The Top 10 Songwriters of 2012

Among the list of the top songwriters who wrote the most hit songs this year are Big Bang‘s G-Dragon, Busker Busker‘s Jang Bum Joon, Two Step Sidekick and Kim Do Hoon. The biggest difference between this year and last year is that the top two song writers are artists rather than full-time songwriters.

With the year of 2012 looming to an end, Star News took the all the songs from January to November and analyzed them. They took the information from the popular music site Melon and looked at all the songs that made it in the top 50 this year and the songwriters who wrote those songs. They took into consideration facts like K-Pop trends, songwriter and agency power and long sellers.

Take a look at the top 10 hit songwriters!

1. Big Bang’s G-Dragon

G-Dragon co-wrote “Crayon,” and “Missing You” with fellow YG producer, Teddy. G-Dragon also co-wrote “Monster” with Choi Pil Gang and “In The End” with Ham Seung Chun. G-Dragon wrote a total of 17 hit songs.

The songs G-Dragon co-wrote with Teddy especially showed good results. “Blue” took the #1 spot on the monthly chart for March. “Fantastic Baby” held the #4 spot for April. “That XX” took the #4 spot for September. “Crayon” ranked #5 and “Missing You” ranked #8 in October. “Monster” took the #2 spot in June.

Full list of G-Dragon’s top hit songs:

G-Dragon – “Crayon”
G-Dragon (Feat. Kim Yoon Ah) -“Missing You”
Big Bang – “Still Alive
Big Bang – “Bingle Bingle
Big Bang – “Intro
Big Bang – “Love Dust
Big Bang – “Fantastic Baby”
Big Bang – “Blue”
G-Dragon – “That XX”
G-Dragon (Feat. Kim Jong Wan) – “Today
Big Bang – “Bad Boy
Big Bang – “Monster”
Daesung – “Wings
G-Dragon – “In The End”
Big Bang – “Ego
Big Bang – “Ain’t No Fun
G-Dragon – “One Of A Kind

2. Busker Busker’s Jang Bum Joon

Jang Bum Joon wrote a total of 15 hit songs this year and surprised the world. Aside from “Spring Wind,” which he co-wrote with Kim Ji Soo, all tracks were written by him alone. Tracks from Busker Busker’s first album such as “Cherry Blossom Ending,” “First Love,” and “Yeosu Night Sea,” ranked #1-#3 for the month of April.

Full list of Jang Bum Joon’s top hit songs:

Busker Busker – “First Love”
Busker Busker – “Yeosu Night Sea”
Busker Busker – “Cherry Blossom Ending”
Busker Busker – “Ideal Type
Busker Busker – “Loneliness Amplifier
Busker Busker – “Alleyway
Busker Busker – “At The Alleyway Entrance
Busker Busker – “Calling You
Busker Busker – “The Flowers
Busker Busker – “Perfume
Busker Busker – “Too Hard To Face You
Busker Busker – “Neon Sign
Busker Busker – “Rain Shower
Busker Busker – “If You Really Love Me
Busker Busker – “Spring Wind”

3. Double Side Kick

The popular producing team, Double Side Kick comes in third with a total of 14 hit songs. This year, they’ve been so in demand for all kinds of song from dance tracks to ballads, that they’ve wrote a whopping 50 songs this year. SISTAR‘s “Loving U” took the #1 spot for the July chart and other songs include Baek Ji Young‘s “Good Boy,” Miryo‘s “Dirty,” and B.A.P‘s “Crash.”

Full list of Double Side Kick’s top hit songs:

Miryo – “Dirty”
Baek Ji Young – “Good Boy”
Haha & Skull – “Busan Vacance
Baek Ji Young – “Voice
SISTAR – “Loving U”
MBLAQ – “It’s War
MBLAQ – “Scribble
Huh Gak & Zia – “I Need You
B.A.P – “Crash”
Mario – “Text
Kim Tae Woo – “When I Look At Myself
Zia Feat. Park Kyung of Block B – “Tears Fall
The Seeya – “My Heart Is Dying
NS Yoonji – “If You Love Me

4. Kim Do Hoon

Kim Do Hoon marks the fourth spot with a total of 12 hit songs.

