Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2012 - August Week 4

The “Gangnam Style” mania continues as Psy’s mega hit is still No. 1 for the fourth straight week, tying T-Ara’s “Lovey Dovey” as the only songs to record four weeks on top of our chart this year.  Even more amazing is that TV networks are finally giving the deserved credits to this song.  It is No. 1 on KBS Music Bank K-Chart for two straight weeks and also No. 1 on MNet’s M!Countdown this week, not to mention that it is still going strong across all internet charts and airplays.  The net result saw an increase in points again to 978.

BEAST and BoA switched place this week as “Beautiful Night” replaces “Only One” as the No. 2 song, scoring 940 and 923 points respectively.  Again, these songs are normally good enough for No. 1 in most weeks, but they are facing extraordinary competition in “Gangnam Style”.

There are two new songs in the top 10 this week.  At No. 8, Super Junior releases the repackaged version of their sixth album with the title song “Spy” becoming their latest top 10 hit.  It is an urban dance song that has a James Bond style concept, thus having the title “Spy”.

At No. 10, moving up 14 spots is ERU’s latest hit “I Hate You”, featuring the rapping of BEAST’s Yong Jun Hyung. In this album, ERU tries various styles of music instead of his usual ballad genre.  “I Hate You” is a mid-tempo song with an additive melody.  It is coming from the hot songwriting team of Chance and Ichiro Suezawa, who has also written two other top 10 songs this week: Sistar’s “Loving U” and Skull & Haha’s “Busan Vacance”.

1. (–) Psy – 강남스타일 (Gangnam Style) ***4th Week @ No. 1***
Score: 978
Genre: Hip-Hop

Music: Psy, Yoo Gun Hyung / Lyrics: Psy
Album: Psy Vol. 6 Part 1 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

2. (+1) Beast – 아름다운 밤이야 (Beautiful Night)
Score: 940
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Goodnite, Sleepwell / Lyrics: 4realz
Album: BEAST Mini Album Vol. 5 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

3. (-1) BoA – Only One
Score: 923
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: BoA / Lyrics: BoA
Album: BoA Vol. 7 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

4. (–) Sistar – Loving U
Score: 891
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Ichiro Suezawa, Chance / Lyrics: Ichiro Suezawa, Chance
Album: Sistar Summer Special Album | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

5. (+1) Teen Top – 나랑 사귈래? (Be Ma Girl?)
Score: 806
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Brave Brothers / Lyrics: Brave Brothers
Album: Teen Top Summer Special Single | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

6. (+4) Skull & Ha Ha – 부산 바캉스 (Busan Vacance)
Score: 682
Genre: Reggae

Music: Ichiro Suezawa, Chance / Lyrics: Skull, Ichiro Suezawa, Chance
Album: Ya Man!! | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

7. (-2) 2NE1 – I Love You
Score: 664
Genre: R&B

Music: Teddy, Lydia Paek / Lyrics: Teddy
Album: 2NE1 digital single “I Love You”
Watch: MV

8. (+8) Super Junior – Spy
Score: 661
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Trolsen, Sigvardt, Szathmary / Lyrics: Kenzie
Album: Super Junior Vol. 6 Repackaged | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

9. (-2) Shin Yong Jae (4men) – 자꾸만 자꾸만 (Again And Again)
Score: 565
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: Shin Yong Jae / Lyrics: Min Yeon Jae
Album: Shin Yong Jae Mini Album Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

10. (+14) ERU – 미워요 (I Hate You (feat. Yong Jun Hyung))
Score: 552
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: Ichiro Suezawa, Chance / Lyrics: Yong Jun Hyung, Ichiro Suezawa, Chance
Album: ERU Mini Album Part 2 – Feel Brand New | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

Rank Artist Song Score
11 Juniel (-2) Illa Illa 548
12 Lee Jong Hyun (CNBlue) (+1) 내 사랑아 (My Love) 464
13 Davichi (-2) 남자도 우나요 (Do Men Cry?) 443
14 T-Ara (-6) Day By Day 442
15 IU, Fiestar (-1) 달빛바다 (Sea Of Moonlight) 404
16 ZE:A (-4) 후유증 (After Effect) 386
17 B.A.P (-2) No Mercy 319
18 Lee Hyun (+2) 가슴이 시린 게 (My Heart Ache) 290
19 D-Unit (+8) I’m Missin’ You 285
20 Verbal Jint (+8) 충분히 예뻐 (You Deserve Better (feat. Phantom’s Sanchez)) 271
21 Busker Busker (-2) 정말로 사랑한다면 (If You Really Love Me) 269
22 Brown Eyed Girls (-4) 한 여름 밤의 꿈 (One Summer Night) 268
23 Brave Guys (-6) 봄 여름 여름 여름 (Spring Summer Summer Summer) 254
24 10cm (new) 사랑이 방울지네 (Love Is Falling In Drops) 225
25 AOA (+5) Elvis 215
26 C Clown (–) SOLO 207
27 Jessica & Crystal (new) Butterfly 206
28 Gil Me (-5) 내가 먼저 (Me First (feat. Eun Ji Won)) 204
29 Gavy NJ, Postmen (+15) 청소 (Cleaning) 185
30 Huh Gak (+1) 한사람 (One Person) 167
31 TASTY (new) 너 나 알아 (You Know Me) 130
32 f(x) (-11) Electric Shock 127
33 Jang Jae In (-11) 여름밤 (Summer Night) 118
34 B1A4 (new) Hey Girl 117
35 Clover (new) 돼지 국밥 (Pork Soup) 117
36 Namolla Family JW (new) I’m Yesterday (feat. Tae In) 115
37 Double K, Loco (new) Home (Feat. Jin Shil of Mad Soul Child) 104
38 Cho Shin Sung (+12) 폭풍속으로 (She’s Gone) 102
39 December (–) Unfinished 102
40 Kim Jin Pyo (-6) 미안해서 미안해 (I’m Sorry (feat. G.NA)) 100
41 Ga In, Ra.D (-16) Take Out 98
42 F.Cuz (new) 꿈꾸는 i (Dreaming I) 95
43 EXID (new) I Feel Good 95
44 GLAM (-9) Party (XXO) 91
45 Big Bang (-7) Monster 85
46 4men (-4) 안되겠더라 (No Way) 84
47 Tahiti (-7) Tonight 78
48 NS Yoon G (-16) 널 잡았어 (I Got You) 76
49 Wonder Girls (-12) Like This 75
50 Phantom (new) Burning 74


The Classic – 마법의 성(Magic Castle)

Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: The Classic Vol. 1 (1994) Track 1

Comments: This week we introduce another oldie that has been remade many times.  Originally sung by The Classic in 1994, “Magic Castle” has literally become a classic hit as many artists have remade this song either on their albums or on live performances/concerts.  The most famous version is definitely from DBSK on their Christmas album in 2004.  Girl’s Generation also performed this song live last year on a Christmas special show.  Besides all the Korean versions, Chinese singer Kit Chan also remade this song into a Cantonese version.

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 – 10%
MBC+ Show Champion Chart M – 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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