Weekly Music Chart 2008 – May week 4

2008-05-25 03:37:42 2010-11-24 11:09:36

1. (+1) Epik High (feat. Ji Sun) – One *** 2 WEEKS NO. 1 ***
Score: 974
Genre: Hip-hop

Music: Tablo / Lyrics: Tablo, Mithra Jin
Album: Epik High Vol. 5 Track 4 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Epik High recapture the top spot from MC Mong again with their song "One". As mentioned before, Epik High, MC Mong, and SG Wannabe have all been battling for No. 1 for the last few weeks. Epik High’s win this week is mainly due to their active appearances on gayo shows last week, while MC Mong and SG Wannabe made no appearances. Epik High are winning by more than 60 points this week, but the three songs will remain close again next week.

 

2. (-1) MC Mong – 서커스 (Circus)
Score: 909
Genre: Hip-hop

Music: Kim Gun Woo, MC Mong / Lyrics: MC Mong
Album: MC Mong Vol. 4 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: After spending last week at the top, MC Mong’s "Circus" falls back to No. 2. MC Mong did not appear on any gayo shows last week and that hurt the score of his song. However, this song should have a better score next week again since MC Mong will appear on Inky Gayo this week (and probably win the Mutizen award). His album has also risen to the top of the sales chart.

 

3. (–) SG Wannabe – 라라라 (LaLaLa)
Score: 903
Genre: R&B/Country Style Ballad
Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Album: SG Wannabe Vol. 5 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Despite continuing to score points, SG Wannabe remain at No. 3 with "LaLaLa". Epik High and MC Mong are currently too strong to overtake, so the trio will wait for their chance. This country western style ballad song is very refreshing in k-pop and it should continue to do well in the chart for the next few weeks.

 

4. (–) Kim Jong Wook – 그대만이 (My Only)
Score: 790
Genre: Pop Ballad

KimJongWook1Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Album: Kim Jong Wook Vol. 1 CD 2 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Many more
people know Kim Jong Wook now as this song "Only You" was featured on
the popular MBC TV show "We Got Married". It also helps to have Korea’s
top songwriting team, Cho Young Soo and Ahn Young Min, writing this
song. Former SG
Wannabe member Chae Dong Ha stars in this song’s MV.

 

5. (+1) Nell – 기억을 걷는 시간 (Time Of Collecting My Memories)
Score: 720
Genre: Rock Ballad
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)

 

6. (New) Jewelry – 모두 다 쉿! (Everybody Shhh!) *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Score: 670
Genre: Pop / Dance

Jewelry5Music: Chae Gyu, Shin Sha Dong Ho Raeng/ Lyrics: Choi Kap Won
Album:
Jewelry Vol. 5 Track 7 Purchase this album
Watch:
MV Live Performance
Comment: Follow-up song from Jewelry’s 5th albm "Kitchi Island". Title song "One More Time" spent 3 weeks at the top spot. This song is even more upbeat and energatic, and unlike "One More Time" where Park Jung Ah and Seo In Young sing most of the song, this song’s vocal is more evenly divided between 4 members. This song got off to a great start debuting at No. 6 this week, the highest debut by a song on this chart in 2008.

 

7. (-2) Monday Kiz (feat. Rhymer) – 가슴으로 외쳐 (Shout to the heart)
Score: 649
Genre: Mid-tempo R&B
Music: 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: This is the representative track for Monday
Kiz’s 3rd album, "Inside Story." Rhymer made and performed the rap for
this up-tempo R&B song, which is seasoned with some hip-hop
touches. A simple melody melds with a full chorus to add to the depth
of the song. The music video tells of a love story between Seo
Young-hee and Jin Gu, who play a doctor and cancer patient. (credits to
Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

8. (-1) ISU – 삐에로 (Pierrot)
Score: 514
Genre: Pop Ballad
Music: Kim Do Hoon, PJ / Lyrics: Choi Kap Won
Album: ISU Vol. 1 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of Lee Su’s 1st solo
album, "I am." Tasteful piano accompaniment and Lee Su’s emotional
voice shine through in this ballad as he sings about the duality of
love and pain, which is compared to a clown’s sad smile. The exquisite
images produced by high-speed filming and Lee Su’s own performance in
this music video leave a lasting impression. (credits to Arirang TV –
Pops in Seoul)

 

9. (+1) Fly To The Sky (feat. AND) – 취중진담 (Saying The Truth When Drunk)
Score: 455
Genre: R&B Ballad

FTTSRecollectionMusic + Lyrics: Kim Dong Ryul
Album: Fly To The Sky Remake Album "Recollection" Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Fly To The Sky are the third singers to
release a remake album this year (first is Park Hye Kyung, second is
Lee Seung Ki). Brian and Hwanhee chose hit songs from the 90s and
remade them to their own style. "Saying The Truth When Drunk" was
originally a hit by Kim Dong Ryul (who also happens to have a song in
our top 20 this week). FTTS’ version is an accapella track featuring
R&B singer AND. With the accompaniment of the guitar and drums in
the middle of the track, fans will definitely fall for their voices.

