Last week we had predicted a tight three-way battle for the top spot this week: reigning two-week champion miss A‘s “Goodbye Baby” is still going strong; 2NE1‘s “Ugly” has been topping many charts and winning in music shows; while Super Junior‘s much anticipated return to K-pop with “Mr. Simple” is definitely generating a lot of fanfare.

Each of the top three songs have been leading different charts, and the newest song won the battle as Super Junior’s “Mr. Simple” had the most consistent scores.

While “Mr. Simple” debuted at No. 9 last week, it has now jumped many spots to the top. This win is definitely very sweet for Super Junior, whose last album Bonamana did not generate a No. 1 song on our chart despite topping many TV rankings. Congratulations to Super Junior.

Miss A’s “Goodbye Baby” is still going very strong, especially on airplay charts. It has fallen one spot to No. 2 this week after spending the last two weeks on top.

Most people predicted 2NE1’s “Ugly” to go on top this week but instead it stays at No. 3. The major disadvantage to “Ugly” is on TV Apperance. 2NE1 did not appear on KBS Music Bank and M!Countdown last week while Super Junior and Miss A appeared on all four music shows. Turns out that was the difference maker in a tight battle. Even though our chart only awards 10% to appearances, unfortunately it becomes a determining factor this week.

Outside of the big battle between the top three songs, there is only one new entry in the top 10 and it is a brand new song.  Sistar‘s “So Cool” enters the chart at No. 9 this week.  This song is the title track from Sistar’s first full length album. It is an exciting club pop dance number composed by the Brave Brothers. The strong beats and the refreshing club beats are what make this song charming.  “So Cool” may join the battle for No. 1 next week as well. 

SOOMPI CHART for 2011, Month 8, Week 3

1. (+8) Super Junior – Mr. Simple ***1st Week @ No. 1***
Score: 906
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Yoo Young Jin / Lyrics: Yoo Young Jin
Album: Super Junior Vol. 5 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


2. (-1) Miss A – Goodbye Baby
Score: 891
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Park Jin Young / Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Album: Miss A Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


3. (–) 2NE1 – Ugly
Score: 877
Genre: R&B Ballad

Music: Teddy, Lydia Paek / Lyrics: Teddy
Album: 2NE1 mini-album Vol. 2 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


4. (-2) Infinite – 내꺼 하자 (Be Mine)
Score: 807
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Kim Seung Soo, Han Jae Ho / Lyrics: Song Soo Yoon
Album: Infinite Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


5. (–) T-Ara – 롤리 폴리 (Roly Poly)
Score: 657
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Choi Gyu Sung, Shin Sa Dong Tiger / Lyrics: Choi Gyu Sung, Shin Sa Dong Tiger
Album: John Travolta Wanna Be | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


6. (-2) Homme – 남자니까 웃는 거야 (Laughing Because I’m A Guy)
Score: 620
Genre: R&B Ballad

Music: Hitman Bang / Lyrics: Hitman Bang
Album: Homme By Hitman Bang | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


7. (–) Teen Top – 향수 뿌리지마 (Don’t Spray Perfume)
Score: 598
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Hitman Bang / Lyrics: Hitman Bang
Album: Teen Top mini-album Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


8. (-2) MBLAQ – Mona Lisa
Score: 593
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Wontag, Ji In, Rado / Lyrics: Wontag, Ji In, Rado, Dok2
Album: MBLAQ mini-album Vol. 3 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


9. (new) Sistar – So Cool
Score: 564
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Brave Brothers / Lyrics: Brave Brothers
Album: Sistar Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


10. (-2) Hyuna – Bubble Pop
Score: 474
Genre: Pop/Dance

Music: Choi Gyu Sung, Shin Sa Dong Tiger / Lyrics: Choi Gyu Sung, Shin Sa Dong Tiger
Album: Hyuna mini-album Vol. 1 | Purchase this Album
Watch: MV


