Weekly Music Chart 2007 – March week 5

2007-04-05 02:49:59 2010-11-24 11:06:39

No. 1 song: Ivy remains No. 1 with "유혹의 소나타" (Temptation of Sonata). Interestingly, she edged out Lee Ki Chan's 2 week No. 1 song "미인" (A Beauty) by a single point once again with the same score 928-927. She should have won more easily but her ballad "이럴거면" is starting to surface on some charts, taking away some scores of her No. 1 song. But with the gap on the album sales score widening between Ivy and Lee Ki Chan (Ivy's top is the top seller), it's optimistic to predict that she'll stay at No. 1 again next week.

Biggest Mover of the week: 3 songs this week move up 20 or more spots. Mose's "내 사랑" (My Love) is our biggest mover after jumping 24 spots from No. 47 to No. 23. This is the title song from Mose's 3rd album. Mose had a big debut hit "사랑인걸" (This is love) 2 years ago. But his last album did not generate a top 10 hit. Let see if he will rebound with this song.

Hot shot debut: Magolpy, a highly anticipated new female singer, has the highest debut this week at No. 19 with "비행소녀" (Flight Girl). Magolpy is a very unique new artist. It is hard to categorize her music, which I can say is a combination of pop, rock, and modern rock. Even before this song hit the chart, the music video already received good reviews. For a new female artist to debut within the top 20 with her first song, she'll definitely worth to watch out for. The song is written by songwriter Yoon Myung Sun, who also wrote Superjunior-T's "로꾸거" (Ro Ggu Guh!!!) and ERU's "까만안경" (Black Glasses) among his recent hit songs.

New songs: After having 14 new songs last week, we have have 2 brand new songs and 2 re-entries this week in our top 50.

Songs to watch out:

8. MC Sniper – 봄이여 오라 (Oh Spring, Come) – continues to move up very fast, leaping another 20 spots straight into the top 10. MC Sniper scores his long deserved first top 10 hit.

18. Lyn – 이별살이 (Separate Life) – like MC Sniper's song, this song moves up 20 spots as well from No. 38 to No. 18. Lyn shared a top 10 hit with Shin Hye Sung earlier this year with "사랑후에" (After Love). Let see if she will do better with her solo song this time.

21. Hye Ryoung – 반지하나 (One Ring) – Hye Ryoung has a similar style to Lyn as they both exceled at R&B ballads. Hye Ryoung is a lot more underrated. Her previous albums all received good reviews but did not produce any hits. This song is set to become her biggest hit to date if it can crack into the top 20 next week.

28. K.Will – 왼쪽가슴 (Left Chest) – Rookie R&B singer K.Will moves up 17 spots to No. 28 this week. K.Will still haven't appeared on gayo shows yet. When he does, this song should be top 20 material.

45. Yoon Ha – 비밀번호 486 (Secret Number 486) – Another promising new female singer. Yoon Ha was very impressive with her digital single hit "Audition" which is just off the chart a few weeks ago. This song is from her first official full k-pop album which is a top 10 seller currently. Yoon Ha first debuted in Japan and now she's back home to Korea to launch her career. This song could well be the biggest mover next week.

Announcement: I am very proud to announce that our top 20 countdown will be back. Big B Radio is starting a k-pop top 20 countdown next week on Friday evening, and the source will be taking from our music chart here. To add more "suspense", they are also going to countdown the brand new unreleased chart of the new week. The time of the show is every Friday 9pm to 11pm EST. Be sure to tune in!

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. (–) Ivy (feat. Wheesung) – 유혹의 소나타 (Temptation of Sonata) *** 2 WEEKS 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. (–) Lee Ki Chan – 미인 (A Beauty)
Genre: Pop Ballad
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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) Park Hyo Shin – 추억은 사랑을 닮아 (Memories resemble love)
Genre: R&B Ballad
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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: 891

4. (-1) Tei – 같은 베개 (Same Pillow)
Genre: Pop Ballad
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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: 840

5. (+1) Superjunior-T – 로꾸거 (Ro Ggu Guh!!!)
Genre: Trot
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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: 758

6. (+2) T – 잊었니 (Did you forget?)
Genre: R&B ballad
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Album: T Vol. 3 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the title song for T's 3rd album, "YOONMIRAE." T, Yoon Mirae produced the entire album, effectively infusing her musical colors, strengths and style into each piece. She combines conventional soul with mainstream R&B. With her trademark mid-to-deep, husky voice, she sings about painful love memories that anyone can relate to.

Music: Tiger JK / Lyrics: ANN1
Score: 725

7. (+2) Wonder Girls – Irony
Genre: Pop/Dance
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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: 710

8. (+20) MC Sniper (feat. Yuri) – 봄이여 오라 (Oh Spring, Come)
Genre: Hip-hop
Watch the performance
Album: MC Sniper Vol. 4 Track 4 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849: Title song from MC Sniper's 4th album "How Bad Do You Want It?". This is a mid-tempo hip-hop song that features Yuri's vocal and MC Sniper's slow rap. It is a perfect kind of hip-hop song that will gain mass appeal.

