Weekly Music Chart 2007 – January week 4

2007-01-30 08:21:16 2010-11-24 11:06:26

Summary for January week 4 chart:

No. 1 song: ERU’s "흰눈" (White Snow) moves up to No. 1 this week, defeating his nearest competition "잔소리" (Scolded) by The Nuts by almost 50 points. Prior to this song, ERU’s previous hit "까만안경" (Black Glasses) went to No. 2. He’s finally on top this week with this winter ballad. It’s not often in kpop that the 2nd song from an album outdid the first song. "흰눈" (White Snow) also helped ERU’s 2nd album increasing its sales. The album is finally a top 10 seller now after more than 3 months of release. With 2 great songs in a row, ERU is definitely a rising star to watch out for.

Biggest Movers of the week: Big Bang’s "Dirty Cash" moves up 23 spots to No. 3 this week, their highest ranked song since debut. They are definitely a big threat to challenge for the top spot against ERU and The Nuts next week.

Hot shot debut: Jang Nara’s digital single "안 행복해" (I’m not happy) is our highest debut this week at No. 31.  In the past 3 years, Jang Nara has concentrated to develop her career in China. This year, she is going to return to Korea to release her long awaited 5th album. This song is a preview of her upcoming release.

New songs: We have 6 new songs and 2 re-entries this week, all at the lower half of the chart.

Songs to watch out:

8. Bobby Kim – 파랑새 (Blue Bird) – This song makes a big 13 spot jump this week all the way into the top 10. Bobby Kim’s highly acclamined 2nd album has been a top 5 seller since release, and he’s finally backing it up with a top 10 song.

9. Shin Hye Sung & Lyn – 사랑후에 (After Love) – This song moves into the top 10 this week. It was the most played song last week in Korea (No. 1 on ChartKorea). Despite strong competitions, we expect this song to continue to move up further.

16. KCM – 안녕 (Goodbye) – One of the 2nd biggest movers this week with a 16-spot jump. KCM is coming out to perform this digital single, which helps a lot on chart positioning. Expect to see this song in the top 10 next week.

39. Moon Geun Young – &DESIGN – It is actually not the first time this popular actress sings. She appeared on movie OST before. But this song (a digital single) is not related to her movie/drama. Surprisingly it is very popular on various internet charts. This song is written by hit maker Park Geun Tae.

46. PK Heman (feat. Lee Ji Hye) – Evergreen – One of the first songs in 2007 that I really like. It reminds me with Lee Ji Hye’s old group S#arp’s "내입술…따뜻한 커피처럼" (My Lips…Like Warm Coffee), but the rapping on this song is faster. If you like hip-hop style ballad, check out this song. It’s written by Cho Young Soo and Ahn Young Min, the hottset songwriting team in Korea now. This music style is a new try for them.

Click on the youtube links to watch the top 20 songs’ live performance or MV. You can also listen to the 1 minute sample – follow the links to melon.com and install the melon player to your computer. After that, click on the song title to listen.

1. (+1) ERU – 흰눈 (White Snow) *** 1 WEEK NO. 1 ***
Genre: Pop Ballad
Watch the performance
Album: ERU Vol. 2 Track 8 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Included on Eru’s second album. The richly emotional ballad was written by the artist himself. The lyrics are about a man who misses his girl friend on a snowy day. The music video was shot in Sapporo, Japan.

Music: Lee Joo Ho / Lyrics: ERU
Score: 844

2. (+1) The Nuts – 잔소리 (Scolded)
Genre: Rock Ballad
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Album: The Nuts Vol. 2 Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured on The Nuts’ second album titled "WHISPERS OF LOVE," this ballad song with poignant lyrics comes after a two-year hiatus. Actor Ji Hyun-woo plays the guitar in this rock-band. The song is about the heartache of love and separation. All the memories of love is like getting a scolding while feeling sorry for a love that will soon be forgotten.

Music: Lee Seung Ho / Lyrics: Han Sung Ho
Score: 798

3. (+23) Big Bang – Dirty Cash *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Genre: Hip-hop / Dance
Watch the performance
Album: Big Bang Vol. 1 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849: The title track of Big Bang 1st full album "Since 2007". "Dirty Cash" is a song that shows allow Big Bang members to showcase their powerful dance moves, rapping, and singing.

Music: Andy Love, Jos Jorgensen / Lyrics: 072
Score: 794

4. (-3) Brian – 가지마 (Don’t Go)
Genre: R&B Ballad
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Album: Brian Vol. 1 Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

YesAsia: Featured on Brain’s first solo album "The Brian". This song is an R&B ballad that reminds us of many hits from Fly To The Sky. The vocalist’s experience in performing smooth ballads and beat-filled numbers comes in handy on this highly anticipated release which is heavy on acoustic sounds.

Music + Lyrics: Ha Jung Ho
Score: 791

5. (-1) SS501 – Four Chance
Genre: Pop / Dance
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Album: SS 501 Vol. 1 Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Included on SS501’s first album entitled, "SS501 S.T 01 Now." With a strong hip hop rhythm, the funky, catchy pop song highlights the voices of each of the members. The lyrics are about how to seduce the woman you love in four different steps.

