Girls’ Generation Topped South Korean Year-End Tallies

2010 CHART REWIND. WelcheMusic covered Korean girl group Girls’ Generation a few backs back. According to Manila Bulletin, the group was the top music group of 2010 in South Korea according to two leading online music download sites.

Their last mini-album Hoot was released in Japan just before Christmas. Although the band hasn’t been broken internationally, Hoot got an international release via iTunes Store.


All five tracks off the set have charted on the South Korean Gaon singles chart, with the title track “Hoot” leading the pack peaking at No.1. The group made a teaser video parodying James Bond’s gun barrel sequence, sampling the Monty Norman and John Barry score. The Pussycat Dolls’ Rino Nakasone Razalan choreographed the song.

Girls’ Generation’s “Oh” topped the 2010 year-end-tally at Korean music download site Monkey 3. Results were based on both downloads and streaming in combination with online voting. The music site Hanteo also awarded the band the 2010 Singer Award.

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Listen to Britney Spears’ Lady Gaga Track

WelcheMusic is rather disappointed that “Quicksand,” which Lady Gaga wrote for Britney Spears only ended up as a bonus track on the digital European iTunes release of the Circus album. But you can listen to it here:


On a seperate note, according to news source Dagens Nyheter, Lady Gaga added the possibility for fans to actually buy her DNA. In a deluxe version of The Fame Monster album, a lock of her hair is included. And as pop critic Fredrik Strage points out, “fans are offered the possibility to clone Lady Gaga, at the cost of just 115 dollars.” Lady Gaga was born Stefani Joanne Germanotta and grew up in New York. Before she got her breakthrough in 2008, she penned songs for Britney Spears, The Pussycat Dolls and Fergie.

Make sure to download WelcheMusic vol.1 featuring her next single “Telephone,” a duet with Beyoncé. The track was initially offered to Britney Spears.

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