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.
Music: Park Keun Tae / Lyrics: Kang Eun Kyung
Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Music + Lyrics: Kenzie
Music: Perry,용감한형제 / Lyrics: Yang Hyun Suk
Music: Shin In Soo / Lyrics: Yang Jae Sun
Music: Hwang Chan Hee / Lyrics: Wheesung
Music: Lee Sun Woong, Choi Jin / Lyrics: Lee Sun Woong
Music: Im Chang Jung / Lyrics: Kim Chang Hwan
Music + Lyrics: Lee Ssang
Genre: Pop Ballad
Watch the performance
Album: Byul Vol. 4 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
Music: PJ / Lyrics: Choi Kap Won
Music + Lyrics: Lee Juck
Music: Park Geun Tae / Lyrics: Kang Eun Kyung
Music: Morning Musume's "Love Revolution21" / Lyrics: Hong Ji Yoo
Music: Lee Jang Hee / Lyrics: Lee Jang Hee, Turtleman
Music: Hagiw / Lyrics: Shim Hyun Bo
Music: Adam Alvermak / Lyrics: Lee Ji Eun
Music: The Quiett / Lyrics: Tiger JK
Music: Moon Jung Kyu / Lyrics: Suh Young Eun
Music + Lyrics: Park Sung Ho
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%