Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2012 - November Week 1

K.Will’s “Please Don’t…” strengthens its hold onto the top spot for the second straight week. Scoring 53 points higher than last week, he easily holds off miss A’s “I Don’t Need A Man.”  It is another impressive win for K.Will over many quality singers and songs.  “Please Don’t…” also scored its second win on M!Countdown as well.

Rising seven spots to No. 2 is miss A’s “I Don’t Need A Man.” Its score of 919 points normally is good enough to win No. 1 in most weeks, but K.Will’s “Please Don’t…” is too strong.  miss A will have to try again next week with more new competition joining the fight.

The first of the four new entries to the top 10 this week is from Ailee, who is the favorite to win the best new artist award this year. Her newest hit “I Will Show You” moves up 11 spots all the way to No. 3. Back in February, Ailee broke into the K-Pop world with a sizzling display of her vocals in her debut song “Heaven,” which stayed many weeks in the top 10.  After “Heaven,” Ailee was quiet in the summer and now she is finally back with her first mini-album “Invitation.” “I Will Show You” is written by Kim Do Hoon and Lee Young Seung.  It is a disco number starting off easy, but addictive melody line as the song progresses.  Ailee’s powerful vocals can be heard through this song.

Sophomore hip-hop group Block B is enjoying their first top five hit as “Nillili Mambo” moves up 16 big spots to No. 5 this week. The group’s previous high on our chart is “Nanrina,” reaching No. 6 earlier this year. “Nillili Mambo” is from Block B’s first full length album “Blockbuster.” It is a hip-hop beat number with orchestra arrangements.

Our highest chart debut this week is at No. 7.  Sexy Hyuna of 4minute is coming back with her second solo mini-album “Melting.” The title song “Ice Cream” enters the chart at No. 7 this week.  “Ice Cream” is a powerful hip-hop number composed by Brave Brothers.  The MV of this song also features Psy, who returns the favor to Hyuna for her appearance in the now international hit “Gangnam Style.” Psy’s cameo appearance may be one of the reasons that “Ice Cream” MV has a very high viewership on Youtube.  Could this be another K-Pop hit that makes it worldwide?  We’ll find out soon.  Domestically, “Ice Cream” has a good chance to become the new No. 1 song next week.

Last week, Epik High returned to the top 10 with “Cold”, the preview song of their seventh album. This week, Epik High is in the top 10 with “Up” at No. 8. It is a powerful hip-hop number featuring 2NE1’s Park Bom. The other album title song “Don’t Hate Me” is at No. 13.  Don’t be surprised if Epik High has two songs in the top 10 next week.

1. (–) K.Will – 이러지마 제발 (Please Don’t…) ***2nd Week @ No. 1***
Score: 965
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Kim Ina, K.Will
Album: K.Will Vol. 3 Part 1 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

2. (+7) Miss A – 남자 없이 잘 살아 (I Don’t Need A Man)
Score: 919
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Park Jin Young / Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Album: Independent Women Part Ⅲ | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

3. (+11) Ailee – 보여줄게 (I Will Show You)
Score: 899
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Kim Do Hoon, Lee Hyun Seung / Lyrics: Kang Eun Kyung
Album: Ailee 1st mini-album | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

4. (-2) Ga In – 피어나 (Bloom)
Score: 859
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Lee Min Soo / Lyrics: Kim Ina
Album: Ga In 2nd mini-album | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

5. (+16) Block. B – 닐리리맘보 (Nillili Mambo)
Score: 642
Genre: Hip-Hop

Music: Zico, Pop Time / Lyrics: Zico
Album: Block B Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

6. (-3) Orange Caramel – 립스틱 (Lipstick)
Score: 626
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

7. (new) Hyuna – Ice Cream (feat. Maboos)
Score: 570
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Brave Brothers / Lyrics: Brave Brothers
Album: Hyuna 2nd mini-album | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

8. (+15) Epik High – UP
Score: 562
Genre: Hip-Hop

Music: Tablo, Dee. P / Lyrics: Tablo, Mirtha Jin
Album: Epik High Vol. 7 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

