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.
Music: Lee Joo Ho / Lyrics: ERU
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
Music: Lee Sun Woong, Choi Jin / Lyrics: Lee Sun Woong
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
Music: Lee Seung Ho / Lyrics: Han Sung Ho
Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Music + Lyrics: Han Sang Won
Music: Lee Hee Seung / Lyrics: Bobby Kim
Music + Lyrics: Jung Hoon & Park Sung Jin
Music + Lyrics: Hyun Jin Young
Genre: Pop / Dance
Watch the performance
Album: Battle 1st single Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
Music: Park Chan Geun / Lyrics: Jang Joon Ho
Music: Lee Young Joon / Lyrics: Park Se Joon
Music: Choi Joon Young / Lyrics: Lim Ki Hoon
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
Music: Blondie's "Maria" / Lyrics: Kim Ah Joong
Music + Lyrics: Lee Won Suk
Music: Shin In Soo / Lyrics: Shim Jae Hee
Music: Lee Seung Chul / Lyrics: Lee Hyun Seung
Music: Han Sang Won / Lyrics: Lyn
Music + Lyrics: Kim Se Jin
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%