F(x) is No. 1 again for the third week in a row with “Pinocchio(Danger)” despite a relatively low score of 846. They are still ahead of the No. 2 song by 85 points. They will face a lot of strong competition next week if they want to seek a four-peat. Their closest challenger this week is Sistar 19’s “My Boy”. The sub-unit of Sistar is well known for their mesmerizing hip dance now. The song however is a digital single and no digital single has ever hit No. 1 on our chart. Lets see if they will be the first one.
Lim Jung Hee’s “Golden Lady” moves up to No. 3 this week, becoming her biggest hit so far. This song has actually outscored the top two in many of our chart sources, but still far behind in some. When it gains ground on all sources, “Golden Lady” may have a chance to move further up.
There are four new entries to the top 10 this week. At No, 5, it is the first solo hit by SS501’s main vocalist Heo Young Saeng. His song “Let It Go” moves up 18 spots to the top 5. Heo is already having better solo chart success than fellow SS501 members Kim Hyung Joon and Park Jung Min.
2NE1 and their members are having two songs in the top 10 this week. The group’s latest single “Lonely” moves up eight spots to No. 6 this week, while Park Bom’s “Don’t Cry” moves back into the top 10 at No. 9. “Lonely” is an pop/R&B style ballad that reminds us of their big hit “I Don’t Care”.
Perhaps the song with the most potential in the top 10 is the new entry at No. 8, Beast’s “Fiction”. Beast is already on the verge of major breakthrough to superstardom last year. It is a great timing to release their first full length album “Fiction And Fact”. Title song “Fiction” is starting to win in music programs and this song will definitely be a serious contender for the top spot in the next few weeks.
Finally the last new song in the top 10 is from Co-Ed School’s female members. The sub-unit 5Dolls is having their first top 10 hit with “Like This Or That”. This song is a disco beat electronic tune, which has been very popular these days.
SOOMPI CHART for 2011, Month 5, Week 4
Music: Hitchhiker, Cantrall, Watson, Hoeppner / Lyrics: Kenzie, Misfit
Album: F(x) Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
Music: Brave Brothers / Lyrics: Brave Brothers
Album: Sistar 19 single “Ma Boy”
Music: Hitman Bang / Lyrics: Hitman Bang
Album: Lim Jung Hee mini-album “Golden Lady” | Purchase this Album
Music: Dashi Dance, Tomoharu Moriya / Lyrics: Won Tae Yeon
Album: After School Vol. 1 – Virgin | Purchase this Album
Music: Kim Seung Soo, Han Jae Ho / Lyrics: Song Soo Yoon
Album: Heo Young Saeng mini-album – Let It Go | Purchase this Album
Genre: R&B Ballad
Music: Teddy, e.knock / Lyrics: Teddy
Album: 2NE1 digital single “Lonely”
Music: Jay Park, Cha Cha Malone / Lyrics: Jay Park
Album: Jay Park Mini Album Vol. 1 – Take A Deeper Look | Purchase this Album
Music: Choi Gyu Sung, Shinsadong Tiger / Lyrics: Yong Joon Hyung, Choi Gyu Sung, Shinsadong Tiger
Album: Beast Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
Genre: R&B Ballad
Music: Teddy / Lyrics: Teddy
Album: Park Bom digital single “Don’t Cry”
Music: Kim Ki Bum, Kang Ji Won / Lyrics: Kim Ki Bum, Kang Ji Won
Album: 5Dolls Club Remix Album – Time To Play | Purchase this Album
|11||December (-2)||미인 (Beautiful Woman)||413|
|12||Baek Ji Young (new)||보통 (Normally)||390|
|13||A Pink (–)||몰라요 (Don’t Know)||367|
|14||CNBlue (-6)||Love Girl||366|
|15||ERU (-3)||촌스럽고 유치하게 (Unsophisticated and Childish)||337|
|16||Big Bang (-10)||Love Song||335|
|17||4 minute (-7)||Heart To Heart||303|
|18||Rainbow (-13)||To Me(내게로…)||297|
|19||Yim Jae Bum (new)||사랑 (Love)||280|
|20||Sunny Hill (new)||두근두근 (Pit-A-Pat)||263|
|22||G.na (-1)||내 사람이라서 (Because You’re My Person)||234|
|23||Joo & Lee Teuk (new)||아이스크림 (Ice Cream)||226|
|24||Seo In Young (-8)||세수 (Wash)||224|
|25||Kim Greem (-6)||너 밖엔 없더라 (This Is Only You)||220|
|26||Miss A (-9)||Love Alone||219|
|27||Sung Shi Kyung (new)||처음 (First)||201|
|28||Jessica (SNSD) (new)||눈물이 넘쳐서 (Tears Overflow)||194|
|29||Urban Zakapa (new)||그날에 우리 (Us During That Day)||178|
|30||Suh Young Eun (+16)||신부에게 (To My Bride)||173|
|31||Turtles (+6)||주인공 (Hero)||171|
|32||Kim Ji Soo (new)||너무 그리워 (Miss You So Much)||159|
|33||Clover (-13)||La Vida Loca||155|
|34||Ali (-4)||별 짓 다해봤는데 (Tried All Different Kinds of Things)||154|
|35||Kim Jong Min (-10)||오빠 힘내요 (Be Strong Oppa)||153|
|36||Infinite (-4)||Can U Smile||150|
|37||K.Will (-10)||리얼러브송 (Real Love Song)||145|
|38||Untouchable (+3)||You You||142|
|39||Girl’s Day (-24)||반짝반짝 (Twinkle Twinkle)||116|
|40||Big Mama (new)||사랑해요 (I Love You)||114|
|41||Rania (-8)||Dr Feel Good||113|
|42||Jung Yup (-14)||한 발짝도 난 (I’m Just One Step)||112|
|44||Kim Bo Kyung (new)||잊어도 지워도 (Even If You Forget, Even If You Erase)||109|
|45||Lee Ki Chan & G.na (-7)||Count On Me||102|
|47||Norazo (-8)||포장마차 (Food Stall)||87|
|48||UV (-14)||이태원 프리덤 (Itaewon Freedom (feat. JYP))||85|
|49||TN (new)||그 놈에 정 때문에 (All Because Of Attachment (feat. Iashi))||81|
|50||Orange Caramel (-24)||Bangkok City||72|
THIS WEEK IN 2008:
In this segment we go back in time to re-visit charts of the same week in past years. The Soompi music chart began in January 2005. At first we had only 20 songs and later expanded to 50 songs.
Epik High is a group that is always on the cutting edge in terms of their music. When I wrote my article about the evolution of Korean Pop Music in the last 10 years, I mentioned that Epik High themselves is a unique genre of music. They are mainly hip-hop, but often mixed with electronic elements in their music. And instead of talking about love like most of the songs, their lyrics is about themes surrounding our society. All in all that makes this group so unique and they are a class of their own.
In May 4 of 2008, their song “One” became No. 1 on our chart, coming from their “Pieces, Part 1” album. Even though that was the only week this song spent on top, it was far more popular than the ranking had indicated. Ji Sun, who just left Loveholic at that time, made her first solo come back as a guest vocalist on this song.
To re-visit the chart of 2008 May Week 4, click 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.