JYP‘s male vocal quartet 2AM is enjoying their  spot on our chart at number 1 for the second consecutive week. 2AM made their comeback three weeks ago with their new single “I Wonder If You Hurt Like Me” from their second mini album “F.Scott Fitzgerald’s Way Of Love” and have managed to secure their place at the number one spot with a high score of 937. The song also earned them several awards from weekly music shows.

SHINee‘s “Sherlock” has made an impressive advance as it ranked at number 2 this week. Last week, the song made its entry in our chart at number 10. “Sherlock” is a combination of two tracks from SHINee’s new mini album, “Clue” and “Note” which has never been done before in K-Pop. The number is more of an experimental sound than a remix of two songs.

miss A‘s “Touch” still is battling it up at number 7. The ladies of miss A concluded their promotional activities with goodbye stages last week on music shows.

Big Bang‘s “Fantastic Baby” is still going strong by battling it up for the third place of the podium.  Despite it being more than a month since its release, Big Bang’s “Bad Boy” is back in the top 10 at number 9 while “Blue” still makes it in the top 10. 

Competition will be tough with CNBLUE making a comeback after a year and a half. CNBlue is making its entry in our chart at number 6 with the catchy number “Hey You.” Speaking of tough competition, Shinhwa is back with a bang after a 4 year long hiatus and earns no less than fourteen (magical number for Shinhwa celebrating their 14 years since debut) spots in our chart with “Venus” from their tenth album “The Return.”


SOOMPI CHART for 2012, Month 4, Week 1

1. (–) 2AM – 너도 나처럼 (I Wonder If You Hurt Like Me) ***2nd Week @ No. 1***
Score: 937
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Hitman Bang, Kim Do Hoon
Album: F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Way Of Love | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


2. (+8) SHINee – Sherlock
Score: 933
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Thomas Troelsen, Rufio Sandilands, Rocky Morris, Thomas Eriksen / Lyrics: Jo Yoon Kyung
Album: SHINee Mini Album Vol. 4 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


3. (-1) Big Bang – Fantastic Baby
Score: 794
Genre: R&B

Music: Teddy, G Dragon / Lyrics: G Dragom
Album: Big Bang Mini Album Vol. 5 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


4. (+1) Ailee – Heaven
Score: 753
Genre: R&B

Music: Wheesung / Lyrics: Wheesung
Album: Ailee digital single “Heaven”
Watch: MV


5. (+4) Lyn – 곰인형 (Teddy Bear (feat. Hae Geum))
Score: 749
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: Yoon Min Soo / Lyrics: Yoon Min Soo, Min Yeon Jae
Album: Lyn Vol. 7 Part 2 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


6. (new) CNBlue – Hey You
Score: 642
Genre: Pop Rock

Music: Kim Do Hoon, Lee Sang Ho / Lyrics: Han Sung Ho
Album: CNBLUE Mini Album Vol. 3 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


7. (-3) Miss A – Touch
Score: 611
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Park Jin Young / Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Album: Miss A mini-album “Touch” | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


8. (+14) Shinhwa – Venus
Score: 574
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Andrew Jackson, Gandalf Roudette, Joshua Thompson / Lyrics: Lee Min Woo
Album: Shinhwa Vol. 10 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


9. (+2) Big Bang – Bad Boy
Score: 556
Genre: R&B

Music: G Dragon, Choice 37 / Lyrics: G Dragom
Album: Big Bang Mini Album Vol. 5 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


10. (-7) Big Bang – BLUE
Score: 552
Genre: R&B

Music: Teddy, G Dragon / Lyrics: Teddy, G Dragon
Album: Big Bang Mini Album Vol. 5 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


