Weekly Music Chart 2009 – March week 3

2009-03-22 06:22:34 2010-11-24 11:11:25

1. (–) Kara – Honey *** 2 WEEKS NO. 1 ***
Score: 891
Genre: Pop / Dance

Honey

Music: Han Jae Ho, Kim Seung Soo / Lyrics: Han Jae Ho, Song Soo Yoon
Album: Kara 2nd mini-album Special Edition Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Kara remain No. 1 with "Honey".  After coming so close with their previous song "Pretty Girl", the 5-member female group now have a No. 1 song to their credit, further cementing themselves as one of the top girl groups in Korea. This song also repeated as No. 1 on M!Countdown last week.

 

 

 

 

2. (+2) Fly To The Sky – 구속 (Corner)
Score: 774
Genre: R&B Ballad

FTTS8

Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Kang Eun Kyung
Album: Fly To The Sky Vol. 8 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Celebrating their 10th aniversary in the music industry, popular R&B duo Fly To The Sky have released their long-awaited 8th album "Decennium".  The duo work with top songwriter and producer Cho Young Soo for the first time on their title song "Corner", which moves up 2 more spots to No. 2 this week and is ready to challenge for the top spot.  This song is a jazzy R&B ballad which is different from FTTS’ previous songs.

 

 

 

 

3. (–) SNSD – Gee  
Score: 762
Genre: Pop / Dance

GeeMusic + Lyrics: E-Tribe

Album:
SNSD mini-album Vol. 1 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of Girls’ Generation’s first mini-album, "Gee". A lively dance track that showcases the fresh charms of all nine members, the song was written by E-Tribe, the new generation songwriter behind Lee Hyo-ri’s "U-Go-Girl". Cute lyrics express the sentiments of a girl in love and SHINee’s Min-ho makes a surprise appearance in the music video. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

 

 

4. (+3) Hwa Yobi – 반쪽 (Half)   
Score: 758
Genre: mid-tempo R&B 

ThisIsLoveMusic: Jun Hae Sung / Lyrics: Hwa Yobi
Album: Hwa Yobi mini-album "This Is Love" Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of Hwayobi’s mini-album “This Is Love.” It is about a woman who has fallen in love with a man who already has a lover. The addictive melody of the song was written by Chun Hye-sung, who also wrote "Must Have Been Love" for YB Band and "Long Day" for Lee Seung-chul. The lyrics were written by Hwayobi, while singer Fractal arranged the song, making it very trendy. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

 

 

5. (+1) Wheesung – Insomnia
Score: 742
Genre: R&B / Dance

InsomniaOriginal Song: Craig David’s "Insomnia"
Album: Wheesung digital single "Insomnia" Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Korea’s top R&B artiste Wheesung has remade world star Craig David’s hit track, Insomnia. The song was originally released last October as a digital single, and Craig David personally asked Wheesung to sing the Asian version. Insomnia is a dance pop track which incorporates the famous bassline trend, which is quite popular in Europe. This is the first time since "Incurable Disease" that Wheesung is performing this style of music.  The song was produced by Jim Beanz and Timbaland. The Korean version of the song was re-arranged by Kim Min Soo and penned by Wheesung himself.

 

 

 

 

6. (-4) FT Island – 나쁜 여자야 (You’re A Bad Woman)  
Score: 741
Genre: Rock Ballad

JumpUpMusic + Lyrics: Ryu Jae Hyun
Album: FT Island mini-album "Jump Up" Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of F.T. Island’s first mini-album “Jump up". It is a rock ballad with a tantalizing melody. Lee Hong-ki’s charming voice sounds more mature and touching than ever. The music video shows Lee Hong-ki act out opposite new actress Seo Hyo-rim. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

 

 

7. (+18) Davichi – 8282   
Score: 737
Genre: Pop 

DavichiminiMusic: Kim Do Hoon, Lee Hyun Seung / Lyrics: Kang Eun Kyung
Album: Davichi mini-album "Davichi In Wonderland" Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Davichi are back with their mini album "Davichi in Wonderland". The title track "8282" moves up 18 big spots to No. 7 this week.  This song was already named Inky Gayo Mutizen song last week. It was composed by Korea’s top lyricist and composer, Kang Eun Kyung and Kim Do Hoon. The song is about the anxiety one gets while waiting for the call of a loved one. The melody starts out like a ballad but turns into an up-tempo song in the chorus part.  It has trendy trance rhythms with powerful vocals from the girls.

 

 

 

 

8. (-3) Shin Hye Sung – 왜 전화 했어… (Why Did You Call…)   
Score: 701
Genre: Pop Ballad

ShinHyeSung3.2
Album: Shin Hye Sung Vol. 3 Side 2 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Last summer, Shin Hye Sung released Side 1 of his third solo album. This year, Shin has released Side 2 of the album which consists of the heart-wrenching ballads he is known for. There are a total of ten tracks with lyrics and melodies similar to that of a sad movie. The title track "Why Did You Call" was composed by Ha Jung Ho.  The song is about being unable to forget one’s love after a breakup.

