Weekly Music Chart 2008 – October week 3

Weekly Music Chart 2008 – October week 3

1. (+6) DBSG – 주문 (Mirotic) *** 1 WEEK NO. 1 *** 
Score: 957
Genre: Pop / Dance

DBSG4Music: Sigvardt, Mikkel / Lyrics: Yoo Young Jin
Album:
DBSG Vol. 4 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: As expected, DBSG’s "Mirotic" is our new No. 1 song, jumping 6 spots from No. 7.  In the past, DBSG’s songs did not fare too well on internet charts, thus hurting the composite scores of their songs on this chart.  But "Mirotic" is an exception, as it is ranked high on most internet charts, including No. 1 on Dosirak’s weekly ranking last week.  They need every bit of the scores to hold off Brown Eyed Girls’ "How", the No. 1 song of last week.  Congratulations.

 

 

 

2. (-1) Brown Eyed Girls – 어쩌다 (How) 
Score: 949
Genre: Pop / Dance

BEGmini2Music: Brave Brothers / Lyrics: Kim Yi Na
Album: Brown Eyed Girls mini-album Vol. 2 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Despite gaining 76 points from last week’s score, Brown Eyed Girls’ "How" has to drop one spot to No. 2 to make way for DBSG’s "Mirotic".  This song is still very competitive and could move back up to the top again.  It is another successful retro dance hit for Brown Eyed Girls, whose excellent vocal skills and colorful onstage outfits are rapidly gaining fans.

 

 

3. (+5) Wonder Girls – Nobody
Score: 833
Genre: Retro Pop / Dance

TrilogyMusic + Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Album: Wonder Girls: The Wonder Years: Trilogy Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Another contender for the top spot, Wonder Girls’ "Nobody" moves up 5 more spots to No. 3.  When the album sales score of this song kick in next week, it will be right up there among the top songs.  "Tell Me" and "So Hot" were No. 1 songs, yet "Nobody" is facing the strongest competition of Wonder Girls’ young career so far.  Let’s see how they fare next week.

 

 

4. (-1) 2PM – 10점 만점에 10점 (10 Out Of 10)
Score: 757
Genre: Pop / Dance

2PMsingle1Music + Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Album: 2PM single Vol. 1 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track for 2PM’s debut single, "Hottest Time of the Day". 2PM is a new-concept performance group comprising Jun-su, Jae-beom, Nik-koon, Taek-yeon, Woo-young, Jun-ho and Chan-sung. The dance song’s fun lyrics are about giving a lovely woman 10 out of 10 points. The music video features 2PM’s surprising multitude of skills, which include singing, B-boying and acrobatic dancing. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

5. (+6) Son Dam Bi – 미쳤어 (Become Crazy)  
Score: 677
Genre: Pop / Dance

SonDamBimini2Music: Brave Brothers / Lyrics: Eric

Album:
Son Dam Bi Mini Album Vol. 2 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Just when we congratulated Son Dam Bi for having her first top-20 hit last week, we have to congratulate her for having her first top-5 hit this week as "Bceome Crazy" moves up 6 spots to No. 5.  Perhaps no one had expected such huge success when this song was released.  Brave Brothers are the fastest-rising songwriters in Korea now, not only having this song and Brown Eyed Girl’s "How" in the top 5, but also M’s "Don"t Trust Men" in the top 20.

 

 

6. (-1) Shinee – 산소 같은 너 (Love Like Oxygen)
Score: 673
Genre: R&B / Dance

Shinee1Music: Sigvardt, Mikkel / Lyrics: Kwon Yoon Jung, Young Hu

Album: Shinee Vol. 1 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track of SHINee’s official first album, "The SHINee World." The punky dance track with a rhythmic groove is a remake of Danish artiste Martin’s "Show the World". The impressive lyrics compare love to oxygen. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

 

7. (-1) Younha – 텔레파시 (Telepathy)
Score: 574
Genre: Pop / Piano Rock

YounhaMusic: Hwang Chan Hee / Lyrics: Kim Yi Jin, Nana
Album: Younha Vol. 2 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track for Younha’s 2nd album, "Some Day." It has a lively vibe melding a rock sound with a piano melody. The music video shows the charismatic Younha performing live and adorably acting out how she’d send telepathic love signals to a boyfriend. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

8. (-6) Lee Hyori – Hey, Mr. Big   
Score: 553
Genre: Pop / Dance

LeeHyori3Music: Park Keun Tae / Lyrics: Wheesung
Album: Lee Hyori Vol. 3 Track 10 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Featured in Lee Hyo-ri’s 3rd album, "It’s Hyorish", this Euro-dance track incorporates an electronica sound. The lyrics, written by Whee Sung, are a message for boys to become warm-hearted men. The music video is sexy, provocative, bright and sensual, showcasing Lee Hyo-ri’s charm. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

9. (+12) Epik High – 1분 1초 (One Minute One Second)   
Score: 545
Genre: Hip Hop

Lovescream
Album: Epik High mini-album "Lovescream" Track 6 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Epik High released their 5th album "Pieces Part 1" earlier this year with their usual electronic fusion hip-hop sound.  Recently they released a new mini-album "Lovescream", which is totally different from their past songs.  They are showing off their soft, romantic side with a series of love songs.  The title song "One Minute One Second", featuring indie artiste Taru, moves up 12 spots to No. 9 this week, becoming another top-10 hit for Epik High.

