Weekly Music Chart 2007 – June week 3

2007-06-19 04:49:11 2010-11-24 11:06:46

No. 1 song: As expected, Yangpa has the new No. 1 song with "사랑…그게 뭔데" (Love…What Is That?). She edged out SG Wannabe’s “한여름날의꿈” (One Summer Dream) by 15 points. Yangpa has enjoyed a very successful comeback after a layoff of 6 years, capped by this No. 1 song and her top-selling album “Windows of My Soul”.

Biggest Mover of the week: A surprise song is our biggest mover – Banana Girl’s (feat. Lee Yeon Ji)’s 쵸콜렛 (Chocolate). As I mentioned last week, Banana Girl is a project album of dance music that features a different female singer each time. Lee Yeon Ji is featured on this song. A bevy of female stars – Kan Mi Youn, Star, Bae Sul Gi, Solbi (Typhoon), Hanna and Son Myung Eun – appears in the music video, upping the merriment in general.

Hot shot debut: Dynamic Duo (feat. Naul)’s “출첵” (Attendance Checkup) is our highest debut this week at No. 27. Dynamic Duo has the top-selling album in Korea now. This hip-hop duo also has their mainstream breakthrough on their last album, like Lee Ssang. Their music is more hard core hip-hop. This song is going to move up a lot next week when the album sales score kicks in. The music video spoofs various TV programs, adding to the fun of the story.

New songs: We have 6 new songs and 2 re-entries this week.

Songs to watch out:

4. See Ya – 사랑의인사 (Love Greeting) – This song is moving up quickly on the chart, up 12 spots to No. 4. It is not surprising as all but one of See Ya’s singles have reached the top 5. With their success, I think See Ya has become the top female group in Korea now. This is definitely a potential No. 1 song.

14. Hyun Young – 연애혁명 (Love Revolution) – Hyun Young returns to the top 20 with a re-make of popular Japanese group Morning Musume's “Love Revolution21”. Hyun Young’s last hit “Noona’s Dream” was also a re-make so it is not surprising to see her doing it again.

32. Goodbye Sadness – 오죽했으면 (How desperate) – moved up steadily (9 spots) in its 2nd week on the chart. This singer with a husky voice has gained popularity with this song which has received strong airplay and is doing well on internet charts, even though he has not performed this song on TV shows. The music video, starring Jung Il Woo and Paik Sung Hyun, is about a man betraying a friend to seek revenge for his father's death. Jung Il Woo exudes charisma in his role.

45. DBSG -하루달 (Air City OST) (Day Moon) – title song from the mega MBC weekend drama starring Lee Jung Jae and Choi Ji Woo. The drama rating is disappointing, but the OST features many SM Entertainment artists. DBSG sang this title song. Unlike other DBSG hits, don’t expect this song to go too high on the chart unless they are coming out to perform (which it won’t happen). The scores are purely based on album sales.

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. (+2) Yang Pa – 사랑…그게 뭔데 (Love…What Is That?) *** 1 WEEK NO. 1 ***
Genre: Pop Ballad
Watch the performance
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 artiste's sweet voice sings about the emotions felt while lovers part.

Music: Park Keun Tae / Lyrics: Kang Eun Kyung
Score: 941

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: 926

3. (+2) CSJH The Grace – 한번 더 OK? (One More Time OK?)
Genre: Pop / Dance
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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: 857

4. (+12) 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: 833

5. (-4) Lexy (feat. Ji Eun) – 하늘위로 (Up to the sky)
Genre: Hip-hop
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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: 815

6. (-2) 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: 784

7. (-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: 780

8. (+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: 689

9. (-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: 667

10. (–) Lee Ssang (feat. ALI) – 발레리노(Ballerino)
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 Lee Ssang'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: 661

11. (-4) 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: 657

12. (–) 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: 574

13. (-4) 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: 538

14. (+11) Hyun Young – 연애혁명 (Love Revolution)
Genre: Pop
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Album: Hyun Young 2nd Single Album Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV:This is the title track to Hyun Young's 2nd single album by the same name and a re-make of popular Japanese group Morning Musume's 'Love Revolution21.' Hyun Young, made up like a Barbie doll in the music video, offers a comical performance to go with her exuberant singing.

Music: Morning Musume's "Love Revolution21" / Lyrics: Hong Ji Yoo
Score: 436

15. (–) 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.

