Weekly Music Chart 2007 – March week 4

2007-03-29 07:21:05 2010-11-24 11:06:37

No. 1 song: Ivy scores her first No. 1 song with "유혹의 소나타" (Temptation of Sonata). She edged out Lee Ki Chan's 2 week No. 1 song "미인" (A Beauty) by a single point. Ivy is the first female solo artiste to hit No. 1 in 9 months. The last time it happened was Baek Ji Young's "사랑안해" (I Won't Love) back in June of 2006. Ironically, both songs are written by Park Keun Tae. The timing of the popularity of Ivy's song is perfect, as her album is also topping Hanteo's weekly sales chart and this song is also No. 1 on a lot of internet charts now.

Biggest Mover of the week: MC Sniper's "봄이여 오라" (Oh Spring, Come) moves up 18 spots to No. 28 this week. This song features the vocals of Yuri and is more commercial than previous MC Sniper songs. MC Sniper is also performing on almost every gayo shows to gain more exposure, and his album is selling well. Looks like this song has a good chance to become his first top 10 hit.

Hot shot debut: Korean charts are usually dominated by males, but female singers are doing very well this week. Nine out of the top 20 songs are by female solo singers or all female groups. Jewelry member Seo In Young's "너를원해" (I Want You) is our highest debut this week at No. 14. Seo In Young is known for her vocal ability together with Park Jung Ah in Jewelry. She employs a hot and sexy concept in her first solo album "Elly Is So Hot". Let's see if she is as successful as Park Jung Ah for her solo songs.

New songs: A very active week as we have 14 new songs.

Songs to watch out:

3. Tei – 같은 베개 (Same Pillow) – Probably will challenge Ivy for the No. 1 spot next week. This song's score is already topping 900. Tei is trying to maintain his 100% No. 1 record on the title song of his album.

6. Superjunior-T – 로꾸거 (Ro Ggu Guh!!!) – Again missing out for the biggest mover of the week, but quietly moves up 12 spots to No. 6 already. This is another song that is expected to challenge for the top spot in the near future.

10. Jang Nara – 사랑부르기 (Calling Out Love) – Jang Nara scores her 1st top 10 song in 2 years. A perfect gift for her as she just celebrated her birthday last week. Even though her album is not selling as well as it used to be, her title songs are still always making the top 10, and this one is no exception.

22. Free Style – 수취인불명 – Hip-hop duo comes back for their 5th album. Last album was disappointing as it failed to produce any hits after the big suceess with the song "Y". This new song is mid-tempo main stream type of hip-hop song similiar to "Y".

23. KCM (feat. Hwa Yobi) – 사랑이올까봐 (Because Love Can Come) – We are seeing an increasing number of male-female duets this year. This song is another one, and is a real good one. KCM's husky voice and Hwa Yobi's powerful R&B style vocal make wonderful music. This song replaced KCM's previous hit "안녕" (Goodbye).

38. Lyn – 이별살이 (Separate Life) – Lyn has just released her 4th album. Her 3rd album was a bit disappointing but looks like this song will top that. It is debuting right after its release. When sales numbers kick in, the song should move up fast.

41. Sang Sang band – 가지마가지마 (Don't Go Don't Go) – This modern rock group had a highly acclaimed first album but did not produce any hits. This song is from the newly released 2nd album. They are playing safe this time with a rock ballad.

42. The Cross – 사랑하니까 (Because I Love You) – Another underrated rock group which has been lurking around with good songs for a while. This song is a MC The Max style rock ballad, from their new digital single.

43. MC The Max 2 기 – 미운오리새끼 (Ugly Duckling) – Speaking of MC The Max, here they are. But this is not the original MC The Max. Their record company is creating another gorup with a similar style (like Bay Vox and Baby Vox Re.V). This song is really similar to the powerful rock ballad music style of the original MC The Max. I couldn't tell the difference the first time I listened to this song.

45. K.Will – 왼쪽가슴 (Left Chest) – A very promising new R&B artiste. K.Will had a collaboration with Lim Jung Hee in her 2nd album last year, and is finally debuting with his first solo album. This song is an R&B ballad that really showcases his vocal skills. The style reminds me a little bit of the group Noel.

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. (+4) Ivy (feat. Wheesung) – 유혹의 소나타 (Temptation of Sonata) *** 1 WEEK NO. 1 ***
Genre: Pop/Dance
Watch the performance
Album: Ivy Vol. 2 Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured in Ivy's 2nd album, "A Sweet Moment," this track falls in the neo-classic-dance genre and uses a sampling from Beethoven's "Fur Elise." The piece wonderfully harmonizes a strong beat, melody and classical strings, reminding listeners of a musical. Ivy's unique and charming voice mixes well with Whee Sung's powerful rapping.

Music: Park Geun Tae, Kim Tae Hyun / Lyrics: Wheesung
Score: 928

2. (-1) Lee Ki Chan – 미인 (A Beauty)
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: 927

3. (+1) 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: 903

4. (-2) 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: 895

5. (-2) 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: 865

6. (+12) 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: 754

7. (-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

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: 723

8. (+5) T – 잊었니 (Did you forget?)
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 the Korean music scene after a four-year absence. "Did You Forget" is her trademark R&B ballad that features her laid-back yet strong vocals.

