Weekly Music Chart 2009 – June week 4


1. (+1) V.O.S – 큰일이다 (Big Trouble) *** 1 WEEK NO. 1 ***
Score: 906
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: R&B trio V.O.S score their first No. 1 song on our chart with "Big Trouble", running away from the competition to gain the top spot.  V.O.S came close to hitting No. 1 previously with "Everyday Everyday" and "Beautiful Life".  They finally did it this time.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.





2. (+1) SHINee – 줄리엣 (Juliette)   
Score: 829
Genre: Pop / Dance

RomeoMusic: Remee, Jay, Sean / Lyrics: Kim Jong Hyun
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" moves up one more spot to No. 2 this 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~)





3. (-2) Super Junior – 너라고 (It’s You)   
Score: 799
Genre: Pop / Dance

SuperJunior3CMusic + Lyrics: E-Tribe
Album: Super Junior Vol. 3 Version C Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: After 3 weeks at the top, Super Junior drops back to No. 3 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.





4. (–) See Ya, Davichi, and Ji-Yeon (T-Ara) – 여성시대 (Women’s Generation)
Score: 773
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: This exciting, trot-style song with light rhythms is about standing up and being strong even after falling down in a tough world. The impressive music video shows off the members’ fresh vocals and their cute, vivacious dance moves. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)





5. (–) 2NE1 – Fire   
Score: 729
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. (+11) Outsider – 외톨이 (Loner)
Score: 708
Genre: Hip-hop

Outsider2Music: Big Boy, MC Sniper / Lyrics: Outsider
Album: Outsider Vol. 2 Track 5 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Quietly moving into the top 6 is hip-hop sensation Outsider’s "Loner". 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.  "Loner" could be the most surprising hit song in 2009, as it is already ranked high on many music charts in Korea and this week reached No. 1 on Hanteo’s album sales chart.





7. (-1) Koyote – 넌센스 (Nonsense)
Score: 707
Genre: Pop / Dance

Koyote10.5Music + Lyrics: Kim Do Hoon + 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" is at No. 7 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.





8. (+1) Chae Yeon – 흔들려 (Shake)
Score: 563
Genre: Pop / Dance

ShakeMusic + Lyrics: Kim Chang Hwan
Album: Chae Yeon mini-album "Shake" Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Sexy diva Chae Yeon moves up one more spot to No. 8 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.





9. (-2) SG Wannabe (feat. Yurisangja Baek Seung Hwa) – 사랑해 (I Love You)   
Score: 523
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)





10. (-2) Lee Seung Chul – 손톱이 빠져서 (My Nails Came Off)   
Score: 507
Genre: Rock Ballad

LeeSeungChul10Music + Lyrics: Jun Hae Sung
Album: Lee Seung Chul Vol. 10 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Veteran Lee Seung Chul drops two spot to No. 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.





11. (+8) K.Will (feat. Dynamic Duo) – 1초에 한 방울 (One Droplet In A Second)
Score: 431
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 moves up 8 spots to No. 11 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.





12. (–) Kim Tae Woo – 기억과 추억 (Memory And Remembrance)
Score: 396
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. (-2) IU – Boo   
Score: 394
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)





14. (-4) 2PM – Again & Again   
Score: 381
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)





15. (+3) Kim Jong Wook (feat. Kang Min Kyung) – 척하면 척 (If You Pretend)   
Score: 359
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.





16. (+19) 8Eight – 잘가요 내 사랑 (Goodbye My Love)
Score: 338
Genre: R&B Ballad

8Eight3RMusic: Bang Shi Hyuk / Lyrics: Bang Shi Hyuk, Baek Chan
Album: 8Eight Vol. 3 Repackaged Version Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: 8Eight returns with a repackaged edition of their 3rd album which includes their latest hit song "Goodbye My Love", moving up 19 big spots to become their latest top 20 hit.  "Goodbye My Love" is again written by Hitman Bang Shi Hyuk, who is the mastermind behind all of the group’s hit songs.  The song is a hybrid of grungy guitar and an ambiance of hip hop rhythm.





17. (-3) Kim Dong Ryul – 고독한 항해 (Lonely Voyage)
Score: 276
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.





18. (+15) Park Jung Hyun – 눈물이 주룩주룩 (Tears Flowing)
Score: 273
Genre: R&B Ballad

Album: Park Jung Hyun Vol. 7 Repackaged Edition Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: It’s not very common for a singer to release a repackaged version of his/her album after more than 3 months of its original release. Park Jung Hyun did it this time and it proves to be successful, as the title song "Tears Flowing" of her repackaged 7th album enters our top 20 this week at No. 18.  This song features the crystal clear powerful vocal of Park Jung Hyun.  Check out excellent her live performance on the above link when she appeared on Yoo Hee Yeol Sketchbook.





