Weekly Music Chart 2008 – May week 3

Posted in entertainment, kpop, music on May 20, 2008 by kpopworld

1. (+1) MC Mong – 서커스 (Circus) *** 1 WEEK NO. 1 ***
Score: 962
Genre: Hip-hop
Music: Kim Gun Woo, MC Mong / Lyrics: MC Mong
Album: MC Mong Vol. 4 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: MC Mong scores another No. 1 song with the title song from his 4th album “Circus”. This song is also No. 1 on M!Countdown, Music Bank K-Chart and various internet charts, and his album has also risen to No. 1 on the sales chart. As with all his other albums, MC Mong’s first single is a fun-filled track with an interesting song title. This song, along with Epik High’s “One” and SG Wannabe’s “LaLaLa” are neck to neck in all charts.

 

2. (-1) Epik High (feat. Ji Sun) – One
Score: 953
Genre: Hip-hop
Music: Tablo / Lyrics: Tablo, Mithra Jin
Album: Epik High Vol. 5 Track 4 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Despite scoring nearly 70 points more than last week, Epik High’s “One” falls back one spot to No. 2 due to strong competition. This is the title song from Epik High’s 5th album “Pieces Part I”. “One” features the vocal of ex-Loveholic lead singer Ji Sun. It is a pun on the word “Savior” (said as Gu-won in Korean). The song is about wanting to help save people and how anyone can be a savior to another. This song still has a chance to go back to No. 1 again.

 

3. (+4) SG Wannabe – 라라라 (LaLaLa)
Score: 894
Genre: R&B/Country Style Ballad
Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Album: SG Wannabe Vol. 5 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Rounding out the strong top 3 is the title song from SG Wannabe’s 5th album, “My Friend”. The popular group has undergone a change of members as Chae Dong Ha left to pursue a solo career and has been replaced by Lee Suk Hoon. Cho Young Soo is again the mastermind behind this hit. The melody is a familiar SG Wannabe-style song. What makes this song special is the arrangement sounds like American country-style music, which is very refreshing. We’ve not heard of this kind of arrangement in k-pop before.

 

4. (+7) Kim Jong Wook – 그대만이 (My Only)
Score: 701
Genre: Pop Ballad

KimJongWook1Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Album: Kim Jong Wook Vol. 1 CD 2 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is a new singer’s dream as one of the songs from his debut album was used on a popular TV show. Many more people know Kim Jong Wook now as his song “Only You” was featured on the popular MBC TV show “We Got Married”. It also helps to have Korea’s top songwriting team, Cho Young Soo and Ahn Young Min, writing this song. This week “Only You” jumps 7 more spots to No. 4. Former SG Wannabe member Chae Dong Ha stars in this song’s MV.

 

5. (+1) Monday Kiz (feat. Rhymer) – 가슴으로 외쳐 (Shout to the heart)
Score: 697
Genre: Mid-tempo R&B
Music: Kim Do Hoon + Hwang Sung Jin / Lyrics: Kim Do Hoon
Album: Monday Kiz Vol. 3 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track for Monday Kiz’s 3rd album, “Inside Story.” Rhymer made and performed the rap for this up-tempo R&B song, which is seasoned with some hip-hop touches. A simple melody melds with a full chorus to add to the depth of the song. The music video tells of a love story between Seo Young-hee and Jin Gu, who play a doctor and cancer patient. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

6. (-3) Nell – 기억을 걷는 시간 (Time Of Collecting My Memories)
Score: 682
Genre: Rock Ballad
Music + Lyrics: Kim Jong Wan
Album: Nell Vol. 4 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track for Nell’s 4th album, “Separation Anxiety.” A gentle and modern rock ballad with a simple sound and keyboard at its center, it showcases vocalist Kim Jong-wan’s sob-resembling vocal style and sensual melody. Together they give off a surreal vibe. The poignant lyrics are about missing an ex. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

7. (+3) ISU – 삐에로 (Pierrot)
Score: 579
Genre: Pop Ballad
Music: Kim Do Hoon, PJ / Lyrics: Choi Kap Won
Album: ISU Vol. 1 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of Lee Su’s 1st solo album, “I am.” Tasteful piano accompaniment and Lee Su’s emotional voice shine through in this ballad as he sings about the duality of love and pain, which is compared to a clown’s sad smile. The exquisite images produced by high-speed filming and Lee Su’s own performance in this music video leave a lasting impression. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

8. (-3) Gummy (feat. TOP) – 미안해요 (I am sorry)
Score: 560
Genre: R&B Ballad
Music + Lyrics: Kim Byung Hoon
Album: Gummy Vol. 4 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment:This is the representative track for Gummy’s 4th official album, “Comfort.” Gummy’s more relaxed vocals and a repetitive refrain that goes “I’m sorry” shine in this impressive electronica/Euro-dance song. BIGBANG’s TOP, who is featured in the track, and Sandara Park star and share a kiss in the music video. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

9. (-1) Davichi – 슬픈다짐 (Sad Promise)
Score: 548
Genre: Pop / Dance
Music: Park Hae Woon / Lyrics: Lee Sung Ho
Album: Davichi Vol. 1 Track 4 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live performance
Comment: Featured in Davichi’s 1st album, “Amaranth,” this track has a lively rhythm and a chorus that leaves an impression. Made as a sequel to the song “Don’t Like You But Love You,” Lee Mi-yeon and Lee Hyo-lee travel the country pursuing wanted criminals and eventually arrest them. They grow closer during the process. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

10. (+24) Fly To The Sky (feat. AND) – 취중진담 (Saying The Truth When Drunk) *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Score: 463
Genre: R&B Ballad

FTTSRecollectionMusic + Lyrics: Kim Dong Ryul
Album: Fly To The Sky Remake Album “Recollection” Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Fly To The Sky are the third singers to release a remake album this year (first is Park Hye Kyung, second is Lee Seung Ki). Brian and Hwanhee chose hit songs from the 90s and remade them to their own style. “Saying The Truth When Drunk” was originally a hit for Kim Dong Ryul (who also happens to have a song in our top 20 this week). FTTS’ version is an accapella track featuring R&B singer AND. With the accompaniment of the guitar and drums in the middle of the track, fans will definitely fall for their voices.

 

11. (-2) Mighty Mouth (feat. Yoon Eun Hye) – 사랑해 (I Love You)
Score: 406
Genre: Hip-Hop
Music + Lyrics: Lee Hyun Do
Album: Mighty Mouth digital single “I Love You”
Watch: MV Live performance (feat. JJ)
Comment: This is the title track of Mighty Mouth’s single album, ‘I Love You.’ The debut song of new hip-hop duo Mighty Mouth, it has attracted extra attention for the fact that Joosuc, Lee Hyun-do and Yoon Eun-hye participated in it. Witty rapping by the youthful rappers 237 and Shorry J combines well with Yoon Eun-hye’s vocals for a positively spring-like song. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

12. (–) Jewelry – One More Time
Score: 398
Genre: Pop / Dance

Jewelry5Original Song: Ingrid’s “One More Time” / Lyrics: M
Album: Jewelry Vol. 5 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track of Jewelry’s 5th album, “Kitchi Island.” The group has reorganized itself to include Park Jung-ah, Seo In-young, Kim Eun-jung and rapper Ha Joo-yeon. The song is a remake of a dance track with an electronica sound. Shinhwa’s Lee Min-woo wrote the lyrics while hitmaker Park Geun-tae wrote the music. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

13. (–) Maya – 그 흔한 반지도 (Even The Common Ring)
Score: 393
Genre: Rock Ballad

Maya4Music + Lyrics: Pyo Gun Soo
Album: Maya Vol. 4 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: Live Performance
Comment: Being the title track of Maya’s 4th album “MAYA Four,” this modern rock number spills out words of wisdom challenging listeners to focus on hope for tomorrow in a much more subdued tone than before. The black-and-white music video is made up of footage from Maya’s live concerts.
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14. (+1) Kim Dong Ryul – 출발 (Departure)
Score: 385
Genre: Pop Ballad

KimDongRyul5 Music + Lyrics: Kim Dong Ryul
Album: Kim Dong Ryul Vol. 5 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: Featured in Kim Dong-ryul’s 5th album “Monologue,” this is a sweet ballad that has Kim’s smooth vocals laced with modern acoustic sounds. The music video shows Kim Dong-ryul on his unforgettable trekking experience in the high mountains of Tibet. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

15. (-11) Lee Seung Ki – 다줄거야 (I’ll Give You All)
Score: 372
Genre: Pop Ballad
Music + Lyircs: Cho Gyu Man
Album: Lee Seung Ki 2nd remake album Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track for Lee Seung-ki’s remake album, “When a Man Loves a Woman Vol.2.” A remake of Jo Kyu-man’s “I’ll Give You Everything,” this ballad showcases Lee Seung-ki’s uniquely innocent and natural sensibilities. A moving melody is accompanied by lyrics that resolve to forget a past, difficult love and love anew. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

16. (+1) Wax – Lucky
Score: 345
Genre: Pop / Dance

LuckyLyircs: Hong Ji Yoo
Album: Wax Digital Single “Lucky”
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: It’s been a long time since we heard Wax promoting an upbeat song as she was focusing on ballads the last few years. Long time k-pop fans should remember that Wax started her career singing dance beat songs. Like her earlier hits “Money” and “Oppa”, this song is also a remake. Originally it was sung by Swedish dance pop duo Lucky Twice, but Wax has put her own mark to it. While this song is not as up-tempo as her previous dance hits, the tune is very catchy.

