Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2012 – April Week 2


Looking back at their impressive progression last week, it didn’t take the boys of SHINee long before  topping  our chart, earning them the much coveted first place with title song “Sherlock” from their eponymous mini album and a total score of 899. “Sherlock” entered our music chart two weeks ago at number 10 and fought their way up to the second spot last week.

2AM lost their spot and is right behind at number 2 with their latest hit “I Wonder If You Hurt Like Me.”   The song has been very popular on music charts and music shows. And after a successful round of promotions, 2AM has concluded their promotional activities this week with goodbye stages on music shows.

CNBlue is also competing against SHINee and 2AM for first place with the catchy number “Hey You.” CNBlue previously made its entry in our chart last week at number 6 and is showing great progress this week as it made it in the top 3 with a score of 815.

A rather familiar sight in our top this week again. Big Bang still is in the competition even though “Fantastic Baby” lost its spot to CNBlue this week. The song ranks at number 4 with 792 points. Big Bang previously ranked number 2 with “Fantastic Baby” two weeks ago and number 3 last week, showing a slow fall in our chart. But, and there is one, their other title track “Blue” still is in the top 10. “Blue” earned one spot this week and charts at number 9.

Newcomer Busker Busker shows a spectacular rise to the top with hit single “Cherry Blossom Ending.” “Cherry Blossom Ending” gained 10 spots in our chart, and ranked at number 7 this week. Busker Busker has been enjoying tremendous popularity and won awards after awards on weekly music shows.

Interestingly enough, the Trouble Maker duo is back in our chart’s top 50 coinciding with 4Minute‘s much anticipated return in the music scene.

New songs in our chart this week consist of Navi‘s “Because It’s You” featuring Noel, Gummy and Bobby Kim‘s “Love Recipe 2 – People These Days,” Huh Gak‘s “Person Who Once Loved Me” and Yim Jae Bum‘s “String of Fate.”

Next week will see news songs chart in our top with hot releases such as 4Minute and Sistar, and EXO-K‘s debut.


SOOMPI CHART for 2012, Month 4, Week 2

1. (+1) SHINee – Sherlock ***1st Week @ No. 1***
Score: 899
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Thomas Troelsen, Rufio Sandilands, Rocky Morris, Thomas Eriksen / Lyrics: Jo Yoon Kyung
Album: SHINee Mini Album Vol. 4 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


2. (-1) 2AM – 너도 나처럼 (I Wonder If You Hurt Like Me)
Score: 860
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


3. (+3) CNBlue – Hey You
Score: 815
Genre: Pop Rock

Music: Kim Do Hoon, Lee Sang Ho / Lyrics: Han Sung Ho
Album: CNBLUE Mini Album Vol. 3 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


4. (-1) Big Bang – Fantastic Baby
Score: 792
Genre: R&B

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


5. (+3) Shinhwa – Venus
Score: 675
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Andrew Jackson, Gandalf Roudette, Joshua Thompson / Lyrics: Lee Min Woo
Album: Shinhwa Vol. 10 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


6. (-1) Lyn – 곰인형 (Teddy Bear (feat. Hae Geum))
Score: 631
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: Yoon Min Soo / Lyrics: Yoon Min Soo, Min Yeon Jae
Album: Lyn Vol. 7 Part 2 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


7. (+10) Busker Busker – 벚꽃 엔딩 (Cherry Blossom Ending)
Score: 626
Genre: Indie Rock

Music: Jang Bum Joon / Lyrics: Jang Bum Joon
Album: Busker Busker Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


8. (-4) Ailee – Heaven
Score: 566
Genre: R&B

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


9. (+1) Big Bang – BLUE
Score: 528
Genre: R&B

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


10. (+1) John Park – Falling
Score: 474
Genre: Pop Ballad

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


Rank Artist Song Score
11 B1A4 (+5) Baby I’m Sorry 469
12 Big Bang (-3) Bad Boy 459
13 Miss A (-6) Touch 447
14 Brave Guys (-1) 기다려 그리고 준비해 (Wait And Ready) 440
15 Huh Gak (new) 나를 사랑했던 사람아 (Person Who Once Loved Me) 438
16 Tae Yeon (+5) 미치게 보고싶은 (Missing You Like Crazy) 429
17 Simon.D & Lady Jane (+22) 여섯시 반 (Six Thirty) 341
18 Ga In (-4) 너만은 모르길 (For You Not To Know) 307
19 Yang Yo Sub (Beast) & Jung Eun Ji (Apink) (-4) Love Day 299
20 K.Will (-8) 니가 필요해 (I Need You) 294
21 Baek Ji Young (-2) 한참 지나서 (After A Long Time) 288
22 Gummy & Bobby Kim (new) 러브레시피 II – 요즘 사람들 (Love Recipe 2 – People These Days) 272
23 NU’EST (+1) Face 270
24 Kim Soo Hyun (-6) 그대 한 사람 (The Only Person) 267
25 Navi (new) 그대여서 (Becaause It’s You (feat. Noel)) 254
26 Jang Nara (-6) 너만 생각나 (I Only Think Of You) 252
27 Yangpa & Davichi & Hanna (new) 사랑은 다 그런거래요 (Love Is All The Same) 251
28 BTOB (+2) 비밀 (Insane) 217
29 Haha & Taw (-6) 내 품이 좋다던 사람 (The Person By My Side (with Ha Dong Kyun)) 198
30 Nine Muses (-1) 티켓 (Ticket) 197
31 Urban Zakapa (new) Beautiful Day 183
32 LEDApple (+4) Sadness 179
33 Lee Seung Chul (-7) 잊었니 (Did You Forget) 175
34 Big Bang (-9) 사랑먼지 (Love Dust) 167
35 T-Ara (-7) Lovey Dovey 156
36 Spica (+13) Painkiller 152
37 Davichi (-10) 생각날거야 (Will Think Of You) 134
38 December (-3) 이 노랠 빌려서 (With This Song (feat. Elou, Irene)) 105
39 J-Cera (new) 그대와 나 (You And I) 104
40 Park Hyo Shin (-18) 이상하다 (Strange (Acoustic Ver.)) 91
41 Jay Park (+2) Know Your Name (feat. Dok2) 90
42 Big Bang (-8) 재미없어 (Ain’t No Fun) 90
43 FT Island (-10) 지독하게 (Severely) 88
44 Yozoh (new) 동경소녀 (Tokyo Girl (feat. Rooftop Moonlight Kim Woon Joo)) 86
45 Na Yoon Kwon (-14) 사랑은 비처럼 (Love Is Like Rain) 86
46 Brave Girls (-9) 요즘 너 (Lately You) 79
47 Trouble Maker (+1) Trouble Maker 76
48 Kim Jang Hoon (-4) 봄비 (Spring Rain (with Ali)) 71
49 MC Sniper (new) Push It (feat. Illinit) 70
50 Yim Jae Bum (new) String of Fate




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 and edward1849 for bringing us the Soompi Chart each week.