Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2011 - June Week 4

Secret’s “Starlight Moonlight” rises two spots to become our new No. 1 song.  This is already their second No. 1 song in 2011.  The group spent five weeks on top earlier this year with “Shy Boy”.  Continuing with the cute image and colorful costumes, Secret now has a run of three straight No. 1 songs on our chart, starting with “Madonna” last year.  Even though they don’t get as much attention as other popular girl groups in a highly competitive field, they are definitely one of the fastest rising groups in terms of popularity.

Kim Hyun Joong of SS501 moves up seven spots to No. 2 with his solo hit “Break Down”.  Just as we said a few weeks ago Heo Young Saeng’s “Let It Go” was the highest ranked solo hit for SS501 member, Kim Hyun Joong topped that this week.  This song already topped Music Bank K Chart for two weeks and M!Countdown this week.  Even though “Break Down” is still nearly 100 points behind “Starlight Moonlight”, it will definitely gain in points next week to challenge the top spot.

After two weeks on top, “Fiction” by Beast falls back two spots to No. 3.  Beast had completed their promotion on this song, but will come back with the next hit very soon.

Fighting off all the idol and big name singers in the top 10, 4men continues their impressive run on the chart.  This week their lead single “One Time In Your Life” moves up six spots to No. 4, and they even have a second song “I Love You” debuting at No. 13.  Both songs are considered title songs and 4men has chosen to promote different songs on different media.

The only brand new entry in the top 10 is “Midnight Circus” by Sunnyhill.  In fact, this is their first top 10 hit.  Originally debuted as a mixed trio, now the group has five members.  Their past music is more pop and ballad oriented, but this time “Midnight Circus” is an electronic dance tune which is the trend these days.  The song is written by Lee Min Soo and Kim Ina, who has written many great hit songs for Brown Eyed Girls in the past.  See any resemblances?

This is the last chart for the first half of 2011.  Just like years past, we are going to announce the half year top 10 sometime this week.  The competition is getting stronger every year in the k-pop scene now.  So far in 2011, many artists already have great songs ranked very high on our chart.  In the past, I have pretty good idea which song(s) will come out on top in our summary chart, but truly this year I have no idea until I compile the statistics.  What is your choice?  Be sure to stay tune and find out whether your favorite artists have a place in the top 10.


SOOMPI CHART for 2011, Month 6, Week 4

1. (+2) Secret – 별빛 달빛 (Starlight Moonlight) ***1st Week @ No. 1***
Score: 945
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Kang Ji Won, Kim Ki Bum / Lyrics: Kang Ji Won, Kim Ki Bum
Album: Secret single album Vol. 2 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


2. (+7) Kim Hyun Joong (SS501) – Break Down
Score: 850
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Steven Lee / Lyrics: Steven Lee, Joy Factory
Album: Kim Hyun Joong mini-album Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


3. (-2) Beast – Fiction
Score: 849
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Choi Gyu Sung, Shinsadong Tiger / Lyrics: Yong Joon Hyung, Choi Gyu Sung, Shinsadong Tiger
Album: Beast Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


4. (+6) 4men – 살다가 한번쯤 (One Time In Your Life)
Score: 806
Genre: R&B Ballad

Music: Kim Bo Min, Yoon Min Soo / Lyrics: Min Yeon Jae, Yoon Min Soo
Album: 4men Vol. 4 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


5. (-3) FT Island – Hello Hello
Score: 771
Genre: Pop/Rock

Music: Kim Do Hoon, Lee Sang Ho / Lyrics: Kim Do Hoon, Mario, Lee Sang Ho, Han Sung Ho
Album: FTIsland mini album Vol. 3 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


6. (+8) Sunny Hill – 미드나잇 서커스 (Midnight Circus)
Score: 674
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Lee Min Soo / Lyrics: Kim Ina
Album: Sunny Hill mini-album Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


7. (-1) 2NE1 – Lonely
Score: 607
Genre: R&B Ballad

Music: Teddy, e.knock / Lyrics: Teddy
Album: 2NE1 digital single “Lonely”
Watch: MV


