Weekly Music Chart 2007 – February week 1

2007-02-05 08:42:04 2010-11-24 11:06:28

Summary for February week 1 chart:

No. 1 song: ERU’s "흰눈" (White Snow) remains No. 1 this week. It’s the first song to score 900 or more points in our chart this year. It is going strong and should be at or around the top again next week. The top 5 songs of this week are the same as last week.

Biggest Movers of the week: Female rocker Seo Moon Tak has the biggest mover this week. Her song "가거라 사랑아" (Go Away Love) is moving up 19 spots into the top 10 at No. 9. She hasn’t scored a top 10 hit for a long long time. Seo Moon Tak appeared a lot more on music shows to promote her 6th album, and it certainly helps this rock ballad to become more popular.

Hot shot debut: Lee Soo Young’s "눈물이나요" (I’m Crying) debuts at No. 24 this week. This song is from the single album "Dong Hwa 2". Lee Soo Young is collobrating with Lee Soo, lead singer from MC The Max, on this release. Most of us should be familar with "Dong Hwa 1" which produced the top 10 hit "사랑후에" (After Love) by Shin Hye Sung and Lyn.

New songs: Same as last week, we have 6 new songs and 2 re-entries this week.

Songs to watch out:

6. KCM – 안녕 (Goodbye) – As expected, this song enters the top 10 this week. This is the type of song that the more you listen, the more you like. Looking to enter the top 5 or even top 3 next week. The only drawback is that it is a digital single, which doesn’t have the album sales scores to support.

14. Park Sang Min – 울지마요 (Don’t Cry) – The song has been in the chart for several weeks and finally makes a big move this week. Park Sang Min’s soulful voice is easy to recognize and is perfect for this sad ballad. Not many singers in k-pop have released 11 albums and are still going strong.

19. Jang Nara – 안 행복해 (I’m not happy) – Last week’s hot shot debut moves up 12 spots to No. 19 this week. Jang Nara shows a more mature vocal in this song which is already in the top 10 on several internet charts.

27. Typhoon – 기다릴게… (I’ll Wait) – First time we hear Typhoon singing a ballad. They did have some nice ballads on their 1st album but none were released as a single. To fit the winter season, this dance group has released a digital single love song. A nice duet between Solbi and Woojae.

Click on the youtube/Naver 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) *** 2 WEEKS 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: 900

2. (–) The Nuts – 잔소리 (Scolded)
Genre: Rock Ballad
Watch the performance
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: 870

3. (–) Big Bang – Dirty Cash
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: 804

4. (–) 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: 769

5. (–) SS501 – Four Chance
Genre: Pop / Dance
Watch the performance
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: 648

6. (+10) KCM – 안녕 (Goodbye)
Genre: Pop Ballad
Watch the MV
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: 597

7. (+1) Bobby Kim – 파랑새 (Blue Bird)
Genre: R&B Ballad
Watch the performance
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: 574

8. (+3) 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: 567

9. (+19) Seo Moon Tak – 가거라 사랑아 (Go Away Love) *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Genre: Rock Ballad
Watch the performance
Album: Seo Moon Tak Vol. 6 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Title track of Seo-moon Tak’s 6th album, "Leap of Truth.” The female rock star’s piercing vocals shine through the rock ballad about letting go of a loved one. The music video uses a new mixture of techniques including bright colors and drama.

Music: Lee Young Joon / Lyrics: Park Se Joon
Score: 559

10. (–) SG Wannabe (feat. Vibe) – 사랑가 (A Song of Love)
Genre: R&B Ballad
Watch the performance
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: 552

11. (-4) Wax – 사랑이다그런거니까 (Because Love is Like That)
Genre: Pop Ballad
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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: 547

12. (+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: 537

13. (-1) Battle – Crash
Genre: Pop / Dance
Watch the performance
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: 517

14. (+9) Park Sang Min – 울지마요 (Don’t Cry)
Genre: Pop Ballad
Watch the MV
Album: Park Sang Min Vol. 11 Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Included on Park Sang-min’s 11th album, "Don’t Cry." A rock ballad that begins with a peaceful piano melody, followed by Park Sang-min’s unique husky vocals. Baek Ji-young’s chorus can be heard in the climax part of the song. Film actor Jung Jun-ho stars in the music video.

