Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2012 – December Week 1


After three weeks at No. 2, Ailee’s “I Will Show You” finally moves up to the top spot this week. It is her first No. 1 song. Despite steadily dropping in points for the last two weeks, “I Will Show You” was able to move up to No. 1 thanks in part to Lee Ha Yi’s “1,2,3,4” which dropped to No. 5 this week. Lee Ha Yi has released a new single, the JYP written “Scarecrow.”  The strategy apparently backfired this week as “Scarecrow” does not gain enough points yet to enter our chart and in the process stealing some points from “1,2,3,4.” Nonetheless, we have to give a lot of credit to Ailee. Her debut song from earlier this year, “Heaven,” was able to reach No.3. Now she her first ever chart topping hit.  

The new No. 2 song is week is from R&B quartet Noel.  Moving up four spots to No. 2 is their fourth album title song “Things That I Couldn’t Say.” This is Noel’s biggest hit to date, eclipsing the No. 3 song “I Miss You” they had last year. Let see if Noel will have their first No. 1 hit next week.

There are two new songs in the top 10 this week. Moving up nine spots to No. 3 only in its second week on the chart is Son Dam Bi’s “Dripping Tears.” This is Son Dam Bi’s first release in two years and it is her fourth mini-album. The title track is a Brave Brothers production. It is a sad number that uses a sad piano line along with synth and electronic beats.

At No. 6, sophomore boy group B1A4 scores their second top 10 hit this year with “Tried To Walk.” Earlier this year, B1A4 had their first top 10 hit “Sleep Well Good Night,” reaching No. 7 on our chart. They are already one spot better this time. “Tried To Walk” is the title song from B1A4’s third mini-album “In The Wind.”  It was composed and penned by the leader of the group, Jin Young.  This emotional pop dance number has acoustic electric sounds, strong drum beats, and emotional vocal and rap.



1. (+1) Ailee – 보여줄게 (I Will Show You) ***1st Week @ No. 1***
Score: 862
Genre: Pop/Dance

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

2. (+4) Noel – 하지 못한 말 (Things That I Couldn’t Say)
Score: 815
Genre: Pop Ballad

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

3. (+9) Son Dam Bi – 눈물이 주르륵 (Dripping Tears)
Score: 769
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Brave Brothers / Lyrics: Brave Brothers
Album: Son Dam Bi 4th mini-album | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

4. (-1) K.Will – 이러지마 제발 (Please Don’t…)
Score: 703
Genre: Pop Ballad

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

5. (-4) Lee Ha Yi – 1,2,3,4
Score: 666
Genre: R&B

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

6. (+11) B1A4 – 걸어 본다 (Tried To Walk)
Score: 657
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: / Lyrics:
Album: B1A4 3rd mini-album | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

7. (–) Primary – ? (feat. Choija, Zion.T)
Score: 627
Genre: Hip-Hop

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

8. (-4) Kim Jong Kook – 남자가 다 그렇지 뭐 (Men Are All Like That)
Score: 594
Genre: Pop Ballad

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

9. (–) Geeks – Officially Missing You, Too (feat. Sistar Soyu)
Score: 546
Genre: Hip-Hop

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

10. (-5) Miss A – 남자 없이 잘 살아 (I Don’t Need A Man)
Score: 539
Genre: Pop/Dance

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

Rank Artist Song Score
11 Hyuna (-3) Ice Cream (feat. Maboos) 520
12 Dal★shabet (+6) 있기 없기 (Have Don’t Have) 501
13 Juniel (new) 나쁜 사람 (Bad Person) 414
14 Zi-A (+15) 눈물이 툭 (Tears Falling Down (feat. Park Kyung of Block B)) 403
15 Lee Seung Ki (new) 되돌리다 (Return) 400
16 Urban Zakapa (-6) 똑같은 사랑 똑같은 이별 (All The Same) 397
17 Byul (-1) 귀여워 (So Cute (with 10cm Kwon Jung Yeol)) 393
18 The Seeya (+9) 내 맘은 죽어가요 (Be With You (feat. SPEED)) 374
19 Kim Sung Gyu (Infinite) (new) 60초 (60 Second) 366
20 Girl’s Day (-7) 나를 잊지마요 (Don’t Forget Me) 353
21 C Clown (+26) 멀어질까봐 (Far Away Young Love) 341
22 Park Bo Young (–) 나의 왕자님 (My Prince) 316
23 Boy Friend (+3) 야누스 (Janus) 315
24 Lee Jung (new) 사랑해 봤니 (Have You Fallen In Love) 308
25 2BiC (new) 24시간후 (24 Hours Later) 277
26 Block. B (-15) 닐리리맘보 (Nillili Mambo) 250
27 Ga In (-12) 피어나 (Bloom) 248
28 Psy (-5) 강남스타일 (Gangnam Style) 223
29 NS Yoon G (-15) If You Love Me (feat. Jay Park) 211
30 Epik High (-10) Don’t Hate Me 201
31 Park Jung Min (new) Beautiful 183
32 Spica (new) Lonely 144
33 Orange Caramel (-8) 립스틱 (Lipstick) 134
34 NaUl (-10) 바람기억 (Memory Of The Wind) 127
35 Seo In Kook, Jung Eun Ji (-5) All For You 118
36 Epik High (-15) UP 108
37 XIA Junsu (-6) 사랑은 눈꽃처럼 (Love Is Like Snow) 93
38 No Ji Hoon (+6) 벌받나봐 (Punishment) 88
39 Kan Jong Wook (new) 39.5 83
40 Hwa Yobi (new) 나는 위험해 (I’m Dangerous) 80
41 LEDApple (new) 바람아 불어라 (Let The Wind Blow) 76
42 Monday Kiz (-23) 확률 (Probability) 69
43 Natthew (new) Shes Bad 65
44 Song Joong Ki (-4) 정말 (Really) 64
45 A-JAX (new) 2MYX 59
46 Wonder Boyz (-14) 문을 여시오 (Open The Door) 37
47 Lee Jae Hoon (-5) 미워할 걸 그랬죠 (Hate What I Did) 36
48 DBSK (new) Humanoids 35
49 Jung Dong Ha (new) 애벌레 (Larva) 34
50 Fiestar (-12) We Don’t Stop 34


Mood Salon – 목련 (Magnolia)

Genre: Indie Rock

Album: Mood Salon Vol. 1 Track 2

Comments: Seven-member band, Mood Salon releases their first album this year. The band simultaneously released two title tracks with one being “Magnolia.” This song has a retro style tango sounds that are expected to capture listeners’ ears. (credits to motoway065 for translations)

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%