Music: Tiger JK / Lyrics: ANN1
Score: 681

9. (-2) 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: 670

10. (+11) Jang Nara – 사랑부르기 (Calling Out Love)
Genre: Pop Ballad
Watch the performance
Album: Jang Nara Vol. 5 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the title song for Jang Nara's 5th album, "She." The soft ballad beautifully showcases Jang Nara's trademark vocal style and voice. It's a touching love story about beautifully embracing the scars caused by a breakup. Recording the song took a reported 10 hours, as the artiste performed the chorus herself as well, displaying unending passion. The piece displays a matured Jang Nara.

Music: Kim Wi Suk / Lyrics: Lim Sang Hyun
Score: 645

11. (+6) 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: 541

12. (-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: 514

13. (-4) Position – 하루 (One Day)
Genre: Pop Ballad
Watch the performance
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 of Nakashima Mika's song titled "Sakuraero Mawukoro". It is an emotional ballad similar to another one of his Japanese remakes "I Love You", which was one of the biggest hits in 2001.


Score: 507

14. (New) Seo In Young – 너를원해 (I Want You) *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Genre: Pop Dance
Watch the performance
Album: Seo In Young Vol. 1 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849: The title song of Jewelry member Seo In Young's first solo album "Elly Is So Hot". It was produced, composed, and written by Jung Yeon Joon, who is also the leader of the hip hop group Uptown. This song has a mix of Latin hip hop and simple R&B melody. Seo In Young’s music video is directed by Kwon Soon Ohk (also known as Asian diva Boa’s brother). The dance choreography was created by Jung Soon Wook and Team Mania.

Music + Lyrics: Jung Yeon Joon
Score: 501

15. (-7) ERU – 흰눈 (White Snow)
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 girlfriend on a snowy day. The music video was shot in Sapporo, Japan.

Music: Lee Joo Ho / Lyrics: ERU
Score: 481

16. (-6) 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: 480

17. (-2) 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

18. (+8) Lee Hyori – 톡톡톡 (Toc Toc Toc)
Genre: Pop / Dance
Watch the performance
Album: Lee Hyori Single Album "If in Love Like Them" Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849: The dance title song from Lee Hyori's single album "If in Love Like Them". This single album consists of 3 songs of different genres (dance, R&B, ballad). Those who are familiar with Hyori's music will recognise the style of this song. The song is written by hit makers Kim Do Hoon and Choi Kap Won.

Music: Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Choi Kap Won
Score: 376

19. (-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

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: 351

20. (+2) 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: 343

21. (-5) Brian – 일년을겨울에살아 (One Year Living In Winter) : 342
22. (New) Free Style – 수취인불명 (Blind) : 296
23. (New) KCM (feat. Hwa Yobi) – 사랑이올까봐 (Because Love Can Come) : 282
24. (+14) Hwang Bo – 눈물도미안해서 (Sorry for tears) : 279
25. (+5) Kim Ah Joong – MARIA : 267
26. (-2) Shin Hae Chul – 장미 (Rose) : 266
27. (+5) Park Sang Min – 울지마요 (Don't Cry) : 264
28. (+18) MC Sniper – 봄이여 오라 (Oh Spring, Come) : 257 *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
29. (-10) Bobby Kim – 파랑새 (Blue Bird) : 249
30. (-10) Typhoon – 기다릴게… (I'll Wait) : 245
31. (New) BMK – 하루살이 (Day Fly) : 231
32. (-7) Maya – 나를외치다 (Crying Out Loud) : 225
33. (+1) Nell – Good Night : 221
34. (New) Hye Ryoung – 반지하나 (One Ring) : 219
35. (-8) SG Wannabe (feat. Vibe) – 사랑가 (A Song of Love) : 203
36. (-1) Cha Tae Hyun – 이차선 다리 (Two Laned Bridge) : 189
37. (-25) Lee Jae Hoon – 환상 (Fantasy) : 177
38. (New) Lyn – 이별살이 (Separate Life) : 148
39. (–) Leeds – 그깟 사랑 (Such Love) : 137
40. (-11) Hyun Jin Young – 소리쳐봐 (Break Me Down) : 130
41. (New) Sang Sang Band – 가지마가지마 (Don't Go Don't Go) : 129
42. (New) The Cross – 사랑하니까 (Because I Love You) : 125
43. (New) MC The Max 2 기 – 미운오리새끼 (Ugly Duckling) : 123
44. (-16) Baby V.O.X. Re.V. – Shee : 122
45. (New) K.Will – 왼쪽가슴 (Left Chest) : 118
46. (+2) In Soon Yi – 거위의꿈 (Goose's Dream) : 115
47. (New) Mose – 내 사랑 (My Love) : 114
48. (New) The Nuts – 내 사람입니다 (This is My Person) : 101
49. (New) Cats – Baby Cat : 95
50. (New) Lomptimist – The Triumph : 94

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 4:

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, SBS Music Space, KBS Yoon Do Hyun Love Letter, Various MTV Korea Programs, Pops In Seoul) – 5%