8. (-4) Baek Ji Young – 보통 (Normally)
Score: 558
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: Hitman Bang / Lyrics: Hitman Bang
Album: Baek Ji Young Vol. 8 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


9. (-4) Jang Woo Hyuk – 시간이 멈춘 날 (Time Is [L]Over)
Score: 504
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: J’OKER, S.Tiger / Lyrics: J’OKER, S.Tiger
Album: Jang Woo Hyuk Vol. 3 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


10. (+3) 5Dolls – 이러쿵 저러쿵 (Like This Or That)
Score: 503
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Kim Ki Bum, Kang Ji Won / Lyrics: Kim Ki Bum, Kang Ji Won
Album: 5Dolls Club Remix Album – Time To Play | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


Rank Artist Song Score
11 Jang Ki Ha & Faces (+18) 그렇고 그런 사이 (Be In Such A Relationship) 451
12 f(x) (new) Hot Summer 433
13 4men (new) 사랑해 (I Love You) 375
14 Lim Jung Hee (-7) Golden Lady 363
15 Heo Young Saeng (-4) Let It Go 355
16 Kim Bum Soo (new) 끝사랑 (End Love) 336
17 After School (-9) Shampoo 331
18 Sistar 19 (-6) Ma Boy 326
19 Huh Gak (-4) 나를 잊지 말아요 (Don’t Forget Me) 297
20 IU (-1) 내 손을 잡아 (Hold My Hand) 260
21 Boy Friend (–) Boy Friend 258
22 Yim Jae Bum (-4) 사랑 (Love) 249
23 Kim Yeon Woo (–) You Are My Love 231
24 Jang Jae In (–) 장난감 병정들 (Toy Soldiers) 210
25 Alex (-8) 미쳐보려 해도 (Even If I Go Crazy) 195
26 Cha Ji Yeon (-6) 그대는 어디에 (Where Are You) 194
27 Ji Sun (+7) 바람아 불어라 (The Wind Blows) 193
28 Monday Kiz (new) 가슴 앓이 164
29 Big Mama Soul (+4) 눈물나게 사랑해 (Love You To Tears) 159
30 December (new) 안녕 (Goodbye) 141
31 G.na (-1) 내 사람이라서 (Because You’re My Person) 138
32 Park Bom (-5) Don’t Cry 138
33 Gavy NJ (-11) Everyday 124
34 Girl’s Day (new) 큐피트 (Cupid) 119
35 Kim Bo Kyung (new) Suddenly 115
36 Jong Hyun (SHINee) (-10) So Goodbye 113
37 DK & Rumble Fish (+2) 너에게 약속해 (Promise You) 111
38 N-Train (–) 울면서 울어 (One Last Cry) 110
39 M to M (new) 안 괜찮아 (Not Okay) 93
40 A Pink (-15) 몰라요 (Don’t Know) 92
41 Taru (new) 여기서 끝내자 (Let’s End Here) 91
42 Jewelry (-11) Pass 90
43 Urban Zakapa (-3) 그날에 우리 (Us During That Day) 88
44 BGH To (new) 사랑해! “항상” 행복해! (feat. 은정) 84
45 Eye To Eye (new) 남자답게 (Like A Man) 69
46 CNBlue (-3) Love Girl 64
47 Young Ji (new) 별 거 아니야 (It’s No Bother) 63
48 Rania (+1) 가면 무도회 (Masquerade) 54
49 Kim Ji Soo (-4) 너무 그리워 (Miss You So Much) 53
50 Big Bang (-9) Love Song 46




Yang Eun Sun그런 사람 없어서 (Because There Is No Person Like That)     
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi image 
Album: Yang Eun Sun Vol. 1 Track 1
Watch: Live Performance
Comment: Rookie musician, Yang Eun Sun who is known for taking part in various sound tracks releases her first EP this year. The title track for this album is “Because There Is No Person Like That”. The song incorporates unplugged guitar and piano sounds with beautiful lyrics to make the perfect 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 (Dosirak, 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.

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