Weekly Music Chart 2007 – September week 4

2007-09-26 02:06:00 2010-11-24 11:06:56

No. 1 song Big Bang’s "거짓말" (Lie) remains at No. 1 for the 3rd straight week. It is being seriously challenged by Lee Seung Ki’s "착한거짓말" (White Lie), which has gained a lot of ground this week and is only 11 points behind Big Bang. It will be an interesting battle next week for the top spot.

Biggest Mover of the week: Hong Kyung Min’s "못난이" (Fool) is our biggest mover this week, up 21 spots to No. 10. Hong Kyung Min is a regular in the top 10 and this ballad comes from his 8th album, which celebrates his 10th anniversary in the business. This song gives songwriter Cho Young Soo another top 10 song.

Hot shot debut: Fly To The Sky’s follow up hit "사랑해" (I Love You) is our highest debut this week at No. 19. This song replaces their former No. 1 song "My Angel". Fly To The Sky usually produces multiple top 10 hits from their albums, so we can expect this song to hit the top 10 soon.

New songs: We have 11 new songs and 4 re-entries this week:

Songs to watch out:

6. Jang Hye Jin – 가라 사랑아 (Go Away Love) – Moves up to No. 6 this week and becomes Jang Hye Jin’s highest charted solo songs in years. It proves that her new try of up-tempo songs is widely accepted by fans.

20. The Name and Choi Jini – 이별…후에 (After…Break Up) – The album of this music drama is finally released (see our new albums introduction this week), and it pushes this duet into the top 20. This song’s predcessor, Shin Hye Sung and Lyn’s "After…Love", was a top 10 hit, so let see if this song can do the same. Choi Jini has two top 20 songs this week as Rumble Fish’s "그대내게다시" (That Day, I Again) re-enters the top 20.

22. Wheesung – 사랑은 맛있다 ♡ (Love is Delicious) – This is the first album released by Wheesung after leaving YG Family. Unlike his previous R&B songs, this song is a more light-hearted mid tempo pop song that should be a first for Wheesung. Like all his previous albums, it has already topped the sales charts. Expect this song to make a big jump next week. Park Geun Tae, who has written No. 1 songs for Ivy and Yangpa this year, penned this song while Wheesung himself wrote the lyrics.

26. 8Eight – 사랑을잃고난노래하네 (Forget Love and Sing) – 8Eight is not related to Se7en. Instead, they are a highly regarded new co-ed R&B group, being labelled as the Black Eyed Peas of Korea. They are often compared to Ty Keys, another R&B co-ed group with similar styles. 8Eight is the winner of a show survival contest in Korea last year (similar to American Idol). We haven’t seen such a pure R&B song for a long time. With distinictive vocals and rappings, they should be able to find success.

27. Baek Ji Young – 사랑하나면 돼 (Loving one person is enough) – It is always tough to follow up after having a big hit. Last year, Baek Ji Young’s "사랑안해" (I Won’t Love) surprisingly became one of the biggest hits in 2006, helping her to sweep almost all female artistes awards at year end. "Loving one person is enough" is definitely as good as "I Won’t Love". It is an even more emotional ballad that requires a lot of singing skills in the chrous part. Now the only thing for Baek Ji Young is to repeat the same success as last year, which I think is very likely with such a good song.

30. Wonder Girls – Tell Me – The title song from their offical 1st full album. It hasn’t been easy for these girls. Over the summer, 2 members checked into the hospitals for poor health reasons. Hyun Ah decided to leave the group and was replaced by Yoo Bin. Their comeback was also derailed after a car accident. Members were not hurt but they have temporarily suspended activities. Hopefully, it will not affect the popularity of this song, which is a retro dance hit resembling up-tempo songs from the 80s.

