Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2012 – June Week 2

TaeTiSeo has relinquished their hold onto the top spot as “Twinkle” dropped to No. 5 this week.

For the first time in months, our chart result doesn’t quite agree with the major TV networks in Korea. The favorite to take over the top spot was supposed to be Infinite’s “The Chaser” since it swept all the music shows last week. Instead, it was two female soloists in a close battle for No. 1. G.NA’s “2HOT” edged Baek Ji Young’s “Good Boy” by five points to become our new No. 1 song. “2HOT” wasn’t even in the top 10 last week when it debuted at No. 12. Just named winner of this week’s Music Bank K-Chart, this song scores consistently high on every sources of our chart. Likewise for “Good Boy” and it finished a close second. The last time two female soloists went 1-2 on the chart we had to go back to 15 months ago on March Week 1 2011 when IU’s “Story I Didn’t Know” was No. 1 and G.na’s “Black And White” was No. 2. IU is at No. 4 this week with “Every End Of The Day”.

As for “The Chaser”, instead of moving up one spot to the top, it unexpected dropped one spot down to No. 3. We take a closer look and find out the main reason: despite winning in all major networks, this song had a poor score in the two major independent charts in Korea: Billboard Korea and GAON, and also not ranked too high on various internet charts. Those proves too much to overcome.

There is only one more new entry to the top 10 this week other than “2HOT”. Hip-hop duo Leessang just released their 8th album “Unplugged”. They chose to have a three title songs this time and all three songs are in our top 20 this week: “My Love” at No. 9, “Someday” at No. 14, and “Hard To Be Humble” at No. 17. All three songs are of different style. “My Love” is of acoustic style hip-hop, “Someday” with the help of Yoon Do Hyun is rock oriented, while “Hard To Be Humble” is the laid back style hip-hop that we are accustomed with Leessang. Don’t be surprised if Leessang has more than one song in the top 10 next week.

1. (+11) G.na – 2HOT ***1st Week @ No. 1***
Score: 874
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Lee Hyun Seung, Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Choi Gap Won
Album: G.NA 3rd Mini Album | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

2. (+2) Baek Ji Young – Good Boy (feat. Yong Jun Hyung of Beast)
Score: 869
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Chance, Ichiro Suezawa / Lyrics: Chance, Ichiro Suezawa
Album: Baek Ji Young Mini Album – Good Boy | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

3. (-1) Infinite – 추격자 (The Chaser)
Score: 813
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Han Jae Ho, Kim Seung Soo / Lyrics: Song Soo Yoon
Album: Infinite Mini Album – INFINITIZE | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

4. (+2) IU – 하루 끝 (Every End Of The Day)
Score: 762
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: Park Geun Tae, Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Kim Ina
Album: IU Single Album | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

5. (-4) TaeTiSeo – Twinkle
Score: 759
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

6. (-1) Mighty Mouth – 나쁜놈 (Bad Guy (feat. Soya))
Score: 703
Genre: Hip-Hop

Music: Rhymer, Dong Ne Hyung / Lyrics: Lee Sang Chul, So Joon Sup
Album: Mighty Mouth digital single “Bad Guy”
Watch: MV

7. (-4) Sistar – 나혼자 (Alone)
Score: 695
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Brave Brothers / Lyrics: Brave Brothers
Album: Sistar Mini Album Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

8. (-1) A Pink – Hush
Score: 627
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Rado / Lyrics: Rado
Album: Apink Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

9. (+8) Lee Ssang – 너에게 배운다 (My Love)
Score: 619
Genre: Hip-Hop

Music: Gil / Lyrics: Gary
Album: Leessang Vol. 8 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

10. (-2) Park Jin Young – 너뿐이야 (You’re The One)
Score: 551
Genre: R&B Ballad

Music: Park Jin Young / Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Album: Park Jin Young Mini Album – Spring | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

