Weekly Music Chart 2009 – June week 2

1. (–) Super Junior – 너라고 (It’s You) *** 2 WEEKS NO. 1 ***  
Score: 889
Genre: Pop / Dance

SuperJunior3CMusic + Lyrics: E-Tribe
Album: Super Junior Vol. 3 Version C Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Super Junior remain No. 1 with their new song "It’s You". They are the first artistes in 2009 to have two No. 1 songs. "It’s You" is coming from the newly released C version of their 3rd album, which has 4 new songs, including this title track. It’s written by E-Tribe, who also wrote SNSD’s "Gee" earlier this year. Unlike "Sorry Sorry", "It’s You" is mellow and more pop-oriented.

2. (+2) See Ya, Davichi, and Ji-Yeon (T-Ara) – 여성시대 (Women’s Generation)
Score: 802
Genre: Pop / Dance

Album: See Ya, Davichi & T-ara digital single "Women’s Generation" Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Members from three of MNet Entertainment’s girl groups joined forces for a project single. "Women’s Generation" is a pop/dance song with a slight trot style. Despite losing points, the song moves up to No. 2 this week, becoming the highest-ranked digital single since the inception of this chart in 2005. New group T-Ara’s member Ji-Yeon joined See Ya and Davichi in this collaboration, which reminds us of last year’s Color Pink.

3. (–) SG Wannabe (feat. Yurisangja Baek Seung Hwa) – 사랑해 (I Love You)  
Score: 767
Genre: Folk Ballad

SGWannabe6Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Album: SG Wannabe Vol. 6 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track for SG Wannabe’s 6th album "Gift From SG WANNABE". Composer Cho Young-soo, who has long produced the group’s tracks, produced this Simon & Garfunkel-style song, which features beautiful harmonies. The music video tells a sad love story between actor Baek Jong-min and Jiyeon, a new member of SeeYa. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

4. (+1) 2NE1 – Fire  
Score: 711
Genre: Hip-hop / R&B / Dance

FireMusic + Lyrics: Teddy
Album: 2NE1 digital single "Fire" Track 1
Watch: MV (Space Version) MV (Street Version) Live Performance
Comment: Taking K-pop by storm is 2NE1 (To Anyone), the first girl group from YG Entertainment. Despite limited TV exposure, their debut single "Fire" remains strong in the top 5. 2NE1 are known as the female version of Big Bang. Last month, they had a collaboration with Big Bang "Lollipop" and used the song to introduce the new group. Many girl groups are work-in-progress when they debut, but this group is definitely a finished product. Thanks to their prolonged training, they are already performing like veterans. 2NE1 will definitely make a major impact on k-pop for years to come.

5. (+12) SHINee – 줄리엣 (Juliette)  
Score: 634
Genre: Pop / Dance

Album: SHINee 2nd mini-album "Romeo" Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: SHINee, last year’s top new boyband, are back with their 2nd mini-album. Their latest single "Juliette" only needed 2 weeks to get into the top 5. It is an urban dance number from the creators of BoA’s Eat You Up, Dong Bang Shin Ki’s Mirotic, and SHINee’s own Love Like Oxygen. The song samples from Corbin Bleu’s Deal With It, and its romantic lyrics are written by member Jong Hyun, who is making his songwriting debut. (credits to ~S2~)

6. (-4) 2PM – Again & Again  
Score: 632
Genre: Pop / Dance

2PMmini2009Music + Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Album: 2PM single album "2:00PM Time For Change" Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track for 2PM’s single album "2:00PM Time For Change". It features a dreamy melody and rhythm that go well with 2PM’s intense dance moves. The song is about a man returning to a lover who has left because he has lingering feelings. The music video shows 2PM performing and impressive transformations by each member. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

7. (+1) Lee Seung Chul – 손톱이 빠져서 (My Nails Came Off)  
Score: 556
Genre: Rock Ballad

Album: Lee Seung Chul Vol. 10 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Veteran Lee Seung Chul moves up another spot to No. 7 this week with "My Nails Came Off". The song comes from his 10th album titled Mutopia. The word Mutopia mixes the two words “music” and “utopia” together to show fans the journey music has taken him throughout his life. This song is composed by Jun Hae Sung, who also wrote the song “Long Day”. The song has a rock style and Lee Seung Chul’s trademark sincere vocals. Recently, Lee Seung Chul made rare appearances on music shows to perform this song, and it should help in boosting its popularity.

