Weekly Music Chart 2008 – August week 3

2008-08-17 07:52:30 2010-11-24 11:10:14

1. (–) Lee Hyori – U-Go-Girl *** 2 WEEKS NO. 1 ***
Score: 1000
Genre: Pop / Dance

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Music + Lyrics: E-Tribe
Album: Lee Hyori Vol. 3 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Lee Hyori’s "U-Go-Girl" becomes only the second song in the history of this chart to achieve a perfect score of 1000. The only other song to accomplish this feat was SG Wannabe’s "Arirang" last year. A perfect score means that this song is ranked No. 1 in all our chart sources, it is such a rarity. Congratulations to Lee Hyori.

 

 

2. (–) Davichi – 사랑과 전쟁 (Love and War)
Score: 866
Genre: Pop / Dance

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Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Album: Davichi Vol. 1.5 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of Davichi’s 1.5 album, “Vivid Summer Edition 1st Amaranth Repackage Album.” It’s a dance number with upbeat and yet approachable melodies melded with HaHa’s comical narration. The music video features the revenge story of a woman who was dumped by her boyfriend, combined with footage of Davichi lip-synching. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

3. (+8) Seo In Young – 신데렐라 (Cinderella)
Score: 836
Genre: Pop / Dance

CinderellaMusic: Yoo Gun Hyung, Psy / Lyrics: Psy
Album: Seo In Young Mini Album "Elly Is Cinderella" track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Elly is moving up the chart fast! Which artiste has appeared for the most number of hit songs so far in 2008? You’ll be surprised that it is Seo In Young. So far this year, she has appeared on Jewelry’s "One More Time", "Everybody Shhh!", featured on One Two’s "Bad Woman", Crown J’s "Too Much", and now this song "Cinderella" for her own. The timing of all these releases is good as her popularity is at a peak now thanks to the "We Got Married" TV show. Expect this song to challenge for the top spot next week.

 

 

4. (-1) Uhm Jung Hwa (feat. T.O.P) – D.I.S.C.O
Score: 829
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: This is the title track in Uhm Jung-hwa’s mini album of the same title. The album is produced by Yang Hyun-suk and features rap from BIGBANG’s T.O.P. With sampling from Delegation’s “Heartache No. 9,” it is a modern interpretation of retro disco. The music video is also done in a cool modern style with the vibrant music and Uhm Jung-hwa’s urban allure. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

5. (-1) Shinee – 누난 너무 예뻐 (Noona’s Pretty (Replay))
Score: 705
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)

 

 

6. (-1) Wonder Girls – So Hot
Score: 627
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)

 

 

7. (–) Mighty Mouth (feat. Sun Ye) – 에너지 (Energy)
Score: 586
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)

 

 

8. (+2) Zi-A – 사랑해 미안해 (I Love You, I Am Sorry)
Score: 567
Genre: Pop Ballad

Zia1Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Album: Zi-A Vol. 1 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the main track for Zi·A’s official 1st album “Road Movie.” This medium beat ballad features expressive vocals to grand orchestral colors. Shin Hyun-joon and Honey Lee star in the music video made in the form of a love story with amazing computer graphics. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

 

9. (+13) Cool – 사랑을 원해 (I Want Love) *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Score: 541
Genre: Pop

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Album: Cool Vol. 10.5 Track 6 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: After they disbanded 3 years ago in 2005, Cool are finally back in the top 10 with this title
track of their 10.5 album telling a love story in polka rhythm. A fun and catchy song looking for love! Fans once again can hear Cool’s fun-loving songs tailor-made for the summer season. (credits to ~S2~)

 

 

10. (New) Brown Eyes – 너 때문에 (Because Of You) *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Score: 497
Genre: R&B Ballad

