Top 20 – November week 2

After a few weeks with lots of movements, this week’s chart is relatively quieter. Sung Shi Kyung remains No. 1 with 거리에서 (On The Street), and DBSG’s “오-정반합” (O-Union) held on to No. 2. Both songs have lower scores than last week but were able to maintain their positions.

Bi’s “I am Coming” is rising fast, jumping 5 spots to No. 3, and his score is very close to the No. 2 song. He is a serious challenger to the top spot next week.

There are only 2 new songs this week. Lee Jung Hyun’s “철수야 사랑해” (I Love You Chul Soo) is the highest debut at No. 16. This is Lee Jung Hyun’s first studio album in 2 years. She has been concentrating her career in Japan for the last 2 years. This song doesn’t have the hardcore techno beat that we are used to hearing from her, but has a funky sound like “Half” from her third album.

The other new song is Paran’s “내 가슴엔 네 심장이 뛰나봐”(Your Heart is Beating Inside Me). It is the follow up song from their 2nd album. The title song “다섯걸음” went as high as No. 8 a month ago. This song is going back to a mid-tempo ballad which is more similar to the songs from their first album.

To listen to the 1 minute sample, you need to follow the links to and install the melon player to your computer. After that, click on the song title to listen.

1. (–) Sung Shi Kyung – 거리에서 (On the Street) *** 2 WEEKS No. 1 ***
Genre: Pop Ballad
Album: Sung Shi Kyung Vol. 5 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured on Sung Si-kyung’s fifth album titled "The Ballads," this song displays a new vocalism by uniquely using the falsetto. Its lyrics, written by Yoon Jong-shin, are about a man walking the street that holds precious memories of his lover from whom he has just separated. It is a Sung Si-kyung style ballad song displaying his gentle tone and vocals. Sung Si-kyung’s kissing scene with a Japanese actress was the highlight of the music video.

IPB Image Music + Lyrics: Yoon Jong Shin
Score: 851

2. (–) DBSG – 오-정반합 (O-Union)
Album: DBSG Vol. 3 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured on TVXQ!’s third album titled "O-Union," it is a crossover song that combines various musical genres including hip-hop and electric music. This song is based on a Korean-style melody carrying a speedy guitar tune, strong electric music, and a colorful beat. The group displays a dazzling performance through its magnificence and message to the world.

IPB Image Music + Lyrics: Ahn Eun Jin
Score: 772

3. (+5) Bi – I’m Coming (feat. Tablo)
Genre: Dance
Album: Bi Vol. 4 Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured on Bi’s 4th album titled "Rain’s World," this song was written by Park Jin-young who is working as a talented music producer in America. Its repetitive electronic sound and hip-hop rhythm are in perfect harmony with Rain’s more refined vocals. The song added a more hip-hop feel thanks to the rap featuring Tablo. The dance for this song was arranged by famous choreographers Rich and AJ who have worked with Usher, Madonna, and Aaliyah.

Music + Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Score: 768

4. (+2) Lee Seung Chul – 소리쳐 (Screaming)
Album: Lee Seung Chul Vol. 8 Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured on Lee Seung-chul’s eighth album titled "Reflection of Sound," this medium tempo ballad song nicely blends a poignant melody with Lee Seung-chul’s unique vocals. Its simple lyrics and melody delivers the true meaning of love with which we can all empathize.

IPB Image Music + Lyrics: Hyun Jin Young
Score: 753

5. (-1) MC Mong – 아이스크림 (Ice-cream)
Genre: Hip-hop
Album: MC Mong Vol. 3 Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured on MC Mong’s 3rd album titled "The way I am," it is a fast tempo hip-hop song with a strong instrumental sound. MC Mong wrote the lyrics, which express the heart of women who feel resentment at quick love comparing it with ice-cream that melts easily. MC Mong plays the role of a nice but unemployed person in the music video.

IPB Image Music: Kim Gun Woo / Lyrics: MC Mong
Score: 752

6. (-3) Son Ho Young – 운다 (Crying)
Genre: Pop Ballad
Album: Son Ho Young Vol. 1 Track 5 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured on Son Ho Young’s first solo album titled "YES," this ballad song nicely displays a Korean sentiment with its simple and lyrical melody. Son Ho Young covers a range of three octaves in this song. The music video, which was made from clips of the movie "Old Garden" starring Yeom Jung-ah and Ji Jin-hee, is in wonderful harmony with the song’s beautiful string-instrumental melody.

