No. 1 song: Fly To The Sky's "My Angel" remains No. 1 but F.T Island's "사랑앓이" (Painful Love) is rebounding and closing the gap again at No. 2. The top 2 songs only have a difference of 17 points. These 2 songs are far ahead of the competition and it looks like they will remain the top 2 songs for a while.
Biggest Mover of the week: It's the first time in this chart that a song repeats as the biggest mover. For the 2nd week in a row, Zia's "물끄러미" (Absentmindedly) is our biggest mover of the week, moving up another 11 spots to No. 16. This lovely ballad was composed by the top songwriting team of Cho Young Soo and Ahn Young Min, who has written many hits for SG Wannabe, See Ya, Kim Jong Kook, KCM, etc. Zia's album cover concept (with Kim Ok Bin on it) is quite similar to KCM, and she did have a duet with KCM on the album.
Hot shot debut: Not a lot of high debuts this week. Rumble Fish's "그대내게다시" (That Day, I Again) is our highest debut at No. 27. This digital single is a remake of Byeon Jin Sub's hit written by Kim Hyung Suk. Unlike their usual modern rock style, this ballad shows another side of Rumble Fish and the vocal of Choi Jini.
New songs: We have 8 new songs this week:
Songs to watch out:
10. Brown Eyed Girls (feat. Lee Jae Hoon ) – 오아시스 (Oasis) – With BEG coming out to perform, the extra push finally gets this song into the top 10 this week. It's a good accomplishment considered this is a digital single. Surprisingly, this song is still the top overall airplay song in Korea for a few weeks already. Maybe it is due to the song's summer melody which is perfect for the season.
13. Yangpa – 그대를 알고 (Since Knowing You) – Up 7 spots this week, Yangpa is looking for her 2nd top 10 songs from this album, and she should get it next week. Her 5th album remains top 10 in sales even after more than 2 months of release.
15. M – Stomp – Moving up slower than expected, but still possible for a big jump next week. Like Kim Dong Wan's "Handkerchief", this song has yet to peak and with Min Woo performing on all the gayo shows, the song will definitely be more popular. We may be seeing 3 Shinhwa members (M, Dong Wan, and Hye Sung) in the top 20 at the same time pretty soon with Hye Sung's 2nd album just released.
29. Il Rak – 그래도사랑합니다 (I still love you) – Underrated R&B artist Il Rak is back with a digital single and a decent debut at No. 29. This song is written by famous songwriters Kim Do Hoon and Min Myung Ki. The music video is about how a cheating boyfriend has ruined everything for one woman.
30. Black Pearl – 좋은걸어떡해 (What Can I Do If I Like It) – Another highly anticipated debuting girl group, from the record company that produced SG Wannabe and See Ya. This song is also written by Cho Young Soo, an R&B song with traditional instruments arranging. If you like SG Wannabe's "Arirang" and "One Summer Night Dream", you should like this song too.
33. Mo Ga Dang – 오에오 (O.A.O.) – YG's MGD is back with a new single, a mixture of hip-hop, R&B, and funk make this song enjoyable to listen. Members wear interesting costumes performing this song on stage.
37. LPG – 바다의공주(The Princess Of Sea) – After 2 unsuccessful trot albums, LPG (Long Pretty Girls) is switching to more pop-oriented songs, and they started it with a remake of Park Myung Soo's hit. This dance song is tailor-made for summer. Original artiste Park Myung Soo also recorded the intro to introduce LPG to mainstream audiences.
50. Jung Dong Ha + Park Ki Young – 천년의 연인 (Thousand Year Lover – Love Theme from D-War) – From the OST of top box office sci-fi movie "D-War: The Legend of Dragon", this song is another good quality, lovely duet. The surprising popularity of this movie enables this song to move into our chart. It may not become a hit, but is a highly recommended song.
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: Choi Hwa Jun / Lyrics: Choi Jini
Music + Lyrics: Yoon Myung Sun
Music + Lyrics: Lee Ssang
Music + Lyrics: Jang Yong Jin
Music + Lyrics: Kim Sung Hoon
Music: Lee Hee Sung / Lyrics: Park Sung Jin, Ahn Eun Jin, Kwon Hyuk Sung
Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Music: Yoon Il Sang / Lyrics: Kim Tae Yoon
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: Dynamic Duo / Lyrics: Dynamic Duo + Naul
Music: Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Yoon Sa Ra
Music: Kim Gun Woo / Lyrics: Maybee
Music + Lyrics: Lee Min Woo
Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Music + Lyrics: Minuki
Music: Han Sang Won / Lyrics: Han Sang Won, Lee Ji Eun
Music: Park Geun Tae + Kim Tae Hyun / Lyrics: Wheesung
Music: The Name / Lyrics: Wheesung
21. (-2) Youn Ha – 연애조건 (Love Term) : 354
22. (-6) J (feat. Lee Jung) – 눈물로 (With tears) : 353
23. (-11) SG Wannabe – Stay : 352
24. (-1) Brown Eyes – 이 노래 (This song) : 345
25. (–) Bobby Kim – 일년을 하루같이 (One Year One Day Together) : 294
26. (–) Hyun Young – 연애혁명 (Love Revolution) : 279
27. (New) Rumble Fish – 그대내게다시 (That Day, I Again) : 278 *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
28. (–) Buzz – 사랑은 가슴이 시킨다 Part 2 (Love Is Controlled By The Heart Part 2) : 266
29. (New) Il Rak – 그래도사랑합니다 (I still love you) : 249
30. (New) Black Pearl – 좋은걸어떡해 (What Can I Do If I Like It) : 187
31. (+8) Mina (feat. AK'SENT) – Look : 181
32. (-10) Nell – It's okay : 180
33. (New) Moo Ga Dang – 오에오 (O.A.O.) : 179
34. (-4) JED – 사랑의 숲에서 길을 잃다 (Lost in love forest) : 164
35. (-4) Soulstar – 우리가 이별할 때 (When we separate) : 163
36. (-7) Lee Juck – 다행이다 (To be fortunate) : 151
37. (New) LPG – 바다의공주 (The Princess Of Sea) : 150
38. (+4) Defconn (feat. Park Sang Min) – Love Racing : 140
39. (New) Oh Hyun Ran – 한 사람을 사랑하다 (Love only one person) : 134
40. (-7) Battle – 말해 (Tell Me) : 118
41. (-6) Tony An (feat. SAT) – Melody : 111
42. (-10) Kara – 맘에 들면 (If You Wanna) : 110
43. (-9) Monster – Soul : 107
44. (-6) CSJH The Grace – 女友 그녀들의 수다 (Chattering Ladies) : 106
45. (-9) Banana Girl (feat. Lee Hyun Ji) – 쵸콜렛 (Chocolate) : 105
46. (-9) Joo Shik Hwi Sa – 좋을거야 (Will be good) : 104
47. (–) Byul – 미워도좋아 (Don't care if you hate it) : 98
48. (-4) T – 검은 행복 (Black Happiness) : 85
49. (New) Kang Chul – 사랑이 끝날 때 (When love ends) : 77
50. (New) Jung Dong Ha + Park Ki Young – 천년의 연인 (Thousand Year Lover: Love Theme from D-War OST) : 72
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 2:
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, MNet M!Countdown in Japan, SBS Music Space, KBS Yoon Do Hyun Love Letter, Show Music Tank, Channel[V] A-Live, Pops In Seoul) – 5%