Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2012 – October Week 1

It was another week of close calls among the top three songs.  Female groups swept the top three last week, but it was broken up by G-Dragon this week as his “Crayon” moved up six spots to capture No. 1 in just the song’s second week on the chart.  This song was also No. 1 on M!Countdown last week.  Male soloist has not been much of a factor on our chart in recent years. In 2012, we already have Psy and now G-Dragon topping our chart.

Orange Caramel’s “Lipstick” is No. 2 again this week, just 13.5 points behind G-Dragon’s “Crayon.” The trio was looking for their first ever No. 1 song but had to settle for second best again. Last week, they lost a close battle to Secret’s “Poison”.  This week “Lipstick” moved past “Poison,” which fell to No. 3, only to have “Crayon” leapfrogging both songs.

There were two new songs in the top 10 this week.  Moving up twelve spots to No. 6 is the latest hit by hip-hop duo Mighty Mouth. This time they team up with Lyn this time for their song “At Times Like This.” In the past, Mighty Mouth usually features dance artists as most of their hits were up-tempo songs.  This time they made a 180 degree change as Lyn is known for her ballads. Besides their rapping, Mighty Mouth members also take part in the singing this song.

At No. 7, Brown Eyed Soul’s NaUl is releasing this first solo original album “Principle Of My Soul” after all these years. The title song “Memory Of The Wind” moves up six spots into the top 10 this week.  This is a very touching ballad that matches the concept of his album “healing of soul.” Not only this song but many songs from NaUl’s album is ranked in the top 10 in all internet charts in Korea. All four Brown Eyed Soul members have now released their own solo albums. I think NaUl’s is the best, going way back to the days he was in Brown Eyes. “Principle Of My Soul” is the best album I’ve heard since Kim Yoon Ah’s “Going Home” in 2010.


1. (+6) G-Dragon – 크레용 (Crayon) ***1st Week @ No. 1***
Score: 917
Genre: Hip-Hop

Music: G-Dragon, Teddy / Lyrics: G-Dragon, Teddy
Album: G-Dragon mini-album Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

2. (–) Orange Caramel – 립스틱 (Lipstick)
Score: 905
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Lee Ki, Seo Yong Bae / Lyrics: Lee Ki, Seo Yong Bae
Album: Orange Caramel Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

3. (-2) Secret – Poison
Score: 897
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Kim Ki Bum, Kang Ji Won / Lyrics: Kim Ki Bum, Kang Ji Won
Album: Secret mini-album Vol. 3 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

4. (-1) T-Ara – Sexy Love
Score: 791
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Shinsadong Tiger, Choi Gyu Sung / Lyrics: Shinsadong Tiger, Choi Gyu Sung
Album: T-Ara mini-album Vol. 6 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

5. (-1) FT Island – 좋겠어 (I Wish)
Score: 779
Genre: Pop Rock

Music: Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Han Sung Ho
Album: FT Island Vol. 4 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

6. (+12) Mighty Mouth – 이럴때면 (At Times Like This (feat. Lyn))
Score: 726
Genre: Hip-Hop

Music: Mighty Mouth / Lyrics: Mighty Mouth
Album: Mighty Mouth mini-album – Navigation | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

7. (+6) NaUl – 바람기억 (Memory Of The Wind)
Score: 713
Genre: R&B Ballad

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

8. (–) Psy – 강남스타일 (Gangnam Style)
Score: 681
Genre: Hip-Hop

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

9. (-3) Kara – Pandora
Score: 659
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

10. (-5) Baek Ah Yeon – 느린노래 (Sad Song)
Score: 623
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: Super Changdda / Lyrics: Super Changdda, Park Jin Young
Album: Baek Ah Yeon Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

Rank Artist Song Score
11 Huh Gak, Zi-A (-1) I Need You 429
12 Seo In Kook, Jung Eun Ji (–) All For You 423
13 Huh Gak (-2) 아프다 (Sick) 399
14 DBSK (new) Catch Me 358
15 Urban Zakapa (-6) 니가 싫어 (I Hate You) 345
16 B.A.P (-2) 대박사건 (Crash) 306
17 Wheesung (new) 너라는 명작 (Masterpiece Of You) 260
18 Spica (+10) I’ll Be There 259
19 XIA Junsu (new) 사랑은 눈꽃처럼 (Love Is Like Snow) 251
20 Sistar (-3) Loving U 236
21 Rania (+23) Style 229
22 BTOB (+5) WOW 224
23 Miss $ (new) 담배 좀 줄여 (Smoke Less) 213
24 Navi (new) 가지마 (Don’t Go) 204
25 U-Kiss (+21) Stop Girl 202
26 Beast (-11) 아름다운 밤이야 (Beautiful Night) 195
27 Lee Seung Chul (new) 아마추어 (Amateur) 193
28 Fiestar (-12) VISTA 187
29 Tae Yeon (-9) 가까이 (Closer) 166
30 Baek Ji Young (-8) 사랑아 또 사랑아 (Love And Love) 165
31 Lee Jong Hyun (CNBlue) (-8) 내 사랑아 (My Love) 148
32 K.Will (new) 사랑은 그대다 (You Are Love) 145
33 Vibe (-12) My All (Dear My Fan) 144
34 Double K (new) 멘트 (Ment) 143
35 BoA (-11) Only One 139
36 Rumble Fish (-17) 너 그렇게 살지마 (Don’t Be Like That) 125
37 UV (-11) 그 여자랑 살래요 (I’m Going To Live With That Woman (feat. Yoon Do Hyun)) 118
38 Lim Jung Hee (new) 날 사랑하지마 (Don’t Know Love) 109
39 ZE:A (-8) Phoenix 104
40 Two X (-3) Double Up 101
41 Nep (+9) Doradora 93
42 Younha (-13) 눈물이 한방울 (A Single Tear Drop) 89
43 VIXX (–) Rock Ur Body 88
44 100% (new) 나쁜놈 (Bad Boy) 88
45 Phantom (-6) Burning 87
46 Soulstar (new) 강남역 10번 출구 (Gangnam Station Gate 10) 86
47 2NE1 (-13) I Love You 74
48 Hyungdon & Daejun (-23) 오,예! (Oh Yeah!) 64
49 Juniel (-9) Illa Illa 62
50 ANDAMIRO (new) Hypnotize 61


Sung Shi Kyung – 처음처럼 (Like The First Time)

Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Sung Shi Kyung Vol. 1 Track 1

Comment: Over the years, Sung Shi Kyung has earned the nickname “ballad prince” as he has many great ballad hits, including “On The Street,” one of the very few songs that spent six weeks on top of our chart.  “Like The First Time” was Sung’s debut song in 2001.  At that time, he was an unknown newbie, but immediately captured listeners with his warm and soft voice that matches so well to his songs. This song stayed many weeks in the top 10 and laid the foundation for his great career that is still going strong now.

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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