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2012 Half Year Top 10 K-Pop Songs

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2012 Half Year Top 10 K-Pop Songs

We have reached the half way point of 2012 and it is time to announce the half year top 10 songs on our chart.  The calculation method is the same as what we used for our year end chart and soompi gayo awards.  Newer songs will have a higher weight and each song’s total score will be adjusted according to their weekly chart position, competitions they are facing, and time of release.

There are a total of 355 songs that appeared on our weekly top 50 during the first half of 2012. With the number of K-Pop artists now and the frequency of major new releases each week, the competition is very tight.  However, there is one song that stands out on our chart and runs away from the competition to win the No. 1 song in the first half of 2012.  That is SISTAR’s “Alone”.  This song spent a total of 11 weeks on our chart.  It was No. 1 for two weeks in May and also stayed in the top three for six weeks.  “Alone” has a score of 6493, which is more than 800 points ahead of the No. 2 song T-Ara’s “Lovey Dovey.” “Alone” is still on top 20 as I write this post, but it is likely to be replaced by SISTAR’s new song “Loving U.”  Even with 6493 points as a final score, it is already good enough to be in the year end top five.  Congratulations to SISTAR.

Speaking of “Lovey Dovey”, it spent 17 weeks on our chart, which is more than any songs in the first half of 2012.  It also spent four weeks on top of our chart. Since “Lovey Dovey” was released earlier in the year, its score have lower weight than “Alone” which is released later in the year.  Therefore “Lovey Dovey” comes in a distant second with 5634 points. It is a good follow up for T-Ara, who won our chart’s Song Of The Year in 2011 with “Roly Poly”.

At No. 3, the highest ranked boyband goes to none other than Big Bang, as their song “Fantastic Baby” scores 5228 points to round out the top three.  When Big Bang released their album “Alive” in March, they listed all the songs in the album as title tracks. As a result, there were six Big Bang songs on the chart simultaneously for several weeks.  Even though another song “Blue” became No. 1 on our chart for two weeks and also won in various Korean music shows, “Fantastic Baby” seemed to be listeners’ choice as this song stayed a lot longer on the chart.

Just under Lovey Dovey’s record 17 weeks on the chart, at No. 4 we have a song that spent 16 weeks on our chart.  That is Ailee’s “Heaven.”  Not too bad at all for a rookie artist.  This song reached as high as No. 3 in March Week 2. This is also the highest ranked digital single so far this year. Ailee already got rave reviews on her performances.  We are sure we’ll hear from her again in the second half as she will probably release her first full or mini-album.  Ailee is also the only solo artist to make it into our half year top 10 list.

At No. 5 it is the only non mainstream artist to make it into our half year top 10.  Male trio Busker Busker, runner-up of Superstar K3, had a very successful debut with their first album.  The title song “Cherry Blossom Ending” spent a week at No. 1 and is a top five song on our half year countdown.  This song is very refreshing indie light rock style that has successful crossover to the pop chart.

The first sub-unit from Girls Generation, TaeTiSeo, checks in at No. 6 with their 3-weeks No. 1 hit “Twinkle”.  Even though only one third of Girls Generation is represented, they don’t miss a beat and topping the chart as usual.  Notice that “Twinkle” is still on the chart while most songs ahead of them are not.  If this song stays on for a few more weeks, it will definitely move past songs currently ahead of them in the year end countdown.

At No. 7 it is another girl group.  4minute’s “Volume Up” which also spent a week as No. 1 in April.  4minute has consistently done well on our chart and this song is of no exception.  Had this song not being released at almost the same time with Sistar’s “Alone”, it may be even more popular.

At No. 8, it is pop rock group FT Island’s “Severely.”  This song spent three weeks on top of our chart in late February to early March.  It had a very close battle with Seven’s “When I Can’t Sing” and this song came out on top.

The fifth girl group to make the top 10 is at No. 9.  miss A’s “Touch” spent one week at No. 1 and two weeks at No. 2.  A total of 11 weeks on the chart enables this song to make it into our half year top 10.

The last song on our top 10 list belongs to Infinite, who won the top male group on our Soompi Gayo Award last year.  Despite not reaching the top of our chart (highest position was No. 2) and only six weeks so far on the chart, “The Chaser” spent five weeks in the top 10.  This song is still ranked high on the chart and that means it will pass several songs currently ranked higher on the year end chart.

