Weekly Music Chart 2008 – March week 3

1. (+2) Brown Eyed Girls – L.O.V.E. *** 1 WEEK NO. 1 ***
Score: 869
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: Brown Eyed Girls deservedly scored their first No. 1 song on this chart with “L.O.V.E”, a song that has dominated most Korean charts in the last few weeks. It is such a good turnaround for the 4-member female group, after their 2nd album last year fell short of expectations despite a strong debut. Now they have finally redeemed themseleves and in the process, perhaps found the niche of music that works for them.

2. (+6) Jewelry – One More Time
Score: 843
Genre: Pop / Dance

Jewelry5Lyrics: M
Album: Jewelry Vol. 5 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Moving up very fast to No. 2 in just its 3rd week on the chart, Jewelry are also looking for their first No. 1 song on our rankings. This song is the new No. 1 song on M!Countdown this week and also the favorite to win Inky Gayo’s mutizen award. With good album sales to support, looks like Jewelry are even more popular now after their member changes.

3. (+3) Ha Dong Kyun – 나비야 (Butterfly)
Score: 805
Genre: R&B Ballad

HaDongKyun2Music: Choi Kap Won + Soul Shop / Lyrics: Choi Kap Won
Album: Ha Dong Kyun Vol. 2 Track 5 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Another song that is moving up to the top 3 very fast and looking to challenge for the top spot. Wanted member Ha Dong Kyun is back to familiar territory. His debut album two years ago produced the No. 1 song “Please Love Her”. He is looking to score his second No. 1 song on this chart with this sad ballad.

4. (-2) Kim Dong Ryul – 다시 시작해보자 (Let’s Start Over)
Score: 798
Genre: Pop Ballad

KimDongRyul5Music + Lyrics: Kim Dong Ryul
Album: Kim Dong Ryul Vol. 5 Track 9 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track for Kim Dong-ryul’s 5th album, “Monologue.” It’s a classic Kim Dong-ryul-style sensual ballad that showcases his trademark gentle vocals. It”s about regretting things after a break-up and wanting to start again, even if it means feeling awful and fighting every day. (Credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

5. (+5) Davichi – 미워도 사랑하니까 (I Love You Even Though I Hate You)
Score: 695
Genre: R&B Ballad

Davichi1Music + Lyrics: Ryu Jae Hyun
Album: Davichi Vol. 1 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of Davichi’s 1st album, ‘Don’t Like You But Love You.’ The female R&B group, comprising Kang Min-kyung and Lee Hae-ri, sing a moving ballad with music and lyrics by Vibe’s Ryu Jae-hyun. The music video made headlines for starring Lee Mi-yeon and Lee Hyo-lee. (Credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

6. (-5) SNSD – Kissing You
Score: 664
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: After spending three weeks on top, SNSD’s “Kissing You” dropped to No. 6 this week. But we are going to see their new song “Baby Baby” on the chart very soon, as they have just released a re-packaged version of their CD.

7. (-2) Joo – 남자 때문에 (Because of a man)
Score: 654
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) Park Ji Heon – 보고싶은 날엔 (During the days I want to see you)
Score: 595
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.’ 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)

9. (–) KCM – 클래식 (Classic)
Score: 575
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)

10. (+2) Wax – 여자는 사랑을 먹고 (Woman feeds on Love)
Score: 470
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)

11. (New) Sweet Sorrow – 멀어져 (Father Away) *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Score: 432
Genre: Pop Ballad

SweetSorrow2Music + Lyircs: Sweet Sorrow
Album: Sweet Sorrow Vol. 2 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Our highest debut this week is the latest hit by the 4-member singing group, Sweet Sorrow. We might have known them better in drama OSTs, such as the OSTs of “War of Money” and “Alone In Love”. Now they are releasing their 2nd studio album, which is already doing much better than their debut album. Like their name suggests, their songs are sad but they perform them with sweet harmony.

12. (-5) See Ya – 그래도 좋아 (Still like it)
Score: 431
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: Featured in See Ya’s 2.5th album, “California Dream,” this bright and lively medium-tempo track is about confessing a one-sided love and saying you’ll be OK and be able to remain as friends, even though it’ll be hard and painful. See Ya’s Nam Kyu-ri stars in the music video with a new short ‘do and boyish charm. (Credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

13. (-2) Turtles – 싱랄라 (Sing La-La)
Score: 425
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)

14. (-1) Andy – Love Song
Score: 402
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)

15. (New) Mighty Mouth (feat. Yoon Eun Hye) – 사랑해 (I Love You)
Score: 351
Genre: Hip-Hop

Mightymouth
Album: Mighty Mouth digital single “I Love You”
Watch: MV Live Performance (feat. JJ)
Comment: Besides Joo and Davichi, this is another new act in 2008 that has successfully debuted. Hip-hop duo Mighty Mouth has the 2nd highest debut this week with “I Love You”. Perhaps the popularity of this song is due in large part to the featured vocals of ex-Baby Vox member Yoon Eun Hye, who has gone on to become a very successful actress. This song marks the return of Yoon to the music scene, even though she’s not performing on stage with Mighty Mouth. Female singer JJ is currently performing the vocal parts of this song instead.

