Weekly Music Chart 2008 – March week 4

1. (+1) Jewelry – One More Time *** 1 WEEK NO. 1 ***
Score: 961
Genre: Pop / Dance

Jewelry5Original Song: Ingrid’s “One More Time” / Lyrics: M
Album: Jewelry Vol. 5 Track 3 Purchase this album
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Comment: Jewelry score their first No. 1 song on this chart with “One More Time”. Their “Superstar” might have hit No. 1 on some charts before, but this song earned general consensus as a No. 1 hit in Korea, therefore earning a very high 961 points this week. Female groups are doing very well in the first quarter of 2008 – we already saw No. 1 songs from See Ya, SNSD, Brown Eyed Girls, and now Jewelry hitting No. 1.

2. (-1) Brown Eyed Girls – L.O.V.E.
Score: 825
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)<!–
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3. (+1) Kim Dong Ryul – 다시 시작해보자 (Let’s Start Over)
Score: 813
Genre: Pop Ballad

KimDongRyul5Music + Lyrics: Kim Dong Ryul
Album: Kim Dong Ryul Vol. 5 Track 9 Purchase this album
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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)

4. (+1) Davichi – 미워도 사랑하니까 (I Love You Even Though I Hate You)
Score: 806
Genre: R&B Ballad

Davichi1Music + Lyrics: Ryu Jae Hyun
Album: Davichi Vol. 1 Track 1 Purchase this album
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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)

5. (-2) Ha Dong Kyun – 나비야 (Butterfly)
Score: 729
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:<!–
–> This is the representative track for Ha Dong-kyoon’s 2nd album, “Another Corner.” A 90s-style ballad, it communicates the sadness of separating using a butterfly as a repeating symbol for a past lover. The gentle melody is layered with Ha Dong-kyoon’s voice, which conveys sadness in a very controlled way, making the song all the more special. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

6. (+1) Joo – 남자 때문에 (Because of a man)
Score: 652
Genre: Pop Ballad

Joo1Music + Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Album: Joo 1st single Track 1 Purchase this album
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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)

7. (+8) Mighty Mouth (feat. Yoon Eun Hye) – 사랑해 (I Love You)
Score: 606
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)

8. (+3) Sweet Sorrow – 멀어져 (Father Away)
Score: 585
Genre: Pop Ballad

SweetSorrow2Music + Lyircs: Sweet Sorrow
Album: Sweet Sorrow Vol. 2 Track 3 Purchase this album
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Comment: This is the representative track for Sweet Sorrow’s 2nd album, ‘SweeticS.’ It’s a ballad that showcases a full guitar and string accompaniment, and some solid harmonies that add to the song’s poignancy. The song is about the sadness surrounding a long-time couple who will always love each other but can’t avoid breaking up. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

9. (–) KCM – 클래식 (Classic)
Score: 497
Genre: Pop Ballad

KCM4Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Album: KCM Vol. 4 Track 1 Purchase this album
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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. (-4) SNSD – Kissing You
Score: 496
Genre: Pop / Dance

SNSD1Music: Lee Jae Myung / Lyrics: Kwon Yoon Jung, Lee Jae Myung
Album: SNSD Vol. 1 Track 5 Purchase this album
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Comment: Featured in Girls’ Generation’s 1st album, “Girls’ Generation,” this house-style dance track showcases cute lyrics and a lively rhythm. Super Junior’s Dong-hae stars in the music video as the boyfriend of the group’s gals. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

11. (+9) Park Hye Kyung – 사랑과 우정사이 (Between Love and Friendship)
Score: 483
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
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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 while clear and elegant musical style, beckoning hazy memories. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

12. (+2) Andy – Love Song
Score: 483
Genre: Pop / Dance

Andy1Music: Wi Jong Soo / Lyrics: Kim Tae Hoon
Album: Andy Vol. 1 Track 2 Purchase this album
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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)

13. (-3) Wax – 여자는 사랑을 먹고 (Woman feeds on Love)
Score: 401
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)

14. (-6) Park Ji Heon – 보고싶은 날엔 (During the days I want to see you)
Score: 393
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)

15. (+2) V.O.S – 젊은 날 (Young Days)
Score: 352
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)

16. (-4) See Ya – 그래도 좋아 (Still like it)
Score: 343
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)

17. (+20) Shin Hye Sung & Lyn – 그대죠 (It Was You)
Score: 325
Genre: Pop Ballad

HeSaidSheSaidMusic: Lee Hyun Jung, Jun Seung Woo / Lyrics: Jun Seung Woo
Album: Shin Hye Sung & Lyn project album “He Said, She Said” Track 1 Purchase this album
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Comment: From Shin Hye Sung and Lyn’s project album “He Said, She Said”, which has three different versions of all the songs: a male version by Hye Sung, a female version by Lyn, and a duet version by Hye Sung and Lyn. This ballad is the title song of the duet album version. It marks the second time that these two singers are collaborating together. They hit the top 10 last year with “After…:Love”.

