Weekly Music Chart 2007 – July week 1

2007-07-11 00:08:11 2010-11-24 11:06:48

No. 1 song: Yangpa again held off See Ya for another week. Her song "사랑…그게 뭔데" (Love…What Is That?) has been No. 1 for the past 4 weeks. See Ya's "사랑의인사" (Love Greeting) closed the scoring gap to a tiny 5 points. But Yangpa's song is still going strong on all charts last week. Let see if there will be changes next week.

Biggest Mover of the week: Daylight's digital single "머리를 자르고" (After Hair Cut) moves up 11 spots to No. 19. This is a very nice ballad. Daylight, who was featured in ERU's "Black Glasses" last year, is looking for a hit song of her own. She has completely changed her music style now from rock to ballad.

Hot shot debut: Legendary Brown Eyes is back for an encore one more time. Their song "이 노래" (This Song) from their recently released top selling best hit album debuted at No. 23 this week. Even though Brown Eyes did not exist for many years, their influence on today's Korean R&B music is very deep. Members Yoon Gun and Naul are both very successful solo artists now.

New songs: We have 4 new songs and 2 re-entries this week.

Songs to watch out:

24. V.O.S. + Hyun Joon of Monday Kiz – 나 이젠 (I Now) – This song narrowly missed the biggest mover, up 10 spots to No. 24 this week. The song features members from two up and coming male R&B groups. We haven't seen them coming out to perform yet. If they do, this song will definitely moves up even higher.

29. JED (feat. Lim Chang Jung) – 사랑의 숲에서 길을 잃다 (Lost in love forest) – Veteran Lim Chang Jung who has retired from singing a few years ago to concentrate on an acting career is back as a featured vocalist on new rapper JED's debut single. Lim Chang Jung again displays his strong vocal on this hip-hop ballad. If you like SUHO's "Spring Summer Fall Winter" last year, you should like this song too.

30. The One – 사랑아 (Love) – Featured on SBS hit drama "That Man's Woman" which just finished broadcasting with a high rating, enabling this song to re-enter the chart at a higher position. The soundtrack is also doing quite well among OST sales.

46. Son Dam Bi – Cry Eye – A new female artist who gets quite a lot of attention of being "the female Bi". This song is a mid-tempo dance track in which the artist showcases her dance moves. She is starting to promote on gayo shows and it should help this song to gain popularity.

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?) *** 4 WEEKS NO. 1 ***
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: 971

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: 966

3. (+1) Lee Ssang (feat. ALI) – 발레리노(Ballerino)
Genre: hip-hop
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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: 922

4. (-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: 874

5. (–) Dynamic Duo (feat. Naul)’s “출첵” (Attendance Checkup)
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: 857

6. (+2) F.T Island – 사랑앓이 (Painful Love)
Genre: Pop
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Album: F.T Island Vol. 1 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured in F.T Island's debut album, 'Cheerful Sensibility,' this poignant rock ballad contains music and lyrics written by Vibe's Ryu Jae Hyun, not to mention, a lovely piano melody. The 5 guys of F.T Island sing of loving someone so much, it hurts.

Music + Lyrics: Ryu Jae Hyun
Score: 830

7. (-1) Clazziquai – Lover Boy
Genre: Pop / Jazz
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Album: Clazziquai Vol. 3 Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the title song of Clazziquai's 3rd album, 'Love Child of the Century.' 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.

Music + Lyrics: Kim Sung Hoon
Score: 827

8. (+2) Ivy – Cupido
Genre: Pop / Dance
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Album: Ivy Vol. 2 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured in Ivy's 2nd album, 'A Sweet Moment,' this technical dance track has a powerful rhythm that intensifies Ivy's vocals. A highly technical arrangement and a great rhythm will get you hooked on the melody immediately. The music video was made with images from the main scenes of the movie, 'Love & Trouble.'

Music: Park Geun Tae + Kim Tae Hyun / Lyrics: Wheesung
Score: 618

9. (–) 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: 612

10. (-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: 568

11. (+4) Oh Jong Hyuk – 사랑이그래요 (Love is like that)
Genre: Pop Ballad
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Album: Oh Jong Hyuk Digital Single Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the title song to Oh Jong-hyuk's first single album by the same name. Singer/songwriter The Name composed the piece along with Brown Eyed Soul's Sung Hoon, while Whee Sung wrote the lyrics. The music video for this medium-tempo ballad, starring Oh Jong-hyuk, is the painful love-and-separation story of a guy who wants to erase all the painful memories following a break-up.