 

17. (+21) Lee Seung Hwan (feat. Super Kidd) – 슈퍼히어로 (Superhero)
Score: 324
Genre: Rock

Dim
Album: Lee Seung Hwan Mini Album “Dim” Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Lee Seung Hwan (Chae Rim’s ex-husband) is generally known for his ballads, but most people forget that he also has many good rock songs. “Superhero” is the title song from the veteran singer’s latest mini album. For the first time in many years, he is promoting an upbeat song. Rock band Super Kidd is featured in this song, making it even more “super”. The MV includes a variety of different superheroes.

 

18. (+22) Tony An – 지갑 (Wallet)
Score: 285
Genre: Pop Ballad

TonyAnMiniAlbum
Album: Tony An Special Album “Look Blank” Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: Ex-H.O.T members are having a good year so far, as we have seen hits from Kang Ta and Moon Hee Jun on the top 20 previously. Now Tony An comes in with this song from his special album, “Look Blank”. Unlike last year’s dance hit “Melody”, this song is a moving ballad. Melodious piano arrangement and Tony’s sad vocals define the song well.

 

19. (+2) Evan (feat. Sol Flower) – 울어도 괜찮아 (It’s okay if you cry)
Score: 274
Genre: Pop Ballad

Evan2Music: Nicols Brinck / Lyrics: Park Chun Hyo
Album: Evan Vol. 2 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track for Evan’s 2nd album, “Pain Reliever.” A poetic guitar accompaniment and Evan’s calm and collected voice shine through in this ballad, which features Sol Flower. The lyrics and music video, which are about consoling a friend struggling after a breakup, leave a lasting impression. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

20. (-1) Paran – Don’t Cry
Score: 262
Genre: Pop Ballad

Paran3Music + Lyrics: Sung Woo Suk
Album: Paran Vol. 3 Track 4 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Paran may not be the most well-known k-pop boy bands in Korea, but they have had more success overseas, especially in Thailand. The 5-member group are back for their 3rd album. This time, they have chosen a ballad instead of a dance hit as their title song, showing their maturity in vocal. “Don’t Cry” is about how one can’t call a loved one love. This pop ballad has great organization and melody so that listeners would not get bored. Rhythmical guitar instrumentals liven up the song and Paran’s vocals.

 

21. (+5) Hwa Yobi – 남자는 모른다 (Men don’t know) : 260
22. (+7) Choi Jin Yi – 눈부신 날 (One Shiny Day) : 251
23. (–) Cho Shin Sung – Super Star : 246
24. (+7) Namolla Family (feat. Tae In) – 너만 볼래 (Only want to see you) : 242
25. (-7) Jang Nara – 흉터 (Scar) : 225
26. (-2) Park Myung Soo – 바보에게…바보가 (To fool…from fool) : 224
27. (New) SS501 – 널 부르는 노래 (A song calling for you) : 209 *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
28. (New) Sung Shi Kyung – 사랑하는 일 (Loving what you do) : 199
29. (-15) Flower Go Yoo Jin – 너 하나만 (My only) : 195
30. (New) Son Dam Bi – Bad Boy : 194
31. (+4) Choo Sung Hoon – 하나의 사랑 (One love) : 188
32. (+1) Andy – 프로포즈 (Propose) : 180
33. (+6) F.T Island – 한가지 말 (One word: SBS Drama “On Air” OST) : 176
34. (-4) Yoo Seung Chan – 그대를 사랑합니다 (I Love You: KBS Drama “Mom Has Grown Horns” OST) : 174
35. (+6) Moon Ji Eun (feat. Eun Ji Won) – 여우가 (The fox) : 158
36. (-9) Tae Yeon – 만약에 (If: KBS Drama “Hong Gil Dong” OST) : 150
37. (New) Ran (feat. Cindy) – I Love You : 149
38. (-13) Shinhwa – Run : 148
39. (New) SNSD (Jessica, Tiffany, Seo Hyun) – 오빠 나빠 (Bad Oppa) : 140
40. (-4) Ibadi – 끝나지 않은 이야기 (Endless Story) : 139
41. (+7) Jun Jin (feat. Joo Hee) – Wa : 138
42. (New) Buga Kingz – 싸이렌 (Siren) : 131
43. (-21) Moon Hee Jun – Obsession : 122
44. (-7) Baek Ji Young – 집시의 눈물 (Gypsy Tears) : 108
45. (New) Kim Jang Hoon – 소나기 (Shower) : 106
46. (New) Sweet Sorrow – 사랑해 (I Love You) : 100
47. (–) Park Hyun Bin – 샤방 샤방 (Happy Happy) : 79
48. (New) Jadu – 커피 한 잔 (A cup of coffee) : 73
49. (New) Lisa (feat. Eun Ji Won) – 내가 만날 사람 (The person I’m going to meet) : 72
50. (-5) Wheesung (feat. Humming Urban Stereo) – Love Seat : 66

Weekly Music Chart 2008 – May week 2

Posted in entertainment, kpop, music on May 12, 2008 by kpopworld

1. (+9) Epik High (feat. Ji Sun) – One *** 1 WEEK NO. 1 ***
Score: 885
Genre: Hip-hop
Music: Tablo / Lyrics: Tablo, Mithra Jin
Album: Epik High Vol. 5 Track 4 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: In just 3 weeks, the title song from Epik High’s 5th album “Pieces Part I” moved up to the top spot. It further cements Epik High’s status as one of the top groups in Korea. “One” features the vocal of ex-Loveholic lead singer Ji Sun. It is a pun on the word “Savior” (said as Gu-won in Korean). The song is about wanting to help save people and how anyone can be a savior to another.

2. (+13) MC Mong – 서커스 (Circus)
Score: 866
Genre: Hip-hop
Music: Kim Gun Woo, MC Mong / Lyrics: MC Mong
Album: MC Mong Vol. 4 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Title song from MC Mong’s 4th album “Circus” moves up 13 big spots to No. 2 this week. This song is No. 1 on M!Countdown, Music Bank K-Chart and various internet charts. As with all his other albums, MC Mong’s first single is a fun-filled track with an interesting song title. In the next few weeks, we can expect this song and Epik High’s “One” to duel for the top spot.

3. (-2) Nell – 기억을 걷는 시간 (Time Of Collecting My Memories)
Score: 838
Genre: Rock Ballad
Music + Lyrics: Kim Jong Wan
Album: Nell Vol. 4 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track for Nell’s 4th album, “Separation Anxiety.” A gentle and modern rock ballad with a simple sound and keyboard at its center, it showcases vocalist Kim Jong-wan’s sob-resembling vocal style and sensual melody. Together they give off a surreal vibe. The poignant lyrics are about missing an ex. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

4. (-2) Lee Seung Ki – 다줄거야 (I’ll Give You All)
Score: 716
Genre: Pop Ballad
Music + Lyircs: Cho Gyu Man
Album: Lee Seung Ki 2nd remake album Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track for Lee Seung-ki’s remake album, “When a Man Loves a Woman Vol.2.” A remake of Jo Kyu-man’s “I’ll Give You Everything,” this ballad showcases Lee Seung-ki’s uniquely innocent and natural sensibilities. A moving melody is accompanied by lyrics that resolve to forget a past, difficult love and love anew. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

5. (-2) Gummy (feat. TOP) – 미안해요 (I am sorry)
Score: 777
Genre: R&B Ballad
Music + Lyrics: Kim Byung Hoon
Album: Gummy Vol. 4 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment:This is the representative track for Gummy’s 4th official album, “Comfort.” Gummy’s more relaxed vocals and a repetitive refrain that goes “I’m sorry” shine in this impressive electronica/Euro-dance song. BIGBANG’s TOP, who is featured in the track, and Sandara Park star and share a kiss in the music video. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

6. (-1) Monday Kiz (feat. Rhymer) – 가슴으로 외쳐 (Shout to the heart)
Score: 623
Genre: Mid-tempo R&B
Music: Kim Do Hoon + Hwang Sung Jin / Lyrics: Kim Do Hoon
Album: Monday Kiz Vol. 3 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Title track from R&B duo Monday Kiz’ 3rd album “Inside Story”. Last week, member Kim Min Soo died from a motorcycle accident. sad.gif The whole k-pop world is still mourning for the loss of this young talent. It is especially sad because Monday Kiz have just started their 3rd album promotional activities and they are enjoying their most successful album and single.

7. (+24) SG Wannabe – 라라라 (LaLaLa) *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Score: 622
Genre: R&B/Country Style Ballad
Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Album: SG Wannabe Vol. 5 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Title song from SG Wannabe’s 5th album “My Friend”. The popular group has undergone a change of members as Chae Dong Ha left to pursue a solo career and has been replaced by Lee Suk Hoon. Cho Young Soo is again the mastermind behind this hit. The melody is a familiar SG Wannabe-style song. What makes this song special is the arrangement sounds like American country style music, which is very refreshing. We’ve not heard of this kind of arrangement in k-pop before.

