Top 20 – July week 5

After a quiet week last week there are a lot of changes on the chart this week. It usually happens when M!Coutndown was having a show. tongue.gif Most of the songs in the top 10 are moving upwards. The top 3 this week are all by newer artists, who debuted or having their 1st solo album. Superjunior finally made it to the top spot with "U". This song has been #1 in almost every chart in Korea, so it is no surprise to see it on top of our rankings. What is more surprising is the 2 songs that follow "U" this week. Typhoon’s "그래서…" (So) moves up 5 spots to No. 2. This song has been stuck at #7 for the last 2 weeks, but makes a big jump this week. Even more impressive is Ha Dong Kyun’s "그녀를사랑해줘요" (Please Love Her). This song debuted at No. 9 last week, and made a big jump to No. 3 this week. Let see if Typhoon and Ha Dong Kyun can challange Superjunior for the top spot next week, even though the scores of these 2 songs are quite far behind "U" now.

3 new songs this week, led by Kim Jong Kook’s follow up song "사랑한다는말" (Words of Loving You) debuting at No. 8. This song is my favorite song in his 4th album and I was expecting this song to be the title track when his album came out. It sounds similar to his mega hit last year "제자리걸음" (Walking from the same place). Both songs are written by Cho Young Soo.

Coming in at No. 12 is Cool’s "오늘하루" (A Day Today). The trio broke up last year, but recently released a compilation album "Forever Cool" with 4 new tracks. They even had someone else performing this song for them in gayo shows and took the name "Cool & Call". Once again, the k-pop scene is filled with Cool’s joyful songs in the summer.

The last new entry is by 2-member group CAN. The title song "맨발의 청춘" (Bare Feet Youth) from their 6th album made it to our top 20 this week at No. 17. The duo like to remake songs from other artists, and this one is no exception – it was remade from an old song by Buck.

1. (+1) Superjunior – U *** 1 WEEK NO. 1 ***
Genre: Pop / Dance
Album: Superjunior: U (Single) – Listen here for 1 minute sample
IPB Image Music: Ken Ingwersen + Kevin Simm / Lyrics: Tae Hoon
Score: 871

2. (+5) Typhoon – 그래서… (So)
Genre: Pop / Dance
Album: Typhoon Vol. 1 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
IPB Image Music + Lyrics: Lee Yong Min
Score: 753

3. (+6) Ha Dong Kyun – 그녀를사랑해줘요 (Please Love Her) *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Genre: R&B Ballad
Album: Ha Dong Kyun Vol. 1 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
IPB Image Music: Park Soo Jong / Lyrics: Choi Kap Won
Score: 729

4. (–) Uptown – My Style
Genre: Hip Hop
Album: Uptown Vol. 5 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
IPB Image Music + Lyrics: Jung Yeon Joon
Score: 727

5. (-2) Shinhwa – Once in a Lifetime
Genre: Pop / Ballad
Album: Shinhwa Vol. 8 Track 4 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
IPB Image Music + Lyrics: Brian Kim
Score: 721

6. (+2) Rumble Fish – I Go
Genre: Modern Rock
Album: Rumble Fish Digital Single – Listen here for 1 minute sample
IPB Image Music + Lyrics: Ahn Sung Il
Score: 686

7. (+3) Jung Jae Wook – 들리나요 (Can you hear?)
Genre: Mid-tempo ballad
Album: Jung Jae Wook Vol. 4 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
IPB Image Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Score: 670

8. (New) Kim Jong Kook – 사랑한다는말 (Words of Loving You) *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Genre: Mid-tempo ballad
Album: Kim Jong Kook Vol. 4 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
IPB Image Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Yoon SaRa
Score: 588

9. (+3) Loveholic – 고대만 있다면 (Just With You)
Genre: Pop ballad
Album: Loveholic Vol. 3 Track 10 and MBC Mini Series "One Fine Day" OST Track 3 Listen here for 1 minute sample
IPB Image Music & Lyrics: Kang Hyun Min
Score: 513

