Weekly Music Chart 2008 – July week 4

2008-07-26 22:53:11 2010-11-24 11:10:04

1. (+11) Uhm Jung Hwa (feat. T.O.P) – D.I.S.C.O *** 1 WEEK NO. 1 ***
Score: 873
Genre: Pop / Dance

DISCOMusic: Teddy, Kush / Lyrics: Teddy, T.O.P
Album: Uhm Jung Hwa mini-album D.I.S.C.O track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: A big surprise this week at the top as Uhm Jung Hwa’s "D.I.S.C.O" jumped all the way from No. 12 to No. 1, overtaking Brown Eyes’ "Don’t Leave, Don’t Leave", becoming the 2nd consecutive song to jump to No. 1 from outside of top 10. Perhaps it shouldn’t be that surprising as this song is ranked among the top 5 in almost every chart in Korea. As a result of this consistency, it is awarded the top song in our chart this week. Uhm Jung Hwa hasn’t had a No. 1 song for ages, and this must be sweet for her. This song is written and produced by 1TYM’s Teddy and Stony Skunk’s Kush, who are also responsible for Tae Yang’s "Watching Only You". So this combo has two of the last three No. 1 songs.

 

 

2. (-1) Brown Eyes – 가지마 가지마 (Don’t Leave Don’t Leave)
Score: 870
Genre: R&B Ballad

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Music: Yoon Gun / Lyrics: Gary of Lee Ssang
Album: Brown Eyes Vol. 3 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: Dropping a notch is Brown Eyes’ "Don’t Leave, Don’t Leave". Thie emotional ballad written by Yoon Gun again showcases the duo’s musical talents. Both Yoon Gun and Naul have had success solo or, in the case of Naul, with Brown Eyed Soul. But still nothing compares to them together as a group. Depsite falling to No. 2, this song may move back up to the top again next week.

 

 

3. (-1) Wonder Girls – So Hot
Score: 808
Genre: Pop / Dance

SoHotMusic + Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Album: Wonder Girl mini-album "So Hot" track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Featured as the title song of Wonder Girls’ 3rd project album, "So Hot," this funky dance track is enhanced by sophisticated rock ‘n’ roll rhythms. Embracing the concept "21st century’s self-obsessed beauties," the lyrics amusingly tell of the agony of being too pretty. The Wonder Girls transformed into sexy vixens in the music video, all decked out in leopard prints. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

 

4. (-1) Mighty Mouth (feat. Sun Ye) – 에너지 (Energy)
Score: 802
Genre: Hip-hop

MightyMouth1Music: Shin Sa Dong Ho Raeng E / Lyrics: Lee Sang Chul, So Joon Sup
Album: Mighty Mouth Vol. 1 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of Mighty Mouth’s 1st full-length album of the same name. Being a speedy hip-hop track with stylish sounds, Wonder Girls’ Sun-ye adds more energy to the song with her featuring. The overall message of the song is that "Everything you love becomes the source of energy in your life." Singer Min Hyo-rin starred in the music video that features cool animated effects. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

 

5. (-1) Sung Shi Kyung – 안녕 나의 사랑 (Goodbye My Love)
Score: 757
Genre: Pop Ballad

SungShiKyung6Music: Yoo Hee Yeol, Sung Shi Kyung / Lyrics: Yoo Hee Yeol
Album:
Sung Shi Kyung Vol. 6 Track 4 Purchase this album
Watch: Live Performance
Comment: At No.5 this week is the title song from Sung Shi Kyung’s 6th album "Here In My Heart". Ever since his debut, Sung Shi Kyung has been labeled as the ballad prince. This song "Goodbye My Love" is one of the more up-tempo songs you’ll hear from Sung Shi Kyung. It is a farewell song that was composed together by Sung Shi Kyung and Yoo Hee Yeol. Although the lyrics are sad, the song itself is quite cheerful and can be seen as another type of love song. This song also sends out a message to his fans as Sung Shi Kyung is expected to be enlisted in the army, so this will be his last full studio album for a while.

 

 

6. (+7) Davichi – 사랑과 전쟁 (Love and War)
Score: 755
Genre: Pop / Dance

Davichi1.5Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Album: Davichi Vol. 1.5 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: From Davichi’s Vol. 1.5 album, "Love and War" is a fun and colorful dance hit featuring HaHa’s comical rapping. Both members use a different vocal style to sing this summer hit song, which is already topping most of the major internet rankings and will surely move up to the top 5 next week. This is one of the 4 songs in the top 20 this week written by Cho Young Soo.

