Weekly Music Chart 2009 - April week 2

1. (+1) Super Junior – Sorry Sorry *** 1 WEEK NO. 1 ***   
Score: 949
Genre: Pop / Dance

SuperJunior3Music + Lyrics: Yoo Young Jin
Album: Super Junior Vol. 3 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: As expected, Super Junior’s "Sorry Sorry" moves up to the top spot this week, narrowly edging out Davichi’s "8282".  This is the hottest song in Korea now as it is dominating many music charts.  Super Junior had a disappointing chart showing here for their last album, but they are doing much better this time. "Sorry Sorry" is a catchy urban house dance number and the group especially worked with renowned choreographer Nick Bass, who has collaborated with Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, and Christina Aguilera. This song should continue to stay on top for multiple weeks.





2. (-1) Davichi – 8282  
Score: 947
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: After 2 weeks at No. 1, Davichi’s "8282" drops back to No. 2.  This song 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.  Davichi is starting to perform a new song "My Man".





3. (–) Lim Chang Jung – 오랜만이야 (It’s Been A Long Time)
Score: 841
Genre: Pop Ballad

LimChangJung11Music: Lee Dong Won / Lyrics: Bae Eun Jung
Album: Lim Chang Jung Vol. 11 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Holding steady at No. 3 is veteran Lim Chang Jung’s comeback hit "It’s Been A Long Time".  This well-made ballad number is about a man who has reunited with his lover, but sadly has trouble approaching her.  Fans can once again hear Lim Chang Jung’s trademark emotional vocal.  The younger generation of k-pop fans who have not heard of Lim’s songs should definitely check out "the king of ballads".





4. (+8) 2AM – 친구의 고백 (Friend’s Confession)   
Score: 784
Genre: Pop Ballad

2AMConfessionMusic + Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Album: 2AM second single album Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: 2AM scored their first ever top-5 hit with their second single "Friend’s Confession", which Asia’s top producer Park Jin Young composed and labeled as the “manliest ballad”. This album’s theme basically situates around a male’s true feelings.  This song only needed 2 weeks to get to No. 4 and has a good chance to challenge for the top spot next week.





5. (-1) 8Eight – 심장이 없어 (Don’t Have A Heart)   
Score: 767
Genre: R&B Ballad

8Eight3Music: Bang Shi Hyuk / Lyrics: Bang Shi Hyuk, Baek Chan
Album: 8Eight Vol. 3 Track 4 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Due to very strong competition, 8Eight fell back one spot to No 5 with "Don’t Have A Heart".  This song is an excellent R&B ballad, produced once again by Hitmen Bang Shi Hyuk.  The music video features the Wonder Girls’ So Hee, who transforms into a vampire.  8Eight are actively promoting this song on music shows, and with their members more well-known now, it is helping this song’s popularity a lot.





6. (–) Kara – Honey
Score: 707
Genre: Pop / Dance

HoneyMusic: 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: This song is included in Kara’s special edition album for “Pretty Girl”. It is a remake of the song "Honey" that was included in Kara’s second mini-album. It has sad lyrics and enchanting electronic sounds. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)





7. (+14) Son Dam Bi – 토요일밤에 (Saturday Night)   
Score: 616
Genre: Pop / Dance 

SonDamBi1Music + Lyrics: Brave Brothers
Album: Son Dam Bi Vol. 1 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: After a breakthrough with her big hit "Becoming Crazy" last year that put her into the upper echelons of female singers, Son Dam Bi finally releases her first full studio album 2 years after her debut, to much expectation.  She doesn’t disappoint as her latest hit "Saturday Night" moves up 14 spots to No. 7 this week.  Continuing the trend of 80s style retro dance hits, "Saturday Night" once again is penned by Brave Brothers, who is now famous for this type of music.





8. (-3) Wheesung – Insomnia
Score: 595
Genre: R&B / Dance

InsomniaMusic: Craig David’s "Insomnia" / Lyrics: Wheesung
Album: Wheesung digital single "Insomnia" Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track of Whee Sung’s fourth digital single album. It’s a bright, lively and very contemporary dance-pop song that’s a Korean version of world singer Craig David’s "Insomnia". It follows a baseline trend that’s popular in Europe and has a highly addictive melody. Kim Min-su, who participated in the OSTs for the TV drama "All In" and the movie "My Sassy Girl, took care of the arrangement. Whee Sung wrote the lyrics. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)





9. (–) Hwa Yobi – 반쪽 (Half)   
Score: 484
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)





10. (+1) Sweet Sorrow – 그대에게 하는 말 (Words I Say To Her)   
Score: 438
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Sweet Sorrow Vol. 2.5 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Already well-known for their works in various drama OSTs, Korean quartet Sweet Sorrow return with their latest album.  Their new album once again sees the band personally compose, write, and arrange all the songs, a rarity for non-rock groups in Korea. Title song "Words I Say To Her" moves up to the top 10 this week.  Fans once again will be treated to the group’s outstanding harmonic vocals.





