Top 20 – November week 3

2006-11-21 06:56:47 2010-11-24 11:06:12
Sung Shi Kyung remains No. 1 for the 3rd straight week with "거리에서" (On The Street). This song is going really strong, causing the nearest challengers DBSG and Bi to drop this week. Bi’s song is still not listed on the latest MNet M!Countdown rankings, which hurts its chance to become No. 1. On the other hand, MC Mong’s "아이스크림" rebounded and moved up 3 spots to No. 2, but its score is still far behind Sung Shi Kyung.

Not a lot of movements this week. The biggest mover is MC Mong’s song, only up 3 spots. However, we do have 6 new songs entering the top 20 this week, and 3 of these debuted into the top 10. Because the scores of the top 6 songs this week are quite far ahead of the rest, that enables songs with lower scores to debut into the top 10.

The highest debut at No. 8 is the veteran rock group Jaurim. The title song of their 6th album "You and Me" is our highest debut this week. It is their first album in nearly 2 years. Lead singer Kim Yoon-Ah wrote and produced this song which is about lovers’ relationships. The theme of this song is about peoples trouble when it comes to communicating. This song was produced by each and every one of their band member’s instruments (Electric guitar, drum, key board).

At. No. 9 is ex-H.O.T. member Jang Woo Hyuk’s "폭풍속으로" (One Way). Jang Woo Hyuk recently released his 2nd solo album. This song continues his style of strong dance and hip-hop melody. Let see if this song can duplicate the success of his first solo hit last year "지지 않는 태양" (The Sun that doesn’t set), which went all the way to No. 1.

The last top 10 debut is a surprise. It is from the R&B singer nicknamed "The Name". Some of you may remembered his debut song "The Name" 4 years ago. Even though the song was not popular, but it featured a mega production movie-like MV, starring Tony Leung of Hong Kong, Jun Do Hyun and Ryu Seung Bum of Korea. The Name is back after an extended hiatus. This time he did much better with the song "사랑은…" (Love Is…) which debuted straight into the top 10 at No. 10. He got help from the hot songwriting team of Cho Young Soo and Ahn Young Min, who scored yet another top 10 hit. This year, Cho and Ahn have written many top hits for SG Wannabe, See Ya, KCM, Kim Jong Kook, and Jung Jae Wook.

Sun Ho Young’s "운다" (Crying) has fallen off the chart this week, but his G.O.D. teammate Kim Tae Woo entered the chart at No. 13 with "하고싶은 말" (Words That I Want To Say). It is officially Kim Tae Woo’s first solo hit, even though he’s been featured on 2 songs before: MC Mong’s "I Love You, Oh Thank U", and SuHo’s "봄여름가을겨을" (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter).

The fifth new entry at No. 19 is perhaps the song with the best potential to move up. It’s Se7en’s "라 라 라" (La La La). Don’t be misled by the low entry position. The album sales (2 weeks lag) have not even been accounted for this song yet, and it is already entering our chart. Expect a big move next week. Rarely has a Korean artist released 2 new solo albums in one year. Se7en just released his 3rd album this Spring, and he’s coming back fast with his 4th album. This album has a lot more ballads than his previous albums. La La La is also a mid-tempo R&B ballad, which is suitable for winter listening. It is written and produced by Teddy of 1TYM.

The last new song at No. 20 is Se7en’s YG labelmate Big Mama. The female R&B quartet is well known for their powerful vocal. Their new song "Never Mind" is the title song from their recently released 3rd album "For The People". "Never Mind" is a very energetic song that is filled with encouraging messages. Big Mama members will individually show their own style of music/singing. "Never Mind" is a very airy song that will have the people go on a journey from the start to end of the song. As you listen to the song, you’ll be able to get into the rhythm. It’s a fast upbeat song. "Never mind" was produced by ‘Lee Hyun-Jung, who also produced "Break Away" (2003) and "Woman" (2005).

To listen to the 1 minute sample, you need to follow the links to melon.com and install the melon player to your computer. After that, click on the song title to listen.

