Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2012 - September Week 3

After six dominating weeks on top, Psy’s “Gangnam Style” finally gave way to Kara’s “Pandora”, as the latter song climbs to No. 1 this week. Even though “Gangnam Style” remains a big hit internationally (with Psy in the USA appeared on Today Show and The Ellen DeGeneres Show earlier this week), its popularity begins to fade in Korea.  Still, it takes Kara, one of the most successful artists on our chart in the past few years, to overtake Psy. “Pandora” has a convincing win of over 100 points this week.  Congratulations to Kara.

There are three new songs in the top 10 this week, led by B.A.P’s first ever top 10 hit on our chart “Crash”.  This is already the B.A.P’s fourth hit song of 2012.  The first three songs, “Warrior” reached No. 23, “Power” reached No. 14, and “No Mercy” reached No. 15.  “Crash” makes a giant 23-spot leap this week all the way to No. 4.  It is a British rock style track with synth and guitar riffs. Aside from B.A.P’s signature charismatic and masculine styles, this track brings out the softer side of the boys.

At No. 6, Rumble Fish returns to the top 10 with “Don’t Be Like That”, moving up 14 spots.  Originally a five-membered modern rock group, now lead singer Choi Jini has gone solo.  “Don’t Be Like That” was written, composed and produced by Rumble Fish herself along with Buzz’s Yoon Woo Hyun. It has an addictive melody with a fast and strong beat. The song is about a girl who catches her man red-handed with another woman. Rumble Fish’s strong vocals match well with the content and sound of the song.

At No. 8, one of the most anticipated release this fall: G-Dragon’s first mini-album “One Of A Kind.”  The preview single “That XX” moves up into the top 10 this week.  Unlike his other songs, it is an acoustic guitar number about a guy who hates the fact that his crush is getting cheated on by her boyfriend.  G-Dragon will have his comeback performance on SBS Inkygayo this week, and the mini-album title song “Crayon” is expected to hit our chart soon.



1. (+1) Kara – Pandora ***1st Week @ No. 1***
Score: 929
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
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2. (-1) Psy – 강남스타일 (Gangnam Style)
Score: 822
Genre: Hip-Hop

Music: Psy, Yoo Gun Hyung / Lyrics: Psy
Album: Psy Vol. 6 Part 1 | Purchase this Album
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3. (–) BoA – Only One
Score: 629
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: BoA / Lyrics: BoA
Album: BoA Vol. 7 | Purchase this Album
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4. (+23) B.A.P – 대박사건 (Crash)
Score: 620
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Double Sidekick / Lyrics: Double Sidekick, Bang Yong Kook
Album: B.A.P 1st mini-album repackaged | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

5. (-1) Beast – 아름다운 밤이야 (Beautiful Night)
Score: 594
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Goodnite, Sleepwell / Lyrics: 4realz
Album: BEAST Mini Album Vol. 5 | Purchase this Album
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6. (+14) Rumble Fish – 너 그렇게 살지마 (Don’t Be Like That)
Score: 585
Genre: Rock

Music: Choi Jini, Yoon Woo Hyun / Lyrics: Choi Jini
Album: Rumble Fish digital single “Don’t Live Like That”
Watch: MV

7. (-2) Huh Gak, Zi-A – I Need You
Score: 580
Genre: Pop Ballad

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

8. (+7) G-Dragon – 그XX (That XX)
Score: 565
Genre: Hip-Hop

Music: G-Dragon, Teddy, Seo Won Jin / Lyrics: G-Dragon, Teddy
Album: G-Dragon mini-album Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
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9. (-3) Sistar – Loving U
Score: 520
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Double Sidekick / Lyrics: Double Sidekick
Album: Sistar Summer Special Album | Purchase this Album
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10. (-1) Seo In Kook, Jung Eun Ji – All For You
Score: 442
Genre: OST

