Weekly Music Chart 2009 – January week 5

2009-02-01 08:10:09 2010-11-24 11:11:09

1. (+2) Seung Ri (Big Bang) – Strong Baby *** 1 WEEK NO. 1 ***
Score: 887
Genre: R&B / Dance

BigBang2Music + Lyrics: G-Dragon, Bae Jin Ryul
Album: Big Bang Vol. 2 Track 5 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the 2nd No. 1 song from Big Bang’s 2nd album "Remember", a solo effort by the group’s youngest member, Seung Ri.  Fittingly, the song is titled "Strong Baby".  With Tae Yang, G-Dragon and Dae Sung all releasing their solo songs previously, and T.O.P appearing in dramas and also featuring as rapper in many singers’ songs, Seung Ri is the last Big Bang member to begin solo activities.  This is the first album to generate two No. 1 songs since Lee Hyori’s "It’s Hyorish" last year did it with "U-Go-Girl" and "Hey Mr. Big".

 

 

 

 

2. (+5) SNSD – Gee  
Score: 788
Genre: Pop / Dance

Gee

Music + Lyrics: E-Tribe

Album:
SNSD mini-album Vol. 1 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Already No. 1 on many music charts in Korea, SNSD’s latest hit "Gee" moves up 5 more spots to No. 2 this week.  Despite their record company still being banned by one TV station due to a dispute, it doesn’t affect the popularity of this song as it looks to become SNSD’s latest No. 1 song here.  In the song’s music video, SNSD members slip into the roles of lifeless mannequins that mysteriously come to life in a boutique.

 

 

 

3. (-1) Kara – Pretty Girl
Score: 781
Genre: Pop / Dance

PrettyGirlMusic + Lyrics: Han Jae Ho, Kim Seung Soo
Album: Kara 2nd mini-album "Pretty Girl" Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of Kara’s same-titled mini-album. It is a pop dance song representing Kara’s cheerful and cute image. The lyrics describe the "rules" of looking beautiful. The refreshing melody and the concise chorus with the repetitive phrase "pretty girl" make this song very addictive. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

 

 

4. (+1) Kim Kyung Rok (feat. Baby-J) – 이젠 남이야 (We Are Now Strangers)  
Score: 763
Genre: R&B Ballad

KimKyungRok1Music + Lyrics: Cho Young Soo

Album:
Kim Kyung Rok Vol. 1 Track 4 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of the first solo album "People & People" from V.O.S. member Kim Kyung-rok. It features his poignant and exquisite voice. The title song features Ha Joo-yeon of the group Jewelry under the name Baby-J. It is a sentimental ballad about missing one’s lover after a breakup. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

 

 

5. (-1) K.Will (feat. MC Mong) – 러브119 (Love 119)
Score: 658
Genre: R&B Ballad

Love119Music: Oh Sung Hoon, Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: MC Mong, Park Geun Tae
Album: K.Will digital single "Love 119" Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of K-Will’s same-titled single album. It is a cheerful medium-tempo hip-hop song, whose lyrics were written by MC Mong. K-Will’s soft and touching vocals harmonize with the string melody, while MC Mong’s rap adds to the song’s outstanding quality. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

 

 

6. (+3) Gavy NJ – 연애소설 (Romance Story)  
Score: 590
Genre: R&B Ballad

GavyNJ3R
Album:
Gavy NJ Vol. 3 Repackaged Bonus CD2 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of Gavy NJ’s same-titled single album. Its lyrics are about the pain of one-sided love of a woman whose love interest has a girlfriend. The music video shows actress Park Min-young and model Lee Soo-hyuk acting out as lovers.  (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

 

7. (-1) Baek Ji Young – 총 맞은 것처럼 (Like You Got Shot By A Gun)  
Score: 556
Genre: Pop Ballad

