Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2011 – May Week 2


F(x) scores their first No. 1 song with Pinocchio (Danger).  This song is sweeping near all the charts plus TV Station music shows so it is no surprise that the song becomes our new No. 1, despite a relatively low score. It is still rising on many charts so we expect this song to go over 900 points next week.

Rainbow’s “To Me” moves back up to No. 2 this week. This song is ahead of “Pinocchio” in airplay scores but was outscored in other categories. Still it has become Rainbow’s biggest hit to date.

There are four new songs in the top 10 this week, led by Jay Park’s “Abandoned”.  The ex-2PM leader finally releases his first solo mini-album to the delight of his fans.  Unlike his 2PM days, Jay is switching to a more funky, R&B style music.  “Abandoned” have a good chance to challenge F(x) for the top spot next week.

The highest debut this week at No. 5 is CN Blue’s “Love Girl”.  This song replaces their former No. 1 “Intuition” on the chart. “Love Girl” appears on both CN Blue’s regular album and the recently released repackage with an acoustic version of the same song.  CN Blue is trying to extend their perfect chart record.  So far their three songs have all gone to No. 1.  Let see how “Love Girl” fares.

Many artists now debut with singles and mini-albums to solidify their fan base before they release their full length album. 2AM, CN Blue, 4minute, F(x) to name a few. Now it’s After School’s turn for a full length album.  The group debuted more than two years ago. After many changes and member additions, and even the group’s image and concept is totally different from their debut days, they finally come out with their first album “Virgin”.  The title song “Shampoo” moves into the top 10 this week at No. 7.

The last new song in the top 10 belongs to ERU. The title song “Unsophisticated And Childish” from his latest mini-album moves up 17 big spots to No. 10 this week.  This song is one of the top airplay songs in Korea now.

GIRL POWER – There are five girl groups in the top ten this week (and another five from 11-20): F(x), Rainbow, 4minute, After School, and A Pink. In addition, Sistar’s sub-group Sistar 19 and Miss A’s new song “Love Alone” almost certainly will be in the top 10 next week, we are seeing many of these girl groups who has debuted less than three years blossoming into super stars. K-pop used to be male group dominated but the last two years has really changed.

SOOMPI CHART for 2011, Month 5, Week 2

1. (+1) f(x) – 피노키오 (Pinocchio (Danger)) ***1st Week @ No. 1***
Score: 857
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Hitchhiker, Cantrall, Watson, Hoeppner / Lyrics: Kenzie, Misfit
Album: F(x) Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


2. (+1) Rainbow – To Me(내게로…)
Score: 800
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Daishi Dance / Lyrics: Shi Jin, Double K
Album: Rainbow mini-album Vol. 3 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


3. (+16) Jay Park – Abandoned (feat. Dok2)
Score: 711
Genre: R&B/Dance

Music: Jay Park, Cha Cha Malone / Lyrics: Jay Park
Album: Jay Park Mini Album Vol. 1 – Take A Deeper Look | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


4. (-3) 4 minute – 거울아 거울아 (Mirror Mirror)
Score: 689
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


5. (new) CNBlue – Love Girl
Score: 651
Genre: Pop/Rock

Music: Jung Yong Hwa, Han Seung Hoon / Lyrics: Jung Yong Hwa, Han Seung Hoon
Album: CNBLUE – First Step + 1 : Thank You | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


6. (-2) Big Bang – Love Song
Score: 606
Genre: Hip-hop/R&B

Music: G Dragon, Teddy / Lyrics: G Dragon, Teddy
Album: Big Bang Special Edition | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


7. (+9) After School – Shampoo
Score: 592
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Dashi Dance, Tomoharu Moriya / Lyrics: Won Tae Yeon
Album: After School Vol. 1 – Virgin | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


8. (-1) Park Bom – Don’t Cry
Score: 590
Genre: R&B Ballad

Music: Teddy / Lyrics: Teddy
Album: Park Bom digital single “Don’t Cry”
Watch: MV


