Weekly Music Chart 2007 – November week 4

2007-11-29 05:32:57 2010-11-24 11:07:38

No. 1 song: Not much movement among the various charts in Korea this week. As a result, our top 3 songs remain the same. Wonder Girls’ "Tell Me" is No. 1 for the 5th straight week, Youn Ha’s "혜성" (Comet) is still No. 2, followed by Koyote’s "사랑공식" (Love Formula). Other songs are quite far below in scores. "Tell Me" is still gaining scores even though it has been on top for 5 weeks now.

Biggest Mover of the week: As expected, the honor goes to Brown Eyed Soul’s "My Story". This song has top scores in both Hanteo’s album sales chart and songs chart, and is also doing well on various internet charts. Brown Eyed Soul had never appeared in any gayo shows previously, and we are wondering if this Na-Ul-led group will come out to perform. Yoon Gun, the other ex-Brown Eyes member, came out to perform on gayo shows for the first time in his career earlier this year.

Hot shot debut: Yet another strong showing by a rookie artiste. SNSD’s self titled hit "소녀시대" (Girls Generation) is our top debut this week at No. 9. This is the title song from their first full album, and it is a remake of Lee Seung Chul’s hit song. While it is pretty hard to link SNSD and Lee Seung Chul’s music together, as both have very different styles. The two units did a "special stage" collaboration together in Music Bank last week. Lee Seung Chul himself has his own top 5 song in "사랑한다" (I Love You) this week as well.

New songs: We have 6 new songs this week.

Songs to watch out:

4. Sung Shi Kyung – 한번더이별 (Break Up One More Time) – After a small 1-spot move last week, Sung Shi Kyung regains his chart topping power this week with a big 10 spots move to No. 4, leapfrogging a lot of good songs. Let’s see if this song’s path will be like our current No. 1 "Tell Me", which started out slowly but eventually found its way to the top.

18. MC The Max – 사랑을 외치다 (Call out love) – Like I said last week, it seems like every year around this time, we’ll find a powerful rock ballad from MC The Max, a group that always have wonderful songs tailor-made for winter. Their latest hit moves up 14 spots this week to No. 18. This is another emotional ballad that showcases Lee Soo’s strong vocal.

20. Eun Ji Won (feat. Mr. Tyfoon) – Adios – Ex-Schekches members have 2 songs in the top 20 this week: J-Walk’s "여우비" (Light Rain) is at No. 8, and Eun Ji Won has the week’s 2nd highest debut at No. 20. Since going solo, Eun Ji Won has become a hip-hop artiste. This song features another rapper, Mr. Tyfoon, that enables Eun Ji Won to concentrate more on the vocal parts of the song. Keeproots, another talented hip-hop musician, wrote this song for Eun Ji Won.

22. Suh Young Eun – 아름다운구속 (Beautiful Restriction) – Each of the last 3 years, Suh Young Eun has released a remake album. This year is no exception. This song comes from her "Romantic 3" remake album. Unlike the Romantic 1 and 2 which featured more mellow ballads, this time she’s remaking a rock ballad from Kim Jong Seo with rock guitar arrangement. It is one of the better remake songs I’ve heard recently.

31. Kim Jo Han – 사랑이늦어서미안해 (Sorry For The Love Being Late) – Our 2nd biggest mover this week, up 19 spots from the bottom of the chart to No. 31. This ballad is written by Sung Shi Kyung, which brings out a new style from Kim Jo Han as a ballad singer instead of R&B. Jessica of SNSD stars in the music video as a woman who’s lost love, shedding tears in some of the more moving scenes.

38. Byul – 가슴은 아니까 (The Heart Knows) – It’s been a busy year for Byul (Star). She released a solo album, participated in drama OSTs, and now she has a mini-album out. This ballad is written by "Hitman" Bang Shi Hyuk, who has recently worked closely with another JYP artiste Lim Jeong Hee. Bang also wrote Byul’s big hit "눈물샘" (Lachrymal Glands) last year.