BaekJiYoung7Music + Lyrics: Bang Shi Hyuk
Album: Baek Ji Young Vol. 7 Track 4 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of Baek Ji-young’s seventh album called "Sensibility". The song’s impressive title and moving melody convey the shock and sadness of a breakup. The song also features Baek Ji-young’s sensible vocals, which have become more subtle after her vocal cord nodule surgery. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

 

 

8. (+2) Kim Bum Soo – 슬픔보다 더 슬픈 이야기 (A Story Sadder Than Sadness)
Score: 500
Genre: Pop Ballad

AStorySadderThanSadnessMusic + Lyrics: Mr. B.I.G
Album: Kim Bum Soo digital single "A Story Sadder Than Sadness" Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of Kim Bum-soo’s same-titled digital single. It is a moving ballad with a sad melody. It was featured in the movie "Sadder Than Sadness", which stars Kwon Sang-woo, Lee Bo-young and Lee Beom-su. The music video was produced separately from the movie.  (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

 

 

9. (-8) SS501 – U R Man  
Score: 468
Genre: Pop / Dance

URManMusic: Han Sang Won / Lyrics: Han Sang Won, Im Young

Album:
SS501 special album U R Man Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track of SS501’s special project album, which was made by three members – Hur Young-saeng, Kim Kyu-jong (J-Dream) and Kim Hyung-joon (H&B). The title track is a medium-tempo house-dance number with a retro melody. It boasts unique development and an impression refrain. The sensitive lyrics, about missing a lover who has left, are especially noteworthy. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

 

 

10. (+20) Lee Ssang (feat. Jung In) – 챔피언 (Champion) *** CO-BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***  
Score: 444
Genre: Hip-hop

LeeSsang5
Album:
Lee Ssang Vol. 5 Track 8 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: This is the title track of Leessang’s 5th album entitled "Baekah Jeolhyeon." The album’s title conveys the sadness of losing a close friend. Its title song pays tribute to the late boxer Choi Yo-sam. It features a sad melody and sorrowful rapping. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

 

11. (-3) Rumble Fish – 비와 당신 (You And The Rain)
Score: 442
Genre: Rock Ballad

Memory4uMusic + Lyrics: Bang Joon Suk
Album: Rumble Fish remake album "Memory For You" Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of Rumble Fish’s remake album “Memory For You”. It is a remake of a song that actor Park Joong-hoon performed in the movie “Radio Star”. It features gentle strings, acoustic piano sounds and the enthralling voice of vocalist Choi Jin-yi. The song exudes a different charm from its original version, and its lyrics evoke memories of a past love to the sound of rain. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

 

 

12. (-1) Lee Seung Chul – 듣고 있나요 (Are You Listening?: MBC Drama "East of Eden" OST2)  
Score: 432
Genre: Pop Ballad

EastofEden2Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Kang Eun Kyung
Album: East Of Eden OST Vol. 2 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is an original soundtrack of the TV drama "East of Eden" starring Song Seung-heon, Yeon Jung-hoon and Lee Yeon-hee. It is a sad ballad featuring gentle tunes and Lee Seung-chul’s ample vocals. The lyrics are about a failed relationship. The song drew attention as the theme song of the drama’s character played by Song Seung-heon. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

 

 

13. (+4) Untouchable (feat. Hwa Young) – Tell Me Why
Score: 427
Genre: Hip Hop

Untouchable1
Album: Untouchable Vol. 1 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of Untouchable’s first studio album “Quiet Storm”. It features an addictive hip-hop-based rhythm and a sorrowful melody created through a delicate harmony between acoustic and synth sounds. The lyrics depict the pain of a breakup through everyday expressions.  (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

 

 

14. (+20) Bobby Kim – 사랑..그 놈 (Love…This Person) *** CO-BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Score: 353
Genre: R&B Ballad

BobbyKimSpecial
Album: Bobby Kim Special Album "Love Chapter 1" Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Underrated R&B singer Bobby Kim is back with a special album, and its title track "Love…This Person" is our co-biggest mover this week, up 20 spots to No. 14.  Throughout the years, Bobby Kim is known for his soulful voice which adds to the pureness of his R&B ballads.  He has also done a lot of drama OST songs.  His albums are always selling well and stay on the chart for a long time.  Looks like this song will also stay in the top 20 for many weeks to come.

