Weekly Music Chart 2008 – April week 3

1. (–) Gummy (feat. TOP) – 미안해요 (I am sorry) *** 2 WEEKS NO. 1 ***
Score: 950
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 2nd 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. (+2) Nell – 기억을 걷는 시간 (Time Of Collecting My Memories)
Score: 912
Genre: Rock Ballad

Nell4Music + Lyrics: Kim Jong Wan
Album: Nell Vol. 4 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Moving up fast and looking to become their first chart-topping song, Nell’s “Time of Collecting My Memories” moves up two more spots to No. 2. It is already their highest-ranked song to date. Written by lead singer Kim Jong Wan, this song 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.

 

3. (-1) Jewelry – One More Time
Score: 849
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)

 

4. (+6) Lee Seung Ki – 다줄거야 (I’ll Give You All)
Score: 777
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.

 

5. (+2) SNSD – Baby Baby
Score: 772
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. It is the new No. 1 song on M!Countdown this week. This is a mid-tempo cute dance song about the girls’ shy love confessions.

 

6. (-3) Mighty Mouth (feat. Yoon Eun Hye) – 사랑해 (I Love You)
Score: 738
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)

 

7. (-1) SS501 – 데자뷰 (Deja Vu)
Score: 640
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)

 

8. (-3) Hwa Yobi – 남자는 모른다 (Men Don’t Know)
Score: 622
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. (+3) Davichi – 슬픈다짐 (Sad Promise)
Score: 569
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.

 

10. (+1) Evan (feat. Sol Flower) – 울어도 괜찮아 (It’s okay if you cry)
Score: 476
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)

 

11. (-2) Brown Eyed Girls – L.O.V.E.
Score: 454
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)

 

12. (+4) See Ya – 바보 (Fool)
Score: 412
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: See Ya is another group which generates hit after hit. Their latest top-20 song, “Fool”, is from their producer Cho Young Soo’s All Star Vol. 2 album. This song is also released as a digital single. It is not even the title song of the All Star Vol. 2 album, but the popularity of See Ya makes it a hit after all. This fun house dance song is about a foolish woman who wishes for her ex-boyfriend to come back to her whenever she looks at her current boyfriend’s face, which resembles her ex-boyfriend’s.

 

13. (-5) Park Hye Kyung – 사랑과 우정사이 (Between Love and Friendship)
Score: 408
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)

 

14. (+4) Kim Dong Ryul (feat. Alex) – 아이처럼 (Like a child)
Score: 391
Genre: Pop Ballad

KimDongRyul5 Music + Lyrics: Kim Dong Ryul
Album: Kim Dong Ryul Vol. 5 Track 5 Purchase this album
Watch: Live Performance
Comment: Second single from Kim Dong Ryul’s top-selling 5th album, “Monologue”. This song is more mainstream than the previous hit, “Let’s Start Over”. Clazziquai’s Alex is featured in the song, and it has become popular since Alex sang a solo version on the TV show, “We Got Married”.

 

15. (+13) Jang Nara – 흉터 (Scar)
Score: 365
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 this week.

 

16. (+4) Namolla Family (feat. Tae In) – 너만 볼래 (Only Want To See You)
Score: 363
Genre: Pop / Hip-hop

NamollaFamilyMusic + Lyrics: Oh Se Wook
Album:
Namolla Family digital single “Only Want To See You” Track 1
Watch:
MV
Comment:
This is the title track of Namolla Family’s 2nd single album. With a melody-rap style, the song communicates the emotions of lovers. Female vocalist Tae-in’s voice goes well with a fun beat. The effect of a lyric that goes “Namolla” makes an impression. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

17. (+4) Sweet Sorrow – 멀어져 (Father Away)
Score: 289
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)

 

18. (+14) The Nuts – 쩜쩜쩜 (Dot Dot Dot) *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Score: 284
Genre: Rock Ballad

TheNuts3Music: Kohmi Hirose / Lyrics: Kang Eun Kyung
Album: The Nuts Vol. 3 Track 4 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Title song from The Nuts’ 3rd album “Could’ve Been”. It is a rock ballad written from Japanese singer-songwriter Kohmi Hirose, who has written many hit songs for MC The Max in the past. This song is about a man who wants to express his feelings to the woman that he loves, but does not have the confidence to do so, thus having the title “Dot Dot Dot”.

 

19. (–) Moon Hee Jun – Obsession
Score: 280
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.

 

20. (+9) ERU (feat. MC Mong, Brian, Mithra Jin) – 마지막 콘서트 (Last Concert)
Score: 264
Genre: Pop Ballad

LastConcertMusic + Lyrics: Kim Tae Won
Album: ERU Digital Single “Last Concert” Track 1
Watch: MV
Comment: Eru wrapped up his promotional activities for his third album this year and also held his first concert. Eru is back with his first digital single album, his title track being “Last Concert”. This is a remake song that was originally sung by talented singer Lee Seung Chul. With permission, Eru was able to remake this song and three of his close friends are featured in this album: MC Mong, Brian Joo from Fly To The Sky, and Mithra Jin from Epik High. This is a wonderful ballad that was rearranged with Eru’s gentle voice and it also includes a rap part done by MC Mong, Brian and Mithra.

 

21. (-8) Kim Jong Wook – 나쁜 남자 (Bad man) : 261
22. (+2) F.T Island – 한가지 말 (One word – SBS Drama “On Air” OST) : 256
23. (-1) V.O.S – 젊은 날 (Young Days) : 252
24. (+1) SG Wannabe – 처음처럼 (Like the first time) : 248
25. (-8) Tae Yeon – 만약에 (If – KBS Drama “Hong Gil Dong” OST) : 231
26. (New) Monday Kiz (feat. Rhymer) – 가슴으로 외쳐 (Shout to the heart) : 213 *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
27. (New) Baek Ji Young – 사랑 따위 (Like love) : 212
28. (-13) Ha Dong Kyun – 나비야 (Butterfly) : 211
29. (-15) Kangta – 어느날 가슴이 말했다 (Eternity) : 208
30. (-7) Min Hyo Rin – Touch Me : 205
31. (+8) Cho Sung Hoon – 하나의 사랑 (One love) : 182
32. (New) Lexy – Ma People : 171
33. (+2) KCM – I Am : 163
34. (-4) Byul & Na Yoon Kwon – 창문을 열어놓고 (With the window open) : 153
35. (New) Flower Go Yoo Jin – 너 하나만 (My only) : 133
36. (-10) Andy – Love Song : 124
37. (New) Moon Ji Eun – 여우가 (The fox) : 121
38. (New) Wheesung (feat. Humming Urban Stereo) – Love Seat : 115
39. (+5) Noblesse (feat. Beige) – 후회는 없어 (No Regrets) : 113
40. (+2) Oh Hyun Ran – 사랑한번 눈물나게 (Tears flow when I love) : 109
41. (+6) Cho Kwan Woo – 반쪽사랑 (Half love – Movie “Fate” OST) : 108
42. (+6) Wax – 여자는 사랑을 먹고 (Woman feeds on love) : 103
43. (-6) Wink – 천생연분 (Match made in heaven) : 100
44. (-13) Sun Ha – Chantey Chantey : 99
45. (New) Maya – 그 흔한 반지도 (Even the common ring) : 87
46. (-3) Ahn Jae Wook – 이별인건지 (Whether it is breakup) : 83
47. (New) Navi – I Love You : 78
48. (New) Lug – 오늘.. 그녀가 (Today…She) : 74
49. (-11) 8Eight – Let Me Go : 73
50. (New) Park Hyun Bin – 샤방 샤방 (Happy Happy) : 70

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