Weekly Music Chart 2009 – March week 4


1. (+6) Davichi – 8282 *** 1 WEEK NO. 1 ***  
Score: 964
Genre: Pop 

DavichiminiMusic: Kim Do Hoon, Lee Hyun Seung / Lyrics: Kang Eun Kyung
Album: Davichi mini-album "Davichi In Wonderland" Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Davichi score the second No. 1 song of their young career with "8282".  This song was already No. 1 on most music charts in Korea so it is no surprise to see it rising to the top this week and winning by a big margin. "8282" was composed by Korea’s top lyricist and composer, Kang Eun Kyung and Kim Do Hoon. The song is about the anxiety one gets while waiting for the call of a loved one. The melody starts out like a ballad but turns into an up-tempo song in the chorus part.  It has trendy trance rhythms with powerful vocals from the girls.





2. (-1) Kara – Honey
Score: 861
Genre: Pop / Dance

HoneyMusic: Han Jae Ho, Kim Seung Soo / Lyrics: Han Jae Ho, Song Soo Yoon
Album: Kara 2nd mini-album Special Edition Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This song is included in Kara’s special edition album for “Pretty Girl”. It is a remake of the song "Honey" that was included in Kara’s second mini-album. It has sad lyrics and enchanting electronic sounds. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)





3. (-1) Fly To The Sky – 구속 (Corner)
Score: 759
Genre: R&B Ballad

FTTS8Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Kang Eun Kyung
Album: Fly To The Sky Vol. 8 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of Fly To The Sky’s 8th album “Decennium”. It is an R&B song with an addictive jazz-like melody. The charismatic and versatile voices of the two members, who can sing both high and low as well as in falsetto, harmonize perfectly with the magnificent accompaniment. The music video shows model/actor Choi Ji-ho playing the role of a man who parts with the woman he is deeply in love with. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)





4. (+1) Wheesung – Insomnia
Score: 742
Genre: R&B / Dance

InsomniaMusic: Craig David’s "Insomnia" / Lyrics: Wheesung
Album: Wheesung digital single "Insomnia" Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track of Whee Sung’s fourth digital single album. It’s a bright, lively and very contemporary dance-pop song that’s a Korean version of world singer Craig David’s "Insomnia". It follows a baseline trend that’s popular in Europe and has a highly addictive melody. Kim Min-su, who participated in the OSTs for the TV drama "All In" and the movie "My Sassy Girl, took care of the arrangement. Whee Sung wrote the lyrics. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)





5. (+18) Super Junior – Sorry Sorry   
Score: 641
Genre: Pop / Dance

SuperJunior3Music + Lyrics: Yoo Young Jin
Album: Super Junior Vol. 3 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Making their long-awaited comeback, Super Junior stormed into the top 5 in just 2 weeks with the title song "Sorry Sorry" coming from their 3rd album.  The group has not been performing together for a while since they were busy having sub-group activities like Super Junior Happy, Super Junior T, Super Junior M and Super Junior KRY.  Now all 13 members are finally re-united on stage.  Sorry Sorry is a catchy urban house dance number and the group especially worked with renowned choreographer Nick Bass, who has collaborated with Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, and Christina Aguilera.





6. (–) FT Island – 나쁜 여자야 (You’re A Bad Woman)  
Score: 637
Genre: Rock Ballad

JumpUpMusic + Lyrics: Ryu Jae Hyun
Album: FT Island mini-album "Jump Up" Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of F.T. Island’s first mini-album “Jump up". It is a rock ballad with a tantalizing melody. Lee Hong-ki’s charming voice sounds more mature and touching than ever. The music video shows Lee Hong-ki acting out opposite new actress Seo Hyo-rim. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)





7. (-3) Hwa Yobi – 반쪽 (Half)   
Score: 632
Genre: mid-tempo R&B 

ThisIsLoveMusic: Jun Hae Sung / Lyrics: Hwa Yobi
Album: Hwa Yobi mini-album "This Is Love" Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of Hwayobi’s mini-album “This Is Love.” It is about a woman who has fallen in love with a man who already has a lover. The addictive melody of the song was written by Chun Hye-sung, who also wrote "Must Have Been Love" for YB Band and "Long Day" for Lee Seung-chul. The lyrics were written by Hwayobi, while singer Fractal arranged the song, making it very trendy. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)





