Weekly Music Chart 2007 – September week 3

2007-09-19 06:46:04 2010-11-24 11:06:56

No. 1 song Big Bang’s "거짓말" (Lie) strengthens its hold on the top spot with a high score. It hasn’t quite reached the perfecet score of 1000 points yet, but the song’s score of 974 is one of the highest we recorded recently in a week. Looks like this song will stay at the top for a while, even though the competition is getting stronger (top 4 songs all scored 900 or above).

Biggest Mover of the week: Rocker Kim Sa Rang’s "위로" (Recognition) is our biggest mover this week, up 17 spots from 45 to 28. Like most rock albums, this song’s scores are primarily coming from its strong album sales. But it is a good song and has the potential to continue to move up.

Hot shot debut: A collaboration between The Name and Choi Jini (lead singer of Rumble Fish) "이별…후에" (After…Break Up) is our highest debut at No. 24 this week. Some of you might remember Shin Hye Sung and Lyn’s "After…Love" earlier this year. This song is a continuation of that song and also of that music drama. It is an interesting duet, as The Name is known for his R&B songs, and Choi Jini is known for her rock songs. This time they sing together on this pop ballad. It should be a first for both singers.

New songs: We have 8 new songs and 1 re-entry this week:

Songs to watch out:

4. Lee Seung Ki – 착한거짓말 (White Lie) – Surprisingly edged out Big Bang’s "Lie" as the new No. 1 song on M!Countdown this week. Even though the song only moves up 1 spot this week, it should be in the top 3 next week and also challenge Big Bang for the top spot.

9. Black Pearl – 좋은걸어떡해 (What Can I Do If I Like It) – The R&B female quartet scored their first top 10 song this week, moving up 9 spots to No. 9. As they get more exposure, this song gets more popular as well. They are often compared with SNSD by the media because both debuted the same time (and both are in the top 10 now). But the comparison ends here as both groups’ music styles are totally different. Since this song is moving into the top 10, it means songwriter Cho Young Soo has 5 songs in the top 10 this week.

12. Jang Hye Jin – 가라 사랑아 (Go Away Love) – A change of style served well for Jang Hye Jin, as this up-tempo song is moving up fast and close to the top 10. We usually see singers moving from up-tempo dance songs to ballads as they grow older. Jang Hye Jin is taking the opposite route and still finding success.

15. Crown J – 그녀를뺏겠습니다 (I’ll get her back) – Rapper Crown J scored his first top 20 hit with this song, and perhaps his first top 10 hit is not that far away. This song has the ingredients to be successful in the mainstream.

31. Hong Kyung Min – 못난이 (Fool) – Hong Kyung Min recently released his 8th album to celebrate his 10th year in the business. In his early days, Hong Kyung Min had a lot of up-tempo hit songs but lately he’s been focusing on ballads. This song serves his current style well. Yet another hit song written by Cho Young Soo.

36. JJ – Love Actually – One of a few up-tempo dance songs that I like this year. JJ (real name: Kim Kyung Ah) is a 17-year old new female singer. She released her first album "Ruling" in August but so far we haven’t seen her performing on any gayo shows yet. This song is an R&B dance song with a good rapping intro. It reminds me of Nan-A’s "Like Dat" last year which did not become a hit but received good reviews.

48. Ty Keys – 연상연하 (Age gap relationship) – Their 1st hit "I’m Sorry" received excellent reviews but failed to make it onto our chart. This song finally did, as they gained more exposure now. A very talented co-ed R&B group with a male and a female vocalist plus a rapper. Look out for them.

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. (–) Big Bang – 거짓말 (Lie) *** 2 WEEKS NO. 1 ***
Genre: R&B / Dance
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Album: Big Bang Mini-Album 2007 – Always Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the representative track for BIGBANG’s 2007 mini album, "Always." Created by BIGBANG’s vocalist G. Dragon, the addictive Euro-house song features trance chords and a piano-driven melody. The music video is about G. Dragon’s character taking on a false murder accusation on behalf of his girlfriend and being hauled off to the authorities.

Music + Lyrics: G-Dragon
Score: 974

2. (–) Shin Hye Sung – 첫사람 (First Person)
Genre: Pop Ballad
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Album: Shin Hye Sung Vol. 2 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the representative track for Shin Hye-sung’s 2nd album, ‘The Beginning, New Days.’ The song showcases beautiful lyrics that meld perfectly with Shin Hye-sung’s sweet vocals. The music video, produced as part of a sequence, is about a dying man who had never believed in love, finally encountering love.

Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Yoon Sa Ra
Score: 912

3. (–) F.T Island – 천둥 (Thunder)
Genre: Rock Ballad
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Album: F.T Island Vol. 1 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured in the debut album, "Cheerful Sensibility," of the popular 5-guy band F.T Island, this song is about loving someone but having to let the person go. The music video, starring vocalist Lee Hong-ki as the lead, addresses school violence, one-sided love and other teen issues.

Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Score: 911

4. (+1) Lee Seung Ki – 착한거짓말 (White Lie)
Genre: Pop Ballad
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Album: Lee Seung Ki Vol. 3 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the representative song for Lee Seung-ki’s 3rd album, ‘Separation Story.’ An appealing ballad with a sad melody, the song is about a man who has to let go of the woman he loves. The music video, starring Lee Seung-ki, tells about the friendships, loves and betrayals among youth active in an anti-Japanese movement.

Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Score: 900

5. (-1) 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: 790

6. (+2) 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: 701

7. (–) SNSD – 다시만난세계 (Into The New World)
Genre: Pop / Dance
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Album: SNSD 1st single album Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the title song to SNSD’s debut single album, "Into the New World." The group is made up of 9 high school gals – Yoon-a, Soo-young, Yu-ri, Tae-yeon, Jessica, Tiffany, Sunny and Seo-hyun. The song, made by Kenzie, is a bright and energetic pop dance track packed with teenagers’ innocence, passion and confidence.

Music: Kenzie / Lyrics: Kim Jung Bae
Score: 673

8. (-2) 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: 656

9. (+9) Black Pearl – 좋은걸어떡해 (What Can I Do If I Like It)
Genre: R&B Ballad
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Album: Black Pearl single track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849: The first hit song by R&B female quartet Black Pearl, which consists of members Nami (26), Mika (24), Young Joo (20), and Hwi Eun (17). This song is written by top composer Cho Young Soo. The traditional instrument arrangement adds flavor to this song.

Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Score: 522

10. (+3) 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: 519

11. (-1) 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: 501

12. (+12) Jang Hye Jin – 가라 사랑아 (Go Away Love)
Genre: Pop / Dance
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Album: Jang Hye Jin – Tomboy Track 4 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849: Featured in Jang Hye Jin’s special album "Tomboy", this is a up-tempo dance track that is a new style for Jang Hye Jin, who used to sing ballads. Jang Hye Jin again collaborates with songwriters Kim Do Hoon and Choi Gap Won, who wrote many hits for her in the past.

Music: Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Choi Gap Won
Score: 498

13. (-1) 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: 457

14. (-3) 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: 452

15. (+10) Crown J – 그녀를뺏겠습니다 (I’ll get her back)
Genre: Hip-hop
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Album: Crown J Vol. 2 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the representative song for Crown J’s 2nd album, ‘Miss Me?’ An easy melody lies beneath the song’s intense rhythm, which also showcases Crown J’s sophisticated rapping. The music video, which tells a story that is faithful to the song’s lyrics, stars biracial star Eva and former Country Kko Kko-member Shin Jung-hwan.

Music + Lyircs: Crown J
Score: 446

16. (-7) 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: 434

17. (-3) 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: 398

18. (-1) 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: 377

19. (-3) 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: 339

20. (-1) 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: 334

21. (+2) Rumble Fish – 그대내게다시 (That Day, I Again) : 316
22. (-2) Yangpa – 그대를 알고 (Since Knowing You) : 305
23. (-8) Brown Eyed Girls – 오아시스 (Oasis) : 297
24. (New) The Name & Choi Jini – 이별…후에 (After…Break Up) : 273 *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***

25. (+4) Choon Ja – 사랑이뭐길래 (What is love) : 264
26. (-2) J (feat. Lee Jung) – 눈물로 (With tears) : 262
27. (–) Il Rak – 그래도사랑합니다 (I still love you) : 259
28. (+17) Kim Sa Rang – 위로 (Recognition) : 257 *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***

29. (-7) Park Sang Min – 서른이면 (When I am thirty) : 239
30. (-9) Clazziquai – Lover Boy : 238
31. (New) Hong Kyung Min – 못난이 (Fool) : 221
32. (–) Lee Sun Gyun – 바다여행(Ocean Trip) : 202
33. (+1) Daylight – 머리를 자르고 (After Hair Cut) : 201
34. (-6) Super Junior – 행복 (Happiness) : 189
35. (+2) Mina (Feat. AK’SENT) – Look : 148
36. (New) JJ – Love Actually : 134
37. (-1) MC The Max – Run to the sky : 133
38. (–) S.Jin – 백번을 불러도 (Even If I Call Out A Hundred Times) : 109
39. (-4) Nell – It’s okay : 108
40. (-7) Moo Ga Dang – 오에오 (O.A.O.) : 101
41. (-9) LPG – 바다의공주 (The Princess Of Sea) : 98
42. (New) Girl Friends – My Love Story : 96
43. (-2) Chae Yeon – 서투른 사랑 (Clumsy Love) : 82
44. (+4) Dynamic Duo – 복잡해 (Complicated) : 80
45. (New) To Romance – 눈물고이면 (Swallow in tears) : 79
46. (New) The Way – 사랑…아프다 (Love…Hurts) : 76
47. (-4) K.Will – 하리오 (Hario) : 68
48. (New) Ty Keys – 연상연하 (Age gap relationship) : 60
49. (New) YB – 가을우체국앞에서 (Autumn in front of the post office) : 55
50. (Re-entry) Banana Girl – S : 53

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 September 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, KMTV Show! Music Tank, MTV Live Wow Special, Pops In Seoul) – 5%