No. 1 song: SG Wannabe's "아리랑" (Arirang) remains No. 1 for the 2nd straight week. As expected, this song is growing stronger this week with a score of 950 points, nearly 100 more than its closest competition Epik High's "Love Love Love". Looks like this song will spend a few more weeks on top.
Biggest Mover of the week: Yoon Gun's "사랑으로 빚진 날들" (The Days Of Being In Debt Because Of Love) moves up 19 spots to No. 13 this week. The ex-Brown Eyes member continues his strong showing on music charts and album sales. Looks like this song will be in the top 10 next week.
Hot shot debut: Park Hyo Shin's "미워하자" (Let's hate) is our highest debut this week at No. 24. This song is the follow up hit to "추억은 사랑을 닮아" (Memories resemble love), which had been on the top 20 for many weeks.
New songs: We have 9 new songs and 2 re-entries this week.
Songs to watch out:
4. Yoon Ha – 비밀번호 486 (Secret Number 486) – After lurking under the top 10 for the past few weeks, this song finally made a big move, up 8 spots to No. 4 this week. With strong album sales scores to support plus Yoon Ha's high exposure and increasing popularity, this song have a good chance to challange for the top spot in the near future.
7. Evan – 남자도… 어쩔 수 없다 (Man…Are Unavoidable) – Same as Yoon Ha's song, this song made a moderate jump to the top 10 after spending a few weeks under it. This is the kind of song that the more you listen, the more you like it. Evan offers us a totally different style than his Click B days.
8. Suh Young Eun – 완소그대 (Completely Precious You) – Suh Young Eun scored another top 10 hit with this mid-tempo song on just the 2nd week on the chart. Since 2004, Suh Young Eun has at least one top 10 hit each year even though she doesn't come out to perform very often. This song is a happy love song that we don't see often in k-pop.
28. Gummy – 통증 (Pain) – Title song from the MBC drama H.I.T. Drama OST's are usually sung by lesser known singers, but this OST has Gummy and Superjunior participating. This ballad is more pop-oriented instead of Gummy's usual R&B style.
30. Lee Ki Chan – 세사람 (New Person) – Just like Park Hyo Shin, Lee Ki Chan also switched to a new song this week. This song replaced the former No. 1 song "미인" (A Beauty). It is another good ballad on his 9th album which is very successful.
32. Lee Juck – 다행이다 (To be fortunate) – After releasing Panic's 4th album last year, Lee Juck returned to his solo activity this year with his own 3rd album. This ballad is about being thankful for a love that strengthens even the most exhausted soul. Lee Juck's unique vocal creates a new paradigm for quality love songs.
33. MC The Max – 가슴아 그만해 (My Heart Cannot Go On Like This Any Longer) – After a lengthy contract dispute with their former company, MC The Max finally returns with their 5th album. In the past, they usually released their album in deep Winter, a perfect season for their sad ballads. This is another vintage sad rock ballad for the group, even though they are returning to their roots with more up-tempo rock songs on their new album, they are still playing safe with the title song releasing tunes that they were successful in the past.
36. Nam Gyu Ri – 깊은밤을날아서 (Flying Into Deep Night) – See Ya's beautiful lead lady released her 1st solo hit, from the movie "Wedding No No" starring Eugene. It is a remake of an old Lee Moon Sae song. Unlike See Ya's usual R&B style, this mid-tempo song is more pop-oriented, and we hear a different Nam Gyu Ri than in the group.
43. Beige – 그림자 (Shadow) – Another highly acclaimed new female ballad singer. She has very high TV exposure in recent weeks with this song on gayo shows. She demonstrated very good vocal skills with her live performances. Check her 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.
Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Music: Lee Sun Woong, Choi Jin / Lyrics: Lee Sun Woong
Music: Im Chang Jung / Lyrics: Kim Chang Hwan
Music: Hwang Chan Hee / Lyrics: Wheesung
Music: Hwang Se Joon / Lyrics: Cho Eun Hee
Music: Hwang Chan Hee / Lyrics: Kim Tae Yoon
Music: Adam Alvermak / Lyrics: Lee Ji Eun
8. (+10) Suh Young Eun – 완소그대 (Completely Precious You)
Genre: Pop Ballad
Album: Suh Young Eun Vol. 7 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
Music: Moon Jung Kyu / Lyrics: Suh Young Eun
Music + Lyrics: Yoon Myung Sun
Music: Park Geun Tae, Kim Tae Hyun / Lyrics: Wheesung
Genre: R&B Ballad
Watch the performance
Album: Lyn Vol.4 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
Music + Lyrics: Wheesung
Music: Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Choi Kap Won
13. (+19) Yoon Gun – 사랑으로 빚진 날들 (The Days Of Being In Debt Because Of Love) *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Genre: R&B ballad
Album: Yoon Gun Vol. 3 Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
Music: Yang Chang Ik / Lyrics: Han Kyung Hye
Music: Tiger JK / Lyrics: ANN1
Music + Lyrics : Kim Jung Yoo
Music + Lyrics: Jung Yeon Joon
Music: Ahn Sung Il / Lyrics: Ahn Sung Il, Rain
Music + Lyrics: Yoon Myung Sun
Music: Choi Ji Ho / Lyrics: Choi Min Ho
Music + Lyrics: Park Jin Young
21. (+4) Lee Seung Chul – 시계 (Watch) : 402
22. (+5) Kil Gun – 흔들어봐 (Shake It) : 392
23. (–) K.Will – 왼쪽가슴 (Left Chest) : 382
24. (New) Park Hyo Shin – 미워하자 (Let's hate) : 380 *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
25. (+4) Kara – Break It : 310
26. (-6) See Ya – 미워요 (Hate You) : 297
27. (+1) Kim Dong Ryul – 감사 (Thank You) : 269
28. (New) Gummy – 통증 (Pain) (from drama H.I.T. OST) : 267
29. (+2) BMK – 하루살이 (Day Fly) : 256
30. (New) Lee Ki Chan – 세사람 (New Person) : 234
31. (-5) Monday Kiz – 남자야 (A Man) : 232
32. (New) Lee Juck – 다행이다 (To be fortunate) : 228
33. (New) MC The Max – 가슴아 그만해 (My Heart Cannot Go On Like This Any Longer) : 210
34. (+5) Sei – 잘못했나요 (Is it a mistake?) : 197
35. (+5) In Soon Yi – 거위의꿈 (Goose's Dream) : 183
36. (New) Nam Gyu Ri – 깊은밤을날아서 (Flying Into Deep Night) : 179
37. (New) Bobby Kim – You're My Everything : 175
38. (-14) The Nuts – 내 사람입니다 (This is My Person) : 163
39. (+2) Jang Nara – 사랑부르기 (Calling Out Love) : 157
40. (-6) Position – 하루 (One Day) : 151
41. (-5) Soul Town – My Lady : 145
42. (-9) Lisa (feat. Lee Seung Chul) – 시작보다 끝이 아름다운 사랑 (Love With A Sweet Ending) : 137
43. (New) Beige – 그림자 (Shadow) : 118
44. (-14) Mose – 내 사랑 (My Love) : 117
45. (-10) Hwang Bo – 눈물도미안해서 (Sorry for tears) : 113
46. (-8) Tim – 이별앓이 (Painful Separation) : 111
47. (New) Bobby Kim & Buga Kingz – 뒷걸음 (Backward Step) (from drama "The Devil" OST) : 104
48. (Re-entry) Lee Seung Hwan – 울다 (Cry) : 81
49. (Re-entry) NoRaJo – 사생결단 (Desperation) : 80
50. (-8) The Cross – 사랑하니까 (Because I Love You) : 78
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 May week 1:
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) – 5%
Channel [V] Korean [V] Countdown – 5%
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, Show Music Tank, Pops In Seoul) – 5%