8. (-2) Davichi – 슬픈다짐 (Sad Promise)
Score: 610
Genre: Pop / Dance
Music: Park Hae Woon / Lyrics: Lee Sung Ho
Album: Davichi Vol. 1 Track 4 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live performance
Comment: Featured in Davich’s 1st album, “Amaranth,” this track has a lively rhythm and a chorus that leaves an impression. Made as a sequel to the song “Don’t Like You But Love You,” Lee Mi-yeon and Lee Hyo-lee travel the country pursuing wanted criminals and eventually arrest them. They grow closer during the process. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

9. (-5) Mighty Mouth (feat. Yoon Eun Hye) – 사랑해 (I Love You)
Score: 608
Genre: Hip-Hop
Music + Lyrics: Lee Hyun Do
Album: Mighty Mouth digital single “I Love You”
Watch: MV Live performance (feat. JJ)
Comment: This is the title track of Mighty Mouth’s single album, ‘I Love You.’ The debut song of new hip-hop duo Mighty Mouth, it has attracted extra attention for the fact that Joosuc, Lee Hyun-do and Yoon Eun-hye participated in it. Witty rapping by the youthful rappers 237 and Shorry J combines well with Yoon Eun-hye’s vocals for a positively spring-like song. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

10. (+13) ISU – 삐에로 (Pierrot)
Score: 547
Genre: Pop Ballad
Music: Kim Do Hoon, PJ / Lyrics: Choi Kap Won
Album: ISU Vol. 1 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: ISU (Lee Soo), lead vocalist of MC The Max, releases his first solo album with the title song “Pierrot”. Like all MC The Max title songs, it has become a top-10 hit. Unlike ballad songs from MC The Max which is more rock in style, this song is a purely pop ballad with a beautiful piano arrangement. Lee Soo worked with the hit-making team of Kim Do Hoon, PJ, and Choi Kap Won for the first time.

 

11. (+7) Kim Jong Wook – 그대만이 (My Only)
Score: 542
Genre: Pop Ballad

KimJongWook1Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Album: Kim Jong Wook Vol. 1 CD 2 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Surprisingly one of the most popular songs in Korea these days. This is another featured on the popular TV show “We Got Married” and became well known. The first song was Kim Dong Ryul’s “Like A Child”. Korea’s top songwriting team, Cho Young Soo and Ahn Young Min again wrote this song for Kim Jong Wook. The melody reminds us of songs from KCM. Former SG Wannabe member Chae Dong Ha stars in this song’s MV, and different actresses perform as a bride on stage for Kim Jong Wook’s live performances on gayo shows. This week it’s Lee Young Eun.

 

12. (-5) Jewelry – One More Time
Score: 443
Genre: Pop / Dance

Jewelry5Original Song: Ingrid’s “One More Time” / Lyrics: M
Album: Jewelry Vol. 5 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track of Jewelry’s 5th album, “Kitchi Island.” The group has reorganized itself to include Park Jung-ah, Seo In-young, Kim Eun-jung and rapper Ha Joo-yeon. The song is a remake of a dance track with an electronica sound. Shinhwa’s Lee Min-woo wrote the lyrics while hitmaker Park Geun-tae wrote the music. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

13. (+3) Maya – 그 흔한 반지도 (Even The Common Ring)
Score: 389
Genre: Rock Ballad

Maya4Music + Lyrics: Pyo Gun Soo
Album: Maya Vol. 4 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: Live Performance
Comment: Title song from Maya’s 4th album “Maya4″. The female rocker comes back with a soft modern rock song. The lyrics are about never losing hope. Fans are able to see a softer side of Maya this time. Maya is also due to return to acting this summer. Her last TV series was “Bodyguard”.

 

14. (+5) Flower Go Yoo Jin – 너 하나만 (My Only)
Score: 382
Genre: Pop Ballad

GoYooJinMusic: Park Keun Tae / Lyrics: Kang Eun Kyung
Album: Flower Go Yoo Jin digital single “My Only”
Watch: MV
Comment: Go Yoo Jin, ex-lead singer of the rock ballad group Flower, returns to the top 20 with this tender ballad “My Only”. It’s been 4 years since Go Yoo Jin’s last top-20 hit, “Slow Walking Child” from his solo debut album. Hit-makers Park Geun Tae and Kang Eun Kyung wrote this song for Go Yoo Jin. The MV of this song features footage from the movie “U-Turn”. It is the kind of song that grows on you the more you listen.

 

15. (-3) Kim Dong Ryul – 출발 (Departure)
Score: 380
Genre: Pop Ballad

KimDongRyul5 Music + Lyrics: Kim Dong Ryul
Album: Kim Dong Ryul Vol. 5 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: Featured in Kim Dong-ryul’s 5th album “Monologue,” this is a sweet ballad song that has Kim’s smooth vocals laced with modern acoustic sounds. The music video shows Kim Dong-ryul on his unforgettable trekking experience in the high mountains of Tibet. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in eoul)

 

16. (-7) SNSD – Baby Baby
Score: 278
Genre: Pop Dance

BabyBabyMusic + Lyrics: Hwang Sung Je
Album: SNSD Vol. 1 repackaged version Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Featured in Girls’ Generations’ 1st album, Girls’ Generation, this dance track has a cheerful rhythm and expresses the feelings of a girl in love. The melody boasts a fresh and lively girlish style. The music video shows visuals of the girls being active with their 1st album. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

17. (+12) Wax – Lucky
Score: 275
Genre: Pop / Dance

LuckyLyircs: Hong Ji Yoo
Album: Wax Digital Single “Lucky”
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: It’s been a long time since we heard Wax promoting an upbeat song as she was focusing on ballads the last few years. Long time k-pop fans should remember that Wax started her career singing dance beat songs. Like her earlier hits “Money” and “Oppa”, this song is also a remake. Originally it was sung by Swedish dance pop duo Lucky Twice, but Wax has put her own mark to it. While this song is not as up-tempo as her previous dance hits, the tune is very catchy.

 

18. (-5) Jang Nara – 흉터 (Scar)
Score: 273
Genre: Pop Ballad

JangNara6Music: Hwang Sung Je / Lyrics: Jang Nara
Album: Jang Nara Vol. 6 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track for Jang Nara’s 6th album, which is an integrated Asia work, titled “Dream of Asia.” The ballad showcases Jang Nara’s trademark emotional voice and a sad melody. The lyrics are about struggling to recover from the scars left by a former love. Jang Nara’s introspective performance, through which she expressed the sadness of love, was praised. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

19. (+19) Paran – Don’t Cry
Score: 272
Genre: Pop Ballad

Paran3Music + Lyrics: Sung Woo Suk
Album: Paran Vol. 3 Track 4 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Paran may not be the most well-known k-pop boy bands in Korea, but they have had more success overseas, especially in Thailand. The 5-member group are back for their 3rd album. This time, they have chosen a ballad instead of a dance hit as their title song, showing their maturity in vocal. “Don’t Cry” is about how one can’t call a loved one love. This pop ballad has great organization and melody so that listeners would not get bored. Rhythmical guitar instrumentals liven up the song and Paran’s vocals.

 

20. (-6) See Ya – 바보 (Fool)
Score: 270
Genre: Pop

SeeYaFoolMusic: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Album: Cho Young Soo All Star Vol. 2 Track 5 / See Ya digital single “Fool” Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Featured in Cho Young-su’s project album, “All Star 2nd Album,” this house dance track was sung by See Ya, composer Cho Young-su’s representative trainees. The memorable lyrics are about the foolishness of a woman who sees a guy who resembles her ex and wishes he would return. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

21. (-10) Evan (feat. Sol Flower) – 울어도 괜찮아 (It’s okay if you cry) : 267
22. (-1) Moon Hee Jun – Obsession : 255
23. (+20) Cho Shin Sung – Super Star : 244
24. (+6) Park Myung Soo – 바보에게…바보가 (To fool…from fool) : 240
25. (-5) Shinhwa – Run : 236
26. (-18) Hwa Yobi – 남자는 모른다 (Men don’t know) : 229
27. (-2) Tae Yeon – 만약에 (If: KBS Drama “Hong Gil Dong” OST) : 205
28. (-2) Brown Eyed Girls – L.O.V.E : 197
29. (-2) Choi Jin Yi – 눈부신 날 (One Shiny Day) : 192
30. (+11) Yoo Seung Chan – 그대를 사랑합니다 (I Love You: KBS Drama “Mom Has Grown Horns” OST) : 184
31. (-7) Namolla Family (feat. Tae In) – 너만 볼래 (Only want to see you) : 181
32. (-15) SS501 – 데자뷰 (déjà vu) : 171
33. (New) Andy – 프로포즈 (Propose) : 170 *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
34. (New) Fly To The Sky (feat. AND) – 취중진담 (Saying the truth when drunk) : 168
35. (-13) Choo Sung Hoon – 하나의 사랑 (One love) : 167
36. (–) Ibadi – 끝나지 않은 이야기 (Endless Story) : 165
37. (New) Baek Ji Young – 집시의 눈물 (Gypsy Tears) : 140
38. (New) Lee Seung Hwan – 슈퍼히어로 (Super Hero) : 138
39. (-4) F.T Island – 한가지 말 (One word: SBS Drama “On Air” OST) : 121
40. (New) Tony An – 지갑 (Wallet) : 120
41. (-1) Moon Ji Eun – 여우가 (The fox) : 115
42. (-8) Lexy – Ma People : 109
43. (-10) Sweet Sorrow – 멀어져 (Farther Away) : 103
44. (Re) Yurisangja – 허니문 (Honeymoon) : 96
45. (-1) Wheesung (feat. Humming Urban Strero) : Love Seat : 88
46. (New) Yang Pa & Miho – 비밀은 어디에 있나요 (Where’s the secret) : 79
47. (-2) Park Hyun Bin – 샤방 샤방 (Happy Happy) : 70
48. (New) Jun Jin (feat. Joo Hee) – Wa : 60
49. (-21) Park Hye Kyung – 사랑과 우정사이 (Between Love and Friendship) : 49
50. (-4) The Nuts – 쩜쩜쩜 (Dot Dot Dot): 46

