Top 20 – August week 1

2006-08-07 23:03:43 2010-11-24 11:05:01

Ha Dong Kyun stole the top spot with "그녀를사랑해줘요" (Please love her). This song has not yet hit No. 1 in any charts in Korea yet, but is consistently ranked in the top 5. As I mentioned before, his album is also selling quite well. Added to the fact that Superjunior is changing song to promote "Dancing Out" now, Ha Dong Kyun is able to get to No. 1 with a low score of 759 this week. He edged out Typhoon, who remained at No. 2 with "그래서…" (So).

4 new songs this week, including a re-entry by Suho. The highest debut is at No. 10 with yet another song by See Ya. These girls are changing songs so fast. tongue.gif As soon as their last hit "구두" fell off the chart, they are coming back with a new song. However, their new song "미친 사랑의 노래" (Crazy Love Song) is not coming from their debut album, but from the KBS drama "Invisible Man Choi Jang Soo" OST. See Ya is the first artist to have 4 top 20 (and top 10 as a matter of fact) hits on our chart this year. They have been on the chart with their 4 hit songs for 19 consecutive weeks. ohmy.gif That is amazing for a new artist. See Ya’s song is not the only song from a drama OST, we also have Loveholic and Sweet Sorrow’s songs. It is quite rare to see 3 drama songs in the top 20.

The other 2 brand new songs are from Turtles (No. 15) and Lim Jung Hee (No. 20). After a long layoff (because of Turtleman’s health), Turtles is coming back with their 4th album and the title song "비행기" (Aeroplanes) debuts at No. 15 this week. Early last year, they had a big hit "Bingo" which went to No. 3 on our chart, let see if they can duplicate that success this time.

Special Note: Popular songwriter Cho Young Soo has 4 top 10 songs this week – hits by Kim Jong Kook, Jung Jae Wook, SG Wannabe, and See Ya are all coming out of him.

 

1. (+2) Ha Dong Kyun – 그녀를사랑해줘요 (Please Love Her) *** 1 WEEK NO. 1 ***
Genre: R&B Ballad
Album: Ha Dong Kyun Vol. 1 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
 Music: Park Soo Jong / Lyrics: Choi Kap Won
Score: 759

2. (–) Typhoon – 그래서… (So)
Genre: Pop / Dance
Album: Typhoon Vol. 1 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
 Music + Lyrics: Lee Yong Min
Score: 720

3. (-2) Superjunior – U
Genre: Pop / Dance
Album: Superjunior: U (Single) – Listen here for 1 minute sample
 Music: Ken Ingwersen + Kevin Simm / Lyrics: Tae Hoon
Score: 688

4. (+4) Kim Jong Kook – 사랑한다는말 (Words of Loving You) *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Genre: Mid-tempo ballad
Album: Kim Jong Kook Vol. 4 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
 Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Yoon SaRa
Score: 666

5. (–) Shinhwa – Once in a Lifetime
Genre: Pop / Ballad
Album: Shinhwa Vol. 8 Track 4 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
 Music + Lyrics: Brian Kim
Score: 659

6. (–) Rumble Fish – I Go
Genre: Modern Rock
Album: Rumble Fish Digital Single – Listen here for 1 minute sample
 Music + Lyrics: Ahn Sung Il
Score: 618

7. (–) Jung Jae Wook – 들리나요 (Can you hear?)
Genre: Mid-tempo ballad
Album: Jung Jae Wook Vol. 4 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
 Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Score: 614

8. (-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: 609

9. (+1) SG Wannabe (feat. Danny Ahn) – 사랑했어요 (I Love You)
Genre: R&B/mid-tempo ballad
Album: SG Wannabe Vol. 3 Track 4 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
 Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Score: 506

10. (New) See Ya – 미친 사랑의 노래 (Crazy Love Song) *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Genre: R&B ballad
Album: KBS Drama "Invisible Man Choi Jang Soo" OST Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
 Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Score: 497

11. (-2) Loveholic – 고대만 있다면 (Just With You)
Genre: Pop ballad
Album: Loveholic Vol. 3 Track 10 and MBC Mini Series "One Fine Day" OST Track 3 Listen here for 1 minute sample
 Music & Lyrics: Kang Hyun Min
Score: 491

12. (–) Cool – 오늘하루 (A Day Today)
Genre: Pop
Album: Cool: Never Ending Story – Forever Cool – Listen here for 1 minute sample
 Music: Wi Jong Soo / Lyrics: Kim Tae Hee
Score: 478

13. (+1) Jang Hye Jin (featuring Kae Ri) – 불꽃 (Sparks)
Genre: R&B ballad
Album: 불꽃 Digital Single Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
IPB Image Music: Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Choi Kap Won
Score: 460

14. (+2) Cho PD & Brown Eyed Girls – Hold The Line
Genre: Pop / Hip Hop
Album: Hold The Line (single) Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
IPB Image Music: Yoon Il Sang / Lyrics: Cho PD
Score: 424

15. (New) Turtles – 비행기 (Aeroplanes)
Genre: Pop
Album: Turtles Vol. 4 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
 Music + Lyrics: Lim Sung Hoon
Score: 418

16. (-3) 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: 415

17. (-2) 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: 362

18. (+1) Lee Seung Chul – 떠나지마 (Don’t Leave)
Genre: Pop Ballad
Album: Somewhere Over The Rainbow Vol. 1 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
 Music: Lee Kyung / Lyrics: Song Jae Woo
Score: 361

19. (Re-entry) Suho (feat. Kim Tae Woo) – 봄여름가을겨을 (Spring Summer Fall Winter)
Genre: Hip Hop / Ballad
Album: Suho Vol. 1 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
 Music + Lyrics: Lee Kang Hee
Score: 355

20. (New) Lim Jung Hee – 흔적 (Trace)
Genre: Pop/ballad
Album: Lim Jung Hee Vol. 2 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
 Music: Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Choi Kap Won
Score: 346

Dropped out from last week: sad.gif
11. Buzz – 남자를 몰라 (Don’t know about man)
17. CAN – 맨발의 청춘 (Bare Feet Youth)
18. See Ya – 구두 (Slipper)
20. Kim Hyun Jung – 굳세어라현정아 (Dance with Hyun Jung)

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 5:

ChartKorea – 20%
Hanteo Weekly Album Sales (2 weeks lag) – 20%
MNet M!Countdown + MNet Internet Gayo Chart – 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) – 15%
MTV Korea – Artist & Music Charts – 5%
Gasoo appearance on gayo shows (MBC Music Core, SBS Inky Gayo, KBS Music Bank, MBC Kim Dong Ryul For You, SBS Music Wave, KBS Yoon Do Hyun Love Letter, MTV Sunny Side, MTV TRL Seoul, Show! Music Tank) – 5%