Weekly Music Chart 2008 – September week 3

2008-09-21 07:22:04 2010-11-24 11:10:24

1. (–) Big Bang – 하루하루 (Day By Day) *** 3 WEEKS NO. 1 ***
Score: 957
Genre: Pop / R&B Dance

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Music + Lyrics: G-Dragon
Album: Big Bang 3rd mini-album "Stand Up" Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Big Bang remain at No. 1 for the 3rd straight week with "Day By Day".  It is a mid-tempo R&B dance track with a nice piano arrangement throughout. 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. This is the 4th No. 1 song for Big Bang in the last 2 years.

 

 

2. (+3) Lee Hyori – Hey, Mr. Big  
Score: 877
Genre: Pop / Dance

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Music: Park Keun Tae / Lyrics: Wheesung
Album: Lee Hyori Vol. 3 Track 10 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Follow-up song for Lee Hyo Ri’s third album "It’s Hyorish" is moving up quickly to No. 2. "Hey, Mr. Big" is written by hitmaker Park Geun Tae and lyrics are by Wheesung. The euro-dance melody has even more commercial appeal than her No. 1 hit "U-Go-Girl".  Wheesung’s lyrics include the words of advice: "be a real man, show heart of courage".  Looks like another chart-topping song for Lee Hyori. (credits to ~S2~, YesAsia)

 

 

3. (+3) FT Island – 사랑후애 (Lying Love)
Score: 864
Genre: Rock Ballad

FTIsland2Music + Lyrics: Han Sung Ho
Album: FT Island Vol. 2 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of F.T.Island’s 2nd album "Colorful Sensibility". It’s a rock ballad number that tells of heartbreak after love is gone. The song is enhanced by the magnificent accompaniment of a 60-member orchestra. The music video features crystal clear, transparent visuals. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

4. (+6) Shinee – 산소 같은 너 (Love Like Oxygen)
Score: 797
Genre: R&B / Dance

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Album: Shinee Vol. 1 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Shinee score that 2nd top-5 hit with the title track of their 1st full album "The Shinee World".  "Love Like Oxygen" is a cover of young Danish singer Martin Hoberg Hedegaard’s recent hit "Show the world". Laced in disco and punk hooks reminiscent of Michael Jackson, the song describes the three different phases of love as being water, ice, and oxygen. This song is No. 1 on M!Countdown this week.  (credits to YesAisa, ~S2~)

 

 

5. (+3) Kim Bum Soo – (Sad Inflection) 
Score: 758
Genre: Pop Ballad

KimBumSoo6Music: Hwang Chan Whee / Lyrics: Yoon Sa Ra
Album: Kim Bum Soo Vol. 6 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Title track for Kim Bum-soo’s 6th album. This is a classic ballad sung by one of the most persuasive voices in K-pop. The lyrics express the feelings of days spent longing for a lover now gone. Actor Jisung, a fast friend Kim Bum-soo made in the army, features in the music video to great acclaim. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

6. (-4) Cool – 사랑을 원해 (I Want Love)
Score: 729
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: Even though summer is slowly going away, Cool still manage to remain in the top 10 with their latest hit "I Want Love". Cool are known as a summer group, having hit after hit tailor-made for the season. It is a successful comeback for the trio after briefly disbanding.

 

 

7. (+16) Younha – 텔레파시 (Telepathy)
Score: 686
Genre: Pop / Piano Rock

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Album: Younha Vol. 2 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: All of last year’s strong rookie singers are showing no signs of a sophomore slump. Wonder Girls, SNSD, and FT Island have all had their top hits in 2008, it is about time for Younha to come back.  With her unique trademark of piano rock, this multi-talented singer is back with her 2nd album "Someday", and the title song "Telepathy" just needed 2 weeks to reach the top 10.  Looks like she will battle with FT Island and Shinee for the top spot in the next few weeks.