Rank Artist Song Score
11 John Park (-4) Falling 546
12 K.Will (-6) 니가 필요해 (I Need You) 494
13 Brave Guys (new) 기다려 그리고 준비해 (Wait And Ready) 460
14 Ga In (+4) 너만은 모르길 (For You Not To Know) 432
15 Yang Yo Sub (Beast) & Jung Eun Ji (Apink) (-7) Love Day 412
16 B1A4 (-3) Baby I’m Sorry 396
17 Busker Busker (new) 벚꽃 엔딩 (Cherry Blossom Ending) 366
18 Kim Soo Hyun (-4) 그대 한 사람 (The Only Person) 319
19 Baek Ji Young (+17) 한참 지나서 (After A Long Time) 312
20 Jang Nara (new) 너만 생각나 (I Only Think Of You) 297
21 Tae Yeon (new) 미치게 보고싶은 (Missing You Like Crazy) 286
22 Park Hyo Shin (+4) 이상하다 (Strange (Acoustic Ver.)) 261
23 Haha & Taw (+14) 내 품이 좋다던 사람 (The Person By My Side (with Ha Dong Kyun)) 248
24 NU’EST (+1) Face 243
25 Big Bang (-6) 사랑먼지 (Love Dust) 226
26 Lee Seung Chul (-2) 잊었니 (Did You Forget) 194
27 Davichi (-10) 생각날거야 (Will Think Of You) 167
28 T-Ara (-5) Lovey Dovey 161
29 Nine Muses (+3) 티켓 (Ticket) 160
30 BTOB (new) 비밀 (Insane) 156
31 Na Yoon Kwon (new) 사랑은 비처럼 (Love Is Like Rain) 154
32 Shinhwa (+15) Hurts 136
33 FT Island (-18) 지독하게 (Severely) 131
34 Big Bang (-6) 재미없어 (Ain’t No Fun) 124
35 December (-15) 이 노랠 빌려서 (With This Song (feat. Elou, Irene)) 123
36 LEDApple (+5) Sadness 117
37 Brave Girls (-10) 요즘 너 (Lately You) 114
38 Bohemian (+5) 아프지마 (Don’t Hurt) 112
39 Simon D. & Lady Jane (new) 여섯시 반 (Six Thirty) 104
40 Soran & Kwon Jung Yeol (10cm) (new) 미쳤나봐 (Must Be Crazy) 99
41 C-REAL (+5) Joma Joma 87
42 Se7en (-21) 내가 노래를 못해도 (When I Can’t Sing) 86
43 Jay Park (+1) Know Your Name (feat. Dok2) 82
44 Kim Jang Hoon (new) 봄비 (Spring Rain (with Ali)) 81
45 Piggy Dolls (new) 사랑을 몰랐나봐 (I Didn’t Know Love (feat. Dynamic Duo)) 77
46 EXID (-16) Whoz That Girl 75
47 Monday Kiz (new) Cold Coffee 73
48 Trouble Maker (-14) Trouble Maker 68
49 Spica (new) Painkiller 67
50 Ji Yeon (-17) 하루하루 (Day By Day) 61


Here are the top 10 songs of the first quarter of 2012 according to our accumulated chart scores.  Note that most songs released in March does not accumulate enough scores to be included in this top 10, but they will be accounted for on the next quarter update. – edward1849

Rank Artist Song Title (Korean) Song Title (English) Score
1 T-Ara Lovey Dovey 5561
2 FT Island 지독하게 Severely 4168
3 Ailee Heaven 3463
4 Sunny Hill 베짱이 찬가 The Grasshopper Song 3446
5 Teen Top 미치겠어 Crazy 3391
6 Seven 내가 노래를 못해도 When I Can’t Sing 3352
7 IU 너랑 나 You And I 3324
8 Miss A Touch 3277
9 K.Will 니가 필요해 I Need You 3244
10 Trouble Maker Trouble Maker 3131


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 Take 7 + voting list) – 10%
MBC Inky Top 100 Chart – 10%
KBS Music Bank K-Chart – 10%
MNet Chart – 10%

Thanks to Mardi09 for helping on this week’s internet chart research and edward1849 for bringing us the Soompi Chart each week.