Weekly Music Chart 2007 – September week 5

2007-10-03 06:31:45 2010-11-24 11:06:57

No. 1 song There is no slowing down for Big Bang’s "거짓말" (Lie) as it remains at No. 1 for the 4th straight week. The gap between Big Bang and Lee Seung Ki’s No. 2 song "착한거짓말" (White Lie) widens again, plus Big Bang’s "Lie" is the new No. 1 song on M!Countdown this week. It is likely that this song will continue to stay at No. 1 next week.

Biggest Mover of the week: Baek Ji Young’s "사랑하나면 돼 (Loving one person is enough) moves up 20 spots to No. 7 this week, proving that last year’s bit hit "사랑안해" (I Won’t Love) is no fluke as she continues to provide us with another wonderful ballad. This song will face some tough competition in the next few weeks though. Let’s see if it will reach No. 1.

Hot shot debut: Brown Eyed Girls’ "너에게속았다" (I Got Fooled By You) is our highest debut at No. 16. This is the title song of their 2nd album, replacing their summer hit "Oasis". This time BEG are returning to their R&B roots (which they called hybrid soul) by giving us a mid-tempo ballad. Each member contributes almost equally in this song. In my opinion, they are the most talented female group in Korea now. Let’s see if they will gain more recognition with this song and their new album.

New songs: Another week with 11 new songs.

Songs to watch out:

5. Wheesung – 사랑은 맛있다 ♡ (Love is Delicious) – Just missing out on being the week’s biggest mover, up 17 spots to No. 5. All title songs from Wheesung’s first 4 albums have reached No. 1 on the chart. Let’s see if this song will so the same and challenge Big Bang soon.

9. Crown J – 그녀를뺏겠습니다 (I’ll get her back) – Crown J finally scores his first ever top-10 hit with this song. There isn’t many hip-hop songs on the chart lately. We can expect this song to remain strong in the coming weeks.

13. 8Eight – 사랑을잃고난노래하네 (Forget Love and Sing) – This song is moving up a lot faster than expected, up 13 spots this week and is inching close to the top 10. All R&B fans should be delighted listening to this song. 8Eight has been performing almost every gayo show as well and it should help this song a lot.

20. V.O.S. – 매일매일 (Everyday Everyday) – Not too many people may have noticed, but hits keep coming for this R&B group. Just when their collaboration with Hyun Joon of Monday Kiz "나 이젠" (I Now) left the chart, this new song of their own comes in. It is from their newly released single album. Songwriter Cho Young Soo adds yet another song to his impressive lineup of top 20 songs lately.

22. Drunken Tiger – 주정 (Craft) – Tiger JK is back and this song has a decent debut, thanks mostly to its good sales numbers. Like I mentioned above, there are not too many hip-hop songs on the chart lately. This is another one that should make a difference.

24. See Ya – 얼음인형 (Ice Doll) – Hits also keep coming for these girls as this song is already the 3rd single from their highly successful 2nd album. Their original fans may love this song as See Ya is returning to a more R&B-oriented style like their 1st album. The song is about a frozen heart being able to thaw upon the return of a lover. The music video, starring Lee Yo-won and Jo Hyun-jae, is a continuation of the title track of See Ya’s 2nd album, "Love’s Greeting."

25. Lee Soo Young – 단발머리 (Bob Hair Cut) – The queen of ballad is back with her 8th album after 1.5 years. Since her last album, Lee Soo Young is exploring new kinds of music. This song is very refreshing to listen to with excellent violin arrangements. Very good chance to be the biggest mover next week when sales of this album start to count.

Top songwriters dominate the top 10 – Besides Cho Young Soo’s impressive current run (still 4 top 10 songs this week), two other top songwriters are getting into the mix now. Kim Do Hoon has 2 top 10 songs in Baek Ji Young’s "사랑하나면 돼" (Loving one person is enough) and Jang Hye Jin’s "가라 사랑아" (Go Away Love), while Park Keun Tae has Wheesung’s "사랑은 맛있다 ♡" (Love is Delicious) at No. 5. These 3 songwriters have written the most number of hits in k-pop for the last few years. Their presence is heavily felt in the top 10 now.

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) *** 4 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: 956

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: 916

3. (+1) 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: 884

4. (-1) 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: 835

5. (+17) Wheesung – 사랑은 맛있다 ♡ (Love is Delicious)
Genre: Pop
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Album: Wheesung Vol. 5 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849: Title track of Wheesung’s 5th album "Eternal Essence Of Music", his first release since leaving YG entertainment. Unlike his previous heavy R&B songs, this song is a light-hearted mid-tempo pop song, a kind that Wheesung has not tried before. Top songwriter Park Keun Tae wrote this song, and Wheesung himself penned the lyrics.

