Weekly Music Chart 2007 – July week 4

2007-07-31 19:31:31 2010-11-24 11:06:50

No. 1 song: This is a week with a lot of movements on the chart, but F.T Island held on to No. 1 with "사랑앓이" (Painful Love). This song is again No. 1 on M!Countdown this week. It is really impressive that this new group is able to hold off strong competition from Fly To The Sky's "My Angel".

Biggest Mover of the week: This week we have 3 songs moving up 20 spots or more, and 2 others moving up 10 spots or more. But the honor for the biggest mover, as some of our readers have predicted last week, goes to Superjunior's "행복" (Happiness). This remake of H.O.T.'s song moves up 28 spots straight into the top 10 at No. 8. The song is coming from SMTown's 2007 summer album, which is doing very well on the sales chart.

Hot shot debut: R&B group Wanted has our highest debut this week with "I Promise You" at No. 10. On this album, Wanted collobrated with Lee Jung. They were all former member of 7 Dayz. That's why the album is titled "7 dayz & Wanted". Wanted had a highly acclaimed debut 3 years ago, and member Ha Dong Kyun had a successful solo album last year with the overall No. 1 song "그녀를사랑해줘요" (Please love her) on our chart in 2006. Lee Jung has 2 songs on the top 20 this week – this song and the duet with J "with tears".

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

Songs to watch out:

2. Fly To The Sky – My Angel – moves up 14 big spots to No. 2 this week, and is almost certain to be the No. 1 song next week. This song actually has a slow start, only entering the chart last week, but is gaining ground in a hurry. Almost every title song from the duo has gone to No. 1, and they will probably add to their collection of top hits very soon.

5. Kim Dong Wan – 손수건 (Handkerchief) – in any other weeks, this song may have been the biggest mover of the week. After a slower than expected move last week, this song is moving up 22 spots to No. 5 this week. The main reason is that the album sales score is taking into account now. Dong Wan is matching success with other Shinhwa members who released their solo albums: all of them have top 5 hits. This song is written by rising songwriter Yoon Myung Sun, who has written ERU's "Black Glasses" last year and Magoply's "Flight Girl" this year.

17. SG Wannabe – Stay – the 2nd highest debut this week. "Stay" is already the 3rd single from SG Wannabe's 4th album. The first 2 hits from this album both had traditional instruments arrangement. This song has a more "modern" R&B beat that is closer to what we hear from SG Wannabe previously.

19. Typhoon – 그대만 (Just Then) – the 3rd song this week with a 20+ spots jump. This is the title song from their 2nd album "Travel". The song has an interesting rhythm. The trio already scored a top 10 hit earlier this year with the digital single "기다릴게…" (I'll Wait). This song should do better as it is coming from the album.

20. Bobby Kim – 일년을 하루같이 (One Year One Day Together) – I think this is the first TV drama song that makes the top 20 this year, coming from the very successful SBS mini-series "War of Money". There are 2 OSTs from this drama. This song is coming from OST Vol. 1.5. This is a mid-tempo R&B song with Bobby Kim's laid back style.

37. CSJH The Grace – 女友 그녀들의 수다 (Chattering Ladies) – Follow up song to "One More Time, OK?", this song has a more mid-tempo dance beat. Let see if it is as successful as the title song which went up to No. 3.

38. Zia – 물끄러미 (Absentmindedly) – A highly recommended song from a faceless female singer whom the record company labeled as "the female Naul". The faceless singer concept was very popular in k-pop a few years ago (Jo Sung Mo, Brown Eyes, Kim Bum Soo). I don't recall any female singers trying this concept before. Zia may be the first one. This is a very good ballad song. The music video (and also the album single cover) starred actress Kim Ok Bin.

45. Sweet Sorrow – 사랑한단말이야 (Drama Bad Couple OST) – Another drama OST song. This one is from the drama "Bad Couples" starring Ryu Soo Young and Shin Eun Kyung. The drama doesn't have a high rating, but it doesn't affect this song's popularity. Sweet Sorrow has participated in many drama OSTs recently. This song is about loving someone no matter what – even if the person leaves.

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. (–) F.T Island – 사랑앓이 (Painful Love) *** 2 WEEKS 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: 919

2. (+14) 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: 903

3. (–) 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: 858

4. (+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: 792

5. (+22) Kim Dong Wan – 손수건 (Handkerchief)
Genre: Pop Ballad
Watch the performance
Album: Kim Dong Wan Vol. 1 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This poetic ballad, with its catchy melody, is the representative song for Kim Dong-wan's solo debut album, "Kimdongwan is." The music video was shot in Busan and stars Kang Sung-jin, Yoo Gun, Lim Sung-un and Kim Dong-wan. The artist plays a bad cop who's mean but has a warm side.

Music + Lyrics: Yoon Myung Sun
Score: 779

6. (-1) 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

Arirang TV: This is the title song to M.C The Max's 5th album, 'RETURNS: PART II.' A medium-tempo, minor track, it showcases lyrics written by Rumblefish's vocalist Choi Jin-yi and Lee Su's stirring voice. The music video, shot in Japan, is a compilation of images associated with tears. They were collected as the cameras followed each of the group's members.

