Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2011 – November Week 3


SNSD repeats again as No. 1 for the third consecutive week with “The Boys.” Despite both songs dropping in points,  they further widened the victory margin over Secret‘s “Love Move” to over 100 points. “The Boys” have been conquering most music charts in Korea for the past few weeks. It will face some serious challengers if it wants to remain on top next week.

Secret’s “Love Move” is a hard luck No. 2 song.  If not because they released the same week as SNSD, Secret would have scored their third chart topping hit of the year. Still, with two No. 1 songs and a No. 2 song this year, it looks like Secret is the favorite now for our top girl group of the year.

Breaking up the lady dominance in the top three, Lee Seung Ki moves up two spots to No. 3 with “We’re Friends“.  Certainly this song is not yet satisfied with only No. 3 and is still looking to move up next week.  It is very likely this song is closer to No. 1 next week as it is still gaining points.

There are four new songs this week. At No. 5, frequent collaborators 4men and Mi moves up nine spots with their breath taking version of “That Man, That Woman.”  4men and Mi has dueted in several occasions and this time it is a ballad number that begins with a sad waltz. The song’s realistic lyrics and the singers’ emotional vocals make this song worth a listen.  This song title is the same as Vibe and Jang Hye Jin‘s 2006 duet, but is of different melody.  The only link is that Vibe’s Yoon Min Soo produces this new version of “That Man, That Woman”.

At No. 6, Tablo switched to a new song this week. “Tomorrow” is an all-star collaborations between him and Big Bang’s Taeyang, who lends his vocal to this song.  It is very refreshing song for both artists as it is very different from the music of their respective groups Epik High and Big Bang.

The new song with the most potential is at No. 7. The Wonder Girls are back with their new song “Be My Baby.”  Debuting back in 2007 as a teenage group, they have transformed themselves into international stars and are more matured than ever. Wonder Girls started the retro concept years ago but now they are ready to move on to a whole new level with “Be My Baby”.  Don’t be surprised if this song jump all the way to No. 1 next week.

The last new song in the top 10 this week belongs to Brown Eyed Girls, as their follow up single “Cleansing Cream” finally appears on the chart at No. 9. This ballad track is the first ballad Brown Eyed Girls promote in four years.  Brown Eyed Girls debuted as a ballad group but successfully switched to up-tempo songs since the beginning of 2008. Now the girls are back to showcase their original ballad root with this sad number that features a much discussed MV.  Fans of Ga In will be happy on this song as her vocal is featured extensively.


SOOMPI CHART for 2011, Month 11, Week 3

1. (–) SNSD – The Boys ***3rd Week @ No. 1***
Score: 916
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Teddy Riley / Lyrics: Yoo Young Jin
Album: SNSD Vol. 3 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


2. (–) Secret – 사랑은 MOVE (Love Move)
Score: 804
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


3. (+2) Lee Seung Ki – 친구잖아 (We’re Friends)
Score: 791
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: Hitman Bang / Lyrics: Hitman Bang
Album: Lee Seung Ki Vol. 5 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


4. (–) Noel – 그리워 그리워 (I Miss You)
Score: 762
Genre: R&B Ballad

Music: Choi Gyu Sung / Lyrics: Choi Gyu Sung
Album: Noel mini-album | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


5. (+9) 4men & Mi – 그 남자 그 여자 (That Man That Woman)
Score: 688
Genre: R&B Ballad

Music: E-Tribe / Lyrics: E-Tribe
Album: 4Men & Mi Mini Album | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


6. (new) Tablo – Tomorrow (feat. Taeyang)
Score: 593
Genre: Hip-Hop

Music: Tablo / Lyrics: Tablo
Album: Tablo Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


7. (new) Wonder Girls – Be My Baby
Score: 586
Genre: Pop/Dance

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


8. (–) T – Get It In (feat Tiger JK)
Score: 571
Genre: Hip-Hop

Music: / Lyrics:
Album: T digital single “Get It In (The Creator Project)”
Watch: MV


