Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2011 – June Week 2


Beast rises to No. 1 this week with “Fiction”, the title track from their first full album “Fiction And Fact”. This song has swept nearly all music charts in Korea, therefore getting a goods score of 935. It is the first time in a month that the No. 1 song is over 900 points. With their latest No. 1 song, Beast has firmly established themselves as one of the premier boy bands in Korea.

Last week’s No. 1, Baek Ji Young’s “Normally”, is down to No. 2 this week despite gaining 36 points. FT Island’s “Hello Hello” looks to challange for the top spot next week as it has already overtaken “Fiction” on some of our chart sources.

Only one new song in the top 10 this week and it is Jang Woo Hyuk’s “Time Is [L]Over”, moving all the way up from No. 23 to No. 6. Jang is well known as the best dancer from one of Korea’s most popular boy group ever, “H.O.T”. This is his first release in nearly five years. Fans are looking forward to see his amazing stage performance again.

The highest debut this week is just outside the top 10.  At No. 11, Secret’s latest hit “Starlight Moonlight” could possibly join the race for No. 1 next week. If Beast is the fastest rising boy band in Korea, then Secret is probably the fastest rising girl group in Korea. They already had a five-week No. 1 song “Shy Boy” at the beginning of this year and is looking to add another chart topping hit just before they make their Japanese debut next month.

A new chart record is set this week as the popular MBC drama “The Greatest Love” has five songs on our chart, including three songs in the top 20 – IU’s “Hold My Hand” at No. 17, Huh Gak’s “Don’t Forget Me” debuts at No. 18, and Sunny Hill’s “Pit-A-Pat” at No. 19. This drama also have G.na’s “Because You’re My Person” at No. 26, and K.Will’s “Real Love Song” at No. 33.  Last year, KBS drama “Baker King Kim Tak Goo” had 4 songs on the chart.


SOOMPI CHART for 2011, Month 6, Week 2

1. (+1) Beast – Fiction ***1st Week @ No. 1***
Score: 935
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


2. (-1) Baek Ji Young – 보통 (Normally)
Score: 895
Genre: Pop Ballad

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


3. (+6) FT Island – Hello Hello
Score: 885
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


4. (-1) 2NE1 – Lonely
Score: 770
Genre: R&B Ballad

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


5. (-1) Lim Jung Hee – Golden Lady
Score: 638
Genre: Pop/Rock

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


6. (+17) Jang Woo Hyuk – 시간이 멈춘 날 (Time Is [L]Over)
Score: 628
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: J’OKER, S.Tiger / Lyrics: J’OKER, S.Tiger
Album: Jang Woo Hyuk Vol. 3 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


7. (-1) Sistar 19 – Ma Boy
Score: 603
Genre: Pop/Dance

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


8. (-3) Heo Young Saeng – Let It Go
Score: 545
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


9. (+1) 5Dolls – 이러쿵 저러쿵 (Like This Or That)
Score: 512
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


10. (-3) After School – Shampoo
Score: 510
Genre: Pop/Dance

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


Rank Artist Song Score
11 Secret (new) 별빛 달빛(Starlight Moonlight)
12 f(x) (-4) 피노키오 (Pinocchio (Danger)) 431
13 Cha Ji Yeon (new) 그대는 어디에 (Where Are You) 351
14 Gavy NJ (+32) Everyday 326
15 Jang Jae In (+15) 장난감 병정들 (Toy Soldiers) 308
16 Yim Jae Bum (-1) 사랑 (Love) 303
17 IU (+3) 내 손을 잡아 (Hold My Hand) 300
18 Huh Gak (new) 나를 잊지 말아요 (Don’t Forget Me) 292
19 Suny Hill (+3) 두근두근 (Pit-A-Pat) 274
20 Park Bom (-9) Don’t Cry 268
21 December (-8) 미인 (Beautiful Woman) 260
22 Jewelry (-10) Pass 259
23 A Pink (+1) 몰라요 (Don’t Know) 247
24 Kim Hyun Joong (SS501) (new) Please 244
25 Boy Friend (+14) Boy Friend 222
26 G.na (–) 내 사람이라서 (Because You’re My Person) 220
27 Ali (+5) 별 짓 다해봤는데 (Tried All Different Kinds of Things) 177
28 Sung Shi Kyung (-11) 처음 (First) 174
29 Urban Zakapa (-8) 그날에 우리 (Us During That Day) 162
30 ERU (-16) 촌스럽고 유치하게 (Unsophisticated and Childish) 159
31 Clover (new) ICE트림 (Ice Trim)
32 N-Train (new) 울면서 울어 (One Last Cry) 152
33 Lee Suk Hoon (new) 고백 (주먹이 운다 OST) (Confession) 138
34 Hwa Yobi (new) 유리 (Glass) 135
35 4 minute (-16) Heart To Heart 118
36 K.Will (-3) 리얼러브송 (Real Love Song) 116
37 Park Jae Bum (-19) Abandoned (feat. Dok2) 112
38 Girl’s Day (-7) 반짝반짝 (Twinkle Twinkle) 108
39 Kim Ji Soo (-5) 너무 그리워 (Miss You So Much) 104
40 Rainbow (-24) To Me(내게로…) 103
41 Joo & Lee Teuk (-6) 아이스크림 (Ice Cream) 102
42 Kim Jae Suk (Wanted) (new) 그대만이 들려요 (Only You Can Hear) 99
43 Alex (new) 미쳐보려 해도 (Even If I Go Crazy)
44 Jessica (SNSD) (-15) 눈물이 넘쳐서 (Tears Overflow) 97
45 Big Bang (-18) Love Song 79
46 Bae Da Hae (new) Love Me 69
47 Turtles (–) 주인공 (Hero) 64
48 Kim Jong Min (-7) 오빠 힘내요 (Be Strong Oppa) 60
49 CNBlue (-24) Love Girl 60
50 Suh Young Eun (-14) 신부에게 (To My Bride) 55




SG Wannabe – 첫눈 (First Snow)     
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi image 
Album: SG Wannabe Special Album “Story In New York” (2007) Track 1 
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: On May 27, tragedy struck the K-pop world as former SG Wannabe member Chae Dong Ha died after committing suicide. While I always say Brown Eyes revolutionized today’s k-pop with their style of Korean R&B ballad, and SG Wannabe themselves was influenced by Brown Eyes to a certain extent. SG Wannabe’s legacy is bringing along the singing group with perfect harmony concept to K-pop.  Many fans said Chae Dong Ha has the best voice in SG Wannabe, and whether it is a coincidence or not, SG Wannabe’s popularity has not been the same since Chae Dong Ha left the group in 2008. SG Wannabe has so many chart topping hits it is difficult to choose a song dedicated in the memory of Chae Dong Ha in this segment. Instead of choosing their most popular songs like “Sin And Punishment”, “Partner For Life”, “Arirang” etc. I went ahead and chose my favorite song “First Snow”. This song is coming from SG’s special winter album “Story In New York” released at the end of 2007. As you read this post, please take a moment to watch this song’s MV and the live performance with Chae Dong Ha one more time.


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.