Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2012 – August Week 3


Psy’s “Gangnam Style” continues to dominate our chart as it becomes No. 1 for the third straight week.  Songs spending the third week on top usually have scores on its way down but not “Gangnam Style”.  It still manages to score 972 points, only five points lower than last week.  This song has already made many headlines both domestically in Korea and internationally.  This past week, 4minute’s Hyuna has released a female version of “Gangnam Style.”  Hyuna appeared on the original version’s MV and this time she becomes the main vocalist with Psy providing the rapping. “Gangnam Style” also finally breaks through in music shows as it was just named the top song in KBS Music Bank this week. Congratulations.

Moving up to No. 2 is BoA’s “Only One” with 952 points.  In almost any other weeks, this score would have been good enough to claim the top spot but “Gangnam Style” is just too strong.  Nonetheless, it is already BoA’s best showing on our chart in a long time.  Let see if “Only One” can overtake “Gangnam Style” next week.

BEAST’s “Beautiful Night” is moving up another spot to No. 3.  The song has most of its success from network rankings but is a little bit behind in other chart sources as it was passed by BoA’s “Only One”.  Still it ends up with a very respectable score of 924 and is capable to move up more and perhaps to challenge the top spot.

There are two new songs in the top 10 this week.  Teen Top’s “Be Ma Girl” moves up a big 19 spot to No. 6. This is the title song from Teen Top’s special summer single. The group continues to work with Brave Brothers on this song.  “Be Ma Girl” is an exciting club number with lyrics about having feelings for and confessing one’s love for a girl.

At No. 10, it is double happiness for Haha, as his collaboration with Skull “Busan Vacance” jumps nine spots to the top 10 this week.  Earlier this week, Haha announced he will marry fellow singer Byul this November.  It is such a coincidence that he is having a new top 10 song this week.  While Haha has previously been in the top 10 with “You Are My Destiny”, this is the first time Skull hits the top 10.  This reggae style hit provides listener to have a refreshing feel different from the usual dance, ballad, or hip-hop songs in the top 10.  The laid back vocal from Haha & Skull fits the melody perfectly.

1. (–) Psy – 강남스타일 (Gangnam Style) ***3rd Week @ No. 1***
Score: 972
Genre: Hip-Hop

Music: Psy, Yoo Gun Hyung / Lyrics: Psy
Album: Psy Vol. 6 Part 1 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

2. (+3) BoA – Only One
Score: 953
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: BoA / Lyrics: BoA
Album: BoA Vol. 7 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

3. (+1) Beast – 아름다운 밤이야 (Beautiful Night)
Score: 924
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Goodnite, Sleepwell / Lyrics: 4realz
Album: BEAST Mini Album Vol. 5 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

4. (-2) Sistar – Loving U
Score: 892
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Ichiro Suezawa, Chance / Lyrics: Ichiro Suezawa, Chance
Album: Sistar Summer Special Album | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

5. (-2) 2NE1 – I Love You
Score: 780
Genre: R&B

Music: Teddy, Lydia Paek / Lyrics: Teddy
Album: 2NE1 digital single “I Love You”
Watch: MV

6. (+19) Teen Top – 나랑 사귈래? (Be Ma Girl?)
Score: 631
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Brave Brothers / Lyrics: Brave Brothers
Album: Teen Top Summer Special Single | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

7. (+1) Shin Yong Jae (4men) – 자꾸만 자꾸만 (Again And Again)
Score: 588
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: Shin Yong Jae / Lyrics: Min Yeon Jae
Album: Shin Yong Jae Mini Album Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

8. (-2) T-Ara – Day By Day
Score: 551
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Cho Young Soo, Kim Tae Hyun / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Album: T-ara Mini Album Vol. 6 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

9. (-2) Juniel – Illa Illa
Score: 517
Genre: Pop Rock

Music: Kim Do Hoon, Lee Sang Ho / Lyrics: Han Sung Ho
Album: Juniel Mini Album Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