16. (+3) M – 사랑이란 예쁜 두 글자 (Love is a beautiful two letter word)
Score: 324
Genre: Pop Ballad

MSpecialMusic: Kim Do Hyun / Lyrics: Kim Tae Wan, M
Album: M Mini-Album: The Sentimental Reason Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This song comes from Lee Min Woo’s special Valentine’s Day mini-album, “The Sentimental Reason”. In the past, Min Woo’s singles were usually dance-oriented songs. This time he has released a ballad instead. This song is a lovely ballad that is the perfect gift for your sweetheart, as the title implies.

17. (+8) V.O.S – 젊은 날 (Young Days)
Score: 317
Genre: R&B Ballad

VOSYoungDaysMusic: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Album: Cho Young Soo All Stars Vol. 2 Part I (digital single)
Watch: MV
Comment: This is the representative track of songwriter Cho Young-su’s project single album, “All Star.” This sad and gentle ballad showcases V.O.S.’s soft yet explosive vocal skills. The group sings of the memories of and yearning for a past love. Actor Lee Chun-hee stars in the music video. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

18. (–) 45RPM – 살짝쿵 (Small Thud)
Score: 291
Genre: Hip Hop

45RPM2Music: Peejay / Lyrics: Kyung Wook
Album: 45RPM Vol. 2 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the representative track for 45RPM’s 2nd album, “HIT POP.” It’s a lively hip-hop number by 45RPM, a group that has amassed extensive skills from a long career as an underground artiste. They’ve sampled “That Person is a Fool,” by artiste Jung Hoon-hee, who dominated the 70s. The result is a fresh and different hip-hop track. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

19. (-2) Voice One – 눈물한방울 (One Tear Drop)
Score: 257
Genre: R&B Ballad

Travel#2Music: PJ / Lyrics: Choi Kap Won
Album: Voice One Single Travel #2 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: Jang Hye Jin and her students, Monday Kiz and Ilac, are back again with this project group’s yet another single, “Travel #2”. Their title track, One Tear Drop’s music video, is a continuation of their title track from their first single album. Their music video is to be shot at Hong Kong. Their songs show great harmonization as they become one, leaving great love and a good impression for their fans.

20. (New) Park Hye Kyung – 사랑과 우정사이 (Between Love and Friendship)
Score: 251
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 song is from Park Hye Kyung’s special remake album “When A Woman Falls In Love”. “Between Love And Friendship” is a wonderful love song about the feelings between friends who turn into lovers. Pinocchio originally sang this song and Park Hye Kyung did a great remake by giving a different style and emotion to the song. Lee Soo Young also remade this song on her “Classic” Remake Album. But Park’s version is with a totally different arrangement to fit her laid-back style vocal. Park Hye Kyung usually won’t appear on too many gayo shows, but is seen actively promoting this song now.

21. (+20) Cho Kwan Woo – 반쪽사랑 (Half love: Movie “Fate” OST) : 250
22. (-2) HaHa – 너눈 내 운면 (You are my destiny) : 241
23. (+4) Sun Ha – Chantey Chantey : 214
24. (+24) Gavy NJ – Remember (Movie “Fate” OST) : 212 *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
25. (-3) Min Kyung Hoon – 오늘만 울자 (Cry only today) : 195
26. (-2) Tae Yeon – 만약에 (If: KBS Drama Hong Gil Dong OST) : 191
27. (+3) H-Eugene (feat. Bae Sul Gi) – Kiss Me : 190
28. (-13) Toy – 뜨거운안녕 (A Passionate Goodbye) : 189
29. (+3) Clazziquai – Robotica : 186
30. (-16) M to M – 새까맣게 (Completely Black) : 185
31. (-10) Monday Kiz/VOS/일락 – 그깟 사랑 (Such Love) : 183
32. (-9) Wink – 천생연분 (Match made in heaven) : 172
33. (New) Kim Kyung Ho – 마치 너인 것처럼 (As if you were there) : 163
34. (-8) Noblesse (feat. Beige) – 후회는 없어 (No Regrets) : 148
35. (New) Byul/Na Yoon Kwon – 창문을 열어놓고 (With the window open) : 147
36. (-5) J – 술과 순정 (Liquor and Innocence) : 145
37. (New) Shin Hye Sung/Lyn – 그대죠 (It was you) : 124
38. (-9) MC Sniper – For You : 123
39. (New) Byul – 유리잔 (Wine Glass) : 120
40. (+3) Naomi – 몹쓸 사랑 (Bad Love) : 119
41. (-4) Baek Ji Young/Yuri – 사랑은 라랄라 (Love is Lalala) : 115
42. (New) Na Yoon Kwon – 사랑이 싫어요 (I don’t like love) : 112
43. (-4) Sung Je – 사랑은 되는 거라며 (You said that love works) : 111
44. (Re) Monotolik – Krazy : 110
45. (+2) DBSG – Purple Line : 109
46. (New) Kim Jong Wook – 나쁜 남자 (Bad man) : 108
47. (Re) Revi – 항상 내곁에 (Always by my side) : 101
48. (-2) Drunken Tiger (feat. T) 내가 싫다 (I Hate Myself) : 100
49. (-5) Ajoo – 첫키스 (First Kiss) : 92
50. (New) Minos (feat. Ahn Chi Hwan, Kebee) – 바보닥터 (Stupid doctor) : 90

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