 

 

8. (-5) Seo In Young – 신데렐라 (Cinderella) 
Score: 664
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)

 

 

9. (–) 2AM – 이 노래 (This Song)
Score: 600
Genre: R&B Ballad

2AMsingleMusic + Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Album: 2AM single Vol. 1 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Title track for 2AM’s like-named first single "This Song". This is the debut title of 2AM, a male quartet produced by Park Jin-young. The lyrics about the sorrow of only having a song to offer one’s love are set to a sorrowful melody. The music video includes candid footage of 2AM training before their debut. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

10. (+15) Shin Hye Sung – 그대라서 (Because It Is You)
Score: 573
Genre: Pop Ballad

ShinHyeSung4Music: Vink / Lyrics: Yoon Sa Ra
Album: Shin Hye Sung Vol. 3 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track for Shin Hye Sung’s 3rd album "Live and Let Live". It is a beautiful ballad written by Vink (from the rock band NEXT), and lyircs by Yoon Sa Ra, who has written hit songs fro Hye Sung before.  It’s been a busy year for Hye Sung, who began this year by releasing a project album "He Said, She Said" with Lyn, then in the summer released Shinhwa’s 9th album, and now in the fall, his solo album.

 

 

11. (-7) Kim Gun Mo – Kiss 
Score: 556
Genre: Pop / Dance

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Album: Kim Gun Mo Vol. 12 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track for Kim Gun-mo’s 12th album "Soul Groove", a funky dance number with an outstanding big band sound. The album brings producer Kim Chang-hwan, who first made Kim Gun-mo a top star, back with the singer for the first time in 13 years. The music video caused a sensation for the kissing scene between Kim Gun-mo and a top model. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

 

12. (+3) Kara – Rock U
Score: 514
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. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

13. (+4) Dynamic Duo (feat. Alex) – Solo
Score: 502
Genre: Hip-hop

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Album:
Dynamic Duo Vol. 4 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Dynamic Duo have already established themselves as one of the top hip-hop acts in Korea.  For the title song "Solo", which is from their 4th album, they received help from Alex, who is very popular this year, on the vocal parts. Reminiscent of Daft Punk and Modjo, the electronic house number doles out an intoxicating dance rhythm. Alex offers his sweet romantic touches to the song which speaks not of the usual heartbreaks that follow a separation, but of the air of new excitement that lingers around the corner. (credits to ~S2~, YesAsia)

 

 

14. (-2) SG Wannabe & Kim Jong Wook – 운명을 거슬러 (Opposed By Fate: MBC Drama "East Of Eden" OST)
Score: 497
Genre: R&B Ballad

EastofEdenOSTMusic: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min

Album: MBC Drama "East Of Eden" OST Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: One of the most anticipated dramas in 2008, "East Of Eden" stars Song Seung Hun, Lee Da Hae, Yeon Jung Hoon, Lee Yeon Hee, and Han Ji Hye.  The megacast extends to the drama OST as well, and the title song "Opposed By Fate" is a duet between SG Wannabe and rising star Kim Jong Wook.  Top songwriter Cho Young Soo, who has written hit songs for both SG Wannabe and Kim Jong Wook this year, is in charge of this R&B ballad.  While it is too early to tell whether this drama will be successful, it is safe to say that this song will be one of the top drama OST songs of 2008.

 

 

15. (-1) Brown Eyes – 너 때문에 (Because Of You)
Score: 414
Genre: R&B Ballad

BrownEyes3Music: Yoon Gun / Lyrics: Gary of Lee Ssang
Album:
Brown Eyes Vol. 3 Track 4 Purchase this album
Watch:
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Comment: Included in Brown Eyes’ 3rd album “Two Things Needed For The Same Purpose And 5
Objects”. A touching ballad about longing for one’s lover that sings whatever happiness that was to be had was "because of you". The music video features near-comic episodes that belie the original theme of sadness after parting. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

 

16. (–) Zi-A – 사랑해 미안해 (I Love You, I Am Sorry)
Score: 403
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)

 

 

17. (-10) Seo Tai Ji – MOAI
Score: 373
Genre: Rock

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Album: Seo Tai Ji Vol. 8 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track for Seo Taiji’s 8th album "Atomos Part Moai". The title track of this advance single of four tracks from his 8th album was inspired by the Moai statues of Easter Island. A visible effort to listen to the sounds of nature was made, introducing the genre of "nature sound" for the first time. The music video was shot in Chile and Canada. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

18. (-5) Davichi – 사랑과 전쟁 (Love and War)
Score: 350
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: 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)

 

 

19. (-8) Uhm Jung Hwa (feat. T.O.P) – D.I.S.C.O
Score: 318
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)

