Toppin’ The Charts – January (Week Two)

Posted on Jan 18 2012

Are you as excited as I am for week two? Good! Let’s hope last week’s trend of new and awesome music stuck. Hit the jump to find out for yourself!

This felt like a week of disappointment as songs I liked fell and groups I dislike made the list. Granted, there were quite a few changes in Japan’s top ten, so I can’t help but be relieved all things considered. I think the most surprising release was that of Baroque’s, a group that has been disbanded since 2004, only to come back with three singles at once! Talk about making it work. Due to the fact they released three separate singles the only way to get a music video (from what I gathered) is by buying the limited edition set with all three albums. I was unable to reasonably order this on Sunday and hope it got me by Tuesday, and as such you’ll have to bare with pretty pictures for their three songs.

I can already predict we’re going to see even more of T-ara next week on the Korean charts. Their single “Lovey Dovey” has yet to show up, and if I don’t see it on the top ten next week I will be amazingly surprised.

Lastly, as promised the arrows are back! Granted it looks as if I need to toy around with them a bit more to get the animation a bit smoother, but huzzah regardless.

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  • Elk January 18, 2012 at 12:04 PM

    So happy IU is still #1, hope she stays there for a long while. Cry, Cry sounds too much like Britney… it needs to go down!

  • Cerulaine January 18, 2012 at 12:11 PM

    Jap chart…
    10 – Omg it’s awesome to see Namie on the charts I’m so proud!
    9 – AKB48, don’t care. >>
    8 – I don’t like their name because it sounds like they want me to kiss their feet. Ew.
    7 – I’m surprised it went down 5 spots. :O
    6 – Yay pedicure day~
    5 – I need to listen to more of this group holy crap omg in love.
    4 – HAHA! AMAZING Yay~ new fav group.
    3 – Omg this is intense holy cows, come on babies keep goin. make it to #1? XD
    2 – Darn well we tried….great song though.
    1 – Not sure how I feel about this being first…nope don’t want.

    Korean chart…
    10 – Great vocals, love the song.
    9 – I love her hair in this…lol…I also love her raspy voice!
    8 – Good song, I like it. ^^
    6 – More Noel, I’m ok with this.
    5 – FFFFF I love this song so much. x.X Has anyone mashed this with Brit yet?
    4 – Wow 22 spots up that’s awesome, interesting song.
    3 – aww yeah trouble maker yes please god damnit this song is just ugh it does things to me.
    2 – Heh T-ara, good on ya girls. Keep up the good work.
    1 – YES IU <33333 I'm so ok with this on so many levels.

    • Kanashimi January 18, 2012 at 12:19 PM

      8 – It does stand for “Kiss My Foot Two”.
      7 – I want more Jin. Actually, I’m going to request him more.
      5 – Remember, all their stuff be older and from what I can tell the sound has changed a bit.

    • Kibs January 18, 2012 at 5:08 PM


  • PrinceVern January 18, 2012 at 3:55 PM

    I’m so very happy for the 3 new singles from Baroque *o* I hearts them so much~

  • Leviathan Mist January 18, 2012 at 10:45 PM

    Well I wasn’t the least bit impressed with the Japanese charts. It’s a shame that they seem to be trending away from what I love so much about Japanese music.

    As for the Korean charts, there are actually a few songs that stand out. Namely, number 5, 2 and 1. T-ara is one of my favorite Korean singers, and IU sounds like they’re mixing in a Japanese style to their music, which is nice.

  • PansyChubb January 19, 2012 at 11:24 AM

    This is an awesome feature, Kana! Thank you!!! I’m learning so much . . . ^_^

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