Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2012 – March Week 4


Big Bang continues their chart dominance this week. Even though they do not have more top 10 songs, they now have two of the top three songs. “Blue” repeats as No. 1 this week and “Fantastic Baby” moves up five spots to No. 3. “Fantastic Baby” has actually outscored “Blue” in many of our chart sources, but “Blue” still has a big edge in major TV stations. In addition, Big Bang also has “Bad Boy” at No. 8.

Denying Big Bang for the unprecedented top two spots is miss A’s “Touch,” which remains at No. 2. Big Bang’s songs competing against each other may have actually benefited miss A. The gap between “Blue” and “Touch” is only 20 points this week. Lets see if “Touch” will be able to recapture the top spot next week.

There is only one new song in the top 10 this week and it is a good one. 2AM, who had a very successful 2010 and was our chart champion that year, finally comes back after a year of hiatus. 2AM’s new mini-album titled, “F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Way of Love”. As the title suggests, the boys have come before fans with songs as beautiful as deep novels. The title track “I Wonder If You Hurt Like Me” is composed by Kim Do Hoon and co-written by Kim and 2AM’s main producer Hitman Bang. The music video stars 2AM member Jin Woon, who recently appeared on the KBS drama “Dream High 2”. This song has already overtaken Big Bang’s flurry of hits and became No. 1 on many internet charts. It will certainly challenge for the top spot on our chart next week.


SOOMPI CHART for 2012, Month 3, Week 4

1. (–) Big Bang – BLUE ***2nd Week @ No. 1***
Score: 907
Genre: R&B

Music: Teddy, G Dragon / Lyrics: Teddy, G Dragon
Album: Big Bang Mini Album Vol. 5 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


2. (–) miss A – Touch
Score: 886
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Park Jin Young / Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Album: Miss A mini-album “Touch” | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


3. (+5) Big Bang – Fantastic Baby
Score: 828
Genre: R&B

Music: Teddy, G Dragon / Lyrics: G Dragom
Album: Big Bang Mini Album Vol. 5 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


4. (–) Ailee – Heaven
Score: 816
Genre: R&B

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


5. (-2) K.Will – 니가 필요해 (I Need You)
Score: 753
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Min Yeon Jae, Kim Ina, Kim Do Hoon
Album: K.Will Mini Album Vol. 3 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


6. (-1) John Park – Falling
Score: 728
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: Andy Platts, Jodie May Seymour / Lyrics: John Park
Album: John Park Mini Album Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


7. (new) 2AM – 너도 나처럼 (I Wonder If You Hurt Like Me)
Score: 679
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Hitman Bang, Kim Do Hoon
Album: F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Way Of Love | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


8. (-2) Big Bang – Bad Boy
Score: 655
Genre: R&B

Music: G Dragon, Choice 37 / Lyrics: G Dragom
Album: Big Bang Mini Album Vol. 5 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


9. (-2) FT Island – 지독하게 (Severely)
Score: 605
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


10. (-1) Davichi – 생각날거야 (Will Think Of You)
Score: 491
Genre: Pop Ballad

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


Rank Artist Song Score
11 December (+14) 이 노랠 빌려서 (With This Song (feat. Elou, Irene)) 431
12 Big Bang (-1) 사랑먼지 (Love Dust) 407
13 Se7en (-3) 내가 노래를 못해도 (When I Can’t Sing) 378
14 Kim Soo Hyun (new) 그대 한 사람 (The Only Person) 337
15 Yang Yo Sub (Beast) & Jung Eun Ji (Apink) (new) Love Day 312
16 T-Ara (-2) Lovey Dovey 303
17 Big Bang (-5) 재미없어 (Ain’t No Fun) 288
18 CNBlue (new) 아직 사랑한다 (Still In Love) 287
19 Block. B (-3) 난리나 (Nanrina) 280
20 Lee Seung Chul (+1) 잊었니 (Did You Forget) 279
21 B1A4 (new) Baby I’m Sorry 277
22 Lyn (new) 곰인형 (Teddy Bear (feat. Hae Geum)) 274
23 Brave Girls (-3) 요즘 너 (Lately You) 270
24 Fat Cat (+24) 꿈만 같아요 (Like A Dream) 259
25 Kim Tae Woo (new) 그래서 달린다 (So I Run) 247
26 Dal★shabet (-8) Hit U (feat. Bigtone) 198
27 Sunny Hill (-5) 베짱이 찬가 (The Grasshopper Song) 197
28 Big Bang (-11) 날개 (Wings (Dae Sung solo)) 192
29 Park Jae Bum (-14) Know Your Name (feat. Dok2) 183
30 Monday Kiz (+10) 그랬나봐 (It Was Just Like That) 182
31 M4 (+3) 사랑이 떠나가도 (Even If Love Leaves) 180
32 Jin Woon (2AM), Jr., Kim Ji Soo, Kang Sora (-13) B급인생 (Level B Life) 169
33 Trouble Maker (-3) Trouble Maker 150
34 Song Hye Gyo & John Park (+15) Switch 139
35 Nine Muses (new) 티켓 (Ticket) 135
36 Spica (-12) 러시안 룰렛 (Russian Roulette) 131
37 Ji Yeon & JB (new) Together 130
38 Lee Ki Chan (-12) 아니기를 (Not To Be) 124
39 C-REAL (+6) Joma Joma 123
40 MBLAQ (-5) Run 120
41 10cm (-5) 애상 (Sorrow) 101
42 Geeks (new) 그냥 가요 (Just Go (feat. Jo Hyun Ah of Urban Zakapa)) 98
43 WE (-5) Party 95
44 L (Infinite) & Ye Rim (Two Months) (new) Love U Like U 92
45 Na Yoon Kwon (-3) 겁이 나서 (Because I Got Scared (feat. Baek Ji Young)) 82
46 EXID (-17) Whoz That Girl 81
47 Jung Yup (new) Beautiful Lady 75
48 IU (-11) 너랑 나 (You And I) 74
49 Tony & Smash (new) Get Your Swag On 66
50 LEDApple (new) Sadness 55




NewskalOnly U (feat. Erin, Soo Sung)      
Genre: Hip-Hop Ballad
External from soompi image 
Album: Newskal digital single “Only U”
Listen To: Full Song
Comment: Haven’t featured a hip-hop ballad on this segment for a while and found a good one recently. Newskal releases a single titled, “Only U,” a medium-tempo hip-hop rap number about a man promising to always protect and love his lover. The song features Erin and Su Seong. (credits to motoway065 for translations)


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.