Weekly Music Chart 2007 – December week 2

2007-12-10 08:28:06 2010-11-24 11:07:48

No. 1 song: Rookie power reaches an exclamation point this week as all top 3 songs are by new artistes debuting this year! This is a good year for female singers too. The top 3 songs this week are all by female singers and groups. I think this is the first time in a long while. Anyway, after several weeks at No. 2, Youn Ha’s "혜성" (Comet)" is finally able to unseat Wonder Girls’ 6-week No. 1 song "Tell Me". Congratulations to Youn Ha. Not far behind at No. 3 is SNSD’s "Girls Generation", which will challenge for the top spot next week.

Biggest Mover of the week: For the 2nd straight week, Super Junior’s "Marry U" is our biggest mover, up another 16 spots to No. 10. It’s their 2nd top 10 hit from this album, and looks like this song will surpass the No. 8 position that "Don’t Don" reached.

Hot shot debut: His students are all doing very well on the chart. Now it is the teacher’s turn to come out and show his power. Golden producer Park Jin Young (JYP)’s first album in 6 years is doing exceptionally well. The title song "니가사는그집" (The house you lived in) made a very high debut this week at No. 4. JYP hit No. 1 six years ago with "난 여자가 있는데" from his last album, and he may be ready to challenge for the top spot next week. In addition, his two proud students Wonder Girls and Lim Jeong Hee are all in the top 10 this week.

New songs: After a couple of quiet weeks, we have 12 new songs this week.

Songs to watch out:

3. SNSD – 소녀시대 (Girls Generation) – Already a two-time champion of the Inky Gayo Mutizen award, and also the new No. 1 song in the latest M!Countdown chart, this song is moving up three more spots this week to No. 3. Looks very likely to be the next No. 1 song on this chart.

15. Zi-A – 바이올린 (Violin) – Even though she is still a faceless singer, Zi-A is right there to compete with others for best new artiste this year. Her latest hit is our 2nd highest debut this week at No. 15, coming from a compilation album "Music Story". This ballad is as good as her previous hit "물끄러미" (Absentmindedly), which is also written by top songwriter Cho Young Soo.

26. V.O.S – 부디 (By all means) – Because of the popularity of their last hit "매일매일" (Everyday Everyday), it took a while for this follow-up song to be ranked on the chart. This is another emotional ballad that showcases the trio’s vocals. The music video was made with footage from the movie "My Father," starring Daniel Henney.

38. Lucid Fall – 사람이었네 (You were a person) – If you are looking for alternative sounds, this is definitely the kind of singer and song to check out. This song is a combination of light and folk rock with an easy listening melody. Lucid Fall’s music is highly acclaimed in the industry despite not being promoted often.

40. Kim Dong Hee – 그대를 그대를 (You You) – Another highly recommended song from a new female singer. This R&B ballad showcased the singer’s powerful voice. The music video, starring model Bae Jung-nam and Jung Ae-yeon, was shot without stunt doubles and garnered attention for a scene where someone jumps from a 50-meter crane while hanging on a wire.

49. Nemo – 독설…이 지독한 사랑… (Stinging…this cruel love) – Former Shinvi member Oh Sang Eun is returning as a soloist and adopted a stage name Nemo. During her days in Shinvi, Nemo was already known for her good vocal skills. Now under M-Boat, she finally has a chance to come back to the music industry. In this ballad, she surprised many by hitting all the high notes. Those who compared her songs now and previous ones from Shinvi cannot believe this is the same person.

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.

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1. (+1) Youn Ha – 혜성 (Comet) *** 1 WEEKS NO. 1 ***
Genre: Pop / Rock
Watch the performance
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: 865

2. (-1) Wonder Girls – Tell Me
Genre: Pop Dance
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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: 856

3. (+3) SNSD – 소녀시대 (Girls Generation)
Genre: Pop / Dance
Watch the performance
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: 834

4. (New) Park Jin Young – 니가사는그집 (The House You Lived In) *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Genre: R&B / Dance
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Album: Park Jin Young Seventh album Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849: Title song from JYP’s 7th album “Back to stage”. This is a funky up-tempo song that showcases JYP’s dance moves. Younger generations may know JYP as a producer but not aware that he is also an excellent singer and dancer.

Msuic + Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Score: 719

5. (-2) 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: 663

6. (-2) Lee Seung Chul – 사랑한다 (I Love You)
Genre: Rock Ballad
Watch the MV
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: 625

7. (+1) ERU – 둘이라서 (Because it’s the two of us)
Genre: Pop Ballad
Watch the performance
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: 603

8. (-1) 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: 598

9. (-4) Lim Jeong Hee- 사랑에미치면 (When you’re crazy in love)
Genre: R&B Ballad
Watch the performance
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: 571

10. (+16) Super Junior – Marry U *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Genre: Pop
Watch the performance
Album: Super Junior Album 2 Track 6- Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured in Super Junior’s 2nd album, "Don’t Don," this sweet proposal song has a soft melody. Girls’ Generation’s Yoon-a makes a special appearance in the music video, which is about someone holding a concert for a former lover, confessing love and a couple re-committing themselves to each other.


