Weekly Music Chart 2007 – December week 3

2007-12-18 08:10:56 2010-11-24 11:07:52

No. 1 song: Fans are wondering why Big Bang’s new song "마지막인사" (Last Greeting) is still not in the chart. Here it is this week, debuting all the way at No. 1. ohmy.gif In doing so, this song becomes only the 2nd song to ever debut at No. 1 on this chart. The other song was Tei’s "사랑은하나다" (Love Is…The One) back in 2005 when the chart only had 20 songs. This song also leapfrogged other 2 challengers: SNSD’s "소녀시대" (Girls Generation) and Park Jin Young’s "니가사는그집" (The house you lived in); both were believed to be strong contenders for No. 1 this week.

Biggest Mover of the week: Due to M!Coundown resuming after a few weeks, many songs which went down weeks ago are moving up again. Lee Seung Hwan’s "내맘이안그래" (My Heart Isn’t Like That) is one of these songs, moving up 17 spots now to No. 14. The song had reached No. 20 two weeks ago and now this week it is on its highest spot.

Hot shot debut: Of course, it is also the No. 1 song – Big Bang’s ""마지막인사" (Last Greeting)".

New songs: Another active week, we have 11 new songs this week, including the No. 1 song, and also 1 re-entry.

Songs to watch out:

6. Eun Ji Won (feat. Mr. Tyfoon) – Adios – Another song that is moving up again, and this song might have received a boost when Eun Ji Won performed with J-Walk on several occasions. Both were ex-Sechskies members. J-Walk’s song "여우비" (Light Rain) is also moving up again this week after it appeared to be on its way out of the top 20.

10. SG Wannabe – 첫눈 (First Snow) – Fresh off winning the DaeSang in the Golden Disk Award, the trio are back on the chart with their latest hit from their special album "Story in New York 2008". In any other week, it would have been the hot shot debut. Unlike their 4th album activities, SG Wannabe are not really heavily promoting this song so far. Even so, with their popularity now, any song is a potential No. 1 hit. Again, they are teaming up with Cho Young Soo and Ahn Young Min for this song.

27. Voice One – 니가내린다 (You are bringing it down) – Voice One is a project group led by Jang Hye Jin and her students Monday Kiz and Ilak, all pretty big names in k-pop today. They already released a single last winter. This ballad’s poetic lyrics are about crying after seeing the snow that fell one fateful night.

32. Anyband – Promise You – Many fans like this song more than TPL (Talk Play Love), which was on the chart briefly for the last 2 weeks. The project group features BoA, Xiah, Jin Bora and Tablo. Let’s see if this song can make it to the top 20. TPL was at No. 21 for 2 weeks.

35. Wheesung – 다쳐도 좋아 (It’s okay if I get hurt) – 2nd single from Wheesung’s 5th album "Eternal Essence of Music". After plugging an up-tempo song, Wheesung is returning to a familiar R&B ballad this time. The music video of the song was made with footage from the movie, "Lust, Caution."

44. Kim Mi Ryeo – 나를 만나다 (Meet Myself) – Popular comedian Kim Mi Ryeo is becoming a singer, and she released a mini-album with the same title "Meet Myself". She appeared in a lot of TV shows, most notably MBC’s "Unlimited High Kick". This is a fun beat rock song that boasts a musical-resembling arrangement. Let’s see if it kick-starts her singing career.

Announcement: The 2007 Soompi Gayo Award nominees had been released yesterday. Be sure to check out this thread: https://www.soompi.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=183390 and also cast your vote on soompi’s main site: https://www.soompi.com/music/gayoawards/2007/. Your vote will count 20% towards the DaeSang category.

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1. (New) Big Bang – 마지막인사 (Last Greeting) *** 1 WEEK NO. 1 & HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Genre: Hip-hop / Dance
Watch the performance
Album: Big Bang 2nd mini-album "Hot Issue" Track 6 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the representative track for the 2007 BIGBANG 2nd Mini-Album, "Hot Issue." With music and lyrics by BIGBANG’s leader G.Dragon, the song melds a strong beat, a trance-hip-hop rhythm, powerful rapping by G.Dragon and T.O.P. and vocals by Tae-yang, Dae-sung and Seung-ri.

Music + Lyrics: G-Dragon
Score: 893

2. (+1) SNSD – 소녀시대 (Girls Generation)
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 anew 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: 859

3. (+1) Park Jin Young – 니가사는그집 (The House You Lived In)
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: 809

4. (-3) 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: 711

5. (+1) 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: 654

6. (+16) Eun Ji Won (feat. Mr. Tyfoon) – Adios
Genre: Hip-hop
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Album: Eun Ji Won single album Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured on Eun Ji-won’s single album, "Love, Death, Thought," this song, by musician Keeproots, fuses Latin and hip-hop styles for an innovative type of melody. The lyrics, about a man who has been betrayed by love, go well with a fun beat. Mr. Tyfoon, who is featured in the song, wrote the lyrics.

