Weekly Music Chart 2009 – February week 2

2009-02-15 06:30:17 2010-11-24 11:11:13

1. (+1) SNSD – Gee *** 2 WEEKS NO. 1 *** 
Score: 953
Genre: Pop / Dance

GeeMusic + Lyrics: E-Tribe

Album:
SNSD mini-album Vol. 1 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: SNSD’s "Gee" remains No. 1 for the second week in a row.  The song has a slight drop in score but it is still way ahead of the competition.  It is still No. 1 on most major charts in Korea.  Even though it will be "retired" from Inky Gayo after 3 straight wins on Mutizen award, expect this song to still enjoy good scores next week to maintain its No. 1 position.

 

 

 

 

2. (–) Seung Ri (Big Bang) – Strong Baby
Score: 840
Genre: R&B / Dance

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Music + Lyrics: G-Dragon, Bae Jin Ryul
Album: Big Bang Vol. 2 Track 5 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Featured in Big Bang’s 2nd album, "Remember," this track shows off a solo transformation by the group’s youngest, Seung-ri. It’s a modern, pop-style dance track with an intense rhythm and melody. Seung-ri casts off his cute-boy image and presents a sexier, manlier side in the music video. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

 

 

3. (–) Kim Kyung Rok (feat. Baby-J) – 이젠 남이야 (We Are Now Strangers)  
Score: 761
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)

 

 

 

 

4. (+3) Lyn – 사랑…다 거짓말 (Love…It’s All Lies)
Score: 751
Genre: R&B Ballad

Lyn5Music + Lyrics: Lee Jae Myung
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)

 

 

 

 

5. (-1) Gavy NJ – 연애소설 (Romance Story)  
Score: 741
Genre: R&B Ballad

GavyNJ3RMusic + Lyrics: Min Myung Ki
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)

 

 

 

 

6. (–) Bobby Kim – 사랑..그 놈 (Love…This Person)
Score: 722
Genre: R&B Ballad

BobbyKimSpecialMusic + Lyrics: Park Sun Zoo
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 No. 6 again this week.  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.

 

 

 

 

7. (New) SS501 – 내 머리가 나빠서 (Because My Head Is Bad) *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***  
Score: 546
Genre: Pop

BoysOverFlowerMusic: Oh Joon Sung / Lyrics: Oh Jung Sung, Eun Jong Tae

Album:
KBS Drama "Boys Over Flowers" OST Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Our highest debut this week is SS501’s "Because My Head Is Bad", from the OST of the highly popular KBS Drama "Boys Over Flowers".  We haven’t seen a drama OST song ranked this high since Park Hyo Shin’s "Snow Flakes" a few years ago.  Originally the theme song for Yoon Ji Hoo (SS501’s Kim Hyun Joong), this song quickly became popular as the ending song for the drama. This is the second song performed by Heo Young Sang, Kim Kyu Jong and Kim Hyun Joon from SS501 after "U R Man". (credits to ~S2~)

 

 

 

 

8. (New) Baek Ji Young – 입술을 주고 (Give Your Lips)  
Score: 497
Genre: Pop / Dance

BaekJiYoung7Music + Lyrics: Bang Shi Hyuk
Album: Baek Ji Young Vol. 7 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: Live Performance
Comment: When Baek Ji Young first debuted, she was famous for her Latin dance-style songs.  Since switching to ballads with great success, we haven’t heard her performing a dance song for a long time.  Her latest hit "Give Your Lips" reminds us of her roots as a dance artiste.  This song is also written by "Hitmen" Bang Shi Hyuk, who wrote her No. 1 ballad "Like You Got Shot By A Gun".

