Weekly Music Chart 2007 – February week 3

2007-02-19 06:38:15 2010-11-24 11:06:31

No. 1 song: ERU's "흰눈" (White Snow) recaptured the top spot, edging Big Bang's "Dirty Cash" by a single point (905 to 904). Overall, this is the 3rd week "흰눈" (White Snow) is being No. 1. Both these 2 songs will face serious challenge from Erik High's "Fan" next week. "Fan" is not far behind at No. 3.

Biggest Movers of the week: Several songs are moving up very fast this week. Seo Ji Young's "Hey Boy" are the biggest mover of all, moving up 23 spots from No. 37 to No. 14. Seo Ji Young's first album produced a top 10 hit "Stay In Me". It looks like she will score another top 10 hit with "Hey Boy" next week.

Hot shot debut: Shinhwa's "예쁘잖아" (It's Pretty) from their 3rd Winter Album, is our highest debut this week at No. 19. Shinhwa continues their success with this series of winter album despite not coming out to perform. "예쁘잖아" (It's Pretty) is a mid-tempo love song that fans will fall in love with just like "세월의 흔적 다 버리고" from their last Winter album 2 years ago. Female singer Lyn wrote the lyrics of this song.

New songs: We have 4 new songs and 3 re-entries in the top 50 this week.

Songs to watch out:

3. Epik High – Fan – As expected, this song made a big jump this week, up 18 spots to No. 3. "Fan" is also the new No. 1 song on MNet M!Countdown. It's very likely that this song will move up to No. 1 on our chart next week.

9. Typhoon – 기다릴게… (I'll Wait) – Typhoon scores their second top 10 hit as this song moves up 11 spots to No. 9. As I mentioned 2 weeks ago, this is their first ballad song, and fans seem to have good reception on it. Let see if this song can duplicate the success of their debut hit last year "그래서…" (So) which went to No. 2.

25. Lee Jae Hoon – 환상 (Fantasy) – Former Cool member Lee Jae Hoon released his first solo album. This song reminds us a lot of Cool's more mellow songs which in the past were rarely promoted as a hit. This songs allow us to hear more about Lee Jae Hoon's vocal, which I think is really underrated in the past.

39. U;Nee – 습관 (Habit) – From the singer's posthumous album. This is a ballad song sung with her sorrowful voice that expresses the hardships she has been through. May she rest in peace.

41. Oh Yoon Hye – I Wish – A recent favorite song of mine. Oh Yoon Hye recently released her 1st album, but she was featured on 2003 movie "광복절 특사" OST before. Her good voice blended smoothly into this powerful ballad in which the melody is kind of old school.

BTW, happy Lunar New Year to all our readers.

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) *** 3 WEEKS NO. 1 ***
Genre: Pop Ballad
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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: 905

2. (-1) Big Bang – Dirty Cash
Genre: Hip-hop / Dance
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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: 904

3. (+18) Epik High – Fan
Genre: Pop / Hip-hop
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Album: Epik High Vol. 4 CD 2 Track 4 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: From Epik High's fourth album, "Remapping the Human Soul". Presenting an intriguing combination of electronic as well as instrumental music, the title song "Fan" is short for "Fanatic." It's a song about how love, in its most exaggerated, dramatic form, can make us feel uncontrollably lonely and pained.

Epikhigh4 Music: Lee Sun Woong, Choi Jin / Lyrics: Lee Sun Woong
Score: 853

4. (–) Brian – 일년을겨울에살아 (One Year Living In Winter)
Genre: R&B Ballad
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Album: Brian Vol. 1 Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured on the first solo album of Fly to the Sky's Brian, called "The Brian"
This touching ballad, about a love who has left, wonderfully merges Brian's deeply appealing vocal style with tear-jerking lyrics. The music video, starring Lee Ki-woo and Jeon Hye-bin, tells of a love that cannot be between a guy and a cold-hearted gal.

Music: Oh Sung Hoon / Lyrics: PJ
Score: 789

5. (-2) 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 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: 757

6. (+2) 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: 688

7. (-2) 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: 678

8. (-2) Bobby Kim – 파랑새 (Blue Bird)
Genre: R&B Ballad
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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: 645

9. (+11) 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: 576

10. (-3) Park Sang Min – 울지마요 (Don't Cry)
Genre: Pop Ballad
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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: 538

11. (-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: 533

12. (–) Seo Moon Tak – 가거라 사랑아 (Go Away Love)
Genre: Rock Ballad
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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: 532

13. (-2) 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 about accepting the hardships of separation.