IPB Image Music: Park Sun Joo / Lyrics: Joo Young Hwa
Score: 733

7. (–) ERU (feat. Daylight) – 까만안경 (Black Glasses)
Genre: Pop Ballad
Album: ERU Vol. 2 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured on Eru’s second album, this song was written by composer Yoon Myung-sun. It is a sentimental ballad song which talks about separation between lovers through the lyrics. Singer Daylight also features in the song. As a highlight, actor Ahn Sung-ki makes his first appearance ever in a music video. Along with him are actress Lee Young-ah and SS501’s Kim Hyun-joong who also play leading roles.

IPB Image Music + Lyrics: Yoon Myung Sun
Score: 680

8. (+3) Jang Yoon Jung – 이따,이따요 (Later, Later)
Genre: Trot
Album: Jang Yoon Jung Vol. 3 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849: Featured on Jang Yoon Jung’s 3rd album “Later, Later”. This song is different from all her other hit songs she has made in the past. The song is very modern temp/bounce as we will be able to feel in the lyrics. The song is about a woman who is very impatient when it comes to love. She falls in love with a man because of his appearance and her heart wants to love him. This song is very genuine and refreshing just like Jang Yoon Jung’s image.

IPB Image Music + Lyrics: Park Jin Hyung
Score: 618

9. (-4) Koyote – I Love Rock & Roll Genre: Pop / Dance
Album: Koyote Vol. 9 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured on Koyote’s ninth album titled "London Koyote," this song blends a rock & roll melody that is familiar to Korean listeners with a particularly heavy blues rhythm. Joo Young-hoon wrote the song while Shinji wrote the lyrics. Kim Jong-min’s fascinating low-toned voice is in perfect harmony with Shinji’s playful vocals.

IPB Image Music: Joo Young Hoon / Lyrics: Shin Ji
Score: 596

10. (-1) Lee Seung Ki – 원하고원망하죠 (Want and Resent)
Genre: R&B Ballad
Album: Lee Seung Ki Remake Album – When A Man Loves A Woman Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849: Featured on Lee Seung-ki’s special album titled "When a Man Loves a Woman," this special album holds ten female singers’ sad love songs with Lee Seung-ki’s vocals. This song is a remake of As One’s song. It is the follow up song from his No. 1 hit “Please”

IPB Image Music: Shin Jae Hong / Lyrics: Yoon SaRa
Score: 564

11. (+8) Hong Kyung Min – 사랑,참… (A Thing Called Love) *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Genre: Pop Ballad
Album: Hong Kyung Min Vol. 7 Track 5 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured on Hong Kyung-min’s 7th album titled "Evolution of Rhythm," this song is written by a hit-maker Jun Hae-sung. Unlike his previous ballad, it displays a unique composition along with Hong kyung-min’s rough vocalism. Actress Choi Jung-yoon who starred in a drama with Hong kyung-min plays the main role in the music video.

IPB Image Music + Lyrics: Jun Hae Sung
Score: 503

12. (+3) Shin Seung Hoon – Dream of my Life
Genre: Pop Ballad
Album: Shin Seung Hoon Vol. 10 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured on Shin Seung Hoon’s 10th album titled “The Romanticist”, this is a song on a grand scale with Irish gospel elements in a guitar melody. This song expresses the people and their lives as they struggle with love and reality. Its music video is in a documentary format displaying the stories of four people striving to realize their dreams.

Music: Shin Seung Hoon / Lyrics: Shim Hyun Bo
Score: 490

13. (-3) Kan Mi Youn – 옛날여자 (Woman in the Past)
Genre: Pop Ballad
Album: Kan Mi Youn Vol. 1 Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured on Kan Mi Youn’s first solo album titled "Refreshing," this is the debut song from the former member of female vocal group Baby V.O.X. The song uses the melody from Irish folk music "O, Waly Waly," and blends it with the sound of a pan-flute in the introduction. Its sad lyrics and Kan Mi Youn’s emotional vocals nicely express innocence and pure love.

