Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2012 - September Week 2

Despite a 25-point drop in scores, Psy’s long running chart topper “Gangnam Style” still manages to edge out Kara’s “Pandora” by three points to remain No. 1 for the sixth straight week.  By doing so, “Gangnam Style” not only becomes the first song in two years to record six weeks as No. 1, it also joins the elite company of a selected few songs to spend six or more weeks as No. 1 on our chart.  They are:

CN Blue’s “Love” (June Week 2 to July Week 3, 2010)

Wonder Girls’ “Tell Me” (October Week 4 to December Week 1, 2007)

Big Bang’s “Lie” (September Week 2 to October Week 3, 2007)

Sung Shi Kyung’s “On The Street” (November Week 1 to December Week 2, 2006)

Turtles’ “Aeroplane” (August Week 3 to September Week 1, and September Week 3 to 5, 2006 – Ironically, Psy’s “Performer” was the song who broke up its consecutive No. 1 streak on September Week 2, 2007)

If “Gangnam Style” is No. 1 again next week, it will tie Big Bang’s “Lie” for the all-time record seven weeks No. 1 on our chart.  Kara will be the favorite to win but don’t ever count out Psy, who has been the most amazing story in K-Pop this year.

There are two new songs in the top 10 this week, and both are male-female duets.  Moving up nine spots to No. 5 are two singers who don’t come out to promote their songs often but yet are winning fans due to their great music. Huh Gak and Zi-A get together for the first time with their duet “I Need You.” This is an acoustic R&B track that has a romantic guitar riff. The track is about the hidden love between a man and a woman. Both Huh Gak and Zi-A has created a beautiful harmony with their sweet and melodious singing styles. This song is perfect for the end of the summer as we get ready for the new fall season.

Debuting at No. 9 is a song from the popular tvN drama “Answer Me 1997.” The two co-stars and also singers Seo In Kook and Jung Eun Ji of A Pink collaborate on this duet “All For You.”  This drama has attracted a lot of young fans.  “All For You” is one of the very few drama songs getting promoted on mainstream music shows.  It was ranked No. 1 on many internet charts in Korea last week.  This song will likely battle two songs from “A Gentleman’s Dignity” for the most popular drama OST song this year: Lee Hyun’s “My Heart Ache” and Lee Jong Hyun’s “My Love”.

1. (–) Psy – 강남스타일 (Gangnam Style) ***6th Week @ No. 1***
Score: 949
Genre: Hip-Hop

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

2. (+8) Kara – Pandora
Score: 946
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Han Jae Ho, Kim Seung Soo, Yue / Lyrics: Song Soo Yoon
Album: Kara Mini Album Vol. 5 – Pandora | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

3. (-1) BoA – Only One
Score: 798
Genre: Pop/Dance

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

4. (-1) Beast – 아름다운 밤이야 (Beautiful Night)
Score: 736
Genre: Pop/Dance

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

5. (+9) Huh Gak, Zi-A – I Need You
Score: 630
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: / Lyrics:
Album: Huh Gak & Zi-A digital single “I Need You”
Watch: MV

6. (-1) Sistar – Loving U
Score: 602
Genre: Pop/Dance

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

7. (+2) Seo In Young – Anymore
Score: 566
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Kush, Jinx / Lyrics: Kush
Album: Seo In Young digital single “Anymore”
Watch: MV

8. (-4) Teen Top – 나랑 사귈래? (Be Ma Girl?)
Score: 523
Genre: Pop/Dance

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

9. (new) Seo In Kook, Jung Eun Ji – All For You
Score: 460
Genre: OST

Music: Kim Han Bum / Lyrics: Jung Jin Hwan
Album: tvN Drama “Answer Me 1997” OST Part 1
Watch: MV

10. (-4) 2NE1 – I Love You
Score: 437
Genre: R&B

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

Rank Artist Song Score
11 Skull & Ha Ha (-4) 부산 바캉스 (Busan Vacance) 408
12 Davichi (-1) 남자도 우나요 (Do Men Cry?) 404
13 Juniel (-5) Illa Illa 400
14 Lee Jong Hyun (CNBlue) (+3) 내 사랑아 (My Love) 376
15 G-Dragon (new) 그XX (That XX) 356
16 Super Junior (-4) Spy 351
17 Phantom (+2) Burning 312
18 10cm (-3) 사랑이 방울지네 (Love Is Falling In Drops) 311
19 Shin Yong Jae (4men) (-1) 자꾸만 자꾸만 (Again And Again) 276
20 Rumble Fish (new) 너 그렇게 살지마 (Don’t Live Like That) 273
21 ERU (-8) 미워요 (I Hate You (feat. Yong Jun Hyung)) 273
22 T-Ara (-6) Day By Day 264
23 4minute (new) Over And Over (R.Tee Mix) 256
24 Ali (+7) Carry On 234
25 VIXX (+4) Rock Ur Body 233
26 TASTY (-3) 너 나 알아 (You Know Me) 230
27 B.A.P (new) 대박사건 (Crash) 228
28 Girl’s Day (new) Blue Rain 2012 225
29 Byul (new) 두 뺨에 닿기 전에 (Before Touching Of Two Cheeks) 213
30 AOA (+3) Elvis 201
31 D-Unit (+1) I’m Missin’ You 188
32 C Clown (-2) SOLO 185
33 Two X (+7) Double Up 166
34 Sunny, Luna (+2) 나야 (It’s Me) 165
35 Lee Hyun (-13) 가슴이 시린 게 (My Heart Ache) 164
36 Verbal Jint (-8) 충분히 예뻐 (You Deserve Better (feat. Phantom’s Sanchez)) 162
37 Solbi (new) 오뚜기 (Rap Feat. 지윤 of 4Minute) (Ottogi) 149
38 Ran (new) 원한다면 다 이루어질까요 (Should Be Done If You Want To) 139
39 Lee Jang Woo (new) 차마 하지 못한 말 (Words I Couldn’t Say) 134
40 Busker Busker (-16) 정말로 사랑한다면 (If You Really Love Me) 131
41 EXID (+1) I Feel Good 122
42 ZE:A (new) Phoenix 110
43 F.Cuz (–) 꿈꾸는 i (Dreaming I) 105
44 G.na (new) Tell Me Now 97
45 GLAM (+1) Party (XXO) 95
46 Namolla Family JW (-19) I’m Yesterday (feat. Tae In) 90
47 Jessica & Crystal (-21) Butterfly 88
48 IU, Fiestar (-28) 달빛바다 (Sea Of Moonlight) 86
49 Jo Hyun Ah & Geeks (new) 머무르다 (Stay) 81
50 Kang Min Kyung (-11) 이별이 온다 (Farewell Is Coming) 78


Kim Jung Min & Kiroy Y – 바라보다 (Looking At)

Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Kim Jung Min & Kiroy Y digital single “Looking At”

Comment: Kim Jung Min and Kiroy Y have joined hands for an upcoming project album titled, “Return.” The title track is “Looking At,” a sad, yet beautiful number with lyrics based on Kiroy Y’s past experience. The song is about realizing love after leaving a loved one.

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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