Weekly Music Chart 2008 – April week 4

2008-04-27 07:19:45 2010-11-24 11:09:24

1. (–) Gummy (feat. TOP) – 미안해요 (I am sorry) *** 3 WEEKS NO. 1 ***
Score: 895
Genre: R&B Ballad

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Music + Lyrics: Kim Byung Hoon
Album: Gummy Vol. 4 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comments: Gummy holds on to the No. 1 spot for the 3rd week in a row with "I am sorry". This is the general consensus in Korea, the song having reached the top spots on M!Countdown, Inky Gayo Mutizen Award (2 weeks), and various internet charts. It is Gummy’s most successful song since "Losing Memory" on her 2nd album.

 

2. (–) Nell – 기억을 걷는 시간 (Time Of Collecting My Memories)
Score: 848
Genre: Rock Ballad

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Music + Lyrics: Kim Jong Wan
Album: Nell Vol. 4 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track for Nell’s 4th album, "Separation Anxiety." A gentle and modern rock ballad with a simple sound and keyboard at its center, it showcases vocalist Kim Jong-wan’s sob-resembling vocal style and sensual melody. Together they give off a surreal vibe. The poignant lyrics are about missing an ex. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

3. (+1) Lee Seung Ki – 다줄거야 (I’ll Give You All)
Score: 780
Genre: Pop Ballad

LeeSeungKiRemake2Music + Lyircs: Cho Gyu Man
Album: Lee Seung Ki 2nd remake album Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Title track from Lee Seung Ki’s 2nd remake album. Lee Seung Ki’s last remake album covered songs sungs by female artistes. This time, he covered songs previously sung by male artistes. "I’ll Give You All" was previously a hit song by singer-songwriter Cho Gyu Man. This song is the new No. 1 song on M!Countdown this week.

 

4. (+2) Mighty Mouth (feat. Yoon Eun Hye) – 사랑해 (I Love You)
Score: 751
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)

5. (-2) Jewelry – One More Time
Score: 636
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: 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 wrote the music. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

6. (+1) SS501 – 데자뷰 (Deja Vu)
Score: 610
Genre: Pop Dance

SS501DejaVuMusic: Kim Tae Hyun
Album: SS501 2nd single Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of SS501’s 3rd single album, "Deja Vu." A strong beat and the intensity of 5 male voices ring out on this charming dance track. The lyrics are about feeling something like deja vu about a person you’ve met for the first time. A melody mixing R&B and pop, as well as a refrain that goes "dee-bee-dee-bee-deep-deep" leave a lasting impression. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

7. (-2) SNSD – Baby Baby
Score: 586
Genre: Pop Dance

BabyBabyMusic + Lyrics: Hwang Sung Je
Album: SNSD Vol. 1 repackaged version Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Hits keep coming for this 9-member girl group. SNSD have released a repackaged version of their 1st album. "Baby Baby" is the title song of this repackaged album. This is a mid-tempo cute dance song about the girls’ shy love confessions. SNSD have recently ended the promotional activities of their highly successful 1st album.

 

8. (+1) Davichi – 슬픈다짐 (Sad Promise)
Score: 553
Genre: Pop / Dance

Davichi1Music: Park Hae Woon / Lyrics: Lee Sung Ho
Album: Davichi Vol. 1 Track 4 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Follow up single from Davichi’s first album "Amaranth". The remix version of this song is also released as a digital single. Davichi are currently performing the remix version on stage. The MV is a continuation of "I Love You Even Though I Hate You" and it still stars Lee Hyori and Lee Mi Yeon, along with Davichi.

