Weekly Music Chart 2008 – May week 1

1. (+1) Nell – 기억을 걷는 시간 (Time Of Collecting My Memories) *** 1 WEEK NO. 1 ***
Score: 860
Genre: Rock Ballad

Nell4Music + Lyrics: Kim Jong Wan
Album: Nell Vol. 4 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment:<!–

–>
Nell finally move up one more spot to score their first ever No. 1 song with “Time of collecting my memories”, from the group’s 4th album, “Separation
Anxiety.” They also won the Inky Gayo Mutizen Award last week. Not counting pop-rock or ballad rock, this is the first vintage rock song to hit No. 1 in the pop chart for a long, long time, certainly the first time in our soompi chart. It further cements Nell’s status as one of Korea’s top rock groups.

 

2. (+1) Lee Seung Ki – 다줄거야 (I’ll Give You All)
Score: 822
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: This is the representative track for Lee Seung-ki’s remake album, “When a Man
Loves a Woman Vol.2.” A remake of Jo Kyu-man’s “I’ll Give You Everything,” this
ballad showcases Lee Seung-ki’s uniquely innocent and natural sensibilities. A
moving melody is accompanied by lyrics that resolve to forget a past, difficult
love and love anew. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

3. (–) Gummy (feat. TOP) – 미안해요 (I am sorry)
Score: 777
Genre: R&B Ballad

Gummy4Music + Lyrics: Kim Byung Hoon
Album: Gummy Vol. 4 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comments: This is the representative track for Gummy’s 4th official album, “Comfort.”
Gummy’s more relaxed vocals and a repetitive refrain that goes “I’m sorry” shine in this impressive electronica/Euro-dance song. BIGBANG’s TOP, who is featured
in the track, and Sandara Park star and share a kiss in the music video. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

4. (–) Mighty Mouth (feat. Yoon Eun Hye) – 사랑해 (I Love You)
Score: 670
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)

 

5. (+5) Monday Kiz (feat. Rhymer) – 가슴으로 외쳐 (Shout to the heart)
Score: 669
Genre: Mid-tempo R&B

MondayKiz3Music: Kim Do Hoon + Hwang Sung Jin / Lyrics: Kim Do Hoon
Album: Monday Kiz Vol. 3 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Title track from R&B duo Monday Kiz’ 3rd
album “Inside Story”. Tragedy struck this week as member Kim Min Soo died from a motorcycle accident on April 28. The whole k-pop world is still mouring for the loss of this young talent. It is especially sad because Monday Kiz have just started their 3rd album promotional activities and they are enjoying their most successful album and single. Rest in peace, Kim Min Soo. Stay strong, Lee Jin Sung.

 

6. (+2) Davichi – 슬픈다짐 (Sad Promise)
Score: 614
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: Featured in Davich’s 1st album, “Amaranth,” this track has a lively rhythm and a
chorus that leaves an impression. Made as a sequel to the song “Don’t Like You
But Love You,” Lee Mi-yeon and Lee Hyo-lee travel the country pursuing wanted
criminals and eventually arrest them. They grow closer during the process. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

7. (-2) Jewelry – One More Time
Score: 516
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)

 

8. (+1) Hwa Yobi – 남자는 모른다 (Men Don’t Know)
Score: 503
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. (-2) SNSD – Baby Baby
Score: 472
Genre: Pop Dance

BabyBabyMusic + Lyrics: Hwang Sung Je
Album: SNSD Vol. 1 repackaged version Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Featured in Girls’ Generations’ 1st album, Girls’ Generation, this dance track
has a cheerful rhythm and expresses the feelings of a girl in love. The melody
boasts a fresh and lively girlish style. The music video shows visuals of the
girls being active with their 1st album. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

10. (+34) Epik High (feat. Ji Sun) – One *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Score: 450
Genre: Hip-hop

EpikHigh5Music: Tablo / Lyrics: Tablo, Mithra Jin
Album: Epik High Vol. 5 Track 4 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance

Comment: Title song from Epik High’s 5th album “Pieces Part I”. In the last 3 years, Epik High have risen to become one of the top groups in Korea. Their unique blend of hip-hop mixed with electronica is certainly one of a kind. “One” features the vocal of ex-Loveholic lead singer Ji Sun. It is a pun on the word “Savior” (said as Gu-won in Korean). The song
is about wanting to help save people and how anyone can be a savior to
another. To fans perhaps it also has another meaning, referring to the expected chart position the song is heading to: One.

 

11. (+3) Evan (feat. Sol Flower) – 울어도 괜찮아 (It’s okay if you cry)
Score: 428
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)

 

12. (–) Kim Dong Ryul – 출발 (Departure)
Score: 413
Genre: Pop Ballad

KimDongRyul5 Music + Lyrics: Kim Dong Ryul
Album: Kim Dong Ryul Vol. 5 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: Already the 3rd single from Kim Dong Ryul’s
highly successful 5th album “Monologue”. This song is an easy listening folk style ballad. The MV stars
Kim Dong Ryul himself when he tours China. Kim Dong Ryul’s 5th album is still a top-10 seller more than 3 months after its release.

