Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2011 – March Week 3


*Listen to a 30-minute mashup of this week’s Top 50 while you read this post*

It took longer than most fans expected, but Big Bang finally moves up to the top of our chart this week with “Tonight”. Even though this song had swept all the TV Show countdowns and internet charts for the last two weeks, it was hurt by the group’s non appearances in some of the other music shows and also lack of airplay points. Now that Big Bang has appeared in all music shows and the song’s airplay is much stronger, it easily won No. 1 this week.

Not too much movement within the top 10 this week. The only new top 10 entry which is Song Ji Eun’s “Are You Crazy?”, appropriately replacing her group Secret’s “Shy Boy”. Known for her strong vocals, Song Ji Eun takes a break from dance/pop and returns to her more familiar ballad songs.

There are three brand new entries just outside of the top 10, led by Hyun Bin’s “You I Can’t Have”.  Hyun Bin boosted his popularity a lot from his drama “Secret Garden” before he went into his military service.  This song is a temporary farewell song to his fans.

Female singer Sori scores her first top 20 hit this week at No. 12 with “Heart Is Dancing” with the help of hip-hop duo Supreme Team. This song has a heavy Supreme Team flavor and influence, reminded us of “Then Then Then” which spent many weeks in the top 10 last year.

Finally, K.Will returns with a new mini-album and the title song “Heart Is Beating” enters our chart at No. 13 this week.  This song should have the best potential among the three high new entries. We should expect to see it in the top 10 next week.


SOOMPI CHART for 2011, Month 3, Week 3

1. (+5) Big Bang – Tonight ***1st Week @ No. 1***
Score: 926
Genre: R&B/Hip-hop

Music: e.knock, G-Dragon / Lyrics: G-Dragon
Album: Big Bang mini-album Vol. 4 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

2. (-1) IU – 나만 모르는 이야기 (Story Only I Didn’t Know)
Score: 849
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: Yoon Sang / Lyrics: Kim Ina
Album: IU mini-plus album – Real + | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

3. (-1) Lee Hyun – 내꺼 중에 최고 (You Are The Best Of My Life)
Score: 808
Genre: R&B Ballad

Music: Hitman Bang / Lyrics: Hitman Bang
Album: Lee Hyun mini-album Vol. 2 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

4. (+1) Mighty Mouth – 톡톡 (Tok Tok)
Score: 709
Genre: Hip-hop

Music: Rhymer, Dong Ne Hyung / Lyrics: Mighty Mouth
Album: Mighty Mouth Vol. 2 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

5. (-2) G.na – Black & White
Score: 691
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Kim Do Hoon, Lee Sang Ho / Lyrics: Yangpa
Album: G.na Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

6. (-2) Kan Mi Yeon – 파파라치 (Paparazzi)
Score: 684
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Hitman Bang / Lyrics: Hitman Bang
Album: Kan Mi Yeon mini-album Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

7. (+6) Song Ji Eun (Secret) – 미친거니 (Are You Crazy?)
Score: 594
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: Kang Ji Won, Kim Ki Bum / Lyrics: Kang Ji Won, Kim Ki Bum
Album: Song Ji Eun digital single “Are You Crazy?”
Watch: MV

8. (-1) MBLAQ – 다시 (Again)
Score: 491
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Tae Wan, Blue Magic / Lyrics: Tae Wan, Blue Magic
Album: BLAQ Style [3D Edition] | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

9. (–) Navi – 잘 된 일이야 (Well Done)
Score: 464
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: Lee Ki, Lee Hyun Seung / Lyrics: Kang Eun Kyung
Album: Navi Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

10. (–) Kim Hyun Jung – 1분 1초 (One Minute One Second)
Score: 454
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Minuki / Lyrics: Minuki
Album: Kim Hyun Jung digital single “1 Minute 1 Second”
Watch: MV