New albums and singles preview – 2008 May week 2

Posted in entertainment, kpop, music on May 12, 2008 by kpopworld

.O.S Vol.3 – Wonderful Things (May 15)

VOS3
01 No Matter What You
02 Beautiful Life
03 And You Call Yourself a Man
04 Half
05 The Most Exciting Party Time
06 Laugh and then Cry…
07 I’m Thankful Because it’s You…
08 Candy Girl
09 Two Live
10 Victory
11 Beautiful Life (Concert Ver)

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VOS, who released hit songs such as “Everyday Everyday” and “On Days I Miss You” in 2007, have come back to the music scene this year with their third album, “Wonderful Things”. With clear voices and feelings, the members were able to express their good points. If the group were able to express their love stories well with “Everyday Everyday” they can articulate this to a higher extent with this album. The title song of this album is “Beautiful Life”.

 

Howl Vol. 2 –Listen to the Wind’s Song (May 13)

Howl2
01 Listen to the Wind’s Song (Intro)
02 Les Amante
03 Good-bye Day (feat. J)
04 Boy Meets Girl (feat. J)
05 Ciao! Let’s Go!!
06 Love, Memories (Album Version)
07 If We Loved
08 Love Story (Duet. So Nin)
09 Good-bye Day (feat. J) [Inst.]
10 If We Loved [Inst.]

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Howl, who melts our hearts, has returned this spring with his second studio album, “Listen to the Wind’s Song”. It’s been three years since his last album and all the songs on the album are worth listening to. The title track of the album is “Goodbye Day”, composed by Jang Joon Ho who has done great works for other artistes such as Rain, g.o.d, and Wonder Girls. The lyrics were written by Howl himself. Howls’ great vocals blend nicely in this pop yet modern rock track. Other tracks worth mentioning are “Les Amante”, which is of the jazz waltz genre, and “Boy Meets Girl”, which of the electronica genre. In addition, the album includes pictures Howl took himself while he was in Japan and therefore, if you listen to the album, it seems as if you are reading his personal diary.

Lee Ji Hoon Vol. 6 – The Classic (May 13)

LeeJiHoon6
01 She is Leaving
02 Because I Resemble You
03 Please Stop
04 My Heart is Sorry
05Friend
06 Hug
07 Goodbye
08 She Is Leaving [Inst]
09 My Heart is Sorry [Inst]

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Lee Ji Hoon, who also participated in the project group S with Kangta and Shin Hyesung, has finally returned with his sixth solo album four years after his last. With at least two years of preparation, the album consists of songs of various colors chosen from a 2000 song list. Composed by Ahn Jung Hoon and penned by Kim Yi Na, the beautiful ballad “She is leaving” (Track 1) has already generated a good response on online charts after being featured on the television programme Change in April 2008. Yoon Il Sang (PDIS) wrote “Please Stop” (Track 3), a sad ballad that will touch the hearts of fans. “My Heart is Sorry” (track 4), which features music by a 40-person orchestra from Czechoslovakia, was composed by Ha Jung Ho who has previously worked with Fly To The Sky, Kang Ta, and BoA.

 

Meilin – Meilin Story (May 13)

Meilin
01 What About Tonight
02 Liar
03 What About Tonight (Remix)
04 What About Tonight (Inst.)
05 Liar (Inst.)
06 What About Tonight (Remix Inst)

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Who will be the new name this year after Wonder Girls, Ivy, and SNSD? We want to say 18-year-old, Meilin. In 2004, she sang a song for the animation, “Atom” for both Korea and Japan. The title track for this album is “What about Tonight”. This song is of the trendy hip-hop style with a polished melody. With strong drum beats, listeners can feel the song through the ears and the body. Meilin has already released her first single, “Save Me Soul”, in Japan last year and continued with her second single, “Innocent Girl” and her third, “Candy Boy”. She also reached No. 1 on Yahoo Japan images.

As One – Double Star (May 15)

DoubleStar
01 Kiss Me
02 You
03 Mr. Ajo (House Remix Version)
04 To Not You (Hose Remix Version)
05 Promise (House Remix Version)

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R&B duo As One have come back this spring with a whole different color with their new mini album, Double Star. It includes two new tracks and three remixes of popular past hit songs. The remixes are made with a dance feel. The title track, Kiss Me, is a dance track with an easy melody that anyone can sing along to. The reason for this drastic change is because some fans wanted to hear a style change, so this mini album was produced with them in mind.

SNSD (single) – Haptic Motion (released)

HapticMotion
01 Haptic Motion

DBSG and SNSD’s scandal for Anycall’s Haptic Motion drama
The song “Haptic Motion” was composed by Kenzie, who also wrote SNSD’s debut song, “Into the New World”. The genre is of rock dance as it’s of dance rhythms with sessions of rock. The main vocals are TaeYeon, Jessica, SeoHyun, and Sunny. This song will mostly likely be a new SNSD hit track.

Crown J (single) – Too Much (released)

TooMuch
01 Too Much (feat. Seo In Young)

Crown J, who has received much popularity with the MBC Sunday Sunday Night’s program “We got Married”, has released a digital single track titled “TOO MUCH”, which showcases his hip-hop rapping skills. The song features Seo In Young (ironically his “wife” in “We Got Maried”) who sings the melody lines. The song is of the hip-hop and electronica genres and Seo’s medium-tempo parts are easy to sing along to. This song could be a new Crown J hit.

 

Other releases:

 

Alex (single) – Flower Pot (released)

Enjel (single) – 그 첫번째 잔 (released)

Aquibird – Whose Dream (released)

Filmstar 1st single (released)

E.Soul Vol. 2 – The Breeze of Soul (released)

Ryu Sung Han Vol. 1 – Out of Stripe (May 15)

Super Kidd Vol. 2 – Action Lover (May 15)

Rhymer Vol. 1.5 – Brand New Life (May 16)

Weekly Music Chart 2008 – May week 1

Posted in entertainment, kpop, music on May 4, 2008 by kpopworld

1. (+1) Nell – 기억을 걷는 시간 (Time Of Collecting My Memories) *** 1 WEEK NO. 1 ***
Score: 860
Genre: Rock Ballad

Nell4Music + Lyrics: Kim Jong Wan
Album: Nell Vol. 4 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
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Nell finally move up one more spot to score their first ever No. 1 song with “Time of collecting my memories”, from the group’s 4th album, “Separation
Anxiety.” They also won the Inky Gayo Mutizen Award last week. Not counting pop-rock or ballad rock, this is the first vintage rock song to hit No. 1 in the pop chart for a long, long time, certainly the first time in our soompi chart. It further cements Nell’s status as one of Korea’s top rock groups.

 

2. (+1) Lee Seung Ki – 다줄거야 (I’ll Give You All)
Score: 822
Genre: Pop Ballad

LeeSeungKiRemake2Music + Lyircs: Cho Gyu Man
Album: Lee Seung Ki 2nd remake album Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track for Lee Seung-ki’s remake album, “When a Man
Loves a Woman Vol.2.” A remake of Jo Kyu-man’s “I’ll Give You Everything,” this
ballad showcases Lee Seung-ki’s uniquely innocent and natural sensibilities. A
moving melody is accompanied by lyrics that resolve to forget a past, difficult
love and love anew. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

3. (–) Gummy (feat. TOP) – 미안해요 (I am sorry)
Score: 777
Genre: R&B Ballad

Gummy4Music + Lyrics: Kim Byung Hoon
Album: Gummy Vol. 4 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comments: This is the representative track for Gummy’s 4th official album, “Comfort.”
Gummy’s more relaxed vocals and a repetitive refrain that goes “I’m sorry” shine in this impressive electronica/Euro-dance song. BIGBANG’s TOP, who is featured
in the track, and Sandara Park star and share a kiss in the music video. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

4. (–) Mighty Mouth (feat. Yoon Eun Hye) – 사랑해 (I Love You)
Score: 670
Genre: Hip-Hop

MightymouthMusic + Lyrics: Lee Hyun Do
Album: Mighty Mouth digital single “I Love You”
Watch: MV Live Performance (feat. JJ)
Comment: This is the title track of Mighty Mouth’s
single album, ‘I Love You.’ The debut song of new hip-hop duo Mighty
Mouth, it has attracted extra attention for the fact that Joosuc, Lee
Hyun-do and Yoon Eun-hye participated in it. Witty rapping by the
youthful rappers 237 and Shorry J combines well with Yoon Eun-hye’s
vocals for a positively spring-like song. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops
in Seoul)

 

5. (+5) Monday Kiz (feat. Rhymer) – 가슴으로 외쳐 (Shout to the heart)
Score: 669
Genre: Mid-tempo R&B

MondayKiz3Music: Kim Do Hoon + Hwang Sung Jin / Lyrics: Kim Do Hoon
Album: Monday Kiz Vol. 3 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Title track from R&B duo Monday Kiz’ 3rd
album “Inside Story”. Tragedy struck this week as member Kim Min Soo died from a motorcycle accident on April 28. The whole k-pop world is still mouring for the loss of this young talent. It is especially sad because Monday Kiz have just started their 3rd album promotional activities and they are enjoying their most successful album and single. Rest in peace, Kim Min Soo. Stay strong, Lee Jin Sung.

