Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2013 – August Week 1

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2013 – August Week 1

For the fourth straight week we have a new No. 1 song. 

Despite staying quiet for the first half of 2013, Ailee picks up where she was left off last year and scores her second chart topping hit with “U&I.” This song was No. 1 on KBS Music Bank’s K-Chart two weeks in a row. Congratulations to Ailee.

There are four new songs in the top 10 this week. We start at No. 2 with Infinite’s latest hit “Destiny.”  This song won on MNet, MBC, and SBS last week but were behind “U&I” on GAON, Billboard Korea, and most internet charts. Infinite is released a single album ahead of their World Tour this month. The title track “Destiny” is a dance hit written by Rphabet.  The music video has two versions and it is filmed in Universal Studios in the U.S.  This week “Destiny” moves up 12 spots to No. 2.

Rounding out the top three is last week’s No. 1 A Pink’s “NoNoNo.”  This song together with this week’s chart topper “U&I” are both written by Shinsadong Tiger and Kupa, giving the team two of the top three songs this week.

Moving up 22 big spots to No. 5 is BEAST’s “Shadow,” the title song from their second full length album “Hard To Love, How To Love.”  BEAST had released two pre-released ballads “Will You Be Alright?” and “I’m Sorry” before their album release.  “Shadow” is a moving track about how a man feels after his lover disappears like a shadow.  It has strong beats and a beautiful piano melody.  The song was co-composed, penned, and arranged by Kim Tae Joo and Beast’s own Yong Jun Hyung.  “Shadow” has a good chance to challenge for the top spot next week.

Yoo Sung Eun of Voice Korea hits the top 10 on her debut hit “Be OK,” moving up nine spots to No. 6 this week.  Known for her powerful voice throughout the competition, Yoo Sung Eun recently released her first mini-album “Be OK.”  This song has a unique and complex melody in that it combines R&B, jazz, and dance into a genre, and also features Bae Chi Gi’s rapping.  It shows both the powerful vocal of Yoo Sung Eun and a lighter side of her.  Yoo Sung Eun will be one of the leading candidates for this year’s best new artist awards.

Another rookie poised to make it big is Kang Seung Yoon from Super Star K2.  After the competition, he was signed to YG Entertainment and undergoes their vigorous training.  Three years after the competition, Kang Seung Yoon finally makes his official debut with the single “It Rains.”  Perfect to listen to under an umbrella on a rainy day, this rock ballad is full of emotion as shown through the singer’s vocals.  It moves up 10 spots to No. 9 this week.

Singles Music Chart - August 2013, Week 1
  • 1 (+3) U & I
    • Chart Info
    • 4 Previous rank
       
    • 3 Number of week on chart
       
    • 1 Peak on chart
       
  • 2 (+12) Destiny
    • Chart Info
    • 14 Previous rank
       
    • 2 Number of week on chart
       
    • 14 Peak on chart
       
  • 3 (-2) NoNoNo
    • Chart Info
    • 1 Previous rank
       
    • 4 Number of week on chart
       
    • 1 Peak on chart
       
  • 4 (-2) Falling In Love
    • Chart Info
    • 2 Previous rank
       
    • 3 Number of week on chart
       
    • 2 Peak on chart
       
  • 5 (+22) Shadow
    • Chart Info
    • 27 Previous rank
       
    • 2 Number of week on chart
       
    • 27 Peak on chart
       
  • 6 (+9) Be OK (feat. Bae Chi Gi)
    • Chart Info
    • 15 Previous rank
       
    • 2 Number of week on chart
       
    • 15 Peak on chart
       
  • 7 (-1) Missing You Today
    • Chart Info
    • 6 Previous rank
       
    • 4 Number of week on chart
       
    • 3 Peak on chart
       
  • 8 (-5) BAAAM (feat. Muzie of UV)
    • Chart Info
    • 3 Previous rank
       
    • 4 Number of week on chart
       
    • 1 Peak on chart
       
  • 9 (+10) It Rains
    • Chart Info
    • 19 Previous rank
       
    • 2 Number of week on chart
       
    • 19 Peak on chart
       
  • 10 (-5) My Love
    • Chart Info
    • 5 Previous rank
       
    • 6 Number of week on chart
       
    • 1 Peak on chart
       
Rank Song Artist/Band
11 (-3) 여자 대통령 (Female President) Girl’s Day
12 (-3) Give It To Me Sistar
13 (+13) 빠빠빠 (Bar Bar Bar) Crayon Pop
14 (-7) Fly Geeks
15 (-2) All Right Kim Ye Rim
16 (+26) 니가 아니었기를 (You Were Not The… (Narr. Verbal Jint)) Miss $
17 (-7) 물 좋아? (Is It Poppin?) 4minute
18 (-6) Hot & Cold Jewelry
19 (-8) Recipe Brown Eyed Girls
20 (+1) 왜 이제야 왔니 (Why Did You Come Just Now) Jung Yup
21 (+14) 감동이 중요해 (Emotion Is Important) Juniel
22 (-5) Baby John Park
23 (-5) Love Love Love Roy Kim
24 (new) Your Story (feat. Dok2) Kim Hyun Joong
25 (new) Bye U (Feat. G.O. of MBLAQ) Outsider
26 (-10) 미친게 아니라구요 (I’m Not Crazy) Son Seung Yeon
27 (+14) Hurricane B.A.P
28 (new) 어디 갈래 (Where Do You Wanna Go?) Tae Wan, Gary, Crush
29 (new) Fire December
30 (new) 나쁜놈 (Bad Guy) Suki
31 (-1) Bad Girl (feat. E-Sens) Bumkey
32 (new) V Lee Jung Hyun
33 (+3) Baby I’m Sorry MyName
34 (-6) 만인의 연인 (Darling Of All Hearts (feat. Harim)) Sunny Hill
35 (-11) Incredible (feat. Quincy) Junsu
36 (+9) 지독한 사랑 (Poison Love) Lim Jung Hee
37 (-14) 너에겐 들리지 않는 그 말 (The Voice You Can’t Hear) Shin Seung Hoon
38 (new) Summer Season FreeStyle
39 (new) Hollywood (feat. Jung Joon Ha) Koyote
40 (new) 내 생애 마지막 사랑 (Last Love Of My Life) Position
41 (-8) 짧은머리 (Short Hair) Huh Gak, Jung Eun Ji
42 (new) 두근두근 (Pit-A-Pat) BESTie
43 (-5) Only You 4men
44 (–) 미쳐가 (Insane) A-JAX
45 (-14) 내 다리를 봐 (Be Ambitious) Dal Shabet
46 (-14) 비범벅 (Walking In The Rain (feat. Bumkey)) Verbal Jint
47 (new) 공부하세요 (Study) Stellar
48 (new) 사랑아 (Dear Love) Wax
49 (new) Love Sick Tahiti
50 (-30) I Like 2 Party Jay Park

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%

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