IPB Image Music: Bang Shi Hyuk / Lyrics: Yoon SaRa
Score: 473

14. (-2) Oh Jong Hyuk – 죽을만큼… (Deadly)
Genre: R&B Ballad
Album: Oh Jong Hyuk Vol. 1 Track 9 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured on Oh Jong-hyuk’s first solo album titled "Issue," this is his first album since becoming a member of the popular boy-band group Click-B. The song nicely blends his powerful vocals with a gentle R&B beat. The song expresses the heart of a man having just let go of the woman he loves.

IPB Image Music: Choi Min Suk / Lyrics: Kim Soo Hyun
Score: 450

15. (+1) Nell – 마음을잃다 (Losing one’s mind)
Genre: Rock
Album: Nell Vol. 3 Track 8 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV:Featured on NELL’s third album titled "Healing Process," this modern rock-band discovered by Seo Taiji holds emotional melody and unique vocals. Vocalist Kim Jong-wan’s poignant vocals and orchestral play provide a magnificent sound. The lyrics express the difficulty of forgetting a past lover due to many wonderful memories together.

IPB Image Music + Lyrics: Kim Jong Wan
Score: 426

16. (New) Lee Jung Hyun – 철수야 사랑해 (I Love You Chul Soo) *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Genre: Pop / Dance
Album: :Lee Jung Hyun Vol. 6 Track 4 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured on Lee Jung-hyun’s 6th album titled "Fantastic Girl," this dance song which blends a punky sound with interesting lyrics is written by hit-producer, Yoon Il-sang. This song is a comical story of a girl missing bad-boy Chul-soo among seven men she’s dated. Lee Jung-hyun plays the seven different characters including a cheerleader, teacher, and waitress.

IPB Image Music: Choi Joon Young / Lyrics: Yoo Ta
Score: 408

17. (-3) Brown Eyed Girls & See Ya – The Day
Genre: R&B Ballad
Album: Brown Eyed Girls & See Ya – To My Love (Single) Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured on See Ya & Brown Eyed Girls’ single project album titled "To My Lover," this song is sung by lead vocalists of the rival female groups, See Ya’s Yeon-ji and Brown Eyed Girls’ Je-A. The lyric talks about a woman unable to forget her past lover.

IPB Image Music + Lyrics: Min Myung Ki
Score: 393

18. (–) Big Bang – La La La
Genre: R&B / Dance
Album: Big Bang 2nd single album "Big Bang is VIP" Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured on BIGBANG’s second single album titled "Bigbang is V.I.P," YG’s main producer PERRY and G-dragon have written the song, which carries a cheerful tempo rhythm and a refined melody. All the members have taken part in writing the lyrics that aims to have fun.

IPB Image Music: Perry + G-Dragon / Lyrics: Big Bang
Score: 382

19. (-2) Park Jung Ah – Yeah
Genre: Pop/Rock
Album: Park Jung Ah Vol. 1 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featuring on Park Jung-ah’s first solo album titled "Yeah," this pop-rock style song differs somewhat from Jewelry’s previous music. Its hopeful and encouraging message is expressed in a rock melody. The song’s exciting rhythm in the chorus nicely blends with Park Jung-ah’s refreshing vocals, delivering a sense of freedom.

IPB Image Music: Mark Jackson / Lyrics: Cho Eun Hee
Score: 358

20. (New) Paran – 내 가슴엔 네 심장이 뛰나봐 (Your Heart is Beating Inside Me)
Genre: Pop Ballad
Album: Paran Vol. 2 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849: Featured on Paran’s second album titled "Beyond The Blue Sky," this ballad is a follow up song to “Five Steps”. It reminds us of the ballads from their 1st album. Group members will have a better chance to showcase their vocals on this song.

IPB Image Music + Lyrics: Minuki
Score: 339

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13. Jang Ri In – Timeless
20. Bae Chi Gi – 마이동풍

Sources of the top 20

The sources of this top 20 chart are 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 November week 2:

ChartKorea – 20%
Hanteo Weekly Album Sales (2 weeks lag) – 20%
MNet M!Countdown + MaxMP3 chart – 20%
SBS Inky Gayo Take 7 Chart (1 week lag) – 15%
Various Internet charts (Melon, Jukeon, Dosirak, Muz, Bugs, SBS Music Park, Hanteo Gayo Chart, Ohdio) – 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 Top Choices, MTV Breakfast Club, Show! Music Tank, Pops In Seoul) – 5%