Music: Choi Joon Young / Lyrics: Lim Ki Hoon
Score: 506

14. (+23) Seo Ji Young – Hey Boy *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Genre: Pop / Dance
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Album: Seo Ji Young Vol. 2 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: The title song for Seo Ji-young's second album, "Different this Time"
This soft-rock ballad enhances Seo Ji-young's fresh and lively style. Composed by hitmaker Yoon Il-sang, the song's easy and popular melody offers a feeling of familiarity.

Music: Yoon Il Sang / Lyrics: Kim Young Ah
Score: 484

15. (-5) Kim Ah Joong – MARIA (from movie "200 Pounds Beauty" OST)
Genre: Pop / Rock
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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: 457

16. (-1) 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: 437

17. (+1) 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: 418

18. (-4) 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: 416

19. (New) Shinhwa – 예쁘잖아 (It's Pretty) *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Genre: Pop Ballad
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Album: Shinhwa Winter Story 2006-2007 CD 1 Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849: From Shinhwa's 3rd winter album "Winter Story 2006-2007". This song is a special gift song to their fans. The song expresses the member’s gratitude to their loving fans that has always been very supportive. The song was also written by the female singer ‘Lyn’ and was produced by Han Sang Won (produced Shin Hye Sung’s "Don’t" and Jun Jin’s "Even if it’s a thousand times").

Music: Han Sang Won / Lyrics: Lyn
Score: 415

20. (-3) 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: 401

21. (-2) Sung Shi Kyung – 거리에서 (On the Street) : 395
22. (-6) Nell – Good Night : 382
23. (+8) See Ya – 미워요 (Hate You) : 379
24. (-11) SG Wannabe (feat. Vibe) – 사랑가 (A Song of Love) : 359
25. (New) Lee Jae Hoon – 환상 (Fantasy) : 358
26. (–) Jang Nara – 안 행복해 (I'm not happy) : 323
27. (-4) DBSG – 풍선 (Balloons) : 282
28. (+12) Lee Ki Chan – 미인 (A Beauty) : 277
29. (Re-entry) Shin Seung Hoon – 시간을 뒤로 걸어 (Turn Back Time) : 218
30. (+4) Kai – 몹쓸 거짓말 (Bad Lie) : 207
31. (+1) CSJH The Grace – 열정 (My Everything) : 205
32. (-3) Kan Jong Wook – 약한남자 (Weak Man) : 201
33. (New) EX – 연락주세요 (Please Contact Me) : 193
34. (-6) Yoon Ha – Audition : 192
35. (-5) Bae Sul Gi – One By One : 191
36. (+3) Baby V.O.X. Re.V. – Shee : 182
37. (-15) As One – 십이야 (Twelve Nights) : 179
38. (-14) Jang Yoon Jung – 이따,이따요 (Later, Later) : 177
39. (New) U;Nee – 습관 (Habit) : 172
40. (-15) Kim Hyun Chul – 결혼도못하고 (Not being able to marry) : 168
41. (+6) Oh Yoon Hye – I Wish : 167
42. (+7) Jun Jin – 돌아와줘 (Come Back To Me) : 166
43. (-8) The Name – 사랑같아 보여도 (Even if it seems like love) : 165
44. (-6) PK Heman (feat. Lee Ji Hye) – Evergreen : 163
45. (-12) Lee Seung Hwan – 어떻게사랑이그래요 (How can love be that way) : 149
46. (Re-entry) Paran – 내 가슴엔 네 심장이 뛰나봐 (Your Heart Is Beating Inside Me) : 145
47. (+1) Loveholic – 바람아멈추어다오 (Please Stop The Wind) : 141
48. (-21) Lee Soo Young – 눈물이나요 (I'm Crying) : 140
49. (Re-entry) Yurisangja – 기억력 (Memory) : 131
50. (–) Jang Ri In – Y : 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 3:

ChartKorea – 20%
Hanteo and KMDIA Weekly Album Sales (2 weeks lag) – 20%
MNet M!Countdown + MaxMP3 Internet Chart – 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, Show Music Tank, Various MTV Korea Programs) – 5%