Weekly Music Chart 2008 – January week 4

2008-01-27 01:56:07 2010-11-24 11:08:19

1. (+5) See Ya – 슬픈 발걸음 (Sad Footstep – Shoe II) *** 1 WEEK NO. 1 ***
Score: 864
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: Over the past 2 years, who has had the most No. 1 songs on our chart? You may be surprised to find out that it is See Ya. With this song moving up 5 spots to No. 1 this week, it’s the trio’s 4th No. 1 song since they debuted 2 years ago. Their other three No. 1 songs "Scent of a woman", "Love Greeting" and "Shall We Marry" all spent only one week at the top. This song looks like it will stay longer at the top.

 

2. (+6) Park Ji Heon – 보고싶은 날엔 (During the days I want to see you)
Score: 799
Genre: R&B Ballad

ParkJiHunsingleMusic + Lyrics: Han Sang Won
Album: Park Ji Heon First Single Album Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: V.O.S member Park Ji Heon’s first solo song has moved up 6 more spots to No. 2 this week and is ready to challenge for No. 1. This song perhaps exceeds even Park Ji Heon or V.O.S’ expectations. It’s already No. 1 on the mobile ranking chart, which is an increasingly important indicator of a song’s popularity these days.

 

 

3. (-2) Big Bang – 마지막인사 (Last Greeting)
Score: 782
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).

 

4. (-2) F.T Island – 너올때까지 (Until You Come)
Score: 717
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)

 

5. (-2) SG Wannabe – 첫눈 (First Snow)
Score: 711
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)

 

6. (-1) Min Kyung Hoon – 슬픈 바보 (Sad Fool)
Score: 647
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 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. (+2) M to M – 새까맣게 (Completely Black)
Score: 636
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.

 

8. (-4) Toy – 뜨거운안녕 (A Passionate Goodbye)
Score: 583
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)

 

9. (+6) Ha Ha – 너눈 내 운면 (You Are My Destiny)
Score: 563
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-10 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. This song has been No. 1 for 2 weeks in the new "K-Chart" from KBS Music Bank, in which Ha Ha is a host.

 

10. (+1) 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)

 

11. (-1) Wonder Girls – 이 바보 (This Fool)
Score: 542
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.

 

12. (+2) Han Kyung Il – 좋겠다 (That’s Great)
Score: 408
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.

 

13. (+7) Turtles – 싱랄라 (Sing La-La)
Score: 408
Genre: Pop / Dance

Turtles5Music + Lyrics: Turtleman
Album: Turtles Vol. 5 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: This is the representative track for Turtles’ 5th album, "Really Leaving." The Euro-style dance track is about what Turtle felt while appearing in broadcasts and being publicly active. The simple yet lively beat goes well with rapping and singing by Turtle, creating a fun and upbeat mood. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

14. (+22) Wax – 여자는 사랑을 먹고 (Woman feeds on Love)
Score: 399
Genre: Pop Ballad

Wax7Music: Park Keun Tae / Lyrics: Kang Eun Kyung
Album: Wax Vol. 7 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of Wax’s 7th album. The ballad features a melody comprising a dramatic and wide range, from the lowest to the highest notes, and spotlights Wax’s sophisticated vocalism. The music video, starring Kim Seon-a and Cho Han-seon, tells about a painful love.
(credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

15. (New) SNSD – Kissing You *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Score: 370
Genre: Pop / Dance

SNSD1Music: Lee Jae Myung / Lyrics: Kwon Yoon Jung, Lee Jae Myung
Album: SNSD Vol. 1 Track 5 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Featured in Girls’ Generation’s 1st album, "Girls’ Generation," this house-style dance track showcases cute lyrics and a lively rhythm. Super Junior’s Dong-hae stars in the music video as the boyfriend of the group’s gals. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

16. (-4) The Name – 그녀를 찾아주세요 (Please Find Her)
Score: 369
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)

 

17. (New) Lisa – Again
Score: 347
Genre: R&B Ballad

AgainMusic: Choi Jun Myung / Lyrics: Lisa
Album: Lisa digital single "Again" Track 1
Watch: Live Performance
Comment: "Again" is from Lisa’s digital single with the same title. This song also serves as the follow-up hit to the her top 20 song "I’m Drawing". Unlike the previous hit, Lisa is appearing on music shows this time to promote "Again", which should increase the song’s popularity.

