What a week for DBSG! First, they captured another DaeSang in the Gold Disk Awards. Now they scored their first ever No. 1 hit song on our top 20 chart with "풍선" (Balloons). This song moves up 8 big spots to the top, and finally unseated Sung Shi Kyung’s 6-week No. 1 song "거리에서" (On The Street) from the top. DBSG’s previous song "오-정반합" was stuck at No. 2 behind Sung Shi Kyung. This time their new song got the sweet "revenge". smile.gif

Se7en’s "라 라 라" (LaLaLa) moves up to No. 3 this week. It’s score is not far behind DBSG. Looks like these 2 songs will battle for the top spot next week.

We have 3 new songs and a re-entry (Jaurim’s "You and Me" at No. 19) this week. This highest debut is from female rock singer Maya. Her song "나를외치다" (Crying Out Loud) enters our chart just short of the top 10 at No. 11 this week. Unlike her previous title songs, this song is a rock ballad which demonstrates Maya’s strong vocal. This song reminds me of "사랑은 영원하다" from her last album.

At No. 15 is the follow up song "결국…사랑" (In The End…Love) from Park Jung Ah’s 1st album. This song continues the rock style similar to her last hit "Yeah", but the melody is more contemporary. Singer Jun Je Duk is featured in this song.

The last new song at No. 17 is Big Bang’s "Goodbye Baby", from their 3rd single album. Big Bang has been releasing almost one single album per month, and each one is selling very well. Now they are ready to release their first full studio album next week.

Update on the 2006 Soompi Gayo Award: I have announced the nominees today in this thread:


Be sure to vote for your DaeSang winner. smile.gif

To listen to the 1 minute sample, you need to follow the links to melon.com and install the melon player to your computer. After that, click on the song title to listen.

1. (+8) DBSG – 풍선 (Balloons) *** 1 WEEK No. 1 + BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Genre: Pop / Dance
Album: DBSG Vol. 3 Track 11 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Song included in DBSG’s 3rd album "O-Union." Balloons is a remake of the huge hit song of the popular 80’s group Five Fingers, and the new version has a color of its own. With new arrangements and DBSG’s unique harmony, the song is expected to be another hit with fans. The music video shows the cute and adorable side of the DBSG’s members and it goes well with the song.

IPB Image Music: Kim Sung Ho / Lyrics: Lee Doo Hun
Score: 827

2. (-1) Sung Shi Kyung – 거리에서 (On the Street)
Genre: Pop Ballad
Album: Sung Shi Kyung Vol. 5 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured on Sung Si-kyung’s fifth album titled "The Ballads," this song displays a new vocalism by uniquely using the falsetto. Its lyrics, written by Yoon Jong-shin, are about a man walking the street that holds precious memories of his lover from whom he has just separated. It is a Sung Si-kyung style ballad song displaying his gentle tone and vocals. Sung Si-kyung’s kissing scene with a Japanese actress was the highlight of the music video.

IPB Image Music + Lyrics: Yoon Jong Shin
Score: 822

3. (+1) Se7en – 라 라 라 (La La La)
Genre: R&B Ballad
Album: Se7en Vol. 4 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: The title song of Se7en’s 4th album. Teddy of One Time wrote the song and lyrics, and it is a 4-beat medium tempo pop ballad. Starting out with a rough and mature tone quality, the song slowly moves onto Se7en’s signature sweet voice. The vocal scheme is dreamy and it goes well with the emotional melodies. The lyrics about waiting for a woman whose having a difficult time over another man, will linger in your mind.

IPB Image Music + Lyrics: Teddy
Score: 801

4. (+6) Son Ho Young – 사랑은 이별을 데리고 오다 (Love Brings Separation)
Genre: Pop Ballad
Album: Son Ho Young Vol. 1 Track 4 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: From Son Ho-young’s 1st solo album, "YES." The lyrics of the medium-tempo ballad was written by Son Ho-young, himself, and the heart-breaking melody and lyrics are extraordinary. Sohn Ho-young starred in the music video, and the much talked-about underwater kissing scene is about longing and sadness of Son Ho-young’s character for his dead girlfriend.

IPB Image Music: Lee Hyun Wook / Lyrics: Son Ho Young
Score: 782

5. (+2) Jun Jin – 사랑이 오지 않아요 (Love Doesn’t Come)
Genre: Pop Ballad
Album: Jun Jin First Single Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: This song features on Jun Jin’s first single titled, "Love Doesn’t Come." Jun Jin who has displayed a strong image as a member of Shinhwa, presents a gentler and emotional vocalism through this song. Its sad lyrics are about the heartache of having to let go of a women in the past.

