Weekly Music Chart 2008 – February week 4

1. (+1) SNSD – Kissing You *** 1 WEEK NO. 1 ***
Score: 936
Genre: Pop / Dance

SNSD1Music: Lee Jae Myung / Lyrics: Kwon Yoon Jung, Lee Jae Myung
Album: SNSD Vol. 1 Track 5 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: SNSD have won a lot of awards and top spot honors in their young career so far. Now they can add a No. 1 song on our soompi chart to their credentials. “Kissing You” finally moves to the top this week after 2 weeks at No. 2. The girls also achieved this in impressive fashion, with a high score of 936 points (out of 1000).

2. (+4) Kim Dong Ryul – 다시 시작해보자 (Let’s Start Over)
Score: 856
Genre: Pop Ballad

KimDongRyul5Music + Lyrics: Kim Dong Ryul
Album: Kim Dong Ryul Vol. 5 Track 9 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: This song is from Kim Dong Ryul’s top selling album “Monologue”. The song is about regretting things after a break-up and wanting to start again, even if it means feeling awful and fighting every day. This song also tops the airplay lists in both of our sources (Chartkorea and Air Monitor).

3. (-2) Park Ji Heon – 보고싶은 날엔 (During the days I want to see you)
Score: 853
Genre: R&B Ballad

ParkJiHunsingleMusic + Lyrics: Han Sang Won
Album: Park Ji Heon First Single Album Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative song for V.O.S.’ Park Ji-hun’s single album, “Button.” The medium-tempo track showcases Park Ji-hun’s exquisite and delicate voice singing about the pain and longing that follow a separation. V.O.S.’s Choi Hyun-joon and Kim Kyung-rok participated in the chorus. The music video was made with footage from the movie “Open City,” starring Kim Myung-min and Son Yae-jin. (Credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

4. (-1) Brown Eyed Girls – L.O.V.E.
Score: 841
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 song, which is about confessing love, shows off the Brown-Eyed Girls’ undeniable charm. (Credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

5. (+3) KCM – 클래식 (Classic)
Score: 817
Genre: Pop Ballad

KCM4Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Album: KCM Vol. 4 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track for KCM’s 4th album, “Kingdom.” Poetic lyrics and a grand string orchestra accompaniment meld well with KCM’s explosive vocal skills in this ballad. The movie-like music video stars Kim Seung-woo and Kim So-yeon. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

6. (+15) Davichi – 미워도 사랑하니까 (I Love You Even Though I Hate You)
Score: 704
Genre: R&B Ballad

Davichi1Music + Lyrics: Ryu Jae Hyun
Album: Davichi Vol. 1 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Will the 2008 rookie class be as strong as 2007’s? So far this year, we already have Joo, whose first song hit the top 10. Now female R&B duo Davichi have become the second new act to have their first top-10 hit, even though they have yet to come out and perform. So far Davichi are relying on their mega production MV of this song, which stars Lee Hyori and Lee Mi Yeon. Fans must catch this MV. Vibe’s Ryu Jae Hyun wrote this song for Davichi.

7. (–) Joo – 남자 때문에 (Because of a man)
Score: 690
Genre: Pop Ballad

Joo1Music + Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Album: Joo 1st single Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track for Joo’s single album, “Young Woman.” Park Jin-young wrote the music and lyrics for this ballad, which is about the will of a woman to go on after a painful breakup with a guy she loves. The moving melody goes well with Joo’s appealing voice. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

8. (-4) Turtles – 싱랄라 (Sing La-La)
Score: 660
Genre: Pop / Dance

Turtles5Music + Lyrics: Turtleman
Album: Turtles Vol. 5 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch:
MV Live Performance
Comment:
This is the representative track for Turtles’ 5th album, “Really Leaving.” The Euro-style dance track is about what Turtle felt while appearing in broadcasts and being publicly active. The simple yet lively beat goes well with rapping and singing by Turtle, creating a fun and upbeat mood. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

9. (-4) Wax – 여자는 사랑을 먹고 (Woman feeds on Love)
Score: 620
Genre: Pop Ballad

Wax7Music: Park Keun Tae / Lyrics: Kang Eun Kyung
Album: Wax Vol. 7 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of Wax’s 7th album. The ballad features a melody comprising a dramatic and wide range, from the lowest to the highest notes, and spotlights Wax’s sophisticated vocalism. The music video, starring Kim Seon-a and Cho Han-seon, tells about a painful love. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

