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.
|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|
|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|
|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|
THIS WEEK IN 2007:
Wonder Girls – Tell Me
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%