IPB Image Music + Lyrics: Lee Yoon Jae
Score: 757

6. (-1) Kim Tae Woo – 하고싶은 말 (Words That I Want To Say)
Genre: Pop Ballad
Album: Kim Tae Woo Vol. 1 Track 4 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: The title song of the album of the same title, “I want to Say,” Kim Tae-woo’s special solo album. Kim Tae-woo, the vocal of the popular group god, has a solo album whose title song is “I want to say,’ which is a pop ballad sung in a moderated voice. You’ll hear the essence of Kim Tae-woo’s singing and his husky voice, as he sings about a couple missing the time when they used to be with each other.

IPB Image Music: Kim Tae Woo / Lyrics: Lee Hyun Seung
Score: 714

7. (-4) Lee Seung Chul – 소리쳐 (Screaming)
Genre: Pop Ballad
Album: Lee Seung Chul Vol. 8 Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured on Lee Seung-chul’s eighth album titled "Reflection of Sound," this medium tempo ballad song nicely blends a poignant melody with Lee Seung-chul’s unique vocals. Its simple lyrics and melody delivers the true meaning of love with which we can all empathize.

IPB Image Music + Lyrics: Hyun Jin Young
Score: 660

8. (-6) ERU (feat. Daylight) – 까만안경 (Black Glasses)
Genre: Pop Ballad
Album: ERU Vol. 2 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured on Eru’s second album, this song was written by composer Yoon Myung-sun. It is a sentimental ballad song which talks about separation between lovers through the lyrics. Singer Daylight also features in the song. As a highlight, actor Ahn Sung-ki makes his first appearance ever in a music video. Along with him are actress Lee Young-ah and SS501’s Kim Hyun-joong who also play leading roles.

IPB Image Music + Lyrics: Yoon Myung Sun
Score: 628

9. (+2) Lee Seung Hwan – 어떻게사랑이그래요 (How Can Love Be That Way?)
Genre: Pop Ballad
Album: Lee Seung Hwan Vol. 9 Track 4 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured on Lee Seung-hwan’s 9th album titled "Hwantastic," this Lee Seung-hwan style ballad song is a reminder of his hit, "For 1000 days." The song and the lyrics, which he wrote, are about a man’s pure love after watching a documentary about love.

IPB Image Music + Lyrics: Lee Seung Hwan
Score: 618

10. (-2) Gavy NJ – 그녀가울고있네요 (She’s Crying)
Genre: R&B Ballad
Album: Gavy NJ Vol. 2 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849: Featured on Gavy NJ’s 2nd album titled "The Very Surprised". This song is a mid-tempo R&B ballad that all 3 members harmonized very well.

IPB Image Music + Lyrics: Kim Se Jin
Score: 605

11. (New) Maya – 나를외치다 (Crying Out Loud) *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Genre: Rock Ballad
Album: Maya Vol. 3 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
edward1849: Featured on Maya’s 3rd album titled "Road to Myself". Unlike previous Maya title songs, this song is an emotional rock ballad which allows Maya to showcase her strong vocals. It reminds us of 사랑은 영원하다 from her 2nd album.

Music + Lyrics: Lee Won Suk
Score: 476

12. (+4) SS501 – Unlock
Genre: Pop / Dance
Album: SS 501 Vol. 1 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849: Featured on SS501’s 1st full album titled "SS501 S.T 01 NOW", this song is a combination of dance and rock music. "Unlock" present all five members’ individual image and color. Inside their smoothness they have strength and inside their strengths, they have a precise feel to themselves.

IPB Image Music: Cha Sang Min / Lyrics: Kim Tae Hyun
Score: 452

13. (+4) SG Wannabe + Brown Eyed Girls – Must Have Love
Genre: Christmas Ballad
Album: SG Wannabe Yong Jun + Brown Eyed Girls Ga In Single Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured on SG Wannabe & Brown Eyed Girls’ digital single album titled "SG Wannabe ‘Yong-jun’ & Brown Eyed Girls ‘Ga-in,’" this album brings together the gentle and emotional vocals of SG Wannabe’s vocalist Yong-jun and the husky and powerful vocalism of Brown Eyed Girls’ Ga-in. This song’s refreshing and cheerful melody is like that of a Christmas carol.

IPB Image Music: Kim Lee Na / Lyrics: Ahn Jung Hoon
Score: 369

14. (-2) Jang Yoon Jung – 이따,이따요 (Later, Later)
Genre: Trot
Album: Jang Yoon Jung Vol. 3 Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849: Featured on Jang Yoon Jung’s 3rd album “Later, Later”. This song is different from all her other hit songs she has made in the past. The song is very modern temp/bounce as we will be able to feel in the lyrics. The song is about a woman who is very impatient when it comes to love. She falls in love with a man because of his appearance and her heart wants to love him. This song is very genuine and refreshing just like Jang Yoon Jung’s image.