Music + Lyrics: Hyun Jin Young
Score: 512

15. (–) 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: 511

16. (-7) Shin Hye Sung & Lyn – 사랑후에 (After Love)
Genre: Pop Ballad
Watch the MV
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: 509

17. (-11) Maya – 나를외치다 (Crying Out Loud)
Genre: Rock Ballad
Watch the performance
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: 488

18. (-5) Lee Seung Chul – 하얀새 (White Bird)
Genre: Pop Ballad
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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: 488

19. (+12) Jang Nara – 안 행복해 (I’m not happy)
Genre: Pop Ballad
Watch the MV
Album: Jang Nara digital single "Lady Like" Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Title track of Jang Nara’s digital single entitled, "Ladylike." The lyrics are about a girl who breaks up with her boyfriend and is feeling low, but tries to understand his new relationship with another girl. Jang Nara’s uniquely soft but powerful vocals are highlighted with a beautiful orchestra accompaniment.

Music: Lim Sang Hyun / Lyrics: Lee Hyun Wook
Score: 383

20. (-2) DBSG – 풍선 (Balloons)
Genre: Pop / Dance
Watch the performance
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: 378

 
 
21. (-1) MC Mong – 너에게 쓰는 편지 Part 2 (A Letter For You Part II) : 355
22. (–) Jang Yoon Jung – 이따,이따요 (Later, Later) : 342
23. (-6) Loveholic – 바람아멈추어다오 (Please Stop The Wind) : 302
24. (New) Lee Soo Young – 눈물이나요 (I’m Crying) : 290 *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***

25. (-4) As One – 십이야 (Twelve Nights) : 288
26. (+4) Se7en – 잘할게 (I Will Do Well) : 280
27. (New) Typhoon – 기다릴게… (I’ll Wait) : 273
28. (-3) Kan Jong Wook – 약한남자 (Weak Man) : 261
29. (+9) Nell – Good Night : 258
30. (+2) Bae Sul Gi – One By One : 252
31. (-2) Lee Seung Hwan – 어떻게사랑이그래요 (How can love be that way) : 242
32. (+1) Yoon Ha – Audition : 241
33. (-14) Jun Jin – 사랑이 오지 않아요 (Love Doesn’t Come) : 238
34. (+2) Paran – 내 가슴엔 네 심장이 뛰나봐 (Your Heart Is Beating Inside Me) : 235
35. (-9) S.101 – 바람만바람만 (Only Wind, Only Wind) : 232
36. (+4) Yurisangja – 기억력 (Memory) : 221
37. (–) Take – 한마디 (One Word) : 218
38. (+8) PK Heamn (feat. Lee Ji Hye) – Evergreen : 212
39. (+2) Kai – 몹쓸 거짓말 (Bad Lie) : 210
40. (-13) Kim Hyun Chul – 결혼도못하고 (Not being able to marry) : 184
41. (+6) Park Hyun Bin – 곤드레만드레 (Dead Drunk) : 175
42. (New) H-Eugene (feat. J) – 날 사랑하지마요 (Don’t Love Me) : 158
43. (+5) Choi Jae Hoon – 고마워요 (Thank You) : 155
44. (Re-entry) Big Mama – Never Mind : 153
45. (-21) Jaurim – You and me : 151
46. (New) Shin Seung Hoon – 시간을 뒤로 걸어 (Turn Back Time) : 149
47. (-5) CSJH The Grace – 열정 (My Everything) : 145
48. (Re-entry) Superjunior KRY – 한 사람만을 (For One Person) : 129
49. (New) One Sun (feat. Bo Young) – 넌 내게 (You Are To Me) : 127
50. (New) Noblesse – 아마도 사랑인가봐 (This Must Be Love) : 126

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 February week 1:

ChartKorea – 20%
Hanteo and KMDIA Weekly Album Sales (2 weeks lag) – 20%
MNet M!Countdown + MaxMp3 – 20%
SBS Inky Gayo Take 7 Chart (1 week lag) – 15%
Various Internet charts (Melon, Jukeon, Dosirak, Muz, Bugs, SBS Music Park, MTV Korea, Ohdio) – 15%
Hanteo Gayo Chart – 5%
Gasoo appearance on gayo shows (MBC Show! Music Core, SBS Inky Gayo, KBS Music Bank, MBC Kim Dong Ryul For You, SBS Music Space, KBS Yoon Do Hyun Love Letter, MTV Live Wow Special, Various MTV Korea Programs, Pops In Seoul) – 5%