9. (new) Brown Eyed Girls – 클렌징 크림 (Cleansing Cream)
Score: 525
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: G. Gorilla, Lee Jong Min / Lyrics: G. Gorilla, Miryo
Album: Brown Eyed Girls digital single “Cleansing Cream”
Watch: MV


10. (-7) Orange Caramel – 샹하이 로맨스 (Shanghai Romance)
Score: 511
Genre: Pop/Dance

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


Rank Artist Song Score
11 Huh Gak (new) 죽고 싶단 말 밖에 (Only Say That I Want To Die) 388
12 Infinite (-5) 파라다이스 (Paradise) 339
13 Kim Hyun Joong (SS501) (-7) Lucky Guy 283
14 T-Ara (new) Cry Cry 276
15 FT Island (-5) 새들처럼 (Like The Birds) 276
16 My Name (+13) Message 269
17 Sistar (–) Hot Place (feat. Brave Sound) 266
18 Monday Kiz (+3) 고장난 열차 (Broken Train) 264
19 Park Jae Bum (+5) Girl Friend 262
20 Lee Seung Chul (–) 서쪽 하늘 (Western Sky) 249
21 Baek Ji Young (+2) 여기가 아파 (Hurts Here) 227
22 Suh Young Eun (-9) 그저 너 하나 (Just You) 205
23 Clover (-5) 아는 오빠 (Oppa I Know) 200
24 Norazo (+24) 판매왕 (Sales King) 197
25 Davichi (-13) 사랑 사랑아 (Love Oh Love) 180
26 J-Cera (new) 그댄 정말 모를 거예요 (You Will Never Know) 179
27 Bobby Kim (+6) 가슴앓이 (Heartbreak) 178
28 Wheesung (-12) 놈들이 온다 (Here They Come) 173
29 Kara (-10) Step 172
30 Yangpa (+5) 기억할게요 (I Will Remember) 164
31 Verbal Jint (-5) 우울한 편지 (Gloomy Letter) 152
32 Seo In Young (new) 웃기셔 (Funny) 151
33 Shin Seung Hoon (-6) 처음 하는 말처럼 (Like the Words You First Say) 136
34 Son Ho Young (new) 예쁘고 미웠다 (Lovely And Hateful (feat. Bizzy)) 132
35 Woman Power (new) 미워 미워 (Hate You Hate You) 128
36 M.I.B (+8) G.D.M 126
37 Kim Bum Soo (new) 말하지 않아도 (Even If You Don’t Say Anything) 125
38 Simon D (-16) 짠해 (Cheerz) 124
39 Boy Friend (-7) 내 여자 손대지 마 (Don’t Touch My Girl) 120
40 WE (new) 비가 (Sad Song) 118
41 Trax (new) 창문 (Blind) 117
42 Navi (new) 당신이죠 (It Is You) 110
43 Kim Jo Han (new) 사랑에 빠지고 싶다 (Want To Fall In Love) 109
44 Beige (new) 말이 안 통해 (Don’t Understand Each Other) 98
45 Hyo Rin (Sistar) (-14) 내겐 너니까 (To Me It’s You) 97
46 Super Junior (-16) A-Cha 94
47 Sung Shi Kyung (-13) 난 좋아 (I Like) 94
48 B1A4 (-20) Beautiful Target 93
49 Jung Yup (-10) 눈물나 (Flowing Tears) 89
50 C-REAL (new) No No No No No 85





JJ (feat. Mighty Mouth) – 바본가봐 Part 2 (Must Be A Fool Part 2)     
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi image 
Album: JJ digital single “This Is Me”
Listen To: Full Song
Comment: JJ has returned with “Must Be a Fool Part 2”. Composed by Yang Jung Seung, the song was originally meant for Ivy to follow up on her hit single, “Must Be a Fool”. However, because her comeback was delayed, the song was given to JJ instead. The song is a ballad number and Mighty Mouth’s sentimental rap further perfects this number. The piano melody brings out the gloomy theme of this song. (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.