Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2012 – February Week 4


FT Island takes a more comfortable win this week as their “Severely” tops our chart for the second consecutive week over Seven’s “When I Can’t Sing”.  Last week, “Severely” beat “When I Can’t Sing” by the tinest margin of a single point (939 Vs 938).  This week “Severely” continues to gain points while “When I Can’t Sing” drops. “When I Can’t Sing” was a popular choice at most TV Networks as the song repeated as the Mutizen winner in SBS Inky Gayo and also topped M!Countdown. “Severely” has the edge in Airplays, Internet rankings, GAON, and Billboard Korea.

There are 3 new songs and one re-entry (Dal Shabet’s “Hit U”) into the top 10 this week. Moving up from No. 14 to No. 3 is Davichi’s “Will Think Of You”. This song is the first single coming from veteran songwriter Jun Hae Sung’s Love Call project. The song starts off with organ accompaniment which brings out a vintage feel. However, the song continues with refined beats and lyrics. “Will Think Of You” has an impressive move into the top three this week. Will this song become the first digital single to ever hit No. 1 on our chart?  We’ll find out in the coming weeks.

A new star is born at No. 7 as Ailee’s debut song “Heaven” moves up 26 big spots. K-Pop is so group oriented these days that a singer has to be pretty good to debut as a solo artist. Ailee is more than pretty good and she has diva written all over her. Not since G.na‘s debut two years ago had a new female soloist getting so much attention. Fans already got a glimpse of Ailee’s talent as she was an internet sensation. Her clips covering many American R&B singers are everywhere on Youtube, plus she was featured as a rapper on her mentor Wheesung’s song “Here They Come” last year. “Heaven” is an R&B ballad that is very difficult to sing but Ailee handles it flawlessly. Some called her the female Wheesung. With her early debut, Ailee is definitely a front runner for the best new artist award this year. Meanwhile, she is currently starring in the KBS Drama “Dream High 2” along with many idol singers.

Also making a big move at No. 8 is Jay Park’s “Know Your Name”, up from No. 25 last week. This song is coming from his first full-length album titled, “New Breed”. “Know Your Name” is a pop euro dance number with hip-hop elements. Since going solo, Jay Park has two hit songs last year including the No. 2 song “Abandoned”. Lets see if “Know Your Name” will become his first chart topping hit.


SOOMPI CHART for 2012, Month 2, Week 4

1. (–) FT Island – 지독하게 (Severely) ***2nd Week @ No. 1***
Score: 947
Genre: Pop Rock

Music: Kim Do Hoon, Lee Sang Ho / Lyrics: Han Sung Ho
Album: FT Island mini-album “Grown Up” | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


2. (–) Se7en – 내가 노래를 못해도 (When I Can’t Sing)
Score: 900
Genre: R&B Ballad

Music: Park Jin Young / Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Album: Se7en New Mini Album | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


3. (+11) Davichi – 생각날거야 (Will Think Of You)
Score: 856
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: Jun Hae Sung / Lyrics: Jun Hae Sung
Album: Davichi digital single “Love Call With Davichi”
Watch: MV


4. (-1) T-Ara – Lovey Dovey
Score: 773
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


5. (-1) Sunny Hill – 베짱이 찬가 (The Grasshopper Song)
Score: 667
Genre: Pop/Dance

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


6. (+2) Block. B – 난리나 (Nanrina)
Score: 650
Genre: Hip-Hop

Music: ZICO, Delly Boi / Lyrics: ZICO, Park Kyung
Album: Block B Mini Album Vol. 2 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


7. (+26) Ailee – Heaven
Score: 604
Genre: R&B

Music: Wheesung / Lyrics: Wheesung
Album: Ailee digital single “Heaven”
Watch: MV


8. (+17) Park Jae Bum – Know Your Name (feat. Dok2)
Score: 566
Genre: R&B

Music: Da beatfreakz, Park Jae Bum / Lyrics: Park Jae Bum, Dok2
Album: Park Jae Bum Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


