Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2011 – October Week 2


For the first time since Week 4 of May when f(x)‘s “Pinocchio” spent its three weeks as No. 1, we have another song accomplishing that feat. Kara‘s “Step” is No. 1 for a third week in a row. The competition has been tight all summer with each No. 1 song from June to September spending only one or two weeks on top. It takes the most successful artist from our chart in the past two years to break this trend. Congratulations once again to Kara.

The top three songs remains unchanged this week with Davichi‘s “Don’t Say Goodbye” and Sung Shi Kyung‘s “I Like” stays at No. 2 and 3 respectively.  Davichi’s “Don’t Say Goodbye” actually outscored Kara’s “Step” on a few of our chart sources. While “Don’t Say Goodbye” was released even earlier than “Step”, it has had very strong staying power.

There are three new songs in the top ten this week, two of them brand new. At No. 5 it is the real title song “Sixth Sense” from Brown Eyed Girls‘ 4th album of the same name.  This song replaced “Hot Shot” which was on our chart the past two weeks. Brown Eyed Girls who are known for their strong vocals and amazing choerography, received rave reviews everytime they performed this song. It should have no trouble getting into the top 3 next week.

At No. 7, Super Junior returns to the top 10 with “A-Cha“, from their repackaged album. Not too long ago, Super Junior hit No. 1 with “Mr. Simple“. Now they are looking for another chart topping song.  “A Cha” a powerful dance number with a rock base and electro house rhythms.

Another brand new song at No. 8 is fast rising boy group Infinite‘s latest hit “Paradise“. This song comes from their recently released repackaged album and already hitting the top 10 in its first week. “Paradise” is written by the same combo that created Kara’s “Step” and is a mid-tempo electronica dance number that showcase the group’s maturity.


SOOMPI CHART for 2011, Month 10, Week 2

1. (–) Kara – Step ***3rd Week @ No. 1***
Score: 911
Genre: Pop/Dance

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


2. (–) Davichi – 안녕이라고 말하지 마 (Don’t Say Goodbye)
Score: 875
Genre: Pop Ballad

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


3. (–) Sung Shi Kyung – 난 좋아 (I Like)
Score: 816
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: Hwang Se Joon, Sung Shi Kyung / Lyrics: Lee Mina
Album: Sung Shi Kyung Vol. 7 | Purchase this Album
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4. (+2) Huh Gak – Hello
Score: 774
Genre: R&B Ballad

Music: Choi Gyu Sung, Rado / Lyrics: Choi Gyu Sung, Rado
Album: Huh Gak mini-album Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


5. (new) Brown Eyed Girls – Sixth Sense
Score: 720
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Lee Min Soo / Lyrics: Kim Ina
Album: Brown Eyed Girls Vol. 4 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


6. (+7) Super Junior – A-Cha
Score: 677
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Hitchhiker / Lyrics: Kim Boo Min
Album: Super Junior Vol. 5 Repackaged Version | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


7. (-3) Sistar – So Cool
Score: 645
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Brave Brothers / Lyrics: Brave Brothers
Album: Sistar Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
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8. (new) Infinite – 파라다이스 (Paradise)
Score: 596
Genre: Pop/Dance

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


9. (-4) G.na – Top Girl
Score: 558
Genre: Pop/Dance

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


10. (–) UV – Who Am I (feat. Yoo Hee Yeol, Jung Jae Hyung)
Score: 479
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: / Lyrics:
Album: UV digital single “Who Am I”
Watch: MV


Rank Artist Song Score
11 U-Kiss (-4) Neverland 372
12 B1A4 (+18) Beautiful Target 355
13 Kim Bo Kyung (+9) 아파 (Hurts) 344
14 Clover (new) 아는 오빠 (Oppa I Know) 330
15 Kim Gun Mo (new) 어제보다 슬픈 오늘 (Today That Is Sadder than Yesterday) 321
16 Maybee (+15) Goodbye Valentine 309
17 SG Wannabe (-5) 사랑법 (Way To Love) 308
18 Zi-A (-9) 그대이길 바래요 (Wish It Was You (feat. K.Will)) 295
19 T-Ara (–) 롤리 폴리 (Roly Poly) 261
20 Lee Ssang (-6) TV를 껐네 (Turn Off The TV) 257
21 Ali (new) 뭐 이런게 다 있어 (How Can There Be Such A Thing) 244
22 Verbal Jint (-7) 좋아보여 (You Look Happy (feat. Black Skirts)) 243
23 CS Numbers (-5) 가슴으로 운다 (Cry With the Heart) 242
24 Yang Yo Sub (Beast) (new) 안돼 (Can’t) 233
25 JYJ (-8) In Heaven 231
26 Lyn & Na Yoon Kwon (+6) CHU! POP! CHU! 223
27 Jewelry S (+11) 됐지 뭐 (Forget It) 217
28 2NE1 (-12) Ugly 210
29 Kim Jang Hoon (new) 이별 참 나답다 (Breakup Is So Like Me) 169
30 Sung Hoon (Brown Eyed Soul) (+19) Marry Me 165
31 Miss A (-11) Goodbye Baby 158
32 Dal★shabet (-11) 블링 블링 (Bling Bling) 158
33 Jung Yup (+3) 이별의 여름 (Summer Of Breakup) 155
34 Kim Jo Han (new) 그대 나만큼은 (You As Much As Me) 148
35 Koyote (-11) Good Good Time 141
36 Kan Mi Yeon (new) 안 만나 (Not Meeting) 134
37 Ok Ju Hyun, SG Wannabe, T-Ara (-11) 페이지원 (Page One) 128
38 Simon D (-10) Stay Cool 122
39 Haha (-14) Rosa 106
40 Fatcat (new) 내 사랑 싸가지 (My Love Bad Boy) 92
41 45RPM (+3) This Is Love 86
42 Kim Kyu Jong (new) Yesterday 84
43 Kim Jae Joong (-8) 지켜줄께 (Will Protect You) 65
44 Park Wan Gyu (+4) 하루애 (One Day Of Love) 59
45 Pia (new) Yes You Are 54
46 4men (-9) Love Tonight 53
47 Humming Urban Stereo (-1) D.D.D (feat. Instant Romantic Floor) 50
48 Yim Jae Bum (-19) 날이 갈수록 (As Day Goes By) 49
49 Can (new) 내 사랑 간장게장 (My Love Crab Marinated in Soy Sauce) 47
50 Seo In Kook (-23) Shake It Up 44



 Music Diary – 너를 만나고싶다 (I Want To Meet You)       
Genre: Rock
External from soompi image
Album: Music Diary single “Friendship” Track 1
Watch: MV
Comment: Rock band YB’s bassist, Park Tae Hee and his wife, Kim Yun Jung release their second digital single, titled “Friendship”. The title track is “I Want to Meet You” a medium-tempo rock number with lyrics written by Park Tae Hee himself. The music video shows various clips of fan meets, concert clips, the recording studio, as well as their recent vacation in New York. (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 (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.