Weekly Music Chart 2009 – June week 3


1. (–) Super Junior – 너라고 (It’s You) *** 3 WEEKS NO. 1 ***   
Score: 892
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 remain No. 1 for the 3rd consecutive week with "It’s You".  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. (+9) V.O.S – 큰일이다 (Big Trouble)
Score: 881
Genre: R&B Ballad

RoutineFreeMusic: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Kang Eun Kyung
Album: V.O.S Vol. 3.5 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Moving up 9 spots to No. 2 this week is R&B trio V.O.S.  Last year, all three members enjoyed solo successes: Park Ji Hun and Kim Kyung Rok released their solo albums and Choi Hyun Joon collaborated with various artistes in their songs.  The trio finally comes back with its 3.5 album, Routine Free. The title track "Big Trouble" is looking to become V.O.S’ first No. 1 song on this chart.  It is already No. 1 on M!Countdown this week.  This song was composed by Korea’s best hit-maker, Cho Young Soo, and penned by Kang Eun Kyung. The lyrics are to bring tears to listeners’ eyes. The song is about a one-sided love and the distress and uneasiness one feels when not being able to confess one’s feelings.





3. (+2) SHINee – 줄리엣 (Juliette)   
Score: 824
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" only needed 3 weeks to get into the top 3, and will be a serious contender for the top spot next week.  "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~)





4. (-2) See Ya, Davichi, and Ji-Yeon (T-Ara) – 여성시대 (Women’s Generation)
Score: 791
Genre: Pop / Dance

Woman'sGenerationMusic: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: K. Smith
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.  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.





5. (-1) 2NE1 – Fire   
Score: 744
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: This fast hip-hop song is the representative track for 2NE1’s debut single album. It was produced by former 1TYM member Teddy and features a reggae feel with an African vibe led by percussion instruments. This girl group presents music that’s distinctive from other girl groups, showing off each member’s talented vocals and her intense sides. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)





6. (+13) Koyote – 넌센스 (Nonsense) *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Score: 697
Genre: Pop / Dance

Koyote10.5Music: Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Kim Se Jin
Album: Koyote Vol. 10 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Koyote, one of k-pop’s signature pop dance groups, return with their 10th album minus Kim Jong Min, who could not participate as he is in military service.  It’s been three years since their last album.  The title track Nonsense repeats as the biggest mover, up 13 more spots to No. 6 this week.  It was composed by hit-makers Kim Do Hun and Kim Sejin. This dance track has 80s-style house rhythms and incorporates trendy synthesizer sounds.





7. (-4) SG Wannabe (feat. Yurisangja Baek Seung Hwa) – 사랑해 (I Love You)   
Score: 667
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)





8. (-1) Lee Seung Chul – 손톱이 빠져서 (My Nails Came Off)   
Score: 556
Genre: Rock Ballad

Album: Lee Seung Chul Vol. 10 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Veteran Lee Seung Chul drops back one spot to No. 8 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.  Recently, Lee Seung Chul made rare appearances on music shows to perform this song, and it helped in boosting the song’s popularity.





9. (–) Chae Yeon – 흔들려 (Shake)
Score: 548
Genre: Pop / Dance

Album: Chae Yeon mini-album "Shake" Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Sexy diva Chae Yeon remains at No. 9 this week with "Shake".  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.





10. (-4) 2PM – Again & Again   
Score: 513
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)





11. (-1) IU – Boo   
Score: 471
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)





12. (+1) Kim Tae Woo – 기억과 추억 (Memory And Remembrance)
Score: 426
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.  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.





13. (+5) After School – Diva
Score: 354
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 has also written 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. (+2) Kim Dong Ryul – 고독한 항해 (Lonely Voyage)
Score: 333
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 create the image of traveling with the seas.





15. (-3) Park Ji Yoon – 바래진 기억에 (In A Faded Memory)
Score: 330
Genre: Jazz Ballad

Album: Park Ji Yoon Vol. 7 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of Park Ji-yoon’s 7th album “Flower, Again the First”. It is a ballad with sentimental lyrics and acoustic sounds, and it is performed with Park Ji-yoon’s more mature and moving voice. The music video, which features beautiful and sensible images, was produced by director Hong Won-ki, who has also produced music videos for Seo Taiji and Epik High. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)





16. (-1) Davichi – My Man   
Score: 320
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)





17. (New) Outsider – 외톨이 (Loner) *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Score: 312
Genre: Hip-hop

Outsider2Music: Big Boy, MC Sniper / Lyrics: Outsider
Album: Outsider Vol. 2 Track 5 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: A surprise hot-shot debut this week is from underground hip-hop artiste Outsider.  Recently he released his 2nd album Mastero.  The title song "Alone" enters our chart at No. 17 this week.  This song with a good rhythm is written by Big Boy and MC Sniper.  No wonder the style is very reminiscent of MC Sniper’s.  Outsider is known as Korea’s fastest rapper, and he proves it in this song.  It features a 14-member orchestra, which is very unique for a hip-hop song.  "Alone" could be the most surprising hit song in 2009, as it is already ranked high on many music charts in Korea and has solid album sales.