Rank Artist Song Score
11 Hwan Hee (+1) 죽을 것만 같아 (Feels Like Dying) 403
12 Brave Girls (+6) 툭하면 (Easily) 360
13 Kim Bum Soo & Park Jung Hyun (new) 사람, 사랑 (Person, Love) 358
14 Defconn (+16) 랩퍼들이 헤어지는 방법 Part.Ⅱ (The Way Rappers Break Up Part.Ⅱ) 356
15 Kim Jun Su (+6) You Are So Beautiful 338
16 After School (Red) (-6) 밤 하늘에 (In The Night Sky) 319
17 Seo In Kook (new) Shake It Up 315
18 Sunny Hill (+25) 기도 (Prayer) 313
19 Lee Ssang (-6) Grand Final (feat. 정인) 292
20 Mighty Mouth (+3) 랄랄라 (LaLaLa (feat. Soya)) 274
21 2PM (-10) Hands Up 260
22 Dal★shabet (new) 블링 블링 (Bling Bling) 246
23 4men (-9) 너의 웃음 고마워 (Vision Of Love) 241
24 Ha Dong Kyun & Lee Jung (+13) 기다릴게 (Will Wait) 226
25 CSJH (Dana & Sunday) (-1) 나 좀 봐줘 (One More Chance) 225
26 NS Yoon Ji (-7) 또 보고 싶어 (Want To See You Again) 224
27 Girl’s Day (-11) 한 번만 안아줘 (Hug Me Just Once) 198
28 Koyote (new) 이제와 싫다면 (If You Don’t Like It Now) 187
29 Yim Jae Bum (new) Share The Vision 186
30 Chi Chi (-8) Longer 182
31 Secret (-11) 별빛 달빛 (Starlight Moonlight) 178
32 Baek Ji Young (-7) 오늘도 사랑해 (Love You Today Too) 173
33 CS Numbers (new) 가슴으로 운다 168
34 f(x) (-17) Hot Summer 162
35 Kim Jae Joong (new) 지켜줄께 (Will Protect You) 144
36 Davichi (-8) Heaven 142
37 After School (Blue) (-22) Wonder Boy 133
38 4 minute (new) Freestyle 128
39 8Eight (-6) 그 입술을 막아본다 (Block Those Lips) 108
40 ZE:A (–) Heart For 2 84
41 Beast (-3) Fiction 82
42 Bang Yong Kook (new) I Remember 81
43 Jang Ki Ha & Faces (-8) 그렇고 그런 사이 (Be In Such A Relationship) 71
44 Lee Ki Kwang (Beast) & Electro Boys (-2) Break Up 70
45 Can (-6) 눈부신 너에게 (To My Dazzling Girl) 68
46 Lee Bo Ram (-19) 두 바보 (Two Fools) 66
47 Rumble Fish (-15) 사랑해요 사랑해요 (I Love You I Love You) 61
48 Jong Hyun (SHINee) (–) So Goodbye 60
49 Gavy NJ (-23) 잊어준다 (Forgetting) 49
50 Jung Hyung Don & Defconn & JD (-21) Change The Game 48




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 was later expanded to 50 songs.

Turtles is a three member originally with leader Turtleman, female rapper Z-E, and female lead singer Subin.  They debuted in 2001 with their first album “Go! Boogie!”.  Subin left the group after the first album to pursue a solo career and Gumpi replaced her as lead singer. In the early days, Turtles’ music is more hip-hop oriented as the group has one singer and two rappers. Later, both Turtleman and Z-E are involved more in singing and their music style has become more pop and the theme is always cheerful. Turtleman tragically passed away in 2008 due to a heart attack. Turtles went onto a hiatus until earlier this year when they came back with a new male member Lee Kang.

“Aeroplanes” is from Turtles’ 4th album. It was one of their biggest hits and one of the top k-pop songs in 2006.  It spent six weeks (non-consecutive) on top of our chart starting this week exactly five years ago.  This is a great song to listen to in summer.
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Let’s review this song’s MV here.


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 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.