Weekly Music Chart 2007 – March week 2

2007-03-13 06:28:27 2010-11-24 11:06:35

No. 1 song: Lee Ki Chan's "미인" (A Beauty) barely edged out Epik High's "Fan" by 2 points (938 to 936) to become our new No. 1 song. "A Beauty" has topped a lot of internet charts in Korea. Lee Ki Chan recaptured the No. 1 spot for the first time since "감기" in 2003. His ballads have always been top in charts, and this time is no different.

Biggest Mover of the week: Lots of new songs from last week made big jumps this week. Ivy's "유혹의 소나타" (Temptation of Sonata) moves up 26 spots straight into the top 10 at No. 9. This is actually Ivy's first top 10 song in our chart. Even though Ivy was named the best new female artist back in 2005, songs from her debut album did not hit the top 10 on our chart back then. She is destined to do much better this time.

Hot shot debut: Superjunior-T's "로꾸거" (Ro Ggu Guh) is our highest debut at No. 32. Superjunior-T is a "project group" spun off from members of Superjunior. The "T" stands for trot (traditional Korean music). Trot has become more popular with younger people since the emergence of Jang Yoon Jung and Park Hyun Bin. The music is very different from what Superjunior has done in the past. Even though this song is not debuting high this week, I expect it to be the biggest mover on next week's chart.

New songs: We have 6 new songs and 2 re-entries in the top 50 this week.

Songs to watch out:

3. Park Hyo Shin – 추억은 사랑을 닮아 (Memories resemble love) – Moves up 6 more spots to No. 3, and looks like this song will challenge for No. 1 next week.

6. Wonder Girls – Irony – Wow! I did not expect this song to move up so fast. It's up 20 spots to No. 6 this week. These 5 young ladies sure got a lot of potential as we can see from their live performances, and they got one of the best producers in Korea in JYP. It is still early right now, but they have emerged as the front runner for best new artists in 2007.

7. Tei – 같은 베개 (Same Pillow) – Tei scored another top 10 hit with his latest song. This song is written by Hwang Se Joon and Cho Eun Hee. They teamed up last year for hits like Howl's "Parrot" and K's "Smile". As I mentioned last week, Tei's title song on every album reached No. 1 previously. Let see if he can do the same this time.

16. SS501 – 겁쟁이 (Coward) As expected, this song made a big move this week, up 16 spots to No. 16. Looks like this fast rising boy band will score another top 10 hit next week.

20. Jadu – 식사부터하세요 (Please have a meal first) – Jadu returns with a digital single, and Jadu has a new male singing partner Maru. Her songs are still very colorful, fun pop hits. This time again is about food. Remember her hit "Kim Bap" a few years ago?

44. Jaurim and Drunken Tiger – Loving Memory – can we call this R&R (rock and rap)? a very creative collaboration from two artistes whose musical paths would normally not have crossed. Kim Yoon Ah's vocal along with Drunken Tiger's rap, definitely a song worth to check out.

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) Lee Ki Chan – 미인 (A Beauty) *** 1 WEEK NO. 1 ***
Genre: Pop Ballad
Watch the performance
Album: Lee Ki Chan Vol. 9 Track 4 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the title song of Lee Ki-chan's 9th album, "Para Ti," and was created by hit composer, Cho Young Soo, who has managed to gracefully mix Lee Ki-chan's trademark emotional voice with lyrical words. Through the language of lyrics, this piece communicates the sadness and pain of having to send off someone who wants to leave. The music video tells the story, in omnibus-drama fashion, of three people who have each experienced separation.

Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Score: 938

2. (-1) Epik High – Fan
Genre: Pop / Hip-hop
Watch the performance
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.

Music: Lee Sun Woong, Choi Jin / Lyrics: Lee Sun Woong
Score: 936

3. (+6) Park Hyo Shin – 추억은 사랑을 닮아 (Memories resemble love)
Genre: R&B Ballad
Watch the performance
Album: Park Hyo Shin Vol. 5 Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849: Featured on Park Hyo Shin's 5th album titled "The Breeze of Sea". Park Hyo Shin comes back after an absence of 3 years and offers us a familiar ballad which he co-wrote himself and showcases his unique low, husky voice to its best.

Music: Hwang Sung Je, Park Hyo Shin / Lyrics: Kim Tae Yoon, Park Hyo Shin
Score: 876

4. (+1) See Ya – 미워요 (Hate You)
Genre: R&B Ballad
Watch the performance
Album: Cho Young Soo "All Star" Compilation Album Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849: Featured on songwriter Cho Young Soo's compilation album "All Star", See Ya, being one of Cho's top clients, perform this R&B ballad. This song has a modern melody but an old style arrangement.

Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Score: 798

5. (-2) 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: 780

6. (+20) Wonder Girls – Irony
Genre: Pop/Dance
Watch the performance
Album: Wonder Girls single "The Wonder Begins" Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the title song of the debut single album for the Wonder Girls, a group created by singer/composer Park Jin Young. The five-member girl group includes Son-yae, Hyun-a, Seon-mi, So-hee and Yae-eun. Park Jin-young was the sole producer for the single. The song features a hip-hop rhythm and a distinctive and addictive refrain.

Music + Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Score: 744

7. (+10) Tei – 같은 베개 (Same Pillow)
Genre: Pop Ballad
Watch the MV
Album: Tei Vol. 4 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849: Title song from Tei's 4th album "Lover". "Same Pillow" expresses the strong emotions of love between two lovers through their special memories together. The song itself will have everyone shedding tears. In Tei’s music video, actor Lee Wan and actress Jung Heung Chae will display a good friendship that soon turns into love.

Music: Hwang Se Joon / Lyrics: Cho Eun Hee
Score: 664

8. (+3) Lee Jae Hoon – 환상 (Fantasy)
Genre: Mid-tempo pop ballad
Watch the performance
Album: Lee Jae Hoon Vol. 1 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849: The title song from former Cool member Lee Jae Hoon's first solo album. It is the kind of mid-tempo ballad that we often hear in Cool's albums but not many of those songs were chosen as singles in the past. This time we can hear more of the vocal of Lee Jae Hoon, which is underrated.

Music: Yoon Il Sang / Lyrics: Kim Tae Kyun
Score: 655

9. (+26) Ivy (feat. Wheesung) – 유혹의 소나타 (Temptation of Sonata) *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Genre: Pop/Dance
Watch the performance
Album: Ivy Vol. 2 Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849: IVY's dance title song 'Temptation of Sonata' from her 2nd album is a new classic dance track that was created by using samples of Beethoven's song 'Fur Elise'. This is a great new trend song that was sung with IVY's unique and charming vocals and Wheesung's powerful rap.

Music: Park Geun Tae, Kim Tae Hyun / Lyrics: Wheesung
Score: 629

10. (-3) Seo Ji Young – Hey Boy
Genre: Pop / Dance
Watch the performance
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 song 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: 628

11. (-5) Brian – 일년을겨울에살아 (One Year Living In Winter)
Genre: R&B Ballad
Watch the performance
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 girl.

Music: Oh Sung Hoon / Lyrics: PJ
Score: 579

12. (+9) Position – 하루 (One Day)
Genre: Pop Ballad
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Album: Position Vol. 6 Track 4 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849: Position's title song from his 6th album called 'A Day' is a remake song of a Japanese famous female artist Nakashima Mika titled "Sakuraero Mawukoro". It is an emotional ballad similar to another one of his Japanese remade "I Love You" which was one of the biggest hits in 2001/


Score: 578

13. (+1) Monday Kiz – 남자야 (A Man)
Genre: R&B Ballad
Watch the MV
Album: Monday Kiz Vol. 2 Track 6 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849: Title song from Monday Kiz's 2nd album "El Condol Pasa". Monday Kiz continues to give us a familiar R&B tune with their strong vocals. It was composed by Kim Do Hoon and Min Myung Ki – they both composed the song "Only Wind" that was sung by SG Wannabe and Kim Jong Kook. This song was also arranged by Lee Hyung Seung who produced albums for Lee Seung Chul and Kim Tae Woo.

Music: Kim Do Hoon + Min Myung Ki / Lyrics: Min Myung Ki + Hwang Sung Jin
Score: 576

14. (-10) Big Bang – Dirty Cash
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: 568

15. (-3) Typhoon – 기다릴게… (I'll Wait)
Genre: Pop Ballad
Watch the performance
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: 494

16. (+16) SS501 – 겁쟁이 (Coward)
Genre: Pop / Dance
Watch the performance
Album: SS 501 Vol. 1 Track 7 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured on SS501's first album, "SS501 S.T. 01 Now," this song is all about a fresh and youthful crush and, of course, about a bright and refreshing confession of love. In this music video, which was shot at a ski resort in the winter, fans can catch the cute, playful sides of the musicians.

