Weekly Music Chart 2008 – January week 2

2008-01-13 08:30:29 2010-11-24 11:08:04

1. (–) F.T Island – 너올때까지 (Until You Come) *** 2 WEEKS NO. 1 ***
Score: 894
Genre: Rock Ballad

FT Island RefreshmentMusic + Lyrics: Ryu Jae Hyun
Album: F.T. Island Special album "Refreshment" Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch:
MV Live Performance
Comment: Remains at No. 1 for the 2nd straight week. This song also won the Inky Gayo Mutizen Award last week and is ranked near the top in almost every music chart in Korea. A great start for F.T Island in 2008. This song is written by Vibe’s Ryu Jae Hyun, who also wrote F.T Island’s other No. 1 song "Love Sick" last year.

 

2. (–) Big Bang – 마지막인사 (Last Greeting)
Score: 848
Genre: Hip-hop / Dance

Big Bang Mini 2Music + Lyrics: G-Dragon
Album: Big Bang 2nd mini-album "Hot Issue" Track 6 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: 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. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

3. (–) SG Wannabe – 첫눈 (First Snow)
Score: 720
Genre: R&B Ballad

Story In New YorkMusic: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Album: SG Wannabe – Story in New York 2008 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative song for SG Wannabe’s special album, "Story in New York." The soothing ballad melds music-box sounds from the intro and a softened vocal style in general. It’s about missing an ex-lover on the day of the first snow and telling her "let’s not break up the next time we meet. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

4. (–) SNSD – 소녀시대 (Girls Generations)
Score: 686
Genre: Pop / Dance

SNSD1Music: Song Tae Joon / Lyrics: Lee Seung Chul
Album: SNSD Vol. 1 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: 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. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

5. (+4) Toy – 뜨거운안녕 (A Passionate Goodbye)
Score: 637
Genre: Pop Ballad

Toy6Music: Yoo Hee Yeol, Kim Tae Hoon / Lyrics: Yoo Hee Yeol
Album: Toy Vol. 6 Track 5 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the main song on Toy’s 6th album, "Thank You." It contains a retro sound popular in the 80s and a pop feel as well. The lyrics are about a broken-hearted man. Toy guest vocalist Lee Ji-hyung not only sang, but starred in the music video, too. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

6. (-1) Min Kyung Hoon – 슬픈 바보 (Sad Fool)
Score: 616
Genre: Pop Ballad

MinKyungHoon1Music: Park Bong Sung / Lyrics: Go Suk Young
Album: Min Kyung Hoon Vol. 1 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Part I MV Part II Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track for Min Kyung-hoon’s 1st album, "Impressive." It’s a solo album released by Min Kyung-hoon, the former vocalist for the rock band, Buzz. His distinctly appealing voice is showcased in this ballad, which also features a 48-piece classical orchestra and a classic feel. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

7. (+4) M to M – 새까맣게 (Completely Black)
Score: 581
Genre: R&B Ballad

MtoM3Music: Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Choi Kap Won
Album: M to M Vol. 3 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: Perhaps the most underrated out of the Big 4 collaboration (with SG Wannabe, Kim Jong Kook, and Vibe), M to M released a digital single "Evil Man" last Fall as a warm-up to this new album. They are working primarily with the same teams of songwriters as SG Wannabe. "Completely Black" is written by hitmaker Kim Do Hoon.

 

8. (-2) Park Jin Young – 니가사는그집 (The House You Lived In)
Score: 550
Genre:
R&B / Dance

JYP7Music + Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Album: Park Jin Young Seventh album Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the main song on Park Jin-young’s 7th album, "Back to Stage." It’s about a man running into an ex he fervently loved, following her and getting a glimpse of her everyday life. Park Jin-young and Kim Hye-soo engage in some charmingly sexy dancing in the music video. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

9. (+13) Park Ji Heon – 보고싶은 날엔 (During the days I want to see you)
Score: 550
Genre: R&B Ballad

ParkJiHunsingleMusic + Lyrics: Han Sang Won
Album: Park Ji Hun First Single Album Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the first solo hit from V.O.S member Park Ji Heon. V.O.S had a good year last year with hits like "Everyday Everyday" and "By All Means". Unlike V.O.S R&B songs, this ballad is more pop-oriented. Han Sang Won, who has 4 songs on the top 50 this week, wrote both the music and the lyrics.

