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.
Music: Lee Joo Ho / Lyrics: ERU
Music: Lee Seung Ho / Lyrics: Han Sung Ho
Music: Andy Love, Jos Jorgensen / Lyrics: 072
Music + Lyrics: Ha Jung Ho
Music + Lyrics: Han Sang Won
Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Music: Lee Hee Seung / Lyrics: Bobby Kim
Music: Blondie’s "Maria" / Lyrics: Kim Ah Joong
Music: Lee Young Joon / Lyrics: Park Se Joon
Music + Lyrics: Ryu Jae Hyun
11. (-4) Wax – 사랑이다그런거니까 (Because Love is Like That)
Genre: Pop Ballad
Watch the performance
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 + Lyrics: Yoon Jong Shin
Music: Park Chan Geun / Lyrics: Jang Joon Ho
Music + Lyrics: Hyun Jin Young
Music + Lyrics: Kim Se Jin
Music: Shin In Soo / Lyrics: Shim Jae Hee
Music + Lyrics: Lee Won Suk
Music: Lee Seung Chul / Lyrics: Lee Hyun Seung
Music: Lim Sang Hyun / Lyrics: Lee Hyun Wook
Music: Kim Sung Ho / Lyrics: Lee Doo Hun
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%