 

 

 

 

9. (-1) Bobby Kim – 사랑..그 놈 (Love…This Person)
Score: 640
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: This is the title track of Bobby Kim’s special album “Love Chapter 1”, which contains the original soundtracks of the TV dramas "Fashion 70s" and "Great White Tower", as well as the singer’s six new songs. The title song features a sorrowful melody of the soul genre and the singer’s ample voice. The lyrics are about the strong feelings of love and pain. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

 

 

10. (-1) Wax (feat. Tae Hye Young) – 전화 한 번 못하니 (Not Even A Call)  
Score: 561
Genre: Pop Ballad

NotEvenACallMusic + Lyrics: Min Myung Ki
Album:
Wax digital single "Not Even A Call" Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: After releasing her 7th album with the title track Woman Eats Love, Wax has returned with a single, Not Even a Call. This digital single was composed by Min Myung Ki, who also wrote hit songs such as Gavy NJ’s Remember and SG Wannabe’s Lalala. Unlike typical ballads, this song samples Bach’s Music Note for Anna Magdalene and incorporates Miss $ member Tae Hye Young’s rap. Famous director Yang Jin Ho, who also directed Lee Juck’s It’s a Relief video, is in charge of the music video.  This is an excellent song which we highly recommend.

 

 

 

 

11. (–) T-Max – 파라다이스 (Paradise)  
Score: 475
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: The title song from the drama "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.  A third song from this drama, Ashily’s "Lucky", is at No. 36 this week.

 

 

 

 

12. (-2) SS501 – 내 머리가 나빠서 (Because My Head Is Bad)  
Score: 412
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: SS501’s "Because My Head Is Bad" is from the OST of the highly popular KBS drama "Boys Over Flowers".  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~)

 

 

 

 

13. (+2) Lee Seung Chul – 그런 사람 또 없습니다 (There Is No Other Person Like That)
Score: 392
Genre: Pop Ballad

AStorySadderThanSadnessMusic: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Kang Eun Kyung
Album: Movie "A Story Sadder Than Sadness" OST Track 4 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: This is the second original soundtrack of the movie “A Story Sadder Than Sadness”, the debut work of up-and-coming filmmaker Won Tae-yeon. This song fully conveys the sadness of the movie while its music video is a sequel of the music video for the song’s first original soundtrack performed by Kim Bum-soo. It features Kwon Sang-woo, Lee Bo-young and Lee Bum-soo. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

 

 

14. (+19) Dynamic Duo (feat. Supreme Team) – Beyond The Wall *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Score: 336
Genre: Hip-Hop

Ballad4FallenSoul
Album: Dynamic Duo Single Album "Ballad For The Fallen Soul Part 1" Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Korea’s talented hip-hop unit Dynamic Duo is back with a single album "Ballad For Fallen Soul Part I".  Title song "Beyond The Wall" is our biggest mover this week. It is accompanied by funky piano play. The release also comes with the instrumental and acapella versions of this song.

 

 

 

 

15. (+16) Park Jung Hyun – 비밀 (Secret)   
Score: 328
Genre: R&B Ballad

LenaPark7
Album: Park Jung Hyun Vol. 7 Side 2 Track 5 Purchase this album
Watch: Live Performance
Comment: Lena Park is back with her 7th album.  One of the first singers to bring R&B style ballad msuic into k-pop, Lena continues to impress listeners with her vintage, crystal clear, strong vocal, accompanied by an attractive melody. There are many female R&B vocalists in Korea today, but still Lena Park’s songs and her vocal have a unique feel that no other singer can replicate.

 

 

 

 

16. (-4) Lyn – 사랑…다 거짓말 (Love…It’s All Lies)
Score: 311
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)

 

 

 

 

17. (-4) After School – Ah  
Score: 293
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: This is the title track of After School’s debut single album “New Schoolgirl”. The group comprises Park Ka-hee, Yoo So-young, Lee Joo-yeon, Kim Jung-ah and Becca. This retro-style dance song features addictive electronic hip hop sounds and the powerful image of the group, which stands apart from other girl-bands. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

 

 

18. (-1) Jewelry S – 데이트 (Date)   
Score: 289
Genre: Pop / Dance

JewelrySMusic: Lee Min Soo / Lyrics: Gorilla
Album: Jewelry S mini-album "Sweet Song" Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: In 2008, two new members, Kim Eun Jung and Ha Joo Yun, joined Jewelry and had much success with their fifth album, One More Time. This year, the two new members have now made a sub group, Jewelry S, to show a sweet and cute side of them. The title track "Date" was composed by the hitmakers who have also produced Everyone Sh! and L.O.V.E. It is a cute song about the nervousness girls feel when talking about their crushes and the confession that goes along with it. The other two Jewelry members have also helped out: Park Jung Ah took part in the music video while Seo In Young helped with the dance choreography.

