Weekly Music Chart 2007 – February week 2

2007-02-12 07:35:37 2010-11-24 11:06:30

Summary for February week 2 chart:

No. 1 song: Big Bang got their first No. 1 song with “Dirty Cash”, edging out ERU’s "흰눈" (White Snow). This is Big Bang’s 4th hit song already. They produced one hit each on their first three single albums. “Dirty Cash” comes from their first full album. With stronger album sales and more TV appearances, Big Bang finally hit No. 1.

Co-biggest Movers of the week: Two songs moving up 15 spots this week but they are older songs: Kim Hyun Chul’s “결혼도못하고” (Not Being Able To Marry) and CSJH The Grace’s “열정” (My Everything). Due to a lot of new debuts and weak scores in the lower half of the chart this week, these 2 songs were able to rebound nicely. Don’t expect them to move further up a lot next week, though.

Hot shot debut: Brian remains at No. 4, but the song is not “가지마” anymore. Instead, he has switched to another song “일년을겨울에살아” (One Year Living In Winter) and made a very impressive debut at No. 4. With this chart expanding to 50 songs, we won’t see too many songs debuting this high. Let’s see if this song can challenge the top next week.

New songs: A lot of new songs this week, most are from the “heavy weight” late January and early February albums. In total, we have 10 new songs and 4 re-entries.

 

Songs to watch out:

21. Epik High – Fan – Title song from the trio’s top selling 4th album. This song continues Epik High’s style of unique pop-oriented hip hop songs. When the album scores come into effect next week, expect this song to make a big jump.

31. See Ya – 미워요 (Hateful) – Featured on composer Cho Young Soo’s project album, the top new artiste of 2006 comes back with a mid-tempo R&B song. The arrangement of this song makes it sound like an oldie. Kim Yeon Ji’s vocal is very impressive in this song.

37. Seo Ji Young – Hey Boy – Both former female S#arp members are in the chart this week. Lee Ji Hye is just one spot lower. This is the title song of her 2nd album. She is showing more mature vocals and better choreography in this song.

39. Baby Vox Re.V. – Shee – They are known as the new Baby Vox and already had a lot of hype before their debut. Like their predecessor, they will focus on dance music. Let’s see if they are as successful as Baby Vox.

40. Lee Ki Chan – 미인 (A Beauty) – Lee Ki Chan is back after an extended hiatus. After an unsuccessful 8th album in which he chose an upbeat song as his title song, he is going back to ballads this time. Lee Ki Chan’s ballads have always been top 3 hits in the past, let’s see if he can recapture his glory days.

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. (+2) Big Bang – Dirty Cash *** 1 WEEK NO. 1 ***
Genre: Hip-hop / Dance
Watch the performance
Album: Big Bang Vol. 1 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: The title song of BIGBANG’s first album, "BIGBANG Vol. 1 SINCE 2007"
This funky pop-dance song is infused with a cheerful beat and a light-hearted melody. It’s a satirical song about how people’s lives and dreams can change because of money. BIGBANG’s lively, almost cheerful vocal style counteracts the weightiness of the song’s message, neutralizing the piece.

Music: Andy Love, Jos Jorgensen / Lyrics: 072
Score: 919

2. (-1) ERU – 흰눈 (White Snow)
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 artiste 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: 911

3. (-1) 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 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 are like getting a scolding while feeling sorry for a love that will soon be forgotten.

Music: Lee Seung Ho / Lyrics: Han Sung Ho
Score: 833

4. (New) Brian – 일년을겨울에살아 (One Year Living In Winter) *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Genre: R&B Ballad
Watch the performance
Album: Brian Vol. 1 Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849: Second hit from Brain’s first solo album "The Brian". This song is a slow pace ballad with a nice harmonica intro and arrangment throughout the song, which creates a jazz feel. Brian is up to the challenge vocally as it is more difficult than his previous hit "Don’t Go", especially on the chrous part.

Music: Oh Sung Hoon / Lyrics: PJ
Score: 771

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: 675

6. (+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 a vintage R&B ballad with a reggae beat. A very refreshing song.

