Weekly Music Chart 2008 – August week 4

2008-08-24 06:39:30 2010-11-24 11:10:15

1. (–) Lee Hyori – U-Go-Girl *** 3 WEEKS NO. 1 ***
Score: 937
Genre: Pop / Dance

LeeHyori3Music + Lyrics: E-Tribe
Album: Lee Hyori Vol. 3 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Lee Hyori’s "U-Go-Girl" continues to be No. 1 for the 3rd straight week even though it no longer has a perfect score mainly becuase the song was "retired" from Inky Gayo Take 7 after winning 3 weeks in a row. Nonetheless, this song still managed a respectable 937 points, 45 points ahead of the second-place song. Looks like this is one of the most popular songs this summer, maybe this year as well.

 

 

2. (–) Davichi – 사랑과 전쟁 (Love and War)
Score: 892
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. (–) Seo In Young – 신데렐라 (Cinderella)
Score: 862
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: The title song for Seo In-young’s single "Elly Is Cinderella," this dance number combines the sexy diva’s sassy vocals with the assertive lyrics "Haven’t you heard I’m the hit now". Seo In-young transforms into an attractive 21-st century Cinderella in the music video with colorful costumes and romantic hairstyles. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

4. (+5) Cool – 사랑을 원해 (I Want Love)
Score: 807
Genre: Pop

Cool10.5Music: Yoon Il Sang / Lyrics: Lee Sang Baek, DK4RG
Album: Cool Vol. 10.5 Track 6 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Cool return to the top 5 this week with their new song "I Want Love". After briefly disbanding, the trio are back for their 10.5 album. Summer is not the same without a hit song by Cool. This song will be another one of Cool’s fun-loving song that is tailor-made for the season.

 

 

5. (-1) Uhm Jung Hwa (feat. T.O.P) – D.I.S.C.O
Score: 717
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)

 

 

6. (+18) Seo Tai Ji – MOAI *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Score: 670
Genre: Rock

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Album: Seo Tai Ji Vol. 8 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: When we talk about legends of Korean Music, Seo Tai Ji is second to none. It’s been 4 years since he last released a new album, it is all worth waiting for even though this mini-album only has 4 songs. The title track MOAI is our biggest mover this week. MOAI are the gigantic statues seen on Easter
Island. As a youth, Seo was fascinated by the mysterious Easter Island, and thus this song came into existence.

 

 


7. (+11) Kara – Rock U

Score: 632
Genre: Pop / Dance

KaraMusic: Han Jae Ho, Kim Seung Soo / Lyrics: Song Soo Yoon
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, sing this pop latin dance number that has sweet lyrics and a lively rhythm. The music video features KARA’s cute and playful dance. It is Kara’s first ever top-10 hit. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

8. (–) Zi-A – 사랑해 미안해 (I Love You, I Am Sorry)
Score: 608
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. (-2) Mighty Mouth (feat. Sun Ye) – 에너지 (Energy)
Score: 568
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)

 

 

10. (+2) Sung Shi Kyung – 안녕 나의 사랑 (Goodbye My Love)
Score: 521
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)

 

 

11. (-6) Shinee – 누난 너무 예뻐 (Noona’s Pretty (Replay))
Score: 518
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)

 

 

12. (-6) Wonder Girls – So Hot
Score: 479
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)

 

 

13. (+2) Shin Ji (feat. Mighty Mouth) – 해뜰날 (The Day The Sun Rises)
Score: 473
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.

 

 

14. (-4) Brown Eyes – 너 때문에 (Because Of You)
Score: 456
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~)

 

 

15. (+10) Big Bang – 하루하루 (Day By Day)
Score: 437
Genre: Pop / R&B Dance

BigBang2008Music + Lyrics: G-Dragon
Album: Big Bang 3rd mini-album "Stand Up" Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Big Bang, who rose to super stardom last year with hits like "Lie", "Last Greeting", "Dirty Cash", etc., are finally coming back in 2008 with their 3rd mini-album "Stand Up". Showing a more mature side of the group, the title song "Day By Day" is a mid-tempo R&B dance song with a nice piano arrangement throughout the song. 1TYM’s Teddy and Stony Skunk’s Kush, one of the hottest producing combo in the last few months, are again the masterminds behind this song and this mini-album. Look for this song to make another big move next week.

 

 


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

Score: 425
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)

 

 

17. (+4) Super Junior Happy – 파자마파티 (Pajama Party)
Score: 422
Genre: Pop / Dance

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Album:
Super Junior Happy 1st mini-album Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: 2nd single from Super Junior Happy’s 1st mini-album. Pajama Party is a hopeful track about wanting a pajama party with one’s lover. Just like the title song "Cooking? Cooking!", this song is a fun-loving song that fans will love.