8. (–) Shin Hye Sung – 왜 전화 했어… (Why Did You Call…)   
Score: 576
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Shin Hye Sung Vol. 3 Side 2 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Last summer, Shin Hye Sung released Side 1 of his third solo album. This year, Shin has released Side 2 of the album which consists of the heart-wrenching ballads he is known for. There are a total of ten tracks with lyrics and melodies similar to that of a sad movie. The title track "Why Did You Call" was composed by Ha Jung Ho.  The song is about being unable to forget one’s love after a breakup.





9. (-6) SNSD – Gee  
Score: 565
Genre: Pop / Dance

GeeMusic + Lyrics: E-Tribe

SNSD mini-album Vol. 1 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of Girls’ Generation’s first mini-album, "Gee". A lively dance track that showcases the fresh charms of all nine members, the song was written by E-Tribe, the new generation songwriter behind Lee Hyo-ri’s "U-Go-Girl". Cute lyrics express the sentiments of a girl in love and SHINee’s Min-ho makes a surprise appearance in the music video. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)





10. (+11) 8Eight – 심장이 없어 (Don’t Have A Heart)   
Score: 537
Genre: R&B Ballad

8Eight3Music: Bang Shi Hyuk / Lyrics: Bang Shi Hyuk, Baek Chan
Album: 8Eight Vol. 3 Track 4 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: 8Eight debuted 2 years ago with lots of fanfare.  However, the group unexpectedly flopped with their 2nd album last year.  Despite that, members Joo Hee and Baek Chan had successful stints outside of the group, with Joo Hee being featured in songs from other artistes and Baek Chan releasing a highly-acclaimed mini-album.  Now the group is back together with their 3rd album and the title song "Don’t Have A Heart" is an excellent R&B ballad, produced once again by Hitmen Bang Shi Hyuk.  It only took them 2 weeks to get to the top 10, wiping out the disappointment of their last album in a heartbeat.  The music video features the Wonder Girls’ So Hee, who transforms into a vampire. 





11. (-2) Bobby Kim – 사랑..그 놈 (Love…This Person)
Score: 507
Genre: R&B Ballad

BobbyKimSpecialMusic + Lyrics: Park Sun Zoo
Album: Bobby Kim Special Album "Love Chapter 1" Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of Bobby Kim’s special album “Love Chapter 1”, which contains the original soundtracks of the TV dramas "Fashion 70s" and "Great White Tower", as well as the singer’s six new songs. The title song features a sorrowful melody of the soul genre and the singer’s ample voice. The lyrics are about the strong feelings of love and pain. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)





12. (New) Lim Chang Jung – 오랜만이야 (It’s Been A Long Time) *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Score: 434
Genre: Pop Ballad

LimChangJung11Music: Lee Dong Won / Lyrics: Bae Eun Jung
Album: Lim Chang Jung Vol. 11 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: In 2003, at the height of his career, Lim Chang Jung abruptly announced his retirement from the music scene so that he can concentrate on his acting.  Now six years later, to the delight of many fans, Lim finally comes back with his 11th album, appropriately titled "Return To My World".  The title song, also appropriately named "It’s Been A Long Time", is our highest debut this week at No. 12.  This well-made ballad number is about a man who has reunited with his lover, but sadly has trouble approaching her.  Fans once again hear Lim Chang Jung’s trademark emotional vocal.  Most of Lim’s title songs from past albums had reached No. 1 on the music chart.  Let’s see if he can continue this trend after his long hiatus.





