Weekly Music Chart 2008 – October week 2

2008-10-12 09:54:42 2010-11-24 11:10:32

1. (+10) Brown Eyed Girls – 어쩌다 (How) *** 1 WEEK NO. 1 ***
Score: 873
Genre: Pop / Dance

BEGmini2Music: Brave Brothers / Lyrics: Kim Yi Na
Album: Brown Eyed Girls mini-album Vol. 2 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: With so many strong challengers rising up the chart, it is a surprise that Brown Eyed Girls’ "How" defeated them all and jumped 10 big spots to the top this week.  This song has the advantage of being released earlier than most of its challengers.  This is the first song since Big Bang’s "Lie" to rise to No. 1 from outside of the top 10 last week.  Brown Eyed Girls joined Big Bang and Lee Hyori as the only artistes with two No. 1 songs this year.  No longer can we call them an underrated group!

 

 

2. (-1) Lee Hyori – Hey, Mr. Big   
Score: 858
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: Featured in Lee Hyo-ri’s 3rd album, "It’s Hyorish", this Euro-dance track incorporates an electronica sound. The lyrics, written by Whee Sung, are a message for boys to become warm-hearted men. The music video is sexy, provocative, bright and sensual, showcasing Lee Hyo-ri’s charm. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

3. (+1) 2PM – 10점 만점에 10점 (10 Out Of 10)
Score: 766
Genre: R&B Ballad

2PMsingle1Music + Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Album: 2PM single Vol. 1 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track for 2PM’s debut single, "Hottest Time of the Day". 2PM is a new-concept performance group comprising Jun-su, Jae-beom, Nik-koon, Taek-yeon, Woo-young, Jun-ho and Chan-sung. The dance song’s fun lyrics are about giving a lovely woman 10 out of 10 points. The music video features 2PM’s surprising multitude of skills, which include singing, B-boying and acrobatic dancing. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

4. (-1) FT Island – 사랑후애 (Lying Love)
Score: 732
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)

 

 

5. (-3) Shinee – 산소 같은 너 (Love Like Oxygen)
Score: 717
Genre: R&B / Dance

Shinee1Music: Sigvardt, Mikkel / Lyrics: Kwon Yoon Jung, Young Hu

Album: Shinee Vol. 1 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track of SHINee’s official first album, "The SHINee World." The punky dance track with a rhythmic groove is a remake of Danish artiste Martin’s "Show the World". The impressive lyrics compare love to oxygen. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

 

6. (-1) Younha – 텔레파시 (Telepathy)
Score: 712
Genre: Pop / Piano Rock

YounhaMusic: Hwang Chan Hee / Lyrics: Kim Yi Jin, Nana
Album: Younha Vol. 2 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track for Younha’s 2nd album, "Some Day." It has a lively vibe melding a rock sound with a piano melody. The music video shows the charismatic Younha performing live and adorably acting out how she’d send telepathic love signals to a boyfriend. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

7. (+5) DBSG – 주문 (Mirotic)  
Score: 677
Genre: Pop / Dance

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Album:
DBSG Vol. 4 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Perhaps the most anticipated comeback of the year, DBSG are finally returning to the k-pop scene with their 4th album and its title song "Mirotic".  Mirotic is a reverse-beat dance number for which DBSG collaborated with renowned Scandinavian songwriters Remee and Thomas Troelsen (the producing team behind BoA’s American debut song "Eat You Up") and famous dance choreographer Kenny Wormald, who previously worked with big names like Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown, and Christina Aguilera.  When the album sales score and M!Countdown score of this song are taken into account next week, it is likely that this song will rise to the top 3.  (credits to ~S2~, YesAsia)

 

 

 

8. (+10) Wonder Girls – Nobody
Score: 673
Genre: Retro Pop / Dance

TrilogyMusic + Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Album: Wonder Girls: The Wonder Years: Trilogy Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Just behind DBSG is Wonder Girls’ "Nobody".  This song is part 3 of their 80s style hits.  The first two songs "Tell Me" and "So Hot" found their way to the top, and this song should be no exception. This song already has a perfect score on internet rankings, and it will likely battle DBSG for the top spot in the next few weeks.  Stay tuned to see which song comes out on top.