 

 

18. (+4) 2AM – 이 노래 (This Song)
Score: 421
Genre: R&B Ballad

2AMsingleMusic + Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Album: 2AM single Vol. 1 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: Live Performance
Comment: 2AM are a prized new group by JYP entertainment this year. Technically, they are a sub-group together with another sub-group 2PM who have yet to debut and the whole group’s name is 2 O’Clock. This is the first time in k-pop that a sub-group has debuted prior to the main group. The name 2AM was given by JYP. 2AM is the time when one usually looks back on what they did that day and therefore the members are to do likewise with their music. This song is an R&B ballad, kind of reminds us of the early days of another JYP group, Noel.

 

 

19. (-2) MC Mong (feat. M.A.C) – 미치겠어 (Feel Crazy)
Score: 388
Genre: Hip-hop

MCMong4Music + Lyrics: MC Mong
Album: MC Mong Vol. 4 Track 5 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This song is featured on MC Mong’s 4th album “Show’s Just Begun”. MC Mong’s rap always gets your spirits up and an addictive melody is highlighted by the lyrics expressing passionate love. In the comical music video, MC Mong continuously shows his love for the main lead ‘Windy Girl’, played by actress Park Ye-jin. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

20. (-6) SG Wannabe – 멋지게 이별 (A Neat Breakup)
Score: 383
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)

 

 

 

 

21. (-5) Nam Gyu Ri – 남자 (Man) : 374
22. (-9) Alex – 그대라면 (If It’s You) : 306
23. (+4) SS501 – Find : 289
24. (-5) Lee Ki Chan – 행복해야 해 (You Have To Be Happy) : 263
25. (+13) Kim Gun Mo – Kiss : 245
26. (-6) V.O.S – Beautiful Life : 242
27. (New) Yoo Hee Yeol (Toy) – 여름날 (Summer Day) : 182 *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
28. (+5) Epik High (feat. Younha) – 우산 (Umbrella) : 177
29. (-3) Jang Yoon Jung – 장윤정트위스트 (Jang Yoon Jeong Twist) : 176
30. (+7) Banana Girls – 미쳐미쳐미쳐 (Crazy Crazy Crazy) : 168
31. (-3) Ran (feat. Han Kyung Il) – 한 남자 한 여자 (A Man and A Woman) : 133
32. (+2) Dae Sung – 날 봐 귀순 (Look at me, Gwi Soon) : 125
33. (-3) Kim Hyun Jung – 살짝쿵 (Slight Bang) : 117
34. (+8) Gavy NJ – 사랑 같은 건 없나봐 (I Guess There’s No Such Thing As Love) : 108
35. (–) Kyun Woo – 너였구나 (It was you) : 105
36. (New) PK Heman (feat. Beige) – 그럴꺼면 왜 (If It’s Going To Turn Out Like This, Then Why) : 103
37. (-6) Battle – Luv U : 101
38. (-6) Baby VOX (Re.V) – I Believe : 87
39. (+5) Jaurim – Carnival Amour : 81
40. (-11) Ok Ju Hyun – 거짓말이야 (It’s A Lie) : 80
41. (-2) Ta Ta Clan – 젓가락 (Chopsticks) : 65
42. (-1) Hwang Bo – 뜨거워져 (Getting Hot) : 56
43. (+2) Han Young – Come on! Come on! : 55
44. (+2) Enjel – 3!4! : 50
45. (+3) One Two – 개과천선 (Reform) : 44
46. (Re) Buga Kingz – 友酒 Like? : 36
47. (New) Pia – Urban Explorer : 32
48. (New) Show How (feat. Brian) – New Day : 30
49. (-2) Lee Seung Ki – 여행을 떠나요 (Let’s Go On Vacation) : 28
50. (New) Trans Fixion (feat. Xeno) – Radio : 26

 

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

 

 

BONUS TRACK:

Gavy NJ – 사랑 같은 건 없나봐 (I Guess There’s No Such Thing As Love)
Genre: R&B Ballad

GavyNJ
Album: Gavy NJ digital single or Gavy NJ Vol. 3 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is one of the few sad songs featured in the popular TV show "We Got Married". Originally coming from Gavy NJ’s 3rd album "The Beginning", it was re-released as a digital single. This song is a sorrowful, understated ballad with lyrics reminiscing over a breakup so painful that even the best memories are unbearable. The music video features Gavy NJ recording the song and other everyday footage. This song can showcase the vocal strength of this talented but underrated trio even more than their album title song "Lie".

 

 

 

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%