 

6. (+2) Davichi – 슬픈다짐 (Sad Promise)
Score: 614
Genre: Pop / Dance

Davichi1Music: Park Hae Woon / Lyrics: Lee Sung Ho
Album: Davichi Vol. 1 Track 4 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Featured in Davich’s 1st album, “Amaranth,” this track has a lively rhythm and a
chorus that leaves an impression. Made as a sequel to the song “Don’t Like You
But Love You,” Lee Mi-yeon and Lee Hyo-lee travel the country pursuing wanted
criminals and eventually arrest them. They grow closer during the process. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

7. (-2) Jewelry – One More Time
Score: 516
Genre: Pop / Dance

Jewelry5Original Song: Ingrid’s “One More Time” / Lyrics: M
Album: Jewelry Vol. 5 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track of Jewelry’s
5th album, “Kitchi Island.” The group has reorganized itself to include
Park Jung-ah, Seo In-young, Kim Eun-jung and rapper Ha Joo-yeon. The
song is a remake of a dance track with an electronica sound. Shinhwa’s
Lee Min-woo wrote the lyrics while hitmaker Park Geun-tae wrote the
music. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

8. (+1) Hwa Yobi – 남자는 모른다 (Men Don’t Know)
Score: 503
Genre: R&B Ballad

HwaYobi6Music: Lee Sang Joon / Lyrics: Hwa Yobi
Album: Hwa Yobi Vol. 6 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track for
Hwayobi’s 6th album, “Sunshine.” A ballad with a sweet melody, it
showcases a toned-down and simplified version of Hwayobi’s highly
technical R&B vocal style. The music video, starring Ko Joo-won and
Park Han-byul, tells of a beautiful love between a poor fisherman and
public health doctor. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

9. (-2) SNSD – Baby Baby
Score: 472
Genre: Pop Dance

BabyBabyMusic + Lyrics: Hwang Sung Je
Album: SNSD Vol. 1 repackaged version Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Featured in Girls’ Generations’ 1st album, Girls’ Generation, this dance track
has a cheerful rhythm and expresses the feelings of a girl in love. The melody
boasts a fresh and lively girlish style. The music video shows visuals of the
girls being active with their 1st album. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

10. (+34) Epik High (feat. Ji Sun) – One *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Score: 450
Genre: Hip-hop

EpikHigh5Music: Tablo / Lyrics: Tablo, Mithra Jin
Album: Epik High Vol. 5 Track 4 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance

Comment: Title song from Epik High’s 5th album “Pieces Part I”. In the last 3 years, Epik High have risen to become one of the top groups in Korea. Their unique blend of hip-hop mixed with electronica is certainly one of a kind. “One” features the vocal of ex-Loveholic lead singer Ji Sun. It is a pun on the word “Savior” (said as Gu-won in Korean). The song
is about wanting to help save people and how anyone can be a savior to
another. To fans perhaps it also has another meaning, referring to the expected chart position the song is heading to: One.

 

11. (+3) Evan (feat. Sol Flower) – 울어도 괜찮아 (It’s okay if you cry)
Score: 428
Genre: Pop Ballad

Evan2Music: Nicols Brinck / Lyrics: Park Chun Hyo
Album: Evan Vol. 2 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track for Evan’s
2nd album, “Pain Reliever.” A poetic guitar accompaniment and Evan’s
calm and collected voice shine through in this ballad, which features
Sol Flower. The lyrics and music video, which are about consoling a
friend struggling after a breakup, leave a lasting impression. (credits
to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

12. (–) Kim Dong Ryul – 출발 (Departure)
Score: 413
Genre: Pop Ballad

KimDongRyul5 Music + Lyrics: Kim Dong Ryul
Album: Kim Dong Ryul Vol. 5 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: Already the 3rd single from Kim Dong Ryul’s
highly successful 5th album “Monologue”. This song is an easy listening folk style ballad. The MV stars
Kim Dong Ryul himself when he tours China. Kim Dong Ryul’s 5th album is still a top-10 seller more than 3 months after its release.

 

13. (–) Jang Nara – 흉터 (Scar)
Score: 398
Genre: Pop Ballad

JangNara6Music: Hwang Sung Je / Lyrics: Jang Nara
Album: Jang Nara Vol. 6 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track for Jang Nara’s 6th album, which is an
integrated Asia work, titled “Dream of Asia.” The ballad showcases Jang Nara’s
trademark emotional voice and a sad melody. The lyrics are about struggling from
the scars left by a former love. Jang Nara’s introspective performance,
through which she expressed the sadness of love, was praised. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

 

14. (+1) See Ya – 바보 (Fool)
Score: 395
Genre: Pop

SeeYaFoolMusic: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Album: Cho Young Soo All Star Vol. 2 Track 5 / See Ya digital single “Fool” Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Featured in Cho Young-su’s project album,
“All Star 2nd Album,” this house dance track was sung by See Ya,
composer Cho Young-su’s representative trainees. The memorable lyrics
are about the foolishness of a woman who sees a guy who resembles her
ex and wishes he would return. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

15. (+16) MC Mong – 서커스 (Circus)
Score: 368
Genre: Hip-hop

MCMong4Music: Kim Gun Woo, MC Mong / Lyrics: MC Mong
Album: MC Mong Vol. 4 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Title song from MC Mong’s 4th album “Circus”. Ever since his debut, MC Mong has been successfully bringing fun mainstream hip-hop songs to listeners. This song is no exception. Anyone who listens to this song will feel happy. This song has an old-school rhythm to it as it is reminiscent of hip-hop in the 70s. MC Mong co-wrote this song with his longtime producer Kim Gun Woo.

 

17. (-11) SS501 – 데자뷰 (Deja Vu)
Score: 362
Genre: Pop Dance

SS501DejaVuMusic: Kim Tae Hyun
Album: SS501 2nd single Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of SS501’s 3rd single
album, “Deja Vu.” A strong beat and the intensity of 5 male voices ring
out in this charming dance track. The lyrics are about feeling
something like deja vu about a person you’ve met for the first time. A
melody mixing R&B and pop, as well as a refrain that goes
“dee-bee-dee-bee-deep-deep” leave a lasting impression. (credits to
Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

18. (New) Kim Jong Wook – 너 하나만 (My Only) *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Score: 313
Genre: Pop Ballad

KimJongWook1Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Album: Kim Jong Wook Vol. 1 CD 2 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Second single from Kim Jong Wook’s first album “For A Long Time”. This is another song that was featured on Alex and Shin Ae’s popular TV show “We Got Married” and became well known. The first song was Kim Dong Ryul’s “Like A Child”. Korea’s top songwriting team, Cho Young Soo and Ahn Young Min again wrote this song for Kim Jong Wook. The melody reminds us of songs from KCM. Former SG Wannavbe member Chae Dong Ha stars in this song’s MV, and ex-Sugar member turned actress Hwang Jung Eum is performing as a bride on stage for Kim Jong Wook’s live performances on gayo shows.

 

19. (+8) Flower Go Yoo Jin – 너 하나만 (My Only)
Score: 297
Genre: Pop Ballad

GoYooJinMusic: Park Keun Tae / Lyrics: Kang Eun Kyung
Album: Flower Go Yoo Jin digital single “My Only”
Watch: MV
Comment: Go Yoo Jin, ex-lead singer of the rock ballad group Flower, returns to the top 20 with this tender ballad “My Only”. It’s been 4 years since Go Yoo Jin’s last top-20 hit, “Slow Walking Child” from his solo debut album. Hit-makers Park Geun Tae and Kang Eun Kyung wrote this song for Go Yoo Jin.

 

20. (-2) Shinhwa – Run
Score: 293
Genre: Pop Dance

Shinhwa9Music + Lyrics: M
Album: Shinhwa Vol. 9 Track 5 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: Shinhwa are a k-pop group that stand the test
of time. This year marks the 10th anniversary of Shinhwa’s debut and
they are still going on strong. The title track “Run” from their 9th
album is written by member Lee Min Woo (M). This time they are going
back to a pop dance track, their vintage kind of music. “Run” is about
how far the boys have come as a group.

