Weekly Music Chart 2008 – February week 3

2008-02-17 06:40:27 2010-11-24 11:08:34

1. (–) Park Ji Heon – 보고싶은 날엔 (During the days I want to see you) *** 3 WEEKS NO. 1 ***
Score: 865
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 continues to be No. 1 for the 3rd straight week with "During the days I want to see you". Perhaps this song took advantage of last week’s inactivity in the music scene due to the Lunar New Year. To its credit, it is still gaining points and holding off a lot of tough competition.

 

2. (–) SNSD – Kissing You
Score: 843
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: Getting closer and closer to the top and gaining ground on the No. 1 song. This song is the new No. 1 song on M!Countdown, adding to its credentials as it has already won the Inky Gayo Mutizen award. SNSD are looking for their first No. 1 song on soompi’s chart. Let’s see if it will happen next week.

 

3. (+2) Brown Eyed Girls – L.O.V.E.
Score: 789
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: Up 2 more spots to No. 3, this song has become B.E.G’s biggest hit since they debuted 2 years ago. This funky dance track is a refreshing hit in winter time, where ballads are usually dominant. These 4 talented but underrated ladies are finally getting some recognition.

 

4. (–) Turtles – 싱랄라 (Sing La-La)
Score: 750
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. (-2) Wax – 여자는 사랑을 먹고 (Woman feeds on Love)
Score: 744
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)

 

6. (+12) Kim Dong Ryul – 다시 시작해보자 (Let’s Start Over)
Score: 729
Genre: Pop Ballad

KimDongRyul5Music + Lyrics: Kim Dong Ryul
Album: Kim Dong Ryul Vol. 5 Track 9 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: This song is from Kim Dong Ryul’s top selling album "Monolouge". After nearly a month of release, "Monologue" is still selling over 8,000 copies a week according to Hanteo. The song is about regretting things after a break-up and wanting to start again, even if it means feeling awful and fighting every day. We are not sure whether Kim Dong Ryul will appear in any music shows to perform this song. If he does, this is a potential No. 1 song.

 

7. (-1) Joo – 남자 때문에 (Because of a man)
Score: 728
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)

 

8. (+3) KCM – 클래식 (Classic)
Score: 628
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)

 

9. (–) Toy – 뜨거운안녕 (A Passionate Goodbye)
Score: 531
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. (–) M to M – 새까맣게 (Completely Black)
Score: 526
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. (-4) Min Kyung Hoon – 슬픈 바보 (Sad Fool)
Score: 507
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)

 

12. (–) Big Bang – 마지막인사 (Last Greeting)
Score: 462
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) Ha Ha – 너눈 내 운면 (You Are My Destiny)
Score: 457
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)

 

14. (New) See Ya – 그래도 좋아 (Still like it) *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Score: 414
Genre: Mid-tempo Pop

SeeYa2.5Music + Lyrics: Min Myung Ki
Album: See Ya Vol. 2.5 Track 2 – Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the follow up song on See Ya’s 2.5 album "Califronia Dream". Unlike the first single "Sad Footsteps", this song is a lot more cheerful and light-hearted, reminding us of their song "Shall We Marry" from the last summer. The trio also unveil new dance steps on both the MV and their stage performances.

 

15. (-2) Clazziquai – Robotica
Score: 383
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)

 

16. (+7) Andy – Love Song
Score: 351
Genre: Pop / Dance

Andy1Music: Wi Jong Soo / Lyrics: Kim Tae Hoon
Album: Andy Vol. 1 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch:
MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track for Andy’s first solo album, "Andy the First New Dream." It showcases Shinhwa rapper Andy’s sweet and gentle vocals. The lyrics ask a woman who’s about to leave to stay, telling her he’ll always love her. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

17. (-1) Wonder Girls – 이 바보 (This Fool)
Score: 349
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)

 