1. (–) Sung Shi Kyung – 거리에서 (On the Street) *** 3 WEEKS No. 1 ***
Genre: Pop Ballad
Album: Sung Shi Kyung Vol. 5 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured on Sung Si-kyung’s fifth album titled "The Ballads," this song displays a new vocalism by uniquely using the falsetto. Its lyrics, written by Yoon Jong-shin, are about a man walking the street that holds precious memories of his lover from whom he has just separated. It is a Sung Si-kyung style ballad song displaying his gentle tone and vocals. Sung Si-kyung’s kissing scene with a Japanese actress was the highlight of the music video.

IPB Image Music + Lyrics: Yoon Jong Shin
Score: 899

2. (+3) MC Mong – 아이스크림 (Ice-cream) *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Genre: Hip-hop
Album: MC Mong Vol. 3 Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured on MC Mong’s 3rd album titled "The way I am," it is a fast tempo hip-hop song with a strong instrumental sound. MC Mong wrote the lyrics, which express the heart of women who feel resentment at quick love comparing it with ice-cream that melts easily. MC Mong plays the role of a nice but unemployed person in the music video.

IPB Image Music: Kim Gun Woo / Lyrics: MC Mong
Score: 786

3. (-1) DBSG – 오-정반합 (O-Union)
Genre: Pop / Dance
Album: DBSG Vol. 3 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured on TVXQ!’s third album titled "O-Union," it is a crossover song that combines various musical genres including hip-hop and electric music. This song is based on a Korean-style melody carrying a speedy guitar tune, strong electric music, and a colorful beat. The group displays a dazzling performance through its magnificence and message to the world.

IPB Image Music + Lyrics: Ahn Eun Jin
Score: 770

4. (–) Lee Seung Chul – 소리쳐 (Screaming)
Genre: Pop Ballad
Album: Lee Seung Chul Vol. 8 Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured on Lee Seung-chul’s eighth album titled "Reflection of Sound," this medium tempo ballad song nicely blends a poignant melody with Lee Seung-chul’s unique vocals. Its simple lyrics and melody delivers the true meaning of love with which we can all empathize.

IPB Image Music + Lyrics: Hyun Jin Young
Score: 752

5. (-2) Bi – I’m Coming (feat. Tablo)
Genre: Dance
Album: Bi Vol. 4 Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured on Bi’s 4th album titled "Rain’s World," this song was written by Park Jin-young who is working as a talented music producer in America. Its repetitive electronic sound and hip-hop rhythm are in perfect harmony with Rain’s more refined vocals. The song added a more hip-hop feel thanks to the rap featuring Tablo. The dance for this song was arranged by famous choreographers Rich and AJ who have worked with Usher, Madonna, and Aaliyah.

IPB Image Music + Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Score: 688

6. (+1) ERU (feat. Daylight) – 까만안경 (Black Glasses)
Genre: Pop Ballad
Album: ERU Vol. 2 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured on Eru’s second album, this song was written by composer Yoon Myung-sun. It is a sentimental ballad song which talks about separation between lovers through the lyrics. Singer Daylight also features in the song. As a highlight, actor Ahn Sung-ki makes his first appearance ever in a music video. Along with him are actress Lee Young-ah and SS501’s Kim Hyun-joong who also play leading roles.

IPB Image Music + Lyrics: Yoon Myung Sun
Score: 677

7. (+2) Koyote – I Love Rock & Roll
Genre: Pop / Dance
Album: Koyote Vol. 9 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured on Koyote’s ninth album titled "London Koyote," this song blends a rock & roll melody that is familiar to Korean listeners with a particularly heavy blues rhythm. Joo Young-hoon wrote the song while Shinji wrote the lyrics. Kim Jong-min’s fascinating low-toned voice is in perfect harmony with Shinji’s playful vocals.

