Weekly Music Chart 2007 – June week 2

2007-06-12 06:52:15 2010-11-24 11:06:45

No. 1 song: Lexy remains No. 1 with "하늘위로" (Up to the sky) for the 2nd straight week. Again, she beat out strong competition in SG Wannabe's "한여름날의꿈" (One Summer Dream) and Yangpa's big mover "사랑…그게 뭔데" (Love…What Is That?). Even though Lexy's song has not hit No. 1 on any charts in Korea yet, it is consistently listed in the top 5 on all our chart sources, enabling her to capture the top spot here.

Biggest Mover of the week: As expected, Yangpa's "사랑…그게 뭔데" (Love…What Is That?) makes a big jump this week, moving up 26 spots to No. 3. This should be the No. 1 song next week. The song is so popular in Korea that in many gayo shows, the MCs (or celebs) are singing part of this song to introduce it. This song's movement into the top 10 means that Park Keun Tae and Kang Eun Kyung has 2 songs in the top 10 this week, along with Ivy's "이럴거면" (If it is like this). Both are excellent ballads.

Hot shot debut: Lee Ssang (feat. ALI)'s "발레리노" (Ballerino) debuts high at No. 10 this week. Last album was a breakthrough for Lee Ssang, the big hit "내가 웃는 게 아니야" (I am not smiling) was a No. 1 song at the end of 2005, basically moved Lee Ssang from underground to mainstream. This time, Lee Ssang continued to please mainstream audiences with this mid-tempo hip-hop ballad. The timing of this song is good as Lee Ssang is making their come back specials on various shows this weekend. Let see if this song can do as well as "I am not smiling".

New songs: We have 8 new songs this week.

Songs to watch out:

5. CSJH The Grace – 한번 더 OK? (One More Time OK?) – Even though only moving up 1 spot this week, this song is the new No. 1 song in the latest MNet M!Countdown chart. That means it should move up further on our chart next week.

16. See Ya – 사랑의인사 (Love Greeting) – See Ya has become a hit machine ever since they debuted last year. This is the title song from their 2nd studio album. It is impressive that this song debuts into the top 20 without having the album scores yet. That means it should be in the top 10 next week. Most of See Ya's songs previously were written by Cho Young Soo. However, this song is written by Kim Do Hoon.

17. Paran – 그녀와 난 (Her and I) – Paran quietly moves into the top 20 with this mid-tempo song from their single album "The First". Just like See Ya's song, this song should be in the top 10 very soon.

25. Hyun Young – 연애혁명 (Love Revolution) – Hyun Young is back singing again! The famous actress and MC scored a top 20 hit "Noona's Dream" last year. A re-make of popular Japanese group Morning Musume's 'Love Revolution21. This song is more up-tempo and it is good for summer listening. Let see if she can hit the top 10 this time.

36. Banana Girl (feat. Lee Yeon Ji) – 쵸콜렛 (Chocolate) – Banana Girl is a project which features different female vocalist singing dance songs. You can say she is the up-tempo version of Page and/or Ran. This time, upcoming talent Lee Yeon Ji (who is the female MC of KBS Music Bank now) is featured on this cute song.

41. Goodbye Sadness – 오죽했으면 (How desperate) – I think many of you have seen this movie like poster: http://img.news.yahoo.co.kr/picture/82/200…82_135205_0.jpg and it is regarding this song. I do not have too many details of the singer but his real name is Koo Jung Hyun. He has a husky voice like Tei and Park Hyo Shin. This is a very good ballad with a nice arrangement.

46. YB – 사랑했어요 (Loved You) – Yoon Do Hyun Band (YB) recently released their 3rd live album and this is the title song. Like most of their previous title songs, this is a rock ballad that showcased Yoon Do Hyun's soulful vocals.

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. (–) Lexy (feat. Ji Eun) – 하늘위로 (Up to the sky) *** 2 WEEKS NO. 1 ***
Genre: Hip-hop
Watch the performance
Album: Lexy Vol. 3 track 4 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the title song for Lexy's 3rd album, 'Rush,' and it's an appealing piece indeed, with Lexy's powerful rapping and YG-entertainment's newcomer Kim Ji Eun's mechanical vocal style. A fast and light-hearted melody melds charmingly with rapping to bring out Lexy's almost uni-sexual appeal. The strong beats, punctuated with electronic sounds and driven with speed, create a surreal effect.

Music: Perry,용감한형제 / Lyrics: Yang Hyun Suk
Score: 914

2. (+2) SG Wannabe (feat. Ok Ju Hyun) – 한여름날의꿈 (One Summer Dream)
Genre: R&B Ballad
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Album: SG Wannabe Vol. 4 Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849: This is the follow up song to SG Wannabe's 4th album, "The Sentimental Chord." FINKL's Ok Ju Hyun is featured in this R&B ballad with a traditional opening arrangement.

Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Score: 876

3. (+26) Yang Pa – 사랑…그게 뭔데 (Love…What Is That?) *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Genre: Pop Ballad
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Album: Yang Pa Vol. 4 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the title song to Yang Pa's 5th album, 'The Windows of My Soul.' Making a comeback after 6 years, Yang Pa uses lovely stringed melodies and a string sampling from a variation of 'Pachelbel's Canon' in this song. The artist's sweet voice sings about the emotions felt while lovers part.

