ in #1.
    The Korean charts #10 is my personal #1. >:

  • toyNN February 9, 2011 at 10:34 PM

    Love YUI – even with fail hair and being so up-beat.

    Who are those dudes at #1…they’re trying to make something happen and I think I like that song.

    And maybe next week for zero ABK48 influence…

    • Kanashimi February 10, 2011 at 4:35 AM

      Here’s an official video of their original Korean version http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djJb5iSL0Do TVXQ has been awhile for awhile as a five (?) person group under SM Entertainment. SM Entertainment is famous for pumping out idols like BoA, Girl’s Generation, Super Junior, Shinee, etc. The group was recently shortened to two members and this was there sort of reemergence into the industry.

      TVXQ is short for Tong Vfang Xien Qi (Rising Gods Of The East), but they’re known as Tohoshinki in Japan.

      • toyNN February 10, 2011 at 7:17 PM

        Are they Korean and #1 on the weekly charts in Japan? Not bad.

        ps. is the “New” graphic new? Like it!

  • Kibs February 10, 2011 at 4:37 AM

    That banner looks awesome, who does the editing?!?!

  • Kate February 10, 2011 at 9:05 AM

    French Kiss is ALMOST off the charts. ALMOST! Once that happens, then I shall call for a party. Unless… They SOMEHOW appear again. Wouldn’t be surprised… They just need to get away from the charts now.

    I love how Yui is on the list now. Also.. the Girls’ Takeover! <3

  • Gannon133 February 10, 2011 at 11:12 AM

    Well, it was nice to know that Dir En Grey is on the charts as I haven’t heard of them since maybe 3 years? Anyways, awesome work

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