9. (-5) G-Dragon – 크레용 (Crayon)
Score: 534
Genre: Hip-Hop

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

10. (-5) 10cm – Fine Thank You And You
Score: 497
Genre: Indie

Music: 10cm / Lyrics: 10cm
Album: 10cm Vol. 2 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

Rank Artist Song Score
11 DBSK (-4) Catch Me 494
12 NaUl (-1) 바람기억 (Memory Of The Wind) 483
13 Epik High (+15) Don’t Hate Me 439
14 15& (-6) I Dream 413
15 Secret (-5) Poison 359
16 Psy (-4) 강남스타일 (Gangnam Style) 346
17 Jewelry (-1) 룩앳미 (Look At Me) 339
18 FT Island (-5) 좋겠어 (I Wish) 334
19 John Park (new) 철부지 (Childlike) 334
20 Kim Jong Kook (new) 남자도 슬프다 (Men Are All Like That) 287
21 Yoon Gun (+18) 걷다 (Walking To You) 277
22 Seo In Kook, Jung Eun Ji (-4) All For You 266
23 Byul (new) 귀여워 (So Cute (with 10cm Kwon Jung Yeol)) 263
24 T-Ara (-9) Sexy Love 241
25 XIA Junsu (-6) 사랑은 눈꽃처럼 (Love Is Like Snow) 240
26 Lee Seung Chul (-9) 아마추어 (Amateur) 213
27 Seo In Young (+10) Let’s Dance 202
28 Primary (new) 독 (Poison (feat. E-Sens of Supreme Team)) 196
29 Wonder Boyz (new) 문을 여시오 (Open The Door) 190
30 Park Myung Soo (new) 꿈이었을까 (Endless Dream (with Jung Yup)) 189
31 AOA (+2) Get Out 179
32 Huh Gak, Zi-A (-8) I Need You 161
33 B.A.P (new) 하지마 (Stop It) 150
34 Kim Greem (new) 연애 (Love Song) 134
35 Baek Ah Yeon (-4) 느린노래 (Sad Song) 133
36 Jessica (SNSD) (-1) My Lifestyle (feat. Dok2) 126
37 Lee Suk Hoon (-17) 좋으니까 (Because I Like You) 124
38 Gavy NJ (-11) Lady Killer 119
39 BoA (-14) Lookin’ (feat. The Quiett) 116
40 Girl’s Day (new) 나를 잊지마요 (Don’t Forget Me) 102
41 Mighty Mouth (-12) 이럴때면 (At Times Like This (feat. Lyn)) 100
42 Urban Zakapa (–) 니가 싫어 (I Hate You) 92
43 Miss $ (new) 안자고 뭐해 (Good Night) 90
44 Off Road (-3) BE BOP 89
45 Rania (-19) Style 88
46 BTOB (new) 사랑밖에 난 몰라 (I Only Know Love) 78
47 Bigstar (-9) 생각나 (Think) 77
48 Spica (-8) I’ll Be There 59
49 Sistar (–) Loving U 58
50 Navi (-18) 가지마 (Don’t Go) 56


Wonder Girls – Tell Me

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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.

As we mentioned many times on this segment before, the last three months of 2007 was the most glorious period on our soompi chart history.  An epic battle between two rising K-Pop groups took place between Big Bang and Wonder Girls.  Both groups are now international hallyu stars. 

Big Bang started it with “Lie” and the song was No. 1 for most of September and October 2007, a record of seven weeks on top.  Wonder Girls then followed up with another six weeks as No. 1 with “Tell Me”.  We’ve talked about “Lie” last year.  So this time we’ll talk about “Tell Me”, which was No. 1 from October Week 4 to December Week 1 in 2007.  Before “Tell Me”, Wonder Girls were starting to get popular, but they are still relatively new.  “Tell Me” not only is their breakthrough hit, but producer JYP uses this song to bring back a retro style of dance song that has ever since become very popular in Korean music.  Most fans will remember “Nobody” more, but for our chart, “Tell Me” is definitely one of the most legendary songs ever.

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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