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.
Music + Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Music + Lyrics: G-Dragon
Music: Seo Jae Ha / Lyrics: Kang Eun Kyung
Music: Park Keun Tae / Lyrics: Wheesung
Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Music: Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Choi Kap Won
Music: Bang Shi Hyuk / Lyrics: Kang Eun Kyung
Music: Kim Sung Soo + Yoo Young Jin / Lyrics: Yoo Young Jin
Music + Lyrics: Minuki
Music: Kim Gun Woo / Lyrics: Maybee
Music: Hwang Sung Je / Lyrics: Lee Soo Young
Music: Kim Do Hoon, Kim Se Jin / Lyrics: Kim Se Jin, Seo Jung Jin
Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Kang Eun Kyung
Music: Kenzie / Lyrics: Kim Jung Bae
Music: Park Keun Tae / Lyrics: Minuki
Music: Bang Shi Hyuk, Kim Tae Yoon / Lyrics: Bang Shi Hyuk, Baek Chan
Music: Yoon Jong Shin, Lee Keun Ho / Lyrics: Yoon Jong Shin
Music: Lee Sang Ho, Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Hwang Sung Jin
Music + Lyrics: Min Myung Ki
Music: Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Hwang Sung Jin
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%