Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2012 – February Week 1


T-Ara repeats once again as No. 1 with “Lovey Dovey“. It is their third straight week on top of our chart and it is still going strong with 969 points. “Lovey Dovey” also won the Triple Crown on SBS Inkigayo last week. That means “Lovey Dovey” will be off the Take 7 for next week, and a more significant drop in points is expected. Will this song hold on for the fourth week on top?  We’ll find out next week.

MBLAQ moves up two spots at No. 2 with “This Is War“. This ties their highest chart ranking song “Mona Lisa” which also went to No. 2 last year. MBLAQ will not be satisfied with being second this time and they are looking for their first ever No. 1 song on our chart. “This Is War” has already been No. 1 on M!Countdown for two straight weeks and it has the best shot to finally break the female chart dominance on our chart next week.

Moving up six spots to score their first top three hit is mixed group Sunny Hill’s “The Grasshopper Song.  This song is written by Lee Min Soo and Kim Ina, the same combo that created so many of the Brown Eyed Girls’ uptempo songs. This song did have some traces of early BEG dance hits. The unique melody and catchy lyrics made this song easy to sing along to.

Only one new song in our top 10 this week, as there isn’t too many new releases on the first week after Lunar New Year. At No. 10, female soloist J-Cera scores her first solo top 10 hit “Love City Confession District Happiness Town“. J-Cera previously got into the top 10 with December on the CS Numbers collaboration “Cry With The Heart“. This mid-tempo song, as its creative title implies, is with a happy theme.


SOOMPI CHART for 2012, Month 2, Week 1

1. (–) T-Ara – Lovey Dovey ***3rd Week @ No. 1***
Score: 969
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Shinsadong Tiger, Choi Gyu Sung / Lyrics: Shinsadong Tiger, Choi Gyu Sung
Album: T-Ara mini-album Vol. 5 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


2. (+2) MBLAQ – 전쟁이야 (This Is War)
Score: 862
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: / Lyrics:
Album: MBLAQ Mini Album Vol. 4 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


3. (+6) Sunny Hill – 베짱이 찬가 (The Grasshopper Song)
Score: 818
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Lee Min Soo / Lyrics: Kim Ina
Album: Sunny Hill Maxi Single Album | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


4. (-1) Teen Top – 미치겠어 (Crazy)
Score: 798
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Brave Brothers / Lyrics: Brave Brothers
Album: Teen Top Mini Album Vol. 2 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


5. (-3) Dynamic Duo – 거기서거기 (Without You)
Score: 736
Genre: Hip-Hop

Music: Dynamic Duo / Lyrics: Dynamic Duo
Album: Dynamic Duo Vol. 6 – Digilog 2/2 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


6. (-1) IU – 너랑 나 (You And I)
Score: 629
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: Lee Min Soo / Lyrics: Kim Ina
Album: IU Vol. 2 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


7. (–) Trouble Maker – Trouble Maker
Score: 619
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Shinsadong Tiger, Rado / Lyrics: Shinsadong Tiger, Rado
Album: Trouble Maker mini-album | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


8. (-2) Lee Hyun – 너니까 (Because You Are You)
Score: 575
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: Hitman Bang / Lyrics: Hitman Bang
Album: Lee Hyun Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


9. (-1) 10cm – 애상 (Sorrow)
Score: 570
Genre: Folk

Music: Yoon Il Sang / Lyrics: Lee Seung Ho
Album: Yoon Il Sang 21st (digital single) Part 1
Watch: MV


10. (+4) J-Cera – 사랑시 고백구 행복동 (Love City Confession District Happiness Town)
Score: 520
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: Oh Sung Hoon / Lyrics: Oh Sung Hoon
Album: J-Cera digital single “Love City”
Watch: MV


