Weekly Music Chart 2008 – July week 3


1. (–) Brown Eyes – 가지마 가지마 (Don’t Leave Don’t Leave) *** 2 WEEKS NO. 1 ***
Score: 908
Genre: R&B Ballad

BrownEyes3Music: Yoon Gun / Lyrics: Gary of Lee Ssang
Album: Brown Eyes Vol. 3 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: Brown Eyes continue to hold onto the top spot with "Don’t Leave, Don’t Leave". Once again, the duo hit the top spot without any promotional activities, just like when they took k-pop by storm 7 years ago with songs like "Already One Year", "With Coffee", "Gradually" etc. For the younger generation of k-pop fans, this may be the first time you have ever heard of Brown Eyes. If that’s the case, I recommend all of you to check out their past hits as well. You won’t be disappointed.


2. (+1) Wonder Girls – So Hot
Score: 822
Genre: Pop / Dance

SoHotMusic + Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Album: Wonder Girl mini-album "So Hot" track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Featured as the title song of Wonder Girls’ 3rd project album, "So Hot," this funky dance track is enhanced by sophisticated rock ‘n’ roll rhythms. Embracing the concept "21st century’s self-obsessed beauties," the lyrics amusingly tell of the agony of being too pretty. The Wonder Girls transformed into sexy vixens in the music video, all decked out in leopard prints. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)


3. (+7) Mighty Mouth (feat. Sun Ye) – 에너지 (Energy)
Score: 820
Genre: Hip-hop

MightyMouth1Music: Shin Sa Dong Ho Raeng E / Lyrics: Lee Sang Chul, So Joon Sup
Album: Mighty Mouth Vol. 1 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Newbie hip-hop duo Mighty Mouth score their second straight top 3 hit with "Energy", the title song from their 1st full studio album. "Energy" is a fun-loving dance song destined for the summer. Wonder Girls’ leader Sun Ye is the featured vocalist in this song. Might Mouth’s first hit "I Love You" (feat. Yoon Eun Hye) also reached No. 3. Looks like this song will do even better and be ready to challenge for the top spot next week.


4. (+4) Sung Shi Kyung – 안녕 나의 사랑 (Goodbye My Love)
Score: 766
Genre: Pop Ballad

SungShiKyung6Music: Yoo Hee Yeol, Sung Shi Kyung / Lyrics: Yoo Hee Yeol
Sung Shi Kyung Vol. 6 Track 4 Purchase this album
Watch: Live Performance
Comment: Returning to the top 5 this week is the title song from Sung Shi Kyung’s 6th album "Here In My Heart". Ever since his debut, Sung Shi Kyung has been labeled as the ballad prince. This song "Goodbye My Love" is one of the more up-tempo songs you’ll hear from Sung Shi Kyung. It is a farewell song that was composed together by Sung Shi Kyung and Yoo Hee Yeol. Although the lyrics are sad, the song itself is quite cheerful and can be seen as another type of love song. This song also sends out a message to his fans as Sung Shi Kyung is expected to be enlisted in the army, so this will be his last full studio album for a while.


5. (-1) Shinee – 누난 너무 예뻐 (Noona’s Pretty (Replay))

Score: 723
Genre: R&B/Dance

ShineeMusic: Jason Pennock, Tchaka Diallo, Jack Kugell / Lyrics: Kim Young Hu Album: Shinee 1st mini-album Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of Shinee’s 1st single, "Noona’s Pretty (Replay)," which is the debut album for the 5-member teenage contemporary band. The dance track offers a nice balance of sophisticated rhythms and addictive melodies. The lyrics earnestly express the feelings of a teenage boy who has fallen in love with an older woman. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)


6. (-1) Alex – 그대라면 (If It’s You)
Score: 708
Genre: Pop Ballad

Alex1Music: Lee Jae Hak / Lyrics: Lee Jae Hak, Choo Hun Kon
Album: Alex Vol. 1 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title song from Clazziquai’s Alex’s 1st solo album. Already very popular among female fans, along with a leap in popularity stakes due to his appearance in the TV Show "We Got Married", Alex recently took up another job as the MC of MNet’s M!Countdown with Chae Yeon. This song is a more conventional ballad as compared to Clazziquai’s music. It will surely capture the hearts of many female fans.


