Weekly Music Chart 2008 – October week 4

2008-10-26 08:51:19 2010-11-24 11:10:36

1. (–) DBSG – 주문 (Mirotic) *** 2 WEEKS NO. 1 *** 
Score: 962
Genre: Pop / Dance

DBSG4Music: Sigvardt, Mikkel / Lyrics: Yoo Young Jin
Album:
DBSG Vol. 4 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: DBSG’s "Mirotic" remains No. 1 for the 2nd week in a row.  Just like last week, this song is involved in another close fight to come out on top, as the boys have to hold off hard-chargers Wonder Girls by merely 2 points.  "Mirotic" is still gaining in scores so expect another close call for No. 1 next week.  The past 2 weeks have been the most exciting battle for the top spot the whole year, and it is expected to continue this way for the next few weeks as many top stars have powerful new songs climbing up the chart.

 

 

2. (+1) Wonder Girls – Nobody
Score: 960
Genre: Retro Pop / Dance

Trilogy

Music + Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Album: Wonder Girls: The Wonder Years: Trilogy Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: In any other week, this song would have moved up to No. 1 with a high score of 960.  But DBSG are no ordinary opponents, and "Nobody" is just 2 points behind.  With the album sales score counting for this song now, it is in full swing.  The girls’ high TV exposure and nearly perfectly score may propel them to the top next week.  They will need all of that.

 

 

3. (-1) Brown Eyed Girls – 어쩌다 (How) 
Score: 928
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: The title track of Brown-eyed Girls’ second mini-album "My Style". It features advanced electronic sounds and a highly addictive melody. The repetition of its refrain to the beat is especially impressive. The music video of the song shows the band members dressed sexily. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

4. (+5) Epik High – 1분 1초 (One Minute One Second)   
Score: 849
Genre: Hip Hop

Lovescream
Album: Epik High mini-album "Lovescream" Track 6 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Moving up quickly to the top 5 is Epik High’s "One Minute One Second", coming from their new mini-album "Lovescream".  This song is totally different from their previous songs.  Epik High are showing off their soft, romantic side with a series of love songs.  Another song with great potential to compete for the top spot next week.

 

 

5. (+7) See Ya – Hot Girl
Score: 789
Genre: Pop / Dance

SeeYa3Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Album: See Ya Vol. 3 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Like Epik High, See Ya’s change of music style is well accepted by fans, as they are moving up 7 spots into the top 5.  Having a 180-degree change from their previous songs, See Ya are coming back with a dance hit "Hot Girl".  Seems that a lot of female R&B vocal groups have switched to dance music lately.  This is definitely a first for See Ya.  Their previous 3 albums’ title tracks all went to No. 1.  Let’s see whether this song can withstand the strongest competitions and come out on top.

 

 

6. (-1) Son Dam Bi – 미쳤어 (Become Crazy)  
Score: 697
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: The title track of Son Dam-bi’s second mini-album, this dance song is a combination of retro and modern sounds that create a dreamlike mood. Eric’s rap adds charm to the song. The music video of "Crazy" shows the sexy Son Dam-bi performing a unique dance. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

7. (-3) 2PM – 10점 만점에 10점 (10 Out Of 10)
Score: 577
Genre: Pop / Dance

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)

 

 

8. (+11) MC The Max – 눈물은 모르게 (Tears Without Knowing)
Score: 500
Genre: Rock Ballad

MCTheMax6Music: Shin In Soo / Lyrics: Yang Jae Sun
Album: MC The Max Vol. 6 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Moving up fast and scores another top 10 hit is MC The Max with "Tears Without Knowing".  Over the years, the trio has had many sad rock ballad hits that are made for winter.   This song is again written by Shin In Soo and Yang Jae Sun, who the group teamed up with for last past few hit songs.  MC The Max members are expected to be enlisted in the army after this album, so fans should cherish their songs even more.

 

 

9. (-3) Shinee – 산소 같은 너 (Love Like Oxygen)
Score: 482
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)

 

 

 

10. (–) FT Island – 사랑후애 (Lying Love)
Score: 468
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)

 

 

11. (–) Big Bang – 하루하루 (Day By Day)
Score: 449
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)

 

 

12. (-5) Younha – 텔레파시 (Telepathy)
Score: 416
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)

 

 

13. (+2) M (feat. Bigtone) – (Don’t Trust Men)
Score: 401
Genre: Pop / Dance

M4Music + Lyrics: Brave Brothers
Album:
M Vol. 4 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track for M’s (Lee Min-woo) 4th album, "M Rising". A dance song of the "Dirty South" genre, it’s got lyrics that are about the psychology of a bad guy’s mentality toward his woman. The music video features scenes of M and Big Tone, who is featured in the song, recording, scenes of choreography being practiced, dance performances and more. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

14. (-6) Lee Hyori – Hey, Mr. Big   
Score: 367
Genre: Pop / Dance

LeeHyori3Music: 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)

 

 

15. (-1) Dynamic Duo (feat. Alex) – Solo
Score: 357
Genre: Hip-hop

DynamicDuo4
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)

 

 

16. (+1) SG Wannabe & Kim Jong Wook – 운명을 거슬러 (Opposed By Fate: MBC Drama "East Of Eden" OST)
Score: 344
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. (-4) Kim Bum Soo – (Sad Inflection) 
Score: 318
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)

 

 

18. (+11) Crown J – Fly Boy
Score: 316
Genre: Hip-hop

FlyBoy
Album:
Crown J min-album "Fly Boy" Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: After gaining a lot of popularity this year with the song "Too Much" and also from his appearance on the reailty show "We Got Married", Crown J is back with a mini-album "Fly Boy".  The title song of the same name enters our top 20 this week.  It has an attractive intro with a listener-friendly melody along with Crown J’s rap.