Rank Artist Song Score
11 Davichi & T-Ara (-1) 우리 사랑했잖아 (We Were In Love) 497
12 Koyote (-1) 했던 말 또 하고 (Repeat The Same Words) 488
13 Lyn (+7) 시간을 거슬러 (Back In Time) 430
14 Hyo Rin (Sistar) (+11) 널 사랑하겠어 (I Choose To Love You) 429
15 Rainbow Pixie (–) 호이 호이 (Hoi Hoi) 409
16 Beast (new) 이럴 줄 알았어 (I Knew This Would Happen) 391
17 Wanted (new) 너에게로 간다 (Going To You) 387
18 Young Joon (Brown Eyed Soul) (new) 잊어요 (Forget It) 351
19 Jessica & Kim Jin Pyo (+13) 어쩜 (What To Do) 301
20 NS Yoon G (-4) 미녀가 된 이유 (The Reason I Became A Witch) 291
21 A Pink (-8) My My 290
22 Fat Cat (-5) 예쁜게 다니 (Is Being Pretty Everything) 265
23 Heora (+1) 달빛이 지고 (Under The Moonlight) 250
24 Noel (-3) 살기 위해서 (Just To Live) 242
25 M Signal (+16) 둘이서 (Two Of Us) 238
26 Huh Gak & LE (-7) 그 노래를 틀때마다 (Every Time That Song Is Turned On) 232
27 Boy Friend (-1) 내가 갈게 (I’ll Be There) 230
28 Skull (new) 나 이러고 살아 (I Live Like This (with Park Hyo Shin)) 223
29 Nine Muses (-7) 뉴스 (News) 213
30 Wheesung (new) 눈물길 (Road Of Tears) 206
31 Dal★shabet (new) Hit U (feat. Bigtone) 201
32 Wonder Girls (-9) Be My Baby 201
33 Brian (new) 너 따윈 버리고 (Let This Die (feat. Tiger JK)) 200
34 Song Ji Eun (Secret) (+8) 추워요 (It’s Cold) 197
35 Zi-A (-17) 속상해서 (술 한잔 해요 Part 2) (Depressed (Have A Drink Part 2)) 179
36 Monday Kiz (-3) 미행 (Follow) 140
37 Electroboys (-9) Ma Boy 2 (feat. Sistar Hyo Rin) 139
38 Spica (-3) 독하게 (Potently) 125
39 Ali (-10) 촌스럽게 굴지 마 (Don’t Act Countrified) 120
40 Super Junior KRY (+3) 회상 (Reminiscence) 111
41 SNSD (-5) The Boys 89
42 Kim Jin Yup (-4) 이별없는 사랑 (Love Without Separation) 78
43 J-Symphony (+7) 까짓 사랑을 (Such A Love) 78
44 As One (-17) Only U (feat. Super Junior’s Dong Hae) 76
45 Ran (+2) 세상의 오직 단 한사람 (The Only One Of The World) 68
46 B.A.P (new) Warrior 66
47 Baby Soul + Yoo Jia (-10) 그녀는 바람둥이야 (She Is A Flirt (feat. Dong Woo of Infinite)) 59
48 Soul Dive (new) AOAOA 56
49 Hwan Hee (-19) 가지마 (Don’t Go) 41
50 Six Bomb (new) 치키치키밤 (Chiki Chiki Bomb) 30




In this segment, we go back in time to re-visit charts of the same week in past years. The Soompi Music Chart began in January 2005. At first we had only 20 songs and later expanded to 50 songs.

ERU is the son of legendary trot singer Tae Jin Ah. He attended the famous Berkley School Of Music in the USA before coming back to Korea to debut as a ballad singer. ERU debuted in 2006 without much fanfare. That makes it even more amazing that he became an overnight sensation with his second album in 2007 “Level II.”  The title song “Black Glasses” became a big hit and won many awards at year end. All of a sudden, ERU became a household name. The follow up hit “White Snow” was released in early 2007 and hit No. 1 on many charts including ours on this week five years ago. The piano arrangement, the melody and the lyrics makes “White Snow” a perfect winter ballad. With these two mega hits, “Level II” was one of the best ballad albums in the last decade.

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Let’s revisit the MV of “White Snow” here.


About the Soompi Music Chart:

Soompi Music Chart is unlike any other music charts or television rankings.  It takes into account rankings by various major music charts in Korea and airplays of each song, making it an unbiased and objective tally of what’s going on in the world of K-pop.  Our chart is composed of the following sources:

Air Monitor Chart – 15%
GAON Music Chart – 15%
Various Internet charts (Olleh, Bugs, Melon, Soribada, Naver, Daum) – 15%
Billboard Korea – 15%    
SBS (Inky Gayo Take 7 + voting list) – 10%
MBC Inky Top 100 Chart – 10%
KBS Music Bank K-Chart – 10%
MNet Chart – 10%

Thanks to Mardi09 for helping on this week’s internet chart research.