Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2012 – December Week 4

Yang Yoseob’s “Caffeine” repeats as No. 1 on our last music chart of this year. For the second straight week, “Caffeine” won over Lee Seung Ki’s “Return” and is the only song score over 900 points. “Caffeine” is also gaining ground in TV network rankings as it became the new No. 1 song on M!Countdown this week.

There are three new songs in the top 10 this week. The highest entry in the top 10 is at No. 3 where Secret’s latest digital single “Talk That” has moved up 13 spots into the top three. Recently, members of Secret were involved in a serious car accident and they suffered injuries. As a result, they are forced to stop promotions of “Talk That.” We all wish them a speedy recovery.

Despite the sudden stop in promotion, it doesn’t affect the popularity of this song as it makes a big move this week. “Talk That” is different from the usual Secret dance hits as it is a ballad tailor made for the winter season. Composed and penned by Shinsadong Tiger, this number is about a woman who is hurt by love. Listeners will be able to feel a girl’s heart through this song.

At No. 9, it is a brand new debut song from Zi-A, who returns with a mini-album “Anemone.” Her title track “For A Year” debuts at No. 9 this week. “For A Year” is an emotional ballad with piano and acoustic guitar sounds. It holds lyrics about a person who waits for an ex-lover for a year.

At No. 10, it is the first top 10 hit for recently debuted girl group The Seeya. Many fans should remember Seeya, a very popular female trio in the mid to late 2000s. This new quartet from the same record company is carrying on Seeya’s style of strong vocals in ballads. Last month, The Seeya debuted with a digital single “Be With You,” drawing good reviews. Now the group has released their first mini-album “Love U.” The title track “Poison” features Davichi’s Lee Hae Ri and moves up 11 spots to No. 10 this week. The song compares the pain one feels from breakup with poison.

As we mentioned above, this is our last music chart of 2012. Next week we are taking a break as we are focusing on our big annual event – the 2012 Soompi Gayo Awards. Earlier this week, we have announced the nominees. Be sure to vote for your favorite singers as this year we are adding the netizen awards for most popular groups and soloists given to the highest vote geters. Complete results will be announced on December 31.

During Christmas, I am also going to post my recommended top 20 songs of 2012. This list will introduce a lot of good songs from lesser known artists you may have missed this year.

Our weekly music chart will be back on the first weekend of 2013. 

I like to take this opportunity to thank all our readers for your continuous support to this chart. Also, thanks to soomp!, Sylphid, Mardi09, motoway065, Yoojiin, and jnkm for helping me on compiling, translating, and editing our music chart post every week throughout 2012. And a big shout out to MYX TV who counts down our top 10 songs each week. I wish everyone Happy Holidays!

1. (–) Yang Yoseob (Beast) – 카페인 (Caffeine (feat. Yong Jun Hyung)) ***2nd Week @ No. 1***
Score: 912
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: Kim Tae Joo, Yong Jun Hyung / Lyrics: Kim Tae Joo, Yong Jun Hyung
Album: Yang Yosub mini-album Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

2. (+1) Lee Seung Ki – 되돌리다 (Return)
Score: 881
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: Epitone Project / Lyrics: Epitone Project
Album: Lee Seung Ki mini-album Vol. 5.5
Watch: MV

3. (+13) Secret – Talk That
Score: 826
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Shinsadong Tiger, Choi Gyu Sung / Lyrics: Shinsadong Tiger, Choi Gyu Sung, LE
Album: Secret digital single “Talk That”
Watch: MV

4. (-2) Juniel – 나쁜 사람 (Bad Person)
Score: 758
Genre: Pop Rock

Music: Two Face, Lee Sang Ho / Lyrics: Han Sung Ho
Album: Juniel mini-album Vol. 2 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

5. (+5) Nell – 백야 (White Night)
Score: 723
Genre: Rock

Music: Kim Jong Wan / Lyrics: Kim Jong Wan
Album: Holding Onto Gravity
Watch: MV

6. (-2) Ailee – 보여줄게 (I Will Show You)
Score: 506
Genre: Pop/Dance

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

7. (+4) Geeks – Officially Missing You, Too (feat. Sistar Soyu)
Score: 505
Genre: Hip-Hop