18. (+2) Kim Jong Wook (feat. Kang Min Kyung) – 척하면 척 (If You Pretend)   
Score: 291
Genre: Pop 

KimJongWook2Music: Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Kim Do Hoon, Hwang Sung Jin
Album: Kim Jong Wook Vol. 2 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
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. 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.





19. (New) K.Will (feat. Dynamic Duo) – 1초에 한 방울 (One Droplet In A Second)
Score: 278
Genre: R&B Ballad

DroppingTheTearsMusic: Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Park Chan Hyun
Album: K.Will mini-album "Dropping The Tears" Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: 2009 is already a very good year for K.Will, as this new song is his 3rd top-20 hit.  This is the follow-up song from his mini-album "Dropping The Tears" and debuts at No. 19 this week.  "One Droplet In A Second" is a ballad with an acoustic feel containing vocals that are both sweet and filled with sorrow. The track also features Dynamic Duo rapping about the heartbreak of separating.  It is destined to be another big hit for the rising singer.





20. (-3) Son Dam Bi – 토요일밤에 (Saturday Night)   
Score: 232
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)





21 . (–) MC Mong (feat. Navi) – Simple Love : 227
22 . (–) Baek Ji Young – 사랑이 죄인가요 ( Love Must Be a Sin: SBS Drama "Princess Ja Myung Go" OST ) : 217
23 . (New) Yoon Gun / Lee Hyori – 이뻐요 ( Beauty ) : 213
24 . (New) Hwa Yobi – Once : 198
25 . (+1) Tiffany (SNSD) – 나 혼자서 ( Be Myself ) : 186
26 . (+2) Kim Dong Hee – 여자는 그래 ( Women Are Like That ) : 178
27 . (–) Na Yoon Kwon – 미행 ( Shadow ) : 174
28 . (-5) Jun Jin (feat. Son Dam Bi) – Hey Ya! : 165
29 . (–) Jo Sung Mo – 행복했었다 ( I Was Happy ) : 162
30 . (+1) Ok Ju Hyun – 사랑한단 말 못해 ( Can’t Say I Love You: MBC Drama "Cinderella Man" OST ) : 161
31 . (+1) Gavy NJ (Hye Young) & Jang Hye Jin – Twilight 영원토록 ( Twlight Forever ) : 153
32 . (-18) Younha – 원투쓰리 ( 1,2,3 ) : 148
33 . (New) Lena Park – 눈물이 주룩주룩 ( Tears Flowing ) : 146
34 . (+1) Loveholics – Miracle Blue : 145
35 . (New) 8Eight – 잘가요 내 사랑 (Goodbye My Love) : 130
36 . (New) Beige – 지지리 ( Awfully ) : 124
37 . (-3) Bobby Kim – 사랑..그 놈 ( Love…This Person ) : 118
38 . (New) Hwi – 가질 수 없는 너 ( You I Can’t Have ) : 109
39 . (New) Kim Gun Mo – 잘 될꺼야 ( Everything’s Gonna Be Alright ) : 104
40 . (-4) Yozoh/Kim Jin Pyo – 좋아해 ( I Like ) : 100
41 . (-3) Hye Ryoung – 나 왜 헤어져 ( Why Did I Break Up ) : 93
42 . (New) Untouchable – Oh : 87
43 . (-4) The Blue (feat. SNSD Tiffany & Soo Young) – 너만을 느끼며 ( Feel Only You ) : 86
44 . (-7) Lee Jung Hyun – Vouge It Girl : 85
45 . (New) Lee Min Ho – My Everything : 84
46 . (-16) Yoo Seung Chan – 니가 그립다 ( I Miss You ) : 83
47 . (-4) Oh Jong Hyuk – Cry : 75
48 . (+1) Three Musketeers 가자 ( Go ) : 69
49 . (-2) Bi Ae (feat. Tae Sa Bi Ae) 사랑애빠졌어 ( Fallen In Love ) : 43
50 . (-9) In Soon Yi Fantasia : 42





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





Everfree – In My Dream (feat. Bang)
Genre: Modern Rock

Album: Everfree digital single "In My Dream" track 1
Listen to: Full Song (thanks to Mardi09 for uploading)
Comment: In My Dream is of the soft rock genre with an easy melody to follow along to. With the exclusion of the vocals and the penning of this number, Everfree took part in the rest. Bang took part in the vocals and the lyrics are about trying one’s best and to have hope despite the difficult present.





Jo Sung Mo – To Heaven
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Jo Sung Mo Vol. 1 (1998) Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Jo Sung Mo is a Korean singer who mainly focuses on ballads. He debuted in 1998 with "To Heaven", and won the Newcomer award for the song. Perhaps Jo Sung Mo is the singer who revolutionized the the mega production MV movie-like MV concept, which is still a big part of k-pop today.  This song’s MV starred actress Kim Haneul, who has also gone on to become a very successful actress. "To Heaven" is a sad but romantic ballad. Jo Sung Mo is notable for his "million sellers", as his first few albums were widely popular and sold a million copies each and his songs still achieve much success today. (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%