Weekly Music Chart 2008 – April week 1

1. (–) Jewelry – One More Time *** 3 WEEKS NO. 1 ***
Score: 965
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: Despite very strong competition, Jewelry are holding on to the top spot for the 3rd straight week with “One More Time”. Female groups are having a big revival in 2008 as they have now occupied the top spots for the last 8 weeks (previously we had No. 1 songs by Brown Eyed Girls, SNSD, and See Ya). Despite being a covered version, this song has been very succsssful.

 

2. (+8) Gummy (feat. TOP) – 미안해요 (I am sorry)
Score: 885
Genre: R&B Ballad

Gummy4Music + Lyrics: Kim Byung Hoon
Album: Gummy Vol. 4 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comments: Up 8 more spots to No. 2 this week, and looking very likely to be the next No. 1 song. This song is currently No. 1 on the M!Countdown and also No. 1 on most internet charts. It is also the favorite to win the Inky Gayo Mutizen award this week. However, it is still 80 points behind “One More Time”. Let see if this song will catch up next week.

 

3. (+2) Mighty Mouth (feat. Yoon Eun Hye) – 사랑해 (I Love You)
Score: 762
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)

 

4. (-2) Brown Eyed Girls – L.O.V.E.
Score: 718
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)

 

5. (+4) Park Hye Kyung – 사랑과 우정사이 (Between Love and Friendship)
Score: 663
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 while clear and elegant musical style, beckoning hazy memories. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

6. (+12) Hwa Yobi – 남자는 모른다 (Men Don’t Know)
Score: 610
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: Title song from Hwa Yobi’s 6th album “Sunshine”. It marks the return of the singer after her vocal cord surgery. Hwa Yobi has always been highly regarded as one of the best female vocalists in Korea. This is perhaps the most listener-friendly song that Hwa Yobi has ever produced, and it has become one of her biggest hits with a big jump to No. 6 this week. The song is emotional enough to fit her vocals but not exaggerated. Hwa Yobi admits that she’s trying to appeal more to the masses now, and she’s more actively performing on gayo shows, which was a rare scene in the past. This is a highly recommended song.

 

7. (+15) SS501 – 데자뷰 (Deja Vu)
Score: 577
Genre: Pop Dance

SS501DejaVuMusic: Kim Tae Hyun
Album: SS501 2nd single Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Even though they may not be as well-known globally as DBSG, SS501 are one of the fastest rising boy bands in Korea. After spending most of last year exploring the Japanese market, the 5-member group are finally back in Korea, releasing this single album. The title song “Deja Vu” is a hot dance song with an addictive melody that fans will love. It has moved up 15 spots to No. 7 this week, and is definitely moving towards the top 5 next week.

 

8. (-4) Kim Dong Ryul – 다시 시작해보자 (Let’s Start Over)
Score: 576
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)

 

9. (-3) Ha Dong Kyun – 나비야 (Butterfly)
Score: 543
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 separation 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)

 

10. (New) SNSD – Baby Baby *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Score: 478
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 week it replaces their former No. 1 song “Kissing You” and is our highest debut at No. 10. This is a mid-tempo cute dance song about the girls’ shy love confessions.

 

11. (+1) Kim Jong Wook – 나쁜 남자 (Bad Man)
Score: 452
Genre: Pop Ballad

KimJongWook1Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Album: Kim Jong Wook Vol. 1 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV: Part I, Part II, Part III Live Performance
Comment: Kim Jong Wook debuted quietly last year with a digital single “Poor Love”. Now he is releasing his first full studio album, “For A Long Time”. Still an unknown singer to most people, Kim is finding success with this song mainly due to two reasons: a movie-like MV that’s almost half an hour long, and having Korea’s top songwriter Cho Young Soo penning this song.

 

12. (-4) Sweet Sorrow – 멀어져 (Father Away)
Score: 428
Genre: Pop Ballad

SweetSorrow2Music + Lyircs: Sweet Sorrow
Album: Sweet Sorrow Vol. 2 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
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)

 

13. (+22) Kangta – 어느날 가슴이 말했다 (Eternity)
Score: 425
Genre: Pop Ballad

EternityMusic + Lyrics: Kangta
Album: Kangta Special Album “Eternity” Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: It’s been three years since Kangta’s last solo album and “Eternity” is his final present for fans throughout Asia before he leaves for the army. The title track, Eternity, which is one of our biggest movers this week, was composed and written by Kangta himself. A pop ballad, this song is about how one suddenly remembers one’s past love and wants to tell her a story.