 

 

 

 

9. (–) Kara – Pretty Girl
Score: 460
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)

 

 

 

 

10. (-5) K.Will (feat. MC Mong) – 러브119 (Love 119)
Score: 453
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)

 

 

 

 

11. (–) Lee Ssang (feat. Jung In) – 챔피언 (Champion)   
Score: 449
Genre: Hip-hop

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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)

 

 

 

 

12. (-4) Untouchable (feat. Hwa Young) – Tell Me Why
Score: 421
Genre: Hip Hop

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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)

 

 

 

 

13. (+8) After School – Ah  
Score: 404
Genre: Pop / Dance

AfterSchool1stMusic + Lyrics: Brave Brothers

Album:
After School 1st mini-album "New Schoolgirl" Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: The 1st rookie group in 2009 to hit the top 20, After School is a promising new girl group with members Park Ga Hee, Yoo So Young, Lee Joo Yeon, Kim Jung Ah and Pekha. Not to be confused with school girls despite their name, After School has a mature and sexy image and all but one members are in their 20s.  The five girls list the Pussycat Dolls as their role models, and specialize in melodious hip hop and electronic cuts complemented with dance performances. After an intensive preparation period of over two years, the gorgeous girl group steps on the K-pop scene with a mini-album "New School Girl".  The title track "Ah" is written by fast-rising Brave Brothers, who has written many hit songs in the past few months.

 

 

 

 

14. (+12) T-Max – 파라다이스 (Paradise) *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***  
Score: 376
Genre: Pop

BoysOverFlowerMusic: Oh Joon Sung / Lyrics: Oh Jung Sung, Eun Jong Tae

Album:
KBS Drama "Boys Over Flowers" OST Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Second song from the OST of the highly popular KBS drama "Boys Over Flowers".  While SS501’s "Because My Head Is Bad" is the hot-shot debut, this song is the biggest mover on our chart this week.  "Paradise" is actually the title song of "Boys Over Flowers".  Kim Joon, a member of F4 in the drama, is also a member of T-Max, which helps to bring more attention to this underrated band. (credits to ~S2~)

 

 

 

 

15. (+7) T – 떠나지마 (Don’t Leave)
Score: 375
Genre: R&B Ballad

DontLeaveMusic + Lyrics: Yoon Myung Sun
Album: T digital single "Don’t Leave" Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: After giving birth to her baby with Drunken Tiger, T (Tasha) is coming back with an R&B ballad "Don’t Leave" which should attract mainstream listeners. Yoon Myung Sun, who is known for composing Eru’s Black Glasses, composed this song and Bang Shi Hyuk, who has composed Baek Ji Young’s "Like Being Hit By a Bullet", took charge in arranging it. This song is about remembering the hurtful memories about love. 

 

 

 

 

16. (-1) May Doni (feat. Kwon and Jung Jin Woon of 2AM) – 몰라 ing (Mola ing)
Score: 331
Genre: R&B Ballad

7TeenMusic + Lyrics: Yoon Il Sang
Album: May Doni Single Album "7Teen" Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Already enjoying fame even before she officially debuted, 17 year-old May Doni made her first appearance last year when she was featured on PDIS’ project album.  Her strong vocal made a quick impression on fans.  Now she is finally debuting as a solo singer.  Yoon Il Sang (IS of PDIS) is in charge of her single album.  The title song "Mola ing" is at No. 16 this week.  This mid-tempo R&B tune can go either way – faster to become a dance track (the IS mixed version on the album) or slower to become a ballad track, which is the version on our chart.

 

 

 

 

17. (-1) Rumble Fish – 비와 당신 (You And The Rain)
Score: 323
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)

 

 

 

 

18. (-8) Kim Bum Soo – 슬픔보다 더 슬픈 이야기 (A Story Sadder Than Sadness)
Score: 297
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)

 

 

 

 

19. (-2) Norazo – 슈퍼맨 (Superman)   
Score: 291
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)

 

 

 

 

20. (-1) Jessica H.O – 인생은 즐거워 (Life Is Good)   
Score: 291
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B

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Album: Jessica H.O digital single "The Rebirth" Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Jessica H.O previous had a top-20 hit with Uptown, but "Life Is Good" is her first solo top-20 song.  When Jessica first debuted, she was doing primarily pop dance songs.  Ever since she joined Uptown, she has been switching more and more to hip-hop, and is gaining more acceptance.  This song is no exception.  It is an up-tempo hip-hop / R&B song in which we can hear both her vocal and her rapping.

