Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2011 – June Week 1


Many changes in the top this week as the top three songs are totally different from last week. Baek Ji Young’s “Average” was not even in the top 10 last week, surprisingly stole the top spot this week over two songs seemingly with more fan favor. Since switching to ballads on her 5th album in 2006, Baek Ji Young has enjoyed enormous success and is always one of the top female soloists. Over thnoe last two years, she proved her versatility going back and forth between dance and ballad songs. “Normally” is the title song from Baek Ji Young’s 8th album PITTA. This ballad is written by Hitman Bang, who also has Lim Jung Hee’s “Golden Lady” in the top 5 this week.

Beast’s “Fiction” moves up six spots to No. 2 this week. After breaking out last year, they are destined for super stardom this year. “Fiction” has been two weeks No. 1 on Music Bank K Chart and also on M!Countdown.  It has a good chance to move up to the top next week.

2NE1’s “Lonely” is up to No. 3 this week.  This song is probably hurt by the lack of promotions, otherwise it is already No. 1.  Last week their lone appearance in SBS Inky Gayo won them the Mutizen song.

There is only one other new song in the top 10 besides the No. 1 song by Beak Ji Young. It is FT Island’s “Hello Hello”, the title song from their 3rd mini-album “Return”. Debuting at No. 9 this week, “Hello Hello” is a very upbeat, fast (200 BPM) and cheerful rock track that uses a fresh acoustic sound for the intro and an overall fast rock sound. The song’s about sending off the person you love and feeling dissatisfied. Therefore, a farewell greeting is replaced with a hello greeting, which is characterized by an ironic expression. Next week “Hello Hello” may join the competition for No. 1 as well.


SOOMPI CHART for 2011, Month 6, Week 1

1. (+11) Baek Ji Young – 보통 (Average) ***1st Week @ No. 1***
Score: 859
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: Hitman Bang / Lyrics: Hitman Bang
Album: Baek Ji Young Vol. 8 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


2. (+6) Beast – Fiction
Score: 832
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Choi Gyu Sung, Shinsadong Tiger / Lyrics: Yong Joon Hyung, Choi Gyu Sung, Shinsadong Tiger
Album: Beast Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


3. (+3) 2NE1 – Lonely
Score: 820
Genre: R&B Ballad

Music: Teddy, e.knock / Lyrics: Teddy
Album: 2NE1 digital single “Lonely”
Watch: MV


4. (-1) Lim Jung Hee – Golden Lady
Score: 783
Genre: Pop/Rock

Music: Hitman Bang / Lyrics: Hitman Bang
Album: Lim Jung Hee mini-album “Golden Lady” | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


5. (–) Heo Young Saeng – Let It Go
Score: 719
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Kim Seung Soo, Han Jae Ho / Lyrics: Song Soo Yoon
Album: Heo Young Saeng mini-album – Let It Go | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


6. (-4) Sistar 19 – Ma Boy
Score: 647
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Brave Brothers / Lyrics: Brave Brothers
Album: Sistar 19 single “Ma Boy”
Watch: MV


7. (-3) After School – Shampoo
Score: 644
Genre: Pop/Dance

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


8. (-7) f(x) – 피노키오 (Pinocchio (Danger))
Score: 640
Genre: Pop/Dance

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


9. (new) FT Island – Hello Hello
Score: 530
Genre: Pop/Rock

Music: Kim Do Hoon, Lee Sang Ho / Lyrics: Kim Do Hoon, Mario, Lee Sang Ho, Han Sung Ho
Album: FTIsland Mini Album Vol. 3 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


10. (–) 5Dolls – 이러쿵 저러쿵 (Like This Or That)
Score: 430
Genre: Pop/Dance

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
Watch: MV


Rank Artist Song Score
11 Park Bom (-2) Don’t Cry 409
12 Jewelry (+9) Pass 370
13 December (-2) 미인 (Beautiful Woman) 353
14 ERU (+1) 촌스럽고 유치하게 (Unsophisticated and Childish) 352
15 Yim Jae Bum (+4) 사랑 (Love) 340
16 Rainbow (+2) To Me(내게로…) 320
17 Sung Shi Kyung (+10) 처음 (First) 310
18 Park Jae Bum (-11) Abandoned (feat. Dok2) 303
19 4 minute (-2) Heart To Heart 301
20 IU (new) 내 손을 잡아 (Hold My Hand) 279
21 Urban Zakapa (+8) 그날에 우리 (Us During That Day) 271
22 Suny Hill (-2) 두근두근 (Pit-A-Pat) 266
23 Jang Woo Hyuk (new) 시간이 멈춘 날 (The Day Time Stopped Moving) 258
24 A Pink (-11) 몰라요 (Don’t Know) 257
25 CNBlue (-11) Love Girl 238
26 G.na (-4) 내 사람이라서 (Because You’re My Person) 220
27 Big Bang (-11) Love Song 217
28 Kim Bo Kyung (+16) 잊어도 지워도 (Even If You Forget, Even If You Erase) 213
29 Jessica (SNSD) (-1) 눈물이 넘쳐서 (Tears Overflow) 180
30 Jang Jae In (new) 장난감 병정들 (Toy Soldiers) 169
31 Girl’s Day (+8) 반짝반짝 (Twinkle Twinkle) 154
32 Ali (+2) 별 짓 다해봤는데 (Tried All Different Kinds of Things) 153
33 K.Will (+4) 리얼러브송 (Real Love Song) 152
34 Kim Ji Soo (-2) 너무 그리워 (Miss You So Much) 143
35 Joo & Lee Teuk (-12) 아이스크림 (Ice Cream) 142
36 Suh Young Eun (-6) 신부에게 (To My Bride) 134
37 Rania (+4) Dr Feel Good 130
38 Jung Yup (+4) 한 발짝도 난 (I’m Just One Step) 121
39 Boy Friend (new) Boy Friend 119
40 Kim Greem (-15) 너 밖엔 없더라 (This Is Only You) 113
41 Kim Jong Min (-6) 오빠 힘내요 (Be Strong Oppa) 97
42 Miss A (-16) Love Alone 96
43 Big Mama (-3) 사랑해요 (I Love You) 93
44 B1A4 (+2) O.K 84
45 Norazo (+2) 포장마차 (Food Stall) 77
46 Gavy NJ (new) Everyday 76
47 Turtles (-16) 주인공 (Hero) 71
48 Orange Caramel (+2) Bangkok City 70
49 Alex (new) 같은 꿈 (Same Dream) 63
50 Clover (-17) La Vida Loca 61




Hush Creek – Someday     
Genre: Modern Rock
External from soompi image 
Album: Hush Creek EP “Someday” 
Listen To: Full Song
Comment: Emotional lyrics and mainstream melody meet in rock band, Hush Creek’s first EP titled, “Someday.” The title track is of the same title and listeners can hear pop style music sung with much feeling. The band hopes to establish its name in a world of K-pop. (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.