Weekly Music Chart 2008 – March week 1

2008-03-02 09:41:05 2010-11-24 11:08:42

1. (–) SNSD – Kissing You *** 2 WEEKS NO. 1 ***
Score: 881
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: SNSD remain No. 1 this week with "Kissing You". This song is also No. 1 on the latest MNet M!Countdown chart, and is looking to capture the Inky Gayo Mutizen Award again. It has swept almost all major charts in Korea.

 

2. (+2) Brown Eyed Girls – L.O.V.E.
Score: 832
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: After falling to No.4 last week, B.E.G have surprisingly rebounded to reach No. 2 with "L.O.V.E.", their biggest hit to date. They are looking to challenge SNSD for the top spot next week. The strength of this song is coming from internet charts in which it is ranked No. 1 on most sites.

 

3. (-1) Kim Dong Ryul – 다시 시작해보자 (Let’s Start Over)
Score: 819
Genre: Pop Ballad

KimDongRyul5Music + Lyrics: Kim Dong Ryul
Album: Kim Dong Ryul Vol. 5 Track 9 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: This is the representative track for Kim Dong-ryul’s 5th album, "Monologue." It’s a classic Kim Dong-ryul-style sensual ballad that showcases his trademark gentle vocals. It"s about regretting things after a break-up and wanting to start again, even if it means feeling awful and fighting every day. (Credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

4. (-1) Park Ji Heon – 보고싶은 날엔 (During the days I want to see you)
Score: 808
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: 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 follow 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 Yae-jin. (Credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

5. (+1) Davichi – 미워도 사랑하니까 (I Love You Even Though I Hate You)
Score: 781
Genre: R&B Ballad

Davichi1Music + Lyrics: Ryu Jae Hyun
Album: Davichi Vol. 1 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of Davichi’s 1st album, ‘Don’t Like You But Love You.’ The female R&B group, comprising Kang Min-kyung and Lee Hae-ri, sing a moving ballad with music and lyrics by Vibe’s Ryu Jae-hyun. The music video made headlines for starring Lee Mi-yeon and Lee Hyo-lee. (Credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

6. (-1) KCM – 클래식 (Classic)
Score: 669
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)

 

7. (–) Joo – 남자 때문에 (Because of a man)
Score: 668
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. (–) Turtles – 싱랄라 (Sing La-La)
Score: 644
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)

 

9. (–) Wax – 여자는 사랑을 먹고 (Woman feeds on Love)
Score: 636
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)

 

10. (+1) M to M – 새까맣게 (Completely Black)
Score: 523
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. (-1) See Ya – 그래도 좋아 (Still like it)
Score: 514
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: Featured in See Ya’s 2.5th album, "California Dream," this bright and lively medium-tempo track is about confessing a one-sided love and saying you’ll be OK and be able to remain as friends, even though it’ll be hard and painful. See Ya’s Nam Kyu-ri stars in the music video with a new short ‘do and boyish charm. (Credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

12. (–) Toy – 뜨거운안녕 (A Passionate Goodbye)
Score: 474
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)

 

13. (+31) Jewelry – One More Time *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Score: 470
Genre: Pop / Dance

Jewelry5Lyrics: M
Album: Jewelry Vol. 5 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Once the most popular girl group in k-pop, Jewelry have returned after 3 years with their 5th album "Kitch Island", with two member changes. Replacing Jo Min Ah and Lee Ji Yeon are new members Ha Joo Yeon and Kim Eun Jung. Jewelry’s 5th album title song, “One More Time”, is a remake of the original song by In-Grid. Composer Park Geun Tae arranged this new song and Shinhwa’s Lee Min Woo wrote the lyrics. It is a fun and upbeat dance song with an electronica sound and an accordion that is repeated throughout the song, making it more addictive.

 

14. (+4) Ha Dong Kyun – 나비야 (Butterfly)
Score: 463
Genre: R&B Ballad

HaDongKyun2Lyrics: Choi Kap Won
Album: Ha Dong Kyun Vol. 2 Track 5 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track for Ha Dong-kyoon’s 2nd album, "Another Corner." A 90s-style ballad, it communicates the sadness of separation by using a butterfly as a repetitive symbol for a past lover. The gentle melody is layered with Ha Dong-kyoon’s voice, which conveys sadness in a very controlled way, making the song all the more special. (Credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

15. (New) Voice One – 눈물한방울 (One Tear Drop) *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Score: 362
Genre: R&B Ballad

Travel#2
Album: Voice One Single Travel #2 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: Jang Hye Jin and her students Monday Kiz and Ilac are back again with this project group’s yet another single, "Travel #2". Their title track, One Tear Drop’s music video, is a continuation of their title track from their first single album. Their music video is to be shot at Hong Kong. Their songs show great harmonization as they become one, leaving great love and a good impression for their fans.

