Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2012 – June Week 1

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2012 – June Week 1

For the third straight week, TaeTiSeo’s “Twinkle” is our No. 1 song.  The sub-unit trio from Girls’ Generation is still way ahead of their competitions, almost 100 points more than the No. 2 song, which is the highest new entry to the top 10 this week.  That is Infinite’s “The Chaser”, moving up 10 spots from last week’s No. 12 all the way to second.  Infinite was the top male group on our chart last year and they finally come back to release their latest mini-album “Infinitize”.  A preview ballad “Only Tears” was released prior to the actual album release.  “The Chaser” is the title song.  It is a fresh dance number.  With “Twinkle” slowly dropping in points, “The Chaser” may gain enough ground to become our next No. 1 song.

Still going strong at No. 3 is Sistar’s former No. 1 song “Alone”.  In fact, it just missed being No. 2 again by just two points.  “Alone” has spent the last six weeks in the top three with two weeks being No. 1.  This song should be among the top hits when we summarize the half year chart at the end of this month.

There are two other new songs on the top 10 this week.  At No. 4, it is Baek Ji Young’s “Good Boy”, her first dance hit in three years.  When she first debuted, Baek Ji Young was famous for her dance hits.  In the last few years, she has primarily performed ballads and even earned the title of drama OST ballad queen with her numerous hits on popular dramas.  Now she is returning to her dance roots with this latest hit.  “Good Boy” is a funky dance number featuring Yong Jun Hyung of Beast.  It is our highest chart debut this week and will have a great chance to move into the top three next week and perhaps even challenge for the top spot.

The other new top 10 song is at No. 9, a somewhat surprised entry into the top 10.  Brave Guys’ score their first top 10 hit with “I Dun (Money) Care”.  Not long ago, they just missed the top 10 with their debut song “Wait And Ready”.  Despite their group name, Brave Guys are actually a mixed group with three guys and a girl.  Even though they just debuted this year, the quartet is not considered new in the industry as their members have appeared in shows like “Gag Concert”.  Their music is fun and comic style pop hip-hop genre.  “I Dun (Money) Care” moves up four spots this week to No. 9.

1. (–) TaeTiSeo – Twinkle ***3rd Week @ No. 1***
Score: 927
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Brandon Fraley, Jamelle Fraley,
Javier Solis / Lyrics: Seo Ji Eum
Album: TaeTiSeo Mini Album Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

2. (+10) Infinite – 추격자 (The Chaser)
Score: 831
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Han Jae Ho, Kim Seung Soo / Lyrics: Song Soo Yoon
Album: Infinite Mini Album – INFINITIZE | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

3. (-1) Sistar – 나혼자 (Alone)
Score: 829
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Brave Brothers / Lyrics: Brave Brothers
Album: Sistar Mini Album Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

4. (new) Baek Ji Young – Good Boy (feat. Yong Jun Hyung of Beast)
Score: 822
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Chance, Ichiro Suezawa / Lyrics: Chance, Ichiro Suezawa
Album: Baek Ji Young Mini Album – Good Boy | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

5. (+1) Mighty Mouth – 나쁜놈 (Bad Guy (feat. Soya))
Score: 755
Genre: Hip-Hop

Music: Rhymer, Dong Ne Hyung / Lyrics: Lee Sang Chul, So Joon Sup
Album: Mighty Mouth digital single “Bad Guy”
Watch: MV

6. (+2) IU – 하루 끝 (Every End Of The Day)
Score: 726
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: Park Geun Tae, Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Kim Ina
Album: IU Single Album | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

7. (-3) A Pink – Hush
Score: 714
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Rado / Lyrics: Rado
Album: Apink Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

8. (-5) Park Jin Young – 너뿐이야 (You’re The One)
Score: 680
Genre: R&B Ballad

Music: Park Jin Young / Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Album: Park Jin Young Mini Album – Spring | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

9. (+4) Brave Guys – I 돈 Care (I Dun (Money) Care (feat. Seo Soo Min))
Score: 550
Genre: Hip-Hop

Music: J.ust_def / Lyrics: Lee Young Joon
Album: Brave Guys digital single “I Don’t Care”
Watch: MV

10. (-5) Ulala Session – 아름다운 밤 (Beautiful Night)
Score: 503
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Kenny Loggins, Dean Pitchford, Psy, Yoo Gun Hyung / Lyrics: Psy
Album: Ulala Session Mini Album Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