7. (-1) V.O.S – Beautiful Life
Score: 695
Genre: R&B mid-tempo ballad

VOS3Music: ROZ / Lyrics: M
Album: V.O.S Vol. 3 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This song represents the 3rd album of V.O.S., "Wonderful Things." With a bright beat, this is an enchanting pop dance. The clear vocals and expressive chorus add to the song’s allure. The sentimental lyrics sing about the feeling of a love so strong that it changes your life. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)


8. (-6) Tae Yang – 나만 바라봐 (Watching Only You)
Score: 663
Genre: R&B / Dance

TaeYang1Music: Teddy, S-Kush / Lyrics: Teddy
Album: Tae Yang mini-album "Hot" Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of TAEYANG’s 1st mini-album, "HOT." 1TYM’s Teddy and Stony Skunk’s S-kush co-composed this song for BIGBANG member TAEYANG’s solo debut. The song’s groovy R&B feel is accentuated by the electronic sounds of synthesizers mixed with trendy beats. The members of BIGBANG made cameo appearances in the music video. (credits to ArirangTV – Pops in Seoul)


9. (-2) Ok Ju Hyun – Honey
Score: 630
Genre: Pop / Electronica

OkJuHyun3Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Album: Ok Ju Hyun Vol. 3 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track of Ok Joo-hyun’s 3rd album, "Remind." A song that mixed electronica and lounge music, its medium-slow tempo backed with simple piano arrangements brings a sophisticated feel to the piece. The lyrics sing about the pure heart of loving someone even when he has left her side. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)


10. (-1) Super Junior Happy – 요리왕 (Cooking? Cooking!)
Score: 588
Genre: Pop / Dance

SJHMusic + Lyrics: ROZ
Album: Super Junior Happy 1st mini-album Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title song for the mini album, “Cooking? Cooking!” by Super Junior-Happy, a subgroup of Super Junior with Kang-in, Lee-teuk, Eun-hyuk, Shin-dong, Ye-sung, and Sung-min. This bright lively dance track sings about having complicated feelings after having a meal cooked by his girlfriend. The music video includes parody scenes of ‘Oldboy’ and features Girls’ Generation’s Sunny. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)


11. (+5) SG Wannabe – 멋지게 이별 (A Neat Breakup)
Score: 586
Genre: mid-tempo R&B
Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Album: SG Wannabe Vol. 5 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This song featured on SG Wannabe’s 5th album, "My Friend," has a Latin-style beat. It sings about the pain and hurt from parting with a loved one. The music video shows SG Wannabe members acting out different types of break-up scenes. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)


12. (+13) Uhm Jung Hwa (feat. T.O.P) – D.I.S.C.O
Score: 551
Genre: Pop / Dance

Album: Uhm Jung Hwa mini-album D.I.S.C.O track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: The Queen is back! One of the very first divas in k-pop, Uhm Jung Hwa has been more active in acting in recent years. Her recent albums have not produced too many memorable hit songs. Now she has joined YG Entertainment and this "retro" song resembling 80’s dance music was produced by 1TYM’s Teddy and Stony Skunk’s Kush, who is also responsible for Tae Yang’s "Watching Only You". Big Bang’s T.O.P is the featured rapper on this song. With a star-studded lineup behind Uhm Jung Hwa, no wonder she is having a revival.


13. (+11) Davichi – 사랑과 전쟁 (Love and War)
Score: 501
Genre: Pop / Dance

Davichi1.5Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Album: Davichi Vol. 1.5 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Already an early frontrunner for this year’s best new artiste award, Davichi are boosting their chances with another hit from their new Vol. 1.5 album. Written by Korea’s top songwriting team of Cho Young Soo and Ahn Young Min, this song is very different from Davichi’s first two hits. "Love and War" is a fun and colorful dance hit featuring HaHa’s comical rapping. Both members use a different vocal style to sing this summer hit song.


