No. 1 song: MC The Max's "가슴아 그만해" (My Heart Cannot Go On Like This Any Longer) moves up to the top spot this week, edging out Lexy's "하늘위로" (Up to the sky) by 13 points. This is the trio's 4th No. 1 song. Since their 2nd album, each of MC The Max's title song has reached No. 1, and this song is of no exception. They are really a model of consistency with their trademark rock ballads.
Biggest Mover of the week: CSJH The Grace scored their first top 20 hit with "한번 더 OK?" (One More Time OK?), moving up 22 spots to No. 17. To our surprise, the female quartet has not previously reached the top 20 despite high exposure. This powerful dance track is written by Kenzie, who has written many hits for SM artists.
Hot shot debut: Lee Jae Won's "I'm So Hot" is our highest debut this week at No. 34. This song is coming from Lee Jae Won's 1.5 album. Lee Jae Won shows a lot of powerful dance hip-hop moves on his performance. This song is perfect for summer.
New songs: A quiet week, only 4 new songs and 2 re-entries.
Songs to watch out:
4. Yoon Ha – 비밀번호 486 (Secret Number 486) – Despite being on the chart for a long time, Yoon Ha finally got her first taste of top spot by winning the mutizen award on SBS Inky Gayo last week. This song is rebounding on a lot of charts this week, so it moves back up to No. 4. Her album sales are still very strong. Let see if she can reach No. 1 on this chart before switching to another song.
19. T – 검은 행복 (Black Happiness) – Seems that this song received better reception than her 1st hit ""잊었니" (Did you forget?) on this album. As I mentioned last week, this song is much more to T's root of hip-hop so it is not surprised than fans perfered this than her ballads.
21. Gummy – 통증 (Pain) – We haven't had a drama OST song hitting the top 20 yet this year. This song from drama H.I.T. is knocking on the door. Despite its so-so rating, this R&B song is quite popular.
24. Lee Ki Chan – 세사람 (New Person) – A new version of this song featuring WAX has been surfaced recently on his repackaged 9th album. May be that's enough to push this song up to the top 20.
40. Ji Eun – 어제와다른오늘 (Yesterday different from today) – One of YG's top female prospects, Ji Eun has been in training for a few years and also featured on other YG artists albums, the most recent one being Lexy's "Up to the sky". Her first solo effort is an R&B ballad which showcased her rich voice. Ji Eun hasn't come out to perform in public yet and looks like she doesn't plan to, which may hurt the popularity of this song.
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: Shin In Soo / Lyrics: Yang Jae Sun
Music: Perry,용감한형제 / Lyrics: Yang Hyun Suk
Music: Park Geun Tae / Lyrics: Kang Eun Kyung
Music: Hwang Chan Hee / Lyrics: Wheesung
Music: Im Chang Jung / Lyrics: Kim Chang Hwan
Music + Lyrics: Lee Juck
Music: Lee Sun Woong, Choi Jin / Lyrics: Lee Sun Woong
8. (+1) 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: PJ / Lyrics: Choi Kap Won
Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Genre: R&B ballad
Watch the performance
Album: Evan Vol. 1 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
Music: Adam Alvermak / Lyrics: Lee Ji Eun
Music + Lyrics: Yoon Myung Sun
Music + Lyrics: Lee Young Hoon
14. (–) Yoon Gun – 사랑으로 빚진 날들 (The Days Of Being In Debt Because Of Love)
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 + Lyrics: Wheesung
Music + Lyrics: Kenzie
Music: Hwang Chan Hee / Lyrics: Kim Tae Yoon
Music: The Quiett / Lyrics: Tiger JK
Music: Kim Joo Wan / Lyrics: Kim Joo Wan + Park Sung Yong
21. (+5) Gummy – 통증 (Drama H.I.T. OST) (Pain) : 329
22. (-4) Kara – Break It : 328
23. (-3) Park Hyo Shin – 미워하자 (Let's hate) : 307
24. (+5) Lee Ki Chan – 세사람 (New Person) : 299
25. (-1) Bobby Kim – You're My Everything : 286
26. (-1) Superjunior-T – 로꾸거 (Ro Ggu Guh!!!) : 257
27. (-6) Kil Gun – 흔들어봐 (Shake It) : 253
28. (–) Wonder Girls – Irony : 242
29. (+3) The Nuts – 내 사람입니다 (This is My Person) : 224
30. (+1) In Soon Yi – 거위의꿈 (Goose's Dream) : 221
31. (-8) Lee Seung Chul – 시계 (Watch) : 208
32. (-5) Free Style – 수취인불명 (Addresses Not Found) : 198
33. (–) K.Will – 왼쪽가슴 (Left Chest) : 189
34. (New) Lee Jae Won – I'm so hot : 177 *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
35. (+6) Kim Dong Ryul – 감사 (Thank You) : 165
36. (–) The Cross – 사랑하니까 (Because I Love You) : 161
37. (+1) Soul Town – My Lady : 149
38. (-8) Rumble Fish – Smile Again : 148
39. (-5) Seo In Young – 너를원해 (I Want You) : 147
40. (New) Ji Eun – 어제와다른오늘 (Yesterday different from today) : 140
41. (+4) Paran – 그녀와 난 (Her and I) : 124
42. (New) D.CARPIO – Sexy Girl : 111
43. (Re-entry) IV COS – 죽어도 갖지 못할 사랑 (The Love That I Will Never Be Able To Get) : 106
44. (-2) Lee Eun Min – 지겹죠 (Tiresome) : 100
45. (Re-entry) BMK – 하루살이 (Day Fly) : 99
46. (New) Lazybone – 나는새 (I am a bird) : 98
47. (+1) Lassi – 혼잣말 (Soliloquy) : 97
48. (-11) Lee Hyori – 잔소리 (Scolded) : 92
49. (+1) Hun – 그맙습니다 (Thank You) (Drama OST) : 88
50. (-6) JC Band – 잊어버려 (Forget it) : 86
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 4:
ChartKorea – 20%
Hanteo and KMDIA Weekly Album Sales (2 weeks lag) – 20%
MNet M!Countdown + KMTV Live Show Rank – 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, Ohdio, Soribada) – 15%
Hanteo Gayo Chart – 10% (1 week lag)
Gasoo appearance on gayo shows (MBC Show! Music Core, SBS Inky Gayo, KBS Music Bank, KBS Yoon Do Hyun Love Letter, Show Music Tank, Channel [V] A-Live, Pops In Seoul) – 5%