 

21. (-10) Moon Hee Jun – Obsession : 268
22. (+4) Choo Sung Hoon – 하나의 사랑 (One love) : 258
23. (+1) ISU – 삐에로 (Pierrot) : 257
24. (-2) Namolla Family (feat. Tae In) – 너만 볼래 (Only want to see you) : 246
25. (-6) Tae Yeon – 만약에 (If: KBS Drama Hong Gil Dong OST) : 243
26. (-10) Brown Eyed Girls – L.O.V.E : 241
27. (New) Choi Jin Yi – 눈부신 날 (One Shiny Day) : 240
28. (-11) Park Hye Kyung – 사랑과 우정사이 (Between Love and Friendship) : 239
29. (New) Wax – Lucky : 230
30. (+3) Park Myung Soo – 바보에게…바보가 (To fool…from fool) : 209
31. (New) SG Wannabe – 라라라 (LaLaLa) : 202
32. (-11) Baek Ji Young – 사랑 따위 (Like love) : 193
33. (-1) Sweet Sorrow – 멀어져 (Farther Away) : 189
34. (-14) Lexy – Ma People : 177
35. (-10) F.T Island – 한가지 말 (One word: SBS Drama On Air OST) : 172
36. (New) Ibadi – 끝나지 않은 이야기 (Endless Story) : 167
37. (-2) V.O.S – 젊은 날 (Young Days) : 163
38. (-2) Paran – Don’t Cry : 154
39. (+2) Ha Dong Kyun – 나비야 (Butterfly) : 133
40. (-3) Moon Ji Eun – 여우가 (The fox) : 132
41. (New) Yoo Seung Chan – 그대를 사랑합니다 (KBS Drama Mom Has Grown Horns OST) : 125
42. (-13) ERU – 마지막 콘서트 (Last concert) : 124
43. (New) Cho Shin Sung – Super Star : 119
44. (-6) Wheesung (feat. Humming Urban Stereo) – Love Seat : 118
45. (-2) Park Hyun Bin – 샤방 샤방 (Happy Happy) : 105
46. (-12) The Nuts – 쩜쩜쩜 (Dot Dot Dot) : 103
47. (-5) Min Hyo Rin – Touch Me : 100
48. (New) Turtles – My Name : 99
49. (-10) Andy – Love Song : 85
50. (New) Peppertones – New Hippie Generation : 65

New albums and singles preview – 2008 May week 1

Posted in entertainment, kpop, music on May 4, 2008 by kpopworld

Kim Dong Wan Vol. 2 – The Secret (May 8)

KimDongWan2
01 Man’s Love
02 Secret (narration SNSD Tiffany)
03 What’s Wrong (feat. Heritage)
04 Honey (feat. Eric)
05 Person You Love
06 Wind’s Love
07 Kiss Between Us
08 You Can Leave
09 Witch’s Escape
10 Good Person
11 I Need to Forget
12 You Don’t Know Me (Duet with Jade Valerie)
13 Secret (Inst)
14 What’s Wrong (Inst.)

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Shinhwa member Kim Dong Wan, who shed his idol image with his first solo album Handkerchief, has come back with his sophomore album, The Secret. The title track, Secret, was supposed to be a ballad but Kim chose to come back with the electronica genre, popular in Korea at the moment. Secret includes a narration by SNSD member Tiffany. Other artistes are also featured in this album such as fellow Shinhwa bandmate Eric, Heritage, and Jade Valerie, the front woman and songwriter of Sweetbox. Some songs worth mentioning are “Kiss Between Us”, which is a 135 bpm dance track; You Can Leave, which was written by Kim Jae Suk of Wanted; What’s Wrong, a remake of the ’95 hit song originally sung by Kim Hyun Chul; and You Don’t Know Me, a duet track with Jade Valerie. There are a total of 14 tracks in the album. In addition, actress Kim Min Sun is to feature in the music video for Secret.

 

Son Dam Bi – Mini Album Vol. 1 (released)

SonDamBi1
01 Intro
02 Bad Boy
03 Opposite
04 Clothes You Got Sick Of
05 Let’s Stop
06 Bad Boy Ballad Ver
07 Bad Boy Inst

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Son Dambi, who possesses dancing and singing skills as well as the looks, debuted last year with the nickname “female Bi (Rain)”. This year she has made a comeback to the music scene with a mini album as an electronica queen. The title track of the album, Bad Boy, was produced by the “Heroic Brothers”, who has also produced Big Bang’s Lies and Last Farewell, Lexy’s To the Sky, and other popular hip-hop based electronica music. This track was something the producer valued very much and he gave it to Son Dambi, who has definitely upgraded herself vocal-wise for this album.

 

EZ Life Vol. 2 – Oppa’s Feeling (May 6)

EZLife2
01 Busy Oppa (feat. Yoo Ji Eun) (Intro)
02 Oppa’s Feeling (feat. Yoo Ji Eun)
03 Don X 8
04 Interlude
05 If You Skew It (feat. Han Young of LPG)
06 Yong Taek, Eat (Skip)
07 Bingo (Sook So Ver.)
08 Tight Tight Tight! Feat. Joo Bi (Sunnyhill)
09 I’ll Feel Cooler
10 Live Well
11 I Love You
12 Oppa’s Feeling feat. Yoo Ji Eun (House Ver)

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EZ Life, who debuted in 2006 with the album “Not You but Your Older Sister”, have come back after 2 years with their second album, “Oppa’s Feeling”. Park Hae Woon, who has produced for Cool, Country Kko Kko and DJ DOC, has also participated in doing so for this album. Just as the name states, the songs included in this album can be listened to comfortably. The basic genres in the album are pop and hip-hop and there are songs featuring Han Young of LPG and Joo Bi of Sunnyhill. In addition, the members of EZ Life took part in the music video and the album jacket. The title track of the album is “Oppa’s Feeling”, which expresses the feelings and hardships of men that women do not know. The genre is medium easy pop with great beats and chorus.

 

A’Star.1 (single) – 1234 Back (released)

ASTAR1
01 1234 Back
02 Show
03 Funky N Roll Tonight
04 You
05 I Was a Fool

New six-member boy group A’ST1 (A Star.1) have released their first single album. It consists of five tracks with genres ranging from pop and punk, to dance. The title track is 1234 Back, which was composed by hit-maker Han Sang Won, who is known for making songs for SS501 and Park Ji Hyun. This song has piano accompaniment and strong drama-like beats. The second track Show was composed by Kim Ji Hwan, who has also written songs for SS501. This song has a groovy rhythm with great melody. The third track, Funky N Roll Tonight, has a funky style and fun rhythms. The fourth song, You, is a pop R&B track with the acoustic guitar heard in the background. The group’s vocals blend well with the song.

 

Jewelry (remix) – Kitchi Island 2 (released)

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01 Everyone Shh!
02 One More Time Remix

Korea’s jewel of 2008, Jewelry, have released a remix single with new flavors. Jewelry have already gained much popularity through songs such as Again, I Really Like You, and Superstar. This year they have come back with the song One More Time from their fifth album, hitting the charts within three weeks of the release. This remix album, Kitchi Island 2, includes remix versions of Everyone Shh! And One More Time. Through these songs, we are able to see an upgraded version of Jewelry. Fans are able to see a sexy side of the girls.

 

Park Hye Kyung (single) – Lemon Tree (released)

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01 Lemon Tree

Park Hye Kung, who recently released a special remake album When Women Love, has come back with a digital single, Lemon Tree. This song was originally a hit song by German pop group Fool’s Garden. The song, which has folk sounds and a lively melody, will definitely be a steady seller in the Korean music industry.

 

Other releases:

 

One Two feat. Seo In Young (single) – Bad Woman (released)

Ran Vol. 3 – I Love You (released)

Song Chang Shik – 맨처음 고백 (released)

Bong Bong – 등대지기 (released)

Powerful Opponent (KBS Drama) OST (May 3) 

Hooligan Vol. 4 – My Sweetie (May 6)

Jung Se Hoon – Neo Classic (May 6)

Jang Ho Suk Vol. 2 – Nothing Special (May 6) 

Kim Dong Hee single Vol. 2 – Finally Now (May 7)

Yeon Woo Vol. 1 (May 7) 

Choi Sung Soo – History: The Best (accustic Version) (May 7)

Trampauline – Trampauline (May 9)

Weekly Music Chart 2008 – April week 4

Posted in entertainment, kpop, music on April 29, 2008 by kpopworld

1. (–) Gummy (feat. TOP) – 미안해요 (I am sorry) *** 3 WEEKS NO. 1 ***
Score: 895
Genre: R&B Ballad

Gummy4Music + Lyrics: Kim Byung Hoon
Album: Gummy Vol. 4 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comments: Gummy holds on to the No. 1 spot for the 3rd week in a row with “I am sorry”. This is the general consensus in Korea, the song having reached the top spots on M!Countdown, Inky Gayo Mutizen Award (2 weeks), and various internet charts. It is Gummy’s most successful song since “Losing Memory” on her 2nd album.

 

2. (–) Nell – 기억을 걷는 시간 (Time Of Collecting My Memories)
Score: 848
Genre: Rock Ballad

Nell4Music + Lyrics: Kim Jong Wan
Album: Nell Vol. 4 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment:<!–

–> This is the representative track for Nell’s 4th album, “Separation Anxiety.” A gentle and modern rock ballad with a simple sound and keyboard at its center, it showcases vocalist Kim Jong-wan’s sob-resembling vocal style and sensual melody. Together they give off a surreal vibe. The poignant lyrics are about missing an ex. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

3. (+1) Lee Seung Ki – 다줄거야 (I’ll Give You All)
Score: 780
Genre: Pop Ballad

LeeSeungKiRemake2Music + Lyircs: Cho Gyu Man
Album: Lee Seung Ki 2nd remake album Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Title track from Lee Seung Ki’s 2nd remake album. Lee Seung Ki’s last remake album covered songs sungs by female artistes. This time, he covered songs previously sung by male artistes. “I’ll Give You All” was previously a hit song by singer-songwriter Cho Gyu Man. This song is the new No. 1 song on M!Countdown this week.