Music: Park Keun Tae / Lyrics: Kang Eun Kyung
Score: 871

4. (-1) MC The Max – 가슴아 그만해 (My Heart Cannot Go On Like This Any Longer)
Genre: Rock Ballad
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Album: MC The Max Vol. 5 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the title song to M.C The Max's 5th album, 'Returns.' With a lyrical melody and the deeply appealing voice of Lee Su, this track has become the representative M.C The Max ballad. The music video stars Yoon Kye-sang and Park Si-yeon as heartbroken lovers who have separated and includes a touching kiss scene.

Music: Shin In Soo / Lyrics: Yang Jae Sun
Score: 868

5. (+1) CSJH The Grace – 한번 더 OK? (One More Time OK?)
Genre: Pop / Dance
Watch the performance
Album: CSJH The Grace Vol. 1 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the title song for TSZX The Grace's first album by the same name. Created by popular composer Kenzie, it's a great R&B dance track laced with bold lyrics and a powerful arrangement. The spectacular visuals combine the members' explosive vocal skills with fierce dancing. Especially noteworthy is how the four gals showcase their distinct individual charms in the latter half of the music video, when they perform solo using a pole.

Music + Lyrics: Kenzie
Score: 820

6. (-1) 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: 806

7. (+2) Byul – 미워도좋아 (Don't care if you hate it)
Genre: Pop Ballad
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Album: Byul Vol. 4 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This Korean-style pop ballad is the title song to Star's 4th album, 'Her Story.' The lyrics contain the last words a woman wants to say to her departing man. Star personally stars in her music video, playing a woman who cherishes her high school crush and showing her great acting skills in the process.

Music: PJ / Lyrics: Choi Kap Won
Score: 773

8. (-1) Chae Yeon – My Love
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: 749

9. (-7) Ivy – 이럴거면 (If it is like this)
Genre: Pop Ballad
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Album: Ivy Vol. 2 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured in Ivy's 2nd album,'A Sweet Moment,' this moving ballad is about missing a former love. Ballad hitmaker Park Geun-tae composed the work. A mainstream melody and lyrics that portray a woman's sensitivity showcase Ivy's impressive vocal skills.

Music: Park Geun Tae / Lyrics: Kang Eun Kyung
Score: 719

10. (New) Lee Ssang (feat. ALI) – 발레리노(Ballerino) *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Genre: hip-hop
Watch the MV
Album: Lee Ssang Vol. 4 Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the title track to Leessang's 4th album, 'Black Sun.' The hip-hop piece tells a love story, with lyrics and a melody that are poetic. Ryu Seung-beom stars in the music video, which was made by his brother, the director Ryu Seung-wan. The piece depicts the pain of a man who has lost the woman he loves.

Music + Lyrics: Lee Ssang
Score: 670

11. (-3) 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

Arirang TV: Featured in Epik High's 4th album, "Remapping the Human Soul," this musically sophisticated track features Casker's Yoong-jin, a master at electronic and lounge-style music. It's an electronica song that re-interprets love's typical and corny stories.

Music: Lee Sun Woong, Choi Jin / Lyrics: Lee Sun Woong
Score: 626

12. (-2) Lee Juck – 다행이다 (To be fortunate)
Genre: Rock Ballad
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Album: Lee Juck Vol. 3 Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the title song to Lee Juck's 3rd album, "Wooden Song." The lyrical ballad is about being thankful, with all your heart, for a love that strengthens even the most exhausted soul. Lee Juck's heartfelt vocals, at once restrained and tear-jerking, create a new paradigm for quality love songs.

Music + Lyrics: Lee Juck
Score: 587

13. (-1) Lee Ki Chan – 세사람 (Three Person)
Genre: Pop Ballad
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Album: Lee Ki Chan Vol. 9 Track 4 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured in Lee Ki-chan's 9th album, 'Para Ti,' this moving ballad is about the misguided loves of three people each looking in different directions. Actress Kim Seon-a stars in the music video, giving a delicate yet edgy performance as a woman who misses her ex-flame. She provides a sharp look at the psychological state of a woman filled with sadness and pain.

Music: Hagiw / Lyrics: Shim Hyun Bo
Score: 562

14. (-3) Suh Young Eun – 완소그대 (Completely Precious You)
Genre: Pop Ballad
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Album: Suh Young Eun Vol. 7 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured in Suh Young Eun's 7th album, "Happily Ever After," this song contains lyrics written by the artiste herself and is about being grateful to a cherished love. With her charming and appealing voice, Suh Young Eun fills her audience with a positively warm and fuzzy feeling through a song that's at once heartwarming, vibrant and fresh.

Music: Moon Jung Kyu / Lyrics: Suh Young Eun
Score: 547

15. (-2) Turtles – 한동안뜸했었지 (It's been a long time)
Genre: Pop / Dance
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Album: Turtles Remake Single Album Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the title song of Turtle's single album, 'Turtle Stretching,' and a re-make of a track by a popular 70s group called Love and Peace. Turtle added its trademark Miami sound and mood to the original, including a new melody and lyrics, reviving the song as a fun dance track.