IPB Image Music: Joo Young Hoon / Lyrics: Shin Ji
Score: 537

8. (New) Jaurim – You and Me *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Genre: Rock
Album: Jaurim Vol. 6 Track 4 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured on Jaurim’s 6th album titled "ashes to ahes," this medium tempo song was written by Jaurim’s vocalist Kim Yuna. She also wrote the lyrics, which talks about a relationship between lovers. This song not only displays each member’s individual instrumental play but also a solo electronic drum and keyboard. The music video also portrays Jaurim’s typical dream-like and gloomy style.

IPB Image Music + Lyrics: Kim Yoon Ah
Score: 505

9. (New) Jang Woo Hyuk (feat. Esther) – 폭풍속으로 (One Way)
Genre: Pop / Dance
Album: Jan Woo Hyuk Vol. 2 Track 4 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849: Featured on Jang Woo Hyuk’s 2nd solo album tilted "My Way’. This song continues his style of strong dance and hip-hop melody, like his first solo hit last year "지지 않는 태양" (The Sun that doesn’t set).

IPB Image Music: Park Jang Geun / Lyrics: Min Yong Sik
Score: 476

10. (New) The Name – 사랑은… (Love Is)
Genre: R&B Ballad
Album: The Name Vol. 2 Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849: Featured on R&B singer The Name’s 2nd album "2nd chance to fly". This R&B ballad is written and produced by Cho Young Soo and Ahn Young Min, who wrote many hit songs for SG Wannabe, See Ya, KCM, Kim Jong Kook, and Jung Jae Wook this year.

Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Score: 447

 
11. (-3) Jang Yoon Jung – 이따,이따요 (Later, Later)
Genre: Trot
Album: Jang Yoon Jung Vol. 3 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849: Featured on Jang Yoon Jung’s 3rd album “Later, Later”. This song is different from all her other hit songs she has made in the past. The song is very modern temp/bounce as we will be able to feel in the lyrics. The song is about a woman who is very impatient when it comes to love. She falls in love with a man because of his appearance and her heart wants to love him. This song is very genuine and refreshing just like Jang Yoon Jung’s image.

Music + Lyrics: Park Jin Hyung
Score: 445

12. (-1) Hong Kyung Min – 사랑,참… (A Thing Called Love)
Genre: Pop Ballad
Album: Hong Kyung Min Vol. 7 Track 5 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured on Hong Kyung-min’s 7th album titled "Evolution of Rhythm," this song is written by a hit-maker Jun Hae-sung. Unlike his previous ballad, it displays a unique composition along with Hong kyung-min’s rough vocalism. Actress Choi Jung-yoon who starred in a drama with Hong kyung-min plays the main role in the music video.

IPB Image Music + Lyrics: Jun Hae Sung
Score: 434

13. (New) Kim Tae Woo – 하고싶은 말 (Words That I Want To Say)
Genre: Pop Ballad
Album: Kim Tae Woo Vol. 1 Track 4 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: The title song of the album of the same title, “I want to Say,” Kim Tae-woo’s special solo album. Kim Tae-woo, the vocal of the popular group god, has a solo album whose title song is “I want to say,’ which is a pop ballad sung in a moderated voice. You’ll hear the essence of Kim Tae-woo’s singing and his husky voice, as he sings about a couple missing the time when they used to be with each other.

IPB Image Music: Kim Tae Woo / Lyrics: Lee Hyun Seung
Score: 421

14. (+1) Nell – 마음을잃다 (Losing one’s mind)
Genre: Rock
Album: Nell Vol. 3 Track 8 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV:Featured on NELL’s third album titled "Healing Process," this modern rock-band discovered by Seo Taiji holds emotional melody and unique vocals. Vocalist Kim Jong-wan’s poignant vocals and orchestral play provide a magnificent sound. The lyrics express the difficulty of forgetting a past lover due to many wonderful memories together.

IPB Image Music + Lyrics: Kim Jong Wan
Score: 414

15. (-3) Shin Seung Hoon – Dream of my Life
Genre: Pop Ballad
Album: Shin Seung Hoon Vol. 10 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured on Shin Seung Hoon’s 10th album titled “The Romanticist”, this is a song on a grand scale with Irish gospel elements in a guitar melody. This song expresses the people and their lives as they struggle with love and reality. Its music video is in a documentary format displaying the stories of four people striving to realize their dreams.