Music + Lyrics : Kim Jung Yoo
Score: 691

9. (+1) Jang Nara – 사랑부르기 (Calling Out Love)
Genre: Pop Ballad
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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: 641

10. (+8) Lee Hyori – 톡톡톡 (Toc Toc Toc)
Genre: Pop / Dance
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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: 633

11. (-6) Epik High – Fan
Genre: Pop / Hip-hop
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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: 587

12. (-5) See Ya – 미워요 (Hate You)
Genre: R&B Ballad
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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: 568

13. (+1) Seo In Young – 너를원해 (I Want You)
Genre: Pop Dance
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Album: Seo In Young Vol. 1 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the title song for Seo In-young's first album, "Elly Is So Hot." It was written and composed by hip-hop group Uptown's leader, Jung Yun-joon. Seo In-young, a former member of the girl-group Jewelery, presents a track that effectively mixes Latin hip-hop and simple R&B melodies while enhancing the performance of a rhythmical acoustic guitar. The music video was directed by the man known as BoA's brother, Director Kwon Soon-wook.

Music + Lyrics: Jung Yeon Joon
Score: 521

14. (-2) Monday Kiz – 남자야 (A Man)
Genre: R&B Ballad
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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: 495

15. (-4) Big Bang – 흔들어 (Shake It)
Genre: Hip-hop / Dance
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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: 470

16. (+6) Free Style – 수취인불명 (Addresses Not Found)
Genre: Hip-Hop
Album: Free Style Vol. 5 Track 4 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the title song for Freestyle's 5th album by the same name, "Addressee Not Found." It's about the affections felt for an ex-girlfriend and features a perfect blending of orchestration, rap, not to mention, the musical colors of newcomer Jang Han-yi. The music video is about a heart-wrenching love between a poor boxer and ballerina.

Music: Choi Ji Ho / Lyrics: Choi Min Ho
Score: 450

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

Arirang TV: This is the title song for Position's 6th album, "Lamentations." He re-made the track, originally by Japanese artist "Nakashima Mika," in a manner that showcases his distinct charms, vocals and moving rhythms. The music video, starring Jeon In-hwa, Lee Dong-gun, Lee Yoo-ri and others, made news for being produced like a short film.


Score: 405

18. (+20) Lyn – 이별살이 (Separate Life)
Genre: R&B Ballad
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Album: Lyn Vol.4 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the title song for Lyn's 4th album, "The Pride of the Morning." The minor ballad with a sad-sounding melody was created by Lyn and her best friend, Whee Sung. It effectively brings out Lyn's overwhelming sensibilities, being a song that's almost like a touching monologue of one woman's regret about breaking up with her guy. The music video stars Lyn and model Lee Eon as lovers, showing us the start of their relationship, the passion, the separation and the emptiness that ensues. It portrays a story of love and separation in this sequential way, with three themes.

Music + Lyrics: Wheesung
Score: 401

19. (New) Magolpy – 비행소녀 (Flight Girl) *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Genre: Pop / Modern Rock
Watch the MV
Album: Magolpy single album Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the title song for Magolpy's debut single album. Discovered by hit-maker Yoon Myung-sun, this new female singer trained rigorously for three years to make her debut. Created while looking up at a clear blue sky, the words are lyrical and almost like they're from a movie. They meld well with the sad melody. A host of huge stars, including TVXQ, Super Junior, Eru and others appear in her music video.

Music + Lyrics: Yoon Myung Sun
Score: 382

20. (-4) 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: 368

21. (+13) Hye Ryoung – 반지하나 (One Ring) : 363
22. (-2) Jadu – 식사부터하세요 (Please have a meal first) : 349
23. (+24) Mose – 내 사랑 (My Love) : 334 *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
24. (-7) SS501 – 겁쟁이 (Coward) : 310
25. (-1) Hwang Bo – 눈물도미안해서 (Sorry for tears) : 298
26. (+5) BMK – 하루살이 (Day Fly) : 295
27. (+3) Typhoon – 기다릴게… (I'll Wait) : 277
28. (+17) K.Will – 왼쪽가슴 (Left Chest) : 273
29. (-4) Kim Ah Joong – MARIA : 265
30. (-7) KCM – 사랑이올까봐 (FEAT. Hwa Yobi) – Because Love Can Come : 239
31. (-5) Shin Hae Chul – 장미 (Rose) : 238
32. (-5) Park Sang Min – 울지마요 (Don't Cry) : 236
33. (-14) Bubble Sisters – 바보처럼 (Like A Fool) : 232
34. (+14) The Nuts – 내 사람입니다 (This is My Person) : 212
35. (+6) Sang Sang Band – 가지마가지마 (Don't Go Don't Go) : 201
36. (-3) Nell – Good Night : 195
37. (-2) SG Wannabe (feat. Vibe) – 사랑가 (A Song of Love) : 183
38. (-17) Brian – 일년을겨울에살아 (One Year Living In Winter) : 182
39. (-3) Cha Tae Hyun – 이차선 다리 (Two Laned Bridge) : 170
40. (-8) Maya – 나를외치다 (Crying Out Loud) : 166
41. (-12) Bobby Kim – 파랑새 (Blue Bird) : 148
42. (-2) Hyun Jin Young – 소리쳐봐 (Break Me Down) : 146
43. (-1) The Cross – 사랑하니까 (Because I Love You) : 138
44. (+2) In Soon Yi – 거위의꿈 (Goose's Dream) : 136
45. (New) Yoon Ha – 비밀번호 486 (Secret Number 486) : 135
46. (-2) Baby V.O.X. Re.V. – Shee : 107
47. (-4) MC The Max 2 기 – 미운오리새끼 (Ugly Duckling) : 106
48. (Re-entry) Battle – Crash : 91
49. (-10) Leeds – 그깟 사랑 (Such Love) : 90
50. (Re-entry) SAT – 이게 나예요 (This is Me) : 89

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 5:

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