Music: / Lyrics:
Album: re;code Episode I
Watch: MV

8. (-2) Noel – 하지 못한 말 (Things That I Couldn’t Say)
Score: 486
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: / Lyrics:
Album: Noel Vol. 4
Watch: MV

9. (new) Zi-A – 일 년째 (For A Year)
Score: 478
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: Jung Suk Won / Lyrics: Choi Gap Won
Album: Zi-A mini-album “ANEMONE”
Watch: MV

10. (+11) The Seeya – 독약 (Posion (feat. Davichi Lee Hae Ri))
Score: 458
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: Double Sidekick / Lyrics: Double Sidekick
Album: The Seeya 1st mini-album “Love U”
Watch: MV

Rank Artist Song Score
11 Son Dam Bi (-6) 눈물이 주르륵 (Dripping Tears) 457
12 Primary (+1) ? (feat. Choija, Zion.T) 451
13 Lee Ha Yi (-5) 허수아비 (Scarecrow) 367
14 K.Will (+3) 이러지마 제발 (Please Don’t…) 366
15 Roy Kim (-3) 스쳐간다 (Passing By) 356
16 B1A4 (-7) 걸어 본다 (Tried To Walk) 348
17 Clazziquai (+6) 함께라면 (Can’t Go On My Own (feat. Kim Jin Pyo)) 334
18 Kim Sung Gyu (Infinite) (-11) 60초 (60 Second) 313
19 Dal★shabet (-5) 있기 없기 (Have Don’t Have) 312
20 Sunny Hill (new) Goodbye To Romance 285
21 Mighty Mouth (+17) Good-Bye (feat. Soya) 275
22 DBSK (-3) Humanoids 271
23 Lee Jung (-3) 사랑해 봤니 (Have You Fallen In Love) 258
24 Spica (+1) Lonely 220
25 C Clown (+3) 멀어질까봐 (Far Away Young Love) 212
26 Ga In (-11) 노스텔지아 (Nostalgia) 212
27 Byul (new) 니 얼굴 떠올라 (Reminds Of You) 207
28 Jung Yup (new) 우리는 없다 (No More Us) 191
29 Suh Young Eun (new) 첫사랑을 찾습니다 (Find The First Love) 189
30 Psy (+3) 강남스타일 (Gangnam Style) 186
31 Joosuc (new) 난 널 잊었어 (I Forgot You (feat. Ailee)) 169
32 Lee Suk Hoon (new) 사랑하면 안돼요 (Don’t Love Me) 169
33 Miss A (-15) 남자 없이 잘 살아 (I Don’t Need A Man) 160
34 Hello Venus (new) 오늘 뭐해? (What Are You Doing Today?) 160
35 Gaeko (new) 난리good!!! (Air) 147
36 Girl’s Day (-10) 나를 잊지마요 (Don’t Forget Me) 135
37 LEDApple (+6) 바람아 불어라 (Let The Wind Blow) 126
38 G.na & Sanchez (new) Beautiful Day 125
39 Bigstar (-5) 느낌이 와 (I Got Ya) 124
40 Humming Urban Stereo (-4) Love Jam with Bebop 120
41 NaUl (-9) 바람기억 (Memory Of The Wind) 119
42 Boy Friend (-13) 야누스 (Janus) 116
43 Epik High (-1) Don’t Hate Me 114
44 Brave Guys (-5) 멀어진다 (Drift Apart) 109
45 Lunafly (new) 맑은 날 흐린 날 (Clear Day Cloudy Day) 105
46 Shin Hye Sung (new) 그대라면 좋을텐데 (It’d Be Nice If It Were You) 103
47 NS Yoon G (-10) If You Love Me (feat. Jay Park) 98
48 Urban Zakapa (-17) 똑같은 사랑 똑같은 이별 (All The Same) 93
49 Wax (-5) 떨어진다 눈물이 (Tears Are Falling) 91
50 A-JAX (-3) 2MYX 83

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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