41. Lee Ssang – 영화처럼 (Like a movie) – After 15 weeks, Ballerino is finally off the chart and is replaced by this song, which I think is an even better song. It is a slower tempo song. Ali is again featured in the 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. (–) Big Bang – 거짓말 (Lie) *** 3 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: 971

2. (+2) 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: 960

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: 908

4. (-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: 900

5. (+2) 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: 838

6. (+6) 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: 642

7. (+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: 609

8. (–) 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: 585

9. (-3) 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: 578

10. (+21) Hong Kyung Min – 못난이 (Fool) *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Genre: Pop Ballad
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Album: Hong Kyung Min Vol. 8 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: The title song of Hong Kyung-min’s 8th album “Music for my Life, Life for my Music,” the song was written by a hit songwriter and Hong Kyung-min’s friend, Cho Young-soo, to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the singer’s debut and it features Hong Kyung-min’s new, softer singing style. The song’s music video also features Hong Kyung-min’s brother and actor Won Woo and Yoon Hye-young.

Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min

11. (-2) 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: 521

12. (+3) 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: 515

13. (–) 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: 479

14. (-9) 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: 461

15. (-5) 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: 449

16. (-2) 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: 445

17. (+4) Rumble Fish – 그대내게다시 (That Day, I Again)
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: 428

18. (-1) 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: 387

19. (New) Fly To The Sky – 사랑해 (I Love You) *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Genre: R&B Ballad
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Album: Fly To The Sky Vol. 7 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849: This is the follow-up song on Fly to the Sky’s 7th album, "No Limitations". This is a more pop-flavored Fly To The Sky ballad that showcases the vocal and harmonizing skills of both members.

Music + Lyrics: Ha Jung Ho
Score: 386

20. (+4) The Name & Choi Jini – 이별…후에 (After…Break Up)
Genre: Pop Ballad
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Album: Music Drama "After…Break Up" OST Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849: This song is from the music drama of the same title, which is a sequel of the music drama "After…Love" earlier this year. A fresh collaboration between R&B singer The Name and Choi Jini from the modern rock band Rumble Fish. This song is also part II of Shin Hye Sung and Lyn’s "After…Love".


Score: 359

21. (-3) Wanted – I Promise You : 329
22. (New) Wheesung – 사랑은 맛있다 ♡ (Love is Delicious) : 306
23. (+2) Choon Ja – 사랑이뭐길래 (What is love) : 271
24. (+4) Kim Sa Rang – 위로 (Recognition) : 265
25. (-2) Brown Eyed Girls – 오아시스 (Oasis) : 250
26. (New) 8EIGHT – 사랑을잃고난노래하네 (Forget Love and Sing) : 237
27. (New) Baek Ji Young – 사랑하나면 돼 (Loving one person is enough) : 207
28. (+8) JJ – Love Actually : 194
29. (New) Yang Pa – Marry Me : 192
30. (New) Wonder Girls – Tell Me : 186
31. (+1) Lee Sun Gyun – 바다여행 (Ocean Trip) : 181
32. (-6) J (feat. Lee Jung) – 눈물로 (With tears) : 174
33. (-6) IRak – 그래도사랑합니다 (I still love you) : 161
34. (Re-entry) Kim Jong Wok – 가난한 사랑 (Poor Love) : 153
35. (–) Mina (Feat. AK’SENT) – Look : 152
36. (New) Namolla Family – 사랑해요 (I Love You) : 147
37. (-8) Park Sang Min – 서른이면 (When I am thirty) : 145
38. (Re-entry) CSJH The Grace – 댄서인더레인 (Dancer in the rain) : 135
39. (+1) Moo Ga Dang – 오에오 (O.A.O.) : 130
40. (-3) MC The Max – Run to the sky : 129
41. (New) Lee Ssang – 영화처럼 (Like a movie) : 117
42. (-4) S.Jin – 백번을 불러도 (Even If I Call Out A Hundred Times) : 116
43. (+1) Dynamic Duo – 복잡해 (Complicated) : 114
44. (Re-entry) JK Kim Dong Wook – 쿵팍 Life (Koong Pak Life) : 113
45. (New) Two:Some – Say : 111
46. (New) 015B – 받은 만큼만 해주기 (Do as much as received) : 110
47. (Re-entry) Lyn – …사랑했잖아… Part 2 (…We used to love…part 2) : 107
48. (-14) Super Junior – 행복 (Happiness) : 105
49. (New) Clazziquai – Romeo n Juliet : 103
50. (-7) Chae Yeon – 서투른 사랑 (Clumsy Love) : 87

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 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, SBS Music Space, KBS Yoon Do Hyun Love Letter, MNet M!Countdown, Pops In Seoul) – 5%