Weekly Music Chart 2009 – June week 1


Note: I’ll be out of town for a week.  Next week’s music chart posting will be delayed a few days.  Thanks for your understanding and patience.


1. (+7) Super Junior – 너라고 (It’s You) *** 1 WEEK NO. 1 ***   
Score: 881
Genre: Pop / Dance

SuperJunior3CMusic + Lyrics: E-Tribe
Album: Super Junior Vol. 3 Version C Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Super Junior just take 2 weeks for their new song "It’s You" to reach the top spot.  They are the first artistes in 2009 to have two No. 1 songs.  "It’s You" is coming from the newly released C version of their 3rd album, which has 4 new songs, including this title track.  It’s written by E-Tribe, who also wrote SNSD’s "Gee" earlier this year.  Unlike "Sorry Sorry", "It’s You" is mellow and more pop-oriented.





2. (-1) 2PM – Again & Again   
Score: 842
Genre: Pop / Dance

2PMmini2009Music + Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Album: 2PM single album "2:00PM Time For Change" Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track for 2PM’s single album "2:00PM Time For Change". It features a dreamy melody and rhythm that go well with 2PM’s intense dance moves. The song is about a man returning to a lover who has left because he has lingering feelings. The music video shows 2PM performing and impressive transformations by each member. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)





3. (-1) SG Wannabe (feat. Yurisangja Baek Seung Hwa) – 사랑해 (I Love You)   
Score: 825
Genre: Folk Ballad

SGWannabe6Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Album: SG Wannabe Vol. 6 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track for SG
Wannabe’s 6th album "Gift From SG WANNABE". Composer Cho Young-soo,
who has long produced the group’s tracks, produced this Simon &
Garfunkel-style song, which features beautiful harmonies. The music
video tells a sad love story between actor Baek Jong-min and Jiyeon, a
new member of SeeYa. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)





4. (–) See Ya, Davichi, and Ji-Yeon (T-Ara) – 여성시대 (Women’s Generation)
Score: 819
Genre: Pop / Dance

Album: See Ya, Davichi & T-ara digital single "Women’s Generation" Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Members from three of MNet Entertainment’s girl groups joined forces for a project single.  "Women’s Generation" is a pop/dance song with a slight trot style.  It remains at No. 4 this week.  New group T-Ara’s member Ji-Yeon joined See Ya and Davichi in this collaboration, which reminds us of last year’s Color Pink.  This song is competing with 2NE1’s "Fire" in most internet music charts in Korea, with a slight edge that is also reflected on this chart.





5. (–) 2NE1 – Fire   
Score: 781
Genre: Hip-hop / R&B / Dance

FireMusic + Lyrics: Teddy
Album: 2NE1 digital single "Fire" Track 1
Watch: MV (Space Version) MV (Street Version) Live Performance
Comment: Taking K-pop by storm is 2NE1 (To Anyone), the first girl group from YG Entertainment.  Despite limited TV exposure, their debut single "Fire" only needed 2 weeks to make it into the top 5.  2NE1 are known as the female version of Big Bang.  Last month, they had a collaboration with Big Bang "Lollipop" and used the song to introduce the new group.  Many girl groups are work-in-progress when they debut, but this group is definitely a finished product.  Thanks to their prolonged training, they are already performing like veterans. 2NE1 will definitely make a major impact on k-pop for years to come.





6. (-3) Younha – 원투쓰리 (1,2,3)   
Score: 633
Genre: Piano Rock

Younha3AMusic: F. Hult, S. Kosug / Lyrics: NANA
Album: Younha Vol. 3 Part A Track 4 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track for Younha’s third album “Part.A Peace Love & Ice Cream". Cheerful and lively, the song is about the mind of a girl in love and features attractive brass and percussion sounds. Younha shows off a more mature and lovely side in the music video. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)





