Weekly Music Chart 2009 – July week 2







1. (+1) Outsider – 외톨이 (Loner) *** 1 WEEK NO. 1 ***
Score: 930
Genre: Hip-hop

Outsider2Music: Big Boy, MC Sniper / Lyrics: Outsider
Album: Outsider Vol. 2 Track 5 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Outsider’s "Loner" moves up to the top spot this week, becoming the first non-mainstream hip-hop song to hit No. 1 since the inception of this chart, and certainly the first in many Korean charts in a long time.  K-pop music is dominated by pop, dance, ballad, or R&B songs these days.  It is a refreshing change to see an artiste who many still considered underground to have a No. 1 song.  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. Congraulations to Outsider.





2. (-1) V.O.S – 큰일이다 (Big Trouble)
Score: 843
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: After 2 weeks at the top, V.O.S dropped back to No. 2 this week with "Big Trouble".  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. (+12) 4minute – Hot Issue
Score: 769
Genre: Pop / Dance

Album: 4minute digital single "Hot Issue" Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Another very promising rookie female group made big noise this week.  Five membered girl group 4minute jumped 12 big spots to No. 3 with their debut song "Hot Issue".  This group features ex-Wonder Girl Kim Hyun Ah as rapper, along with Nam Ji Hyun, Heo Ga Yoon, Jeon Ji Yoon, and Kwon So Hyun.  They all aged between 14 to 18.  4minute brings unique fashion on stage and hip-hop genre with upbeat dance moves.  We already have debutants After School and 2NE1 doing amazingly well this year, now 4minute is adding into the mix.  The competition of the best new female group this year is tighter than ever!





4. (+3) 8Eight – 잘가요 내 사랑 (Goodbye My Love)
Score: 757
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 scores another top 5 hit with the title song Goodbye My Love" from the repackaged edition of their 3rd album.    "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.  Not many albums these days can spin back to back top 5 hits, so this is a major accomplishment for 8Eight.  Check out the remixed piano arranged version of this song the trio performed on Music Core, it sounds even better.





5. (-2) SHINee – 줄리엣 (Juliette)   
Score: 755
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: This is the title track of SHINee’s second mini-album “Romeo.” It is a trendy urban dance song whose lyrics were written by the SHINee member Jong-hyun. It features a sophisticated rhythm and acoustic-style drum sounds, which harmonize with SHINee’s vocals. It is a remake of the song "Deal With It," which was released in the United Sates in 2007 by Corbin Bleu. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)





6. (+3) 2PM – 네가 밉다 (I Hate You)  
Score: 688
Genre: Pop / Dance

2PMmini2009Music + Lyrics: Kim Chang Dae
Album: 2PM single album "2:00PM Time For Change" Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: 2PM’s follow up single "I Hate You" moves up 3 spots to No. 6 this week.  Already 2 weeks No. 1 at MNet’s M!Countdown, this R&B and electronic track goes well with 2PM’s powerful dance moves.  This song has a medium tempo melody which picks up in the chorus part.





7. (+13) SNSD – 소원을 말해 봐 (Genie)
Score: 604
Genre: Pop / Dance

Album: SNSD mini-album Vol. 2 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Perhaps not making a move as big as many expected, SNSD still manages to move up 13 spots into the top 10 in just 2 weeks with the title track Tell Me Your Wish (Genie) from their 2nd mini-album. This song was composed by hit composer Yoo Young Jin, Yoo Han Jin, as well as ‘Dsign Music’ a European composing team. It is a trendy dance number with a bright message. The song is perfect to listen to when you are feeling down or are busy with life as SNSD will be your genie, giving you energy and vitality.





8. (-3) See Ya, Davichi, and Ji-Yeon (T-Ara) – 여성시대 (Women’s Generation)
Score: 559
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)





9. (-3) Koyote – 넌센스 (Nonsense)
Score: 551
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. 9 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.