 

9. (-1) Hwa Yobi – 남자는 모른다 (Men Don’t Know)
Score: 521
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: This is the representative track for Hwayobi’s 6th album, "Sunshine." A ballad with a sweet melody, it showcases a toned-down and simplified version of Hwayobi’s highly technical R&B vocal style. The music video, starring Ko Joo-won and Park Han-byul, tells of a beautiful love between a poor fisherman and public health doctor. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

10. (+16) Monday Kiz (feat. Rhymer) – 가슴으로 외쳐 (Shout to the heart) *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Score: 486
Genre: Mid-tempo R&B

MondayKiz3Music: Kim Do Hoon + Hwang Sung Jin / Lyrics: Kim Do Hoon
Album: Monday Kiz Vol. 3 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Title track from R&B duo Monday Kiz’ 3rd album "Inside Story". Unlike their previous hit songs which were ballads, "Shout to the Heart" is a mid-tempo R&B track written by one of Korea’s best composers, Kim Do Hoon. In addition, Rhymer himself wrote the rap and is also featured in the song.

 

11. (+8) Moon Hee Jun – Obsession
Score: 464
Genre: Rock

ObsessionMusic + Lyrics: Moon Hee Jun
Album: Moon Hee Jun Special Album Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Moon Hee Jun has released his first album since finishing his military duty. This title track is a rock song that is written and produced by the singer himself. "Obsession" was first intorduced in his "Return 1996" live concert. This song was ranked high on airplays.

 

12. (New) Kim Dong Ryul – 출발 (Departure) *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Score: 391
Genre: Pop Ballad

KimDongRyul5 Music + Lyrics: Kim Dong Ryul
Album: Kim Dong Ryul Vol. 5 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: Already the 3rd single from Kim Dong Ryul’s highly successful 5th album "Monologue". It is our highest debut this week. This song is an easy listening folk style ballad. The MV stars Kim Dong Ryul himself when he tours China.

 

13. (+2) Jang Nara – 흉터 (Scar)
Score: 426
Genre: Pop Ballad

JangNara6Music: Hwang Sung Je / Lyrics: Jang Nara
Album: Jang Nara Vol. 6 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Title song from Jang Nara’s 6th album "Dream of Asia". In recent years, Jang Nara has shuttled between Korea and China. She has established herself as a successful entertainer throughout Asia. Her "Dream of Asia" is achieved. This song continues to show maturity in Jang Nara’s vocal. Over the years, she has transformed from a cute little girl to an elegant lady. Jang Nara wrote the lyrics of "Scar". The song is written by Hwang Sung Je, who also wrote SNSD’s "Baby Baby", which is in the top 20.

 

14. (-4) Evan (feat. Sol Flower) – 울어도 괜찮아 (It’s okay if you cry)
Score: 422
Genre: Pop Ballad

Evan2Music: Nicols Brinck / Lyrics: Park Chun Hyo
Album: Evan Vol. 2 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track for Evan’s 2nd album, "Pain Reliever." A poetic guitar accompaniment and Evan’s calm and collected voice shine through in this ballad, which features Sol Flower. The lyrics and music video, which are about consoling a friend struggling after a breakup, leave a lasting impression. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

15. (-3) See Ya – 바보 (Fool)
Score: 408
Genre: Pop

SeeYaFoolMusic: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Album: Cho Young Soo All Star Vol. 2 Track 5 / See Ya digital single "Fool" Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Featured in Cho Young-su’s project album, "All Star 2nd Album," this house dance track was sung by See Ya, composer Cho Young-su’s representative trainees. The memorable lyrics are about the foolishness of a woman who sees a guy who resembles her ex and wishes he would return. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

16. (-5) Brown Eyed Girls – L.O.V.E.
Score: 403
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)

 

17. (-4) Park Hye Kyung – 사랑과 우정사이 (Between Love and Friendship)
Score: 324
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 yet clear and elegant musical style, beckoning hazy memories. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

18. (New) Shinhwa – Run
Score: 275
Genre: Pop Dance

Shinhwa9Music + Lyrics: M
Album: Shinhwa Vol. 9 Track 5 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: Shinhwa is a k-pop group that stands the test of time. This year marks the 10th anniversary of Shinhwa’s debut and they are still going very strong. The title track "Run" from their 9th album is written by member Lee Min Woo (M). This time they are going back to a pop dance track, their vintage kind of music. "Run" is about how far the boys have come as a group.