18. (+2) Monday Kiz + V.O.S + Ilac – 그깟 사랑 (Such Love)
Score: 344
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: This is the representative track for the project single album, "Friendship." The ballad shows off harmonies between three guys: Monday Kiz’s Lee Jin-sung, V.O.S.’s Choi Hyun-joon and Ilak. The lyrics are about the pain of a guy who has to let a girl go because he loves her. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

19. (–) ISU & JinYi – 레퀴엠 (Requiem)
Score: 339
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. (-5) Han Kyung Il – 좋겠다 (That’s Great)
Score: 326
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 round. 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)

 

21. (+15) Davichi – 미워도 사랑하니까 (I love you even though I hate you) : 279
22. (-5) SG Wannabe – 첫눈 (First Snow) : 266
23. (+2) MC Sniper – For You : 257
24. (–) Kang Kyun Sung – 이번엔 달라 (This time it’s different) : 220
25. (+2) Noblesse (feat. Beige) – 후회는 없어 (No Regrets) : 215
26. (-4) Lisa – Again : 207
27. (+17) Jang Keun Suk – Black Engine : 192 *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
28. (+15) Esther & Kil Gun – 미련 (Regret) : 182
29. (-1) Slow Jam – Crazy Night : 180
30. (-1) Eun Ji Won (feat. Mr. Tyfoon) – ADIOS : 177
31. (+7) Sun Ha – Chantey Chantey : 164
32. (-2) Park Jun Hyun – 눈물빛글씨 (Writing for tears) : 148
33. (New) Kyun Woo – 나답지 못하게 (Unlike Me) : 145
34. (New) ERU – 마네킹 (Mannequin) : 131
35. (New) Hye Ryoung – 스쳐가지 말아요 (Don’t just pass by) : 129
36. (+11) Peter – Show Man : 127
37. (+11) Pisces – 별이 운다 (Stars are coming) : 126
38. (-5) Jang Yoon Jung – 첫사랑 (First Love) : 120
39. (-8) 빅 마마 – Money..? Honey..? : 118
40. (-1) MC The Max – 사랑을 외치다 (Call out love) : 111
41. (-7) Tei – 가슴이 슬퍼 (My heart is sad – KBS Drama Bad Love OST) : 102
42. (+3) Monday Kiz/M to M – 모놀로그 (Monolouge – MBC Drama New Heart OST) : 91
43. (-3) Free Style – 행복을주는사람 (A person who gives happiness) : 79
44. (-7) Jin Ju – 다시 처음으로 (Back to the beginning) : 75
45. (-19) The Name – 그녀를 찾아주세요 (Please Find Her) : 72
46. (-14) Sung Shi Kyung – 사랑하는일 (Working for love) : 70
47. (New) J – 술과 순정 (Liquor and Innocence) : 62
48. (New) PDIS – 사랑한다 (I Love You) : 59
49. (Re) T – 말없이 울더라도 (Even if you cry without notice – KBS Drama Bad Love OST) : 50
50. (-8) Gavy Queens – 눈애 사랑 (Snow Love) : 49

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

Bonus Track

T – 말없이 울더라도 (Even if you cry without notice)

BadLoveMusic: Park Jung Wok / Lyrics: Kim Jin Yong
Album: KBS Drama "Bad Love" OST Track 2 Purchase this album
Listen: full song
Comment: This is one of the better OSTs recently. The soundtrack has already produced two hit songs – Tei’s "My Heart Is Sad", and my recommended bonus track this week: T’s "Even if you cry without notice". In addition, Shin Hye Sung and Suh Young Eun also participated in this OST. T’s songs are usually R&B or hip-hop, but she did very well for this sad pop ballad. Even if you haven’t watched this drama, you can imagine this song appearing several times during sad scenes.

 

Sources of the chart

 

ChartKorea – 15%
Air Monitor Chart – 15%
MNet M!Countdown + Votings + Cable Airplays – 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%

 

* Due to Lunar New Year, there were no music show last week, so the gasoo appearance scores were the same as two weeks ago.