10. (-6) 2NE1 – Fire   
Score: 548
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)





11. (-1) Lee Seung Chul – 손톱이 빠져서 (My Nails Came Off)   
Score: 430
Genre: Rock Ballad

LeeSeungChul10Music + Lyrics: Jun Hae Sung
Album: Lee Seung Chul Vol. 10 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of Lee Seung-chul’s 10th album “Mutopia.” It was written by Chun Hye-seong, who also wrote "Long Day" for Lee Seung-chul. It is a gentle British-rock ballad with delicate sounds and an unusual title. The lyrics are about a man who writes a letter to his lover pleading her to come back until his nails begin to hurt. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)





12. (+12) Lee Seung Ki (feat. Bizniz) – 결혼해줄래 (Will You Marry Me)
Score: 414
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Lee Seung Ki digital single "Will You Marry Me" Track 1
Watch: MV
Comment: Lee Seung Ki is making a big impact these days on his acting with his drama "Brilliant Legacy" having over 40% rating.  With this great timing, he releases a new digital single "Will You Marry Me".  This mellow ballad was composed by Kim Do Hoon, with lyrics about wanting to live happily ever after with a loved one and even a child. The MV of this song features footages of his drama "Brilliant Legacy".





13. (-2) Chae Yeon – 흔들려 (Shake)
Score: 406
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 is at No. 13 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.





14. (-1) SG Wannabe (feat. Yurisangja Baek Seung Hwa) – 사랑해 (I Love You)   
Score: 394
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)





15. (-3) Park Jung Hyun – 눈물이 주룩주룩 (Tears Flowing)
Score: 377
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 is at No. 15.  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.





16. (-2) K.Will (feat. Dynamic Duo) – 1초에 한 방울 (One Droplet In A Second)
Score: 364
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" is at No. 16 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.





17. (+19) MC The Max – 뒤차가 경적을 (The Following Car Is Honking) *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***  
Score: 332
Genre: Rock Ballad

Rewind&RemindMusic + Lyrics: Jun Hae Sung
Album: MC The Max special album "Rewind & Remind" Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: With all three members set to begin their mandatory military service this summer, MC The Max bid farewell to fans and released their special album Rewind & Remind. Their last album before entering the army, Rewind & Remind is a testament to the trio’s ten years together as one of the most popular and consistent voices in K-pop. The title song "The Following Car Is Honking" is written by Jun Hae Sung, who wrote top songs like Yoon Do Hyun’s "I Think I Love You" and Lee Seung Chul’s "Long Day", and also Lee Seung Chul’s current top 20 hit "My Nails Came Off". The song is our biggest mover this week, also comes in a softer piano version, has a strong and catchy repeating melody that stays with the listener.





18. (-10) Super Junior – 너라고 (It’s You)   
Score: 327
Genre: Pop / Dance

SuperJunior3CMusic + Lyrics: E-Tribe
Album: Super Junior Vol. 3 Version C Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of Super Junior’s single album. This dance song was written by hitmaker E-tribe and it features acoustic R&B sounds and retro euro-techno sounds. The omnibus-type music video was produced in dance and drama versions. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)





19. (+3) Moon Hee Jun – Toy   
Score: 311
Genre: Rock

LastCryMusic + Lyrics: Moon Hee Jun
Album: Moon Hee Jun mini-album "Last Cry" Track 4 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Moon Hee Jun returns to the music scene with a new mini-album "Last Cry". The former H.O.T leader wrote, composed, and arranged all the songs.  The title track is "Toy", a sound-blasting rock outcry in his signature hard rock style. It moves up 3 spots to No. 19 this week.





20. (+3) Kim Yong Joon & Hwang Jung Eum – 커플 (Couple)
Score: 310
Genre: Pop Ballad

CoupleMusic: Ahn Young Min / Lyrics: Kim Yong Joon
Album: Kim Yong Joon digital single Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Even though the "We Got Married" syndrome has cooled down considerably this year, we have yet another song from this long running TV Show cracking our top 20.  This time it is from SG Wannabe member Kim Yong Joon and Ex-Sugar member Hwang Jung Eum, who acted as real life couple on "We Got Married".  "Couple" is their theme song on the show.  Kim Yong Joon wrote the lyrics of this mellow ballad as well.





