Weekly Music Chart 2008 – November week 4

1. (+1) Kim Jong Kook – 어제보다 오늘 더 (Today More Than Yesterday) *** 1 WEEK NO. 1 ***
Score: 955
Genre: Pop Ballad

KimJongKook5Music: Kim Do Hoon, Lee Sang Ho / Lyrics: Yoon Sa Ra
Album: Kim Jong Kook Vol. 5 Track 4 Purchase this album
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Comment: Kim Jong Kook returns to the top spot for the first time in 3 years with "Today More Than Yesterday". Before going into the military, Kim had three successive No. 1 songs in "One Man", "Walking From The Same Place", and "You Are Lovely". He released his 4th album right before he entered the army and was unable to perform. This song is a great comeback for him as he proved that he has not lost any popularity during his absence. Congratulations.

2. (-1) Bi – Rainism
Score: 910
Genre: Pop / Dance

Bi5Music: Bi, Bae Jin Ryul / Lyrics: Bi

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Comment: Featured in Rain’s 5th album "Rainism", this synth-pop style dance track is led by an intense, repetitive beat. Rain wrote the music and lyrics for the song. The music video shows a performance by Rain that has a mysterious and surreal vibe. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

3. (–) Wonder Girls – Nobody  
Score: 826
Genre: Retro Pop / Dance

TrilogyMusic + Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Album: Wonder Girls: The Wonder Years: Trilogy Track 2 Purchase this album
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Comment: This track took a 60’s and 70s Motown girl-group sound and infused it with a contemporary sensibility. It melds soul music with a trendy hip-hop beat. The song repeats, "If not you, I don’t want anyone else" and is about a love that does not welcome separation. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

4. (+12) Wheesung – 별이 지다.. (Star Is Setting..)
Score: 733
Genre: R&B Ballad


Wheesung mini-album "With My Heart And Soul" Track 3 Purchase this album
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Comment: Moving up very fast into the top 5 is one of the best male vocalists in Korea. Wheesung is known for his golden voice and is in full display again with this new R&B song. Singer Lee Hyori is featured in the MV. Lately we haven’t heard a lot of pure R&B songs, but this is one. Check it out if you like this style of music.

5. (+9) Shinee – 아.미.고 (Amigo)
Score: 714
Genre: R&B / Dance


Album: Shinee Vol. 1 (repackaged) Track 1 Purchase this album
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Comment: Moving up to the top 5 in just its 2nd week on the chart is SHINee’s new single Amigo. The title comes with double meaning. In Spanish, the title means "friend", and in Korean, it is a shortened version of "You suffer if you love a beautiful woman". Once again a collaboration with Xperimental Music, Amigo is a groovy, beat-heavy dance track written by Yoo Young Jin, who also wrote the group’s earlier The SHINee World (doo-bop) and ROMANTIC. (credits to YesAsia)

6. (-2) Epik High – 1분 1초 (One Minute One Second)   
Score: 654
Genre: Hip Hop

LovescreamMusic: Tablo / Lyrics: Tablo, Mithra Jin
Album: Epik High mini-album "Lovescream" Track 6 Purchase this album
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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)

7. (-1) DBSG – 주문 (Mirotic)   
Score: 572
Genre: Pop / Dance

DBSG4Music: Sigvardt, Mikkel / Lyrics: Yoo Young Jin
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Comment: This is the representative track for TVXQ!’s 4th album, "Mirotic", which was named as such to refer to music that draws you in and captivates you like a maze. It’s a very modern dance song with reverse beats. The lyrics are about falling for a girl at first sight and trying to win her over by seducing her with intense gazes, as if casting a spell on her. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

8. (-1) Son Dam Bi – 미쳤어 (Become Crazy)  
Score: 564
Genre: Pop / Dance

SonDamBimini2Music: Brave Brothers / Lyrics: Eric

Son Dam Bi Mini Album Vol. 2 Track 1 Purchase this album
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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)

9. (New) Brown Eyed Girls – My Style *** HOT SHOT DEBUT *** 
Score: 534
Genre: Pop / Dance

Album: Brown Eyed Girls digital single "My Style (Hidden Track)" Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Having enjoyed major success this year with retro dance hits like "L.O.V.E" and "How", Brown Eyed Girls have risen as one of the top girl groups in Korea. They are releasing one more song before the end of the year to complete their amazing 2008. "My Style" takes no time to debut right into the top 10. This song, which is a surprise present for fans, is a sibling song to L.O.V.E, a re-arranged version of the song. With new lines like “What star are you from”, this song is very catchy and will be hard to forget.