14. (+15) One Two (feat. Seo In Young) – 뭇된 여자 (Bad Woman) *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Score: 422
Genre: Hip-hop

FunchMusic: Park Hyun Joong / Lyrics: MC Mong
Album: One Two mini-album Fun’ch Track 5 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Rebounding big time this week is One Two’s "Bad Woman" (feat. Seo In Young). This song previously reached No. 19 in the 3rd week of June, now it has risen even higher and become our biggest mover this week. Previously this song was released as a digital single and now it is released on One Two’s mini-album "Fun’ch". Not only that, One Two are now performing this song featuring different female singers, from the original recording version of Seo In Young, to Wonder Girls’ Ye Eun, and also Brown Eyed Girls’ Narcia.


15. (-4) Jaurim – Carnival Amour
Score: 418
Genre: Rock

Album: Jaurim Vol. 7 Track 7 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This title track for Jaurim’s 7th full-length album, “Ruby Sapphire Diamond” is an upbeat rock song full of lush sounds. Kim Yoon-a shows off her amazing vocal capabilities in the song, from a sweet childish voice to a deep mannish voice. In the music video, the Jaurim members narrate the life-changing moments of an innocent girl. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)


16. (-1) Color Pink – Blue Moon
Score: 397
Genre: Pop / Dance

ColorPinkMusic: Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Choi Kap Won
Album: Color Pink digital single "Blue Moon"
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track of See Ya, Davichi and Black Pearl’s project album, "Color Pink." With minor melodies floating over a fast tempo, this song produces a sensationally fresh sound, enhanced by the fantastic harmony of the female vocals. The lyrics are about one’s foolish wait for an ex-lover to return. Lee Chun-hui and Kim Ga-eun come out as a cute couple in the music video. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)


17. (-4) Bae Chi Gi (feat. Sol Flower) – No. 3
Score: 369
Genre: Hip-hop

BaeChiGi3Music: Kim Min Goo / Lyrics: Bae Chi Gi
Album: Bae Chi Gi Vol. 3 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of Baechigi’s 3rd album, “Out Of Control.” Written by Baechigi and featuring Sol Flower, this song contains words of hope for the seemingly insignificant people in this world. The comical music video projects the song’s bright, lively vibe. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)


18. (-1) J-Walk (feat. Eun Ji Won) – My Love
Score: 324
Genre: Pop / Dance

JWalk3Music + Lyrics: Kim Seh Jin
Album: J-Walk Vol. 3 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This dance song is the title track of J-Walk’s 3rd album, "My Love," which reflects J-Walk’s sentiments really well. It is a new arrangement of a powerful house track. The poignant lyrics are a spinning contradiction, as they ask the ex to move on, then ask her to come back. The music video features J-Walk members as well as Eun Ji-won, who lent his voice to the song. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)


19. (-7) Gavy NJ – Lie
Score: 319
Genre: R&B Ballad

GavyNJ3Music + Lyrics: Min Myung Ki / Kim Do Hoon
Album: Gavy NJ Vol. 3 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: As the main track of Gavy NJ’s 3rd album “The Beginning,” the ballad’s sentimental music mixed with a fast beat heightens the singers’ sorrow. The heartbreaking lyrics that compare love with lies, dreams, and pain, enhance the sadness of the song. Taiwanese actress Vivian Hsu stars in the music video as a woman who was betrayed by love. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)


20. (–) Crown J (feat. Seo In Young) – Too Much
Score: 315
Genre: Hip-hop

TooMuchMusic: Crown J, JK Beat / Lyrics: Crown J
Album: Crown J digital single "Too Much"
Watch: MV Performance (cut from "We Got Married)
Comment: Yet another song from the popular TV show "We Got Married". This time it is from the couple Crown J and Seo In Young, one rapping and the other singing in this hip-hop ballad. Both of them are already established artistes in k-pop. The song is of the hip-hop and electronica genres and Seo’s medium-tempo parts are easy to sing along to. With the show’s popularity, this song is ranked among the top songs on most internet charts in Korea.



