Top 20 – July week 1

2006-07-03 20:31:06 2010-11-24 11:04:42

Shinhwa strengthens its hold onto the top spot with "Once In A Lifetime". Now that this song is represented in every chart in Korea (including M!Net), they scored almost 100 points better than last week. Baek Ji Young’s "사랑안해" (I Won’t Love) is still at No. 2. Her song is really popular on the internet charts. Now she has a tough decision to make – whether to continue to promote another ballad song as her 2nd single, or to go back to her familiar Latin dance beat songs. We’ll find out soon.

The biggest mover of the week belongs to Superjunior’s "U", up 13 big spots to No. 3. It is very likely that this song will be our next No. 1 song.

This is a very active week as we see 5 new songs getting into the chart. Leading the way is SG Wannabe’s follow up song "느림보" (Slow steps) at No. 9, replacing "내사람" (Partner for life). Kim Hyun Jung also debuts into the top 10 with her trademark dance hit "굳세어라현정아" (Dance with Hyun Jung) at No. 10. She hasn’t had a top 10 hit for a long time.

Kangta and Vanness re-enters the chart this week with their song "Scandal". It fares much better this time as the song reaches No. 13. The 3rd single by See Ya "구두" (Slipper) is at No. 16, replacing "사랑하기 때문에" (Because of Love). The last new song at No. 17 is by a new co-ed group Typhoon’s "그래서…" (So). Their music reminds us of Koyote.

Songwriter’s honor roll: Vibe’s Ryu Jae Hyun has written 3 songs on the top 20 this week. Besides his own "그남자 그여자" (That Man, That Woman), he also wrote the hits by his good friend SG Wannabe and See Ya this week. Congratulations to him.

Stay tune for next week’s post as I will not only announce the top 20, but also the top 10 songs with the highest scores for the first 6 months of 2006. Which song will be No. 1? We’ll find out next week.

1. (–) Shinhwa – Once in a Lifetime *** 2 WEEKS NO. 1 ***
Genre: Pop / Ballad
Album: Shinhwa Vol. 8 Track 4 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
 Music + Lyrics: Brian Kim
Score: 923

2. (–) Baek Ji Young – 사랑안해 (I Won’t Love)
Genre: Pop/Ballad
Album: Baek Ji Young Vol. 5 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
 Music: Park Keun Tae / Lyrics: Cha Eun Taek
Score: 850

3. (+13) Superjunior – U *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Genre: Pop / Dance
Album: Superjunior: U (Single) – Listen here for 1 minute sample
 Music: Ken Ingwersen + Kevin Simm / Lyrics: Tae Hoon
Score: 808

4. (-1) Buzz – 남자를 몰라 (Don’t know about man)
Genre: Rock Ballad
Album: Buzz Vol. 3 Track 7 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
 Music: Lee Sang Joon / Lyrics: Kim Jin Ah
Score: 668

5. (–) Byul – 눈물샘 (Lachrymal Glands)
Genre: Pop / Ballad
Album: Byul Vol. 3 Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
 Music: Bang Shi Hyuk / Lyrics: Cho Eun Hee
Score: 655

6. (+4) Uptown – My Style
Genre: Hip Hop
Album: Uptown Vol. 5 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
 Music + Lyrics: Jung Yeon Joon
Score: 600

7. (-3) Gummy – 그대 돌아오면 (If you return)
Genre: R&B
Album: Gummy Unplugged Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
 Music: Lee Hyun Jung / Lyrics: Park Kyung Jin
Score: 541

8. (-1) Kim Jong Kook – 편지 (Letter)
Genre: Pop ballad
Album: Kim Jong Kook Vol. 4 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
 Music: Hwang Chan Hee / Lyrics: Yoon SaRa
Score: 506

9. (New) SG Wannabe – 느림보 (Slow steps) *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Genre: R&B/mid-tempo ballad
Album: SG Wannabe Vol. 3 Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
 Music + Lyrics: Ryu Jae Hyun
Score: 503

10. (New) Kim Hyun Jung – 굳세어라현정아 (Dance with Hyun Jung)
Genre: Dance
Album: Kim Hyun Jung – Dance With Hyun Jung Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
 Music: Lee Yong Min / Lyrics: Yoon SaRa
Score: 457

11. (–) Sweet Sorrow – 아무리 생각해도 난 너를 (No Matter How Much I think, To You…I Am…)
Genre: Pop/Ballad
Album: SBS Drama 연애시대 (Alone in Love) OST Track 4 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
 Music + Lyrics: No Young Shim
Score: 452

12. (-4) Bada – V.I.P.
Genre: Pop/Dance
Album: Bada Vol. 3 Track 4 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
 Music: Sang Won / Lyrics: Bada
Score: 434

13. (Re-entry) Kangta & Vanness – Scandal
Genre: Pop/Dance
Album: Kangta & Vanness – Scandal (Single) Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
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Score: 394

14. (+6) Psy – We Are The One
Genre: Pop/Hip-hop
Album: Psy – We Are The One – Listen here for 1 minute sample
Music: Yoo Gun Hyung / Lyrics: Psy
Score: 393

15. (-1) Tony An – 유츄프라카치아 (Yutzpracachia’s Love)
Genre: Pop
Album: Tony An Vol. 2 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
 Music: Peter Zizzo + Billy Crawford / Lyrics: Choi Eun Ha
Score: 390

16. (New) See Ya – 구두 (Slipper)
Genre: R&B
Album: See Ya Vol. 1 Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
 Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Score: 366

17. (New) Typhoon – 그래서… (So)
Genre: Pop / Dance
Album: Typhoon Vol. 1 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
 Music + Lyrics: Lee Yong Min
Score: 360

18. (-9) Vibe featuring Jang Hye Jin – 그남자 그여자 (That Man, That Woman)
Genre: R&B/ballad
Album: Vibe Vol. 3 Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
 Music + Lyrics: Ryu Jae Hyun
Score: 333

19. (-1) Lee Jung (featuring Tablo) – 열 (Fever)
Genre: R&B
Album: Lee Jung Vol. 3 Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
 Music: Jun Sang Hwan / Lyrics: Lee Jung
Score: 328

20. (-3) DBSG – 동방의투혼 (The Spirit of the East)
Genre: Pop / Ballad
Album: DBSG: 동방의 투혼 – Worldcup Image Song (CD+VCD) – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Score: 302

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6. SG Wannabe – 내사람 (Partner for life)
12. See Ya (featuring SG Wannabe) – 사랑하기 때문에 (Because of Love)
13. Lim Jung Hee – 사랑아가지마 (Love, Don’t Leave)
15. 2SHAI – 그녀… 웃었다 (She…Laughed)
19. Seo Young Eun – 웃는거야 (Let’s smile)

Sources of the top 20

The sources of this top 20 chart is pretty much the same but the weight assigned to each source may be different each week because some charts do not update weekly (e.g. MNet M!Countdown) and I assign fewer percentage when it happens. From now on, I’ll list my chart sources each week. For July week 1:

ChartKorea – 20%
Hanteo Weekly Album Sales (2 weeks lag) – 20%
MNet M!Countdown – 20%
SBS Inky Gayo Take 7 Chart (1 week lag) – 15%
Various Internet charts (Melon, Jukeon, MaxMP3, Dosirak, Muz, Bugs, SBS Music Park, MBC Gayo Top 50, MNet Gayo Chart) – 15%
MTV Chart – 5%
Gasoo appearance on gayo shows (SBS Inky Gayo, KBS Music Bank, MNet M!Countdown, MTV Sunny Side, MTV TRL Seoul, Pops in Seoul, Show! Music Tank) – 5%