Music: Brave Brothers / Lyrics: Brave Brothers

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3. () Big BangFantastic Baby

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Music: Wheesung / Lyrics: Wheesung

Album: Ailee digital single Heaven

5. () Busker Busker벚꽃 엔딩 (Cherry Blossom Ending)

Music: Jang Bum Joon / Lyrics: Jang Bum Joon

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Music: Brandon Fraley, Jamelle Fraley,

Javier Solis / Lyrics: Seo Ji Eum

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Music: Shinsadong Tiger, Rado / Lyrics: Shinsadong Tiger, Rado

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Music: Kim Do Hoon, Lee Sang Ho / Lyrics: Han Sung Ho

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Music: Park Jin Young / Lyrics: Park Jin Young

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Music: Han Jae Ho, Kim Seung Soo / Lyrics: Song Soo Yoon

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AOA Cream Says 'I'm Jelly Baby' With Their Debut Unmarried Release

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AOA Cream Says 'I'm Jelly Baby' With Their Debut Unmarried Release

After liberating several colorfulphotos, the track video for AOA Cream's single, "I'm Jelly Baby," used to be uploaded via AOA's reliable YouTubechannel on Thursday, Feb. 11.

Watching the music video, the individuals proved that revenge can also be done with a marginally of glitter as they use magic to come again on their cheating boyfriend.

EXO’s Lay Resumes Filming After Recuperating From Injury

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EXO’s Lay Resumes Filming After Recuperating From Injury

EXOs Lay Resumes Filming After Getting better From Damage kminjungee February 11, 2016 0 EXO’s Lay has returned to filming after his injury.

Lay used to be injured at the finish of January whilst filming, because ofa motorbike accident. So as to obtain treatment, he returned to Korea on February 1, and has been resting since. After a couple of days, since he showed improvement, he went back to Changsha, China for the Lunar New Year holiday. 

According to the newest report, Lay arrived in Hangzhou, China on February 10 in order to renew filming for his drama “Old Nine Gates.” While his injury isn'tutterly healed, he is punctiliously filming, with the working out that he doesn’t aggravate the injury. 

8 Performances From “Immortal Song” You need to have to glance at Appropriate Now

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8 Performances From “Immortal Song” You need to have  to glance at  Appropriate Now

8 Performances From Immortal Song You want to haveto glance atAt the moment minjiya February 11, 2016 0 One of the vital best things about tune is that each and every artist has their own authentic style, and theres not anythingfairly like seeing an artist bring out his or her ability and personality in their reside performances. And I dont know about you, yetI like information technology when singers carry out covers, adding their own non-public twist and developingbrand new music. Thank you to the preferred KBS display “Immortal Song,” we might beready torevel in amazing new covers of Korea’s maximumliked songs each week.

Ailee Each person (Yoon Bok Hee)Beginning off the list sturdy is Ailee, one of Koreas reigning divas and a widespread performer on Immortal Song. This functionality of Yoon Bok Hees 1979 song All people is vintage Ailee brilliance, whole alongside Ailees charismatic degree presence: a wind device blowing her hair back, Beyoncé-style; and of course, an unbelievablevariety of deep low notes and strongtop notes. Bonus: a choir stuffed with adorable children! Watch Ailee belt it out (with Yoon Bok Hee beaming like a proud mother) here:

Hwang Chi Yeol Burden (Baek Ji Young)Hwang Chi Yeol, a former vocal instructor for INFINITE who rose to statusat theproveI will be able to See Your Voice, becomereferred to as the 2015 Large Rookie of Immortal Song. On an episode devoted to the Goddess of Ballads, Baek Ji Young, Hwang Chi Yeol chose to hide one of Baek Ji Youngs dance songs, the 1999 hit Burden. This performance showcases all of his charms: his rich, husky voice, his incredible dance skills, and his infectious energy. Enjoy Hwang Chi Yeols deubstep performance (he hilariously mispronounced dubstep in his introduction) below!

Shin Hye Sun Says She Was an Actress On account of Won Bin

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Shin Hye Sun Says She Was an Actress On account of Won Bin

Shin Hye Sun Says She Was an Actress On account of Won Binan0ya February 11, 2016 0 Actress Shin Hye Sun has revealed herself to be a enormous fan of best actor Won Bin.

On the February 11 episode of KBS2TVs Satisfied Together, she opens up about the motivations at the back of her decision to pursue acting.

I watched the drama Autumns Tale when I used to be an basicfaculty student, and straight away fell for Won Bin, she explains about the roots of her Won Bin fandom, and confesses, I avoided watching tvon each occasion Won Bin got here on, just because I couldnt stare him in the eyes. I loved him that much.