 

 

 

 

19. (-3) Gavy NJ – 연애소설 (Romance Story)  
Score: 283
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 the 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)

 

 

 

 

20. (+7) Joo Hyun Mi & Seo Hyun (SNSD) – 짜라자짜 (Jja La Ja Jja)   
Score: 272
Genre: Trot

JjaLaJaJjaMusic: Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Kim Do Hoon, Hwang Sung Jin
Album: Joo Hyun Mi & Seo Hyun digital single Jja La Ja Jja 
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Last year, Joo Hyun Mi, one of the biggest stars in trot music, collaborated with hip-hop artiste Cho PD and producer Yoon Il Sang on the song "I Love You".  This year, Joo Hyun Mi is crossing over to the pop scene again, this time a duet with Seo Hyun, one of the main vocalists in SNSD, for this fun trot song "Jja La Ja Jja". The duo even performed on stage a few times, thus pushing this song up to the top 20 this week. This song is written by top songwriters Kim Do Hoon and Hwang Sung Jin from Hwang Project.

 

 

 

 

21 . (+2) Brand New Day – 살만해 ( Livable ) : 270
22. (New) 8Eight – 심장이 없어 (Don’t Have A Heart) : 240 *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
23 . (New) Super Junior – Sorry Sorry : 197
24 . (-1) Byul – 드라마를 보면 ( When I Watch A Drama ) : 192
25 . (+3) Lee Jin Sung – Sorry : 189
26 . (–) SG Wannabe Lee Suk Hoon – 웃으며 안녕 ( Say Goodbye Smiling ) : 187
27 . (-3) KCM – 멀리 있기 ( To Be Far Away ) : 181
28 . (New) Rumble Fish – 한사람을 위한 마음 ( Heart For One Person ) : 178
29 . (New) Kim Jong Kook (Feat. Shorry J) – 행복병 ( Happiness Sickness ) : 171
30 . (–) Dae Sung – 대박이야 ( Success ) : 168
31 . (-2) 9th Street – 원하고 ( Want ) : 165
32 . (-14) Tae Goon – Call Me : 164
33 . (+3) Nassun (feat. Han Seung Yeon of Kara) – 놀러와 ( Come Play ) : 162
34 . (New) Untouchable (Han Sun Hwa) – 다줄께 ( Give You My All ) : 159
35 . (New) Kim Kyung Rok (feat. Kim Eun Jung) – 사랑쟁이 ( Attached To Love ) : 155
36 . (-2) Ashily – Lucky : 146
37 . (New) Noblesse (feat. Seo Jin Young) – 이별통보 ( Breakup Report ) : 137
38 . (-3) Jessica H.O – 인생은 즐거워 ( Life Is Good ) : 111
39 . (+2) Lee Soo Keun – 갈 때까지 가보자 ( Let’s Go As Far As We Can ) : 102
40 . (New) Lee Sun Hee – 사랑아 ( Dear Love ) : 96
41 . (-21) May Doni – 몰라 ing ( Mola ing ) : 95
42 . (-10) Ji Sun – 안녕 마음아 ( Hello Heart ) : 91
43 . (-5) Kinetic Flow (feat. AG) – 현실에 2프로 부족한 연인들에게 ( To Lovers Who Are Missing 2% of Reality ) : 85
44 . (New) Jang Ki Ha & Faces – 달이 차오른다, 가자 ( The Moon Is Rising, Let’s Go ) : 83
45 . (-6) Tae.1 (feat. JB) – 나쁜남자 ( Bad Man ) : 73
46 . (-2) Voice One – 못난 내 사랑 ( My Bad Love ) : 61
47 . (-5) Wink – 부끄부끄 ( Shy Shy ) : 60
48 . (-2) L.E.O – Love Train : 57
49 . (-4) E.Bul – 사고치고 싶어 ( I Want To Get Into An Accident ) : 44
50 . (New) Sweet Sorrow – 그대에게 하는 말 ( Words I Say To Her ) : 43

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

BONUS TRACK:
Ignite (feat. Kim Ji Young) – 괜찮아졌어 (It Got Better)
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Ignite digital single "Ignite Spot II" track 2
Listen to: Full Song (thanks to Mardi09)
Comment: Composer Shin Ik Joo, who produced all the songs from the Listening Campaign which featured Horan, Lucite Tokki, As One, Haneul, and Beige, has released his second single album, Ignite Spot II. "It Got Better", which features Kim Ji Young, is a ballad track which anyone who has truthfully loved can relate to. The accompaniment and the vocals will entice female listeners especially. (credits to motoway065)

 

 

 

 

YESTERDAY ONCE MORE:
Papaya – 내얘길 들어봐 (Listen to my word)
Genre: Pop / Dance

Album: Papaya Vol. 1 (2000) Track 4
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Track 4 from Papaya’s first album "Donghwa", meaning stories/fairytales, was released in August 2000. Papaya is an all-girl pop group featuring five members (Kang Se Jung, Joo Youn Jung, Jo Hye Kyung, Hwang Yoon Mi and Kang Kyoung Ah). Due to their unpopularity, Hwang Yoon Mi and Kang Kyoung Ah left the group before the release of their second album, Violet.  A very cute group and cheery song. (credits to ~S2~)

 

 

 

 

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%