BrownEyes3Music: Yoon Gun / Lyrics: Gary of Lee Ssang
Album:
Brown Eyes Vol. 3 Track 4 Purchase this album
Watch:
MV
Comment: After a successful comeback with "Don’t Go, Don’t Go" which hit No. 1, Brown Eyes continue to impress us with their beautiful harmony in this follow-up ballad track. It is our highest debut this week. This song again is written by member Yoon Gun and lyrics by Lee Ssang’s Gary. (credits to ~S2~)

 

 


11. (+5) Solbi & Kim Jong Wook – 그대에게 바래요 (I Wish For You To…)

Score: 492
Genre: Pop Ballad

SolbiKimJongWookOriginal Song: "Way Back Into Love" / Lyrics: Won Tae Yun
Album: Solbi & Kim Jong Wook digital single "I Wish For You To…"
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of Solbi and Jong-wook’s single album by the same name. Kim Jong-wook’s sweet vocals meet with Solbi’s cute voice on this love song, which is a remake of "Way Back Into Love", the theme song for the movie "Music and Lyrics." The music video, shot in Japan, features fresh and beautiful visuals. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

12. (-3) Sung Shi Kyung – 안녕 나의 사랑 (Goodbye My Love)
Score: 488
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: This is the representative track for Sung Si-kyung’s 6th album, "Here in My Heart." Sung Si-kyung and Yoo Hee-yeol jointly wrote the music for this ballad, which addresses the core of a heartbreaking separation. The music video, filled with spectacular visuals, shows Sung Si-kyung and singer Son Dam-bi as a couple. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

13. (-5) Alex – 그대라면 (If It’s You)
Score: 473
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)

 

 

14. (-2) SG Wannabe – 멋지게 이별 (A Neat Breakup)
Score: 459
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)

 

 


15. (-2) Shin Ji (feat. Mighty Mouth) – 해뜰날 (The Day The Sun Rises)
Score: 446
Genre: Pop / Dance

ShinJi1Music: Shin Dae Sung, Kim Jae Hyung / Lyrics: Song Dae Kwan, Kim Tae Hee
Album: Shin Ji Vol. 1 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: It’s been 10 years since Koyote vocalist Shinji’s debut and she has finally released her first solo album. The title track of the album is a remake song, “The Day the Sun Rises”, originally sung by Song Dae Gwan. It is a bright dance track with different colors showcasing Shinji’s unique style. Through this remake, the younger generation is able to enjoy the song as well. Popular new hip-hop duo Mighty Mouth is the featured rapper of this song.

 

 

16. (+4) Nam Gyu Ri – 남자 (Man)
Score: 441
Genre: Pop Ballad

ManMusic: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Album: Nam Gyu Ri digital single "Man"
Watch: Live Performance
Comment: See Ya’s leader Nam Gyu Ri scores her 2nd solo top-20 hit "Man". This song is coming from Nam Gyu Ri’s debut movie – a horror flick "Gosa: Midterm on Blood". Recently, Nam Gyu Ri is busy promoting this movie and also appears on music shows to perform this song live.

 

 

17. (–) MC Mong (feat. M.A.C) – 미치겠어 (Feel Crazy)
Score: 414
Genre: Hip-hop

MCMong4Music + Lyrics: MC Mong
Album: MC Mong Vol. 4 Track 5 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Already the 3rd hit from MC Mong’s highly successful 4th album, this mid-tempo hip-hop song has a strong American R&B feel. MC Mong is the second artiste in 2008 with three top-20 hit songs from the same album (first was Kim Dong Ryul).

 

 


18. (+11) Kara – Rock U

Score: 378
Genre: Pop / Dance

Kara
Album: Kara 1st mini-album Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the main track of KARA’s 1st mini album. KARA, which recently became a 5 member female group, sings this pop latin dance number that has sweet lyrics and a lively rhythm. The music video features KARA’s cute and playful dance. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

19. (-4) Lee Ki Chan – 행복해야 해 (You Have To Be Happy)
Score: 368
Genre: Pop Ballad

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Album: Lee Ki Chan Vol. 10 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track for Lee Ki-chan’s 10th album, "Singing All My Song For You." The ballad melds Lee Ki-chan’s poignant voice with a sweet melody. The music video shows Lee Ki-chan’s first on-screen kiss. Noteworthy are the scenes involving a special effect with a reverse technique in which visuals move backward. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

20. (-6) V.O.S – Beautiful Life
Score: 343
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)

 

Thanks to ~S2~ for helping out with the new songs of the top 20.