8. (-1) K.Will – 눈물이 뚝뚝 (Dropping The Tears)
Score: 510
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: This is the representative track for K.Will’s first mini album. The song starts with a simple piano melody and combines magnificent orchestra tunes and drum beats. K.Will’s more mature and moving voice sings about a heartbreaking separation. Yuri of Girls’ Generation stars in the music video as a mature woman who sheds tears. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

9. (+2) Chae Yeon – 흔들려 (Shake)
Score: 485
Genre: Pop / Dance

Album: Chae Yeon mini-album "Shake" Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Sexy diva Chae Yeon returns to the top 10 this week with "Shake". DJ Koo of Clon also offered 2 re-mixed versions of this song. While Chae Yeon was on hiatus from music between her last album and now, many female singles with similar styles to hers have emerged. Now Chae Yeon is out to re-capture her fans once again. The timing of this release is good as we are getting into summer and dance hits always do well in this season.

10. (–) IU – Boo  
Score: 484
Genre: Pop / Dance

IU1Music: Han Sang Won / Lyrics: Han Sang Won, Choi Kap Won
Album: IU Vol. 1 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative song for IU’s first album "Growing Up". An up-tempo song with a cheerful melody, it blends retro 80s sounds with a contemporary sensibility. The song is laced with teen emotions and the fun lyrics tell a girl’s cute love story. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

11. (+16) V.O.S – 큰일이다 (Big Trouble) *** CO-BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Score: 470
Genre: R&B Ballad

RoutineFreeMusic: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Kang Eun Kyung
Album: V.O.S Vol. 3.5 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Last year, all three members of V.O.S enjoyed solo successes: Park Ji Hun and Kim Kyung Rok released their solo albums and Choi Hyun Joon collaborated with various artistes in their songs. The trio finally comes back with its 3.5 album, Routine Free. The title track "Big Trouble" is one of our biggest movers this week, up 16 spots to No. 11. This song was composed by Korea’s best hit-maker, Cho Young Soo, and penned by Kang Eun Kyung. The lyrics are to bring tears to listeners’ eyes. The song is about a one-sided love and the distress and uneasiness one feels when not being able to confess one’s feelings.

12. (-3) Park Ji Yoon – 바래진 기억에 (In A Faded Memory)
Score: 434
Genre: Jazz Ballad

Album: Park Ji Yoon Vol. 7 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of Park Ji-yoon’s 7th album “Flower, Again the First”. It is a ballad with sentimental lyrics and acoustic sounds, and it is performed with Park Ji-yoon’s more mature and moving voice. The music video, which features beautiful and sensible images, was produced by director Hong Won-ki, who has also produced music videos for Seo Taiji and Epik High. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

13. (+2) Kim Tae Woo – 기억과 추억 (Memory And Remembrance)
Score: 430
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Kim Tae Woo digital single "Memory and Remembrance" Track 1
Watch: MV
Comment: Kim Tae Woo makes a comeback after 3 years as he has completed his military service. This single is like a G.O.D reunion song as it features G.O.D members Son Ho Yong, Danny Ahn and Park Joon Hyung. This was originally supposed to be a surprise present for the ten-year friendship among the G.O.D members. The song was composed by Lee Hyung Seung and penned by Kim Tae Woo himself. The lyrics are about the great memories he has cherished over the years.