11. (+2) Bobby Kim – 사랑..그 놈 (Love…This Person)
Score: 435
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)





12. (+8) Lee Eun Mi – 헤어지는 중입니다 (In The Middle Of Breaking Up)   
Score: 431
Genre: Pop Ballad

LeeEunMi2009miniMusic: Yoon Il Sang / Lyrics: Yoon Il Sang, Lee Tae Gun
Album: Lee Eun Mi 2009 mini-album Track 3
Watch: Live Performance
Comment: Continuing her revival in the music scene, Lee Eun Mi’s latest hit "In The Middle Of Breaking Up" moves up 8 more spots to No. 12 this week.  This song is a vintage sad ballad that fits very well with the singer’s husky voice.  Earlier this year, Lee Eun Mi’s old song "I Had A Lover" became popular once again, prompting the veteran singer to release a new mini-album with this current hit. 





13. (-5) SNSD – Gee  
Score: 397
Genre: Pop / Dance

GeeMusic + Lyrics: E-Tribe

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)





14. (–) Kim Jong Kook (feat. Shorry J) – 행복병 (Happiness Sickness)   
Score: 396
Genre: Pop Ballad

KimJongKooksingleMusic: Kim Do Hoon, Lee Sang Ho / Lyrics: Yoon Sa Ra, Mario
Album: Kim Jong Kook digital single "Happiness Sickness" Track 1 
Watch: MV
Comment: Kim Jong Kook returns in the warm spring time with a digital single “Happiness Sickness”. This lovable song is about a world where everything is beautiful, with everyone being happy simply for being touched and hugged; it is a gift from the heavens. Recently, Kim had wanted to sing a bright song. He mentioned how sad songs are good in that they offer comfort to those in need, but he wanted to send out happiness that people can sing along to.





15. (–) Rumble Fish – 한사람을 위한 마음 (Heart For One Person)   
Score: 386
Genre: Pop Ballad

Heart41PersonMusic + Lyrics: Oh Tae Ho
Album: Rumble Fish digital single "Heart For One Person" Track 1
Watch: MV
Comment: Last year, Rumble Fish garnered much love with their remake album Memory For You, with their title track “You and The Rain”. Unfortunately, the band was unable to perform their follow-up track, Heart For One Person” and so they have re-released a March version of this song as a digital single. Originally sung by Lee Seung Hwan, this version showcases female vocals by vocalist Choi Jini, bringing a new flavor to the song. Her husky yet beautiful voice complements the song well.





16. (+12) Someday (duet with Je-A of Brown Eyed Girls) – 알고있나요 (Do You KNow?)   
Score: 357
Genre: R&B Ballad

Someday1Music: Oh Joon Sung / Lyrics: Oh Joon Sung, Eun Jong Tae
Album: Someday Vol. 1 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: Technically, this is the 4th charted song from the OST of the popular KBS drama "Boys Over Flower".  However, this duet version with Je-A of Brown Eyed Girls is recorded on Someday’s debut album and is the version that made it to our chart.  Someday were relatively unknown prior to singing in the "Boys Over Flower" OST, now they have their own album and their first top-20 hit song, which is a very nice R&B ballad.  Je-A’s participation further increases the appeal of this R&B ballad.





17. (–) J-Walk (feat. Miryo) – 사랑한다 외쳐요 (Shout That You Love)   
Score: 320
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: J-Walk Vol. 3 Special Edition CD2 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: Male duo J-Walk have released a special edition of their 3rd album with a bonus CD featuring two brand new songs.  The first new song "Shout That You Love" remains at No. 17 this week. This song is a warm and tender pop ballad reminiscent of their earlier hit songs.  Brown Eyed Girls’ Miryo is the featured rapper in this song.





18. (-11) Fly To The Sky – 구속 (Corner)
Score: 311
Genre: R&B Ballad

FTTS8Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Kang Eun Kyung
Album: Fly To The Sky Vol. 8 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of Fly To The Sky’s 8th album “Decennium”. It is an R&B song with an addictive jazz-like melody. The charismatic and versatile voices of the two members, who can sing both high and low as well as in falsetto, harmonize perfectly with the magnificent accompaniment. The music video shows model/actor Choi Ji-ho playing the role of a man who parts with the woman he is deeply in love with. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)





19. (-3) Seo Tai Ji – Juliet   
Score: 299
Genre: Rock

Album: Seo Tai Ji 8th Atomos Part Secret Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Teaser Live Performance
Comment: K-pop icon Seo Tai Ji made a mighty comeback in 2008 with the best-selling single 8th Atomos Part Moai. The musical story continues in 2009 with 8th Atomos Part Secret, the second single off his upcoming eighth album. The rock legend’s new single is about the truth of the world being shrouded in a veil of secrecy, and true to the theme, the release itself has also been masked in mystery. 8th Atomos Part Secret comes with four tracks including this week’s top-20 hit "Juliet".  Tickets for Seo Tai Ji’s single launch concerts, cryptically titled Wormhole, sold out in just 20 minutes.  Seo Tai Ji also made rare stage appearances on gayo shows to promote this song.