45. Super Junior – Marry U – It’s a pity that their previous hit "Don’t Don" did not score too well on Korea’s internet charts and it affected the popularity on this chart as well. Let’s see if Super Junior can rebound with this latest hit, coming from a repackaged version of their 2nd album. Even though it debuted low, it will probably move up fast next week and is a strong candidate for the biggest mover.

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 *** 5 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: 945

2. (–) Youn Ha – 혜성 (Comet)
Genre: Pop / Rock
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Album: Youn Ha Vol. 1.5 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the title track of Younha’s 1.5th album, "Comet." The album is the Korean version of the "Go! Younha" album released in Japan. The track was used as the ending theme song for the animation "Bleach" and gained widespread popularity in Japan. The new Korean version is a fresh take on the piece.

Music: Nao Tanaka / Lyrics: Kim Yi Jin
Score: 886

3. (–) Koyote – 사랑공식 (Love Formula)
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: 853

4. (+10) Sung Shi Kyung – 한번 더 이별 (Break Up One More Time)
Genre: Pop Ballad
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Album: Sung Shi Kyung single album Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the title track to Sung Si-kyung’s single album, "Breaking Up Again". With music written by Yoon Jong-shin, the moving ballad is about the sadness of letting go of someone you’ve cherished, once again. Sung Si-kyung stars in the music video, which shows him shedding tears and sharing an on-screen kiss.

Music + Lyrics: Yoon Jong Shin
Score: 759

5. (–) Lee Seung Chul – 사랑한다 (I Love You)
Genre: Rock Ballad
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Album: Lee Seung Chul Vol. 9 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the representative track for Lee Seung-chul’s 9th album, "The Secret of Color 2." An addictive melody and Western-sounding rock meld well in this ballad, which is about the pain of telling someone you love her but not having her by your side.

Music + Lyrics: Kang Ji Won
Score: 758

6. (-2) 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:710

7. (–) 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: 655

8. (+2) J-Walk – 여우비 (Light Rain)
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: 654

9. (New) SNSD – 소녀시대 (Girls Generation) *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Genre: Pop / Dance
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Album: SNSD Vol. 1 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the title track of Girls’ Generation’s 1st album. A remake of a Lee Seung-chul hit, the song was arranged and made new with Girls’ Generation’s uniquely bright vibe, which contrasts significantly with the original’s masculine style.

Music: Song Tae Joon / Lyrics: Lee Seung Chul
Score: 648

10. (-2) 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: 637

11. (-5) 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: 628

12. (-3) 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: 616

13. (-2) Shin Hye Sung – 지우고, 버리고, 잊어도… (Erase, Abandon, Forget…)
Genre: Pop Ballad
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Album: Shin Hye Sung Vol. 2 Special Edition Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured in Shin Hye-sung’s 2nd special edition album, "The Beginning, New Days," the ballad showcases an exquisite blend of the artiste’s trademark poignant and sweet voice with sad lyrics. The music video, made as a follow-up piece to "First Person," shows Shin Hye-sung acting as a man who has no choice but to break up with the woman he loves.

Music: Shin In Soo / Lyrics: Yang Jae Sun
Score: 601

14. (+22) Brown Eyed Soul – My Story *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Genre: R&B Ballad
Watch the live concert performance
Album: Brown Eyed Soul Vol. 2 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849: Title song from Brown Eyed Soul’s 2nd album "The Wind, The Sea, The Rain". It’s the group’s first album in 5 years. Fans have not forgotten them as the album became a top seller just a few days after its release. "My Story" is an R&B ballad with a melody that reminds us of a lot of Brown Eyed’s songs. Leader Naul (ex-Brown Eyes member) has an excellent performance in the chrous part of the song.

Music: Naul, Jung Yup, Young Joon / Lyrics: Yoon Sa Ra
Score: 512

15. (-3) 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: 489

16. (+6) Tim – 사랑한만큼 (As much as I love)
Genre: Pop Ballad
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Album: Tim Vol. 4 Track 5 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the representative track for Tim’s 4th album, "LOVE is." Tim’s stirring voice stands out on this ballad, which is about being unable to forget the pain of breaking up. The poignant lyrics feel like one man’s sad soliloquiy.

