Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2011 – October Week 5


This was a very busy week all over the chart, especially within the top 10 with six new songs and lots of movement. Despite all that, Brown Eyed Girls’ “Sixth Sense” was able to hold on to the top spot for the third straight week. That is no small accomplishment considered that so many recently released songs by big name artists are eyeing the top spot.

Wheesung’s “Here They Come” moves up four spots to No. 2 this week, trailing “Sixth Sense” by 33 points.  This is Wheesung’s last release before he is enlisting in the army. It’s too bad that his brief promotion has to end prematurely due to health reasons. Otherwise this song may have already overtaken “Sixth Sense” as the new No. 1 song.

As mentioned, there are six new songs in the top 10 this week, and that is not even including a song that most people expects to see in the top 10 – SNSD’s “The Boys” (more on this later).

Moving up eight spots to No. 3 is FT Island’s “Like The Birds.” This song is coming from the group’s remake album. The original song is from Byun Jin Sup way back in 1988. FT Island adds a rock flavor to this song. Lee Hong Ki’s refreshing vocals matched with Song Seung Hyun’s rap liven this exciting track.

At No. 5, After School’s sub-unit Orange Caramel is back again. Continuing their “One Of Asia” theme which produced the hit single “Bangkok City” earlier this year. This time the lovely girls take their act to Shanghai with a Chinese flavored theme “Shanghai Romance”. This song has an all-star production team – composed by famous songwriter Cho Young Soo, who always like to explore new themes in his music, and the lyrics is by none other than Super Junior’s Kim Hee Chul.  This combination is definitely going to help boosting the popularity of this song, as it moves up 12 spots to No. 5 this week.

An even bigger move is found at No. 6.  Kim Hyun Joong’s “Lucky Guy” is up 14 spots from last week. SS501 members have all  been busy with solo activities this year. The latest hit by Kim Hyun Joong adds to the collection of many solo songs by SS501 members to reach the top 10.  “Lucky Guy” is an upbeat funky number with electric guitar and brass sounds. As a long time fan of rock music, Kim Hyun Joong combines dance with rock music for fans this time.

Our highest debut this week is at No. 7. Secret’s “Love Move” which enters the chart right into the top 10. After successful hits like “Magic”, “Madonna” last year, and “Shy Boy”, “Starlight Moonlight” this year, the talented quartet finally release their first full length album. “Love Move” is an addictive pop dance number produced by hit maker Kang Ji Won and Kim Ki Bum. The song holds lyrics about girls not being easy and to do well while you can. Secret has been very successful on our chart and is definitely a front runner for this year’s girl groups award.

At No. 9, Supreme Team member Simon D releases his first solo album “SNL League Begins”.  Title song “Cheerz” becomes his first solo top 10 hit. If this song’s style sounds kind of familiar to you, it may be because it is written by Keeproots and Clover members. Clover just had their hit song “Oppa I Know” dropped out of the top 10 this week.

The last new song at No. 10 is Lee Seung Ki’s digital single “Dating Generation”. This song is a preview song from his 5th album to be released soon. Upon its release, this song immediately topped many internet charts.  Lee Seung Ki is expected to begin his full scale comeback next month.

Even though it is not yet in the top 10, but a song worth mentioning is SNSD’s long awaited comeback hit “The Boys” is just under the top 10 at No. 11 this week. This song has not appeared on airplay rankings yet, but it certainly will next week. “The Boys” definitely will leapfrog a lot of songs and can’t be ruled out of a big jump all the way to No. 1.


SOOMPI CHART for 2011, Month 10, Week 5

1. (–) Brown Eyed Girls – Sixth Sense ***3rd Week @ No. 1***
Score: 860
Genre: Pop/Dance

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


2. (+4) Wheesung – 놈들이 온다 (Here They Come)
Score: 827
Genre: R&B Ballad

Music: Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Wheesung
Album: Wheesung Mini-Album | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


3. (+8) FT Island – 새들처럼 (Like The Birds)
Score: 762
Genre: Rock

Music: Ji Geun Sik / Lyrics: Ji Geun Sik
Album: FTIsland Remake Album – Memory in FTIsland | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


4. (-2) Infinite – 파라다이스 (Paradise)
Score: 738
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


5. (+12) Orange Caramel – 샹하이 로맨스 (Shanghai Romance)
Score: 690
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Kim Hee Chul
Album: Orange Caramel Single Album – Shanghai Romance | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


6. (+14) Kim Hyun Joong (SS501) – Lucky Guy
Score: 674
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Steven Lee / Lyrics: Kim Tae Wan
Album: Kim Hyun Joong Mini Album Vol. 2 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


