Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2011 – March Week 4


[Listen to this week’s Top 50 songs while you read this!]

Big Bang wins the top spot for the second straight week with “Tonight”. The song is still gaining in scores and is the favorite to stay on top again next week.

The new No. 2 song is K.Will’s “Heart Is Beating”, closing in and quickly moving up 11 spots to be the runner up this week. This song tops most internet and airplay rankings in Korea last week and will continue to narrow its gap with Big Bang’s “Tonight”.

There are two brand new entries inside the top 10, led by Wheesung’s “Story Of A Cold Heart”.  Wheesung just released his single album two weeks ago and this song already topped MNet’s M!Countdown this week. “Story Of A Cold Heart” is still scoreless in many of our sources this week but already debuted at No. 6.  Look for this song to be in the top 3 next week.

DBSG also has a new hit song “Before U Go” entering our chart at No. 9. After promoting “Keep Your Head Down” and “Maximum”, this new hit is coming from the repackaged version of their album. Yet another song that should move up very fast.

SOOMPI CHART for 2011, Month 3, Week 4

1. (–) Big Bang – Tonight ***2nd Week @ No. 1***
Score: 943
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. (+11) K.Will – 가슴이 뛴다 (Heart Is Beating)
Score: 856
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Kim Ina
Album: K.Will 2nd mini-album | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


3. (–) Lee Hyun – 내꺼 중에 최고 (You Are The Best Of My Life)
Score: 823
Genre: R&B Ballad

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


4. (+3) Song Ji Eun (Secret) – 미친거니 (Are You Crazy?)
Score: 769
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


5. (+1) Kan Mi Yeon – 파파라치 (Paparazzi)
Score: 587
Genre: Pop/Dance

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


6. (new) Wheesung – 가슴 시린 이야기 (Story of a Cold Heart)
Score: 586
Genre: R&B

Music: Kim Do Hoon, Lee Sang Ho / Lyrics: Wheesung
Album: Wheesung single album “Story Of A Cold Heart” | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


7. (-5) IU – 나만 모르는 이야기 (Story Only I Didn’t Know)
Score: 570
Genre: Pop Ballad

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


8. (+3) Hyun Bin – 가질 수 없는 너 (You I Can’t Have)
Score: 491
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: / Lyrics:
Album: Hyun Bin digital single “You I Can’t Have”
Watch: MV


9. (new) DBSG – 이것만은 알고 가 (Before U Go)
Score: 423
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Yoo Joung Jin, Yoo Han Jin / Lyrics: Yoo Young Jin
Album: DBSG: Keep Your Head Down (repackaged) | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


10. (-2) MBLAQ – 다시 (Again)
Score: 388
Genre: Pop/Dance

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


Rank Artist Song Score
11 M to M (+21) 이런 쓰레기 같은 (Trash Like This) 376
12 Sori (–) 심장이 춤춘다 (Heart Is Dancing) 345
13 G.na (-8) Black & White 341
14 Kim Hyung Joon (SS501) (+20) oH! aH! 330
15 Mighty Mouth (-11) 톡톡 (Tok Tok) 314
16 2AM (new) 최고의 사랑 (最愛 / Saiai) (The Greatest Love) 305
17 SG Wannabe (new) 고작 (Only) 302
18 5Dolls (+2) 너 말이야 (It’s You) 263
19 Monday Kiz & Gavy NJ (new) 사랑은 똑같다 (Love is the Same) 262
20 Kim Hyun Jung (-10) 1분 1초 (One Minute One Second) 260
21 J-Cera (+5) 언제나 사랑해 (Love You Whenever) 259
22 Davichi (new) 한사람 (One Person) 257
23 M4 (new) 내 사랑 (My Love) 254
24 Kim Soo Hyun (-9) Dreaming 252
25 Dalmatian (-11) 그 남자는 반대 (That Man Is The Opposite) 246
26 Navi (-17) 잘 된 일이야 (Well Done) 233
27 Super Junior M (+1) 태완미 (Perfection) 217
28 Gummy (-5) 기다리고 싶어 (I Want To Wait) 212
29 Monday Kiz (-11) 이 밤이 지나면 (When This Night Passes) 190
30 Secret (-14) 샤이보이 (Shy Boy) 180
31 Infinite (new) Nothing’s Over 169
32 Girl’s Day (new) 반짝반짝 (Twinkle Twinkle) 163
33 Beast (new) 무지개 (Rainbow) 156
34 Lim Jung Hee (new) 해바라기 (Sunflower) 133
35 Kahi (-18) 돌아와 나쁜 너 (Come Back You Bad Person) 132
36 Kim Bo Kyung (-14) 하루하루 (Day By Day) 131
37 Handsome People (-2) Shall We Dance 131
38 ZE:A (new) Here I Am 124
39 Na Yoon Kwon (-18) 그대가 있어 웃는다 (Laughing Because You Are Here) 122
40 December (-11) 누구보다널 사랑해 (Love You More than Anyone Else) 112
41 Lee Jung (new) 사랑은 왜 (Why Love) 111
42 Dal★shabet (-23) Supa Dupa Diva 106
43 Suh Young Eun (new) 잊을만도 한데 (Don’t Blame You For Forgetting) 105
44 HAM (-5) 눈 높이를 낮추고 (Lower One’s Eyes) 101
45 Kang Seung Yoon (-20) 니가 천국이다 (You are Heaven (Midas OST)) 95
46 Lady Jane (-13) 친한 사이 (On Friendly Terms) 81
47 10cm (-2) 그게 아니고 (That Is Not It) 80
48 Lee Sun Jung Band (-2) Break The Wall 75
49 Han Groo (new) My Boy 67
50 Jewelry (-26) Back It Up 66



In this segment we go back in time to re-visit charts of the same week in past years.  Soompi music chart begins in January 2005.  At first we had only 20 songs and later expanded to 50 songs.

March week 4 in 2007: A new sexy diva was born and scored her first No. 1 song that week. Multi-talented Ivy had already showcased her skills from her debut album “My Sweet And Free Day” in 2005.  She has superior dancing skills, she is great in both up-tempo and ballad songs. At that time where live singing is still not mandatory, she already performed live on all her stages. Many fans comment that she is sexy without having wearing sexy outfits.

Ivy waited until 2007 to release her second album “A Sweet Moment”. The title song ” Sonata Of Temptation” only took four weeks to get to No. 1 on our chart and went on to stay on top for five weeks.  Again, Ivy showcased her talents singing live and showing difficult dance moves at the same time.  Her follow up hit, a ballad “If It Is Like This” also went to No. 2. She draws comparison to Lee Hyori and many people think that she will be the next major female soloist. She was easily the most popular female solo artist that year.

External from soompi image

Unfortunately, she had in a scandal involving her ex-boyfriend (prior to her debut days) at the end of that year. It also didn’t help that the next year her management company closed down so Ivy has to find a new company. She finally came back at the end of 2009 with her third album. Due to her prior scandal, the big changes in k-pop during her absence, and also many similar singers had since debuted, the album and its title track fell short of expectation.

To this date, “Temptation Of Sonata” is still Ivy’s biggest hit.  Let’s re-visit this song’s MV here.

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.