 

10. (-2) Gummy (feat. TOP) – 미안해요 (I am sorry)
Score: 410
Genre: R&B Ballad
Music + Lyrics: Kim Byung Hoon
Album: Gummy Vol. 4 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment:This is the representative track for Gummy’s
4th official album, "Comfort." Gummy’s more relaxed vocals and a
repetitive refrain that goes "I’m sorry" shine in this impressive
electronica/Euro-dance song. BIGBANG’s TOP, who is featured in the
track, and Sandara Park star and share a kiss in the music video.
(credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

11. (+3) Kim Dong Ryul – 출발 (Departure)
Score: 376
Genre: Pop Ballad

KimDongRyul5 Music + Lyrics: Kim Dong Ryul
Album: Kim Dong Ryul Vol. 5 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: Featured in Kim Dong-ryul’s 5th album
"Monologue," this is a sweet ballad that has Kim’s smooth vocals laced
with modern acoustic sounds. The music video shows Kim Dong-ryul on his
unforgettable trekking experience in the high mountains of Tibet.
(credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

12. (+3) Lee Seung Ki – 다줄거야 (I’ll Give You All)
Score: 371
Genre: Pop Ballad
Music + Lyircs: Cho Gyu Man
Album: Lee Seung Ki 2nd remake album Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track for Lee
Seung-ki’s remake album, "When a Man Loves a Woman Vol. 2." A remake of
Jo Kyu-man’s "I’ll Give You Everything," this ballad showcases Lee
Seung-ki’s uniquely innocent and natural sensibilities. A moving melody
is accompanied by lyrics that resolve to forget a past, difficult love
and love anew. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

13. (+9) Choi Jin Yi – 눈부신 날 (One Shiny Day)
Score: 368
Genre: Pop Ballad

ChoiJinYiminialbumMusic: Han Sang Won / Lyrics: Choi Jin Yi
Album: Choi Jin Yi mini album Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Recently there are many singers from rock/modern rock groups having their solo debut. Choi Jin Yi, lead singer of the modern rock group Rumble Fish, is one of them. On her solo effort, Choi adopts a more elegant image and ballad style of music. "One Shiny Day" has an attractive pre-arrangement that resembles the start of a day. The song is written by Han Sang Won, who already has many hit songs this year. Choi Jin Yi wrote the lyrics herself.

 

14. (-3) Mighty Mouth (feat. Yoon Eun Hye) – 사랑해 (I Love You)
Score: 356
Genre: Hip-Hop
Music + 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)

 

15. (+17) Andy – 프로포즈 (Propose) *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Score: 353
Genre: Pop Ballad

AndyPropose

Album: Andy Vol. 1 repackaged version Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance feat. Solbi (with English sub)
Comment: Yet another song featured on the popular TV show "We Got Married". This is Andy and Solbi’s (Typhoon) theme song on the show where they starred as a couple. It is also the title song from Andy’s first album repackaged version. "Propose" is a sweet and happy love song that Andy and Shinhwa fans will love.

 

16. (+11) SS501 – 널 부르는 노래 (A Song Calling For You)
Score: 347
Genre: Pop / Dance

SS501DejaVuMusic + Lyrics: Han Sang Won
Album: SS501 3rd single album Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Follow-up song from SS501’s 3rd single album "Deja Vu". The title song "Deja Vu" reached the top 10. This song has great rhythm and it showcases SS501’s cute choreography. It is another hit song written by rising songwriter Han Sang Won, who also has Choi Jin Yi’s "One Shiny Day" in the top 20 this week.

 

17. (-8) Davichi – 슬픈다짐 (Sad Promise)
Score: 338
Genre: Pop / Dance
Music: Park Hae Woon / Lyrics: Lee Sung Ho
Album: Davichi Vol. 1 Track 4 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live performance
Comment: Featured in Davichi’s 1st album, "Amaranth,"
this track has a lively rhythm and a chorus that leaves an impression.
Made as a sequel to the song "Don’t Like You But Love You," Lee Mi-yeon
and Lee Hyo-lee travel the country pursuing wanted criminals and
eventually arrest them. They grow closer during the process. (credits
to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

18. (-1) Lee Seung Hwan (feat. Super Kidd) – 슈퍼히어로 (Superhero)
Score: 333
Genre: Rock

