Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2012 – June Week 3

G.na’s “2HOT” increases its lead on top of the chart, breaking the 900 point plateau this week and becoming the No. 1 song for the second consecutive week. This song is still being under appreciated at major networks as its only chart topping performance was winning the Music Bank K-Chart a week ago. Still, the strength of “2HOT” is in our other sources: Airplay, GAON, Billboard, and various internet charts, enabling the song to increase its lead over its closest challengers.

No. 2 and 3 this week exchanges places from last week. Infinite’s “The Chaser,” the darling from major networks, moves back up to No. 2 this week with its highest score to-date of 861. Dropping one spot at No. 3 is Baek Ji Young’s “Good Boy”.

There are very strong challengers from behind eager to break into the top three next week, so all three songs have to step up another notch just to keep their current positions.

We have four new songs in the top 10 this week. Right below the top three at No. 4 is Teen Top’s new song “To You” from the group’s mini-album “Artist.” Produced by Brave Brothers, “To You” is a polished dance number with dreamy sounds. The song is about a boy who is unable to forget about the girl he loves. “To You” ties Teen Top’s highest ranked song on our chart so far. Their previous high was also at No. 4 achieved earlier this year with “Crazy”.

At No. 7 is another rising boy band B1A4 having their first ever top 10 hit “Sleep Well Good Night,” coming from the special edition of their first album “Ignition.” Their previous high on the chart was “Beautiful Target” getting to No. 12 last year. Composed by the leader of the group, Jin Young, “Sleep Well Good Night” is a listener friendly electronic synth pop number that hold lyrics about a playboy who dreams about going out to party after his girlfriend falls asleep.

The last two new songs on the top 10 this week almost certainly will be battling for the top spots next week. Who could forget the epic battle between Big Bang’s “Lie” and Wonder Girls’ “Tell Me” on our chart back in 2007? “Lie” scored a soompi chart record seven weeks on top (a record that I think will never be duplicated again) followed by “Tell Me” spending the next six weeks as our No. 1 song.

Five years later now, the two groups have become superstars and once again they are locking head to head. Round two of the “Wonder Bang” battle features Big Bang’s “Monster” and Wonder Girls’ “Like This.” The two songs debuted at No. 8 and 10 respectively this week.

“Monster” is from the special edition of Big Bang’s “Alive” album titled “Still Alive.” It is an energetic number composed by famous German DJ, BOYZ NOISE, with G-Dragon and T.O.P also involved in the making of this song.

As for “Like This,” it is from Wonder Girls’ fourth mini-album titled “Wonder Party.” It is a JYP written hip-hop number. The electronic hip-hop sounds showcase the girls’ charms.

1. (–) G.na – 2HOT ***2nd Week @ No. 1***
Score: 925
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. (+1) Infinite – 추격자 (The Chaser)
Score: 861
Genre: Pop/Dance

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

3. (-1) Baek Ji Young – Good Boy (feat. Yong Jun Hyung of Beast)
Score: 818
Genre: Pop/Dance

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

4. (+15) Teen Top – To You
Score: 738
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Brave Brothers / Lyrics: Brave Brothers
Album: Teen Top Mini Album Vol. 3 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

5. (-1) IU – 하루 끝 (Every End Of The Day)
Score: 689
Genre: Pop Ballad

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

6. (-1) TaeTiSeo – Twinkle
Score: 676
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

7. (+6) B1A4 – 잘자요 굿나잇 (Sleep Well Good Night)
Score: 618
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Jin Young / Lyrics: Jin Young, Baro
Album: The B1A4 Ignition | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

8. (new) Big Bang – Monster
Score: 618
Genre: R&B

Music: G Dragon, Choi Pil Kang / Lyrics: G Dragon, T.O.P
Album: Big Bang Special Edition – Still Alive | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

9. (-2) Sistar – 나혼자 (Alone)
Score: 583
Genre: Pop/Dance

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

10. (new) Wonder Girls – Like This
Score: 559
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Park Jin Young / Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Album: Wonder Girls Mini Album – Wonder Party | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

Rank Artist Song Score
11 A Pink (-3) Hush 537
12 Mighty Mouth (-6) 나쁜놈 (Bad Guy (feat. Soya)) 497
13 Brave Guys (-2) I 돈 Care (I Dun (Money) Care (feat. Seo Soo Min)) 485
14 Lee Ssang (-5) 너에게 배운다 (My Love) 462
15 Ulala Session (-3) 아름다운 밤 (Beautiful Night) 449
16 Primary (+11) 입장정리 (Entry Clearance (feat. Choiza, Simon D)) 399
17 Hyungdon & Daejun (new) 안좋을때 들으면 더 안좋은 노래 (The Gloomy Song) 391
18 Busker Busker (–) 벚꽃 엔딩 (Cherry Blossom Ending) 298
19 December (-4) She’s Gone 295
20 Hello Venus (–) Venus 277
21 Park Jin Young (-11) 너뿐이야 (You’re The One) 271
22 Lee Ssang (-8) Someday (feat. Yoon Do Hyun) 243
23 Dal★shabet (new) Mr. Bang Bang 229
24 Heo Young Saeng (-2) Crying 225
25 Davichi (new) 너라서 (Because It’s You) 222
26 Verbal Jint (new) 굿모닝 (Good Morning (feat. Kwon Jung Yeol of 10cm)) 218
27 Zi-A (+23) 그대가 올까요 (Will You Come) 209
28 Kim Tae Woo (-4) High High 206
29 JJ Project (-1) Bounce 187
30 My Name (new) Hello & Goodbye 163
31 Epitone Project (new) 새벽녘 (The Dawn) 159
32 Dalmatian (-1) ER 153
33 B.A.P (-7) Power 144
34 Girl’s Day (-5) Oh! My God 137
35 Lee Ssang (-18) 겸손은 힘들어 (Hard To Be Humble) 134
36 4 minute (-13) Volume Up 130
37 VIXX (–) Super Hero 127
38 T-Ara (-17) 빙글빙글 (Round And Round) 124
39 Wheesung & Lee Seung Woo (new) 감기라도 걸릴까 (Should I Catch The Flu?) 121
40 EXO-K (+1) MAMA 108
41 M.I.B (new) 나만 힘들게 (It’s Only Hard For Me) 88
42 U-Kiss (new) Believe 87
43 Jung In, Yoon Jong Shin (-3) 오르막길 (Uphill Road) 78
44 As One (-19) Day By Day 2012 (feat. Verbal Jint) 73
45 Juniel (new) Illa Illa 69
46 Buzz (new) 가슴이 운다 (My Heart Cries) 65
47 Lee Jae Hoon (new) 잠못드는 밤 비는 내리고 (Feat. Funny Funkiz) (Sleepless Rainy Night) 62
48 Yangpa & Lee Boram & So Yeon (-16) 알아요 (I Know) 57
49 Noel (-7) 떠나간다 (Leaving) 54
50 Gangkiz (-5) Honey Honey 49


MOI – I Know
Genre: Modern Rock

Album: MOI EP “Aquamarine” Track 1

Comment: Rock band, MOI releases its album, “Aquamarine” this year. There are a total of five songs, with the title track being, “I Know.” These rock-based numbers have pop sounds, making it enjoyable to all that give them a listen.

Watch: Live Performance

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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