Weekly Music Chart 2007 – November week 1

2007-11-07 08:25:42 2010-11-24 11:07:21
No. 1 song: Wonder Girls’ "Tell Me" remains at No. 1 this week, holding off Big Bang’s 7-week No. 1 song "거짓말" (Lie) which tried to bounce back to the top for the 8th week. Wonder Girls are up to the challenge as "Tell Me" won the Inky Gayo Mutizen award last week and was also No. 1 on most internet rankings.

Biggest Mover of the week: J-Walk’s "여우비" (Light Rain) is our biggest mover, up 22 spots to No. 20 this week. The duo recently released a single album featuring this song. J-Walk have not been active in the k-pop scene for the last few years. "Light Rain" is an R&B ballad which has a more mature style than their previous pop hits. To this date, J-Walk’s biggest hit is still their debut song "Suddenly". Let’s see if this song can do better.

Hot shot debut: One of the most consistent hit makers in k-pop is back! Koyote’s "사랑공식" (Love Formula) is our highest debut at No. 12 this week. This song comes from their 9.5 album, featuring a collection of their past dance hits and a few new songs. So the album is titled "Dance Best and 9.5". Even though Koyote’s album sales have not been as strong as a few years ago, their hit songs are still ranked very high on the chart. Like the title of this song "Love Formula", Koyote really have a formula to succeed.

New songs: We have 6 new songs and 2 re-entries this week.

Songs to watch out:

3. Big Mama – 배반 (Betray) – Moving up 4 more spots among a strong field to the top 3. Looks like it will certainly be their biggest hit so far and will contest for No. 1 next week. Perhaps this song has a more pop-oriented melody than their previous R&B songs, so it gains more acceptance among pop fans.

7. Lim Jeong Hee – 사랑에미치면 (When you’re crazy in love) – Lim Jeong Hee is looking for a big hit to boost her debut in the US. Her biggest hit so far was the title song from her last album "사랑아가지마" (Love, Don’t Leave) which went to No. 5. This song has a very good chance to surpass No. 5 as it’s already No. 7 in its 2nd week on the chart.

10. Maybee – 못난이 (Fool) – The lyricist turned singer has her 2nd top 10 hit. This equals her debut song "다소" (Sad Smile) which also went to No. 10. Maybee is just starting to promote this song and it is very likely to move up higher next week.

13. Lee Seung Ki – 왜가니 (Why are you leaving?) – As soon as "착한거짓말" (White Lie) is off the chart, this new song comes in. This ballad is again written by top songwriter Cho Young Soo. Lee Seung Ki was named the top male artiste in our 2006 Soompi Gayo Award, and he is looking to repeat the feat this year. He needs this song to do well to get the nomination.

17. Na Yoon Kwon – 뒷모습 (Back View) – After a few weeks surfacing below the top 20, Na Yoon Kwon finally made a big move this week, up 14 spots to No. 17. Na Yoon Kwon is a very underrated R&B singer who should get more attention. This song is written by highly regarded singer-songwriter Yoon Jong Shin, who also wrote Na Yoon Kwon’s good friend Sung Shi Kyung’s big hit "거리에서" (On the Street) last year.

25. Kang Kyun Sung – 널볼때마다 (Every Time I See You) – Former Noel member Kang Kyun Sung has this week’s 2nd biggest mover. JYP wrote this R&B ballad for Kang Kyun Sung. Let’s see if he will get into the top 20 next week.

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. (–) Wonder Girls – Tell Me *** 2 WEEKS NO. 1 ***
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: 931

2. (+1) Big Bang – 거짓말 (Lie)
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: 903

3. (+4) Big Mama – 배반 (Betray)
Genre: R&B Ballad
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Album: Big Mama Vol. 4 Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the representative song for Big Mama’s 4th album, "Blossom." It shows off some great harmonies between the gals and is about a woman who has a wonderful guy, but who keeps having feelings for someone else. The music video, starring Ha Jung-woo, portrays a man struggling with the pain of breaking up.

Music: Seo Jae Ha / Lyrics: Kang Eun Kyung
Score: 895

4. (-2) Wheesung – 사랑은 맛있다 ♡ (Love is Delicious)
Genre: Pop
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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: 848

5. (-1) 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

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: 832

6. (-1) Baek Ji Young – 사랑하나면 돼 (Loving one person is enough)
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: 790

7. (+4) Lim Jeong Hee- 사랑에미치면 (When you’re crazy in love)
Genre: R&B Ballad
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Album: Lim Jeong Hee Vol. 3 Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV:This is the main song for Lim Jung-hee’s 3rd album, "Before I Go J-Lim." With an intense hip-hop beat, this fast-tempo track shows off Lim Jung-hee’s trademark dynamic vocals. Rapping by Outkast’s Big Boy in the introduction and Park Jin-young’s rapping elevate the song a notch in terms of quality and oomph.