 

10. (-3) Wonder Girls – 이 바보 (This Fool)
Score: 548
Genre: Pop / Dance

WonderGirls1Music + Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Album: Wonder Girls Vol. 1 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: The follow up hit from Wonder Girls’ 1st album. The first single "Tell Me" spent six weeks at the top spot. Wonder Girls were just named best new artistes of 2007 on our Soompi Gayo Award. They are still very young, but no longer rookies this year.

 

11. (+5) The Name – 그녀를 찾아주세요 (Please Find Her)
Score: 519
Genre: R&B Ballad

TheName3Music + Lyrics: Yoon Min Soo
Album: The Name Vol. 3 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: This is the representative song for The Name’s 3rd album, "This is The Name." Vibe’s Yoon Min-su wrote the music for the piece, which showcases a grand and full string melody. The track, which poignantly expresses the pain of missing an ex you can no longer meet, goes well with The Name’s richly emotional vocals. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

12. (–) SMTown – 사랑은하나죠 (Only Love)
Score: 467
Genre: Pop Ballad

SMWinterTown07
Album: 2007 Winter SM Town Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: This is the representative song for SM Town’s "07 WINTER SMTOWN." 40 artistes from SM Entertainment, including Kangta, BoA, TVXQ!, TSZX the Grace, Super Junior and Girls’ Generation participated in making this album. The warm pop ballad has lyrics that encourage hope and courage and make a lasting impression. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

13. (-5) Eun Ji Won (feat. Mr. Tyfoon) – Adidos
Score: 429
Genre: Hip-hop

EunJiWonsingleMusic: Keeproots / Lyrics: Mr. Tyfoon
Album: Eun Ji Won single album Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Featured in 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. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

14. (+24) Clazziquai – Robotica *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Score: 402
Genre: Electronica

Clazziquai3.5Music + Lyrics: Kim Sung Hoon
Album: Clazziquai Vol 3.5 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Our biggest mover this week is "Robotica" from Clazziquai’s 3.5 album. It employs a modulation effect that creates a new vibe by altering sound waves. It also boasts Clazziquai’s unique brand of sound, presenting an effective and futuristic model of electronica music.

 

15. (-2) ERU – 겨울나기 (Feeling Winter)
Score: 340
Genre: Pop Ballad

ERU3Music + Lyrics: Ha Kwang Hoon
Album: ERU Vol. 3 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Featured in Eru’s 3rd album, "Eru Returns," this sweet ballad is about two people in love promising each other their souls. The music video is filled with star-studded cameos led by Eru’s father Tae Jin-a, Song Dae-gwan, Lee So-yeon, Park Sang-myun and others. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

17. (New) Zi-A – 인형 (Doll) *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Score: 324
Genre: Pop Ballad

ZiAViolinMusic: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Kim Hye Sun
Album: Music Story Album Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: This is the representative track for Zia’s compilation album, "The Violin – Music Story Album." With a medium tempo, this modern rock ballad is about asking a lover to return despite knowing they’ll break up if they give their relationship another try. Jung Kyung-ho and Lee Min-jung’s touching love story is portrayed in the music video. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

18. (New) See Ya – 슬픈 발걸음 (Sad Footstep – Shoe II)
Score: 311
Genre: Pop Ballad

SeeYa2.5Music: Park Keun Tae / Lyrics: Kang Eun Kyung
Album: See Ya Vol. 2.5 Track 1 – Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: From Korea’s top female group See Ya’s 2.5 album, titled California Dream. This song is a sequel to the song "Shoe" from their 1st album. See Ya are teaming up for the first time with Park Keun Tae and Kang Eun Kyung, who worked wonders with female singers last year. See Ya’s leader, Nam Gyu Ri, who is regarded as one of the prettiest female singers, starred in See Ya’s MV for the first time.

