Weekly Music Chart 2008 – March week 5

2008-03-30 03:19:58 2010-11-24 11:09:08

1. (–) Jewelry – One More Time *** 2 WEEKS NO. 1 ***
Score: 969
Genre: Pop / Dance

Jewelry5Original Song: Ingrid’s "One More Time" / Lyrics: M
Album: Jewelry Vol. 5 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Jewelry remain No. 1 with "One More Time". This song is still gaining points this week and it has conquered all the major charts in Korea. It is more than 200 points ahead of every other songs and looks like it will continue to be No. 1 for at least one more week.

 

2. (–) Brown Eyed Girls – L.O.V.E.
Score: 761
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 is the representative song for the Brown-Eyed Girls’ mini album, ‘With LOVE Brown-Eyed Girls.’ Saintbinary, an esteemed musician in the electronica field, participated in the making of this electronica dance track. The love song, which is about confessing love, shows off the Brown-Eyed Girls’ undeniable charm. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

3. (+1) Davichi – 미워도 사랑하니까 (I Love You Even Though I Hate You)
Score: 751
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)

 

4. (-1) Kim Dong Ryul – 다시 시작해보자 (Let’s Start Over)
Score: 742
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)

 

5. (+2) Mighty Mouth (feat. Yoon Eun Hye) – 사랑해 (I Love You)
Score: 712
Genre: Hip-Hop

MightymouthMusic + Lyrics: Lee Hyun Do
Album: Mighty Mouth digital single "I Love You"
Watch: MV Live Performance (feat. JJ)
Comment: This is the title track of Mighty Mouth’s single album, ‘I Love You.’ The debut song of new hip-hop duo Mighty Mouth, it has attracted extra attention for the fact that Joosuc, Lee Hyun-do and Yoon Eun-hye participated in it. Witty rapping by the youthful rappers 237 and Shorry J combines well with Yoon Eun-hye’s vocals for a positively spring-like song. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

6. (-1) Ha Dong Kyun – 나비야 (Butterfly)
Score: 661
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-kyoon’s 2nd album, "Another Corner." A 90s-style ballad, it communicates the sadness of separating using a butterfly as a repeating 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)

 

7. (-1) Joo – 남자 때문에 (Because of a man)
Score: 607
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 the guy she loves. The moving melody goes well with Joo’s appealing voice. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

8. (–) Sweet Sorrow – 멀어져 (Father Away)
Score: 573
Genre: Pop Ballad

SweetSorrow2Music + Lyircs: Sweet Sorrow
Album: Sweet Sorrow Vol. 2 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track for Sweet Sorrow’s 2nd album, ‘SweeticS.’ It’s a ballad that showcases a full guitar and string accompaniment, and some solid harmonies that add to the song’s poignancy. The song is about the sadness surrounding a long-time couple who will always love each other but can’t avoid breaking up. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

9. (+2) Park Hye Kyung – 사랑과 우정사이 (Between Love and Friendship)
Score: 544
Genre: Pop Ballad

ParkHyeKyungRemakeMusic + Lyrics: Oh Tae Ho
Album: Park Hye Kyung Remake Album "When A Woman Falls In Love" Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track for Park Hye-kyung’s special remake album, ‘When a Woman Loves.’ It’s a re-interpretation in Park Hye-kyung’s unique musical way of Pinocchio’s hit, ‘Between Love & Friendship.’ A rich acoustic sound melds well with a husky while clear and elegant musical style, beckoning hazy memories. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

10. (+27) Gummy (feat. TOP) – 미안해요 (I am sorry) *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Score: 495
Genre: R&B Ballad

Gummy4Music + Lyrics: Kim Byung Hoon
Album: Gummy Vol. 4 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comments: Title song from Gummy’s 4th album "Comfort", also our biggest mover this week. Big Bang’s TOP is featured in this song, which is already No. 1 on the latest M!Countdown ranking. This song is markedly different from Gummy’s previous songs. It is more up-tempo and also showcases Gummy’s emotional vocals. We also see Gummy with a more sophisticated stage image.

 

11. (+1) Andy – Love Song
Score: 478
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)

 

12. (+10) Kim Jong Wook – 나쁜 남자 (Bad Man)
Score: 430
Genre: Pop Ballad

KimJongWook1Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Album: Kim Jong Wook Vol. 1 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV: Part I, Part II, Part III Live Performance
Comment: Kim Jong Wook debuted quietly last year with a digital single "Poor Love". Now he is releasing his first full studio album, "For A Long Time". Still an unknown singer to most people, Kim finds success with this song mainly due to two reasons: a movie-like MV that’s almost half an hour long, and having Korea’s top songwriter Cho Young Soo penning this song.

 

13. (-3) SNSD – Kissing You
Score: 420
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: Featured in Girls’ Generation’s 1st album, "Girls’ Generation," this house-style dance track showcases cute lyrics and a lively rhythm. Super Junior’s Dong-hae stars in the music video as the boyfriend of the group’s gals. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

14. (-5) KCM – 클래식 (Classic)
Score: 397
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)

 

15. (-1) Park Ji Heon – 보고싶은 날엔 (During the days I want to see you)
Score: 354
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)

 

16. (–) See Ya – 그래도 좋아 (Still like it)
Score: 341
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)

 

