Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2011 – July Week 4


After two weeks of dominance by 2PM‘s “Hands Up“, girl power returns this week as six of the top seven songs are by female groups or artists. Songwriters Shin Sa Dong Tiger and Choi Gyu Sung must be very happy as the duo composed and wrote both the No. 1 and the No. 2 songs. T-Ara‘s “Roly Poly” edged out Hyuna‘s “Bubble Pop” by 15 points to win the top spot. “Roly Poly” wasn’t a knockout choice among TV Stations and its only win so far is on MNet’s M!Countdown.  But this song tops most airplay and internet rankings. “Bubble Pop” is in about the same boat and not far behind in score. It may overtake “Roly Poly” next week.

We predicted last week 2NE1‘s “I’m The Best” has the best shot of becoming the new No. 1 song, but instead it fell a spot to No. 4 this week. However help is on the way – this song is currently a digital single, but 2NE1’s latest mini-album will be released next week including this song.  When the album sales score is added, this song may rebound again. 

There are two new songs in the top 10 this week.  Rising female group Girl’s Day is back in the top 10 with “Hug Me Just Once“.  Girl’s Day who broke through with “Twinkle Twinkle”, one of the most popular songs in the first half this year, returns with their first mini-album and continues to solidify their status in the much competitive female groups division.  “Hug Me Just Once” is a refreshing number perfect for the summer as shown through its use of synths and bokgo melodies. The song’s addictive lyrics are expected to be sung by listeners.

A song with a good potential to break the female dominance is MBLAQ‘s newest hit “Mona Lisa” which debuts at No. 9 this week. This song is from their third mini-album of the same title. It is an electronic dance number with Spanish sounds. The song is about the difficulties in getting a certain girl, thus giving her a mysterious vibe like the famous Mona Lisa. It’s already in the top 10 the first week and is expected to make a big move next week.


SOOMPI CHART for 2011, Month 7, Week 4

1. (+4) T-Ara – 롤리 폴리 (Roly Poly) ***1st Week @ No. 1***
Score: 898
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Choi Gyu Sung, Shin Sa Dong Tiger / Lyrics: Choi Gyu Sung, Shin Sa Dong Tiger
Album: John Travolta Wanna Be | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


2. (+8) Hyuna – Bubble Pop
Score: 883
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Choi Gyu Sung, Shin Sa Dong Tiger / Lyrics: Choi Gyu Sung, Shin Sa Dong Tiger
Album: Hyuna mini-album Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


3. (-2) 2PM – Hands Up
Score: 879
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Park Jin Young / Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Album: 2PM Vol. 2 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


4. (-1) 2NE1 – 내가 제일 잘 나가 (I’m The Best)
Score: 821
Genre: R&B/Hip-Hop

Music: Teddy / Lyrics: Teddy
Album: 2NE1 mini-album Vol. 2 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


5. (-1) Secret – 별빛 달빛 (Starlight Moonlight)
Score: 726
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


6. (+12) Girl’s Day – 한 번만 안아줘 (Hug Me Just Once)
Score: 637
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Nam Ki Sung / Lyrics: Nam Ki Sung, Kang Joon Myung
Album: Girl’s Day mini-album Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


7. (-5) f(x) – Hot Summer
Score: 630
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: / Lyrics: Kenzie
Album: F(x) Vol. 1 repackaged version | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


8. (+1) Mighty Mouth – 랄랄라 (LaLaLa (feat. Soya))
Score: 624
Genre: Hip-Hop/Pop

Music: A.T, Shiho Fujisawa / Lyrics: So Joon Sup, Lee Sang Chul, Shiho Fujisawa
Album: Mighty Mouth digital single “Lalala”
Watch: MV


9. (new) MBLAQ – Mona Lisa
Score: 601
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Wontag, Ji In, Rado / Lyrics: Wontag, Ji In, Rado, Dok2
Album: MBLAQ mini-album Vol. 3 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