7. (-1) K.Will – 눈물이 뚝뚝 (Dropping The Tears)
Score: 560
Genre: R&B Ballad

DroppingTheTearsMusic: Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Park Chan Hyun
Album: K.Will mini-album "Dropping The Tears" Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track for K.Will’s first mini album. The song starts with a simple piano melody and combines magnificent orchestra tunes and drum beats. K.Will’s more mature and moving voice sings about a heartbreaking separation. Yuri of Girls’ Generation stars in the music video as a mature woman who sheds tears. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)





8. (+4) Lee Seung Chul – 손톱이 빠져서 (My Nails Came Off)   
Score: 548
Genre: Rock Ballad

Album: Lee Seung Chul Vol. 10 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: Veteran Lee Seung Chul returned to the top 10 this week with "MY Nails Came Off". The song comes from his 10th album titled Mutopia. The word Mutopia mixes the two words “music” and “utopia” together to show fans the journey music has taken him throughout his life. This song is composed by Jun Hae Sung, who also wrote the song “Long Day.” The song has a rock style and Lee Seung Chul’s trademark sincere vocals.





9. (-2) Park Ji Yoon – 바래진 기억에 (In A Faded Memory)
Score: 536
Genre: Jazz Ballad

Album: Park Ji Yoon Vol. 7 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Park Ji Yoon’s comeback hit "In A Faded Memory" drops to No. 9 this week.  No longer a bubbly teenage girl, Park Ji Yoon made a 180-degree change to her music style, singing acoustic and jazz ballads now.  Back in the days she never had a chance to showcase her vocal talent.  Many doubted whether she could make it through this transformation.  After a few live performances and also solid album sales, she has silenced all her critics.





10. (+1) IU – Boo   
Score: 510
Genre: Pop / Dance

IU1Music: Han Sang Won / Lyrics: Han Sang Won, Choi Kap Won
Album: IU Vol. 1 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative song for IU’s first album "Growing Up". An up-tempo song with a cheerful melody, it blends retro 80s sounds with a contemporary sensibility. The song is laced with teen emotions and the fun lyrics tell a girl’s cute love story. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)





11. (+5) Chae Yeon – 흔들려 (Shake)
Score: 477
Genre: Pop / Dance

Album: Chae Yeon mini-album "Shake" Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Sexy diva Chae Yeon returns with a mini-album "Shake", and the title song of the same name moves up 5 spots to No. 11 this week.  DJ Koo of Clon also offered 2 re-mixed versions of this song.  While Chae Yeon was on hiatus from music between her last album and now, many female singles with similar styles to hers have emerged.  Now Chae Yeon is out to re-capture her fans once again.  The timing of this release is good as we are getting into summer and dance hits always do well in this season.





12. (-2) Davichi – My Man   
Score: 471
Genre: Pop / Dance

DavichiminiMusic: Park Hae Woon, Park Hae Moon / Lyrics: Lee Sang Baek, DK4RG
Album: Davichi mini-album "Davichi In Wonderland" Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This song is included in Davichi’s first mini-album “Davichi In Wonderland”. It is a cheerful dance song about the feelings of a woman who has just fallen in love. The music video shows Kwang-soo of Cho Shin Sung, who shows off his masculine charm. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)





13. (–) After School – Diva
Score: 424
Genre: Pop / Dance

DivaMusic + Lyrics: Brave Brothers
Album: After School digital single "Diva" Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of After School’s 1st digital single album. This cheerful and exciting song about the sweet feeling of love was written by Yonggamhan-hyeongjae, who also wrote many hits for Big Bang, Se7en and Son Dam-bi. The combination of hip-hop sounds and the electronic genre makes this song very addictive. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)





14. (-5) Son Dam Bi – 토요일밤에 (Saturday Night)   
Score: 362
Genre: Pop / Dance 

SonDamBi1Music + Lyrics: Brave Brothers
Album: Son Dam Bi Vol. 1 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of Son Dam-bi’s 1st album “Type B”. It is a pop dance song featuring retro sounds of the 1980s and it was written by Yonggamhan Hyeongje, who also wrote "Crazy". They created the mood of the 1980s retro futurism by using electronic synthesizer sounds and drum source. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)





