Top 20 – December week 2

Sung Shi Kyung’s ""거리에서" (On The Street) becomes the first song on our chart to record 6 straight weeks at No. 1. This time he held off yet another new challanger – ERU’s "까만안경" (Black Glasses), which moves up 3 spots to No. 2. Turtles’ "비행기" (Aeroplanes) also spent 6 weeks on the top earlier this year, but they were not 6 consecutive weeks – Psy’s "연예인" (Performer) spent 1 week on top in between.

Since M!Countdown resumed this week after a 3-week hiatus, a lot of movements are expected for next week. It is hard to predict whether Sung Shi Kyung’s song will continue to hold the top spot or not.

Back to this week’s top 20, we have more movement than last week. Gavy NJ’s "그녀가울고있네요" (She’s Crying) is our biggest mover of the week, up 11 spots to No. 8, also leapfrogging all the other 3 debutants of last week. It proves once again that a song’s initial entry position may not indicate the song’s popularity later on.

4 new songs this week, led by a top 10 debut from Shinhwa’s Jun Jin. His first solo song "사랑이 오지 않아요" (Love Doesn’t Come) enters our chart at No. 7. Like fellow member Shin Hye Sung, Jun Jin chooses a ballad to be his first single, which is different from the usual dance music that we are accustomed with Shinhwa. But this song can showcase his vocal talents, and it is a very nice ballad suitable for winter.

The next 2 new songs both involve SG Wannabe: At No. 13 is a project group S.101, which include SG Wannabe and Kim Jong Kook with the song "바람만바람만" (Only Wind Only Wind). This is not the first time SG Wannabe and Kim Jong Kook sing together. They also collaborated with M to M and Vibe earlier this year with another project group Big 4. Even though Kim Jong Kook is in the army now and S.101 won’t be performing this song on stage, it still doesn’t hurt its popularity, especially on internet charts.

At No. 17 is another SG Wannabe collaboration. This time SG member Yong Jun teams up with Ga In, the youngest member of Brown Eyed Girls, with a Christmas filled song "Must Have Love". This is the 2nd collobration by Brown Eyed Girls in the last 3 months. B.E.G. Leader Je-A teamed up with See Ya’s Yeon Ji on the song "The Day" which went as high as No. 3 in October. Let see if this song can do better.

The last new song at No. 20 is a new single by Byul. "물풍선" (Water Balloon) has a subtitle "After December 32nd". If you are familiar with Byul, you should notice that this song is a sequel of her debut song "December 32nd". This song is also written and produced by JYP. "December 32nd" hit No. 1 four years ago, let see if this song can duplicate the success.

Update on the 2006 Soompi Gayo Award: The awards will be announced on December 30. Next week I’m going to announce the top 10 singers of 2006. These are our BonSang winners. One of these 10 singers will become our 2006 DaeSang winner. Your vote will count 20% on the DaeSang calculations. Stay tuned and get ready to vote!

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1. (–) Sung Shi Kyung – 거리에서 (On the Street) *** 6 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: 878

2. (+3) 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: 708

3. (–) Lee Seung Chul – 소리쳐 (Screaming)
Genre: Pop Ballad
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: 692

4. (–) Se7en – 라 라 라 (La La La)
Genre: R&B Ballad
Album: Se7en Vol. 4 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: The title song of Se7en’s 4th album. Teddy of One Time wrote the song and lyrics, and it is a 4-beat medium tempo pop ballad. Starting out with a rough and mature tone quality, the song slowly moves onto Se7en’s signature sweet voice. The vocal scheme is dreamy and it goes well with the emotional melodies. The lyrics about waiting for a woman whose having a difficult time over another man, will linger in your mind.

IPB Image Music + Lyrics: Teddy
Score: 687

5. (+1) Kim Tae Woo – 하고싶은 말 (Words That I Want To Say)
Genre: Pop Ballad
Album: Kim Tae Woo Vol. 1 Track 4 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: The title song of the album of the same title, “I want to Say,” Kim Tae-woo’s special solo album. Kim Tae-woo, the vocal of the popular group god, has a solo album whose title song is “I want to say,’ which is a pop ballad sung in a moderated voice. You’ll hear the essence of Kim Tae-woo’s singing and his husky voice, as he sings about a couple missing the time when they used to be with each other.

IPB Image Music: Kim Tae Woo / Lyrics: Lee Hyun Seung
Score: 642

6. (-4) 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: 605

7. (New) Jun Jin – 사랑이 오지 않아요 (Love Doesn’t Come) *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Genre: Pop Ballad
Album: Jun Jin First Single Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This song features on Jun Jin’s first single titled, "Love Doesn’t Come." Jun Jin who has displayed a strong image as a member of Shinhwa, presents a gentler and emotional vocalism through this song. Its sad lyrics are about the heartache of having to let go of a women in the past.

Music + Lyrics: Lee Yoon Jae
Score: 602

8. (+11) Gavy NJ – 그녀가울고있네요 (She’s Crying) *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Genre: R&B Ballad
Album: Gavy NJ Vol. 2 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849: Featured on Gavy NJ’s 2nd album titled "The Very Surprised". This song is a mid-tempo R&B ballad that all 3 members harmonized very well.

