Two words can sum up this week’s music chart: Big Bang. The five-member group dominated our music chart this week in a fashion that has never been done before. Big Bang has six songs in the top 20, including three songs in the top 10, in addition to haveing the new No. 1 song “Blue” this week. Big Bang’s latest mini-album “Alive” has six tracks (aside from  the “intro”) and each track is considered a title song. All six tracks are very popular and ranked in almost all of our chart sources. So, for the first time in our seven year chart history, an artist has six songs on the chart in the same week.

Big Bang’s three top 10 hits include “Blue” (No. 1), and the new new top 10 entries “Bad Boy” (No. 6), and “Fantastic Baby” (No. 8). In addition, three other Big Bang songs are just outside of the top 10: “Love Dust” (No. 11), “A’int No Fun” (No. 12), and Dae Sung‘s solo hit “Wings” (No. 17).  Don’t be surprised if all six Big Bang songs are in the top 10 next week. They may be battling each other for the top spot!

“Blue” replaces miss A’s “Touch” as the new No. 1 song with a very impressive score of 986. Of the six Big Bang songs on the chart, “Blue” is the song with the most commercial appeal. It was also the first released single of the mini-album, so it is not surprising that “Blue” is ranked the highest this week.


SOOMPI CHART for 2012, Month 3, Week 3

1. (+4) Big Bang – BLUE ***1st Week @ No. 1***
Score: 986
Genre: R&B

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


2. (-1) Miss A – Touch
Score: 911
Genre: Pop/Dance

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


3. (-1) K.Will – 니가 필요해 (I Need You)
Score: 809
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


4. (-1) Ailee – Heaven
Score: 775
Genre: R&B

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


5. (-1) John Park – Falling
Score: 752
Genre: Pop Ballad

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


6. (new) Big Bang – Bad Boy
Score: 723
Genre: R&B

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


7. (-1) FT Island – 지독하게 (Severely)
Score: 689
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


8. (new) Big Bang – Fantastic Baby
Score: 600
Genre: R&B

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


9. (-2) Davichi – 생각날거야 (Will Think Of You)
Score: 588
Genre: Pop Ballad

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


10. (-2) Se7en – 내가 노래를 못해도 (When I Can’t Sing)
Score: 562
Genre: R&B Ballad

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


Rank Artist Song Score
11 Big Bang (new) 사랑먼지 (Love Dust) 547
12 Big Bang (new) 재미없어 (Ain’t No Fun) 408
13 Lyn (new) 비를 내려줘요 (Rain Down) 392
14 T-Ara (-4) Lovey Dovey 384
15 Park Jae Bum (-6) Know Your Name (feat. Dok2) 366
16 Block. B (-4) 난리나 (Nanrina) 365
17 Big Bang (new) 날개 (Wings (Dae Sung solo)) 343
18 Dal★shabet (–) Hit U (feat. Bigtone) 317
19 Jin Woon (2AM), Jr., Kim Ji Soo, Kang Sora (+9) B급인생 (Level B Life) 297
20 Brave Girls (-7) 요즘 너 (Lately You) 287
21 Lee Seung Chul (-2) 잊었니 (Did You Forget) 274
22 Sunny Hill (-11) 베짱이 찬가 (The Grasshopper Song) 255
23 Gavy NJ (-6) 그러고도 남자야 (You Call Yourself A Man (feat. Shorry)) 254
24 Spica (-2) 러시안 룰렛 (Russian Roulette) 245
25 December (new) 이 노랠 빌려서 (With This Song (feat. Elou, Irene)) 243
26 Lee Ki Chan (-10) 아니기를 (Not To Be) 241
27 Haha & Taw (-6) 사랑 (Love (with Gary, Kim Greem)) 239
28 Yang Dong Geun (new) Just The Two Of Us (feat. Lee Jung & Bizzy) 163
29 EXID (-9) Whoz That Girl 162
30 Trouble Maker (-3) Trouble Maker 160
31 Navi (new) 사랑은 너인 것 같아 (I Think My Love Is You) 136
32 Teen Top (-9) 미치겠어 (Crazy) 132
33 Kim Bum Soo (-19) 애인 있어요 (I Have A Lover) 126
34 M4 (new) 사랑이 떠나가도 (Even If Love Leaves) 124
35 MBLAQ (new) Run 123
36 10cm (-7) 애상 (Sorrow) 122
37 IU (-7) 너랑 나 (You And I) 111
38 WE (+4) Party 105
39 Hyorin, Jiyeon, Ailee (-14) Super Star 104
40 Monday Kiz (new) 그랬나봐 (It Was Just Like That) 97
41 B.A.P (-1) Warrior 95
42 Na Yoon Kwon (-18) 겁이 나서 (Because I Got Scared (feat. Baek Ji Young)) 94
43 Min Kyung Hoon (new) 돌아보다 (Looking Back) 88
44 Hyo Rin (Sistar) (-13) 널 사랑하겠어 (I Choose To Love You) 78
45 C-REAL (new) Joma Joma 77
46 LEDApple (-11) Time Is Up 70
47 Beast (-14) 이럴 줄 알았어 (I Knew This Would Happen) 69
48 Fat Cat (new) 꿈만 같아요 (Like A Dream) 58
49 Song Hye Gyo & John Park (new) Switch 57
50 Stellar (-1) UFO 55




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.

The popular choice for March Week 3 would have been Kara. They topped our chart in March Week 3 of 2009 with “Honey” and in 2010 with “Lupin”. However, we are going to cover another song because of its significance. 

Prior to Kara’s 2-year reign on March Week 3, Brown Eyed Girls hit No. 1 with “L.O.V.E” in 2008. This was a career changing hit for the group. Before this song, Brown Eyed Girls was known as a ballad group with very good talent and voices. It was a gamble to switch to dance pop hits but Brown Eyed Girls’ are so talented they pull it off. Listeners started to pay attention to their colorful costumes and choreography and became fans. “L.O.V.E” was a retro style dance hit that was beginning to get popular at the time. It became the group’s first No. 1 song and the rest is history. Every subsequent album title songs Brown Eyed Girls released went to the top of the chart, and all four members Jea, Narsha, Ga In, and Miryo branched out to release solo hits. 

The success of “L.O.V.E” also paves the way for this song’s songwriters Lee Min Soo and Kim Ina, as they have written many great K-Pop hit songs after “L.O.V.E”.

External from soompi image

Click here to re-visit the MV of “L.O.V.E”.


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.