Edward1849′s Recommended Top 20 K-Pop Songs Of 2012

Happy Holidays everyone! With 2012 about to end, it is time for my annual post counting down my favorite 20 songs of the year. What a stellar year it has been for K-Pop. It further cements its status of an international recognized genre of music mainly because of two words: Gangnam Style. Who would expect this song to break through the international market and bringing so many more new K-Pop fans....

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Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2012 – December Week 4

Yang Yoseob’s “Caffeine” repeats as No. 1 on our last music chart of this year. For the second straight week, “Caffeine” won over Lee Seung Ki’s “Return” and is the only song score over 900 points. “Caffeine” is also gaining ground in TV network rankings as it became the new No. 1 song on M!Countdown this week. There are three new songs in the top 10 this week. The highest entry in the top 10 is a...

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Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2012 – December Week 3

BEAST’s main vocalist Yang Yoseob did something that the group has not yet accomplished on our chart so far in their career – to have a No. 1 song. Yoseob’s “Caffeine” moves up nine spots to the top in just its second week on the chart, easily defeating last week’s No. 1 song, Juniel’s “Bad Person.”  BEAST came close this summer with “Beautiful Night” hitting No. 2. If not because of “Gangnam Styl...

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Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2012 – December Week 2

Big changes are taking place in the top 10 this week.  The new No. 1 and 2 songs were not even in the top 10 last week.  Juniel becomes the third consecutive female rookie soloist to score her first No. 1 song as “Bad Person” moves up from No. 13 to No. 1 this week.  Together with Ailee and Lee Ha Yi, the trio seems to be front runners for this year’s best new artist awards, and they are the only ...

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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 ba...

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Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2012 – November Week 4

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...

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Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2012 – November Week 3

Lee Ha Yi, the runner up on the K-Pop Star competition, impressively takes over the top spot this week with her first solo single “1,2,3,4”. She becomes the only new artist to hit No. 1 so far this year. This is not a surprise at all as “1,2,3,4” has topped M!Countdown for two weeks now and also tops almost all independent and internet charts in Korea. Lee Ha Yi is making a late run for the top ne...

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Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2012 – November Week 2

K.Will’s “Please Don’t…” holds on to the top spot for the third straight week by the slightest margin over Ailee’s “I Will Show You.”. The final score is 935 to 934.  “Please Don’t…” continues to impress on our chart every week.  Despite strong competition from other new songs, it refuses to give up the top spot. It has been consistently scoring high on our chart sources. Ailee almost picked up he...

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Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2012 – November Week 1

K.Will’s “Please Don’t…” strengthens its hold onto the top spot for the second straight week. Scoring 53 points higher than last week, he easily holds off miss A’s “I Don’t Need A Man.”  It is another impressive win for K.Will over many quality singers and songs.  “Please Don’t…” also scored its second win on M!Countdown as well. Rising seven spots to No. 2 is miss A’s “I Don’t Need A Man.” Its sc...

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Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2012 – October Week 4

The top song changes for the sixth straight week on our chart as an unexpected song jumps to No.1. While it was not even in the top 10 last week, K.Will’s “Please Don’t” has surged 14 spots to the top of our chart.  This song also took  first on M!Countdown and second on Music Bank this week, so it is not a total surprise.  In doing so, K.Will picks up his first ever No. 1 song on our chart. It is...

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