Weekly Music Chart 2007 – August week 2

2007-08-14 20:58:08 2010-11-24 11:06:52

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.

1. (–) Fly To The Sky – My Angel *** 2 WEEKS 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: 923

2. (–) 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: 906

3. (+2) MC The Max – 눈물 (Tears)
Genre: Rock Ballad
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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: 772

4. (+2) 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 artiste plays a bad cop who's mean but has a warm side.

Music + Lyrics: Yoon Myung Sun
Score: 759

5. (-2) 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 Lee Ssang'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: 713

6. (-2) Super Junior – 행복 (Happiness)
Genre: Pop / Dance
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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 artistes represented by SM Entertainment. The music video shows scenes from Super Junior's 'free hug' event.

Music + Lyrics: Jang Yong Jin
Score: 707

7. (–) 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: 692

8. (+1) Typhoon – 그대만 (Just Then)
Genre: Pop / Dance
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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: 625

9. (+1) See Ya – 결혼할까요 (Shall We Marry)
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: 621

10. (+3) 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: 576

11. (–) Wanted – I Promise You
Genre: R&B Ballad
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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: 567

12. (-4) Dynamic Duo (feat. Naul)’s “출첵” (Attendance Checkup)
Genre: Hip-hop
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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: 528

13. (+7) 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 combinations to make hit songs.

Music: Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Yoon Sa Ra
Score: 526

14. (+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 collaboration 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: 508

15. (+6) M – Stomp
Genre: Dance
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Album: M Vol. 3 Track 4 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the main song on M's 3rd album, "Explore M." A powerful hip-hop track, it has the feel of "Bump," the title track of his 2nd album, but with a more-evolved sound. It was made with instrumental sources purchased personally by Lee Min-woo from a U.S. sampling company.

Music + Lyrics: Lee Min Woo
Score: 494

16. (+11) Zia – 물끄러미 (Absentmindedly) *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Genre: Pop Ballad
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Album: Zia 1st single album "Voice of Heaven" Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the representative song for Zia's debut single album, "Voice of Heaven." The artiste sings emotionally of longing for love on this classic pop ballad. The blockbuster-style music video, starring Shin Hyun-joon and Kim Ok-bin, is the first in an omnibus trilogy.

Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Score: 446

17. (–) 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: 427

18. (–) 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: 382

19. (-5) 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: 367

20. (+4) 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: 355

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%