13. (–) Lee Seung Chul – 그런 사람 또 없습니다 (There Is No Other Person Like That)
Score: 418
Genre: Pop Ballad

AStorySadderThanSadnessMusic: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Kang Eun Kyung
Album: Movie "A Story Sadder Than Sadness" OST Track 4 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: This is the second original soundtrack of the movie “A Story Sadder Than Sadness”, the debut work of up-and-coming filmmaker Won Tae-yeon. This song fully conveys the sadness of the movie while its music video is a sequel of the music video for the song’s first original soundtrack performed by Kim Bum-soo. It features Kwon Sang-woo, Lee Bo-young and Lee Bum-soo. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)





14. (+14) Rumble Fish – 한사람을 위한 마음 (Heart For One Person)   
Score: 392
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Rumble Fish digital single "Heart For One Person" Track 1
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Comment: Last year, Rumble Fish garnered much love with their remake album Memory For You, with their title track “You and The Rain”. Unfortunately, the band was unable to perform their follow-up track, Heart For One Person” and so they have re-released a March version of this song as a digital single. Originally sung by Lee Seung Hwan, this version showcases female vocals by vocalist Choi Jini, bringing a new flavor to the song. Her husky yet beautiful voice complements the song well.





15. (-3) SS501 – 내 머리가 나빠서 (Because My Head Is Bad)  
Score: 339
Genre: Pop

BoysOverFlowerMusic: Oh Joon Sung / Lyrics: Oh Jung Sung, Eun Jong Tae

KBS Drama "Boys Over Flowers" OST Track 2 Purchase this album
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Comment: This is an original soundtrack and the ending song of the TV drama "Boys Over Flowers." It is also the theme song of one of the drama’s main characters, Yoon Ji-hu, who is played by Kim Hyun-joong – one of SS501’s members. It has gained as much popularity as the drama itself and drew the spotlight for its acoustic version performed by Kim Hyun-joong’s character in the drama. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)





16. (-5) T-Max – 파라다이스 (Paradise)  
Score: 315
Genre: Pop

BoysOverFlowerMusic: Oh Joon Sung / Lyrics: Oh Jung Sung, Eun Jong Tae

KBS Drama "Boys Over Flowers" OST Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: The title song from the drama "Boys Over Flowers".  Kim Joon, a member of F4 in the drama, is also a member of T-Max, which helps to bring more attention to this underrated band.





17. (-7) Wax (feat. Tae Hye Young) – 전화 한 번 못하니 (Not Even A Call)  
Score: 314
Genre: Pop Ballad

NotEvenACallMusic + Lyrics: Min Myung Ki
Wax digital single "Not Even A Call" Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of Wax’s third digital single album. It is a medium-tempo ballad whose sentimental melody is based on Bach’s composition "Notebook for Anna Magdalena". Unlike a typical ballad, it also features rapping and bold lyrics. The music video shows actress Choi Yeo-jin. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)





18. (–) Jewelry S – 데이트 (Date)   
Score: 305
Genre: Pop / Dance

JewelrySMusic: Lee Min Soo / Lyrics: Gorilla
Album: Jewelry S mini-album "Sweet Song" Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This song is included in the single album “Sweet Song” from the unit group Jewelry S, which comprises two Jewelry members – Kim Eun-jung and Ha Joo-yeon. It is a dance song featuring a refreshing and cheerful melody and cute lyrics. The music video features Seo In-young and Park Jung-ah and depicts a girl’s feelings as she prepares for a date. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)





19. (+10) Kim Jong Kook (feat. Shorry J) – 행복병 (Happiness Sickness)   
Score: 287
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Kim Jong Kook digital single "Happiness Sickness" Track 1 
Watch: MV
Comment: Kim Jong Kook returns in the warm spring time with a digital single “Happiness Sickness”. This lovable song is about a world where everything is beautiful, with everyone being happy simply for being touched and hugged; it is a gift from the heavens. Recently, Kim had wanted to sing a bright song. He mentioned how sad songs are good in that they offer comfort to those in need, but he wanted to send out happiness that people can sing along to.





20. (-5) Park Jung Hyun – 비밀 (Secret)   
Score: 276
Genre: R&B Ballad

Album: Park Jung Hyun Vol. 7 Side 2 Track 5 Purchase this album
Watch: Live Performance
Comment: Lena Park is back with her 7th album.  One of the first singers to bring R&B style ballad msuic into k-pop, Lena continues to impress listeners with her vintage, crystal clear, strong vocal, accompanied by an attractive melody. There are many female R&B vocalists in Korea today, but still Lena Park’s songs and her vocal have a unique feel that no other singer can replicate.