19. (+4) Yoon Gun + Lee Hyori – 이뻐요 (Beauty)
Score: 241
Genre: R&B Ballad

Album: Yoon Gun + Lee Hyori digital single "Beauty" Track 1 
Listen To: Full Song
Comment: At No. 19 is a very refreshing collaboration between two artistes with very different styles.  Brown Eyes’ Yoon Gun and Korea’s No. 1 sexy diva Lee Hyori join hands for a project single titled "Beauty". It is first song from the "In Summer 2009" project album.  "Beauty" is a light and fresh song. Yoon Gun shows off his light and refreshing vocals, taking a step away from his serious image. Lee Hyori sweetly expresses how a women has recently fallen in love.





20. (-7) After School – Diva
Score: 236
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)





21. (+21) Untouchable – Oh : 230 *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
22. (New) 4 minute – Hot Issue : 228 *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
23 . (-2) MC Mong (feat. Navi) – Simple Love : 220
24 . (New) Kara – 똑 같은 맘 ( Same Heart ) : 215
25 . (-10) Park Ji Yoon – 바래진 기억에 ( In A Faded Memory ) : 192
26 . (-4) Baek Ji Young – 사랑이 죄인가요 ( Love Must Be a Sin ) : 181
27 . (+9) Beige – 지지리 ( Awfully ) : 180
28 . (-3) Tiffany (SNSD) – 나 혼자서 ( Be Myself ) : 155
29 . (-2) Na Yoon Kwon – 미행 ( Shadow ) : 153
30 . (+4) Loveholics – Miracle Blue : 148
31 . (+7) Hwi – 가질 수 없는 너 ( You I Can’t Have ) : 147
32 . (+5) Bobby Kim – 사랑..그 놈 ( Love…This Person ) : 143
33 . (New) Clazziquai – Wizard Of Oz : 117
34 . (New) Brand New Day – 마스카라 ( Mascara ) : 116
35 . (-11) Hwa Yobi – Once : 115
36 . (-10) Kim Dong Hee – 여자는 그래 ( Women Are Like That ) : 108
37 . (-6) Gavy NJ (Hye Young) & Jang Hye Jin – Twilight 영원토록 ( Twlight Forever ) : 93
38 . (New) MC The Max – 뒤차가 경적을 ( The Following Car is Honking ) : 86
39 . (+1) Yozoh/Kim Jin Pyo – 좋아해 ( I Like ) : 79
40 . (+4) Lee Jung Hyun – Vouge It Girl : 77
41 . (-13) Jun Jin (feat. Son Dam Bi) – Hey Ya! : 72
42 . (-13) Jo Sung Mo – 행복했었다 ( I Was Happy ) : 68
43 . (New) MAC – 꼭 만나고 싶다 ( I Want To Meet You ) : 59
44 . (+6) In Soon Yi – Fantasia : 58
45 . (+2) Oh Jong Hyuk – Cry : 55
46 . (-3) The Blue (feat. SNSD Tiffany & Soo Young) – 너만을 느끼며 ( Feel Only You ) : 51
47 . (New) Tree Bicycle – 사랑하기 위해서 ( In Order To Love ) : 48
48 . (New) MC Hansai (feat. Ran) – 전화해 줄래 ( Will You Call Me ) : 46
49 . (New) Hong Jin Young – 사랑의 배터리 ( Love’s Battery ) : 45
50 . (-20) Ok Ju Hyun – 사랑한단 말 못해 ( Can’t Say I Love You: MBC Drama "Cinderella Man" OST ) : 44





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





I The Tri Top’s – 내 여자친구에게 (To My Girlfriend)
Genre: Pop

Album: I The Tri Top’s digital single "To My Girlfriend" Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: I the Tri Top has released their first album at the end of 2007 and received love with their song, Green Frog. This spring, the boys have returned with a love song, titled To My Girlfriend. It is a medium-tempo ballad with lyrics about confessing to one’s girlfriend; it is perfect for newly couples. This number was composed and penned by the leader of the group, Ban Hyung Moon.  The easy listening melody and arrangement of the song makes it an instant hit.





Tashannie – 하루하루 (Day By Day)
Genre: R&B Ballad

Album: Tashannie Vol. 1 (1999) Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: If we trace the origin of Western style of R&B music to Korea, male groups like Solid, Uptown and female group Tashannie comes to mind.  This week we featured Tashannie’s famous hit song "Day By Day".  The duo formed by Tasha (T) Yoon Mi Rae and Annie Lee captured the attention of fans with this R&B ballad.  At the time of its release, this genre was very new and refreshing to k-pop.  Plus this song has a lengthy MV that fans remembered.  Too bad Tashannie only released one album and broke up afterwards.  T went on to have a successful solo career and still going strong now.  She is also happily married to Drunken Tiger.  Annie worked backstage and was the choreographer of many hit songs.  "Day By Day" is one of your author’s all-time favorite k-pop songs.





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%