No. 1 song: The top 2 songs are playing musical chairs. F.T Island's "사랑앓이" (Painful Love) is reclaiming the top spot from Fly To The Sky's "My Angel" this week. Overall it is the song's 3rd week as No. 1. However, this song has dropped off the latest M!Countdown ranking which will take into effect next week, so it should be this song's last week on top. Don't be surprised if Fly To The Sky reclaims the top spot next week.
Biggest Mover of the week: The upward movement is very slow this week. The honor surprisingly goes to LPG's remake of Park Myung Soo's "바다의공주" (The Princess of Sea). This song only moved up 7 spots and is already our biggest mover. But it is nice to see these girls getting another chance at pop songs. In my opinion, their image is much better suited to pop than trot.
Hot shot debut: Son Ho Young's "하늘에 내 마음이" (My Heart at the Sky) is our highest debut at No. 16 this week. This song is from his latest single album "Sweet Love" which has already topped the sales chart. We can expect this song to be in the top 10 very soon. The music video of the song, starring Son Ho Young himself and Jung See Ya, is about the pain of a man who loses his lover in a car accident.
New songs: We have 9 new songs this week:
Songs to watch out:
5. See Ya – 결혼할까요 (Shall We Marry) – See Ya scored another top 5 hit, seems like every song they have released is going to be in the top 5, once again proving that they are the most popular girl group in Korea now. Despite not performing as much as their previous album, it doesn't affect See Ya's popularity. This song is climbing to No. 2 in M!Countdown this week, meaning that it will move up even higher on this chart next week as well.
19. Bada – Queen – Our 2nd highest debut this week. Like Son Ho Young, Bada's recent release is also a single album. Queen is an up-tempo song, also known as V.I.P. Part II. It is also written by Han Sang Won, who wrote V.I.P. Even though the sales numbers are not as good as Son Ho Young's single, Bada is appearing more on gayo shows to make up the different. Another song that is going to make the top 10 soon.
32. Lee Sun Gyun – 바다여행 (Ocean Trip) – Actor Lee Sun Gyun's 1st ever hit song is from the popular MBC drama "Coffee Prince No. 1 Shop" which starred himself, Gong Yoo, Yoon Eun Hye, and Chae Jung Ahn. Surprisingly, this mid-tempo song is not the title song from the drama OST, but has been well received by fans and media. Another version of this song by Tearliner can also be found on the OST.
34. As One + 2NB – Holiday – A collaboration between 2 female R&B duos. We would expect a ballad but this digital single is a mid-tempo song that showcased the vocals of both of these underrated groups.
44. Lyn – …사랑했잖아… Part 2 (We used to love part 2) – Part 1 of this song, recorded in Lyn's 2nd album, was her breakthrough hit. In my opinion, this song is even better than its part 1, and I was surprised it was not chosen as the first single. Now it finally enters our chart after a few months of her 4th album release.
47. Kara – Secret World – Kara is changing hits fast, this is already the 3rd single from their debut album "Blooming". Unlike other girl groups, Kara is coming on more slowly, but they are starting to get more and more recognized these days.
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 + Lyrics: Ryu Jae Hyun
Music: Kang Hwa Sung / Lyrics: Jo Gyu Man
Music + Lyrics: Yoon Myung Sun
Music: Choi Hwa Jun / Lyrics: Choi Jini
Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Music + Lyrics: Lee Ssang
Music: Lee Hee Sung / Lyrics: Park Sung Jin, Ahn Eun Jin, Kwon Hyuk Sung
Music: Yoon Il Sang / Lyrics: Kim Tae Yoon
Music: Lee Hyun Jung / Lyrics: Choi Kap Won
Music: Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Yoon Sa Ra
Genre: Pop / Dance
Watch the performance
Album: 2007 Summer SMTown Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
Music + Lyrics: Jang Yong Jin
Music: Kim Gun Woo / Lyrics: Maybee
Music + Lyrics: Kim Sung Hoon
Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Music + Lyrics: Lee Min Woo
Music: Kang Ji Won / Lyrics: Son Ho Young
Music: Dynamic Duo / Lyrics: Dynamic Duo + Naul
Music: Han Sang Won / Lyrics: Han Sang Won, Lee Ji Eun
Music: Han Sang Won / Lyrics: Han Sang Won, Bada
Music: Han Sang Won / Lyrics: Lee Dong Soo, Jung Sung Pil
21. (-4) Daylight – 머리를 자르고 (After Hair Cut) : 363
22. (-2) Oh Jong Hyuk – 사랑이그래요 (Love is like that) : 326
23. (–) SG Wannabe – Stay : 317
24. (–) Brown Eyes – 이 노래 (This song) : 283
25. (+3) Buzz – 사랑은 가슴이 시킨다 Part 2 (Love Is Controlled By The Heart Part 2) : 281
26. (-5) Youn Ha – 연애조건 (Love Term) : 277
27. (-1) Hyun Young – 연애혁명 (Love Revolution) : 275
28. (-9) Ivy – Cupido : 267
29. (–) Il Rak – 그래도사랑합니다 (I still love you) : 257
30. (+7) LPG – 바다의공주 (The Princess Of Sea) : 243 *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
31. (-6) Bobby Kim – 일년을 하루같이 (One Year One Day Together) : 206
32. (New) Lee Sun Gyun – 바다여행 (Ocean Trip) : 201
33. (-2) Mina – (Feat. AK'SENT) – Look : 196
34. (New) As One + 2NB – Holiday : 190
35. (–) Soulstar – 우리가 이별할 때 (When we separate) : 189
36. (-6) Black Pearl – 좋은걸어떡해 (What Can I Do If I Like It) : 187
37. (-3) JED – 사랑의 숲에서 길을 잃다 (Lost in love forest) : 160
38. (-11) Rumble Fish – 그대내게다시 (That Day, I Again) : 148
39. (-6) Moo Ga Dang – 오에오 (O.A.O.) : 146
40. (-8) Nell – It's okay : 145
41. (+2) Monster – Soul : 139
42. (New) Hwa Yobi – 백만송이 장미 (One Million Roses) : 131
43. (-3) Oh Hyun Ran – 한 사람을 사랑하다 (Love only one person) : 121
44. (New) Lyn – …사랑했잖아… Part 2 (We used to love part 2) : 117
45. (-9) Lee Juck – 다행이다 (To be fortunate) : 114
46. (New) JK Kim Dong Wook (feat. Leo Keoka) – 쿵팍Life (Koong Pak Life) : 111
47. (New) Kara – Secret World : 108
48. (New) Kim Jong Wook – 가난한 사랑 (Poor Love) : 107
49. (-5) CSJH The Grace – 女友 그녀들의 수다 (Chattering Ladies) : 99
50. (-5) Banana Girl (feat. Lee Hyun Ji) – 쵸콜렛 (Chocolate) : 98
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 3:
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, SBS Music Space, KBS Yoon Do Hyun Love Letter, Show Music Tank, Pops In Seoul) – 5%