21. (+12) Nassun (Feat. Han Seung Yeon of Kara) – 놀러와 ( Come Play ) : 274
22 . (New) Bi – 9월 12일 ( September 12th ) : 273
23 . (-6) After School – Ah : 271
24 . (-4) Joo Hyun Mi & Seo Hyun (SNSD) – 짜라자짜 ( Jja La Ja Jja ) : 257
25 . (-9) Lyn – 사랑…다 거짓말 ( Love..It’s All Lies ) : 243
26 . (+8) Untouchable (feat. Han Sun Hwa) – 다줄께 ( Give You My All ) : 228
27 . (-6) Brand New Day – 살만해 ( Livable ) : 226
28 . (New) Lee Eun Mi – 헤어지는 중입니다 ( In the Middle Of Breaking Up ) : 212
29 . (-4) Lee Jin Sung – Sorry : 199
30. (+20) Sweet Sorrow – 그대에게 하는 말 (Words I Say To Her) : 188 *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
31 . (New) Seo Tai Ji – Juliet : 180
32 . (+5) Noblesse (Feat. Seo Jin Young) – 이별통보 ( Breakup Report ) : 175
33 . (New) J-Walk – 사랑한다 외쳐요 ( Shout That You Love ) : 149
34 . (-15) Gavy NJ – 연애소설 ( Romance Story ) : 146
35 . (-21) Dynamic Duo – Beyond The Wall : 139
36 . (-1) Kim Kyung Rok – 사랑쟁이 ( Attached To Love ) : 125
37 . (-5) Tae Goon – Call Me : 124
38 . (New) Cho Won Sun – 도레미파솔라시도 ( Do Re Mi Fa So La Si Do ) : 120
39 . (-9) Dae Sung – 대박이야 ( Success ) : 97
40 . (New) 2AM – 친구의 고백 ( Friend’s Confession ) : 96
41 . (+3) Jang Ki Ha & Faces – 달이 차오른다, 가자 ( The Moon Is Rising, Let’s Go ) : 83
42 . (New) Nam Gyu Ri – 보고싶은 얼굴 ( The Face I Miss ) : 82
43 . (Re) Jumper – Yes! : 77
44 . (New) Uptown – 흑기사 ( Black Knight ) : 65
45 . (-5) Lee Sun Hee – 사랑아 ( Dear Love ) : 50
46 . (+3) E.Bul – 사고치고 싶어 ( I Want To Get Into An Accident ) : 49
47 . (New) Choi Hyun Joon – 미련한 사랑 ( Awkward Love ) : 48
48 . (New) Ibadi – Secret Waltz : 40
49 . (-11) Jessica H.O – 인생은 즐거워 ( Life Is Good ) : 33
50 . (New) Lee Young Mi – 안녕 ( Goodbye ) : 32





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





Yang Jung Seung (Kiroy Y) – 어린여자 (Young Girl)
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Yang Jung Seung (Kiroy Y)digital single "Young Girl" track 1
Watch: MV
Comment: The father of ballads, Yang Jung Seung, who released his first digital single Dark Chocolate last year along with his first album Secret, comes back with a special gift. Yang has been in the music scene for 18 years, composing songs for many artistes over the years but recently has gained fame as a singer.  His high-pitched voice reminds us of Kim Jong Kook.  If you like that kind of music, check out this song.





Bijou – 누구보다 널 사랑해 (I love you more than anyone else)
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Bijou "Love Is…" (1999) Track 2
Watch: MV
Comment: Bijou is a co-ed duo with Kim Ji Eun and Joo Min.  They debuted back in 1998.  Kim Ji Eun left the group in 2005 and a new member Jung Ga Hee replaced her.  Bijou recently made a comeback featuring part two of this song. It is a cute and peaceful ballad. (credits to ~S2~)





Sources of the chart



Air Monitor Chart – 15%
MNet M!Countdown + Cable Airplay – 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, SBS Kim Jung Eun Chocolate, KBS Lee Hana Peppermint, YTN Live Power Music, MTV Non-stop, Pops In Seoul) – 5%