17. (+2) Tae Yeon (SNSD) – 만약에 (If)
Score: 340
Genre: Pop Ballad

HongGilDongOSTMusic: Lee Chang Hee, Kim Joon Bum / Lyrics: Song Jae Won
Album: KBS Drama Hong Gil Dong OST Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch:
MV Live Performance
Comment: Featured in the OST of the KBS drama, "Hong Gil-dong," this is the first solo track by SNSD’s Tae-yeon. Her vocals are emotional and the ballad is sad. The music video was made with footage from the comical historical drama starring singer-turned-actress Sung Yu-ri, Kang Ji-hwan and Jang Geun-suk. (Credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

18. (New) Hwa Yobi – 남자는 모른다 (Men Don’t Know) *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Score: 318
Genre: R&B Ballad

HwaYobi6Music: Lee Sang Joon / Lyrics: Hwa Yobi
Album: Hwa Yobi Vol. 6 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Title song from Hwa Yobi’s 6th album "Sunshine". It marks the return of the singer after her vocal cord surgery. Hwa Yobi has always been highly regarded as one of the best female vocalists in Korea. This is perhaps the most listener-friendly song that Hwa Yobi has ever produced, and it has a good early showing on the charts. The song is emotional enough to fit her vocals but not exaggerated. Hwa Yobi admits that she’s trying to appeal more to the masses now, and she’s more actively performing on gayo shows, which was a rare scene in the past. This is a highly recommended song.

 

19. (-4) V.O.S – 젊은 날 (Young Days)
Score: 299
Genre: R&B Ballad

AllStar2Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Album: Cho Young Soo All Stars Vol. 2 Track 13 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: This is the representative track of songwriter Cho Young-su’s project single album, "All Star." This sad and gentle ballad showcases V.O.S.’s soft yet explosive vocal skills. The group sings of the memories of and yearning for a past love. Actor Lee Chun-hee stars in the music video. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

20. (-3) Shin Hye Sung & Lyn – 그대죠 (It Was You)
Score: 282
Genre: Pop Ballad

HeSaidSheSaidMusic: Lee Hyun Jung, Jun Seung Woo / Lyrics: Jun Seung Woo
Album: Shin Hye Sung & Lyn project album "He Said, She Said" Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: From Shin Hye Sung and Lyn’s project album "He Said, She Said", which has three different versions of all the songs: a male version by Hye Sung, a female version by Lyn, and a duet version by Hye Sung and Lyn. This ballad is the title song of the duet album version. It marks the second time that these two singers are collaborating together. They hit the top 10 last year with "After…:Love".

 

21. (-3) Turtles – 싱랄라 (Sing La-La) : 269
22. (+21) SS501 – 데자뷰 (déjà vu) : 239
23. (+26) Namolla Family (feat. Tae In) – 너만 볼래 (Only want to see you) : 227
24. (-3) Ha Ha – 너눈 내 운면 (You are my destiny) : 226
25. (-1) Byul & Na Yoon Kwon – 창문을 열어놓고 (With the window open) : 225
26. (+1) Cho Kwan Woo – 반쪽사랑 (Half love – Movie "Fate" OST) : 218
27. (-7) H-Eugene (feat. Bae Sul Gi) – Kiss Me : 208
28. (New) Min Hyo Rin – Touch Me : 200
29. (+5) Wink – 천생연분 (Match made in heaven) : 193
30. (-7) M – 사랑이란 예쁜 두 글자 (Love is a beautiful two letter word) : 192
31. (New) SG Wannabe – 처음처럼 (Like the first time) : 187
32. (+3) Sun Ha – Chantey Chantey : 175
33. (-5) Gavy NJ – Remember (Movie "Fate" OST) : 170
34. (-21) Wax – 여자는 사랑을 먹고 (Woman feeds on love) : 167
35. (New) Kangta – 어느날 가슴이 말했다 (Eternity) : 166
36. (Re) Peter – Show Man : 164
37. (+3) Tree Bicycle – OK Go Go : 159
38. (–) Min Kyung Hoon – 오늘만 울자 (Cry only today) : 158
39. (-7) Monday Kiz/VOS/Ilak – 그깟 사랑 (Such Love) : 146
40. (New) Evan (feat. Sol Flower) – 울어도 괜찮아 (It’s okay if you cry) : 138
41. (+1) Mose – 마음아 부탁해 (I Beg You, Heart) : 126
42. (New) Moon Hee Jun – Obsession : 119
43. (-12) Noblesse (feat. Beige) – 후회는 없어 (No Regrets) : 118
44. (-18) 45RPM – 살짝쿵 (Small thud) : 99
45. (-12) Voice One – 눈물한방울 (One tear drop) : 96
46. (New) ERU – 마지막 콘서트 (Last concert) : 95
47. (-22) M to M – 새까맣게 (Completely Black) : 94
48. (-12) Kim Kyung Ho – 마치 너인 것처럼 (As if you were there) : 84
49. (New) F.T Island – 한가지 말 (One word: On Air OST) : 83
50. (-20) Toy – 뜨거운안녕 (A Passionate Goodbye) : 80

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

BONUS TRACK:

Namolla Family (feat. Tae In) – 너만 볼래 (Only want to see you)

NamollaFamilyMusic + Lyrics: Oh Se Wook

Album: Namolla Family digital single "Only Want To See You" Track 1
Watch: MV
Comment: If you love mainstream style hip-hop song you are going to like this one. It is actually our 2nd biggest mover on the chart this week, up 26 spots to No. 23. This is such a sweet song to listen to. Perhaps we shouldn’t even classify this as a hip-hop song, as the rapping is not a big part of the song. Featured female vocalist Tae In really took over for most parts of this light-hearted song. The MV is being filmed in Japan. Perhaps we are going to see this song in the top 20 next week.

 

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, Pops In Seoul) – 5%