7. (new) Secret – 사랑은 MOVE (Love Move)
Score: 582
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Kang Ji Won, Kim Ki Bum / Lyrics: Kang Ji Won, Kim Ki Bum
Album: Secret Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


8. (-5) Huh Gak – Hello
Score: 527
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


9. (+3) Simon D – 짠해 (Cheerz)
Score: 509
Genre: Hip-Hop

Music: Keeproots, Gilmi / Lyrics: Clover
Album: Simon D Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


10. (+6) Lee Seung Ki – 연애시대 (Dating Generation)
Score: 505
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: Ra.D / Lyrics: Ra.D, Lee Seung Ki
Album: Lee Seung Ki digital single “Dating Generation”
Watch: MV


Rank Artist Song Score
11 SNSD (new) The Boys 491
12 Kara (-7) Step 474
13 Jung Yup (–) 눈물나 (Flowing Tears) 430
14 Davichi (-7) 안녕이라고 말하지 마 (Don’t Say Goodbye) 422
15 Tablo (+3) Airbag (feat. NaUl) 413
16 Clover (-12) 아는 오빠 (Oppa I Know) 357
17 Ali (-8) 뭐 이런게 다 있어 (How Can There Be Such A Thing) 323
18 Boy Friend (+5) 내 여자 손대지 마 (Don’t Touch My Girl) 320
19 Sung Shi Kyung (-11) 난 좋아 (I Like) 315
20 Baek Ji Young (new) 여기가 아파 (Hurts Here) 309
21 Kim Kyu Jong (-2) Yesterday 270
22 Zi-A (-8) 내가 이렇지 (Feat. 하동균) (The Way I Am (Feat. Ha Dong Kyun)) 268
23 Hyo Rin (Sistar) (new) 내겐 너니까 (To Me It’s You) 227
24 Super Junior (-14) A-Cha 226
25 Kan Mi Yeon (-1) 안 만나 (Not Meeting) 221
26 B1A4 (-5) Beautiful Target 214
27 JJ (new) 바본가봐 Part 2 (Must Be A Fool Part 2 (feat. Mighty Mouth)) 208
28 Lee Hae Ri (Davichi) (new) 사랑하는 사람아 (The Person I Love) 196
29 Lee Young Hyun (Big Mama) (+4) 사랑이라 쓰고 아픔이라 부른다 (Write Love And Call It Pain) 175
30 Kim Gun Mo (-15) 어제보다 슬픈 오늘 (Today That Is Sadder than Yesterday) 159
31 Maybee (+3) Goodbye Valentine 152
32 Park Ji Hun (new) Only You (feat. Ji Young Sun) 144
33 Sistar (-11) So Cool 143
34 Suh Young Eun (+8) 그게 너라서 (Because That’s You) 140
35 Kim Jang Hoon (-4) 이별 참 나답다 (Breakup Is So Like Me) 115
36 Alex, Horan (new) 꽃이 피네요 (Flower Is Blooming) 108
37 Oh Yoon Hye (+1) 한 사람 (One Person) 102
38 Lee Ssang (-9) TV를 껐네 (Turn Off The TV) 90
39 Verbal Jint (-9) 좋아보여 (You Look Happy (feat. Black Skirts)) 83
40 YB (new) 꿈을 뺏고 있는 범인을 찾아라 (Find The Culprit Who Stole The Dream) 82
41 T-Ara (-9) 롤리 폴리 (Roly Poly) 70
42 U-Kiss (new) Someday 62
43 AB Avenue (new) Bye Bye 59
44 Monday Kiz (-19) 다음 사람에게는 (To The Next Person) 58
45 2Boram (new) 2love 54
46 Cho PD (+4) Family Man 47
47 Ibadi (new) 아빠를 닮은 소녀 (Father And The Girl) 46
48 Cream (M.I.B) (new) Do U Like Me 45
49 BNR (-12) 사랑을 글로 배워서 (Learned Love Through Writing (feat. Lyn, Verbal Jint)) 44
50 G.na (-22) Top Girl 43





Kim Hyo Won고백해요 (Confess)     
Genre: Pop  Ballad
External from soompi image 
Album: Kim Hyo Won single “Love Is (Part 2)”
Listen To: Full Song
Comment: Singer songwriter, Kim Hyo Won, who is known for her vocal skills, releases her second single album, “Confess” this fall, three months since her first. This song was composed and penned by the singer herself and arranged by Kim Young Un. The lyrical melody along with the singer’s appealing vocals is expected to crumble listener’s hearts with emotions.  (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 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.