Weekly Music Chart 2007 – July week 3

2007-07-24 22:04:21 2010-11-24 11:06:50

No. 1 song: New boy band F.T Island scored their first No. 1 song with their debut hit "사랑앓이" (Painful Love). This song is also No. 1 on M!Countdown this week. F.T Island is the first boy band to hit No. 1 with their first ever song since DBSG's "Hug" a few years ago. It only takes them 4 weeks to reach the top spot, which is very impressive.

Biggest Mover of the week: MC Mong (feat. Kim Tae Woo)'s "So Fresh" moves up 14 spots to No. 20 this week despite not coming out to perform. As I mentioned last week, Kim Tae Woo is in the army so he will be unable to perform with MC Mong, but it doesn't seem to affect this song's popularity. MC Mong has collobrated with many ballad artists to produce hit songs over the last few years, and this is another one.

Hot shot debut: Rock band Nell has the highest debut this week with the song "It's okay" at No. 12. This song is coming from the band's re-arranged album "Let's Take A Walk". Nell has become one of the top selling rock band in Korea now with solid album sales on every release. Needless to say, this song's score are mostly coming from album sales. Like their previous singles, this is a mid-tempo rock song.

New songs: We have 7 new songs and 1 re-entry this week:

Songs to watch out:

11. Daylight – 머리를 자르고 (After Hair Cut) – moving up to the edge of the top 10 this week. It is one of the better ballads recently, written by Minuki, who has many hit songs in the past. Daylight is actively performing this song, hoping to push it to the top 10 next week.

16. Fly To The Sky – My Angel – just missed out as the hot shot debut, this song enters the chart at No. 16 this week. It is the title song from the duo's 7th album "No Limitation". Fans have high hopes on this album. With the good timing of this release, if the songs are doing well on the chart, it should be able to help F2TS to win many awards at year end. Next week, the album sales score kicks in, means that we should see this song in the top 10.

19. Brown Eyed Girls (feat. Lee Jae Hoon) – 오아시스 (Oasis) – surprisingly, this is the top airplay song in Korea last week (source from ChartKorea). There are no words yet whether BEG will come out to perform this song. If they do, it should do at least as well as "Hold the Line" last summer.

27. Kim Dong Wan – 손수건 (Handkerchief) – moving up slower than expected but should make a bigger jump next week with album sales score counted. Dong Wan is actively promoting this song on gayo shows as well.

31. Buzz – 사랑은 가슴이 시킨다 Part 2 (Love Is Controlled By The Heart Part 2) – perhaps the last song from this highly successful group in the past 2 years. Buzz has announced their breakup due to military services by members. We are hoping that they will re-unite some day. But fans should cherish this song. It is a digital single.

36. Superjunior – 행복 (Happiness) – a remake of H.O.T.'s hit. It's the tenth anniversary of the song. This song is recorded in SM Town's summer 2007 album. For the 2nd year in a row, Superjunior has been selected to carry the title song from the label's annual summer release (last year it was "Dancing Out").

40. Typhoon – 그대만 (Just Then) – title song from the trio's 2nd album. The melody changed dramatically during the song, from slow to fast beat. Typhoon is trying to shake away images of 2nd Koyotae on this album. Female member Solbi is really popular these days appearing on a lot of shows. Their debut song "그래서…" (So) last year went to No. 2. Let see if they can duplicate this success.

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. (+2) F.T Island – 사랑앓이 (Painful Love) *** 1 WEEK NO. 1 ***
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: 906

2. (-1) See Ya – 사랑의인사 (Love Greeting)
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: 891

3. (+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: 885

4. (-2) 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: 857

5. (+3) MC The Max – 눈물 (Tears)
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: 823

6. (-1) 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: 811

7. (-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: 758

8. (-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: 524

9. (+2) 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: 512

10. (-1) 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: 477

11. (+8) Daylight – 머리를 자르고 (After Hair Cut)
Genre: Pop ballad
Watch the performance
Album: Daylight digital single Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the title track of Daylight's single album, "After Hair Cut" – a poignant ballad that shows off her musical style. The lyrics are about the pain of separating with a lover, cutting your hair and wanting to erase shared memories. The music video stars former-Fin.K.L member Lee Jin.

Music + Lyrics: Minuki
Score: 452

12. (New) Nell – It's Okay *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Genre: Rock
Watch the MV
Album: Nell re-arranged album "Let Take A Walk" Track 7 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the representative song for Nell's re-arranged album, "Let's Take a Walk," which features many Nell classics, re-arranged, plus some new tracks. A repetitive beat and an emotional melody fuse nicely with Kim Jong-wan's trademark voice, which sings of post-break up sentiments. House Rulez' Sorrow stars in the music video as an ex-flame.

