Weekly Music Chart 2007 – March week 3

2007-03-20 06:28:16 2010-11-24 11:06:36

No. 1 song: Lee Ki Chan's "미인" (A Beauty) strengthened its hold on to the top spot for the 2nd week despite a little decrease in score. His newest challenger now is Park Hyo Shin's "추억은 사랑을 닮아" (Memories resemble love), which moves up 1 spot to No. 2. Park Hyo Shin's album finally tops the Hanteo weekly sales chart, and it should help his song to gain ground on Lee Ki Chan next week.

Biggest Mover of the week: The honor goes to Hyun Jin Young's "소리쳐봐" (Break Me Down), which moves back up from No. 45 to No. 29. But I think this is only a one week adjustment, as this song has been out for a long time and is moving up and down from week to week.

Hot shot debut: T's (Tasha) "잊었니" (Did you forget?) debuts at No. 13 this week. T came back with her 3rd album recently after almost 3 years of absence from the music scene. T is very versatile on her music from R&B to hip-hop. This song is a safer type of R&B ballad which should generate more mainstream interest.

New songs: We have 9 new songs and 3 re-entries in the top 50 this week.

Songs to watch out:

5. Ivy – 유혹의 소나타 (Temptation of Sonata) – Up 4 spots into the top 5 this week. Each time I watched her performing this song I felt more impressed with her. The cheorgraphy is amazing. Ivy is looking for her first No. 1 song and I think she has a chance.

17. Big Bang – 흔들어 (Shake It) – This song replaces "Dirty Cash" and debuts at No. 17 this week. With their skyrocketing popularity, Big Bang is destined to have another top 10 hit.

18. Superjunior-T – 로꾸거 (Ro Ggu Guh) – I have predicted this song to be the biggest mover. Instead, they are the 2nd biggest mover, up 14 spots to No. 18. For sure, they have created even more interest for trot music among young people in Korea.

21. Jang Nara – 사랑부르기 (Calling Out Love) – I've been waiting for this song to enter the chart and it is finally here this week. Jang Nara finally returns to Korea for her 5th album after successfully launching her career in China. This song really shows that she has matured a lot, both on her image and her vocal skills. Two years ago, I wouldn't think she's able to handle the difficult chorus part on this song. But after a few live performances, she has shown us that she's improved a lot.

26. Lee Hyori – 톡톡톡 (Toc Toc Toc) – From Hyori's single album with 3 songs, and each song is of different style and have received equal attention. This is the dance song that we are familiar with Hyori. But don't be surprised to see another song "그녀를 사랑하지 마" which is R&B type replacing this song next week. Looks like she has decided to go with that song as her title song instead of this one.

35. Cha Tae Hyun – 이차선 다리 (Two Laned Bridge) – Title song from Cha Tae Hyun's own hit movie "복면달호" in which he became a trot singer (I can't wait to watch it!). Indeed, this song is half trot and half pop style. It's already the 2nd movie OST song to enter our chart this year (Kim Ah Joong's "Maria" is the first one). We had none last year.

38. Hwang Bo – 눈물도미안해서 (Sorry for tears) – Former Charka member Hwang Bo comes back as a soloist with a completely different style – ballad. This is a sad ballad song that fits Hwang Bo's voice perfectly. Let see if she will gain popularity as many other former girl group members did the past 2 years.

46. MC Sniper (feat. Yuri) – 봄이여 오라 (Oh Spring, Come) – MC Sniper released his long awaited 4th album and is already topping the album sales chart. He does not have too much mainstream success in the past, but this song may well be his biggest hit as it already entered our chart on the 1st week of release.

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. (–) Lee Ki Chan – 미인 (A Beauty) *** 2 WEEKS 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: 929

2. (+1) 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

Arirang TV: As the title song of Park Hyo-shin's 5th album, "The Breeze of Sea," the lyrical and lovely melody of this track enhances Park Hyo-shin's unique voice, which has become softer and more comfortable than in the past. The artist appears in his music video, which conveys the memories of a beautiful, albeit sad, love.

Music: Hwang Sung Je, Park Hyo Shin / Lyrics: Kim Tae Yoon, Park Hyo Shin
Score: 893

3. (-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: 875

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

Arirang TV: This is the title song for Tei's fourth album, "Lover." The medium-tempo ballad boasts a flashy arrangement featuring string instruments. Tei's distinct vocals are wonderfully showcased and it's a song about the moments and memories shared with a lover. The music video stars Lee Wan and shows the actor's friendship with Tei.

Music: Hwang Se Joon / Lyrics: Cho Eun Hee
Score: 798

5. (+4) Ivy (feat. Wheesung) – 유혹의 소나타 (Temptation of Sonata)
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: 782

6. (-2) 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

Arirang TV: As the title song of composer Cho Young Soo's project album, "All Star," this medium-tempo ballad is about the regret and wistful feelings had about a love who has left. See Ya's distinct vocals make the song immensely moving.

Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Score: 778

7. (-1) 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: 733

8. (-3) 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: 668

9. (+3) 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: 639

10. (–) 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: 576

11. (+2) 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: 556

12. (-4) 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: 553

13. (New) T – 잊었니 (Did you forget?) *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Genre: R&B ballad
Watch the MV
Album: T Vol. 3 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849: Title song for T's long awaited 3rd album "Yoon Mi Rae". T returned to Korean music scene after a 4-year absence. "Did You Forget" is her trademark kind of R&B ballad that features T's laid back yet strong vocal.

Music: Tiger JK / Lyrics: ANN1
Score: 532

14. (+4) 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

Arirang TV: This is the title song to the Bubble Sisters' third album, "Dramatic Episode." The soulful ballad, which is sophisticated and refined, features the members of Bubble Sisters alternating at the mike and then coming together in a duet. The song is a delicate portrayal of a woman on her way to break up with a lover, and about her efforts to hide her pain. The melody floats effortlessly into the hearts of listeners.

Music: Kim Tae Yoon / Lyrics: Shin Hyung
Score: 477

15. (+1) 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: 459

16. (-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: 415

17. (New) Big Bang – 흔들어 (Shake It)
Genre: Hip-hop / Dance
Watch the preformance
Album: Big Bang Vol. 1 Track 6 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured in Big Bang's "BIGBANG 1st Live Concert Album The Real," this exciting and upbeat dance song was written and composed by band member G-Dragon. It's about a guy meeting and seducing a girl he meets at a nightclub. The music video was made with scenes from BIGBANG's first concert.

Music: 용감한형제, G-Dragon / Lyrics: G-Dragon
Score: 408

18. (+14) Superjunior-T – 로꾸거 (Ro Ggu Guh!!!)
Genre: Trot
Watch the performance
Album: Superjunior-T single album Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the title song for Super Junior T's single album, "Lo-kkoo-kkau." It's a trott album released by six members of Super Junior – Ie-teuk, Hee-chul, Kang-in, Shin-dong, Eun-hyuk and Sung-min. The upbeat song boasts unique lyrics and fun rapping about how everything in life seems to be going backwards.

Music + Lyrics: Yoon Myung Sun
Score: 406

19. (–) 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: 405

20. (-5) Typhoon – 기다릴게… (I'll Wait)
Genre: Pop Ballad
Watch the performance
Album: Typhoon Digital Single – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: As the title song for Typhoon's single album of the same name, the medium-tempo ballad "I Will Wait" features a vocal style different from how they sang dance songs in the past. The track particularly enhances the husky, low tones of female member Solbi. The song is about separating with a lover but asking the person to return and promising to wait forever.

Music + Lyrics: Jung Hoon & Park Sung Jin
Score: 402

21. (New) Jang Nara – 사랑부르기 (Calling Out Love) : 394
22. (-2) Jadu – 식사부터하세요 (Please have a meal first) : 341
23. (–) KCM – 안녕 (Goodbye) : 325
24. (-3) Shin Hae Chul – 장미 (Rose) : 319
25. (-3) Maya – 나를외치다 (Crying Out Loud) : 303
26. (New) Lee Hyori – 톡톡톡 (Toc Toc Toc) : 265
27. (-2) SG Wannabe (feat. Vibe) – 사랑가 (A Song of Love) : 254
28. (-4) Baby V.O.X. Re.V. – Shee : 244
29. (+16) Hyun Jin Young – 소리쳐봐 (Break Me Down) : 243 *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
30. (-13) Kim Ah Joong – MARIA : 240
31. (-1) Battle – Crash : 238
32. (-4) Park Sang Min – 울지마요 (Don't Cry) : 231
33. (-6) The Nuts – 잔소리 (Scolded) : 220
34. (-5) Nell – Good Night : 211
35. (New) Cha Tae Hyun – 이차선 다리 (Two Laned Bridge) : 189
36. (+12) SAT – 이게 나예요 (This is Me) : 173
37. (-6) Kim Hyung Joong – 동화 (Fairy Tale) : 170
38. (New) Hwang Bo – 눈물도미안해서 (Sorry for tears) : 168
39. (+2) Leeds – 그깟 사랑 (Such Love) : 124
40. (-2) Park Hyun Bin – 곤드레만드레 (Dead Drunk) : 123
41. (New) BGH4 – A For You : 115
42. (-7) Jang Yoon Jung – 이따,이따요 (Later, Later) : 109
43. (-17) Shinhwa – 예쁘잖아 (It's Pretty) : 108
44. (-8) Lee Seung Chul – 하얀새 (White Bird) : 106
45. (Re-entry) Jang Ri In – Y : 105
46. (New) MC Sniper (feat Yuri) – 봄이여 오라 (Oh Spring, Come) : 101
47. (Re-entry) PK Heman (feat. Lee Ji Hye) – Evergreen : 100
48. (New) In Soon Yi – 거위의꿈 (Goose's Dream) : 96
49. (–) Kai – 몹쓸 거짓말 (Bad Lie) : 93
50. (Re-entry) Yoon Ha – Audition : 90

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 3:

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