 

13. (–) Jang Nara – 흉터 (Scar)
Score: 398
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: This is the representative track for Jang Nara’s 6th album, which is an
integrated Asia work, titled “Dream of Asia.” The ballad showcases Jang Nara’s
trademark emotional voice and a sad melody. The lyrics are about struggling from
the scars left by a former love. Jang Nara’s introspective performance,
through which she expressed the sadness of love, was praised. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

 

14. (+1) See Ya – 바보 (Fool)
Score: 395
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: Featured in Cho Young-su’s project album,
“All Star 2nd Album,” this house dance track was sung by See Ya,
composer Cho Young-su’s representative trainees. The memorable lyrics
are about the foolishness of a woman who sees a guy who resembles her
ex and wishes he would return. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops in Seoul)

 

15. (+16) MC Mong – 서커스 (Circus)
Score: 368
Genre: Hip-hop

MCMong4Music: Kim Gun Woo, MC Mong / Lyrics: MC Mong
Album: MC Mong Vol. 4 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Title song from MC Mong’s 4th album “Circus”. Ever since his debut, MC Mong has been successfully bringing fun mainstream hip-hop songs to listeners. This song is no exception. Anyone who listens to this song will feel happy. This song has an old-school rhythm to it as it is reminiscent of hip-hop in the 70s. MC Mong co-wrote this song with his longtime producer Kim Gun Woo.

 

17. (-11) SS501 – 데자뷰 (Deja Vu)
Score: 362
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 in 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)

 

18. (New) Kim Jong Wook – 너 하나만 (My Only) *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Score: 313
Genre: Pop Ballad

KimJongWook1Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Album: Kim Jong Wook Vol. 1 CD 2 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Second single from Kim Jong Wook’s first album “For A Long Time”. This is another song that was featured on Alex and Shin Ae’s popular TV show “We Got Married” and became well known. The first song was Kim Dong Ryul’s “Like A Child”. Korea’s top songwriting team, Cho Young Soo and Ahn Young Min again wrote this song for Kim Jong Wook. The melody reminds us of songs from KCM. Former SG Wannavbe member Chae Dong Ha stars in this song’s MV, and ex-Sugar member turned actress Hwang Jung Eum is performing as a bride on stage for Kim Jong Wook’s live performances on gayo shows.

 

19. (+8) Flower Go Yoo Jin – 너 하나만 (My Only)
Score: 297
Genre: Pop Ballad

GoYooJinMusic: Park Keun Tae / Lyrics: Kang Eun Kyung
Album: Flower Go Yoo Jin digital single “My Only”
Watch: MV
Comment: Go Yoo Jin, ex-lead singer of the rock ballad group Flower, returns to the top 20 with this tender ballad “My Only”. It’s been 4 years since Go Yoo Jin’s last top-20 hit, “Slow Walking Child” from his solo debut album. Hit-makers Park Geun Tae and Kang Eun Kyung wrote this song for Go Yoo Jin.

 

20. (-2) Shinhwa – Run
Score: 293
Genre: Pop Dance

Shinhwa9Music + Lyrics: M
Album: Shinhwa Vol. 9 Track 5 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: Shinhwa are a k-pop group that stand the test
of time. This year marks the 10th anniversary of Shinhwa’s debut and
they are still going on strong. The title track “Run” from their 9th
album is written by member Lee Min Woo (M). This time they are going
back to a pop dance track, their vintage kind of music. “Run” is about
how far the boys have come as a group.

 

21. (-10) Moon Hee Jun – Obsession : 268
22. (+4) Choo Sung Hoon – 하나의 사랑 (One love) : 258
23. (+1) ISU – 삐에로 (Pierrot) : 257
24. (-2) Namolla Family (feat. Tae In) – 너만 볼래 (Only want to see you) : 246
25. (-6) Tae Yeon – 만약에 (If: KBS Drama Hong Gil Dong OST) : 243
26. (-10) Brown Eyed Girls – L.O.V.E : 241
27. (New) Choi Jin Yi – 눈부신 날 (One Shiny Day) : 240
28. (-11) Park Hye Kyung – 사랑과 우정사이 (Between Love and Friendship) : 239
29. (New) Wax – Lucky : 230
30. (+3) Park Myung Soo – 바보에게…바보가 (To fool…from fool) : 209
31. (New) SG Wannabe – 라라라 (LaLaLa) : 202
32. (-11) Baek Ji Young – 사랑 따위 (Like love) : 193
33. (-1) Sweet Sorrow – 멀어져 (Farther Away) : 189
34. (-14) Lexy – Ma People : 177
35. (-10) F.T Island – 한가지 말 (One word: SBS Drama On Air OST) : 172
36. (New) Ibadi – 끝나지 않은 이야기 (Endless Story) : 167
37. (-2) V.O.S – 젊은 날 (Young Days) : 163
38. (-2) Paran – Don’t Cry : 154
39. (+2) Ha Dong Kyun – 나비야 (Butterfly) : 133
40. (-3) Moon Ji Eun – 여우가 (The fox) : 132
41. (New) Yoo Seung Chan – 그대를 사랑합니다 (KBS Drama Mom Has Grown Horns OST) : 125
42. (-13) ERU – 마지막 콘서트 (Last concert) : 124
43. (New) Cho Shin Sung – Super Star : 119
44. (-6) Wheesung (feat. Humming Urban Stereo) – Love Seat : 118
45. (-2) Park Hyun Bin – 샤방 샤방 (Happy Happy) : 105
46. (-12) The Nuts – 쩜쩜쩜 (Dot Dot Dot) : 103
47. (-5) Min Hyo Rin – Touch Me : 100
48. (New) Turtles – My Name : 99
49. (-10) Andy – Love Song : 85
50. (New) Peppertones – New Hippie Generation : 65

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: