Weekly Music Chart 2007 – June week 4

2007-06-28 00:47:08 2010-11-24 11:06:47

No. 1 song: Yangpa held on to the top spot for the 2nd week with "사랑…그게 뭔데" (Love…What Is That?). This song is also No. 1 on MNet’s M!Countdown this week. Yangpa beats out 2 strong challengers in See Ya and SG Wannabe. All top 3 songs scored 900 or more points this week, which is very rare.

Biggest Mover of the week: Dynamic Duo (feat. Naul)’s “출첵” (Attendance Checkup) makes an expected big jump this week, moving up 18 spots to No. 9. This week their album sales score starts to count, and they had the top selling album, plus they are starting to promote this song on gayo shows. Therefore the big move is not a surprise.

Hot shot debut: Battle’s “말해” (Tell Me) is our highest debut this week at No. 16. This is the title song of their 2nd single album, which had decent sales numbers to support. This mid-tempo song is about a man who is hesitant about confessing his love and a woman telling him to just say the words. With cute lyrics, a lively beat and a fun melody, this love song fits perfectly with Battle's bright and fresh image.

New songs: We have 9 new songs and 1 re-entry this week.

Songs to watch out:

4. Lee Ssang (feat. ALI) 발레리노 (Ballerino) – After staying put at No. 10 last week, this song moves up 6 spots to No. 4. As I mentioned last week, Lee Ssang is starting to perform and we are seeing him on almost every gayo shows, it will definitely help this song to move up further.

20. Ivy – Cupido – Ivy is generating hit after hit. This is already the 3rd single from her highly successful 2nd album, replacing “이럴거면” (If it is like this). Ivy is going back to a dance song this time. Unlike her No. 1 song “Temptation of Sonata”, this song is more of a cute type dance song, which fits the summer season perfectly. Let see if this song can be another top 5 hit for Ivy.

21. Oh Jong Hyuk – 사랑이그래요 (Love is like that) – Oh Jong Hyuk joined Evan as ex-Click B members on the chart. Oh Jong Hyuk actually was the first to release an album, with the top 10 song “죽을만큼…”(Deadly) last year. This new song is a digital single, written by singer The Name, and lyrics by Wheesung. The music video is the painful love-and-separation story of a guy who wants to erase all the painful memories following a break-up.

22. Tony An (feat. SAT) – Melody – A very commercial pop song with Tony’s rapping and singing, and SAT on the chorus part. The music video, which stars the artist, shows characters on the phone in two time periods – 1960 and 2007.

26. Clazziquai – Lover Boy – Title song of Clazziquai’s highly anticipated 3rd album. Clazziquai’s music is always unique, with a mix of jazz, pop, and rock. This song was influenced by the new wave genre of the 80s, this electronica-infused track features a great vocal pairing between the sexy-sounding Horan and romantic-crooner Alex.

39. J (feat. Lee Jung) – 눈물로 (with tears) – J is back with another duet after last year’s “Perhaps Love” with Howl. This time Lee Jung is the male counterpart. This song has a smooth melody and is sung with J's soft and affectionate voice. It is about someone having to forget another person through tears.

47. Danny Ahn (feat. Sweet Sorrow) – 꿈이었으면 (If this were a dream) – G.O.D. member Danny Ahn released his first solo single. As usual, Danny is doing the rapping, the singing part featured Sweet Sorrow. The sad love song is about a guy who wishes his break-up were a dream. It's a remake of the Japanese group Chemistry's 'Your Name Never Gone'

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. (–) Yang Pa – 사랑…그게 뭔데 (Love…What Is That?) *** 2 WEEKS 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 artist's sweet voice sings about the emotions felt while lovers part.

Music: Park Keun Tae / Lyrics: Kang Eun Kyung
Score: 977

2. (+2) 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

Arirang TV: This is the title song to See Ya's 2nd album, 'Lovely Sweetheart.' Sampling Elgar's 'Love's Greeting,' the song offers a sweet classic melody along with a romantic acoustic instrumental arrangement. The music video depicts Lee Yo-won and Jo Hyun-jae as lovers in both their previous and current lives. The story is about an all-transcending, destined love.

Music: Kim Do Hoon + Lee Sang Ho / Lyrics: Hwang Sung Jin + Lee Ji Eun
Score: 942

3. (-1) 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

Arirang TV: Featured in SG Wannabe's 4th album, 'The Sentimental Chord,' this medium-tempo track was composed by Cho Young Soo, who wrote the title song for the album, 'Arirang.' This time, the group uses British instruments and gives off a distinctly British vibe. The music video, which follows SG Wannabe's 'Arirang' music video, tells a heartbreaking love story between characters portrayed by Lee Beom-su, Lee Seon-kyoon and Oak Joo-hyun.

Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Score: 900

4. (+6) 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 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: 870

5. (+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: 801

6. (-3) 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: 750

7. (–) 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: 745

8. (-3) 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: 740

9. (+18) Dynamic Duo (feat. Naul)’s “출첵” (Attendance Checkup) *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Genre: Hip-hop
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Album: Dynamic Duo Vol. 3 Track 9 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the title song of Dynamic Duo's 3rd album, 'Enlightened.' With a lively and funky melody, the track tells people who are struggling and weary to forget their troubles for the sake of a better tomorrow – and to have fun. The music video spoofs various TV programs, adding to the fun of the story.

Music: Dynamic Duo / Lyrics: Dynamic Duo + Naul
Score: 717

10. (+1) 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: 632

11. (-2) 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: 553

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: 525

13. (+4) 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: 494

14. (–) 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: 493

15. (-7) 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: 477

16. (New) Battle – 말해 (Tell Me) *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Genre: Pop
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Album: Battle 2nd single Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the title song of Battle's single album, '2nd Single.' It's about a man who is hesitant about confessing his love and a woman telling him to just say the words. With cute lyrics, a lively beat and a fun melody, this love song fits perfectly with Battle's bright and fresh image.


Score: 450

17. (-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.

Music: Lee Jang Hee / Lyrics: Lee Jang Hee, Turtleman
Score: 444

18. (+1) 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: 410

19. (-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: 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: 426

20. (New) Ivy – Cupido
Genre: Pop / Dance
Watch the performance
Album: Ivy Vol. 2 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849: The 3rd single from Ivy's 2nd album,'A Sweet Moment,' Ivy is going back to an upbeat song this time. Unlike "Temptation of Sonata", this song is more relaxed and cute. Park Keun Tae again composed this song, and singer Wheesung wrote the lyrics.

Music: Park Geun Tae + Kim Tae Hyun / Lyrics: Wheesung
Score: 397

21. (New) Oh Jong Hyuk – 사랑이그래요 (Love is like that) : 387
22. (New) Tony An (feat. SAT) – Melody : 385
23. (-2) Banana Girl (feat. Lee Hyun Ji) – 쵸콜렛 (Chocolate) : 377
24. (-6) T – 검은 행복 (Black Happiness) : 356
25. (-2) Paran – 그녀와 난 (Her and I) : 319
26. (New) Clazziquai – Lover Boy : 318
27. (-5) Ji Eun – 어제와다른오늘 (Yesterday different from today) : 267
28. (-8) Lee Jae Won – I'm so hot : 248
29. (-1) Nam Gyu Ri – 깊은밤을날아서 (Flying Into Deep Night) : 240
30. (-4) Park Hyo Shin – 미워하자 (Let's hate) : 224
31. (-7) Min Hyo Rin – Stars : 217
32. (+3) Magoply – 비행소녀 (Flight Girl) : 215
33. (+1) Free Style – 수취인불명 (Addresses Not Found) : 211
34. (-4) Wonder Girls – 미안한 마음 ~tears~ (Sorry feeling ~tears~) : 179
35. (-10) Yoon Gun – 설마 (Impossible) : 165
36. (–) Kara – Break It : 162
37. (New) Storm – Blue : 153
38. (-9) Lyn – 이별살이 (Separate Life) : 152
39. (New) J (feat. 이정) – 눈물로 (With tears) : 151
40. (+6) 4men – 선물 (Gift) : 149
41. (-8) Kil Gun – 흔들어봐 (Shake It) : 148
42. (-2) MC Sniper (feat. Bae Chi Gi) – Smile Again : 144
43. (+4) Kim Jong Seo – I Love You : 141
44. (New) The One – 사랑아 (SBS Drama "My Man's Woman" OST) (Love) : 129
45. (-1) Tei – 눈물에 잠기다 (Locked up in tears) : 119
46. (-14) Goodbye Sadness – 오죽했으면 (How desperate) : 110
47. (New) Danny Ahn (feat. Sweet Sorrow) – 꿈이었으면 (If this were a dream) : 104
48. (Re-entry) Yeon Woo – 단 하루를 살아도 (Even if I live just for a day) : 102
49. (-12) YB – 사랑했어요 (Loved You) : 101
50. (-9) MOT – 클로즈 (Closed) : 100

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 4:

ChartKorea – 20%
Hanteo and KMDIA Weekly Album Sales (2 weeks lag) – 20%
MNet M!Countdown + Internet Chart + 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, SBS Music Space, KBS Yoon Do Hyun Love Letter, KMTV Live Show Rank, Show Music Tank, Channel[V] A-Live "Big Day Out 두번째PROPOSE", Pops In Seoul) – 5%