Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2011 - November Week 4

We have a new No. 1 song this week as Wonder Girls’Be My Baby” moves up six spots to the top. They have an impressive score of 952 points in just its second week on the chart. In the meantime, WG also unseated three time champion SNSD‘s “The Boys” from the top. WG and SNSD are probably the two most well known K-pop girl groups internationally and it is no surprise that they came in first and second on the chart this week.  November has always been a good month for Wonder Girls – their previous classic hits “Tell Me” and “Nobody” were also No. 1 songs in November.

The female dominance on the chart continues as Wonder Girls become the eleventh different girl groups to hit the top spot of our chart this year, joining Secret (twice), 4minute, f(x), T-Ara, miss A, Sistar, Davichi, Kara, Brown Eyed Girls, and SNSD.  Don’t be surprised to see many of these groups in the top 10 of our year end chart, which we will announced next month.

R&B quartet Noel scores their first top three hit as “I Miss You” moves up another spot to No. 3. This is perhaps the biggest surprise hit song in the last quarter of this year. “I Miss You” also has strong staying power as it is still moving up in between many big name artists around on the chart. This week it leapfrogs Lee Seung Ki‘s Inkigayo mutizen winner “We’re Friends” to No. 3.

Only two new songs in the top 10 this week. T-Ara is looking to re-claim the top spot soon as their latest hit “Cry Cry” moves into the top 10 this week at No. 6. The song is written by top composer Cho Young Soo, who hasn’t been as active this year as he has been in previous years. The strong beats and guitar sounds give a Spanish feel to this song. It expresses the sad heart for one’s ex-lover. “Cry Cry” has both a dance and ballad version, of which T-Ara has performed both on stage. The song also features a few MVs, including a movie-like 15-minute long MV starring Cha Seung Won, Ji Chang Wook, Lee Jae Young and T-Ara’s own Eunjung, Hyomin, Ji Yeon, and Qri.  The other two versions of the MV are normal lengths (one dance version and one ballad version) starring T-Ara members.

Huh Gak also returns to the top 10 this week with a digital single ballad “Only Say That I Want To Die.”  The Superstar K2 winner seems to be getting hit after hit. This song is different from the usual style Huh Gak has showed fans. The drama version of the song holds Kang Sora’s narration, bringing out a dramatic feel to the song. The guitar and the sound of rain is further incorporated in the song to perfect this mood.  The MV is a continuation of his previous hit “Hello“, starring Lee Hyun Jin, Beast‘s Yong Jun Hyung, and Kang Sora


SOOMPI CHART for 2011, Month 11, Week 4

1. (+6) Wonder Girls – Be My Baby ***1st Week @ No. 1***
Score: 952
Genre: Pop/Dance

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


2. (-1) SNSD – The Boys
Score: 827
Genre: Pop/Dance

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


3. (+1) Noel – 그리워 그리워 (I Miss You)
Score: 763
Genre: R&B Ballad

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


4. (-1) Lee Seung Ki – 친구잖아 (We’re Friends)
Score: 722
Genre: Pop Ballad

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


5. (-3) Secret – 사랑은 MOVE (Love Move)
Score: 673
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. (+8) T-Ara – Cry Cry
Score: 615
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


7. (-1) Tablo – Tomorrow (feat. Tae Yang)
Score: 614
Genre: Hip-Hop

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


8. (+3) Huh Gak – 죽고 싶단 말 밖에 (Only Say That I Want To Die)
Score: 608
Genre: Pop Ballad