 

14. (-11) Davichi – 미워도 사랑하니까 (I Love You Even Though I Hate You)
Score: 415
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)

 

15. (+2) Tae Yeon (SNSD) – 만약에 (If)
Score: 406
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)

 

16. (New) Nell – 기억을 걷는 시간 (Time Of Collecting My Memories)
Score: 383
Genre: Rock Ballad

Nell4Music + Lyrics: Kim Jong Wan
Album: Nell Vol. 4 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Over the past few years, Nell have been the top K-Rock band in terms of record sales. Their latest album is no exception, and it has been on top of the album sales chart since its release. Nell’s popularity also continues to rise with more live performances in music shows. Like every other album, Nell have chosen a listener-friendly song as the album title song: “Time Of Collecting My Memories”. Written by lead singer Kim Jong Wan, it is about the psychological state one is in after reminiscing the events spent with a loved one. Kim Jong Wan’s vocals and the emotions he brings into the song express the lyrics well.

 

17. (+2) V.O.S – 젊은 날 (Young Days)
Score: 334
Genre: R&B Ballad

AllStar2Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Album: Cho Young Soo All Stars Vol. 2 Track 13 Purchase this album
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. (+5) Namolla Family (feat. Tae In) – 너만 볼래 (Only Want To See You)
Score: 328
Genre: Pop / Hip-hop

NamollaFamilyMusic + Lyrics: Oh Se Wook
Album:
Namolla Family digital single “Only Want To See You” Track 1
Watch:
MV
Comment:
If you love mainstream style hip-hop song you should like this song. This is such a sweet song to listen to. Perhaps we shouldn’t even classify this as a hip-hop song, as the rapping is not a big part of the song. Featured female vocalist Tae In really took over for most parts of this light-hearted song. The MV is being filmed in Japan.

 

19. (-8) Andy – Love Song
Score: 315
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)

 

20. (-13) Joo – 남자 때문에 (Because of a man)
Score: 314
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 the guy she loves. The moving melody goes well with Joo’s appealing voice. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

21. (+7) Min Hyo Rin – Touch Me : 285
22. (+4) Cho Kwan Woo – 반쪽사랑 Half love (Movie “Fate” OST) : 267
23. (+17) Evan (feat. Sol Flower) – 울어도 괜찮아 (It’s okay if you cry) : 223
24. (+7) SG Wannabe – 처음처럼 (Like the first time) : 222
25. (+24) F.T Island – 한가지 말 (One word: Drama “On Air” OST) : 213 *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
26. (+1) H-Eugene – Kiss Me : 200
27. (-2) Byul & Na Yoon Kwon – 창문을 열어놓고 (With the window open) : 190
28. (+6) Wax – 여자는 사랑을 먹고 (Woman feeds on love) : 170
29. (+17) ERU – 마지막 콘서트 (Last concert) : 169
30. (-9) Turtles – 싱랄라 (Sing La-La) : 161
31. (+13) 45RPM – 살짝쿵 (Small thud) : 159
32. (+1) Gavy NJ – Remember (Movie “Fate” OST) : 148
33. (+8) Mose – 마음아 부탁해 (I Beg You, Heart) : 143
34. (New) See Ya – 바보 (Fool) : 142
35. (+4) Monday Kiz/VOS/Ilak – 그깟 사랑 (Such Love) : 140
36. (New) Lexy – Let Me Dance 2 : 139
37. (+5) Moon Hee Jun – Obsession : 138
38. (-5) Noblesse (feat. Beige) – 후회는 없어 (No Regrets) : 137
39. (-7) Sun Ha – Chantey Chantey : 125
40. (New) Park Ji Hun – 설레임 (Uneasiness) : 120
41. (-3) Min Kyung Hoon – 오늘만 울자 (Cry only today) : 119
42. (New) Loveholic – 화분 (Flower Pot) : 116
43. (New) Xing – T Express : 115
44. (-15) Wink – 천생연분 (Match made in heaven) : 114
45. (+5) Toy – 뜨거운안녕 (A Passionate Goodbye) : 113
46. (-16) M – 사랑이란 예쁜 두 글자 (Love is a beautiful two letter word) : 102
47. (New) KCM – 하루일기 (Daily Diary) : 91
48. (New) Son Dam Bi – Change The World : 90
49. (New) 8Eight – Let Me Go : 83
50. (-13) Tree Bicycle – OK Go Go : 75

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: