Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2011 – June Week 3


Beast’s “Fiction” repeats as No. 1 this week on our chart and continues to increase in score. This song has swept nearly all music charts in Korea in the past few weeks. It has actually widened the gap between its closest challengers, which are, as expected from FT Island’s “Hello Hello” and Secret’s “Starlight Moonlight”. “Hello Hello” rises one spot to No. 2 despite dropping in points.

Secret’s “Starlight Moonlight” is our highest ranked new song in the top 10 this week, up eight spots from last week’s No. 11 to this week’s No. 3.  The fast rising girl group has switched to a cute image this year with booming success on their five-week No. 1 song “Shy Boy”.  “Starlight Moonlight” follows the same formula and is eyeing on the top spot.

The other two new entries in the top 10 are both brand new debuts. Members of SS501 are busy with their solo activities recently. Park Jung Min and Heo Young Saeng has already released their solo albums, and now it’s Kim Hyun Joong’s turn. The sneak preview song “Please” made a cameo appearance on our chart last week.  The true title song of the album “Break Down” is the highest debut song on our chart this week at No. 9. “Break Down” already won the top song in Music Bank’s K-Chart this week. Expect this song to join the battle for No. 1 very soon.

Perhaps lost in the shadow of all idol groups on the chart, R&B trio 4men made a quiet yet impressive debut into the top 10 with their new song “One Time In Your Life”.  Last year, this talented singing group had a breakthrough hit “Can’t Do”.  This is 4men’s first full length album in five years in which fans has anticipated for a long time. Vibe’s Yoon Min Soo continues to be their lead producer. All 13 tracks on the album is already ranked on many internet charts in Korea, proofing once again that good music wins listeners’ heart.


SOOMPI CHART for 2011, Month 6, Week 3

1. (–) Beast – Fiction ***2nd Week @ No. 1***
Score: 947
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) FT Island – Hello Hello
Score: 861
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


3. (+8) Secret – 별빛 달빛 (Starlight Moonlight)
Score: 829
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Kang Ji Won, Kim Ki Bum / Lyrics: Kang Ji Won, Kim Ki Bum
Album: Secret single album Vol. 2 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


4. (-2) Baek Ji Young – 보통 (Normally)
Score: 804
Genre: Pop Ballad

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


5. (+1) Jang Woo Hyuk – 시간이 멈춘 날 (Time Is [L]Over)
Score: 724
Genre: Pop/Dance

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


6. (-2) 2NE1 – Lonely
Score: 682
Genre: R&B Ballad

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


7. (-2) Lim Jung Hee – Golden Lady
Score: 594
Genre: Pop/Rock

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


8. (+2) After School – Shampoo
Score: 483
Genre: Pop/Dance

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


9. (new) Kim Hyun Joong (SS501) – Break Down
Score: 477
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Steven Lee / Lyrics: Steven Lee, Joy Factory
Album: Kim Hyun Joong mini-album Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


10. (new) 4men – 살다가 한번쯤 (One Time In Your Life)
Score: 470
Genre: R&B Ballad

Music: Kim Bo Min, Yoon Min Soo / Lyrics: Min Yeon Jae, Yoon Min Soo
Album: 4men Vol. 4 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


Rank Artist Song Score
11 Heo Young Saeng (-3) Let It Go 454
12 Sistar 19 (-5) Ma Boy 454
13 5Dolls (-4) 이러쿵 저러쿵 (Like This Or That) 442
14 Suny Hill (new) 미드나잇 서커스 (Midnight Circus) 417
15 Huh Gak (+3) 나를 잊지 말아요 (Don’t Forget Me) 300
16 f(x) (-4) 피노키오 (Pinocchio (Danger)) 296
17 Alex (+26) 미쳐보려 해도 (Even If I Go Crazy) 281
18 Yim Jae Bum (-2) 사랑 (Love) 280
19 IU (-2) 내 손을 잡아 (Hold My Hand) 279
20 Cha Ji Yeon (-7) 그대는 어디에 (Where Are You) 273
21 Boy Friend (+4) Boy Friend 267
22 Gavy NJ (-8) Everyday 248
23 Kim Yeon Woo (new) You Are My Love 247
24 Jang Jae In (-9) 장난감 병정들 (Toy Soldiers) 244
25 A Pink (-2) 몰라요 (Don’t Know) 226
26 Jong Hyun (SHINee) (new) So Goodbye 204
27 Park Bom (-7) Don’t Cry 199
28 December (-7) 미인 (Beautiful Woman) 188
29 Jang Ki Ha & Faces (new) 그렇고 그런 사이 (Be In Such A Relationship) 187
30 G.na (-4) 내 사람이라서 (Because You’re My Person) 179
31 Jewelry (-9) Pass 173
32 Lee Suk Hoon (+1) 고백 (Confession) 166
33 Big Mama Soul (new) 눈물나게 사랑해 (Love You To Tears) 158
34 Ji Sun (new) 바람아 불어라 (The Wind Blows) 156
35 ERU (-5) 촌스럽고 유치하게 (Unsophisticated and Childish) 121
36 Bae Da Hae (+10) Love Me 105
37 4 minute (-2) Heart To Heart 90
38 N-Train (-6) 울면서 울어 (One Last Cry) 89
39 DK & Rumble Fish (new) 너에게 약속해 (Promise You) 88
40 Urban Zakapa (-11) 그날에 우리 (Us During That Day) 88
41 Big Bang (+4) Love Song 87
42 Rainbow (-2) To Me(내게로…) 85
43 CNBlue (+6) Love Girl 83
44 Girl’s Day (-6) 반짝반짝 (Twinkle Twinkle) 77
45 Kim Ji Soo (-6) 너무 그리워 (Miss You So Much) 69
46 Clover (-15) ICE트림 (Ice Trim) 64
47 K.Will (-11) 리얼러브송 (Real Love Song) 63
48 Hwa Yobi (-14) 유리 (Glass) 62
49 Rania (new) 가면 무도회 (Masquerade) 54
50 Thomas Cook (new) 아무 것도 아닌 나 (I’m Nothing At All) 46





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.

2007 was the year that Wonder Girls and FT Island debuted.  It was also the year for singers coming back with success after very long layoffs.  Park Jin Young (JYP) and Toy (Yoo Hee Yeol) did that at the end of 2007.  Perhaps they were inspired by the success Yangpa had in the middle of that year. After a six-year absence, Yangpa came back in the middle of 2007 with her fifth album “The Window Of My Soul”. Hitmaker Park Geun Tae teamed up with Yangpa to produce the title song “Love….What Is That?”. Known for her emotional vocals, this song is tailor-made for Yangpa’s voice. Soon after its releases, it became No. 1 song on our chart and stayed on top for three weeks. 

External from soompi image

One of my favorite ballads by a female singer in the last decade, let’s revisit the music video of this song: MV

You can also revisit our music chart of 2007 June Week 3 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.