 

 

 

 

21 . (New) Jewelry S – 데이트 ( Date ) : 282
22 . (+5) Ran – Never Say Bye : 277
23 . (+8) Tae Goon – Call Me : 230
24 . (-10) Lee Seung Chul – 듣고 있나요 ( Are You Listening?: MBC Drama "East Of Eden" OST 2 ) : 229
25 . (-7) Kinetic Flow (feat. AG) – 현실에 2프로 부족한 연인들에게 ( To Lovers Who Are Missing 2% of Reality ) : 225
26 . (+4) Brand New Day – 살만해 ( Livable ) : 224
27 . (-7) Lee Eun Mi – 애인있어요 ( I Have A Lover ) : 220
28 . (-3) Lee Sora – Track 8 : 205
29 . (–) Son Dam Bi – 미쳤어 ( Become Crazy ) : 168
30 . (+7) Typhoon – 그리울 사랑 ( Longed Love ) : 156
31 . (New) Dae Sung – 대박이야 ( Success ) : 154
32 . (-4) Tae In – 사랑을 해도 외롭다 ( I’m Sad Even If I Love ) : 146
33 . (-10) Min Kyung Hoon – 하루 ( One Day ) : 128
34 . (New) U-Kiss – 니가 좋아 ( I Like You ) : 127
35 . (+3) Wink – 부끄부끄 ( Shy Shy ) : 125
36 . (New) Ryu Joo Hwan & Shim Eun Jin – 니가 없다는 건 ( The Fact That You’re Not There ) : 118
37 . (+4) Tae Sae Bi Ae – 행복하라고 Part 2 ( Be Happy Part 2 ) : 115
38 . (New) KCM – 멀리 있기 ( To Be Far Away ) : 111
39 . (-6) Jin Ju – 미로 ( Maze ) : 99
40 . (-16) Shinee – 아.미.고 ( Amigo ) : 93
41 . (New) SG Wannabe Lee Suk Hoon – 웃으며 안녕 ( Say Goodbye Smiling ) : 92
42 . (-10) Mighty Mouth (feat. Son Dam Bi) – 패밀리 ( Family ) : 91
43 . (New) Ji Sun – 안녕 마음아 ( Hello Heart ) : 86
44 . (New) Hwa Yobi – 반쪽 ( Half ) : 83
45 . (-9) Overspeed Scandal OST – 아마도 그건 ( That Is… ) : 79
46 . (New) Ajoo – 재벌 2세 ( Wealthy 2nd Generation ) : 73
47 . (New) Cannan (feat. Tae In, Kim Kyung Wook of Namolla Family) – 그녀가 결혼했다 ( She Married ) : 64
48 . (-6) Ye In – 한때 ( One Time ) : 55
49 . (New) Taw – 바보 ( A Fool ) : 40
50 . (New) M Street – 사랑아 떠나가 ( Leave Love ) : 36

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

BONUS TRACK:
Rhymer (feat. Lee Jin Sung) – 무슨 말이 필요해 (What Other Words Do You Need To Hear)
Genre: Hip-hop

Album: Rhymer digital single "What Other Words Do You Need To Hear" Track 1
Watch: MV
Comment: After the release of his 1.5 album Brand New Life, singer and producer Rhymer has returned this winter with a heart-wrenching breakup story, What Other Words Do You Need to Hear. The hip-hop song, which was produced by Rhymer himself and Mr. Big, is about what one man wants to say to his ex-girlfriend after a hurtful breakup, wishing her happiness. One can hear beautiful string and piano instruments. Also featured in the song is Lee Jin Sung of Monday Kiz; Rhymer had featured in Monday Kiz last album and Jin Sung wanted to return the favor.  The music video shows Rhymer acting out as a guy who tries to forget the pain of a breakup by exercising. (credits to motoway065)

 

 

 

 

Sources of the chart

 

 

Air Monitor Chart – 15%
MNet M!Countdown – 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%