IPB Image Music + Lyrics: Park Jin Hyung
Score: 368

15. (New) Park Jung Ah (Featuring Jun Je Duk) – 결국…사랑 (In The End…Love)
Genre: Mid-tempo Rock
Album: Park Jung Ah Vol. 1 Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Included in Park Jung-ah’s first solo album, "Yeah." The song has a dramatic structure, as it starts off quietly, but climaxes towards the end. It sings about the pain and wounds of lost love, and the healing process of love, as new love replaces empty longing. The music video is a collection of clips from Iwai Shunji’s film, "Rainbow Song."

IPB Image Music: Park Geun Tae / Lyrics: Shim Hyun Bo
Score: 356

16. (-3) S.101 – 바람만바람만 (Only Wind Only Wind)
Genre: R&B Ballad
Album: S.101 Project Single Track 1 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

ewdard1849: Featured on project group S.101’s single "Only Wind Only Wind". S.101 is a superstar collobration between SG Wannabe and Kim Jong Kook. This is the 2nd time they collobrate. They formed a project group Big 4 together with Vibe and M to M earlier this year.

IPB Image Music: Kim Do Hoon + Min Myung Ki / Lyrics: Yoon Sa Ra
Score: 352

17. (New) Big Bang – Goodbye Baby
Genre: R&B
Album: Big Bang 3rd single Track 4 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

edward1849: Featured on BIGBANG’s third single album. "Goodbye Baby" is a song that touches the listeners with a feel of farewell.

Music: Perry / Lyrics: Tae Yang
Score: 334

18. (-12) MC Mong – 아이스크림 (Ice-cream)
Genre: Hip-hop
Album: MC Mong Vol. 3 Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured on MC Mong’s 3rd album titled "The way I am," it is a fast tempo hip-hop song with a strong instrumental sound. MC Mong wrote the lyrics, which express the heart of women who feel resentment at quick love comparing it with ice-cream that melts easily. MC Mong plays the role of a nice but unemployed person in the music video.

IPB Image Music: Kim Gun Woo / Lyrics: MC Mong
Score: 326

19. (Re-entry) Jaurim – You and Me
Genre: Rock
Album: Jaurim Vol. 6 Track 4 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured on Jaurim’s 6th album titled "ashes to ahes," this medium tempo song was written by Jaurim’s vocalist Kim Yuna. She also wrote the lyrics, which talks about a relationship between lovers. This song not only displays each member’s individual instrumental play but also a solo electronic drum and keyboard. The music video also portrays Jaurim’s typical dream-like and gloomy style.

IPB Image Music + Lyrics: Kim Yoon Ah
Score: 315

20. (-6) Hong Kyung Min – 사랑,참… (A Thing Called Love)
Genre: Pop Ballad
Album: Hong Kyung Min Vol. 7 Track 5 – Listen here for 1 minute sample

Arirang TV: Featured on Hong Kyung-min’s 7th album titled "Evolution of Rhythm," this song is written by a hit-maker Jun Hae-sung. Unlike his previous ballad, it displays a unique composition along with Hong kyung-min’s rough vocalism. Actress Choi Jung-yoon who starred in a drama with Hong kyung-min plays the main role in the music video.

IPB Image Music + Lyrics: Jun Hae Sung
Score: 297

Dropped out from last week: sad.gif
15. Bi – I’m Coming
18. Jang Woo Hyuk (feat. Esther) – 폭풍속으로 (One Way)
19. Lee Jung Hyun – 철수야 사랑해 (I Love You Chul Soo)
20. Byul – 물풍선 (Water Balloon)

Sources of the top 20

The sources of this top 20 chart are pretty much the same, but the weight assigned to each source may be different each week because some charts do not update weekly (e.g. MNet M!Countdown) and I assign fewer percentage when it happens. From now on, I’ll list my chart sources each week. For December week 3:

ChartKorea – 20%
Hanteo Weekly Album Sales (2 weeks lag) – 20%
MNet M!Countdown – 20%
SBS Inky Gayo Take 7 Chart (1 week lag) – 15%
Various Internet charts (Melon, Jukeon, Dosirak, Muz, Bugs, MaxMP3, Hanteo Gayo Chart, Ohdio) – 15%
MTV Korea – Artist & Music Charts – 5%
Gasoo appearance on gayo shows (MBC Show! Music Core, SBS Inky Gayo, KBS Music Bank, KBS Yoon Do Hyun Love Letter, MTV Top Choices, MTV Breakfast Club, Show! Music Tank, Pops In Seoul) – 5%

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