Weekly Music Chart 2009 – January week 3


1. (–) Baek Ji Young – 총 맞은 것처럼 (Like You Got Shot By A Gun) *** 4 WEEKS NO. 1 *** 
Score: 971
Genre: Pop Ballad

BaekJiYoung7Music + Lyrics: Bang Shi Hyuk
Album: Baek Ji Young Vol. 7 Track 4 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Since the start of 2008, no song has stayed in the No. 1 spot for more than 3 weeks.  Baek Ji Young broke that record this week with "Like You Got Shot By A Gun". This song is No. 1 on our chart for the 4th straight week.  Even more impressive is that this song has gained 46 points compared to last week.  Coming back from vocal cord surgery, Baek Ji Young traded her signature husky voice for a pure crystal tone and released her 7th album "Sensibility".  Since switching from Latin dance to ballads two albums ago, Baek Ji Young has enjoyed great success.  "Like You Got Shot By A Gun" is a sentimental ballad written by "Hitmen" Bang Shi Hyuk.




2. (–) Kara – Pretty Girl
Score: 892
Genre: Pop / Dance

PrettyGirlMusic + Lyrics: Han Jae Ho, Kim Seung Soo
Album: Kara 2nd mini-album "Pretty Girl" Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Kara are edging closer to the top with "Pretty Girl".  The song is still gaining in scores.  Many people predicted that Kara would be one of the girl groups to watch out for in 2009 as their popularity keeps rising.  They have certainly gotten off to a good start.  Let’s see if this song will be able to challenge for the top spot next week.




3. (–) SS501 – U R Man  
Score: 814
Genre: Pop / Dance

URManMusic: Han Sang Won / Lyrics: Han Sang Won, Im Young

SS501 special album U R Man Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track of SS501’s special project album, which was made by three members – Hur Young-saeng, Kim Kyu-jong (J-Dream) and Kim Hyung-joon (H&B). The title track is a medium-tempo house-dance number with a retro melody. It boasts unique development and an impression refrain. The sensitive lyrics, about missing a lover who has left, are especially noteworthy. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)




4. (+1) K.Will (feat. MC Mong) – 러브119 (Love 119)
Score: 756
Genre: R&B Ballad

Love119Music: Oh Sung Hoon, Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: MC Mong, Park Geun Tae
Album: K.Will digital single "Love 119" Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of K-Will’s same-titled single album. It is a cheerful medium-tempo hip-hop song, whose lyrics were written by MC Mong. K-Will’s soft and touching vocals harmonize with the string melody, while MC Mong’s rap adds to the song’s outstanding quality. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)




5. (+4) Kim Kyung Rok (feat. Baby-J) – 이젠 남이야 (We Are Now Strangers)  
Score: 539
Genre: R&B Ballad

KimKyungRok1Music + Lyrics: Cho Young Soo

Kim Kyung Rok Vol. 1 Track 4 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Kim Kyung Rok, the youngest member of V.O.S, released his first solo album late last year.  The title song "We Are Now Strangers" is composed by hit-maker Cho Young Soo, and is moving up quickly to the top 5 in just 3 weeks. This sentimental ballad also features the slow rapping of Jewelry’s Ha Joo Yeon (aka Baby-J).  




6. (+2) Mighty Mouth (feat. Son Dam Bi) – 패밀리 (Family)   
Score: 479
Genre: Hip-Hop

MightyMouth1RMusic: No Man Park Sa / Lyrics: Lee Sang Chul, So Joon Sup
Album: Mighty Mouth Vol.1 Special Edition Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of Mighty Mouth’s same-titled single album. This hip-hop song features a cheerful rhythm and melody. Mighty Mouth’s unique rap and Son Dam-bi’s vocals create a sophisticated harmony. The lyrics are about living happily like one big family. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)