10. (+9) Skull & Ha Ha – 부산 바캉스 (Busan Vacance)
Score: 514
Genre: Reggae

Music: Ichiro Suezawa, Chance / Lyrics: Skull, Ichiro Suezawa, Chance
Album: Ya Man!! | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

Rank Artist Song Score
11 Davichi (+1) 남자도 우나요 (Do Men Cry?) 484
12 ZE:A (+1) 후유증 (After Effect) 471
13 Lee Jong Hyun (CNBlue) (+2) 내 사랑아 (My Love) 446
14 IU, Fiestar (-5) 달빛바다 (Sea Of Moonlight) 430
15 B.A.P (+1) No Mercy 405
16 Super Junior (new) Spy 362
17 Brave Guys (–) 봄 여름 여름 여름 (Spring Summer Summer Summer) 308
18 Brown Eyed Girls (-8) 한 여름 밤의 꿈 (One Summer Night) 304
19 Busker Busker (+4) 정말로 사랑한다면 (If You Really Love Me) 285
20 Lee Hyun (+2) 가슴이 시린 게 (My Heart Ache) 264
21 f(x) (-1) Electric Shock 256
22 Jang Jae In (+12) 여름밤 (Summer Night) 253
23 Gil Me (-5) 내가 먼저 (Me First (feat. Eun Ji Won)) 250
24 ERU (new) 미워요 (I Hate You (feat. Yong Jun Hyung)) 246
25 Ga In, Ra.D (+1) Take Out 243
26 C Clown (+2) SOLO 239
27 D-Unit (+19) I’m Missin’ You 233
28 Verbal Jint (-7) 충분히 예뻐 (You Deserve Better (feat. Phantom’s Sanchez)) 224
29 Jang Woo Young (2PM) (-15) Sexy Lady 218
30 AOA (+19) Elvis 190
31 Huh Gak (-4) 한사람 (One Person) 174
32 NS Yoon G (-2) 널 잡았어 (I Got You) 143
33 After School (-9) Flashback 138
34 Kim Jin Pyo (+6) 미안해서 미안해 (I’m Sorry (feat. G.NA)) 137
35 GLAM (-2) Party (XXO) 132
36 Jung Ha Yoon (+2) The Lady 123
37 Wonder Girls (-1) Like This 122
38 Big Bang (-6) Monster 121
39 December (-8) Unfinished 115
40 Tahiti (new) Tonight 110
41 Kim Min Jong (-12) 아름다운 아픔 (Beautiful Pain (2012 New Ver)) 92
42 4men (+5) 안되겠더라 (No Way) 90
43 Suki (new) Baby I Love You 78
44 Gavy NJ, Postmen (new) 청소 (Cleaning) 77
45 Gong Yoo (-8) 너라서 (Because It’s You (Special Track)) 76
46 Sunny Days (-1) Don’t Touch Me 71
47 NU’EST (-6) Action 67
48 CNBlue (-9) Friday 66
49 Dalmoon (new) 칵테일 사랑 (Cocktail Love (feat. Shin Jae)) 64
50 Cho Shin Sung (new) 폭풍속으로 (She’s Gone) 59


Nam Soo Rim – 사랑하지 않아 (Don’t Love (feat. Jo Hyun Ah of Urban Zakapa))

Genre: Hip-Hop

Album: Nam Soo Rim “Drive Me To The Moon” Track 4

Comments: Singer songwriter, Nam Soom Rim (Rimi) releases an album titled “Drive Me to the Moon.” The title track is “Don’t Love,” a number with lyrics about the hardships women feel when having interest and loving a man. Urban Zakapa’s very own Jo Hyun Ah is featured in this number.

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 – 10%
MBC+ Show Champion Chart M – 10%
KBS Music Bank K-Chart – 10% 
MNet M!Countdown Chart – 10%

Thanks to Mardi09 for helping on this week’s internet chart research.