Weekly Music Chart 2007 – July week 2

2007-07-17 18:43:26 2010-11-24 11:06:49

No. 1 song: See Ya's "사랑의인사" (Love Greeting) finally moves up to the top spot on its 4th try. This song is No. 1 on M!Countdown, total airplay, and overall internet rankings. It marks the second No. 1 song for See Ya. They also reached the top on their debut song "Scent of a Woman" last year.

Biggest Mover of the week: Tony An (feat. SAT)'s "Melody" had a nice rebound this week, moving up 15 spots to No. 12. The song was in the top 20 two weeks ago, but dropping last week. This week, the song was ranked in the top 10 in M!Countdown and it helped this big move.

Hot shot debut: MC The Max's "눈물" (Tears) debuted straight into the top 10 at No. 8. This is the follow up song to their No. 1 hit "가슴아 그만해" (My Heart Cannot Go On Like This Any Longer). The song is more up-tempo, perhaps the first non-rock ballad that the trio has promoted as a single. MC The Max has also released a re-packaged version of their 5th album named "Vol. 5 Part II" recently, and it certainly helps this song.

New songs: We have a lot of new songs this week – 12 brand new songs and 3 re-entries:

Songs to watch out:

3. F.T Island – 사랑앓이 (Painful Love) – narrowly missed No. 2 and perhaps will challange See Ya for the top spot next week. These 5 teenagers are gaining popularity quickly, and they are impressive in their live performances. Looks like they are going to be one of the top new singers this year.

11. J (feat. Lee Jung) – 눈물로 (With tears) – moves up to the edge of the top 10. One of the best duets in a long time. J's smooth voice coupled with Lee Jung's strong vocal are making good chemistry to this song. In my opinion, this song is better than J's duet with Howl last year "Perhaps Love".

18. Youn Ha – 연애조건 (Love Term) – "Secret Number 486" is off the chart this week, but Youn Ha did not miss a beat as she immediately comes back with a follow up song. Unlike "Auditon" and "Secret Number 486", this song is of slower tempo, but Youn Ha continues to show a strong vocal. Like MC The Max, Youn Ha also released a re-packaged album recently that should help this song.

22. Kara – 맘에 들면 (If You Wanna) – It is pretty safe to say this song's popularity should exceed their debut song "Break It". Recently their 1st album also appears on the top 20 in Hanteo's weekly sales chart for the first time since its release a few months ago. Looks like fans prefer this song as well.

26. Brown Eyed Girls (feat. Lee Jae Hoon) – 오아시스 (Oasis) – BEG is back with a digital single, a summer style mid-tempo song as a tune up to their soon-to-be-released 2nd album. They got the perfect helper by featuring ex-Cool member Lee Jae Hoon, who had so many summer style hit songs in the past. BEG has a similar hit song "Hold The Line" last summer. Let see if this song will be as successful. The music video, shot in Jeju Island, shows the Brown Eyed Girls looking fresh and cool on a summer vacation.

32. Bobby Kim – 일년을 하루같이 (One Year One Day Together) – Featured on SBS drama "War of Money", one of the most successful mini-series this year. This song is from the 2nd OST – Vol. 1.5 (this drama has 2 OSTs). The song has gained its points on various internet rankings. With the drama reaching its final episodes, the song should move higher in the next few weeks.

33. Soulstar (feat. Baek Ji Young) – 우리가 이별할 때 (When we separate) – Another good duet on the chart. This digital single is a nice R&B ballad. Soulstar has been very underrated. Baek Ji Young's popularity should help them in gaining more recognition. Besides Baek Ji Young, Soulstar has also been performing this song with Lee Young Hyun (Big Mama), and with Lyn. Listeners can decide which version they like best.

34. MC Mong (feat. Kim Tae Woo) – So Fresh – we can call this digital single "I Love U Oh Thank U Part II" with the same lineup. This song is of faster beat, but still a hip-hop ballad. Kim Tae Woo is in the army now so he won't be able to perform with MC Mong. sad.gif May be that's the reason we haven't seen MC Mong coming out to perform this song on gayo shows yet.

