Weekly Music Chart 2008 – February week 2

2008-02-10 02:45:51 2010-11-24 11:08:29

1. (–) Park Ji Heon – 보고싶은 날엔 (During the days I want to see you) *** 2 WEEKS NO. 1 ***
Score: 855
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 remains No. 1 this week with "During the days I want to see you". This mid-tempo ballad has been well received by fans, perhaps exceeding even Park Ji Heon or V.O.S’ expectations. It tops various internet charts in Korea and is also strong in airplays. Fellow V.O.S members Choi Hyun-joon and Kim Kyung-rok participated in the chorus.

 

2. (+2) SNSD – Kissing You
Score: 816
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: Looking for their first No. 1 song on this chart, the 9-member girl group SNSD moves up another 2 spots to second place this week with "Kissing You". It has already duplicated the success of the first single "Girls Generation", which also went to No. 2. This song was the mutizen winner on SBS Inky Gayo last week. Let’s see if they gain enough points to overtake Park Ji Heon next week.

 

3. (+3) Wax – 여자는 사랑을 먹고 (Woman feeds on Love)
Score: 810
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 hasn’t had a top-3 song for some time. This song was released at a good time – the winter months where ballads generally dominate, and Wax has been appearing on a lot of music shows to promote this song. It also has a hot songwriter in Park Keun Tae. With all these good ingredients to succeed, this song is getting close to challenge the top 2 songs as well.

 

4. (-1) Turtles – 싱랄라 (Sing La-La)
Score: 798
Genre: Pop / Dance

Turtles5Music + Lyrics: Turtleman
Album: Turtles Vol. 5 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch:
MV Live Performance
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)

 

5. (+13) Brown Eyed Girls – L.O.V.E.
Score: 692
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: This song is moving up very fast, hitting the top 5 in just three weeks. It seems that fans really like their dance music more these days. It’s also a nice redemption for B.E.G, after their 2nd album fell short of expectations just a few months ago.

 

6. (+2) Joo – 남자 때문에 (Because of a man)
Score: 656
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)

 

7. (–) Min Kyung Hoon – 슬픈 바보 (Sad Fool)
Score: 592
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. (-6) See Ya – 슬픈 발걸음 (Sad Footstep – Shoe II)
Score: 574
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." The sad ballad is a continuation of "Shoes" from See Ya’s 1st album. The music video, which has created a stir because of See Ya member Nam Kyu-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)

 

9. (+3) Toy – 뜨거운안녕 (A Passionate Goodbye)
Score: 541
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 in 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)

 

10. (-1) M to M – 새까맣게 (Completely Black)
Score: 539
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)

 

11. (+8) KCM – 클래식 (Classic)
Score: 537
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: This is the representative track for KCM’s 4th album, "Kingdom." Poetic lyrics and a grand string orchestra accompaniment meld well with KCM’s explosive vocal skills in this ballad. The movie-like music video stars Kim Seung-woo and Kim So-yeon. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

12. (-7) Big Bang – 마지막인사 (Last Greeting)
Score: 488
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).

 

13. (+1) Clazziquai – Robotica
Score: 469
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)

 

14. (-3) Ha Ha – 너눈 내 운면 (You Are My Destiny)
Score: 460
Genre: Pop

HahaMusic: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Album: Ha Ha digital single "You Are My Destiny"
Watch: Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of Ha Ha’s digital single album, "You Are My Destiny." The song boasts a Miami-hip-hop rhythm and exhilarating lyrics about a guy head over heels in love. The music video stars Ha Ha as a young prince who’s fallen in love and his real-life girlfriend, Ahn Hye-kyung. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

15. (–) Han Kyung Il – 좋겠다 (That’s Great)
Score: 421
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 representative song for Han Kyung-il’s 5th album, "Nature." The ballad showcases Han Kyung-il’s trademark vocal style, which employs a different technique this time around. The music video was produced in Paris, France and stars Park Si-eun as a woman dealing with a breakup. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

16. (–) Wonder Girls – 이 바보 (This Fool)
Score: 389
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. (-7) SG Wannabe – 첫눈 (First Snow)
Score: 355
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)

 

18. (+23) Kim Dong Ryul – 다시 시작해보자 (Let’s Start Over) *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Score: 340
Genre: Pop Ballad

KimDongRyul5Music + Lyrics: Kim Dong Ryul
Album: Kim Dong Ryul Vol. 5 Track 9 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: Yet another singer finding big success coming back from a long layoff. Kim Dong Ryul’s last studio album was almost 4 years ago. During this layoff, he stayed active in the industry, releasing a concert album and a best-hits album, and also hosting music shows on TV and radio. He said that the experience he had in the last few years inspired his music in this album, which has more variety this time. His new album "Monologue" has topped the album sales chart since its release. Kim Dong Ryul wrote this song himself and it is a great ballad for listening in winter.

