Weekly Music Chart 2008 – February week 1

2008-02-03 01:11:31 2010-11-24 11:08:25

1. (+1) Park Ji Heon – 보고싶은 날엔 (During the days I want to see you) *** 1 WEEK NO. 1 ***
Score: 850
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: Congratulation to V.O.S member Park Ji Heon. His first solo song moved up one more spot to become his first ever No. 1 song. This mid-tempo ballad is well received by fans, perhaps exceeding even Park Ji Heon or V.O.S’ expectations. Fellow V.O.S members Choi Hyun-joon and Kim Kyung-rok participated in the chorus.

 

2. (-1) See Ya – 슬픈 발걸음 (Sad Footstep – Shoe II)
Score: 765
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: Last week’s No. 1 song. Like the other three See Ya No. 1 songs, this song only spent one week on top. Perhaps it is because See Ya have already switched to promoting another song "Still Like It" from this album. But it’s mission accomplished as this song reached the top.

 

3. (+10) Turtles – 싱랄라 (Sing La-La)
Score: 763
Genre: Pop / Dance

Turtles5Music + Lyrics: Turtleman
Album: Turtles Vol. 5 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Moving up ten big spots to No. 3 this week. This is the title song from fun trio Turtles 5th album. Two years ago, Turtles spent 6 weeks at the top spot with "Aeroplane". This song reached the top 3 in only 3 weeks, looks like another potential No. 1 song for them.

 

4. (+11) SNSD – Kissing You
Score: 726
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: Another big mover this week, up 11 spots to No. 4 in just its second week on the chart. Girls Generation were one of the top new groups from last year’s strong rookie class. This is their second straight top 5 hit. Let see if this song can become their first No. 1 song on this chart.

 

5. (-2) Big Bang – 마지막인사 (Last Greeting)
Score: 679
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).

 

6. (+8) Wax – 여자는 사랑을 먹고 (Woman feeds on Love)
Score: 660
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: Wax returned to the top 10 with this trademark ballad. Composed by Park Keun Tae and written by Kang Eun Kyung, the same combination who also wrote See Ya’s "Sad Footsteps". The melody of this song reminds us of another big hit written by Park Keun Tae last year: Yang Pa’s "Love…What is that?". The song demonstrates the wide vocal range of Wax, who is at her best when singing emotional ballads.

 

7. (-1) Min Kyung Hoon – 슬픈 바보 (Sad Fool)
Score: 652
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)

 

8. (+10) Joo – 남자 때문에 (Because of a man)
Score: 633
Genre: Pop Ballad

Joo1Music + Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Album: Joo 1st single Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: The first new artiste that we should pay attention to in 2008, Joo scores her first top-10 hit with this song from her debut single album. Golden producer Park Jin Young (JYP) is the mastermind behind this song, giving him yet another successful artiste in his long list of pupils.

 

9. (-2) M to M – 새까맣게 (Completely Black)
Score: 616
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: Featured in M To M’s 3rd album, "The Colorful Voices," this ballad showcases the artiste’s moving and raw vocals. The song is about being willing to forget someone even if breaking up with the person burns the heart black. The music video stars former-Jewelry member Cho Min-ah, Yoo In-young and Seo Joon-young. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

10. (-5) SG Wannabe – 첫눈 (First Snow)
Score: 564
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)

 

11. (-2) Ha Ha – 너눈 내 운면 (You Are My Destiny)
Score: 542
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 was No. 1 for 2 weeks in the new "K-Chart" from KBS Music Bank, and also won the mutizen award on SBS Inky Gayo last week.

 

12. (-4) Toy – 뜨거운안녕 (A Passionate Goodbye)
Score: 522
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)

 

13. (-9) F.T Island – 너올때까지 (Until You Come)
Score: 515
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)

 

14. (-4) Clazziquai – Robotica
Score: 507
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)

 

15. (-3) Han Kyung Il – 좋겠다 (That’s Great)
Score: 468
Genre: Pop Ballad

HanKyungIl5Music + Lyrics: Kang Ji Won
Album: Han Kyung Il Vol. 5 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
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.

