Weekly Music Chart 2007 – October week 1

2007-10-08 18:58:31 2010-11-24 11:06:58

No. 1 song: Big Bang continue to hold onto the top spot for the 5th week in a row with "거짓말" (Lie). This time they held off another strong challenger in Wheesung’s "사랑은 맛있다 ♡" (Love is Delicious). Only one other song stayed 5 weeks at No. 1 on our chart this year and that was Ivy’s "유혹의 소나타" (Temptation of Sonata). If "Lie" spends another week at No. 1, it will equal Sung Shi Kyung’s "거리에서" (On the Street) as the only song that spent 6 consecutive weeks at No. 1. With this impressive run, "Lie" for sure will be nominated as a candidate for "Song of the Year" on our year end awards.

Biggest Mover of the week: After a disappointing 2nd week on the chart, Wonder Girls’ "Tell Me" made a big 22-spot jump this week to No. 5. They are performing this song full time again now after a brief hiatus. Maybe that’s why the song wasn’t moving up as expected last week. With this hit, Wonder Girls are getting back into the picture for the best new artiste award this year, which is as competitive as I ever recalled.

Hot shot debut: Lee Ki Chan’s digital single "사랑도…이별도…" (Love Too…Separation Too…) is our highest debut this week at No. 19. Lee Ki Chan has our first half No. 1 song this year with "미인" (A Beauty). This new song is just as good a ballad, and it further solidifies Lee Ki Chan’s chances at the year end awards. Kim Do Hoon, who has 2 other top 10 hits this week, wrote this song for Lee Ki Chan.

New songs: We have 8 new songs and 2 re-entries this week.

Songs to watch out:

3. Baek Ji Young – 사랑하나면 돼 (Loving one person is enough) – She already proved to us that last year’s success was no fluke. This song is jumping up 4 more spots to the top three in just its 3rd week on the chart, and this ballad ready to get into the mix of battling for No. 1 next week.

9. Lee Soo Young – 단발머리 (Bob Hair Cut) – While it is true that her popularity and record sales are not as strong as her prime during the 4th, 5th, and 6th albums, this song is perhaps one of her best songs ever, moving up 16 spots this week. Since "라라라" (La La La) in her 4th album, all title songs from Lee Soo Young’s studio albums have reached No. 1. She would love to continue this trend, but will face a lot of tough competition.

12. V.O.S – 매일매일 (Everyday Everyday) – This song may become the trio’s biggest hit as they are looking to top "시한부" (Time Limit) which went to No. 6 early last year. They harmonized very well on this song and it is already one of the top songs in various internet charts.

22. Stony Skunk – 자장가 (Lullaby) – Perhaps the top reggae group in Korea, this song is quietly moving up the chart and may become the duo’s first top 20 hit next week. Despite not performing much on music shows, this song is doing well on a lot of music charts in Korea.

28. Cherry Filter – 느껴봐 (Feel It) – Following the footsteps of fellow rock band Jarium, Cherry Filter have released a remake album. This song is not as hardcore rock as their usual hits, but still makes a decent debut this week. A lot of singers won’t perform on these remake albums, but Cherry Filter are performing and it should help the popularity of this song.

30. Na Yoon Kwon – 뒷모습 (Back View) – A very underrated R&B singer. Perhaps we knew him best for his duet "안부" with Byul. This ballad is from his recently released 2nd album and he is looking to gain more recognition with this song.

39. M – The "M" Style – Unfortunately his album title song "Stomp" was falling far short of expectations by missing the top 10. Let see if this funky tune can make up the difference. Epik High’s Tablo, who is a good friend of Min Woo, is featured in this song.

42. ERU – 둘이라서 (Because it’s the two of us) – Pressure is on ERU after he produced two breakthrough hits "까만안경" (Black Glasses) and "흰눈" (White Snow) on his last album. This is another good ballad which is closer to the style of "White Snow" but more emotional. Don’t be misled by the low debuting position. This song is expected to be the biggest mover next week.