 

19. (+2) ISU & JinYi – 레퀴엠 (Requiem)
Score: 328
Genre: Rock Ballad

RequiemMusic: Angela Aki / Lyrics: JinYi
Album: ISU & JinYi digital single "Requiem" Track 1
Watch: MV
Comment: This is the title track of Isu and Jin-yi’s digital single album. This ballad is an adaptation of Japanese singer/songwriter Angela Aki’s song. Isu, M.C. The Max’s vocalist, and Rumblefish’s vocalist Choi Jin-yi sing it together. M.C. The Max’s Jun Min-hyuck and J. Yoon participated in the performance. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

20. (+3) Monday Kiz + V.O.S + Ilac – 그깟 사랑 (Such Love)
Score: 298
Genre: R&B Ballad

FriendshipMusic + Lyrics: Min Myung Ki
Album: Monday Kiz + V.O.S + Ilac single album "Friendship" Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: An all-star collaboration between 3 friends – Monday Kiz’ Jin Sung, V.O.S’ Hyun Joon, and Ilac. Last year, Jin Sung and Hyun Joon also collaborated for a top- 20 hit "I Now". This time, Ilac is added to the mix for this R&B ballad, in which the melody really reminds us of Brown Eyes’ songs. This song is written by Min Myung Ki, who has composed hit songs for Monday Kiz, SG Wannabe, Gavy NJ, Black Pearl etc. in the past.

 

21. (-8) F.T Island – 너올때까지 (Until you come) : 295
22. (-5) Lisa – Again : 275
23. (+16) Andy – Love Song : 271
24. (-4) Kang Kyun Sung – 이번엔 달라 (This time it’s different) : 268
25. (+2) MC Sniper – For You : 257
26. (-4) The Name – 그녀를 찾아주세요 (Please Find Her) : 254
27. (New) Noblesse (feat. Beige) – 후회는 없어 (No Regrets) : 220 *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
28. (-4) Slow Jam – Crazy Night : 215
29. (+1) Eun Ji Won (feat. Mr. Tyfoon) – ADIOS : 180
30. (-5) Park Jung Hyun – 눈물빛글씨 (Writing for tears) : 175
31. (-2) Big Mama – Money..? Honey..? : 150
32. (+2) Sung Shi Kyung – 사랑하는일 (Working for love) : 140
33. (+13) Jang Yoon Jung – 첫사랑 (First Love) : 130
34. (-1) Tei – 가슴이 슬퍼 (My heart is sad) : 125
35. (-4) 2NB – 미워서 (Hate it) : 124
36. (New) Davichi – 미워도 사랑하니까 (I love you even though I hate you) : 123
37. (–) Jin Ju – 다시 처음으로 (Back to the beginning) : 115
38. (New) Sun Ha – Chantey Chantey : 114
39. (-3) MC The Max – 사랑을 외치다 (Call out love) : 113
40. (-14) Free Style – 행복을주는사람 (A person who gives happiness) : 110
41. (+4) J-Walk – 여우비 (Light Rain) : 105
42. (New) Gavy Queens – 눈애 사랑 (Snow Love) : 104
43. (New) Esther & Kil Gun – 미련 (Regret) : 94
44. (New) Jang Keun Suk – Black Engine : 92
45. (New) Monday Kiz/M to M – 모놀로그 (Monolouge – MBC Drama New Heart OST) : 91
46. (+2) Kim Jo Han – 사랑이늦어서미안해 (Sorry For The Love Being Late) : 90
47. (New) Peter – Show Man : 89
48. (New) Pisces – 별이 운다 (Stars are coming) : 84
49. (-14) Drunken Tiger (feat. T) – 내가 싫다 (I Hate Myself) : 78
50. (-10) Krygen – 사랑이 길을 잃어서 (Love Lost Its Path) : 58

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

Bonus Track – good songs not on the chart that are worth looking out for:

PDIS (feat. Joo Hyun Mi) – 사랑한다 (I Love You)

PDISMusic: Yoon Il Sang / Lyrics: Cho PD
Album: PDIS digital single
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is a new segment to introduce good songs that is not yet on the chart. PDIS stands for rapper Cho PD and songwriter/producer Yoon Il Sang, who have formed this project group. What’s so special about this song? When you think of Cho PD, hip-hop comes to mind. When you think of Yoon Il Sang, pop/rock songs that he wrote come to mind. Surprisingly, this is actually a trot song (traditional Korean hit song) and it features the vocal of trot singer Joo Hyun Mi. The catchy trot melody combining with Cho PD’s fluent rap instantly become a whole new genre of music. One of my favorite songs so far in 2008.

 

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