Music: Park Keun Tae / Lyrics: Wheesung
Score: 820

6. (-1) 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: 784

7. (+20) Baek Ji Young – 사랑하나면 돼 (Loving one person is enough) *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Genre: Pop Ballad
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Album: Baek Ji Young Vol. 6 Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the representative song for Baek Ji-young’s 6th album, "The 6th Miracle." The ballad is about the pain of not being able to come to terms with a break up after a fiercely devoted relationship, and about not being able to wait for a reconciliation either. A lyrical string accompaniment melds with the artiste’s poignant vocals and makes for a moving track.

Music: Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Choi Kap Won
Score: 687

8. (-2) 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 an 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: 683

9. (+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: 596

10. (–) Hong Kyung Min – 못난이 (Fool)
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
Score: 557

11. (-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: 532

12. (-1) 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: 514

13. (+13) 8EIGHT – 사랑을잃고난노래하네 (Forget Love and Sing)
Genre: R&B Ballad
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Album: 8EIGHT Vol. 1 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: The title song of 8eight’s debut album, "The First." The trio of Lee Hyun, Baek Chan and Ju Hee made their debut through a survival reality show for discovering new musicians. "Forget About Love and Sing" is a hybrid genre song that combines White and Black music, and it features fast beats to depict a positive attitude toward the world regarding love and life.

Music: Bang Shi Hyuk, Kim Tae Yoon / Lyrics: Bang Shi Hyuk, Baek Chan
Score: 503

14. (-6) 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: 465

15. (-6) 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: 414

16. (New) Brown Eyed Girls – 너에게속았다 (I Got Fooled By You) *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Genre: R&B Ballad
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Album: Brown Eyed Girls Vol. 2 Track 5 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the representative song for the Brown-Eyed Girls’ 2nd album, "Leave Miss Kim." A flashy string-and-brass performance in the intro gives off a strong soulful feel reminiscent of 70s and 80s pop. The lyrics are about breaking up and regretting having been crazy about a certain guy.

Music + Lyrics: Kim Se Jin, Seo Jung Jin
Score: 382

17. (+3) 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".

Music: Choi In Soo / Lyrics: Choi Jini
Score: 376

18. (+1) Fly To The Sky – 사랑해 (I Love You)
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: 375

19. (-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: 370

20. (New) V.O.S – 매일매일 (Everyday Everyday)
Genre: R&B Ballad
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Album: V.O.S special single Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849: Title track from V.O.S’ special single. It was composed by Korea’s best hit makers, Cho Young Soo and Ahn Young Min. It’s a ballad that brightly expresses lovers’ fights, separation, and reunion.

Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Score: 352

21. (-4) Rumble Fish – 그대내게다시 (That Day, I Again) : 348
22. (New) Drunken Tiger – 주정 (Craft) : 334
23. (-2) Wanted – I Promise You : 311
24. (New) See Ya – 얼음인형 (Ice Doll) : 302
25. (New) Lee Soo Young – 단발머리 (Bob Hair Cut) : 301
26. (-10) Typhoon – 그대만 (Just Then) : 298
27. (+3) Wonder Girls – Tell Me : 284
28. (-4) Kim Sa Rang – 위로 (Recognition) : 257
29. (+7) Namolla Family – 사랑해요 (I Love You) : 251
30. (-17) Bada – Queen : 241
31. (New) Stony Skunk – 자장가 (Lullaby) : 226
32. (New) Eve – 너 하나 없는데 (Don’t have only you) : 194
33. (-1) J (feat. Lee Jung) – 눈물로 (With tears) : 188
34. (-11) Choon Ja – 사랑이뭐길래 (What is love) : 176
35. (+4) Moo Ga Dang – 오에오 (O.A.O.) : 163
36. (New) Bubble Sisters – 사랑은 이제 그만 (Enough of love now) : 157
37. (-19) M – Stomp : 146
38. (-5) Il Rak – 그래도사랑합니다 (I still love you) : 145
39. (New) Noblesse (Feat. Flower Go Yoo Jin) – 어떻게 사람이 그래 (How can people be like that) : 137
40. (New) MC The Max (Lee Soo) – 미련한 가슴아 (Foolish Heart) : 135
41. (+6) Lyn – …사랑했잖아… Part 2 (We used to love part 2) : 130
42. (-8) Kim Jong Wook – 가난한 사랑 (Poor Love) : 126
43. (-12) Lee Sun Gyun – 바다여행 (Ocean Trip) : 123
44. (-6) CSJH The Grace – 댄서인더레인 (Dancer in the rain) : 118
45. (New) Banana Boat – 놀아봅시다 (Let’s Play) : 115
46. (-2) JK Kim Dong Wook – 쿵팍Life (Koong Pak Life) : 114
47. (-18) Yang Pa – Marry Me : 106
48. (-11) Park Sang Min – 서른이면 (When I am thirty) : 99
49. (–) Clazziquai – Romeo n Juliet : 97
50. (-5) Two:Some – Say : 91

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 5:

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, 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%