Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2011 – April Week 3


Listen to the Top 50 songs here.

CN Blue scores two points higher than last week and continue its dominance on the chart with “Intuition”.  They will be challenged by Kim Tae Woo next week as his new song “Echo” moved up quickly to No. 2.  Despite the big gap in scoring between the two songs, it is expected to be a lot closer next week.

There are four new songs in the top 10 this week. The most notable one is the high debut of 4minute’s “Mirror Mirror” at No. 9. This song is certainly going to move up to the top 5 next week and perhaps even challenging for the top spot soon. While 4mintue debuted two years ago they have only recently released their first full length album “4minutes Left”. 

After a four year absence, Yangpa returns to the top 10 with “It Hurts”. The song is composed by Kim Do Hoon (who wrote four songs in the top 10 this week), and lyrics by fellow singer Wheesung, who is also in the top 10 this week. Yangpa’s songs are always doing well on the chart but she will face very strong competition.

Eun Ji Won’s project group Clover has the biggest mover this week as their song “La Vida Loca” jumps 28 spots to No. 8.  Clover’s other members are Gilme and Tyfoon (formerly known as Mr. Tyfoon).  With so many pop songs in the top 10, La Vida Loca really stands out with a mixture of hip-hop, R&B, and funk.

Finally, After School’s sub-unit Orange Caramel is back again with “Bangkok City”. The trio shed their cute girl image this time and have become disco divas. We haven’t heard too many pure disco beat songs in k-pop lately and this song is one that will get fans up and dancing.


SOOMPI CHART for 2011, Month 4, Week 3

1. (–) CNBlue – 직감 (Intuition) ***2nd Week @ No. 1***
Score: 975
Genre: Pop/Rock

Music: SEI, KOZI / Lyrics: Han Sung Ho
Album: CNBlue Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


2. (+8) Kim Tae Woo – 메아리 (Echo)
Score: 808
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: Lee Hyun Seung / Lyrics: Kim Tae Woo
Album: Kim Tae Woo Vol. 2 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


3. (–) K.Will – 가슴이 뛴다 (Heart Is Beating)
Score: 804
Genre: Pop Ballad

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


4. (-2) Wheesung – 가슴 시린 이야기 (Story of a Cold Heart)
Score: 799
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


5. (-1) Girl’s Day – 반짝반짝 (Twinkle Twinkle)
Score: 747
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
Watch: MV


6. (+5) Yangpa – 아파 아이야 (It Hurts)
Score: 647
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Wheesung
Album: Yangpa Mini Album – Elegy Nouveau | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


7. (-2) Infinite – Nothing’s Over
Score: 568
Genre: Pop/Dance

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


8. (+28) Clover – La Vida Loca
Score: 554
Genre: Hip-hop

Music: Gilme, Keeproots / Lyrics: Gilmi, Eun Ji Won, Tyfoon
Album: Clover Mini-album – Classic Over | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


9. (new) 4 minute – 거울아 거울아 (Mirror Mirror)
Score: 508
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Shin Sa Dong Tiger, Blue Magic / Lyrics: Shin Sa Dong Tiger, Blue Magic
Album: 4minute Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


10. (+4) Orange Caramel – Bangkok City
Score: 500
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Daniel Barkman, Jorgen Rinkqvist / Lyrics: Won Tae Yeon
Album: Orange Caramel single – Bangkok City | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


Rank Artist Song Score
11 U-Kiss (+12) 0330 493
12 DBSG (-5) 이것만은 알고 가 (Before U Go) 470
13 UV (–) 이태원 프리덤 (Itaewon Freedom (feat. JYP)) 413
14 Seo In Kook (+3) Broken 412
15 Lee Hyun (-6) 내꺼 중에 최고 (You Are The Best Of My Life) 362
16 Song Ji Eun (Secret) (-10) 미친거니 (Are You Crazy?) 351
17 Big Bang (-9) Tonight 345
18 Jung In (new) 장마 (Rainy Season) 292
19 Kim Greem (new) 너 밖엔 없더라 (This Is Only You) 271
20 Rainbow (new) To Me(내게로…) 266
21 Jung Yup (-6) 아무일도 없었다 (Nothing Wrong) 262
22 Kan Mi Yeon (-10) 파파라치 (Paparazzi) 255
23 ZE:A (-7) Here I Am 197
24 Boo Hwal (-6) 그때가 지금이라면 (If Then Was Now) 196
25 Chi Chi (-4) 장난치지마 (Don’t Play Around) 192
26 Tony An (new) Topstar 175
27 IU (-8) 나만 모르는 이야기 (Story Only I Didn’t Know) 168
28 Maya (+15) 아프다 슬프다 (Hurt, Sad) 154
29 Jang Jae In (new) 그 곳 (That Place) 153
30 Brian (new) 사랑하다 끝났어 (Love, It’s Over Now) 147
31 G.na (-9) Black & White 142
32 Hyun Bin (-12) 가질 수 없는 너 (You I Can’t Have) 132
33 J-Cera (-5) 언제나 사랑해 (Love You Whenever) 117
34 Narsha (new) 아는 여자 (Woman I Know) 104
35 M4 (-11) 내 사랑 (My Love) 103
36 Han Groo (-1) My Boy 102
37 Lee Sun Jung Band (+9) Break The Wall 92
38 Dalmatian (-7) 그 남자는 반대 (That Man Is The Opposite) 91
39 SG Wannabe (-5) 고작 (Only) 88
40 Gummy (+10) 기다리고 싶어 (I Want To Wait) 83
41 Kim Ji Soo (new) Chocolate Drive 82
42 Turtles (new) 아이고 (Aigoo) 81
43 Rania (new) Dr Feel Good 77
44 Mighty Mouth (-18) 톡톡 (Tok Tok) 75
45 Han Kyung Il (+4) 너는 간단하고 나는 복잡한 얘기 (Talk That’s Simple For You But Complicated For Me) 62
46 Kim Hyung Joon (SS501) (-21) oH! aH! 57
47 Monday Kiz & Gavy NJ (-15) 사랑은 똑같다 (Love is the Same) 56
48 Super Junior M (-18) 태완미 (Perfection) 55
49 M to M (-12) 이런 쓰레기 같은 (Trash Like This) 49
50 Lim Jung Hee (-21) 시간을 되돌린다면 (If I Can Turn Back Time) 45




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.

April week 3 in 2005: When we think about rock ballad groups in k-pop, veteran Boo Hwal comes to mind. MC The Max was also were really popular those days. Buzz was a relatively unknown group at that time. Their first album “Morning Of Buzz” did not produce any major hit songs. So their second album “Buzz Effect” released in March 2005 with little fanfare. It was a surprise that the title song “Coward” became very popular and jumped to No. 1 in just two weeks. “Coward” went on to spend four weeks at the top, with the third week of April being the last week on top. It was one of the top hit songs in 2005.  Meanwhile, “Buzz Effect” also spin two more hit songs “Thorn” and “A Trip To Discover Myself” and was one of the most successful albums in 2005. Lead singer Min Kyung Hoon gains a lot of female fans. Min eventually left the group to pursue a solo career and is a successful solo artist today.  Buzz re-grouped last year with a new singer and released the album “Fuzz Buzz”.

External from soompi image

Let’s re-visit the MV of “Coward” 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.