 

19. (+5) Lisa – 그려봅니다 (I’m drawing)
Score: 280
Genre: R&B Ballad

Lisa3Music: Choi Joon Young / Lyrics: Shim Hyun Bo
Album: Lisa Vol. 3 Track 2 – Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: This is the representative track for Lisa’s 3rd album, "Featherlight." The ballad nicely melds a piano melody with Lisa’s poignant vocals. The song is about missing a lover and about how it’s easy to draw him than forget him. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

20. (-5) Lee Seung Ki – 아직 못다한 이야기 (Unfinished Story)
Score: 269
Genre: Pop Ballad
Music + Lyrics: Kim Do Hoon
Album: Lee Seung Ki Vol. 3 repackaged version Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Title track from Lee Seung Ki’s 3rd album repackaged version. This is a ballad written by Kim Do Hoon, who teamed up with Lee Seung Ki previously on "Words Hard To Tell" from his last album.

 

21. (-7) Shinhwa – 눈 오는 날 (The Snowy Night) : 265
22. (+1) HaHa – 너눈 내 운면 (You are my destiny) : 262
23. (+4) J-Walk – 여우비 (Light Rain) : 237
24. (+9) Park Jung Hyun – 눈물빛글씨 (Writing for tears) : 231
25. (-6) Yurisangja – 12월의로망스 (Romance in December) : 224
26. (New) Han Kyung Il – 좋겠다 (Lucky You) : 221
27. (+7) V.O.S. – 부디 (By All Means) : 218
28. (-3) Ayn – 한마디 (One Word) : 215
29. (-12) Kim Jo Han – 사랑이늦어서미안해 (Sorry For The Love Being Late) : 210
30. (+5) Brown Eyed Soul – My Story : 208
31. (+10) Youn Ha – 첫눈에 (During the first snow) : 197
32. (-14) MC The Max – 사랑을 외치다 (Call out love) : 194
33. (+3) Tae Sa Bi Ae – 못된 사랑 (Bad Love) : 181
34. (New) Kim Woo Joo – Beautiful Day : 173
35. (-7) Sung Shi Kyung – 한번더이별 (Break Up One More Time) : 170
36. (New) Krygen (feat. Cindy) – 사랑이 길을 잃어서 (Love lost its path) : 166
37. (-16) PK Heman (feat. Lee Ji Hye) – 못잊어 (Can’t Forget) : 153
38. (+7) LPG – 스키장 가는 길 (On the way to ski resort) : 140
39. (-13) Lim Jeong Hee – 사랑에미치면 (When you’re crazy in love) : 135
40. (-8) Jang Yoon Jung – 첫사랑 (First Love) : 133
41. (New) MC Sniper – For You : 128
42. (-11) Outsider – 남자답게 (Like A Man) : 121
43. (-4) Lee Seung Chul – 사랑한다 (I Love You) : 120
44. (New) KCM – 슬픈 눈사람 (Sad Snowman) : 117
45. (-8) Drunken Tiger – 8:45 Heaven : 112
46. (-4) Kai – 사랑한다며 헤어지잔 말 (You loved me but ask for breakup) : 111
47. (-17) Kang Chae Yi – 젖은손수건 (Wet Handkerchief) : 105
48. (-4) The Quiett – 한 번뿐인 인생 (The one and only life) : 98
49. (New) Black Tea – 오빠 (Oppa) : 86
50. (-10) Lee Seung Hwan – 내맘이안그래 (My Heart Isn’t Like That)

Blue: Songs to watch out
Green: Editor’s recommendations

 

 

Sources of the chart

 

ChartKorea – 15%
Air Monitor Chart – 15%
MNet M!Countdown + Cable Airplay List – 15%
Various Internet charts (Melon, Jukeon, Dosirak, MNet, Muz, Bugs, Ohdio, Soribada) – 15%
Hanteo and KMDIA Weekly Album Sales (2 weeks lag) – 10%
SBS – Inky Gayo Take 7 poll + Internet Chart + MP3 Download Chart – 10%
Hanteo Gayo Chart – 10% (1 week lag)
KBS Music Bank Chart – 5%
Gasoo appearance on gayo shows (MBC Show! Music Core, SBS Inky Gayo, KBS Music Bank, SBS Music Space, KBS Yoon Do Hyun Love Letter, MTV Live Wow Special, Pops In Seoul) – 5%