18. (-5) Turtles – 싱랄라 (Sing La-La)
Score: 305
Genre: Pop / Dance

Turtles5Music + Lyrics: Turtleman
Album: Turtles Vol. 5 Track 3 Purchase this album
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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)

19. (+7) Tae Yeon (SNSD) – 만약에 (If)
Score: 267
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
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MV Live Performance
Comment: From KBS Drama “Hong Gil Dong” OST, it was the first solo hit song from SNSD member Tae Yeon. This ballad is very different from SNSD’s usual dance beat songs. It is the first drama OST song to hit our top-20 this year. The last drama OST top-20 song was Bobby Kim’s “One Year One Day” from the “War of Money” OST almost 9 months ago.

20. (+7) H-Eugene (feat. Bae Sul Gi) – Kiss Me
Score: 255
Genre: Hip-hop

HEugene2Music: Oh Sung Hoon / Lyrics: H-Eugene
Album: H-Eugene Vol. 2 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: From H-Eugene’s second album “H-Eugene and the family”, it marks the first top-20 hit for both H-Eugene and featured vocalist Bae Seul Gi. H-Eugene’s first album was highly regarded but did not produce any hit songs. This fun and sweet commercial hip-hop song finally is getting some recognition for both H-Eugene and Bae Seul Gi.

21. (+1) Ha Ha – 너눈 내 운면 (You are my destiny) : 254
22. (+24) Kim Jong Wook – 나쁜 남자 (Bad man) : 249 *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
23. (-7) M – 사랑이란 예쁜 두 글자 (Love is a beautiful two letter word) : 237
24. (+11) Byul & Na Yoon Kwon – 창문을 열어놓고 (With the window open) : 230
25. (+5) M to M – 새까맣게 (Completely Black) : 228
26. (-8) 45RPM – 살짝쿵 (Small thud) : 218
27. (-6) Cho Kwan Woo – 반쪽사랑 (Half love: Movie “Fate” OST) : 193
28. (-4) Gavy NJ – Remember (Movie “Fate” OST) : 185
29. (+7) J – 술과 순정 (Liquor and Innocence) : 176
30. (-2) Toy – 뜨거운안녕 (A Passionate Goodbye) : 169
31. (+3) Noblesse (feat. Beige) – 후회는 없어 (No Regrets) : 168
32. (-1) Monday Kiz/VOS/Ilak – 그깟 사랑 (Such Love) : 166
33. (-14) Voice One – 눈물한방울 (One tear drop) : 164
34. (-2) Wink – 천생연분 (Match made in heaven) : 147
35. (-12) Sun Ha – Chantey Chantey : 146
36. (-3) Kim Kyung Ho – 마치 너인 것처럼 (As if you were there) : 136
37. (New) Gummy (feat. TOP) – 미안해요 (I am sorry) : 128 *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
38. (-13) Min Kyung Hoon – 오늘만 울자 (Cry only today) : 121
39. (+3) Na Yoon Kwon – 사랑이 싫어요 (I don’t like love) : 118
40. (New) Tree Bicycle – OK Go Go : 108
41. (-3) MC Sniper – For You : 106
42. (New) Mose – 마음아 부탁해 (I Beg You, Heart) : 103
43. (New) SS501 – 데자뷰 (Déjà Vu) : 102
44. (-3) Baek Ji Young & Yuri – 사랑은 라랄라 (Love is Lalala) : 101
45. (–) DBSG – Purple Line : 100
46. (-7) Byul – 유리잔 (Wine Glass) : 94
47. (-18) Clazziquai – Robotica : 93
48. (New) Jamilla – 오빠미워 (Oppa, I hate you) : 92
49. (New) Namolla Family (feat. Tae In) – 너만 볼래 (Only want to see you) : 91
50. (-7) Sung Je – 사랑은 되는 거라며 (You said that love works) : 86
BONUS TRACK:
Byul & Na Yoon Kwon – 창문을 열어놓고 (With the window open)

AllStar2.2Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Album: Cho Young Soo All Star Vol. 2 Track 12 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: This is one of the four digital singles already released from Cho Young Soo’s second project album, “All Star Vol. 2.  The album won’t be released until next week, but two of its singles are already hitting the chart this week – this song and “Young Days” by V.O.S.  It’s the second collaboration from Byul & Na Yoon Kwon.  Together they had a big hit “Ahn Bu” (Peace) three years ago.  It also marks the first time Cho Young Soo is writing songs for a JYP-related artiste (Byul).

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