Weekly Music Chart 2009 - February week 1

1. (+1) SNSD – Gee *** 1 WEEK NO. 1 *** 
Score: 965
Genre: Pop / Dance

GeeMusic + Lyrics: E-Tribe

SNSD mini-album Vol. 1 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: After much debate as to whether this song could hit No. 1 on this chart without any performances on MNet’s M!Countdown, the question was put to rest this week as "Gee" is debuting at No. 2 on M!Countdown despite no performances.  As a result, this song has risen to No. 1 on our chart, pretty much blowing away the competition as it now receives scores from all our chart sources.  It should be just the beginning of many weeks on the top spot as this song is No. 1 all over Korea.  Congratulations to SNSD.





2. (-1) Seung Ri (Big Bang) – Strong Baby
Score: 863
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: After one week on top, Seung Ri’s solo effort "Strong Baby" from Big Bang’s 2nd album "Remember" is dropping back a spot to No. 2.  But the mission is accomplished.  By hitting No. 1, more fans get to know the talent of Big Bang’s youngest member Seung Ri.  He proves that he can hold his own very well.





3. (+1) Kim Kyung Rok (feat. Baby-J) – 이젠 남이야 (We Are Now Strangers)  
Score: 802
Genre: R&B Ballad

KimKyungRok1Music + Lyrics: Cho Young Soo

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. (+2) Gavy NJ – 연애소설 (Romance Story)  
Score: 759
Genre: R&B Ballad

GavyNJ3RMusic + Lyrics: Min Myung Ki
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)





5. (–) K.Will (feat. MC Mong) – 러브119 (Love 119)
Score: 623
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. (+8) Bobby Kim – 사랑..그 놈 (Love…This Person)
Score: 610
Genre: R&B Ballad

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" reaches top 10 this week, moving up 8 spots to No. 6.  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. (+8) Lyn – 사랑…다 거짓말 (Love…It’s All Lies)
Score: 582
Genre: R&B Ballad

Album: Lyn Vol. 5 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Keeping pace with Bobby Kim and also moving up 8 spots, 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)





8. (+5) Untouchable (feat. Hwa Young) – Tell Me Why
Score: 542
Genre: Hip Hop

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)





9. (-6) Kara – Pretty Girl
Score: 515
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. (-2) Kim Bum Soo – 슬픔보다 더 슬픈 이야기 (A Story Sadder Than Sadness)
Score: 502
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)





11. (-1) Lee Ssang (feat. Jung In) – 챔피언 (Champion)   
Score: 448
Genre: Hip-hop

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. (-5) Baek Ji Young – 총 맞은 것처럼 (Like You Got Shot By A Gun)  
Score: 430
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)





13. (-4) SS501 – U R Man  
Score: 403
Genre: Pop / Dance

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

SS501 special album U R Man Track 2 Purchase this album
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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)





14. (-2) Lee Seung Chul – 듣고 있나요 (Are You Listening?: MBC Drama "East of Eden" OST2)  
Score: 398
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)





15. (+17) May Doni (feat. Kwon and Jung Jin Woon of 2AM) – 몰라 ing (Mola ing)
Score: 373
Genre: R&B Ballad

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" has been rising fast each week in the chart and this week it breaks into the top 20.  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.





16. (-5) Rumble Fish – 비와 당신 (You And The Rain)
Score: 355
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)





17. (+1) Norazo – 슈퍼맨 (Superman)   
Score: 343
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)





18. (+10) Kinetic Flow (feat. AG) – 현실에 2프로 부족한 연인들에게 (To Lovers Who Are Missing 2% of Reality)
Score: 330
Genre: Hip Hop

Album: Kinetic Flow single album "Delicious Days" Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Hip-hop duo Kinetic Flow score their first top-20 hit with a very long and interesting song titled "To Lovers Who Are Missing 2% of Reality".  This song scores most of its points on airplays.  It is only second to SNSD’s "Gee" in terms of total airplays in the last 2 weeks.  Kinetic Flow’s songs are mainstream enough to appeal to pop fans and it finally shows this time.