 

 

7. (-2) Shinee – 누난 너무 예뻐 (Noona’s Pretty (Replay))
Score: 685
Genre: R&B/Dance

ShineeMusic: Jason Pennock, Tchaka Diallo, Jack Kugell / Lyrics: Kim Young Hu Album: Shinee 1st mini-album Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of Shinee’s 1st single, "Noona’s Pretty (Replay)," which is the debut album for the 5-member teenage contemporary band. The dance track offers a nice balance of sophisticated rhythms and addictive melodies. The lyrics earnestly express the feelings of a teenage boy who has fallen in love with an older woman. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

 

8. (-2) Alex – 그대라면 (If It’s You)
Score: 652
Genre: Pop Ballad

Alex1Music: Lee Jae Hak / Lyrics: Lee Jae Hak, Choo Hun Kon
Album: Alex Vol. 1 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Being the title track of Alex’s 1st solo album “My Vintage Romance,” this ballad brings out Clazziquai’s male vocalist Alex’s soothing vocals. The classic and romantic way of confessing one’s love in the lyrics leaves a lasting impression. The music video was made to look like a film, giving the work a more polished look. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

 

9. (+1) Super Junior Happy – 요리왕 (Cooking? Cooking!)
Score: 619
Genre: Pop / Dance

SJHMusic + Lyrics: ROZ
Album: Super Junior Happy 1st mini-album Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title song for the mini album, “Cooking? Cooking!” by Super Junior-Happy, a subgroup of Super Junior with Kang-in, Lee-teuk, Eun-hyuk, Shin-dong, Ye-sung, and Sung-min. This bright lively dance track sings about having complicated feelings after having a meal cooked by his girlfriend. The music video includes parody scenes of ‘Oldboy’ and features Girls’ Generation’s Sunny. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

10. (-2) Tae Yang – 나만 바라봐 (Watching Only You)
Score: 618
Genre: R&B / Dance

TaeYang1Music: Teddy, Kush / Lyrics: Teddy
Album: Tae Yang mini-album "Hot" Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of TAEYANG’s 1st mini-album, "HOT." 1TYM’s Teddy and Stony Skunk’s Kush co-composed this song for BIGBANG member TAEYANG’s solo debut. The song’s groovy R&B feel is accentuated by the electronic sounds of synthesizers mixed with trendy beats. The members of BIGBANG made cameo appearances in the music video. (credits to ArirangTV – Pops in Seoul)

 

 

11. (-4) V.O.S – Beautiful Life
Score: 593
Genre: R&B mid-tempo ballad

VOS3Music: ROZ / Lyrics: M
Album: V.O.S Vol. 3 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This song represents the 3rd album of V.O.S., "Wonderful Things." With a bright beat, this is an enchanting pop dance. The clear vocals and expressive chorus add to the song’s allure. The sentimental lyrics sing about the feeling of a love so strong that it changes your life. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

 

12. (-3) Ok Ju Hyun – Honey
Score: 576
Genre: Pop / Electronica

OkJuHyun3Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Album: Ok Ju Hyun Vol. 3 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track of Ok Joo-hyun’s 3rd album, "Remind." A song that mixed electronica and lounge music, its medium-slow tempo backed with simple piano arrangements brings a sophisticated feel to the piece. The lyrics sing about the pure heart of loving someone even when he has left her side. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

 

13. (-2) SG Wannabe – 멋지게 이별 (A Neat Breakup)
Score: 502
Genre: mid-tempo R&B
Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Album: SG Wannabe Vol. 5 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This song featured on SG Wannabe’s 5th album, "My Friend", has a Latin-style beat. It sings about the pain and hurt from parting with a loved one. The music video shows SG Wannabe members acting out different types of break-up scenes. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

 

14. (+1) Jaurim – Carnival Amour
Score: 372
Genre: Rock

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Album: Jaurim Vol. 7 Track 7 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This title track for Jaurim’s 7th full-length album, “Ruby Sapphire Diamond” is an upbeat rock song full of lush sounds. Kim Yoon-a shows off her amazing vocal capabilities in the song, from a sweet childish voice to a deep mannish voice. In the music video, the Jaurim members narrate the life-changing moments of an innocent girl. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

 

15. (-1) One Two (feat. Seo In Young) – 뭇된 여자 (Bad Woman)
Score: 422
Genre: Hip-hop

FunchMusic: Park Hyun Joong / Lyrics: MC Mong
Album: One Two mini-album Fun’ch Track 5 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track of One Two’s digital single “2008 One Two”, which features a harmonious blend of One Two’s sophisticated rapping and Seo In-young’s singing. It is a remake of MC Mong’s “Bad Movie”. The music video features episodes from the group’s recording sessions, in which you can also catch One Two’s Oh Chang-hoon dancing Jewelry’s ET dance. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

 

16. (–) Color Pink – Blue Moon
Score: 318
Genre: Pop / Dance

ColorPinkMusic: Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Choi Kap Won
Album: Color Pink digital single "Blue Moon"
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track of See Ya, Davichi and Black Pearl’s project album, "Color Pink." With minor melodies floating over a fast tempo, this song produces a sensationally fresh sound, enhanced by the fantastic harmony of the female vocals. The lyrics are about one’s foolish wait for an ex-lover to return. Lee Chun-hui and Kim Ga-eun come out as a cute couple in the music video. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

 

17. (+3) Crown J (feat. Seo In Young) – Too Much
Score: 315
Genre: Hip-hop

TooMuchMusic: Crown J, JK Beat / Lyrics: Crown J
Album: Crown J digital single "Too Much"
Watch: MV Performance (cut from "We Got Married)
Comment: Yet another song from the popular TV show "We Got Married". This time it is from the couple Crown J and Seo In Young, one rapping and the other singing in this hip-hop ballad. Both of them are already established artistes in k-pop. The song is of the hip-hop and electronica genres and Seo’s medium-tempo parts are easy to sing along to. With the show’s popularity, this song is ranked among the top songs on most internet charts in Korea.

