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.
Music: Kang Hwa Sung / Lyrics: Jo Gyu Man
Music + Lyrics: Ryu Jae Hyun
Music + Lyrics: Lee Ssang
Music: Choi Hwa Jun / Lyrics: Choi Jini
Music + Lyrics: Yoon Myung Sun
Music + Lyrics: Kim Sung Hoon
Music: Dynamic Duo / Lyrics: Dynamic Duo + Naul
Music: Lee Hee Sung / Lyrics: Park Sung Jin, Ahn Eun Jin, Kwon Hyuk Sung
Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Genre: R&B Ballad
Watch the MV
Album: Wanted Vol. 2 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
Music: Lee Hyun Jung / Lyrics: Choi Kap Won
Music + Lyrics: Min Myung Ki
Music: Yoon Il Sang / Lyrics: Kim Tae Yoon
Music: Park Geun Tae + Kim Tae Hyun / Lyrics: Wheesung
Music: Kim Gun Woo / Lyrics: Maybee
Music: Han Sang Won / Lyrics: Lee Dong Soo, Jung Sung Pil
Music + Lyrics: Minuki
Music: Han Sang Won / Lyrics: Han Sang Won, Lee Ji Eun
Music: Hwang Chan Hee / Lyrics: Kim Yi Jin
Music: Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Yoon Sa Ra
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%