Video Primary trailer released for the Korean-American-British-French documentary 'Twinsters'

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"Twinsters" (2015)Directed via Ryan Miyamoto , Samantha FutermanWith Samantha Futerman, Anais Bordier,..."Twinsters" is a collaboration between United States, France, Korea, and United Kingdom.SynopsisOn February 21, 2013, Samantha Futerman, an American actor living in Los Angeles, won a message by way of Facebook that mightsignificantlytrade her life. It used to be from Anais Bordier, a French style design student living in London. Anas' pals viewed a video on YouTube featuring Samantha. They were right away blown away by the same appearance of Samantha Anas. After a couple ofmild Google stalking sessions, Anas her companycame upon that eitherladies were born on November 19, 1987 and followedin a while after. Anas knew right away that it changed intoconceivable for Samantha to be her biological dual sister and reached out to her via Twitter Facebook. This sparked the start of the adventure for Samantha and Anas. Written by Samantha FutermanRelease date in Korea : 2016/03/03

Video Of Loopy Talented Lady Making a song With Kim Bum Soo Is going VIRAL In Korea

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Video Of Loopy Talented Lady  Making a song With Kim Bum Soo Is going VIRAL In Korea

Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Making a song with a really talented vocalist would possibly even make excellent singers fadedcompared sometimes. However, netizens were surprised when an unknown ladyused to bein a position to stay along ofmythical singer Kim Bum Soo. When the 2got here out to sing a duet for the crowd on a up to date broadcast, audience werent certain what to expect. However, oncethe woman opened her mouth, all and sundrychanged intobowled over to notice that she was capable ofcling her own opposed to the overpowering voice of the veteran vocalist. In fact, when the song came to an impressive conclusion, the two earned a status ovation from the audience.

Koreaboo has accrued reactions from Netizens who commented at thelong-established article from our Korean source. The beneath comments are the maximumneatly liked comments at the time of this article being published.

Netizen Claims To Have Pictures Of K-Pop Idols Entering LOVE Motel

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Netizen Claims To Have Pictures Of K-Pop Idols Entering LOVE Motel

75 / -54 It isn't a crime to stroll into a love motel.. This is most effective going to harmthe feminine idols symbol and folks are going to attack her. In line with what I have observedagoon the net one mean money is just right but you may ruin two peoples lives on account of couple bucks. The ones two also arerecurringindividuals but because ofthe realitythat they're celebrities, it will hit them hard. I know you may well besatisfied receiving money after reporting it but you will most certainly bewired from remorseful about right? You could be effected challenging too when your onlyanswerable for exposing this. Humans are supposed to existunhappy together and laugh along with other folksalthough you dont know them well.. You mustnotice others. We know that you'll be in a position to do this. We are just human Just bring to mind it in their shoes.

IU’s Firm Warns Opposed to Social Media Imposters

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IU’s Firm Warns Opposed to Social Media Imposters

IUs Firm Warns Opposed to Social Media Impostersorionight February 11, 2016 0 Singer IU currently warned other folks against impersonating her on social media.

On February 12, IUs agency LOEN Tree released a commentaryat thefactorby the use of their legitimate Facebook page. The statement wrote, Wed love todeal withthe problemof individualsrunning social media accounts that impersonate artists. We are hopingthat folks abstain from destructive the artists thru impersonation.

IU is some distance from the primary to take care of impersonators on the web – remaining year, f(x)s Luna, Yoo Jae Suk, and Haha have all spoken out against the fad of pretend social media accounts. Lee Jong Suk even changed into a victim of identity robbery last year.

“The Go back of Superman” Introduce Lee Beom Soo and His Kids in New Stills

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“The Go back of Superman” Introduce Lee Beom Soo and His Kids in New Stills

The Go back of Superman Introduce Lee Beom Soo and His Youngsters in New Stillskokoberry February 11, 2016 0 Lee Beom Soo and his kids So Eul and Da Eul could beacting in their first actual episode of The Return of Superman.

The upcoming episode will introduce his six-year-old daughter So Eul and his three-year-old son Da Eul. The pair has been nicknamed the SoDa siblings. Already shootingthe eye of many viewers, the siblings will reportedly charm with their authentic and unforeseen traits.

While dining tteokbokki (spicy rice cakes), Da Eul activates his dad to speakthe usage of make-believe words. Da Eul issues at the food and says, Ahmyoo! Bbibbong? and shocks his father with the incomprehensible phrases.

TWICE's Dahyun joins After School's Nana, FIESTAR's Cao Lu, and more in upcoming 'Real Men' feminine soldier special!

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TWICE's Dahyun joins After School's Nana, FIESTAR's Cao Lu, and more in upcoming 'Real Men' feminine soldier special!

A representative of the proveshowed that TWICE's Dahyun could be joining After School's Nana, FIESTAR's Cao Lu, Gong Hyun Joo, Kim Sung Eun, and Lee Chae Young for filming, starting February 16th.