Music: Hwang Sung Je / Lyrics: Shin Yoo (Max)
Score: 481

17. (+1) 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: 451

18. (+5) Bubble Sisters – 바보처럼 (Like A Fool)
Genre: R&B Ballad
Watch the MV
Album: Bubbles Sisters Vol. 3 Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849: The title song of Bubble Sister's 3rd album "Dramatic Episode". "Like a fool" is about a woman that is heartbroken from a painful break up with her boyfriend. Anyone who has struggled through a painful break up will shed tears from listening to the song.

Music: Kim Tae Yoon / Lyrics: Shin Hyung
Score: 446

19. (-6) 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

Arirang TV: Title song for Bobby Kim's 2nd album, "Follow Your Soul D.D." This song gives off a folksy feel, combining Cheon Jae-duck's harmonica accompaniment with guitars and percussions. This autobiographical Bobby Kim story is about letting go, with your heart, of someone you love.

Music: Lee Hee Seung / Lyrics: Bobby Kim
Score: 437

20. (+18) Jadu – 식사부터하세요 (Please have a meal first)
Genre: Pop
Watch the performance
Album: Jadu & Maru digital single Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This title song for The Jadu's digital single album features Jadu with her new musical partner Maru. The track contains lyrics and music written by former "Ilkiyaebo" member Na Dl. It's a light-hearted, cheerful song with an easy melody and lyrics.

Music + Lyrics: Park Young Youl
Score: 382

21. (+10) Shin Hae Chul – 장미 (Rose) : 376
22. (-6) Maya – 나를외치다 (Crying Out Loud) : 348
23. (-13) KCM – 안녕 (Goodbye) : 334
24. (+4) Baby V.O.X. Re.V. – Shee : 302
25. (-1) SG Wannabe (feat. Vibe) – 사랑가 (A Song of Love) : 273
26. (-7) Shinhwa – 예쁘잖아 (It's Pretty) : 265
27. (-19) The Nuts – 잔소리 (Scolded) : 263
28. (-13) Park Sang Min – 울지마요 (Don't Cry) : 259
29. (–) Nell – Good Night : 232
30. (-5) Battle – Crash : 225
31. (+12) Kim Hyung Joong – 동화 (Fairy Tale) : 211
32. (New) Superjunior-T – 로꾸거 (Ro Ggu Guh) : 186 *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***

33. (+3) Sung Shi Kyung – 거리에서 (On the Street) : 181
34. (+7) Humming Urban Stereo – Baby Love : 180
35. (+2) Jang Yoon Jung – 이따,이따요 (Later, Later) : 175
36. (-14) Lee Seung Chul – 하얀새 (White Bird) : 160
37. (-17) MC The Max – 볼때기사랑 (Sacrifice of Love) : 151
38. (+4) Park Hyun Bin – 곤드레만드레 (Dead Drunk) : 148
39. (New) Lee Seung Hwan – 울다 (Cry) : 136
40. (-1) DBSG – 풍선 (Balloons) : 135
41. (New) Leeds – 그깟 사랑 : 134
42. (+2) Gavy NJ – 반대편에 서서 (Standing on the opposite side) : 133
43. (-16) Seo Moon Tak – 가거라 사랑아 (Go Away Love) : 119
44. (New) Jaurim/Drunken Tiger – Loving Memory : 115
45. (+1) Hyun Jin Young – 소리쳐봐 (Break Me Down) : 109
46. (Re-entry) EX – 연락주세요 (Please Contact Me) : 105
47. (New) Kim Jang Hoon – 오래되던 날 (A Long Time Ago) : 104
48. (New) SAT – 이게 나예요 (This is Me) : 103
49. (Re-entry) Kai – 몹쓸 거짓말 (Bad Lie) : 98
50. (-2) H-Eugene (feat. J) – 날 사랑하지마요 (Don't Love Me) : 96

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 March week 2:

ChartKorea – 20%
Hanteo and KMDIA Weekly Album Sales (2 weeks lag) – 20%
MNet M!Countdown – 20%
SBS – Inky Gayo Take 7 poll + Internet Chart + MP3 Download Chart (1 week lag) – 10%
Various Internet charts (Melon, Jukeon, Dosirak, MaxMP3, Muz, Bugs, MTV Korea, Ohdio) – 15%
Hanteo Gayo Chart – 10% (1 week lag)
Gasoo appearance on gayo shows (MBC Show! Music Core, SBS Inky Gayo, KBS Music Bank, M!Net MCountdown, MBC Kim Dong Ryul For You, SBS Music Space, KBS Yoon Do Hyun Love Letter, Various MTV Korea Programs, Pops In Seoul) – 5%