Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2012 – November Week 4

Lee Ha Yi 2

It is a quiet week on the chart with very little movement in the top 10. The top three songs remain the same as last week. Lee Ha Yi’s “1,2,3,4” has an even better score than last week as it remains No. 1 for the second straight week. While “1,2,3,4” remains a clear cut No. 1 song this week, Lee Ha Yi has already released a new digital single “Scarecrow” that will sure be a hit soon. Looks like YG Entertainment is really pushing her hard to make a late run on the best new artist award this year.

Holding steady at No. 2 and 3 respectively are still Ailee’s “I Will Show You” and K.Will’s “Please Don’t…”.  Even though they are quite far behind “1,2,3,4” in scoring, these are the only two songs scoring in the 800’s this week.

There is only one new song in the top 10 this week. Moving up 11 spot to No. 6 is ballad group Noel’s latest hit “Things That I Couldn’t Say.” Noel resurrected their career last year with “I Miss You”, reaching No. 3 on our chart. A year later, the group is releasing their fourth album “Time For Love.” The title track “Things That I Couldn’t Say” is a number composed by Choi Gyu Sung. It has classical real acoustic piano melodies overlaid with the sound of wind and falling leaves to match the upcoming cold weather. The song holds lyrics about breakup.

It looks like all major albums and songs have been released for the year end award purposes and most of the categories are taking shape.  Be sure to check out our annual Soompi Gayo Awards at the end of December.  The nominees will be announced in mid-December.

1. (–) Lee Ha Yi – 1,2,3,4 ***2nd Week @ No. 1***
Score: 979
Genre: R&B

Music: Choice 37, Lydia Paek / Lyrics: Masta Wu
Album: Lee Ha Yi digital single 1,2,3,4
Watch: MV

2. (–) Ailee – 보여줄게 (I Will Show You)
Score: 896
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Kim Do Hoon, Lee Hyun Seung / Lyrics: Kang Eun Kyung
Album: Ailee 1st mini-album | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

3. (–) K.Will – 이러지마 제발 (Please Don’t…)
Score: 845
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Kim Ina, K.Will
Album: K.Will Vol. 3 Part 1 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

4. (+1) Kim Jong Kook – 남자가 다 그렇지 뭐 (Men Are All Like That)
Score: 779
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: / Lyrics:
Album: Kim Jong Kook Vol. 7
Watch: MV

5. (-1) Miss A – 남자 없이 잘 살아 (I Don’t Need A Man)
Score: 770
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Park Jin Young / Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Album: Independent Women Part Ⅲ | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

6. (+11) Noel – 하지 못한 말 (Things That I Couldn’t Say)
Score: 753
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: / Lyrics:
Album: Noel Vol. 4
Watch: MV

7. (-1) Primary – ? (feat. Choija, Zion.T)
Score: 725
Genre: Hip-Hop

Music: Primary, Zion.T / Lyrics: Choija, Zion.T
Album: Primary And The Messengers LP
Watch: MV

8. (-1) Hyuna – Ice Cream (feat. Maboos)
Score: 608
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Brave Brothers / Lyrics: Brave Brothers
Album: Hyuna 2nd mini-album | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

9. (–) Geeks – Officially Missing You, Too (feat. Sistar Soyu)
Score: 585
Genre: Hip-Hop

Music: / Lyrics:
Album: re;code Episode I
Watch: MV

10. (-2) Urban Zakapa – 똑같은 사랑 똑같은 이별 (All The Same)
Score: 583
Genre: R&B

Music: Kwon Soon Il / Lyrics: Kwon Soon Il
Album: Urban Zakapa Vol. 2
Watch: MV

Rank Artist Song Score
11 Block. B (-1) 닐리리맘보 (Nillili Mambo) 534
12 Son Dam Bi (new) 눈물이 주르륵 (Dripping Tears) 508
13 Girl’s Day (-1) 나를 잊지마요 (Don’t Forget Me) 450
14 NS Yoon G (+1) If You Love Me (feat. Jay Park) 432
15 Ga In (-1) 피어나 (Bloom) 395
16 Byul (-5) 귀여워 (So Cute (with 10cm Kwon Jung Yeol)) 394
17 B1A4 (new) 걸어 본다 (Tried To Walk) 387
18 Dal★shabet (new) 있기 없기 (Have Don’t Have) 372
19 Monday Kiz (+7) 확률 (Probability) 327
20 Epik High (-4) Don’t Hate Me 284
21 Epik High (-8) UP 267
22 Park Bo Young (new) 나의 왕자님 (My Prince) 254
23 Psy (-1) 강남스타일 (Gangnam Style) 253
24 NaUl (-3) 바람기억 (Memory Of The Wind) 238
25 Orange Caramel (-7) 립스틱 (Lipstick) 224
26 Boy Friend (+19) 야누스 (Janus) 211
27 The Seeya (new) 내 맘은 죽어가요 (Be With You (feat. SPEED)) 201
28 G.na (+10) 그만해요 (Stop Doing That) 190
29 Zi-A (new) 눈물이 툭 (Tears Falling Down (feat. Park Kyung of Block B)) 189
30 Seo In Kook, Jung Eun Ji (-7) All For You 179
31 XIA Junsu (-2) 사랑은 눈꽃처럼 (Love Is Like Snow) 156
32 Wonder Boyz (-1) 문을 여시오 (Open The Door) 132
33 Jewelry (-8) 룩앳미 (Look At Me) 131
34 DBSK (-15) Catch Me 126
35 Son Seung Yeon (+4) 가슴아 가슴아 (My Heart My Heart) 122
36 Lee Ki Chan (-1) 새벽 한시 (1:00:00) 99
37 B.A.P (-17) 하지마 (Stop It) 96
38 Fiestar (+8) We Don’t Stop 95
39 10cm (-9) Fine Thank You And You 94
40 Song Joong Ki (-12) 정말 (Really) 92
41 D-Unit (+8) Luv Me 88
42 Lee Jae Hoon (new) 미워할 걸 그랬죠 (Hate What I Did) 77
43 G-Dragon (-19) 크레용 (Crayon) 68
44 No Ji Hoon (+6) 벌받나봐 (Punishment) 68
45 15& (-4) I Dream 60
46 Miss $ (-13) 안자고 뭐해 (Good Night) 55
47 C Clown (new) 멀어질까봐 (Far Away Young Love) 54
48 T-Ara (-6) Sexy Love 50
49 Kim Sung Gyu (Infinite) (-13) Shine 41
50 Tahiti (-16) Hasta Leugo 30


Kim Jong Kook -어제보다 오늘 더 (Today More Than Yesterday)

In this segment, we go back in time to re-visit charts of the same week in past years. The Soompi Music Chart began in January 2005. At first we had only 20 songs and later expanded to 50 songs.

Kim Jong Kook was probably the most popular male soloist for many years of the last decade.  He started his career as one half of the popular duo Turbo.  After the group’s break up, Kim Jong Kook became a solo artist. His first album did not fare too well. It was not until the follow up song “One Man” from his second album in 2004 when he switched from dance to ballad genre that his popularity begins to rise. His solo career reached a climax in 2005 with his third album that produced three hit songs and he swept the Daesang awards from all three major TV networks. 

“Today More Than Yesterday” was the title song from his sixth album in 2008.  It spent two weeks on top of our chart, including this week four years ago.  This song is tailor made for Kim Jong Kook’s trademark ultra high pitch voice, one of the most unique voices in K-Pop.

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 Gayo Chart – 10%
KBS Music Bank K-Chart – 10% 
MNet M!Countdown Chart – 10%