Weekly Music Chart 2007 – April week 2

2007-04-17 05:41:21 2010-11-24 11:06:40

No. 1 song: Ivy remains No. 1 for the 4th week in a row with "유혹의 소나타" (Temptation of Sonata). With Lee Ki Chan already switching to a new song on some of the charts, Ivy doesn't have a lot of competition for the top spot. This week she leads Park Hyo Shin's No. 2 song "추억은 사랑을 닮아" (Memories resemble love) for 90 points. Ivy may be staying on the top for another few weeks until SG Wannabe's new song enters the chart.

Biggest Mover of the week: Not a lot of movement this week. The Nuts' "내 사람입니다" (This is My Person) rebounded 18 spots to No. 32. This song fell to the bottom of the chart last week, and this should only be a temporary adjustment.

Hot shot debut: Chae Yeon's "My Love" is our highest debut at No. 29 this week. Chae Yeon is one of the fastest rising sexy queen in Korea. She recently released her 4th album. "My Love" reminds us of disco songs in the 80s and 90s. Chae Yeon made progress in both sales and song propularity each of her first 3 albums. Let see if she continues to move upward for this song.

New songs: We only have 4 new songs this week.

Songs to watch out:

7. Kim Gun Mo – 허수아비 (Scarecrow) – Last week's hot shot debut moves into the top 10 this week. It's safe to say that Kim Gun Mo has ended a "mini-slump" with a return to the top 10. His last 2 albums did not produce a top 10 hit despite the usual high quality of music. This time he is returning to prominance.

26. Lee Seung Chul – 시계 (Watch) – This song appears on 2 dirrerent CDs: it was first recorded on Lee Seung Chul's 8th album "Reflection of Sound" which was released last year. Also, it appeared on a more recent release "Sound of Double + Live" which was a 2 CD repackage of Lee Seung Chul's 8th album plus live concert cuts. This rock ballad is already the 4th single from Lee Seung Chul's 8th album. Check it out if you don't have it yet.

30. Rumble Fish – Smile Again – Modern Rock group comes back with their 3rd album "Open The Safe". In terms of song popularities, Rumble Fish has quietly become the top modern rock band in Korea in the last 2 years, even more so than Loveholic, with top 5 hits "으라차차" and "I Go". This rock song should be another hit for the co-ed trio.

37. IV COS – 죽어도 갖지 못할 사랑 (The Love That I Will Never Be Able To Get) – This new male R&B trio reminds us of SG Wannabe with their ballads. The album is a top 10 seller without much promotions. Recently they started appearing on gayo shows. Check them out if you haven't.

Top 20 countdown: Be sure to check out the top 20 countdown on this chart every Friday on Big B Radio. The time is 9pm to 11pm EST.

Click on the youtube 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) *** 4 WEEKS NO. 1 ***
Genre: Pop/Dance
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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: 942

2. (+2) 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: 852

3. (–) 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: 812

4. (-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: 744

5. (+1) 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: 713

6. (-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: 677

7. (+7) Kim Gun Mo – 허수아비 (Scarecrow)
Genre: Pop Ballad
Album: Kim Gun Mo Vol. 11 Track 4 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the title song for Kim Gun-mo's 11th album, "Style Album 11," which is entirely made up of tracks that tell the artist's personal stories. It uses the scarecrow, who is helpless to do more than watch someone leave, as a vehicle to describe letting go of a lover. The music video, set in the 1970s, gained even more attention for the fact that it featured Park Ji-yoon.

Music: Hwang Chan Hee / Lyrics: Kim Tae Yoon
Score: 676

8. (-1) 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: 658

9. (+3) MC Sniper (feat. Yuri) – 봄이여 오라 (Oh Spring, Come)
Genre: Hip-hop
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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: 655

10. (-2) 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: 652

11. (-2) 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: 651

12. (-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: 617

13. (+3) 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: 586

14. (+4) Epik High – Love Love Love
Genre: Hip-hop
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Album: Epik High Vol. 4 Track 10 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849: Second hit from Epik High's 4th album "Remapping the Human Soul" which has sold almost 100,000 copies. This is the follow up song to their No. 1 hit "Fan". "Love Love Love" is a mid-tempo melody song with a mixture of pop and hip-hop in it. Another great song for Epik High.