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

Rank Artist Song Score
11 T-Ara (new) Sexy Love 407
12 Phantom (+5) Burning 332
13 Urban Zakapa (new) 니가 싫어 (I Hate You) 331
14 Seo In Young (-7) Anymore 322
15 2NE1 (-5) I Love You 321
16 Davichi (-4) 남자도 우나요 (Do Men Cry?) 318
17 Lee Jong Hyun (CNBlue) (-3) 내 사랑아 (My Love) 308
18 Super Junior (-2) Spy 296
19 Juniel (-6) Illa Illa 284
20 TASTY (+6) 너 나 알아 (You Know Me) 272
21 Fiestar (new) VISTA 267
22 4minute (+1) Over And Over (R.Tee Mix) 262
23 VIXX (+2) Rock Ur Body 259
24 ERU (-3) 미워요 (I Hate You (feat. Yong Jun Hyung)) 256
25 Tae Yeon (new) 가까이 (Closer) 252
26 AOA (+4) Elvis 238
27 Baek Ji Young (new) 사랑아 또 사랑아 (Love And Love) 231
28 ZE:A (+14) Phoenix 228
29 Skull & Ha Ha (-18) 부산 바캉스 (Busan Vacance) 221
30 Byul (-1) 두 뺨에 닿기 전에 (Before Touching Of Two Cheeks) 214
31 Two X (+2) Double Up 213
32 G.na (+12) Tell Me Now 212
33 Shin Yong Jae (4men) (new) 걸음이 느려서 (Walk Slowly) 202
34 Teen Top (-26) 나랑 사귈래? (Be Ma Girl?) 200
35 Solbi (+2) 오뚜기 (Ottogi (Rap feat. Ji Yoon of 4minute)) 190
36 Lexy (new) 놀자 (Nolza) 165
37 Ali (-13) Carry On 164
38 Hyungdon & Daejun (new) 오,예! (Oh Yeah!) 159
39 C Clown (-7) SOLO 152
40 Na Yoon Kwon (new) 나를 불러 (Please Call Me) 149
41 T-Ara, Shannon & Gun Ji (Gavy NJ) (new) 낮과 밤 (Love All) 148
42 D-Unit (-11) I’m Missin’ You 143
43 EXID (-2) I Feel Good 139
44 10cm (-26) 사랑이 방울지네 (Love Is Falling In Drops) 135
45 Verbal Jint (-9) 충분히 예뻐 (You Deserve Better (feat. Phantom’s Sanchez)) 119
46 M to M (new) 말해줄 수 없나요 (Can You Tell Me?) 114
47 UV (new) 그 여자랑 살래요 (I’m Going To Live With That Woman (feat. Yoon Do Hyun)) 112
48 Skarf (new) Oh! Dance 110
49 Busker Busker (-9) 정말로 사랑한다면 (If You Really Love Me) 84
50 Lee Hyun (-15) 가슴이 시린 게 (My Heart Ache)



Fin.K.L – Blue Rain

Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Fin.K.L Vol. 1 (1998) Track 1

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Comments: Fin.K.L (Fine Killing Liberty) is a legendary K-Pop girl group from DSP Entertainment debuted in 1998.  They were one of the top girl groups along with S.E.S and Baby VOX in late 1990s and early 2000s.  Members Lee Hyori, Ok Ju Hyun, Lee Jin, and Sung Yuri are household names even today.  The group released four full studio albums from 1998 to 2002.  Fin.K.L never officially announced their break up, leaving the door open for a comeback but as each year passes by, it looks less and less likely that a comeback will happen.  All four members are enjoying successful solo careers, with Lee Hyori and Ok Ju Hyun becoming solo artists, and Sung Yuri and Lee Jin becoming actresses.

Unlike S.E.S and Baby VOX who sings mostly dance beat songs, Fin.K.L is more into ballads and mid-tempo pop songs. “Blue Rain” was their debut song back in 1998.  Recently, Girl’s Day remade this song as part of songwriter Shin In Soo’s latest project album “The S.”  It brings back a lot of memories for old school K-Pop fans.

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 Gayo Chart – 10%
KBS Music Bank K-Chart – 10% 
MNet M!Countdown Chart – 10%

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