21 . (-5) Kim Tae Woo – 기억과 추억 ( Memory and Remembrance ) : 291
22 . (-1) IU – Boo : 266
23 . (-6) Kim Jong Wook (feat. Kang Min Kyung) – 척하면 척 ( If You Pretend ) : 261
24 . (-5) Untouchable – Oh : 251
25. (New) Jewelry – Rally : 216 *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
26 . (-1) Beige – 지지리 ( Awfully ) : 189
27 . (-9) Kim Dong Ryul – 고독한 항해 ( Lonely Voyage ) : 187
28 . (New) Yangpa – 령혼 (Soul) : 176
29 . (-1) Hong Jin Young – 사랑의 배터리 ( Love’s Battery ) : 175
30 . (+2) After School – Diva : 170
31 . (-5) Hwi – 가질 수 없는 너 ( You I Can’t Have ) : 167
32 . (+1) Brand New Day – 마스카라 ( Mascara ) : 166
33 . (-2) Kara – 똑 같은 맘 ( Same Heart ) : 161
34 . (-4) Ilac (feat. Brand New Day Chae Rin) – 편한 사람이 생겼어 ( I’ve Found a Comfortable Person ) : 156
35 . (+3) Baek Ji Young – 사랑이 죄인가요 ( Love Must Be a Sin ) : 136
36 . (-9) Yoon Gun / Lee Hyori – 이뻐요 ( Beauty ) : 119
37 . (New) OneTwo – 별이 빛나는 밤에 ( Night When the Stars Are Shining Brightly ) : 118
38 . (-9) Na Yoon Kwon – 미행 ( Shadow ) : 110
39 . (-4) Park Ji Yoon – 바래진 기억에 ( In A Faded Memory ) : 105
40 . (New) Wax – 결국 너야 (In The End, It’s You) : 101
41 . (New) Rumble Fish – 앙코로 ( Encore ) : 83
42 . (-8) Lee Jung Hyun – Vouge It Girl : 74
43 . (-4) As One – 헤어져 ( Breakup ) : 73
44 . (New) Lee Jin Sung – 바보의 사랑 ( Fool’s Love ) : 65
45 . (New) M – Minnovation : 64
46 . (New) Speed Motion – I Love You : 61
47 . (-6) Loveholics – Miracle Blue : 58
48 . (New) Kim Kyung Ho – 데려오고 싶다 ( I Want Her In My Company ) : 57
49 . (+1) Jo Sung Mo – 행복했었다 ( I Was Happy ) : 31
50 . (New) Gary Gold Smith – 넌 내꺼 ( You’re Mine ) : 30





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





Made (feat. Ami) – 내 걱정은 하지마세요 (Don’t Worry About Me)
Genre: Hip-hop Ballad

Album: Made 1st mini-album "Made In Made" Track 1
Watch: MV
Comment: Made had already gained the attention of 20,000 netizens and rose as a Ucc star. Through this mini-album, the singer has been able to further showcase his passion and sincerity. The album was produced by NGK and Lee Sung Han, the composer of Seo Tai Ji company. The title track is Don’t Worry About Me which features rookie singer Ami. The song depicts a couple’s longing after breakup, told through Made’s rapping and Cha You Joo’s narration.  In my opinion, this is one of the better album in the 1st half of 2009.





Swi.T – I’ll Be There
Genre: R&B Dance

Album: Swi.t Vol. 1 (2002) Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Many people thought that 2NE1 is YG Entertainment’s first girl group, but actually Swi.T is.  Swi.T is a girl trio that stands for Song Will Tell. The members are Lee Eun Ju, Ahn Nai Young, and Sung Mi Hyun. They debuted in 2002 after four years of preparation and disbanded in 2004 as Ahn Nai Young left moved to America and Sung Mi Hyun was having personal issues.  Lee Eun Ju later joined another YG group Moo Ga Dang as the lone female member.  "I’ll Be There" was their debut song and it was a hit at the time of release. (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 + 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%