Weekly Music Chart 2007 – August week 3

2007-08-21 18:54:09 2010-11-24 11:06:52

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.

1. (+1) F.T Island – 사랑앓이 (Painful Love) *** 3 WEEKS NO. 1 ***
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: 937

2. (-1) Fly To The Sky – My Angel
Genre: R&B Ballad
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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: 896

3. (+1) Kim Dong Wan – 손수건 (Handkerchief)
Genre: Pop Ballad
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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: 752

4. (-1) 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: 724

5. (+4) 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: 680

6. (-1) Lee Ssang (feat. ALI) – 발레리노(Ballerino)
Genre: hip-hop
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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: 671

7. (+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: 606

8. (+2) Brown Eyed Girls (feat. Lee Jae Hoon) – 오아시스 (Oasis)
Genre: Pop
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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: 596

9. (+2) 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: 593

10. (+3) Yang Pa – 그대를 알고 (Since Knowing You)
Genre: Pop Ballad
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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 combination to make hit songs.

Music: Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Yoon Sa Ra
Score: 592

11. (-5) 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 a 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: 562

12. (+2) MC Mong (feat. Kim Tae Woo) – So Fresh
Genre: Hip-hop
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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: 561

13. (-6) Clazziquai – Lover Boy
Genre: Pop / Jazz
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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: 552

14. (+2) Zia – 물끄러미 (Absentmindedly)
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: 530

15. (–) 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: 514

16. (New) Son Ho Young – 하늘에 내 마음이 (My Heart at the Sky) *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Genre: Pop
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Album: Son Ho Young single album "Sweet Love" track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the representative song for Son Ho Young's single album, "Sweet Love." A catchy beat, poetic chorus and Son Ho Young's lovely vocals come together well in this song about one man's quest for true love. The music video, starring Son Ho Young and Jung See-ya, is about the pain of a man who loses his lover in a car accident.

Music: Kang Ji Won / Lyrics: Son Ho Young
Score: 484

17. (-5) 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: 470

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: 453

19. (New) Bada – Queen
Genre: Dance
Watch the performance
Album: Bada single album "Queen" track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the representative track for Bada's single album, "Queen." Composed by Han Sang-won, who wrote Bada's 2006 hit track, "V.I.P," "Queen" is a dance song that melds an 80s disco vibe with a futuristic 21st-century sound. Bada's retro fashions in the music video go well with the song.

Music: Han Sang Won / Lyrics: Han Sang Won, Bada
Score: 425

20. (+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: 386

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%