19. (+22) Jessica H.O – 인생은 즐거워 (Life Is Good) *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***  
Score: 274
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B

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 this is her first solo top-20 song, and is also our biggest mover of the week.  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 getting 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.





20. (-3) Lee Eun Mi – 애인있어요 (I Had A Lover)
Score: 270
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~)





21. (+6) After School – Ah : 238
22. (New) T – 떠나지마 (Don’t Leave) : 237 *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
23 . (-1) Min Kyung Hoon – 하루 ( One Day ) : 236
24 . (-8) Shinee – 아.미.고 ( Amigo ) : 230
25 . (+4) Lee Sora – Track 8 : 228
26 . (+4) T-Max – 파라다이스 ( Paradise: KBS Drama "Boys Over Flowers" OST ) : 218
27 . (+12) Ran – Never Say Bye : 217
28 . (-7) Tae In – 사랑을 해도 외롭다 ( I’m Sad Even If I Love ) : 208
29 . (-10) Son Dam Bi – 미쳤어 ( Become Crazy ) : 172
30 . (+1) Brand New Day – 살만해 ( Livable ) : 165
31 . (+14) Tae Goon – Call Me : 155
32 . (-9) Mighty Mouth (feat. Son Dam Bi) – 패밀리 ( Family ) : 148
33 . (–) Jin Ju – 미로 ( Maze ) : 145
34 . (-14) Lee Soo Young – 이런 여자 ( This Kind Of Woman ) : 139
35 . (+2) My Aunt Mary – 푸른 양철 스쿠터 ( Green Iron Scooter ) : 125
36 . (+4) Overspeed Scandal OST – 아마도 그건 ( That Is… ) : 119
37 . (+1) Typhoon – 그리울 사랑 ( Longed Love ) : 105
38 . (New) Wink – 부끄부끄 ( Shy Shy ) : 103
39 . (-13) Lee Ji Ah – 러브 바이러스 ( Love Virus ) : 102
40 . (New) Jaurim – 20세기 소년시대 ( 20th Century Youth Era ) : 83
41 . (New) Tae Sa Bi Ae – 행복하라고 Part 2 ( Be Happy Part 2 ) : 70
42 . (New) Ye In – 한때 ( One Time ) : 64
43 . (New) Namolla Family (feat. Tae In) – 내 사랑 로맨스 ( My Love Romance ) : 43
44 . (New) Blue Spring – 사랑한다 사랑한다 ( I Love You I Love You ) : 40
45 . (+5) Babo Kim & Kim Dong Hee – 매일 밤마다 ( Every Night ) : 35
46 . (New) Stay – 너를 사랑하는게 너를 좋아하는게 ( Loving You, Liking You ) : 34
47 . (Re) Mario – 슈퍼맨 ( Superman ) : 32
48 . (–) Yoon Jong Shin – 내일 할 일 ( Things To Do Tomorrow ) : 25
49 . (New) Dear Cloud – Lip : 24
50 . (-15) Loveholics – Butterfly : 21





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





Jun Hye Sun – 어떡해 (What To Do)
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Jun Hye Sun digital single Track 2
Listen to: Full Song (credits to Mardi09 for uploading)
Comment: Jun Hye Sun, who takes on the role of Jun Chu Hak in the musical Hedwick, finally releases her long-awaited first single, "What to Do", soon after Christmas. The Christmas version of the song samples the carol, Noel, to bring out the wintery feel and listeners will be able to sing along to the melody in no time. This ballad was composed Lee Joo Ho, who also wrote Eru’s White Snow and Son Dam Bi’s Invisible Person, and Lee Hyuk Joon, who is famous for music producing as well as musical directing. (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, SBS Kim Jung Eun Chocolate, KBS Lee Hana Peppermint, YTN Live Power Music, MTV Non-stop, Pops In Seoul) – 5%

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