IPB Image Music + Lyrics: Kim Se Jin
Score: 531

9. (+1) DBSG – 풍선 (Balloons)
Genre: Pop / Dance
Album: DBSG Vol. 3 Track 11 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Song included in DBSG’s 3rd album "O-Union." Balloons is a remake of the huge hit song of the popular 80’s group Five Fingers, and the new version has a color of its own. With new arrangements and DBSG’s unique harmony, the song is expected to be another hit with fans. The music video shows the cute and adorable side of the DBSG’s members and it goes well with the song.

IPB Image Music: Kim Sung Ho / Lyrics: Lee Doo Hun
Score: 521

10. (-1) Son Ho Young – 사랑은 이별을 데리고 오다 (Love Brings Separation)
Genre: Pop Ballad
Album: Son Ho Young Vol. 1 Track 4 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: From Son Ho-young’s 1st solo album, "YES." The lyrics of the medium-tempo ballad was written by Son Ho-young, himself, and the heart-breaking melody and lyrics are extraordinary. Sohn Ho-young starred in the music video, and the much talked-about underwater kissing scene is about longing and sadness of Son Ho-young’s character for his dead girlfriend.

IPB Image Music: Lee Hyun Wook / Lyrics: Son Ho Young
Score: 520

11. (+4) Lee Seung Hwan – 어떻게사랑이그래요 (How Can Love Be That Way?)
Genre: Pop Ballad
Album: Lee Seung Hwan Vol. 9 Track 4 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured on Lee Seung-hwan’s 9th album titled "Hwantastic," this Lee Seung-hwan style ballad song is a reminder of his hit, "For 1000 days." The song and the lyrics, which he wrote, are about a man’s pure love after watching a documentary about love.

IPB Image Music + Lyrics: Lee Seung Hwan
Score: 483

12. (-4) 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: 480

13. (New) S.101 – 바람만바람만 (Only Wind Only Wind)
Genre: R&B Ballad
Album: S.101 Project Single Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

ewdard1849: Featured on project group S.101’s single "Only Wind Only Wind". S.101 is a superstar collobration between SG Wannabe and Kim Jong Kook. This is the 2nd time they collobrate. They formed a project group Big 4 together with Vibe and M to M earlier this year.

Music: Kim Do Hoon + Min Myung Ki / Lyrics: Yoon Sa Ra
Score: 421

14. (-2) Hong Kyung Min – 사랑,참… (A Thing Called Love)
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: 410

15. (-8) 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.

IPB Image Music + Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Score: 397

16. (–) SS501 – Unlock
Genre: Pop / Dance
Album: SS 501 Vol. 1 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849: Featured on SS501’s 1st full album titled "SS501 S.T 01 NOW", this song is a combination of dance and rock music. "Unlock" present all five members’ individual image and color. Inside their smoothness they have strength and inside their strengths, they have a precise feel to themselves.

IPB Image Music: Cha Sang Min / Lyrics: Kim Tae Hyun
Score: 381

17. (New) SG Wannabe + Brown Eyed Girls – Must Have Love
Genre: Christmas Ballad
Album: SG Wannabe Yong Jun + Brown Eyed Girls Ga In Single Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured on SG Wannabe & Brown Eyed Girls’ digital single album titled "SG Wannabe ‘Yong-jun’ & Brown Eyed Girls ‘Ga-in,’" this album brings together the gentle and emotional vocals of SG Wannabe’s vocalist Yong-jun and the husky and powerful vocalism of Brown Eyed Girls’ Ga-in. This song’s refreshing and cheerful melody is like that of a Christmas carol.

Music: Kim Lee Na / Lyrics: Ahn Jung Hoon
Score: 369

18 (-7) Jang Woo Hyuk (feat. Esther) – 폭풍속으로 (One Way)
Genre: Hip-hop / Dance
Album: Jan Woo Hyuk Vol. 2 Track 4 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Title song from Jang Woo-hyuk’s 2nd album, "My Way." This is a hip-hop dance song that combines the featured singing of renown singer Esther and Jang Woo-hyuk’s powerful rap. Explosive sound is the result of fusing hip-hop dance beats with rock, and the 1st-person perspective music video, which makes the viewer feel in sync with Jang Woo-hyuck, is attracting a lot of attention.

IPB Image Music: Park Jang Geun / Lyrics: Min Yong Sik
Score: 360

19. (-1) Lee Jung Hyun – 철수야 사랑해 (I Love You Chul Soo)
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: 329

20. (New) Byul – 물풍선 (Water Balloon)
Genre: Pop Ballad
Album: Byul Digital Single 물풍선 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849: Featured on Byul’s digital single "Water Balloon (After December 32nd)". This song is a continuation of Byul’s debut song "December 32nd" 4 years ago. It is written and produced by Byul’s long time producer JYP. The melody also reminds us of "December 32nd".

Music + Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Score: 281

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13. Jaurim – You and Me
14. Koyote – I Love Rock & Roll
17. Nell – 마음을잃다 (Losing one’s mind)
20. Big Mama – Never Mind

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 December 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 45th anniversary special gayo show, SBS Inky Gayo, KBS Music Bank, KBS Yoon Do Hyun Love Letter, MTV Live Wow Special, MTV Top Choices, MTV Breakfast Club, Show! Music Tank, Pops In Seoul) – 5%