14. (-8) Younha – 원투쓰리 (1,2,3)  
Score: 401
Genre: Piano Rock

Younha3AMusic: F. Hult, S. Kosug / Lyrics: NANA
Album: Younha Vol. 3 Part A Track 4 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track for Younha’s third album “Part.A Peace Love & Ice Cream". Cheerful and lively, the song is about the mind of a girl in love and features attractive brass and percussion sounds. Younha shows off a more mature and lovely side in the music video. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

15. (-3) Davichi – My Man  
Score: 396
Genre: Pop / Dance

DavichiminiMusic: Park Hae Woon, Park Hae Moon / Lyrics: Lee Sang Baek, DK4RG
Album: Davichi mini-album "Davichi In Wonderland" Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This song is included in Davichi’s first mini-album “Davichi In Wonderland”. It is a cheerful dance song about the feelings of a woman who has just fallen in love. The music video shows Kwang-soo of Cho Shin Sung, who shows off his masculine charm. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

16. (+2) Kim Dong Ryul – 고독한 항해 (Lonely Voyage)
Score: 385
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Kim Dong Ryul 2008 Concert, Monologue (Live) Track 29 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: One of the very few singer-songwriters in Korea, Kim Dong Ryul maintains a low profile, yet his songs are always appreciated by fans. He has very strong album sales despite not performing on music shows. This song by Kim Dong Ryul was originally featured in his first solo album. He sang this as a ballad at his 2008 concert and has now released the studio version as the title song of this live concert album, featuring more effects which create the image of traveling with the seas.

17. (-3) Son Dam Bi – 토요일밤에 (Saturday Night)  
Score: 381
Genre: Pop / Dance

SonDamBi1Music + Lyrics: Brave Brothers
Album: Son Dam Bi Vol. 1 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of Son Dam-bi’s 1st album “Type B”. It is a pop dance song featuring retro sounds of the 1980s and it was written by Yonggamhan Hyeongje, who also wrote "Crazy". They created the mood of the 1980s retro futurism by using electronic synthesizer sounds and drum source. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

18. (-5) After School – Diva
Score: 367
Genre: Pop / Dance

DivaMusic + Lyrics: Brave Brothers
Album: After School digital single "Diva" Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of After School’s 1st digital single album. This cheerful and exciting song about the sweet feeling of love was written by Yonggamhan-hyeongjae, who has also written many hits for Big Bang, Se7en and Son Dam-bi. The combination of hip-hop sounds and the electronic genre makes this song very addictive. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

19. (+16) Koyote – 넌센스 (Nonsense) *** CO-BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Score: 343
Genre: Pop / Dance

Koyote10.5Music: Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Kim Se Jin
Album: Koyote Vol. 10 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Koyote, one of k-pop’s signature pop dance groups, return with their 10th album minus Kim Jong Min, who could not participate as he is in military service. It’s been three years since their last album. The title track Nonsense moves up 16 spots this week. It was composed by hit-makers Kim Do Hun and Kim Sejin. This dance track has 80s-style house rhythms and incorporates trendy synthesizer sounds. Check out our "Yesterday Once More" segment in which Koyote are featured this week.

20. (-1) Kim Jong Wook (feat. Kang Min Kyung) – 척하면 척 (If You Pretend)  
Score: 299
Genre: Pop

KimJongWook2Music: Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Kim Do Hoon, Hwang Sung Jin
Album: Kim Jong Wook Vol. 2 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Last year’s "We Got Married" mania put singer Kim Jong Wook on the map, as his song, "Only You", became very popular. Now Kim Jong Wook returns with his new album "One Fine Day". Title song "If You Pretend" is a collaboration track with Davichi member Kang Min Kyung. The song is a dance number which has some reggae sounds, along with a summery cute feel to it. Kang not only took part in the song but the choreography as well.

21 . (+9) MC Mong – Simple Love (feat. 나비) : 262
22. (New) Baek Ji Young – 사랑이 죄인가요 (Love Must Be a Sin: SBS Drama "Princess Ja Myung Go" OST) : 261 *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***

