Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2013 – May Week 2


Psy’s “Gentlemen” withstood tough competition and remained  No. 1 for the third straight week.“Gentlemen” was the only song scoring over 900 points this week.

We have five new songs in the top 10 this week, including the No. 2 and 3 songs.

Debuting impressively at No. 2 is Cho Yong Pil’s “Hello,” the title song from his 19th album.This song replaces “Bounce” which was in the top 10 last week  As mentioned last week, Cho Yong Pil is one of the most respected Korean singers. He always try to experiment with new sounds.  On this new album, his first release in ten years, most of the songs are written by foreign songwriters.  The title track “Hello” features popular rapper Verbal Jint, bringing a hip-hop element to the retro sound of the song.“Hello” was  No. 1 on KBS Music Bank this week.Let see if it can overtake “Gentlemen” next week on our chart.

Moving up 21 spots to No. 3 is the latest hit by 4minute, “What’s Your Name?”This is the title track of their fourth mini-album, “Name is 4Minute” and was produced by Brave Brothers. It is a hip-hop number that is expected to capture listeners’ ears right away.  This song will be one of several contenders for the top spot next week.

Juniel is back in the top 10 this week with her first sophomore release “Pretty Boy,” from her third mini-album “Fall In L.”  Juniel was the runner up of the new artists award on our chart last year.This time she makes a 180 degree transformation just in time for spring.  Fans will be able to see her lovable and lively side through her title track, “Pretty Boy.” It is a bright, upbeat pop rock number with fun lyrics.  This week it moves up 16 spots to No. 6.

SHINee is also back with their latest hit “Why So Serious?” making a 22-spot jump to No. 8 this week.This is the title song of Part two of their third album Why So Serious? The Misconceptions of Me.” “Why So Serious” is a pop dance number with electronic and funk rock sounds. The song holds lyrics about a zombie who falls in love with a girl. SHINee hit No. 1 earlier this year with “Dream Girl,” the title song of Part One of their third album.  Let see if they can repeat success from earlier this year.

Debuting at No. 9 is Lyn’s new song “Breakable Heart.”  This song is from Part 1 of her 8th album.  A pre-released single “Tonight” was on the top 10 just two weeks ago and is now replaced by this song.  “Breakable Heart” is a sad number with a piano melody. Lyn took part in penning the lyrics to the song herself.

Singles Music Chart - May 2013, Week 2
  • 1 (–) Gentlemen
    • Chart Info
    • 1 Previous rank
    • 4 Number of week on chart
    • 1 Peak on chart
  • 2 (new) Hello
    • Chart Info
    • 0 Previous rank
    • 1 Number of week on chart
    • 2 Peak on chart
  • 3 (+21) What’s Your Name?
    • Chart Info
    • 24 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 3 Peak on chart
  • 4 (-2) Love Blossom
    • Chart Info
    • 2 Previous rank
    • 5 Number of week on chart
    • 2 Peak on chart
  • 5 (+4) Bom Bom Bom
    • Chart Info
    • 9 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 5 Peak on chart
  • 6 (+16) Pretty Boy
    • Chart Info
    • 22 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 6 Peak on chart
  • 7 (-4) With Laughter Or With Tears
    • Chart Info
    • 3 Previous rank
    • 4 Number of week on chart
    • 3 Peak on chart
  • 8 (+22) Why So Serious?
    • Chart Info
    • 30 Previous rank
    • 2 Number of week on chart
    • 8 Peak on chart
  • 9 (new) Breakable Heart
    • Chart Info
    • 0 Previous rank
    • 1 Number of week on chart
    • 36 Peak on chart
  • 10 (-5) Rose
    • Chart Info
    • 5 Previous rank
    • 5 Number of week on chart
    • 2 Peak on chart
Rank Song Artist/Band
11 (-3) JOAH Jay Park
12 (-8) Be Warmed (feat. Verbal Jint) Davichi
13 (-6) Somebody 15&
14 (+12) VIVA청춘 (Viva Youth) Dick Punks
15 (new) Wash Away (feat. Ailee) Geeks
16 (-5) 기대해 (Expect) Girl’s Day
17 (new) Yoohoo Secret
18 (new) 전원일기 (Country Diary) T-ara N4
19 (-2) 봄비 (Spring Rain) Baek Ji Young
20 (-8) Man In Love Infinite
21 (new) 꼭 한번 만나고 싶다 (I Wanna Meet) Vibe
22 (new) 길을 걷다가… (Walk By…) Teen Top
23 (-7) 멀어진다 (Far Away) Hong Dae Kwang
24 (-9) Babay (feat. Gaeko) Zion. T
25 (new) 우리가 헤어진 진짜 이유 (The Reason Why We Broke Up) Younha
26 (-7) 흔들리고 있어 (Shaking Heart) C-Clown
27 (new) Perfume Yang Yoseob, Cube Girls
28 (-14) Thank You 4men
29 (-11) 이별극장 (Farewell Cinema) Gavy NJ
30 (-7) Because I Love You Bae Chi Gi, Shin Bora
31 (-2) 꿈에서라도 (Even In My Dreams) Zia
32 (-12) Just A Little Bit Urban Zakapa
33 (new) 차 마실래 (Would You Stay For Tea?) Hello Venus
34 (-9) 그리고 하나 (And One) Taeyeon
35 (new) Bye Bye Love Beast, BTOB
36 (-8) My Love Is Hurt Lee Sang Gon (Noel)
37 (new) 평범한 사랑 (Simple Love) Shin Yong Jae
38 (-17) 들었다 놨다 (Love Actually) Sunny Hill, Daybreak
39 (-6) A Winter Story The One
40 (-9) 2nd Confession BtoB
41 (new) Dreamer History
42 (-10) 눈꽃 (Snow Flower) Gummy
43 (new) Going Home December
44 (-6) 있다 없으니까 (Gone Not Around Any Longer) Sistar19
45 (-9) Ma Boy 3 (feat. Nana) Electroboyz
46 (new) 있을 때 잘해 줄 걸 (Should Have Treated You Better) U-Beat
47 (new) Delight Yoo Jiae
48 (-7) 끄덕여줘 (Nod Along!) M.I.B
49 (-12) 나쁜여자 (Bad Girl) Ladies’ Code
50 (-11) 어느 봄날 (One Spring Day) 2AM

About the Soompi Music Chart:

Soompi Music Chart is unlike any other music charts or television rankings.  It takes into account rankings by various major music charts in Korea and airplay of each song, 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
– 20%
Various Internet charts (Olleh, Bugs, Melon, Soribada) – 15%
Billboard Korea – 20% 
SBS Inkigayo Chart  – 10%
KBS Music Bank K-Chart – 10%
MNet M!Countdown Chart – 10%