Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2012 – February Week 2

We had expected a lot of changes for this week’s chart – but it only holds true for the lower half of the top 10. To our surprise the top four songs remained the same from a week ago. T-Ara’s “Lovey Dovey” refuses to leave the top spot. Despite a big drop in points, it remains No. 1 for the fourth consecutive week.

MBLAQ’s “This Is War” was actually the favorite to overtake “Lovey Dovey” but instead the two-week M!Countdown champion remains at No. 2 again this week, followed by Sunny Hill’s “The Grasshopper Song” and Teen Top’s Inkygayo Mutizen song “Crazy” at No. 3 and 4 respectively. All three songs had a slight drop in points, but T-Ara’s “Lovey Dovey” was so far ahead last week it was able to hold on to the top spot.

Next week we should see a whole new picture on the chart as many of this week’s top 10 debutants are ready to contend for the top spot. The next four songs are all brand new entries to the top 10.

At No. 5, Beast’s “I Knew This Would Happen” rises 11 spots and is the highest ranked new song in the top 10 for this week. Despite the group not coming out to promote this digital single, it is already in the top five in just its second week on the chart. “I Knew This Would Happen” was composed by Rado and Beast‘s member Yong Joon Hyung took part in the song as well. The repetitive guitar and drum beats make this song charming. The lyrics are about saying harsh words to a girl who has left him for another man.

At No. 6 is top pop-rock group FT Island, back with the title song “Severely” from their latest mini-album “Grown Up”. As the album title suggests, the group returns more mature than ever. “Severely” is a Kim Do Hoon and Lee Sang Ho composition. Penned by Han Sung Ho, this song is about being in misery for being unable to let go of a past lover. “Severely” is among the favorites to become the next No. 1 song on our chart.

Last year’s top rookie group Dal Shabet is back with their fourth mini-album “Hit U. The title track of the same name is at No. 7 this week. Dal Shabet was named the best new artist in our 2011 Soompi Gayo Awards, now they are joining the ranks of many excellent girl groups in K-pop. The girls, known for their bright and lively image has transformed into more mature ladies. Their title track, “Hit U” fits this change as it is a hip-hop rock crossover in minor key.

At No.8, it is a very special collaboration between two giant record companies in Korea – YG & JYP. And to make this song even more special, it is Se7en’s  comeback hit! The JYP written R&B ballad “When I Can’t Sing” is a refreshing song different from vintage YG style hits written by Teddy. Seven’s perfect vocals and harmonization can be seen in this song. “When I Can’t Sing” debuts at No. 1 on GAON Chart this week and debuts at No. 8 on our chart. This is another song has has the potential to challenge for the top spot next week.


SOOMPI CHART for 2012, Month 2, Week 2

1. (–) T-Ara – Lovey Dovey ***4th Week @ No. 1***
Score: 851
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Shinsadong Tiger, Choi Gyu Sung / Lyrics: Shinsadong Tiger, Choi Gyu Sung
Album: T-Ara mini-album Vol. 5 | Purchase this Album
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2. (–) MBLAQ – 전쟁이야 (This Is War)
Score: 823
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: / Lyrics:
Album: MBLAQ Mini Album Vol. 4 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


3. (–) Sunny Hill – 베짱이 찬가 (The Grasshopper Song)
Score: 802
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Lee Min Soo / Lyrics: Kim Ina
Album: Sunny Hill Maxi Single Album | Purchase this Album
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4. (–) Teen Top – 미치겠어 (Crazy)
Score: 781
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Brave Brothers / Lyrics: Brave Brothers
Album: Teen Top Mini Album Vol. 2 | Purchase this Album
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5. (+11) Beast – 이럴 줄 알았어 (I Knew This Would Happen)
Score: 587
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Rado / Lyrics: Rado, Yong Joon Hyung
Album: Beast digital single “I Knew This Would Happen”
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6. (new) FT Island – 지독하게 (Severely)
Score: 560
Genre: Pop Rock

Music: Kim Do Hoon, Lee Sang Ho / Lyrics: Han Sung Ho
Album: FT Island mini-album “Grown Up” | Purchase this Album
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7. (+24) Dal★shabet – Hit U (feat. Bigtone)
Score: 510
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: E Tribe / Lyrics: E Tribe, Min Yeon Jae
Album: Dal★Shabet mini-album Vol. 4 | Purchase this Album
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8. (new) Se7en – 내가 노래를 못해도 (When I Can’t Sing)
Score: 489
Genre: R&B