23 . (+5) Jun Jin (feat. Son Dam Bi) – Hey Ya! : 243
24 . (+9) Kim Bum Soo – 잊은 만큼 후희해 ( I Regret As Much As I Forget ) : 229
25 . (-5) 8Eight – 심장이 없어 ( Don’t Have A Heart ) : 217
26 . (-2) Tiffany (SNSD) – 나 혼자서 ( Be Myself ) : 208
27 . (+7) Na Yoon Kwon – 미행 ( Shadow ) : 191
28 . (New) Kim Dong Hee – 여자는 그래 ( Women Are Like That ) : 183
29 . (-13) Jo Sung Mo – 행복했었다 ( I Was Happy ) : 182
30 . (-9) Yoo Seung Chan – 니가 그립다 ( I Miss You ) : 177
31 . (-8) Ok Ju Hyun – 사랑한단 말 못해 ( Can’t Say I Love You: MBC Drama "Cinderella Man" OST ) : 152
32 . (Re) Gavy NJ (Hye Young) & Jang Hye Jin – Twilight 영원토록 ( Twlight Forever ) : 151
33 . (-4) Navi – 마음이 다쳐서 (feat.크라운J) ( My Heart Is Hurt ) : 147
34 . (-2) Bobby Kim – 사랑..그 놈 ( Love…This Person ) : 141
35 . (New) Loveholics – Miracle Blue : 110
36 . (–) Yozoh/Kim Jin Pyo – 좋아해 ( I Like ) : 106
37 . (New) Lee Jung Hyun – Vouge It Girl : 99
38 . (-12) Hye Ryoung – 나 왜 헤어져 ( Why Did I Break Up ) : 95
39 . (-14) The Blue (feat. SNSD Tiffany & Soo Young) – 너만을 느끼며 ( Feel Only You ) : 92
40 . (-18) Evan – 머리와 심장이 싸우다 ( My Head and Heart Are Fighting ) : 85
41 . (-4) In Soon Yi – Fantasia : 82
42 . (-2) Tae Goon – 슈퍼스타 ( Superstar ) : 79
43 . (-5) Oh Jong Hyuk – Cry : 65
44 . (-2) PK Heman (feat. Suk Hee) – 내 심장이 뛰어요 ( My Heart’s Beating ) : 55
45 . (-1) Hwa Young – Happy Day : 53
46 . (-13) Ilac – 그때 그 여자 ( That Girl At That Time ) : 52
47 . (New) Bi Ae (feat. Tae Sa Bi Ae) – 사랑애빠졌어 ( Fallen In Love ) : 49
48 . (+1) Jang Ki Ha & Faces – 싸구려 커피 ( Cheap Coffee ) : 44
49 . (Re) Three Musketeers – 가자 ( Go ) : 37
50 . (-5) Suh Young Eun – 숨바꼭질 ( Hide And Seek ) : 36

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

Pastel (by Pastel Blue) – 자꾸만 눈물이 흐르죠 (Tears Keep Coming Out)
Genre: Rock Ballad

Album: Pastel digital single "Tears Keep Coming Out" Track 1
Watch: MV (thanks to Mardi09 for uploading)
Comment: Pastel of Pastel Blue had received showers of love with the release of his solo single, “Longing”, last year. Pastel has now returned this year with a medium-tempo ballad, titled “Tears Keep Coming Out”, to show his colors once again. He took part in composing, arranging, mixing and mastering, as well as playing the instruments for the entire song. The acoustic guitar and the repetition of the phrase, “tears keep coming out”, play a key role in this song.

Koyote – Passion
Genre: Pop / Dance

Album: Koyote Vol. 3 (2000) Track 3
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Koyote were originally a three-member group with female singer Shin Ji, and male singer Cha Seung Min, and rapper Kim Goo. They debuted in 1999 in an era where k-pop was dominated by dance music. Koyote’s songs are unique in that they are really tailor-made for club dance. Cha later left for further studies and was replaced by Kim Jong Min starting from the third album in 2000. Kim Goo was replaced by Kim Young Wan, who was replaced by Jung Myoung Hoon, who then made way for Bbaek Ga in 2004. Bbaek Ga has stayed with the group ever since. "Passion" is a techno dance song from Koyote’s 3rd album released in 2000 and marked their first big hit. They followed that up with many big hits since then and every title song from their albums has reached the top 5 in the charts. Koyote have withstood the test of time and are still going strong now, and they have just released their 10th album. (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 Yoo Hee Yeol Sketchbook , YTN Live Power Music, MTV Non-stop, Pops In Seoul) – 5%

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