Weekly Music Chart 2007 – August week 1

2007-08-07 19:16:05 2010-11-24 11:06:51

No. 1 song: Fly To The Sky's "My Angel" finally overcomes F.T Island's "사랑앓이" (Painful Love) to become our new No. 1 song this week. Fly To The Sky has scored many No. 1 songs in the past and this one is no exception. The competition is quite weak now so look for this song to stay on top for a few weeks.

Biggest Mover of the week: Unlike last week with a lot of songs moving up fast, this week is a lot quieter with only 2 songs moving up more than 10 spots. New singer Zia's "물끄러미" (Absentmindedly) moves up 11 spots to No. 27 and is our biggest mover of the week. She was supposed to be a faceless singer for now but her face was finally revealed (sort of). A few months ago, she appeared on KBS Yoon Do Hyun's Love Letter singing a duet "물론" with KCM (the solo version of this song is also recorded in her debut single album). The performance can now be viewed on youtube. "Absentmindedly" is an excellent ballad featuring Zia's smooth voice. The song should have no trouble moving up further.

Hot shot debut: See Ya changed to a new song this week with "결혼할까요" (Shall We Marry?) debuting high at No. 10. This song we can see a complete transformation of See Ya. Contrary to the R&B songs they sung previously, this song is a cute mid-tempo pop song which is tailor made for summer and should get them even closer to pop audiences. I find the tune of this song a bit similar to PK Heman (featuring Lee Ji Hye)'s "Evergreen" earlier this year. That song is a hip-hop ballad which has a slower melody than this song. Both songs are written by the same songwriter.

New songs: We have 7 new songs this week:

Songs to watch out:

4. Superjunior – 행복 (Happiness) – Perhaps the next song to challenge Fly To The Sky for the top spot moving up 4 more spots to No. 4 this week. With the group's popularity and good sales number on SMTown's summer album, this song should be moving up further next week.

9. Typhoon – 그대만 (Just Then) – 2nd biggest mover of the week, up 10 spots to No. 9 this week. This is the 3rd top 10 songs by Typhoon, as they continue to try to shake away images of being the 2nd Koyotae. This song has a more techno feel than their debut hit "So" last year.

18. V.O.S. + (Hyun Joon) – 나 이젠 (I Now) – After a few weeks bubbling under the top 20, a strong showing on the various internet charts finally push this R&B song into the top 20. Featuring Monday Kiz's Lee Jin Sung, this becomes another nice duet on the top 20.

20. Yangpa – 그대를 알고 (Since Knowing You) – Like See Ya, Yangpa also changed to a new song this week. This ballad is more similar to past Yangpa hits than her previous No. 1 song "사랑…그게 뭔데" (Love…What Is That?). Yangpa sings with a lot of emotions. The song is written by another famous songwriter, Kim Do Hoon. Looks like a lock for another top 10 hit.

21. M – Stomp – Just missed out debuting on the top 20, but may move straight into the top 10 next week. The title song from M's (Min Woo) 3rd solo album. This song is an urban hip hop song. M personally flew over to the U.S. and visited a company that provided music sources and samplings to bring out the best background sound for this song.

39. Mina (feat. AK'SENT) – Look – "World Cup Girl" Mina is back with her 4th album. This song is already very popular on Cable Channels in Korea. The track features American rapper Ak'sent. It's about wanting to give all your love to one special guy.

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) Fly To The Sky – My Angel *** 1 WEEK NO. 1 ***
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: 944

2. (-1) 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: 893

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: 796

4. (+4) Super Junior – 행복 (Happiness)
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: 769

5. (+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: 761

6. (-1) 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: 736

7. (-3) 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: 693

8. (-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: 616

9. (+10) 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: 557

10. (New) See Ya – 결혼할까요 (Shall We Marry) *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Genre: Pop
Watch the performance
Album: See Ya Vol. 2 Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured in See Ya's 2nd album, "Lovely Sweetheart," this reggae song is a love confession using cute lyrics and vocals. The gals of See Ya take on the acting challenge for their music video, which features three couples and the songstresses in wedding dresses.

Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Score: 547

11. (-1) Wanted – I Promise You
Genre: R&B Ballad
Watch the MV
Album: Wanted Vol. 2 Track 3 – 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: 501

12. (+5) 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 team up with songwriter Min Myung Ki this time, who has written hit songs for Monday Kiz and Gavy NJ in the past.

