Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2012 – October Week 2

After coming very close the last two weeks, Orange Caramel’s “Lipstick” finally moves up to No. 1 this week. The trio are on the right side of a close call this week as they just won by two points over last week’s No. 1 song G-Dragon’s “Crayon.” It is the first ever No. 1 song for Orange Caramel.  The sub-group of After School has outdone the main group on this aspect, as After School is still looking for their first No. 1 on our chart, despite also coming close several times. Congratulations to Orange Caramel.

Rounding out the top three is Secret’s former No. 1 song “Poison.” The top three songs remain the same as last week, with just a change of position between the top two songs.

There are two new songs at the bottom of the top 10.  Hallyu mega star DBSK checks in at No. 9 with their latest hit “Catch Me.” DBSK is making their long awaited comeback since “Keep Your Head Down” early last year.  “Catch Me” is the title song from their sixth album of the same name. Written by Yoo Young Jin, this song is a trendy dance number with electronic sounds and orchestral melodies. The dub step melody line completes this awesome track.

Veteran singer Lee Seung Chul returns to the top 10 for the first time in a long time with “Amateur”.  Lee was a fixture in the top 10 in the early to mid 2000s but has been quiet the last few years.  We saw him participating on drama OSTs more often than his own album.  Amateur” is about always giving one’s best and facing challenges with passion and energy like an amateur.

1. (+1) Orange Caramel – 립스틱 (Lipstick) ***1st Week @ No. 1***
Score: 898
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

2. (-1) G-Dragon – 크레용 (Crayon)
Score: 896
Genre: Hip-Hop

Music: G-Dragon, Teddy / Lyrics: G-Dragon, Teddy
Album: G-Dragon mini-album Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
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3. (–) Secret – Poison
Score: 830
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
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4. (+3) NaUl – 바람기억 (Memory Of The Wind)
Score: 703
Genre: R&B Ballad

Music: NaUl / Lyrics: NaUl
Album: NaUl Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
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5. (-1) T-Ara – Sexy Love
Score: 698
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

6. (-1) FT Island – 좋겠어 (I Wish)
Score: 697
Genre: Pop Rock

Music: Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Han Sung Ho
Album: FT Island Vol. 4 | Purchase this Album
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7. (+1) Psy – 강남스타일 (Gangnam Style)
Score: 678
Genre: Hip-Hop

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

8. (-2) Mighty Mouth – 이럴때면 (At Times Like This (feat. Lyn))
Score: 659
Genre: Hip-Hop

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

9. (+5) DBSK – Catch Me
Score: 651
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Yoo Young Jin / Lyrics: Yoo Young Jin
Album: DBSK Vol. 6 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

10. (+17) Lee Seung Chul – 아마추어 (Amateur)
Score: 592
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: Hong Jin Young / Lyrics: Hong Jin Young
Album: Lee Seung Chul digital single “Amateur”
Watch: MV

Rank Artist Song Score
11 Navi (+13) 가지마 (Don’t Go) 497
12 Baek Ah Yeon (-2) 느린노래 (Sad Song) 441
13 Kara (-4) Pandora 421
14 Seo In Kook, Jung Eun Ji (-2) All For You 415
15 Huh Gak, Zi-A (-4) I Need You 402
16 Wheesung (+1) 너라는 명작 (Masterpiece Of You) 400
17 Ga In (new) 피어나 (Bloom) 399
18 Miss $ (+5) 담배 좀 줄여 (Smoke Less) 381
19 XIA Junsu (–) 사랑은 눈꽃처럼 (Love Is Like Snow) 351
20 Spica (-2) I’ll Be There 270
21 Urban Zakapa (-6) 니가 싫어 (I Hate You) 252
22 Rania (-1) Style 249
23 Kim Tae Woo (new) 내가 나를 봐도 슬퍼.. (When I Look At Myself) 242
24 Huh Gak (-11) 아프다 (Sick) 240
25 Lee Suk Hoon (new) 좋으니까 (Because I Like You) 216
26 Double K (+8) 멘트 (Ment) 212
27 U-Kiss (-2) Stop Girl 203
28 Sistar (-8) Loving U 189
29 K.Will (+3) 사랑은 그대다 (You Are Love) 180
30 100% (+14) 나쁜놈 (Bad Boy) 173
31 BTOB (-9) WOW 158
32 Beast (-6) 아름다운 밤이야 (Beautiful Night) 156
33 Lee Jong Hyun (CNBlue) (-2) 내 사랑아 (My Love) 126
34 15& (new) I Dream 125
35 Fiestar (-7) VISTA 96
36 B.A.P (-20) 대박사건 (Crash) 96
37 Lee Hyun (new) 촌스러워서 (Senseless Me) 95
38 BoA (-3) Only One 91
39 Nep (+2) Doradora 90
40 Tae Yeon (-11) 가까이 (Closer) 87
41 2NE1 (+6) I Love You 82
42 Ran (new) 사랑에 빠진 것 같은 느낌이 와 (Feels Like Falling In Love) 72
43 Rainy (new) 이별말 70
44 Juniel (+5) Illa Illa 63
45 Baek Ji Young (-15) 사랑아 또 사랑아 (Love And Love) 60
46 EXID (new) 매일밤 (Every Night) 59
47 ANDAMIRO (+3) Hypnotize 58
48 UV (-11) 그 여자랑 살래요 (I’m Going To Live With That Woman (feat. Yoon Do Hyun)) 53
49 Hyungdon & Daejun (-1) 오,예! (Oh Yeah!) 52
50 Bigstar (new) 생각나 (Think) 42


2NE1 – 박수쳐 (Clap Your Hands)

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In this segment, we go back in time to re-visit charts of the same week in past years. The Soompi Music Chart began in January 2005. At first we had only 20 songs and later expanded to 50 songs.

The always creative YG Entertainment came up with an interesting idea back in 2010 on the promotion of 2NE1’s first full length album “To Anyone”.  Before then, artists select one title song on their album and focus on promoting that song.  “To Anyone” was the first K-Pop album to have multiple title songs promoted simultaneously on different media.  As I recalled, 2NE1 once performed “Can’t Nobody” on SBS Inkigayo, “Go Away” on KBS Music Bank, and “Clap Your Hands” on MBC Music Core in the same week.  This is very tough for the artists as they were used to practice their vocal and choreography on one song and kept fine tuning it during the promotional period.   This daunting task did not deter the very talented 2NE1.  Since then, many K-Pop albums have multiple title songs and artists are used to promote them at the same time.  “Clap Your Hands” is the song that was featured on our chart and it was No. 1 this week two years ago.

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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