IPB Image Music: Shin Seung Hoon / Lyrics: Shim Hyun Bo
Score: 400

16. (-2) Oh Jong Hyuk – 죽을만큼… (Deadly)
Genre: R&B Ballad
Album: Oh Jong Hyuk Vol. 1 Track 9 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured on Oh Jong-hyuk’s first solo album titled "Issue," this is his first album since becoming a member of the popular boy-band group Click-B. The song nicely blends his powerful vocals with a gentle R&B beat. The song expresses the heart of a man having just let go of the woman he loves.

IPB Image Music: Choi Min Suk / Lyrics: Kim Soo Hyun
Score: 388

17. (-4) Kan Mi Youn – 옛날여자 (Woman in the Past)
Genre: Pop Ballad
Album: Kan Mi Youn Vol. 1 Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured on Kan Mi Youn’s first solo album titled "Refreshing," this is the debut song from the former member of female vocal group Baby V.O.X. The song uses the melody from Irish folk music "O, Waly Waly," and blends it with the sound of a pan-flute in the introduction. Its sad lyrics and Kan Mi Youn’s emotional vocals nicely express innocence and pure love.

IPB Image Music: Bang Shi Hyuk / Lyrics: Yoon SaRa
Score: 361

18. (+2) Paran – 내 가슴엔 네 심장이 뛰나봐 (Your Heart is Beating Inside Me)
Genre: Pop Ballad
Album: Paran Vol. 2 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: A song in Paran’s 2nd album, “Beyond the Blue Sky.” It sings about the sadness of missing a lover. This song receives high praise in its level of completion as all singing, rap, dubbing and chorus was done by Paran. The music video shot on location in Thailand is about new encounters and troubles.

IPB Image Music + Lyrics: Minuki
Score: 345

19. (New) Se7en – 라 라 라 (La La La)
Genre: R&B Ballad
Album: Se7en Vol. 4 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: The title song of Se7en’s 4th album. Teddy of One Time wrote the song and lyrics, and it is a 4-beat medium tempo pop ballad. Starting out with a rough and mature tone quality, the song slowly moves onto Se7en’s signature sweet voice. The vocal scheme is dreamy and it goes well with the emotional melodies. The lyrics about waiting for a woman whose having a difficult time over another man, will linger in your mind.

IPB Image Music + Lyrics: Teddy
Score: 343

20. (New) Big Mama – Never Mind
Genre: R&B mid-tempo
Album: Big Mama Vol. 3 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849: Featured on Big Mama’s 3rd album titled "For The People". "Never Mind" is a very energetic song that is filled with encouraging messages. Big Mama members will individually show their own style of music/singing. "Never Mind" is a very airy song that will have the people go on a journey from the start to end of the song. As you listen to the song, you’ll be able to get into the rhythm. It’s a fast upbeat song. "Never mind" was produced by ‘Lee Hyun-Jung, who also produced "Break Away" (2003) and "Woman" (2005).

IPB Image
Score: 341

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6. Son Ho Young – 운다 (Crying)
10. Lee Seung Ki – 원하고원망하죠 (Want and Resent)
16. Lee Jung Hyun – 철수야 사랑해 (I Love You Chul Soo)
17. Brown Eyed Girls & See Ya – The Day
18. Big Bang – LaLaLa
19. Park Jung Ah – Yeah

Sources of the top 20

The sources of this top 20 chart are 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 November week 3:

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, Dosirak, Muz, Bugs, MaxMP3, Hanteo Gayo Chart, Ohdio) – 15%
MTV Korea – Artist & Music Charts – 5%
Gasoo appearance on gayo shows (MBC Music Core, KBS Music Bank, MBC Kim Dong Ryul For You, MTV Top Choices, MTV Breakfast Club, Show! Music Tank, Pops In Seoul) – 5%