10. (-3) 8Eight – 그 입술을 막아본다 (Block Those Lips)
Score: 590
Genre: R&B Ballad

Music: Park Sun Zoo / Lyrics: Park Sun Zoo, Baek Chan, Kim Ina
Album: 8Eight mini-album: 8Eight | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


Rank Artist Song Score
11 Min Kyung Hoon (-3) She 472
12 Rainbow (-6) Sweet Dream 464
13 Navi (–) 다이어리 (Diary) 398
14 CSJH (Dana & Sunday) (+29) 나 좀 봐줘 (One More Chance) 380
15 Kim Bum Soo (-4) 끝사랑 (End Love) 377
16 Kim Hyun Joong (SS501) (new) Kiss Kiss 376
17 Sunny Hill (-3) 미드나잇 서커스 (Midnight Circus) 324
18 Rumble Fish (new) 사랑해요 사랑해요 (I Love You I Love You) 274
19 Jang Ki Ha & Faces (-7) 그렇고 그런 사이 (Be In Such A Relationship) 273
20 4men (-5) 살다가 한번쯤 (One Time In Your Life) 266
21 Monday Kiz & Gavy NJ (+19) 빙빙빙 (Bing Bing Bing) 259
22 Jung Yong Hwa (new) 그리워서… (Because I Miss You…) 244
23 A Pink (+1) It Girl 230
24 Beast (-8) Fiction 229
25 ZE:A (+6) Watch Out 206
26 Lee Ki Kwang (Beast) & Electro Boys (new) Break Up 197
27 Park Jung Hyun (new) 세상 그 누구보다 (Compare To Anyone Else In The World) 190
28 Huh Gak (-6) 나를 잊지 말아요 (Don’t Forget Me) 190
29 Baek Ji Young (new) 오늘도 사랑해 (Love You Today Too) 189
30 IU & Kim Yuna (-11) 얼음꽃 (Snow Flower) 167
31 Don Spike (-14) Hello (with NaUl) 166
32 Bobby Kim (+4) 사랑이 무서워 (Love Is Scary) 128
33 Lyn (new) Love Me For Me 124
34 B1A4 (+7) 못된 것만 배워서 (Learned Only The Bad Things) 120
35 As One (+2) 혼잣말 (Talk To Oneself) 119
36 Heo Young Saeng (-6) Rainy Heart 부제 비가 내리던 그 어느날 (Rainy Heart: The One Day It Rained) 118
37 Yim Jae Bum (-8) 사랑 (Love) 110
38 M&D (–) 뭘봐 (Close Your Mouth) 97
39 FT Island (-14) Hello Hello 95
40 Jang Hye Jin & Ye Sung (Super Junior) (new) 그대뒤에 있습니다 (Behind Your Back) 91
41 Jang Woo Hyuk (-2) 주말밤 (Weekend Night) 88
42 W & Whale (new) Break It Down 84
43 Block. B (-16) 가서 전해 (Tell Them) 81
44 Sistar 19 (-10) Ma Boy 76
45 HITT (new) Good Night 63
46 Hwa Yobi (-23) I’m OK 62
47 Jong Hyun (SHINee) (-3) So Goodbye 60
48 Maya (new) 흔들려요 (Shaking) 50
49 No Reply (new) Comma 48
50 Boy Friend (-18) Boy Friend 42




Susie Kang – 흩어진 나날들 (Scattered Days)
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi image
Album: Susie Kang Vol. 2 (1991) Track 1
Listen To: Full Song
Comment: We are going way back 20 years ago for our “Yesterday Once More” segment this week.  Susie Kang is a Korean American debuted in 1990 at the age of 23.  She was one of the top female idol singers back then, in an era where Korean pop music was largely unknown to international fans.  She is famous for her ballads.  “Scattered Days” was from her second album in 1991. This song was remade by Park Hyo Shin in 2005 on his remake album “Neo Classicism” and became a hit song once again.

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.