Last year’s inactivity did not hurt 2AM a bit, as they recaptured the top spot on our chart in just two weeks with their new song “I Wonder If You Hurt Like Me”. They did it with a very impressive high score of 973, and won it over a couple of Big Bang songs. “Fantastic Baby” finally scores higher than “Blue” this week, despite the latter song’s triple crown win in SBS Inkygayo. 

There are three new songs at the bottom of the top 10 this week. At No. 8, it is a collaboration between the lead singers of a rising boy band and a rising girl group. Yang Yo Sub of BEAST and Jung Eun Ji of A Pink duets for the first time with a lovely ballad “Love Day.” This is the first song for the “A ‘Cube’ for Season” project series. “Love Day,” is composed by Kim Gun Woo who is responsible for hits such as MC Mong’s “I Love You, Oh Thank You” and “Letter Written To You Part 2.” This duet is about a new couple getting to know each other and was released on White Day.

At No. 9, veteran female singer Lyn is back with Part 2 of her 7th album titled “Love Fiction”. The title song “Teddy Bear” moves up 13 spots this week to No. 9. It is a medium tempo pop ballad number composed by Vibe’s Yoon Min Soo. It holds easy beats and lyrics that are easy to follow. Hae Geum from the female trio BeBe Mignon is featured as a narrator on this song.

The new song with the most potential is debuting at No. 10 this week. SHINee is coming back with their 4th mini-album “Sherlock.” The title song of the same name enters our chart at No. 10. Sherlock refers to famous detective Sherlock Holmes. That’s why the song has an English subtitle “Clue + Note.” While “Clue” and “Note” itself are also separate tracks on the mimi-album, “Sherlock” combines the two songs together. This is definitely a new experiment in K-Pop. “Sherlock” is definitely a song to challenge for the top spot in coming weeks.


SOOMPI CHART for 2012, Month 3, Week 5

1. (+6) 2AM – 너도 나처럼 (I Wonder If You Hurt Like Me) ***1st Week @ No. 1***
Score: 973
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. (+1) Big Bang – Fantastic Baby
Score: 860
Genre: R&B

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


3. (-2) Big Bang – BLUE
Score: 845
Genre: R&B

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


4. (-2) Miss A – Touch
Score: 785
Genre: Pop/Dance

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


5. (-1) Ailee – Heaven
Score: 770
Genre: R&B

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


6. (-1) K.Will – 니가 필요해 (I Need You)
Score: 652
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


7. (-1) John Park – Falling
Score: 641
Genre: Pop Ballad

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


8. (+7) Yang Yo Sub (Beast) & Jung Eun Ji (Apink) – Love Day
Score: 586
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: Kim Gun Woo / Lyrics: Kim Ina
Album: “A Cube” For Season # Green digital single
Watch: MV


9. (+13) Lyn – 곰인형 (Teddy Bear (feat. Hae Geum))
Score: 584
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


10. (new) SHINee – Sherlock
Score: 582
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


Rank Artist Song Score
11 Big Bang (-3) Bad Boy 543
12 CNBlue (+6) 아직 사랑한다 (Still In Love) 506
13 B1A4 (+8) Baby I’m Sorry 460
14 Kim Soo Hyun (–) 그대 한 사람 (The Only Person) 408
15 FT Island (-6) 지독하게 (Severely) 326
16 Busker Busker (new) 이상형 (Ideal Type) 318
17 Davichi (-7) 생각날거야 (Will Think Of You) 314
18 Ga In (new) 너만은 모르길 (For You Not To Know) 312
19 Big Bang (-7) 사랑먼지 (Love Dust) 307
20 December (-9) 이 노랠 빌려서 (With This Song (feat. Elou, Irene)) 286
21 Se7en (-8) 내가 노래를 못해도 (When I Can’t Sing) 266
22 Shinhwa (new) Venus 256
23 T-Ara (-7) Lovey Dovey 237
24 Lee Seung Chul (-4) 잊었니 (Did You Forget) 224
25 NU’EST (new) Face 205
26 Park Hyo Shin (new) 이상하다 (Strange (Acoustic Ver.)) 204
27 Brave Girls (-4) 요즘 너 (Lately You) 202
28 Big Bang (-11) 재미없어 (Ain’t No Fun) 193
29 Block. B (-10) 난리나 (Nanrina) 183
30 EXID (+16) Whoz That Girl 171
31 M4 (–) 사랑이 떠나가도 (Even If Love Leaves) 147
32 Nine Muses (+3) 티켓 (Ticket) 133
33 Ji Yeon (new) 하루하루 (Day By Day) 130
34 Trouble Maker (-1) Trouble Maker 124
35 MBLAQ (new) 100% 123
36 Baek Ji Young (new) 한참 지나서 119
37 Haha & Taw (new) 내 품이 좋다던 사람 (The Person By My Side (with Ha Dong Kyun)) 118
38 BoA (new) One Dream (feat. Henry of SJ-M, Key of SHINee) 116
39 Kim Bo Kyung (new) 뭐해 (What Are You Doing?) 114
40 2BiC (new) 또 한 여잘 울렸어 (Made Yet Another Woman Cry) 110
41 LEDApple (+9) Sadness 95
42 Geeks (–) 그냥 가요 (Just Go (feat. Jo Hyun Ah of Urban Zakapa)) 94
43 Bohemian (new) 아프지마 (Don’t Hurt) 87
44 Park Jae Bum (-15) Know Your Name (feat. Dok2) 86
45 Fat Cat (-21) 꿈만 같아요 (Like A Dream) 85
46 C-REAL (-7) Joma Joma 81
47 Shinhwa (new) Hurts 73
48 Dal★shabet (-22) Hit U (feat. Bigtone) 69
49 Na Yoon Kwon (-4) 겁이 나서 (Because I Got Scared (feat. Baek Ji Young)) 66
50 Ji Yeon & JB (-13) Together 62




As One – 너만은 모르길 (For You Not To Know)
Genre: Pop Ballad
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Album: As One Vol. 1 (1999) Track 3
Watch: MV
Comment: We continue our coverage on veteran songwriter Yoon Il Sang’s upcoming 21st anniversary album. The latest pre-released single is from Brown Eyed Girls’ Ga In’s “For You Not To Know.” The original version of this song is sung by female duo As One and was their debut song back in 1999. 

As One is a Korean-American duo formed by Min Lee and Crystal Chae in 1999. Back then, the first wave of K-Pop was budding and many Korean musicians living overseas were moving back to Korea and brought their music style, a hybrid of American R&B and Korean pop ballads and blended into Korean pop style R&B. As One is among the groups that is focus on this genre. They got their name As One because the two girls similar voices and even looks that fans thought the song was sung by a solo artist. While “Day By Day” may be the more popular song from their debut album in 1999, “For You Not To Know” is also a great song. Watch the MV of both versions to see if you like As One’s original version or Ga In’s latest version.

As One is still active today. The duo have participated in some music projects in recent years to experiment new styles.

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.