Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2011 – August Week 1


Miss A’s “Goodbye Baby” jumped up seven spots to get the No. 1 spot this week. In just its second week on the chart, the song already with a high score of 952 points. The song has swept nearly all music charts in Korea and is expected to stay on top for a while since there are no major challengers in sight. This is the group’s second No. 1 song already.  Miss A who debuted last year with their chart topping hit “Bad Girl Good Girl”, becomes yet another girl group to hit No. 1 this year.

The strength of “Goodbye Baby” pushes both of last week’s top two songs “Roly Poly” and “Mona Lisa” down a spot. Hyuna’s “Bubble Pop” stay put at No. 4. The first of this week’s three new songs in the top 10 is from rising boy group Infinite, who released their first full length album “Over The Top”. The title track “Be Mine” is a powerful synth pop dance number incorporates Euro-pop sounds which were popular in the 80’s. The catchy lyrics about situations between a man and a woman are expected to garner listeners’ interest. “Be Mine” moves up nine spots and is Infinite’s first ever top five hit.

2NE1 switches to a new song “Hate You” this week and it debuts at No. 7. This song may only make a cameo appearance for this week only as the real title song from their second mini-album “Ugly” is expected to make the chart next week.  Both “Hate You” and “Ugly” is more pop-oriented, listener friendly type than their last hit “I’m The Best”. No matter which song is on the chart next week, it should find more success.

The last new song in the top 10 this week is at No. 8. A brand new concept in K-Pop was introduced recently as members from the same group were split into two different sub-units rivaling each other. Of course, I am talking about After School. Their eight members splited into A.S Red and A.S Blue and released a single simultaneously. Both groups favor the popular electronica sound.  A.S Red is more dance oriented, while A.S Blue is more pop and ballad oriented.  So far, it seems A.S Red is more successful as their song “In The Night Sky” moves up nine spots to No. 8, while A.S Blue’s “Wonder Boy” is only at No. 14 this week. We’ll keep an eye on this interesting internal group battle.


SOOMPI CHART for 2011, Month 8, Week 1

1. (+7) Miss A – Goodbye Baby ***1st Week @ No. 1***
Score: 952
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Park Jin Young / Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Album: Miss A Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


2. (-1) T-Ara – 롤리 폴리 (Roly Poly)
Score: 863
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


3. (-1) MBLAQ – Mona Lisa
Score: 846
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


4. (–) Hyuna – Bubble Pop
Score: 792
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


5. (+9) Infinite – 내꺼 하자 (Be Mine)
Score: 783
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Kim Seung Soo, Han Jae Ho / Lyrics: Song Soo Yoon
Album: Infinite Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


6. (+3) Homme – 남자니까 웃는 거야 (Laughing Because I’m A Guy)
Score: 757
Genre: R&B Ballad

Music: Hitman Bang / Lyrics: Hitman Bang
Album: Homme By Hitman Bang | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


7. (new) 2NE1 – Hate You
Score: 599
Genre: R&B/Hip-hop

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


8. (+9) After School (Red) – 밤 하늘에 (In The Night Sky)
Score: 557
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Brave Brothers / Lyrics: Brave Brothers
Album: A.S Red Single Album Vol. 4 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


9. (-6) 2PM – Hands Up
Score: 556
Genre: Pop/Dance

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


10. (-4) Secret – 별빛 달빛 (Starlight Moonlight)
Score: 453
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


Rank Artist Song Score
11 Girl’s Day (-6) 한 번만 안아줘 (Hug Me Just Once) 445
12 Teen Top (new) 향수 뿌리지마 (Don’t Spray Perfume) 412
13 f(x) (-6) Hot Summer 408
14 After School (Blue) (+4) Wonder Boy 377
15 CSJH (Dana & Sunday) (-3) 나 좀 봐줘 (One More Chance) 354
16 Lee Ssang (new) Grand Final (feat. 정인) 341
17 Mighty Mouth (-6) 랄랄라 (LaLaLa (feat. Soya)) 335
18 8Eight (-8) 그 입술을 막아본다 (Block Those Lips) 277
19 Lee Bo Ram (new) 두 바보 (Two Fools) 260
20 Drunken Tiger (new) 두두루 와바루 (Doo Doo Roo Wa Ba Ru (Korea’s Next Top Model Season 2 theme song)) 254
21 Rumble Fish (-2) 사랑해요 사랑해요 (I Love You I Love You) 229
22 Gavy NJ (new) 잊어준다 (Forgetting) 219
23 Baek Ji Young (-1) 오늘도 사랑해 (Love You Today Too) 208
24 Chi Chi (+9) Longer 194
25 Min Kyung Hoon (-9) She 180
26 Jang Ki Ha & Faces (-2) 그렇고 그런 사이 (Be In Such A Relationship) 177
27 Jung Yong Hwa (-6) 그리워서… (Because I Miss You…) 174
28 Hwan Hee (new) 죽을 것만 같아 (Feels Like Dying) 173
29 Kim Hyun Joong (SS501) (-14) Kiss Kiss 157
30 Beast (-3) Fiction 138
31 4men (-2) 살다가 한번쯤 (One Time In Your Life) 132
32 Can (-1) 눈부신 너에게 (To My Dazzling Girl) 119
33 Lee Ki Kwang (Beast) & Electro Boys (-13) Break Up 110
34 Bobby Kim & Gil Hak Mi (new) 사랑 할 수 있을 때 (When I Can Love You) 105
35 W & Whale (+4) Break It Down 104
36 Navi (-13) 다이어리 (Diary) 100
37 Yim Jae Bum (–) 사랑 (Love) 96
38 NS Yoon Ji (new) 또 보고 싶어 (Want To See You Again) 94
39 BGH To (+2) 솜사탕 (feat. 티아라 은정) (Cotton Candy) 92
40 Jang Woo Hyuk (-6) 주말밤 (Weekend Night) 91
41 Brave Girls (new) 툭하면 (Easily) 83
42 Kim Bum Soo (-17) 끝사랑 (End Love) 83
43 Piggy Dolls (+2) 아는 여자 (This Girl I Know) 82
44 Yoo Hee Yeol (new) 에름날 (워리어스 Live Ver.) (Summer Day (Warriors Live Ver.)) 78
45 Huh Gak (-7) 나를 잊지 말아요 (Don’t Forget Me) 77
46 Rainbow (-18) Sweet Dream 75
47 ZE:A (new) Heart For 2 72
48 Jong Hyun (SHINee) (-2) So Goodbye 65
49 BOM (new) 네가 없이 (Without You) 64
50 IU & Kim Yuna (-10) 얼음꽃 (Snow Flower) 57




Postmen 아는오빠   (Oppa I Know)     
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi image 
Album: Postmen digital single “Oppa I Know”
Listen To: Full Song
Comment: Postmen, who has gained quite some acknowledgement through MBC’s drama song, “Can You Hear My Heart” with the song “Fool” makes a comeback with a medium-tempo ballad, “Oppa That I Know”. This track is a sad tale about a one-sided love despite a brighter melody-line. This number was composed by Min Myung Ki and penned by Min Yun Jae.  (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 Miil 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.