We were expecting a tight battle between miss A and Big Bang for the top spot this week but it hasn’t been materialized yet, as miss A’s “Touch” cruised to an easy victory, moving up six spots to No. 1. “Touch” was the mutizen song in SBS Inkigayo and M!Countdown last week, and among the top songs on almost every chart, scoring the week high 949 points. As of last week, Big Bang has not yet made their TV comeback.  “Blue” was not listed on M!Countdown and not yet a Take 7 song on Inkigayo. As a result, it has to settle for No. 5 this week as one of our two new entries in the top 5. Next week when “Blue” scores high on every sources it will be a different scenario.

K.Will moves up another spot to No. 2 with “I Need You, gaining 45 points from last week. K.Will has gradually established himself as one of the top male soloists in Korea in the last two years“I Need You” won the KBS Music Bank K-Chart last week. It will be again in the mix next week for the top spot on our chart.

New female single Ailee continues to impress everyone.  Despite very strong competitions from established singers, her debut song “Heaven” is up another spot to No. 3. Ailee’s debut chart success is already better than the last two major female soloists G.na and IU at their debut stage. 

There is one other new song in the top 10 this week and it actually ranks higher than Big Bang’s “Blue”.  Superstar K2 runner up John Park comes in at No. 4 with “Falling”, the title song of his first mini-album “Knock”. While many Superstar K2 alums have already released their albums, John Park waits until now. It looks like he is doing very well on the chart. “Falling” is a acoustic ballad composed by British composer, Andy Platts and penned by the singer himself. John Park hopes to sing songs outside of the mainstream. This week, John Park also duets with superstar actress Song Hye Gyo on a new single “Switch. We may see that song on the chart very soon.



SOOMPI CHART for 2012, Month 3, Week 2

1. (+6) Miss A – Touch ***1st Week @ No. 1***
Score: 949
Genre: Pop/Dance

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


2. (+1) K.Will – 니가 필요해 (I Need You)
Score: 890
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Min Yeon Jae, Kim Ina, Kim Do Hoon
Album: K.Will Mini Album Vol. 3 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


3. (+1) Ailee – Heaven
Score: 831
Genre: R&B

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


4. (+9) John Park – Falling
Score: 826
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: Andy Platts, Jodie May Seymour / Lyrics: John Park
Album: John Park Mini Album Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


5. (+7) Big Bang – BLUE
Score: 790
Genre: R&B

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


6. (-5) FT Island – 지독하게 (Severely)
Score: 781
Genre: Pop Rock

Music: Kim Do Hoon, Lee Sang Ho / Lyrics: Han Sung Ho
Album: FT Island mini-album “Grown Up” | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


7. (-5) Davichi – 생각날거야 (Will Think Of You)
Score: 751
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: Jun Hae Sung / Lyrics: Jun Hae Sung
Album: Davichi digital single “Love Call With Davichi”
Watch: MV


8. (-3) Se7en – 내가 노래를 못해도 (When I Can’t Sing)
Score: 717
Genre: R&B Ballad

Music: Park Jin Young / Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Album: Se7en New Mini Album | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


9. (-1) Park Jae Bum – Know Your Name (feat. Dok2)
Score: 511
Genre: R&B

Music: Da beatfreakz, Park Jae Bum / Lyrics: Park Jae Bum, Dok2
Album: Park Jae Bum Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


10. (-1) T-Ara – Lovey Dovey
Score: 510
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Shinsadong Tiger, Choi Gyu Sung / Lyrics: Shinsadong Tiger, Choi Gyu Sung
Album: T-Ara mini-album Vol. 5 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


Rank Artist Song Score
11 Sunny Hill (-5) 베짱이 찬가 (The Grasshopper Song) 481
12 Block. B (-2) 난리나 (Nanrina) 465
13 Brave Girls (+15) 요즘 너 (Lately You) 431
14 Kim Bum Soo (+5) 애인 있어요 (I Have A Lover) 376
15 Lyn (-1) 시간을 거슬러 (Back In Time) 375
16 Lee Ki Chan (+14) 아니기를 (Not To Be) 362
17 Gavy NJ (new) 그러고도 남자야 (You Call Yourself A Man (feat. Shorry)) 357
18 Dal★shabet (-7) Hit U (feat. Bigtone) 350
19 Lee Seung Chul (-3) 잊었니 (Did You Forget) 323
20 EXID (–) Whoz That Girl 289
21 Haha & Taw (new) 사랑 (Love (with Gary, Kim Greem)) 286
22 Spica (–) 러시안 룰렛 (Russian Roulette) 250
23 Teen Top (-5) 미치겠어 (Crazy) 241
24 Na Yoon Kwon (-9) 겁이 나서 (Because I Got Scared (feat. Baek Ji Young)) 237
25 Hyorin, Jiyeon, Ailee (+2) Super Star 236
26 Miryo (-9) Dirty 225
27 Trouble Maker (+2) Trouble Maker 224
28 Jin Woon (2AM), Jr., Kim Ji Soo, Kang Sora (new) B급인생 (Level B Life) 210
29 10cm (-6) 애상 (Sorrow) 185
30 IU (-6) 너랑 나 (You And I) 184
31 Hyo Rin (Sistar) (+1) 널 사랑하겠어 (I Choose To Love You) 150
32 Brian (+2) 너 따윈 버리고 (Let This Die (feat. Tiger JK)) 138
33 Beast (-12) 이럴 줄 알았어 (I Knew This Would Happen) 137
34 Jea (new) 너 때문에 (Because Of You) 136
35 LEDApple (+4) Time Is Up 127
36 Jang Jae In (-10) 다른 누구도 아닌 너에게 (None Other Than You) 111
37 MBLAQ (-12) 전쟁이야 (This Is War) 99
38 Monday Kiz (-5) 그림자 (Shadow) 93
39 Ran (new) 내 애인에게 해주고 싶은 말 (The One Thing That I Want To Tell My Lover) 92
40 B.A.P (-5) Warrior 90
41 Ye Eun (+1) Hello To Myself 89
42 WE (new) Party 85
43 Chocolat (-7) 하루만 더 (One More Day) 76
44 Park Ji Yoon (new) 나무가 되는 꿈 (Dream To Be Trees) 74
45 Kang Kyun Sung (Noel), As One (new) Love Is Coffee 62
46 Take Hyun (new) Stand By Me 55
47 Tony & Smash (new) Get Your Swag On 55
48 Jiggy Dog (new) 싹 다 비워 (Empty My Mind) 54
49 Stellar (-6) UFO 53
50 SNSD (-2) The Boys 52




Lee Eun Mi – 애인 있어요 (I Have A Lover)
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi image
Album: Lee Eun Mi Vol. 6 (2005) Track 3
Watch: MV (Lee Eun Mi version) MV (Kim Bum Soo version)
Comment: We continue our coverage on veteran songwriter Yoon Il Sang’s upcoming 21st anniversary album. The latest pre-released single is from Kim Bum Soo’s “I Have A Lover”.  The original version of this song is sung by barefoot diva Lee Eun Mi and was the title song of her fifth album in 2005. 

Even though Lee Eun Mi debuted way back in 1992, she has not released too many albums over the years and she doesn’t often appear on mainstream music shows.  Still, her trademark deep, husky voice and emotional vocal is easily recognized by fans.  “I Have A Lover” was not considered a major hit on music charts but it became very popular among fans in noraebang and even many fellow entertainers and singers performed their own version of this song on TV Shows and in concerts.  Watch the MVs on both version to see if you like Lee Eun Mi’s original female version or Kim Bum Soo’s new male version. 


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.