No. 1 song: Rookie power reaches an exclamation point this week as all top 3 songs are by new artistes debuting this year! This is a good year for female singers too. The top 3 songs this week are all by female singers and groups. I think this is the first time in a long while. Anyway, after several weeks at No. 2, Youn Ha’s "혜성" (Comet)" is finally able to unseat Wonder Girls’ 6-week No. 1 song "Tell Me". Congratulations to Youn Ha. Not far behind at No. 3 is SNSD’s "Girls Generation", which will challenge for the top spot next week.
Biggest Mover of the week: For the 2nd straight week, Super Junior’s "Marry U" is our biggest mover, up another 16 spots to No. 10. It’s their 2nd top 10 hit from this album, and looks like this song will surpass the No. 8 position that "Don’t Don" reached.
Hot shot debut: His students are all doing very well on the chart. Now it is the teacher’s turn to come out and show his power. Golden producer Park Jin Young (JYP)’s first album in 6 years is doing exceptionally well. The title song "니가사는그집" (The house you lived in) made a very high debut this week at No. 4. JYP hit No. 1 six years ago with "난 여자가 있는데" from his last album, and he may be ready to challenge for the top spot next week. In addition, his two proud students Wonder Girls and Lim Jeong Hee are all in the top 10 this week.
New songs: After a couple of quiet weeks, we have 12 new songs this week.
Songs to watch out:
3. SNSD – 소녀시대 (Girls Generation) – Already a two-time champion of the Inky Gayo Mutizen award, and also the new No. 1 song in the latest M!Countdown chart, this song is moving up three more spots this week to No. 3. Looks very likely to be the next No. 1 song on this chart.
15. Zi-A – 바이올린 (Violin) – Even though she is still a faceless singer, Zi-A is right there to compete with others for best new artiste this year. Her latest hit is our 2nd highest debut this week at No. 15, coming from a compilation album "Music Story". This ballad is as good as her previous hit "물끄러미" (Absentmindedly), which is also written by top songwriter Cho Young Soo.
26. V.O.S – 부디 (By all means) – Because of the popularity of their last hit "매일매일" (Everyday Everyday), it took a while for this follow-up song to be ranked on the chart. This is another emotional ballad that showcases the trio’s vocals. The music video was made with footage from the movie "My Father," starring Daniel Henney.
38. Lucid Fall – 사람이었네 (You were a person) – If you are looking for alternative sounds, this is definitely the kind of singer and song to check out. This song is a combination of light and folk rock with an easy listening melody. Lucid Fall’s music is highly acclaimed in the industry despite not being promoted often.
40. Kim Dong Hee – 그대를 그대를 (You You) – Another highly recommended song from a new female singer. This R&B ballad showcased the singer’s powerful voice. The music video, starring model Bae Jung-nam and Jung Ae-yeon, was shot without stunt doubles and garnered attention for a scene where someone jumps from a 50-meter crane while hanging on a wire.
49. Nemo – 독설…이 지독한 사랑… (Stinging…this cruel love) – Former Shinvi member Oh Sang Eun is returning as a soloist and adopted a stage name Nemo. During her days in Shinvi, Nemo was already known for her good vocal skills. Now under M-Boat, she finally has a chance to come back to the music industry. In this ballad, she surprised many by hitting all the high notes. Those who compared her songs now and previous ones from Shinvi cannot believe this is the same person.
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.
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Genre: R&B Ballad
Watch the preformance
Album: Big Mama Vol. 4 Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
Special thanks to ~S2~ for helping on the top 20 this week.
21. (–) Anyband – TPL (Talk Play Love) : 435
22. (–) Eun Ji Won (feat. Mr. Tyfoon) – ADIOS : 433
23. (+7) Kim Jo Han – 사랑이늦어서미안해 (Sorry For The Love Being Late) : 431
24. (+3) M To M – 못된남자 (Evil Man) : 361
25. (+6) Drunken Tiger – 8:45 Heaven : 321
26. (New) V.O.S – 부디 (By all means) : 297
27. (+13) Fly To The Sky – I’m Sorry : 289
28. (-10) Shin Hye Sung – 지우고, 버리고, 잊어도… (Erase, Abandon, Forget) : 273
29. (-4) F.T Island – 한사람만 (Only one person) : 268
30. (+8) Jang Yoon Jung – 첫사랑 (First Love) : 257
31. (-11) Lee Seung Hwan – 내맘이안그래 (My Heart Isn’t Like That) : 246
32. (New) Lee Seung Ki – 아직 못다한 이야기 (Unfinished story) : 245
33. (New) The Nuts – 긴 담벼락 (Long stone wall) : 244
34. (+12) J – 열흘만 (Just Ten Days) : 241
35. (-16) Maybee – 못난이 (Fool) : 226
36. (-3) Byul – 가슴은 아니까 (The Heart Knows) : 213
37. (-5) Outsider – 남자답게 (Like A Man) : 208
38. (New) Lucid Fall – 사람이었네 (You were a person) : 175
39. (-10) Yang Dong Geun – 나는나뻐 (I’m Bad) : 160
40. (+7) Monday Kiz – 투면한 눈물 (Invisible Tears) : 147
41. (New) Kim Dong Hee – 그대를 그대를 (You You) : 132
42. (New) SuHo (feat. Kim Tae Woo) – 사랑 더한기 (Love…More) : 131
43. (-6) Cho PD – Korea City : 129
44. (+1) Cherry Filter – 느껴봐 (Feel It) : 128
45. (-11) Jung Jae Wook – 그만하자 (Let’s stop) : 116
46. (New) Baek Ji Young – 눈물이 많은 이유 (Reason for lots of tears) : 102
47. (New) The One – 아프다 (Pain) : 97
48. (+2) Crown J – 그녀를뺏겠습니다 (I’ll get her back) : 95
49. (New) Nemo – 독설…이 지독한 사랑… (Stinging…this cruel love) : 94
50. (New) Lee Ki Chan/Wax – 또 한번 사랑은 가고 (Love leaves me once again) : 88
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 and KMDIA Weekly Album Sales (2 weeks lag) – 20%
MNet M!Countdown + MNet Internet Chart – 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 (SBS Inky Gayo, KBS Music Bank, SBS Music Space, KBS Yoon Do Hyun Love Letter, KMTV Show Music Tank, Pops In Seoul) – 5%