Music + Lyrics: Kim Jong Wan
Score: 437

13. (+2) 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

14. (+2) 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: 409

15. (+3) 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: 408

16. (New) Fly To The Sky – My Angel
Genre: R&B Ballad
Watch the perfromance
Album: Fly To The Sky Vol. 7 Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the main track on Fly to the Sky's 7th album, "No Limitations". The ballad is layered atop a soft string melody. Jo Kyu-man wrote the lyrics for the piece, which is about a love that leaves you longing. Both the guys of Fly to the Sky show off their very best in a song that is the perfect degree of emotional.

Music: Kang Hwa Sung / Lyrics: Jo Gyu Man
Score: 406

17. (-4) 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: 402

18. (+6) JED (feat. Lim Chang Jung) – 사랑의 숲에서 길을 잃다 (Lost in love forest)
Genre: Hip-hop
Watch the MV
Album: JED 1st single Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the representative song for the debut solo single album "Show Time Project" by Jed, formerly a rapper for the group D.Bace, The track plainly expresses the sadness of losing and missing a lover, showing off how well Jed's rapping melds with Lim Chang-jung's charming voice. The music video stars Lee Dong-wook and Jin Koo and is about a detective who has no choice but to commit murder to save his kidnapped daughter.

Music: Kim Sung Hoon / Lyrics: Lim Chang Jung + Lee Kang Hee
Score: 372

19. (+6) Brown Eyed Girls (feat. Lee Jae Hoon) – 오아시스 (Oasis)
Genre: Pop
Watch the MV
Album: Brown Eyed Girls Digitial Single "I am summer" Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the representative track for the Brown Eyed Girls' digital single album, "I Am Summer." The exceptional vocals of the group's members meld wonderfully with former Cool-vocalist Lee Jae-hun's voice, creating a fun song reminiscent of hits from Cool's heyday. The music video, shot in Jeju Island, shows the Brown Eyed Girls looking fresh and cool on a summer vacation.

Music: Yoon Il Sang / Lyrics: Kim Tae Yoon
Score: 362

20. (+14) MC Mong (feat. Kim Tae Woo) – So Fresh *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Genre: Hip-hop
Watch the MV
Album: MC Mong digital single 2007 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849: Featured on MC Mong's digital single, this song is the 2nd collobaration between MC Mong and Kim Tae Woo, the first one being the big hit "I Love U Oh Thank U". Once again, MC Mong provides the rapping and Kim Tae Woo sings this nice ballad.

Music: Kim Gun Woo / Lyrics: Maybee
Score: 344

21. (-4) Lee Juck – 다행이다 (To be fortunate) : 342
22. (-10) Tony An (feat. SAT) – Melody : 340
23. (-1) Kara – 맘에 들면 (If You Wanna) : 335
24. (-14) CSJH The Grace – 한번 더 OK? (One More Time OK?) : 334
25. (-4) Banana Girl (feat. Lee Hyun Ji) – 쵸콜렛 (Chocolate) : 328
26. (+2) V.O.S.+ Hyun Joon – 나 이젠 (I Now) : 317
27. (+8) Kim Dong Wan – 손수건 (Handkerchief) : 313
28. (-8) Chae Yeon – My Love : 292
29. (-4) Battle – 말해 (Tell Me) : 267
30. (-7) Byul – 미워도좋아 (Don't care if you hate it) : 253
31. (New) Buzz – 사랑은 가슴이 시킨다 Part 2 (Love Is Controlled By The Heart Part 2) : 248
32. (-18) Lexy (feat. Ji Eun) – 하늘위로 (Up to the sky) : 246
33. (–) Soulstar (feat. Baek Ji Young) – 우리가 이별할 때 (When we separate) : 182
34. (-2) Bobby Kim – 일년을 하루같이 (One Year One Day Together) : 172
35. (-6) The One – 사랑아 (Love) : 163
36. (New) Super Junior – 행복 (Happiness) : 161
37. (Re-entry) MC Sniper (feat. Bae Chi Gi) – Smile Again : 158
38. (+1) YB – 사랑했어요 (Loved You) : 157
39. (-9) T – 검은 행복 (Black Happiness) : 142
40. (New) Typhoon – 그대만 (Just Then) : 128
41. (-10) Jang Yoon Jung – 어부바 (Piggyback) : 118
42. (-4) Pia – Black Fish Swim : 117
43. (-16) Ji Eun – 어제와다른오늘 (Yesterday different from today) : 116
44. (-3) 2NB – 여자이니까 (Because I'm a Woman) : 114
45. (-9) Son Dam Bi – Cry Eye : 110
46. (New) The Cross – 시간이 지나도 (Even If Time Passes By) : 109
47. (-5) H2歌人 – 사랑해 또 행복해 (I Love You And I'm Happy) : 99
48. (New) Seo Yeon (feat. Verbal Jint) – The Way To Paradise : 96
49. (-6) Veil – Radio : 94
50. (-13) Tei – 눈물에 잠기다 (Locked up in tears) : 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 3:

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, Pops In Seoul) – 5%