Full list of Kim Do Hoon’s top hit songs:

Juniel – “Illa Illa
CN Blue – “Hey You
FT Island – “Severely
CN Blue – “I Still Love You
G.NA – “2HOT
Ailee – “I’ll Show You
K.Will – “I Need You
K.Will – “I Hate Myself
K.Will – “Please Don’t
FT Island – “I Wish
2AM – “I Wonder If You Hurt Like Me
Wheesung – “Masterpiece Of You

5. Jo Young Soo

Jo Young Soo comes in fifth with 10 total hit songs.

Full list of Jo Young Soo’s top hit songs:

T-ara – “Day By Day
T-ara – “Cry Cry
Davichi & T-ara – “We Were In Love
December – “She’s Gone
Noel – “If It’s Love
Yangpa, Davichi, Hanna – “Love Is All The Same
Yangpa, Soyeon, Lee Boram – “I Know
Davichi & 2BiC – “A Night Like This
Orange Caramel – “Funny Hunny

6. JYP

JYP makes the list and comes in at sixth place with 9 hit songs this year.

Full list of JYP’s top hit songs:

Wonder Girls – “Be My Baby
Wonder Girls – “Like This
miss A – “I Don’t Need A Man
Se7en – “When I Can’t Sing
miss A – “Touch
JYP – “Only You
JYP – “Falling
Jinwoon, Kim Ji Soo, Jr, Kang Sora – “B Class Life
JYP, Ga In – “Someone Else

6. Choi Kyu Sung

Choi Kyu Sung ties with JYP with 9 hit songs this year. In the photo, Choi Kyu Sung is the one on the left (with Yong Jun Hyung on the right).

Full list of Choi Kyu Sung’s top hit songs:

T-ara – “Sexy Love
BEAST – “Midnight
T-ara – “Lovey Dovey
EXID – “Whoz That Girl
Huh Gak – “Hello
Noel – “I Miss You
Noel – “Things I Couldn’t Say
Huh Gak – “The Person Who Loved Me
Noel – “Leaving

8. Brave Brothers

Brave Brothers come in eighth place (tied with next song writer) with 8 hit tracks.

Full list of Brave Brothers’ top hit songs:

Teen Top – “To You
HyunA – “Ice Cream
ZE:A – “Aftermath
Electroboyz – “Ma Boy 2
SISTAR – “Alone
Brave Girls – “Nowadays, You
Teen Top – “Be Ma Girl
Teen Top – “Crazy

. Rado

Rado ties with Brave Brothers at eigth place with 8 hit songs.

Full list of Rado’s top hit songs:

A Pink – “My My
Trouble Maker – “Trouble Maker”
Huh Gak – “Hello”
A Pink – “Hush
Joosuc (Feat. Lim Jeong Hee) – “Sun & Star
Huh Gak & LE (EXID) – “Whenever You Play That Song
BEAST – “I Knew It

10. Shinsadong Tiger

Shinsadong Tiger comes in at tenth place with 7 hit songs.

Full list of Shinsadong Tiger’s top hit songs:

T-ara – “Lovey Dovey”
Whoz That Girl – “EXID”
T-ara – “Sexy Love”
BEAST – “Midnight”
A-Pink – “My My”
Trouble Maker – “Trouble Maker”
4minute – “Volume Up

Other Notable Song Writers

Primary wrote 4 hit songs this year including “Poison,” “Settling Stances,” “Question Mark” and “See Through.”

Naul wrote 3 hit songs this year including “Rhythm For Memory,” “Missing You” and “Memory Of the Wind.”

LeeSsang‘s Gil wrote 3 hit songs this year including “Someday,” “My Love” and “Clown.”

Urban Zakapa wrote 3 hit songs this year including “Same Love Same Farewell,” “River,” and “I Hate You

PSY wrote 5 hit songs with Yoo Kun Hyung this year including “Gangnam Style,” “Blue Frog,” “Intro to 77,” “What Would Have Been,” and “Never Say Goodbye.”