Music: Lee Jang Hee / Lyrics: Lee Jang Hee, Turtleman
Score: 432

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

Arirang TV: Follow up song of Lee Ki Chan's 9th album, "Para Ti", this is another emtional ballad for Lee Ki Chan. A new version, featuring Wax, has been released on the repackaged version of Lee Ki Chan's 9th album, making this song even more popular.

Music: Hagiw / Lyrics: Shim Hyun Bo
Score: 426

17. (-6) 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: 405

18. (+6) T – 검은 행복 (Black Happiness)
Genre: Hip-hop
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Album: T Vol. 3 Track 9 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849: This is the follow up song for T's 3rd album, "YOONMIRAE." T, Yoon Mirae produced the entire album. Unlike the title song "Did You Forget" which was a ballad, this song is an upbeat hip-hop piece that is much more vintage to T's best music. In the past, her solo singles were usually R&B ballads, but in this song she has a chance to rap, reminding us of her days in Uptown and in Tashannie.

Music: The Quiett / Lyrics: Tiger JK
Score: 401

19. (-5) 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: 386

20. (+3) Lee Jae Won – I'm So Hot
Genre: Hip-hop / Dance
Watch the performance
Album: Lee Jae Won Vol. 1.5 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the title song to Lee Jae-won's 1.5th album. A hip-hop dance track peppered with a merry beat and a black musical style, it blankets listeners with the feel of a hip-hop club, one in which they'd want to dance. It's a catchy song that draws people in, a track that could be enjoyed by anyone in a light-hearted and fun way.

Music + Lyrics: Park Sung Ho
Score: 344

21. (+15) Banana Girl – 쵸콜렛 (Chocolate) : 325 *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***

22. (-2) Ji Eun – 어제와다른오늘 (Yesterday different from today) : 324
23. (-6) Paran – 그녀와 난 (Her and I) : 313
24. (+2) Min Hyo Rin – Stars : 307
25. (+3) Yoon Gun – 설마 (Impossible) : 297
26. (+3) Park Hyo Shin – 미워하자 (Let's hate) : 268
27. (New) Dynamic Duo (feat. 나얼) – 출첵 (Attendance Checkup) : 247 *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***

28. (-10) Nam Gyu Ri – 깊은밤을날아서 (Flying Into Deep Night) : 229
29. (-8) Lyn – 이별살이 (Separate Life) : 208
30. (-3) Wonder Girls – 미안한 마음 ~tears~ (Sorry feeling ~tears~) : 189
31. (+1) Viva Soul – Cry : 187
32. (+9) Goodbye Sadness – 오죽했으면 (How desperate) : 184
33. (+12) Kil Gun – 흔들어봐 (Shake It) : 182
34. (-4) Free Style – 수취인불명 (Addresses Not Found) : 181
35. (-13) Magoply – 비행소녀 (Flight Girl) : 173
36. (-3) Kara – Break It : 166
37. (+9) YB – 사랑했어요 (Loved You) : 164
38. (Re-entry) Beige – 그림자 (Shadow) : 163
39. (–) Superjunior-T – 로꾸거 (Ro Ggu Guh!!!) : 157
40. (+3) MC Sniper (feat. 배치기) – Smile Again : 148
41. (New) MOT – 클로즈 (Closed) : 142
42. (-7) Soul Town – My Lady : 132
43. (-6) Verbal Jint – Favorite : 131
44. (New) Tei – 눈물에 잠기다 (Locked up in tears) : 129
45. (New) DBSG (Air City OST) – 하루달 (Day Moon) : 126
46. (New) 4men – 선물 (Gift) : 117
47. (Re-entry) Kim Jong Seo – I Love You : 114
48. (-8) K.Will – 왼쪽가슴 (Left Chest) : 106
49. (-1) IV COS – 죽어도 갖지 못할 사랑 (The Love That I Will Never Be Able To Get) : 103
50. (New) Seo Yeon – 여름안에서 (In Summer) : 99

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 3:

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, MNet, Muz, Bugs, Ohdio, Soribada) – 15%
Hanteo Gayo Chart – 10% (1 week lag)
Gasoo appearance on gayo shows (MBC Show! Music Core, Dream Concert, KBS Music Bank, KBS Yoon Do Hyun Love Letter, MNet M!Countdown, Show Music Tank, Channel[V] A-Live "Big Day Out Fantasia", Pops In Seoul) – 5%