Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2012 - June Week 4

We have predicted a “Wonder-Bang” battle for this week but it did not materialize. Wonder Girls’ “Like This” won by a landslide this week to become our new No. 1 song.  This song has swept every charts in Korea and ended up scoring 963 points on our chart this week, that is 165 points higher than the second place song Teen Top’s “To You”, which won a tiebreaker over last week’s No. 1 song G.na’s “2HOT”.  The two songs scored the same point and our first tiebreaker is airplay which “To You” is a lot higher.  The second place ranking is highest for Teen Top so far in their young career.

As for Big Bang’s “Monster”, it only rises three spots to No. 5.  This is mainly due to Big Bang not coming out to promote this song. It was not listed on SBS Inkigayo and MNet’s M!Countdown, at least not yet last week.  Had this song been ranked on every chart, it would have been very close to the top.

There are two new songs in the top 10 this week.  At No. 6, it is a surprise entry into the top 10. Hip-hop duo Hyungdon & Daejun moves up 11 spots with their hilarious hit “The Gloomy Song.”  Fans outside of Korea may not be familiar with this group but they are not exactly new artist.  The duo consists of renowned rapper Defconn and comedian Jung Hyung Don.   They teamed up to release a mini-album “Gangster Rap Volume 1.”  Their style fits underground more but nonetheless has made a successful crossover to the pop chart.  “Gloomy Song” is a hilarious hip-hop number about a broken-up couple.

Debuting at No. 9 this week is the long-awaited new song by f(x) titled “Electric Shock.” This song is coming from the group’s second mini-album of the same title.  f(x) had a breakout year last year with hits like “Pinocchio (Danger)” and “Hot Summer.” Their latest hit “Electric Shock” is an energetic electronic dance number.  It compares falling in love with an electric shock.  This song will definitely be in the top three next week and perhaps even challenging “Like This” for the top spot.

A change on our chart source this week as we have replaced the MBC Gayo Chart with Chart M from MBC Plus’ gayo program “Show Champion.”  We normally make changes only at the beginning of each year but we feel the Chart M is a more accurate reflection overall.

1. (+9) Wonder Girls – Like This ***1st Week @ No. 1***
Score: 963
Genre: Pop/Dance

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

2. (+2) Teen Top – To You
Score: 798
Genre: Pop/Dance

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

3. (-2) G.na – 2HOT
Score: 797
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

4. (-2) Infinite – 추격자 (The Chaser)
Score: 776
Genre: Pop/Dance

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

5. (+3) Big Bang – Monster
Score: 751
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

6. (+11) Hyungdon & Daejun – 안좋을때 들으면 더 안좋은 노래 (The Gloomy Song)
Score: 722
Genre: Hip-Hop

Music: / Lyrics:
Album: Gangster Rap Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

7. (-4) Baek Ji Young – Good Boy (feat. Yong Jun Hyung of Beast)
Score: 676
Genre: Pop/Dance

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

8. (-1) B1A4 – 잘자요 굿나잇 (Sleep Well Good Night)
Score: 651
Genre: Pop/Dance

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

9. (new) f(x) – Electric Shock
Score: 590
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Joachim Vermeulen Windsant, Maarten Ten Hove, Willem Laseroms / Lyrics: Seo Ji Eum
Album: F(x) Mini Album Vol. 2 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

10. (-5) IU – 하루 끝 (Every End Of The Day)
Score: 569
Genre: Pop Ballad

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

Rank Artist Song Score
11 TaeTiSeo (-5) Twinkle 554
12 Sistar (-3) 나혼자 (Alone) 450
13 A Pink (-2) Hush 437
14 Dal★shabet (+9) Mr. Bang Bang 434
15 Verbal Jint (+11) 굿모닝 (Good Morning (feat. Kwon Jung Yeol of 10cm)) 399
16 Brave Guys (-3) I 돈 Care (I Dun (Money) Care (feat. Seo Soo Min)) 334
17 Beast (new) 미운사람 (Hateful Person) 313
18 Mighty Mouth (-6) 나쁜놈 (Bad Guy (feat. Soya)) 295
19 K.Will (new) 지금처럼 (We Never Go Alone) 287
20 Busker Busker (-2) 벚꽃 엔딩 (Cherry Blossom Ending) 273
21 Ulala Session (-6) 아름다운 밤 (Beautiful Night) 267
22 Davichi (+3) 너라서 (Because It’s You) 232
23 Wheesung & Lee Seung Woo (+16) 감기라도 걸릴까 (Should I Catch The Flu?) 231
24 Shin Bora (new) 그리워 운다 (Crying Of Longing) 228
25 U-Kiss (+17) Believe 227
26 Hello Venus (-6) Venus 227
27 Kim Tae Woo (+1) High High 224
28 Epitone Project (+3) 새벽녘 (The Dawn) 223
29 Juniel (+16) Illa Illa 198
30 Hwa Yobi (new) 난 이렇게 살아 (I Live Like This) 194
31 Lee Ssang (-17) 너에게 배운다 (My Love) 189
32 Primary (-16) 입장정리 (Entry Clearance (feat. Choiza, Simon D)) 180
33 December (-14) She’s Gone 176
34 My Name (-4) Hello & Goodbye 163
35 A-JAX (new) One 4 U 132
36 EXO-K (+4) MAMA 129
37 Younha (new) 우린 달라졌을까 (with John Park) (Would We Have Changed) 122
38 Boo Hwal (new) 차갑다 (Cold) 120
39 Heo Young Saeng (-15) Crying 113
40 Park Jin Young (-19) 너뿐이야 (You’re The One) 104
41 Kim Jang Hoon (new) 햇살 좋은 날 (Good Day Sunshine) 88
42 B.A.P (-9) Power 86
43 Lee Suk Hoon (new) 연애의 시작 (Beginning Of Love) 85
44 Boy Friend (new) Love Style 82
45 M.I.B (-4) 나만 힘들게 (It’s Only Hard For Me) 67
46 VIXX (-9) Super Hero 65
47 JJ Project (-18) Bounce 64
48 Lee Ssang (-13) 겸손은 힘들어 (Hard To Be Humble) 63
49 Zi-A (-22) 그대가 올까요 (Will You Come) 57
50 Lee Ssang (-28) Someday (feat. Yoon Do Hyun) 55


Team – (Farewell)
Genre: R&B Ballad

Comment: Brown Eyes is considered a pioneer of the modern day Korean pop/R&B ballad.  Before Brown Eyes debuted in 2001, member Yoon Gun was in a four-member group Team.  Their music style is very similar to Brown Eyes. Perhaps it laid the foundation to Brown Eyes’ music and certainly influences many artists today.  Team was a short lived group as they only released one album Teamplay in 1999 and then disbanded.  Besides Yoon Gun, another Team member MC  Chang Jin is still active today as a member of Honey Family“Farewell” is the title song of Team’s only album.  Let’s review this MV to see the similarities between Team and Brown Eyes.

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 Plus “Show Champion” M Chart – 10%
KBS Music Bank K-Chart – 10% 
MNet M!Countdown Chart – 10%

Thanks to Mardi09 for helping on this week’s internet chart research.

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