 

 

9. (-2) Kim Bum Soo – (Sad Inflection) 
Score: 569
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)

 

 

10. (-4) Big Bang – 하루하루 (Day By Day)
Score: 559
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: Title track for Big Bang’s third mini-album "Stand Up". A dance number combining sensitive chords with a powerful beat, co-written by G-dragon and master of Japanese house, Daishi Dance. The music video stars G-dragon, T.O.P. and actress Park Min-young in a tragic love triangle surrounding a lover whose days are numbered. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

 

11. (+16) Son Dam Bi – 미쳤어 (Become Crazy)  
Score: 503
Genre: Pop / Dance

SonDamBimini2Music: Brave Brothers / Lyrics: Eric

Album:
Son Dam Bi Mini Album Vol. 2 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Hard work pays off! One and a half year after her debut, Son Dam Bi finally scores her first top-20 hit "Become Crazy".  Composed by Brave Brothers, who wrote recent hit songs for Brown Eyed Girls and Big Bang, this dance hit is a perfect fit to Son Dam Bi’s new, sexier image.  Shinhwa’s Eric wrote the lyrics and is also the featured rapper.  With such a strong cast, this song has become a hit all over Korea.

 

 

 

12. (-3) 2AM – 이 노래 (This Song)
Score: 468
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)

 

 

13. (-5) Dynamic Duo (feat. Alex) – Solo
Score: 462
Genre: Hip-hop

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Album:
Dynamic Duo Vol. 4 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track for Dynamic Duo’s 4th album, "Last Days." With a hip-hop style that melds a powerful beat with electric sounds, the song is laced with lyrics praising the solo life in an effort to forget the pain of a separation. Alex is featured and Jun Jin makes a cameo appearance in the music video. (credits to Arirang TV- Pops In Seoul)

 

 

14. (+5) Solbi – Do It Do It
Score: 440
Genre: R&B / Dance

SolbiDoIt
Album:
Solbi mini-album "Do It" Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Being the new darling of Korea’s TV variety shows, many people might have forgotten that Solbi debuted as a singer first, from the group Typhoon.  While this is not the first time Solbi has released solo songs (she released several digital singles before), this song "Do It Do It" is an R&B dance track which is different from Typhoon’s pop dance hits and her previous solo ballads.  Uptown’s Jung Young Joon is in charge of this song.

 

 

15. (-5) Shin Hye Sung – 그대라서 (Because It Is You)
Score: 426
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 representative track for Shin Hye-sung’s 3rd album, Side 1 "Live and Let Live." A gentle, British-style rock ballad, it’s got a dreamy melody and is blanketed with Shin Hye-sung’s wonderful voice. Shin Hye-sung and actress Lee Chung-ah star as lovers who sadly miss each other in the music video. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

 

16. (+1) SG Wannabe & Kim Jong Wook – 운명을 거슬러 (Opposed By Fate: MBC Drama "East Of Eden" OST)
Score: 328
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. 

 

 

 

17. (-1) Kim Gun Mo – Kiss 
Score: 325
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)

 

 

18. (+6) Namolla Family (feat. Tae In) – 사랑이 그렇게 쉬워 (Love Is That Easy)
Score: 276
Genre: Pop / Hip-Hop

LoveIsThatEasyMusic + Lyrics: Oh Se Wook
Album: Namolla Family Digital Single "Love Is That Easy" Track 1
Watch: MV
Comment: Included in Namolla Family’s single album with the same title, this hip hop number with minor-chord melodies draws attention to Kim Jae-woo’s cruel narration in the beginning. Sensitive tones meld with melody rap and Tae-in’s poignant vocals add sadness to the song about heart-breaking separation. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

 