 

21. (New) Super Junior Happy – 파자마파티 (Pajama Party) : 342
22. (+1) 2AM – 이 노래 (This Song) : 320
23. (-4) Tae Yang – 나만 바라봐 (Watching only you) : 281
24. (New) Seo Tai Ji – Moai : 269
25. (New) Big Bang – 하루하루 (Day By Day) : 210
26. (+1) Jang Yoon Jung – 장윤정트위스트 (Jang Yoon Jeong Twist) : 181
27. (New) SS501 – Find : 174
28. (New) Ran (feat. Hong Kyung Il) – 한 남자 한 여자 (A Man and A Woman) : 154
29. (New) Ok Ju Hyun – 거짓말이야 (It’s A Lie) : 148
30. (+6) Kim Hyun Jung – 살짝쿵 (Slight Bang) : 145
31. (New) Battle – Luv U : 138
32. (Re) Baby Vox (Re.V) – I Believe : 136
33. (–) Epik High (feat. Youn Ha) – 우산 (Umbrella) : 133
34. (-9) Dae Sung – 날 봐 귀순 (Look at me, Gwi Soon) : 120
35. (-4) Kyun Woo – 너였구나 (It was you) : 119
36. (New) BMK – Just Friend : 115
37. (New) Banana Girl – 미쳐미쳐미쳐 (Crazy Crazy Crazy) : 113
38. (New) Kim Gun Mo – Kiss : 107
39. (-1) Ta Ta Clan – 젓가락 (Chopsticks) : 96
40. (-8) Gummy – 님은 먼 곳에 (You Are So Far Away) : 95
41. (New) Hwang Bo – 뜨거워져 (Getting Hot) : 89
42. (-2) Gavy NJ – 사랑 같은 건 없나봐 (I Guess There’s No Such Thing As Love) : 88
43. (New) Ilac – 헤픈여자 (Bad Woman) : 87
44. (-14) Jaurim – Carnival Amour : 79
45. (+2) Han Young – Come on! Come on! : 78
46. (Re) Enjel – 3!4! : 61
47. (-6) Lee Seung Ki – 여행을 떠나요 (Let’s Go On Vacation) : 54
48. (New) One Two – 개과천선 (Reform) : 51
49. (-15) Lee Seung Chul – Moving Star : 50
50. (New) Yoon Hwa Jae In – 지워도 (Even If I Erase) : 48


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

 


BONUS TRACK:

Choi Jung Chul (feat. Ga In) – 결혼 (Wedding)
Genre: Pop Ballad

WeddingMusic + Lyrics: Ryu Jae Hyun
Album: Choi Jung Chul digital single "Wedding" Track 2
Watch: MV
Comment: Despite the title, this is a sad song as you can tell from its melody. A good collaboration between Choi Jung Chul (formerly known as Jung Chul) and Brown Eyed Girls’ Ga In. This song’s style and arrangement may remind you of Vibe and Jang Hye Jin’s "That Man, That Woman". Why? Because this song is written by Vibe’s Ryu Jae Hyun.

 

 

 

Sources of the chart

 

ChartKorea – 15%
Air Monitor Chart – 15%
MNet M!Countdown + 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 (MBC Show! Music Core, SBS Inky Gayo, KBS Music Bank, KBS Yoon Do Hyun Love Letter, SBS Kim Jung Eun Chocolate, MTV Non-stop, Pops In Seoul) – 5%