21. (+2) Kim Hyun Jung – 살짝쿵 (Slight Bang) : 290
22. (-4) MC Mong (feat. Park Jung Hyun) – 죽도록사랑해 (Love you to death) : 269
23. (-2) ISU – 사랑해요 (I Love You) : 250
24. (-2) Lee Jung – 그대만 보여 (When I see only you) : 230
25. (+2) Byul – 6년 동안 (For 6 Years) : 197
26. (+2) Park Hyo Shin – 화신 (Incarnation – SBS Drama Il Ji Mae OST) : 195
27. (-13) Jewelry – 모두 다 쉿! (Everybody Shhh!) : 192
28. (-9) Epik High – Breakdown : 187
29. (+3) Dae Sung – 날 봐 귀순 (Look at me, Gwi Soon) : 184
30. (-4) Buga Kingz – 싸이렌 (Siren) : 182
31. (+9) Hong Kyung Min (feat. Mighty Mouth) – 돌아와 돌아와 (Come Back Come Back) : 168
32. (+3) Solbi – Cute Love : 161
33. (–) Kim Jong Wook – 그대만이 (Just You) : 144
34. (+3) Nell – 멀어지다 (Drifting Apart) : 140
35. (New) Namolla Family (feat. Tae In) – 사랑남녀 (Love Couple) : 127 *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
36. (New) Gummy – 님은 먼 곳에 (You Are So Far Away) : 117
37. (-3) Kim Jin Pyo (feat. Bobby Kim) – 그림자 놀이 (Shadow Play) : 107
38. (New) Choi Jung Chul (feat. Ga In) – 결혼 (Wedding) : 106
39. (-9) Lee Seung Ki – 여행을 떠나요 (Let’s Go On Vacation) : 105
40. (New) Sunny Hill – 사랑밖엔 난 몰라 (I Only Know Love) : 104
41. (New) Bobby Kim – Sorry (movie 고사 OST) : 101
42. (+1) Ajoo (feat. Youn Ha) – 파파라치 (Paparazzi) : 100
43. (-7) Shin Ji – 이별이 안부를 묻다 (Breakup asks for a tiding) : 99
44. (-13) Battle – Step by Step : 96
45. (New) Lee Ki Chan – 행복해야 해 (You Have To Be Happy) : 73
46. (New) Zi-A – 사랑해 미안해 (I Love You I Am Sorry) : 60
47. (+3) Kim Dong Wan – 남자의 사랑 (Love Of A Man) : 59
48. (New) Bizzy – 헤어진 다음날 (The Day After Separation) : 57
49. (-11) Mario – Goodbye : 52
50. (New) DJ Koo (feat. Hana) – Let Me : 46

Blue: Songs to watch out under top 20
Green: Editor’s recommendations under top 20




Tae In (feat. Namolla Family) – 사랑은 안녕 (Goodbye My Love)
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Tae In digital single Track 1
Watch: MV
Comment: Tae In is the female voice behind all Namolla Family’s hit songs. I’ve always thought she is part of Namolla Family. In fact, this team has the highest debut song in our chart this week. This song was released earlier. It is a reversal this time – Tae In takes centrestage, and Namolla Family are being featured. For fans who are familiar with their songs, it doesn’t make a whole lot of difference as this song "Goodbye My Love" is of the same style as Namolla’s hit songs and you can hear their rapping throughout the song, only that it is a slower tempo ballad. The MV is controversial at the end, but Tae In indeed has a good voice and this song has a listener-friendly melody to go with.



Sources of the chart


ChartKorea – 15%
Air Monitor Chart – 15%
MNet M!Countdown – 15%
Various Internet charts (Melon, Jukeon, Dosirak, MNet, Muz, Bugs, Ohdio, Soribada) – 15%
Hanteo and KMDIA Weekly Album Sales (2 weeks lag) – 10%
SBS – Inky Gayo Take 7 + Internet Chart + MP3 Download Chart + Music Video Chart – 10%
Hanteo Gayo Chart – 10% (1 week lag)
KBS Music Bank K-Chart – 5%
Gasoo appearance on gayo shows (MBC Show! Music Core, SBS Inky Gayo, KBS Music Bank, MNet M!Countdown, KBS Yoon Do Hyun Love Letter, SBS Kim Jung Eun Chocolate, MTV Non-stop, Pops In Seoul) – 5%