Music: Keeproots / Lyrics: Mr. Tyfoon
Score: 635

7. (+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: 632

8. (+2) Super Junior – Marry U
Genre: Pop
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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: 625

9. (-7) 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: 582

10. (New) SG Wannabe – 첫눈 (First Snow)
Genre: R&B Ballad
Watch the performance
Album: SG Wannabe – Story in New York 2008 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849: Featured in SG Wannabe’s special winter album "Story in New York 2008", this is a tailor-made R&B ballad for winter. SG Wannabe team up with their regular songwriting team in Cho Young Soo and Ahn Young Min, giving fans a nice Christsmas gift.

Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Score: 524

11. (+4) Zia – 바이올린 (Violin)
Genre: Pop Ballad
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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: 487

12. (+7) 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: 461

13. (+7) 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

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: 456

14. (+17) Lee Seung Hwan – 내맘이안그래 (My Heart Isn’t Like That) *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Genre: Pop Ballad
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Album: Lee Seung Hwan mini-album Mallang Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the representative track for Lee Seung-hwan’s single album, "Soft." The moving ballad, which shows off an acoustic-instrument structure, is about not wanting to wish someone happiness after a breakup, but about apologizing despite the fact that the person doesn’t want to hear apologetic excuses.

Music: Lee Seung Hwan / Lyrics: Lee Jae Myung
Score: 442

15. (-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: 415

16. (+7) Kim Jo Han – 사랑이늦어서미안해 (Sorry For The Love Being Late)
Genre: R&B ballad
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Album: Kim Jo Han Vol. 5 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This is the representative track for Kim Jo-han’s 5th album, "Soul Family With JOHAN." The ballad, written by Sung Si-kyung, is sung not by the R&B crooner Kim Jo-han, but by the artiste in a new role as a ballad singer. Jessica of Girls’ Generation stars in the music video as a woman who has lost her love, shedding tears in some of the more moving scenes.

Music: Sung Shi Kyung / Lyrics: Yang Jae Sun
Score: 413

17. (+11) 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: 382

18. (-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: 379

19. (-14) Koyote – 사랑공식 (Love Formula)
Genre: Pop / Dance
Watch the performance
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: 378

20. (+5) Drunken Tiger – 8:45 Heaven
Genre: Hip-hop
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Album: Drunken Tiger Vol. 7 Track 18 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured in Drunken Tiger’s 7th album, "Sky is the Limit," the song very passionately sings about the feelings that come with losing a much-loved grandmother. The title refers to Tiger JK’s grandmother’s time of passing. The music video was personally planned, directed and starred in by Tiger JK. Tiger JK pretends to play an instrument in the music video.

Music + Lyrics: Tiger JK
Score: 367

21. (-3) Cho Shin Sung – 안녕 (Goodbye) : 363
22. (-10) Brown Eyed Soul – My Story : 362
23. (+3) V.O.S. – 부디 (By All Means) : 343
24. (-17) ERU – 둘이라서 (Because it’s the two of us) : 330
25. (-12) Tim – 사랑한만큼 (As much as I love) : 322
26. (+4) Jang Yoon Jung – 첫사랑 (First Love) : 293
27. (New) Voice One – 니가내린다 (You are bringing it down) : 268
28. (New) Lee Soo Young – 남자를 모르고 (Don’t Know Men) : 260
29. (+3) Lee Seung Ki – 아직 못다한 이야기 (Unfinished story) : 257
30. (+4) J – 열흘만 (Just Ten Days) : 253
31. (-7) M To M – 못된남자 (Evil Man) : 238
32. (New) Anyband – Promise You : 225
33. (-17) Suh Young Eun – 아름다운구속 (Beautiful Restriction) : 222
34. (+5) Yang Dong Geun – 나는나뻐 (I’m Bad) : 218
35. (New) Wheesung – 다쳐도 좋아 (It’s okay if I get hurt) : 209
36. (+1) Outsider – 남자답게 (Like A Man) : 208
37. (-2) Maybee – 못난이 (Fool) : 206
38. (New) Lisa – 그려봅니다 (I’m drawing) : 179
39. (New) Yurisangja – 12월의로망스 (Romance in December) : 178
40. (-2) Lucid Fall – 사람이었네 (You were a person) : 165
41. (-5) Byul – 가슴은 아니까 (The Heart Knows) : 161
42. (New) W7 Project – 사랑이 내려요 (Love is coming down) : 144
43. (-10) The Nuts – 긴 담벼락 (Long stone wall) : 129
44. (New) Kim Mi Ryeo – 나를 만나다 (Meet Myself) : 118
45. (-1) Cherry Filter – 느껴봐 (Feel It) : 87
46. (New) Ji Eun – 한번만 말해줘 (Tell Me Once) : 85
47. (-6) Kim Dong Hee – 그대를 그대를 (You You) : 83
48. (-21) Fly To The Sky – I’m Sorry : 80
49. (-7) SuHo (feat. Kim Tae Woo) – 사랑 더한기 (Love…More) : 77
50. (Re-entry) Dynamic Duo – Heartbreaker : 75

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 3:

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