Weekly Music Chart 2008 – November week 1

2008-11-02 07:18:07 2010-11-24 11:10:39

1. (–) DBSG – 주문 (Mirotic) *** 3 WEEKS NO. 1 *** 
Score: 958
Genre: Pop / Dance

DBSG4

Music: Sigvardt, Mikkel / Lyrics: Yoo Young Jin
Album:
DBSG Vol. 4 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: It can’t get any closer than this!  DBSG’s "Mirotic" remains No. 1 for the another week.  Last week, "Mirotic" held off Wonder Girls’ "Nobody" by 2 points, and this week the margin of victory is even thinner as only 1 point separates the 2 songs.  It is almost a vitural tie, but DBSG managed to stay on top.

 

 

2. (–) Wonder Girls – Nobody
Score: 957
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: Another week of hard luck for the Wonder Girls as they inched closer to the top and just lost by the slimmest margin.  "Nobody" is expected to overtake "Mirotic" next week as DBSG’s song is no longer on SBS Inky Gayo Take 7 after 3 weeks of winning the Mutizen award and has retired.  That part of the scores should help Wonder Girls and we’ll see if it is enough to move them up to No. 1 next week.

 

 

3. (–) Brown Eyed Girls – 어쩌다 (How) 
Score: 892
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. (–) Epik High – 1분 1초 (One Minute One Second)   
Score: 867
Genre: Hip Hop

LovescreamMusic: Tablo / Lyrics: Tablo, Mithra Jin
Album: Epik High mini-album "Lovescream" Track 6 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track for Epik High’s small "LOVESCREAM" album. With a soft melody and sensual pop style, the song also features a gentle piano sound that ups the emotional vibe. It’s about being unable to not miss a former love for even a minute or a second. The music video uses a rewind technique and presents some powerful scenes. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

5. (–) See Ya – Hot Girl
Score: 755
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: This is the representative track for See Ya’s 3rd album, "Brilliant Change". A lively dance track with an electro-house beat, it showcases the group’s dramatic move away from medium-tempo ballads. The music video features spectacular colors and the gals sporting a doll-like style. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

 

6. (–) Son Dam Bi – 미쳤어 (Become Crazy)  
Score: 647
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. (+1) MC The Max – 눈물은 모르게 (Tears Without Knowing)
Score: 565
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: This poignant ballad, which features Lee Su’s rich vocals and heartbreaking lyrics, is the representative track of M.C. The Max’s 6th album, "VIA 6." The music video presents images with a lonely, quiet sort of vibe and scenes of the members performing. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

8. (+10) Crown J – Fly Boy
Score: 538
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 returns to the top 10 with "Fly Boy".  The song has an attractive intro with a listener-friendly melody along with Crown J’s rap.

 

 

9. (–) Shinee – 산소 같은 너 (Love Like Oxygen)
Score: 485
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. (-3) 2PM – 10점 만점에 10점 (10 Out Of 10)
Score: 441
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)

 

 

11. (+19) Bi – Rainism
Score: 437
Genre: Pop / Dance

Bi5
Album:
Bi Vol. 5 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is Bi (Rain)’s 1st album after leaving JYP Entertainment and establishing his own company. For the past few years, Bi has established himself as an international star, doing concerts all over Asia and also plans for a US debut.  He has not spent too much time back home in Korea.  But now he has finally released his 5th album, two years after his 4th.  Fans are delighted to see him on stage again, and his dancing is as good as ever.  By adding "-ism" to his name, the title promotes a new ideology and concept that capture the essence of who he is and what he represents.

 

 

12. (+23) Shin Seung Hoon – 라디오를 켜봐요 (Turn On The Radio)  *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Score: 429
Genre: Pop Ballad

RadioWave
Album:
Shin Seung Hoon mini-album "Radio Wave" Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: The King of ballads is back!  Shin Seung Hoon is one of the most veteran k-pop singers.  Most of us know him from the song "I Believe".  Unlike past albums, this single is like a "project" mini-album for Shin Seung Hoon.  Instead of traditional pop ballads, this album has a more acoustic rock sound.  Title song "Turn On The Radio" is our biggest mover this week.  Despite having minimal promotional activities, this album has been ranked consistently among the top sellers since its release, showing that Shin Seung Hoon is still very popular among more mature audiences.

 

 

13. (-2) Big Bang – 하루하루 (Day By Day)
Score: 414
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)

 

 

14. (-1) M (feat. Bigtone) – (Don’t Trust Men)
Score: 385
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)

 

 

15. (New) Tae Yeon – 들리나요 (Can You Hear Me: MBC Drama Beethoven Virus OST) *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Score: 321
Genre: Pop Ballad

BeethovenVirusOSTMusic: Lee Sang Joon / Lyrics: Im Bo Kyung
Album: MBC Drama "Beethoven Virus" OST Track 7 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: SNSD member Tae Yeon scores her 2nd solo top-20 song with yet another drama OST ballad.  This time it is from the MBC Drama "Beethoven Virus".  Tae Yeon’s previous top 20 hit "If" was from the KBS drama "Hong Gil Dong".  We can see that Tae Yeon has improved a lot on this song "Can You Hear Me?".  Fellow SNSD member Seo Hyun plays the piano for Tae Yeon’s live performances.  We haven’t had a drama OST song debuting this high in the chart for years.  Let’s see if this song can move up to the top 10.