9. (–) A Pink – 몰라요 (Don’t Know)
Score: 585
Genre: Pop

Music: Super Changttai / Lyrics: Super Changttai
Album: A Pink 1st EP “Seven springs of Apink” | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


10. (+17) ERU – 촌스럽고 유치하게 (Unsophisticated and Childish)
Score: 475
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: PJ, Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Choi Kap Won
Album: Eru Mini Album – Feel Brand New | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


Rank Artist Song Score
11 Girl’s Day (-6) 반짝반짝 (Twinkle Twinkle) 460
12 Sistar 19 (new) Ma Boy 451
13 Miss A (new) Love Alone 364
14 Kim Tae Woo (-6) 메아리 (Echo) 357
15 Dal★shabet (–) 핑크 로켓 (Pink Rocket) 341
16 Clover (-6) La Vida Loca 340
17 Kim Greem (-6) 너 밖엔 없더라 (This Is Only You) 339
18 Orange Caramel (-6) Bangkok City 336
19 December (new) 미인 (A Beauty) 325
20 Beast (Yoon Doo Joon, Lee Ki Kwang, Yong Joon Hyung) (+20) 안을까 말까 (To Hug or Not) 303
21 Monday Kiz (-8) 슈루룹 (Shoo roo roop) 268
22 Big Bang (–) Stupid Liar 265
23 U-Kiss (-3) 0330 240
24 Jang Jae In (+18) 그대는 철이 없네 (He Is Immature (feat. Kim Ji Soo)) 213
25 K.Will (-8) 가슴이 뛴다 (Heart Is Beating) 201
26 San E, Outsider, Chang Min (-3) 가면 안돼 (Can’t Leave) 196
27 Kim Jong Min (+18) 오빠 힘내요 (Be Strong Oppa) 179
28 Ali (-7) 별 짓 다해봤는데 (Tried All Different Kinds of Things) 172
29 Jung Yup (new) 한 발짝도 난 (I’m Just One Step) 156
30 Rania (+3) Dr Feel Good 150
31 Yangpa (-17) 아파 아이야 (It Hurts) 144
32 Turtles (+3) 주인공 (Hero) 143
33 Zi-A (-5) 들리나요 (Can You Hear Me?) 133
34 Tony An (-8) Topstar 124
35 Supreme Team (-17) 배가 불렀지 (I’m Full (feat. GaeKo)) 131
36 Jung In (-6) 장마 (Rainy Season) 122
37 Jung Hee Joo (new) 이젠 그랬으면 좋겠네 (I Hope It Would Be That Way Now) 118
38 B1A4 (–) O.K 114
39 NS Yoon Ji (–) Talk Talk Talk 102
40 Untouchable (new) You You 100
41 Kim Wan Sun (new) Super Love 91
42 UV (-6) 이태원 프리덤 (Itaewon Freedom (feat. JYP)) 89
43 Yoon Jong Shin (new) 두 이별 (Two Seperation (feat. Lee Jung)) 82
44 Seo In Young (new) 세수 (Wash) 81
45 Brave Girls (-14) 아나요 (Do You Know?) 66
46 Wheesung (-21) 가슴 시린 이야기 (Story of a Cold Heart) 65
47 Spinel (-4) Chu Chu 64
48 So Yeon (T-Ara) (-4) 널 위해 부르는 노래 (Song Sung For You) 55
49 Rooftop Moonlight (new) 없는게 메리트 (Without Merit) 49
50 Handsome People (-1) Crazy 45





Z:Min샤랄랄라  (Sharallala)      
Genre: Pop/Rock Ballad
External from soompi image 
Album: Z:Min digital single “Sharallala”
 Listen To: Full Song
Comment: Z:Min is back with her 2nd digital single Sharallala which is a dynamic modern rock track with lot of energy and powerful instrumental. As well as this powerful track there is a nice unplugged version. The track is produced by Park Young Min and Hong Jung Soo, the team being known for Rumble Fish’s “Words That Gives Happiness”. (credits to ~S2~ 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 purpletiger86 for song title translations.