Music + Lyrics: Han Sang Won
Score: 690

6. (+10) Maya – 나를외치다 (Crying Out Loud)
Genre: Rock Ballad
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Album: Maya Vol. 3 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849: Featured on Maya’s 3rd album titled "Road to Myself". Unlike previous Maya title songs, this song is an emotional rock ballad which allows Maya to showcase her strong vocals. It reminds us of 사랑은 영원하다 from her second album.

Music + Lyrics: Lee Won Suk
Score: 628

7. (+2) Wax – 사랑이다그런거니까 (Because Love is Like That)
Genre: Pop Ballad
Album: Wax Vol. 6 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured on Wax’s sixth album titled "Love Is Like That," this song gained wide attention through its music video, which stars actress Hwang Soo-jung. The song’s lonesome keyboard play is in perfect harmony with Wax’s appealing vocals. It is a poignant ballad which sings about accepting the hardships of separation.

Music: Choi Joon Young / Lyrics: Lim Ki Hoon
Score: 625

8. (+13) Bobby Kim – 파랑새 (Blue Bird)
Genre: R&B Ballad
Album: Bobby Kim Vol. 2 Track 7 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849: Featured on Bobby Kim’s highly acclaimed 2nd album "Follow My Soul". This song is an vintage R&B ballad with a reggae beat. A very refreshing song.

Music: Lee Hee Seung / Lyrics: Bobby Kim
Score: 593

9. (+4) Shin Hye Sung & Lyn – 사랑후에 (After Love)
Genre: Pop Ballad
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Album: Winter Story Music Drama OST Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Title track of Shin Hye-sung’s new album which combines music and drama. The medium tempo ballad is about a tragic love story between two lovers. Shin Hye-sung with his sweet voice and singer Lyn with her rich vocals create beautiful harmony together. Eric stars in the music drama.

Music: Shin In Soo / Lyrics: Shim Jae Hee
Score: 562

10. (-4) SG Wannabe (feat. Vibe) – 사랑가 (A Song of Love)
Genre: R&B Ballad
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Album: The Precious History Disc 3 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849: This is one of the three new songs featured on SG Wannabe’s best hit album "The Precious History". It is a collaboration song with Vibe that is packed with the harmony voices of the two groups’ united 5 vocalists. The song is also written by Vibe’s Ryu Jae Hyun.

Music + Lyrics: Ryu Jae Hyun
Score: 559

11. (-6) Kim Ah Joong – MARIA (from movie "200 Pounds Beauty" OST)
Genre: Pop / Rock
Watch the MV
Album: 200 Pound Beauty Movie OST Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV:Included on the OST of "200 Pound Beauty." LOVEHOLIC’s bassist and musical director of the film Lee Jae-hak arranged the Blondie hit to use in the film. The music video is made up of clips from the movie.

Music: Blondie’s "Maria" / Lyrics: Kim Ah Joong
Score: 558

12. (+2) Battle – Crash
Genre: Pop / Dance
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Album: Battle 1st single Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Title track of new group Battle’s first single album, "Crash." A dynamic and hardcore hip hop track with powerful guitar and drum accompaniment which harmonizes with the members strong rap and vocals. The 6 members wear camouflage, leather and black in their music video, creating a tough image.

Music: Park Chan Geun / Lyrics: Jang Joon Ho
Score: 557

13. (-6) Lee Seung Chul – 하얀새 (White Bird)
Genre: Pop Ballad
Album: Lee Seung Chul Vol. 8 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured on Lee Seung-chul’s 8th album titled "Reflection of Sound," this song’s large-scale arrangement produced an elegant melody with Ha Rim’s harmonica sound and Jang Woo-ri’s cello accompaniment. Lee Seung-chul wrote the lyrics to the song based on an illusion of a woman depicted as a white bird flying up to the sky.

Music: Lee Seung Chul / Lyrics: Lee Hyun Seung
Score: 513

14. (-2) Sung Shi Kyung – 거리에서 (On the Street)
Genre: Pop Ballad
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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 who 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.

Music + Lyrics: Yoon Jong Shin
Score: 512

15. (-4) Gavy NJ – 그녀가울고있네요 (She’s Crying)
Genre: R&B Ballad
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Album: Gavy NJ Vol. 2 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured on gavy nj’s 2nd album titled "The Very Surprise," this song is a medium tempo R&B ballad that brings out the members’ appealing musicality. The music video is about the love for a friend’s older sister who turns out to be a gangster.

Music + Lyrics: Kim Se Jin
Score: 493

16. (+16) KCM – 안녕 (Goodbye)
Genre: Pop Ballad
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Album: KCM Digital Single Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Title track of KCM’s digital single album, "Break Out January." A folksy ballad. The high-budget music video features actors Uhm Ji-won and Jo Han-sun in a tragic love story.

Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Score: 486

17. (+2) Loveholic – 바람아멈추어다오 (Please Stop The Wind)
Genre: Rock Ballad
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Album: Loveholic Remake Album "Rewind" Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured on LOVEHOLiC’s special album titled "RE-WIND," this song is a remake of Lee Ji-yeon’s "Please Stop the Wind," which was a huge hit in the 80s. LOVEHOLiC added more modern touches to the song, displaying the group’s true color. This special album includes many remakes from the past, and is full of LOVEHOLiC’s emotional elements.

Music + Lyrics: Jun Young Rok
Score: 459

18. (-1) DBSG – 풍선 (Balloons)
Genre: Pop / Dance
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Album: DBSG Vol. 3 Track 11 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Song included in DBSG’s 3rd album "O-Union." Balloons is a remake of the huge hit song of the popular 80s group Five Fingers, and the new version has a color of its own. With new arrangements and DBSG’s unique harmony, the song is expected to be another hit with fans. The music video shows the cute and adorable side of the DBSG members and it goes well with the song.

Music: Kim Sung Ho / Lyrics: Lee Doo Hun
Score: 410

19. (-1) Jun Jin – 사랑이 오지 않아요 (Love Doesn’t Come)
Genre: Pop Ballad
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Album: Jun Jin First Single Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This song features on Jun Jin’s first single titled, "Love Doesn’t Come." Jun Jin, who has displayed a strong image as a member of Shinhwa, presents a gentler and emotional vocalism through this song. Its sad lyrics are about the heartache of having to let go of a woman in the past.

Music + Lyrics: Lee Yoon Jae
Score: 396

20. (-12) MC Mong (feat. Lisa [English ver.], Maybee [Korean ver.]) – 너에게 쓰는 편지 Part 2 (A Letter Written To You Part 2)
Genre: Hip-hop
Watch the performance
Album: MC Mong Vol. 3 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849: Featured on MC Mong’s 3rd album titled "The Way I Am". This song is the sequel of "A Letter Written To You" (feat. Lyn) from MC Mong’s 1st album. The song has 2 versions, the English version featuring Lisa of the Japanese group M-FLO, and the Korean version featuring Maybee, which MC Mong is performing right now.

Music: Kim Gun Woo / Lyrics: MC Mong, Lisa (English), Maybee (Korean)
Score: 365

21. (-1) As One – 십이야 (Twelve Nights) : 356
22. (+2) Jang Yoon Jung – 이따,이따요 (Later, Later) : 348
23. (+8) Park Sang Min – 울지마요 (Don’t Cry) : 333
24. (+16) Jaurim – You and me : 304
25. (+3) Kan Jong Wook – 약한남자 (Weak Man) : 295
26. (-1) S.101 – 바람만바람만 (Only Wind, Only Wind) : 281
27. (+11) Kim Hyun Chul – 결혼도못하고 (Not being able to marry) : 277
28. (+11) Seo Moon Tak – 가거라 사랑아 (Go Away Love) : 276
29. (+1) Lee Seung Hwan – 어떻게사랑이그래요 (How can love be that way) : 264
30. (-15) Se7en – 잘할게 (I Will Do Well) : 263
31. (New) Jang Nara – 안 행복해 (I’m not happy) : 243 *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***

32. (+11) Bae Sul Gi – One By One : 241
33. (+15) Yoon Ha – Audition : 233
34. (–) Bada – 고 고 고 (Go Go Go) : 231
35. (-6) Im Jae Bum & Tei – 겨울이오면 (If Winter Comes) : 230
36. (+14) Paran – 내 가슴엔 네 심장이 뛰나봐 (Your Heart Is Beating Inside Me) : 220
37. (Re-entry) Take – 한마디 (One Word) : 217
38. (New) Nell – Good Night : 206
39. (New) Moon Geun Young – &DESIGN : 200
40. (+4) Yurisangja – 기억력 (Memory) : 196
41. (-5) Kai – 몹쓸 거짓말 (Bad Lie) : 192
42. (+4) CSJH The Grace – 열정 (My Everything) : 179
43. (-6) SM Town – Snow Dream : 173
44. (Re-entry) Infinite Flow – 댄스 댄스 댄스 (Dance Dance Dance) : 161
45. (–) Byul – 물풍선 (Water Balloon) : 160
46. (New) PK Heman (feat. Lee Ji Hye) – Evergreen : 154
47. (New) Park Hyun Bin – 곤드레만드레 (Dead Drunk) : 153
48. (-6) Choi Jae Hoon – 고마워요 (Thank You) : 148
49. (-26) Kim Tae Woo – 하고싶은 말 (Words That I Want To Say) : 146
50. (New) Kan Mi Youn – Kiss : 142

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 January week 4:

ChartKorea – 20%
Hanteo and KMDIA 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, MTV Korea, Ohdio) – 15%
Hanteo Gayo Chart – 5%
Gasoo appearance on gayo shows (MBC Show! Music Core, SBS Inky Gayo, KBS Music Bank, KBS Yoon Do Hyun Love Letter, MNET M!Countdown, Show Music Tank, Various MTV Korea Programs, Pops In Seoul) – 5%