Music + Lyrics: Min Myung Ki
Score: 480

13. (+2) Brown Eyed Girls (feat. Lee Jae Hoon) – 오아시스 (Oasis)
Genre: Pop
Watch the performance
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: 469

14. (-2) 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: 466

15. (-1) 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: 442

16. (+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: 414

17. (-6) 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: 409

18. (+6) V.O.S. + (Hyun Joon) feat. Monday Kiz (Jin Sung) – 나 이젠 (I Now)
Genre: R&B Ballad
Watch the performance
Album: Digital Single NA2ZEN Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the representative track for the solo single album 'NA2ZEN' by V.O.S' Choi Hyun-joon. The moving ballad shows off a wonderful harmony between Choi Hyun-joon's powerful voice and the deep vocals of Monday Kiz's Lee Jin-sung. A great performance by actor Oh Ji-ho in the music video amps up the song's poignancy.

Music: Han Sang Won / Lyrics: Han Sang Won, Lee Ji Eun
Score: 395

19. (-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: 391

20. (New) Yang Pa – 그대를 알고 (Since Knowing You)
Genre: Pop Ballad
Watch the performance
Album: Yang Pa Vol. 4 Track 5 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849: Follow up song from Yang Pa's 5th album, 'The Windows of My Soul.' This song resembles closely to many hit ballads Yang Pa had sung in the past that displayed her powerful vocal and emotions. This song is written by Kim Do Hoon and Yoon Sa Ra, another good combimations to make hit songs

Music: Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Yoon Sa Ra
Score: 384

21. (New) M – Stomp : 383
22. (+3) Nell – It's okay : 372
23. (–) Brown Eyes – 이 노래 (This song) : 365
24. (-3) Oh Jong Hyuk – 사랑이그래요 (Love is like that) : 319
25. (-5) Bobby Kim – 일년을 하루같이 (One Year One Day Together) : 315
26. (-4) Hyun Young – 연애혁명 (Love Revolution) : 313
27. (+11) Zia – 물끄러미 (Absentmindedly) : 246 *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***

28. (+2) Buzz – 사랑은 가슴이 시킨다 Part 2 (Love Is Controlled By The Heart Part 2) : 242
29. (–) Lee Juck – 다행이다 (To be fortunate) : 236
30. (-2) JED (feat. Lim Chang Jung) – 사랑의 숲에서 길을 잃다 (Lost in love forest) : 188
31. (+3) Soulstar – 우리가 이별할 때 (When we separate) : 170
32. (-6) Kara – 맘에 들면 (If You Wanna) : 166
33. (–) Battle – 말해 (Tell Me) : 165
34. (New) Monster – Soul : 164
35. (-8) Tony An (feat. SAT) – Melody : 163
36. (-4) Banana Girl (feat. Lee Hyun Ji) – 쵸콜렛 (Chocolate) : 162
37. (+7) Joo Sik Hwi Sa – 좋을거야 (Will be good) : 156
38. (-1) CSJH The Grace – 女友 그녀들의 수다 – Chattering Ladies : 134
39. (New) Mina (feat. AK'SENT) – Look : 122
40. (+1) H2歌人 – 사랑해 또 행복해 (I Love You And I'm Happy) : 115
41. (+1) Seo Yeon (feat. Verbal Jint) – The Way To Paradise : 104
42. (New) Defconn (feat. Park Sang Min) – Love Racing : 99
43. (-12) Chae Yeon – My Love : 97
44. (-4) T – 검은 행복 (Black Happiness) : 89
45. (-2) Yota – 너를 위해서 (For You) : 87
46. (-10) YB – 사랑했어요 (Loved You) : 85
47. (–) Byul – 미워도좋아 (Don't care if you hate it) : 68
48. (-3) Sweet Sorrow – 사랑한단말이야 (I am saying I love you) : 60
49. (-10) M Street – 모르고 살텐데 (Live without knowing) : 59
50. (New) Coolapica – 하이야 (Hiya) : 57

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 August week 1:

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, SBS Music Space, KBS Yoon Do Hyun Love Letter, Show Music Tank, Pops In Seoul) – 5%