7. (+8) Rumble Fish – 비와 당신 (You And The Rain)
Score: 459
Genre: Rock Ballad

Memory4uMusic + Lyrics: Bang Joon Suk
Album: Rumble Fish remake album "Memory For You" Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of Rumble Fish’s remake album “Memory For You”. It is a remake of a song that actor Park Joong-hoon performed in the movie “Radio Star”. It features gentle strings, acoustic piano sounds and the enthralling voice of vocalist Choi Jin-yi. The song exudes a different charm from its original version, and its lyrics evoke memories of a past love to the sound of rain. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)




8. (-1) Tei – 기적 같은 이야기 (Miracle-Like Story)  
Score: 444
Genre: Pop Ballad

Tei5Music: Lee Hyun Seung / Lyrics: Tei

Tei Vol. 5 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of Tei’s fifth album "The Note." This sentimental ballad features Tei’s ample vocals. It drew attention for its lyrics, which are about the singer’s personal experience. It is a story of a man who compares his past love to a miracle. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)




9. (+3) Lyn (feat. MC Mong) – 매력쟁이 (Full Of Charm)
Score: 441
Genre: R&B Ballad

Album: Lyn digital single "Full Of Charm" Track 1 & Lyn Vol. 5 Track 9 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: This is the title track of Lyn’s digital single album, "A Charming Guy". Of the urban hip-hop R&B genre, the song showcases Lyn’s romantic voice and MC Mong’s trademark sensual rapping. The music video was made with footage of the charming Lyn being active as a singer and cheerful recording scenes. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)




10. (+6) Lee Seung Chul – 듣고 있나요 (Are You Listening?: MBC Drama "East of Eden" OST2)  
Score: 439
Genre: Pop Ballad

EastofEden2Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Kang Eun Kyung
Album: East Of Eden OST Vol. 2 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is an original soundtrack of the TV drama "East of Eden" starring Song Seung-heon, Yeon Jung-hoon and Lee Yeon-hee. It is a sad ballad featuring gentle tunes and Lee Seung-chul’s ample vocals. The lyrics are about a failed relationship. The song drew attention as the theme song of the drama’s character played by Song Seung-heon. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)




11. (New) Seung Ri (Big Bang) – Strong Baby *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Score: 417
Genre: R&B / Dance

BigBang2Music + Lyrics: G-Dragon, Bae Jin Ryul
Album: Big Bang Vol. 2 Track 5 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: The latest hit from Big Bang’s 2nd album "Remember" is a solo effort by the group’s youngest member, Seung Ri.  Fittingly, the song is titled "Strong Baby".  With Tae Yang, G-Dragon, Dae Sung all releasing their solo songs perviously, and T.O.P appearing on dramas and also featuring rapper in many singers’ songs, Seung Ri is the last Big Bang member to begin solo activities.  He will have plenty of chances to showcase his talent on this song as it has been selected as the album’s 2nd single.  Seung Ri has begun to perform this song live on gayo shows.




12. (-1) Son Dam Bi – 미쳤어 (Become Crazy)  
Score: 412
Genre: Pop / Dance

SonDamBimini2Music: Brave Brothers / Lyrics: Eric

Son Dam Bi Mini Album Vol. 2 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: The title track of Son Dam-bi’s second mini-album, this dance song is a combination of retro and modern sounds that create a dreamlike mood. Eric’s rap adds charm to the song. The music video of "Crazy" shows the sexy Son Dam-bi performing a unique dance. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)




13. (-3) MC The Max – Goodbye To Romance  
Score: 480
Genre: Rock Ballad

MC The Max Best Hit Album "Unlimited" CD2 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Yet another successful hit with their trademark rock ballad is "the group of winter" MC The Max.  "Goodbye To Romance" is one of the two new songs featured on their best hit album "Unlimited".  Over the years, MC The Max have sung many rock ballad hits in winter.  "Goodbye To Romance" is more up-tempo but still fits their mode.




