Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2011 – April Week 1


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Two top male vocalists battled for No. 1 this week, with K.Will’s “Heart Is Beating” narrowly edging out Wheesung’s “Story Of A Cold Heart” by just two points to win the top spot of the week. K.Will, who debuted back in 2007, come close to hitting No. 1 on our chart several times in the past. Congratulations to him for finally getting to the top of the chart.

Songwriter Kim Do Hoon should be proud of himself this week, as he wrote and co-wrote both the No. 1 and No. 2 songs. In addition he is also behind CN Blue’s “Intuition”, using the pen name SEI. “Intuition” is this weeks highest debut song at #7 and is the title song from the first full length album by  popular pop/rock group CN Blue. Their first two hits both reached No. 1 on our charts, while the song “Love” was also our song of the year for last year. “Intuition” should be a serious challenger for the top spot next week.

Two other songs made big 22-spot jumps into the top 10 this week.  At No. 9 is fast rising boy band Infinite’s “Nothing’s Over”, from their single album “Inspirit”. This is the group’s first top 10 hit.  Female group Girl’s Day also have their first top 10 hit “Twinkle Twinkle”, a reinterpretation of Nami’s “Spinning” which was popular in the 80’s music scene. The group’s past songs were not ranked high on the chart.  This is definitely their breakthrough hit as “Twinkle Twinkle” is ranked high on most chart sources in Korea.


SOOMPI CHART for 2011, Month 4, Week 1

1. (+1) K.Will – 가슴이 뛴다 (Heart Is Beating) ***1st Week @ No. 1***
Score: 889
Genre: Pop Ballad

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

2. (+4) Wheesung – 가슴 시린 이야기 (Story of a Cold Heart)
Score: 887
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

3. (–) Lee Hyun – 내꺼 중에 최고 (You Are The Best Of My Life)
Score: 755
Genre: R&B Ballad

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

4. (-3) Big Bang – Tonight
Score: 741
Genre: R&B/Hip-hop

Music: e.knock, G-Dragon / Lyrics: G-Dragon
Album: Big Bang mini-album Vol. 4 | Purchase this Album
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5. (-1) Song Ji Eun (Secret) – 미친거니 (Are You Crazy?)
Score: 701
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?”
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6. (+3) DBSG – 이것만은 알고 가 (Before U Go)
Score: 682
Genre: Pop

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

7. (new) CN Blue – 직감 (Intuition)
Score: 647
Genre: Pop/Rock

Music: SEI, KOZI / Lyrics: Han Sung Ho
Album: CNBlue Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
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8. (-3) Kan Mi Yeon – 파파라치 (Paparazzi)
Score: 589
Genre: Pop/Dance

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

9. (+22) Infinite – Nothing’s Over
Score: 583
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Han Jae Ho, Kim Seung Soo / Lyrics: Song Soo Yoon
Album: Infinite Single Album “Inspirit” | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV

10. (+22) Girl’s Day – 반짝반짝 (Twinkle Twinkle)
Score: 573
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Nam Ki Sung / Lyrics: Nam Ki Sung, Park Gun Ho, Jang Joon Myung
Album: Girl’s Day single – Girl’s Day Party #3
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Rank Artist Song Score
11 IU (-4) 나만 모르는 이야기 (Story Only I Didn’t Know) 436
12 Hyun Bin (-4) 가질 수 없는 너 (You I Can’t Have) 405
13 ZE:A (+25) Here I Am 366
14 SG Wannabe (+3) 고작 (Only) 341
15 2AM (+1) 최고의 사랑 (最愛 / Saiai) (The Greatest Love) 316
16 G.na (-3) Black & White 289
17 Monday Kiz & Gavy NJ (+2) 사랑은 똑같다 (Love is the Same) 285
18 M to M (-7) 이런 쓰레기 같은 (Trash Like This) 268
19 Mighty Mouth (-4) 톡톡 (Tok Tok) 256
20 Kim Hyung Joon (SS501) (-6) oH! aH! 253
21 Navi (+5) 잘 된 일이야 (Well Done) 246
22 Jung Yup (new) 아무일도 없었다 (Nothing Wrong) 244
23 M4 (–) 내 사랑 (My Love) 239
24 Younha (new) It’s Beautiful 233
25 Chi Chi (new) 장난치지마 (Don’t Play Around) 224
26 5Dolls (-8) 너 말이야 (It’s You) 220
27 Sori (-15) 심장이 춤춘다 (Heart Is Dancing) 203
28 Kim Bo Kyung (new) 봄처럼 (Like A Spring) 200
29 Davichi (-7) 한사람 (One Person) 199
30 Dalmatian (-5) 그 남자는 반대 (That Man Is The Opposite) 190
31 J-Cera (-10) 언제나 사랑해 (Love You Whenever) 182
32 Kim Soo Hyun (-8) Dreaming 169
33 Super Junior M (-6) 태완미 (Perfection) 161
34 MBLAQ (-24) 다시 (Again) 147
35 Suh Young Eun (+8) 잊을만도 한데 (Don’t Blame You For Forgetting) 145
36 Gummy (-8) 기다리고 싶어 (I Want To Wait) 131
37 Secret (-7) 샤이보이 (Shy Boy) 104
38 Lee Jung (+3) 사랑은 왜 (Why Love) 94
39 Kim Hyun Jung (-19) 1분 1초 (One Minute One Second) 93
40 Han Groo (+9) My Boy 92
41 Handsome People (-4) Shall We Dance 84
42 Heo Kong & Hoony Hoon (new) 너만을 사랑해 (Love Only Me) 83
43 Lee Sun Jung Band (+5) Break The Wall 74
44 LPG (new) 앵그리 (Angry) 67
45 Monday Kiz (-16) 이 밤이 지나면 (When This Night Passes) 66
46 Lim Jung Hee (-12) 해바라기 (Sunflower) 61
47 Kang Seung Yoon (-2) 니가 천국이다 (You are Heaven (Midas OST)) 56
48 Teen Top (new) Angel 50
49 Lady Jane (-3) 친한 사이 (On Friendly Terms) 47
50 10cm (-3) 그게 아니고 (That Is Not It) 47




NickeaGirl On The Bridge      
Genre: Folk
External from soompi image 
Album: Nickea EP “Girl On The Bridge” Track 1 
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Comment: Folk singer Nickea, who is a member of the band, The Young Republic, makes her debut this year with an EP titled, “Girl on the Bridge.” The album consists of songs re-recorded into the Korean language. The title track is of the same title and incorporates stories and melodies the artist personally sought. (credits to motoway065 for translations)


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.