 

 

18. (-1) Bae Chi Gi (feat. Sol Flower) – No. 3
Score: 269
Genre: Hip-hop

BaeChiGi3Music: Kim Min Goo / Lyrics: Bae Chi Gi
Album: Bae Chi Gi Vol. 3 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of Baechigi’s 3rd album, “Out Of Control.” Written by Baechigi and featuring Sol Flower, this song contains words of hope for the seemingly insignificant people in this world. The comical music video projects the song’s bright, lively vibe. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

 

19. (+27) Zi-A – 사랑해 미안해 (I Love You, I Am Sorry) *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Score: 257
Genre: Pop Ballad

Zia1Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Album: Zi-A Vol. 1 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: Using a faceless concept, Zi-A took k-pop by storm last year with hits like "Absentmindedly" and "Violin". She is finally revealing her face for her 1st full studio album "Road Movie". Just like her previous hits, this ballad is penned by top songwriter Cho Young Soo. This song again has a movie-like MV, starring Shin Hyun Joon and Miss Korea Honey Lee. Zi-A is expected to have activities at some point to perform and promote this album.

 

 

20. (+25) Lee Ki Chan – 행복해야 해 (You Have To Be Happy)
Score: 248
Genre: Pop Ballad

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Album: Lee Ki Chan Vol. 10 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Very few singers in today’s k-pop can say they have released 10 or more studio albums, maybe we can even count them using only one hand. Lee Ki Chan is one of the rare few who have done so. It proves that both he and his music have stood the test of time. Perhaps even more amazing is that Lee Ki Chan is only 29! Last year, he had one of the most popular ballads, "A Beauty". Now the title track of this new album, "You Have To Be Happy", is again a very good ballad. It only took 2 weeks to reach the top 20, and it should be in the top 10 very soon.

 

 

 

21. (New) MC Mong (feat. M.A.C) – 미치겠어 (Feel Crazy) : 243 *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***

22. (-4) J-Walk – My Love : 237
23. (-2) Kim Hyun Jung – 살짝쿵 (Slight Bang) : 236
24. (–) Lee Jung – 그대만 보여 (When I see only you) : 225
25. (+6) Hong Kyung Min (Feat. Mighty Mouth) – 돌아와 돌아와 (Come Back Come Back) : 212
26. (-7) Gavy NJ – Lie : 205
27. (New) Lee Hyori – U-Go-Girl : 200
28. (-2) Park Hyo Shin – 화신 (Incarnation) : 197
29. (+6) Namolla Family (feat. Tae In) – 사랑남녀 (Love Couple) : 187
30. (-1) Dae Sung – 날 봐 귀순 (Look at me, Gwi Soon) : 160
31. (New) 2AM – 이 노래 (This Song) : 147
32. (-7) Byul – 6년 동안 (For 6 Years) : 145
33. (+3) Gummy – 님은 먼 곳에 (You Are So Far Away) : 144
34. (+10) Battle – Step by Step : 139
35. (+4) Lee Seung Ki – 여행을 떠나요 (Let’s Go On Vacation) : 130
36. (New) Shin Hye Sung – Purple Rain : 127
37. (New) Bobby Kim – May Be : 124
38. (+4) Ajoo (feat. Youn Ha) – 파파라치 (Paparazzi) : 113
39. (New) Kim Hyun Joong (SS501) – 고맙다 (Thank You) : 112
40. (New) Oh Jong Hyuk – Get Away (Feat. $howgun) : 107
41. (-9) Solbi – Cute Love : 105
42. (New) Shin Ji (feat. Mighty Mouth) – 해뜰날 (The Day The Sun Rises) : 104
43. (-5) Choi Jung Chul (feat. Ga In) – 결혼 (Wedding) : 103
44. (New) Jang Yoon Jeong – 장윤정트위스트 (Jang Yoon Jeong Twist) : 95
45. (-17) Epik High – Breakdown : 94
46. (-16) Buga Kingz – 싸이렌 (Siren) : 88
47. (-14) Kim Jong Wook – 그대만이 (Just You) : 87
48. (New) Enjel – 3!4! : 83
49. (+1) DJ Koo (feat. Hana) – Let Me : 80
50. (New) Park Sang Min – 바다로가자 (Go towards the ocean) : 77

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

 

 

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 + 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, MNet M!Countdown, KBS Yoon Do Hyun Love Letter, SBS Kim Jung Eun Chocolate, MTV Non-stop, Pops In Seoul) – 5%