10. (+1) SG Wannabe (feat. Danny Ahn) – 사랑했어요 (I Love You)
Genre: R&B/mid-tempo ballad
Album: SG Wannabe Vol. 3 Track 4 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
IPB Image Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Score: 492

11. (-10) Buzz – 남자를 몰라 (Don’t know about man)
Genre: Rock Ballad
Album: Buzz Vol. 3 Track 7 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
IPB Image Music: Lee Sang Joon / Lyrics: Kim Jin Ah
Score: 471

12. (New) Cool – 오늘하루 (A Day Today)
Genre: Pop
Album: Cool: Never Ending Story – Forever Cool – Listen here for 1 minute sample
IPB Image Music: Wi Jong Soo / Lyrics: Kim Tae Hee
Score: 465

13. (-8) Baek Ji Young – 사랑안해 (I Won’t Love)
Genre: Pop/Ballad
Album: Baek Ji Young Vol. 5 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
IPB Image Music: Park Keun Tae / Lyrics: Cha Eun Taek
Score: 423

14. (+3) Jang Hye Jin (featuring Kae Ri) – 불꽃 (Sparks)
Genre: R&B ballad
Album: 불꽃 Digital Single Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
IPB Image Music: Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Choi Kap Won
Score: 417

15. (-1) Sweet Sorrow – 아무리 생각해도 난 너를 (No Matter How Much I think, To You…I Am…)
Genre: Pop/Ballad
Album: SBS Drama 연애시대 (Alone in Love) OST Track 4 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
IPB Image Music + Lyrics: No Young Shim
Score: 388

16. (-3) Cho PD & Brown Eyed Girls – Hold The Line
Genre: Pop / Hip Hop
Album: Hold The Line (single) Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
IPB Image Music: Yoon Il Sang / Lyrics: Cho PD
Score: 365

17. (New) CAN – 맨발의 청춘 (Bare Feet Youth)
Genre: Pop
Album: CAN Vol. 6 Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
IPB Image Music: Lee Kyung Sub / Lyrics: Kang Eun Kyung
Score: 359

18. (-12) See Ya – 구두 (Slipper)
Genre: R&B
Album: See Ya Vol. 1 Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
IPB Image Music+ Lyrics: Ryu Jae Hyun
Score: 340

19. (-1) Lee Seung Chul – 떠나지마 (Don’t Leave)
Genre: Pop Ballad
Album: Somewhere Over The Rainbow Vol. 1 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
IPB Image Music: Lee Kyung / Lyrics: Song Jae Woo
Score: 330

20. (–) Kim Hyun Jung – 굳세어라현정아 (Dance with Hyun Jung)
Genre: Pop/Dance
Album: Kim Hyun Jung – Dance With Hyun Jung Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
IPB Image Music: Lee Yong Min / Lyrics: Yoon SaRa
Score: 300

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15. Gummy – Gummy – 혼자만하는사랑 (One sided love)
16. Suho – (feat. Kim Tae Woo) – 봄여름가을겨을 (Spring Summer Fall Winter)
19. Byul – 눈물샘 (Lachrymal Glands)

Sources of the top 20

The sources of this top 20 chart is pretty much the same but the weight assigned to each source may be different each week because some charts do not update weekly (e.g. MNet M!Countdown) and I assign fewer percentage when it happens. From now on, I’ll list my chart sources each week. For July week 5:

ChartKorea – 20%
Hanteo Weekly Album Sales (2 weeks lag) – 20%
MNet M!Countdown – 20%
SBS Inky Gayo Take 7 Chart (1 week lag) – 15%
Various Internet charts (Melon, Jukeon, MaxMP3, Dosirak, Muz, Bugs, SBS Music Park, MBC Gayo Top 50, MNet Gayo Chart) – 15%
MTV Korea – Artist & Music Charts – 5%
Gasoo appearance on gayo shows (MBC Music Core, SBS Inky Gayo, KBS Music Bank, MBC Kim Dong Ryul For You, KBS Yoon Do Hyun Love Letter, MTV Live Wow Special, MTV Sunny Side, MTV TRL Seoul, Pops in Seoul, Show! Music Tank) – 5%

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