Music: Bang Shi Hyuk / Lyrics: Kang Eun Kyung
Score:722

8. (–) Superjunior – 돈 돈 ! (Don’t Don)
Genre: Pop / Dance
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Album: Superjunior Vol. 2 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the title track for Super Junior’s 2nd album. The rock/R&B song, which features a heavy guitar riff, percussion pattern, electronic violin and various other musical elements, carries a message. The guys urge listeners to take a society distorted by mankind’s desire for money and pretense, and transform it into a world that can preserve the innocence of children.

Music: Kim Sung Soo + Yoo Young Jin / Lyrics: Yoo Young Jin
Score: 720

9. (-3) ERU – 둘이라서 (Because it’s the two of us)
Genre: Pop Ballad
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Album: ERU Vol. 3 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the representative track for Eru’s 3rd album, "Eru Returns." The moving ballad is about missing an ex and showcases Eru’s unique musical style. The star-studded music video cast includes An Sung-ki, Park Joong-hoon, Bong Tae-kyu, Cha Yae-ryun and others.

Music + Lyrics: Minuki
Score: 697

10. (+6) Maybee – 못난이 (Fool)
Genre: Pop Ballad
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Album: Luv Cloud Volume 2 Track 3- Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the main song for MayBee’s 2nd album, "Luv Cloud." The song melds lyrics about love that resemble a short essay with the artiste’s smart vocals. It’s about a girl always seeming unattractive and lacking, no matter how hard she tries to look good and happy, in front of a guy whose love for her is fading.

Music: Kim Gun Woo / Lyrics: Maybee
Score: 660

11. (-2) Lee Soo Young – 단발머리 (Bob Hair Cut)
Genre: Pop Ballad
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Album: Lee Soo Young Vol. 8 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the representative song for Lee Soo-young’s 8th album, "Set It Down." Blending folk rock and island music, the song uses the sounds of an Irish whistle as a base rhythm, exuberantly and brightly communicating the pains of breaking up. The music video stars Park Gun-hyung and Kim Yoo-mi.

Music: Hwang Sung Je / Lyrics: Lee Soo Young
Score: 622

12. (New) Koyote – 사랑공식 (Love Formula) *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Genre: Pop / Dance
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Album: Koyote Dance Best And Vol. 9.5 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV:This is the representative track for Koyote’s history album, "Dance Best and 9.5." The fun dance track shows off matured, and quite alluring, vocals by Shin-ji. The music video depicts moments had by the members of Koyote since their inception.

Music: Kim Do Hoon, Kim Se Jin / Lyrics: Kim Se Jin, Seo Jung Jin
Score: 510

13. (New) Lee Seung Ki – 왜가니 (Why are you leaving?)
Genre: Pop Ballad
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Album: Lee Seung Ki Vol. 3 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849: Follow-up song from Lee Seung Ki’s 3rd album "Farewell Story". This is another sad ballad, but it is more up-tempo than his previous hit "White Lie". Top composer Cho Young Soo again wrote this song for Lee Seung Ki, while Kang Eun Kyung wrote the lyrics.

Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Kang Eun Kyung
Score: 492

14. (-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: 423

15. (–) Cherry Filter – 느껴봐 (Feel It)
Genre: Modern Rock
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Album: Cherry Filter Remake Album Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the representative track for Cherry Filter’s remake album, "Rewind." The song was once used in a 30-second ad and has been re-born into a sophisticated modern-rock track. The music video tells the story of Cherry Filter’s members breaking free from mundane corporate life and pursuing their dreams. It also stars pro-gamer Kim Joon-young.

Music: Park Keun Tae / Lyrics: Minuki
Score: 393

16. (+1) 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: 392

17. (+14) Na Yoon Kwon – 뒷모습 (Back View)
Genre: R&B Ballad
Watch the perfomance
Album: Na Yoon Kwon Vol. 2 Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849: The title song from Na Yoon Kwon’s 2nd album "Hoo". "Back View" is a traditional ballad composed and written by Yoon Jong Shin. It is a very sad and touching song which showcases Na Yoon Kwon’s strong voice very well.

