Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2011 - December Week 4

Merry Christmas to all our readers!

As predicted, IU finished 2011 just as strong as she started, at No. 1 on the chart. “You And I” repeats as our top song, closely holding off Hyuna and Hyun Seung‘s “Trouble Maker” as both songs scored well over 900 points. T-Ara‘s former No. 1 song “Cry Cry” falls another spot to No. 3 this week. 

This is an amazing year for female groups and soloists as they occupied our top spot in 40 of 52 weeks, including every week of the last four months. The last No. 1 song by a male group dates back to August Week 4 when Super Junior‘s “Mr. Simple” was on top of our chart. The dominance also extends to the top 10, as in many weeks female artists made a clean sweep of the top three. Never before has this phenomenon occurred in K-pop music before as it has always been male dominated.

There are three new songs in the top 10 this week. At No. 7 is yet another hit song by Huh Gak. This time it is a collaboration with rapper LE from the new group EXID who is set to debut in 2012.  We got a good glimpse of EXID on this song as LE did the rapping part while another EXID member Park Jung Hwa starred in the song’s MV with actor Yoo Seung Ho. The song was composed by Rado and penned by LE herself.  As the title of the song suggests, this number will allow listeners to cherish their memories through this song.

At No. 8, Infinite gives their fans a Christmas treat with their new song “Lately“. It is a composition by sweetune. Fans will be able to see each of the member’s individual innocent charms in this cheerful song.  Infinite is perhaps the busiest artists in K-pop this year as “Lately” is already their sixth hit on the chart.

At No. 9 it is our highest debut this week, Ali‘s “Don’t Act Countrified“.  This song is written by veteran composer Choi Joon Young and it is a perfect fit to Ali’s unique laid back style soulful voice.  Ali made a lot of news recently due to one of the songs from her album “Nayoungee” that mentioned a brutal rape incident in 2008.  Subsequently, Ali tearfully revealed that she was a rape victim as well in the past.

This is our last music chart of 2011. Instead, we are going to bring you our seventh annual Soompi Gayo Awards. The nominees have already been announced a few days ago. Be sure to vote for your favorite artists for the Top 10 Artists Of 2011. The result will be announced on December 31.  Meanwhile, I am also going to announce my personal top 20 songs of 2011 next week.  Stay tuned!


SOOMPI CHART for 2011, Month 12, Week 4

1. (–) IU – 너랑 나 (You And I) ***2nd Week @ No. 1***
Score: 942
Genre: Pop Ballad

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


2. (+2) Trouble Maker – Trouble Maker
Score: 921
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Shinsadong Tiger, Rado / Lyrics: Shinsadong Tiger, Rado
Album: Trouble Maker mini-album | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


3. (-1) T-Ara – Cry Cry
Score: 837
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


4. (+1) A Pink – My My
Score: 718
Genre: Pop/Dance

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


5. (-2) Wonder Girls – Be My Baby
Score: 700
Genre: Pop/Dance

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


6. (–) Electroboys – Ma Boy 2 (feat. Sistar Hyo Rin)
Score: 611
Genre: Hip-Hop

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


7. (+6) Huh Gak & LE – 그 노래를 틀때마다 (Every Time That Song Is Turned On)
Score: 533
Genre: Pop Ballad

Music: / Lyrics:
Album: Huh Gak & LE digital single “Every Time That Song Is Turned On”
Watch: MV


8. (+4) Infinite – 하얀 고백 (Lately)
Score: 528
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: / Lyrics:
Album: Infinite digital single “Lately”
Watch: MV


9. (new) Ali – 촌스럽게 굴지 마 (Don’t Act Countrified)
Score: 489
Genre: R&B Ballad

Music: Choi Joon Young / Lyrics: Choi Joon Young
Album: Ali Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


10. (-3) SNSD – The Boys
Score: 442
Genre: Pop/Dance

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


Rank Artist Song Score
11 Jang Jae In (+3) 겨울밤 (Winter Night) 381
12 Yim Jae Bum (+7) 사랑..그 놈 (Love..That Thing) 379
13 Monday Kiz (new) 미행 (Follow) 364
14 Boy Friend (+20) 내가 갈게 (I’ll Be There) 349
15 Dynamic Duo (-7) 불타는 금요일 (Friday Night) 344
16 Lee Seung Ki (-6) 친구잖아 (We’re Friends) 334
17 Noel (-8) 그리워 그리워 (I Miss You) 333
18 M Signal (-2) 옷자락이라도 (Threads Of Your Clothes) 286
19 Secret (-8) 사랑은 MOVE (Love Move) 211
20 Sweet Sorrow (new) 나랑 같이 해줄래 (Be With Me) 208
21 Busker Busker (-3) 서울사람들 (Seoul People) 202
22 Orange Caramel (new) Funny Hunny 201
23 8Eight (–) 한사람 (One Person) 191
24 Seo In Kook & Take#1 (new) Love Again 189
25 4men & Mi (-5) 그 남자 그 여자 (That Man That Woman) 187
26 Ulala Session (-11) 너와 함께 (With You) 186
27 YB (+16) 흰수염고래 (Blue Whale) 174
28 Yoon Jong Shin (+10) 나이 (Age) 167
29 Kim Yeon Woo (-12) 행복했다…안녕 (I Was Happy…Goodbye) 162
30 LEDApple (-6) 어쩌다 마주친 (Someone Met By Chance) 160
31 Ran (new) 어디선가 듣고 있다면 (If You Are Listening It Somewhere) 147
32 Urban Zakapa (-10) Snowing 143
33 Suzy (-12) 눈물이 많아서 (Because I Have A Lot Of Tears) 138
34 My Name (+1) Message 135
35 Tim (+5) 하루가 길다 (A Day Is Long) 129
36 Rania (-5) Pop Pop Pop 127
37 After School (new) 잊었나 (Forgotten) 99
38 Brown Eyed Girls (-5) 클렌징 크림 (Cleansing Cream) 98
39 K.Will, Sistar, Boyfriend (-13) 핑크빛 로맨스 (Pink Romance) 94
40 Dong Hae & Eun Hyuk (Super Junior) (new) 떴다 오빠 (Oppa Oppa) 92
41 Wink (-12) 아따 고것참 (Oh Gosh!) 78
42 Baek Ji Young (+3) 여기가 아파 (Hurts Here) 77
43 MBLAQ (new) White Forever 76
44 Bang & Zelo (-3) Never Give Up 75
45 Park Hyun Bin (new) 모래시계 (Hourglass) 74
46 X-Cross (new) Mini Me 73
47 Davichi (-15) To Angel 72
48 Trax (-9) 창문 (Blind) 65
49 Verbal Jint (new) 감사감사 (Thank You) 64
50 Double A (-1) 미쳐서 그래 (So Crazy) 62




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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