Summary for February week 2 chart:
No. 1 song: Big Bang got their first No. 1 song with “Dirty Cash”, edging out ERU’s "흰눈" (White Snow). This is Big Bang’s 4th hit song already. They produced one hit each on their first three single albums. “Dirty Cash” comes from their first full album. With stronger album sales and more TV appearances, Big Bang finally hit No. 1.
Co-biggest Movers of the week: Two songs moving up 15 spots this week but they are older songs: Kim Hyun Chul’s “결혼도못하고” (Not Being Able To Marry) and CSJH The Grace’s “열정” (My Everything). Due to a lot of new debuts and weak scores in the lower half of the chart this week, these 2 songs were able to rebound nicely. Don’t expect them to move further up a lot next week, though.
Hot shot debut: Brian remains at No. 4, but the song is not “가지마” anymore. Instead, he has switched to another song “일년을겨울에살아” (One Year Living In Winter) and made a very impressive debut at No. 4. With this chart expanding to 50 songs, we won’t see too many songs debuting this high. Let’s see if this song can challenge the top next week.
New songs: A lot of new songs this week, most are from the “heavy weight” late January and early February albums. In total, we have 10 new songs and 4 re-entries.
Songs to watch out:
21. Epik High – Fan – Title song from the trio’s top selling 4th album. This song continues Epik High’s style of unique pop-oriented hip hop songs. When the album scores come into effect next week, expect this song to make a big jump.
31. See Ya – 미워요 (Hateful) – Featured on composer Cho Young Soo’s project album, the top new artiste of 2006 comes back with a mid-tempo R&B song. The arrangement of this song makes it sound like an oldie. Kim Yeon Ji’s vocal is very impressive in this song.
37. Seo Ji Young – Hey Boy – Both former female S#arp members are in the chart this week. Lee Ji Hye is just one spot lower. This is the title song of her 2nd album. She is showing more mature vocals and better choreography in this song.
39. Baby Vox Re.V. – Shee – They are known as the new Baby Vox and already had a lot of hype before their debut. Like their predecessor, they will focus on dance music. Let’s see if they are as successful as Baby Vox.
40. Lee Ki Chan – 미인 (A Beauty) – Lee Ki Chan is back after an extended hiatus. After an unsuccessful 8th album in which he chose an upbeat song as his title song, he is going back to ballads this time. Lee Ki Chan’s ballads have always been top 3 hits in the past, let’s see if he can recapture his glory days.
Click on the youtube/Naver links to watch the top 20 songs’ live performance or MV. You can also listen to the 1 minute sample – follow the links to melon.com and install the melon player to your computer. After that, click on the song title to listen.
This funky pop-dance song is infused with a cheerful beat and a light-hearted melody. It’s a satirical song about how people’s lives and dreams can change because of money. BIGBANG’s lively, almost cheerful vocal style counteracts the weightiness of the song’s message, neutralizing the piece.
Music: Andy Love, Jos Jorgensen / Lyrics: 072
Music: Lee Joo Ho / Lyrics: ERU
Music: Lee Seung Ho / Lyrics: Han Sung Ho
Music: Oh Sung Hoon / Lyrics: PJ
Music + Lyrics: Han Sang Won
Music: Lee Hee Seung / Lyrics: Bobby Kim
Music + Lyrics: Hyun Jin Young
Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Music: Park Chan Geun / Lyrics: Jang Joon Ho
Music: Blondie’s "Maria" / Lyrics: Kim Ah Joong
11. (–) Wax – 사랑이다그런거니까 (Because Love is Like That)
Genre: Pop Ballad
Watch the performance
Album: Wax Vol. 6 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
Arirang TV: Featured on Wax’s sixth album titled "Love Is Like That," this song gained wide attention through its music video, which stars actress Hwang Soo-jung. The song’s lonesome keyboard play is in perfect harmony with Wax’s appealing vocals. It is a poignant ballad about accepting the hardships of separation.
Music: Lee Young Joon / Lyrics: Park Se Joon
Music + Lyrics: Ryu Jae Hyun
Music: Lee Seung Chul / Lyrics: Lee Hyun Seung
Music + Lyrics: Lee Won Suk
Music + Lyrics: Kim Se Jin
Music: Shin In Soo / Lyrics: Shim Jae Hee
Music + Lyrics: Yoon Jong Shin
Music + Lyrics: Jung Hoon & Park Sung Jin
21. (New) Epik High – Fan : 353
22. (+3) As One – 십이야 (Twelve Nights) : 339
23. (-3) DBSG – 풍선 (Balloons) : 307
24. (-2) Jang Yoon Jung – 이따,이따요 (Later, Later) : 301
25. (+15) Kim Hyun Chul – 결혼도못하고 (Not being able to marry) : 286 *** CO-BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
26. (-7) Jang Nara – 안 행복해 (I’m not happy) : 276
27. (-3) Lee Soo Young – 눈물이나요 (I’m Crying) : 265
28. (+4) Yoon Ha – Audition : 240
29. (-1) Kan Jong Wook – 약한남자 (Weak Man) : 205
30. (–) Bae Sul Gi – One By One : 204
31. (New) See Ya – 미워요 (Hateful) : 202
32. (+15) CSJH The Grace – 열정 (My Everything) : 199 *** CO-BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
33. (-2) Lee Seung Hwan – 어떻게사랑이그래요 (How can love be that way) : 198
34. (+5) Kai – 몹쓸 거짓말 (Bad Lie) : 195
35. (New) The Name – 사랑같아 보여도 (Even if it seems like love) : 194
36. (+5) Park Hyun Bin – 곤드레만드레 (Dead Drunk) : 192
37. (New) Seo Ji Young – Hey Boy : 177
38. (–) PK Heman (feat. Lee Ji Hye) – Evergreen : 176
39. (New) Baby V.O.X. Re.V. – Shee : 175
40. (New) Lee Ki Chan – 미인 (A Beauty) : 169
41. (New) LUG – 죄 (Crime) : 167
42. (Re-entry) Im Jae Bum & Tei – 겨울이오면 (If Winter Comes) : 166
43. (-8) S.101 – 바람만바람만 (Only Wind, Only Wind) : 163
44. (Re-entry) Kan Mi Youn – Kiss : 159
45. (+3) Superjunior K.R.Y. – 한 사람만을 (For One Person) : 156
46. (Re-entry) Xing – In Your Hands : 143
47. (New) Oh Yoon Hye – I Wish : 138
48. (-25) Loveholic – 바람아멈추어다오 (Please Stop The Wind) : 136
49. (New) Jun Jin – 돌아와줘 (Come Back To Me) : 135
50. (Re-entry) Jang Ri In – Y : 129
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 February week 2:
ChartKorea – 20%
Hanteo and KMDIA 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, Dosirak, Muz, Bugs, MaxMP3, MTV Korea, Ohdio) – 15%
Hanteo Gayo Chart – 5%
Gasoo appearance on gayo shows (MBC Show! Music Core, SBS Inky Gayo, KBS Music Bank, MNet M!Countdown, SBS Music Space, KBS Yoon Do Hyun Love Letter, Show Music Tank, Various MTV Korea Programs) – 5%