Weekly Music Chart 2008 – March week 2

2008-03-09 05:11:25 2010-11-24 11:08:47

1. (–) SNSD – Kissing You *** 3 WEEKS NO. 1 ***
Score: 916
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 for the 3rd straight week with "Kissing You". It is still gaining points this week. 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. (+1) Kim Dong Ryul – 다시 시작해보자 (Let’s Start Over)
Score: 882
Genre: Pop Ballad

KimDongRyul5Music + Lyrics: Kim Dong Ryul
Album: Kim Dong Ryul Vol. 5 Track 9 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
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)

 

3. (-1) Brown Eyed Girls – L.O.V.E.
Score: 840
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: Winning the Inky Gayo Mutizen Award for their first ever No. 1 song last week, B.E.G are still in the top 3 with "L.O.V.E.", their biggest hit to date. The strength of this song is coming from internet charts, where it is ranked No. 1 on most sites.

 

4. (–) Park Ji Heon – 보고싶은 날엔 (During the days I want to see you)
Score: 769
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. (+2) Joo – 남자 때문에 (Because of a man)
Score: 718
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)

 

6. (+8) Ha Dong Kyun – 나비야 (Butterfly)
Score: 675
Genre: R&B Ballad

HaDongKyun2Music: Choi Kap Won + Soul Shop / Lyrics: 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-kyun’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-kyun’s voice, which conveys sadness in a very controlled way, making the song all the more special. (Credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

7. (+4) See Ya – 그래도 좋아 (Still like it)
Score: 662
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)

 

8. (+5) Jewelry – One More Time
Score: 656
Genre: Pop / Dance

Jewelry5Lyrics: M
Album: Jewelry Vol. 5 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track of Jewelry’s 5th album, "Kitchi Island." The group has reorganized itself to include Park Jung-ah, Seo In-young, Kim Eun-jung and rapper Ha Joo-yeon. The song is a remake of a dance track with an electronica sound. Shinhwa’s Lee Min-woo wrote the lyrics while hitmaker Park Geun-tae arranged the music, which was originally a hit song by In-Grid. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

 

9. (-3) KCM – 클래식 (Classic)
Score: 651
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)

 

10. (-5) Davichi – 미워도 사랑하니까 (I Love You Even Though I Hate You)
Score: 552
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)

 

11. (-3) Turtles – 싱랄라 (Sing La-La)
Score: 538
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)

 

12. (-3) Wax – 여자는 사랑을 먹고 (Woman feeds on Love)
Score: 504
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)

 

13. (+4) Andy – Love Song
Score: 406
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)

 

14. (-4) M to M – 새까맣게 (Completely Black)
Score: 391
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)

 

15. (-3) Toy – 뜨거운안녕 (A Passionate Goodbye)
Score: 381
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)

 

16. (–) Big Bang – 마지막인사 (Last Greeting)
Score: 324
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) Voice One – 눈물한방울 (One Tear Drop)
Score: 322
Genre: R&B Ballad

Travel#2Music: PJ / Lyrics: Choi Kap Won
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.

 

18. (+20) 45RPM – 살짝쿵 (Small Thud) *** CO-BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Score: 307
Genre: Hip Hop

45RPM2Music: Peejay / Lyrics: Kyung Wook
Album: 45RPM Vol. 2 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track for 45RPM’s 2nd album, "HIT POP." It’s a lively hip-hop number by 45RPM, a group that has amassed extensive skills from a long career as an underground artiste. They’ve sampled "That Person is a Fool," by artiste Jung Hoon-hee, who dominated the 70s. The result is a fresh and different hip-hop track. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

19. (+20) M – 사랑이란 예쁜 두 글자 (Love is a beautiful two letter word) *** CO-BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Score: 295
Genre: Pop Ballad

MSpecialMusic: Kim Do Hyun / Lyrics: Kim Tae Wan, M
Album: M Mini-Album: The Sentimental Reason Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This song comes from Lee Min Woo’s special Valentine’s Day mini-album, "The Sentimental Reason". In the past, Min Woo’s singles were usually dance-oriented songs. This time he has released a ballad instead. This song is a lovely ballad that is the perfect gift for your sweetheart, as the title implies.

 

20. (-2) Ha Ha – 너눈 내 운면 (You Are My Destiny)
Score: 255
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)

 

21. (–) Monday Kiz/VOS/Ilak – 그깟 사랑 (Such Love) : 237
22. (+9) Min Kyung Hoon – 오늘만 울자 (Cry only today) : 203
23. (+3) Wink – 천생연분 (Match made in heaven) : 200
24. (+5) Tae Yeon – 만약에 (If – KBS Drama Hong Kil Dong OST) : 195
25. (New) V.O.S – 젊은 날 (Young Day) : 190 *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
26. (-1) Noblesse (feat. Beige) – 후회는 없어 (No Regrets) : 176
27. (-8) Sun Ha – Chantey Chantey : 174
28. (-1) ERU – 마네킹 (Mannequin) : 165
29. (+7) MC Sniper – For You : 157
30. (New) H-Eugene (feat. Bae Sul Gi) – Kiss Me : 150
31. (-1) J – 술과 순정 (Liquor and Innocence) : 149
32. (–) Clazziquai – Robotica : 143
33. (-10) ISU & JinYi – 레퀴엠 (Requiem) : 139
34. (-14) Lee Seung Chul – Propose : 138
35. (+7) Peter – Show Man : 137
36. (+1) Jang Keun Suk – Black Engine : 136
37. (New) Baek Ji Young & Yuri – 사랑은 라랄라 (Love is Lalala) : 130
38. (+8) The Name – 그녀를 찾아주세요 (Please Find Her) : 124
39. (New) Sung Je – 사랑은 되는 거라며 (You said that love works) : 118
40. (-5) Monday Kiz/M to M – 모놀로그 (Monolouge – MBC Drama New Heart OST) : 106
41. (New) Cho Kwan Woo – 반쪽사랑 (Half love – Movie Fate OST) : 105
42. (Re) PDIS (feat. Chu Hyun Mi) – 사랑한다 (I Love You) : 97
43. (+2) Naomi – 몹쓸 사랑 (Bad Love) : 95
44. (-10) Ajoo – 첫키스 (First Kiss) : 91
45. (-23) Han Kyung Il – 좋겠다 (That’s great) : 85
46. (+3) Drunken Tiger (feat. T) – 내가 싫다 (I Hate Myself) : 81
47. (New) DBSG – Purple Line : 79
48. (New) Gavy NJ – Remember : 70
49. (-9) Kyun Woo – 나답지 못하게 (Unlike Me) : 67
50. (-2) Tei – 가슴이 슬퍼 (My heart is sad – KBS Drama Bad Love OST) : 65

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

Bonus Track:
Kyun Woo – 나답지 못하게 (Unlike Me)
KyunWoo
Album: Kyun Woo Digital Single "Unlike Me"
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: There are many many ballad singers in Korea, so many that you will forget them easily without good songs or trademark voices.  Kyun Woo has both of that.  I was impressed with his debut song "내눈물이하는말" (Words from my tear), which was a top-20 hit back in 2005.  He has a husky voice like Tei that’s easy to recognize.  In 2008, he is back with a digital single "Unlike Me", which is a very nice ballad.  The lyrics are about loving someone but pretending you’re fine letting go.  The MV features the footage of the tear-jerker movie "Last Love".  Definitely a song to recommend.

 

 

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 + 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, MNet M!Countdown, Pops In Seoul) – 5%