 

4. (+2) Mighty Mouth (feat. Yoon Eun Hye) – 사랑해 (I Love You)
Score: 751
Genre: Hip-Hop

MightymouthMusic + Lyrics: Lee Hyun Do
Album: Mighty Mouth digital single “I Love You”
Watch: MV Live Performance (feat. JJ)
Comment: This is the title track of Mighty Mouth’s single album, ‘I Love You.’ The debut song of new hip-hop duo Mighty Mouth, it has attracted extra attention for the fact that Joosuc, Lee Hyun-do and Yoon Eun-hye participated in it. Witty rapping by the youthful rappers 237 and Shorry J combines well with Yoon Eun-hye’s vocals for a positively spring-like song. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

5. (-2) Jewelry – One More Time
Score: 636
Genre: Pop / Dance

Jewelry5Original Song: Ingrid’s “One More Time” / Lyrics: M
Album: Jewelry Vol. 5 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track of Jewelry’s 5th album, “Kitchi Island.” The group has reorganized itself to include Park Jung-ah, Seo In-young, Kim Eun-jung and rapper Ha Joo-yeon. The song is a remake of a dance track with an electronica sound. Shinhwa’s Lee Min-woo wrote the lyrics while hitmaker Park Geun-tae wrote the music. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

6. (+1) SS501 – 데자뷰 (Deja Vu)
Score: 610
Genre: Pop Dance

SS501DejaVuMusic: Kim Tae Hyun
Album: SS501 2nd single Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of SS501’s 3rd single album, “Deja Vu.” A strong beat and the intensity of 5 male voices ring out on this charming dance track. The lyrics are about feeling something like deja vu about a person you’ve met for the first time. A melody mixing R&B and pop, as well as a refrain that goes “dee-bee-dee-bee-deep-deep” leave a lasting impression. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

7. (-2) SNSD – Baby Baby
Score: 586
Genre: Pop Dance

BabyBabyMusic + Lyrics: Hwang Sung Je
Album: SNSD Vol. 1 repackaged version Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Hits keep coming for this 9-member girl group. SNSD have released a repackaged version of their 1st album. “Baby Baby” is the title song of this repackaged album. This is a mid-tempo cute dance song about the girls’ shy love confessions. SNSD have recently ended the promotional activities of their highly successful 1st album.

 

8. (+1) Davichi – 슬픈다짐 (Sad Promise)
Score: 553
Genre: Pop / Dance

Davichi1Music: Park Hae Woon / Lyrics: Lee Sung Ho
Album: Davichi Vol. 1 Track 4 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Follow up single from Davichi’s first album “Amaranth”. The remix version of this song is also released as a digital single. Davichi are currently performing the remix version on stage. The MV is a continuation of “I Love You Even Though I Hate You” and it still stars Lee Hyori and Lee Mi Yeon, along with Davichi.

 

9. (-1) Hwa Yobi – 남자는 모른다 (Men Don’t Know)
Score: 521
Genre: R&B Ballad

HwaYobi6Music: Lee Sang Joon / Lyrics: Hwa Yobi
Album: Hwa Yobi Vol. 6 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track for Hwayobi’s 6th album, “Sunshine.” A ballad with a sweet melody, it showcases a toned-down and simplified version of Hwayobi’s highly technical R&B vocal style. The music video, starring Ko Joo-won and Park Han-byul, tells of a beautiful love between a poor fisherman and public health doctor. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

10. (+16) Monday Kiz (feat. Rhymer) – 가슴으로 외쳐 (Shout to the heart) *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Score: 486
Genre: Mid-tempo R&B

MondayKiz3Music: Kim Do Hoon + Hwang Sung Jin / Lyrics: Kim Do Hoon
Album: Monday Kiz Vol. 3 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Title track from R&B duo Monday Kiz’ 3rd album “Inside Story”. Unlike their previous hit songs which were ballads, “Shout to the Heart” is a mid-tempo R&B track written by one of Korea’s best composers, Kim Do Hoon. In addition, Rhymer himself wrote the rap and is also featured in the song.

 

11. (+8) Moon Hee Jun – Obsession
Score: 464
Genre: Rock

ObsessionMusic + Lyrics: Moon Hee Jun
Album: Moon Hee Jun Special Album Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Moon Hee Jun has released his first album since finishing his military duty. This title track is a rock song that is written and produced by the singer himself. “Obsession” was first intorduced in his “Return 1996″ live concert. This song was ranked high on airplays.

 

12. (New) Kim Dong Ryul – 출발 (Departure) *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Score: 391
Genre: Pop Ballad

KimDongRyul5 Music + Lyrics: Kim Dong Ryul
Album: Kim Dong Ryul Vol. 5 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: Already the 3rd single from Kim Dong Ryul’s highly successful 5th album “Monologue”. It is our highest debut this week. This song is an easy listening folk style ballad. The MV stars Kim Dong Ryul himself when he tours China.

 

13. (+2) Jang Nara – 흉터 (Scar)
Score: 426
Genre: Pop Ballad

JangNara6Music: Hwang Sung Je / Lyrics: Jang Nara
Album: Jang Nara Vol. 6 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Title song from Jang Nara’s 6th album “Dream of Asia”. In recent years, Jang Nara has shuttled between Korea and China. She has established herself as a successful entertainer throughout Asia. Her “Dream of Asia” is achieved. This song continues to show maturity in Jang Nara’s vocal. Over the years, she has transformed from a cute little girl to an elegant lady. Jang Nara wrote the lyrics of “Scar”. The song is written by Hwang Sung Je, who also wrote SNSD’s “Baby Baby”, which is in the top 20.

 

14. (-4) Evan (feat. Sol Flower) – 울어도 괜찮아 (It’s okay if you cry)
Score: 422
Genre: Pop Ballad

Evan2Music: Nicols Brinck / Lyrics: Park Chun Hyo
Album: Evan Vol. 2 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track for Evan’s 2nd album, “Pain Reliever.” A poetic guitar accompaniment and Evan’s calm and collected voice shine through in this ballad, which features Sol Flower. The lyrics and music video, which are about consoling a friend struggling after a breakup, leave a lasting impression. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

15. (-3) See Ya – 바보 (Fool)
Score: 408
Genre: Pop

SeeYaFoolMusic: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Album: Cho Young Soo All Star Vol. 2 Track 5 / See Ya digital single “Fool” Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Featured in Cho Young-su’s project album, “All Star 2nd Album,” this house dance track was sung by See Ya, composer Cho Young-su’s representative trainees. The memorable lyrics are about the foolishness of a woman who sees a guy who resembles her ex and wishes he would return. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

16. (-5) Brown Eyed Girls – L.O.V.E.
Score: 403
Genre: Pop / Dance

BEGLoveMusic: Lee Min Soo / Lyrics: Kim Lee Na, Miryo
Album: Brown Eyed Girls single “With L.O.V.E.” Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative song for the Brown-Eyed Girls’ mini album, ‘With LOVE Brown-Eyed Girls.’ Saintbinary, an esteemed musician in the electronica field, participated in the making of this electronica dance track. The love song, which is about confessing love, shows off the Brown-Eyed Girls’ undeniable charm. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

17. (-4) Park Hye Kyung – 사랑과 우정사이 (Between Love and Friendship)
Score: 324
Genre: Pop Ballad

ParkHyeKyungRemakeMusic + Lyrics: Oh Tae Ho
Album: Park Hye Kyung Remake Album “When A Woman Falls In Love” Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track for Park Hye-kyung’s special remake album, ‘When a Woman Loves.’ It’s a re-interpretation in Park Hye-kyung’s unique musical way of Pinocchio’s hit, ‘Between Love & Friendship.’ A rich acoustic sound melds well with a husky yet clear and elegant musical style, beckoning hazy memories. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

18. (New) Shinhwa – Run
Score: 275
Genre: Pop Dance

Shinhwa9Music + Lyrics: M
Album: Shinhwa Vol. 9 Track 5 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: Shinhwa is a k-pop group that stands the test of time. This year marks the 10th anniversary of Shinhwa’s debut and they are still going very strong. The title track “Run” from their 9th album is written by member Lee Min Woo (M). This time they are going back to a pop dance track, their vintage kind of music. “Run” is about how far the boys have come as a group.

 

19. (+6) Tae Yeon (SNSD) – 만약에 (If)
Score: 238
Genre: Pop Ballad

HongGilDongOSTMusic: Lee Chang Hee, Kim Joon Bum / Lyrics: Song Jae Won
Album: KBS Drama Hong Gil Dong OST Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch:
MV Live Performance
Comment: Featured in the OST of the KBS drama “Hong Gil-dong,” this is the first solo track by SNSD’s Tae-yeon. Her vocals are emotional and the ballad is sad. The music video was made with footage from the comical historical drama starring singer-turned-actress Sung Yu-ri, Kang Ji-hwan and Jang Geun-suk. (Credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

20. (+12) Lexy – Ma People
Score: 233
Genre: Hip-hop

Lexy4Music + Lyrics: Crazy Baby
Album: Lexy Vol. 4 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track from Lexy’s 4th album “The Lexy”. It’s her first release since she left YG Family. Lexy continues to bring us an up-tempo hip-hop style, but in this song she has more vocals in it, reminding us of her earlier hits when she debuted.