Score: 556

11. (-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: 549

12. (-1) Brown Eyed Soul – My Story
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: 530

13. (+4) 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: 495

14. (+2) Big Bang – 거짓말 (Lie)
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: 492

15. (New) Zia – 바이올린 (Violin)
Genre: Pop Ballad
Watch the MV
Album: Music Story Album Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the representative track for the compilation album, "The Violin – Music Story Album." The medium-tempo ballad showcases the string instruments of a 30-member orchestra and a moving melody. It’s about telling a former lover that she was happy while they were together and about hoping he’ll find someone better.

Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Score: 490

16. (-4) Suh Young Eun – 아름다운구속 (Beautiful Restriction)
Genre: Rock Ballad
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Album: Suh Young Eun Remake album Romantic 3 Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the representative song on Suh Young-eun’s remake album, "Romantic 3." The album contains remakes of songs that were popular in the 90s. Suh Young-eun has enjoyed many hits from singing such remakes. This time she has taken a hit by Kim Jong-seo and infused it with a cute style and her trademark clear voice.

Music: Kim Jong Seo / Lyrics: Han Kyung Hye
Score: 483

17. (-7) 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: 482

18. (+5) Cho Shin Sung – 안녕 (Goodbye)
Genre: Pop Ballad
Watch the performance
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: 478

19. (-5) J-Walk – 여우비 (Light Rain)
Genre: R&B Ballad
Watch the performance
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: 454

20. (-5) MC The Max – 사랑을 외치다 (Call out love)
Genre: Rock Ballad
Watch the performance
Album: MC The Max Vol. 5 3nd repackaged version Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the representative song for M.C The Max’s 5th repackaged album, "Fall… In Love." A trademark M.C The Max ballad, it showcases a poetic melody and Lee Su’s deeply appealing voice. The music video tells the story of the song’s poignant lyrics. It’s about a man unable to forget a woman and going on a trip to deal with his pain.

Music: Shin In Soo / Lyrics: Yang Jae Sun
Score: 448

Special thanks to ~S2~ for helping on the top 20 this week. smile.gif

21. (–) Anyband – TPL (Talk Play Love) : 435
22. (–) Eun Ji Won (feat. Mr. Tyfoon) – ADIOS : 433
23. (+7) Kim Jo Han – 사랑이늦어서미안해 (Sorry For The Love Being Late) : 431
24. (+3) M To M – 못된남자 (Evil Man) : 361
25. (+6) Drunken Tiger – 8:45 Heaven : 321
26. (New) V.O.S – 부디 (By all means) : 297
27. (+13) Fly To The Sky – I’m Sorry : 289
28. (-10) Shin Hye Sung – 지우고, 버리고, 잊어도… (Erase, Abandon, Forget) : 273
29. (-4) F.T Island – 한사람만 (Only one person) : 268
30. (+8) Jang Yoon Jung – 첫사랑 (First Love) : 257
31. (-11) Lee Seung Hwan – 내맘이안그래 (My Heart Isn’t Like That) : 246
32. (New) Lee Seung Ki – 아직 못다한 이야기 (Unfinished story) : 245
33. (New) The Nuts – 긴 담벼락 (Long stone wall) : 244
34. (+12) J – 열흘만 (Just Ten Days) : 241
35. (-16) Maybee – 못난이 (Fool) : 226
36. (-3) Byul – 가슴은 아니까 (The Heart Knows) : 213
37. (-5) Outsider – 남자답게 (Like A Man) : 208
38. (New) Lucid Fall – 사람이었네 (You were a person) : 175
39. (-10) Yang Dong Geun – 나는나뻐 (I’m Bad) : 160
40. (+7) Monday Kiz – 투면한 눈물 (Invisible Tears) : 147
41. (New) Kim Dong Hee – 그대를 그대를 (You You) : 132
42. (New) SuHo (feat. Kim Tae Woo) – 사랑 더한기 (Love…More) : 131
43. (-6) Cho PD – Korea City : 129
44. (+1) Cherry Filter – 느껴봐 (Feel It) : 128
45. (-11) Jung Jae Wook – 그만하자 (Let’s stop) : 116
46. (New) Baek Ji Young – 눈물이 많은 이유 (Reason for lots of tears) : 102
47. (New) The One – 아프다 (Pain) : 97
48. (+2) Crown J – 그녀를뺏겠습니다 (I’ll get her back) : 95
49. (New) Nemo – 독설…이 지독한 사랑… (Stinging…this cruel love) : 94
50. (New) Lee Ki Chan/Wax – 또 한번 사랑은 가고 (Love leaves me once again) : 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 December week 2:

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%