Score: 538

16. (New) See Ya – 사랑의인사 (Love Greeting)
Genre: Pop Ballad
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Album: See Ya Vol. 2 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849: The title song from See Ya's 2nd album "Lovely Sweetheart". This song was composed by Kim Do Hoon, who is well known for composing songs for SG Wannabe, Lee Hyori, Fly To The Sky, Lee Seung Gi…etc. This song was created with samples of classical music and acoustic instruments.


Score: 499

17. (+10) Paran – 그녀와 난 (Her and I)
Genre: Pop
Watch the performance
Album: Paran single album "The First" Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the title song of Paran's single album, 'The First.' A revival-style song written by newcomer Won Tae-yeon, it showcases Paran's musical transformation, not to mention, an 80's pop sound, easy melody and unique charm. You can also check out Paran's retro moves and fashions in the music video.

Music: Won Sang Woo / Lyrics: Won Tae Yeon
Score: 442

18. (-2) Nam Gyu Ri – 깊은밤을날아서 (Flying Into Deep Night)
Genre: Pop
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Album: Wedding No-No Movie Single – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured in the OST of the movie, "Wedding No-No," this song is a fresh and vibrant re-arrangement of an Lee Moon-sae song by Nam Kyu-ri, from the group, See Ya. The movie stars former-SES member Eugene and Ha Seok-jin. It's about a romance between two people from different backgrounds and vastly different families. The romantic comedy presents an entertaining take on two families trying to become in-laws.

Music + Lyrics: Lee Young Hoon
Score: 400

19. (-4) Evan – 남자도… 어쩔 수 없다 (Man…Are Unavoidable)
Genre: R&B ballad
Watch the performance
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: 396

20. (+3) Ji Eun – 어제와다른오늘 (Yesterday different from today)
Genre: R&B Ballad
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Arirang TV: This ballad is the title song to Ji-eun's debut album, 'Rain,' and one that showcases Ji-eun's impressive vocal skills. The artist can also be heard singing the main melody on Lexy's recent hit, 'Above Heaven.' The music video, starring Koo Hae-sun, portrays the sadness of having to abruptly let go of a lover who's been in a car accident.

Music: Lee Hyun Jung / Lyrics: Lee Kyung Nam
Score: 337

21. (-3) Lyn – 이별살이 (Separate Life) : 312
22. (-3) Magoply – 비행소녀 (Flight Girl) : 311
23. (-9) Lee Jae Won – I'm so hot : 305
24. (-2) T – 검은 행복 (Black Happiness) : 295
25. (New) Hyun Young – 연애혁명 (Love Revolution) : 291
26. (+8) Min Hyo Rin – Stars : 286
27. (-3) Wonder Girls – 미안한 마음 ~tears~ (Sorry feeling ~tears~) : 283
28. (-3) Yoon Gun – 설마 (Impossible) : 275
29. (-9) Park Hyo Shin – 미워하자 (Let's hate) : 268
30. (+2) Free Style – 수취인불명 (Addresses Not Found) : 267
31. (+2) The Nuts – 내 사람입니다 (This is My Person) : 250
32. (-15) Viva Soul – Cry : 223
33. (-12) Kara – Break It : 219
34. (-4) Bobby Kim – You're My Everything : 212
35. (-7) Soul Town – My Lady : 204
36. (New) Banana Girl – 쵸콜렛 (Chocolate) : 188
37. (+1) Verbal Jint – Favorite : 174
38. (+7) Jang Yoon Jung – 어부바 (Piggyback) : 161
39. (-13) Superjunior-T – 로꾸거 (Ro Ggu Guh!!!) : 155
40. (-5) K.Will – 왼쪽가슴 (Left Chest) : 140
41. (New) Goodbye Sadness – 오죽했으면 (How desperate) : 136
42. (-3) In Soon Yi – 거위의꿈 (Goose's Dream) : 132
43. (-6) MC Sniper (feat. Bae Chi Gi) – Smile Again : 130
44. (-1) Kim Dong Ryul – 감사 (Thank You) : 126
45. (-14) Kil Gun – 흔들어봐 (Shake It) : 125
46. (New) YB – 사랑했어요 (Loved You) : 119
47. (New) Poppin Hyun Joon – Don't Stop : 117
48. (-6) IV COS – 죽어도 갖지 못할 사랑 (The Love That I Will Never Be Able To Get) : 114
49. (New) Yeon Woo – 단 하루를 살아도 (Even if I live just for a day) : 110
50. (-10) Lazybone – 나는새 (I am a bird) : 107

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 June week 2:

ChartKorea – 20%
Hanteo and KMDIA Weekly Album Sales (2 weeks lag) – 20%
MNet M!Countdown + MNet Internet Chart + KMTV Live Show Rank Charts – 20%
SBS – Inky Gayo Take 7 poll + Internet Chart + MP3 Download Chart (1 week lag) – 10%
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, KMTV Live Show Rank, Show Music Tank, Channel[V] A-Live "Big Day Out", Pops In Seoul) – 5%