 

 

10. (-6) FT Island – 사랑후애 (Lying Love)
Score: 538
Genre: Rock Ballad

FTIsland2Music + Lyrics: Han Sung Ho
Album: FT Island Vol. 2 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of F.T.Island’s 2nd album "Colorful Sensibility". It’s a rock ballad number that tells of heartbreak after love is gone. The song is enhanced by the magnificent accompaniment of a 60-member orchestra. The music video features crystal clear, transparent visuals. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

11. (-1) Big Bang – 하루하루 (Day By Day)
Score: 522
Genre: Pop / R&B Dance

BigBang2008Music + Lyrics: G-Dragon
Album: Big Bang 3rd mini-album "Stand Up" Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Title track for Big Bang’s third mini-album "Stand Up". A dance number combining sensitive chords with a powerful beat, co-written by G-dragon and master of Japanese house, Daishi Dance. The music video stars G-dragon, T.O.P. and actress Park Min-young in a tragic love triangle surrounding a lover whose days are numbered. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

12. (+13) See Ya – Hot Girl
Score: 508
Genre: Pop / Dance

SeeYa3Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Album: See Ya Vol. 3 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Having a 180-degree change from their past songs, See Ya are coming back with a dance hit "Hot Girl".  Seems that a lot of female R&B vocal groups have switched to dance music lately.  This is definitely a first for See Ya.  Their previous 3 albums’ title tracks all went to No. 1.  Let’s see how this change of style fares.

 

 

13. (-4) Kim Bum Soo – (Sad Inflection) 
Score: 451
Genre: Pop Ballad

KimBumSoo6Music: Hwang Chan Whee / Lyrics: Yoon Sa Ra
Album: Kim Bum Soo Vol. 6 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Title track for Kim Bum-soo’s 6th album. This is a classic ballad sung by one of the most persuasive voices in K-pop. The lyrics express the feelings of days spent longing for a lover now gone. Actor Jisung, a fast friend Kim Bum-soo made in the army, features in the music video to great acclaim. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

14. (-1) Dynamic Duo (feat. Alex) – Solo
Score: 398
Genre: Hip-hop

DynamicDuo4
Album:
Dynamic Duo Vol. 4 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track for Dynamic Duo’s 4th album, "Last Days". With a hip-hop style that melds a powerful beat with electric sounds, the song is laced with lyrics praising the solo life in an effort to forget the pain of a separation. Alex is featured and Jun Jin makes a cameo appearance in the music video. (credits to Arirang TV- Pops In Seoul)

 

 

15. (+19) M (feat. Bigtone) – (Don’t Trust Men) *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Score: 364
Genre: Pop / Dance

M4Music + Lyrics: Brave Brothers
Album:
M Vol. 4 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: After dropping to No. 35 last week, M made a big rebound this week, moving up 19 spots to No. 15, becoming our biggest mover of the week. This is another Braves Brothers’ song.  Their music is a good fit for M’s powerful dance moves.

 

 

16. (-2) Solbi – Do It Do It
Score: 343
Genre: R&B / Dance

SolbiDoIt
Album:
Solbi mini-album "Do It" Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Being the new darling of Korea’s TV variety shows, many people might have forgotten that Solbi debuted as a singer first, from the group Typhoon.  While this is not the first time Solbi has released solo songs (she released several digital singles before), this song "Do It Do It" is an R&B dance track which is different from Typhoon’s pop dance hits and her previous solo ballads.  Uptown’s Jung Young Joon is in charge of this song.

 

 

17. (-1) SG Wannabe & Kim Jong Wook – 운명을 거슬러 (Opposed By Fate: MBC Drama "East Of Eden" OST)
Score: 339
Genre: R&B Ballad

EastofEdenOSTMusic: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min

Album: MBC Drama "East Of Eden" OST Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: One of the most anticipated dramas in 2008, "East Of Eden" stars Song Seung Hun, Lee Da Hae, Yeon Jung Hoon, Lee Yeon Hee, and Han Ji Hye.  The megacast extends to the drama OST as well, and the title song "Opposed By Fate" is a duet between SG Wannabe and rising star Kim Jong Wook.  Top songwriter Cho Young Soo, who has written hit songs for both SG Wannabe and Kim Jong Wook this year, is in charge of this R&B ballad. 