 

19. (+6) Tae Yeon (SNSD) – 만약에 (If)
Score: 238
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)

 

20. (+12) Lexy – Ma People
Score: 233
Genre: Hip-hop

Lexy4Music + Lyrics: Crazy Baby
Album: Lexy Vol. 4 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track from Lexy’s 4th album "The Lexy". It’s her first release since she left YG Family. Lexy continues to bring us an up-tempo hip-hop style, but in this song she has more vocals in it, reminding us of her earlier hits when she debuted.

 

21. (+6) Baek Ji Young – 사랑 따위 (Like love) : 231
22. (-6) Namolla Family (feat. Tae In) – 너만 볼래 (Only want to see you) : 226
23. (+1) SG Wannabe – 처음처럼 (Like the first time) : 222
24. (New) ISU – 삐에로 (Pierrot) : 208
25. (-3) F.T Island – 한가지 말 (One word: SBS Drama "On Air" OST) : 205
26. (+5) Choo Sung Hoon – 하나의 사랑 (One love) : 204
27. (+8) Flower Go Yoo Jin – 너 하나만 (My only) : 183
28. (+1) Kangta – 어느날 가슴이 말했다 (Eternity) : 182
29. (-9) ERU – 마지막 콘서트 (Last concert) : 170
30. (+15) Maya – 그 흔한 반지도 (Even the common ring) : 165
31. (New) MC Mong – 서커스 (Circus) : 164
32. (-15) Sweet Sorrow – 멀어져 (Farther Away) : 161
33. (New) Park Myung Soo – 바보에게…바보가 (To fool…from fool) : 150
34. (-16) The Nuts – 쩜쩜쩜 (Dot Dot Dot) : 146
35. (-12) V.O.S – 젊은 날 (Young Days) : 135
36. (New) Paran – Don’t Cry : 133
37. (–) Moon Ji Eun – 여우가 (The fox) : 128
38. (–) Wheesung (feat. Humming Urban Stereo) – Love Seat : 127
39. (-3) Andy – Love Song : 121
40. (-19) Kim Jong Wook – 나쁜 남자 (Bad man) : 120
41. (-13) Ha Dong Kyun – 나비야 (Butterfly) : 115
42. (-12) Min Hyo Rin – Touch Me : 108
43. (+7) Park Hyun Bin – 샤방 샤방 (Happy Happy) : 95
44. (New) Epik High (feat. Ji Sun) – One : 92
45. (+4) 8Eight – Let Me Go : 90
46. (–) Ahn Jae Wook – 이별인건지 (Whether it is breakup) : 74
47. (New) Lyn – 내 남자 (My Man) : 64
48. (New) Yurisangja – 허니문 (Honeymoon) : 62
49. (New) Jang Ri In – I Will : 60
50. (-2) Lug – 오늘.. 그녀가 (Today…She) : 57

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

BONUS TRACK:

Yuri – 가슴아 제발 (Oh Heart, please)
Genre: Pop ballad

Yuri2Music: Shin In Soo / Lyrics: Yang Jae Sun
Album: Yuri Vol. 2 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: She is not Sung Yuri (FINKL), Kwon Yuri (SNSD), or Yuri (Cool). This Yuri is a highly-regarded young female R&B singer. She debuted in 2001 at the tender age of 16. Now after a long hiatus of 7 years, she is back with her 2nd album. In between, she worked with a lot of other artistes, the latest being MC Sniper’s "For You". "Oh Heart Please" is a more pop style ballad to her standard. The songwriting team of this song also wrote hit songs for MC The Max and Shin Hye Sung in the past. Yuri reminds us of Lena Park in this powerful ballad, and that tells you how good her vocal skill is. This is one of the best ballad songs I’ve heard so far this year.

 

Sources of the chart

 

ChartKorea – 15%
Air Monitor Chart – 15%
MNet M!Countdown + Poll + 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 + 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 (SBS Inky Gayo, KBS Music Bank, KBS Yoon Do Hyun Love Letter, Pops In Seoul) – 5%