Music: Choi Hwa Jun / Lyrics: Choi Jini
Score: 742

7. (–) 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: 679

8. (+28) Super Junior – 행복 (Happiness) *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Genre: Pop / Dance
Watch the performance
Album: 2007 Summer SMTown Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured in SM Town's '2007 Summer SMTOWN,' this is a re-make of an H.O.T song sung by Super Junior. The album features 27 artists represented by SM Entertainment. The music video shows scenes from Super Junior's 'free hug' event.


Score: 652

9. (-7) 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: 589

10. (New) Wanted – I Promise You *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Genre: R&B Ballad
Watch the MV
Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the representative track for Wanted's 2nd album, "7Dayz & Wanted." The album was made by the guys of Wanted and Lee Jung, all of whom were a part of the former band 7Dayz. With a powerful refrain in the chorus and stirring melody, "I Promise You" is a minor ballad that showcases a great melding of lyrics and harmonies.

Music: Lee Hyun Jung / Lyrics: Choi Kap Won
Score: 523

11. (–) 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: 519

12. (-4) 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: 499

13. (-9) 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: 490

14. (+6) MC Mong (feat. Kim Tae Woo) – So Fresh
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: 452

15. (+4) 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: 445

16. (-1) 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: 440

17. (New) SG Wannabe – Stay
Genre: R&B Ballad
Watch the performance
Album: SG Wannabe Vol. 4 Track 11 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849: The 3rd single from SG Wannabe's 4th album, 'The Sentimental Chord,' this song is a more familiar R&B song that we are accustomed to SG Wannabe. They again teamed up with songeriter Cho Young Soo on this hit.

Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Score: 422

18. (-9) 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: 414

19. (+21) Typhoon – 그대만 (Just Then)
Genre: Pop / Dance
Watch the performance
Album: Typhoon Vol. 2 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the representative track for Typhoon's 2nd album, 'Travel.' An intense beat and sensual, house-vibe melody meld gracefully with electronica sounds. The song is about being willing to forget a past love if the act of holding on and waiting makes things more difficult for the other person.

Music: Lee Hee Sung / Lyrics: Park Sung Jin, Ahn Eun Jin, Kwon Hyuk Sung
Score: 402

20. (+14) Bobby Kim – 일년을 하루같이 (One Year One Day Together)
Genre: R&B ballad
Watch the MV
Album: SBS Drama "War of Money" OST Vol. 1.5 Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849: Title song from the 2nd OST of SBS hit drama "War of Money" starring Park Shin Yang and Park Jin Hee. This is one of the most popular mini-series in Korea this year. The song features Bobby Kim's laid back vocal in an R&B ballad.

Music + Lyrics: Ha Kwang Suk
Score: 387

21. (-8) Oh Jong Hyuk – 사랑이그래요 (Love is like that) : 381
22. (-12) Hyun Young – 연애혁명 (Love Revolution) : 374
23. (-9) Brown Eyes – 이 노래 (This song) : 355
24. (+2) V.O.S.+ Hyun Joon – 나 이젠 (I Now) : 350
25. (-13) Nell – It's okay : 338
26. (-3) Kara – 맘에 들면 (If You Wanna) : 253
27. (-5) Tony An (feat. SAT) – Melody : 251
28. (-10) JED (feat. Lim Chang Jung) – 사랑의 숲에서 길을 잃다 (Lost in love forest) : 249
29. (-8) Lee Juck – 다행이다 (To be fortunate) : 243
30. (+1) Buzz – 사랑은 가슴이 시킨다 Part 2 (Love Is Controlled By The Heart Part 2) : 242
31. (-3) Chae Yeon – My Love : 228
32. (-7) Banana Girl (feat. Lee Hyun Ji) – 쵸콜렛 (Chocolate) : 222
33. (-4) Battle – 말해 (Tell Me) : 221
34. (-1) Soulstar – 우리가 이별할 때 (When we separate) : 164
35. (–) The One – 사랑아 (Love) : 145
36. (+2) YB – 사랑했어요 (Loved You) : 143
37. (New) CSJH The Grace – 女友 그녀들의 수다 (Chattering Ladies) : 140
38. (New) Zia – 물끄러미 (Absentmindedly) : 139
39. (New) M Street – 모르고 살텐데 (Live without knowing) : 137
40. (-1) T – 검은 행복 (Black Happiness) : 132
41. (+6) H2歌人 – 사랑해 또 행복해 (I Love You And I'm Happy) : 108
42. (+6) Seo Yeon (feat. Verbal Jint) – The Way To Paradise : 88
43. (New) Yota – 너를 위해서 (For You) : 87
44. (New) Joo Shik Hoi Sa – 좋을거야 (Will be good) : 82
45. (New) Sweet Sorrow – 사랑한단말이야 (I am saying I love you) : 80
46. (New) K.Will – 하리오 (Hario) : 79
47. (-17) Byul – 미워도좋아 (Don't care if you hate it) : 72
48. (Re-entry) Min Hyo Rin – Stars : 69
49. (-12) MC Sniper (feat. Bae Chi Gi) – Smile Again : 67
50. (-8) Pia – Black Fish Swim : 62

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 4:

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, Pops In Seoul) – 5%