10. (+4) See Ya – 그래도 좋아 (Still like it)
Score: 414
Genre: Mid-tempo Pop

SeeYa2.5Music + Lyrics: Min Myung Ki
Album: See Ya Vol. 2.5 Track 2 – Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the follow-up song on See Ya’s 2.5 album “Califronia Dream”. Unlike the first single “Sad Footsteps”, this song is a lot more cheerful and light-hearted, reminding us of their song “Shall We Marry” from last summer. The trio also unveil new dance steps in both the MV and their stage performances.

11. (–) M to M – 새까맣게 (Completely Black)
Score: 528
Genre: R&B Ballad

MtoM3Music: Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Choi Kap Won
Album: M to M Vol. 3 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Featured in M To M’s 3rd album, “The Colorful Voices,” this ballad showcases the artiste’s moving and raw vocals. The song is about being willing to forget someone even if breaking up with the person burns the heart black. The music video stars former Jewelry member Cho Min-ah, Yoo In-young and Seo Joon-young. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

12. (-3) Toy – 뜨거운안녕 (A Passionate Goodbye)
Score: 481
Genre: Pop Ballad

Toy6Music: Yoo Hee Yeol, Kim Tae Hoon / Lyrics: Yoo Hee Yeol
Album: Toy Vol. 6 Track 5 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the main song in Toy’s 6th album, “Thank You.” It contains a retro sound popular in the 80s and a pop feel as well. The lyrics are about a broken-hearted man. Toy guest vocalist Lee Ji-hyung not only sang, but starred in the music video, too. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

13. (-1) Big Bang – 마지막인사 (Last Greeting)
Score: 402
Genre: Hip-hop / Dance

Big Bang Mini 2Music + Lyrics: G-Dragon
Album: Big Bang 2nd mini-album “Hot Issue” Track 6 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track for the 2007 BIGBANG 2nd Mini-Album, “Hot Issue.” With music and lyrics by BIGBANG’s leader G.Dragon, the song melds a strong beat, a trance-hip-hop rhythm, powerful rapping by G.Dragon and T.O.P. and vocals by Tae-yang, Dae-sung and Seung-ri. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul).

14. (-1) Ha Ha – 너눈 내 운면 (You Are My Destiny)
Score: 384
Genre: Pop

HahaMusic: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Album: Ha Ha digital single “You Are My Destiny”
Watch: Live Performance
Comment:<!–
–> This is the title track of Ha Ha’s digital single album, “You Are My Destiny.” The song boasts a Miami-hip-hop rhythm and exhilarating lyrics about a guy head over heels in love. The music video stars Ha Ha as a young prince who’s fallen in love and his real-life girlfriend, Ahn Hye-kyung. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

15. (+1) Andy – Love Song
Score: 330
Genre: Pop / Dance

Andy1Music: Wi Jong Soo / Lyrics: Kim Tae Hoon
Album: Andy Vol. 1 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch:
MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track for Andy’s first solo album, “Andy the First New Dream.” It showcases Shinhwa rapper Andy’s sweet and gentle vocals. The lyrics ask a woman who’s about to leave to stay, telling her he’ll always love her. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

16. (+3) ISU & JinYi – 레퀴엠 (Requiem)
Score: 298
Genre: Rock Ballad

RequiemMusic: Angela Aki / Lyrics: JinYi
Album: ISU & JinYi digital single “Requiem” Track 1
Watch: MV
Comment: This is the title track of Isu and Jin-yi’s digital single album. This ballad is an adaptation of Japanese singer/songwriter Angela Aki’s song. Isu, M.C. The Max’s vocalist, and Rumblefish’s vocalist Choi Jin-yi sing it together. M.C. The Max’s Jun Min-hyuck and J. Yoon participated in the performance. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

17. (–) Wonder Girls – 이 바보 (This Fool)
Score: 273
Genre: Pop / Dance

WonderGirls1Music + Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Album: Wonder Girls Vol. 1 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Featured in Wonder Girls’ 1st album, “The Wonder Years,” this bright and cute dance song tells a guy, “if you like me, then don’t hesitate – have the courage to tell me how you feel!” The music video comprises scenes from the movie starring Wonder Girls’ So-hee, “Some Like It Hot,” and footage of the rest of the gals. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