Rank Artist Song Score
11 Hyun Bin (new) 가질 수 없는 너 (You I Can’t Have) 425
12 Sori (new) 심장이 춤춘다 (Heart Is Dancing) 406
13 K.Will (new) 가슴이 뛴다 (Heart Is Beating) 389
14 Dalmatian (+1) 그 남자는 반대 (The Man Opposed) 357
15 Kim Soo Hyun (-1) Dreaming 331
16 Secret (-8) 샤이보이 (Shy Boy) 297
17 Kahi (-5) 돌아와 나쁜 너 (Come Back You Bad Person) 289
18 Monday Kiz (+20) 이 밤이 지나면 (When This Night Passes) 287
19 Dal★shabet (-8) Supa Dupa Diva 283
20 5Dolls (+3) 너 말이야 (It’s You) 279
21 Na Yoon Kwon (+16) 그대가 있어 웃는다 (Laughing Because You Are Here) 272
22 Kim Bo Kyung (-6) 하루하루 (Day By Day) 269
23 Gummy (-2) 기다리고 싶어 (I Want To Wait) 265
24 Jewelry (-5) Back It Up 251
25 Kang Seung Yoon (-8) 니가 천국이다 (You are Heaven (Midas OST)) 224
26 J-Cera (+17) 언제나 사랑해 (Love You Whenever) 223
27 Free Style (-7) 별 (Star (feat. JD)) 213
28 Super Junior M (new) 태완미 (Too Perfect) 203
29 December (-11) 누구보다널 사랑해 (Love You More than Anyone Else) 180
30 SG Wannabe (new) 너란 사람 (It’s You) 168
31 Chang Min & Jin Woon (2AM) (-9) 사랑하면 안될까 (Can’t I Love You?) 157
32 M to M (new) 이런 쓰레기 같은 (Trash Like This) 154
33 Lady Jane (-6) 친한 사이 (On Friendly Terms) 140
34 Kim Hyung Joon (SS501) (new) oH! aH! 126
35 Handsome People (new) Shall We Dance 120
36 Swings (new) 본능적으로 Remix (Instinctive Remix (with Yoon Jong Shin, Tae Yang)) 117
37 Jung Yong Hwa (-4) 처음 사랑하는 연인들을 위해 (반말송) (For First Time Lovers (Banmal Song)) 100
38 Kim Bum Soo & Tae Yeon (-6) 달라 (Different) 91
39 HAM (new) 눈 높이를 낮추고 (Lower One’s Eyes) 88
40 Wax (-10) 가슴이 뻥 뚫려 (Hole In My Heart) 84
41 DBSG (-10) 왜 (Keep Your Head Down) 83
42 Teen Top (-18) Supa Luv 82
43 GD&TOP (+2) 집에 가지마 (Don’t Go Home) 81
44 Bubble Sisters (new) 애원 (Plea (R&B Ver.)) 80
45 10cm (-1) 그게 아니고 (That Is Not It) 80
46 Lee Sun Jung Band (+1) Break The Wall 79
47 T-Ara (-21) 뷰티풀 걸 (Beautiful Girl) 79
48 Alex (new) 되돌릴수있다면 (If Only I Can Go Back (Feat.Jae In)[From movie: Late Autumn]) 76
49 Namolla Family JW (-21) 헤어진 두 사람 (feat. 태인) (Separated Two People (feat. Tae In)) 73
50 Soul Dive (new) 점점더 (More And More) 66




Lexy애송이 (Young Fellow)     
Genre: Hip-hop/R&B
External from soompi image 
Album: Lexy Vol. 1 (2003) Track 6 
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Lexy (real name: Hwang Hyo Sook) stands for Luxury And Sexy.  She is the first female soloist of YG Entertainment, earning the title “The first lady of YG”.  Before she released her first album, she was featured as a rapper in YG Family’s albums.  Just like YG later marketed 2NE1, Lexy already received a lot of pre-debut hypes among fans.  She was better known as a rapper than a singer, but under further vocal trainings, she managed to do both quite well.  Lexy finally debuted in late 2003.  With the help of Psy rapping on her debut song “Young Fellow”, she focus almost entirely on singing.  That is what YG wanted to introduce her to fans.  “Young Fellow” was a booming success and went to No. 1 on various music charts at the end of 2003.  Lexy went on to release three more albums but not as successful as her debut album.  In the last two albums, she went back to more of a rapper than a singer.  We last seen Lexy on stage in 2008 with her fourth album title song “Ma People”.  She has left YG Entertainment and fans are eager to see her comeback.  Rumor has that she will comeback later this year with a new image.



About the Soompi Music Chart:

Soompi Music Chart is unlike any other music charts or television rankings.  It takes into account not only sales and rankings by various other charts in Korea, but also airplays of each song, the number of live performances and appearances, 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 (Dosirak, Bugs, Melon, Naver, Monkey3, Daum, Cyworld, Soribada) – 15%
ChartKorea – 5%  
Hottracks Weekly Album Sales (1 weeks lag) – 10%
SBS (Inky Gayo Take 7 + SBS Mill weekly rankings) – 10%
MBC Inky Top 100 Chart – 10%
KBS Music Bank K-Chart – 10%
MNet M!Countdown – 5%

Gasoo appearance  on gayo shows  (MBC Music Core, SBS Inky Gayo, KBS Music Bank, M!Countdown) – 10%

Thanks to Mardi09 for helping on this week’s internet chart research and motoway065 for song title translations.