Music: The Name / Lyrics: Wheesung
Score: 544

12. (-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: 477

13. (+3) 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: 471

14. (-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: 434

15. (+4) 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: 427

16. (+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: 419

17. (+5) J (feat. Lee Jung) – 눈물로 (With tears)
Genre: R&B ballad
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Album: J digital single Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the title song of J's digital single album, 'With Tears.' With a grand orchestral sound and a strong sense of rhythm, this medium-tempo song features J's distinct voice and Lee Jung's appealing harmonies. The song is about a love that can only be forgotten through tears.

Music: Han Sang Won / Lyrics: Lee Dong Soo, Jung Sung Pil
Score: 417

18. (-4) 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: 397

19. (+11) Daylight – 머리를 자르고 (After Hair Cut) *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Genre: Pop ballad
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Album: Daylight digital single Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849: Featured on female singer Daylight's digital single, this is a very appealing ballad, contrasting to Daylight's rock style from her debut album 3 years ago. Daylight gained popularity when she was featured on ERU's "Black Glasses" last year. FINKL's Lee Jin starred on the music video of this song.

Music + Lyrics: Shin Min Wok
Score: 385

20. (-7) Battle – 말해 (Tell Me)
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: 352

21. (-1) Banana Girl – 쵸콜렛 (Chocolate) : 348
22. (-1) Epik High – Love Love Love : 318
23. (New) Brown Eyes – 이 노래 (This song) : 288 *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***

24. (+10) V.O.S.+ Hyun Joon of Monday Kiz – 나 이젠 (I Now) : 261
25. (-2) T – 검은 행복 (Black Happiness) : 233
26. (+1) Suh Young Eun – 완소그대 (Completely Precious You) : 213
27. (-9) Tony An (feat. SAT) – Melody : 208
28. (-4) Paran – 그녀와 난 (Her and I) : 205
29. (New) JED (feat. Lim Chang Jung) – 사랑의 숲에서 길을 잃다 (Lost in love forest) : 192
30. (Re-entry) The One – 사랑아 (Love) : 190
31. (New) Pia – Black Fish Swim : 188
32. (-3) Bobby Kim – You're My Everything : 182
33. (+2) Wonder Girls – 미안한 마음 ~tears~ (Sorry feeling ~tears~) : 180
34. (-9) Min Hyo Rin – Stars : 178
35. (+3) H2歌人 – 사랑해 또 행복해 (I Love You And I'm Happy) : 158
36. (+3) 2NB – 여자이니까 (Because I'm a Woman) : 157
37. (Re-entry) Kim Jong Seo – I Love You : 151
38. (-7) Park Hyo Shin – 미워하자 (Let's hate) : 147
39. (-7) Lee Jae Won – I'm so hot : 143
40. (-14) Turtles – 한동안뜸했었지 (It's been a long time) : 140
41. (+2) MC Sniper (feat. Bae Chi Gi) – Smile Again : 135
42. (-14) Tei – 눈물에 잠기다 (Locked up in tears) : 131
43. (+4) Goodbye Sadness – 오죽했으면 (How desperate) : 124
44. (-8) Lee Ki Chan – 세사람 (Three Person) : 119
45. (-8) Jang Yoon Jung – 어부바 (Piggyback) : 107
46. (New) Son Dam Bi – Cry Eye : 104
47. (-14) Evan – 남자도… 어쩔 수 없다 (Man…Are Unavoidable) : 99
48. (-3) Vibe – 심장에 남는 사람 (The Person Left Inside My Heart) : 98
49. (-5) Seong-A – 사랑했었는데 (I Used To Love) : 93
50. (-1) Storm – Kitty : 83

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 July week 1:

ChartKorea – 20%
Hanteo and KMDIA Weekly Album Sales (2 weeks lag) – 20%
MNet M!Countdown + MNet Internet Chart – 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, Show Music Tank, Channel[V] A-Live "Big Day Out 네번째 REAL LIVE, Pops In Seoul) – 5%