 

16. (-5) Wonder Girls – 이 바보 (This Fool)
Score: 429
Genre: Pop / Dance

WonderGirls1Music + Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Album: Wonder Girls Vol. 1 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Featured in Wonder Girls’ 1st album, "The Wonder Years," this bright and cute dance song tells a guy, "if you like me, then don’t hesitate – have the courage to tell me how you feel!" The music video comprises scenes from the movie starring Wonder Girls’ So-hee, "Some Like It Hot," and footage of the rest of the gals. (credits to Arirang TV – Popsin Seoul)

 

17. (–) Lisa – Again
Score: 409
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. (+20) Brown Eyed Girls – L.O.V.E. *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Score: 351
Genre: Pop / Dance

BEGLoveMusic: Lee Min Soo / Lyrics: Kim Lee Na, Miryo
Album: Brown Eyed Girls single "With L.O.V.E." Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Our biggest mover this week is from the 4-member female group Brown Eyed Girls. Carrying the famous Brown Eyes brand name, they started out purely as an R&B group. Now they have ventured more into pop music, and it seems that their up-tempo dance songs are more popular than their R&B ballads – last year with "Oasis", and now with this song "L.O.V.E." from their single album.

 

19. (+17) KCM – 클래식 (Classic)
Score: 345
Genre: Pop Ballad

KCM4Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Album: KCM Vol. 4 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: With his trademark high-pitched yet husky voice, KCM is back with his 4th album "Kingdom". As usual, he is working with top songwriter Cho Young Soo on this title song "Classic". Be sure to check out the movie-like MV of this song, starring Kim Seung Woo and Kim So Yeon.

 

20. (+15) Kang Kyun Sung – 이번엔 달라 (This time it’s different)
Score: 343
Genre: R&B ballad

SerenadeMusic: Kang Kyun Sung / Lyrics: Shim Jae Hee
Album: Kang Kyun Sung digital single "A Serenade" Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Former Noel member Kang Kyun Sung returns with this digital single after successfully making his solo debut last October. This song is composed by the artiste himself. It has an intense beat and is about wanting to show one’s true feelings to a loved one.

 

21. (+7) ISU & JinYi – 레퀴엠 (Requiem) : 276
22. (-6) The Name – 그녀를 찾아주세요 (Please Find Her) : 268
23. (New) Monday Kiz/VOS/Ilak – 그깟 사랑 (Such Love) : 258 *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
24. (+5) Slow Jam – Crazy Night : 213
25. (-4) Park Jung Hyun – 눈물빛글씨 (Writing for tears) : 208
26. (-1) Free Style – 행복을주는사람 (A person who gives happiness) : 186
27. (-5) MC Sniper – For You : 180
28. (-9) Youn Ha – 첫눈에 (At First Glance) : 177
29. (New) Big Mama – Money..? Honey..? : 172
30. (-4) Eun Ji Won (feat. Mr. Tyfoon) – ADIOS : 166
31. (+12) 2NB – 미워서 (Hate it) : 151
32. (–) Brown Eyed Soul – My Story : 148
33. (+1) Tei – 가슴이 슬퍼 (My heart is sad) : 145
34. (-7) Sung Shi Kyung – 사랑하는일 (Working for love) : 135
35. (New) Drunken Tiger (feat. T) – 내가 싫다 (I Hate Myself) : 125
36. (-13) MC The Max – 사랑을 외치다 (Call out love) : 122
37. (New) Jin Joo – 다시 처음으로 (Back to the beginning) : 121
38. (-8) ERU – 겨울나기 (Feeling Winter) : 118
39. (New) Andy – Love Song : 116
40. (–) Krygen – 사랑이 길을 잃어서 (Love Lost Its Path) : 108
41. (New) Kim Dong Ryul – 다시 시작해보자 (Let’s Start Over) : 98
42. (-11) Lim Jeong Hee – 하늘아 바람아 (Oh Sky Oh Wind) : 97
43. (New) The Nuts – 우리 다시 (Let’s Again) : 86
44. (New) Evil Woman Club – 악녀바이러스 (Evil Woman Virus) : 80
45. (-21) J-Walk – 여우비 (Light Rain) : 78
46. (+4) Jang Yoon Jung – 첫사랑 (First Love) : 69
47. (New) Cannan – 이모티콘 (Emotion) : 68
48. (-11) Kim Jo Han – 사랑이늦어서미안해 (Sorry For The Love Being Late) : 65
49. (New) T – 말없이 울더라도 (Even if you cry without notice) : 62
50. (Re) Kang Chae Yi – 젖은손수건 (Wet Handkerchief) : 60

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

 

Sources of the chart

 

ChartKorea – 15%
Air Monitor Chart – 15%
MNet M!Countdown + Cable Airplay – 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 K-Chart – 5%
Gasoo appearance on gayo shows (MBC Show! Music Core, SBS Inky Gayo, KBS Music Bank, KBS Yoon Do Hyun Love Letter, KMTV Show Music Tank, MTV Live Wow Special, Pops In Seoul) – 5%