 

 

16. (–) SG Wannabe & Kim Jong Wook – 운명을 거슬러 (Opposed By Fate: MBC Drama "East Of Eden" OST)
Score: 315
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. (–) Kim Bum Soo – (Sad Inflection) 
Score: 309
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. (+5) Son Ho Young – I Know
Score: 309
Genre: Pop / Dance

SonHoYoung2
Album:
Son Ho Young Vol. 2 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Title song from G.O.D member Son Ho Young’s 2nd solo album, "I Know" is a trendy R&B medium-tempo number with powerful beats accompanied by a captivating mix of catchy piano riffs and sophisticated electronic sounds. Written by Son himself, the lyrics speak of one’s agony preparing for an eventual breakup while still continuing to hang on to the last thread of hope. (cresits to ~S2~, YesAsia)

 

 

19. (+13) W & Whale – RPG Shine
Score: 286
Genre: Alternative Rock

HardboiledMusic: Bae Young Joon, Han Jae Won / Lyrics: Bae Young Joon, Whale

Album:
W & Whale Vol. 1 Track 6 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track for W&Whale’s "Hardboiled". The band W incorporated female vocalist Whale and released this album. The song features a light rock beat and electronic sounds. A captivating voice and dreamy melody make for a fantasy-like combination. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

20. (–) TBNY – Hey DJ
Score: 277
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 are 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 have 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. (-7) Lee Hyori – Hey, Mr. Big : 276
22. (-12) FT Island – 사랑후애 (Lying Love) : 259
23. (-11) Younha – 텔레파시 (Telepathy) : 250
24. (-5) U-Kiss – 어리지 않아 (Not Young) : 212
25. (-10) Dynamic Duo (feat. Alex) – Solo : 207
26. (New) Kim Jong Kook – 어제보다 오늘 더 (Today More Than Yesterday) : 200
27. (New) Jo Sung Mo – 바람의 화원 (Wind’s Flower Garden: SBS Drama Wind’s Flower Garden OST) : 199
28. (-3) Haihm – 어쩌면 우린 (Possibly Us) : 178
29. (New) Untouchable (feat. Hwa Yobi) – It’s Okay : 170
30. (-3) Monday Kiz – Never Say Goodbye : 147
31. (+7) Park Ki Young – 그대 나를 보나요 (Look At Me) : 142
32. (-4) Jang Keun E – 전국민 러브송 (Universal Love Song) : 139
33. (-120 Sol Bi – Do It Do It : 136
34. (-5) Ha Dong Kyun – 눈물소리 (Sound Of Tears) : 128
35. (+6) H-Eugene (feat. Ye Eun) – 환상의 짝꿍 (Fantasy Partner) : 119
36. (-10) E Bul – 01(영원..) (01(Forever..)) : 113
37. (New) Banana Girl – 키스해죠 (Kiss) : 109
38. (-16) Shin Hye Sung – 그대라서 (Because It Is You) : 105
39. (+4) Black – 가슴아 그만 (Heart, Stop) : 104
40. (-9) YMGA – Tell It To My Heart : 103
41. (-4) Sweet Sorrow – You : 96
42. (New) Hot Patato – 비 눈물 (Tears of Rain) : 95
43. (+2) V.O.S – 반쪽 (Half) : 86
44. (New) Tree Bicycle (feat. Suh Young Eun) – 내가사랑해 (I Love You) : 80
45. (-5) Noblesse (feat. Daylight) – 상심증후군 (Broken Heart Syndrome) : 77
46. (New) Kara – 굿데이 시즌 2 (Goodday 2) : 76
47. (-14) 2AM – 어떡하죠 (What To Do) : 70
48. (-14) The One – 죽도록 (To The Death) : 66
49. (New) Kim Gun Mo – 사랑해 (Fall In Love) : 64
50. (-14) Lee Hyun Ji – Kiss Me Kiss Me : 63

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

BONUS TRACK:
Jang Keun E (feat. MC Mong, Yuri of Cool) – 전국민 러브송 (Universal Love Song)
Genre: Pop / Hip-hop

Album: Jang Keun E digital single "Universal Love Song"
Listen to: Full Song
Comment: Jang Keun E’s Universal Love Song is a project track for MBC’s “Introducing a Star’s Friend”. It was given to Jang by MC Mong, who was going to include it in his 5th album. MC Mong decided to give it as a gift of friendship. The song harmonizes analog synthesizers with piano lines. Its concise rhythms flow well with Jang Geun E’s excellent rap. Included in the song is MC Mong’s characteristic rap and Yuri (of Cool)’s charming voice, which brings out the melody. Last August, Jang Keun E came out on the show as MC Mong’s friend and a month later came back on the show with this track. (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, YTN Live Power Music, MTV Non-stop, Pops In Seoul) – 5%