No. 1 song: Fans are wondering why Big Bang’s new song "마지막인사" (Last Greeting) is still not in the chart. Here it is this week, debuting all the way at No. 1. In doing so, this song becomes only the 2nd song to ever debut at No. 1 on this chart. The other song was Tei’s "사랑은하나다" (Love Is…The One) back in 2005 when the chart only had 20 songs. This song also leapfrogged other 2 challengers: SNSD’s "소녀시대" (Girls Generation) and Park Jin Young’s "니가사는그집" (The house you lived in); both were believed to be strong contenders for No. 1 this week.
Biggest Mover of the week: Due to M!Coundown resuming after a few weeks, many songs which went down weeks ago are moving up again. Lee Seung Hwan’s "내맘이안그래" (My Heart Isn’t Like That) is one of these songs, moving up 17 spots now to No. 14. The song had reached No. 20 two weeks ago and now this week it is on its highest spot.
Hot shot debut: Of course, it is also the No. 1 song – Big Bang’s ""마지막인사" (Last Greeting)".
New songs: Another active week, we have 11 new songs this week, including the No. 1 song, and also 1 re-entry.
Songs to watch out:
6. Eun Ji Won (feat. Mr. Tyfoon) – Adios – Another song that is moving up again, and this song might have received a boost when Eun Ji Won performed with J-Walk on several occasions. Both were ex-Sechskies members. J-Walk’s song "여우비" (Light Rain) is also moving up again this week after it appeared to be on its way out of the top 20.
10. SG Wannabe – 첫눈 (First Snow) – Fresh off winning the DaeSang in the Golden Disk Award, the trio are back on the chart with their latest hit from their special album "Story in New York 2008". In any other week, it would have been the hot shot debut. Unlike their 4th album activities, SG Wannabe are not really heavily promoting this song so far. Even so, with their popularity now, any song is a potential No. 1 hit. Again, they are teaming up with Cho Young Soo and Ahn Young Min for this song.
27. Voice One – 니가내린다 (You are bringing it down) – Voice One is a project group led by Jang Hye Jin and her students Monday Kiz and Ilak, all pretty big names in k-pop today. They already released a single last winter. This ballad’s poetic lyrics are about crying after seeing the snow that fell one fateful night.
32. Anyband – Promise You – Many fans like this song more than TPL (Talk Play Love), which was on the chart briefly for the last 2 weeks. The project group features BoA, Xiah, Jin Bora and Tablo. Let’s see if this song can make it to the top 20. TPL was at No. 21 for 2 weeks.
35. Wheesung – 다쳐도 좋아 (It’s okay if I get hurt) – 2nd single from Wheesung’s 5th album "Eternal Essence of Music". After plugging an up-tempo song, Wheesung is returning to a familiar R&B ballad this time. The music video of the song was made with footage from the movie, "Lust, Caution."
44. Kim Mi Ryeo – 나를 만나다 (Meet Myself) – Popular comedian Kim Mi Ryeo is becoming a singer, and she released a mini-album with the same title "Meet Myself". She appeared in a lot of TV shows, most notably MBC’s "Unlimited High Kick". This is a fun beat rock song that boasts a musical-resembling arrangement. Let’s see if it kick-starts her singing career.
Announcement: The 2007 Soompi Gayo Award nominees had been released yesterday. Be sure to check out this thread: http://www.soompi.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=183390 and also cast your vote on soompi’s main site: http://www.soompi.com/music/gayoawards/2007/. Your vote will count 20% towards the DaeSang category.
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1. (New) Big Bang – 마지막인사 (Last Greeting) *** 1 WEEK NO. 1 & HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Genre: Hip-hop / Dance
Watch the performance
Album: Big Bang 2nd mini-album "Hot Issue" Track 6 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
Genre: Pop Ballad
Watch the MV
Album: Music Story Album Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
14. (+17) Lee Seung Hwan – 내맘이안그래 (My Heart Isn’t Like That) *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Genre: Pop Ballad
Watch the MV
Album: Lee Seung Hwan mini-album Mallang Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
21. (-3) Cho Shin Sung – 안녕 (Goodbye) : 363
22. (-10) Brown Eyed Soul – My Story : 362
23. (+3) V.O.S. – 부디 (By All Means) : 343
24. (-17) ERU – 둘이라서 (Because it’s the two of us) : 330
25. (-12) Tim – 사랑한만큼 (As much as I love) : 322
26. (+4) Jang Yoon Jung – 첫사랑 (First Love) : 293
27. (New) Voice One – 니가내린다 (You are bringing it down) : 268
28. (New) Lee Soo Young – 남자를 모르고 (Don’t Know Men) : 260
29. (+3) Lee Seung Ki – 아직 못다한 이야기 (Unfinished story) : 257
30. (+4) J – 열흘만 (Just Ten Days) : 253
31. (-7) M To M – 못된남자 (Evil Man) : 238
32. (New) Anyband – Promise You : 225
33. (-17) Suh Young Eun – 아름다운구속 (Beautiful Restriction) : 222
34. (+5) Yang Dong Geun – 나는나뻐 (I’m Bad) : 218
35. (New) Wheesung – 다쳐도 좋아 (It’s okay if I get hurt) : 209
36. (+1) Outsider – 남자답게 (Like A Man) : 208
37. (-2) Maybee – 못난이 (Fool) : 206
38. (New) Lisa – 그려봅니다 (I’m drawing) : 179
39. (New) Yurisangja – 12월의로망스 (Romance in December) : 178
40. (-2) Lucid Fall – 사람이었네 (You were a person) : 165
41. (-5) Byul – 가슴은 아니까 (The Heart Knows) : 161
42. (New) W7 Project – 사랑이 내려요 (Love is coming down) : 144
43. (-10) The Nuts – 긴 담벼락 (Long stone wall) : 129
44. (New) Kim Mi Ryeo – 나를 만나다 (Meet Myself) : 118
45. (-1) Cherry Filter – 느껴봐 (Feel It) : 87
46. (New) Ji Eun – 한번만 말해줘 (Tell Me Once) : 85
47. (-6) Kim Dong Hee – 그대를 그대를 (You You) : 83
48. (-21) Fly To The Sky – I’m Sorry : 80
49. (-7) SuHo (feat. Kim Tae Woo) – 사랑 더한기 (Love…More) : 77
50. (Re-entry) Dynamic Duo – Heartbreaker : 75
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 3:
ChartKorea – 20%
Hanteo and KMDIA Weekly Album Sales (2 weeks lag) – 20%
MNet M!Countdown – 20%
SBS – Inky Gayo Take 7 poll + Internet Chart + MP3 Download Chart (1 week lag) – 10%
Various Internet charts (Melon, Jukeon, Dosirak, MNet, 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, SBS Music Space, KBS Yoon Do Hyun Love Letter, MNet M!Countdown, Pops In Seoul) – 5%