Dim
Album: Lee Seung Hwan Mini Album "Dim" Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track of Lee Seung-hwan’s repackaged album
"Obscurity." Showcasing lively, bouncy tunes, this song contains a hopeful
message that everyone can be a hero. Members of the indie band Super Kidd,
Huh-check and Pajama Jingo are featured in the song and the music video and
show us what a world full of super heroes would be like. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

19. (-3) Wax – Lucky
Score: 325
Genre: Pop / Dance

LuckyLyircs: Hong Ji Yoo
Album: Wax Digital Single "Lucky"
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This lively, upbeat Euro-dance style song is the title track of Wax’s digital
single, ‘Lucky." It is a remake of Swedish pop duo Lucky Twice’s song. The
artiste herself stars in the music video showing off a funny antenna dance with
her hair exaggeratedly blown-up. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

20. (+3) Cho Shin Sung – Super Star
Score: 322
Genre: Pop / Dance

2008LoveSongMusic: Kim Do Hoon, PJ / Lyrics: Choi Kap Won, Mario
Album: 2008 Love Song Compilation Album CD3 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This song is one of the only new songs featured on the compliation album "Love Song 2008". This series of albums has been very successful in the past. The first set in 2001 sold over 2 million copies. While most songs on "Love Song 2008" are ballads, this song is an upbeat dance song by Cho Shin Sung. It is also released as a digital single and the group is currently promoting the song.

 

21. (+8) Flower Go Yoo Jin – 너 하나만 (My only) : 312
22. (New) Kim Dong Wan – 비밀 (Secret) : 268
23. (-10) Maya – 그 흔한 반지도 (Even the common ring) : 266
24. (+11) Moon Ji Eun (feat. Eun Ji Won) – 여우가 (The fox) : 252
25. (+12) Ran (feat. Cindy) – I Love You : 251
26. (-6) Paran – Don’t Cry : 244
27. (-1) Park Myung Soo – 바보에게…바보가 (To fool…from fool) : 234
28. (New) Alex – 화분 (Flower Pot) : 216
29. (-1) Sung Shi Kyung – 사랑하는 일 (Loving what you do) : 213
30. (-12) Tony An – 지갑 (Wallet) : 207
31. (-10) Hwa Yobi – 남자는 모른다 (Men don’t know) : 205
32. (-2) Son Dam Bi – Bad Boy : 195
33. (+12) Kim Jang Hoon – 소나기 (Shower) : 183
34. (+7) Jun Jin (feat. Joo Hee) – Wa : 179
35. (+3) Shinhwa – Run : 178
36. (New) OneTwo (feat. Seo In Young) – 뭇된 여자 (Bad Woman) : 170
37. (-18) Evan (feat. Sol Flower) – 울어도 괜찮아 (It’s okay if you cry) : 164
38. (-14) Namolla Family (feat. Tae In) – 너만 볼래 (Only want to see you) : 163
39. (-5) Yoo Seung Chan – 그대를 사랑합니다 (I Love You: KBS Drama "Mom Has Grown Horns" OST) : 159
40. (-15) Jang Nara – 흉터 (Scar) : 158
41. (-1) Ibadi – 끝나지 않은 이야기 (Endless Story) : 149
42. (-11) Choo Sung Hoon – 하나의 사랑 (One love) : 134
43. (+7) Wheesung (feat. Humming Urban Stereo) – Love Seat : 133
44. (-1) Moon Hee Jun – Obsession : 126
45. (Re) Navi – I Love You : 125
46. (-10) Tae Yeon – 만약에 (If: KBS Drama "Hong Gil Dong" OST) : 105
47. (-5) Buga Kingz – 싸이렌 (Siren) : 103
48. (-1) Park Hyun Bin – 샤방 샤방 (Happy Happy) : 102
49. (New) V.O.S – Beautiful Life : 100
50. (New) Park Hye Kyung – Lemon Tree : 87

Blue: Songs to watch out under top 20
Green: Editor’s recommendations under top 20

BONUS TRACK:

Sunday Brunch – 200km/h
Genre: Modern Rock

SundayBrunch
Album:
Sunday Brunch digital single 200km/h
Watch: MV
Comment: This week we continue our tour of new modern rock acts. There are not too many female solo rock singers in Korea. You’ll find most of them being lead singers of modern rock bands. Last year, we had Orange Lala, and this year a new young talent with the stage name "Sunday Brunch" debuted. Her first digital single "200km/h" is more hard core rock than Orange Lala’s "Darling". That should be delightful to K-rock fans. Let’s see if this song can cross over to the pop scene.

 

Sources of the chart

 

ChartKorea – 15%
Air Monitor Chart – 15%
MNet M!Countdown + Fan 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 + 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 Kim
Jung Eun Chocolate, MTV Top Choice, Pops In Seoul) –
5%