9. (-3) Teen Top – 미치겠어 (Crazy)
Score: 555
Genre: Pop/Dance

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


10. (+1) Dal★shabet – Hit U (feat. Bigtone)
Score: 553
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: E Tribe / Lyrics: E Tribe, Min Yeon Jae
Album: Dal★shabet mini-album Vol. 4 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


Rank Artist Song Score
11 Na Yoon Kwon (+7) 겁이 나서 (Because I Got Scared (feat. Baek Ji Young)) 477
12 Miryo (-5) Dirty 472
13 K.Will (new) 니가 필요해 (I Need You) 463
14 Lyn (-2) 시간을 거슬러 (Back In Time) 435
15 MBLAQ (-10) 전쟁이야 (This Is War) 395
16 Beast (-6) 이럴 줄 알았어 (I Knew This Would Happen) 393
17 Jang Jae In (+12) 다른 누구도 아닌 너에게 (None Other Than You) 376
18 Monday Kiz (+17) 그림자 (Shadow) 372
19 10cm (-3) 애상 (Sorrow) 327
20 Two Months (new) The Romantic 287
21 IU (+1) 너랑 나 (You And I) 285
22 Hyo Rin (Sistar) (-2) 널 사랑하겠어 (I Choose To Love You) 277
23 Spica (new) 러시안 룰렛 (Russian Roulette) 272
24 Trouble Maker (-7) Trouble Maker 253
25 Yoon Gun & Seo Hyun (new) Don’t Say No 251
26 B.A.P (-3) Warrior 220
27 Wheesung (-3) 눈물길 (Road Of Tears) 219
28 Mario (-13) 문자 (Text Message (feat. Baek Ji Young)) 218
29 Brian (-10) 너 따윈 버리고 (Let This Die (feat. Tiger JK)) 211
30 LEDApple (–) Time Is Up 203
31 Yong Joon Hyung (Beast) (-18) 너 없이 사는 것도 (Living Without You) 160
32 NS Yoon G (+5) 미녀가 된 이유 (The Reason I Became A Witch) 145
33 Heora (+3) 달빛이 지고 (Under The Moonlight) 130
34 Davichi & T-Ara (-8) 우리 사랑했잖아 (We Were In Love) 129
35 Nine Muses (+12) 뉴스 (News) 126
36 Chocolat (new) 하루만 더 (One More Day) 113
37 Rainbow Pixie (-16) 호이 호이 (Hoi Hoi) 113
38 Sweet Sorrow (–) VIVA (feat. Lee Sora) 112
39 Dynamic Duo (-12) 거기서거기 (Without You) 99
40 EXID (new) Whoz That Girl 94
41 Lee Seung Chul (new) 잊었니 (Did You Forget) 93
42 Buga Kingz (-1) Don’t Go 79
43 5tion (new) 우리 결혼까지 하자 (Let’s Get Married) 78
44 EXO-K (new) What Is Love 73
45 Ye Eun (new) Hello To Myself 73
46 Noel (-6) 살기 위해서 (Just To Live) 72
47 Stellar (new) UFO 68
48 Lee Hyun (-20) 너니까 (Because You Are You) 65
49 SNSD (+1) The Boys 65
50 Wanted (-4) 너에게로 간다 (Going To You) 64




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.

February Week 4 belongs to Girls’ Generation. For three straight years from 2008 to 2010, Girls’ Generation occupied the top spot on our chart in this particular week. They did it in 2008 with “Kissing You”, in 2009 with “Gee”, and in 2010 with “Oh!”. Within these three No. 1 songs, “Gee” is probably the most popular among fans. “Gee” spent a total of five weeks on top of our chart, including the whole February of 2009 and the first week of March. “Gee” is also considered Girls’ Generation’s forst major break throguh hit both in Korea and internationally.

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Click here to re-visit the MV of “Gee”.


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.