 

 

 

 

15. (New) Lyn – 사랑…다 거짓말 (Love…It’s All Lies) *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Score: 347
Genre: R&B Ballad

Lyn5
Album: Lyn Vol. 5 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of Lyn’s 5th album entitled “Let Go, Let In, It’s A New Day.” It is a sad and sentimental ballad. The lyrics, which the singer wrote personally, are about the pain of being unable to forget one’s lover after a breakup. The music video shows the enchanting side of Lyn, who acts out as its main character. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

 

 

16. (-3) Shinee – 아.미.고 (Amigo)
Score: 342
Genre: R&B / Dance

Shinee1RMusic: JV, Gabe, Lopez / Lyrics: Yoo Young Jin

Album: Shinee Vol. 1 (repackaged) Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Featured in SHINee’s first official repackage album, the title of this memorable dance song is an abbreviation of a Korean sentence that means "loving a beautiful girl hurts" and is also Spanish for "friend". An intense beat and a fresh melody create a fun and exciting vibe. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

 

 

17. (-2) Lee Eun Mi – 애인있어요 (I Had A Lover)
Score: 336
Genre: Pop Ballad

LeeEunMi6Music: Yoon Il Sang / Lyrics: Choi Eun Ha
Album: Lee Eun Mi Vol. 6 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Veteran singer Lee Eun Mi has not had a hit the last few years, and this is not even a new song.  It was recorded on her 6th album "Ma Non Tanto", released more than 3 years ago.  Many artistes have covered this song in the past, including Alex, Taeyeon, Nam Gyuri, Seo In Young and K.R.Y + Donghae (SuperJunior). This song has also been included in Goong S and Last Scandal OSTs. As a side note, this song was the late Choi Jin Shil’s favorite song. (credits to ~S2~)

 

 

 

 

18. (-2) Norazo – 슈퍼맨 (Superman)   
Score: 331
Genre: Pop / Dance

Norajo3Music: DK / Lyrics: DK, Lee Young Joon
Album: Norazo Vol. 3 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of NORAZO’s third album titled "Three Go". It is a rock dance song with a fast beat. The humorous lyrics describe a day in the life of Superman. The uniquely-produced music video shows people lyp-sync the cheerful lyrics against sad images.  (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

 

 

19. (-7) Son Dam Bi – 미쳤어 (Become Crazy)  
Score: 299
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)

 

 

 

 

20. (+1) Lee Soo Young – 이런 여자 (This Kind Of Woman)  
Score: 267
Genre: Pop Ballad

OnceMusic: Kim Hyun Woo / Lyrics: Bae Sung Joon

Album:
Lee Soo Young mini-album "Once" Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of Lee Soo-young’s mini-album "Once." It is a mellow ballad featuring the singer’s unique vocals and subtle tunes. The lyrics are about a "bad woman" who chooses a breakup for the sake of the man she loves. The music video shows a new side of Lee Soo-young, who appeared in a music video for her song for the first time since her debut. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

 

 

 

