Weekly Music Chart 2008 – January week 3

2008-01-20 01:43:50 2010-11-24 11:08:11

1. (+1) Big Bang – 마지막인사 (Last Greeting) *** 3 WEEKS NO. 1 ***
Score: 941
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: Recapturing the top spot once again after two weeks at No. 2, this song was also No. 1 on MNet’s M!Countdown this week and was Inky Gayo’s Mutizen award winner last week. That’s why its score is almost 100 points higher than last week. Overall, it’s the third week that this song is staying at No. 1, with the first two weeks at the top happening last December.

 

2. (-1) F.T Island – 너올때까지 (Until You Come)
Score: 876
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: This is the representative song for F.T. Island’s special album, "The Refreshment." A moving melody goes well with Hong-ki’s charming voice and the lyrics are about waiting for an ex-lover until she returns. The music video features a school setting and stars Hong-ki and Won Bin as brothers. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

3. (–) SG Wannabe – 첫눈 (First Snow)
Score: 683
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. (+1) Toy – 뜨거운안녕 (A Passionate Goodbye)
Score: 677
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)

 

5. (+1) Min Kyung Hoon – 슬픈 바보 (Sad Fool)
Score: 676
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)

 

6. (+12) See Ya – 슬픈 발걸음 (Sad Footstep – Shoe II)
Score: 654
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: This is the representative track for See Ya’s 2.5th album, "California Dream." Made by hitmaker Park Keun Tae, the sad ballad is a continuation of "Shoes" from See Ya’s 1st album. The music video, which has created a stir for See Ya member Nam Gyu Ri’s surprising transformation, stars Ha Suk Jin, Cho Shin Sung and fellow See Ya members Lee Bo Ram and Kim Yeon Ji. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

7. (-3) SNSD – 소녀시대 (Girls Generations)
Score: 633
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)

 

8. (+1) Park Ji Heon – 보고싶은 날엔 (During the days I want to see you)
Score: 610
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 representative song for V.O.S.’ Park Ji-hun’s single album, "Button." The medium-tempo track showcases Park Ji-hun’s exquisite and delicate voice singing about the pain and longing that follows a separation. V.O.S.’ Choi Hyun-joon and Kim Kyung-rok participated in the chorus. The music video was made with footage from the movie "Open City," starring Kim Myung-min and Son Yeh-jin. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

9. (-2) M to M – 새까맣게 (Completely Black)
Score: 603
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 Live Performance
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. This week, M to M finally made their long-anticipated appearance on TV music shows for the first time since they debuted 3 years ago.

 

10. (–) Wonder Girls – 이 바보 (This Fool)
Score: 579
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. (+3) Clazziquai – Robotica
Score: 552
Genre: Electronica

Clazziquai3.5Music + Lyrics: Kim Sung Hoon
Album: Clazziquai Vol 3.5 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: "Robotica" is 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. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

12. (-1) The Name – 그녀를 찾아주세요 (Please Find Her)
Score: 530
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)

 

13. (-5) Park Jin Young – 니가사는그집 (The House You Lived In)
Score: 450
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)

 

14. (+12) Han Kyung Il – 좋겠다 (That’s Great)
Score: 380
Genre: Pop Ballad

HanKyungIl5Music + Lyrics: Kang Ji Won
Album: Han Kyung Il Vol. 5 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: This is the latest hit from underrated ballad singer Han Kyung Il, who recently released his 5th album "Nature". Han Kyung Il has not had a top-10 hit since "The Other Half of My Life" from his 2nd album. This song is composed and written by Kang Ji Won, who wrote Lee Seung Chul’s hit song "I Love You" last year. The MV of this song was filmed in Paris, starring actress Park Shi Eun.

 

15. (+8) Ha Ha – 너눈 내 운면 (You Are My Destiny)
Score: 364
Genre: Pop

HahaMusic: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Album: Ha Ha digital single "You Are My Destiny"
Watch: Live Performance
Comment: The first ever top-20 hit by popular comedian Ha Ha. This Caribbean-beat song is written by Korea’s top songwriting team of Cho Young Soo and Ahn Young Min. In the MV, Ha Ha portrays a prince who falls in love with his real-life girlfriend, Ahn Hye Kyung.

 

16. (+1) Zi-A – 인형 (Doll)
Score: 357
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)

 

17. (-4) Eun Ji Won (feat. Mr. Tyfoon) – Adidos
Score: 354
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)

 

18. (+1) Lisa – 그려봅니다 (I’m drawing)
Score: 288
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 easier to draw him than forget him. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

19. (-7) SMTown – 사랑은하나죠 (Only Love)
Score: 271
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)

 

20. (New) Turtles – 싱랄라 (Sing La-La) *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Score: 251
Genre: Pop / Dance

Turtles5Music + Lyrics: Turtleman
Album: Turtles Vol. 5 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: Our highest debut this week is the title song from the fun trio Turtles’ 5th album. Leader Turtleman once again composed and written the song himself. Sing La-La is a euro dance track in which the members sing and rap about their past experiences. Female rapper/singer Z-E is recovering from a surgery now, so Turtles are performing as a duo at the moment with Turtleman and Gumpi.

 

21. (-5) Super Junior – Marry U : 249
22. (-7) ERU – 겨울나기 (Feeling Winter) : 244
23. (-3) Lee Seung Ki – 아직 못다한 이야기 (Unfinished story) : 238
24. (+17) MC Sniper – For You : 223 *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
25. (+9) Kim Woo Joo – Beautiful Day : 220
26. (+4) Brown Eyed Soul – My Story : 195
27. (-6) Shinhwa – 눈 오는 날 (The Snowy Night) : 186
28. (New) Lim Jeong Hee – 하늘아 바람아 (Oh Sky Oh Wind) : 182
29. (-5) Park Jung Hyun – 눈물빛글씨 (Writing for tears) : 180
30. (New) Tei – 가슴이 슬퍼 (My Heart Is Sad) : 179
31. (-4) V.O.S. – 부디 (By All Means) : 178
32. (–) MC The Max – 사랑을 외치다 (Call out love) : 173
33. (-2) Youn Ha – 첫눈에 (During the first snow) : 165
34. (+2) Krygen – 사랑이 길을 잃어서 (Love Lost Its Path) : 160
35. (-12) J-Walk – 여우비 (Light Rain) : 157
36. (New) Wax – 여자는 사랑을 먹고 (Woman Eats Love) : 155
37. (-4) Tae Sa Bi Ae – 못된 사랑 (Bad Love) : 148
38. (+12) Lee Seung Hwan – 내맘이안그래 (My Heart Isn’t Like That) : 146
39. (New) Makustle (feat. Park Ki Young) – 배웅 (Say Goodbye) : 145
40. (-5) Sung Shi Kyung – 한번더이별 (Break Up One More Time) : 121
41. (-1) Jang Yoon Jung – 첫사랑 (First Love) : 109
42. (+2) KCM – 슬픈 눈사람 (Sad Snowman) : 99
43. (–) Lee Seung Chul – 사랑한다 (I Love You) : 91
44. (+1) Drunken Tiger – 8:45 Heaven : 88
45. (-3) Outsider – 남자답게 (Like A Man) : 87
46. (-17) Kim Jo Han – 사랑이늦어서미안해 (Sorry For The Love Being Late) : 84
47. (Re) Tim – 사랑한만큼 (As much as I love) : 83
48. (New) Joo – 남자 때문에 (Because of a man) : 77
49. (-3) Kai – 사랑한다며 헤어지잔 말 (You loved me but ask for breakup) : 76
50. (New) Slow Jam – Crazy Night : 75

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%