Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2011 – September Week 4


Kara strikes again on our chart, winning yet another No. 1 song as “Step” moves up six spots to the top on its second week in the chart. This shouldn’t be a surprise as Kara has been the most successful k-pop artists on our music chart over the last two years. Despite their hiatus and many girl groups have rising in popularity, Kara doesn’t seem to miss a beat and continues to be one of the top girl groups. Congratulations.

Girl groups again swept the top three spots as two former No. 1 songs, Davichi‘s “Don’t Say Goodbye” and Sistar‘s “So Cool” rounds out the top three. When I started compiling this music chart back in 2005 it was all male dominated, that whole year no female artists and groups were able to hit the top. This year, female groups and soloists have occupied the top spot for 27 of the 39 weeks so far. It is a complete reversal that perhaps no one would have imagined a few years ago.

There is only one new song in the top 10 this week. Ballad prince Sung Shi Kyung released his first full album in three years, also the first since his return from military duties. A sneak preview song “Oh My Goddess” was on the chart at No. 15 last week. This week the album’s title song “I Like” hit the chart and debuts at No. 8.  “I Like” showcases Sung Shi Kyung’s voice and unique style. It is a perfect song heading into the winter season.  The MV of this song stars the singer himself and Jo Yeo Jung and is filmed in Hong Kong where Sung Shi Kyung spent a few years of his childhood living there.


SOOMPI CHART for 2011, Month 9, Week 4

1. (+6) Kara – Step ***1st Week @ No. 1***
Score: 959
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Kim Seung Soo, Han Jae Ho / Lyrics: Song Soo Yoon
Album: Kara Vol. 3 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


2. (-1) Davichi – 안녕이라고 말하지 마 (Don’t Say Goodbye)
Score: 951
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: Jun Hae Sung / Lyrics: Jun Hae Sung
Album: Davichi Mini Album – Love Delight | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


3. (-1) Sistar – So Cool
Score: 813
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Brave Brothers / Lyrics: Brave Brothers
Album: Sistar Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


4. (-1) G.na – Top Girl
Score: 772
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Kim Do Hoon, Lee Sang Ho / Lyrics: Wheesung
Album: G.na mini-album Vol. 2 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


5. (+5) U-Kiss – Neverland
Score: 653
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Ryan Jhun / Lyrics: Misfit
Album: U-Kiss Vol. 2 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


6. (-2) Infinite – 내꺼 하자 (Be Mine)
Score: 585
Genre: Pop/Dance

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


7. (-2) Super Junior – Mr. Simple
Score: 515
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Yoo Young Jin / Lyrics: Yoo Young Jin
Album: Super Junior Vol. 5 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


8. (new) Sung Shi Kyung – 난 좋아 (I Like)
Score: 457
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: Hwang Se Joon, Sung Shi Kyung / Lyrics: Lee Mina
Album: Sung Shi Kyung Vol. 7 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


9. (-3) Dal★shabet – 블링 블링 (Bling Bling)
Score: 438
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: E-Tribe / Lyrics: E-Tribe
Album: DalShabet mini-album Vol. 3 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


10. (-2) CS Numbers – 가슴으로 운다 (Cry With the Heart)
Score: 424
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: Oh Sung Hoon / Lyrics: Oh Sung Hoon
Album: December & J-Cera digital single “Love Harmony”
Watch: MV


Rank Artist Song Score
11 2NE1 (-2) Ugly 414
12 Lee Ssang (-1) 나란 놈은 답은 너다 (Guy Like Me’s Answer Is You (feat. Harim)) 398
13 Verbal Jint (+1) 좋아보여 (You Look Happy (feat. Black Skirts)) 379
14 Zi-A (+10) 그대이길 바래요 (Wish It Was You (feat. K.Will)) 378
15 Huh Gak (new) Hello 357
16 Miss A (-3) Goodbye Baby 354
17 JYJ (new) In Heaven 340
18 T-Ara (-6) 롤리 폴리 (Roly Poly) 330
19 Brown Eyed Girls (new) Hot Shot 305
20 SG Wannabe (new) 사랑법 (Way To Love) 287
21 Girl’s Day (-5) 너, 한눈 팔지마! (Don’t Let Your Eyes Wander!) 262
22 Koyote (-4) Good Good Time 254
23 Monday Kiz (+2) 너를 처음 만난 그때 (The Time When I First Met You) 238
24 Nine Muses (-4) 휘가로 (Figaro) 231
25 Seo In Kook (-8) Shake It Up 193
26 Chocolat (Re-entry) 신드롬 (Syndrome) 192
27 Teen Top (-5) 향수 뿌리지마 (Don’t Spray Perfume) 175
28 Yim Jae Bum (-7) 통증 (Pain) 166
29 Haha (new) Rosa 150
30 MBLAQ (-1) Mona Lisa 149
31 10cm (new) 기타로 오토바이를 타자 (Let’s Ride A Motorcycle Through a Guitar) 146
32 Park Wan Gyu (new) 하루애 (One Day Of Love) 142
33 Kim Jun Su (-3) You Are So Beautiful 142
34 Kim Jae Joong (+8) 지켜줄께 (Will Protect You) 135
35 B1A4 (new) Beautiful Target 114
36 Brave Girls (-4) 툭하면 (Easily) 114
37 Secret (–) 별빛 달빛 (Starlight Moonlight) 109
38 Baek Ji Young (+3) 오늘도 사랑해 (Love You Today Too) 96
39 4men (-11) Love Tonight 91
40 Ha Dong Kyun & Lee Jung (+4) 기다릴게 (Will Wait) 89
41 Sung Hoon (Brown Eyed Soul) (+8) Fail In Love (feat. E-Sens) 87
42 Kim Tae Woo (+3) 사랑에 빠지다 (Falling In Love) 83
43 Crispy Crunch (new) Thumbs Up 82
44 Jaurim (+3) Idol 80
45 JK Kim Dong Wook (-9) 버킷리스트 (Bucket List) 77
46 Defconn (-6) 랩퍼들이 헤어지는 방법 Part.Ⅱ (The Way Rappers Break Up Part.Ⅱ) 76
47 45RPM (new) This Is Love 75
48 Park Jung Hyun, So Hyang, Lee Young Hyun (-17) Mermaid 73
49 Lucia with Epitone Project (new) 어떤 날도, 어떤 말도 (What Day, What Words) 68
50 Zion (new) Superman 63





Cho PD (feat. In Soon Yi) – 친구여 (Dear Friend)
Genre: Hip-hop
External from soompi image
Album: Cho PD Vol. 5 Part 2 (2004) Track 4
Watch: MV
Comment: Cho PD is a well respected hip-hop artist in Korea. He debuted in 1999 with the album “In Stardom”. Rappers in Korea are either mainstream or underground, but Cho PD seems to be both. While his albums has many hardcore tracks, his title songs are usually mainstream enough to attract the attention of pop listeners.  His biggest hit is definitely “Dear Friend” from part 2 of his fifth album in 2004. This song features the powerful vocal of veteran R&B singer In Soon Yi. “Dear Friend” went on to become a No. 1 song and stay popular for a long 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 (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 motoway065 for song title translations.