Weekly Music Chart 2009 - April week 3

1. (–) Super Junior – Sorry Sorry *** 2 WEEKS 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: Super Junior’s "Sorry Sorry" remains on top this week.  This is still the hottest song in Korea now as it is dominating many music charts.  "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.





2. (–) Davichi – 8282  
Score: 850
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: This is the title track of Davich’s first mini-album “Davich In Wonderland”. It is performed with powerful and appealing voices while its chorus is very addictive. The lyrics are about a woman waiting for a call from the man she loves. It begins as a ballad but later turns into a tecktonik dance song. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)





3. (+4) Son Dam Bi – 토요일밤에 (Saturday Night)   
Score: 844
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 4 more spots to No. 3 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.  This song should be ready to challenge for the top spot next week.





4. (–) 2AM – 친구의 고백 (Friend’s Confession)   
Score: 793
Genre: Pop Ballad

2AMConfessionMusic + Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Album: 2AM second single album Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: 2AM remains at No. 4 this week 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.





5. (-2) Lim Chang Jung – 오랜만이야 (It’s Been A Long Time)
Score: 790
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: Dropping 2 spots to No. 5 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".





6. (-1) 8Eight – 심장이 없어 (Don’t Have A Heart)   
Score: 763
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: 8Eight’s latest hit "Don’t Have A Heart" is at No. 6 this week.  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.





7. (+1) Wheesung – Insomnia
Score: 502
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)





8. (+18) K.Will – 눈물이 뚝뚝 (Dropping The Tears) *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Score: 474
Genre: R&B Ballad

DroppingTheTearsMusic: Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Park Chan Hyun
Album: K.Will mini-album "Dropping The Tears" Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: "Dropping The Tears" is from K.Will’s latest mini-album of the same title. A sad ballad about separation, is marked by K. Will’s mature and passionate vocals. The music video features Girls’ Generation’s Yuri as a beautiful Cinderella turned femme fatale in a black dress, stirring up plenty of hype among fans even before its release. (credits to ~S2~)





9. (-3) Kara – Honey
Score: 448
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)





10. (New) Big Bang & 2NE1 – Lollipop *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***  
Score: 430
Genre: R&B / Dance

LollipopMusic + Lyrics: Teddy
Album: Big Bang & 2NE1 digital single "Lollipop" Track 1
Watch: MV
Comment: "Lollipop" is a sneak preview song of YG’s first girl group 2NE1 featuring Big Bang. 2NE1 members are Park Bom, Sandara Park, Gong Min Ji, and CL.  A part of this song was used for the promotion of LG Cyon Lollipop song. The much anticipated four-member group is very promising and already has the title "female Big Bang", complete with hiphop voices and moves. Lollipop is a fun number with retro sounds and an easy melody one can groove to. Like the distinct colors of lollipops, the song brings out the flavors of Big Bang and the “female Big Bang”.  2NE1’s full debut is due in May.





11. (–) Bobby Kim – 사랑..그 놈 (Love…This Person)
Score: 428
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. (-3) Hwa Yobi – 반쪽 (Half)   
Score: 421
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)





13. (+1) Kim Jong Kook (feat. Shorry J) – 행복병 (Happiness Sickness)   
Score: 376
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.





14. (-2) Lee Eun Mi – 헤어지는 중입니다 (In The Middle Of Breaking Up)   
Score: 375
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" becomes her latest top-20 song.  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.





15. (-5) Sweet Sorrow – 그대에게 하는 말 (Words I Say To Her)   
Score: 335
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" is their latest top-20 hit.  Fans once again will be treated to the group’s outstanding harmonic vocals.





16. (+9) YB – 아직도 널 (Still You)   
Score: 327
Genre: Rock

Album: YB Vol. 8 Track 4 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: YB (Yoon Do Hyun Band) release their 8th album, Co-existance, after 2 years and 7 months. This album will be based on various problems in society. However, the title track "Still You" is a rock ballad track, different from their usual styles. There will be string accompaniment and guitar sounds to bring out the sadness of the number.





17. (-1) Someday (duet with Je-A of Brown Eyed Girls) – 알고있나요 (Do You KNow?)   
Score: 325
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.