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


9. (-4) 4men & Mi – 그 남자 그 여자 (That Man That Woman)
Score: 569
Genre: R&B Ballad

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


10. (-1) Brown Eyed Girls – 클렌징 크림 (Cleansing Cream)
Score: 466
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 T (-3) Get It In (feat Tiger JK) 465
12 Orange Caramel (-2) 샹하이 로맨스 (Shanghai Romance) 362
13 Busker Busker (new) 서울사람들 (Seoul People) 361
14 Seo In Young (+18) 웃기셔 (Funny) 310
15 J-Cera (+11) 그댄 정말 모를 거예요 (You Will Never Know) 271
16 Electroboys (new) Ma Boy 2 (feat. Sistar Hyo Rin) 268
17 Dynamic Duo (new) 해뜰때까지만 (girl) (Until The Sun Rises (Girl)) 265
18 Son Ho Young (+16) 예쁘고 미웠다 (Lovely And Hateful (feat. Bizzy)) 236
19 Sung Shi Kyung (new) 한번의 사랑 (One Love) 225
20 Kim Hyun Joong (SS501) (-7) Lucky Guy 223
21 Kim Bum Soo (+16) 말하지 않아도 (Even If You Don’t Say Anything) 218
22 LEDApple (new) 어쩌다 마주친 (Someone Met By Chance) 211
23 Infinite (-11) 파라다이스 (Paradise) 203
24 Tim (new) 하루가 길다 (A Day Is Long) 201
25 Kim Jo Han (+18) 사랑에 빠지고 싶다 (Want To Fall In Love) 195
26 Sistar (-9) Hot Place (feat. Brave Sound) 179
27 Norazo (-3) 판매왕 (Sales King) 177
28 Baek Ji Young (-7) 여기가 아파 (Hurts Here) 169
29 My Name (-13) Message 167
30 Trax (+11) 창문 (Blind) 164
31 Park Jae Bum (-12) Girl Friend 160
32 Lee Seung Chul (-12) 서쪽 하늘 (Western Sky) 158
33 FT Island (-18) 새들처럼 (Like The Birds) 157
34 WE (+6) 비가 (Sad Song) 149
35 Beast (new) 꿈을 꾼다 (Dream A Dream) 148
36 Suh Young Eun (-14) 그저 너 하나 (Just You) 141
37 Rania (new) Pop Pop Pop 131
38 Kara (-9) Step 130
39 Crispi Crunch & Si Hyun (new) 금붕어 (Goldfish) 129
40 Jace (new) 좋아보여 Part.2 (You Look Happy Part.2) 119
41 Gavy NJ (new) 가세요 (Go) 118
42 Double A (new) 미쳐서 그래 115
43 DJ Clazzi (new) 우리 변한거잖아 (We Changed (with 2AM Seul Ong)) 114
44 Davichi (-19) 사랑 사랑아 (Love Oh Love) 108
45 A-Ble (new) 사랑해 이 말 밖에 (Just The Words “I Love You”) 92
46 Beige (-2) 말이 안 통해 (Don’t Understand Each Other) 91
47 Jung Jin Woon (2AM) (new) 지금이 아니면 (If It’s Not Now (feat. YB)) 90
48 Monday Kiz (-30) 고장난 열차 (Broken Train) 88
49 Yangpa (-19) 기억할게요 (I Will Remember) 87
50 Simon D (-12) 짠해 (Cheerz) 77




The Jadu – 대화가 필요해 (We Need To Talk)
Genre: Acoustic Pop Ballad
External from soompi image
Album: The Jadu Vol. 2 (2002) Track 6
Watch: MV
Comment: The Jadu is a mixed duo first formed by female vocalist Jadu and male vocalist/guitarist Kangdu, debuted in 2001 with the song “Goodbye“.  At that time k-pop artists are mostly single genre artists but The Jadu did a variety of music genres on their albums, from the fun free style pop tunes to funk rock to acoustic they can do it all.  They are one of the more underrated groups in the early 2000s yet many of their songs appeared on the top 10.  Fans may remember the fun “Kim Bap” song the most.  “We Need To Talk” is the title song of their second album in 2002.  It is an acoustic mid-tempo ballad that has a very relaxed and easy listening feel. Kangdu later left the group and was replaced by another male member Maru.  The last we heard of The Jadu was in 2008.


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.

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