19. (-4) E Bul – 01(영원..) (01(Forever..)) 
Score: 263
Genre: Pop Ballad

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Album: E Bul first single Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This sensual, gentle ballad is the representative track for E Bul’s first single album, "01". The music video made headlines for starring Jewelry’s Park Jung-ah, Wonder Girls’ Sun-ye, the Brown-Eyed Girls’ Ga-in, Kim Dong-wan, Girls’ Generation’s Tae-yeon, Super Junior’s Shin-dong and other major K-pop stars. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

20. (-7) Kara – Rock U
Score: 261
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)

 

 

 

 

21. (New) Epik High – 1분 1초 (One Minute One Second) : 241 *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
22. (New) Ha Dong Kyun – 눈물소리 (Sound Of Tears) : 238
23. (–) Lee Hyun Ji – Kiss Me Kiss Me : 235
24. (-4) Monday Kiz – Never Say Goodbye : 231
25. (+18) See Ya – Hot Girl : 228 *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
26. (-12) Seo In Young – 신데렐라 (Cinderella) : 224
27. (+1) Kim Dong Ryul – Melody : 205
28. (New) MC The Max – 눈물은 모르게 (Tears Without Knowing) : 183
29. (+12) Zi-A – 난 행복해 (I’m Happy) : 176
30. (-5) The One – 죽도록 (To The Death) : 175
31. (New) Jang Keun E – 전국민 러브송 (Universal Love Song) : 160
32. (+1) Noblesse (feat. Daylight) – 상심증후군 (Broken Heart Syndrome) : 155
33. (New) Hwan Hee – 내사람 (My Person: MBC Drama Beethoven Virus OST) : 152
34. (-3) M – 남자를 믿지마 (Don’t Trust Men) : 146
35. (–) Alex – 사랑하오 (I Love You) : 121
36. (-7) Banana Girl – 미쳐미쳐미쳐 (Crazy Crazy Crazy) : 117
37. (-11) U-Kiss – 어리지 않아 (Not Young) : 116
38. (New) Kim Dong Hee – 헤어질 땐 말없이 (Breaking Up Without Notice) : 115
39. (-5) Yoon Eun Hye – 샐러드기념일 (Salad Anniversary) : 110
40. (-3) Taw (feat. Joo) – 우리들의 행복한 시간 (Our Happy Times) : 98
41. (New) Crown J – Fly Boy : 93
42. (+6) V.O.S – 반쪽 (Half) : 75
43. (-5) PDP – 가질 수 없는 너 (Can’t Have You) : 73
44. (-8) BGH4 – 흔적 (Marks) : 70
45. (New) Nassun – 괜찮아 (It’s Okay) : 67
46. (-6) Shin Ji (feat. Mighty Mouth) – 해뜰날 (The Day The Sun Rises) : 60
47. (New) Cool – 보고싶은데 (Though I Miss You) : 58
48. (New) Ilac – 하니둘씩 (One Two At A Time) : 52
49. (New) W & Whale – RPG Shine : 50
50. (New) Davichi – 물병 (Water Bottle) : 45

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

BONUS TRACK:

Honey Bee – 마지막 편지(바보같이) (Last Letter (Like A Fool)

Album: Honey Bee 1st single Track 2
Watch: MV
Comment: A honey bee’s honey is so sweet that masses come back for more. Honey Bee hoped that like the name, masses would come back for their music. The group has already been in the underground scenes for five years both as a group and as solos, receiving much acknowledgement for their determination and vocal skills. All different kinds of genres were tried out, including hip-hop, R&B, and pop. First of all, member Jung Doo Chul has incredible dance skills and majored in composition. Member Kim Myung Ji, on the other hand, has a combination of wit and humor in addition to vocal skills. The last member is the youngest of the group, Park Chan Mi, who used to be the main vocalist at a school band. The title track of the album is Last Letter, which is a sad ballad about a girl who has an incurable disease and therefore has to leave a lover. The lyrics and the music video were based on a true story. (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%