Music + Lyrics: Kim Young Hoo
Score: 478

17. (+3) Cho Shin Sung – 안녕 (Goodbye)
Genre: Pop Ballad
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Album: Cho Shin Sung Vol. 1 Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured in Cho Shin Sung’s first album, "The Beautiful Stardust," this catchy and rhythmic medium-tempo track melds an acoustic feel with an intense percussion accompaniment. Cho Shin Sung’s sad and sensual voices meld well with traditional Irish instruments, making for a worldly sound.

Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Score: 463

18. (+14) MC The Max – 사랑을 외치다 (Call out love)
Genre: Rock Ballad
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Album: MC The Max Vol. 5 3nd repackaged version Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849: Featured in MC The Max’s 5th album 3rd repackaged version "Fall…In Love". MC The Max is combining both part I and part II of their 5th album together to complete this package – a total of 28 tracks. This new song has a very lyrical melody and is a typical “MC the Max” ballad filled with emotions.

Music: Shin In Soo / Lyrics: Yang Jae Sun
Score: 393

19. (-6) 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: 379

20. (New) Eun Ji Won (feat. Mr. Tyfoon) – Adios
Genre: Hip-hop
Watch the performance
Album: Eun Ji Won single album Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849: Featured in Eun Ji Won’s single album "사랑 死랑 思랑". Eun Ji Won is back with his new single album after a long hiatus of two years and six months. Eun Ji Won’s message about love, dream and life is expressed in the tracks. This title song was composed by talented hip-hop musician ‘Keeproots’, which is a Latin style hip-hop song.

Music + Lyrics: Keeproots
Score: 366

21. (-6) F.T Island – 한사람만 (Only one person) : 364
22. (New) Suh Young Eun – 아름다운구속 (Beautiful Restriction) : 355
23. (New) Lee Seung Hwan – 내맘이안그래 (My Heart Isn’t Like That) : 348
24. (-8) Maybee – 못난이 (Fool) : 336
25. (-1) M To M – 못된남자 (Evil Man) : 323
26. (-3) Drunken Tiger – 8:45 Heaven : 310
27. (+1) Black Pearl – 결국너잖아 (In The End, It’s You) : 292
28. (-11) Baek Ji Young – 사랑하나면 돼 (Loving one person is enough) : 273
29. (-4) Outsider – 남자답게 (Like A Man) : 272
30. (-12) Yang Dong Geun – 나는나뻐 (I’m Bad) : 271
31. (+19) Kim Jo Han – 사랑이늦어서미안해 (Sorry For The Love Being Late) : 250
32. (-1) Jung Jae Wook – 그만하자 (Let’s stop) : 228
33. (-4) Jang Yoon Jung – 첫사랑 (First Love) : 219
34. (+6) Zi-A – 물끄러미 (Absentmindedly) : 206
35. (-2) 8EIGHT – 사랑을잃고난노래하네 (Forget Love and Sing) : 205
36. (+9) 조PD – Korea City : 186
37. (+9) Crown J – 그녀를뺏겠습니다 (I’ll get her back) : 175
38. (New) Byul – 가슴은 아니까 (The Heart Knows) : 170
39. (–) DBSG – 천년연가 (Eternal Love Song) : 168
40. (-5) Cherry Filter – 느껴봐 (Feel It) : 165
41. (-7) See Ya – 얼음인형 (Ice Doll) : 157
42. (-5) Jang Hye Jin – 가라 사랑아 (Go Away Love) : 143
43. (-16) Lee Seung Ki – 왜가니 (Why are you leaving?) : 141
44. (-23) M – THE “M” STYLE : 140
45. (New) Super Junior – Marry U : 135
46. (-4) Monday Kiz – 투면한 눈물 (Invisible Tears) : 121
47. (–) Hong Kyung Min – 못난이 (Fool) : 115
48. (-10) Lee Sang Eun – 삶은 여행 (Life is like a journey) : 103
49. (-8) Namolla Family – 사랑해요 (I Love You) : 97
50. (-2) JJ – Love Actually : 88

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 November 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%