 

 

20. (+10) 2PM – 10점 만점에 10점 (10 Out Of 10)
Score: 316
Genre: R&B Ballad

2PMsingle1Music + Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Album: 2PM single Vol. 1 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: 2PM is the second group to debut from the mnet documentary show "Hot Blood." The 7-member group show this powerful track with acrobatics and have sung live in all their performances so far. The music video features Jina from Battle Shinhwa and Yoobin of Wonder Girls. The song is about a girl who is so perfect she gets 10 out of 10. When asked to rate themselves out of 10, 2PM answered 100 out of 10. (credits to ~S2~)

 

 

 

21. (+5) Namolla Family (feat. Tae In) – 사랑이 그렇게 쉬워 (Love Is That Easy) : 273
22. (-3) Nam Gyu Ri – 남자 (Man) : 252
23. (-1) Wonder Girls – So Hot : 236
24. (-4) Mighty Mouth (feat. Sun Ye) – 에너지 (Energy) : 211
25. (-4) Shin Ji (feat. Might Mouth) – 해뜰날 (The Day The Sun Rises) : 196
26. (+1) Maybee – 어쩜 좋아 (Oh My) : 189
27. (+23) Lee Hyun Ji – Kiss Me Kiss Me : 188 *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
28. (-10) Super Junior Happy – 파자마파티 (Pajama Party) : 157
29. (+5) Banana Girl – 미쳐미쳐미쳐 (Crazy Crazy Crazy) : 154
30. (-2) Taw (feat. Joo) – 우리들의 행복한 시간 (Our Happy Times) : 142
31. (+10) The One – 내 여자 (My Woman) : 138
32. (-8) Solbi & Kim Jong Wook – 그대에게 바래요 (I Wish For You To…) : 137
33. (+2) DNT – 두사람 그리고 그후 (Two People And Thereafter) : 121
34. (-3) Son Dam Bi – 투명인간 (Invisible Person) : 120
35. (New) Seo Jin Young – 눈물이 글썽 (Tears In One’s Eye) : 118 *** HOT SHOT DEBUT *** 
36. (New) Alex – 사랑하오 (I Love You) : 90
37. (–) PK Heman (feat. Beige) – 그럴꺼면 왜 (If It’s Going To Turn Out Like This, Then Why?) : 88
38. (+1) MC The Max – 가시 물고기 (Bony Fish) : 85
39. (+1) Turtles – 어깨쫙 (Broad Shoulders) : 81
40. (New) Zudy – 다시 (Again) : 75
41. (-5) Jang Yoon Jung – 장윤정트위스트 (Jang Yoon Jeong Twist) : 73
42. (New) J – 모르면서 (You Don’t Even Know ) : 72
43. (+3) Ran (feat. Han Kyung Il) – 한 남자 한 여자 (A Man and A Woman) : 68
44. (+3) Jun Jin – Together 4ever : 57
45. (New) Seo Ji Young & Kim Woo Joo – 웨딩데이 (Wedding Day) : 56
46. (New) E Byul – 01(영원..) (01(Forever..)) : 55
47. (New) Two Ji – 널 사랑해 (I Love You) : 54
48. (-5) Yoo Hee Yeol (Toy) – 여름날 (Summer Days) : 50
49. (-4) Show How (feta. Brian) – New Day : 45
50. (Re) G – 고독한 인생 (Lonely Life) : 38

 

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

 

 

BONUS TRACK:
Tae Sa Bi Ae – 내 사랑 (My Love)
Genre: Mid-tempo pop

Album: Tae Sa Bi Ae digital single "My Love"
Listen: Full Song
Comment: In this digital music era, TaeSaBiAe are one of the artistes who have released many digital singles.  TaeSaBiAe had been singing sad ballad duets with various artistes in the past. Their name itself means “love so sad to the means of death.” However, this time they are to come out with a cute and fast song, “My Love”. With its piano melody, and rap from MJ, anyone that listens to it will find it loveable. The famous Canon is also sampled in the track, with the orchestra playing along with hip-hop beats. TaeSaBiAe have actually gained a new member, Ji-Ae, who is able to make the duo stronger than ever. (credits to motoway065)

 

 

 

 

 

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%