15. (New) Kim Tae Woo – 기억과 추억 (Memory And Remembrance) *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Score: 312
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Kim Tae Woo digital single "Memory and Remembrance" Track 1
Watch: MV
Comment: Kim Tae Woo makes a comeback after 3 years as he has completed his military service. This single is like a G.O.D reunion song as it features G.O.D members Son Ho Yong, Danny Ahn and Park Joon Hyung, and is our highest debut this week.  This was originally supposed to be a surprise present for the ten-year friendship among the G.O.D members.  The song was composed by Lee Hyung Seung and penned by Kim Tae Woo himself. The lyrics are about the great memories he has cherished over the years.





16. (-2) Jo Sung Mo – 행복했었다 (I Was Happy)   
Score: 303
Genre: Pop Ballad

JoSungMo7Music + Lyrics: Ha Jung Ho
Album: Jo Sung Mo Vol. 7 Track 7 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track for Jo Sung-mo’s 7th album "Second Half". The ballad features Jo Sung-mo’s uniquely sweet vocals and is about a man’s sad reminiscence of a former lover. Kim Ha-neul stars in the music video, which comes 11 years after "To Heaven", helping to make it a hot topic. A high-speed filming technique makes for a more detailed and subtle poignancy in the music video. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)





17. (New) SHINee – 줄리엣 (Juliette)   
Score: 302
Genre: Pop / Dance

Album: SHINee 2nd mini-album "Romeo" Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: SHINee, last year’s top new boyband, are back with their 2nd mini-album.  Their latest single "Juliette" is an urban dance number from the creators of BoA’s Eat You Up, Dong Bang Shin Ki’s Mirotic, and SHINee’s own Love Like Oxygen. The song samples from Corbin Bleu’s Deal With It, and its romantic lyrics are written by member Jong Hyun, who is making his songwriting debut. (credits to ~S2~)





18. (+12) Kim Dong Ryul – 고독한 항해 (Lonely Voyage)
Score: 298
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Kim Dong Ryul 2008 Concert, Monologue (Live) Track 29 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: One of the very few singer-songwriters in Korea, Kim Dong Ryul maintains a low profile, yet his songs are always appreciated by fans.  He has very strong album sales despite not performing on music shows.  This song by Kim Dong Ryul was originally featured in his first solo album. He sang this as a ballad at his 2008 concert and has now released the studio version as the title song of this live concert album, featuring more effects which creates the image of traveling with the seas.  Check out our "Yesterday Once More" segment this week – we feature a song from Kim Dong Ryul.





19. (+23) Kim Jong Wook (feat. Kang Min Kyung) – 척하면 척 (If You Pretend) *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***   
Score: 297
Genre: Pop 

Album: Kim Jong Wook Vol. 2 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: Last year’s "We Got Married" mania put singer Kim Jong Wook on the map, as his song, "Only You", became very popular.  Now Kim Jong Wook returns with his new album "One Fine Day". Title song "If You Pretend" is a collaboration track with Davichi member Kang Min Kyung.  It is our biggest mover this week. The song is a dance number which has some reggae sounds, along with a summery cute feel to it. Kang not only took part in the song but the choreography as well.





20. (-5) 8Eight – 심장이 없어 (Don’t Have A Heart)   
Score: 278
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: This is the title track of 8eight’s third album “The Golden Age”. It features a unique and exciting beat and portrays the sadness of a breakup. It was produced by hit-maker Bang Shi-hyuk, who also wrote "Like I’ve Been Shot" for Baek Ji-young. The music video is a story about forbidden love between a vampire, portrayed by So-hee of the Wonder Girls, and a human being. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)