21 . (+11) Tae In – 사랑을 해도 외롭다 ( I’m Sad Even If I Love ) : 253
22 . (-3) Min Kyung Hoon – 하루 ( One Day ) : 249
23 . (-9) Mighty Mouth (feat. Son Dam Bi) – 패밀리 ( Family ) : 247
24 . (-6) Namolla Family (feat. Baek Ji Young) – 붙잡아도 ( Even If I Hold On ) : 214
25 . (-1) MC The Max – Goodbye To Romance : 210
26 . (-4) Lee Ji Ah – 러브 바이러스 ( Love Virus ) : 208
27 . (New) After School – Ah : 207
28 . (–) Kinetic Flow (feat. AG) – 현실에 2프로 부족한 연인들에게 ( To Lovers Who Are Missing 2% of Reality ) : 203
29 . (-2) Lee Sora – Track 8 : 198
30 . (New) T-Max – 파라다이스 ( Paradise: KBS Drama "Flower Boys" OST ) : 166
31 . (+10) Brand New Day – 살만해 ( Livable ) : 164
32. (+18) May Doni – 몰라 ing ( Mola ing ) : 144
33 . (New) Jin Ju – 미로 ( Maze ) : 134
34 . (+5) Seo Tae Ji – Human Dream : 132
35 . (+10) Loveholics – Butterfly : 126
36 . (-7) Miss $ (feat. Nam Gyu Ri) – 바람 피지마 ( Don’t Have An Affair ) : 117
37 . (+12) My Aunt Mary – 푸른 양철 스쿠터 ( Green Iron Scooter ) : 114
38 . (+5) Typhoon – 그리울 사랑 ( Longed Love ) : 113
39 . (New) Ran – Never Say Bye : 112
40 . (-9) Overspeed Scandal OST – 아마도 그건 ( That Is… ) : 109
41 . (New) Jessica H.O – 인생은 즐거워 ( Life Is Good ) : 99
42 . (-16) Yoon Sang (vocal Yoon Gun) – 가려진 시간사이로 ( Through The Hidden Time ) : 97
43 . (-8) Eun Ji Won – Dangerous : 91
44 . (-11) Gummy – 내게로 오는 길 ( Path To Get To Me ) : 89
45 . (New) Tae Goon – Call Me : 78
46 . (+1) Youme – 여자라서 하지 못한 말 ( What I Couldn’t Say Because I’m a Woman ) : 70
47 . (-24) Tei – 기적 같은 이야기 ( Miracle-Like Story ) : 69
48 . (-10) Yoon Jong Shin – 내일 할 일 ( Things To Do Tomorrow ) : 67
49 . (New) Shin Seung Hoon – 사랑은 이렇게 오라봐 ( Love Comes Like This ) : 59
50 . (New) Babo Kim & Kim Dong Hee – 매일 밤마다 ( Every Night ) : 50

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BONUS TRACK
Strawberry Fields – Cherry
Genre: Modern Rock

Album: Strawberry Fields digital single "Cherry" track 1
Watch: MV
Comment: This is the title track of Strawberry Fields’ single album, "Cherry." Upon hearing the name, the fruit comes into mind. However, there is another meaning to the name and that is “first time, never having experienced it before”. But it isn’t simply “first time” but to look back from an experience and realizing that at that first time, it was good not to have let the opportunity go. The song has soft acoustic guitar sounds with easy, but emotional chorus. The lyrics convey the emotions of a hazy first love. Strawberry Fields is a one-person project endeavor derives its name from the Beatles’ hit "Strawberry Fields Forever". Strawberry Fields is the orphanage that was near the house John Lennon lived in as a kid with his aunt. This was where Lennon used to play around as a kid and he later stated that this was where he was inspired for his music.  Don’t miss the MV of this song which has a very creative concept. (credits to motoway065)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sources of the chart

 

 

Air Monitor Chart – 15%
MNet M!Countdown + Cable Airplays – 15%
Various Internet charts (Dosirak, MNet, Melon, Muz, Bugs, Cyworld, Soribada) – 15%
ChartKorea – 10%
Hanteo Weekly Album Sales (2 weeks lag) – 10%
SBS Inky Gayo Take 7 + Internet Chart + MP3 Download Chart + Music Video Chart – 10%
Hanteo Gayo Chart (1 week lag) – 10%
KBS Music Bank K-Chart – 5%
MTV Chart – 5%
Gasoo appearance on gayo shows (MBC Music Core, SBS Inky Gayo, KBS Music Bank, MNet M!Countdown, SBS Kim Jung Eun Chocolate, KBS Lee Hana Peppermint, YTN Live Power Music, MTV Non-stop, Pops In Seoul) – 5%