18. (New) Ha Dong Kyun – 나비야 (Butterfly) *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Score: 268
Genre: R&B Ballad

HaDongKyun2
Album: Ha Dong Kyun Vol. 2 Track 5 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Our highest debut this week is the title song from Wanted member Ha Dong Kyun’s 2nd solo album, “Another Corner”. The singer sported a new image with long hair this time. Regular readers might remember Ha Dong Kyun’s solo debut song “Please Love Her” in 2006, which ended up being the yea- end No. 1 song in that year. “Butterfly” is about the heartache a breakup brings and it showcased Ha Dong Kyun’s soulful voice.

19. (+8) Jang Keun Suk – Black Engine
Score: 263
Genre: Pop / Dance

BlackEngineMusic + Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Album: Jang Keun Suk Digital Single Track 1
Watch: MV
Comment: This is the first top-20 hit for popular actor/MC turned singer Jang Keun Suk. Like many young actors in Korea, Jang made his fame by starring in the MBC “Nonstop” sitcom series. Last year, he was also an emcee for the SBS Inky Gayo. This is not Jang’s first song, as he has sung before in the Nonstop 4 OST. “Black Engine” is taken from a TV ad in which Jang starred. Golden producer JYP wrote this song for Jang.

20. (-2) Monday Kiz + V.O.S + Ilac – 그깟 사랑 (Such Love)
Score: 244
Genre: R&B Ballad

FriendshipMusic + Lyrics: Min Myung Ki
Album: Monday Kiz + V.O.S + Ilac single album “Friendship” Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: This is the representative track for the project single album, “Friendship.” The ballad shows off harmonies between three guys: Monday Kiz’s Lee Jin-sung, V.O.S.’s Choi Hyun-joon and Ilak. The lyrics are about the pain of a guy who has to let a girl go because he loves her. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

21. (-6) Clazziquai – Robotica : 240
22. (-2) Han Kyung Il – 좋겠다 (That’s great) : 218
23. (+2) Noblesse (feat. Beige) – 후회는 없어 (No Regrets) : 207
24. (+23) J – 술과 순정 (Liquor and Innocence) : 203 *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
25. (+9) ERU – 마네킹 (Mannequin) : 201
26. (–) Lisa – Again : 196
27. (+1) Esther & Kil Gun – 미련 (Regret) : 189
28. (New) Yim Jae Bum – 겨울편지 (Winter letter) : 175
29. (+2) Sun Ha – Chantey Chantey : 172
30. (-7) MC Sniper – For You : 167
31. (New) Min Kyung Hoon – 오늘만 울자 (Cry only today) : 139
32. (-3) Slow Jam – Crazy Night : 135
33. (+3) Peter – Show Man : 134
34. (-1) Kyun Woo – 나답지 못하게 (Unlike Me) : 132
35. (New) Lee Seung Chul – Propose : 123
36. (Re) 2NB – 미워서 (Hate it) : 119
37. (-2) Hye Ryoung – 스쳐가지 말아요 (Don’t just pass by) : 117
38. (+2) MC The Max – 사랑을 외치다 (Call out love) : 107
39. (+3) Monday Kiz/M to M – 모놀로그 (Monolouge: Drama New Heart OST) : 100
40. (+5) The Name – 그녀를 찾아주세요 (Please Find Her) : 99
41. (New) 45RPM – 살짝쿵 (Small thud) : 96
42. (-10) Park Jung Hyun – 눈물빛글씨 (Writing for tears) : 94
43. (-6) Pisces – 별이 운다 (Stars are coming) : 91
44. (New) Jewelry – One More Time : 90
45. (-4) Tei – 가슴이 슬퍼 (My heart is sad: Drama Bad Love OT) : 88
46. (Re) Drunken Tiger (feat. T) – 내가 싫다 (I Hate Myself) : 77
47. (New) Piano – 사랑했어 (I Love You) : 76
48. (-5) Free Style – 행복을주는사람 (A person who gives happiness) : 68
49. (New) Wink – 천생연분 (Match made in heaven) : 63
50. (-11) Big Mama – Money..? Honey..? : 61

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