 

21. (+6) Baek Ji Young – 사랑 따위 (Like love) : 231
22. (-6) Namolla Family (feat. Tae In) – 너만 볼래 (Only want to see you) : 226
23. (+1) SG Wannabe – 처음처럼 (Like the first time) : 222
24. (New) ISU – 삐에로 (Pierrot) : 208
25. (-3) F.T Island – 한가지 말 (One word: SBS Drama “On Air” OST) : 205
26. (+5) Choo Sung Hoon – 하나의 사랑 (One love) : 204
27. (+8) Flower Go Yoo Jin – 너 하나만 (My only) : 183
28. (+1) Kangta – 어느날 가슴이 말했다 (Eternity) : 182
29. (-9) ERU – 마지막 콘서트 (Last concert) : 170
30. (+15) Maya – 그 흔한 반지도 (Even the common ring) : 165
31. (New) MC Mong – 서커스 (Circus) : 164
32. (-15) Sweet Sorrow – 멀어져 (Farther Away) : 161
33. (New) Park Myung Soo – 바보에게…바보가 (To fool…from fool) : 150
34. (-16) The Nuts – 쩜쩜쩜 (Dot Dot Dot) : 146
35. (-12) V.O.S – 젊은 날 (Young Days) : 135
36. (New) Paran – Don’t Cry : 133
37. (–) Moon Ji Eun – 여우가 (The fox) : 128
38. (–) Wheesung (feat. Humming Urban Stereo) – Love Seat : 127
39. (-3) Andy – Love Song : 121
40. (-19) Kim Jong Wook – 나쁜 남자 (Bad man) : 120
41. (-13) Ha Dong Kyun – 나비야 (Butterfly) : 115
42. (-12) Min Hyo Rin – Touch Me : 108
43. (+7) Park Hyun Bin – 샤방 샤방 (Happy Happy) : 95
44. (New) Epik High (feat. Ji Sun) – One : 92
45. (+4) 8Eight – Let Me Go : 90
46. (–) Ahn Jae Wook – 이별인건지 (Whether it is breakup) : 74
47. (New) Lyn – 내 남자 (My Man) : 64
48. (New) Yurisangja – 허니문 (Honeymoon) : 62
49. (New) Jang Ri In – I Will : 60
50. (-2) Lug – 오늘.. 그녀가 (Today…She) : 57

New albums and singles preview – 2008 April week 4

Posted in entertainment, kpop, music on April 29, 2008 by kpopworld

SG Wannabe Vol. 5 – My Friend (released)

SGWannabe5
01 Lalala
02 A Neat Breakup
03 Because I Love You
04 I Miss You
05 Her News
06 Melody
07 Kiss
08 Hello
09 How to Love (feat.Mario)
10 Keep in Touch
11 Happy!
12 Crime and Punishment Part II
13 Very Beautiful
14 I Miss You (Japanese Version)

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SG Wannabe, who debuted in 2004 with the song “Timeless”, have gained much love and recognition with each successive album. Up to their third album they received a lot of attention due to their medium-tempo songs and for their fourth, they were famous for their traditional song, “Arirang”. For their upcoming fifth album, they have come back with the title track “Lalala”, which is of country style. Despite the American feel to it, it fits well for Korean listeners. In addition, SG Wannabe member Chae Dong Ha has left the group and Lee Suk Hoon has replaced him. “I miss you” is the only track in this album that Chae participated in.

 

Jun Jin Vol. 1 – New Decade (released)

JunJin1
01 Intro
02 Wa (feat. Joo Hee)
03 Hurtful Love
04 One Step
05 For You (feat. Lee Ji Hoon)
06 Good Person (Rap. Kang Jin Woo)
07 You’re Cute (feat. Joo Hee)
08 Fancy Lounge
09 Even If It’s 1000 Times (Remake)
10 Wa (Inst. Edit Ver.) (Rap. Kang Jin Woo)
11 Epilogue

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Shinhwa’s Jun Jin had found success with the release of a mini-album more than a year ago. Now he is releasing his first full album. The album starts off with Intro, which is of trance sounds and hip-hop rhythms. It then continues with the title trac, Wa, which is of the melody trance genre. In the middle of the song, FX sounds and filtering can be heard, which liven up the club feel and the lyrics further enhance this mood. In this album, there are ballads such as Hurtful Love and medium-tempo tracks like One Step. In addition, For You is a collaborative effort with Lee Ji Hoon, and there’s a nice house beat ballad titled Good Person, making it a total of 11 tracks.

 

Tony An special album – Look Blank (released)

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01 Wallet
02 Absent Mindedly
03 I Thank Even Loneliness
04 Wallet (Saxophone Version)
05 Wallet (Inst.)

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Tony An comes back this year with a special album titled “Look Blank”. Tony, who had success with past title tracks off his previous albums, has returned with ballads. This album includes three songs and two instrumentals, making it a total of five tracks. In this album, Tony particularly thought of the message “Love, Separation, and Memories”. The title track, “Wallet”, includes melodious piano arrangement and Tony’s sad vocals define the song well. The second track of the album is “Absent-mindedly’ which arguably fits Tony best. The lyrics were written by Tony himself. The last track of the album, “I Thank Even Loneliness”, was a production of both foreign and Korean producers.

 

Choi Jin Yi Mini Album – A Shiny Day (released)

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01 A Shiny Day
02 Since You Say You Love Me
03 If It’s You
04 Requiem (duet ISU)
05 A Shiny Day (Inst.)
06 Since You Say You Love Me (Inst.)
07 If It’s You (Inst.)

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In 2004, Rumble Fish debuted with the groovy pop track “A Good Day” and continued on as they gained more and more popularity over the years. It’s been four years since their debut and lead singer Choi Jini has finally debuted with her first solo mini album. When Choi was in Rumble Fish, they went with the soft pop rock style but as a solo artiste, she leans more to the ballad side. There are three new songs in this album, “A Shiny Day” being the title track. This song, which is reminiscent of Rumble Fish’s style, was written by Choi herself. The second track, “Since You Say You Love Me” is a ballad track that most defines Choi as a solo singer, while the last track, “If It’s You” is of the bossa nova genre.

 

Andy Vol. 1 – The First Propose: repackaged version (April 29)

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01 Propose
02 Love Song
03 Timing feat. Chae Yeon
04 U Turn feat. Rock
05 Looking at You, and Looking at You Again
06 Shall We Love feat. Byul
07 Face turned Red
08 Thinking of You feat. Eric, Amin. J
09 Never Give Up feat Eric, Dongwan, Minwoo
10 Clumsy Love feat. Wonder Girls Yoobin
11 Lie
12 Music In My Heart (Duet with An Yoo Jin)

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Andy of Shinhwa has debuted with his first solo album since the ten-year anniversary of his group. With various hit makers such as Park Chang Hyun, Hwang Sung Jae, and Wi Jong Soo to help him, Andy sings a wide range of genres such as dance, rap and ballad. For this album, he wanted to show not only his rapping but his singing skills as well. This twelve-track album also features Wonder Girls member Yoobin in the song “Clumsy Love”, which originally was a digital single in addition to songs Andy sang in his first musical, “Music In My Heart”. These songs are “Music In My Heart” and “Lies”. A new song from this version is “Propose”, written by the same team who brought us his first hit “Love Song”. The album includes a 40-page photo booklet.

 

Rhapsody Part I (Sung Shi Kyung and Naomi) (released)

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01 Loving What You Do (Sung Shi Kyung)
02 Are You Happy (Naomi)

The first part of the mobile compilation, “Rhapsody, the Soul of Sound”, which includes famous artistes such as Sung Shi Kyung, Bobby Kim, Son Ho Young, Drunken Tiger and T, has finally been released. It includes Korea’s ballad king, Sung Shi Kyung, and four-octave live female singer, Naomi. Sung Shi Kyung’s is a sweet, melodious ballad composed by the singer himself. The song is about old lovers not being able to forget each another. Naomi, on the other hand, is featured in the second song due to her exceptional skills.

 

Lisa (single) – Person I’m Going to Meet (released)
Lisasingle
01 The Person I’m Going to Meet (feat. Eun Ji Won, Harim)
02 The Person I’m Going to Meet (Inst)
03 The Person I’m Going to Meet (Milab Ver) (Inst)
04 The Person I’m Going to Meet (First Mix) (Inst)

Lisa, an artiste both painting-wise and singing-wise, has come back with another song, “The Person I’m Going to Meet”, which features Eun Ji Won. The song was inspired by Elvis Presley’s song, “Can’t Help Falling in Love”. This song has a hip-hop, soul feel to it. Lisa, who has sang many ballad duets with great artistes such as Park Hyo Shin and Lee Seung Chul, has spread her horizons, trying out new styles for this single.

 

Other releases:

 

Peterpan Complex Vol. 4 – Love (released)

Buga Kingz Vol. 3 – The Menu (released)

Bless (single) – 2nd Story (released)

Mario 1st single (released)

Loptimist Vol. 2 – Mind Expander (April 29)

Park Joon Hyuk Vol. 1 – Private Echo (April 29)

SBS Drama “On Air” OST Part 2 (April 29)

Kim Jang Hoon (single) – 소나기 (April 29)

Moony Vol. 2 – The Passion (April 30)

Son Dam Bi Mini Album Vol. 1 (May 1)

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