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.
Music: Park Keun Tae / Lyrics: Kang Eun Kyung
Music: Kim Do Hoon + Lee Sang Ho / Lyrics: Hwang Sung Jin + Lee Ji Eun
Music + Lyrics: Lee Ssang
Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Music: Dynamic Duo / Lyrics: Dynamic Duo + Naul
Music + Lyrics: Ryu Jae Hyun
Music + Lyrics: Kim Sung Hoon
Music: Park Geun Tae + Kim Tae Hyun / Lyrics: Wheesung
Music + Lyrics: Kenzie
Music: Perry,용감한형제 / Lyrics: Yang Hyun Suk
Genre: Pop Ballad
Watch the performance
Album: Oh Jong Hyuk Digital Single Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
Music: The Name / Lyrics: Wheesung
Music: Im Chang Jung / Lyrics: Kim Chang Hwan
Music + Lyrics: Lee Juck
Music: Shin In Soo / Lyrics: Yang Jae Sun
Music: Morning Musume's "Love Revolution21" / Lyrics: Hong Ji Yoo
Music: PJ / Lyrics: Choi Kap Won
Music: Han Sang Won / Lyrics: Lee Dong Soo, Jung Sung Pil
Music: Hwang Chan Hee / Lyrics: Wheesung
Music + Lyrics: Shin Min Wok
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%