Music: Lee Sun Woong, Choi Jin / Lyrics: Lee Sun Woong
Score: 570

15. (-4) 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: 570

16. (-1) Magolpy – 비행소녀 (Flight Girl)
Genre: Pop / Modern Rock
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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: 562

17. (-4) 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: 549

18. (-1) Evan – 남자도… 어쩔 수 없다 (Man…Are Unavoidable)
Genre: R&B ballad
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Album: Evan Vol. 1 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the title song to former Click-B member Yoo Ho-seok-turned-Evan's first solo album, "Hard to Breathe." Fans will quickly notice his beautiful voice. The moving lyrics, about a man's feelings of love, meld nicely with a modern melody. This is also the first album produced by Tony An.

Music: Adam Alvermak / Lyrics: Lee Ji Eun
Score: 499

19. (–) Yoon Ha – 비밀번호 486 (Secret Number 486)
Genre: Pop / Rock
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Album: Yoon Ha Vol. 1 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the title song for Yoon Ha's first album, "A Great Day to Confess," which is also the first official domestic album for this artist, who made it into the Orikon Chart just 10 months after her Japan debut. "Secret Number 486" is a fresh song about love in the new generation and "486" is a code used by teens to mean, "I love you." Whee Sung wrote the lyrics for the piece.

Music: Hwang Chan Hee / Lyrics: Wheesung
Score: 498

20. (+6) K.Will – 왼쪽가슴 (Left Chest)
Genre: R&B Ballad
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Album: K.Will Vol. 1 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the title song for new artist K.will's first album by the same name, "Left Heart." It was made by singer Park Jin-young and is about a guy who feels pain in the left side of his heart every time he so much as hears news about an ex-flame. These sad lyrics combine with K.will's strikingly appealing voice for extra poignancy. The music video tells a nerve-wrecking love story about three people using cool lighting effects and the lights, themselves, as part of the storyline.

Music + Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Score: 412

21. (+1) Mose – 내 사랑 (My Love) : 388
22. (+5) Kim Dong Ryul – 감사 (Thank You) : 376
23. (-3) Monday Kiz – 남자야 (A Man) : 354
24. (–) Hwang Bo – 눈물도미안해서 (Sorry for tears) : 335
25. (–) BMK – 하루살이 (Day Fly) : 324
26. (+16) Lee Seung Chul – 시계 (Watch) : 291
27. (-4) Position – 하루 (One Day) : 282
28. (-7) Big Bang – 흔들어 (Shake It) : 262
29. (New) Chae Yeon – My Love : 254 *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***

30. (New) Rumble Fish – Smile Again : 251
31. (-3) Jadu – 식사부터하세요 (Please have a meal first) : 194
32. (+18) The Nuts – 내 사람입니다 (This is My Person) : 191 *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
33. (-3) Hye Ryoung – 반지하나 (One Ring) : 188
34. (+4) Kim Ah Jong – MARIA : 182
35. (-4) Park Sang Min – 울지마요 (Don't Cry) : 178
36. (-2) NoRaJo – 사생결단 (Desperation) : 154
37. (New) IV COS – 죽어도 갖지 못할 사랑 (The Love That I Will Never Be Able To Get) : 143
38. (-3) Seo Ji Young – Hey Boy : 134
39. (+6) Battle – Crash : 132
40. (-7) Typhoon – 기다릴게… (I'll Wait) : 131
41. (-4) Maya – 나를외치다 (Crying Out Loud) : 118
42. (+5) As One (feat. Son Ho Young) – 다시 내곁으로 (Beside Me Again) : 113
43. (+6) Lee Soo Young (Drama Crazy In Love OST) – 사랑에 미치다 (Crazy In Love) : 112
44. (-8) In Soon Yi – 거위의꿈 (Goose's Dream) : 104
45. (New) Masta Wu – Don't Stop : 91
46. (-17) SS501 – 겁쟁이 (Coward) : 90
47. (-15) Bubble Sisters – 바보처럼 (Like A Fool) : 89
48. (-2) KCM (feat. Hwa Yobi) – 사랑이올까봐 (Because Love Can Come) : 88
49. (-6) The Cross – 사랑하니까 (Because I Love You) : 82
50. (-10) Sang Sang Band – 가지마가지마 (Don't Go Don't Go) : 80

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 April week 2:

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, Show Music Tank, Various MTV Korea Programs, Pops In Seoul) – 5%