Weekly Music Chart 2007 – August week 4

2007-08-28 19:09:48 2010-11-24 11:06:53

No. 1 song: As predicted, Fly To The Sky's "My Angel" goes back to the top this week, with a strong showing in the M!Countdown, while F.T Island changes to a new song. Overall, it is the 3rd week that this song is No. 1 on our chart. The score of 857 points was quite low for a No. 1 song, but the competition is not very strong at this moment.

Biggest Mover of the week: Rumble Fish's "그대내게다시" (That Day, I Again) has a nice rebound, moving up 19 spots to No. 19 this week, after dropping 11 spots last week. This song is a remake of a Byun Jin Sub ballad. The style is very different from Rumble Fish's more modern rock songs that we are accustomed to.

Hot shot debut: SM's new 9-member girl group So Nyuh Shi Dae (SNSD) has our highest debut this week with their first hit "다시만난세계" (Into The New World) at No. 23. Their debut is highly anticipated, and they did not disappoint us. Like almost every debuting SM groups, SNSD has been marketed to fans well before their debut. This strategy always works. This medium tempo dance song is written by Kenzie, who has written many hits for SM artistes in recent years.

New songs: We have 5 new songs and 1 re-entry this week:

Songs to watch out:

2. See Ya – 결혼할까요 (Shall We Marry) – Moving up to No. 2 this week. The trio is looking for another No. 1 song and they are closing in on FTTS. This song has a relaxed, summer feel, which is perfect for the season. It's gaining popularity despite the fact that See Ya is not performing as often as the last album.

3. Son Ho Young – 하늘에 내 마음이 (My Heart at the Sky) – Made a strong move this week, up 13 spots to No. 3, and probably have the bext chance to be the next No. 1 song. Just like other G.O.D. songs, this mid-tempo song is climbing up the chart very fast.

10. Zi-A – 물끄러미 (Absentmindedly) – Up 4 spots into the top 10 this week. We haven't had a faceless singer this successful for a long time. Zi-A is winning support from fans with her vocal, and the mega production of this song's music video, which has just released its part III.

33. Shin Hye Sung – 첫사람 (First Person) – Even though the song is debuting lower than a lot of people expected, it is almost certain that the song will make a big jump next week with the album sales score starting to count. The song is written by top songwriter Cho Young Soo, who collaborated with Shin Hye Sung on his "All Star" album earlier this year. This is a very nice ballad that is going to win the hearts of many fans.

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) Fly To The Sky – My Angel *** 3 WEEKS NO. 1 ***
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: 857

2. (+3) See Ya – 결혼할까요 (Shall We Marry)
Genre: Pop
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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: 802

3. (+13) Son Ho Young – 하늘에 내 마음이 (My Heart at the Sky)
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: 737

4. (-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: 710

5. (-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: 690

6. (-5) F.T Island – 사랑앓이 (Painful Love)
Genre: Pop
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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: 642

7. (+1) 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: 617

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: 605

9. (+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 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: 586

10. (+4) 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: 554

11. (+4) 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: 549

12. (-3) 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: 512

13. (-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 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: 511

14. (-8) 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: 504

15. (+4) Bada – Queen
Genre: Dance
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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: 488

16. (-4) 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: 487

17. (-4) 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: 415

18. (-1) 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: 411

19. (+19) Rumble Fish – 그대내게다시 (That Day, I Again) *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Genre: Rock Ballad
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Album: Rumble Fish Vol. 3 Special Edition Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured in Rumblefish's 3rd album, the special edition "Open the Safe," this track is a re-arrangement of Byeon Jin-sub's ballad. It features a different accompaniment and a new tempo with a Bosanova feel. Vocalist Choi Jin-yi showcases a varied sound, one that's more delicate and soft than the vocals on his previous track.

Music: Kim Hyung Suk / Lyrics: No Young Shim
Score: 407

20. (+7) Hyun Young – 연애혁명 (Love Revolution)
Genre: Pop
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Album: Hyun Young 2nd Single Album Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the title track to Hyun Young's 2nd single album by the same name and a re-make of popular Japanese group Morning Musume's 'Love Revolution21.' Hyun Young, made up like a Barbie doll in the music video, offers a comical performance to go with her exuberant singing.

Music: Morning Musume's "Love Revolution21" / Lyrics: Hong Ji Yoo
Score: 398

21. (-1) J (feat. Lee Jung) – 눈물로 (With tears) : 392
22. (+3) Buzz – 사랑은 가슴이 시킨다 Part 2 (Love Is Controlled By The Heart Part 2) : 347
23. (New) SNSD – 다시만난세계 (Into The New World) : 344 *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***

24. (-6) V.O.S.+ Hyun Joon – 나 이젠 (I Now) : 340
25. (-2) SG Wannabe – Stay : 316
26. (+6) Lee Sun Gyun – 바다여행 (Ocean Trip) : 302
27. (+12) Moo Ga Dang – 오에오 (O.A.O.) : 285
28. (-7) Daylight – 머리를 자르고 (After Hair Cut) : 276
29. (+7) Black Pearl – 좋은걸어떡해 (What Can I Do If I Like It) : 264
30. (+4) As One / 2NB – Holiday : 247
31. (-5) Youn Ha – 연애조건 (Love Term) : 237
32. (-3) Il Rak – 그래도사랑합니다 (I still love you) : 234
33. (New) Shin Hye Sung – 첫사람 (First Person) : 228
34. (-12) Oh Jong Hyuk – 사랑이그래요 (Love is like that) : 193
35. (-2) Mina (Feat. AK'SENT) – LOOK : 177
36. (+4) Nell – It's okay : 172
37. (-6) Bobby Kim – 일년을 하루같이 (One Year One Day Together) : 169
38. (-8) LPG – 바다의공주 (The Princess Of Sea) : 167
39. (+10) CSJH The Grace – 女友그녀들의 수다 (Chattering Ladies) : 165
40. (+1) Monster – Soul : 147
41. (+3) Lyn – …사랑했잖아… Part 2 (We used to love part 2) : 142
42. (+4) JK Kim Dong Wook – 쿵팍Life (Koong Pak Life) : 136
43. (+4) Kara – Secret World : 134
44. (-2) Hwa Yo Bi – 백만송이 장미 (One Million Roses) : 132
45. (-2) Oh Hyun Ran – 한 사람을 사랑하다 (Love only one person) : 119
46. (New) Banana Girl (feat. Enjel) – S : 116
47. (New) Park Sang Min – 서른이면 (When I am thirty) : 109
48. (–) Kim Jong Wook – 가난한 사랑 (Poor Love) : 108
49. (Re-entry) K.Will – 하리오 (Hario) : 83
50. (New) CAN – Summer Day : 79

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 4:

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, KBS Yoon Do Hyun Love Letter, Show Music Tank, Pops In Seoul) – 5%