Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2011 – December Week 2


In a very tight battle, T-Ara‘s “Cry Cry” edged out two-week champion Wonder Girls‘ “Be My Baby” by just 7.5 points to become our new No. 1 song. It is T-Ara’s second No. 1 song this year with their previous hit being the highly successful “Roly Poly” from this summer. T-Ara joins IU and Secret as the only artists with multiple chart topping songs this year. Congratulations.

Still staying at No. 3 again is Noel‘s “I Miss You“. They are the only male group in the top five this week. This song has definitely become the R&B quartet’s biggest hit in their career. It has been in the top five for the last five weeks, picking up valuable points towards the year end countdown. Let see where this song ranks in the summary chart of 2011 which will be announced at the end of the month.

There are two new songs in the top 10 this week. Rookie girl group A Pink has their biggest hit to date, as “My My” moves up eight spots to No. 4. While many girl groups these days go for a sexy, fierce image, A Pink is the opposite as they opted for cute, innocent, girl-next-door type concept. There aren’t too many new artists debuting this year, will A Pink’s latest hit help them winning the best new artist award? Stay tuneed!

Korea’s national little sister IU has come back with her new song “You And I” and debuts at No. 6 this week.  This is the title song from IU’s second album “Last Fantasy”. At age 18, IU is already one of the top female soloists in K-Pop music.  Aside from singing, IU also made her acting and MCing debuted this year.  “You And I” has the best potential to be our next No. 1 song and will certainly join the battle next week.


SOOMPI CHART for 2011, Month 12, Week 2

1. (+1) T-Ara – Cry Cry ***1st Week @ No. 1***
Score: 946
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


2. (-1) Wonder Girls – Be My Baby
Score: 937
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Park Jin Young / Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Album: Wonder Girls Vol. 2 | Purchase this Album
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3. (–) Noel – 그리워 그리워 (I Miss You)
Score: 644
Genre: R&B Ballad

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


4. (+8) A Pink – My My
Score: 637
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Shinsadong Tiger, Rado / Lyrics: Shinsadong Tiger, Rado
Album: Apink mini-album Vol. 2 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


5. (-1) SNSD – The Boys
Score: 601
Genre: Pop/Dance

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


6. (new) IU – 너랑 나 (You And I)
Score: 592
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: Lee Min Soo / Lyrics: Kim Ina
Album: IU Vol. 2 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


7. (+1) Electroboys – Ma Boy 2 (feat. Sistar Hyo Rin)
Score: 578
Genre: Hip-Hop

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


8. (-2) Lee Seung Ki – 친구잖아 (We’re Friends)
Score: 522
Genre: Pop Ballad

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


9. (-4) Secret – 사랑은 MOVE (Love Move)
Score: 455
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


10. (-3) Huh Gak – 죽고 싶단 말 밖에 (Only Say That I Want To Die)
Score: 440
Genre: Pop Ballad

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


Rank Artist Song Score
11 Dynamic Duo (new) 불타는 금요일 (Friday Night) 430
12 Kim Yeon Woo (+8) 행복했다…안녕 (I Was Happy…Goodbye) 380
13 Ulala Session (+2) 너와 함께 (With You) 354
14 Trouble Maker (new) Trouble Maker 350
15 Busker Busker (-2) 서울사람들 (Seoul People) 322
16 K.Will, Sistar, Boyfriend (+33) 핑크빛 로맨스 (Pink Romance) 310
17 LEDApple (+1) 어쩌다 마주친 (Someone Met By Chance) 287
18 4men & Mi (-9) 그 남자 그 여자 (That Man That Woman) 270
19 Tablo (-8) Tomorrow (feat. Tae Yang) 265
20 Suzy (+1) 눈물이 많아서 (Because I Have A Lot Of Tears) 258
21 Tim (+9) 하루가 길다 (A Day Is Long) 254
22 J-Cera (+1) 그댄 정말 모를 거예요 (You Will Never Know) 251
23 Son Ho Young (-7) 예쁘고 미웠다 (Lovely And Hateful (feat. Bizzy)) 247
24 Brown Eyed Girls (-14) 클렌징 크림 (Cleansing Cream) 236
25 Seo In Young (-3) Oh My Gosh 220
26 Miss $ (-7) 오죽하면 이럴까 (Why Do You Think I’m Acting This Way (feat. Jung Sul Gi, Im Da Hye)) 218
27 Rania (-1) Pop Pop Pop 209
28 After School (new) Love Letter 200
29 Wink (+15) 아따 고것참 (Oh Gosh!) 186
30 8Eight (new) 한사람 (One Person) 181
31 M Signal (new) 옷자락이라도 (Threads Of Your Clothes) 176
32 Trax (-7) 창문 (Blind) 173
33 Sweet Sorrow (+1) 첫 데이트 (First Date) 169
34 T (-17) Get It In (feat Tiger JK) 168
35 Lee Jae Hoon & J.ae (new) 둘이서 (Two Of Us) 166
36 My Name (-7) Message 153
37 As One (-13) 거짓말 (Lie) 139
38 San E (+12) 불행했음 좋겠다 (Wish You Were Unhappy) 123
39 Beast (-2) 꿈을 꾼다 (Dream A Dream) 117
40 Baek Ji Young (-1) 여기가 아파 (Hurts Here) 113
41 Double A (+4) 미쳐서 그래 (So Crazy) 111
42 Park Jae Bum (-14) Girl Friend 88
43 B1A4 (new) My Love 87
44 Kara (-2) Step 84
45 Baby Soul (-13) 남보다 못한 사이 (Relationship Worse Than With Others (feat. Wheesung)) 80
46 YB (new) 흰수염고래 (Blue Whale) 76
47 Sung Shi Kyung (-12) 한번의 사랑 (One Love) 74
48 WE (-10) 비가 (Sad Song) 74
49 Orange Caramel (-18) 샹하이 로맨스 (Shanghai Romance) 70
50 Infinite (-9) 파라다이스 (Paradise) 67




Kim Kyung Rok (V.O.S) and No Gi Tae그림자 사랑 (Shadow Of Love)     
Genre: Pop Ballad
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Album: Kim Kyung Rok and No Gi Tae digital single “Shadow Of Love”
Watch: MV
Comment: Kim Kyung Rok of V.O.S and No Gi Tae has released a duet number this winter titled, “Shadow Love”. It is a sad love story that the two vocalists succeed in expressing. The sad piano melody and the grand string instruments make this song all the more dramatic. This song also features an animated cartoon style music video.  (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.