Music: Yoon Jong Shin, Lee Keun Ho / Lyrics: Yoon Jong Shin
Score: 343

18. (+2) M To M – 못된남자 (Evil Man)
Genre: R&B Ballad
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Album: 못된남자 Vol. 3 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This song is from M To M’s digital single of the same title. The ballad showcases the artiste’s rough and masculine vocals and is about telling a lover who’s talking about breaking up, not to leave. The music video, starring actress Shin Min-hee, was made as a continuation of SG Wannabe’s "Stay" music video.

Music: Lee Sang Ho, Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Hwang Sung Jin
Score: 382

19. (+2) Black Pearl – 결국너잖아 (In The End, It’s You)
Genre: R&B Ballad
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Album: Black Pearl 2nd single Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV:This is the title song of Black Pearl’s 2nd single album, "In the End, It’s You." The 4-gal group is made up of Whee-eun, Na-mi, Young-joo and Mika. The song, which is moving, sung with an exuberant vocal style and has great harmonies, is about briefly leaving someone you love, only to realize that that person is the one you really love.

Music + Lyrics: Min Myung Ki
Score: 317

20. (+22) J-Walk – 여우비 (Light Rain) *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Genre: R&B Ballad
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Album: J-Walk 2007 Mini Album Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV:This is the title track for J-Walk’s mini-album. The title of this medium-tempo track refers to how it can suddenly rain on a balmy and sunny day. It tells a beautiful yet lonely and painful story of separation. The music video depicts the day after a break-up.

Music: Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Hwang Sung Jin
Score: 314

Thanks again to ~S2~ for helping out on the top 20.

21. (+13) Drunken Tiger – 8:45 Heaven : 309
22. (+1) M – THE “M” STYLE : 302
23. (-5) Jang Hye Jin – 가라 사랑아 (Go Away Love) : 301
24. (-5) Crown J – 그녀를뺏겠습니다 (I’ll get her back) : 293
25. (+16) Kang Kyun Sung – 널볼때마다 (Every Time I See You) : 280
26. (+4) See Ya – 얼음인형 (Ice Doll) : 263
27. (-14) Shin Hye Sung – 첫사람 (First Person) : 253
28. (–) Lee Ki Chan – 사랑도…이별도… (Love Too…Separation Too…) : 251
29. (-3) Brown Eyed Girls – 너에게속았다 (I Got Fooled By You) : 235
30. (-3) Fly To The Sky – 사랑해 (I Love You) : 232
31. (New) F.T Island – 남자의첫사랑은무덤까지간다 (A man taking his first love to the grave) : 230
32. (-10) Zi-A – 물끄러미 (Absentmindedly) : 227
33. (-4) Hong Kyung Min – 못난이 (Fool) : 223
34. (-10) Monday Kiz – 투면한 눈물 (Invisible Tears) : 221
35. (–) Kim Dong Wan – 내 잘못이니까 (Because it’s my fault) : 201
36. (+7) Lee Sang Eun – 삶은 여행 (Life is like a journey) : 193
37. (-4) Jang Yoon Jung – 첫사랑 (First Love) : 189
38. (-2) Kim Jang Hoon (feat. Epik High) – 남자라서웃어요 (I’m smiling because I’m a man) : 184
39. (+1) Choi Jung Chul – 사랑은왜해 (Why Do You Love?) : 172
40. (-8) Park Ki Young – 미안했어요 (I’m Sorry) : 167
41. (-3) Namolla Family – 사랑해요 (I Love You) : 158
42. (New) Kebee – Feeling You : 155
43. (-18) Cho Shin Sung – Hit : 154
44. (+6) Yang Pa – Marry Me : 152
45. (New) Bae Sul Gi – Sul Gi Say : 147
46. (Re-entry) Kim Sa Rang – 위로 (Recognition) : 137
47. (-2) HaHa – 키작은꼬마이야기 (Story about a short kid) : 128
48. (-2) JJ – Love Actually : 120
49. (Re-entry) Vasco (Feat. Joe Brown, Jung Hyun) – 덤벼라 세상아 (Attack The World) : 118
50. (New) Choi Jae Hoon – 철부지 (Foolish Person) : 115

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 4:

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 (SBS Inky Gayo, KBS Music Bank, SBS Music Space, KBS Yoon Do Hyun Love Letter, KMTV Show Music Tank, Pops In Seoul) – 5%