49. Young Ae – 사랑,버리고버려도 (Love, abandoned again and again) – No relation to actress Lee Young Ae, this is a highly recommended song by a new female artiste with a husky voice. She brings out all the emotions to fit this ballad. Check out this 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) *** 5 WEEKS NO. 1 ***
Genre: R&B / Dance
Watch the performance
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: 963

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

Arirang TV: This is the representative song for Whee Sung’s 5th album, "Eternal Essence of Music." The pop dance track melds Whee Sung’s singing and rapping, a lively rhythm and a sampling of Beethoven’s Sonata for Piano NO. 8 "Pathetique" OP. 13. The music video features a performance by Whee Sung and three episodes portrayed in a bright and flashy way.

Music: Park Keun Tae / Lyrics: Wheesung
Score: 928

3. (+4) Baek Ji Young – 사랑하나면 돼 (Loving one person is enough)
Genre: Pop Ballad
Watch the performance
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: 888

4. (-2) Lee Seung Ki – 착한거짓말 (White Lie)
Genre: Pop Ballad
Watch the performance
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: 808

5. (+22) Wonder Girls – Tell Me *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Genre: Pop Dance
Watch the performance
Album: Wonder Girls Vol. 1 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the representative song for the Wonder Girls’ 1st album, "The Wonder Years," which is also the first album released with new member Yoo-bin, who replaced Hyun-a. The track revives a lively pop dance rhythm popular in the 80s. The fun music video shows So-hee transforming from an ordinary student into Wonder Woman whenever her friends face danger.

Music + Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Score: 802

6. (-2) F.T Island – 천둥 (Thunder)
Genre: Rock Ballad
Watch the performance
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: 801

7. (-4) Shin Hye Sung – 첫사람 (First Person)
Genre: Pop Ballad
Watch the performance
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: 770

8. (-2) SNSD – 다시만난세계 (Into The New World)
Genre: Pop Dance
Watch the performance
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: 757

9. (+16) Lee Soo Young – 단발머리 (Bob Hair Cut)
Genre: Pop Ballad
Watch the preformance
Album: Lee Soo Young Vol. 8 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849: Title song from Lee Soo Young’s 8th album "Set It Down". This ballad is quite different from Lee Soo Young’s previous hits in both the melody and the arrangement. It is very comfortable to listen to. Hwang Sung Je, who wrote "Grace" on Lee Soo Young’s last album, also wrote this song while the artiste herself wrote the lyrics.

Music: Hwang Sung Je / Lyrics: Lee Soo Young
Score: 741

10. (-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

Arirang TV: This is the representative song for Jang Hye-jin’s album, "Tomboy." Melding house and yodel genres, this hybrid house-dance track depicts Jang Hye-jin’s maturity while showcasing her powerful vocals. Her short hairdo exudes a boyish charm and enhances her musical transformation.

Music: Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Choi Gap Won
Score: 624

11. (+7) Fly To The Sky – 사랑해 (I Love You)
Genre: R&B Ballad
Watch the performance
Album: Fly To The Sky Vol. 7 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured in Fly to the Sky’s 7th album, "No Limitations," this poignant ballad is about being unable to forget an ex. The music video, starring Hwanhee and Seo Ji-hye, tells the story of one man’s memories of a woman and switches from the past to the present.

Music + Lyrics: Ha Jung Ho
Score: 551

12. (+8) V.O.S – 매일매일 (Everyday Everyday)
Genre: R&B Ballad
Watch the performance
Album: V.O.S special single Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the representative song for V.O.S’ special single album, "The Flowers are Laughing." With an easy retro melody, the ballad offers a bright portrayal of the quarrels, breakups and reunions between couples. The music video depicts post-breakup pains from both the male and female perspectives.

Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Score: 547

13. (-3) Hong Kyung Min – 못난이 (Fool)
Genre: Pop Ballad
Watch the performance
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: 509

14. (-3) Zia – 물끄러미 (Absentmindedly)
Genre: Pop Ballad
Watch the MV
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: 505

15. (-2) 8EIGHT – 사랑을잃고난노래하네 (Forget Love and Sing)
Genre: R&B Ballad
Watch the performance
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: 501

16. (–) Brown Eyed Girls – 너에게속았다 (I Got Fooled By You)
Genre: R&B Ballad
Watch the performance
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: 498

17. (-8) Crown J – 그녀를뺏겠습니다 (I’ll get her back)
Genre: Hip-hop
Watch the performance
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: 460

18. (-4) Son Ho Young – 하늘에 내 마음이 (My Heart at the Sky)
Genre: Pop
Watch the performance
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: 436

19. (New) Lee Ki Chan – 사랑도…이별도… (Love Too…Separation Too…) *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Genre: Pop Ballad
Watch the MV
Album: Lee Ki Chan digital single Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849: This ballad is the title song from Lee Ki Chan’s recently released digital single. Lee Ki Chan, who is known for his soothing and relaxing voice, will be showcasing his mature and powerful vocal skills. It is a sad song about a man who tries hard to forget the memories of his girlfriend whom he broke up with, but these memories of her won’t fade from his mind and follow him around like a shadow.

Music: Kim Do Hoon, Min Myung Ki / Lyrics: Choi Kap Won
Score: 429

20. (-8) Black Pearl – 좋은걸어떡해 (What Can I Do If I Like It)
Genre: R&B Ballad
Watch the performance
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: 422

21. (+3) See Ya – 얼음인형 (Ice Doll) : 362
22. (+9) Stony Skunk – 자장가 (Lullaby) : 289
23. (-1) Drunken Tiger – 주정 (Craft) : 276
24. (-7) The Name & Choi Jini – 이별…후에 (After…Break Up) : 269
25. (-4) Rumble Fish – 그대내게다시 (That Day, I Again) : 227
26. (+21) Yang Pa – Marry Me : 219
27. (-4) Wanted – I Promise You : 218
28. (New) Cherry Filter – 느껴봐 (Feel It) : 217
29. (–) Namolla Family – 사랑해요 (I Love You) : 212
30. (New) Na Yoon Kwon – 뒷모습 (Back View) : 207
31. (-16) Kim Dong Wan – 손수건 (Handkerchief) : 196
32. (+10) Kim Jong Wook – 가난한 사랑 (Poor Love) : 162
33. (New) Vasco (Feat. Joe Brown, Jung Hyun) – 덤벼라 세상아 (Attack The World) : 157
34. (-8) Typhoon – 그대만 (Just Then) : 153
35. (-5) Bada – Queen : 152
36. (-2) Choon Ja – 사랑이뭐길래 (What is love) : 148
37. (-9) Kim Sa Rang – 위로 (Recognition) : 137
38. (–) Il Rak – 그래도사랑합니다 (I still love you) : 136
39. (New) M – THE “M” STYLE : 131
40. (Re-entry) JJ – Love Actually : 129
41. (Re-entry) Dynamic Duo – 복잡해 (Complicated) : 126
42. (New) ERU – 둘이라서 (Because it’s the two of us) : 125
43. (+1) CSJH The Grace – 댄서인더레인 (Dancer in the rain) : 116
44. (-8) Bubble Sisters – 사랑은 이제 그만 (Enough of love now) : 115
45. (-6) Noblesse (Feat. Flower Go Yoo Jin) – 어떻게 사람이 그래 (How can people be like that) : 100
46. (-13) J (feat. Lee Jung) – 눈물로 (With tears) : 99
47. (-4) Lee Sun Gyun – 바다여행 (Ocean Trip) : 93
48. (-7) Lyn – …사랑했잖아… Part 2 (We used to love part 2) : 87
49. (New) Young Ae – 사랑,버리고버려도 (Love, abandoned again and again) : 86
50. (New) Hana – 잊있니 (Did You Forget?) : 82

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 October week 1:

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