10. (+15) Big Bang – 붉은 노을 (Sunset Glow)
Score: 528
Genre: R&B / Dance

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Comment: Fresh off winning the artiste-of-the-year award in MKMF, Big Bang’s non-stop hit songs just keep coming. This is the title track of their 2nd full length album "Remember". The song was originally sung by Lee Moon Sae and had been remade by different singers. Big Bang’s version offers a different feel as they incorporated their R&B, hip-hop dance style into the song. This will be another big hit for Big Bang, as they set their sights on sweeping all the major year-end music awards.

11. (-2) Son Ho Young – I Know
Score: 443
Genre: Pop / Dance

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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. (credits to ~S2~, YesAsia)

12. (+3) W & Whale – RPG Shine
Score: 436
Genre: Alternative Rock

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

W & Whale Vol. 1 Track 6 Purchase this album
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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)

13. (–) Tae Yeon – 들리나요 (Can You Hear Me: MBC Drama Beethoven Virus OST)
Score: 397
Genre: Pop Ballad

BeethovenVirusOSTMusic: Lee Sang Joon / Lyrics: Im Bo Kyung
Album: MBC Drama "Beethoven Virus" OST Track 7 Purchase this album
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Comment: The O.S.T. of the TV drama "Beethoven Virus". Tae-yeon’s heart-moving vocals harmonize perfectly with the sad melody. The song’s lyrics depict the sadness of love, while its music video of the song shows scenes from the drama. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

14. (-2) See Ya – Hot Girl
Score: 324
Genre: Pop / Dance

SeeYa3Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Album: See Ya Vol. 3 Track 2 Purchase this album
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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)

15. (-7) Shin Seung Hoon – 라디오를 켜봐요 (Turn On The Radio)
Score: 300
Genre: Pop Ballad

Shin Seung Hoon mini-album "Radio Wave" Track 3 Purchase this album
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Comment: The title track of "Ballad King" Shin Seung-hun’s project album "Radio Wave", this song features the rock genre and marks a shift in the singer’s musical style. The acoustic mood at the beginning of the song gives it drama-like charm. The lyrics of the song compare a song playing on the radio with sad love. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

16. (+13) Untouchable (feat. Hwa Yobi) – It’s Okay  
Score: 290
Genre: Hip-hop / R&B Ballad

Album: Untouchable digital single "It’s Okay" Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Yet another top-20 song from the reality TV Show "We Got Married". I can’t even count how many WGM songs have hit our chart this year. This song is the theme song of the couple of Hwanhee and Hwa Yobi, who fittingly is the vocalist behind the rapping by Untouchable. The song has been bubbling under the top 20 for several weeks, and this week it finally gained enough score to make it into the top 20.

17. (-7) Crown J – Fly Boy
Score: 289
Genre: Hip-hop

Crown J min-album "Fly Boy" Track 1 Purchase this album
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Comment: Title track of Crown J’s mini album "Fly Boy". Written and composed by Crown J, this song is a hip-hop number in the dirty south style. Memorable lyrics express the confident lifestyle of what he thinks a really cool guy should be. The music video, shot by Crown J himself with a 6mm camera in his hometown, Atlanta, caused a stir. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

18. (-1) 2PM – 10점 만점에 10점 (10 Out Of 10)
Score: 279
Genre: Pop / Dance

2PMsingle1Music + Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Album: 2PM single Vol. 1 Track 1 Purchase this album
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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)

19. (-8) MC The Max – 눈물은 모르게 (Tears Without Knowing)
Score: 272
Genre: Rock Ballad

MCTheMax6Music: Shin In Soo / Lyrics: Yang Jae Sun
Album: MC The Max Vol. 6 Track 2 Purchase this album
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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)

20. (+1) Davichi (Min Kyung) – 병원에 가다 (Going To The Hospital)
Score: 232
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Going To The Hospital digital single Track 1
Watch: Live Performance
Comment: This ballad has 4 versions released. The first 3 versions are recorded in this digital single sung by Davichi’s Min Kyung, Jewelry’s Eun Jung, and Brown Eyed Girls Narcia respectively. A 4th version, sung by new female artiste Miru, has just been released as well. Min Kyung’s version is the title song and it hits the top 20 this week. The song is written by popular songwriter Minuki.