18. (New) Epik High – Map The Soul   
Score: 312
Genre: Hip-hop

Album: Epik High Book Album "Map The Soul" Track 3
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Title song of Epik High’s seventh work, a book-album also entitled "Map the Soul", debuts at No. 18 this week. Now completely independent from any major label, the book-album can only be bought on Epik High’s website, [MapTheSoul.com]. Epik High recorded and created the album with the help of other artistes such as MYK, Kero One and Beatbox DG. Map the Soul is not Epik High’s official 6th album but instead a special project.





19. (-4) Rumble Fish – 한사람을 위한 마음 (Heart For One Person)   
Score: 311
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.





20. (-2) Fly To The Sky – 구속 (Corner)
Score: 286
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)





21 . (-4) J-Walk – 사랑한다 외쳐요 ( Shout That You Love ) : 271
22 . (-2) Lee Seung Chul – 그런 사람 또 없습니다 ( There Is No Other Person Like That ) : 257
23 . (-2) Cho Won Sun – 도레미파솔라시도 ( Do Re Mi Fa So La Si Do ) : 256
24 . (-5) Seo Tai Ji – Juliet : 253
25 . (New) Zi-A – 터질 것 같아 ( Feel Like Exploding ) : 252
26 . (-2) Free Style – 마음으로 하는말 ( Words From The Heart ) : 239
27 . (New) Tiffany (SNSD) – 나 혼자서 ( Be Myself ) : 238
28 . (-6) F.T Island – 나쁜 여자야 ( You’re A Bad Woman ) : 203
29 . (+16) AJ – Dancing Shoes : 194
30 . (+5) W & Whale – High School Sensation : 183
31 . (+3) Park Hye Kyung – 나 매력없니… (feat. 상추) ( Do I Have No Charm… ) : 182
32 . (-3) Brand New Day – 살만해 ( Livable ) : 172
33 . (New) After School – Diva : 166
34 . (+3) Bae Sul Gi – 지겨워 ( Tiresome ) : 132
35 . (-8) Nassun (feat. Han Seung Yeon of Kara) – 놀러와 ( Come Play ) : 129
36 . (+10) Park Hyun Bin – 대찬 인생 ( Big Life ) : 119
37 . (New) The D.A.Y – 그대라는 ( You Are… ) : 117
38 . (-8) Joo Hyun Mi & Seo Hyun – 짜라자짜 ( Jja La Ja Jja ) : 114
39 . (-3) The Nuts (Ji Hyun Woo solo) – 그녀가 아파요 ( She Is Hurting ) : 108
40 . (-8) Dynamic Duo – Beyond The Wall : 104
41 . (+2) AST’1 – 아쉬운 마음인걸 ( Regretful Heart ) : 100
42 . (New) Beyond – 미칠듯 ( Going Crazy ) : 91
43 . (-12) Lena Park – 비밀 ( Secret ) : 89
44 . (-6) Untouchable (feat. Han Sun Hwa) – 다줄께 ( Give You My All ) : 88
45 . (New) Kim Hyun Joong (SS501) – 행복이란 ( Hapiness Is… ) : 86
46 . (-13) Lyn – 사랑…다 거짓말 ( Love..It’s All Lies ) : 83
47 . (-8) Jang Ki Ha & Faces – 달이 차오른다, 가자 ( The Moon Is Rising, Let’s Go ) : 75
48 . (-8) Bi – 9월 12일 ( September 12th ) : 69
49 . (New) Tae.1 – 이불을 빨았어 ( Washed My Bedsheets ) : 68
50 . (-6) Yoo Chae Young 좋아 ( I Like ) : 65





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





Epitone Project – 눈을 뜨면 (When I Open My Eyes)
Genre: Alternative / Light Rock

Album: Epitone Project "The Start Of A Long Trip" Track 2
Listen to: Full Song
Comment: "When I Open My Eyes" is the title track of Epitone Projects’ album, The Starts of a Long Trip. It is a splendid but not too complicated song that portrays a sincere message. With a polished melody, the song’s lingering and sad story is about remembering the trivial things about a past love relationship.  This song reminds me of music from Toy and Kim Hyung Joong.  If you like their music, you should like this song too.






F-iv – Girl
Genre: R&B/Dance

Album: F-iv Vol. 1 (2002) Track 3
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: F-iv was a four-member guy group, F for Four and iv for Four in roman numerals hence F-iv. They debuted in 2002 with their first album "F-IV." Their voices were in harmony yet still brought out the smooth R&B sound. Although the band disbanded after their second album, their songs were popular and are a must-listen. (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%

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