21 . (–) Yoo Seung Chan – 니가 그립다 ( I Miss You ) : 244
22 . (-3) Evan – 머리와 심장이 싸우다 ( My Head and Heart Are Fighting ) : 235
23 . (+2) Ok Ju Hyun – 사랑한단 말 못해 ( Can’t Say I Love You: MBC Drama "Cinderella Man" OST ) : 223
24 . (-2) Tiffany (SNSD) – 나 혼자서 ( Be Myself ) : 215
25 . (+6) The Blue (feat. SNSD Tiffany & Soo Young) – 너만을 느끼며 ( Feel Only You ) : 214
26 . (–) Hye Ryoung – 나 왜 헤어져 ( Why Did I Break Up ) : 209
27 . (New) V.O.S – 큰일이다 ( Big Trouble ) : 200
28 . (-4) Jun Jin (feat. Son Dam Bi) – Hey Ya! : 199
29 . (-6) Navi (feat. Crown J) – 마음이 다쳐서 ( My Heart Is Hurt ) : 190
30 . (-12) MC Mong (feat. Navi) – Simple Love : 174
31 . (+2) Lee Jung Hyun – Crazy : 165
32 . (-4) Bobby Kim – 사랑..그 놈 ( Love…This Person ) : 152
33 . (New) Kim Bum Soo – 잊은 만큼 후희해 ( I Regret As Much As I Forget ) : 122
34 . (+4) Na Yoon Kwon – 미행 ( Shadow ) : 121
35 . (New) Koyote – 넌센스 ( Nonsense ) : 119
36 . (New) Yozoh & Kim Jin Pyo – 좋아해 ( I Like ) : 118
37 . (-5) In Soon Yi – Fantasia : 116
38 . (-3) Oh Jong Hyuk – Cry : 111
39 . (-10) Ilac – 그때 그 여자 ( That Girl At That Time ) : 94
40 . (-4) Tae Goon – 슈퍼스타 ( Superstar ) : 84
41 . (New) Tei – I Miss You : 81
42 . (New) PK Heman – 내 심장이 뛰어요 ( My Heart’s Beating ) : 70
43 . (New) AJ – 눈물을 닦고 ( Wipe the Tears ) : 69
44 . (New) Hwa Young – Happy Day : 65
45 . (New) Suh Young Eun – 숨바꼭질 ( Hide And Seek ) : 64
46 . (New) Han Una – 마네킹 ( Mannequin ) : 62
47 . (-10) W & Whale – High School Sensation : 57
48 . (-8) Haptic Mission Mission No. 4 : 49
49 . (-5) Jang Ki Ha & Faces 싸구려 커피 ( Cheap Coffee ) : 44
50 . (New) Zi-A 문자로 이별하는 일 ( Crazy With Love ) : 36





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





Nia – My Everything
Genre: Modern Rock

Album: Nia 1st single album "My Everything" Track 1
Listen to: Full Song
Comment: This week we introduce a new all-female rock band Nia.  Their single ‘My Everything’ has been used by numerous composers. Some might say, "what kind of band doesn’t write their own songs?" But NIA’s choice was different. They had already made many songs and performed them. They monitored the feedback they were given off the internet and selected the song for the public themselves. (credits to suejinners)





Kim Dong Ryul – 취중진담 (Saying The Truth When Drunk)
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Exhibition Vol. 2 Track 8 (1996) / Kim Dong Ryul: The 2nd Concert 招待(초대) Track 12 (2005)
Watch: Live Performance
Comment: Kim Dong Ryul is a multi-talented artiste. He composes, arranges, writes lyrics, produces, and performs his music. Formerly he was in a duo (Exhibition) with member Seo Dong-Wook and grew popular with their hit song "In Dreams" in 1993. After four years, the two decided to continue schooling and disbanded. In 1998 he became solo with his first album "The Shadow of Forgetfulness", after a project album "Carnival". "Saying The Truth When Drunk" is from Exhibition’s second album, but Kim Dong Ryul also sang a solo version of it at his second concert.  Last year, Fly To The Sky remade this song with an R&B version and it became a big hit, thereby rekindling interest in the original version. (credits to ~S2~)





Sources of the chart



Air Monitor Chart – 15%
MNet M!Countdown – 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 Yoo Hee Yeol Sketchbook , YTN Live Power Music, MTV Non-stop, Pops In Seoul) – 5%