35. Kim Dong Wan – 손수건 (Handkerchief) – perhaps the debut song with the most potential of moving up despite its lower ranking this week. This is Shinhwa member Kim Dong Wan's solo debut. Like Hye Sung and Jun Jin, Dong Wan chooses a ballad as a title song for his solo debut. His album was just released last week and this song already made it to our chart. It should be in the top 10 pretty soon. The music video of this song was shot in Busan and stars Kang Sung-jin, Yoo Gun, Lim Sung-un and the artist himself. Dong Wan plays a bad cop who's mean but has a warm side.

50. Ri Ri Band – 슈퍼에갔어 (Went to the supermarket) – A recommended song. This new modern rock band is fronted by actress Chu So Young as lead singer. Korean fans are quite receptive to female fronted rock bands. Let see if they can make a name for themselves.

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. (+1) See Ya – 사랑의인사 (Love Greeting) *** 1 WEEK NO. 1 ***
Genre: Pop Ballad
Watch the performance
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: 968

2. (-1) Yang Pa – 사랑…그게 뭔데 (Love…What Is That?)
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: 923

3. (+3) F.T Island – 사랑앓이 (Painful Love)
Genre: Pop
Watch the preformance
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: 918

4. (-1) 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: 912

5. (+2) Clazziquai – Lover Boy
Genre: Pop / Jazz
Watch the performance
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: 820

6. (-1) Dynamic Duo (feat. Naul)’s “출첵” (Attendance Checkup)
Genre: Hip-hop
Watch the performance
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: 816

7. (+1) Ivy – Cupido
Genre: Pop / Dance
Watch the performance
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: 627

8. (New) MC The Max – 눈물 (Tears) *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Genre: Rock Ballad
Watch the performance
Album: MC The Max Vol. 5 Track 14 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849: Featured in MC The Max's 5th album "Returns", which recently had a new re-packaged version "Returns Part II", this song is more up-tempo than previous hits by the group. It introduces to listeners another dimension of MC The Max – their root as a rock band. The lyrics of this song is written by Choi Jini, lead singer of Rumble Fish.

Music: Choi Hwa Jun / Lyrics: Choi Jini
Score: 617

9. (+6) Hyun Young – 연애혁명 (Love Revolution)
Genre: Pop
Watch the MV
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: 534

10. (-1) CSJH The Grace – 한번 더 OK? (One More Time OK?)
Genre: Pop / Dance
Watch the performance
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: 494

11. (+6) J (feat. Lee Jung) – 눈물로 (With tears)
Genre: R&B ballad
Watch the performance
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: 484

12. (+15) Tony An (feat. SAT) – Melody *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Genre: Pop
Watch the performance
Album: Tony An "Untold Story" Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the title song to Tony An's special album, 'Untold Story.' The track features rapping by Tony An, an exuberant and intense guitar performance and a lively rhythm. The music video, which stars the artist, shows characters on the phone in two time periods – 1960 and 2007.

Music: Richard Silva / Lyrics: Lee Sang Baek
Score: 475

13. (-9) SG Wannabe (feat. Ok Ju Hyun) – 한여름날의꿈 (One Summer Dream)
Genre: R&B Ballad
Watch the performance
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: 470

14. (-4) Lexy (feat. Ji Eun) – 하늘위로 (Up to the sky)
Genre: Hip-hop
Watch the performance
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: 456

15. (-4) Oh Jong Hyuk – 사랑이그래요 (Love is like that)
Genre: Pop Ballad
Watch the performance
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: 431

16. (+7) Brown Eyes – 이 노래 (This song)
Genre: R&B Ballad
Album: Brown Eyes – The Very Best of Brown Eyes: Take A Favorite Track 16 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849: Title song from legendary R&B group Brown Eyes' best hits album "The Very Best of Brown Eyes: Take A Favorite". Yoon Gun and Naul are back together on the chart once again where they have dominated in the early 2000s before breaking up.