Rank Artist Song Score
11 Brave Guys (-2) I 돈 Care (I Dun (Money) Care (feat. Seo Soo Min)) 536
12 Ulala Session (-2) 아름다운 밤 (Beautiful Night) 517
13 B1A4 (+16) 잘자요 굿나잇 (Sleep Well Good Night) 480
14 Lee Ssang (+9) Someday (feat. Yoon Do Hyun) 457
15 December (-1) She’s Gone 414
16 Hyungdon & Daejun (new) 올림픽대로 (Olympic Expressway (feat. MC Nal Yoo)) 375
17 Lee Ssang (-6) 겸손은 힘들어 (Hard To Be Humble) 367
18 Busker Busker (-5) 벚꽃 엔딩 (Cherry Blossom Ending) 358
19 Teen Top (new) To You 346
20 Hello Venus (-4) Venus 341
21 T-Ara (+1) 빙글빙글 (Round And Round) 333
22 Heo Young Saeng (+14) Crying 290
23 4 minute (-8) Volume Up 272
24 Kim Tae Woo (new) High High 256
25 As One (new) Day By Day 2012 (feat. Verbal Jint) 200
26 B.A.P (-2) Power 197
27 Primary (new) 입장정리 (Entry Clearance (feat. Choiza, Simon D)) 172
28 JJ Project (+3) Bounce 166
29 Girl’s Day (-8) Oh! My God 164
30 Big Bang (-10) Fantastic Baby 156
31 Dalmatian (-3) ER 148
32 Yangpa & Lee Boram & So Yeon (-14) 알아요 (I Know) 146
33 Ivy (-7) 찢긴 가슴 (Broken Heart) 127
34 2BIC & Davichi (-15) 오늘같은 밤이면 (If It’s Like Tonight) 117
35 U-Kiss (–) 돌아돌아 (Dora Dora) 108
36 Huh Gak (-11) 나를 사랑했던 사람아 (Person Who Once Loved Me) 96
37 VIXX (+12) Super Hero 94
38 Tae Yeon (-8) 미치게 보고싶은 (Missing You Like Crazy) 93
39 Sunny Hill (new) Do It 88
40 Jung In, Yoon Jong Shin (new) 오르막길 (Uphill Road) 87
41 EXO-K (-7) MAMA 86
42 Noel (-15) 떠나간다 (Leaving) 82
43 Juniel (new) 바보 (Fool) 78
44 Lee Young Hyun (Big Mama) (-5) 조금씩 멀어지네요 (Far Away Little By Little) 76
45 Gangkiz (+3) Honey Honey 66
46 Bae Chi Gi (-14) 두 마리 (Two Mari) 66
47 Kim Jae Joong (new) 살아도 꿈인 것처럼 (Living Like A Dream) 59
48 She’s (-6) 내맘대로 (My Way) 59
49 C-REAL (-5) Sorry But I 55
50 Zi-A (new) 그대가 올까요 (Will You Come) 51


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.

We covered Baek Ji Young last week with her early Latin dance hit “Dash.” She is at No. 2 this week with her latest dance hit “Good Boy.” Six years ago this week, she had a major turning point on her career. Up to that point, Baek Ji Young was known as a dance artist. After a long layoff due to her unfortunate sex tape scandal and being banned from network TV, she came back with her fifth album switching to promote a ballad “I Won’t Love” as her title song. Hitmakers Park Geun Tae and Cha Eun Tak tailor made this song to fit Baek Ji Young’s husky voice. It became a hugely successful hit and her career is reborn with a new focus on ballad. Today, Baek Ji Young is known as a ballad queen especially on drama OSTs. She also keeps singing dance hits to give listeners more choices.

Despite spending only one week on top of our chart in June Week 2, 2006, “I Won’t Love” was one of the top hit songs that year, and Baek Ji Young was named top female soloist on our 2006 Soompi Gayo Awards. Let’s revisit the MV of this song.

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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