14. (+4) Shinee – 아.미.고 (Amigo)
Score: 371
Genre: R&B / Dance

Shinee1RMusic: JV, Gabe, Lopez / Lyrics: Yoo Young Jin

Album: Shinee Vol. 1 (repackaged) Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Featured in SHINee’s first official repackage album, the title of this memorable dance song is an abbreviation of a Korean sentence that means "loving a beautiful girl hurts" and is also Spanish for "friend". An intense beat and a fresh melody create a fun and exciting vibe. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)




15. (+14) Kim Bum Soo – 슬픔보다 더 슬픈 이야기 (A Story Sadder Than Sadness) *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Score: 369
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Kim Bum Soo digital single "A Story Sadder Than Sadness" Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: The latest hit by Kim Bum Soo "A Story Sadder Than Sadness" is coming from the movie of the same title, starring Kwon Sang Woo, Lee Bum Soo, Lee Bo Young, and Nam Gyu Ri.  It is our biggest mover this week.  Kim Bum Soo, known for his sad ballads, is a perfect choice to sing this song.




16. (+1) Namolla Family (feat. Baek Ji Young) – 붙잡아도 (Even If I Hold On)
Score: 362
Genre: Hip-hop Ballad

Album: Namolla Family digital single "Even If I Hold On" Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Namolla Family’s latest digital single album is situated around the themes of love and farewell, and they are able to show their own style through the songs. The title track, "Even If I Hold On", has sad violin melodies and is about lovers who know that there is nothing else they can do but break up. Ballad singer Baek Ji Young is featured in this song and is able to bring out the sad mood of the song.




17. (-11) Lee Soo Young – 이런 여자 (This Kind Of Woman)  
Score: 355
Genre: Pop Ballad

OnceMusic: Kim Hyun Woo / Lyrics: Bae Sung Joon

Lee Soo Young mini-album "Once" Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of Lee Soo-young’s mini-album "Once." It is a mellow ballad featuring the singer’s unique vocals and subtle tunes. The lyrics are about a "bad woman" who chooses a breakup for the sake of the man she loves. The music video shows a new side of Lee Soo-young, who appeared in a music video for her song for the first time since her debut. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)




18. (-4) Brown Eyed Girls – My Style  
Score: 354
Genre: Pop / Dance

MyStyleMusic: Lee Min Soo / Lyrics: Kim Yi Na
Album: Brown Eyed Girls digital single "My Style (Hidden Track)" Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of Brown-Eyed Girls’ single album "My Style". It’s an electronic dance song featuring a trendy melody and cheerful beat. The lyrics contain many cute and interesting expressions to convey a woman’s feelings of love toward the man of her dreams. The music video draws attention with images that are switched cut by cut. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)




19. (-6) Kim Jong Kook – 고맙다 (Thank You)
Score: 329
Genre: Pop Ballad

KimJongKook5Music: Hwang Chan Hee / Lyrics: Cho Eun Hee
Album: Kim Jong Kook Vol. 5 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Featured in Kim Jong-gook’s 5th album, "Here I Am," this lovely ballad melds the artiste’s sweet voice and a warm melody. It’s a love song with a shy confession of thanks in the lyrics to a lover for staying with him. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)




20. (-1) Eun Ji Won – Dangerous
Score: 328
Genre: Hip-hop

Album: Eun Ji Won mini-album "G-Code" Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track of Eun Ji-won’s single album, "G Code". A hip-hop song with a fast rhythm, its lyrics are about a man who is struggling because his woman asks too much of him. Through more mature vocals and rapping, the song shows off Eun Ji-won’s distinct musical style. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)







