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.
Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Music: Hwang Sung Je, Park Hyo Shin / Lyrics: Kim Tae Yoon, Park Hyo Shin
Music: Lee Sun Woong, Choi Jin / Lyrics: Lee Sun Woong
Music: Hwang Se Joon / Lyrics: Cho Eun Hee
Music: Park Geun Tae, Kim Tae Hyun / Lyrics: Wheesung
Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Music + Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Music: Lee Joo Ho / Lyrics: ERU
Music: Yoon Il Sang / Lyrics: Kim Young Ah
Genre: R&B Ballad
Watch the MV
Album: Monday Kiz Vol. 2 Track 6 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
Music: Kim Do Hoon + Min Myung Ki / Lyrics: Min Myung Ki + Hwang Sung Jin
Music: Yoon Il Sang / Lyrics: Kim Tae Kyun
Music: Tiger JK / Lyrics: ANN1
Music: Kim Tae Yoon / Lyrics: Shin Hyung
Music: Hwang Sung Je / Lyrics: Shin Yoo (Max)
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
Music: 용감한형제, G-Dragon / Lyrics: G-Dragon
Music + Lyrics: Yoon Myung Sun
Music: Lee Hee Seung / Lyrics: Bobby Kim
Music + Lyrics: Jung Hoon & Park Sung Jin
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%