Rank Artist Song Score
11 Lee Ssang (new) 겸손은 힘들어 (Hard To Be Humble) 482
12 G.na (new) 2HOT 479
13 Busker Busker (-2) 벚꽃 엔딩 (Cherry Blossom Ending) 458
14 December (-4) She’s Gone 455
15 4 minute (-8) Volume Up 405
16 Hello Venus (–) Venus 383
17 Lee Ssang (new) 너에게 배운다 (My Love) 353
18 Yangpa & Lee Boram & So Yeon (-4) 알아요 (I Know) 328
19 2BIC & Davichi (+15) 오늘같은 밤이면 (If It’s Like Tonight) 287
20 Big Bang (+1) Fantastic Baby 237
21 Girl’s Day (-2) Oh! My God 228
22 T-Ara (new) 빙글빙글 (Round And Round) 227
23 Lee Ssang (new) Someday (feat. Yoon Do Hyun) 226
24 B.A.P (-6) Power 217
25 Huh Gak (-3) 나를 사랑했던 사람아 (Person Who Once Loved Me) 216
26 Ivy (-11) 찢긴 가슴 (Broken Heart) 203
27 Noel (-10) 떠나간다 (Leaving) 197
28 Dalmatian (+7) ER 192
29 B1A4 (new) 잘자요 굿나잇 (Sleep Well Good Night) 191
30 Tae Yeon (-5) 미치게 보고싶은 (Missing You Like Crazy) 166
31 JJ Project (new) Bounce 149
32 Bae Chi Gi (-6) 두 마리 (Two Mari) 140
33 Sunny Hill (-5) 백마는 오고 있는가 (Is The White Horse Coming?) 139
34 EXO-K (-7) MAMA 133
35 U-Kiss (-11) 돌아돌아 (Dora Dora) 127
36 Heo Young Saeng (new) Crying 118
37 XIA Junsu (-17) 사랑이 싫다구요 (I Don’t Like Love) 109
38 Gavy NJ (-15) 연락하지마 (Don’t Call (feat. LE of EXID)) 103
39 Lee Young Hyun (Big Mama) (new) 조금씩 멀어지네요 (Far Away Little By Little) 94
40 Electroboys (-11) 웃을까 울을까 (Smile Or Cry (feat. Baek Ji Young)) 83
41 Nam Gyu Ri (-3) 그 남자 (That Man) 82
42 She’s (+1) 내맘대로 (My Way) 80
43 Lee Seung Chul (-6) 잊었니 (Did You Forget) 74
44 C-REAL (+3) Sorry But I 70
45 SHINee (-12) Sherlock 63
46 Ailee (-10) Heaven 57
47 Sunny Days (new) 가져가 (Take Away) 56
48 Gangkiz (-2) Honey Honey 53
49 VIXX (new) Super Hero 52
50 Cho Shin Sung (-8) Stupid Love 38

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YESTERDAY ONCE MORE:

Baek Ji Young – 대시 (Dash)
Genre: Pop Dance

Album: Baek Ji Young Vol. 2 (2000) Track 3
Comment: If we talk about a K-pop singer that has gone through a roller coaster career with the highest of highs and the lowest of lows, Baek Ji Young fits this description perfectly. She debuted back in 1999 and was very popular in the early 2000s with a series of Latin dance beat hit songs.  Her good singing skills with her husky voice together with a sexy image made her very popular among fans.

However, she was involved in a sex video scandal and was banned from major TV stations for a few years.  She also went into a long hiatus repackaging herself and her music.  Baek Ji Young came back in 2006 with a ballad “I Won’t Love”, a genre that she did not try before but fitted so well with her husky voice.  “I Won’t Love” became one of the top hits in 2006 and her career is being reborn.

Since then, she has focused mainly on ballads and in recent years she participated in many drama OST songs, earning her the title of drama OST queen.  Now, at age 37, she is coming back with a dance hit “Good Boy”.  Despite being one of the most senior active female artists now, she has lost a step on her dance moves just like when we were watching her in her early days.

“Dash” is coming from Beak Ji Young’s second album “Rouge”, released in 2000.  It is considered an old skool dance hit from an era where K-Pop is just starting to gain recognition.  Many artists of those days are long gone now but Baek Ji Young is still going strong today.  It is amazing considered how much she has gone through over the years, and also the evolution of her music style is very unique.

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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.

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