No. 1 song: Lexy remains No. 1 with "하늘위로" (Up to the sky) for the 2nd straight week. Again, she beat out strong competition in SG Wannabe's "한여름날의꿈" (One Summer Dream) and Yangpa's big mover "사랑…그게 뭔데" (Love…What Is That?). Even though Lexy's song has not hit No. 1 on any charts in Korea yet, it is consistently listed in the top 5 on all our chart sources, enabling her to capture the top spot here.
Biggest Mover of the week: As expected, Yangpa's "사랑…그게 뭔데" (Love…What Is That?) makes a big jump this week, moving up 26 spots to No. 3. This should be the No. 1 song next week. The song is so popular in Korea that in many gayo shows, the MCs (or celebs) are singing part of this song to introduce it. This song's movement into the top 10 means that Park Keun Tae and Kang Eun Kyung has 2 songs in the top 10 this week, along with Ivy's "이럴거면" (If it is like this). Both are excellent ballads.
Hot shot debut: Lee Ssang (feat. ALI)'s "발레리노" (Ballerino) debuts high at No. 10 this week. Last album was a breakthrough for Lee Ssang, the big hit "내가 웃는 게 아니야" (I am not smiling) was a No. 1 song at the end of 2005, basically moved Lee Ssang from underground to mainstream. This time, Lee Ssang continued to please mainstream audiences with this mid-tempo hip-hop ballad. The timing of this song is good as Lee Ssang is making their come back specials on various shows this weekend. Let see if this song can do as well as "I am not smiling".
New songs: We have 8 new songs this week.
Songs to watch out:
5. CSJH The Grace – 한번 더 OK? (One More Time OK?) – Even though only moving up 1 spot this week, this song is the new No. 1 song in the latest MNet M!Countdown chart. That means it should move up further on our chart next week.
16. See Ya – 사랑의인사 (Love Greeting) – See Ya has become a hit machine ever since they debuted last year. This is the title song from their 2nd studio album. It is impressive that this song debuts into the top 20 without having the album scores yet. That means it should be in the top 10 next week. Most of See Ya's songs previously were written by Cho Young Soo. However, this song is written by Kim Do Hoon.
17. Paran – 그녀와 난 (Her and I) – Paran quietly moves into the top 20 with this mid-tempo song from their single album "The First". Just like See Ya's song, this song should be in the top 10 very soon.
25. Hyun Young – 연애혁명 (Love Revolution) – Hyun Young is back singing again! The famous actress and MC scored a top 20 hit "Noona's Dream" last year. A re-make of popular Japanese group Morning Musume's 'Love Revolution21. This song is more up-tempo and it is good for summer listening. Let see if she can hit the top 10 this time.
36. Banana Girl (feat. Lee Yeon Ji) – 쵸콜렛 (Chocolate) – Banana Girl is a project which features different female vocalist singing dance songs. You can say she is the up-tempo version of Page and/or Ran. This time, upcoming talent Lee Yeon Ji (who is the female MC of KBS Music Bank now) is featured on this cute song.
41. Goodbye Sadness – 오죽했으면 (How desperate) – I think many of you have seen this movie like poster: http://img.news.yahoo.co.kr/picture/82/200…82_135205_0.jpg and it is regarding this song. I do not have too many details of the singer but his real name is Koo Jung Hyun. He has a husky voice like Tei and Park Hyo Shin. This is a very good ballad with a nice arrangement.
46. YB – 사랑했어요 (Loved You) – Yoon Do Hyun Band (YB) recently released their 3rd live album and this is the title song. Like most of their previous title songs, this is a rock ballad that showcased Yoon Do Hyun's soulful vocals.
Top 20 countdown: Be sure to check out the top 20 countdown on this chart every Friday on Big B Radio. The time is 9pm to 11pm EST.
Click on the youtube 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.