 

 

19. (+12) U-Kiss – 어리지 않아 (Not Young)
Score: 272
Genre: Hip-hop

UKiss1
Album:
U-Kiss Vol. 1 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track for U-Kiss’ single album, "N Generation," which is the debut album for this multinational group. The members are Elai, Kevin, Ki-beom, Dong-ho, Su-hyun and Alexander. The hip-hop dance track has a style like Dirty South, the music for which was written by the hit-making Brave Brothers. It melds a piano melody and addictive refrain. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

20. (+14) TBNY – Hey DJ
Score: 241
Genre: Hip-hop

TBNY2
Album:
TBNY Vol. 2 "Hi Side-A" Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: A staple name in Korea’s underground hip-hop scene and part of the Movement family, TBNY is back with the new seven-track release Hi Side A, which is the first chapter in a two-release campaign (stay tuned for Side B!). TBNY invited many friends and frequent collaborators to participate in their album’s production, like Epik High’s Tablo.  TBNY has featured in many of Epik High’s tracks before, and this time Tablo returns the favor by composing the main track Hey DJ, which is penned by TBNY. (credits to ~S2~, Yesasia)

 

 

 

 

21. (-5) Solbi – Do It Do It : 231
22. (-4) Shin Hye Sung – 그대라서 (Because It Is You) : 229
23. (+14) Son Ho Young – I Know : 215
24. (-1) Hwan Hee – 내사람 (My Person: Beethoven Virus OST) : 206
25. (+23) Haihm – 어쩌면 우린 (Possibly Us) : 205 *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
26. (-1) E Bul – 01(영원..) (01(Forever..)) : 190
27. (-1) Monday Kiz – Never Say Goodbye : 172
28. (+2) Jang Keun E – 전국민 러브송 (Universal Love Song) : 162
29. (-8) Ha Dong Kyun – 눈물소리 (Sound Of Tears) : 158
30. (New) Bi – Rainism : 149 *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
31. (New) YMGA (feat. Uhm Jung Hwa) – Tell It To My Heart : 148
32. (+15) W & Whale – RPG Shine : 138
33. (New) 2AM – 어떡하죠 (What To Do) : 132
34. (+6) The One – 죽도록 (To The Death) : 125
35. (New) Shin Seung Hoon – 라디오를 켜봐요 (Turn On The Radio) : 124
36. (-12) Lee Hyun Ji – Kiss Me Kiss Me : 121
37. (+1) Sweet Sorrow – You : 119
38. (New) Park Ki Young – 그대 나를 보나요 (Look At Me) : 117
39. (New) Hwang Bo – 성숙 (Mature) : 108
40. (-7) Noblesse (feat. Daylight) – 상심증후군 (Broken Heart Syndrome) : 105
41. (New) H-Eugene (feat. Ye Eun) – 환상의 짝꿍 (Fantasy Partner) : 104
42. (-3) Kim Dong Hee – 헤어질 땐 말없이 (Breaking Up Without Notice) : 70
43. (New) Black – 가슴아 그만 (Heart, Stop) : 66
44. (-2) Yoon Eun Hye – 샐러드기념일 (Salad Anniversary) : 62
45. (-10) V.O.S – 반쪽 (Half) : 61
46. (-5) IU – 미아 (Missing Child) : 60
47. (-11) Nassun – 괜찮아 (It’s Okay) : 59
48. (-21) Kim Gun Mo – Kiss : 56
49. (-3) Alex – 사랑하오 (I Love You) : 55
50. (-5) As One & 2NB – 사랑은 너 하나뿐 (My Love Is Only You) : 46

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

BONUS TRACK:
Piano – 여자인가봐 (Must Be a Woman)
Genre: R&B Ballad

Album: Piano digital single "Must Be A Woman" Track 1
Listen To: Full Song
Comment: Piano, one of the most skilled female live vocalists, has returned with her third project, “Must be a Woman”. This song is a sad song that incorporates soul and hip-hop at the same time, making the song a hybrid soul genre. Kiroy T’s sad rap further brings out the sadness of the song. The song starts off with mellow piano instrumentals along with funky guitar sounds. The song is about girls sympathizing towards their fellow girlfriends who have recently faced hardship due to a breakup. The song brings out the frankness of their talk. (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 Super Concert, KBS Yoon Do Hyun Love Letter, SBS Kim Jung Eun Chocolate, YTN Live Power Music, MTV Non-stop, Pops In Seoul) – 5%