Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2011 – December Week 1


Wonder Girls is No. 1 again with “Be My Baby” this week. Amazingly the song has increased in score since last week, going from 952 to 965. That is quite an accomplishment this late in the year as many big name artists are trying to make their last sprint to the finish line with their best hit songs of the year. Congratulations to Wonder Girls.

Despite their chart dominance, Wonder Girls is not without competition if they want to stay on top next week.  T-Ara‘s “Cry Cry” moves up four spots to No. 2 next week and looks very likely to be our next No. 1 song, only a metter of when. Both songs are scoring over 900 points and the gap is not too big, so don’t be surprised if “Cry Cry” moves up to the top next week. T-Ara is also enjoying the best year of their career this year as they are in a position to score their second consecutive No. 1 song.

Stubbornly staying at No. 3 this week is Noel‘s “I Miss You“. They are the lone male group, refusing to let another female dominance take the top three.  “I Miss You” has been in the top five for four straight weeks now.  For a non-idol artist this is quite an accomplishment.

Only one new song in the top 10 this week. It is by hip-hop trio Electroboyz. They have scored their first ever top 10 hit with “Ma Boy 2” moving up eight spots to No. 8 this week.  By looking at the song title, K-pop fans should recognize that this song is a sequel of Sistar19‘s “Ma Boy” which was a top three hit earlier this year. Sistar‘s Hyo Rin is featured in “Ma Boy 2”, helping her labelmate to land their first big hit. 


SOOMPI CHART for 2011, Month 12, Week 1

1. (–) Wonder Girls – Be My Baby ***2nd Week @ No. 1***
Score: 965
Genre: Pop/Dance

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


2. (+4) T-Ara – Cry Cry
Score: 914
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Cho Young Soo, Kim Tae Hyun / Lyrics: Cho Young Soo, Ahn Young Min
Album: T-Ara mini-album Vol. 4 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


3. (–) Noel – 그리워 그리워 (I Miss You)
Score: 728
Genre: R&B Ballad

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


4. (-2) SNSD – The Boys
Score: 696
Genre: Pop/Dance

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


5. (–) Secret – 사랑은 MOVE (Love Move)
Score: 613
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


6. (-2) Lee Seung Ki – 친구잖아 (We’re Friends)
Score: 601
Genre: Pop Ballad

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


7. (+1) Huh Gak – 죽고 싶단 말 밖에 (Only Say That I Want To Die)
Score: 591
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: / Lyrics:
Album: Huh Gak digital single “Only Say That I Want To Die”
Watch: MV


8. (+8) Electroboys – Ma Boy 2 (feat. Sistar Hyo Rin)
Score: 488
Genre: Hip-Hop

Music: Brave Brothers / Lyrics: Brave Brothers
Album: Electroboyz 2nd single “Rebirth” | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


9. (–) 4men & Mi – 그 남자 그 여자 (That Man That Woman)
Score: 481
Genre: R&B Ballad

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


10. (–) Brown Eyed Girls – 클렌징 크림 (Cleansing Cream)
Score: 397
Genre: Pop Ballad

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


Rank Artist Song Score
11 Tablo (-4) Tomorrow (feat. Tae Yang) 391
12 A Pink (new) My My 386
13 Busker Busker (–) 서울사람들 (Seoul People) 376
14 Dynamic Duo (+3) 해뜰때까지만 (girl) (Until The Sun Rises (Girl)) 368
15 Ulala Session (new) 너와 함께 (With You) 331
16 Son Ho Young (+2) 예쁘고 미웠다 (Lovely And Hateful (feat. Bizzy)) 311
17 T (-6) Get It In (feat Tiger JK) 297
18 LEDApple (+4) 어쩌다 마주친 (Someone Met By Chance) 281
19 Miss $ (new) 오죽하면 이럴까 (Why Do You Think I’m Acting This Way (feat. Jung Sul Gi, Im Da Hye)) 276
20 Kim Yeon Woo (new) 행복했다…안녕 (I Was Happy…Goodbye) 262
21 Suzy (new) 눈물이 많아서 (Because I Have A Lot Of Tears) 261
22 Seo In Young (new) Oh My Gosh 252
23 J-Cera (-8) 그댄 정말 모를 거예요 (You Will Never Know) 219
24 As One (new) 거짓말 (Lie) 218
25 Trax (+5) 창문 (Blind) 199
26 Rania (+11) Pop Pop Pop 195
27 Gavy NJ (+14) 가세요 (Go) 184
28 Park Jae Bum (+3) Girl Friend 181
29 My Name (–) Message 180
30 Tim (-6) 하루가 길다 (A Day Is Long) 178
31 Orange Caramel (-19) 샹하이 로맨스 (Shanghai Romance) 172
32 Baby Soul (new) 남보다 못한 사이 (Relationship Worse Than With Others (feat. Wheesung)) 163
33 Kim Jo Han (-8) 사랑에 빠지고 싶다 (Want To Fall In Love) 149
34 Sweet Sorrow (new) 첫 데이트 (First Date) 135
35 Sung Shi Kyung (-16) 한번의 사랑 (One Love) 131
36 Kim Hyun Joong (SS501) (-16) Lucky Guy 123
37 Beast (-2) 꿈을 꾼다 (Dream A Dream) 122
38 WE (-4) 비가 (Sad Song) 121
39 Baek Ji Young (-11) 여기가 아파 (Hurts Here) 116
40 Kim Bum Soo (-19) 말하지 않아도 (Even If You Don’t Say Anything) 114
41 Infinite (-18) 파라다이스 (Paradise) 112
42 Kara (-4) Step 109
43 FT Island (-10) 새들처럼 (Like The Birds) 104
44 Wink (new) 아따 고것참 (Oh Gosh!) 97
45 Double A (-3) 미쳐서 그래 (So Crazy) 95
46 Lady Jane (new) 제이니 (Janie) 87
47 Lee Seung Chul (-15) 서쪽 하늘 (Western Sky) 85
48 Lee Ji Hye (new) 로켓 파워 (Rocket Power) 84
49 K.Will, Sistar, Boyfriend (new) 핑크빛 로맨스 (Pink Romance) 83
50 San E (new) 불행했음 좋겠다 (Wish You Were Unhappy) 82




In this segment, we go back in time to re-visit charts of the same week in past years. The Soompi Music Chart began in January 2005. At first we had only 20 songs and later expanded to 50 songs.

Trivia question: Name the three most successful songs in our chart history.  If you follow our weekly chart long enough, you should have no trouble naming two of the three songs: Big Bang’s “Lie” which spent a chart record (which I think will stand forever) seven weeks as No. 1, and Wonder Girls’ “Tell Me” which immediate followed “Lie” and was on top for six weeks in 2007.  However, most of you will miss the third song.

A year before “Lie” and “Tell Me” became classics, another song had spent six consecutive week’s on top of our chart (at that time it was the record).  Ballad prince Sung Shi Kyung’s “On The Street” was our No. 1 song from November week 1 to December week 2. The greatness of this song is that it was released on a perfect timing. Back in 2006, male soloists were still a big part of K-Pop and Sung Shi Kyung were among the most popular.  “On The Street” was written by singer-songwriter Yoon Jong Shin. The melody coupled with Sung Shi Kyung’s smooth, tender voice made the song perfect to listen to as Korea was getting into the cold winter season. “On The Street” almost spent a seventh week on top in December week 3 of 2006. It took k-pop’s biggest name, DBSK and their song “Balloons” to overtake “On The Street” by just five points that week.

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Click here to review the MV of this classic hit by Sung Shi Kyung.


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 the airplay of each song, as well as 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.