Music: Naul, Sung Hoon / Lyrics: Cho Eun Hee, Naul
Score: 425

17. (-4) Lee Juck – 다행이다 (To be fortunate)
Genre: Rock Ballad
Watch the MV
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: 416

18. (New) Youn Ha – 연애조건 (Love Term)
Genre: Pop
Watch the performance
Album: Youn Ha Vol. 1 (repackaged) Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849: Follow up song from Youn Ha's debut album "A Great Day to Confess" which recently has a new re-packaged version and a remix of this song. Unlike "Auditon" and "Secret Number 486", this song is a slower rock and pop tune which shows a quieter side of the singer. Younha again plays the piano on her live performances.

Music: Hwang Chan Hee / Lyrics: Kim Yi Jin
Score: 404

19. (–) Daylight – 머리를 자르고 (After Hair Cut)
Genre: Pop ballad
Watch the performance
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: 376

20. (-8) Chae Yeon – My Love
Genre: Pop / Dance
Watch the performance
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: 337

21. (–) Banana Girl – 쵸콜렛 (Chocolate) : 331
22. (New) Kara – 맘에 들면 (If You Wanna) : 318
23. (-7) Byul – 미워도좋아 (Don't care if you hate it) : 298
24. (+5) JED (feat. Lim Chang Jung) – 사랑의 숲에서 길을 잃다 (Lost in love forest) : 283
25. (-5) Battle – 말해 (Tell Me) : 278
26. (New) Brown Eyed Girls (feat. Lee Jae Hoon) – 오아시스 (Oasis) : 245
27. (Re-entry) Ji Eun – 어제와다른오늘 (Yesterday different from today) : 225
28. (-4) V.O.S.+ Hyun Joon (Monday Kiz) – 나 이젠 (I Now) : 216
29. (+1) The One – 사랑아 (Love) : 193
30. (-5) T – 검은 행복 (Black Happiness) : 192
31. (+14) Jang Yoon Jung – 어부바 (Piggyback) : 190
32. (New) Bobby Kim – 일년을 하루같이 (One Year One Day Together) : 185
33. (New) Soulstar (feat. Baek Ji Young) – 우리가 이별할 때 (When we separate) : 179
34. (New) MC Mong (feat. Kim Tae Woo) – So Fresh : 171
35. (New) Kim Dong Wan – 손수건 (Handkerchief) : 161
36. (+10) Son Dam Bi – Cry Eye : 160
37. (+5) Tei – 눈물에 잠기다 (Locked up in tears) : 150
38. (-7) Pia – Black Fish Swim : 149
39. (Re-entry) YB – 사랑했어요 (Loved You) : 145
40. (-7) Wonder Girls – 미안한 마음 ~tears~ (Sorry feeling ~tears~) : 144
41. (+5) 2NB – 여자이니까 (Because I'm a Woman) : 132
42. (-7) H2歌人 – 사랑해 또 행복해 (I Love You And I'm Happy) : 131
43. (New) Veil – Radio : 122
44. (-5) Lee Jae Won – I'm so hot : 121
45. (-7) Park Hyo Shin – 미워하자 (Let's hate) : 120
46. (-9) Kim Jong Seo – I Love You : 114
47. (New) Koo Jung Hyun – 그러니까 (That's why) : 109
48. (Re-entry) Viva Soul – Cry : 99
49. (New) Evan – Eternal Sunshine : 96
50. (New) Ri Ri Band – 슈퍼에갔어 (Went to the supermarket) : 92

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 2:

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) – 10%
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, SBS Inky Gayo, KBS Music Bank, MNet M!Countdown, KBS Yoon Do Hyun Love Letter, Show Music Tank, Channel[V] A-Live "Big Day Out 네번째 REAL LIVE, Pops In Seoul) – 5%