 

 

18. (-3) Shin Hye Sung – 그대라서 (Because It Is You)
Score: 328
Genre: Pop Ballad

ShinHyeSung4Music: Vink / Lyrics: Yoon Sa Ra
Album: Shin Hye Sung Vol. 3 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track for Shin Hye-sung’s 3rd album, Side 1 "Live and Let Live." A gentle, British-style rock ballad, it’s got a dreamy melody and is blanketed with Shin Hye-sung’s wonderful voice. Shin Hye-sung and actress Lee Chung-ah star as lovers who sadly miss each other in the music video. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

19. (+9) MC The Max – 눈물은 모르게 (Tears Without Knowing)
Score: 327
Genre: Rock Ballad

MCTheMax6Music: Shin In Soo / Lyrics: Yang Jae Sun
Album: MC The Max Vol. 6 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: If we describe Cool as a summer group, then MC The Max is the opposite – a winter group.  Over the years, the trio has had many sad rock ballad hits that are made for winter.  But for a change, their last 2 albums was released during spring and summer.  This time, MC The Max is returning to where it belongs.  The title song "Tears Without Knowing" is again written by Shin In Soo and Yang Jae Sun, who the group teamed up with for last past few hit songs.

 

 

20. (-8) 2AM – 이 노래 (This Song)
Score: 263
Genre: R&B Ballad

2AMsingleMusic + Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Album: 2AM single Vol. 1 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Title track for 2AM’s like-named first single "This Song". This is the debut title of 2AM, a male quartet produced by Park Jin-young. The lyrics about the sorrow of only having a song to offer one’s love are set to a sorrowful melody. The music video includes candid footage of 2AM training before their debut. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

 

21. (+1) Ha Dong Kyun – 눈물소리 (Sound Of Tears) : 253
22. (-4) Namolla Family (feat. Tae In) – 사랑이 그렇게 쉬워 (Love Is That Easy) : 236
23. (+10) Hwan Hee – 내사람 (My Person: MBC Drama Beethoven Virus OST) : 220
24. (-1) Lee Hyun Ji – Kiss Me Kiss Me : 204
25. (-6) E Bul – 01(영원..) (01(Forever..)) : 203
26. (-2) Monday Kiz – Never Say Goodbye : 202
27. (-10) Kim Gun Mo – Kiss : 176
28. (-1) Kim Dong Ryul – Melody : 168
29. (+12) Crown J – Fly Boy : 155
30. (+1) Jang Keun E – 전국민 러브송 (Universal Love Song) : 154
31. (+6) U-Kiss – 어리지 않아 (Not Young) : 150
32. (-3) Zi-A – 난 행복해 (I’m Happy) : 133
33. (-1) Noblesse (feat. Daylight) – 상심증후군 (Broken Heart Syndrome) : 132
34. (New) TBNY – Hey DJ : 123 *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
35. (+7) V.O.S – 반쪽 (Half) : 114
36. (+9) Nassun – 괜찮아 (It’s Okay) : 108
37. (New) Son Ho Young – I Know : 104
38. (New) Sweet Sorrow – You : 100
39. (-1) Kim Dong Hee – 헤어질 땐 말없이 (Breaking Up Without Notice) : 97
40. (-10) The One – 죽도록 (To The Death) : 94
41. (New) IU – 미아 (Missing Child) : 92
42. (-3) Yoon Eun Hye – 샐러드기념일 (Salad Anniversary) : 88
43. (-3) Taw (feat. Joo) – 우리들의 행복한 시간 (Our Happy Times) : 84
44. (New) Gavy Queens – 미정 (Undecided) : 82
45. (New) As One / 2NB – 사랑은 너 하나뿐 (My Love Is Only You) : 76
46. (-11) Alex – 사랑하오 (I Love You) : 70
47. (+2) W & Whale – RPG Shine : 68
48. (New) Haihm – 어쩌면 우린 (Possibly Us) : 65
49. (New) Spring Summer Autumn Winter – 슬퍼도 울지 않을꺼야 (Even Though I Am Sad I Won’t Cry) : 62
50. (New) Tae Sa Bi Ae – 나는 아직도 (I Still) : 61

 

 

 

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

 

 

BONUS TRACK:

Jang Hye Jin (feat. Suho) – Remember
Genre: R&B ballad

Album: The Love Part 6 digital single
Watch: MV
Comment: Having one of the best voices in the business, Jang Hye Jin has done a lot of collaborations with different singers in the past. This time she teams up with rapper Suho, who is one of the few hip-hop artistes who specializes in rap ballads. Remember was the sixth part of the Stars’ Love Story project, Jang’s melodious voice and Suho’s rap and vocals flowed well with the melody of this sad love story and properly expressed the meaning of the song. Oh Sung Hoon, who has done songs for MC Mong, Shin Hyesung, and KCM, composed this single and Suho contributed in the rap department.

 

 

 

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, YTN Live Power Music, MTV Non-stop, Pops In Seoul) – 5%

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