Music: Perry,용감한형제 / Lyrics: Yang Hyun Suk
Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Music: Park Keun Tae / Lyrics: Kang Eun Kyung
Music: Shin In Soo / Lyrics: Yang Jae Sun
Music + Lyrics: Kenzie
Music: Hwang Chan Hee / Lyrics: Wheesung
Music: PJ / Lyrics: Choi Kap Won
Music: Im Chang Jung / Lyrics: Kim Chang Hwan
Music: Park Geun Tae / Lyrics: Kang Eun Kyung
Music + Lyrics: Lee Ssang
Watch the performance
Album: Epik High Vol. 4 Track 10 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
Music: Lee Sun Woong, Choi Jin / Lyrics: Lee Sun Woong
Music + Lyrics: Lee Juck
Music: Hagiw / Lyrics: Shim Hyun Bo
Music: Moon Jung Kyu / Lyrics: Suh Young Eun
Music: Won Sang Woo / Lyrics: Won Tae Yeon
Music + Lyrics: Lee Young Hoon
Music: Adam Alvermak / Lyrics: Lee Ji Eun
20. (+3) Ji Eun – 어제와다른오늘 (Yesterday different from today)
Genre: R&B Ballad
Watch the MV
Music: Lee Hyun Jung / Lyrics: Lee Kyung Nam
21. (-3) Lyn – 이별살이 (Separate Life) : 312
22. (-3) Magoply – 비행소녀 (Flight Girl) : 311
23. (-9) Lee Jae Won – I'm so hot : 305
24. (-2) T – 검은 행복 (Black Happiness) : 295
25. (New) Hyun Young – 연애혁명 (Love Revolution) : 291
26. (+8) Min Hyo Rin – Stars : 286
27. (-3) Wonder Girls – 미안한 마음 ~tears~ (Sorry feeling ~tears~) : 283
28. (-3) Yoon Gun – 설마 (Impossible) : 275
29. (-9) Park Hyo Shin – 미워하자 (Let's hate) : 268
30. (+2) Free Style – 수취인불명 (Addresses Not Found) : 267
31. (+2) The Nuts – 내 사람입니다 (This is My Person) : 250
32. (-15) Viva Soul – Cry : 223
33. (-12) Kara – Break It : 219
34. (-4) Bobby Kim – You're My Everything : 212
35. (-7) Soul Town – My Lady : 204
36. (New) Banana Girl – 쵸콜렛 (Chocolate) : 188
37. (+1) Verbal Jint – Favorite : 174
38. (+7) Jang Yoon Jung – 어부바 (Piggyback) : 161
39. (-13) Superjunior-T – 로꾸거 (Ro Ggu Guh!!!) : 155
40. (-5) K.Will – 왼쪽가슴 (Left Chest) : 140
41. (New) Goodbye Sadness – 오죽했으면 (How desperate) : 136
42. (-3) In Soon Yi – 거위의꿈 (Goose's Dream) : 132
43. (-6) MC Sniper (feat. Bae Chi Gi) – Smile Again : 130
44. (-1) Kim Dong Ryul – 감사 (Thank You) : 126
45. (-14) Kil Gun – 흔들어봐 (Shake It) : 125
46. (New) YB – 사랑했어요 (Loved You) : 119
47. (New) Poppin Hyun Joon – Don't Stop : 117
48. (-6) IV COS – 죽어도 갖지 못할 사랑 (The Love That I Will Never Be Able To Get) : 114
49. (New) Yeon Woo – 단 하루를 살아도 (Even if I live just for a day) : 110
50. (-10) Lazybone – 나는새 (I am a bird) : 107
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 June week 2:
ChartKorea – 20%
Hanteo and KMDIA Weekly Album Sales (2 weeks lag) – 20%
MNet M!Countdown + MNet Internet Chart + KMTV Live Show Rank Charts – 20%
SBS – Inky Gayo Take 7 poll + Internet Chart + MP3 Download Chart (1 week lag) – 10%
Various Internet charts (Melon, Jukeon, Dosirak, Muz, Bugs, Ohdio, Soribada) – 15%
Hanteo Gayo Chart – 10% (1 week lag)
Gasoo appearance on gayo shows (MBC Show! Music Core, SBS Inky Gayo, KBS Music Bank, KBS Yoon Do Hyun Love Letter, KMTV Live Show Rank, Show Music Tank, Channel[V] A-Live "Big Day Out", Pops In Seoul) – 5%