 

18. (+30) Joo – 남자 때문에 (Because of a man) *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Score: 289
Genre: Pop Ballad

Joo1Music + Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Album: Joo 1st single Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track for Joo’s single album, "Young Woman." Park Jin-young wrote the music and lyrics for this ballad, which is about the will of a woman to go on after a painful breakup with a guy she loves. The moving melody goes well with Joo’s appealing voice. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

19. (+14) Youn Ha – 첫눈에 (At first glance)
Score: 279
Genre: Pop Ballad

YounHa1.5Music: Hwang Chan Hee / Lyrics: Shim Jae Hee
Album: Youn Ha Vol. 1.5 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: Live Performance
Comment: Follow up song from Youn Ha’s 1.5 album "Comet". This is the first time we hear a ballad song from Youn Ha. Already known for her strong vocals on up-tempo songs, Youn Ha displays her emotion in this ballad.

 

20. (-7) Park Jin Young – 니가사는그집 (The House You Lived In)
Score: 275
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 in 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)

 

21. (+8) Park Jung Hyun – 눈물빛글씨 (Writing for tears) : 270
22. (+2) MC Sniper – For You : 263
23. (+9) MC The Max – 사랑을 외치다 (Call out love) : 241
24. (+11) J-Walk – 여우비 (Light Rain) : 240
25. (New) Free Style – 행복을주는사람 (A person who gives happiness) : 203
26. (-9) Eun Ji Won (feat. Mr. Tyfoon) – ADIOS : 185
27. (New) Sung Shi Kyung – 사랑하는일 (Working for love) : 181
28. (New) ISU & JinYi – 레퀴엠 (Requiem) : 180
29. (+21) Slow Jam – Crazy Night : 170
30. (-8) ERU – 겨울나기 (Feeling Winter) : 168
31. (-3) Lim Jung Hee – 하늘아 바람아 (Oh Sky Oh Wind) : 165
32. (-6) Brown Eyed Soul – My Story : 162
33. (+12) Outsider – 남자답게 (Like A Man) : 161
34. (-4) Tei – 가슴이 슬퍼 (My heart is sad) : 160
35. (New) Kang Kyun Sung – 이번엔 달라 (This time it’s different) : 159
36. (New) KCM – 클래식 (Classic) : 157
37. (+9) Kim Jo Han – 사랑이늦어서미안해 (Sorry For The Love Being Late) : 148
38. (New) Brown Eyed Girls – L.O.V.E : 140
39. (-23) Zi-A – 인형 (Doll) : 133
40. (-6) Krygen – 사랑이 길을 잃어서 (Love Lost Its Path) : 119
41. (-2) Makustle (feat. Park Ki Young) – 배웅 (Say Goodbye) : 108
42. (New) Gavy Queens – 두글자 (Two letters) : 101
43. (New) 2NB – 미워서 (Hate it) : 100
44. (-19) Kim Woo Joo – Beautiful Day : 98
45. (+2) Tim – 사랑한만큼 (As much as I love) : 94
46. (-27) SMTown – 사랑은하나죠 (Only Love) : 93
47. (-10) Tae Sa Bi Ae – 못된 사랑 (Bad Love) : 91
48. (-21) Shinhwa – 눈 오는 날 (The Snowy Night) : 89
49. (Re) Dynamic Duo – Heartbreaker : 80
50. (-9) Jang Yoon Jung – 첫사랑 (First Love) : 73

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

 

Sources of the chart

 

ChartKorea – 15%
Air Monitor Chart – 15%
MNet M!Countdown – 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, MNet M!Countdown, MTV Live Wow Special, Pops In Seoul) – 5%