 

16. (-3) Big Bang – 마지막인사 (Last Greeting)
Score: 360
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).

 

17. (-2) Andy – Love Song
Score: 336
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)

 

18. (-4) Ha Ha – 너눈 내 운면 (You Are My Destiny)
Score: 330
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)

 

19. (+10) Sun Ha – Chantey Chantey
Score: 288
Genre: Pop / Dance

SunHaMusic: Kim Tae Hyun / Lyrics: Kim Hee Sun
Album: Sun Ha 1st single Fahrenheit Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track for Sun Ha’s debut single album, "Fahrenheit." The electronica-style song, with a base in house/dance music, has a repetitive melody that gives the piece a surreal, aerial feel. You can see former Miss Korea runner-up Sun Ha showing off some sexy dance moves in the music video. (Credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

20. (+15) Lee Seung Chul – Propose
Score: 256
Genre: Rock Ballad

LeeSeungChul9
Album: Lee Seung Chul Vol. 9 Track 4 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: Already the 3rd single from Lee Seung Chul’s successful 9th album, "The Secret of Color 2". The medium rock ballad’s MV features SNSD’s Yoona. Perhaps that’s one of the reasons that this song is moving up quite fast.

 

 

21. (-1) Monday Kiz/VOS/Ilac – 그깟 사랑 (Such Love) : 243
22. (–) Han Kyung Il – 좋겠다 (That’s great) : 202
23. (-7) ISU & Jinyi – 레퀴엠 (Requiem) : 192
24. (+4) Yim Jae Bum – 겨울편지 (Winter letter) : 190
25. (-2) Noblesse (feat. Beige) – 후회는 없어 (No Regrets) : 189
26. (+23) Wink – 천생연분 (Match made in heaven) : 183
27. (-2) ERU – 마네킹 (Mannequin) : 176
28. (-1) Esther & Kil Gun – 미련 (Regret) : 169
29. (New) Tae Yeon (SNSD) – 만약에 (If: KBS Drama Hong Gil Dong OST) : 165
30. (-6) J – 술과 순정 (Liquor and Innocence) : 160
31. (–) Min Kyung Hoon – 오늘만 울자 (Cry only today) : 159
32. (-11) Clazziquai – Robotica : 157
33. (-7) Lisa – Again : 126
34. (New) Ajoo – 첫키스 (First Kiss) : 125
35. (+4) Monday Kiz/M to M – 모놀로그 (Monolouge: MBC Drama New Heart OST) : 122
36. (-6) MC Sniper – For You : 114
37. (-18) Jang Keun Suk – Black Engine : 113
38. (+3) 45RPM – 살짝쿵 (Small thud) : 109
39. (New) M – 사랑이란 예쁜 두 글자 (Love, Pretty, Two Letter Word) : 101
40. (-6) Kyun Woo – 나답지 못하게 (Unlike Me) : 100
41. (-4) Hye Ryoung – 스쳐가지 말아요 (Don’t just pass by) : 99
42. (-9) Peter – Show Man : 93
43. (New) Monotolik – Krazy : 83
44. (New) Wonder Girls – 가져가 (Take It) : 82
45. (New) Naomi – 몹쓸 사람 (Bad Person) : 79
46. (-6) The Name – 그녀를 찾아주세요 (Please Find Her) : 70
47. (–) Piano – 사랑했어 (I Love You) : 67
48. (-3) Tei – 가슴이 슬퍼 (My heart is sad: KBS Drama Bad Love OST) : 65
49. (-3) Drunken Tiger (feat. T) – 내가 싫다 (I Hate Myself) : 62
50. (-14) 2NB – 미워서 (Hate it) : 52

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

 

Sources of the chart

 

ChartKorea – 15%
Air Monitor Chart – 15%
MNet M!Countdown + Voting + 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 + Music Video 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, SBS Music Space, Pops In Seoul) – 5%