Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2012 – April Week 4

After six weeks of male groups dominating the chart, the table turns back in favor of the girls as a couple of up and rising female groups battles for the top spot this week.  4minute’s “Volume Up” narrowly beats Sistar’s “Alone” by 5.5 points to become our new No. 1 song.  Both songs enter the chart just last week though “Volume Up” was already at No. 7 while “Alone” was only at No. 19.  Sistar was able to close the gap to a tiny margin this week.  The main difference in the scoring of the two songs are in Music Bank and M!Countdown in which “Volume Up” is well ahead of “Alone”.  That may change next week.  April ended with a different No. 1 song each week.  That is a rare occurance in this chart and it proves that competition is very fierce.

After the top two songs, male groups still occupies the next four spot, including last week’s surprising No. 1 song Busker Busker’s “Cherry Blossom Ending”, which falls back to No. 3 this week.  Then we have our second new entry to the top 10 at No. 4.  Rock group Nell’s “The Day Before” is up 13 spots this week.  Like many Korean rock groups, Nell is always recording high album sales, and they have been very successful crossing over to the pop charts.  “The Day Before” is a listenly friendly medium tempo rock ballad track that showcases lead singer Kim Jong Wan’s unique laid back voice. 

Superstar K has produced so many talented artists in its three seasons.  This week we find the winners of Season 1, 2, and 3 all in our top 10.  We already mentioned that Season 3 winner Busker Busker’s “Cherry Blossom Ending” is at No. 3.  Season 2 winner Huh Gak’s “Person Who Once Loved Me” is at No. 8.  And the inaugural Season 1 winner Seo In Kook joins the top 10 this week with his latest hit “Tease Me”, moving up from No. 28 to No. 10.  “Tease Me” is composed by Drew Ryan Scott. This time around, Seo comes before fans as a chic and slick man. The song has unique lyrics about asking a woman not to go too fast but not too slow either. The song is expected to be very fun and an upgrade to his previous hit “Shake It Up”.

SOOMPI CHART for 2012, Month 4, Week 4

1. (+6) 4 minute – Volume Up ***1st Week @ No. 1***
Score: 936
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Shinsadong Tiger, Rado / Lyrics: Shinsadong Tiger, Rado
Album: 4Minute Mini Album Vol. 3 | Purchase this Album
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2. (+17) Sistar – 나혼자 (Alone)
Score: 930
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Brave Brothers / Lyrics: Brave Brothers
Album: Sistar Mini Album Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
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3. (-2) Busker Busker – 벚꽃 엔딩 (Cherry Blossom Ending)
Score: 842
Genre: Indie Rock

Music: Jang Bum Joon / Lyrics: Jang Bum Joon
Album: Busker Busker Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
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4. (+13) Nell – 그리고, 남겨진 것들 (The Day Before)
Score: 797
Genre: Rock

Music: Kim Jong Wan / Lyrics: Kim Jong Wan
Album: Nell Vol. 5 | Purchase this Album
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5. (-3) CNBlue – Hey You
Score: 753
Genre: Pop Rock

Music: Kim Do Hoon, Lee Sang Ho / Lyrics: Han Sung Ho
Album: CNBLUE Mini Album Vol. 3 | Purchase this Album
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6. (+2) Shinhwa – Venus
Score: 715
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Andrew Jackson, Gandalf Roudette, Joshua Thompson / Lyrics: Lee Min Woo
Album: Shinhwa Vol. 10 | Purchase this Album
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7. (+2) Yangpa & Davichi & Hanna – 사랑은 다 그런거래요 (Love Is All The Same)
Score: 707
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Kang Eun Kyung
Album: Yangpa digital single “Together”
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8. (-2) Huh Gak – 나를 사랑했던 사람아 (Person Who Once Loved Me)
Score: 688
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: Choi Gyu Sung / Lyrics: Choi Gyu Sung
Album: Huh Gak Mini Album Vol. 2 | Purchase this Album
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9. (-4) Big Bang – Fantastic Baby
Score: 673
Genre: R&B

Music: Teddy, G Dragon / Lyrics: G Dragom
Album: Big Bang Mini Album Vol. 5 | Purchase this Album
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10. (+18) Seo In Kook – 말고 당겨줘 (Tease Me)
Score: 614
Genre: R&B

Music: Drew Ryan Scott / Lyrics: Dynamic Duo
Album: Seo In Kook Mini Album – Perfect Fit | Purchase this Album
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Rank Artist Song Score
11 SHINee (-8) Sherlock 606
12 Bae Chi Gi (+10) 두 마리 (Two Mari) 602
13 Tae Yeon (–) 미치게 보고싶은 (Missing You Like Crazy) 375
14 2AM (-10) 너도 나처럼 (I Wonder If You Hurt Like Me) 371
15 Ailee (-5) Heaven 353
16 MC Sniper (+24) 할 수 있어 (Can You Do It (with Yiruma)) 315
17 K.Will (+10) 사랑이 운다 (Love Is Crying) 314
18 Lyn (-7) 곰인형 (Teddy Bear (feat. Hae Geum)) 282
19 EXO-K (+11) MAMA 276
20 Brave Guys (-8) 기다려 그리고 준비해 (Wait And Ready) 270
21 Big Bang (-6) BLUE 239
22 B1A4 (-2) Baby I’m Sorry 238
23 Big Bang (-7) Bad Boy 237
24 Girl’s Day (new) Oh! My God 236
25 Noel (new) 떠나간다 (Leaving) 231
26 John Park (-8) Falling 220
27 Baek Ji Young (-1) 한참 지나서 (After A Long Time) 183
28 Baek Chung Kang (new) 그리워져 (Missing You (feat. Lee Hee Sun)) 181
29 Sunny Hill (new) 백마는 오고 있는가 (Is The White Horse Coming?) 172
30 Seo Hyun (SNSD) (new) 기다릴게요 167
31 Spica (-7) Painkiller 166
32 BTOB (-3) 비밀 (Insane) 165
33 Gummy & Bobby Kim (-19) 러브레시피 II – 요즘 사람들 (Love Recipe 2 – People These Days) 156
34 Yang Yo Sub (Beast) & Jung Eun Ji (Apink) (-11) Love Day 148
35 Miss A (-14) Touch 142
36 The One (new) 단 한번의 사랑 (Only One Love) 138
37 Lee Seung Chul (–) 잊었니 (Did You Forget) 133
38 Jang Nara (-5) 너만 생각나 (I Only Think Of You) 129
39 NU’EST (-7) Face 124
40 Lee Jung (-9) 사랑이 서럽다 (Sad Love) 104
41 Kim Soo Hyun (-6) 그대 한 사람 (The Only Person) 94
42 Urban Zakapa (-17) Beautiful Day 91
43 A Pink (new) 4월 19일 (April 19th) 86
44 Tiffany (SNSD) (-3) 그대니까요 (Because It’s You) 81
45 Jang Hee Young (Gavy NJ) (+2) Love Is Pain (feat. Gilme) 74
46 Cho Shin Sung (new) Stupid Love 71
47 Kim Gun Mo (new) 알 수 없는 인생 (Life You Can’t Know (feat. Jo PD, PDIS)) 68
48 T-Ara (-10) Lovey Dovey 66
49 Daybreak (new) Silly 61
50 Kim Yeon Woo (new) 인기없던노래 (Not A Popular Song) 59

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.