Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2011 – August Week 4

Super Junior’s “Mr. Simple” continues to increase their lead on our chart and has repeated as No. 1. While last week was a close call, this week they are a clear cut No. 1.  “Mr. Simple” is the title song of their fifth album of the same name. This song and album has received even better responses than anticipated. Perhaps it has something to do with the groups’ uncertain near future as more members are going to be enlisted in army: Heechul just announced he will join the army next Thursday (September 1) and Leeteuk is expected to join him soon.  Fans are cherishing every bit of Super Juniors’ songs and performances now.

Sistar’s “So Cool” leapfrogged many songs and lands on the No. 2 spot in just its second week on the chart.  This song should have the best chance to become the next No. 1 song. Girl power has continuously been strong this year as groups seem to take turns, generatinghit songs. It’s Sistar’s turn now and they may have their first ever chart topping hit.

2NE1’s “Ugly” remained steady at No. 3.  Again this song is hurt by the group’s lack of performances compared to other artists in the top 10.  Last week, their only appearance was on SBS Inkigayo while normally but most chart topping artists appear on all four music shows. While the quality of the song and fans’ perception is not affected by how frequent an artist goes on promoting the song, its disadvantage is apparant on a ranking system like us that involves singers’ media exposures.

There are two new songs in the top 10.  Rookie girl group DalShabet already has three mini-albums under their belt and they are poised to make a run at the top new artist of 2011.  Their latest hit “Bling Bling” helped their cause as it jumps 16 spots to No. 6 this week.  It is a trendy number with a bright and cool feel.  Fans who listen to this dance number will find themselves shaking their body to the beat.  This is DalShabet’s first ever top 10 hit.

At No. 8 is Superstar K Season 1 winner Seo In Kook’s latest single “Shake It Up”. While Seo In Kook is known for his R&B ballads, he is releasing an upbeat song this time to match the season,.  “Shake It Up” is a dance number reminiscent of the music style popular in the 90’s and 2000.

SOOMPI CHART for 2011, Month 8, Week 4

1. (–) Super Junior – Mr. Simple ***2nd Week @ No. 1***
Score: 934
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Yoo Young Jin / Lyrics: Yoo Young Jin
Album: Super Junior Vol. 5 | Purchase this Album
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2. (+7) Sistar – So Cool
Score: 865
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Brave Brothers / Lyrics: Brave Brothers
Album: Sistar Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
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3. (–) 2NE1 – Ugly
Score: 833
Genre: R&B Ballad

Music: Teddy, Lydia Paek / Lyrics: Teddy
Album: 2NE1 mini-album Vol. 2 | Purchase this Album
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4. (-2) Miss A – Goodbye Baby
Score: 815
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Park Jin Young / Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Album: Miss A Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
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5. (-1) Infinite – 내꺼 하자 (Be Mine)
Score: 772
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Kim Seung Soo, Han Jae Ho / Lyrics: Song Soo Yoon
Album: Infinite Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
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6. (+16) Dal★shabet – 블링 블링 (Bling Bling)
Score: 629
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: E-Tribe / Lyrics: E-Tribe
Album: DalShabet mini-album Vol. 3 | Purchase this Album
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7. (-2) T-Ara – 롤리 폴리 (Roly Poly)
Score: 619
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
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8. (+9) Seo In Kook – Shake It Up
Score: 498
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Scott, Belle, Richard / Lyrics: Seo In Kook
Album: Seo In Kook digital single “Shake It Up”
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9. (-2) Teen Top – 향수 뿌리지마 (Don’t Spray Perfume)
Score: 463
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Hitman Bang / Lyrics: Hitman Bang
Album: Teen Top mini-album Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
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10. (-2) MBLAQ – Mona Lisa
Score: 441
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Wontag, Ji In, Rado / Lyrics: Wontag, Ji In, Rado, Dok2
Album: MBLAQ mini-album Vol. 3 | Purchase this Album
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Rank Artist Song Score
11 CS Numbers (+22) 가슴으로 운다 408
12 10cm (new) 안아줘요 (Give Me A Hug) 388
13 Bi (new) 부산여자 (Busan Woman) 373
14 Homme (-8) 남자니까 웃는 거야 (Laughing Because I’m A Guy) 347
15 Kim Bum Soo & Park Jung Hyun (-2) 사람, 사랑 (Person, Love) 345
16 Hyuna (-6) Bubble Pop 330
17 Defconn (-3) 랩퍼들이 헤어지는 방법 Part.Ⅱ (The Way Rappers Break Up Part.Ⅱ) 315
18 Kim Jun Su (-3) You Are So Beautiful 299
19 Sunny Hill (-1) 기도 (Prayer) 249
20 Koyote (+8) 이제와 싫다면 (If You Don’t Like It Now) 241
21 Bang Yong Kook (+21) I Remember 234
22 Kim Tae Woo (new) 사랑에 빠지다 (Falling In Love) 230
23 Brave Girls (-11) 툭하면 (Easily) 219
24 Lee Ssang (-5) Grand Final (feat. 정인) 207
25 Lee Young Hyun (Big Mama) (new) 화답 (Reciprocate) 205
26 Hwan Hee (-15) 죽을 것만 같아 (Feels Like Dying) 195
27 Chi Chi (+3) Longer 191
28 NS Yoon Ji (-2) 또 보고 싶어 (Want To See You Again) 180
29 Jaurim (new) Idol 174
30 Kim Jae Joong (+5) 지켜줄께 (Will Protect You) 171
31 Namolla Family JW & D.Haven (new) 보고 싶어 (Thinking Of You) 167
32 CSJH (Dana & Sunday) (-7) 나 좀 봐줘 (One More Chance) 165
33 Ha Dong Kyun & Lee Jung (-9) 기다릴게 (Will Wait) 154
34 2PM (-13) Hands Up 150
35 Secret (-4) 별빛 달빛 (Starlight Moonlight) 138
36 Girl’s Day (-9) 한 번만 안아줘 (Hug Me Just Once) 125
37 Baek Ji Young (-5) 오늘도 사랑해 (Love You Today Too) 123
38 f(x) (-4) Hot Summer 101
39 4men (-16) 너의 웃음 고마워 (Vision Of Love) 100
40 Mighty Mouth (-20) 랄랄라 (LaLaLa (feat. Soya)) 96
41 After School (Red) (-25) 밤 하늘에 (In The Night Sky) 93
42 Koyote (new) Good Good Time 86
43 Nine Muses (new) Figaro 76
44 Jang Ki Ha & Faces (-1) 그렇고 그런 사이 (Be In Such A Relationship) 75
45 Yi Sung Yol (new) 라디라 (Radira) 71
46 Yim Jae Bum (-17) Share The Vision 71
47 X-Cross (new) Crazy 69
48 Davichi (-12) Heaven 68
49 Urban Zakapa (new) Just A Feeling 65
50 Chocolat (new) 신드롬 (Syndrome) 58


Heenain (feat. 1sagain) Loving You (1,2,3)    
Genre: Acoustic Ballad
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Album: Heenain single “The Acoustic” Track 1
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Comment: Female singer Heenain is teaming up with 1sagain on an acoustic track Loving You.   1sagain was known for emphasis on the beats and R&B style, the new acoustic feel is fresh and has gotten a lot of good responses.   Loving You is produced by famous composer Donnie J, known for his great guitar skills and previously producing for Wheesung, Son Dambi, and Mighty Mouth’s songs.  (credits to ~S2~ 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 (Olleh, 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 ~S2~ for song title translations.