20. (-1) Lee Seung Chul – 그런 사람 또 없습니다 (There Is No Other Person Like That)
Score: 282
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)





21. (+3) Cho Won Sun – 도레미파솔라시도 (Do Re Mi Fa So La Si Do) : 275
22 . (-4) F.T Island – 나쁜 여자야 ( You’re A Bad Woman ) : 247
23 . (-1) Wax (feat. Tae Hye Young) – 전화 한 번 못하니 ( Not Even A Call ) : 236
24. (New) Free Style – 마음으로 하는말 (Words From The Heart) : 235 *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
25. (+21) YB – 아직도 널 (Still You) : 205 *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
26 . (New) K.Will – 눈물이 뚝뚝 ( Dropping The Tears ) : 202
27 . (–) Nassun (feat. Han Seung Yeon of Kara) – 놀러와 ( Come Play ) : 197
28 . (-18) Shin Hye Sung – 왜 전화 했어… ( Why Did You Call… ) : 173
29 . (+2) Brand New Day – 살만해 ( Livable ) : 167
30 . (+7) Joo Hyun Mi & Seo Hyun (SNSD) – 짜라자짜 ( Jja La Ja Jja ) : 165
31 . (-5) Lena Park – 비밀 ( Secret ) : 161
32 . (+2) Dynamic Duo – Beyond The Wall : 155
33 . (-3) Lyn – 사랑…다 거짓말 ( Love..It’s All Lies ) : 154
34 . (New) Park Hye Kyung (feat. Chang Choo) – 나 매력없니… ( Do I Have No Charm… ) : 136
35 . (+4) W & Whale – High School Sensation : 127
36 . (New) The Nuts (Ji Hyun Woo vocal) – 그녀가 아파요 ( She Is Hurting ) : 116
37 . (New) Bae Sul Gi – 지겨워 ( Tiresome ) : 110
38 . (-3) Untouchable (feat. Han Sun Hwa) – 다줄께 ( Give You My All ) : 106
39 . (+4) Jang Ki Ha & Faces – 달이 차오른다, 가자 ( The Moon Is Rising, Let’s Go ) : 88
40 . (-11) Bi – 9월 12일 ( September 12th ) : 87
41 . (-8) Kim Kyung Rok – 사랑쟁이 ( Attached To Love ) : 86
42 . (-6) Noblesse (feat. Seo Jin Young) – 이별통보 ( Breakup Report ) : 85
43 . (New) AST’1 – 아쉬운 마음인걸 ( Regretful Heart ) : 84
44 . (New) Yoo Chae Young – 좋아 ( I Like ) : 78
45 . (New) AJ – Dancing Shoes : 76
46 . (New) Park Hyun Bin – 대찬 인생 ( Big Life ) : 72
47 . (-6) Uptown – 흑기사 ( Black Knight ) : 70
48 . (New) T-Max – Wish Ur My Love : 67
49 . (-5) Sori – 새끼손가락 ( Pinky Finger ) : 56
50 . (-18) Lee Jin Sung – Sorry : 53





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





Tae.1 (feat. JB) – 나쁜남자 (Bad Man)
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Tae.1 Vol. 2 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of Tae.1’s sophomore album.  "Bad Man" is a sad guy love song about having no other choice but to break up with a loved one. The song brings out Tae.1’s husky yet soft vocals. To upgrade this song even further, Tae.1 worked with the producer to achieve a better quality to the song. Tae.1 also took part in creating the music video. (credits to motoway065)





Shinvi – Darling
Genre: Pop

Album: Shinvi Vol. 1 (2002) Track 12
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Shinvi was set to become the second S.E.S a trio from Cid.K entertainment, subsidiary to SM Entertainment. Members were Yoo Soo Jin, Oh Sang Eun, and Yu na. They were very cute with some potential.  However, things didn’t work out as planned.  After the first album they disbanded but were often featured in SM-Town videos. Sang Eun has made a comeback under the stage name Nemo, with a much more mature voice.  "Darling" is one of the cutest songs in kpop, a lot of people remember the girls and this song for the cuteness. (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, SBS Kim Jung Eun Chocolate, MNet M!Countdown, KBS Lee Hana Peppermint, YTN Live Power Music, MTV Non-stop, Pops In Seoul) – 5%

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