Weekly Music Chart 2007 – April week 3

2007-04-24 06:41:46 2010-11-24 11:06:40

No. 1 song: Ivy is No. 1 for the 5th week in a row with "유혹의 소나타" (Sonata of Temptation). This week she holds off another challenger in Tei's "같은 베개" (Same Pillow). Ivy is still promoting this song. If she stays at No. 1 again next week, it will become only the 2nd song to record 6 consecutive weeks at No. 1. Last year, Sung Shi Kyung's "거리에서" (On the Street) was the first song to achieve this feat.

Biggest Mover of the week: Last week's hot shot debut Chae Yeon's "My Love" is our biggest mover this week, up 17 spots to No. 12. Chae Yeon has become one of the most famous sexy icons in Korea. Looks like she will be in the top 10 next week.

Hot shot debut: SG Wannabe return for their 4th album. The title song "아리랑" (Arirang) is our highest debut at No. 24 this week. Many think this should should even be ranked higher, but SG's album has only been released 2 weeks, and album sales figures have not been counted yet. So it is no small accomplishment to have this song already debuted this week. For this song, SG Wannabe again teamed up with Cho Young Soo and Ahn Young Min. It's an R&B song with traditional instruments arrangement. The melody reminds us of "Partner For Life" from their last album.

New songs: We have 6 new songs this week.

Songs to watch out:

6. Lyn – 이별살이 (Separate Life) – After it unexpectedly fell 2 spots last week, this song rebounded to move up 4 spots this week to No. 6. It already surpassed the popularity of any songs from Lyn's 3rd album or remake album. With the songs from No. 3 to No. 6 about the same, this song should have a chance to move into the top 5 next week.

33. Lisa (feat. Lee Seung Chul) – 시작보다 끝이 아름다운 사랑 (Love With a Sweet Ending) – Underrated female vocalist Lisa recently released a duet single with Lee Seung Chul. This song is a re-arrangement of an old song sung by Lee Seung-chul and Park Mi-kyung. It is quite popular on internet charts.

35. Kara – Break It – Kara is a new 4-member female group launched by DSP entertainment, the same company who launched FINKL. That is why Kara is sometimes being referred to as the new FINKL. Kara's image is also similar to the early days of FINKL. Kara has been performing quite often on gayo shows. Let's see if it can be as successful.

36. M – So Sick – Probably the first all-English song on this Korean chart. It comes from M (Min Woo)'s live album "Live Works 2006-2007". It's a mid-tempo R&B song, a genre that we don't see M perform too often.

37. Tim – 이별앓이 (Painful Separation) – We've been waiting for Tim to release his 34th album for a long time. Instead, he comes back with this digital single. He shows us once again why he's being labeled as "the new prince of ballad" with this mellow ballad. This song is probably a preview of his new album.

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 (Sonata of Temptation) *** 5 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: 961

2. (+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: 802

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 artiste 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: 755

4. (–) 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: 737

5. (–) 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: 732

6. (+4) 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: 710

7. (–) Kim Gun Mo – 허수아비 (Scarecrow)
Genre: Pop Ballad
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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 artiste'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: 685

8. (+1) 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

Arirang TV: This is the title song for MC Sniper's 4th album, "How Bad Do U Want It?" and a re-make of Japanese singer Matsutoya Yumi's piece. It's a lyrical song that stays true to the Asian melody of its original version, expressing poignant feelings of love in a poetic way.

Music + Lyrics : Kim Jung Yoo
Score: 630

9. (+2) Seo In Young – 너를 원해 (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: 599

10. (+3) Free Style – 수취인불명 (Addresses Not Found)
Genre: Hip-Hop
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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: 585

11. (-5) 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 trot 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: 581

12. (+17) Chae Yeon – My Love *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Genre: Pop / Dance
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Album: Chae Yeon Vol. 4 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the title song to Chae Yeon's 4th album. "My Love." The track showcases a prelude with a strong brass section, and a Latin-style theme layered atop a unique rhythm. The artiste's sexy voice melds well with the upbeat feel and intense beats. The addictive arrangement, with a club-like, dope feel, wonderfully rounds out and deepens the piece.

Music: Im Chang Jung / Lyrics: Kim Chang Hwan
Score: 577

13. (+3) 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: 575

14. (–) 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: 557

15. (+3) 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: 524

16. (-4) 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: 517

17. (+2) 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 artiste, 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: 504

18. (-10) 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: 501

19. (-2) 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 for a love who has left. See Ya's distinct vocals make the song immensely moving.

Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Score: 474

20. (+5) BMK – 하루살이 (Day Fly)
Genre: R&B Ballad
Album: BMK Vol. 3 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the title song to BMK's 3rd album, "999.9." BMK, known for her powerful vocal skills, presents a ballad with an elegant pop melody. It's about a woman's tearful and painful emotions of not being able to forget an ex. She expresses her feelings by comparing them to a dayfly.

Music: Lee Seung Hwan / Lyrics: Cho Eun Hee
Score: 407

21. (+1) Kim Dong Ryul – 감사 (Thank You) : 404
22. (+8) Rumble Fish – Smile Again : 388
23. (-3) K.Will – 왼쪽가슴 (Left Chest) : 355
24. (New) SG Wannabe – 아리랑 (Arirang) : 352 *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***

25. (-2) Monday Kiz – 남자야 (A Man) : 338
26. (-5) Mose – 내 사랑 (My Love) : 321
27. (-12) Jang Nara – 사랑부르기 (Calling Out Love) : 304
28. (-2) Lee Seung Chul – 시계 (Watch) : 274
29. (+3) The Nuts – 내 사람입니다 (This is My Person) : 262
30. (+4) Kim Ah Joong – MARIA : 236
31. (-3) Big Bang – 흔들어 (Shake It) : 218
32. (-5) Position – 하루 (One Day) : 217
33. (New) Lisa (feat. Lee Seung Chul) – 시작보다 끝이 아름다운 사랑 (Love With A Sweet Ending) : 195
34. (+1) Park Sang Min – 울지마요 (Don't Cry) : 188
35. (New) Kara – Break It : 182
36. (New) M – So Sick : 176
37. (New) Tim – 이별앓이 (Painful Separation) : 165
38. (-7) Jadu – 식사부터하세요 (Please have a meal first) : 152
39. (+5) In Soon Yi – 거위의꿈 (Goose's Dream) : 151
40. (-16) Hwang Bo – 눈물도미안해서 (Sorry for tears) : 127
41. (New) Boom – 질러 (Scream) : 122
42. (+3) Masta Wu – Don't Stop : 119
43. (-3) Typhoon – 기다릴게… (I'll Wait) : 117
44. (+5) The Cross – 사랑하니까 (Because I Love You) : 102
45. (-7) Seo Ji Young – Hey Boy : 100
46. (-5) Maya – 나를외치다 (Crying Out Loud) : 99
47. (-5) As One – 다시 내곁으로 (Beside Me Again) : 98
48. (-15) Hye Ryoung – 반지하나 (One Ring) : 94
49. (-3) SS501 – 겁쟁이 (Coward) : 83
50. (-3) Bubble Sisters – 바보처럼 (Like A Fool) : 73

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. We are glad to add Channel [V]'s Korean [V] Countdown Chart as a source. For April 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) – 5%
Channel [V] Korean [V] Countdown – 5%
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, KBS Music Bank, SBS Music Space, KBS Yoon Do Hyun Love Letter, Show Music Tank, Channel [V] A-Live, Various MTV Korea Programs, Pops In Seoul) – 5%