Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2012 – May Week 3

The first sub-group from Girl’s Generation, TaeTiSeo, did what the main group has always been doing – getting chart topping hits. The trio of TaeYeon, Tiffany, and Seohyun, scores their first No. 1 song for this sub-unit as “Twinkle” moves up five spots to overtake Sistar’s two-week champion “Alone”. “Twinkle” swept all music shows last week, so it is not surprising this song is No. 1 here. The victory margin (956 to 932) is not as big as expected since “Alone” is still ahead of “Twinkle” on several chart sources.

Moving up six spots and coming in at a distant third this week is Park Jin Young (JYP)’s own song “You’re The One.” This song has received good responses despite limited promotion by JYP. Fans of his famous produced artists must be rooting for him on this song.

There are three new songs this week. At No. 7, ballad duo December scores yet another top 10 song “She’s Gone,” moving up 11 spots this week. December has been quietly collecting hits after hits in the last two years and their ballads are always mainstream enough to attract listeners. Their latest hit “She’s Gone” is a medium tempo ballad by Cho Young Soo. Fans are able to see another side of the duo by hearing both soulful vocals and rap.

The other two new songs are preview singles, which has been a new trend for singers who is going to release their albums soon. At No. 8, “Korea’s little sister” IU is coming back with a self written ballad “Peach.” It is a mellow, acoustic number that shows a 180 degree transformation of the singer. The song is about feeling nervous about love at a young age.

At No. 10, ballad queen Baek Ji Young released an R&B number “Voice” featuring Gary of Leessang. Fans of both musicians will appreciate yet another collaboration between these two singers. “Voice” is our highest debutant on the chart this week.

“Peach” and “Voice” will be replaced by album title songs “Every End Of The Day” and “Good Boy” soon.

SOOMPI CHART for 2012, Month 5, Week 3

1. (+5) TaeTiSeo – Twinkle ***1st Week @ No. 1***
Score: 956
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Brandon Fraley, Jamelle Fraley, Javier Solis / Lyrics: Seo Ji Eum
Album: TaeTiSeo Mini Album Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV
2. (-1) Sistar – 나혼자 (Alone)
Score: 932
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Brave Brothers / Lyrics: Brave Brothers
Album: Sistar Mini Album Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV
3. (+6) Park Jin Young – 너뿐이야 (You’re The One)
Score: 839
Genre: R&B Ballad

Music: Park Jin Young / Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Album: Park Jin Young Mini Album – Spring | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV
4. (-2) 4 minute – Volume Up
Score: 787
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Shinsadong Tiger, Rado / Lyrics: Shinsadong Tiger, Rado
Album: 4Minute Mini Album Vol. 3 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV
5. (-1) Ivy – 찢긴 가슴 (Broken Heart)
Score: 715
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: 슈퍼창따이 / Lyrics: 슈퍼창따이
Album: Ivy Mini Album – Interview | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV
6. (-3) Busker Busker – 벚꽃 엔딩 (Cherry Blossom Ending)
Score: 669
Genre: Indie Rock

Music: Jang Bum Joon / Lyrics: Jang Bum Joon
Album: Busker Busker Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV
7. (+11) December – She’s Gone
Score: 654
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Cho Young Soo, Ahn Young Min
Album: December Mini Album – She’s gone | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV
8. (+18) IU – 복숭아 (Peach)
Score: 528
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: IU / Lyrics: IU
Album: IU Single Album | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV
9. (-4) Noel – 떠나간다 (Leaving)
Score: 524
Genre: R&B Ballad

Music: Choi Gyu Sung / Lyrics: Choi Gyu Sung
Album: Noel Single Album | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV
10. (new) Baek Ji Young – 목소리 (Feat. 개리) (Voice (feat. Gary of Leessang))
Score: 510
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: 이단옆차기 / Lyrics: 이단옆차기
Album: Baek Ji Young Mini Album – Good Boy | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV
Rank Artist Song Score
11 Gavy NJ (+18) 연락하지마 (Don’t Call (feat. LE of EXID)) 414
12 Girl’s Day (–) Oh! My God 410
13 Huh Gak (-6) 나를 사랑했던 사람아 (Person Who Once Loved Me) 388
14 B.A.P (+2) Power 367
15 Mighty Mouth (new) 나쁜놈 (Bad Guy (feat. Soya)) 354
16 A Pink (new) Hush 331
17 Alex & Horan (new) 어쩌면 어쩌면 330
18 Ulala Session (new) 아름다운 밤 (Beautiful Night) 329
19 Big Bang (-9) Fantastic Baby 326
20 Bae Chi Gi (-6) 두 마리 (Two Mari) 314
21 U-Kiss (-6) 돌아돌아 (Dora Dora) 307
22 Yangpa & Lee Boram & So Yeon (new) 알아요 (I Know) 305
23 Electroboys (-15) 웃을까 울을까 (Smile Or Cry (feat. Baek Ji Young)) 262
24 Sunny Hill (-13) 백마는 오고 있는가 (Is The White Horse Coming?) 257
25 Tae Yeon (-4) 미치게 보고싶은 (Missing You Like Crazy) 244
26 Infinite (new) 눈물만 (Only Tears) 234
27 EXO-K (+4) MAMA 209
28 Shinhwa (-11) Venus 200
29 Seo In Kook (-4) 말고 당겨줘 (Tease Me) 189
30 Primary (-6) 씨스루 (See Through (feat. Gaeko, Zion T)) 178
31 SHINee (-12) Sherlock 171
32 Hello Venus (new) Venus 160
33 XIA Junsu (new) 사랑이 싫다구요 (I Don’t Like Love) 151
34 CNBlue (-11) Hey You 142
35 Norazo (+5) 여자사람 (Woman Person) 141
36 Baek Chung Kang (-9) 그리워져 (Missing You (feat. Lee Hee Sun)) 139
37 Ailee (-9) Heaven 138
38 ANDAMIRO (+12) 말고 (Except (feat. YDG)) 130
39 Bubble Sisters (new) 아프지않게 (So It Doesn’t Hurt) 129
40 Nell (-20) 그리고, 남겨진 것들 (The Day Before) 126
41 Lee Soo Young (new) 우리 둘만 아는 길 (The Way Only We Know) 121
42 Block. B (-20) 눈감아줄께 (Close My Eyes) 111
43 Yang Yo Sub (Beast) & Jung Eun Ji (Apink) (-9) Love Day 105
44 Lee Eun Mi (new) 너는 아름답다 (You’re Beautiful) 92
45 F.Cuz (+2) NO. 1 90
46 Lee Seung Chul (-10) 잊었니 (Did You Forget) 71
47 Cho Shin Sung (-15) Stupid Love 71
48 Park Jung Hyun (-5) 도착 (Arrive) 70
49 Namolla Family JW (-10) 바람 바람 바람 (Wind Wind Wind (feat. Yoo Shin of D Haven)) 63
50 2AM (-13) 너도 나처럼 (I Wonder If You Hurt Like Me) 63


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.

There are two groups who performed well on May Week 3. We already covered SG Wannabe last year. This time we’ll talk about 2PM. They scored No. 1 this week on both 2009 and 2010 with “Again And Again” and “Without You.”. Originally a seven-membered group, Jay Park left the group in 2010 and they have been a six member group ever since. 2009 was the best year so far in their career as they scored three big hits “Again And Again”, “I Hate You” and “Heartbeat.” 2PM ran away with the top male group and chart champion on our year end Soompi Gayo Award.

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“Again And Again” was No. 1 for three weeks starting this week in 2009. Let’s review this song’s MV.

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.