Top 20 – August week 3

2006-08-22 03:53:25 2010-11-24 11:05:12
As expected, Turtles move up to the top spot with "비행기" (Aeroplanes). The trio has completed a long comeback road – they almost broke up last year due to leader Turtleman’s illness. Now they are standing tall on top of the music chart. Congrats to them.

But Turtles will have to compete against Psy next week. Psy’s new song "연예인" (Performer) stormed into the chart at No. 3 this week. His 4th album has topped the sales chart ever since its release in July. Like Turtles’ music, Psy is hip-hop oriented but is getting more and more "pop" these days with less rapping. Let’s see if he can overtake Turtles for the top spot next week.

Besides the high debut by Psy, we have 4 other new songs this week under the top 10. Former S#arp member Lee Ji Hye scored her first top 20 hit at No. 13 with a special single album "Love Me Love Me". Last year, Lee Ji Hye released her first solo album, which was heavy on ballads. This time, she’s going back to a style of dance music which is similar to her S#arp days.

Superjunior’s "U" fell out of the top 20, but they immediately bounced back with a follow up hit "Dancing Out" at No. 14. This song is from the compilation album "SM Town Summer Vacation 2006". Let see if it will duplicate the success of "U".

The other 2 new songs are Byul’s " 큐피트" (Cupid) at No. 16, and Sugar’s Ayumi with her first solo effort "Cutie Honey" at No. 20. "Cutie Honey" is a covered version of Koda Kumi’s Japanese song of the same title.

To listen to the 1 minute sample, you need to follow the links to melon.com and install the melon player to your computer.

1. (+1) Turtles – 비행기 (Aeroplanes) *** 1 WEEK NO. 1 ***
Genre: Pop
Album: Turtles Vol. 4 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
 Music + Lyrics: Lim Sung Hoon (Turtleman)
Score: 906

2. (-1) Ha Dong Kyun – 그녀를사랑해줘요 (Please Love Her)
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: 816

3. (New) Psy – 연예인 (Performer) *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Genre: Pop / Hip-Hop
Album: Psy Vol. 4 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
 Music: Psy / Lyrics: Yoon Gun Hyung
Score: 783

4. (-1) See Ya – 미친 사랑의 노래 (Crazy Love Song)
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: 706

5. (-1) Kim Jong Kook – 사랑한다는말 (Words of Loving You)
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: 644

6. (+1) Rumble Fish – I Go
Genre: Modern Rock
Album: Rumble Fish Digital Single – Listen here for 1 minute sample
 Music + Lyrics: Ahn Sung Il
Score: 622

7. (-1) Typhoon – 그래서… (So)
Genre: Pop / Dance
Album: Typhoon Vol. 1 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
 Music + Lyrics: Lee Yong Min
Score: 505

8. (+3) 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: 484

9. (-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: 482

10. (-2) 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: 474

 
11. (+2) TRAX – 초우 (Cold Rain)
Genre: Rock Ballad
Album: TRAX Vol. 1 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Score: 469

12. (+4) Cho PD & Brown Eyed Girls – Hold The Line *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
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: 439

13. (New) Lee Ji Hye – Love Me Love Me
Genre: Pop / Dance
Album: Lee Ji Hye special single # + 1 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
 Music: Park Hae Woon / Lyrics: Kim Young Ah
Score: 417

14. (New) Superjunior – Dancing Out
Genre: Pop / Dance
Album: 06 SM SummerTown Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Score: 400

15. (-3) Loveholic – 그대만 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: 396

16. (New) Byul – 큐피트 (Cupid)
Genre: Pop
Album: Byul Vol. 3 Track 6 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
 Music: Kwon Tae Eun / Lyrics: Byul
Score: 390

17. (-8) Buzz – My Love
Genre: Rock Ballad
Album: Buzz Vol. 3 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
 Music: Lee Sang Joon / Lyrics: Lee Jae Kyung
Score: 386

18. (-8) 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: 370

19. (–) 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: 336

20. (New) Ayumi – Cuite Honey
Genre: Pop / Dance
Album: Cutie Honey (Digital Single) – Listen here for 1 minute sample
 Original song: Koda Kumi’s "Cutie Honey" / Lyrics: Ayumi
Score: 325

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14. Superjunior – U
15. Cool – 오늘하루 (A Day Today)
17. Baek Ji Young – 사랑안해 (I Won’t Love)
18. Lee Seung Chul – 떠나지마 (Don’t Leave)
20. Lim Jung Hee – 흔적 (Trace)

Baek Ji Young’s "사랑안해" (I Won’t Love) finally fell out of the top 20 this week. But this song stayed on the chart for 17 weeks, which is the longest tenured song on the top 20 this year.

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 August week 3:

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, MNet M!Countdown, MTV Top Choices, MTV Breakfast Club, MTV After Hours, Show! Music Tank) – 5%