21. (-2) SG Wannabe and Kim Jong Wook – 운명을 거슬러 (Opposed By Fate: MBC Drama "East of Eden" OST) : 229
22. (+2) Haihm – 어쩌면 우린 (Possibly Us) : 215
23. (+18) Goofy – 사랑은 없다 (No Love) : 207 *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
24. (New) Baek Chan (duet Lee Soo Young) – 무슨 사랑이 그래요 (What Kind Of Love Is This) : 199
25. (+17) Kim Dong Wan (duet Younha) – 약속 (Promise) : 197
26. (+2) Park Ki Young – 그대 나를 보나요 (Look At Me) : 186
27. (–) Park Jung Hyun (feat. Crown J) – No Break : 174
28. (-2) Younha – Gossip Boy : 172
29. (-11) M – 남자를 믿지마 (Don’t Trust Men) : 162
30. (+1) Can – 날보러와요 (Come See Me) : 158
31. (-1) Seo Tai Ji – Bermuda : 143
32. (-10) Jo Sung Mo – 바람의 화원 (Wind’s Flower Garden) : 138
33. (+4) Kara – 굿데이 시즌 2 (Goodday 2) : 120
34. (New) FT Island – 너를 사랑해 (Love is…) : 119
35. (New) Lee Soo Young – 이런 여자 (This Kind Of Woman) : 118
36. (-3) U-Kiss – 어리지 않아 (Not Young) : 116
37. (New) Baek Ji Young – 총 맞은 것처럼 (Like You Got Shot By a Gun) : 110
38. (New) Typhoon – 널 사랑하지 않았어 (I Didn’t Love You) : 103
39. (+1) Monday Kiz – Never Say Goodbye : 91
40. (+4) YMGA – Tell It To My Heart : 85
41. (-7) Bobby Kim – Reason (SBS Drama Tazza OST) : 77
42. (+6) 2AM – 어떡하죠 (What To Do) : 69
43. (-11) Tree Bicycle (feat. Suh Young Eun) – 내가사랑해 (I Love You) : 68
44. (New) Tei – 기적 같은 이야기 (Miracle-Like Story) : 63
45. (-2) Kim Gun Mo – 사랑해 (Fall In Love) : 58
46. (-7) Park Jung Ah – New Way Always : 57
47. (New) Clazziquai – Flea : 54
48. (Re) Black – 가슴아 그만 (Heart, Stop) : 52
49. (–) JK Kim Dong Wook – 사랑이 이별이 (Love Is, Parting Is) : 44
50. (-3) Banana Girl – 키스해죠 (Kiss) : 39

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


Zooropa Yellow – 널 지울게 (I Will Erase You)
Genre: Modern Rock
Music + Lyrics: Kim Jae Yong
Album: Zooropa Yellow Vol. 1 Track 1
Watch: MV
Comment: Zooropa Yellow is a new modern rock band known for their lyricism and have a similar feel to famous British rock band Coldplay. They have the ability to show what real pop rock music is with their own powerful and appealing songs. There are so much appeal and energy in their songs and they do a great job of showcasing their sad emotions. Lead singer and guitarist Kim Jae Yong has a delicate and gentle voice color which is very addictive. He wrote all songs and lyrics for their debut album, including this title track, which has an interesting 3D cartoon MV. Fans should check out this new band. (credits to purpletiger86)

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, KBS Yoon Do Hyun Love Letter, SBS Kim Jung Eun Chocolate, MTV Non-stop, Pops In Seoul) – 5%


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