Music: Lee Hee Seung / Lyrics: Bobby Kim
Score: 662

7. (+7) 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: 659

8. (-2) 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: 636

9. (+4) 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: 575

10. (-2) 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: 522

11. (–) 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 about accepting the hardships of separation.

Music: Choi Joon Young / Lyrics: Lim Ki Hoon
Score: 510

12. (-3) Seo Moon Tak – 가거라 사랑아 (Go Away Love)
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: 503

13. (-3) 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’ 5 vocalists. The song is also written by Vibe’s Ryu Jae Hyun.

Music + Lyrics: Ryu Jae Hyun
Score: 492

14. (+4) Lee Seung Chul – 하얀새 (White Bird)
Genre: Pop Ballad
Watch the performance
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: 491

15. (+2) 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: 479

16. (+13) Nell – Good Night
Genre: Rock
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Album: Nell Vol. 3 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849:Featured on NELL’s third album titled "Healing Process," this modern rock-band discovered by Seo Taiji holds emotional melody and unique vocals. It is the follow up song on this album, with the first song "Losing One’s Mind" hitting the top 10 a while ago. This song is a more up-tempo rock tune.


Score: 463

17. (-2) 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: 453

18. (-2) 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: 450

19. (-7) Sung Si Kyung – 거리에서 (On the Street)
Genre: Pop Ballad
Watch the performance
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: 442

20. (+7) Typhoon – 기다릴게… (I’ll Wait)
Genre: Pop Ballad
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Album: Typhoon Digital Single – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849: Featured on Typhoon’s digital single "I’ll Wait". This is Typhoon’s first ballad hit song, a nice duet between members Solbi and Woojae.

Music + Lyrics: Jung Hoon & Park Sung Jin
Score: 437

21. (New) Epik High – Fan : 353
22. (+3) As One – 십이야 (Twelve Nights) : 339
23. (-3) DBSG – 풍선 (Balloons) : 307
24. (-2) Jang Yoon Jung – 이따,이따요 (Later, Later) : 301
25. (+15) Kim Hyun Chul – 결혼도못하고 (Not being able to marry) : 286 *** CO-BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
26. (-7) Jang Nara – 안 행복해 (I’m not happy) : 276
27. (-3) Lee Soo Young – 눈물이나요 (I’m Crying) : 265
28. (+4) Yoon Ha – Audition : 240
29. (-1) Kan Jong Wook – 약한남자 (Weak Man) : 205
30. (–) Bae Sul Gi – One By One : 204
31. (New) See Ya – 미워요 (Hateful) : 202
32. (+15) CSJH The Grace – 열정 (My Everything) : 199 *** CO-BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
33. (-2) Lee Seung Hwan – 어떻게사랑이그래요 (How can love be that way) : 198
34. (+5) Kai – 몹쓸 거짓말 (Bad Lie) : 195
35. (New) The Name – 사랑같아 보여도 (Even if it seems like love) : 194
36. (+5) Park Hyun Bin – 곤드레만드레 (Dead Drunk) : 192
37. (New) Seo Ji Young – Hey Boy : 177
38. (–) PK Heman (feat. Lee Ji Hye) – Evergreen : 176
39. (New) Baby V.O.X. Re.V. – Shee : 175
40. (New) Lee Ki Chan – 미인 (A Beauty) : 169
41. (New) LUG – 죄 (Crime) : 167
42. (Re-entry) Im Jae Bum & Tei – 겨울이오면 (If Winter Comes) : 166
43. (-8) S.101 – 바람만바람만 (Only Wind, Only Wind) : 163
44. (Re-entry) Kan Mi Youn – Kiss : 159
45. (+3) Superjunior K.R.Y. – 한 사람만을 (For One Person) : 156
46. (Re-entry) Xing – In Your Hands : 143
47. (New) Oh Yoon Hye – I Wish : 138
48. (-25) Loveholic – 바람아멈추어다오 (Please Stop The Wind) : 136
49. (New) Jun Jin – 돌아와줘 (Come Back To Me) : 135
50. (Re-entry) Jang Ri In – Y : 129

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 2:

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, MNet M!Countdown, SBS Music Space, KBS Yoon Do Hyun Love Letter, Show Music Tank, Various MTV Korea Programs) – 5%