21 . (+3) Norajo – 슈퍼맨 ( Superman ) : 320
22 . (-2) Min Kyung Hoon – 하루 ( One Day ) : 310
23. (New) SNSD – Gee : 295
24 . (-2) Bi – Love Story : 290
25. (New) Gavy NJ – 연애소설 (Romance Story) : 230
26 . (New) Lee Ji Ah – 러브 바이러스 ( Love Virus ) : 203
27 . (–) Wheesung – 별이 지다.. ( Star Is Setting.. ) : 202
28 . (–) Yoon Jong Shin – 내일 할 일 ( Things To Do Tomorrow ) : 178
29. (-6) Yoon Sang (vocal Yoon Gun) – 가려진 시간사이로 (Through The Hidden Time) : 177
30 . (New) Lee Eun Mi – 애인있어요 ( I Have A Lover ) : 176
31 . (-1) Miss $ (feat. Nam Gyu Ri) – 바람 피지마 ( Don’t Have An Affair ) : 171
32. (+7) Lee Sora – Track 8 : 170
33 . (+3) Gummy – 내게로 오는 길 ( Path To Get To Me ) : 168
34 . (New) Untouchable (feat. Hwa Young) – Tell Me Why : 154
35. (-3) Black Pearl – 미운 사랑 (Hateful Love: MBC Drama "East of Eden" OST 2) : 136
36 . (-10) Park Jung Hyun – 윈터키스 ( Winter Kiss ) : 128
37 . (+5) Seo Tai Ji – Human Dream : 120
38 . (-5) M To M – One Day : 119
39 . (-14) DBSG – Wrong Number : 115
40 . (New) Kinetic Flow (feat. AG) – 현실에 2프로 부족한 연인들에게 (To Lovers Who Are Missing 2% of Reality) : 104
41 . (New) Rhymer (feat. Lee Jin Sung) – 무슨 말이 필요해 : 99
42. (-1) Loveholics – Butterfly : 96
43 . (–) Overspeed Scandal OST – 아마도 그건 ( That Is… ) : 95
44 . (-6) Tim – 나란 사람 ( The Person, Me ) : 94
45 . (Re) Hwang Project with Park Hyo Shin – The Castle of Zoltar : 85
46. (-11) W & Whale – RPG Shine : 81
47. (-3) Youme – 여자라서 하지 못한 말 (What I Couldn’t Say Because I’m a Woman) : 76
48. (-2) Kim Dong Hee – 사랑해 그래서 미안해 (I’m Sorry Because I Love You) : 69
49. (New) My Aunt Mary – 푸른 양철 스쿠터 (Green Iron Scooter) : 62
50 . (New) Lee Jae Hoon – 겨울 풍경 ( Winter Scenery ) : 61






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






Melo Breeze – Vis-a-Vis
Genre: Rock Ballad

Album: Melo Breeze digital single "Melo Breeze Is Brewing" Track 1
Listen to: full song Watch: Live Performance
Comment: A very good song to recommend this week as our bonus track is "Vis-A-Vis" from Melo Breeze.  The duo return with their third project digital single after one album and two singles. Melo Breeze have already gained much recognition with “Loving Person” and “Winter Bird”, which had movie-like lyrics.  This song has a westernized melody.  Its soft rock, easy-listening style is very refreshing. (credits to motoway065 for translations, and Mardi09 for uploading the song and performance)








Sources of the chart



Air Monitor Chart – 15%
MNet M!Countdown + Cable Airplays – 15%
Various Internet charts (Dosirak, MNet, Melon, Muz, Bugs, Cyworld, Soribada) – 15%
ChartKorea – 10%
Hanteo Weekly Album Sales (2 weeks lag) – 10%
SBS Inky Gayo Take 7 + Internet Chart + MP3 Download Chart + Music Video Chart – 10%
Hanteo Gayo Chart (1 week lag) – 10%
KBS Music Bank K-Chart – 5%
MTV Chart – 5%
Gasoo appearance on gayo shows (MBC Music Core, SBS Inky Gayo, KBS Music Bank, MNet M!Countdown, SBS Kim Jung Eun Chocolate, KBS Lee Hana Peppermint, YTN Live Power Music, MTV Non-stop, Pops In Seoul) – 5%