Music: Park Jin Young / Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Album: Se7en New Mini Album | Purchase this Album
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9. (-2) Trouble Maker – Trouble Maker
Score: 472
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Shinsadong Tiger, Rado / Lyrics: Shinsadong Tiger, Rado
Album: Trouble Maker mini-album | Purchase this Album
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10. (-4) IU – 너랑 나 (You And I)
Score: 465
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: Lee Min Soo / Lyrics: Kim Ina
Album: IU Vol. 2 | Purchase this Album
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Rank Artist Song Score
11 Dynamic Duo (-6) 거기서거기 (Without You) 459
12 10cm (-3) 애상 (Sorrow) 442
13 Lyn (–) 시간을 거슬러 (Back In Time) 430
14 Brian (+19) 너 따윈 버리고 (Let This Die (feat. Tiger JK)) 424
15 K.Will (new) 내가 싫다 (I Hate Myself) 423
16 Hyo Rin (Sistar) (-2) 널 사랑하겠어 (I Choose To Love You) 384
17 Davichi & T-Ara (-6) 우리 사랑했잖아 (We Were In Love) 375
18 Lee Hyun (-10) 너니까 (Because You Are You) 363
19 J-Cera (-9) 사랑시 고백구 행복동 (Love City Confession District Happiness Town) 357
20 Rainbow Pixie (-5) 호이 호이 (Hoi Hoi) 354
21 Wheesung (+9) 눈물길 (Road Of Tears) 330
22 Yiruma, Shin Yong Jae, Mi, Bigtone (new) Kiss The Rain 328
23 Miryo (new) Dirty 306
24 NS Yoon G (-4) 미녀가 된 이유 (The Reason I Became A Witch) 305
25 Koyote (-13) 했던 말 또 하고 (Repeat The Same Words) 302
26 Skull (+2) 나 이러고 살아 (I Live Like This (with Park Hyo Shin)) 248
27 Namolla Family JW (new) 사랑해 그 거짓말 같은 (I Love You Like That Lie (feat. Tae In)) 243
28 Block. B (new) 난리나 (Nanrina) 230
29 Boy Friend (-2) 내가 갈게 (I’ll Be There) 227
30 B.A.P (+16) Warrior 223
31 Yong Joon Hyung (Beast) (new) 너 없이 사는 것도 (Living Without You) 195
32 Nine Muses (-3) 뉴스 (News) 188
33 Park Jin Young (new) Falling 187
34 Jessica & Kim Jin Pyo (-15) 어쩜 (What To Do) 177
35 Heora (-12) 달빛이 지고 (Under The Moonlight) 175
36 A Pink (-15) My My 174
37 Fat Cat (-15) 예쁜게 다니 (Is Being Pretty Everything) 162
38 Noel (-14) 살기 위해서 (Just To Live) 155
39 Wanted (-22) 너에게로 간다 (Going To You) 152
40 Wonder Girls (-8) Be My Baby 138
41 Zi-A (-6) 속상해서 (술 한잔 해요 Part 2) (Depressed (Have A Drink Part 2)) 121
42 Huh Gak & LE (-16) 그 노래를 틀때마다 (Every Time That Song Is Turned On) 109
43 SNSD (-2) The Boys 97
44 Super Junior KRY (-4) 회상 (Reminiscence) 85
45 Young Joon (Brown Eyed Soul) (-27) 잊어요 (Forget It) 78
46 Six Bomb (+4) 치키치키밤 (Chiki Chiki Bomb) 78
47 Suh Young Eun (new) 아니라는데 (Not Anymore (with Lee Jung)) 77
48 Spica (-10) 독하게 (Potently) 69
49 Baby Soul + Yoo Jia (-2) 그녀는 바람둥이야 (She Is A Flirt (feat. Dong Woo of Infinite)) 67
50 M Signal (-25) 둘이서 (Two Of Us) 64




Goodmorning HeavenGoodmorning Heaven (feat. Harim)   
Genre: Rock Ballad
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Album: Goodmorning Heaven EP “Goodmorning Heaven” Track 1
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Comment: Project group, Goodmorning Heaven, consists of vocalist Lee Sang Mi (EX), guitarist Jeong Yu Jong (Daybreak), bassist Park Sun Chul (Oh Ji Eun and the Wolves), pianist Jo Jun Young, and drummer Lee Myung Jun. They have come together for an EP of the same title. The title track is a bright Irish pop song about being happy day by day with one’s lover. However, there is also a hidden message about missing one’s ex-lover and being unable to forget the past. (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 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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